Wadsworths Approved as an ABS

Wadsworths Solicitors are proud to announce that they have been approved as an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

We have proved our suitability for the change following an intense assessment period over recent months.

As a result of becoming an ABS, Wadsworths are able to offer a wider array of client services and open up the possibility of investment, together with the appointment of Directors, from those who are non-solicitors.

Managing Director John Wadsworth said the announcement was a ‘major step forward at a time of positive changes within the company’, adding that Wadsworths would be announcing several further developments over the coming months.

Alexandra Tait, Director, said: “becoming an ABS will no doubt strengthen our legal offering and continue to build on our already strong reputation in the West Midlands area and beyond”

Wadsworths have been based in Shirley, Solihull for over 32 years, growing from a small family firm opened in 1986 to the bustling practice it is today. They are able to assist with multiple areas of law including commercial property, dispute resolution, family law, residential conveyancing and probate matters.

Wadsworths back local special needs school with £4k pledge

We’re proud to announce our five-year commitment to Reynalds Cross School by funding the refurbishment and thus adopting the “Rainbows Classroom” which includes the installation of a new computer and touchscreen smartboard.

Reynalds Cross School caters for pupils aged 2½ to 19 with severe to profound multiple learning difficulties and a large proportion are on the autistic spectrum.

John Wadsworth, managing director of Wadsworths said: ‘We pride ourselves on being a company that takes an active part in supporting our local community. We are looking forward to continuing to build a strong relationship with Reynalds Cross School over the coming years.”

Jane Davenport, Head Teacher at Reynalds Cross School said: ‘We are delighted to have received a classroom sponsorship from Wadsworths Solicitors. It’s through the generosity of companies like Wadsworths that we can continue to our provide pupils with a balanced education that is tailored to his or her individual needs.”

Reynalds Cross are now appealing for other local companies to support them in adopting a classroom. Anyone – including trusts, foundations, companies and individuals – who would like to get involved should contact the School Business Manager, Deb Jervis on 0121 707 3012”

Wadsworths Solicitors raise £1,100 for Carers Trust Solihull

Carers Trust Solihull were thrilled to receive a cheque recently for £1100 from Wadsworths Solicitors.

The legal firm, based in Shirley, donated £20 for every new conveyancing matter, the legal side of buying or selling a property, opened during the month of February.
Carers Trust Solihull are a charity that provides free help and support for unpaid carers of all ages providing help, guidance, training and social activities within Solihull and surrounding areas.

Chief Executive Officer Brandon Scott-Omenka said: “The support from our local community has always been important to Carer’s Trust Solihull and we are so appreciative of the very generous donation we have received from Wadsworths Solicitors.”

John Wadsworth added: “Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted and proud to have been involved in fundraising for Carers Trust Solihull”.

“We pride ourselves on taking an active part in our local community and are therefore thrilled to be supporting such wonderful cause.”

For more information about Solihull Carers Association, please visit https://www.solihullcarers.org/ or call them on 0121 788 1143.

Wadsworths Dive for Charity!

Wadsworths Solicitors’ Probate Assistant, Lily Franklin, will be swapping probate for a parachute on Saturday 25th May as she takes on an exciting challenge for a local charity.
Lily will be jumping from a plane 10,000 feet up in the air as she undertakes a tandem skydive to show Wadsworths’ support for Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid.

Lily said: “Whilst it’s a big challenge for me, I have been so encouraged by the support received from my colleagues, friends and family.”

Here at Wadsworths Solicitors, we are proud to get involved in local community and charity initiatives and I’m thrilled with the money already raised for BSWA as I prepare to undertake my skydive.”

Wadsworths are a Shirley firm of solicitors that have been assisting the local community with their legal problems for over 30 years. They remain family run, with members of the Wadsworth family still working with the company.

A representative of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid said: “We are so incredibly grateful to Lily for committing to a skydive, all to raise money for us! All money raised will go to supporting women and children affected by Domestic Violence.

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid supports women and children affected by gender-based abuse including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. They believe that women and children have the right to live free from violence, abuse and fear. For further information, please visit https://bswaid.org/

If you would like to donate, go to Lily’s’s JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/wadsworthsskydiveoct18?fbclid=IwAR3xL4PdOtkNyuY5hdHz41KXcEGoHAVNUFJr3SVl9MlltVVtdbphWl0iTpg

Wadsworths Solicitors Raise £1340 for Solihull Special Needs Playgroup

As part of their ongoing commitment to community initiatives, for each and every new conveyancing matter opened during the month of March 2018, Wadsworths Solicitors donated £20 to Solihull Special Needs Playgroup resulting in a total donation of £1340.00 which was recently presented to the playgroup by Wadsworths’ Managing Director, John Wadsworth.

The Green Lane Playgroup was formed in 1968 and offers a safe, friendly and stimulating environment for pre-school children with special needs including Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, visual and hearing impairments, feeding problems, global developmental delay, epilepsy, autism and multi-sensory difficulties. Although it receives some limited statutory funding, this doesn’t cover the playgroup’s essential running costs and they are therefore reliant on charitable donations and grants to supplement their fundraising efforts.

Wadsworths are a Shirley based firm of solicitors that have been trusted by the people of Solihull for over 30 years. They pride themselves on their legal knowledge, whilst maintaining a down to earth approach together with their commitment to supporting the local community.

Jo Brown, Chair of the Trustees said ‘’ The support from our local community has always been important to the running of Green Lane Playgroup and we are so appreciative of the very generous donation we have received from Wadsworths Solicitors.

