There are various ways in which you can own your home. These are:- SolelyJointly – as joint tenantsJointly – as tenants in common If you own your property as joint tenants, this means that upon your death, your share in the property will automatically pass to the surviving joint owner. … [Read more...] about How do I protect my home in my Will? What can I do about care home fees?
We asked Debra Woolfson to share some of the strange things she has learned in the areas of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. She replied with the following: As a lawyer specialising in helping those that have suffered pain through trauma, I have seen the disabling impact that severe … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising facts about pain.
Clients often ask what they need to consider, prior to a Will appointment. Here is a guide to help you prepare:- Executors: Who do you want to carry out your wishes? We would suggest you name at least two people you trust, just in case one person is unable or no longer willing to act as your … [Read more...] about Wills – what to think about before an appointment
Our specialist Wills and Probate team have always taken instructions from clients wishing to make a Will or make amendments to their Will via telephone, video calling and email and during lockdown is no different. However, a key factor in making a valid Will is how the Will is ‘executed’. In other … [Read more...] about Can I make a Will during lockdown?
During the COVID pandemic there has been a lot of focus on effects of lockdown and restrictions upon mental health but it seems clear that relationships have also felt the strain. Couples who had been managing to get along in normal times have struggled to cope with extended periods of confinement … [Read more...] about Couples feeling the strain?
Staff from our offices took part in Elf Day to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society. They raised over £340! Well done to everyone that took part. The highlight of the day for most was the opportunity to Pie Face Paul Stock together with Tom Simpson, Scott Turner-Percy and Claire Atkinson. … [Read more...] about Elf Day 2018
We held a Virtual Cycle on 20th November 2018 at our Stockport office to raise funds for Brake, the Road Safety Charity. Collectively, we cycled 100.05km and have raised £210 so far. You can still donate to our Fundraising … [Read more...] about Harold Stock & Co show their pedal power for Road Safety Week
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?
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
As we get to the end of 2017, the clinical negligence and personal injury teams at Harold Stock & Co, thought it would be a good time to look back over the last 12months, as well as looking forward to 2018, when the firm will celebrate 40 years of working with and supporting individuals and … [Read more...] about Looking Back At 2017 – A Legal Year In Review
Extra Traffic on the Christmas Roads Like it or not, the Christmas season is well and truly upon us. Which means that along with the drop in temperature, the roads around Stockport and Manchester are congested with extra traffic, as shoppers dash to the retail centres, in search of the perfect … [Read more...] about Steer Clear of Traffic Accidents this Christmas
Following on from our recent blog about the most common conveyancing questions, we looked at some of other less common questions we get asked when people are preparing to move house. … [Read more...] about 9 Less Common Conveyancing Questions