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Fixed cost wills at Hugh Jones Solicitors

19 March 2019
Hugh Jones Solicitors are specialist Wills and Probate Solicitors in Manchester.  We are insurance backed and regulated expert will writers and can write your will for as little as £150 + VAT We agree a fixed fee with you in advance before you have any commitment to pay us and will store your will afterwards for free. These cases studies show a ...

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Making a charitable gift in your will

11 February 2019
Gifts to charity in your will Many people find it difficult to decide who they want to inherit from them when they pass away. Most will consider their partners, children, family or close friends as the obvious choice of beneficiary, but many will not have considered gifts to charity. In 2017, a total of £10.3 billion was given to charity by the ...

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Manchester Legal Awards 2019

14 January 2019
 We are delighted to announce that we have again been shortlisted in the Manchester Legal Awards, this time for 2019. Managing Director Hugh Jones said "We have been shortlisted for the Manchester Legal Awards in every year since we opened in 2013 which is a testament to the hard work of everyone at the firm."   This time, we have been shortlist...

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Legal 500 2019 rankings announced

19 November 2018
Hugh Jones Solicitors outstanding work with vulnerable clients has been recognised by the well-respected Legal 500 for another year, with Managing Director Hugh Jones again ranked as a leading individual. The firm was again ranked in tier 1 in the Northwest: Hugh Jones Solicitors' ‘service in mental capacity law is second to none; the firm genui...

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Mental Capacity Act Principles – how they should work in practice

12 November 2018
The Mental Capacity Act (‘MCA’) 2005 underpins everything that we, as Court of Protection practitioners do, but what does that mean in practice and most importantly, what does that mean to how we help you as Property and Financial Affairs Deputy? To strip it back initially, it is important to summarise that the primary purpose of the MCA is to p...

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Hugh Jones Solicitors wins prestigious STEP Private Client Award

07 November 2018
Hugh Jones Solicitors wins prestigious STEP Private Client Award Hugh Jones Solicitors has won the Vulnerable Client Advisory Practice of the Year category at the STEP Private Client Awards, which took place on 7th November 2018 in London. Held by STEP, the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations, the Aw...

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Increase in Probate Fees announced

05 November 2018
Associate Charlotte Pisuto comments on the latest announcement: On 5th November the Government announced an increase in probate fees payable to the Probate Registry from April 2019 which many are calling the new “death tax”. The unwelcome announcement comes after there was an attempt made last year to increase the fees, which would have seen som...

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Law Society Excellence Awards 2018

24 October 2018
We were delighted at our unique achievement at being Highly Commended again in the Law Society's national Excellence Awards.  At a glittering ceremony last week, the firm's work for vulnerable clients was recognised in the Excellence in Private Client practice category.     Director Rachel Dobson collecting the award, October 2018    

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Leaving assets to vulnerable beneficiaries

09 October 2018
Every person is unique and at different times of our lives we can all be considered vulnerable, however in this context ‘vulnerable people’ usually refers to people with complex needs which may include physical, emotional, learning, behavioural, psychological and social challenges or a combination of many of these difficulties, which means they ...

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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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