Press Release March 2012
Having just celebrated the tenth anniversary of its accreditation to Lexcel, the Law Society’s prestigious practice management standard, and its appointment as Solicitors to Nantwich Town Council and also as one of five law firms nationally to the legal panel of The Land Trust, Nantwich commercial law firm Bowcock Cuerden LLP has just been strengthened by the addition of two specialist lawyers.
Jamie Want qualified in 2002 and specialises in company transactions and administration, general commercial matters, and insolvency issues. He said: “Although I live locally I have up to now worked outside the area. Bowcock Cuerden LLP is a commercial law firm with a strong reputation but a non-city location. I am delighted to be joining the team”.
Also the firm’s Private Client Team is welcoming back its former head, John Stockdale. John has 30 years’ practising experience as a specialist in wills, capital taxation, succession planning, trusts, the administration of deceased estates and legal services for the elderly. For many years he was also a lecturer in his specialist areas at The College of Law. In addition he is also Technical Officer (Succession Taxes) to the prestigious Chartered Institute of Taxation, the leading professional body in the UK for professional advisors dealing with all aspects of taxation. He is a long standing member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) and an Agricultural Law Association member. He says : “I enjoy working with people. Ensuring that I fully appreciate each of my clients’ needs and aspirations, and that I deploy my expertise to implement strategies that they are comfortable with, lies at the heart of my professional life.” In a world of uncertainty and ambiguity – and not least with HM Revenue and Customs - John never advocates any course of action unless he would feel comfortable doing it himself.
The firm was founded in 1994 and is the National Farmers Union legal panel firm covering Cheshire and Derbyshire.
Managing Director Philip Cuerden (centre) with Jamie Want (left) and John Stockdale (right)