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Hillyer McKeown signs new deal with Cheshire Phoenix
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Hillyer McKeown signs new deal with Cheshire Phoenix

Cheshire Phoenix are delighted to announce that leading law firm Hillyer McKeown has extended its partnership with the club for the 2015/16 season.The new sponsorship agreement sees Hillyer McKeown increase its financial commitment to the club as corporate partners. The firm will also be the club&rs...

ProWirral and Everton FC score winner with table football tournament
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ProWirral and Everton FC score winner with table football tournament

Business networking club ProWirral held a successful table football tournament with Everton FC last week (11th June).The event, which raised over £300 for Everton in the Community, the club’s official charity, was attended by former Everton striker Graham Stuart as well as the Lord Mayor...

Hillyer McKeown Volunteers With Chester Zoo Animal Supplies Team
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Hillyer McKeown Volunteers With Chester Zoo Animal Supplies Team

Volunteers from Chester law firm Hillyer McKeown spent the morning assisting Chester Zoo’s Animal Supplies Division earlier this month (June 2015) to help prepare food for the zoo’s browsing animals ahead of its ‘Islands’ launch.The group, which consisted of volunteers from a...

Hillyer McKeown Marks New Chapter with Head Office Relocation and New Brand Identity
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Hillyer McKeown Marks New Chapter with Head Office Relocation and New Brand Identity

Hillyer McKeown has opened for business at its brand new Chester Head Office today (22nd June), marking a new chapter for the firm as it also unveils its new brand identity.Taking 14,000 sq. ft. of the new Gorse Stacks House in Chester City Centre, developed by Watkin Jones, Hillyer McKeown’s ...

North-West law firm first to offer pioneering articled apprentice scheme

A leading North West law firm is the first in England and Wales to offer a legal apprenticeship programme aimed at opening up the profession to a greater number of talented candidates.Hillyer McKeown was the first firm to adopt the new “Articled Apprenticeship” scheme and has now been jo...

Hillyer McKeown’s Paul Marsh joins firm’s senior management team
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Hillyer McKeown’s Paul Marsh joins firm’s senior management team

Leading North West law firm Hillyer McKeown has promoted Paul Marsh to its senior management team.Paul also becomes an equity partner in the firm which has offices in Chester, Wirral and North Wales.Paul joins Managing Partner Steve Harvey and fellow partners Richard Burnett, Lindsey Kidd and Caroli...

Boost for landlords paying empty property rates

The High Court has provided a welcome boost for landlords wishing to avoid paying rates on empty commercial property. Currently, business rates are charged on nearly all non-domestic properties such as shops, offices and factories while they are in use. Properties with a rateable value of less than...

Acquisition of Constar supports expansion plans
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Acquisition of Constar supports expansion plans

Law Firm, Hillyer McKeown have announced that have advised on a deal resulting in Esterform Packaging Limited acquiring the business of Constar UK based at Sherburn-in Elmet near York.Esterform manufactures 1.5 billion PET preforms and containers from its two sites in Tenbury Wells and Leeds. This a...

Company awarded damages against former director
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Company awarded damages against former director

A steel production company has won a damages claim against a former director and members of his family after they formed a rival start-up business.The director, his son and daughter-in-law all worked for the company, when the son and daughter-in-law left to set up their own business making steel pro...

Perils of setting up a business without a written agreement

When setting up a business venture involving two or more people it is essential to have a written agreement so that everyone understands their responsibilities and entitlements.Failure to do so can lead to confusion and the need for legal action, as illustrated in a recent case before the High Court...

Law Firm Celebrate as Legal 500 is Published

The list which is produced annually, provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage on recommended law firms and solicitors. Steve Harvey commented: “It’s a notable achievement that we’ve gained more entries in this year’s list than in any previous year. Over the last 12...

Mark of excellence for City Law Firm Hillyer McKeown

Widely recognised as the most prestigious award for excellence across the legal sector the Legal 500, announced today, has yet again recognised Hillyer McKeown for their outstanding expertise, innovative service delivery and calibre of staff.Head of Commercial Property, Victoria Jones, was listed ag...

Hillyer McKeown Recommended in Legal 500

Hillyer McKeown Solicitors are celebrating some “promising” results in the prestigious Legal 500 guide. Eight of the firms practice areas and five of the firms lawyers have been recommended in the annual review of the legal sector, which was published last week.Partner, Duncan McAllister...

Firm Celebrate Legal 500 Listings
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Firm Celebrate Legal 500 Listings

Leading North West Law Firm, Hillyer McKeown, are celebrating after receiving several entries in this year’s Legal 500.  Individuals from the Employment, Commercial Property, Corporate and the Litigation teams were mentioned in the list, published today.Caroline Jones, Head of Commercial ...

Early Conciliation

On the 6th May 2014 Early Conciliation (EC) took effect and since then Claimant’s who want to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal against their employer will only be able to if they have entered into early conciliation via Acas. In order to access ACAS, you will be required to complete a...

Hillyer McKeown to support FoodBank Appeal

Law Firm, Hillyer McKeown, are calling for the city’s businesses to come together to support a new local organisation that launched last week. The Chester & Ellesmere Port FoodBank will be a permanent fixture in the area and will provide emergency food for people in crisis within the loca...

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