Thursday, 21 May 2015

Award-winning lawyers celebrate title

Lawyers at a Shropshire firm have won yet another national award for their commercial litigation expertise.

Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Telford, have been recognised in the International M&A Awards run by Acquisition International Magazine.

They’ve been awarded the Excellence in Contract Focused Commercial Litigation UK title and it follows hot on the heels of their Midlands Litigators of the Year award just 12 months ago.

Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: “This latest title is confirmation that we really do punch above our weight when it comes to the competition, and that the very best legal advice is available outside the major cities in the UK thanks to practices like Martin-Kaye.

“We’re extremely proud to have received the award and our specialist commercial litigation team is developing a strong reputation nationwide for delivering appropriate and cost-effective legal support.”

Organisers of the International M&A Awards said only the most deserving firms received the prestigious awards and this year had seen particularly strong competition in every category.

“For the past four years, through good times and bad, our global M&A Awards have charted the successes, stellar results and second-to-none client service of some of the worldwide M&A industry’s leading players.

“Our awards celebrate the outstanding efforts and amazing achievements of all those involved in identifying, coordination and seeing through to completion those important deals that could make a huge difference to a business, a local economy, or even an entire country.

“The awards recognise the dedicated and experienced investors, advisers, financiers and service providers who have been selected for their expertise in their specialised field and, most crucially, nominated by their clients and peers.

“Now in their fourth year, the awards are handed out solely on merit and are given to those companies that have delivers exceptional service over the last 12 months.”

Pic:    Martin-Kaye’s Jason Round, Mohammed Ahsan, Graham Davies and Andrew     Oranjuik celebrate their latest award

Friday, 15 May 2015

Lubna steps up at Martin-Kaye

More than 30 delegates attended an employment law seminar to hear from a Telford solicitor who was hosting an event for the very first time.

Employment law specialist Lubna Laheria stepped up to lead the event at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, after the firm’s usual host, John Mehtam, was unable to attend due to ill health.

And her presentation has received excellent feedback from the wide range of companies who took part, with many taking to social media to praise her efforts.

“It was a great opportunity for me to step up on the day, and I was very keen to share our knowledge on the top ten blunders that employers make and the way to avoid the pitfalls,” said Lubna.

“With such a mixed audience, it was important to make sure our message was applicable to all kinds of industries, and I’m delighted that our delegates took away some valuable advice from such a lively and interactive event.”

Lubna was supported on the day by fellow Martin-Kaye employment team member, Emma Palmer, who took part in the question and answer session with delegates.

Senior partner, Graham Davies, said: “I was incredibly impressed with the way the team pulled together to deliver the seminar, and in particular, with Lubna’s performance, which really was outstanding. Our delegates praised her knowledge and presence, and it was excellent to receive such great feedback on social media sites in the immediate aftermath of the event.”

The seminar was the latest in a series of HELP presentations that Martin-Kaye Solicitors has run all over the Midlands and beyond. The aim is to take delegates through the minefield of employment pitfalls and all the latest topical workplace issues.

“HELP stands for HR and Employment Law in Practice, and our events offer a unique opportunity for business leaders to hear from the very best when it comes to tackling topical issues,” said Graham. 

“We’re looking forward to hosting more HELP sessions in the coming months. In the longer term, we’re hoping to extend our programme of events beyond the wider West Midlands area too as we’ve seen such a positive response from customers in the region.”

Pic:    Lubna Laheria and Graham Davies from Martin-Kaye Solicitors at the latest HELP presentation in Telford