Care Proceedings

Sadly, domestic violence is an ever increasing problem in today’s society, with many victims suffering systematic and historical abuse before seeking help. We are able to assist in obtaining emergency protection, by way of an ‘Injunction’, including Non-Molestation (to protect your personal safety and that of any children) and Occupation Orders (excluding a partner or associated person from your home).

We have links with Women’s Aid, local refuges and Domestic Violence agencies. We now only deal with these matters on a private-paying basis, so if you are eligible for Legal Aid we will signpost you to an appropriate service provider. The making of a Will is vitally important in ensuring that any wealth or assets you may have, pass to those you love the most or to perhaps a charity you may wish to benefit. Dying without making a will (intestate) can cause unnecessary heartache, distress and, sometimes, family conflict for those left behind. We are able to assist in the making of family wills, which are often more important for those who have separated, divorced or have second families. We are also able to assist with the estate when someone dies, applying for a Grant of Representation or Probate where appropriate and the distribution of assets in accordance with a will.

He worked as an Assistant Solicitor in Levenshulme before returning to Bolton to specialise in Divorce/Family matters and Crime in 1982 at Keogh Ritson on Chorley New Road. He became a member of the Bolton Duty Solicitor Scheme in that year and then ran a town centre office for Keogh's at 18 Wood Street. He became a Partner at the firm in 1986 and in the same year became a founder member of the Bolton 24hr Police Station Duty Solicitor Scheme. Keogh's closed the Wood Street offices in 1990 and Jeremy returned to Chorley New Road before deciding to branch out on his own in 1992. Michelle was born and brought up in Rochdale, and, after studying for her "A" levels, decided not to go to University immediately but instead accepted a position as a Trainee Legal Executive with a large Manchester practice. After obtaining her Part 1 qualification she changed direction and went to work for Norwich Union where she gained rapid promotion, finally being promoted to Regional Sales Manager. Whilst the provision of Public Funding for family matters is diminishing, we are still able to obtain funding to deal with certain family cases. Eligibility for Public Funding (Legal Aid) is based upon both the merits of a case and your financial means.