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What are Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards or MEES?

Andrew Rannie
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Affecting both residential and commercial properties, MEES are, as the name suggests, the minimum energy efficiency standards permitted by law, with effect from 1 April 2018.  What does that mean? For many years now, where a property is being sold...

The Perils of DIY Wills

Elizabeth Mitchell
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These days it is possible to buy a do-it-yourself Will kit online or in a stationery shop for as little as £10, making the option seem cheaper and potentially faster and simpler than using a solicitor to prepare your Will for you. But do these kits...

At least I got paid before the customer went bust...... oh!

Nick Stockley
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There is a recent court decision which will have a significant impact on people who get paid for outstanding invoices, before a company is wound up. It may mean that you, the supplier, get paid by your customer, but then you have to give all of the money...

Closing Down - is it too easy.

Nick Stockley
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One of the concerns that my clients raise with me when they get into a dispute with a limited company, is that the company can simply shut down to avoid paying the debt but then start again the following day under a slightly different name. People think that...

A Cracking Day for All

Laura Manton
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It just wouldn’t be Easter without Dawson Hart's Easter Egg Hunt which took place on Good Friday. This year the Easter Bunny was joined by Wilfy the bear who made lots of children smile whilst raising money for St Wilfrids Hospice in Eastbourne....

Our Visit to Chestnut Tree House

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On 27 th February 2017, Laura and I were invited to a Visitor’s Day at Chestnut Tree House for a cheque presentation and a tour of the facilities. We met with Vicky, a corporate fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House, who very kindly showed us around the...

Dawson Hart's 2016 in review

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2016 was undoubtedly a mixed bag of emotions. From historic political surprises like Brexit and President-elect Donald Trump; the loss of several superstars; the end of Brangelina (or was that one inevitable?), to celebrating the Queen’s 90 th ...

Uckfield Business Awards 2016

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Thursday 10 th November saw the 2016 Uckfield Business Awards take place at East Sussex National. Over 300 people attended the third bi-annual event. Guided through the evening by the fabulous hosts Gary King of Uckfield FM and Jan Edwards of The Marketing...

Dawson Hart's Fright Night!

Laura Manton
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Over £825 was raised for charity in a Fright Night event organised by Dawson Hart Solicitors at the Cinque Ports club on Friday 21 st October. In a change from the barn dance, spooky decorations adorned the walls of the hall at the Cinque Ports and...

Law Society Awards

Laura Manton
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Dawson Hart Solicitors are proud to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2016. These prestigious awards run by the Law Society celebrate the legal profession’s outstanding achievements. “We are delighted...

A Night To Remember!

Yasmin Iqbal
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A team of Dawson Hart ladies took part in the Chestnut Tree Night to Remember on Saturday 14 May. This involved a 4 or 10 mile walk along Eastbourne Seafront starting at midnight. The night began at 11pm when we assembled at the Sovereign Centre and took...

Meeting with Chestnut Tree House!

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On the 18 th February, Dawson Hart were very pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Tracey Luker.  Tracey is head of fundraising within the East Sussex area for Chestnut Tree House. The Charity is Dawson Hart’s Charity of the year for 2016...

Charity Skydive

Jenny Mayhew
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On Saturday 10 th October Jenny Mayhew, a solicitor & director,  will be undertaking a skydive from Headcorn Airfield in aid of The Rockinghorse Appeal. This Sussex charity provides vital and much needed medical equipment for children at the Royal...

Andrew Rannie joins Dawson Hart

Andrew Rannie
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Dawson Hart Solicitors are delighted to announce the recruitment of Andrew Rannie to the firm.  With over a decade of property experience, Andrew joins the firm as a Director and as the new Head of the Property Department.  Andrew said...

Rockinghorse Blue & Yellow Day

Laura Manton
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Last week the staff at Dawson Hart raised £79.42 in support of our charity of the year making donations and sporting the yellow and blue Rockinghorse colours to work. Many of our staff also baked delicious cakes to sell on the day. So far this year...

Over £650 raised!

Laura Manton
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On Good Friday over 100 children met the Easter Bunny for a charity Easter Egg hunt in aid of the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity at the Uckfield Rugby Club, organised by Dawson Hart's very own charity committee. The Rockinghorse Children’s...

Dawson Hart Easter Egg Hunt

Laura Manton
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Preparations are well on their way for our Easter Egg hunt on Good Friday, 3 rd April at the Uckfield Rugby Club to raise money for the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity. Gates open at 10.30 at Hempstead Playing Fields, TN22 1LX. It is going to be a...

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Yasmin Iqbal
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Yesterday, I took part in the Eastbourne Half Marathon for the first time, raising money for Rockinghorse children’s charity. With approximately 2,000 competitors and great crowd support, the atmosphere was electric. The event was extremely well...

Dawson Hart & Rockinghorse

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Dawson Hart were very pleased to welcome on the 15 th January 2015 Analiese Doctrove, head of fundraising for the Brighton based charity Rockinghorse, which has been supporting children for over 45 years.   The charity was set up in 1967 by Dr...