News

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Tue, 02/02/2021 - 13:02
At AST Hampsons, we have noticed a significant growth of older individuals seeking advice on divorce and the matrimonial financial process. Regardless of the age of our clients, we ensure that we can tailor our advice to that individual, whilst taking into account their needs and their...
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Mon, 01/02/2021 - 15:37
We speak to Phillip Brooks, Head of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury at AST Hampsons. We ask about his role in the firm and his experience and specialisms within Clinical Negligence.     Please can you tell us who you are and what your role is in the firm? I’m a solicitor of over 30 years'...
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Thu, 21/01/2021 - 17:10
This week, the Court of Appeal are hearing what is being referred to as a “Landmark case” in respect of how domestic abuse cases are being handled by Judges within the family courts.   According to, “Domestic abuse and private law children cases: A literature review” by Adrienne Barnett (Brunel...
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Tue, 15/12/2020 - 09:40
After an unprecedented year the staff at AST got behind the annual initiative to support and donate gifts to children living in poverty. Recognising that this Christmas might be tougher as a result of the pandemic and effect on families, Zoe Clough, Partner, co-ordinated the office wide effort and...
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Mon, 30/11/2020 - 10:06
Good Divorce Week is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for separating parents to put the needs of their children first. Organised by Resolution, which is made up of more than 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals, this campaign focuses around the...
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Wed, 21/10/2020 - 08:57
AST Hampsons were really proud to have had one of our longest serving members of staff, Liz Anker selected as a contributor to Rochdale’s Find Your Space art project.   The artwork will be displayed on the side of building at 21 Baillie Street for the next year together with many other images from...
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Fri, 02/10/2020 - 11:30
AST Hampsons are delighted to announce that Hamza Tahir has qualified into the firms Commercial Department. Hamza has trained with the firm for 2 years working closely with the local community assisting SME and investors. Commenting on Hamza’s qualification, Senior Partner Peter Taylor says: “It is...
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Thu, 06/08/2020 - 11:09
The pandemic and lockdown has brought new challenges to the Wills and Probate Team. As lockdown started many people realised that they didn’t have a will in place that reflected their wishes and that their estate may not pass to those they really wanted to benefit. They realised that during their...
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Thu, 09/07/2020 - 15:55
We have received reports of fraudsters impersonating our firm, using a similar name, incorporating ‘AST’ and contacting people to attempt to gain instructions to deal with claims for Road Traffic Accidents and Personal Injury. The calls are from a range of different numbers and area codes. We have...
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Thu, 21/05/2020 - 18:25
The last few weeks have seen huge changes in the way we live our lives. The pace has been so fast that many are struggling to keep up with events. How to make a will and adhere to social distancing For England & Wales The COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis has caused a surge of interest in making...