James Cullen

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James qualified in 1994. He has been a partner in large firms in London and the North West. His practice area is Commercial Property including the property aspects of corporate transactions. He has a  particular specialism in property development, having acted for public bodies, institutions, landowners and national house builders on major projects throughout his career.

Charlotte Harris

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Charlotte is a Solicitor in our Wills, Trusts and Probate department.  She specialises in estate administration, will drafting, preparing and registering powers of attorney and court of protection matters. Charlotte completed her legal studies in York and went on to do her training contract at a Cheshire based law firm.  Charlotte qualified as a Solicitor in February 2017 and joined Dootsons LLP in February 2019. Outside of work, Charlotte is an association visitor volunteer for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and she also plays trumpet in a swing band.

Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) member urges Leigh, Culcheth and Newton-le-Willows residents to check eligibility for LPA refund

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Rebecca Stringfellow of Dootsons solicitors  is urging people to check their eligibility for a lasting power of attorney (LPA) fee refund, after almost two million people were overcharged by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) between 2013 and 2017. Claimants can expect to receive a refund of up to £54, with any accrued interested since the registration was made.

Lisa Baxendale

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‘Lisa qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2009 and joined Dootsons in 2018. Lisa deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing including sales, purchase, transfer of equity and purchase of freehold reversions’

Employment Tribunal Fees to be Scrapped and Those Paid Refunded

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The Supreme Court has detailed that imposing Employment Tribunal fees was unfair after all. It is reported an estimated £27m will be paid back to those who paid the fees Chris Grayling introduced. That will come as little comfort to those who were put off pursuing a claim because of the fees being in place and whose claims are now out of time.