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”

Birmingham Post Shortlist Wadsworths Solicitors for Top Business Award

Wadsworths solicitors have reached the finals of the Birmingham Post Business Awards 2018 after being nominated in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to the Community”. The annual awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Birmingham who are putting the region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community.

John Wadsworth, Managing Director of Wadsworths said: “We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the contribution to the community category.

We have been assisting the people of the West Midlands with their legal needs for over three decades and have always felt a keen sense of responsibility to the local community. All of the team here share those values and have been very keen to get involved in any way they can. It is a privilege to work with some fantastic charities, community groups and schools and not only see the tremendous work they do, but also see the results, which are so valuable to the local area.”

The awards final, which will take place at The ICC, Broad St, Birmingham on Thursday 1st November, will be attended by hundreds of Birmingham’s business elite.

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