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


Friday, 8 September 2017

Gemma steps up to lead the Family Team

A law firm’s Family Team has a new face at the helm – but she’s already well-known in the local area.

Gemma Himsworth has stepped up to lead the team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Euston Way, Telford, having worked in the sector for over 12 years, with the past three years spent working for the local firm.

“I’m absolutely delighted to take up this promotion and I’m so proud to have been given the opportunity to lead such a dynamic and effective department,” said Mrs Himsworth.

“Between us we have a great deal of experience and you’d be hard pressed to find a situation that we have not encountered before, so we’re perfectly placed to help families through the most difficult and stressful of times.”

Mrs Himsworth specialises in divorce and financial issues surrounding separation, particularly those involving businesses or pensions. She also deals with complex matters involving children, including issues of residence and contact, as well as disputes about parentage.

“As a team, we are always striving to achieve the very best possible outcome for our clients and we give sensible, grounded advice that is both practical and pragmatic. We’re also leading the way when it comes to fees too as we offer comprehensive fixed fee packages for a lot of the work we do, and we were one of the first local firms to introduce such a policy.

“This means there are no nasty surprises for clients once a case begins, and they have a clear picture of exactly what the advice we offer will cost.”

Mrs Himsworth said the team had wide-ranging experience of dealing with clients from all backgrounds, and they also work closely with the firm’s other departments – such as corporate commercial – if clients have business interests that need to be protected during divorce or separation proceedings.

Senior Partner Graham Davies said: “We’re very pleased to see Gemma stepping into a leading role with the Family team, and her promotion is a direct result of the dedication and commitment she has shown during her time with us at Martin-Kaye.”

Pic: Gemma Himsworth is the new Head of Family Law at Martin-Kaye

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

New face joins the Martin-Kaye team

A Telford law firm has appointed a new conveyancing solicitor to its residential property department.

Sharanjit Dhoot is the latest new face to join Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, and she is already enjoying being part of the forward-thinking and close-knit team.

“I joined Martin-Kaye to have the opportunity to take a more hands-on approach and to work in a supportive and welcoming environment where I will have the chance to develop my skills even further,” she said.

Before joining Martin-Kaye, Sharanjit worked in a firm dealing purely with residential conveyancing where she built up her knowledge of the sector, and progressed to handling increasingly complex cases.

She has also worked for a High Street firm in Birmingham, and a legal firm in Cardiff where she gained experience in dealing with a wider range of residential conveyancing deals.

“My role at Martin-Kaye involves dealing with both sale and purchase residential conveyancing cases, right through from the very first enquiry to the completion of the process. It’s been a real change for me as Martin-Kaye has so many different divisions dealing with wide ranging legal matters, rather than purely conveyancing which my previous firm handled, so it’s great to join a team with so much varied and extensive experience.”

Senior Partner Graham Davies said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Sharanjit to Martin-Kaye and her skills are a valuable addition to our ever-growing team. Our property department is renowned for its high quality and effective customer service, and Sharanjit is joining a team that has an excellent reputation all over the UK.”

Martin-Kaye’s residential property division is also accredited under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property.

Pic: Sharanjit Dhoot is the new conveyancing solicitor at Martin-Kaye in Telford