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Criminal Injury

5th April 2011

Criminal injury compensation claims

Thorneycroft Solicitors understand that every criminal injury compensation claim is unique. Our specialist criminal injury solicitors are dedicated entirely to understanding the individual needs of those who have sustained a criminal injury from both a legal and physical perspective. Our experience covers a broad range of areas including criminal assault, wounding and sexual offences. At Thorneycroft Solicitors we provide you with the best criminal injury compensation advice from one of our dedicated solicitors who will take on your case in full and look after it until its conclusion.

Our solicitors have a wide range of experience in criminal injury compensation claims and as a result can offer services that go beyond just legal advice including rehabilitation, benefits advice and financial assistance. In the case of serious injury these services and experience ensure that claimants receive the necessary levels of support and care required to rebuild their lives.

The criminal injuries claim process

Criminal injury and assault claims are different to most other personal injury claims. In other areas of personal injury the 3rd party insurers will usually agree to pay an amount after deliberation with the personal injury solicitor. With a criminal injury claim there are 25 levels of compensation and the award is determined by the injuries suffered and the level of assault.

Criminal injuries are compensated for by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). At Thorneycroft Solicitors our criminal injury team are specially trained and have a full understanding of the scheme and compensation rules in order to ensure a successful outcome for our clients.

You may be able to claim for a range of different items, including pain and suffering, loss of earnings, medical costs, personal effects and out of pocket expenses.

No Win – No Fee criminal injury compensation claims

Our criminal assault and injury claim solicitors have consistently achieved excellent results for our clients and remain dedicated to maximising the potential compensation available. Wherever possible there is emphasis on reaching an early compensation claim agreement or interim payment to help with any expenses resulting from the criminal injury that has been suffered.


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Family law solicitors

At Thorneycroft our family law solicitors understand that family problems can be hugely unsettling, emotional and can also have serious financial implications. If you are facing a divorce settlement, domestic abuse or any other family dispute you can be safe in the knowledge you are talking to specialist family law solicitors who will provide you with the full support and sympathetic understanding you require to make the right decisions for you and your families future.

Our solicitors have an in-depth knowledge and experience of family law with a key focus on client satisfaction which makes us the leading choice for domestic family law settlements in the Macclesfield, Buxton and Holmes Chapel area.

At Thorneycroft Solicitors we appreciate that no two families are the same and every unique situation will require individual attention. Our family law solicitors have worked on a variety of successful divorce settlements in Macclesfield, Buxton and Holmes Chapel and handle each case with expertise and compassion from start to finish and will handle your situation in complete confidence.

The family law process

As one of Cheshire’s leading family law solicitors, we have the expertise and resource to deal with even the most complex family issues.

We will offer you expert and affordable solutions on all family law matters including:

  • Divorce settlements and separation
  • Child issues
  • Financial disputes, including ownership of property and pension rights.
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Cohabitee disputes
  • Residence and contact disputes
  • Applications by grandparents
  • Civil partnerships
  • Pre-marital agreements

Where a situation cannot be resolved diplomatically through services such as family mediation we will look at the appropriate litigation route in order to ensure that our client’s interests are properly represented.

Family law solicitors you can trust

Thorneycroft has a large team of family law solicitors who provide a complete service for our clients. We offer an initial consultation where we will provide you with advice on all aspects of legal aid family law and discuss the options which are available to you and your family before deciding on the best way forward.

Your next step to an amicable family settlement

If you live in Macclesfield, Buxton or Holmes Chapel area speak to our family law solicitor for a free initial consultation. 

Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today

Call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple enquiry form.

Lasting Power of Attorney

5th April 2011

Lasting Power of Attorney

Thorneycroft Solicitors, based in Macclesfield, Buxton and Holmes Chapel have a Private Client team of solicitors who specialise in advising on and providing Lasting Powers of Attorney. We provide our clients with a sensitive and sympathetic service and will guide you through the process from start to finish.

Many of us may think that we’re either “too young” or that “nothing is going to happen to me” or that “I will address this at a later stage”. However we all know someone who has been subjected to a critical illness, serious accident or a rapid deterioration in health. Should this happen and you’re unable to manage your own affairs it will be too late to appoint a loved one and your affairs will be dealt with by a court.

