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26 February

A CITY centre move led to expansion and clients across new commercial sectors for our acclaimed law practice. Mackenzie Jones Solicitors – based in St Asaph, Menai Bridge and a recently opened base in…

09 February

Choosing the right solicitors to help sell a business is crucial for a smooth and successful transaction. Selling a business involves careful planning, preparation, and execution, so taking time to un…

01 February

E-scooters are an up-and-coming mode of transport within the UK with an estimated 750,000 in use within the UK. The convenience, low-cost consequences, speeds exceeding over 30mph and the reduced impa…

23 January

Looking to purchase a business? Buying a business involves a series of steps to ensure a smooth and successful acquisition. Below is a general guide on how to buy a business:1.    If you are consideri…

16 January

England and Wales continue to remain a safe place to give birth, however, Trusts are not without their criticisms in respect of their maternity services. Maternity services in England have been under…

28 November

We have recently increased our Chester-based team to eight staff and opened a new two-storey office on Grosvenor Street in the heart of the city! Director Andrew Foley-Jones said growth across the com…

07 November

The law firm, based in St Asaph, Menai Bridge and Chester, held its Personal Injury (PI) listing and had Clinical Negligence included for the first time. Directors Anna Mills-Morgan and Richard Jones…

24 October

Devastated parents of a baby who died following a traumatic birth in hospital care are fearful others may have lost children due to “systemic failings” of an NHS Trust. Sarah Robinson and Ryan Lock, f…

17 October

Navigating the Housing Crisis With increasing inflation and interest rates placing stress on homeowners’ budgets, it comes as no surprise that renters and homeowners are finding it increasingly diffic…

21 September

With so many factors to consider, choosing the right solicitor for your needs can be difficult. Take your time and do your research. The right solicitor can make a big difference to the outcome of you…

11 September

Summer is a time for growth and development at a leading law firm. Mackenzie Jones Solicitors is recruiting staff after a busy start to the year, with vacancies for a litigation secretary, private cli…

25 August

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (“the Act”) came into effect in April 2022 and implemented major changes to the divorce process; removing the requirement for couples to blame each oth…

18 July

Jade is a second-year trainee and is due to qualify as a solicitor in February 2024. Her current seat is on our litigation department. Since joining Mackenzie Jones in June 2021, Jade has completed se…

26 June

Our very own Andrew Foley Jones was recently featured in the Law Society Gazette! You can read Andrews full interview below -    Who? Andrew Foley Jones, director, Mackenzie Jones Solicitors, north Wa…

23 June

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors director Andrew Foley Jones is a lifelong supporter and season ticket holder of the Dragons and was in attendance at the Racecourse for the 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood, wh…

10 May

In England and Wales, your loved one’s life costs the wrongdoer just £15,120.  The situation is worse here than the rest of the UK. Northern Ireland’s system is not much better but the justice departm…

09 May

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors - based in St Asaph, Chester, and Menai Bridge - legally represented the Livingston family in selling Morfa Lodge Holiday Park in Dinas Dinlle, near Caernarfon. The 27-acr…

28 March

Estate Administration and its jargon ‘Estate administration’ is the process of managing an individual’s assets after they have died; the ultimate aim being to transfer those assets to that individua…

26 January

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors, based in St Asaph, Menai Bridge and Chester, is recruiting staff and celebrating internal success, including the continued development of its 24-strong workforce following…

10 January

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) What are the basics? SDLT is paid to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by the purchaser of a property in England. SDLT does not apply to property purchases in Wales. Buyers of W…

16 December

A team from Mackenzie Jones Solicitors – which has offices in the city, St Asaph, and Menai Bridge – donated time and materials to overhaul the Reception classroom and playground at Grosvenor Park Aca…

01 December

The government introduced e-scooter trials in 2020 providing a fast and clean way to travel that eases the burden on the transport network. The purpose was to deliver a green restart of local transpor…

22 November

Who will you appoint as your attorney(s)?   There is no limit on the number of attorneys. However, be mindful that these people must work together in reaching decisions in your best interests. Yo…

25 October

Many people receive beauty and cosmetic treatments. From haircuts and pedicures to botox and tattoos, the beauty industry is booming in the UK. Every treatment will carry individual risks and if somet…

25 October

MacKenzie Jones Solicitors have a new Operations Manager. Steve Bradley, from Wilmslow, is the new Operations Manager at Mackenzie Jones Solicitors, which has offices in St Asaph, Chester, and Menai B…

14 October

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors – which also has sites in St Asaph and Menai Bridge – has taken on premises in Chester. Director Andrew Foley-Jones will be based at the Watergate Street building, along wit…

13 October

In recent years, it is becoming more common for couples to cohabit without getting married. People often assume that unmarried couples have the same legal rights as married couples or couples in a civ…

05 September

Ethics and an entrepreneurial spirit have been the perfect blend for a talented coffee aficionado who will further expand his business later this year. Patrick White launched Jaunty Goat in Bridge S…

05 September

We are all used to making our own decisions; from what to eat, to where to invest our money. However, there may become a time in our lives when we are unable to make important decisions for ourselves…

15 August

Completion day is the day on which everyone is expected to pay the balance of the purchase monies and also to move and gain possession of the property they are buying.   As the transfer of the balan…

29 July

There is a very common misconception that separating spouses are automatically entitled to “half” of everything when it comes to financial proceedings in divorce. This concept is known as the Yardst…

11 July

Why do we ask for Proof of funds when you buy or remortgage a property? As solicitors, we have an obligation to ensure that all money that passes into our bank account has been legitimately obtained…

