Thursday, 26 October 2017

Expert joins the Martin-Kaye team

A Telford law firm has welcomed a new solicitor with over 14 years’ experience who specialises in commercial litigation.

Sara Brumwell is the latest new face to join the team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, and she has extensive experience in handling probate disputes, property and consumer claims, and professional negligence cases against solicitors, surveyors and other professionals.

“I’m absolutely delighted to take the next step of my career with Martin-Kaye as it’s a great opportunity to develop my skills still further, and to work with such a knowledgeable and dynamic team.”

Mrs Brumwell has previously worked in a High Street practice in Staffordshire before moving to Telford, and she is committed to delivering client-focussed, approachable, and realistic practical advice.

“I am a strong believer in the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution, even in the most difficult cases, and my preferred approach is to try to achieve a settlement with court action as a last resort.”

She has also completed the University of Law’s Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) course, and is now an Associate member of the organisation.

“The main issues I handle include probate disputes, property disputes, debt recovery, landlord and tenant issues, and professional negligence cases, and I’m looking forward to working with Martin-Kaye’s existing and future clients.”

Head of Commercial Litigation Andrew Oranjuik said Sara’s appointment was good news for Martin-Kaye and for the firm’s clients, as her experience was extremely varied.

“Sara has already made an excellent start to her career with us, and she has fitted in seamlessly with our forward-thinking and ever-growing team.

“Her attitude to encouraging clients to seek out alternative dispute resolution rather than taking a case to court is a positive and refreshing approach, and one which we are sure our clients will appreciate.”

Martin-Kaye Solicitors belongs to the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and their team is experienced in handling claims against a wide range of professionals including: accountants, solicitors, financial advisers, valuers, barristers, architects, veterinary surgeons, and surveyors.

Pic: Sara Brumwell is the latest lawyer to join the team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Employment lawyer takes top award

An employment law specialist from a Midlands firm has been named as a winner in this year’s Black Country Asian Business Association awards.

John Mehtam leads the employment team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Wolverhampton and Telford, and he has won the coveted Business Professional of the Year title.

“I am absolutely delighted to receive this award and it’s a great honour to be recognised in such a high-profile way,” said Mr Mehtam.

“At Martin-Kaye Solicitors we are committed to expanding our legal services still further into the Black Country area, and we are working very closely with BCABA to ensure we deliver the very highest levels of service to local businesses.”

Mr Mehtam received his award at the BCABA Network annual dinner at Wolverhampton Racecourse, and the event raised over £3000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity.

Hosted by ITV Central’s Sameena Ali-Khan, the evening heard from key representatives from the network who emphasised the importance of collaborating with stakeholders to achieve business success.

Martin-Kaye’s Rakesh Saini also gave a brief overview of BCABA’s roots and future plans, and he also shared a poignant message for younger professionals on the endless benefits of being the very best in their chosen industries.

Other award winners on the night included: Angela Bir of the Ramada Park Hall Hotel who won both the Business of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year categories; Amerjit Singh from Nationwide Electrical and Security Wholesalers, who took the Retailer of the Year award; and Manjinder Sangha from Kapture8 which was named as Learning Business of the Year.

The Black Country Asian Business Association was established in 2001 and its aim is to provide a strong voice for lobbying and a platform for Asian businesses. The network is going from strength to strength with over 2750 businesses benefiting from the variety of services it provides, and it’s a diverse group which supports a socially aware, responsible, cohesive and healthy sustainable community in the West Midlands.

Pic: John Mehtam from Martin-Kaye Solicitors (centre) receives his award at the ceremony with, from left, Jas Mandair (KTV), Arran Mehtam, Amrik Singh Gill (KTV), Jagit Singh Bassi (KTV), and Sameena Ali-Khan (Central TV)

Monday, 16 October 2017

Raising funds for a worthy cause

Martin-Kaye colleagues George Heron and Gemma Himsworth put themselves to the ultimate test to raise money for charity.

Together with Gemma's friend, Laura, they successfully completed the Birmingham Marathon and they have now raised almost £1,000 for Tommy's, the baby charity.

It was Gemma's first marathon, and she ran it just 12 months after giving birth to baby Elsie - not to be outdone, George decided he'd run the entire 26.2 miles wearing a rucksack that weighed the same as Elsie's weight on race day!

George said: "For those who (like I used to) thought Birmingham is flat, it certainly isn't! Thank you so much to those who have already donated, it was such a boost during the race and makes all the aches and pains worthwhile.

"It was Gemma's first marathon, so she was entering uncharted territory and I was in awe of the way she kept on going. It's a huge distance to cover on foot, so a time of 6 hours 7 minutes is incredible just 12 months after giving birth. It was a very tough day, but the feeling crossing the finishing line is just indescribable."

Laura is an accomplished marathoner and she is on target for 18 marathons in 18 months!

Pic: George, Gemma and Laura after their marathon challenge