Thursday, 27 November 2008

Quiz honours memories of Rob

We've raised almost £600 with a charity quiz in memory of one of our partners who died suddenly earlier this year.

Held at our premises in Euston Way, the quiz was held in memory of Rob Hughes, and attracted 21 teams made up of family, friends and representatives from other local businesses.

Graham Davies said: "We wanted to do something to honour Rob's memory, and we decided a fun quiz with a Welsh theme to reflect his roots would be a great event. We're extremely grateful to all the companies who took part, and the evening was fun and entertaining, and raised vital cash for an excellent cause."

The money raised will now be donated to the Cardiac Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital, in Telford, where Rob was treated.

Pic: Putting their knowledge to the test are, from left, John Mehtam, Alison Carter and Graham Davies

Friday, 21 November 2008

Stephanie joins the team

We were so impressed with a trainee solicitor during a work placement that we've offered her a full time job. Stephanie Powers, of Wombourne, initially joined Martin-Kaye Solicitors as a paralegal in the domestic property department.

And then, after completing her law degree at Wolverhampton University, we offered her a training contract which has led to her new position.

“During my training with Martin-Kaye, I have worked in the domestic property, commercial property and personal injury departments, and my new role is as part of the Corporate Team. I’m really enjoying the job, which mainly involves corporate contract work, and drafting terms and conditions. There’s a great team here, and I’m looking forward to developing my skills further with the help of the experienced colleagues around me,” said Stephanie, who is now an Assistant Solicitor.

Stuart Haynes, who leads the Commercial Team, said: “We were incredibly impressed with Stephanie’s commitment and enthusiasm when she initially came to our firm. And her willingness to learn, coupled with her obvious ability to handle the challenging area of corporate work made her an excellent candidate for us.”

Pic: Stephanie Powers who has been appointed as an Assistant Solicitor in our Corporate Team