Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Long service recognition for Martin Kaye staff


 

2021 was another interesting year as we all learnt to adjust to the ongoing pandemic. However this still hasn’t stopped us officially recognising our long serving staff for their dedication and commitment to the practice.


Michelle Millward, Gemma Workman, Wendy Pullar, Helen Golding and June Noto have all received long service recognition from the Partners.

Partner and Head of HR Alison Carter said their loyal support has been invaluable in the years they have worked for the firm, especially the last few years which has seen all staff working differently. We want to express the gratitude of the partners for all their efforts over the years.  We’re a close-knit team at Martin Kaye and we believe it’s crucial to recognise the dedication of our staff, and all the work they put in to help ensure the practice runs smoothly and efficiently. It’s an honour to see many of our employees have long and settled careers with us.

From our Private Property team are Michelle Millward celebrating 25 years and Wendy Pullar 20 years’ service. From our Commercial team are June Noto celebrating 20 years and Gemma Workman 5 years’ service. Finally Helen Golding from our Finance team also celebrating 5 years’ service with us.

Martin-Kaye Solicitors began in 1985 with just three members of staff and in the decades that have followed, the independent practice has become one of the largest legal firms with offices in Telford, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.




 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

Nominated charities for 2022

Our staff at Martin Kaye have always been keen supporters of both local and national charities taking part in everything from dress down days to fun runs. This year we have decided to do things a little differently.

At the beginning of the year we asked our staff to nominate a charity that they would like Martin Kaye to raise money for during 2022. Our next step was to randomly pick 3 charities one for each of our offices, we are pleased to announce our charities for 2022 –


·         Juvenile Diabetes Fund – JDRF – Telford  - https://jdrf.org.uk/

·         Lingen Davies – Shrewsbury - https://www.lingendavies.co.uk/

·         Midlands Air Ambulance – Wolverhampton  - https://www.midlandsairambulance.com/



We also appointed Emma Prescott as our first Charity Ambassador for Martin Kaye. This role will see Emma liaising with the charities, organising the staff for the events as well as taking part. Our dress down days return on 29th April after lockdown saw many of our staff working from home.

Our first charity event is for Lingen Davies on 2nd April 2022 at Sansaw Estate. Our staff will be taking part in a non-competitive 5k Shrewsbury Colour Run and will either be walking, jumping, skipping or hopping around the course. Our staff taking part are Emma Prescott, Sam Azzopardi-Tudor, George Heron, Lily Hathaway, Mary Minns, Sian Barlow and Lindsay Knowles.

Lingen Davies are now halfway to raising £50k towards a new CT scanner and we hope that our support can help them reach this target. If you would like make a donation you can visit our Just Giving page -  https://tinyurl.com/2vj59mkp

With more events planned for later this year, don’t forget to pop back and see how we are doing.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 31 January 2022

Changes to the Highway Code.


 

The Highway Code introduces some major changes which came into effect on 29th January 2022.

Many of the changes formalise basic driving rules/guidance and will ultimately protect vulnerable road users.

The new rules promote and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders – priority will have to be given to pedestrians who are waiting to cross a road. Currently, vehicles have priority of way at junctions but the new rules require drivers to give way to pedestrians instead.

The Highway Code will also introduce changes which will prevent drivers from cutting across cyclists going straight, when they are turning at junctions. This will mean a driver cannot overtake a cyclist and turn at a junction and must wait behind the cyclist if they are cycling straight ahead. This is irrespective of whether the cyclist is in a cycle lane. Cyclist will also be able, to cycle in the centre lane to make themselves more visible.

Let’s all keep our roads safe for all users, if you are involved in an accident or require advice regarding personal injury, you can all our team on 0800 975 6066.