Don’t go “Russian” to hide your assets You may have seen recent headlines about the world’s largest divorce case taking place in London, where the son of a Russian Billionaire oligarch found himself on the wrong end of a Judge’s order requiring him to pay a huge sum of money to his mother because … [Read more...] about Why disclosing your assets before the divorce is the wise approach
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?
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
Making a will is one of the most important things any of us can do to make sure our loved ones are well cared for after our death. Darren McGuinness, Solicitor at the Stockport Branch of Harold Stock & Co, shares his top ten tips for making sure your will covers ticks all the right boxes. … [Read more...] about Top 10 Tips for Making your Will
It was widely reported in the press over last weekend that the government has announced that it will be targeting gazumping to make house-buying “less stressful”. We asked Rachel Inwood, Conveyancing Solicitor at Harold Stock & Co, for her views on gazumping and what really causes the stress in … [Read more...] about Government Targets Gazumping. But Is It Such A Problem Anymore?