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We’re recruiting! Part-time and/or full-time Legal Secretary wanted

Part-time and/or full-time Legal Secretary

Owing to successful business expansion, we are now recruiting for a part-time and/or full-time Legal Secretary to support our busy, fast paced Family/Matrimonial Department.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

Strong secretarial skills and an ability to work under pressure and prioritise demands
Good time management/organisational skills
Excellent attention to detail with the ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task

Your duties will…

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Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors help breathe life into historic city site

Bowcock & Pursaill have been involved in bringing the former Spode pottery site at the heart of Stoke-on-Trent back to life.

The development of the factory off Elenora Street marks a new chapter in its history after pottery production ended there in 2008 and is now regarded as a brilliant example of heritage buildings being used for new purposes.

Working alongside entrepreneur Jeff Nash, Bowcock & Pursaill property specialist Joy Hancock has been involved in the legal paperwork…

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Christmas jumpers raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice

This is the third year in a row the staff at Bowcock & Pursaill have taken part in Christmas Jumper Day to raise cash for charity, and this year they excelled themselves with their natty festive knits.

While the national Christmas Jumper Day raises money for Save The Children, this year staff decided to support a charity closer to home – and their hearts – so every penny raised will support the Douglas Macmillan Hospice based in Blurton. This amazing charity provides…

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Local charities benefit from generous trust fund

Several charities are set to benefit from a generous trust fund which is being administered by Staffordshire solicitors Bowcock & Pursaill.

A client of the legal firm set up the trust several years ago which has a total value of £225,000 and is now being used to support several local charities including the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity who are receiving £30,000.

Ian Naylor, a partner at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors, who is administering the Trust funds, went to…

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We help Leek honour Wardle family with links to the silk industry

A husband and wife who were central to Leek’s place in history as the centre of the British silk industry have been honoured with their own plaques.

Blue plaques to Sir Thomas and Lady Elizabeth Wardle were unveiled on Tuesday (November 13th) at their former family home in Leek, 54 St Edward Street, now the base of our Leek office!

The plaques are the work of Leek and District Civic Society and may be the first in the country…

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Commercial property team keeps growing at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors

At Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors we are strengthening our legal team once more with the appointment of commercial property specialist Joy Hancock.

An Associate Solicitor, Joy will be based at our Uttoxeter office, and brings with her extensive experience in the property sector having previously worked at Grindeys and Knights solicitors.

She has a passion for landlord and tenant matters, property portfolio work, property sales, acquisitions, financing and all aspects of asset management, having originally considered becoming a surveyor as…

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Solicitor Lisa Cogger qualifies as Collaborative Family Lawyer

Staffordshire families and couples facing a relationship or marital breakdown are set to benefit from a new service from Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors which will allow them to resolve their issues outside of court.

Our Associate Solicitor Lisa Cogger, has qualified as a Collaborative Family Lawyer, a process which offers a non-confrontational approach to dealing with divorce and other areas of family law without having to go to court.
The whole process is led by the client and involves…

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Legal apprentice Jodi joins us as a permanent member of staff

We have strengthened our legal team with the permanent appointment of our apprentice.

Jodi Attwood-Boot joined us as a legal apprentice based at our Uttoxeter office in Carter Street and is now training to become a Chartered Legal Executive, after successfully completing her two-year apprenticeship and securing a permanent position.

After completing her A Levels, Jodi was working part-time while looking for full-time employment. It was her lifelong interest in law that inspired her to apply…

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Event rider takes competition to the next level

In 2017 we began sponsoring up and coming Derby event rider Danielle Meehan to support her in her quest to compete at the very top level of this very challenging equine competition.

Eventing tests both horse and rider across every level as it incorporates show jumping, cross country and dressage, and can be run as a one-day or a three-day event, the most popularly known ones being Badminton and Burghley.

Last year Danielle was competing at novice level…

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Thousands expected to apply for refunds of LPA application fees

The Ministry of Justice has announced that a refund scheme is now in place for people who have been overcharged for their Lasting Power of Attorney registration fee.

The refunds are being offered to those who may have been charged more than was necessary when they applied to register for powers of attorney between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017.

According to the MoJ, the operating costs of the Office of the Public Guardian decreased between 2013 and 2017…

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