High Court confirms police owe a ‘duty of care’ in tragic case

The High Court in Manchester this week upheld an earlier County Court decision in the case of a 37-year-old woman who died from an overdose of prescribed anti-depressants, after a chaotic and delayed police response to a desperate 999 call from her mother. That preliminary issue was defined as being ‘whether a duty of care was owed by Greater Manchester Police to the Deceased’.

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We help our 850th shared ownership client move

With many people, particularly first-time buyers, finding themselves priced out of the housing market, shared ownership schemes are proving to be the lifeline they so desperately need.

We have just helped our 850th shared ownership client, completing the conveyancing work on their property purchase and enabling them to move into their new home.

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Who is entitled to know what’s in your Will?

We’re often asked who has a right to see a Will and know its contents. In general terms, a Will is a private document while the person who wrote it is alive, and as their solicitor we are required to keep out clients’ affairs strictly confidential. After their death, a Will remains private unless and until a Grant of Probate is issued.

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How mediation allows separating families to shape their own destiny

When any marriage, civil partnership or relationship breaks down irretrievably, there are inevitably a lot of things to sort out - big questions such as what happens to the property, finances, debts and pensions on separation or divorce.

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What happens if you’re gazumped, gazundered or gazanged

Property transactions don’t always go strictly according to plan, and these three words can all spell problems for house buyers and sellers.

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Buying a property at auction – what you need to know

Selling property by auction is growing in popularity and becoming much more mainstream, due in part to TV shows such as Homes under the Hammer. It can certainly be a cost-effective way of acquiring a property; if you’re a first-time buyer looking for a home you can do up, or a buy-to-let landlord adding to your portfolio, then buying at auction can provide the opportunities you’re looking for.

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Our expert conveyancing team now has Moore to offer clients

Attwaters Jameson Hill’s renowned service to property buyers and sellers has become even better thanks to the arrival of conveyancing Solicitor Andrew Moore, whose specialisms include high-value and matrimonial property cases.

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Partner and Head of Family Law receives dual recognition

Joyti Henchie, Partner and Head of our Family Law department, has been nominated by her peers for inclusion in the seventh edition of the The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, for her work in Family Law.

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Acquisition International Global Excellence Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Best Trusts & Probate Law Firm 2018 – UK in the AI 2018 Global Excellence Awards.

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Local solicitors assist local residents as they continue the fight against the proposed Bengeo Quarry

The Town and Country Planning team at Attwaters Jameson Hill are supporting residents who are continuing their fight against the proposed site of a new quarry.

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