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Time to Talk about Suicide

If we take time out of the equation and simply state that, since Matthew Elvidge took his own life, over 30,000 people have taken their own life perhaps the reality of this ‘silent epidemic’ may shock our society into realising that we really do need to start talking about this difficult subject and now!      

Concert in a Car Park !!!!

A Concert in a Car Park!! Kate Whitley It seems an unlikely venue but with creative vision Kate Whitley collaborated with conductor Christopher Stark to organise a performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring by 102 musicians in a disused multi storey car park in Peckham.

Fleet Half Marathon 16 March 2014

Bates Solicitors Sponsor The Matthew Elvidge Trust 13.1 Miles for Matthew 199     Athletes signed up to run the Fleet Half Marathon 16 March 2014 in memory  of Matthew Elvidge and in support of the Matthew Elvidge Trust. 23    years old, Matthew, having successfully completed a degree course and 1 day  before he was due to start work in London old took his life after a short  period of depression. 16 – …Read More

Concert for The Matthew Elvidge Trust

On Wednesday 26th March 2014, Bates Solicitors proudly supported The Matthew Elvidge Trust by hosting a concert featuring The Angell Piano Trio and operatic bass, Matthew Rose. The concert featured the premiere of Martin Suckling’s ‘Songs from a bright September’ and guests at the concert were privileged to be able to hear Martin introduce his work, which he composed specifically for the Trio and Matthew. The concert programme also included …Read More

Bates Solicitors sponsor the Hartley Fun Run for another year

Bates Solicitors are proud to have been sponsors for the Hartley Wintney Fun Run for another year. And it was a Record Year! 295 Entrants The Fun Run was held on Sunday 14th October 2012 at Greenfields Junior School. Their aim is to get children and young people into running as a way of promoting life-long well-being and good health. We also raise funds for local organisations. Lots of people …Read More

Bates Solicitors are set once again to sponsor the ‘Odiham Jazz Weekend’

Bates Solicitors are repeating previous years sponsorship for Odiham Jazz Weekend which is held in Odihams Chalk Pit. They have sponsored this event and organised by the Rotary as it is an important event to the local community. Details of the upcoming event are as below: Odiham Jazz Weekend August Bank Holiday Saturday 24 August 2013- 7.00 pm Sunday 25 August 2013 – 12noon (Gates open 30mins before – Click HERE for …Read More

A study to look at how people access legal services has been announced

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been looking at how the public accesses legal services in North Wales last month to gauge the opinions of local people on the legal services market. This was the first of a number of SRA consumer visits taking place across England and Wales in 2012 as part of the SRA’s new consumer research project. The research will look at the different problems consumers might …Read More

The Matthew Elvidge Trust

This year 2014 Bates Solicitors is supporting a new charity located within a few miles of our four Hampshire offices. The Trust was set up in 2010 by Matthew’s parents and members of the Elvidge family after Matthew took his own life following a short period of depression. The aim of the Trust is to increase awareness of the issue. The following facts taken from the Trusts website are stark: …Read More