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What is incapacity?

19 September 2018
Dealing with the realisation that a relative or friend is losing, or has lost mental capacity, can be both daunting and emotionally challenging.  For many people, this might be the first time that they have had to deal with the issue of mental capacity.  In this article, we hope to provide a brief and non-exhaustive overview of how the law defin...

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Vulnerable Client Advisory Practice of the Year 2018/2019

13 August 2018
We are thrilled to announce that our  2018/19 STEP Private Client Awards submission for has been shortlisted for Vulnerable Client Advisory Practice of the Year.  We have been nominated every year for this award since it was inaugurated four years ago, having won it in that first year.  To be a Finalist is a great achievement, especially given t...

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3 in a row again for HJS

31 July 2018
Hugh Jones Solicitors have been nominated for the third year on the trot in the premier national legal awards of 2018.  HJS has been nominated again for “Excellence in Private Client Practice” for its outstanding work for vulnerable clients. Hugh Jones, Managing Director said “we are thrilled to be nominated for a record-breaking third time for ...

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Solicitors for the Elderly appoints Carol McBride to its board of directors

30 January 2018
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) appoints Carol McBride of Hugh Jones Solicitors in Manchester to its board of directors. SFE is an independent, national organisation of over 1,500 professionals, including solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives, committed to providing the highest quality legal advice on specialist areas, such as ...

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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 me...

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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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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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Judicial praise for Hugh Jones solicitors

22 November 2016
The Respondent, according to the accepted medical evidence, was suffering from Bipolar Affective Disorder of which she was aware and had executed a Lasting Power of Attorney by which her daughters were her attorneys. Some two years later the Respondent sort to revoke the LPA which was challenged by her daughters on the basis the Respondent lacke...

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