Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Multi-national staff at law firm

A Telford law firm which has always been proud of its international links now has a truly multi-national workforce too.

Martin-Kaye Solicitors, based at The Foundry, in Euston Way, has welcomed three new employees from different corners of the world.

Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: "We are already a founder member of IAG International, which is a networking group of lawyers, accountants, tax advisers, and other professionals from across the world.

"And now we're delighted to unveil our newest recruits to our team, who all have an international background."

Silvia Guillen, who is originally from Gran Canaria, qualified as a Spanish Lawyer in 1996, and after passing the Qualified Lawyer's Transfer Test, she also became a qualified solicitor in English Law in 2003.

"With so many people keen to buy holiday homes abroad, particularly in Spain, her background will help us to ensure our clients receive the very best advice from a lawyer who has experienced Spanish property law first hand," said Graham.

Lana Perkins is the second new face, and she is from Tallinn, in Estonia. She studied Law at the International University of Social Sciences, in Tallinn, and came to England when she married her husband who is from Shrewsbury.

"The legal profession has always been my passion, and I have found the people here to be very friendly and professional," she said.

Amanda Hunter, from Ontario, in Canada, joined Martin-Kaye Solicitors originally as a secretary and is now working towards a Legal Executive qualification as a member of the Commercial Property Team.

"It was always my aim to live and work in the UK by the time I was 25, as I just felt a real connection to England every time I visited, and I'm really pleased to have achieved my dream."