Our experts are recognised by or hold accreditations from:
This is the practice management standard particular to law firms. This shows that the procedures and policies adopted by our firm are of the highest standard. We have held this award since 2005.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.
Francesca Rigby and Sue Darlington are the only two members in Tameside to be awarded the STEP accreditation. STEP is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, trustees and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures.
Francesca Rigby is an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly. In order to be a fully accredited SFE member, lawyers must have a minimum of three years’ experience advising in areas of older client law and have completed the Older Client Care in Practice Award – a qualification which demonstrates the specialist client care skills that enable lawyers to advise and support older and vulnerable clients.
Keith Bull is an accredited Family Law Advance specialist which is an accreditation awarded by the Law Society. The accreditation is a recognised quality standard for family law practitioners and covers specialist areas of family law work.
Resolution is an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals who are committed to constructive, non-confrontational ways to resolve divorce, separation and other family-related legal issues.
Keith Bull became the only solicitor in Greater Manchester to be accredited by the Resolution organisation in four different specialist areas (March 2019). Keith specialises in the fields of domestic abuse, finances, private children matters and in cohabitation disputes relating to land and financial issues. Keith is also one of just five lawyers in the Manchester area to be recognised by Resolution for the cohabitation specialism.
This accreditation is awarded to specially trained family lawyers who are committed to resolving any family-related legal issues outside of the court room, avoiding any unnecessary costs and upset for all parties involved.
These experts are independently recognised and accredited as specialists in children and family law work. The following Solicitors hold this accreditation: Olivia Bell, Kate Allsop, Anthony Theakston, Daniela Maggioni, Hannah Kinder, Felicity Drinkwater and Charlotte Ellingham.
This is the independently assessed mark of excellence which recognises the consistently high standards and service levels that we achieve when working on behalf of our clients in the home buying process. If you are selling or buying a property please contact a member of our Property Team.
We have a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to offer legal aid in the area of family law. To find out if you are eligible for legal aid in relation to a family matter or child care matter, please contact a member of our Family & Divorce Team or Care Proceedings and Social Services Team.
Mark Hirst and Rachael Frankland are members of APIL, with extensive experience in dealing with personal injury claims on behalf of those who are victims or injured by an accident and seeking compensation for the injuries they have sustained.