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24 July 2018

Change in the Law to enable “no fault” divorce finally on the horizon?

2018-07-24T12:20:13+00:00 July 24th 2018|Latest News|

At present, unless a couple have lived apart for at least two years, the only option to commence divorce proceedings is for one person to accuse the other of adultery or “unreasonable behaviour”. Many family lawyers, including members of the specialist organisation “Resolution” have been calling for a change to current law, to avoid the [...]

9 July 2018

20 Years Celebration

2018-07-09T16:31:01+00:00 July 9th 2018|Latest News|

Our two directors, Philippa Curran and Jane Gale both started working at odonnells on the same day in July 1998. Staff helped them celebrate their 20 year anniversary, with a meal at Angelos restaurant, on the evening of Friday 6th July 2018. Following the retirement of John O’Donnell, at the end of 2016, Jane and [...]

17 April 2018

Lexcel audit passed again

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 April 17th 2018|Latest News|

We reported in April 2017, that we had been awarded the Lexcel accreditation for a further period of 3 years. To retain accreditation, firms must pass an audit each year. We are delighted to have passed this year’s audit. The lexcel assessor commended us on a number of areas of good practice. This was also [...]

10 April 2018

We are pleased to confirm the recruitment of two additional solicitors. 

2018-04-10T14:06:53+00:00 April 10th 2018|Latest News|

Richard Copson, (previously of Slater & Gordon), joined our Court of Protection team on 5th March 2018. Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1997, and became a partner at Pannone solicitors, Manchester in December 2009. He has extensive experience of dealing with Court of Protection and community care work. Ruth Sagar joined our Mental Health [...]

27 February 2018

New Paralegal Joins Us

2018-02-27T09:33:47+00:00 February 27th 2018|Latest News|

Further to us advertising a position for a paralegal, to assist our mental health and Court of Protection teams in December, we are pleased to confirm that the position has now been filled. Gabrielle Chapman commenced work at odonnells on 19th February, currently assisting in the Court of Protection team. Gabrielle completed the legal practice [...]

17 January 2018

VACANCY WITH ODONNELLS SOLICITORS, PRESTON FOR MENTAL HEALTH PANEL MEMBER

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 January 17th 2018|Latest News|

An opportunity has arisen for a MH Panel member to join our tribunal team. The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, of being part of a team, will be an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health panel and have:- a full driving licence [...]

18 December 2017

Job Advert

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 December 18th 2017|Latest News|

As our Mental Health and Court of Protection teams continue to expand, a position has arisen for a full time paralegal to assist both departments. The successful candidate will ideally have a law degree, and some experience of working in a solicitor’s office. Extensive training will be provided, at a pace to suit you and [...]

8 November 2017

New solicitor joins us

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 November 8th 2017|Latest News|

Further to us advertising positions in our mental health and court of protection teams, we are pleased to confirm that Gareth Miller joined the firm on 23rd October 2017. Gareth will be supporting both the mental health and court of protection teams. He qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has previously worked as a [...]

7 September 2017

Qualified solicitor vacancies

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 September 7th 2017|Latest News|

Tribunal Team Vacancy Following the retirement of a partner, an opportunity has arisen for a qualified solicitor and MH Panel member to play a key role in our mental health tribunal team. The successful candidate will understand the importance of providing a supportive and understanding experience for our clients, and of being part of a [...]