10 June 2013
Pictons Sponsors Picnic In The Park For The NCT Charity
Pictons is joining in the fun at the NCT charity’s annual Picnic In The Park by sponsoring the event on Wednesday 19th June in Leighton Buzzard at Parson’s Close Recreation Ground from 10am-2pm.
3 June 2013
Pictons and The Prince’s Trust Help Jermaine To Fulfil His Legal Dream
Pictons has joined forces with The Prince’s Trust to help Jermaine Malcolm fulfil his dream of studying for a law degree at the University of Hertfordshire.
29 May 2013
Soak Up The Fun With Pictons at the Harpenden Carnival
It’s time to get your own back by giving your dad, brother, sister or mum a jolly good soaking – all in the name of charity by visiting the Pictons stand in Rothamsted Park at the Harpenden Carnival on Saturday June 8th. This leading regional law firm will have some ancient village stocks for you to have some fun with while raising funds for the charities of Carnival organisers, the Harpenden Round Table.
15 May 2013
High Flying Charlie Raises £1,500 For Keech Hospice
Charlie O’Brien, the 27 year old Marketing Manager at Pictons, completed her first ever skydive on Sunday May 12th and raised over £1,500 in aid of the company’s charity of the year, Keech Hospice. The 10,000ft daredevil experience took place on Sunday at Hinton nr Brackley in Northamptonshire at the Hinton Skydiving Centre.
1 May 2013
Pictons Sponsors St Albans Charity Cycle Ride on Sunday 19th May
Pictons Solicitors, has joined forces with the Rotary Clubs of St Albans to sponsor the popular annual St Albans Charity Cycle Ride, which will take place on Sunday 19th May.
18 April 2013
Pictons Awarded Prestigious Accreditation for Conveyancing
Pictons announced today that it has received confirmation from the Law Society that the company has been awarded the prestigious Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation, which also permits the use of the Law Society’s CQS Quality Mark.
8 April 2013
The Importance of Power of Attorney – Giving People The Right to Make Decisions on Your Behalf
For many people who are used to managing their lives and being independent, as they get older they often don’t realise the importance of ensuring that their finances are taken care of should they start to lose their mental capacity and independence.
4 April 2013
Pictons Helps Families Avoid Costly Court Battles
Pictons is helping families avoid costly court battles by offering a new mediation service in cases of separation, divorce and parenting issues.
1 March 2013
Pictons Wins Tragic Do Not Resuscitate Case Against L&D Hospital Trust
The tragic cases which have recently come to light, where families and patients themselves have been unaware of ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Orders to nursing staff in their hospital folders, has struck a chord with Kathleen Dimmock, whose brother suffered the same fate at Luton & Dunstable Hospital.
19 February 2013
Pictons Arranges International Women’s Day Event With Luton Sixth Form College on March 8th
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Pictons, in conjunction with Luton Sixth Form College, has arranged a special event for students in order to inspire them on how their career dreams can be achieved.
7 February 2013
Pictons Supports Future Legal Eagles at Cardinal Newman School
Sukh Saini, Managing Partner of Pictons, visited Cardinal Newman School last week to offer his advice to the school’s Sixth Form and year 11 students who are interested in studying A Level Law or pursuing a career in the legal profession.
31 January 2013
Charlie Takes Flight In Aid of Keech Hospice
Charlie O’Brien, the 27 year old Marketing Manager at leading local law firm Pictons, has chosen to support the company’s charity of the year, Keech Hospice, by signing up to do her first ever 10,000ft sky dive on 12th May this year at Hinton nr Brackley in Northamptonshire.
25 January 2013
Legal Eagle Peggy Achieves Her Dream Job
From an early age Peggy Barnard knew she wanted a career in law. Born in Hemel Hempstead, where she still lives, Peggy began her legal studies by doing a legal practice ILEX (Institute of Legal Executives) course at weekends at Herts College. It was here she fortuitously met someone from Pictons, one of the region’s leading law firms and heard that they had a vacancy for an office junior. She successfully applied to the company and got her first job in a legal firm.
