New Partners

 

We are pleased to announce that Michelle Lamm, Michelle Goldman and Kath Golding have now become Partners.

All at Sparlings congratulate them on this excellent news.

 

 

 
 

New Joiner

 

Sparlings is delighted to welcome a new Private Client fee-earner to its busy private client department at Colchester, Laura Gajewska.

Laura can be contacted at lg@sparlings.co.uk and you can read more about her here.

 

 

 
 

Leavers & Joiners

 

We are delighted to announce that Varsha Goyal-Wright has joined Sparlings to work as part of our Conveyancing Team.

Varsha will work at both our Colchester and Frinton offices, and can be contacted at VWright@sparlings.co.uk. You can read more about Varsha here.

 

In other news Jonathan Juby has now retired. We wish him all the best for a wonderful retirement and thank him for his significant contribution to the firm over the years.

 

 
 

Will Aid 2014

 

Sparlings is delighted to announce it will once again be supporting Will Aid throughout November of this year.

 

Last year we were successful in raising a total of £4,962.50 across all 3 offices, a total the firm would love to better this time around.

 

Will Aid is a fantastic opportunity to have a Will prepared at any of our offices, and at the same time to raise money for 9 charities including NSPCC, Save the Children and British Red Cross.

 

To find out more about Will Aid click here and to take advantage of the scheme and have a Will prepared as part of Will Aid month, please contact any of our 3 offices during November.

 

 
 

St. Helena Hospice Will's Week

 

Sparlings is proud to announce it will be supporting the St. Helena Hospice Will's Week from 3 - 7 November 2014.

 

In return for a suggested donation to St. Helena Hospice of £75 for a single Will and £125 for a pair of mirror Wills we are pleased to confirm we will prepare either a single Will or pair of mirror Wills for you, at no extra charge.

 

So if you are looking to update your Will or possibly have a Will prepared for the first time and would like to benefit a wonderful local charity by doing so, then please contact Paula at our Colchester offices on 01206 733733, at any point from 27 October onwards for an appointment.

 

All 3 of our offices, will be participating and appointments will be very much on a first come first served basis, with a total of 26 potential appointments available across all 3 offices, so if you would like to take advantage of this scheme, please contact us as soon as possible.

 

 
 

Sparlings Macmillan Coffee Morning

 

Sparlings Frinton office, is delighted to announce that it successfully raised £243.82 while participating in the Macmillan Coffee Morning annual fund raising event. Sparlings thanks all of the local clients that dropped in and made the event such a success.

 

 
 

Sparlings welcomes another new member to its growing Probate team

 

Sparlings is really pleased to welcome Lois Robinson to its growing Probate team at our Colchester office.

 

Lois is a Chartered Legal Executive and is very experienced in all aspects of private client work, including Will drafting, administration of estates and preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

 

To find out more about Lois click here or contact her at loisrobinson@sparlings.co.uk

 

 
 

Linda Stansfield

 

The Partners of Sparlings Solicitors are sad to announce the death of a well-loved colleague and friend Linda Mary Stansfield who died peacefully after a long illness bravely borne.

 

She will be greatly missed by all her family, friends and colleagues.

 

 

 
 

Sparlings welcomes another new member to its Probate team

 

Sparlings is very pleased to confirm that Steven Jones has joined its Probate team in Frinton.

 

Steven joins us from another local firm and is a welcome addition to our Frinton Probate team. Steven specialises in Wills, non-contentious probate and issues involving Mental Capacity Law including cases involving the Court of Protection, Powers of Attorney and the Office of the Public Guardian.

 

Steven can be contacted at s.jones@sparlings.co.uk and you can read more about him here.

 

 

 
 

Sparlings welcomes new member of staff to its Probate team

 

Sparlings is delighted to welcome Tom Matthews to our Probate team.

 

Tom joins us from another local firm, and is an exciting addition to our Probate team, specialising in non-contentious UK trust and estate planning and administration, wills and probate. Tom can be contacted at tm@sparlings.co.uk and you can read more of his profile, here.

 

 

 
 

Lexcel Accreditation

Sparlings Solicitors secures top accolade from the Law Society

 

 

Sparlings has once again secured the national Law Society's law management quality mark, Lexcel. The firm has held the quality mark since the inception of the scheme in 2004.

 

 

Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised accreditation scheme for law firms and in-house legal departments which gives assurance that a practice meets high client care and business management standards.

 

 

To gain and retain (as Sparlings has four times) Lexcel accreditation a practice must undergo a rigorous initial then annual application and assessment process. This includes conducting background checks and an on-site visit from an experienced and trained Lexcel assessor.

 

 

Paul Connolly, the Lexcel Partner for Sparlings, said:

"While we are proud to have secured Lexcel, it is our clients and staff who are the main beneficiaries. They can be assured that the way we manage the practice has their interests at heart and runs efficiently. There is a lot of choice in the legal services market but being Lexcel accredited demonstrates our commitment to client care and best practice".

 

 

Lucy Scott-Moncreiff, President of the Law Society of England and Wales said:

"Gaining and maintaining Lexcel is no mean feat. There are many facets of being a Lexcel accredited law firm, including client care. A commitment to customer service in today's evermore competitive legal services market is vital. By undergoing the rigorous Lexcel application and assessment process practices can show the positive steps they are taking to help clients in the increasingly diverse, complicated legal services market. The scheme is a beacon of quality to clients and potential clients alike".

 

 

Sparlings joins more than 1200 other legal practices in England and Wales with Lexcel accreditation. The practice management accolade has also gone international with firms in Scotland, the Middle East, Poland and the Republic of Ireland having gained accreditation.