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OLIVER FISHER IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED LAW FIRM
IN THE HEART OF NOTTING HILL, KENSINGTON, LONDON.


Established more than 50 years ago our solicitors and lawyers have been involved in many ground breaking decisions in Court of Appeal cases and House of Lords cases. Our hard earned reputation is based on traditional values and our aim is to provide high quality legal advice to all of our clients.

Business

Our Commercial Team of business solicitors deal with a high volume of both business-to-business and business-to-consumer issues we are able to spot

Property

Whether you are buying or selling a house, renting, remortgaging or have a dispute over Pr

Individuals

Oliver Fisher provides an extensive range of legal services for individuals.

Estate Administration

When someone close to you dies somebody has to deal with their "estate". A person's estate is considered to be made up of the money, property and an

Family

The breakdown of any relationship is always difficult and can be one of the most traumatic periods in anyone's life. Our primary objective is to eas

International

We advise a wide range of businesses and individuals in relation to both domestic and overseas matters.  We also help international clients who a

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Calling on years of collective sector experience, our lawyers provide a wide range of services that cover all aspects of commercial and personal legal requirements with an emphasis on Property, Landlord & Tenant, Conveyancing, Immigration, Probate, Family Law, Divorce, Dispute Resolution and much more. Our Litigation and Property lawyers advise and represent clients in all types of Property matters from breach of lease / forfeiture to possession proceedings, injunction proceedings, unlawful evictions, housing disrepair, dealing with statutory demands, winding up orders and much more.  Our Housing Solicitors represent large to small social housing providers, charities, private landlords and social housing tenants.

Our family lawyers represent clients on matters including divorce, finances, cohabitee disputes, pre-nuptial agreements, domestic violence victims (obtaining non-molestation orders), children contact matters and financial disputes. We also deal with complex international child abduction and all child care matters involving the local authorities and social services. Our  lawyers are skilled at dealing with both contentious and non contentious matters and remain up to date with the latest legal developments.

Our Probate solicitors deal with the administration of estates, can advise on trust arrangements, contesting a Will (Will Dispute) an Inheritance Act Claim for dependents or defending a contested probate claim. We can assist with preparing a power of attorney, making a deputyship application or application for a Statutory Will to the Court of Protection and much more. Our immigration lawyers can assist with an application for a Student, Family, Investor, Entrepreneur Visa and any application for Indefinite Leave to Remain and Citizenship, call us now for a quote.

Whether your are simply moving home, buying or selling and want an instant no obligation conveyancing quote then click services above to use our calculator or contact us now by email, telephone or the below contact form. One of our Lawyers will return your message with a telephone call.

 

Latest News

Witnesses Save the Day for Widow in Will Argument

17th July, 2018 By Alireza Nurbakhsh

A divorced man who remarried in his late 50s made a new will in 1998, one year after the marriage, which left his entire estate to his new wife. After he died, a home-made will was discovered, made shortly before his death. This left virtually his entire estate to one of his sons, appointing the son and a grandson as executors. The witnesses to the will were the grandson's girlfriend and her mother. The man's widow claimed that the will was a fake. It then emerged that the original of the...

Jail for Husband Who Flouted Court Ruling

12th July, 2018 By Alireza Nurbakhsh

Court orders have to be obeyed and those who defy them can ultimately be sent to prison. Exactly that happened in one 'big money' divorce case in which an 83-year-old businessman repeatedly tried to thwart his ex-wife. Following the end of the former couple's 23-year marriage, the wife was awarded cash and assets, together worth £3.5 million, from a matrimonial pot totalling £9.4 million. The husband was, amongst other things, ordered to transfer to her his 100 per cent shareholding in a property company worth £1.6 million. Following that transfer, the...

Inheritance Tax – 'Hope Value' Relevant to Property Valuations

9th July, 2018 By Alireza Nurbakhsh

When valuing a property for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes, is it legitimate to take into account its potential for enlargement or improvement – so-called 'hope value'? In a guideline ruling, the Upper Tribunal (UT) has answered that question in the affirmative. The case concerned a maisonette in an attractive residential area. The property was in need of updating and had potential for extension. After its owner died, HM Revenue and Customs valued the deceased's 88.4 per cent share in the freehold at £1,829,880. The son of the deceased appealed on...

Siblings Pay High Price for Dishonest Assistance to Bankrupt Brother

4th July, 2018 By Alireza Nurbakhsh

If family members or friends are facing bankruptcy, it may be tempting to assist them in keeping their assets away from the clutches of creditors. The folly of such conduct was, however, strikingly revealed by a Court of Appeal case concerning a family clothing business. Shortly before he was declared bankrupt – and after a petition for his bankruptcy had been presented – a businessman transferred his minority shareholdings in three family companies to his brother. Some of the shares were later distributed to his three sisters. His trustees in...