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Manchester’s Medium Firm of the Year – it’s official!

22 June 2021
Last week, there was once again cause for celebration at Hugh Jones Solicitors as we were crowned Medium Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards, which recognises and celebrates the legal talent within our region. This year, the annual dinner was replaced by a virtual ceremony presented by Chief Executive, Fran Eccles-Bech and President...

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Wake Up to the Reality of the Sleep-In Shifts Ruling

19 April 2021
Last month saw the end of a long-running UNISON-backed case taken on behalf of care worker Clare Tomlinson-Blake against her former employer Mencap. Ms Tomlinson-Blake argued that every hour of her sleep-in shifts should be paid at the rate of National Minimum Wage. The Supreme Court ruled that for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage, the ...

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Celebrations in order for Hugh Jones Solicitors

28 October 2020
Awards season is officially upon us and while the usual glitz and glamour of ceremonies aren’t on the agenda this year, we’ve still got reason to celebrate. The firm has maintained our high rankings in both Legal 500 and Chambers 2021, both of which were released last week. In The Legal 500 – which highlights the practice area teams who are pro...

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British Wills and Probate Awards 2020

27 October 2020
Hugh Jones Solicitors have done it again - we were thrilled to be Highly Commended at the virtual awards ceremony in October 2020 of the British Wills and Probate Awards 2020. We were highly commended both in 'Solicitor Firm of the Year - North' and 'Solicitor Firm of the Year - National'.  The Judges said: 'An impressive and diverse team with d...

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OPG visit report

01 March 2020
As a Court of Protection firm, we work closely with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) which helps people in England and Wales to stay in control of decisions about their health and finance and make important decisions for others who cannot decide for themselves. A key part of this relationship are assurance visits, used by OPG as a means o...

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Understanding Mental Capacity and Protecting Vulnerable Clients

11 February 2020
  The role of a Court of Protection firm such as ours is to support vulnerable people; particularly those with a mental incapacity, their families and their advisers. Working within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act, lawyers in this field work hard to ensure that clients who lack capacity are empowered to make as many decisions for thems...

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Law Society Excellence Awards announced - 2019

29 October 2019
Chairman Hugh Jones and Managing Director Rachel Dobson attended a packed event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London in October, for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2019, presented by BBC Newsnight's Kirsty Wark. It was the 4th year in a row that the work of the firm's Court of Protection and Private Client teams had received recognition by ...

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Wills and Probate Awards 2019

17 October 2019
We were delighted to attend the British Wills and Probate Awards at The Belfry on 17th October 2019.  We were shortlisted for two awards and were thrilled to win both - a brilliant reward for the hard work of everyone at our firm. We were awarded both 'Solicitor of the Year - North' and 'Solicitor firm of the Year - National', reflecting our nat...

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Legal 500 2020 rankings announced

29 September 2019
Hugh Jones Solicitors maintains their position in the top tier of the Legal 500.  This year the internationally respected guide said: 'The 'highly capable' team at Hugh Jones Solicitors has considerable expertise in dealing with vulnerable and disabled clients, and has recently been involved in a number of high-profile cases that could have a si...

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Hugh Jones wins prestigious international award

28 September 2019
Hugh Jones was a special guest last week at the prestigious STEP 14th Annual Private Client awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the judges. The Lifetime Achievement Award is given at the discretion of the judges, and applies to an individual who has, over the course of their lifetim...

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