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Law firm offers package of services to NHS staff

A leading regional law firm is offering its package of specialist services to NHS staff across Lancashire.

The services of Adkirk Law, including conveyancing and regulatory law, are offered in partnership to the 6,000 members eligible for the staff benefits scheme run through the NHS intranet across the county.

The move means key workers can benefit from discounted rates when moving house, re-mortgaging their property or facing leasehold issues.

In addition, Adkirk Law specialises in defending professionals through investigations and any enforcement proceedings in all regulatory and criminal issues affecting people as individuals or businesses. This includes regulatory action and fitness-to-practice issues going before the General Medical Council, Nursery and Midwifery Council or the Health and Care Professions Council.

Linda Kirk, director of conveyancing at Adkirk Law, said: “Our services are discounted to help NHS staff with all of our legal services and they will receive the same personal level of care that we extend to all of our clients.

“We want to make these services as accessible as possible for NHS employees to tap into when they need it. NHS workers are doing a fantastic job of looking after us all during the pandemic and hopefully we can offer them our support by handling their legal issues and making their lives easier.

“We think issues such as the changes in leasehold legislation and the stamp duty holiday which may be extended will be important to many NHS staff who are property owners and who we can help guide through the changes.”

The Government is reviewing the current March 31 deadline of the stamp duty holiday, which raised the minimum threshold for house buyers paying the tax from £125,000 to £500,000.

The Government wants legislation in the current session of Parliament to allow house and flat leaseholders to extend their lease to a new standard 990 years with the ground rent set at zero.

Adkirk Law offers a niche practice with expertise in lease extensions, residential conveyancing, regulatory law, including healthcare, fitness to practice, serious fraud, general regulation and police misconduct.