November 11, 2019

Tanya’s ten top tips to help minimize your legal costs.

Top Tip 2/10

Don’t bury your head in the sand

Family breakdown is especially stressful.  It can introduce stress where ideally we experience safety and security.  Even when a couple are instructing solicitors to help...

November 5, 2019

The case of JD and A v the United Kingdom has now had judgement handed down by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) following an appeal from the decision of the UK Supreme Court.  The ECHR judgement found that the housing benefit rules known as the ‘bedroom tax’ (...

November 1, 2019

Top Tip 1/10

Gather and Maximise your Support Network. And make sure it is productive, not counter-productive!

Instructing a solicitor inevitably comes at a time of stress.  This is not a hard and fast rule of course, but nine out of ten times, stress accompanies the sit...

July 19, 2019

Getting a divorce or dissolving a civil partnership might be a little more straightforward with online divorce/dissolution applications now being accepted by the courts.  But sorting out the money and property side of things remains a bit of a minefield.

Often the first...

June 21, 2019

Divorce without fault?

On 13 June 2019 the long-awaited Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill received its first reading. The Bill is intended to introduce ‘no fault’ divorce into English law, replacing the current fault-based grounds for divorce. 

The present positio...

April 29, 2019

I am the Vulnerable Client/Private Client Solicitor and Partner at SNS Solicitors in Maidstone and I have worked in the care and education industry for 20 years. I started out as a carer working in hospitals, nursing homes, children’s homes and residential settings for...

April 12, 2019


SNS Solicitors hosted a coffee morning on the 3rd April for the Heart of Kent Hospice. We invited a host of local businesses to get together to raise money for a local charity.


SNS Solicitors are taking part in the Make a Will scheme with the Heart of Kent Hospice thi...

March 4, 2019

In September 2016 I began my journey as a paralegal apprentice by starting the CILEx Law School Level 3 Paralegal apprenticeship. The apprenticeship is a 24-month programme with various pathways to follow throughout the course. I have chosen to follow the civil litigat...

February 22, 2019

This month SNS Solicitors from Maidstone have had a theme of wills and probate on our social media. We have rounded up the commonly asked questions that we have been answering on social media throughout February in this blog.

What are intestacy rules and how do they wor...

February 20, 2019

Let’s have a Hearty breakfast for the ‘Heart of Kent Hospice’.

SNS Solicitors from Maidstone are pleased to be hosting breakfast for the Heart of Kent Hospice for the second year running. This is a great way to start your day on a positive step, enjoying your breakfast...