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Asbestos Safety Concerns in Schools in England

Posted on August 22nd 2019

Asbestos – the wonder product In the 1960’s and 1970’s asbestos was seen as a wonder product. This cheap, durable, fire-retardant material was used extensively in the construction industry. The praise for asbestos was, however, short-lived as it became apparent that those working with the...

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Fines for Serious Breaches of GDPR – the ICO Finally Bares its Teeth

Posted on August 20th 2019

Since May 2018, when The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect swiftly followed by the new Data Protection Act 2018, we have been waiting to see how the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) would wield the extensive powers conferred upon them and the size...

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Equality and Diversity Information

Posted on August 12th 2019

Each year all firms regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) have to collect, report and publish data about the diversity make-up of their workforce. Here is Oliver & Co Solicitors’ data for 2019:...

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How to Stay Safe when Driving in the Dark

Posted on August 5th 2019

Driving in the dark can be a daunting experience for anybody and even the most experienced drivers can struggle due to limited visibility and slippery conditions. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) says there is a “spike in the number of road...

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West Cheshire Foodbank

Posted on July 30th 2019

Here at Oliver & Co, we pride ourselves in supporting local community and giving back to those in need. Our amazing team continuously strives to raise money and volunteer at local events in support of local business, charities and the communities in which we operate....

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100 Years of Women in the Law

Posted on July 24th 2019

Last year, for the first time, the number of female practising certificate holders (50.1%), was greater than the number of males. Women practising law is on the up and this year marks 100 years since they were first allowed entry into the legal profession. Limited...

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Property Fraud – Are You at Risk?

Posted on June 25th 2019

The recent publicity surrounding the court case of Laylah De Cruz and her mother Diane Moorcroft highlights the importance of taking steps to protect your property from fraud. On 16 January 2017, the mother and daughter were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud. They...

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Volunteering for West Cheshire Foodbank

Posted on June 21st 2019

This week staff members from Oliver and Co Solicitors volunteered at Tesco, Sealand Road, Chester and Tesco, Frodsham Street, Chester for the West Cheshire Foodbank. They were encouraging shoppers to pick up an extra item during their shopping trip, to donate to the foodbank, by...

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National Clean Air Day

Posted on June 19th 2019

National Clean Air Day takes place on 20th June 2019.  The day aims to raise awareness about air pollution and how we can make the air we all breathe cleaner and healthier. The day is arranged by Global Action Plan, a charity working for a...

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Mental Health and Me

Posted on May 14th 2019

This is an open and honest article, written by one of our members of staff, which gives an insight into their life with anxiety and depression. We think it goes some way to helping us understand the everyday struggles that people with mental health conditions...

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