Gemma Dempsey Announced as Director

Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted to announce that Gemma Dempsey has joined the Board of Directors, alongside John Wadsworth, Alexandra Tait and Michael Wadsworth.

Gemma joined our family-run firm in 2004 as a conveyancing secretary. Over the years she worked her way up, first becoming a Conveyancing Caseworker, then becoming Head of Wadsworths’ busy Residential Conveyancing department and finally, as of 1st January 2021, she has officially been appointed Director of the firm.

Gemma’s promotion to Director comes during an exciting time for Wadsworths which continues to expand across the West Midlands and Warwickshire to meet demand. We have recently opened new offices in Henley-in-Arden, Warwick and Tamworth.

Gemma said: “I’m extremely happy to step up to this role at what is proving to be a positive and exciting time for the firm. Together with my co-directors and dedicated team, I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the successes we’ve had over the last 34 years.”

John Wadsworth, Managing Director of Wadsworths Solicitors, said: “Alexandra, Mike and I are thrilled to have Gemma joining us on the Board of Directors. After a busy 2020 juggling the intricacies of three new offices, staff safety and maintaining a consistently high client experience despite the pandemic, it is wonderful to start the year with such positive news.”

Gemma has assisted thousands of satisfied clients with the process of buying and selling their properties throughout her time at Wadsworths Solicitors helping maintain the firms’ outstanding reputation in the local community.

Congratulations to Harriet as she Qualifies as a Solicitor

We are delighted to announce that Harriet Muffett has taken up the role of Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Department, having successfully completed her training contract with the firm and being officially admitted to the Roll of Solicitors on 6 January 2021!

We are delighted that Harriet has chosen to stay at Wadsworths and feel privileged to be sharing in the next stage of her career.

Covid-19 Update January 2021

As the country’s third lockdown commences, we wanted to update you with the actions we are taking to protect our staff and clients, whilst maintaining the consistent and reliable high-quality legal services we are known for.

Unless and until government advice changes, our offices in Shirley, Henley, Warwick and Tamworth will remain open. The highest standards of hygiene are being maintained and social distancing is being strictly enforced.

In line with government advice, we are encouraging those members of staff who CAN work from home to do so, however please be reassured this will not impact on the day to day running and progress of existing and/or new legal matters. Please telephone the office during normal working hours to speak to us about your case as you would usually.

Video and telephone appointments are currently our preferred method of communication. Only appointments that are strictly urgent are being accepted to take place in person and we request that no visits are made to any of our offices without such appointment being arranged in advance.

These are unprecedented times and like you, we are very much looking forward to getting back to normal. Until then, the Directors and staff at Wadsworths Solicitors continue to work hard to ensure every client’s experience with us remains as stress and worry-free as possible.

Wadsworths Solicitors Opening Office in Tamworth

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Family-run law firm Wadsworths Solicitors has announced the opening of a new office in Tamworth to satisfy high demand from new and repeat clients.

The new office on Church Street opened for business on 5 October and offers a range of family and business law services. It marks the next stage of growth for the firm, which is building on its enviable 34-plus years of success.

The new site extends their practice to four offices; with their head office in Shirley (Solihull) and two further locations which opened earlier this year in Henley-in-Arden (Warwickshire) and Warwick town centre. It will be headed up by Michael and Victoria Wadsworth who are looking forward to expanding to the north east of the region.
Michael Wadsworth, Director, said: “The opening of our fourth office is the latest development as we continue to grow to meet the welcome increase in clients wishing to access our services.

“Our team has gained a well-deserved reputation for being efficient and effective but approachable and caring alongside. We’re honoured that our clients return to us and that they confidently recommend us to friends and family without hesitation.”

Victoria Wadsworth, Probate Caseworker, added: “We’re excited to be bringing our award-winning services to the people of Tamworth and surrounding areas. Our new office is right in the heart of this beautiful town which we chose specifically for the community feel and rich history.”

Established in 1986, the firm now employs over 35 people including four members of the Wadsworth family. They are heavily involved with local communities and support schools, charities and other good causes through sponsorship, fundraising initiatives and donations.

Victoria Hicks, Wadsworths’ Regional Marketing Manager commented: “We pride ourselves on being active members of the community. Whether it’s taking part in activities such as skydives or fire walks, or donating a percentage of takings from a certain department over a specified length of time, giving back to the community is one of our core values. We will continue to do this in our new location of Tamworth.”

