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Membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme

March 08, 2013  |   Resources   |     |   Comments Off on Membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme MICHAEL LEIGHTON JONES SOLICITORS has secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.   MICHAEL LEIGHTON JONES SOLICITORS underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, which marks the firm out as meeting high standards in the residential conveyancing process. Law Society President John Wotton said that the Law Society introduced CQS to promote high standards in the home buying process. “CQS improves efficiency with common, consistent standards and service levels and enables consumers to recognise practices that provide a quality residential conveyancing service. "Buying a home is one of the largest purchases anyone will make in their lifetime, so it is essential that it is done to the highest standard by a solicitor. There are many different conveyancing service providers out there, making it difficult for home buyers to identify those which can ensure a safe and efficient level of service.” We are delighted to have secured CQS status. It is recognition of the high standards we provide to our residential property clients and is a signal to future home buyers of the excellent service level we provide at what is often a stressful time for many people. The overall beneficiaries will ...

The Dissolution Process Explained

February 18, 2011  |   Resources   |     |   Comments Off on The Dissolution Process Explained

The Dissolution Process Explained In order to obtain a dissolution you need to show that the civil partnership has “irretrievably broken down”. There are various ways to do this and we will be able to fully advise you of your options. If you decide to start proceedings we will prepare a dissolution petition to be sent to the court. The petition is completed and filed by the person seeking the dissolution (the “Petitioner”). If you have children you will also need to tell the Court what arrangements have been made for the care of the children. The Court will then send the papers to the other partner, (the “Respondent”). The Court will also send a form asking the Respondent to confirm that they have received the dissolution papers and to state whether or not they wish to defend, i.e. oppose the petition. If the respondent does not return this form to the court it may be necessary to arrange to have the petition personally served on him/her. Unless the dissolution is based on a ground that requires the Respondent’s consent it is possible for a dissolution to be obtained without the Respondent returning the court form provided the judge is satisfied that the Respondent is ...

What is a personal injury?

January 18, 2011  |   Resources   |     |   Comments Off on What is a personal injury?

What is a personal injury? Personal injury is simply the legal term used to describe any injury to the body as opposed to damage to personal property or belongings. What many people don’t realise is that personal injury claims can cover psychological injuries as well. The common link between all types of personal injury claims is that the person injured, the “Claimant” only has 3 years from the date of the accident or the date of knowledge of this injury to make a claim. However, if the Claimant is under the age of 18 at the time of the accident then the time limit of 3 years will only start to run from the date the person’s 18th birthday. This means that even if you or your child suffered an accident a long time ago, if you or your child has not yet turned 21 then there is still time to make a claim. Even if you think you may be outside the time limit to make a claim you should contact us to discuss your case as in some circumstances the Courts may grant an extension of this time limit. To speak to one of our personal injury solicitors or to book a free no obligation consultation, simply ...

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  • Membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme
    MICHAEL LEIGHTON JONES SOLICITORS has secured membership to the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.   MICHAEL LEIGHTON JONES SOLICITORS underwent rigorous assessment by the ...
  • The Dissolution Process Explained
    In order to obtain a dissolution you need to show that the civil partnership has “irretrievably broken down”. There are various ways to do this and we will be able ...