14 January 2013
Pictons Sponsors A Champion in Jordan Reynolds
While the UK is still basking in the glory of Team GB at the 2012 Olympics, it’s important to be looking forward to Rio de Janiero in 2016 and supporting those up and coming athletes who will make us so proud again.
9 January 2013
Hip Surgery Danger- How To Get Justice When Things Go Wrong
The recent coverage of retired teacher Lottie Clarke’s faulty hip resurfacing implants highlighted the serious problems that could be facing people who have had similar surgery. Although Lottie had no apparent symptoms, a medical test discovered she had dangerous levels of metal ions in her blood, a condition which could lead to life threatening terminal illnesses.
3 January 2013
Don’t Make Divorce One of Your New Year’s Resolutions say Pictons Solicitors
The tinsel’s lost its sparkle, the tree is drooping and the turkey is finished, but in some households the real Christmas ‘leftovers’ are those fraught emotional situations which have escalated over the festive season and seem to be heading for the divorce courts.
11 December 2012
Pictons Great Charity Bake Off in Aid of Keech Hospice
It’s not the week for a pre-Christmas diet if you work at leading law firm Pictons, as the company launches a Great Charity Bake Off to raise funds for Keech Hospice in its 21st anniversary year.
6 December 2012
Join Pictons at the Bletchley Festival of Christmas This Weekend
Pictons is joining in the fun this coming weekend by taking a stand at the Bletchley Festival of Christmas in Bletchley Park.
27 November 2012
Pictons Joins in the Fun of the Tring Christmas Festival
For the first time this year, Pictons, which opened its office in Tring in 2011, is joining in the fun of the traditional Tring Christmas Festival with a gloriously decorated stand outside their office, at no 11 the High Street, inviting everyone to enjoy a delicious mince pie and enter a free draw for a fabulous Christmas Hamper.
13 November 2012
Sustaining the Future of Your Charity with Pictons Solicitors and Midas Charity Appeals
Pictons is joining forces with Midas Charity Appeals, a charity fundraising and management consultancy, to co-host an unmissable free seminar for charities, not for profit organisations, trustees and anyone, including volunteers, involved in fundraising.
13 November 2012
Headline Sponsors Pictons Celebrate The Winners of the Community Awards 2012
The diverse communities of Luton witnessed a grand night of celebration as the 15 winners of the Community Awards 2012 were announced at Venue Central 2 on Friday November 2nd at a stunning awards ceremony.
7 November 2012
Pictons Signs An Exclusive Deal With Diverse FM To Sponsor The Luton Town Show
Pictons Solicitors, one of Luton’s leading law firms, has signed an exclusive deal with Diverse FM to become the sponsors of one of the most popular shows on the community radio station, The Luton Town Show.
26 October 2012
Pictons and Randstad Host The 3 R's Seminar
Pictons and Randstad are joining forces to host a free employment-related seminar for businesses in the Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and Hertfordshire areas on Thursday 1st November, 8.30am-10.30am, in Welwyn Garden City.
17 October 2012
Luton Lawyer Becomes a Committee Member of the Association of Asian Women Lawyers
Bhini Phagura, a newly qualified solicitor at Pictons Solicitors, has become a member of the Committee of the prestigious Association of Asian Women Lawyers, which aims to promote equality and diversity in the legal profession and encourage new entrants, drawn from all social backgrounds, to offer advice, guidance and assistance to those wishing to embark upon a legal career.
9 October 2012
Headline Sponsors Pictons To Hold Ticket Competition for the Community Awards
Pictons, who are the headline sponsors of the Community Awards for the second year running, are holding a competition for members of the public to win tickets to Pictons’ own top table on Awards night, Friday November 2nd.
1 October 2012
Pictons In The Pink By Giving Full Support In Aid of Breast Cancer
Pictons Solicitors has joined forces with The Rotary Club of Wendover and District to support women in the developing world and raise funds for breast cancer research - by collecting unwanted bras!
