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ProChester Returns - 18th September at The Church
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ProChester Returns - 18th September at The Church

After taking a break for the summer, ProChester returns on Thursday 18th September with a special event to be held at The Church Bar & Restaurant on Newgate Street.This event will also celebrate the 15 year anniversary of one of ProChester’s sponsors, Risk Services (NW) Ltd and promises to...

Next ProWirral Event: Tuesday 9th September
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Next ProWirral Event: Tuesday 9th September

ProWirral returns on Tuesday 9th September, following a summer break.September’s event will take place at Portal Business Centres in Bromborough from 5:30pm, where we will be joined by guest speaker Jeremy Butler, Chief Executive of Tranmere Rovers Football Club.ProWirral is a business network...

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...

Law Commission announces reivew of will laws
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Law Commission announces reivew of will laws

Changes in society, technology and medicine have arguably left the laws surrounding wills outdated and out of touch. The Law Commission have suggested that the current laws may actually discourage individuals from making a will and a project to review the law will be undertaken by the Commission in ...

Rural crime figures rise
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Rural crime figures rise

New figures have revealed that rural crime is rising, with sheep rustling and a rise in stolen farming tools driving the increase.The report, compiled annually by insurer NFU Mutual, showed figures are up by 5.2% on 2012’s figures, and mean the cost of crime to the rural economy in the UK reac...

Company director unfairly excluded after attempted love affair
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Company director unfairly excluded after attempted love affair

A court has ruled that a director who tried to start an affair with his business partner’s wife was unfairly excluded from the management of a company in which he held shares.The case involved two men who had been close friends and operated their business as a quasi-partnership. Things turned ...

Hillyer McKeown drive expansion plan with new key appointments
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Hillyer McKeown drive expansion plan with new key appointments

North West law firm, Hillyer McKeown, have announced a line-up of key appointments that will strengthen their team as they embark on an aggressive five year expansion plan.Well-connected Merseyside solicitor Phil Whitehurst has moved from DWF’s Liverpool office and joins Hillyer McKeown as Par...

Legal Cashier Position

We are recruiting for a Legal Cashier on a full-time permanent basis. Up-to-date knowledge of SAR’s is required.Reporting to the Accounts Manager in a team of 4, you will operate Client/Office & Nominal Accounts and your role will include: TT & Bacs payments Bill Posting Transfers...

Assistant Solicitor – Dispute Resolution

We are looking for an Assistant solicitor to join our Dispute Resolution team based in our Chester office. The role would be suitable for a candidate 2 years PQE with a general commercial litigation background who is self-motivated, enthusiastic , resilient and a team player. Commitment to quali...

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. We attract first class lawyers and offer high quality work that is interesting, de...

Cleaning company granted injunction to protect its business

A cleaning company has been granted an interim injunction preventing former franchisees from competing with it until disputed issues can be dealt with in court.The company made the move to block two franchisees from competing for the same business in Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. The fr...

New guidelines to tackle late payment problem

The problems small firms face with late payments from larger businesses is being tackled in a new set of guidelines put forward by the government.Hundreds of large firms have signed the Prompt Payment Code but many of them don’t always meet the standards required.Overdue invoices have been ide...

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...

Government vows to ‘help firms to start-up and scale-up’

A new Bill to help small businesses is being introduced by the government.The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill contains several measures designed to make it easier for small firms to thrive. They include: Strengthening the rules on director disqualifications and measures to help cre...

Nick Clegg launches £200m growth pot for North West businesses

Businesses in the North West have welcomed a new £200 million regional growth pot announced by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg last Thursday (19th June).The news marks round six of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), which allows businesses in the region to bid for a share of the pot in an at...

Hillyer McKeown announced as members of Dementia Action Alliance

Hillyer McKeown have been confirmed as official members of Cheshire West Dementia Action Alliance.The aim of the Dementia Action Allowance is to bring together organisations across England who are committed to transforming the lives of dementia sufferers and their carers.As part of their membership,...

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