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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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Joy Hancock becomes Partner at Bowcock & Pursaill

We’re pleased to announce that Joy Hancock is now a partner.

Joy first joined Bowcock & Pursaill’s legal family as an Associate Solicitor in 2018. Based at our Uttoxeter office, she possesses a wealth of experience within the commercial property sector. Using her extensive local knowledge and expertise, Joy takes a proactive and practical approach for her clients, a lot of whom she has worked with for many years.

Having embarked on a legal career in 1990 just…

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Two new appointments at Bowcock & Pursaill

We’re excited to announce two new appointments at Bowcock & Pursaill – Assistant Solicitor Rhiannon Moody and Paralegal Emily Lowe.

Emily’s role will focus on supporting personal cases while Rhiannon will work with a mixture of personal and business issues in the Litigation Department.

Emily will assist the team on matters of Will drafting, preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Court of Protection. She said: “In my role I’ll ensure that clients have their affairs in order…

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New legal secretary joins our Uttoxeter office

Bowcock & Pursaill is excited to announce the appointment of new Legal Secretary Kay Johnson at our Uttoxeter office.

Kay’s employment comes on the back of the retirement of Legal Secretary, Gillian Elks. Kay has taken on the role and comes to the team with specialisms in probate, wills and both commercial and residential property.

Kay, who has 35 years’ experience of working in law firms across the UK, said: “I have covered all aspects of the legal field…

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Staffordshire Legal Secretaries reach combined service of 78 years

After nearly half a century, Bowcock & Pursaill Legal Secretary Carol White is ready to hang up the apron and retire, while Legal Secretary Kay Pickford celebrates 30 years at the Leek office.

Carol has been a great part of the team at Bowcock & Pursaill since 1972 and has always been on hand to keep everyone in the Leek office organised.

Ian Naylor, partner at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors, said: “It’s an incredible achievement for us to see…

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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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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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