Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs

Social

What is the Management Buyout Process?

Wayne Spolander
  • Posted
  • Author

What is the Management Buyout process and how does it work? Wayne Spolander, Corporate Solicitor in our Christchurch Office provides an overview of MBOs.

Frettens recognised as an 'outstanding employer'

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors have been awarded ‘outstanding employer’ status in an annual independent survey into employee engagement.

The survey was conducted by Best Companies, the research company behind the prestigious Sunday Times Awards.

Frettens Solicitors have offices in both Christchurch and Ringwood.

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards and Commercial Properties

Charlotte Bunch
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens' Christchurch-based Commercial Solicitor, Charlotte Bunch answers all of the most common questions about Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in Commercial Properties.

What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards? Who do they impact? When do MEES come into force? What are the exemptions?

A Guide to Overage Provisions on Land

Charlotte Bunch
  • Posted
  • Author

When deciding to sell a property or a piece of land, there are circumstances where you may want to consider selling property subject to Overage provisions . What is Overage? Overage gives you, as a seller, a second bite of the cherry.  As well as...

Business Come Dancing 2018

Oonagh McKinney
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens were proud to take part in the Business Come Dancing annual fundraiser for Pavilion Dance South West, who teamed up with Bournemouth Hospital Charity to raise money for a mini MRI scanner. The black tie event was held at The Cumberland Hotel on...

Can a freeholder refuse to extend a lease?

Niki Adkins
  • Posted
  • Author

The value of a leasehold property is affected by how many years are left on the lease.  The shorter the remaining time, the less valuable it becomes and the more expensive it is to extend your lease. If you own, or are considering buying a leasehold...

Paul Burton Shortlisted for Lawyer of the Year at Dorset Legal Awards

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Paul Burton , the Head of our Employment Team has been shortlisted for ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the prestigious Dorset Legal Awards , Sponsored by QuoStar . Paul was actually nominated for the award by two of his clients without his knowledge....

Transferring / assigning a commercial lease to someone else

Ben Cobb
  • Posted
  • Author

Tenants of commercial premises who want to dispose of their premises will usually have to obtain the consent of their landlord if they want to transfer (or ‘assign’) the lease to someone else. This also applies to underletting. Are...

Dorset Legal Awards Logo

Frettens Shortlisted for Dorset Legal Award

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens are proud tohave been shortlisted for the 'Firm of the Year' award at hte annual Dorset Legal Awards.

Match Ball Sponsors at AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield

Sarah March-Paschal
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens were extremely proud to sponsor the AFC Bournemouth match ball for their midweek Premier League game against Huddersfield on Wednesday 4 December. Pictured below at pitchside are  Sarah Nineham , Sarah March-Paschal and Ben Cobb ,...

Lease or Licence - What's the Difference?

Charlotte Bunch
  • Posted
  • Author

Owners (landlords) of commercial premises sometimes want to let to a tenant on a short term basis, but may be worried about creating a long-term arrangement, which would mean that the tenant cannot be removed if the landlord wants it. Basically, there are...

How to avoid a construction dispute

Carl Geary
  • Posted
  • Author

It is not unusual for disputes to arise in markets as competitively and financially demanding as construction and engineering. On even the best managed projects, commercial relationships can break down. Our Dispute Resolution Team are experienced in...

Selling your shares back to the company

Wayne Spolander
  • Posted
  • Author

For business owners that want to sell their shares in a private limited company (for example, because they want to retire, have had a dispute with other shareholders or wish to exit the business) selling those shares back to the company may be a good...

Frettens take to the floor in Business Come Dancing

Oonagh McKinney
  • Posted
  • Author

2018 marks the firm's 40th anniversary and Frettens have done a number of things to celebrate everything from 1978. As a grand finale to this, 10 of our team of solicitors are taking part in Business Come Dancing, performing a...

Is it too late to make an LPA when someone has dementia?

Julie Frampton
  • Posted
  • Author

We are often asked about LPA’s (Lasting Power of Attorneys) when a relative has lost the mental capacity to manage their affairs. Unfortunately in this situation, if there is no LPA in place already, an LPA can no longer be granted. There are ways to...

