Monday, 29 January 2007

HELPing hand in Shrewsbury

Businesses in Shrewsbury were so impressed with an interactive law forum held in Telford – they’ve asked for their own.

The HR and Employment Law in Practice forum, otherwise known as HELP, is organised by Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Telford, and has been running for the past 12 months.

Now, as a result of customer demand, the law firm has joined forces with National Westminster Bank to organise a series of similar sessions in Shrewsbury.

Graham Davies, senior partner at Martin-Kaye, said: “We aim not just to tell people about what’s happening in Employment Law, but to offer them a chance to network with other employers and Human Resources people to discuss local trends.

“We knew the sessions were effective, and that we were generating a lot of interest, and it’s excellent news that businesses in Shrewsbury are keen to hear more about the advice we have to offer.

The first Shrewsbury workshop was held at The Lord Hill Hotel in the town, with many major local business names attending, and more companies are already showing an interest in the next event.

Brian Seadon, Senior Manager (Commercial Banking) from NatWest, said: “Employment Law is something all businesses have to grapple with and it is vital they get expert advice.

“We are pleased to be able to be part of these forums to help them find that support, and to offer added value to our services.”

The team is now planning to run the Shrewsbury forum for at least the next 12 months, and the sessions will be held every other month.

Pic: At the first Shrewsbury Help forum are, from left, John Mehtam (Martin-Kaye Employment Law Specialist), Brian Seadon (NatWest Bank), Graham Davies (Martin-Kaye Senior Partner), and Adele Robinshaw (NatWest Bank)