What is the Lasting Power of Attorney process?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal mechanism by which you can appoint another person to make decisions for you should you become incapable for any reason. This gives you, your family and loved ones the peace of mind that all matters will be dealt with in your best interests by someone who you know and trust should anything unfortunate happen to you.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA):

  • Health and Welfare
  • The Property and Financial Affairs

With a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney you can choose in advance who will be authorised to make decisions on your behalf relating to your welfare and health in the event of you losing the capacity to make decisions. Control over your affairs would only pass to the person that you have nominated as your attorney at such a time when you are medically certified as losing mental and/or physical capacity. Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney are often used where decisions regarding consent to medical treatment and decisions about residential care are involved.

With a Property and Financial Affairs LPA you can choose someone to manage your financial affairs. Unlike a Health and Welfare LPA where the attorney can only be authorised to exercise his or her powers after you lose mental capacity, a Property and Financial Affairs attorney can be authorised to act on your behalf whilst you still have capacity for example during extended periods abroad. 

We have put together an Estate Planning Checklist to help you plan for the future.

Find out how a Lasting Power of Attorney could help you

It is worth taking the time now to discuss what options are available to you so that you may have peace of mind and reassurance that your affairs will be well looked after should anything happen to you. If you would like to know more, or would like to book an initial consultation simply contact our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors. We are happy to arrange to visit you at home.

Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today

Call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple enquiry form.


5th April 2011

Probate legal advice

At Thorneycroft Solicitors our expert team of probate solicitors has earned a reputation for providing a caring and sympathetic approach to all legal matters within these complex areas of law. Our offices are based in Macclesfield, Buxton and Holmes Chapel.

Expert probate services

Probate is a term applied to the official proving of a Will and the right to deal with the affairs of the person who has died or to administer the estate. The process of administering the estate of a person who has died can be complex and confusing. Our specialist Probate solicitors will listen to your particular circumstances and provide you with advice and support covering every stage:

  • How to apply for a grant of Probate or letters of administration for you
  • Dealing with tax issues
  • Dealing with issues in the will or to do with intestacy
  • Guiding you in the collection in and distribution of the assets
  • Helping you to administer the estate
  • We also have a department which can help you to contest an unfair will 
  • Probate costs

Why use Thorneycroft probate solicitors? 

Our probate solicitors can provide legal advice and expertise, guiding you through all aspects of the complex Probate service. Putting your wishes and best interests first at all times is of utmost importance to our team. We recognise that these can be difficult and emotional experiences but we will help to ensure that you obtain the best legal advice in which to financially safeguard your future.

If you live in the Macclesfield, Buxton or Holmes Chapel and require more information and advice about any probate issues and services please contact our specialist team of probate solicitors.

Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today

Call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple enquiry form.


5th April 2011

Wills solicitors

At Thorneycroft Solicitors, our expert team of Wills, trust and estate planning solicitors have earned a reputation for providing a caring and sympathetic approach to all your financial affairs. We understand the difficulties that can arise when writing a Will and disputed estates which is why our Wills solicitors take the time to understand your specific circumstances and the importance of safeguarding your financial security.

Wills advice – how we can help you

At Thorneycroft Solicitors, we offer a low cost fixed fee of £95 to help you draft a basic Will and will deliver clear proactive advice to meet your financial legal requirements. Our specialist team of Wills solicitors can also ensure your decisions are met regarding what happens to your assets and estate once you have died. Guiding you through the Wills and probate process our solicitors will work closely with you in order to provide innovate and tailored solutions for you and your loved ones.

Our Wills and trusts services

Our specialist team of Wills and estate planning solicitors provides impartial and independent advice covering a range of Wills services including:

  • Preparation of making a Will
  • Tax planning for individuals, trusts and estates (including inheritance tax, asset protection, capital gains tax planning)
  • Advising and acting as executor
  • Deed of variations to Wills
  • Court of protection applications
  • Care fee planning
  • Gifts of property
  • Contesting a Will
  • Lasting Power of Attorney

Our Wills and trusts solicitors can provide legal advice and expertise, guiding you through all aspects of making a Will, inheritance tax planning and estate planning. Putting your wishes and best interests first at all times is of utmost importance to our team. 

We have put together an Estate Planning Checklist to help you plan for the future.

