Partnering with Thomson Reuters and Fusion IT, MW Solicitors has developed a new secure client portal to make the conveyancing process faster, smoother and more secure.
Over 1,400 clients have already used the portal and the feedback has been extremely positive. There is no need to download separate apps, and it is designed to guide people through the process while allowing them to break off and log in later if they find they don’t have everything they need to hand.
Director and Chief information Officer MW Solicitors, David Fazakerley said
“Our new system enables clients to key in everything they have to provide in their own time, without needing to come into the branch, which is far more convenient for them. And from a business point of view, this has dramatically reduced the time spent logging client details to the system, in addition to being completely secure and accurate. What once took two weeks to complete now takes just two hours.”
Jamie Watson, managing director of Fusion IT, commented
“As the biggest MatterSphere consultancy practice outside of Thomas Reuters Elite, we were able to develop a bespoke solution for MW Solicitors that enabled them to enhance their client offering while reducing the amount of business hours spent inputting data”
Patrick Hurley, vice president, Customer Advocacy for Thomson Reuters Elite, described the project as
“a perfect trifecta of collaboration between our teams. MW Solicitors has always sought to use our solutions in new and innovative ways, and we are thrilled to have Fusion IT as a certified Implementation Partner for 3E MatterSphere helping them achieve such ground-breaking success.”
The launch of the MW Client Portal continues to position MW as the only Solicitors Firm offering High Street service and Big Tech innovation.
It is with sadness that we see that another firm with a strong personal injury claims department has ceased trading. Our thoughts go to the employees and the firm’s clients.
Seth Lovis & Co were a Legal 500 ranked for their work in the personal injury field. Sadly firms ceasing trading or being taken over has become an all too common an occurrence with recent rafts of governmental led reform in the personal injury world since 2010. With the forthcoming Civil Liability Act 2018 coming into effect in just over a years time it is likely that more firms will cease trading.
When a firm ceases trading or goes into administration that firm’s clients will worry about what happens with their case. This is particularly true for people who are seriously injured. Usually the files are assigned to one or more firms who then have to go through all of the files and work out what happens next.
However the client has a freedom to choose to move their matter to another firm – one of their choosing.
At MW Solicitors, Our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" and our dedicated team of highly experienced Personal Injury lawyers are here to help you.
We are able to quickly assess whether the matter is something we would be able to assist with. We are experienced in taking over cases from other firms when clients have become dissatisfied with their current firm or that firm lacks the necessary expertise to run the claim. MW Solicitors is ranked in the Legal 500 for their expertise in the Personal Injury field. We have specialist lawyers who deal with acquired brain injury, spinal cord injuries, amputees, chronic pain conditions including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) as well as orthopaedic injuries such as broken legs.
If you have been notified that your current solicitors are ceasing trading or have any concerns about the handling of your case we are more than happy to speak with you or offer a free initial interview. Use our Branch Finder to locate your nearest MW Office and our lawyers are willing to travel if necessary. To speak to a specialist Personal Injury Solicitor don't delay, call us today on 020 3551 8500 or use our Contact Us page to arrange a callback.
MW Solicitors are proud to announce that the firm has been shortlisted as Finalists in two categories at the British Legal Technology Awards 2018.
The nominations are in the category of “Alliance of Year” with technology partner Infotrack and in the category of “Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year” for the development work MW Solicitors have done creating web based portals for their clients.
In response to the announcement MW Solicitors Chief Information Officer, David Fazakerley, said:
“To be named finalists out of hundreds of submissions is an achievement in itself and is recognition of the progressive work MW staff have been doing on behalf of their clients.”
With the judging panels now completed, Representatives from MW will be present at the awards ceremony on 1st November where the Winners and Runners Up will be announced.
This is the first year MW have been shortlisted in these awards and is a testament to the progress in technology that we have made especially given the judging panels are made up of the UK’s leading industry experts in academia, technology providers and peer law firms.
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Brighton and Hove Pride 2018 is only a month away and we are pleased to announce our renewed support to the festival for the next 3 years. This will be our 4th consecutive year of support for Pride, and we are proud to say that MW Solicitors reflects the culture of equality and diversity that Pride represents within our own workforce.
MW Solicitors have over 25 offices across the South Coast and South East of England with offices in Brighton, Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing and Bognor Regis to name just a few and we provide the public with a wide range of consumer legal services including family law and private practice, property conveyancing, civil and criminal litigation and clinical negligence and personal injury practices.
In addition to supporting and sponsoring Brighton and Hove Pride each year, MW Solicitors are proud to provide The Brighton Pride Organisation with its legal services each year.
Supporting equality of opportunity and access to justice are at the core of what MW Solicitors strive to deliver to the communities of Brighton, Hove and all along the south coast as we continue our proud association and support of Brighton and Hove Pride.
