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Law firm turns around new farm tenancy deal in less than one week for Muir Farming Ltd.

Bowcock & Pursaill agricultural specialist Catherine Whittles oversaw the acquisition of a 25 year farm business tenancy at Sandon Estate for dairy farmers, Muir Farming Ltd.

Lucy and James Muir have been share farming in Lucy’s family farm for seven years and were interested in growing and expanding their business further.

When a 260 acre farm became available in April this year they needed a quick turnaround and through referral, contacted Catherine at Bowcock & Pursaill to oversee the…

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PA Maureen helps raise £15,000 for Cancer Research

PA to Bowcock and Pursaill Partner Catherine Whittles, Maureen Middleton raised £4,000 in a team of five during a sponsored walk in honour of her close friend who has defied the odds after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Maureen and 300 other people took part in the Twilight Walk in Stockport on 7 February and together raised £15,000.

Walking on behalf of her friend who has had incredible success with a Cancer Research clinical trial, Maureen walked around Woodbank…

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PA Maureen steps in to her walking boots for Cancer Research

Maureen Middleton, PA to Partner Catherine Whittles, is embarking on a sponsored walk in honour of her close friend who has defied the odds after a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Maureen will be taking part in the Twilight Walk in Stockport on 7 February on behalf of her friend who has had incredible success with a Cancer Research clinical trial.

Maureen’s friend of 20 years was diagnosed with cancer, which rapidly developed to stage 4. After a year of chemotherapy…

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

There are no current vacancies available at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors, but watch this space for future career opportunities within our firm…

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Intern Christina joins our Hanley office legal team

Clients visiting our Hanley office at Festival Park may well have spotted a new face among our legal team.

Intern Christina Ioannou applied to come and spend her legal placement here at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors, and is currently in her third year of studying law at Bournemouth University.

Originally from Stoke-on-Trent, Christina has been supporting and shadowing our Hanley staff, helping with a wide variety of legal matters from residential conveyancing to litigation matters to resolve disputes…

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Sponsorship helps Leek Cricket Club to thrive

Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors are again proud sponsors of Leek Cricket Club which celebrates its 175th anniversary this year.

Visitors to the club located on the Macclesfield Road will now spot a Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors sponsorship banner within the stunning grounds.

Chairman Brian Mellor approached Bowcock & Pursaill having done business with the firm for more than 20 years.

He said: “We’re a community-based club with three senior sides and nine junior teams, including an under eight…

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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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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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