Frettens announce major growth in face of Brexit

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors have announced dramatic growth in 2018 and have further plans to expand, despite the uncertainty surrounding the impact of current Brexit negotiations. Having opened a brand new office in the heart of Ringwood on 2nd July 2018, the firm...

What is an option agreement?

Ben Cobb
  • Posted
  • Author

With the demand for land on the increase, many landowners are starting to think about how to make their land work for them, and an option agreement is one way of doing this. Option agreement An option agreement is a contract that gives a party the right to...

Frettens celebrate 12 new recruits

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors have announced dramatic growth in 2018 and further plans to expand. Having opened a brand new office in the heart of Ringwood in July 2018, the firm has recently employed a further 12 members of staff, showing that the business has no...

Frettens celebrate 40th anniversary year with retro disco!

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

The Partners of Frettens Solicitors are excited to announce that they are celebrating their 40th year in business with a no holds barred 1978-inspired disco! 1978 inspired disco Taking place on Friday 5th October at Hoburne Park, Christchurch, and...

Frettens Promote Two Associates

Clare Hallett
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors are delighted to announce that Michelle Petersen and Niki Adkins have been promoted to become Associates at the firm. Michelle Petersen Michelle Petersen has been at Frettens since 2014, initially in the Residential...

83 years of Frettens experience coming to Ringwood

Michelle Hayter
  • Posted
  • Author

The Partners at Frettens Solicitors were delighted last week to announce the opening of a second office in Ringwood in July 2018. Who will be based at Ringwood?             The Ringwood team has...

Hello Ringwood!! Frettens opens second office

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

The Partners of Frettens Solicitors are excited to announce that they will be opening a brand new office in the heart of Ringwood in July 2018, making Ringwood a second home for the ever-growing Frettens family. A full service law firm for Ringwood ...

Welcome to the Family - Simon Immins joins the team

Michelle Hayter
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors is delighted to welcome the latest Solicitor to join their ranks, as Simon Immins becomes a member of the firm's Family Team . Simon  joined Frettens in April, having been a Partner at Turners Solicitors in...

Frettens launch corporate video

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens are delighted to share their new corporate video. The film focusses on our firm's people-first approach and how we have harnessed this to drive success. The film has been created in conjunction with Dorset Business , the Dorset Chamber of...

Commercial Property expansion - new solicitor

Ben Cobb
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors is delighted to welcome the latest Solicitor to join their ranks as Ben Cobb becomes a member of the firm's Commercial Property  Team. Ben joined Frettens from the start of 2018, having trained and qualified as a...

Legal 500 accreditation again for Frettens - Every Partner recommended

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors is delighted to report that it has been recognised in specialist areas of 'The Legal 500' again for 2017-18. This marks the eighth year in a row that the firm has been recognised by the independently researched guide to law firms...

Conveyancing Team expands with new Solicitor

Matt Collis
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors is delighted to welcome the latest Solicitor to join their ranks as Matt Collis becomes a member of the firm's Conveyancing Team .         Matt joins Frettens having trained and qualified as a...

New Faces at Frettens

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors is delighted to welcome three new members of staff to their Property, Wills & Tax and Commercial Teams. Kym Brooks joins the Conveyancing Team . Kym is a dual qualified solicitor, having qualified in South Africa as an...

Frettens Litigator Promoted to Partnership

Michelle Hayter
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors are delighted to announce that Carl Geary has been promoted to become a Partner at the firm. Carl has been at Frettens since 2007, initially as a paralegal and then beginning a training contract, the final stage of qualification as a...

Frettens Olympic Charity Quiz Success

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

On Friday 29th July, Frettens hosted an Olympic themed quiz night at Chapel Gate in aid of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Teams from local businesses including Frettens represented different Olympic sports. All the teams dressed...

Good news for our Trainees

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors are pleased to announce that two of our Trainee Solicitors, Safeena Holiday and Amy Leung , have now successfully completed their training contracts. Safeena qualifies as a Solicitor into the Commercial Property Team. She deals...

Promotion for our Solicitors

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens are pleased to announce some recent promotions at the firm. Head of Conveyancing Clare Hallett , is being promoted to Partner. Clare who joined the firm in 2002, trained and qualified at Frettens and has extensive experience in both...