As well as being involved over the Pride weekend in August both in the Park with our own stand and with our open top bus in the Pride Parade, MW Solicitors are also hosting a free legal seminar open to anyone covering topics such as Surrogacy, Adoption, Pre Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements and Wills and Declarations of Trust along with other topics of interest.
This will take place at Club Revenge on Tuesday 17th July at 6.30pm and will last around 90 minutes. There will be plenty of time for questions and we will have a broad range of our legal team on hand in support so please do come along to hear where the law and legal processes stand on these important topics, refreshments will be provided.
After many, many months of organising,Thursday 31st May 2018 saw the Chestnut Tree House Charity Quiz Night take place at The Tally Ho Lounge Bar in Eastbourne old town.
After attending a fantastic charity quiz night back in February hosted by my fellow private client colleagues at MW Hove in aid of The Rockinghorse Charity, I was inspired by their success and decided I would set myself a challenge to organise a quiz night of my own.
It was an easy decision to raise money in aid of Chestnut Tree House, a fantastic local charity dedicated to caring for children who are unlikely to live until adulthood and their families. They offer respite, crisis and end of life care at their hospice building near Arundel and in families’ own homes across East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. Their care costs are over £3.5 million each year and they receive less than 7% of their funding from central government and so they rely heavily on local fundraising events.
The Team at MW Eastbourne maintain a great relationship with Chestnut Tree House and I have been to a number of their networking events which are not only a great way for me to make business contacts but also incredibly educational and inspiring. It was at these networking events that I learnt of how Chestnut Tree House needs people like us to keep them going.
The support I received from the community was second to none, with 10 teams made up of local businesses eager to donate or provide raffle prizes for the event. Special thanks to Quizmaster Ryan who agreed to donate his time to the evening and kept all the guests entertained with his enthusiasm for the evening remained apparent throughout.
I was blown away by the response I received from the local community and soon had over 30 raffle prizes generously donated by a variety of businesses in the area. We sold over 700 raffle tickets sold and I was absolutely delighted to announce that the grand total raised was almost £850. We even managed a last minute auction for a raffle prize won by one of the Close Brothers’ team who decided that the charity deserved the money more!
I would like to thank each and every agent and business that participated in the evening and made it possible for us to raise such an amazing amount of money for such a fantastic charity. I would also like to thank my colleagues at the MW Eastbourne for their ongoing support and help, especially Danielle Hemming and Lisa Treleven who took time out of their day and evening last Thursday and helped make sure that the evening was a success.
Thanks to the participating teams from MW Eastbourne, Chestnut Tree House, Close Brothers, Arbonne, Protea Financial Services, Lodestone Financial, APlan, Suchila Pang, Homesprite and Robbins Financial.
Thanks to everyone who donated Raffle prizes including; Medikids, Polegate Podiatry & Health Clinic, Scarlets Beauty Rooms, Relax Therapy, Annie Cheadle Yoga, IKlean Domestic Services, K9 Connect, Beauty Ninjas, Arbonne, Love Yoga & Massage, Younique, Creature Comforts, Two Bulls Steakhouse, Pacific House, Mr & Mrs B’s Seriously Buzzin Hot Sauce, The Secret Wardrobe, The Daisy Clinic, Amethyst Light, Hastings Adventure Golf, Pebbles & Paintpots, Halo, Hpynotix Hypnotherapy, TAG Cards & Crafts, Jo Kilmartin Mobile Hairdresser, Melanie Wight Hair Stylist, Suchila Pang, The Beauty Boutique, True Nails, Anthea Pienaar and Cale Sinfield.
After such a successful evening, I can honestly say that I am very much looking forward to arranging further charitable events in aid of Chestnut Tree House in the future.
MW Solicitors are proud to announce that for the sixth year in a row we will be demonstrating our support for Legal Aid Charities by walking the London Legal Walk.
Staff from every one of our network of Our Offices will be helping to raise money by donating and walking the walk to support the vital work we see every day carried out by Legal Aid Support Charities throughout the London Region.
Family Solicitor and MW Legal Walk Organiser Keeley Lengthorn said:
"During a time when access to justice is being hindered, the Legal Walk is a real testament and example of the legal professions continued commitment to providing access to Justice to all and is a stellar example of how legal professionals from all areas of law can come together for one afternoon of the year to raise much needed funds for this great cause. Last year saw 12,000 people walk and £800,000 raised. Lets make this years walk bigger and better than ever!"
MW CEO Dominic Harrison said:
“The London Legal Walk is a great opportunity for us to give back to those often unsung heroes who make it possible for us to provide much needed Legal Aid funded advice to some of the most vulnerable clients who are at the heart of Our Mission; To make quality legal services accessible to everyone”.
We are pleased and proud to announce that we will resume our place on the Metro Bank lending and securities panel.
