• Roberts Jackson Solicitors – Industrial Disease
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    Roberts Jackson Solicitors – Industrial Disease

    I am really surprised that in this day and age people still have injuries and diseases at work, I am amazed that it still happens but it does. If you call us and speak to us about your condition we can identify whether or not there is a link between your condition and work and then you will have the information to make a decision as to whether you want to make a claim for compensation.

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    The Conveyancing Process | Howells Solicitors

    Moving home is an exciting time but it can feel like your life is on hold whilst all the legal paperwork is sorted out. The transaction can only move as fast as the slowest person in the chain. On average transactions take between 10 to 12 weeks. Chains can get quite long and it can take several weeks until the person at the top of the chain finds their dream home. Other issues can affect the time scales too, for example leasehold properties require much more information so can add a few extra weeks to the process. The good news is that everyone is working towards the same goal, to…

  • Jane Bishop – Practice Director of Solicitors Bonallack & Bishop
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    Jane Bishop – Practice Director of Solicitors Bonallack & Bishop

    My name’s Jane Bishop and I’m the practise director, so I am responsible for the financers for HR for anything to do with the operational management of the practice. I joined the practice ten years ago and Tim Bishop is my husband and I used to manage hospitals, either small hospitals or bits of big ones. I like improving things, I like seeing something and seeing whether I can make it better. Clients generally are terrified of lawyers, consider them probably dusty and scary and charge too much. We get over it in a number of ways, we have quite a big presence locally. We try and take out as…

  • Divorce Advice: Family Law Solicitors Manchester – Katie Dillon
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    Divorce Advice: Family Law Solicitors Manchester – Katie Dillon

    Hi Im Katie Dillon and Im an associate here at James Maguire and Co. I joined the firm in August 2011 having trained at a large firm in Manchester city centre. Like all the lawyers here I specialise in family law including divorce and finances and have a particular specialism in children law including care arrangements for children upon separation, parental child abduction and international relocation of children.

  • Professional Negligence Solicitor – Alan Jenner of Bonallack and Bishop
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    Professional Negligence Solicitor – Alan Jenner of Bonallack and Bishop

    I’m Alan Jenner, I’m a solicitor here at Bonallack and Bishop and my area of work is dispute resolution, helping people bring and defend claims whether they’re commercial or contract or I do a lot of professional negligence work, particularly against firms for solicitors. All my twenty six years of practise I’ve been involved in resolving disputes, one way or another. I view myself as someone who doesn’t become too emotional in blaming someone for a mistake but recognising that we’re professionals and were insured and you need to deal with it responsibly if a problem occurs. Often people come to me where they’re really quite upset, or even traumatised…

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    Divorce Advice: Family Law Solicitors Manchester – James Maguire

    Im James Maguire on of the family law solicitors in the team. I qualified in 1995 so have been doing this type of work for a number of years now. I set up James Maguire and Co in 2010 because I wanted to do something different. Prior t that Ive worked at some large Manchester city centre practices but I wanted to offer my clients a truly niche and specialised service. The type of work we get involved in centres around divorce, separation, finances, children and the international aspects of a relationship breakdown. I always offer a free initial consultation because I want to sit down informally with my clients…

  • Divorce Advice: Family Law Solicitors Manchester – Jennifer Curtis
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    Divorce Advice: Family Law Solicitors Manchester – Jennifer Curtis

    Hello, My name is Jennifer Curtis and Im one of the solicitors in the team here at James Maguire & co. I joined the team in 2013 having previously trained with a national law firm down in Norwich where I am originally from. Like my colleagues I specialise in all aspects of family law including divorce, financial matters cohabitation issues and matters relating to children. There is an increasing international element to my work which is something I really enjoy.

  • Divorce Advice: Family Law Solicitors Manchester – Lisa Brown
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    Divorce Advice: Family Law Solicitors Manchester – Lisa Brown

    Hi Im Lisa Brown and Im an associate here at James Maguire. I qualified about 18 years ago and since then I have done the full variety of family law work, drafting agreements, dealing with financial disputes, whether parties are married or unmarried and dealing with children issues. In terms of my own background Im a originally from the North West then moved to Nottingham to study law at university, followed by a year at Law school before coming back to the North West in 2004 when I took up my training contract at a city centre practice in Manchester. During that time I studied a variety of different laws…

  • Bankruptcy Law in Australia and Implications | Go To Court – Kate Muller, Solicitor
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    Bankruptcy Law in Australia and Implications | Go To Court – Kate Muller, Solicitor

    If you’re thinking about going bankrupt, seek legal advice before you do. There are consequences of bankruptcy. It extends for 3 years, so during that time you’re not allowed to own assets in your own name. Any income that you earn will be paid to the trustee. You’re allowed to own assets and income to a certain value. It’s not much, so things like tools of trade if you’re a tradesman, some personal and household items and you’re allowed to an income up to certain value but other than that, pretty much everything else goes to the trustee. For the 3 years that you are bankrupt, you won’t be able…

  • How to organise Probate?
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    How to organise Probate?

    “Who collects and distributed the assets?” The personal representatives are responsible for collecting in and distributing the assets. They will register the grant of probate or letters of administration with the organisations where the deceased had accounts and then that will enable them to realise that assets or cash them in, or sell them and then they are responsible for paying the deceased’s liabilities, paying legacies, fixed sums of money and then distributing the estate to the people who are entitled. “How long does probate take?” It depends upon the size and complexity of the estate but as a general rule a straight forward estate would take up to two…