We are raising money for our 2019 chosen charity Plymouth Mind. Plymouth Mind are the local branch of the national mental health charity Mind, they aim to protect and promote positive mental health and wellbeing for all in the local community.
Bright Solicitors is delighted to announce that Annabelle O’Higgins will be qualifying as a solicitor on 1 March 2019. Having undertaken training in investment property, residential property, disputes and litigation, wills and trusts, Annabelle found her greatest satisfaction and enjoyment came from working with clients buying and selling domestic properties, and so will become a member of Julie Milton’s residential conveyancing team.
Five brave colleagues from Bright Solicitors in Plymouth and Ivybridge are going to be donning their trainers as they plan to run 19km on 9th December to raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), the firm’s Charity of the Year.
In all sectors, recruiting and retaining the right staff to meet the business’s ongoing needs can be a major headache. The traditionally fluid and transitory nature of the workforce in certain sectors of the food industry, coupled with the expected downturn in migrant workers following Brexit means that this issue could be particularly acute.
The Office for Budget Responsibility has forecast that net migration will fall from over 300,000 per annum in 2016 to 185,000 per annum by 2021. (Although as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development commented in their June 2017 report “Facing the future: tackling post-Brexit labour and skills shortages”: “It remains the case that any institution or commentator who pronounces confidently on the wider impact of Brexit on the labour market is probably going to be proved wrong.”)
Bright Solicitors is delighted to announce that Connie Moulding has qualified as a solicitor and joined Matt Cook’s commercial team. Earlier in the year, Bright Solicitors also welcomed on board Natalie Puckey, who completed her two year training period with the firm in February.
Matt Cook said: “This is an exciting time for Connie and Natalie to be joining the firm. We are experiencing a period of growth and it is great that they have both chosen to pursue their legal careers with us.”
Connie has particular experience in commercial work with a property element and is keen to get to know all Bright Solicitors’ commercial clients better so that she can help to identify which of our services are relevant to them, wherever they are in the lifecycle of their business.
Connie said: “Joining Matt’s team gives me the opportunity to build on my knowledge and experience of helping clients with the issues that they face, whether that is growing and developing their businesses, or ensuring that their contract terms are relevant and enforceable.”
Natalie joined Adrian Beddow’s Commercial Property team and works on a portfolio of work for major property investors in and around Plymouth, with particular emphasis on acting for investors and occupiers in the office, industrial and retail markets.
Natalie said: “Bright Solicitors has a thriving commercial property team and this is a great opportunity for me to get involved with some really interesting work whilst delivering real value to our clients.”
“These appointments are a reflection of our desire to recruit and retain high calibre staff who can deliver client-focused, quality services to our client base,” said Matt Cook, “and a sign of our commitment to future growth.”
We are delighted that we have been short listed in this years ESTAS conveyancing awards. This has been achieved with the help of our clients who were asked for feedback on our conveyancing service. Thank you to them and well done to both our Residential & New Homes teams. Let’s hope we can win it at the awards ceremony in London on Friday 19th October.
Well done to all members of this year’s Bright Bullets team for completing the Plymouth Half Marathon. Celia Rowland, Andy Sewell, Connie Moulding, Annabelle O’Higgins, Lily Bisgaard, Fleur Price, Matt Cook & Jacob Cunningham
We are delighted to have been informed that we are the winner of the category ‘Business Contribution to Sport in the Community’ for the Devon Sports Awards 2018. The management and staff at Bright Solicitors have been keen to get involved with a number of sporting activities over the past few years including a charity fundraising 100 mile cycle/run challenge in France, boxing, football, rounders, half marathon & 10k & raft racing to name just a few.
During the festive season, our offices will close at 5pm on Thursday 21st December and will resume normal opening times with effect from Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Sunday saw the Bright Solicitors Team running 10k while also helping out on the water stations supplying the water to all the runners at the event. Congratulations to all the Bright runners and everyone else who took part!
Bright Solicitors are pleased to announce that their Commercial Business, Commercial Property & Investor Property teams are shortly to be moving into new offices.
Additional space has been taken next to Bright Solicitors’ original offices allowing these three teams to be all together but still connected to the other legal service teams for residential/new homes conveyancing and for private clients.
Please be aware that, in certain circumstances, as part of leasehold enfranchisement the extension of the residual term of a lease can raise tax issues for both the Tenant and for the Freehold Company.
During the festive season, our offices will close at 5pm on Thursday 22nd December and will resume normal opening times with effect from Tuesday 3rd January 2017. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
A legal firm in Plymouth have put together a team of 20 employees and family members as young as two years old, to dress up as the gift giving, festive character and run through the streets for charity.
Bright Solicitors on Millbay Road, want to “give back to the community” on their 10th anniversary year by taking part in Saltram Rotary’s Plymouth Santa fun run.
We recently attended the LFS Conveyancing Awards 2016 in Birmingham. Bright Solicitors was nominated for the ‘Small Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ award and the ‘Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ award.
Voting has begun for The Herald’s City & Waterfront Awards 2016.
Please take the time to vote for us in the two categories we have been nominated for. These categories are ‘Best Customer Service’ (Neil Adams – Bright Solicitors) and ‘Professional Services Business of the Year’ (Bright Solicitors).
Since 2009 Land Registry has prevented frauds on properties valued in excess of £80 million. No system can be 100% fraud-proof, but by working together we can help more people understand what they can do to protect themselves.
We are currently looking for a full time Legal Assistant to provide essential support to our Commercial Department in our Plymouth Office. This is a busy and varied role and a flexible attitude is essential, along with the ability to handle multiple tasks and work within deadlines.
On Friday 22nd April, 16 of us set off from Plymouth via Brittany Ferries to Roscoff in France. One team of 9 cyclists (plus Martin Wood with vehicle support) will then cycle on predominantly a cycle trail 100 miles down to Concarneau. A team of 5 runners will also be attempting this challenge.