Clients will be able to seek advice and support relating to a variety of legal issues including, Wills and LPA’s, Probate, Residential Conveyancing, Family Law, Dispute Resolution, Court of Protection, Commercial Property Law, Employment Law, Clinical Negligence Claims and Personal Injury Claims.

For further information, please contact v.hicks@wadsworthslaw.co.uk.

Welcoming Mairam to our Residential Conveyancing Team!

We’re really happy to welcome Mariam Nosheen to our Residential Conveyancing Department, who will be primarily based at our Henley-in-Arden Office!!

So, a little bit about Mariam….

She graduated in September 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law with Honours and went on to pursue her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from which she graduated in June 2015.

Over her years in practice Mariam has gained extensive experience in a wide range of residential property matters and loves getting her teeth stuck in to the following:

Freehold Sale and Purchase transactions;
Sale of deceased estate properties;
Right to Buy Purchases;
Purchases of Freehold
First Registrations; and
Transfers of Equity.

Mariam prides herself on her meticulous approach to her work and thoroughly enjoys assisting clients to deal with their matters on a day-to-day basis. She works hard to ensure transactions run as smoothly as possible and makes clients feel at ease with her friendly, helpful and professional approach.

WELCOME TO WADSWORTHS MARIAM!

Welcoming Richard as our Head of Private Client

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Richard Dundee who is joining Wadsworths as our new Head of Private Client across all four offices.

Predominantly based at our Warwick Office, he’ll also be seeing clients at our Henley-in-Arden Office on request.

Richard completed his legal studies in Coventry and Leeds, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2014 after training with a well-regarded firm of Solicitors in Coventry. He went on to work for both a national estate planning company and a large firm of solicitors based in Birmingham as their Head of Department.

Richard has knowledge and experience of many areas of Private Client Law and can advise on all aspects of Wills, the administration of Estates and Probate, Estate Planning and Trusts.

He strives to make complicated subjects as easy to understand as possible, avoiding jargon and making clients feel at ease, so we already know he’s going to fit right in to our fantastic team.

Welcome to Wadsworths Richard!

Welcoming Louise to our Family Law Team

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Louise Dawson to our growing Warwick Team!

Prior to joining Wadsworths, Louise gained experience working at several firms in the West Midlands and since qualifying as a Solicitor, has specialised in all aspects of Family Law.

Louise is very experienced in dealing with matrimonial breakdown including divorce and finances, private law children matters including child arrangement applications, prohibited steps and specific issue orders, representing parents and grandparents.

She also has extensive experience in acting for clients regarding non-molestation and occupation orders and prides herself on her friendly and down to earth approach.

We’re feeling very lucky to have such an experienced and diligent solicitor join our team – welcome to Wadsworths Louise!

Congratulations to Molly as she’s offered a Training Contract!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Molly Cook, one of our wonderful Residential Conveyancing team, who has just found out she’s passed her LPC with flying colours!!!

Due to her completion of the LPC, together with a proven track record of exceptional legal skills and capabilities, we are thrilled to have offered her a training contract, which she’ll commence on 1st October.

Well done Molly!! After much work and dedication, you’re now on the final stages of your journey to becoming a solicitor!

[Pictured; Mike Wadsworth, Director and Molly Cook, Conveyancing Caseworker and soon to be Trainee Solicitor!]

Congratulations to Hannah as she Qualifies as a Solicitor

We are delighted to announce that Hannah Halden has taken up the role of solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Department, having successfully completed her training contract with the firm and being officially admitted to the Roll of Solicitors on 15 July 2020!

We are delighted that Hannah has chosen to stay at Wadsworths and feel privileged to be sharing in the next stage of her career.

Congratulations Hannah!

[Pictured: Hannah Halden and Alexandra Tait, Director]

Welcoming Sarah-Jayne to our Commercial Property Team

Wadsworths are excited to announce the arrival of Paralegal, Sarah-Jayne Bucknall!

Sarah-Jayne graduated with a law degree from the University of Law in 2019, completing her LPC LLM this year.

Whilst completing her degree, she participated in various pro-bono activities including volunteering for the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Legal Advice Centre. She also gained work experience at Wadsworths, which is when we spotted what an asset she’d be to our busy team!

Sarah-Jayne is joining us in our Commercial Property Department alongside head of department Christopher Dingley.

Welcome to the Wadsworths Team Sarah-Jayne.