Last month, Stafford and Rugeley based firm, Pickering & Butters Solicitors launched a Free Legal Advice Clinic for the residents of Stone and its surrounding areas in conjunction with local charity, Signposts.
The service offers assistance to anybody seeking professional and confidential legal advice from all walks of the community. The lawyers at the centre predominantly offer Family Law advice such as divorce and financial matters, children disputes, domestic abuse, prenuptial agreements, separation deed and cohabitee disputes.
The first clinic ran on the 2nd February 2015 and was a resounding success. Amy Bedford, Head of the Family Law Team at the firm said, “As soon as the initiative was publicised we were receiving enquiries and the bookable appointments filled up fast. On the day, we were also consulted by several local residents who attended the walk in session which ran from 10.30am to 12noon”.
Karen Wardell, Signposts Stone Manager confirmed “The clinic has proven really popular and was well attended. We are most pleased that Signposts are able to offer such a useful and important service to the local community and look forwarding to hosting the clinic again in March.”
The next clinic will take place at the Frank Jordan Centre on Monday 2nd March 2015. There are appointments available at 9.30am and 10am and a walk in service between 10.30 and 12noon.
Local residents are reminded that the Advice Clinic runs on the first Monday of each month between 9.30am and 12noon. Anybody seeking urgent family advice or advice on any other area of law including personal injury, neighbour disputes, wills and probate, Court of Protection matters, Powers of Attorney, moving house or company law are encouraged to contact the Centre by telephone for assistance.
Should you wish to enquire further about the scheme or to arrange a free consultation with a lawyer, contact Karen at Signposts on 01785 812417 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Carly Colclough, Family Solicitor at Pickering & Butters on 01785 603060 or email@example.com. Alternatively, call into the Frank Jordan Centre, Lichfield Street, Stone ST15 8NA.