R&B and the Hospice Hike!

On the 4th May, 10 intrepod explorers from R&B are entering a team to complete the St John’s Hospice Hike.

We will be embarking on a remarkable journey, climbing over 3000ft across 3 peaks in the breathtaking Lake District, covering over 15km (8 miles).

It is all part of the amazing St John’;’s Hospice charity Challenge, where over 50 local companies have come together to each raise a minimum of £500. In 2023, a remarkable £35k was raised. further information can be read here.

If you are wanting to donate, out Just giving page is R&B Just Giving.

R&B Contribute to the massive £35k total

The St John’s Hospice 50-50-500 Charity Challenge 2023 saw businesses in Lancaster and Morecambe fundraising in all sorts of ingenious way to raise a massive £35,000.

And on Friday, they were invited along to the hospice to enjoy drinks, food and an awards ceremony.

St John’s fundraising executive, Lily Knight, said: “The entire St John’s Hospice team thanks you for all of your continued hard work throughout the challenge.

“With the amount raised, every single person who took part has made a genuine impact on the care and support we are able to provide to our patients and their loved ones.”

R&B Raise £625 on the Tripple Wainwrights Walk

R&B re-accredited with the Law Society’s Lexcel Quality Standard

Lexcel is the Law Society's legal practice quality mark for client care, compliance and practice management. It sets the standard for:

  • client care
  • risk management
  • people management
  • structure and strategy
  • financial management
  • information management
  • file and case management

Lexcel assists your practice to:

  • effectively manage risk
  • attract new business and increase client retention
  • reduce client complaints and increase client satisfaction
  • comply with new practice rules and regulatory requirements
  • increase profitability and efficiency by using standardised processes

R&B awarded Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark for 10th year

Ratcliffe & Bibby have been re-accredited with the Law Society's CQS award for the 10th consecutive year.

We are proud to have achieved the standards of practice and integrity required to be accredited by the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

What you can expect from us

  • When you contact us to discuss your sale or purchase, we will explain clearly the steps in the process and what you can expect from your solicitor
  • We will tell you what the costs will be
  • We will keep you informed of progress in your sale or purchase
  • We will work in line with the quality standards of the Law Society's CQS

We will:

  • treat you fairly
  • be polite and professional
  • respond promptly to your enquiries
  • tell you about any problems as soon as we are aware of them
  • ask for your feedback on our service

R&B Support Cancer Care

We Ratcliffe & Bibby are proud to be part of the Cancer Research UK Will Scheme. This essentially enables supporters of Cancer Research to make Wills free of charge or at a reduced cost depending on their complexity. Recently, we have accepted a Certificate detailing that we are within the top 5% of all supporters of the Scheme by way of donations to Cancer Research and this gives us great satisfaction to know that our work goes to help such a good cause.

The breakthroughs being made across the Northwest are only possible thanks to the generosity of Cancer Research UK supporters. With this support Cancer Research UK funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK. More than a third of Cancer Research UK projects are funded by gifts left in Wills.

Legacies breathe life into researchers’ work. They enable long-term research projects that lead to new treatments and continue to save lives for generations to come, leading us to a world where everybody can lead longer, better lives, free from the fear of cancer.

In the past 40 years, cancer survival has doubled in part thanks to Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research, funded by the generosity of their supporters. Cancer Research UK wants to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving their cancer by 2034. They cannot achieve this mission alone and rely on their dedicated scientists, doctors and nurses, and the generosity of their supporters across the UK. Research suggests that sadly 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime. All of us can support the research that will beat it.

Pledge to leave a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK today by visiting cruk.org/legacies

The Acquisition of Douglas Clift & Co Solicitors

Ratcliffe & Bibby are delighted to announce the acquisition of Douglas Clift & Co. Solicitors.  The acquisition brings R&B back into Lancaster and helps strengthen the Family & Children and Wills, Trust & Probate teams.

Neil Anderton, Director at R&B said, “Bringing the two firms together, under the R&B banner allows us to strength our presence in the local area and continue to support our community”.

“Douglas Clift & Co has a reputation for providing the very best legal advice through an ‘honest and down to earth approach’ which fits with our culture, and we believe that the two firms are a great fit”.

Ian Greenslade, former Managing Director of Douglas Clift & Co. who joins R&B as Senior Associate, commented; “We are delighted to be joining R&B at this exciting time. The acquisition enables Douglas Clift & Co. to strengthen the team and bolster the range of services we can offer to our clients; while also benefiting from the support that being part of a larger firm”.

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