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About Oliver & Co Solicitors

Oliver & Co Solicitors are an outstanding North West legal firm, offering comprehensive legal advice and support to individuals, their families and businesses in the region.

We provide the very highest standards of customer service to all our clients.  We aim to get results and deliver them in a professional, friendly and efficient manner. All our solicitors are experts in their areas of law, providing the highest quality advice and service at a cost that is competitive and transparent.

We specialise in the following areas of law:

  • Conveyancing – Buying, selling and remortgaging residential freehold and leasehold properties
  • Wills & Probate – Will writing, probate, Lasting Power of Attorney and asset management
  • Family Law – Divorce, separation and managing arrangements with children
  • Clinical Negligence – Claims for compensation when medical mistakes have been made
  • Personal Injury – Claims for compensation following road traffic accidents, accidents at work or in a public place
  • Industrial Disease – Claims for industrial or work related disorders including asbestos disease
  • Corporate Law - Company law, commercial and contractual issues and intellectual property
  • Commercial Property - Buying, letting, developing, managing, and selling commercial property

Visit: https://www.oliverandco.co.uk/

Every month we invite a member of the Oliver & Co team to join us in the studio to answer your questions on legal matters. Please use the form below to submit your questions to the team.

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  • Oliver & Co Solicitors - Conveyancing Services

    In April's Legal Hour, with Oliver & Co Solicitors in Chester, Gavin spoke to Laura Corrigan, who is a Conveyancing Solicitor and Business Development Executive. She talked about what a client can expect from Oliver & Co, when coming to the firm for conveyancing services. You can hear Dee's Legal Hour on the first Thursday of each month, just after 10.00 am, in the Dee Breakfast Show, with Gavin Matthews. You can find out more about Oliver & Co Solicitors here: https://www.oliverandco.co.uk/

  • Oliver & Co Solicitors - Making A Will

    In March's Legal Hour, with Oliver & Co Solicitors in Chester, Gavin spoke to Danielle Williams, who is a solicitor in their Wills & Probate Department. She discussed why we should all be thinking about making a will and what happens if we die without making one. She also spoke about preparing wills, arranging Lasting Powers of Attorney and dealing with estates where someone has died. You can hear Dee's Legal Hour on the first Thursday of each month, just after 10.00 am, in the Dee Breakfast Show, with Gavin Matthews. You can find out more about Oliver & Co Solicitors here: https://www.oliverandco.co.uk/

  • Oliver & Co Solicitors - Employee-Owned Companies

    In Oliver & Co's Legal Hour for February, Tim Polding, who is Head of their Corporate & Commercial Department, spoke to Gavin in the Dee Breakfast Show. He talked about the company's time being employee-owned. He also discussed some of the advantages for employees, as well as for clients and the wider community. The Legal Hour can be heard, on the first Thursday of each month after ten, in Dee's Morning Show. You can find out more about Oliver & Co Solicitors here: https://www.oliverandco.co.uk/

  • Oliver & Co Solicitors - Family Law Matters

    In January's Legal Hour, with Oliver & Co Solicitors in Foregate Street in Chester, Gavin Matthews talked to Rhiannon White, who is a Solicitor in their Family Department. Taking the decision to divorce is a highly personal and difficult one and they discussed some of the common misconceptions about divorce. Oliver & Co can offer advice for anyone who has questions about a Family Law matter - be it divorce, finances, children, pre-nups, living with a partner or domestic violence. The Legal Hour can be heard, on the first Thursday of each month after ten, in Dee's Morning Show. You can find out more about Oliver & Co Solicitors here: https://www.oliverandco.co.uk/

  • Oliver & Co Solicitors - Corporate Social Responsibility & The West Cheshire Foodbank

    In December's Legal Hour, with Oliver & Co Solicitors, Brittany Evans from their Conveyancing Department spoke to Gavin Matthews in the Dee Morning Show. Also joining them was Ian Oultan, who is a Trustee of the West Cheshire Foodbank. Corporate social responsibility – what is it and why is it important? Corporate social responsibility is a way for companies to be socially accountable for the impact they have on the wider community. It is an ethical and sustainable business practice which has positive impacts on the local community. It is also a positive way to enhance Employee Engagement and morale whilst also bringing brand recognition. We currently have a CSR Team, who attend regular meetings to discuss our firm wide programmes of events, monitor our progress and suggest new ideas of how we can serve our community. We have a Charity of the Year – each financial year it is put to a vote throughout the firm of who we wish for the COTY to be. Why West Cheshire foodbank? How often do you go home after a long day at work and stand staring at the fridge or the cupboards, wondering what you fancy to eat? Or what restaurant you can go to? Chances are quite often. For people living in Crisis, this is only something to dream of. As solicitors working within the property market, we understand the difficulties with the current economic climate. But for some people, having to choose between heating their home or feeding their family, should not be something anyone should have to face. How have we as a firm helped the foodbank over the last year? All of us here at Oliver and Co felt like we needed to do more. Last Christmas, we decided we were not going to do the annual Secret Santa where we buy each other gifts, but instead, do a Secret Santa for those who need it most.  We brainstormed and decided to set a budget of £10 each, came up with age groups of children from 0 – 16 years old and all staff were nominated a specific age group. We then went out and got a mixture of presents for our particular age group. Everyone in the firm loved this idea and decided to get involved.  – collected 33 gifts for children We also did a firm wide ’12 days of Christmas’ calendar, whereby we had a calendar for 12 days of December, each with one of the Food Banks most needed food and toiletry items, and everyday staff, family, friends, and even members of our networking groups donated stacks and stacks of items in for the foodbank. This boosted staff morale massively and everyone loved to be involved which led to us then choosing the foodbank to be our charity of the year for 2023/24. We have held numerous other fundraisers this year such as ‘Miles for Meals’ whereby we had static bikes outside the office to raise funds for the foodbank. Regular Car Park Raffle for staff to raise funds. Bake Sales We have had collection boxes throughout the office all year round with different monthly themes to keep up staff engagement. We are doing the same this Christmas – as well as donating advent calenders for all the children. What struggles are west Cheshire Foodbank Faced with currently? We are bracing ourselves for this coming Winter as we anticipate soaring demand - in the 6 months to October 23 we have received 1107 new referrals in this area seeking foodbank help for the first time. Thats a scary number and we haven’t got into the winter months yet.   In the last few months, we have had to purchase food to keep up with demand to the tune of £6k per month on average - this is not sustainable. Our warehouse is looking quite sparse at a time when it should have been filled with the harvest food appeals - we just don’t know what levels of food donations we will get this year as times are so tough for lots of people - although local folk are so generous! How can we (the public) get involved?  We are currently discussing becoming a local donation point for the Food Bank, meaning anyone can come into reception and leave items with us. To be honest- anyone is welcome to do this anyway! However, if you can’t get to our offices, there is a tonne of information on the West Cheshire Foodbank website, which includes a list of their most needed items, and local drop off points. They also do have a van where they will come by and do collections – so local business/workers feel free to suggest this in your next team meetings – it has really made us come together as a firm. There are also plenty of volunteering opportunities, if you can only offer your time, please contact the Food Bank direct to find out how you can help them!

 

 

 

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