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29 Woodbourne Road Edgbaston Birmingham B17 8BY 0121 693 2222

“I felt reassured from the start that I was in very capable hands and nothing has happened to change that first impression.”

Tyndallwoods’ commercially aware and experienced Lawyers successfully manage an extensive variety of transactions through a range of Commercial Property areas. Combining in depth legal knowledge and diligence to tailor our service to cost effectively satisfy each client’s particular requirements and needs. We advise in relation to: Commercial Leases and Renewals, Purchase and Sale of all types of Commercial Property including Portfolios and Investment Properties, Finance, Property Development for Commercial and Residential projects, Transactional Construction documents, Project and Development Agreements, Investment Transactions, Options, Conditional Contracts, Planning, Planning Agreements and Overages, Auctions, Adverse Possession, Licences to Occupy, Assignment, Alienation, Works and Alterations and Underleases, Property Disputes, Medical – GP’s, Dentists, Pharmacies, Opticians, Enfranchisement, Enfranchisement under Place of Worship (Enfranchisement) Act 1920, Charities Act Acquisitions and Disposals, Business LPA’s and Plot Leasing and Sales.


has specialised in Corporate, Finance and Commercial work for 40 years dealing with a wide variety of clients from local and national companies to small and medium size enterprises and charities.

has worked in Finance, Commercial and Residential property for over 30 years representing national companies to small and medium size enterprises and charities.

has a breadth of knowledge across several areas of law, including Corporate, Commercial Property, Construction and Finance & Lending.

Unfortunately, disputes are a part of commercial life and deciding how much time and money should be dedicated to resolving them can be difficult. Ÿ Planning and Development Ÿ Finance Ÿ Corporate Ÿ Charities Law Ÿ Commercial Property

Our experienced and commercially minded Team aim to assess each claim on its own merits and advise on the time-money balance. We aim to reduce the stress and daunting nature of Court and ADR proceedings, resolving disputes in a timely, cost effective way, whilst not compromising on protecting the interests of our clients.

Ÿ Property Litigation Ÿ Commercial Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution Ÿ Trusts and Trust Management (STEP)

has dealt in property disputes and litigation for over 20 years and has a wide client base of Corporate, Social and Private Landlords, Tenants and other property owners. Julie deals Effectively with complex litigation issues and also offers advice on general management issues.

Ÿ Business and Lasting Powers of Attorney Ÿ Services to Landlords Ÿ Employment Law

has worked in Litigation and Commercial Litigation for over 10 years dealing with complicated Corporate and Contractual disputes and Commercial issues. Kate advises in relation to Employment issues

Finance is of paramount importance to all business Irrespective of whether they are start-ups or long established businesses. Our lawyers work closely with businesses and lenders to ensure funding requirements are met, to cost effectively obtain the funding and security needed for those important corporate acquisitions, projects and expansions.

At a certain stage in life coping with personal, administrative and financial affairs can become a difficult burden. With relations spread all over the country and globe, caring for elderly relatives can be particularly difficult. We can liaise with Care and Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Social Workers and Private Nursing care as well as help satisfy an individual’s social needs and managing Personal Finance, Investment and Tax affairs, liasing with Stockbrokers, Financial Planners and Accountants. Our expertise and experience in Lifetime care as well as in Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection, Trusts and Property enable a holistic and in depth understanding of care needs and what can be done to ensure the comfort, dignity and financial stability of a relative or spouse is maintained.

Y O U R WI L L Ÿ Wills, Probate, Trusts, Trusts Management and Estate Administration (STEP) Ÿ Buying and Selling Houses, Leases and Enfranchisement Ÿ Finance Ÿ Wills and Inheritance Disputes Ÿ Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation Ÿ Trusts and Trust Management Ÿ Powers of Attorney Ÿ Family Law and Divorce Ÿ Employment Law Ÿ Lifetime Care, Affairs and Domestic Administration

Anyone can write a Will but we use our professional expertise to work with our clients to write a good Will. A good Will should be robust against challenge and will address financial and non-financial issues. We retain records that can be referred to in the future in the event of challenge to the terms or queries regarding capacity at the time of making a Will. This service is included in the cost of the Will and your original signed Will is stored free of charge. We are happy to visit clients at their home address if they are unable to attend our offices. Judy Dyke and Ian Buchanan, solicitors in the Private Client Team, are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. They provide expert advice on the law surrounding Trusts. Estates and Inheritance. STEP is the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.

DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW Relationships breaking down can be emotionally traumatic and difficult for all those involved with wide reaching consequences in family, finance, property and business. We endeavour to provide practical advice to help decide the best option for you, whether that be litigation, mediation or collaboration. We also advise on: Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

Alternative Dispute Resolution (arb itration, mediation and col laborative law) Mediation (and Mediation Information Assessment Meetings (MIAM’s) Matters involving children Divorce Domestic abuse Financial claims on divorce P re - N u p t i a l a n d P o s t - N u p t i a l Unmarried Couples International Divorce

YOUR HOME For many people, buying or selling their home is one of the most important steps in their life. It is therefore essential that you get the best possible advice from legal experts who not only know the law but who put your interests at the heart of everything they do and who keep you fully informed at every stage of the process. Our experienced conveyancing specialists offer a friendly and efficient service which will allow you to get on with your life whilst we deal with sorting out the legal practicalities. Much of our business can be conducted by email, and our use of online services allows us to deal with your matter efficiently. You will be kept fully informed throughout the conveyancing process, providing you with personal support during what can be a stressful time. You will be provided with a cost estimate from the start of the matter and kept fully up to date regarding costs.

