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Vacancy for a Conveyancing Secretary/Paralegal

06 Mar 17, 11:00AM


We are looking to fill the following role. The position is full-time and will be based at our Bolton office.

Conveyancing Secretary / Conveyancing Paralegal


Thanks for making our fourth annual charity night another roaring success!

06 Mar 17, 9:00AM
We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who helped our fourth charity night to be such a success. Too many to mention individually, but in addition to the sponsors, numerous companies took tables and multiple tickets and lots of individuals supported us too.

White Ribbon Day - 25 November

25 Nov 15, 9:00AM

Made in Bury Business Awards

19 Nov 15, 12:00PM

After Hours with AFG LAW

04 Nov 15, 9:00AM

What can go wrong at your Christmas Party?  It’s just a bit of fun, right?


AFG LAW are proud business partners of Bolton Wanderers Football Club

08 Sep 15, 10:34AM

AFG LAW are proud business partners of the Bolton Wanders Business Club.

After Hours with AFG LAW - Summer Social

01 Jul 15, 4:28PM

Join some of Bury’s finest at The Clarence on Thursday 23 July for THE social event of the season!

After Hours with AFG LAW brings you Emma Cordock’s 30th birthday party bash – sorry our Summer Social!

We Exhibited at The Made in Bury Business Fair

18 Jun 15, 6:38PM

AFG LAW attended the Castle Armoury in Bury on the 18 June 2015 for the Made in Bury annual business fair.


Free Legal Clinic for Grandparents

05 Jun 15, 10:56AM

Are you having problems with seeing your grandchildren?

Do you know your rights in respect of your grandchildren?

01 Jun 15, 12:41PM

On Monday 1 June 2015, Emma Cordock, Emma Green and Gayle Clipsham from the family team at AFG LAW paid a visit to Booth House.


Super Josh Festival

29 May 15, 9:30AM

On 24 May Emma Cordock, Emma Green and Heather Loynd sold raffle tickets at the Super Josh festival to help raise money for The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity.

Simply the best! Emma Cordock is recognised as one of the UK's top legal aid lawyers

28 May 15, 12:31PM

The Legal Aid Practitioners Group have announced the shortlist for the 2015 Legal Aid Lawyer Of The Year Awards (LALYs).

Heather Loynd and Emma Cordock’s Greater Manchester 10K for Home Start, Bury

10 May 15, 10:26AM

Heather smashed her first 10k at the Greater Manchester 10k today for Home Start, Bury. Heather and Emma, along with 11 other runners, managed to raise in excess of £­­­­­­1,500. 

Launch of AFG LAW After Hours

01 May 15, 4:44PM

AFG LAW hosted an After Hours event as part of their ‘#AFGgivingback’ campaign on Thursday 30 May at The Clarence, Bury. They were joined by Elisabeth Cooper from St Johns Buildings who spoke about ‘hot topics in employment law and employment issues’.  

PSG's Celebration of National Secretaries Day, 2015

30 Apr 15, 12:32PM

Rhianne Williams won the PSG’s celebration of National Secretaries Day, for Best Support this month. 

Civil Partnership and Marriage

29 Apr 15, 1:48PM

The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 legalised marriages between same sex couples from March 2014.

The Best of UK Ball

24 Apr 15, 3:36PM

We have been a member of The Best of Bury for two years and we are delighted to have won three awards which were ‘Highly Commended Business in the Category of Solicitors’, ‘Winner in Category’ and ‘Top 100 UK Business’. 

Islamic Divorce and Civil Divorce

24 Apr 15, 2:41PM

It is believed that an Islamic divorce is necessary to terminate the nikah contract to make it certain a divorce has been effective even if there has been a legal divorce as well. It is believed that human jurisdiction cannot supersede Sharia law. English courts cannot pronounce Islamic divorces and so Muslims have to apply to a Sharia Council to obtain a Sharia divorce.

The Resolution Conference

17 Apr 15, 4:33PM

Emma Cordock and Emma Green attended the National Resolution Conference in Brighton. This is the 2nd year in which Emma was asked by the committee to co-present a workshop on legal aid, the recent changes and how to adapt your practice in light of the changes. 

Emma Cordock and Natalie Owens’ Paris Marathon for The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

15 Apr 15, 4:31PM

Before Christmas, Emma and Natalie started their training for the Paris Marathon; they had no chocolate, cakes, bad food or alcohol and followed the official marathon plan completely. It was a tough four months but it was worth it for their first ever marathon. They raised over £1,000.00 in sponsorship and raised awareness for The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity. They are also competing in a number of other events throughout the year to raise more funds. 

AFG LAW Charity Night Cheque Handover

14 Apr 15, 10:34AM

AFG LAW hosted a fun-filled charity night in February at Bury Town Hall. Proceeds from the evening totalled £3,000.00 and will be split equally between Women’s Housing Action Group (WHAG), Bury Hospice and Early Break. 

AFG LAW After Hours at The Fallen Angels at The Clarence

01 Apr 15, 10:42AM

Join us for our After Hours event where we will be joined by Elisabeth Cooper from St John's Buildings who will be speaking about 'hot topics in employment law and employment issues'.

Emma Green qualifies an an assistant solicitor for the family team at AFG LAW

05 Mar 15, 3:00PM

Celebrating her success and commitment, and further strengthening the family law provision at AFG LAW, Emma Green becomes an assistant solicitor this month. She will add her considerable skills and determination to the Bolton-based family law team. She joined AFG LAW in July 2012 and was offered a training contract in 2013. Emma has spent the last eighteen months working in family, civil and property law but will now join the family law department.

Mediation: a different route to divorce

04 Mar 15, 4:44PM

Mediation: a different route to divorce

The process of separating and divorcing is relatively straightforward but many couples are not familiar with how it works. 

Will Fortnight in aid of Bury Hospice

02 Mar 15, 1:33PM

Will Fortnight in aid of Bury Hospice is taking place from Monday 9 March - Friday 20 March and we are participating.

Free family law drop-in clinic

25 Feb 15, 12:29PM

Free family law drop in clinic every Wednesday 5:00pm – 6:00pm at AFG LAW, 20 Mawdsley Street, Bolton, BL1 1LE

Choice Not Chance campaign

23 Feb 15, 9:00AM

We have been taking part in the Choice Not Chance campaign as part of  the Ministry of Justice encouraging people to make a Will and / or a Lasting Power of Attorney and stating the importance of making one with the help of a solicitor

AFG LAW annual charity night - February 2015

30 Jan 15, 12:00PM


AFG LAW are hosting the next annual Charity Night on Friday 27 February 2015 at The Elizabethan Suite at Bury Town Hall from 7pm until late.  All VIP tickets are now sold but we still have regular tickets on sale.  You can book a table of 10 for £125 or individual tickets for £15 each.

Launch of Bolton Professionals - 28 January 2015

01 Jan 15, 10:24AM

Networking lunch for professionals who do business in Bolton. Informal and fun, no gimmicks or joining fees; just come along and meet your fellow professionals over a great lunch in a relaxed atmosphere.

Announcements of Bolton Professionals dates

24 Dec 14, 2:31PM

Our Bolton Professionals lunches are held at Harvey's Cafe Barn, Bolton on the 4th Wednesday of every month. The next event is on the 27 May at 12:00pm until 2:00pm. 

Canon Slade Art Competition

01 Apr 14, 3:46PM

Expansion Into Bury

02 Mar 14, 4:23AM

Announcements of Bury Professionals dates

12 Feb 14, 10:34AM

Our Bury Professionals lunches are held at Santino Restaurant, Bury on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. The next event is on the 13 May at 12:00pm until 2:00pm. 

Bury College Mural Design Competition

15 Jan 14, 12:00AM

AFG LAW has commissioned a piece of original artwork from Bury College art students to hang in the entrance corridor of the new Bury office on Market Street.

Local Bury College art student wins AFG LAW desgin competition by submitting the winning mural design to hang in the entrance corridor of AFG LAW's Market Street office. The collaboration is one of several projects initiated by AFG LAW to build stronger and mutually beneficial linkages within their local communities.

Lexcel Assessment Pass

16 Dec 13, 7:34PM

Bury Professionals Launch

09 Sep 13, 9:42AM

AFG LAW launches Bury Professionals networking lunch to offer professionals a new informal, non-competitive networking group to share experiences and industry insights.

Bury Professionals networking lunches take place on the second wednesday of every month at Santino Restarant on Manchester Old Road. There are no joining fees - you only pay £10 on the door to cover your lunch. Due to the group's informal, non-competitive nature membership is not exclusive and all professionals are welcome.

Investors In People Accreditation Maintained

09 Jan 13, 2:28PM

We've maintained our Investors in People accreditation

We are pleased to announce that we have maintained our Investors In People accreditation.

‘We know that our success is dependent on the quality of people we employ. Our investment in people means we continue to provide a top quality legal service to our valued clients,’ said Anita Boardman, Partner and Head of HR at AFG LAW.