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Tessa's Poppies Raise £750 For the Royal British Legion

Just to say a HUGE Thank you to everyone who helped me raise monies for the British Legion Poppy Appeal by buying and selling my  handmade poppies .


I made 300 poppies in total .


So the grand total raised from sales and donations is £750 .


I have been asked by a number of people if I will do this again next year as some  missed out due to  high demand - I’m thinking about it but need my fingertips to recover from the glue gun first . I'll also think about a smaller , less fussy version of the poppy I made  poppy for men!


Thank you again for your support




Crafty Tessa's Poppy Blooms a Pretty Penny for Appeal

Care Team Solicitor, Tessa Dunleavy, is raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal by hand crafting and selling her own range of poppies.

So far, Tessa's nimble-fingeredness has netted over £450 in sales for the charity, with orders still flooding in.

As Tessa is kept busy keeping up with demand, Anderson Partnership staff, family, friends and associates are wearing their poppies with pride.

Tessa's hand crafted poppies raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal


The Anderson Partnership Pink Picnic for Ashgate Hospice

Our Family Team Secretaries organised a ‘Pink Picnic’ to raise funds for Ashgate Hospice.


After lots of baking, buttering and bickering, they produced a spread fit for Royalty. Even the cocktail sausages defrosted just in time to be washed down with pink punch and lemonade.


The event linked the pink theme to the ‘Wear a Wig’ week. Hence much guffaw and tooting of horns from passing motorists at the sight of staff stood on the entrance steps in pink wigs munching on scotch eggs and fairy cakes.


The event was well supported by staff who put their beefeater skills to the test whilst generously donating £150 in total in the process.


The Anderson Partnership Quiz Night in Support of Edale Mountain Rescue

The evening was a great success, raising in excess of £400.00 for the Edale Mountain Rescue Team. Bob Davey, with colleagues, Paul Ashmore and Neil Chapman from the Team were there on the night and were delighted with the contribution to their fund.

Partners sponsored the Quiz prize fund and staff generously contributed to the Raffle.

Anderson Partnership are particularly grateful to Hans Paulich (St. James Park Wealth Management) and Paul Cavill (Marson Industrial Supplies) for their donations.

Thank you also Tom Boulding, the Landlord of Fagans, who put up bottles of alcohol for the raffle prizes (well done Anderson Partnership’s Lyn Marriott) and who also laid on food free of charge for the night.

It is good to know the great British spirit prevails.   The winner of the Quiz, Mrs Lyndsey Fowler immediately donated her £50.00 prize to the Rescue Team.

Thanks to the boys and girls in the back room who provided the music and to those that came along on the night and supported the event.

You can find out more about the Edale Mountain Rescue Team and keep up to date with their work by visiting their website at:


Bob Davey, Secretary of Edale Mountain Rescue Team,

Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you for all the hard work you put in to making Tuesday evening such a success.


Today I banked a total of £425.06. – absolutely tremendous.


Neil, Paul and I had a thoroughly enjoyable evening


Although the cash was banked in one lump, so to speak, I know that it was raised in several ways and, from my recollection, it was like this:


£115.00 Donations and office collection the Anderson Partnership

£  50.00 Donation Hans Paulick St James Park Wealth Management

£159.52 Sale of quiz sheets, Raffle tickets.

£  50.00 Donation of Quiz prize, to be gift-aided

£  50.54 Proceeds from food prepared by Tom & Barbara

£425.06 Total


Once again, many thanks


Anderson Partnership Quiz Night in Support of Edale Mountain Rescue - Fagan's, Broad Lane, Sheffield on 17 March, 2012

Anderson Partnership are hosting a charity evening in aid of Edale Mountain Rescue Team at popular Irish pub venue, Fagan's, on Tuesday 17 April. You are invited to come along and join the great atmosphere where you could win cash prizes in our quiz (not like Mastermind where you win a glass plate).

Edale Mountain Rescue Team are volunteers that risk their own life and limb for the sake of those that seek the pleasures of The Peak District's beautiful but unforgiving landscape. The Team relies solely on charitable donations.

Great Guinness, musical entertainment and mirth to be had. All in the name of a good cause.

Please come along and support!


The Anderson Partnership Free "Legal MOT"

We understand that legal processes can be frightening and intimidating for the uninitiated. That's why we have introduced our free, Legal MOT scheme. Think of it as a free legal "health check".

