Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Trio relocate to Wolverhampton office

A Midlands law firm is extending its reach by transferring three key members of staff to its Wolverhampton office.

Martin-Kaye Solicitors has its head office in Telford, and now a trio of residential conveyancers are relocating to the Tettenhall Road branch as a direct result of increased business in the area.

Partner Simon Wagner said the move was part of the firm’s ongoing expansion plans which have also seen them open another satellite office in Shrewsbury.

“We’re keen to continue to grow our business in a structured and targeted way, and we’ve seen a real rise in the number of conveyancing clients in the wider Wolverhampton area, so it makes absolute sense for some of our property team to operate from there.

Partner and head of department Nita Patel said: “Our residential property division is renowned for its excellent customer service and for its efficient and effective advice, and it’s exciting to see our team building new strong links with clients all over the region.”

The conveyancers who will be relocating are Wendy Pullar (licensed conveyancer), Amandeep Siddoo (solicitor), and Ellesse Wilson (legal assistant). Partner and head of department, Nita Patel, will be dividing her time between the Wolverhampton and Telford offices.

Wendy has worked for Martin-Kaye for almost nine years and specialises in buying and selling properties, transfers of equity, and re-mortgages.

“I’m looking forward to working in Wolverhampton as it’s a great opportunity to build the business, and it’s a new challenge that will give me the chance to meet our clients in that area face-to-face thanks to our more convenient location.”

Amandeep has been a solicitor for over 15 years working for another legal firm in Shropshire  as well as running her own business for a time. “I really enjoy conveyancing and have predominantly specialised in this area throughout my career – it’s always lovely to help people move into their new home.”

Ellesse is currently studying for her postgraduate diploma in legal practice after completing a law degree. “I can’t wait to get started at the Wolverhampton office and I’m looking forward to having more direct contact with the clients as they will be able to drop in rather than having to travel so far.”

Pic: From left, Ellesse Wilson, Nita Patel, Wendy Pullar and Amandeep Siddoo prepare for the transfer to Martin-Kaye’s Wolverhampton office

Monday, 3 June 2019

Emma leads the employment team

A long-serving employee at a Shropshire law firm has been promoted to lead its employment department. Emma Palmer has worked for Martin-Kaye Solicitors in Telford for 20 years, and she is now managing the employment team.

“I am absolutely delighted to be stepping up to my new role, and it’s great to have the opportunity to play a key part in developing the strategy to take the department forward,” said Emma.

As well as the overall management of the department, Emma works closely with John Mehtam who is the firm’s employment law specialist and also a partner in the practice. They were instrumental in setting up the Alpha service that Martin-Kaye delivers to businesses all over the UK, which has now celebrated its 10th anniversary.

“Alpha gives our clients the security of an employment and HR package that can offer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are reaching clients further and further afield.

“There are Alpha members all over the country, with the vast majority renewing year on year, and continuing relationships with them give us the chance to learn exactly what makes their companies tick so that we can tailor our support to their individual requirements.”

Emma said the focus of the Alpha service was pragmatic, robust advice, with the aim of minimising the risk of tribunal claims.

“As part of my new role, I’ll be working with the team to continue to develop Alpha and the services we deliver, and to increase the membership still further. It’s a pleasure to be working with colleagues who are dedicated and extremely knowledgeable, and I’m looking forward to seeing Alpha grow thanks to everyone’s commitment and hard work.”