November is Will Aid month and Francesca Rigby from our Stockport office will be taking part this year. Will Aid is an annual fundraising event involving 9 of the UK's leading charities. With the support of the legal profession, donating their time and skill, people are encouraged to have a will … [Read more...] about Will Aid 2018
Harold Stock & Co are delighted to welcome Francesca Rigby into their successful Private Client team. Francesca will be based in the firm's Stockport office. Francesca studied Criminology and Social Policy at Manchester University and then went on to study at BPP Law School achieving … [Read more...] about Private Client team boosted by new recruit
Most popular day for marriages sees local Solicitor campaign to raise awareness of the common-law marriage myth Saturday 18 August has been reported as the most common day in 2018 to tie the knot in the UK. However, since the early 1970s, the number of people actually getting married has … [Read more...] about The most popular day for marriage
As a specialist team with over 40 years experience in getting our clients the support and compensation that they deserve. We have seen a nervousness about asking for a second opinion. Whilst it has become the norm to change car insurer if you can find better cover, we are sometimes less confident … [Read more...] about Stick or Twist – Is it a gamble to change solicitor?
Former pupils, Kirsty Dunn and Alex Newman went back to school this morning to take part in the Mossley Hollins High School Futures Event. This is the 4th year running that Kirsty and Alex have assisted the school by leading their Year 10 pupils through a mock interview scenario. The … [Read more...] about Mossley Hollins Futures Event 2018
Last month, the UK said goodbye to a national treasure, as singer and comedian Ken Dodd passed away after a severe chest infection. Two days before his passing, however, he and his partner of forty years, Anne Jones, decided to marry. It has been said that Dodd has “had the last laugh” as doing so … [Read more...] about How Ken Dodd Avoided Inheritance Tax
Harold Stock & Co. are proud to sponsor local mental health charity, The Anthony Seddon Fund's annual charity night for the fourth consecutive year. The Anthony Seddon Fund is based in Ashton-under-Lyne. The charity was founded by Donna Thomas and her husband, Brian following the … [Read more...] about Harold Stock & Co supporting mental health in Tameside
We want to make you aware that fraudsters are currently hacking into email chains, for important security information, between a house buyer or seller and their solicitors. The fraudster monitors the communications using malware that looks for key words like house purchase, deposit, buy and … [Read more...] about Important security information: Fraudsters are hacking into emails and diverting house purchase payments
Claire Atkinson, specialist Solicitor for the Elderly based at Harold Stock & Co Solicitors, has defended lasting powers of attorneyThis follows comments from a former senior judge that power of attorney orders are open to financial abuse But national group Solicitors for the Elderly says with … [Read more...] about Claire Atkinson, specialist Solicitor for the Elderly defends Lasting Powers of Attorney
Whichever party forms the next Government, pressure from insurance companies will lead to the removal of the right to “proper” compensation for whiplash injuries that many of us have suffered in car crashes that have not been our fault. The changes will see compensation payments being slashed by … [Read more...] about The General Election will not stop big changes to personal injury awards
On Sunday 19th March 2017, a team from Harold Stock & Co Solicitors took part in the St. Ann's Hospice Obstacolour Run. A huge thank you to everyone who took part. It was cold, wet and very muddy but I am pleased to say that everyone turned up and fought against the elements to complete … [Read more...] about St. Ann’s Hospice Obstacolour Run 2017
Are you a regular user of social media? Covert video surveillance has been used by insurance companies for a long time in claims for compensation arising out of an accident or other injury. With advances in technology, our team of experienced specialists have seen insurance companies increasingly … [Read more...] about Who’s Watching You?