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HJS wins LawWorks Pro Bono award

06 December 2017
Outstanding achievement in legal pro bono was celebrated on 5th December 2017 at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards hosted and by the Law Society in London.  We were delighted to be nominated in four categories and to be joint winners of the award for "Best contribution by a small firm".  The award is based on the hard work and dedication of As...

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Court of Appeal Victory for HJS client

09 November 2017
On 1st November,  the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the case of Tinsley v Manchester City Council.  The Local Authority had appealed last year’s High Court decision [Manchester City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 1704, [2017] MHLO 36] in which Mr Justice Davies had agreed that it had acted unlawfully in refusing to assess and fund our cli...

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Law Society Excellence Awards October 2017

08 November 2017
We were delighted to achieve the highly unusual accolade of 'Highly Commended' (effectively 2nd nationally) in the Law Society Excellence Awards for Private Client Practice, announced in October 2017. Managing Director Hugh Jones said 'Our submission for the award was on the basis of the work of the entire firm, acting for clients who lack capac...

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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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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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