29 June

Geoff Hughes Butchers is one of several stallholders that will transfer from Chester Market to the £72m Northgate site later this year, with the support of Mackenzie Jones Solicitors. A fixture in the…

15 June

If you are a Landlord of commercial premises and you want to assign (the legal term for “selling”) your Lease, you will need to consider certain factors before transferring the Lease to a third part…

17 May

Whilst Help to Buy ISAs closed new accounts on the 30 November 2019, if you already have a Help to Buy ISA you can keep saving into your account until November 2029, with a further 12 months to clai…

08 April

Mackenzie Jones Solicitors has been a mainstay on St Asaph Business Park since 2000, rising from three to 24 employees and gaining prominence for delivering high quality personal and commercial legal…

30 March

No Fault Divorce- How does the new divorce law work?   The law in relation to divorce in England and Wales has been the same since 1973, and it has been widely criticised for unnecessarily stirring up…

18 February

The Government has set out a new plan to protect leasehold property owners in high rise buildings against the extortionate costs of the cladding crisis. The Grenfell Tower was constructed in 1974, wit…

11 January

The total number of cohabiting couples has increased from around 1.5 million in 1996 to around 3.5 million in 2020. In 2020, 18% of couples that lived together were cohabiting rather than married or i…

09 July

The below article is in relation to the law of England and Wales. Different laws apply to Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you already have a will, make sure it is up to date and matches your current…

01 March

It might surprise you to know (and you probably have other things on your mind right now), that any land to which the public have had access "as of right" for "lawful sports and pastimes" for 20 years…

30 November

The results of our charitable work with Tenovus have arrived, confirming the result of the Free Wills Month, which was originally scheduled for March 2020. With it being more difficult than ever this…

17 September

Finance Clarify from the outset what security any funder will be requiring to ensure there are no delays moving forward. Property Aspect Clarification as to whether you are taking over the existing Le…

17 August

The news is currently full of recession led topics but surprisingly the UK housing market isn’t suffering at the moment, in fact it seems to be thriving. According to Rightmove - this summer, more pro…

31 July

During Covid-19 Wills and signatures have been deeply affected due to law firms not being able to gain in person signatures through their usual operations. However, there has been some welcome news fr…

17 April

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? Otherwise known as an LPA, a lasting power of attorney is a legal document that allows someone to appoint others to act on their behalf. These are commonly conside…

09 April

During the pandemic we have seen a big rise in demand for wills and because the legal requirements of the will are strict including: Signing it in front of two independent witnesses in person Having…

06 April

A hot and necessary topic, (amongst others) created by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government has acted quickly with the passing of s.82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“CA 2020”). This new legislation…

30 March

As we react to the current changes, Mackenzie Jones Solicitors will now be operating with skeleton staff with the majority of staff working remotely from home. You can continue to contact us by teleph…

20 March

We wanted to provide you with an update in light of the current uncertainty surrounding Coronavirus (Covid-19) We want to reassure you that Mackenzie Jones is still very much open for business.  We ar…

21 October

The Government’s Help to Buy ISA programme is ending on 30 November 2019. It is recommended that prospective first-time buyers take urgent action to avoid missing out. If you save for a deposit, the G…

09 October

Those who paid fees to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for a deputyship assessment or annual supervision between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015 could be eligible for a refund. Deputyship is wh…

03 October

The Nationwide house price index recorded a 0.2 percent fall in house prices for September. Compared with September last year, however, the average UK house price has risen by 0.2 percent to £215,352,…

25 September

Solicitors often encounter clients who believe that they are familiar with an aspect of the Law, but they have in fact believed in a myth. These legal myths might arise from inaccurate reports in the…

23 September

High Streets, including Chester, will benefit from a Government cash boost. A four-year project is planned to see the Chester Rows renovated and redecorated. It is hoped that the project will see empt…

16 September

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) is a legal document that enables a person (or persons) you trust to make important decisions on your behalf, should you be unab…

21 August

The Land Registry have long held an ambition to achieve the registration of as much land and property across England and Wales as possible, so there will in effect be a comprehensive “jigsaw” whereby…

26 June

What is "overage" and how might it affect my land or property transaction? The term “overage” is often known in non-legal speak as “clawback”. In simple terms, it refers to an amount of money that may…

28 March

Help us to help Hope House & Tŷ Gobaith Mackenzie Jones Solicitors are proud to support Hope House Tŷ Gobaith as our charity of the year for 2019. Take advantage of our special will scheme and he…

30 January

If you haven't made a Will yet, you're not alone.  Research shows that around 60% of UK adults have no Will. There are many reasons why this is the case - you might put it off for another day, think y…

18 December

Mackenzie Jones have offices in England and Wales, but did you know that we also have bilingual lawyers ready and available to help? We are accordingly very pleased to learn that HM Courts and Tribuna…

05 December

We are proud to have achieved the standards of practice and integrity required to be accredited by the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme. What is the Conveyancing Quality Scheme? The Law Soci…

28 November

Resolution, a leading family law organisation, has warned that co-habiting couples could be unaware of their rights if their relationship were to break down. As the number of unmarried couples living…

28 November

Our Director and lifelong Wrexham supporter, Andrew Foley Jones, has been instrumental in dealings between Wrexham AFC and the local authority in securing the use of Nine Acre as a new club training g…

28 November

What you need to know The Chancellor presented his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday and the big news was stamp duty land tax, but what is it all about? Let’s start with the basics: Stamp duty land…

16 March

We have put together a brief guide on the questions we get asked on a regular basis on the topic of conveyancing. If you have any further questions - we are always on hand to assist. When to instruct…