The importance of making a Will

By making a Will, you can provide for a partner or spouse and eliminate the problems that can arise when no Will is left. It also allows you to choose how your property and possessions are dealt with in the event of your death and who you would like to execute your estate.

A Will also enables you to create a financial framework for your children that will ensure they are looked after until they are old enough to do this for themselves, as well as give direction as to who will look after them. There are other financial related benefits of making a Will such as charitable donations and tax liabilities that our expert team can help you plan for.

Without a Will the way is left open for issues such as family disputes, tax liabilities may be greater and your estate may not be divided in the way you had wished.

Wills, trust and estate planning solicitors

We recognise that these can be difficult and emotional experiences but we will help to ensure that you obtain the best legal advice in which to financially safeguard your future.

For more information and advice contact our team of Wills, trusts and estate planning solicitors today. If you would like to learn more about our probate services click here

Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today

Call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 1979 345, or complete our simple enquiry form.

Wills offer

We are pleased to confirm that we can now offer Standard Wills for £95 + VAT.

For more details please ring us on 0800 1979 345.


5th April 2011

Conveyancing solicitors

Thorneycroft conveyancing solicitors provide comprehensive cost-effective conveyancing services in Macclesfield, Buxton and Holmes Chapel. Our conveyancing process is designed to safeguard your interests at every stage of the transaction, whether you are buying, selling or
re-mortgaging your property.

Our specialist property conveyancers offer a fast, friendly and efficient service and you will have a dedicated person dealing with your transaction from start to finish. In order to ensure that all processes run as smoothly as possible, our conveyancing team will keep in regular contact with you at each stage of the transaction.

Thorneycroft Solicitors has been granted Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation by the Law Society. The CQS provides a nationally recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing solicitors, ensuring that you as clients can be assured that you will receive a quality service from fully qualified and experienced solicitors.

The conveyancing process

Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging a property, our experienced and dedicated conveyancing team will guide you through the process.

Our services and areas of expertise include:

  • Sale and purchase
  • Buy to let
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Remortgaging
  • Right to buy
  • Shared ownership
  • Estate conveyancing
  • Commercial leases

When dealing with the sale of a home we prepare a contract and liaise with the purchaser’s solicitor leading up to exchange and completion. Our property conveyancers then obtains up to date redemption figures from your mortgage company and upon completion, we will redeem your mortgage and arrange for payment to the mortgage company and estate agents and for the net proceeds to go to you.

When dealing with a purchase, our conveyancing solicitors look to ensure that the property which you are buying does not cause any unforeseen problems or ownership-related issues. This involves carrying out local searches, preparation of contracts, arranging full deposit and organising exchange of contracts. Once contracts are exchanged we arrange for funds to be transferred and title deeds to be sent so that the property is legally yours. Finally, we arrange payment of stamp duty and registration of the property in your name at HM Land Registry.

Why do you need a conveyancing solicitor?

With Thorneycroft Solicitors you have peace of mind in the knowledge that all our conveyancing work is carried out by a dedicated team made up of fully qualified solicitors.

Contact Thorneycroft Solicitors today

Call us now on 03300 580 118, or complete our simple enquiry form. 


Contact Us

5th April 2011

Contact us

Whatever your requirements, at Thorneycroft Solicitors we will use our experience and expertise in order to provide you with a fast, efficient and cost-effective service.

For an immediate consultation with no obligation, please contact us:

Head office (for all general enquiries)

Thorneycroft Solicitors Limited

Bridge Street Mills
Bridge Street
SK11 6QA
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Freephone: 0800 1979 345

For calls from mobiles: 0330 333 6555

Fax: 01625 506600 or 01625 506601

For general enquiries email: [email protected]

If you are enquiring about any aspect of our legal services please complete our enquiry form

We also have local offices at:

Thorneycroft Solicitors Limited

23 Terrace Road
SK17 6DU
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Telephone: 01298 930 111

For calls from mobiles: 0330 333 7883

Fax: 01298 777 50

Email: [email protected]

Thorneycroft Solicitors Limited

16A The Square
London Road
Holmes Chapel
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Telephone: 01477 536 999

Fax: 01625 506600 or 01625 506601

Email: [email protected]

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5th April 2011