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A foster carer received no financial support for six years

Posted on January 26th 2017

In an act of selflessness, the foster carer took the three children in when it became apparent that neither the mother nor her family were able to take care of them. This was despite the carer barely knowing the children at the time. Whilst the...

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How long before we can divorce online?

Posted on January 25th 2017

It is hoped that a digital divorce system will make proceedings simpler, less stressful and less time-consuming. Ideally, this would also pave the way for the abolition of fault-based divorces. This is something that Resolution has been lobbying for in parliament recently. So how long...

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Exclusive offer: 10% off the price of wills throughout January 2017!

Posted on January 9th 2017

We are offering a 10% discount on all of our wills to anyone who instructs us before the end of January 2017. Don’t delay, redeem this offer today! Call 01244 312306 or fill in our enquiry form by clicking here, and one of our solicitors...

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5 Reasons Why Making a Will Should be Your New Year’s Resolution

Posted on January 5th 2017

From not being able to choose who inherits your assets, to not knowing who will look after your children, not making a will can have terrible consequences for those you leave behind. Below are the 5 most compelling reasons why making a Will should be...

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Chester Firm Oliver & Co Solicitors recruits brand new Wills & Probate Solicitor

Posted on December 20th 2016

Louise Holmes has recently joined the Oliver & Co Solicitor’s team! She specialises in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Estate Administration. This week we managed to pull her away from her (already busy!) schedule to get to know her a bit better. How did...

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Why should you support ‘Good Divorce’ Week and Resolution?

Posted on November 29th 2016

Importantly, they also campaign for improvements to the family justice system. This week (28th November – 2nd December 2016) Resolution are hosting ‘Good Divorce week,’ a week promoting their Westminster campaign for no fault divorce in the U.K and the improvement of rights for cohabiting...

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5 Top tips for staying safe on Halloween!

Posted on October 27th 2016

  This year Halloween falls on Monday 31st, but celebrations are likely to take place across the weekend, beginning Friday 28th. With darker nights closing in, and a lot more people roaming the streets, here’s our 5 top tips for staying safe on Halloween!  ...

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(Un)natural selection – the great grammar school debate

Posted on September 12th 2016

On Friday Theresa May announced her plans to lift the existing ban on the creation of new grammar schools in England. The issue of grammar schools has always been an emotive one within education policy and the Prime Minister’s announcement immediately sparked a debate amongst...

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The NHS Litigation authority cost the NHS billions by wasting time

Posted on August 12th 2016

The NHS Litigation authority (NHSLA), the body dealing with medical negligence claims on behalf of NHS Trusts, has come under fire because they are consistently reluctant to settle medical negligence cases against the hospital Trusts they represent. This is problematic because by unnecessarily dragging out...

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Oliver & Co paralegal to raise money for Calais refugee crisis

Posted on August 4th 2016

Chester Paralegal, Harriet Ledger is going to incredible lengths to help the refugee situation at the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, France. Over the next few weeks, Harriet and Chester law firm Oliver & Co Solicitors will be raising funds for the charity, ‘Help Refugees’ before...

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