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When another person or organisation has broken the contract between you to provide the goods or services in return for payment, you may have grounds for compensation or redress.

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Our specialist Litigation team are on hand to help you with any queries you may have.

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Our expert solicitors are here to support you with advice, outlining your options at the very first stages to ensure all possible objectives are reached.

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The Litigation team at Poole Alcock will advise you on the best route to take, depending on your tenancy agreement.

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At Poole Alcock we understand that you want to resolve any dispute cost-effectively and maintain good relations where possible.

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A company’s articles of association are of paramount importance; they are the key constitutional document setting out the basic management and administrative structure of a company.

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Forming a company can be a positive and exciting step for many business owners. However, it is important to ensure from the outset that the documents governing your company’s operations suit your business needs.

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Acquisition of another company is an effective way to grow your business. Ensuring a successful transaction is all about the detail. You need to know exactly what you are buying.

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When the time comes to sell your company, or shares in your business, you will wish to maximise the return on your investment of money, hard work, time and emotion.

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A guarantee is a legal commitment to repay a debt where the original borrower has defaulted on their repayments. In essence, the person providing the guarantee will “step into the shoes” of the debtor.

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Whether you are lending to or borrowing from a third party, it is always prudent to record the terms of the loan clearly.

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A company’s articles of association are of paramount importance; they are the key constitutional document setting out the basic management and administrative structure of a company.

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If you are in dispute about which school your child should attend or think that it will be in the child’s best interests to change schools it will be necessary to apply for a Specific Issue Order through the courts.

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If your child is aged under 16, it is possible to change their name by deed poll providing that all of the parties with Parental Responsibility are in agreement. However, the child’s birth certificate will not normally be changed as this is a historical record from when the child was born.

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When a child is removed from one of the parents without the other parent’s permission or a child is not returned at a pre-arranged time, it is important to act quickly to reinstate the child’s normal or pre-agreed routine.

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Whenever possible separating parties should speak to one another and make arrangements for the care of the children which are in the children’s best interests and can be worked around by both parents.

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Most of the legal rights given to parents are by way of Parental Responsibility (PR). PR means ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority that a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property by law’.

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You can apply to end or dissolve your civil partnership if you have been in the partnership for at least one year. It is very similar to divorce, in that you will need to make an application to the court.

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When parties separate they may be able to reach an amicable agreement about the finances of the household and how these should be divided going forward. However, for most this can be the most difficult area to resolve.

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We can provide you with the peace of mind of conducting your divorce on a fixed fee basis. We will be able to provide you with the figure at the outset, allowing you to budget and plan your finances in advance.

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We are proud to be chosen by Cheshire Police Federation as their nominated divorce lawyers to provide specialist divorce and family advice to its members.

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A pre-nuptial/pre-civil agreement is a legal agreement made between two individuals before their marriage has taken place. It usually sets out how the couple wish their assets to be divided between them.

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A separation agreement is a written agreement used when a couple want to stop living together. The agreement can be used to decide a variety of topics including, who will pay the mortgage.

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Under the Equality Act 2010 harassment is defined as unwanted conduct which is related to either; age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation and is therefore unlawful.

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Unfair dismissal is a complex area of employment law and one where you need a legal expert to safeguard your financial interests as well as your professional future.

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It can be hard to realise that you may have been a victim of workplace discrimination. Discrimination is based upon what are called Protected Characteristics.

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Under the Equality Act there are 9 specific areas which are called protected characteristics; any discrimination against workers because of these characteristics would be unlawful.

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It is important that businesses handle the termination of a director’s contract appropriately, especially if you need to achieve a swift exit without disrupting the operation of the business.

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Employers should enter into a period of consultation with their employees, giving them information on why the redundancies are necessary and if there are any alternatives available.

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Has your employer discussed ending your employment through redundancy or with a settlement agreement/compromise agreement?

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There will be times when an employee’s conduct or performance falls short of what is expected of them in their contract of employment, or they believe that they have been treated unfairly at work.

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The TUPE Regulations are in place to preserve employees’ rights when a business is transferred to a new employer. The Regulations can apply to organisations of all sizes when a business is sold.

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From the recruitment process, through to issues such as TUPE, training from expert employment solicitors can help you to use the law as a positive framework to implement the best employment practices.

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A written contract of employment is a legal requirement as part of the employment relationship and failure to provide one can leave both parties unclear about their rights and responsibilities.

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Settlement agreements, which used to be called compromise agreements, can play an important part in ending an employment relationship, but there are some important legal safeguards.

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Severing ties with a director or senior executive comes with countless decisions about how to protect your business.

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Whether it is direct or indirect discrimination, a case of harassment, or failure to promote diversity, the Equality Act makes discrimination unacceptable in the workplace.

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It is easy for important steps to be missed during a staff crisis however, each vital step may be a legal requirement. An omission that could have a serious impact upon your business.

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Employers should enter into a period of consultation with their employees, giving them information on why the redundancies are necessary and if there are any alternatives available.

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Whilst it is better to try to resolve a dispute directly with an employee, there will be times when it simply is not possible. In those cases, you may be called before an employment tribunal.

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As an employer you have to be cautious with how you deal with dismissals in order to not be accused of an unfair dismissal.

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Failure to comply with employment legislation can be devastating for a business. Compensation awards for unfair dismissal claims can be in excess of £75,000 and awards for discrimination are unlimited.

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Our team has extensive experience of settling claims arising from a wide variety of accidents and injuries suffered in the workplace.

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Whilst a trip to the beauty salon may conjure up images of relaxation and pampering, many services use potentially harmful chemicals and machinery.

