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Legal 500 2017

11 October 2017
Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Hugh Jones Solicitors, is delighted to announce the firm's listing in the 'Top Tier' of the Legal 500 2017.  Hugh said 'this is wonderful recognition for the team and the work they do for our vulnerable clients'.  Hugh himself has again been listed as one of only 3 'leading individuals' in the North West Region T...

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Law Society Excellence Awards 2017

22 August 2017
Hugh Jones Solicitors have been shortlisted for the second year in row, for the Law Society Excellence Awards Private Client team of the year.   Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Hugh Jones Solicitors said ‘We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in the Private Client category for the second year in a row.  We are a specialist firm and so t...

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Blog - Carol McBride, Head of Private Client

22 August 2017
Last week, the Court of Protection’s former senior judge Denzil Lush was reported as saying that he “would never make a Lasting Power of Attorney”. For anyone with an interest in how the finances of vulnerable people are managed, this makes for an arresting headline, so it’s no wonder that many inches of column space have been devoted to what th...

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HJS shortlisted for prestigious award for third year

06 August 2017
Three’s a charm for Hugh Jones Solicitors Niche Private Client and Mental Capacity firm Hugh Jones Solicitors has achieved a unique triple being nominated for a third year in a row for a prestigious national STEP award - Vulnerable Client Advisory Practice of the Year 2017/2018, which they won in 2015/2016. STEP announced: ‘This year we received...

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Promotions at Hugh Jones Solicitors

01 July 2017
Five members of niche firm Hugh Jones Solicitors have been promoted this month as the firm consolidates its position as a national player in Court of Protection and Private Client work. Tom Young and Sam Firth are promoted to Associate in the Court of Protection and Expert Witness teams respectively; Fiona Ludkin and Charlotte Pisuto have both r...

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May 2017 round up

05 June 2017
May News Round Up   ‘Seriously injured say Legal System is failing them’ By John Hyde 30th May 2017. Law Society Gazette Source: https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/ https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/seriously-injured-say-legal-system-is-failing-them/5061253.article Severely injured people often feel unfairly untreated by the legal system. The Spinal I...

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Cases and articles update - April 2017

30 May 2017
COURT OF PROTECTION – CASES AND ARTICLES APRIL 2017  Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council v TP (Best Interests of TP No. 1) [2016] EWCOP B3 After concluding that the Patient (‘P’) lacked capacity, the Court was called upon to consider the issue of whether it would be in P’s best interest to continue living with the person (‘TP’) who had been found t...

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Cases and articles update March 2017

31 March 2017
N (Appellant) v ACCG and others (Respondents) [2017] UKSC 22 On appeal from [2015] EWCA Civ 411 (Supreme Court) The issue in this appeal is the role of the Court of Protection where there is a dispute between the providers or funders of health or social care services for a person who lacks the capacity to make decisions for himself and members o...

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Court of Protection team wins Private Client Team of the year!

02 March 2017
Hugh Jones Solicitors' Court of Protection team were delighted to win Private Client Team of the Year in the Manchester Legal Awards 2017.  Director and Head of our Court of Protection team, Liz Hughes received the award at the ceremony at the Midland Hotel.  The team faced stiff competition from Slater and Gordon, JMW LLP and Kuits.  Liz said: ...

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