Everyone at the firm would like to congratulate Robert Jefferies (below right) who became a Solicitor on 1st August 2014.Robert first joined the firm in December 2011 as a paralegal and after completing his training contract with us, he is now a member of the Company Commercial Department.
Following hot on Robert’s heels, Charlotte Mckenty, who started as one of our Legal Support Assistants, commenced her training contract on 1st September 2014. Charlotte will start her training in our busy Private Client Department, assisting our Solicitors with all aspects of their work.
There has been much activity in the Private Client Department (above right).
Earlier this year, they were presented with a certificate by a representative from Age UK to recognise their contribution to the Will Aid campaign in 2013. Our clients donated in excess of £6,000 to charity as part of Will Aid and the firm was ranked 43rd in the country for donations. We will be participating in the Will Aid campaign again this year.
Hilary Buckle, the partner who heads the Private Client Department, completed her Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists qualification recently and is now an Associate member of ACTAPS.
Richard Whitaker, whose arrival at the firm was mentioned in our last newsletter, is undertaking the course to lead to the prestigious STEP qualification and will be sitting his first exam in taxation later this year. Richard is also delighting the residents at a local care home by volunteering to give a weekly piano recital.