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Poole Alcock have a number of keen cyclists who commute to work and enjoy cycling as a hobby or as a competitive sport. We therefore understand the frustration that can occur.

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Every employer should ensure that the exposure of his employees to substances hazardous to health is either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.

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The loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations in life we have to face, and the thought of bringing a claim for compensation at this time is a difficult one.

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An employer has a duty to eliminate or reduce exposure to vibration to as low a level as is reasonably practicable. In doing so, the employer should have assessed any risks in the task concerned.

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Suffering a head injury is understandably concerning for the victim and their family. It is important to investigate any potential brain injury that may have been caused.

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Tinnitus is any noise (for example, buzzing or ringing) in the ear and can be caused by exposure to excessive levels of noise, although there are other causes too.

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It is logical to think that if you are constantly carrying out the same physical task at work, such as lifting heavy boxes without a break, you may well develop a bad back.

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Common causes of road traffic accidents include other road users, poorly maintained roads, obstructions in the road and slippery surfaces. You may have suffered an injury.

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Accidents can happen at any time and in any place – in the street, at work, at the supermarket. If you think that another person or organisation was responsible for your accident then you may be entitled to compensation.

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Suffering a spinal cord injury can be a life-changing event, impacting on almost every aspect of your life. If the accident was not your fault, then financial compensation is often necessary.

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Separation & Divorce

We are the leading divorce and family solicitors in Cheshire with offices in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Alsager.

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Separation & Divorce Solicitors – Family Law

Poole Alcock Solicitors appreciates dealing with divorce and family matters is stressful.  You can rely on our team of expert family law solicitors who will understand your needs and provide expert legal advice about divorce and separation. Our professional family law solicitors in our Alsager, Crewe, Congleton, Nantwich, Sandbach, and Wilmslow offices are on-hand to offer first-class legal advice and support.

We are the leading Family law team in Cheshire and can offer you fixed fees for divorce and other family law services.

Poole Alcock divorce and separation solicitors understand that the breaking up of a relationship is a particularly difficult time. Our team of sensitive and experienced divorce and family solicitors are here to explain all the legal aspects of separation and provide a prompt service to resolve your case.

 

Separation Agreement

If you are considering a divorce, we would highly recommend applying for a financial consent order or entering into a separation agreement. These agreements enable you as a couple to formally detail the division of your money, property and assets in writing.

The benefits of a separation agreement help avoid any issues in the future during your divorce, so you can both prove what has been agreed by both partners. Each separation agreement is reviewed in fairness by each partner; which is why we would advise you use a qualified solicitor to guide you throughout the negotiating process.

Poole Alcock divorce and separation solicitors are here for you and your family: we understand that divorce and separation is a highly emotional process and each step has to be treated carefully to avoid any conflict. Our expert team will ensure you and your partner can make an amicable agreement as part of the legal process to end the relationship.

 

Civil Partnership Dissolution

Our team has a wealth of experience dealing with civil partnership dissolutions. If your relationship has broken down, you are entitled to apply for a dissolution on the basis your partner agrees. As with divorce, you will have to apply to the court, detailing the reasons why you wish to end your partnership. Poole Alcock will advise you on this process to help you both move on with your separate lives and to manage any financial proceedings lawfully required.

 

Finances on Separation

Sorting your finances after a divorce can be one of the most daunting parts of a divorce or separation. It is a process required to review any financial concerns between you and your partner. Financial separation can include savings, pensions, property; and any monetary maintenance once you have divorced. If there are any children involved, their welfare will be considered as priority during the negotiation process. Our caring team are here to guide you through this complex process and the reduce any potential conflict between each party.

 

All of our divorce and family solicitors are members of Resolution, our accreditation partner. If you are in need of advice, contact Poole Alcock divorce and separation solicitors for a free consultation to discuss your situation. We also offer divorce on a fixed fee basis so you can rest assured the cost of divorce proceedings is settled in advance, depending on your circumstances.

 

Our skilled Family Lawyers

Our solicitors are all members of Resolution – a national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce and separation.

We are accredited by the Law Society and have members on the Advanced Family Panel of Solicitors.

Richard Barratt – the head of the Divorce and Family Team – is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer.  Under the collaborative process, each person appoints their own collaboratively trained lawyer and you and your respective lawyers all meet together to work things out face to face. Both of you will have your lawyer by your side throughout the process and so you will have their support and legal advice as you go.

 

Committed to Excellence – Family Law

Specialising in all areas of law across Cheshire and beyond, we offer a modern service with traditional values, giving you the complete legal service whenever you need us.

We believe our clients deserve to receive the highest possible standard of customer care and legal advice. To achieve this, we ensure our lawyers and support teams are highly skilled professionals with a passion for delivering excellent service which focuses on our clients’ individual needs and circumstances.

We regularly ask our clients for feedback and how we could make our service even better, to make sure that we get it right every time. We leave nothing to chance and take nothing for granted. For these reasons, we make a simple but important promise to our clients: The Committed to Excellence Pledge.

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Cheshire's Leading Separation & Divorce Solicitors

We are a leading Cheshire family law department with specialist solicitors on hand to help you with your separation.

Our expert lawyers will provide you with affordable quality legal advice, whatever your situation may be.

Contact us today for your free consultation to find out how our team can help you.

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Contact Poole Alcock Lawyers for a FREE consultation about divorce with one of our Divorce and Family Solicitors on 0800 389 7093

We are the largest Cheshire-based specialist Divorce and Family Law Department. Read what our clients say about us below. We have specialist divorce and family solicitors in each of our Cheshire offices: Nantwich, Sandbach, Congleton, Crewe, Alsager and Wilmslow

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