Thursday, 21 October 2010

Overseas links for Telford firm

Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors have taken part in an international assembly of lawyers in London.

We are a founder member of the IAG organisation, which gives professional firms from all over the world the opportunity to network and share business ideas.

Our Senior Partner, Graham Davies, said: “It was great to be able to take part in an IAG meeting in the UK, as it’s a rare opportunity to bring members from far and wide to this country. The meetings are held all over Europe, and are an invaluable way to cement our relationships with international lawyers.

“Many of our Shropshire clients have increasing business interests overseas and often require legal support in the most unusual places – currently we have local businesses with issues in Holland, the USA, India, China, Italy and Australia.
By joining forces with other members of the IAG organisation, we can call on support wherever our clients need it.”

During the two-day event, Graham also took part in a presentation about dispute resolution in the UK and the cost implications of taking proceedings in the UK.

The assembly was held over the same weekend as the Royal Parks Half Marathon and the IAG organisation entered an 15-strong team of runners, including Martin-Kaye's Louise Clowes. “We took part in the Corporate Challenge, which requires each runner in a team to complete the full race distance of 13.1 miles – the times of the fastest six team members are then added together to find the fastest team.

“I finished in just over one hour 52 minutes, raising £150 for the PDSA, and our team finished in 36th place out of 85 teams.
We were really grateful for the support of the crowd, particularly the other IAG members who had been attending workshops and seminars, and who came out onto the Embankment to cheer us on.”

Pic: Louise Clowes celebrates completing the Royal Parks Half Marathon