Maybe you have been put off making a will because you are unsure how to bequeath your assets? Maybe you have had an accident in the last 3 years but are confused by all the "no-win, no fee" adverts on the tv? Maybe you are struggling with a difficult personal situation which means you need to formalise separation, divorce and finance issues? Maybe you are even considering buying or selling property?

All of these day-to-day issues are part of the complexities of life that may require legal advice. You tell us what's bothering you, we will do our best to give you all the legal advice you need by referring you to our in-house specialist in that field. Funding may be available depending of your circumstances.

Email us at or telephone us on 01246 220737 for your free Legal MOT checklist.


The Stroke Association free Will service (February 2010)

The Anderson Partnership Private Client Department has linked up with The Stroke Association to provide basic Wills to members of the public, free of charge, to people aged 60 or over.

There is no obligation to leave a legacy to The Stroke Association in the Will, however it is hoped that people will remember The Stroke Association to work towards improving and strengthening the resources of the Charity.

Will Aid update (January 2010)

Anderson Partnership Solicitors are pleased to announce that Kathryn Baguley, in our Wills and Probate Department, has raised £1,490.00 for the Will Aid project. 

The money raised will go towards helping the nine sponsored charities chosen this year namely: Trocaire, Save the Children, Scaif, NSPCC, Christian Aid, Help the Aged, British Red Cross, Actionaid and Sightsavers International.

We would like to thank all of our clients who took part in this valuable project.

We understand that the Will Aid project will be running again in November 2010, and at this moment in time we are hoping to take part again.

Doing a good deed (October 2009)

The Private Client Department is taking part in the Will Aid project in a bid to help others in the local community and around the World.  Throughout the month of November the Anderson Partnership Solicitors will take part in the country’s most successful fundraising joint venture between the legal profession and charities. 

The project enables a Will to be drafted and the usual fee is waived, and instead clients are asked to make a donation to Will Aid for distribution between the nine well known charities it supports. The Anderson Partnership Solicitors also regularly supports wills done with a charitable gift to Cancer Research and World Wildlife Fund.Will Aid

If you would like any further information about any of these projects then please do not hesitate to contact us or or visit the Will Aid site.

Anderson Partnership Solicitors joins national legal alliance (June 2009)

Anderson Partnership Solicitors was awarded membership of an exclusive nationwide alliance of high quality solicitor firms, is the UK’s first ever truly national legal brand and promotes the use of real solicitor firms over “call-centre law” soon to be provided by supermarkets and banks. It initially selected just one hundred of the best solicitor firms nationwide to form the founder membership and chose Anderson Partnership as one of those recognised firms.

New Partner announced (May 2009)

Anderson Partnership is pleased to announce that Neil Bradley of the personal injury department has been made a Partner of the firm.

Neil, who was already head of the firm’s highly successful team which deals with all aspects of personal injury work, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and tripping accidents, has been with the firm for over five years.

Senior Partner, Les Saunders, said of the promotion “Neil’s invitation to become the youngest ever Partner of the firm is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to Anderson Partnership”.

Justice for child victims of hit and run drivers (June 2008)

The limitation period for child victims of untraced drivers has now been amended, bringing it in line with the Motor Insurance Bureau's uninsured drivers scheme. Previously, a child victim of a hit and run driver had three years to bring a claim for damages for injury and other loss, however this has now been extended to within three years of his or hers eighteenth birthday. This means that Claimants have until the age of twenty one to bring such a claim. As a result of the case of Byrne v Motor Insurance Bureau (2008) thousands of innocent child victims of hit and run drivers could be entitled to compensation.

Were you, before the age of eighteen, or your child, the victim of a hit and run driver? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Find out now before its too late by contacting either Neil Bradley or Roger Tagg in the Personal Injury Department.

Elvis Presley found in Chesterfield!!! (April 2008)

Elvis Presley was today found alive and well and strutting his stuff at Anderson Partnership Solicitors. As a celebration of Wills and Probate secretary Lyn Marriott's 60th birthday, a huge fan of the King, Elvis was delighted to accept the offer to attend the office for a surprise serenading.

