Trafford Law Society makes major donation to Skullfades Foundation

  A James Bond themed ‘Skyball’ raised a four-figure sum to support Manchester’s homeless community. The Trafford Law Society event saw lawyers from across South Manchester donate £1,200 to support the work of the Skullfades Foundation, a charity established by…

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Slater Heelis Launches Twiddlemuff Drive For Those With Dementia

The Private Client team at Slater Heelis are asking the crafty folk of Greater Manchester to get out their knitting needles to help those with dementia. We are collecting ‘Twiddlemuffs’, a colourful and engaging dementia aid which can be made…

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Government’s U Turn Over National Insurance Increase

The Government has announced that it has no plans to increase national insurance rates for the self-employed during its time in office. It was originally anticipated that class four NICS (contributions paid by the self-employed) would increase from 9% to…

Commercial Property team continues to expand

CAMILLA THORNBERRY, joins Slater Heelis as an Associate Solicitor from international law firm Trowers & Hamlins. She will work as part of the Commercial Property team, primarily focusing on residential development, and will be based in the firm’s Manchester city…

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Probate Fees Increase

The UK government has announced a significant change in the way probate fees work, moving from a flat fee of £155 through a solicitor or £215 by a member of the public for estates to a sliding scale based on…

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Whose fault is it anyway?

As discussed in our previous blog, the widely reported case of Tini and Hugh Owens has attracted much criticism of current divorce law. The judgment is now in and, despite highly critical comments about the state of the law from…

Slater Heelis Awarded Lexcel Accreditation for 13th Year in a Row

After a rigorous on-site assessment by the Law Society, Slater Heelis has been awarded the Lexcel Accreditation for excellence in practice management and client care for the 13th year in a row. The optional independent assessment benchmarks firms against the…

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Think Airbnb? Think Again

Since its formation in 2008, Airbnb has completely changed the world of hospitality, allowing everyone with a spare bedroom to make some extra money by renting it out as and when they choose to. This is certainly a tempting prospect…

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The recent case of Peninsula Business Services v Baker

In this recent case, the Claimant, Miss Baker, claimed that she suffered from Dyslexia. This was confirmed by a psychologist’s report. The Respondent, Peninsula, were concerned about the Claimant’s performance and instructed consultants to conduct surveillance of her movements. Miss…