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Consultation underway to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

Flexible workers may benefit from new rights and extra protections if they lose out on work.
The proposals form part of the Good Work Plan and the Government are consulting further on the proposed new measures. These include:

Compensation for workers when shifts are cancelled at short notice
Entitlement to a reasonable period of notice for their allocated shifts
Additional protections for individuals who are penalised if they do not accept shifts last minute

Flexible working is a feature of…

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Time running out for septic tank properties to comply with new regulations

Homebuyers and sellers are being alerted to new rules on septic tanks which mean many systems must be upgraded or replaced within the next six months.

Anyone with a septic tank who is planning to sell their property before 1 January 2020, when the legislation comes into force in England and Wales, is being advised to act now or face large fines and costs.

The General Binding Rules for small sewage discharges were brought into force in 2015 to stop…

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Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors support Rudyard Sailability Charity

Bowcock & Pursaill were again proud sponsors of the annual Rudyard Sailability Dragon Boat Race which took place at Rudyard Lake on Saturday July 6th.

This colourful action-packed event attracts teams from all over Staffordshire from companies to clubs. A maximum of 24 teams can take part, and all the money raised goes to the Rudyard Sailability Charity which relies on fundraising to keep the club running throughout the year.

This is the second year running that Bowcock &amp…

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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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Commercial property leases and ‘contracting-out’

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Consultation underway to compensate workers facing cancelled shifts

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Taking on a commercial lease? Advice for tenants from our commercial property team

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