Frettens Rugby Quiz in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

On Friday 16th October, Frettens hosted a rugby themed quiz night at Chapel Gate in aid of Macmillan Caring Locally. Teams from many local businesses including Frettens represented the nations through to the finals in the rugby...

Are you a good boss?

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

The country’s worst bosses are to be found in the recruitment industry according to a recent survey by Approved Index. 4 in 10 people say they feel overworked by their boss, and the recruitment sector is the profession where people are most likely...

The Frettens Quiz for Autism Wessex

  • Posted

On Wednesday 25th June, Frettens hosted a football themed quiz night at the Goldsands Stadium in aid of Autism Wessex. Teams from many local businesses including 4 from Frettens represented the 32 nations through to the football finals in Brazil. All the...

Solicitors promoted to Associates

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Employment Solicitor   Paul Burton  and  Commercial Property Solicitor  Kerry Houston-Kypta have both been promoted to Associate status at Frettens Solicitors. Paul joined Frettens in 2009 and specialises in both contentious and...

Frettens starts a Choir!

Matthew Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Here’s the latest on what the team at Frettens have been getting up to at lunchtime…  We have started our own choir, the “Frettens Chorale”. We thought it would be a fun way to do something together as a social and team...

Frettens Netball Team notch up another victory!

Karen Edwards
  • Posted
  • Author

Team Frettens snatched another victory against The Angels taking them to five wins and a draw this season and leaving the team “poised” mid table as the end of the season approaches. It was a close match,...

Frettens Sponsor the Great Bake Day!

Kate Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors and The Captains Club Hotel are delighted to be co-sponsoring the inaugural “Food Festival Great Christchurch Bake Day and Fete” , part of the Christchurch Food Festival. It promises to be a great family fun day on...

Frettens Netball Team opens the season with a victory!

  • Posted

The Summer league of Bournemouth Netball Association opened on 7th March with a match between Frettens and Bournemouth 14 and ”Team Frettens” were delighted to notch up their first victory! Frettens were delighted to welcome Heidi...

All singing, all dancing website for Frettens Solicitors!

  • Posted

We are delighted to unleash our new site onto the world wide web today! Please pay us a visit at www.frettens.co.uk Ok, so it doesn’t sing or dance, but it does talk to you! Each of our lawyers has recorded a video profile for your enlightenment and...

Lee Young arrested by Lewis Manning special constables!

  • Posted

This morning, Friday 8th April, Lee Young was “arrested” for consistent bad shirt and tie combinations and constantly cracking bad jokes around the office. Special Constables from the Lewis Manning Hospice arrested Lee at the Frettens...

Team Frettens take on the East Cliff Quarter Marathon!

  • Posted

Matthew Fretten , Aimee Barnett, Charlotte Wilson, Laura Martin and Louise O’Connell from our Reception Team are all running in the Rotary Club of Bournemouth East Cliff Quarter Marathon (just over 10k) road race on 23rd April.   ...

Directors Dining Club - Next event 25th March 2011

  • Posted

The Director’s Dining Club is an exclusive fine dining and business networking club for business owners and company directors in Dorset and Hampshire. Following two successful events in 2010, the club returns for the first of four...

Frettens 2010 Employment Law Seminar

Kate Fretten
  • Posted
  • Author

Resolving Workplace Disputes This year we are looking at resolving workplace disputes and returning to last year’s popular format of providing a dramatic twist on the traditional seminar style lecture. Taking full advantage of our theatrical...

Tee'd Off With Tax?

Lee Young
  • Posted
  • Author

Frettens Solicitors and Princecroft Willis Chartered Accountants are holding a free seminar on saving tax and a drinks reception at Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club on 7th October 2010 between 5.30pm and 7.00pm. The seminar will look at tax efficient...

Beer and Spice

Lee Young
  • Posted
  • Author

Beer and Spice and all things nice 16th September 2010 Aimed at estate agents, financial advisers and accountants in the New Forest, we have organised an Indian buffet at Bombay Nights in New Milton on 16th September. We will introduce our key...

Do You Use Linked In?

  • Posted

At Frettens, all our solicitors and legal executives have a Linked In profile, and we are starting to find it a useful way to meet new contacts. Our contacts find it a useful way to ask us for some advice, or to find out whether they will need to instruct a...