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20th July 2017

Maples Solicitors announces the retirement from the firm of its two longest serving Partners, Mr Philip Crew & Mr Malcolm Charlesworth after a combined 61 years service with the firm!

Philip joined Maples in August 1979, and was admitted to the Solicitors’ Role in January 1980.

On 1st January 1982 Philip became a Partner in the Practice. Philip has obtained over 30 years’ experience of handling a range of property issues and used his skills and experience to provide a first class residential conveyancing service. Philip was also heavily involved in the work of the Probate Department during his last few years with the firm.

Malcolm was admitted to the Solicitors’ Roll in April 1974, and joined Maples in 1980. Malcolm became a Partner in the Firm on 1st January 1982.

Malcolm is a Member of the Law Society Child Care Panel and also the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. He spent over 30 years’ dealing with matters from Personal Injury to Family Law.

Maples would like to wish them both all the best for the future!

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Maples storm to Victory in Quiz Night!

1st April 2009

Maples are today celebrating a breathtaking victory in the opening Spalding Young Professionals Group event held last night at Spalding Rugby Club.

Eight teams turned up for the event, including fellow Legal Firms, Accountants and Land Agents from the area.

With the top three placings very tight Maples edged to Victory by 2 points. Well done to Gemma Turton, Chris Ayre, James Turner, Daven Naghen, Jamie Dobbs and Donna Sandison who represented Maples on the night.

We would like to pass on our compliments to the hosts for a well put together evening and look forward to taking part in any future events.

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Maples Proudly Sponsor Darts Exhibition

19th March 2010

Maples Solicitors are proud to announce we have agreed to sponsor the Trina Gulliver Darts Exhibition at the Spalding Services & Social Club on this coming Monday night, 22nd March 2010.

Trina is an 8 Times Ladies World Champion and will be coming to Spalding to test her skills against some of Spalding’s best!

If you are interested in coming along, please contact Ivan at the Spalding Services & Social Club on 01775 723955 for any remaining tickets. All proceeds raised will go towards the Parkinson Society Charity.

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Yvonne taking part in Race for Life

19th January 2010

Yvonne Chilvers of this Office is taking part in the Race for Life on Sunday 13th June 2010 in Boston.

All Sponsorship welcome, please call 01775 722261 if you wish to donate.

Best of Luck Yvonne!

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Maples Succeed/Application/restriction for press

19th February 2010

In one of our high profile criminal cases which was attracting significant media attention both nationally and locally Maples has successfully applied to the Crown Court for an order which restricts the image of our client from being published and to prevent details of the client’s address including the county in which our client resides from being published.

The Order was made under the Contempt of Court Act 1981 s11 and any breach of the Order could be dealt with by a period of imprisonment or a fine against the offending party. It is unusual for this type of Order to be obtained as the fundamental principle in the Criminal Courts is that not only will justice be done, but it will be seen to be done.

Clearly due to the highly sensitive nature of the case, we are unable to furnish you with any further details save to say this is yet another example of the top quality service that we continue to provide to our clients.

Should you require any advice in respect of Criminal Law, Regulatory Offences or Motoring matters please do not hesitate to contact Daven Naghen or Anita Toal on our office number.

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Maples Thanked by College

18th April 2011

As part of our commitment to the local Community, Daven Naghen, one of the Partners in our firm, attended Spalding Magistrates Court to assist The Peele Community College in preparing for the Mock Trials Competition.

The students visited Spalding Magistrates Court and Mr Naghen assisted the pupils in their analysis of the case and presentation of their arguments to the Court.

A letter of thanks was recieved from Assistant Headteacher Stuart Morrow confirming that in the competition the students “did themselves proud with some highly credible performances. Whilst we did not win on the day we held our own and really came across very polished winning one case and narrowly losing another case. The overall experience gained by the students was superb and we are incredibly grateful for your guidance and input with the prosecution and defence cases.”

Commenting on the matter Mr Naghen indicated “It was pleasing to see that the students had got a good grip on the relevant law in respect of Common Assault and that they were not diverted away from the real issues in the case by mention in the paperwork of self-defence. Hopefully the ability to get up and speak in front of other people is a skill and an experience that all of the students will benefit from whatever careers they ultimately pursue. I would echo the sentiments of Mr Morrow that all the students involved should be proud of their work.”

If you require any assistance with regard to any matters involving motoring or criminal law please do not hesitate to contact Daven Naghen or Anita Toal of our offices on 01775 72261 or by email to or

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Our Covid-19 Risk Assessment

At Maples Solicitors, our top priority is keeping staff and clients safe during Covid-19. 

We are working tirelessly to make our offices, meeting rooms, and communal spaces safe for everyone. These measures include social distance meeting for everyone and handwashing stations throughout the building. Phone or video call appointments are also available for those who do not feel safe leaving their homes.

You can read our Risk Assessment below, and if you have any question or concerns, please contact us at or 01775 722261 

 Covid-19 Risk Assessment



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Jamie Dobbs SCILEx

"I should like to take this opportunity to express my very sincere and grateful thanks for Jamie's unfailing helpfulness and efficiency in all aspects of the handling of my late stepmother's estate. Jamie have always replied to my (many!) queries promptly and comprehensively which has been a enormous help throughout what I know can be a fraught and stressful process. Sadly, it is increasingly rare these days to experience the highs standards of service that Jamie has provided."

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs GCILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.