When someone dies there are many decisions and arrangements to be made. Unfortunately these often have to be made at a time of personal distress. You may require help with administrative and financial issues. We will be happy to assist and guide you at any stage through the complex and complicated area of administering the estate and reduce the pressures and worries of being an executor or administrator. We can help you to apply for a Grant of Probate, where there is a Will or a Grant of Letters of Administration, Where there is no Will and the deceased has died in testate. We can also advise you in relation to a Deed of Variation where appropriate. If you are in the unfortunate position where the estate has become contentious or there is an Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependants) Act 1975 claim, we are also able to help you.

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY In the event of loss of mental capacity, people can need help and support in relation to their Property & Finances and Health & Welfare matters. Making an LPA gives you the opportunity for you to choose those that you wish to make decisions on your behalf rather than relying on Social Workers or Medical Professionals you do not know and who do not know you. Most of our clients would rather choose their own carers and wish to plan in advance accordingly. Most carers welcome the additional flexibility and authority that being appointed as Attorney gives, enabling them to care more effectively. We recommend that you guide your chosen Attorney(s) with a personal Letter of Wishes reflecting the approach that you wish them to take. We are happy to discuss your own personal circumstances and requirements with you.

“It was a pleasure coming to Woodbourne Road. The building itself is so imposing yet homely and all the solicitors and staff are welcoming.”

...DID YOU KNOW... Ÿ The original Lease for ‘The Rocklands’ (now, 29 Woodbourne Road) dates back to 1889. Ÿ Tyndallwoods originated with Thomas Webb in 1792 - the first Tyndall joined in 1805. A merger in the 1960’s produced a Firm called Tyndall, Mirams, R.M. Wood and Sons. In 1971, the firm changed its name to Tyndallwoods. Ÿ There are Latin aphorisms on the stained glass windows throughout the buildilng. Here are just a couple - Truth is mighty and will prevail. - By learning you will teach and by teaching you will learn. Ÿ According to our local postman, one of his predecessors delivered mail to our next door neighbours at number 31. The Beatles were staying there in 1963 practicing for the launch of what became their best-selling single worldwide, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.

DEVELOPING TALENT Motivated and skilled staff are key to our success. As the firm grows we are keen to nurture and develop talent. As we invest in training we continue to see added value and service throughout the firm.

Grace studied Ancient History and History at the University of Leicester graduating in 2013. Grace began work with us soon after. Over the years Grace has flourished in her role as a secretary and now assists Judy Dyke and Nicola Beggan. When Grace expressed an interest in further developing her career, we were happy to support her. Grace is now in the process of studying to become a FILEx. In her most recent exams Grace has received distinctions. She loves reading and spending time with her friends and family

Olivia studied Law at the University of Birmingham graduating in 2017. She began work with us soon after. In September 2018 she will work part-time as a legal clerk whilst also completing her LPC.

WRAP UP BRUM Judy noticed the terrible plight that our City’s homeless faced as winter drew in. Judy decided to ‘do something big! She created ‘Wrap up Birmingham’ #WrapUpBrum. We asked friends, colleagues and local businesses to donate old Coats, Scarves, Hats, etc. We set the office up as a collection point and by December 2016 we collected over 300 items to be donated to Sifa Fireside, the Salvation Army and St Chads Sanctuary.

For many years, Tyndallwoods have been proud to support It was therefore very exciting When our friend, local Birmingham artist, Shelli Graham chose to design a bespoke greetings card for all seasons in support of Hollytrees featuring Ray’s beloved Fox Freddie. Under the leadership of Ray Dedicoat, Hollytrees tirelessly provides care and shelter for stray, abandoned and neglected animals. They have never said no to an animal, including horses and even a 6ft long lonitor lizard! If you would like to purchase a card/pack of cards, they are on sale here at Tyndallwoods.

As a patron of Edward’s Trust I am pleased to support the charity in various ways. As a firm we assist with applications to grant making trusts and each year we endeavour to come up with ideas to raise money for this wonderful Trust. This year I was pleased to support Edward’s Trust as they moved premises to 3 Vicarage Road.

I also continue my work as a patron of St Mary’s Hospice. I was so pleased to support the Forget Me Not campaign.

Newsletter 2018  

Read our latest Newsletter! Our Newsletter provides insight into the services Tyndallwoods currently offers, the work we do in the community...

Newsletter 2018  

Read our latest Newsletter! Our Newsletter provides insight into the services Tyndallwoods currently offers, the work we do in the community...