A shocked Lyn is pictured meeting Elvis:

A shocked Lyn is pictured meeting Elvis at Anderson Partnership Solicitors

Anderson Partnership Solicitors win compensation awards for clients (March 2008)

The Personal Injury compensation specialists in the firm continue to win awards for clients who have suffered injuries in accidents that were not their fault.  To hear what some of our clients say about us click here:Click here to read our Success Stories

Excellent service continues (February 2008) 

Anderson Partnership Solicitors regularly asks their clients how they heard about the firm and what they think of the service they have received.  Surveys show that the vast majority of clients come to the firm because they have dealt with the firm before and have had a good experience or they have been recommended by people who know about the excellent service provided.  Our clients say that they like dealing with us mainly because our people are friendly, approachable and down-to-earth.

Lexcel success (December 2007)

Anderson Partnership Solicitors was successfully audited in December 2007 under the Law Society’s Lexcel Quality standard.  This success provides further evidence that the firm continues to deliver consistently high levels of service to its clients.  There are only just over 500 law firms in England and Wales, out of 10,000, that have achieved this standard and Anderson Partnership Solicitors is the only one in Chesterfield.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 (August 2007)

In October 2007, Enduring Powers of Attorney will change and become Lasting Powers of Attorney under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  Whereas an EPA can be used when a person still has capacity, a LPA will only become legal once the person has lost capacity.  Further, it will only deal with financial issues and not health and welfare decisions as well. 

Shelagh Hayes, head of the Wills and Probate Department, said: “The changes from October 2007 should be considered now by clients, particularly as the documentation required will soon be much longer meaning that the cost to clients will increase.  At the moment we are encouraging any client wishing to make an EPA to contact us as soon as possible to save themselves cost in the long run, particularly as any EPA’s made now will not be invalidated by the new LPA’s”

Footballer’s again team up to help charity (August 2007)

A football team representing the Anderson Partnership again took part in the annual charity 5-a-side football tournament organised by the North East Derbyshire District Council to raise funds for their Chairs Appeal.  This years chosen charity was the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal. The team, captained by Personal Injury Associate Solicitor Neil Bradley, unfortunately, could not replicate their first year entry into the tournament when they lifted the trophy, however the day was enjoyable for all concerned and raised a large amount of money for a very worthy charity.

What the new Solicitors Code of Conduct means to you (July 2007)

From 1 July 2007 Solicitors became regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority which has a clear brief to protect those who instruct a solicitor and ensure good quality service at all times.

If you are instructing a solicitor at the moment you should expect:

Damon Swindell, consultant to the partnership adds: “Anderson Partnership has been accredited under the Law Society quality standard, Lexcel, since 2004 and to achieve this has always put excellent service for clients at the top of its agenda. This is why clients love dealing with the firm, come back the next time they need a solicitor and recommend it to family and friends”

New Associate announced (May 2007)

Anderson Partnership is pleased to announce that Neil Bradley of the personal injury department has been made an associate of the firm.

Neil, who is head of the firm’s highly successful team which deals with all aspects of personal injury work, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work and tripping accidents, has been with the firm for over three years.

Senior Partner, Nigel Anderson, said of the promotion “Neil’s appointment as an associate is a reflection of his hard work since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004”.

Law Society Dinner (February 2007)

Anderson Partnership Partners, Assistant Solicitors and Trainee Solicitor, along with a few select guests, recently enjoyed an evening at Derby County Football Club’s Pride Park Stadium attending the Derby and District Law Society’s Dinner.

Blue Peter Shoe Biz Appeal (December 2006)

Members of staff at the Anderson Partnership have recently been hard at work supporting the Blue Peter Shoe Biz Appeal.  Everyone has been raiding the bottom of their wardrobes to donate unwanted shoes in an effort to help the thousands of poor children in Malawi.

For more information on the Show Biz Appeal visit

Arts and Business East Midlands (October 2005)

Solicitor Neil Bradley and House Manager Liz WoodhallThe support by the Anderson Partnership of the Pomegranate Theatre was acknowledged this month when the affiliation was recognised by Arts and Business East Midlands.  Representatives from the firm and the Chesterfield theatre attended the New Partners Reception at Colwick Hall, Nottingham to celebrate the innovative arts-business partnership.

Pictured are Personal Injury Assistant Solicitor, Neil Bradley, and House Manager, Liz Woodhall during the presentations.

For more details on Arts and Business visit: