Thursday, 23 November 2017

Emma joins an award-winning team

A solicitor who specialises in domestic property conveyancing has joined a Telford firm after being impressed by the team’s performance.

Emma Jones is the latest new face to join Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Euston Way, and she will deal with a wide variety of transactions involving leasehold and new build properties.

“Martin-Kaye is a well-established and well-respected law firm, and after working with the team on the other side of many property transactions in the past, I was keen to join them when an opportunity came up,” said Emma.

“My new role will include dealing with sales, purchases and re-mortgaging of residential properties, and in particular dealing with leasehold and new build transactions.

“After working in a busy firm in Birmingham City Centre, I’m looking forward to putting my experience to good use and to tackling the challenges that this new step brings.”

Emma graduated from Staffordshire University and qualified as a solicitor in 2015 after completing a training contract at another local Shropshire law firm.

“I’m delighted to have the chance to work with my new colleagues at Martin-Kaye – they have mastered the art of adapting to modern conveyancing without losing the traditional values of client care and customer service which can often be overlooked.”

Nita Patel who leads the property team said Emma’s experience made her an invaluable addition to the department.

“We’re always keen to work with ambitious and committed lawyers, and Emma fits that criteria very well.

“She has already settled in to our busy conveyancing department and we’re looking forward to seeing her working closely with new and existing clients to ensure they receive the very best customer service and support at all times.”

Pic: Emma Jones has joined the conveyancing team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Telford 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Jane joins the family team

Lawyers at a Telford legal firm have welcomed a new face to their growing family law team.

Jane Tinsley has joined the family department at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, after a parental career break.

She had previously worked for many years at a large law firm in Shropshire and the wider Midlands, and she is delighted to be returning to the legal world.

“I specialise exclusively in family law, and have extensive experience in all areas of the sector including divorce, separation, resolution of finances, disputes concerning children, and cohabitation disputes and agreements.

“This is a great opportunity for me to join a forward-thinking and progressive law firm that has a good reputation for the high-quality advice it delivers, and I’m looking forward to working with such a close-knit team and helping clients to resolve the issues they are facing.

“I’m committed to resolving matters efficiently and amicably for clients, and I’m confident my experience will help me to find practical solutions that make a positive difference.”

Jane qualified as a legal executive in 1998 and as a solicitor in 2003, and her appointment makes her the latest addition to a family law team that’s constantly growing.

Gemma Himsworth, who is Martin-Kaye’s head of family law, said she was very pleased to welcome Jane to the firm, as her wide-ranging experience would be a real asset.

“We’re a growing team that has worked hard to develop the reputation we now have, and it’s always a pleasure to see new lawyers fitting in so well – Jane is already a valued member of our department.”

Martin-Kaye’s family law team are members of Resolution – a national organisation of family lawyers who are committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation, and other family problems.

“Our aim is to avoid court disputes wherever possible, particularly where children are involved, and we encourage a conciliatory approach so everyone can move forward with their lives,” said Mrs Himsworth.

Pic: Jane Tinsley is the new family lawyer at Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Telford

Monday, 6 November 2017

Business tips on the agenda

Businesses in Staffordshire will get the chance to take part in an interactive employment advice seminar thanks to a leading Midlands law firm.

Experts from the Employment Law team from Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Telford and Wolverhampton, are bringing their renowned Top Ten Employment Blunders seminar to The Moat House, at Acton Trussell, near Stafford.

The event will take place on Thursday, November 30th, at 12pm, and it’s the first time the team have hosted an event in the area.

Employment Law Specialist, John Mehtam, who will lead the presentation, said the idea of an event in this location was a direct result of customer demand.

“Our presentations have always proved extremely successful in Shropshire, Wales, and the West Midlands, and we’ve received an increasing number of requests from businesses in and around Stafford to bring our seminar to the area."

During the event, Mr Mehtam will share his advice to help businesses navigate through the increasingly-complicated minefield of employment law, and to help them avoid the most common pitfalls.

“We will include suggestions on how to tackle some of the most common workplace and HR issues including sickness absence, dismissals and poor employee performance – and perhaps more importantly, we will look at how to avoid these situations and protect your business.

“At Martin-Kaye, we’re committed to delivering effective and appropriate advice that really does make a difference to employers, and our short sharp seminars are designed to get right to the point.”

John said keeping up-to-date with ever-changing legislation was practically impossible for employers who were already battling with a packed schedule.

“That’s why our seminars are proving so popular right across the Midlands as we deliver clear, concise information in a time frame that suits our delegates.”

Businesses who would like to attend the seminar should contact June Noto on 01952 272222, or email 

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Expert joins the Martin-Kaye team

A Telford law firm has welcomed a new solicitor with over 14 years’ experience who specialises in commercial litigation.

Sara Brumwell is the latest new face to join the team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, and she has extensive experience in handling probate disputes, property and consumer claims, and professional negligence cases against solicitors, surveyors and other professionals.

“I’m absolutely delighted to take the next step of my career with Martin-Kaye as it’s a great opportunity to develop my skills still further, and to work with such a knowledgeable and dynamic team.”

Mrs Brumwell has previously worked in a High Street practice in Staffordshire before moving to Telford, and she is committed to delivering client-focussed, approachable, and realistic practical advice.

“I am a strong believer in the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution, even in the most difficult cases, and my preferred approach is to try to achieve a settlement with court action as a last resort.”

She has also completed the University of Law’s Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) course, and is now an Associate member of the organisation.

“The main issues I handle include probate disputes, property disputes, debt recovery, landlord and tenant issues, and professional negligence cases, and I’m looking forward to working with Martin-Kaye’s existing and future clients.”

Head of Commercial Litigation Andrew Oranjuik said Sara’s appointment was good news for Martin-Kaye and for the firm’s clients, as her experience was extremely varied.

“Sara has already made an excellent start to her career with us, and she has fitted in seamlessly with our forward-thinking and ever-growing team.

“Her attitude to encouraging clients to seek out alternative dispute resolution rather than taking a case to court is a positive and refreshing approach, and one which we are sure our clients will appreciate.”

Martin-Kaye Solicitors belongs to the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and their team is experienced in handling claims against a wide range of professionals including: accountants, solicitors, financial advisers, valuers, barristers, architects, veterinary surgeons, and surveyors.

Pic: Sara Brumwell is the latest lawyer to join the team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Employment lawyer takes top award

An employment law specialist from a Midlands firm has been named as a winner in this year’s Black Country Asian Business Association awards.

John Mehtam leads the employment team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Wolverhampton and Telford, and he has won the coveted Business Professional of the Year title.

“I am absolutely delighted to receive this award and it’s a great honour to be recognised in such a high-profile way,” said Mr Mehtam.

“At Martin-Kaye Solicitors we are committed to expanding our legal services still further into the Black Country area, and we are working very closely with BCABA to ensure we deliver the very highest levels of service to local businesses.”

Mr Mehtam received his award at the BCABA Network annual dinner at Wolverhampton Racecourse, and the event raised over £3000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.

Hosted by ITV Central’s Sameena Ali-Khan, the evening heard from key representatives from the network who emphasised the importance of collaborating with stakeholders to achieve business success.

Martin-Kaye’s Rakesh Saini also gave a brief overview of BCABA’s roots and future plans, and he also shared a poignant message for younger professionals on the endless benefits of being the very best in their chosen industries.

Other award winners on the night included: Angela Bir of the Ramada Park Hall Hotel who won both the Business of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year categories; Amerjit Singh from Nationwide Electrical and Security Wholesalers, who took the Retailer of the Year award; and Manjinder Sangha from Kapture8 which was named as Learning Business of the Year.

The Black Country Asian Business Association was established in 2001 and its aim is to provide a strong voice for lobbying and a platform for Asian businesses. The network is going from strength to strength with over 2750 businesses benefiting from the variety of services it provides, and it’s a diverse group which supports a socially aware, responsible, cohesive and healthy sustainable community in the West Midlands.

Pic: John Mehtam from Martin-Kaye Solicitors (centre) receives his award at the ceremony with, from left, Jas Mandair (KTV), Arran Mehtam, Amrik Singh Gill (KTV), Jagit Singh Bassi (KTV), and Sameena Ali-Khan (Central TV)

Monday, 16 October 2017

Raising funds for a worthy cause

Martin-Kaye colleagues George Heron and Gemma Himsworth put themselves to the ultimate test to raise money for charity.

Together with Gemma's friend, Laura, they successfully completed the Birmingham Marathon and they have now raised almost £1,000 for Tommy's, the baby charity.

It was Gemma's first marathon, and she ran it just 12 months after giving birth to baby Elsie - not to be outdone, George decided he'd run the entire 26.2 miles wearing a rucksack that weighed the same as Elsie's weight on race day!

George said: "For those who (like I used to) thought Birmingham is flat, it certainly isn't! Thank you so much to those who have already donated, it was such a boost during the race and makes all the aches and pains worthwhile.

"It was Gemma's first marathon, so she was entering uncharted territory and I was in awe of the way she kept on going. It's a huge distance to cover on foot, so a time of 6 hours 7 minutes is incredible just 12 months after giving birth. It was a very tough day, but the feeling crossing the finishing line is just indescribable."

Laura is an accomplished marathoner and she is on target for 18 marathons in 18 months!

Pic: George, Gemma and Laura after their marathon challenge

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Two new Associates at law firm

Two long-serving employees at a Telford law firm have been named as Associates as a reward for their commitment and dedication.

Alison Thornton and Emma Palmer have been with Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Euston Way for many years, and both have worked hard during that time to build and develop the departments they work in.

Martin-Kaye Partner and Head of HR Alison Carter said: “Over the years both Alison and Emma have provided a stable and calm presence within their departments, and this has been combined with consistent quality work recognised time and time again by clients in excellent feedback questionnaires.

“They have also demonstrated flair and enterprise in the face of challenging conditions, and for these reasons, the Partners believe they thoroughly deserve this recognition.”

Emma is the firm’s Employment Team Manager, and she has played a key role in developing, setting up and running Martin-Kaye’s HR support scheme, Alpha.

She has since overseen the successful development of the service which attracts a wide range of employers from across the UK, as well as providing employment law and HR advice to Alpha client.
Emma is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Alison worked for a number of large regional and national firms before joining Martin-Kaye’s personal injury team as a solicitor in 2003.

She has successfully handled many different types of claims including fast track and multi-track cases including road traffic, industrial injury and public liability.

Alison has also been involved in the development of the firm’s inheritance disputes team answering enquiries through Martin-Kaye’s contest-a-will website.

Pic: Alison Thornton (left) and Emma Palmer who have been named as Associates at Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Telford