New Additions to the Wadsworths Team

Wadsworths Solicitors added another two members to its outstanding team this week, recruiting staff for two growing departments.

Suraiya Isaac has joined as a solicitor and Head of Commercial Litigation and Harriet Muffett as a paralegal in the Commercial Property Department.

John Wadsworth, Managing Director and Head of Litigation said “We’re delighted to welcome Suraiya and Harriet to the company at what is proving to be a very exciting year for us.”

Suraiya graduated from the University of Warwick with an honours degree in law and completed her Law Society Finals (now LPC) at the College of Law in 1991. She trained with Edge and Ellison in London and Birmingham. On qualification she worked with Hammond Suddards. Both firms have since merged into Squire Patton Boggs. As a result, Suraiya gained the highest quality of training and work experience with some of the world’s leading lawyers. Suraiya went on to work with Harrison Clark (now Rickerbys). Suraiya has worked with both plc’s and owner managed companies . She is renowned for providing pragmatic solution orientated legal advice all encompassed with a high level of client care.

She said: “Wadsworths are an established firm in Solihull with an excellent reputation for client care and serving their local community which mirror my own core values. Wadsworths are perfectly positioned for growth in the commercial client arena and I am looking forward to advising existing and new clients and I am excited to be joining a competent and entrepreneurial team to contribute to this growth.

Harriet Muffett will be working alongside Chris Dingley, Head of Commercial Property as the department continues to get busier following its formation in early 2017.

Harriet said: “I’ve been made to feel very welcome during my first few days at the firm and I’m really looking forward to learning from Chris and the rest of the Wadsworths team.”

Wadsworths Solicitors have been based in Shirley, Solihull for over 30 years. They have recently been named as one of the UK’s Top 100 Small Businesses 2018 by SmallBiz100 and acknowledged for their work supporting the local community.

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!