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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...

Keeeep Dancing! Phil McKeown gears up for Strictly
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Keeeep Dancing! Phil McKeown gears up for Strictly

Phil McKeown is gearing up to compete in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ to raise funds for Claire House.Phil was approached several months ago by Angella Rawsthorne, Corporate Claire House Fundraiser for the region and asked if he would like to take part in the event. Seeing as Phil has never d...

Quindell investors encouraged to pursue claim for compensation
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Quindell investors encouraged to pursue claim for compensation

Investors in Quindell are being encouraged to pursue a claim for professional negligence to compensate for the money lost from their investment in the company.To say that it has been a difficult 2014 for Quindell’s, and equally for its investors, would be an understatement. The global firm, wh...

Chester law firm, Hillyer McKeown, gear up for annual 'Christmas Curry Club'
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Chester law firm, Hillyer McKeown, gear up for annual 'Christmas Curry Club'

Chester Law Firm, Hillyer McKeown are gearing up for their annual 'Christmas Curry Club'.The event, to be hosted at Barton Rouge, will take place on Friday 12th December and businesses looking to attend are being advised to book their place as soon as possible.According to Richard Burnett, Partner a...

SMEs encouraged to get behind Small Business Saturday
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SMEs encouraged to get behind Small Business Saturday

This Saturday (6th December) sees the return of Small Business Saturday, an event created to celebrate the country’s most innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).The annual event, now in its second year, is calling on SMEs to get involved, in an effort to encourage the public to e...

New Stamp Duty Rates announced by chancellor
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New Stamp Duty Rates announced by chancellor

The new Stamp Duty Rates have been set by the chancellor today and will come into force from midnight tonight. Please see details below.Stamp duty ratesMr Osborne spelled out the new stamp duty rates: No tax on the first £125,000 paid 2% on the portion up to £250,000 5% up to £...

Recruitment at Hillyer McKeown
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Recruitment at Hillyer McKeown

Hillyer McKeown is proud of its growing reputation and achievements. We consistently punch above our weight and are highly-rated by our clients and our peers for the quality of our legal work and commercial expertise. View our recruitment page here for more information....

ProWirral Christmas event announced for December
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ProWirral Christmas event announced for December

A special ProWirral Christmas event has been announced for Tuesday 9th December.The event will be held at 4748 on Hamilton Square from 5:30pm. It promises to be a great evening with music from local guitarist Lem Mellor and a glass or two of fizz to kick-start the festive season! This special event ...

Hillyer McKeown sponsor Clatterbridge Christmas Ladies Lunch
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Hillyer McKeown sponsor Clatterbridge Christmas Ladies Lunch

Hillyer McKeown are proud to be sponsoring the Pollard’s Inn ‘Christmas Ladies Lunch’ on Thursday 4th December in aid of the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.Come along for an afternoon of festive food, fun and fundraising for a fantastic cause.  The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is...

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