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‘Small Claims’ Limit Increase

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Have you suffered a minor injury in a Road Traffic Accident?  Well, from April 2020 you will probably have to represent yourself!! At present money or property claims worth under £10,000 and personal injury claims worth less than £1,000 are dealt with in the Small Claims Court.  You may have heard of the Small Claims […]

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New Employment Laws – Are You Ready?

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2020 brings with it 5 key changes to employment law that will impact both employers and employees – make sure you are ready for when many of the changes come in force on 6 April 2020 by taking advice now. 1. New right to a written statement of terms Current law Employees who’ve been employed […]

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Charity of the Year

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Every year at North Ainley we have a Charity of the Year whereby we raise funds for the chosen charity with various fundraising events.  During the course of 2019 our chosen Charity of the Year was Maggie’s Oldham. For those that do not know, Maggie’s is a place where people who have been diagnosed with […]

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Christmas Opening

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Our offices will close at 1 pm on Christmas Eve and re-open at 9 am on Thursday 2 January 2020. Limited staff will be available at the office between 9 am & 4 pm on 27 & 30 December 2019 and 9 am and 1 pm on New Years Eve. The Partners and Staff would […]

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Maggie’s Oldham

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We’ve just had the pleasure of presenting a cheque for the funds we have raised at various events throughout 2019 for our charity of the year Maggie’s Oldham. Drop into Maggie’s for practical, emotional and social support from their professional staff at any time from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Here is a photo of our Private […]

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Christmas Jumper Day

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It’s that time of year again and staff at North Ainley are wearing their Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children. Work is much more fun when you’re wearing a jumper with a penguin on it.  Or a reindeer.  Or a load of tinsel…So get on board and tell your colleagues to get […]

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Oh Christmas Tree

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There’s nothing quite like the smell of real Christmas trees to get you in the festive mood, so we’re feeling especially merry having decorating our ‘legal’ themed tree – just one of 60+ in the annual Oldham Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival in aid of local charities. Admission is free so pop down between 7 […]

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Business Breakfast – Mahdlo Oldham

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Informative and enlightening final business breakfast of the year at Mahdlo – Oldham this morning with members of the team hearing Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Chief Constable Ian Hopkins talk honestly about his role, the challenges facing policing today and specifically, Greater Manchester Police. Ian joined GMP in April 2008 on promotion to Assistant Chief Constable.  He started […]

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Oldham Food bank

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The staff at North Ainley Solicitors are a few days into our reverse advent calendar for Oldham Foodbank – such a great idea & it’s not too late to start yours. The idea is that every day you place the food items stated on the calendar into a box or bag and then at the end of […]

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Equal Rights

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The Civil Partnership (Opposite-Sex Couples) Regulations 2019 in force from today mean that from 31 December 2019 mixed sex couples will have the right to enter into a Civil Partnership (rather than a marriage) – a right previously only available to same sex couples. The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill, which would […]

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Settlement Agreements

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Settlement Agreements are legally binding agreements where an Employer provides a severance payment in return for an Employee agreeing not to pursue a claim in the Tribunal or Courts. Importantly, the employee must have received advice on the terms and effect of the agreement from an independent solicitor (or another adviser specified in the Employment Rights […]

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Oldham Law Association Dinner

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A brilliant time had by all at the Oldham Law Association annual dinner, thank you to the organisers and to the The White Hart Inn at Lydgate for top notch food and service as always. For over 100 years, Oldham Law Association has represented solicitors working or living in the town and surrounding area.  The Association lobbies Government and […]

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International Day for Tolerance

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We might not strike you as the most tolerant bunch but actually, as lawyers it’s part of our job to treat everyone the same. We work in a richly diverse town and are proud to advise and act regardless of race, creed, colour or gender – we invite you to strive to do the same. […]

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Go outrageously Orange

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The North Ainley Solicitors office has been well and truly tangoed today in support of our chosen charity of the year Maggie’s. Today we have brightened up our workplace by asking staff to wear the Maggie’s colour and give a small donation. Head to toe orange or just a few accessories – anything goes and every donation will […]

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Absent without leave

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There are lots of genuine reasons why an employee might not turn up for work without permission but it’s easy to assume the worst & make a rash decision to dismiss. Being AWOL can be a fair ground for dismissal but there is a lot to consider before doing so if you want to avoid […]

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Bullying at work

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It can happen to anyone and whilst it isn’t against the law, it’s obviously never a good thing for someone to feel intimidated, degraded, humiliated or offended.  Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and so it’s important for employers to take such matters seriously. We advise both businesses and individuals on bullying and harassment […]

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Business Advice

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We were delighted to be invited and attend yesterday’s ‘Business Start-Up Café’ at University Campus Oldham as part of their ‘Employability Week’ which is running from Monday 21 October t0 Friday 25 October at Oldham University.  Two of our Partners were on hand to provide free legal advice and guidance to budding entrepreneurs looking to start a […]

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Solicitor Chat

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North Ainley Solicitors take part in a weekly lively discussion about topical legal issues every Thursday on Twitter and each week a prize is awarded to the best tweets.  This week’s questions were based on property related topics and our Residential Property Partner Vinesh Mistry was awarded the prize for his winning contributions to today’s Law Society […]

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Free Will writing

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We are very proud to support Maggie’s Oldham in a practical way by providing a monthly Will writing service. If you are thinking of writing a Will, our free sessions are open to all Maggie’s visitors and their families. Our next sessions are on: 🔸Tuesday 12th November 🔸Tuesday 10th December Thinking about writing your will can be […]

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World Mental Health Day

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As Employment and Family Law Solicitors we often witness first-hand the huge impact that mental health issues can have on a person’s home and working life.  Today is about raising awareness of those issues – it’s time to start looking, listening and understanding more. Mental health problems are a growing public health concern.  They are prevalent not […]

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  • Jill always makes us feel that she is doing everything possible to make thing happen as soon as possible. Thanks Jill you’re a star!
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  • Lisa Wright
    Lisa Wright
    15:05 25 Feb 19
    Cassie was fantastic throughout our sale and would recommend North Ainley if selling or buying a house.read more
    Lynn Findlater
    Lynn Findlater
    18:55 01 Dec 18
    I have used North Ainley for a number of years. They have successfully dealt with my parent's wills and more recently the sale of 2 properties. The staff are exceptional and imparticular Cassie who took care of the whole process from start to finish whilst I was overseas. She diligently chased all third parties and kept me informed at all times. I would recommend North Ainley as they have proved themselves time and again over the last 10 years in all of my family's legal affairs.read more
    Idnan Ahmed
    Idnan Ahmed
    12:57 30 Nov 18
    Excellent service. handled my latest commercial purchase professionally. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a solicitors who are proffesional and easy to work with. Top service.read more
    Lucy Hoy
    Lucy Hoy
    16:39 27 Nov 18
    Excellent! Very friendly and fantastic communication throughout. Nothing was to much trouble. Thankyou Vinesh and Cassie. Would definitely recommend.read more
    Anil M
    Anil M
    15:11 04 Nov 18
    Fantastic Solicitors firm. Very professional. Close to Oldham Town Centre. Answer all your questions and concerns. Keep you upto date at every stage. I have used this firm for many years in buying and selling property. You can not go wrong using North Ainley Solicitors.read more
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