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When it is too hot to work?

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We don’t want to jinx it but, if we really are in store for a heat wave, many of you might be wondering how hot it has to get before you can leave work and head for your back garden/nearest beer garden… The law It’s not good news – whilst the law sets a minimum […]

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Saddleworth Summer Show

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Did you spot our Senior Partner John Ainley selling ducks in Uppermill yesterday? The duck race will be part of the Rotary’s Saddleworth Show 2019 next week which promises to be bigger and better than ever. North Ainley Solicitors are proud to sponsor the event which raises thousands of pounds for local and international charities. Get yourself down to […]

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Oldham Enterprise Trust

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Great to join Oldham Enterprise Trust at The Old School BBQ Bus for the launch of the ‘Oldham Enterprise Network yesterday’. The Oldham Enterprise Trust provides a one stop portal to start-up and growth companies to access the wide range of business funding that is available as well as free business advice and support. The Trust can assist you […]

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Rough Runner

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A great big well done to our Commercial Property Solicitor Jane Stark and the rest of the mums at Greenfield Primary School who braved the rain on Saturday to complete Rough Runner in aid of Andys Man Club. We hear it was wet and muddy but great fun and the best bit – they have raised just over […]

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Andy’s Man Club

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This month our Commercial Property guru/Solicitor Jane Stark will be talking part in a 10k outdoor obstacle course Rough Runner to raise money for charity Andys Man Club. Shockingly, suicide is now the biggest killer of men under 45 and ‘Andy’s Man Club’ aims to prevent suicide in men by providing a safe environment where men can meet and talk without […]

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Continuing Best Practice following a successful Lexcel Assessment

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North Ainley Solicitors has once again successfully secured the Law Society Legal Practice Quality Mark, Lexcel. Lexcel is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for Law Firms and in house Legal Departments which gives the public the assurance that a Practice meets high Client Care and Business Management standards.  North Ainley originally achieved the standard in […]

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North Ainley – Winning Team!

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Congratulations to Team North Ainley on taking 1st place at the annual Oldham Law Association quiz night in aid of Shelter. Each year the Oldham Law Association hosts a general knowledge quiz to raise funds for Shelter, with all the participants being local law firms.  This year the quiz was held at the George Street Chapel and it was […]

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Dementia Action Week

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This week is ‘Dementia Action Week’ across the country and we are doing our bit.  This Friday 24 May 2019 members of our Private Client team will be at the ‘Dementia Information Day’ at Oldham Library. Danielle and Jennifer from our Private Client Department will be set up, ready and waiting at the Oldham Library […]

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When can you suspend employees?

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In any contract of employment, there is an ‘implied term of trust and confidence’ between employer and employee.  But does this mean that an employer can’t suspend someone pending investigation in case they breach that term? The tribunals say not.  In the recent case of London Borough of Lambeth v Agorevo, a primary school teacher […]

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End to the blame game in sight?

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The Justice Secretary has today finally announced plans for a new law meaning divorcing couples will no longer have to blame each other for the breakdown of their marriage. The current law requires evidence of 1 of the following; adultery, behaviour, desertion, 2 years’ separation (if 1 spouse consents) or 5 years’ separation (otherwise).  As […]

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New payslip rights

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Big changes to the Employment Rights Act 1996 in force from next Monday 6 April 2019, mean that ALL employees and workers (starting jobs after this date) will have a statutory right to a detailed written, printed or electronic wage slip including a breakdown of hours worked where pay varies by the time worked. Employers […]

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Employers take note: Personal Injury compensation paid in Employment claim

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Hailing a new approach, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently awarded personal injury compensation for failure to provide rest breaks under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). Rights: Under the WTR 1998 all workers are entitled to an unpaid rest break of 20 minutes when working for more than six hours per day (Reg 12).  […]

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Do not run out of time!

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The very recent case of Cowan v Foreman and others, highlights the importance of  bringing claims in a timely fashion.  In this case, a widow tried to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (“the Act”) against her husband’s estate.  The Act states that claims must be commenced within […]

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Bill Holroyd CBE DL – motivation for the team

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Once again there is a real buzz around the office today as Solicitors from our team attended a Business Breakfast meeting this morning at Mahdlo Oldham with guest speaker, Bill Holroyd CBE DL. Bill started out in catering administration and first worked at Trust Houses Forte.  Early on he decided he wanted to run his own business […]

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Mahdlo Will Week

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We are once again pleased to be supporting Mahdlo – Oldham’s annual ‘Will Week’ this week. We are working with Mahdlo to provide members of the public with an opportunity to access our Will preparation services, whilst at the same time raising funds to support Mahdlo.  The scheme is running from the 4th to the 8th March inclusive. […]

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Mayor’s Ball

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Members of the North Ainley team had a great time at the Mayor’s Civic & Charity Ball yesterday evening along with fellow local sponsors and honoured guests. This is an annual event where the primary purpose is to raise funds for the Mayor’s Appeal Fund.  All the proceeds from which will be donated to the Mayor’s Charity.  […]

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North Ainley Walks All Over Cancer

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This March members of the team are walking 10,000 steps a day throughout the month to help beat cancer sooner.  Help us Walk All Over Cancer and fund life-saving research by sponsoring our team on the following link: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/northainley-walks-all-over-cancer The campaign is for anyone and everyone who has been affected by cancer in some way […]

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Tenant Fees Act 2019

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On 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act (“the Act”) will come into force.  The aim of the Act is to reduce costs Landlords may currently impose on tenants both at the outset and during the tenancy.  The Act applies to new tenancies from 1st June and to existing tenancies from 1 June 2020.  It […]

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Annual STEP Dinner

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A team from our Private Client Department, along with partners John Ainley and Geoff Lamb, attended the Annual Dinner of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester last night.  John Ainley is a former Chairman of the Manchester Branch. Our Jennifer Kitchener was selected to attend the Dinner […]

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The Housing Market

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Despite the cold start to the year or the Brexit jitters, it’s not all doom and gloom as some sources reveal a positive start to the year.  House prices in the United Kingdom overall continued to rise in 2018 and it is predicted that this trend will continue in 2019:- Hometrack Property Analysts predict 3% […]

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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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