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With offices in Canterbury, London, Maidstone and Tenterden, Whitehead Monckton is one of the largest legal practices in the county.
We offer a wide range of services specifically for businesses together with legal support for you as an individual. You can see our lawyers at the office most convenient to you or we can meet at your office or home.
Its important to us that we are recognised within Kent as being a very approachable and professional firm. Many of our staff, including a number of Directors, completed their legal training with the firm and our ethos of client support and care is very important to all members of the firm.
With over 230 years of history we have some very long standing clients. For example, we have advised Kentstone Properties Limited since it was incorporated in 1862. This makes it the second eldest trading company in the county.
For individuals we have often advised more than three generations of families providing continuity and innovation as the changing regulations offer challenges and opportunities.
Whitehead Monckton became a Limited Company in 2014 and joined LawNet in August 2015.
You need to know your legal support is being provided by individuals with the right experience and specialist knowledge. Equally important is that they have the right approach – negotiating firmly on your behalf as necessary whilst ensuring you achieve the agreements you need.
It may be you are selling your business, buying a new property or negotiating the financial settlement for your divorce, in all these examples we will provide the direction and advice you need.
We are of a sufficient size to have a specialist team of managers within Central Services providing support to the business with accounts, human resources, marketing and information technology are provided centrally. This enables the lawyers and their support staff to concentrate on providing you with the excellent service you need.
All our offices are centrally located and the Maidstone office has easily accessible client parking. Our receptions are open from 8.30am to 6.00pm and our lawyers are typically available in the offices between 9.00am and 5.15pm on weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays). We always try to be available outside these hours where necessary, both through email and by telephone. All the offices are accessible for disabled clients.
Some of our lawyers are able to assist you with the following languages: French; German and Hebrew.
As part of our commitment to excellent client care, in April 2017 we obtained the quality management standard ISO9001.
In addition we have achieved specific Law Society accreditations for through the following schemes:
- Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme
- Conveyancing Quality Scheme
- Family Law Accreditation Scheme
These all require specialist knowledge, training and underline our commitment to providing the expert advice and support you need.
Whitehead Monckton is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (no: 608279). We are committed to offering opportunities to all and the firm has an Equality & Diversity Policy. In addition we also have an Anti-Bribery Policy designed to ensure all transactions and relationships are in the best interests of the clients
Whitehead Monckton is ranked in both the latest editions of Chambers and Legal 500 indepenedent legal directories.
A number of the Tax and Estate planning team are members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).
All our family team lawyers are members of Resolution, and committed to a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.