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Are Lasting Powers of Attorney the preserve of elder clients?

03 May 2022
So you’ve thought about your will, what about a Lasting Power of Attorney?  This is another planning tool that the wider population either do not think about or associate with older generations, but they too provide certainty during lifetime. There are two types of LPA; Property and Financial Affairs and Health and Welfare.  The Property and Fin...

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Are wills the preserve of elder clients?

19 April 2022
When seeing clients to make wills, they often say “we’ve been meaning to do this for years”, but why? Often ‘life’ just gets in the way; work, caring responsibilities and more exciting ways to spend precious days off than making a will. However, it’s ‘life’ we need to consider.  Many perceive a will as something they will consider as they become...

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Hugh Jones Solicitors enters new era with change of management team

30 March 2022
Hugh Jones Solicitors has announced leadership changes to implement the next phase of its strategic journey. The firm has appointed Liz Hughes to Managing Director, as the current MD Rachel Dobson retires, staying on as a consultant Director and remaining a shareholder and mentor to the new team. Liz will work alongside the board of directors to...

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Property and Affairs Deputies – What Authority Do They Have?

09 March 2022
A professional deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of people who have lost the capacity to do this for themselves. Professional deputies are usually required when there isnt a family member available or able to undertake the role. A deputy for property and affairs can make decisions about financial matters. The d...

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Hugh Jones Solicitors Raises Over £2,000 for Will Aid

16 February 2022
Hugh Jones Solicitors raised more than £2,000 for charity throughout 2021’s Will Aid campaign. Will Aid – the UK’s leading charity will-writing scheme – sees solicitors from across the UK offer their time and expertise without charge to give everyone the opportunity to make or update their basic Will. Services are carried out in return for a don...

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Living with Long Term Challenges: MSE Charity grant open for application

31 January 2022
The MSE Charity is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups that deliver financial life skills which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave & manage their money and is opening their next round of funding. Their latest grant round is themed around Living with Long Term Challenges and opens at 9am on Tuesday 1st February 2022. La...

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Historic Down Syndrome Bill set to become law

13 December 2021
A Bill focused on improving the lives of those living with Down syndrome cleared its first Commons hurdle on 26 November, after the Government announced it will support it to become law. The Down Syndrome Bill has been introduced as Dr Liam Fox’s Private Member’s Bill, as Dr Fox was selected in the Private Members’ Ballot to bring forward a Bill...

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How do I put a Will in place for someone that lacks capacity?

17 November 2021
It’s widely recognised that it is good to have a Will for a number of reasons but what if your family member lacks capacity to make a Will; does this mean they can never have a Will or that an old Will cannot be altered? No it doesn’t! A special type of Will can be put in place on their behalf. It’s called a Statutory Will and is formally author...

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2022 Rankings

20 October 2021
Legal 500 We're delighted that once more, our firm has been listed in the top tier for the North West in our work.  Four members of the firm are also individually recommended as part of the recognition of our strength in depth        

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