As an original member we are excited to see nine new entrants, clearly reflective of Metro Bank’s great success in this area. The quality of the firms who have joined the panel speaks for itself, including CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Charles Russell Speechlys, Bates Wells Braithwaite, DMH Stallard, Gateley, Seddons, Abrahams Dresden, Birketts and Woodfine.
MW has worked with and been a customer of Metro Bank since its early days, and we applaud their customer centric and innovative approach to retail and commercial banking. MW and Metro Bank operate out of many similar locations, and our respective growth stories overlap in geographic, strategic and operational terms. We look forward to continuing our work with Metro Bank, alongside old and new panel members, deepening our relationship with them and the clients we jointly service.
MW conducts lending, securities and other company-commercial work from our London Bridge and other offices.
On 4th November, some of McMillan Williams’ Solicitors Trainees and Paralegals attended the Guildford Lions Fireworks Fiesta to raise money in aid of three charities; Challengers, Headway Surrey & The Guildford Welfare Fund.
Volunteers were selling torches on Guildford High Street, just a few minutes walk from our new office, MW Guildford.
Pictured above (Left to Rght) are MW Trainees and Paralegals Stephanie Clark, Ryan Stewart, Danielle Nuttall, Sarah Henson and Fiona Owuru who braved a cold blustery night in Guildford High Street.
Guildford Lions Club are a charitable organisation which hold numerous fundraising events throughout the year and for a various number of worthy causes. They are part of the wider Lions Club International, the largest service club organisation in the world who live by their motto ‘We serve’.
Their evening consisted of a torchlight procession led by the Nautical Training Corp (NTC) TS Implacable, and hosted by Peter Gordon from Eagle Radio, from the High Street, past our new office and towards Stoke Park where the fireworks finale took place. McMillan Williams were supporting the Lions with collection buckets.
It was wonderful to meet the volunteers at Guildford Lions, of whom we are very thankful for, for making us feel so welcome on what turned out to be a wonderful evening filled with community spirit!
We were thrilled to learn that the event raised a huge £15,000 although the final figure is yet to be confirmed.
At MW Solicitors, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone.", Our dedicated and expert Solicitors can advise across a full range of legal issues.
On the 4th October MW Solicitors reached another milestone in our history opening the 27th office in our network.
With over 10 years experience in Residential Property, Anne-Marie provides clients with a personal service and ensures that they feel supported throughout the conveyancing process without bombarding them with legalese.
Her experience runs the full gamut of transactions from multi-million pound properties to lock up garages. All of her clients get the same high quality service with high availability, timely responses and top quality communications which put you at ease and ensure you have an expectation exceeding customer journey. Anne-Marie can assist with:
Emily has 17 years experience in the legal sector, the last 15 of which have been spent in Residential Property.
She takes pride in providing a high quality service, her attention to communication with clients, estate agents and lawyers enables the transactions she manages to proceed as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Emily has strong local connections to the Eastbourne area and is well regarded by many of the local Estate Agents whom she has dealt with for many years.
Emily can assist with all aspects of Residential Property conveyancing including:
A qualified Family Lawyer since 2005, Barbara's practice focusses primarily on Care Proceedings, representing children directly or through their Guardians and for parents and grandparents. She is often instructed by Guardians in private law proceedings where the child requires separate representation.
Barabara is acutely aware that many parents who find themselves caught up in care proceedings come from very difficult backgrounds and lack the support of a loving family. At MW our lawyers understand and snsure that the person representing your legal interests, or the legal interests of your child, is sensitive to those human issues.
Barbara is also:
Founded in 1983, MW Solicitors is a multi-branch, multi-disciplinary, consumer led high street law firm with 400+ employees and 28 Offices located across London and the South of England.
We are one of the fastest growing law firms in the country in employee numbers, office locations and services provided. We are an Alternative Business Structure (ABS) approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and private equity funded by Business Growth Fund (BGF)
At MW Solicitors we are serious about how we train our Paralegals and Trainees and we are rightly proud of our Training and Development Programme which is crucial to MW's promise to make the best advocates available to clients not just now but for years to come.
Put simply the MW Advocacy Competition is an annual event which pits Paralegals and Trainees against each other in mock court room trials. Our junior legal staff gain practical experience and learn vital skills for their future as MW Solicitors. During the course of several hotly contested rounds they examine their briefs in close detail, construct their arguments and present their case as either the counsel for the defence or prosecution in front of real judges.
The Advocacy Competion is a unique feature of the MW Training and Development Programme which attracts prospective candidates to MW from Universities and Law Schools all over the country. We have made a video to give a taste of what it is like to compete as an MW advocate and what a career as an MW Paralegal or Trainee might entail.
This year's Final Round takes place at the Royal Courts of Justice on the 13th of September 2017 and promises to be another exciting event eagerly anticipated by everyone at MW. If you are interested in a career at MW Solicitors, visit our Vacancies Page follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin to get the latest news about recruitment opportunities.