John Wadsworth told us;
“Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted and proud to have been involved in fundraising for Solihull Special Needs Playgroup. We pride ourselves on taking an active part in our local community and are therefore thrilled to be supporting such wonderful cause.”

For further information about Wadsworths Solicitors, please visit www.wadsworthslaw.co.uk.

Wadsworths; Helping you Find a Resolution!

We’re proud to announce that Wadsworths’ Family Department are now all members of the national organisation Resolution.

Members of resolution are family specialists who follow the Resolution code of practice, so clients can be confident that they will receive advice which takes account of their needs and those of the whole family, particularly the needs of any children.

Resolution members are committed to working towards reaching an agreement without conflict and the need for expensive court proceedings. We will advise you of all of the options available to you and your family, and we will guide you through the process of separation while ensuring that you are given the correct professional advice to suit your individual circumstances. It is important for clients to understand the long term financial consequences of decisions and we will be there to help you every step of the way.

As resolution lawyers, we offer an initial 1 hour meeting at a fixed fee of £75 (plus VAT). If you would like to arrange an appointment with a member of our family law department, please do not hesitate to contact Julie Haden or Zarah Alam on 0121 745 8550. If you wish to email please email either julie.haden@wadsworthslaw.co.uk or zarah.alam@wadsworthslaw.co.uk.

We can assist with the all of the following matters:-

• Divorce
• Judicial separation
• Financial remedy applications and orders
• Clean break orders
• Children matters
• Civil partnership dissolution
• Cohabitation agreements
• Separation agreements
• Pre and post-nuptial agreements
• Mediation

Vital funds raised for Breast Cancer Haven

Wadsworths Solicitors have provided a breast cancer charity with a boost – by donating money raised from their Will writing service.

The firm donated £5 from each Will written during November to Shirley-based Breast Cancer Haven.

Their efforts amounted to a total of £355.

Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands opened in October 2017 to provide support for the 2,500 women diagnosed with breast cancer each year within 35 miles of the new centre. Breast Cancer Haven supports women through their breast cancer treatment by providing emotional, physical and practical help.

Michael Wadsworth, head of the Wadsworths’ Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney Department, said: “Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted and proud to have been involved in fundraising for the new Breast Cancer Haven centre in Solihull, West Midlands. 

“We pride ourselves on taking an active part in our local community and are therefore thrilled to be supporting such a vibrant and much needed support centre for local people going through breast cancer treatment. 

“We plan to continue working closely with Breast Cancer Haven by raising funds and assisting in any way we can in the future.” 

Matthew Price, corporate fundraising officer at Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands, said: ‘We’re delighted to have the support of Wadsworths Solicitors.

“Alongside their donation of £355 from Wills Month 2017 their business development manager Victoria Hicks is taking on the exciting challenge of a skydive on 17 March 2018 with the aim of raising another £500 for Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands.

“With Wadsworths Solicitors support we can continue to help women in the West Midlands who are in need of our service.”

Breast Cancer Haven, West Midlands must raise £500,000 each year to run its free support service for local women.

Henna’s Solicitor Success!

Wadsworths Solicitors are pleased to announce that Henna Afsar Khan has completed her long journey to admission to the Roll of Solicitors!

Henna has proven herself to be an exceptional trainee, particularly in the field of Commercial Law and Residential Conveyancing and is going to be a fantastic lawyer.

We are delighted that Henna will be staying at Wadsworths as a property solicitor and are thrilled to be sharing the next stage of her career.

Congratulations Henna!

Children’s Clothing Solihull’s “Donate a Coat 2017 Appeal”

The family run solicitors based in the heart of Shirley are now acting as a central drop off point for coat donations ready for distribution over the coming winter months together with offering assistance with promotion of the appeal.

Children’s Clothing Solihull is a non-profit clothing scheme donating clothes to families living in Solihull and surrounding areas experiencing hardship and challenges in their lives.  Victoria Clements of the scheme, had this to say;

“Whilst the clothes donation scheme runs constantly throughout the year, winter is an especially hard time for families and coats are in particularly short supply.  We are thrilled to have Wadsworth’s Solicitors supporting us by both promoting our appeal and offering their offices as drop-off point for coats.”

John Wadsworth, Managing Director said “Wadsworth’s Solicitors are delighted and proud to be involved in this very worthwhile appeal.  As a company we are and always will be committed to our local community and therefore welcome this opportunity to assist in making sure no child goes cold this winter.”

To donate your unwanted, good quality children’s coats please visit Wadsworth’s Solicitor’s offices at 325 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3BL (opposite Shirley Post Office), Monday-Friday from 8.45am-5.15pm.

For further information please contact childrensclothing.solihull@outlook.com or victoria.hicks@wadsworthslaw.co.uk.

Solihull Moors Sponsorship

Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted to announce their sponsorship of Solihull Moors Football Club for the 2017/2018 season.

John Wadsworth had this to say…

“Wadsworths Solicitors are delighted and proud to be sponsoring Solihull Moors for this coming season. At Wadsworths the majority of our marketing budget is spent on community projects and we are especially pleased to be involved with Solihull Moors who themselves do a tremendous amount for the local area. We understand the importance of being an active part of our community and therefore welcome the opportunity to sponsor such an ambitious and dynamic team and look forward to an exciting season ahead.”

Both Solihull Moors and Wadsworths Solicitors are very active in the local community, and this new relationship will allow both organisations to work closely together to maximise the benefit that they can bring, as well as continue the team’s steady rise up the divisions!