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Hillyer McKeown team up with Outwrite PR for social media event
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Hillyer McKeown team up with Outwrite PR for social media event

This April, Hillyer McKeown’s experienced employment solicitors will be teaming up with North-Wales-based firm Outwrite PR for the latest in the ‘Employment Essentials’ event series, this time focusing on social media.This free event will be held at the Deeside Enterprise Centre on...

Jeremy Clarkson will not return to Top Gear, BBC confirms
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Jeremy Clarkson will not return to Top Gear, BBC confirms

Solicitor David Jones from Hillyer McKeown's Employment team gives his verdict on the latest controversary to surround Jeremy Clarkson...As the late great Oliver Reed said to Maximus when playing the role of Proximo in the film Gladiator, “I wasn’t the best because I killed quickly. I wa...

‘Blurred Lines’ found to have breached copyright
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‘Blurred Lines’ found to have breached copyright

A jury has awarded the children of Marvin Gaye almost $7.4m (£4.8m) in damages after determining that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ song ‘Blurred Lines’ breached copyright.Jurors concluded that the song, which was the biggest hit of 2013, was too similar to Marvin Gaye'...

Injunction Ends Mosque Abuse
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Injunction Ends Mosque Abuse

Hillyer McKeown’s Commercial Litigation team were recently successful in obtaining an injunction restraining a 3rd party from trespassing upon a Merseyside mosque’s property, together with an order that the perpetrator must pay the costs of the proceedings. The mosque had suffered a long...

Hillyer McKeown supports Comic Relief
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Hillyer McKeown supports Comic Relief

Hillyer McKeown staff were proudly sporting red noses last Friday (13th March) together with colleagues at Mercury Legal and raised a total of £89.00 for Comic Relief.Photographs from the day are pictured below. ...

Saints Beer Festival announced at Anselmians Rugby Club
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Saints Beer Festival announced at Anselmians Rugby Club

Following a highly successful launch last year, Anselmians Rugby Club in Eastham, are once again holding the Saints Beer Festival over the May bank holiday weekend.As you may know, Hillyer McKeown are the main club sponsors and we will soon be publishing more details of the plans for the weekend.Las...

Supreme Court Backs Ex-Wife 20 Years After Divorce
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Supreme Court Backs Ex-Wife 20 Years After Divorce

The Supreme Court has today agreed that a woman can make a claim for a cash settlement from her millionaire ex-husband 20 years after they divorced.Kathleen Wyatt has applied to the Court for a lump sum of £1.9m from her ex-husband, Dale Vince.  When the parties were married they lived as...

ProWirral at Tranmere Rovers
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ProWirral at Tranmere Rovers

The first ProWirral event of the year takes place tomorrow evening at Tranmere Rovers Football Club.Beginning at 5:30pm, this free event will welcome over 60 local businessmen and women from Merseyside to the club’s Dixie Dean suite, with tours also being offered of the stadium on the night.Tr...

ProChester event at Chester Zoo hailed success
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ProChester event at Chester Zoo hailed success

Hillyer McKeown sponsored a successful ProChester event at Chester Zoo last night (25th February).Local businesses from Chester and the surrounding areas attended the famous Oakfield Manor, located in the grounds of Chester Zoo for what was the first ProChester event of 2015.Set within 110 acres of ...

ProChester at Oakfield Manor, Chester Zoo
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ProChester at Oakfield Manor, Chester Zoo

The first ProChester event of the year takes place this evening at Oakfield Manor in the grounds of Chester Zoo.Beginning at 5:30pm, this event will welcome over 80 local businessmen and women from Chester and the surrounding areas to Oakfield Manor, which was the setting of the much-loved BBC1 TV s...

Lindsay Yateman to join Dee 106.3 for regular guest slot
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Lindsay Yateman to join Dee 106.3 for regular guest slot

Hillyer McKeown’s Head of Family Law, Lindsay Yateman, will be appearing in a monthly slot on Chester’s Dee 106.3 over the coming months.Lindsay will join host Mike James for his regular ‘Coffee Break’ feature to discuss the latest news and issues surrounding family law and t...

Lindsay Yateman – Head of Family Law at Hillyer McKeown
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Lindsay Yateman – Head of Family Law at Hillyer McKeown

Lindsay joined Hillyer McKeown in July last year and heads up our Family Law team.With more than twenty years’ experience in Family Law, Lindsay has significant experience in managing divorce cases, cohabitation disputes and civil partnerships. She has particular expertise in resolving complex...

Cohabiting couples UK’s fastest growing family type
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Cohabiting couples UK’s fastest growing family type

Couples who aren’t married but live together are the UK’s fastest growing family type, figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed.The figures, taken from the well-established Household and Families 2014 statistical report, which has been collecting data since 1996, sho...

Huge increase in proposed court fees
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Huge increase in proposed court fees

The government has announced an increase in court fees for cases with a value above £10,000.The court fee for cases above £10,000 will be 5% of the value of the claim.  For cases with a value of £200,000 or more, there will be a flat court issue fee of £10,000.This decis...

Today is ‘National Sickie Day’
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Today is ‘National Sickie Day’

Today (2nd February) has been dubbed ‘National Sickie Day’, when more workers will call in sick than any other day of the year. A survey commissioned by The Fine Bedding Company, which questioned 1,600 adults in the UK, suggests the top reason for pulling a sickie today was the weather,...

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...

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