21 September 2012
Pictons Rounds Up Local Companies to raise funds for Keech Hospice
Pictons celebrated its annual game of rounders on Tuesday September 18th with a host of other top Luton companies, in order to raise money for its charity of the year, Keech Hospice. By the end of the event, Pictons had raised a fantastic £1500 for the charity!
31 August 2012
Pictons Helps Families With Its Fixed Fees Initiative
With family budgets so tight in these tough economic times, it’s even worse for those families faced with separation or divorce. With dramatic cuts in public funding on legal aid, many people are having to face the emotional turmoil of a family splitting up, while potentially having no access to essential legal advice.
29 August 2012
Pictons Milton Keynes Sponsors the Junior 16 Single Sculls MK Regatta Race
Pictons’ Milton Keynes office will be out in force this weekend to support the Junior 16 single sculls event that they are sponsoring at the popular MK Regatta, which takes place on Saturday September 1st..
9 August 2012
Siobhan Supports Active Luton and Barnfield College
Mum to be Siobhan Rooney, a solicitor at leading local law firm Pictons, where she has just been promoted to an associate, is Luton born and bred and likes to take an active role in the community.
Siobhan is a trustee of Active Luton, which runs local sports centres and promotes healthy activities for everyone, from babies to seniors. Siobhan says “We are so excited about the new Sports Village in Stopsley which is due to open in August.
6 August 2012
Pictons Rounds Up Local Companies to Raise Funds for Keech Hospice
Pictons will be celebrating our annual game of rounders on September 18th with a host of other top Luton companies, in order to raise money for our charity of the year, Keech Hospice.
26 July 2012
Pictons Solicitors Awarded Highest Accolade by the Law Society
Leading local law firm Pictons Solicitors LLP has received confirmation from the Law Society that it has been awarded its highest accolade, the Lexcel Practice Management Standard and use of the Lexcel Quality Mark, which confirms that the firm is managed to a high standard and provides an excellent client service.
11 July 2012
Soak A Solicitor and Raise money for Charity at the Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering
Pictons is returning to the Harpenden Lions Highland Gathering for the third year running, to participate in one of Harpenden’s most popular events and raise money for the Harpenden Lions Charities at the same time. This year the chosen charities are Children With Cancer, the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the Harpenden Lions Lifeskills Programme for Schools.
10 July 2012
Pictons Puts Solicitors in the Stocks for the Leverstock Green Village Fete
Pictons will be joining the revellers for the Leverstock Green Village Fete, which will be opened by local MP Mike Penning on Saturday 14th July at 2 pm on Westwick Field.
This is the second year that Pictons has participated in the Leverstock Green Village Fete and the company will be raising funds to support the running of the local village hall which is essential for village life. It is used by local groups for badminton, table tennis, keyboard, crafts and flower clubs, as well as an amateur theatre group and choir meetings. The local playgroup also uses the hall daily.
3 July 2012
Kicking off our First Charity event for Keech!
Pictons first event to raise money for Keech was the Pictons Penalty Kings Schools Challenge, where a number of local schools battled it out to find their penalty shoot out champions while raising money for a great cause. The Challenge was launched in May at the William Austin Junior School in Luton and the school did their penalty shoot outs during Childrens’ Hospice Week, with participants dressed up as Superheroes, a traditional national event during the Hospice Week.
6 June 2012
OUR NEW CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2012/13!!
Every year Pictons chooses a main local charity which will benefit from all the firm’s fund raising activities throughout the year.
This year the 100 staff from Pictons’ four offices have unanimously backed the choice of Keech Hospice in Luton, which is also celebrating its 21st anniversary year. Keech Hospice is a residential and outpatients facility for seriously ill adults and children, giving them the best support and care.
25 May 2012
Helping the Family - Pictons MK Offers Free Consultations in June
Pictons, in Milton Keynes, is offering free consultations in the month of June for people who need to discuss their legal issues with the Family Law team.
