EMMERSONS SOLICITORS | News for January 2017
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Latest News - January 2017

Care Home Fees Rise By A Quarter As Standard Of Service Slumps!

This was the headline that I read in the newspaper recently and I thought it all looked rather scary. The fee increases follow cuts to Local Authority funding and an increase in higher minimum wages. One of the most expensive places in the country for care home fees is Durham. Average fees in Durham are £907.00 per week, up from £492.00 per week last year. On average, care home fees rose by 23% last year and nursing home fees increased by 34% across the country.

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Tea, Talk and Cake
Look out for an alert in relation to our next FREE talk which is to take place on Tuesday the 7th February 2017 at 1.45pm. This time we will hear from Jacqueline Emmerson Managing Director of Emmersons Solicitors talking about
Things to Think About When Drafting Your Will.

It is also for those who just fancy meeting new people over a cup of tea and, of course, cake. If you would like to attend then email: or telephone 0191 2846 989
That way we will know how much cake to provide!

Download my FREE eGuide

If you are contemplating a divorce or separation, and wondering whether you need a solicitor to assist you, then my FREE guide will help you to decide.
 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD - Nine Reasons Why You Should Instruct a Solicitor to Handle Your Divorce.


We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Rona Samuel as a Senior Lawyer in our Family Law Department. Rona has over 20 years of experience in dealing with all aspects of Divorce Law including issues related to finances, pensions and children. She is a qualified Legal Executive and is also a fully trained Collaborative Family Lawyer.

Rona has made an excellent start with Emmersons and has already started training one of our new trainee solicitors. This is a roll that comes easily to her having previously headed a team of 13 staff providing training and development.

Contact our offices:
Sunderland: 0191 567 6667
Newcastle:   0191 284 6989

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