May 17

We are relocating!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for JC Solicitors office at 15 Southgate, Chichester to move to a new location in Portsmouth, which will enable us to offer our services to a wider client base.

We are delighted to announce that our new address from Tuesday 28 May 2024 will be:

Gatcombe House,

Copnor Road, Hilsea,

Portsmouth, PO3 5EJ

Gatcombe House is a beautiful Grade 11 listed building steeped in history. It provides vibrant modern serviced offices to many businesses. It will facilitate a modern workspace for our team and allow us to continue to grow. We are very excited to serve the people of Portsmouth and surrounding areas in our lovely new home.

Rest assured while our Southgate Chichester office is relocating, our offices at Chichester Marina, and Alton town centre remain unaffected.

As part of the relocation, process all deeds and wills will be moved to an offsite location. This decision reflects our ongoing commitment to safeguarding your confidential documents without affecting accessibility.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the storage of your will or any other aspect of our relocation process, please feel free to contact me by email: or by telephone 01243 850860.

Thank you once again for your continued support and trust in us. We look forward to welcoming you to our new office at Gatcombe House and to continuing to serve you with pride at our Chichester marina office.


July 29

Do solar panels have a right to light?

A High Court judge has overturned planning permission for a house extension in Medway, Kent, in a case that rules ‘climate change is a legitimate planning issue’. In a shock decision, Mr Justice Lane overturned the council’s ‘irrational’ decision and decided in favour of Bill McLennan who vehemently objected to his neighbour’s proposed extension on the grounds that it would significantly block sunlight to his solar panels despite the Council granting permission for the project to go ahead.

July 26

Conveyancing quotes

If you are buying or selling a house, flat or other property in the UK you will most likely need the services of a conveyancer to deal with the legal aspects of the transaction. With many firms offering conveyancing services it can be difficult to know which one will provide you with the best service.

July 4

Regional probate offices to close in £1 billion Ministry of Justice reforms

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that they will be centralising probate registries as part of a £1 billion reform programme resulting in the closure of regional probate registries. The move will see regional probate registries close and all probate services, except for some administrative work, centralised at the Courts and Tribunals Service Centre in Birmingham. The restructuring is designed to improve the service by bringing together expertise in one central location.