This initiative from Pictons Milton Keynes office is for families who need help and don’t know where to start. Even the prospect of going to visit a solicitor for the first time can be overwhelming.
16 May 2012
Pictons Sponsors Jordan Reynolds, Luton’s Award Winning Boxing Star
When 17- year- old Luton boxing star Jordan Reynolds takes on his next opponent, his new sponsors and avid supporters, Pictons, will be at the ringside to cheer him on.
Pictons certainly knows how to pick a winner and Jordan is well on his way to proving them right. After fighting his way into last Saturday’s final of the Junior ABA Championships in just one year of amateur boxing, he is now officially the second best amateur welterweight in the country. His fantastic performance against Isaac McLeod, the World Silver and European Gold champion, brought him to the attention of the GB Squad, who have signed him up for the forthcoming Tri-Nations championship to represent England. The GB Squad is also looking to take him on to the European Championships.
20 April 2012
Helping The Family – Pictons To Open Its Luton Office on Saturdays
Pictons is taking the initiative to help working families by opening its office in Luton on Saturdays.
Pictons Family Law department, which specialises in divorce, all legal aspects relating to children (including residence and contact disputes), separation, co-habitation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements, is now offering a Saturday service for people who have difficulty visiting their solicitor during the working week.
19 April 2012
It's a Carnival Delight
Pictons, is taking a stand in Rothamsted Park at this year’s Harpenden Carnival on Sunday May 20th in order to raise funds for the charities of Carnival organisers, the Harpenden Round Table, while giving carnival goers a chance to wreak revenge!
3 April 2012
Pictons Sponsors Tring Together Spring Fayre Photographic Competition
Pictons, is sponsoring this year’s popular Photographic Competition as part of the Tring Together Spring Fayre.
Now in its fourth year, the Tring Together Spring Fayre is a welcome addition to the Tring calendar and is an event which launches the town’s exciting Spring and Summer seasons.
26 March 2012
Pictons Advises Employers on Aging Workforce and Pension Reform
How Will the New Pension Laws Affect Older Workers?
With a progressively ageing workforce in the UK, and employers facing strict new laws in the government’s forthcoming pensions reform bill, it is now more important than ever for employers to get the best advice they can.
Fortunately for businesses in the Welwyn Garden City catchment area and the surrounding region, they can attend a free breakfast seminar, hosted by Randstad, the global recruitment agency, with speakers from leading regional law firm Pictons and a Commercial Independent Financial Adviser from HSBC.
The event, from 9am-10.30am with breakfast and refreshments, plus networking afterwards, will be held on Thursday 29th March at 1st floor, Rosanne House, Parkway
21 March 2012
Pictons Sponsors Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club and Joins the Sponsors League Competition
Pictons has joined forces with the Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club by becoming a sponsor and fielding its own team in the Club’s forthcoming Sponsors League.
The Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club has produced one of England’s and Sussex’s biggest star international players, Monty Panesar, who joined the Club as a young boy and followed his passion for cricket to the top of the game.
9 March 2012
Pictons’ IT Guru Turns from Technology to Track for Charity
John Gardiner, Pictons’ in-house ‘IT guru’ and adept fixer of all things technological, does (occasionally) leave his computer behind and runs like mad - for charity.
6 March 2012
Tring Tornadoes Fundraiser...Certified...Score!!
We would like to thank all of the members of the Tring Tornadoes who came to the fundraising quiz night event last Saturday March 3rd. It was a great evening and lots of fun, with 95 people taking part.
21 February 2012
Pictons jumps at the chance to sponsor quiz night for Tring Tornadoes!
Pictons is sponsoring a fundraising quiz night for the Tring Tornadoes, a local junior football sports club, on Saturday 3rd March at the Victoria Hall in Akeman Street in Tring.
