Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Wills and probate experts extend their services

Wills and probate experts from a Shropshire law firm are extending their services to cover a much wider area.

The specialists from Martin-Kaye Solicitors will now be offering appointments at the firm’s newest office in Bellstone Court, in Shrewsbury.

Fiona Mainwaring, who is the probate department manager, said the move was as a direct result of an increase in enquiries from clients in and around the county town.

“Because of the nature of our work, we are dealing with clients who may be elderly and more vulnerable, and we decided that offering appointments at the Shrewsbury office would make it easier for them to access our services.

“We’ve seen a real demand for flexible and sensitive support for clients who are facing some of the most difficult times in life, and our team is dedicated to helping people through the complicated process of dealing with the death of a loved one in a caring and approachable way.”

Fiona and her team focus on the administration of people’s estates after they have died involving general probate and intestacy work (where someone hasn’t left a will). They also deal with the preparation of wills, Inheritance Tax planning, powers of attorney, and generally assisting elderly clients.

Martin-Kaye Partner Simon Wagner, who runs the firm’s Shrewsbury office, said introducing the wills and probate service in the town had encouraged many more new clients to ask about the support.

“We’ve been inundated with people who are very pleased to see us and who have been keen to learn more about how we can help them.

“Given our location, it’s easy and convenient for clients to call in for face-to-face appointments while they’re in town, and we’re also seeing existing clients turn to us for wills and probate issues who may have been previously unaware that we offered such a service.”

Pic: Fiona Mainwaring – Martin-Kaye’s probate department manager at the new Shrewsbury office

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Employment lawyers share their advice

Employers in the Worcester area are set to find out how to protect their business from escalating tribunal claims thanks to a Telford law firm.

Experts from the employment law team at Martin-Kaye Solicitors will be hosting an interactive seminar on July 25, at the Sixways Stadium in Warriors Way, Worcester, at 12noon.

The free event will help employers to recognise the top ten employment law blunders that companies commit, and identify the best way to avoid them.

John Mehtam, who is Martin-Kaye’s employment law specialist, will lead the seminar and it’s the first time the team have taken their presentation to the Worcester area.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming employers from a wide range of business sectors, and it’s a good time for businesses to attend because since the Government abolished tribunal fees, there has been an avalanche of employment tribunal claims. This is because some employees are bringing claims that stand little chance of succeeding, but employers have to take them all seriously and you need to be sure you’re complying with all the relevant legislation.”

Mr Mehtam said he would be sharing his advice to help businesses navigate through the increasingly-complicated minefield of employment law, and to help them avoid the most common pitfalls.

“We will include suggestions on how to tackle some of the most common workplace and HR issues including sickness absence, dismissals and poor employee performance – and perhaps more importantly, we will look at how to avoid these situations and how to protect your business.

“With employers short on time, it’s almost impossible to keep up-to-date with ever-changing legislation, so our seminars offer clear, concise information in a time frame that suits our busy delegates.

“Our presentations are always extremely popular wherever we hold them across Shropshire, Wales and the wider West Midlands, and it’s great to now be taking our advice into the Worcester area to reach even more businesses.”

Businesses who would like to attend the seminar should contact June Noto on 01952 525951 or email junenoto@martinkaye.co.uk