Abseil for Age Connects

Four members of our team are excited to be joining the Abseil Challenge for Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale next week!

 

You can make a donation to the charity here: https://www.justgiving.com/ageconnects-cardiff-vale

Will and Probate Solicitors Cardiff and Barry

New Paralegal

We are pleased to welcome Megan Harrington to the Passmores team, who has recently joined our Wills and Probate department as a Paralegal.

Megan’s journey in law began with an internship at Magic Circle Law Firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She then completed a Law degree at the University of Greenwich in 2020 and the LPC at the University of South Wales.

Beyond her professional commitments, Megan volunteers with the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) and the Early Support Service, where she actively contributes to the rehabilitation of young offenders.

Megan also supports students from Cardiff and Vale College with various different employability matters. When she’s not immersed in legal matters or community work, Megan spends time playing football, staying active, and embracing life’s adventures.

It’s Update Your Will week!

Hosted by The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, we are proud to support their annual campaign which is designed to encourage more people to update their will and ensure their wishes are carried out when they pass away.

We recommend to clients that they update their will every five years, and/ or when a major change occurs in life that impacts them or their loved ones. For example, a birth, a death, a health diagnosis, a house move, or a marriage or a divorce.

It’s never too early to make your will, as long as you’re over the age of 18 years old.

If you would like to discuss making or updating a will, please get in touch with Carli Evans on ce@passmores.com.

Lexcel Accreditation

We are pleased to share that our Lexcel accreditation award has been renewed. Our continued compliance to the Lexcel accreditation confirms that we are continuing to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in specific areas of law, as set by The Law Society.

The Association of Lifetime Lawyers Membership

Carli Evans is a Solicitor and Director specialising in Private Client matters at Passmores Solicitors. Carli is a proud member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, which makes her one of the most qualified lawyers in the country supporting vulnerable and older people with the right legal advice.

Lifetime Lawyers are there for people throughout their lifetime – often when they are at their most vulnerable and when circumstances are most complex.

This is important because when people don’t have access to specialist legal advice, the impact for them and their loved ones can be devastating.

Find out more about The Association of Lifetime Lawyers here: lifetimelawyers.org.uk

Job Vacancy

We at Passmores are looking to recruit a paralegal to assist in our Wills department. Duties will include:

 

Taking client instructions, either face to face, by zoom or over the telephone

Dealing with Will enquiries via telephone or in person

Drafting Wills and amendments, attending upon the client for signing

Drafting and sending Terms of Business, bills and closing letters

Assisting with Probate matters when required

 

Training provided, but some experience preferred

Full driving licence and access to car essential

F/T but P/T considered

Salary depending on experience

Apply with CV & cover letter, including salary expectation via email to Anthony Skyes, Practice Manager (AS@Passmores.com)

Age Connects Abseil Challenge

We will be participating in Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale’s thrilling abseil challenge at the St David’s Hotel, Cardiff on the 20th of April 2024!

Elin Jones, our Receptionist Louise Pride and our Practice Manager Anthony Skyes will each be descending 131ft down the St David’s Hotel to help support vulnerable and isolated older people in need living within our communities.

We would love for you to join us and to help make a difference for those in need.

Places are limited, so be sure to book soon! https://lnkd.in/eGmX5nFV

Happy New Year from Passmores!

Happy New Year from Passmores Solicitors!

We have now resumed our normal working hours (Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:30 and Friday 9:00 – 5:00).

Passmores Christmas Opening Hours 2023

Christmas Opening Hours 2023

Passmores Christmas and New Years Opening Hours

Friday 22nd December : 9:00am – 2:00pm

Monday 25th December : Closed

Tuesday 26th December : Closed

Wednesday 27th December : Closed

Thursday 28th December : 9:00am – 2:00pm

Friday 29th December : 9:00am – 2:00pm

Monday 1st January : Closed

Emily and Erin, Trainee Solicitors Passmores

New Trainee Solicitors

It is a pleasure to introduce our new Trainee Solicitors, Elin and Emily who each started their #TrainingContract with us in August 2023.

Elin is a fluent Welsh speaker who completed her undergraduate degree in 2022 and LPC in 2023 at Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd. Elin works in both the #PrivateClient and #Conveyancing departments alongside Carli Evans, Selina White and Claire Grace. Elin is also involved in the monthly free advice clinic for Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale in the town centre and fundraising for this worthy cause.

In her free time Elin enjoys walking, running, going to the gym, reading, spending time with friends and family and travelling.

Emily works as part of the #FamilyLaw team alongside Sally Matthews and Cath Roblin (and previously, Charmaine Earley). Emily also helps with our monthly free advice clinic for Rise Cymru and Women’s Aid. Emily completed her undergraduate degree at De Montfort University (DMU) in 2021 and her LPC at Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd in 2023.

Outside of work, Emily is a keen horse rider and has competed in #BUCS dressage and show- jumping competitions for DMU throughout 2018- 2021. Emily is a huge animal lover and enjoys going out on long walks with her dogs in her free time.

Welcome to Passmores, Elin and Emily! We are looking forward to you both establishing your careers with us.