15 February 2012
Pictons Great Charity Bake Off in Aid of Little Lives Neonatal Unit
Pictons hosted a great charity Bake Off on Friday 10th February, in aid of the Little Lives Appeal.
25 January 2012
Pictons Sponsors Young Football Hopefuls at Crawley Green Football Club
Pictons, have extended our community sponsorship this year by giving our support to the youth team of 15-year-olds at Crawley Green Football Club in Luton.
24 January 2012
Pictons Launches The Camelot Business Club on February 2nd
Are you looking for a fresh, new and non-pressurised networking group that still has your business growth at heart? This is the goal of Pictons, which has joined forces with Camelot Rugby Club to form a business networking group with a difference. The Camelot Business Club, which launches at Camelot’s HQ in Chaulden Lane, HP1 2BS on February 2nd, is designed to attract and support a wide variety of businesses and commercial ventures in the Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding region.
17 January 2012
Pictons Penalty Kings Schools Challenge in Aid of Keech Hospice
Pictons is sponsoring a sensational schools Penalty Kings Challenge to raise funds for Keech Hospice in its 21st anniversary year.
The aim is for 21 schools to take part, with separate teams of boys and girls between the ages of 7-18, and teachers from each school. Pictons are donating a goal to every school for the Penalty Kings shoot outs, an exciting opportunity for pupils and teachers alike to show off their footie skills.
Each class from this knock out competition will have a Penalty Kings champion, who will go on to represent the school at the final.
30 October 2011
Sensational Salsa at centre-MK Raises Funds for Little Lives Appeal
Pictons, joined forces with the Milton Keynes Hospital Little Lives Appeal and the Seal Dance Company to put on a brilliant show in Middleton Hall at centre MK on Thursday October 27th.
24 October 2011
Legally Salsa! thecentre:mk - shakes it for charity....
Pictons are joining forces with its charity of the year, Milton Keynes Hospital’s Little Lives Appeal, to host a fundraising ‘dance-a-thon’ event in Middleton Hall on Thursday 27 October between 5 and 8pm.
11 October 2011
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7 October 2011
Social Media – Is It Legal?...An Article by Sukh Saini
The recent high profile case of the footballer Ryan Giggs really brought to light the problems inherent in our social media world. His very expensive media injunction to protect his privacy was destroyed by a Twitter campaign, which ended up with 75,000 followers. Despite threats to punish the culprits, it soon became clear that you couldn’t reasonably sue so many of them.
1 September 2011
Pictons Opens for Business in Tring
Pictons, is opening a new office in Tring, having acquired local Tring firm Swatton Taylor Dutton. The partners from this local long-established firm are ready to move on, after running a law practice which has been in the town for over 40 years. The current staff will continue to work for the company as it becomes Pictons.
9 August 2011
Cost cutting in Clinical Negligence funding – What Price Justice?
A programme focusing on clinical negligence and the implications of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will be screened on ITV1 on Thursday 11th August 7:30pm- 8pm called "What Price Justice?”
The programme will feature interviews with Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) chief executive Peter Walsh, claimant clients, the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) and both defendant and claimant solicitors.
Under the proposed Bill, the Government seeks to remove Legal Aid entirely for clinical negligence claims.
28 July 2011
Pictons sponsors the Community Awards
Your Chance To Nominate For The Community Awards
We are the proud headline sponsors of this year’s Community Awards and we are inviting you to nominate your local heroes, the people who make Luton a better place to live.
26 July 2011
Tis the season to get married…….
A wedding and corporate entertainment fair takes place this Sunday 31st July at Caddington Golf Club. The fair which is being held between 11:30am and 4:30pm will see a host of exhibitors offering everything you need for your big day.
8 July 2011
Pictons team up with Headway for a Brain Injury Conference
Luton charity Headway which works with the victims of acquired brain injury is to host a major conference for doctors and other professionals.
1 July 2011
How will the Bribery Act 2010 affect you?
The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) is now in force and will impact both individuals and companies.
