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Can Family Mediation Be A Better Way To Divorce?

Paul Hajek
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Family mediation can offer hope to ex-partners that their divorce won’t birth a toxic legacy that will blight their and their children’s futures.

How Do Starbucks Get Away With It?

Paul Hajek
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You may have read in the press that Starbucks is intending to save money by cutting paid lunch breaks, sick leave and maternity benefits for thousands of British workers.

Solicitors, Lawyers and the X Factor

Paul Hajek
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I saw with interest and if I am honest no little amusement that Quality Solicitors are using Stacey Solomon, the epitome of an Essex girl and an X Factor finalist to open a number of their branches. The latest being in Bristol yesterday. I think I can get...

Would You Use Social Media and Web Directories to Choose A Solicitor?

Paul Hajek
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In the good old days, most people asked friends and colleagues for a recommendation when you wanted to find a Solicitor to carry out your Conveyancing or to prepare your Wills. Some were persuaded to “let their fingers do the walking” and...

Google: The Sole Practitioners New Best Friend

Paul Hajek
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Google: The Sole Practitioners’ New Best Friend   This article is a synopsis of an hour long talk given by Sole Practitioner, Paul Hajek of Clutton Cox to the Bristol Sole Practitioners group on Thursday 28th January. This article was...

What Do Lawyers Do Then? The Public Just Dont Know!

Paul Hajek
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When asked what solicitors and lawyers do, 68% of respondents in a Poll carried out by YouGov last week expressed little or no knowledge. The results of the Poll of 2033 peopled commissioned by the Legal Services Board in England and Wales were published...

Setting up Home with Tom, Dick or Harriet: Don't Forget Will!

Paul Hajek
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At least one third of people who die fail to make adequate provision for the division of their assets. And 4 out of 5 couples who live together and are not married or in a civil partnership believe they do not need to make a Will. They believe that...

Your Solicitors: Have they been in touch recently?

Paul Hajek
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 More than two thirds of you have not heard anything from your Solicitor, after acting for you, according to research released this week. The YouGov survey was commissioned by the Legal Alliance,  a network of independent medium sized law firms....

Conveyancing: Who Gives a Damn? : Certainly Not Conveyancing Solicitors and Estate Agents

Paul Hajek
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When the Law Society launched its consultation paper “Improving Residential Conveyancing”, it was a great opportunity for members of the professions to shape the future of the home buying and selling process. The introduction of HIPs and the...

Help: I need somebody; but not just anybody! High Street Solicitors ready to help you!

Paul Hajek
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High Street Solicitors are benefiting from a new campaign launched by the Law Society to increase public awareness of the benefits of using a high street solicitor, under the banner “your solicitor qualified to answer”. At some point in our...

Conveyancing should be done like this: Conveyancing Solicitors are you listening?

Paul Hajek
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The Law Society’s consultation on the role of Conveyancing Solicitors in the home buying and selling process in England and Wales is set to close in one month’s time on 18th September. You can have your say on how the Conveyancing process may...

Conveyancing and Conveyancing Solicitors-How can they Improve?

Paul Hajek
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Tell me about your experiences when you last moved home, your thoughts about Conveyancing, Conveyancing Solicitors and how the home buying process could be improved. Why? Well, the Law Society has launched a consultation process with...

Solicitors doing a good job-it's official!

Paul Hajek
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83% of people who had used a solicitor in the last 5 years were satisfied with their performance. This is one of the findings of a newly commissioned 66 page market research report on how the public perceives Solicitors has just been published. This major...

More people using the internet to choose their lawyer

Paul Hajek
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A newly commissioned 66 page market research report on how the public perceives Solicitors has just been published. This major opinion poll was commissioned by the relatively new regulator of Solicitors, the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) One of...