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New hire for Hugh Jones Solicitors

09 June 2024
Boutique Court of Protection firm, Hugh Jones Solicitors, has grown its team and further strengthened its unique offering with the appointment of a new associate solicitor.   The Manchester-based firm has appointed Ariella Jones in the expert Court of Protection team following increased demand from local authorities and referrals from other fir...

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String of promotions at Hugh Jones Solicitors

14 May 2024
Hugh Jones Solicitors, has promoted several team members and welcomed a new director to the board.  We've promoted Catherine Eassom to director following four successful years at Hugh Jones Solicitors working within the Court of Protection department. Catherine is also Head of the Expert Witness team and has an established expert witness practi...

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Court of Protection team shortlisted for Manchester Legal Awards 2024

06 May 2024
Our Court of Protection team has been shortlisted again for Private Client Team of the Year 2024 in the prestigious Manchester Legal Awards.  This follows wins of the same award in 2017 and 2020 – a fantastic demonstration of our team’s continued excellence. Head of team, Chris Gallagher said: ‘I’m very proud of the team’s achievements – our ent...

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Feedback from the firm's recent OPG Assurance Visit

08 April 2024
As a Court of Protection firm, a crucial part of our service to clients is acting as a professional Deputy to manage the affairs of those who have lost the capacity to do this for themselves. The Court of Protection appoints professional deputies, usually required when a family member isn't available or able to undertake the role. At Hugh Jones ...

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A Year to Remember for Hugh Jones Solicitors

05 February 2024
January has drawn to a close, and after a bumper year in 2023, we’re well back into the swing of things with what promises to be another busy 12 months. Alongside business as usual, we’re currently focused on growing the team to respond to continued demand for our Court of Protection, private client, and HR expertise. We’ll be out and about at m...

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Hugh Jones Solicitors’ Culture Praised by Lexcel in Recent Audit

12 December 2023
Last month, the firm was audited by Lexcel as part of maintaining the quality mark for client care, compliance and practice management. Lexcel is The Law Society of England and Wales' accreditation, designed to recognise law firms committed to legal excellence. First launched in 1998, the Lexcel accreditation is a sign of quality, showcasing fir...

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Hugh Jones Solicitors at The Social Work Show

27 October 2023
  Earlier this month, we attended The Social Work Show, where we were honoured to share our expertise with social workers and local authorities from across the region. The show was held on 2 October at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester and is well-established as the leading event for all social workers, from newly qualified to senior practitioner...

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Legal 500 2024

04 October 2023
This year's accreditation in the legal directory Legal 500 2024, published in October 2023, placed us again at the top of the tree. Hugh Jones was one of a very small number of practitioners in the region to be awarded the 'Hall of Fame' accolade, with Managing Director Liz Hughes listed as a 'Leading Individual' and Head of Court of Protection ...

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Government cuts leave families frustrated and distressed

12 September 2023
After the loss of a loved one, the last thing many would want is to battle through emails and voicemails for months on end in order to receive a grant of probate. Unfortunately, due to the growing probate delays, this is the reality for thousands of people across the UK. Director and Head of Private Client, Charlotte Crawford, recently spoke to ...

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Celebrating a decade of Hugh Jones Solicitors

02 May 2023
2023 is a major milestone for Hugh Jones Solicitors – marking our 10 year anniversary and a decade of exciting achievements.    Led by the vision of our founder and Chairman, Hugh Jones, the firm was founded in 2013 to stand out from competitors in a number of ways. We wanted to get away from a de-personalised, process driven approach which ofte...

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