22 June 2011
Pictons Supports ReachOut Plus Charity With a Hair Raising Adventure in Hemel!
Pictons has adventurous and generous staff. Five employees have volunteered to raise funds for the charity ReachOut Plus - by abseiling from the top of retailers Dixons in Maylands Avenue, on Sunday June 26th.
7 June 2011
Pictons Supports Families Needs Fathers in Milton Keynes
The forthcoming Fathers Day on June 19th is a reminder that both parents, and the wider family, deserve to play an essential part in their children’s lives. Pictons, one of the leading law firms in Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead and Luton, is now offering legal support from its Family Law department to the charity Families Need Fathers at its Milton Keynes group.
17 May 2011
Sensational Hatters Cup Weekend For Sponsors Pictons
Pictons is celebrating a sensational Hatters Cup weekend, organised by Luton Town Football Club and held at the club’s Kenilworth Road stadium.
28 April 2011
Team up with us for the Hatters Cup!
There are just over 2 weeks to go until the action kicks off for all the lucky youngsters taking part in the Pictons Hatters Cup - the biggest youth football tournament in the UK. Click here to like us on facebook for updates, news, discussions, photos and fun about the BIG WEEKEND!!
28 April 2011
Pre-Nup Preparation Before You Make A Promise
The forthcoming Royal Wedding is bringing out the romantic in all of us and this year is likely to be a bumper year for UK brides. Swept along by the excitement of the big day, it’s all too easy – and probably appropriate - to forget those disturbing one in three divorce statistics.
8 April 2011
Pictons Hatters Cup - a Penalty Shoot-Out Competition adds to the excitement
Over 1200 young football-mad boys, with ages ranging from seven to 15, are gearing up to participating in Luton Town Football Club’s much anticipated end of season event, The Hatters Cup, the biggest national tournament of its kind in the UK.
6 April 2011
Age is Just a Number
Pictons is launching an HR Club for business owners, managers and HR professionals.
Pictons HR Club will deliver a range of events on employment topics, meetings with experts and a forum to exchange ideas and share best practice with like-minded professionals.
6 April 2011
Roger Talbot is appointed to the interim board of SEMLEP
Roger Talbot of Pictons Solicitors LLP has been active in advising the Local Authorities and business leaders in the SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership) region in connection with the formation of the Company (limited by guarantee) which will have responsibility for delivering economic growth to the region, which encompasses Bedfordshire, parts of Buckinghamshire (including Milton Keynes), parts of Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire and most of Northamptonshire.
8 February 2011
The Hatters Cup Sponsored by Pictons!
Pictons solicitors are proud to be sponsoring Luton Town FC ‘s famous Hatters Cup competition which is to take place at Kenilworth Road over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of May 2011.
4 February 2011
Pictons Sponsoring the IoD Networking Breakfast
Pictons sponsored the Luton IoD Networking Breakfast at Putteridge Bury, the country house forming part of the University of Bedfordshire on 21 January. Twenty people attended and listened to an entertaining and thought-provoking talk by Dr Lynda Shaw, a cognitive Neuro-Scientist.
10 January 2011
Obesity in The Workplace – The Legal and Moral Aspects
A CIPD* seminar sponsored by Pictons Solicitors LLP *(Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)
8 December 2010
All the Fun of The Fayre
Pictons Solicitors will be present at the Chapel Street Children’s Centre Christmas Fayre this Saturday the 11th December.
7 December 2010
The Orphan Trust
Attiq Malik, a solicitor within the Employment Team at Pictons has teamed up with a newly formed Luton based charity, The Orphan Trust, to assist orphans in Pakistan.
3 December 2010
Karen Trust Run
On Sunday 14th November, staff from Pictons LLP joined family and friends of the late Karen Singh in a 5km annual run / walk at Wardown Park, Luton, to raise funds for the Karen Trust. Patrons of the charity, Ian Wright, Mick Harford and Jermaine DeFoe, were amongst supporters at the event.
29 November 2010
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