index.htm fruit
Lindsay Sait & Turner Documents & WIlls

Lindsay Sait & Turner: Client Money, Files, Documents and Wills

Lindsay Sait & Turner Solicitors of Kingfield House, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 9EG ceased trading on 31 October 2018.

They passed to us for safekeeping the documents listed below and also their clients' funds.

We have not merged with Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner, nor taken over their business.

We have not been instucted to act in connection with the files that have been passed to us, and we shall not undertake any work in connection with them unless we are expressly instructed by the former clients of Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner to do so.

We do not have instructions to accept service of proceedings or other process on behalf of former clients of Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner nor on behalf of Messrs Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner.

A. Documents received by us from Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner

1. Files in respect of ongoing Lindsay Sait & Turner matters that have not yet completed

2. Original Wills of Lindsay Sait & Turner clients - these are in the process of being passed to us

3. Original title deeds relating to house properties owned by Lindsay Sait & Turner - these are in the process of being passed to us

The above files and documents are being stored by us confidentially, unread and without charge.

We have no financial arrangement with Lindsay Sait & Turner in respect of the storage of the above documents or otherwise.

All other files and papers have been retained by Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner. Please refer to their website for further information:

We have not audited or examined the Wills and title documents mentioned above, and we do not know if we have a complete set of the deeds and Wills previously held by Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner.

We are effectively acting as a secure storage facility on behalf of Messrs Lindsay Sait & Turner in respect of the above documents.

The documents will not be released to any third party save on instructions from Messrs LIndsay Sait & Turner or with the express authority of the respective document-owners or unless we we have a legal obligation to do so (for example, pursuant to a Court Order).

If we are holding documents belonging to you then we shall be happy to release them to you on production of appropriate evidence of your identity.

No charge will be made for the release of the above documents on demand, nor for their storage in the meantime, nor their confidential shredding in due course. If you wish us to arrange for the documents to be sent to you then we shall ask you to cover the reasonable expenses involved. The carriage of documents by any third party (such as postal or courier services) will be at your risk.

Documents of title which in our reasonable opinion we consider to be non-essential or readily replaceable (for example, where an Official Copy of the document is held by the Land Registry) will be shredded confidentially after 1 January 2025. Other documents, including Wills, original leases and original life policies, will be retained indefinitely. We reserve the right after 1 January 2025 to change this policy but at least 12 months' notice of any such change will be posted on this website.

B. Client Funds

In addition, we have received the funds formerly held by Lindsay Sait & Turner on behalf of clients.

These funds are being held in this firm's client account.

They are held to the order of the persons entitled to such funds and we shall happy to remit such funds to the persons entitled to them.

We shall require evidence of the recipient's identity and payment will be made without cost to the receipient to any bank accredited and authorised in England & Wales by the Prudential Regulation Authority

You may contact us by any of the following means:

a)     In person at our offices at 31 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7QQ. Monday - Friday, 9.15 am - 5.15 pm.   We are not open on public holidays.

b)     Tel          01483 715527

c)    Fax          01483 723237

d)    Email

e)     Post        31 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7QQ

f)     DX           2906 Woking


1.    Please allow 3 working days for us to respond to your enquiry.

2.     If the documents are owned jointly (for example in respect of a joint purchase of property) then we will need all owners to consent to the release of the documents and we will need evidence of identity in respect of all owners. If that is not possible, say because of a dispute between the owners, then we can arrange to produce certified copies of original documents for a fee.

3.     If you have any concerns as to the arrangements for the safekeeping of your Will or title documents, please refer them to Jeremy Bate, the partner at this firm with responsibility for them and this firm's designated complaints-handling partner:; 01483 715527. If we cannot resolve the problem then we will advise you how to refer the matter to the Legal Ombudsman, the body which deals with complaints against lawyers in England and Wales. You may also contact the Legal Ombudsman direct at PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton WV1 9WJ; telephone 0300 555 0333;;

Updated 8 November 2018

Back to Buglear Bate & Co homepage