We’re recruiting!

We’re recruiting!

Updates

We are looking to appoint a

EXPERIENCED LEGAL SECRETARY

We will consider candidates looking for part-time and full time employment.

Applications and CV with current Salary to
Mr Neil Southern – Practice Manager
Email: neil.southern@parrycarver.co.uk
PARRY CARVER SOLICITORS
7 Church Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1BX

Legal Aid Audit Success

Legal Aid Audit Success

Legal Updates

Legal aid performs a crucial role in providing fair and equal access to justice to those most at risk from being excluded from our legal system.

In order to offer legal aid services a firm must acquire the Legal Aid Agency’s Specialist Quality Mark. On 22nd July Parry Carver again achieved this quality mark following a successful audit by the Agency’s external audit providers.

Despite the restrictions to eligibility which were imposed two years ago legal aid is still available in a number of legal areas such as family law, housing, debt, welfare benefits etc.

Samantha Hoyle, head of the firm’s family department says  ‘at Parry Carver we specialise in family law. In divorce cases one may still be entitled to legal aid, subject to financial eligibility, in related financial or child matters in cases where an applicant or his or her child has suffered violence or other domestic abuse at the hands of a partner. It is available where social services have been involved with children and where for instance an urgent application needs to be made to prevent a child being removed from the country.’

The firm also offers a family mediation service for which legal aid is available.

People can find out if they are likely to be eligible for legal aid by accessing the Citizens Advice or Government websites (www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid).

New Website for Law Firm

New Website for Law Firm

Updates

Spring has sprung for established Shropshire law firm, Parry Carver as their new website is launched.  

The website is a truly local affair, created by runtime who are situated in the next street to the Wellington office.  The growth in usage of mobile devices has presented a great impetus to get the new site developed as people of all ages are using smart phones to access the internet.  Ofcom have identified that 57% of UK residents now access the internet on their phone, up from 49% in 2013.  This rapid rate of growth means that law firms who want to provide a great service to the public need to keep on top of new technology.

The site now features a number of downloads that can help people understand topical issues such as how personal injury claims work, lasting powers of attorney, and wills & trusts.  Senior Partner Stephen Carver said “Our old website worked well, but we identified that new technology was becoming more important and we needed to update.  The new website is fresh and inviting and we hope that it reflects our approach to clients.’

 

Family Law Changes

Family Law Changes

Legal Updates

Here at Parry Carver Solicitors we have identified, like lots of legal firms, that the Government have big plans for how Family Law will be dealt with in the future. In April 2013 there were big changes in Legal Aid. This meant that Legal Aid may not be available to as many people as it has been in the past. At the present time the impact on clients is not entirely clear. However, what is certain is that the Government feel that an alternative to the court process is essential in resolving family disputes.

Mediation has been around for a long time but is not a process that has been readily embraced by the general public or by legal professionals, however, that is set to change. As a consequence, Parry Carver have launched Telford and Shropshire Family Mediation Services. This is a Mediation Service led by a Resolution (formerly Solicitors Family Law Association) trained Family Lawyer, Abigail Kirk.

Abigail has been practicing Family Law since 1997 as a Chartered Legal Executive. Therefore she has a wealth of experience as to how family disputes would be dealt with in the legal forum. This underpins the skills she has a family Mediator. The benefit to clients is that mediation is their process and encourages them to resolve disputes about any issues arising out of their separation, whether it be how they will separate and where they will live to children issues and family finances, these are but few of the examples.

Mediation hopes to achieve a much more mutually accepted outcome and is more expeditious to a solution and is far more cost effective for clients than a more traditional litigious route. The mediation process compliments the legal process and therefore will help to resolve or narrow the issues, hopefully avoiding litigation and lengthy exchanges through solicitors.