People are the focus of expansion and evolution at TinsdillsTinsdills
Leading full-service local law firm Tinsdills Solicitors add power to the team, with the introduction of four new Solicitors, three Legal Assistants, two Secretaries and a Client Services Advisor. With branches in Hanley, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek and Sandbach, the new additions mean that each branch has sector-specific solicitors and strong support in situ, to provide undivided attention across their full breadth of legal services.
A customer-centric local approach is the hallmark of this long-established law firm. This exciting growth will provide Clients with continuity of contact, in the full knowledge that they have entrusted their legal matters to a solicitor specifically experienced in their field.
The expanding workforce now includes two new appointments to the Hanley office of Grace Webster, a Wills Trust and Probate Solicitor and Michelle Hansell a Residential Property Solicitor, both bringing a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspective to the business.
Likewise, the Sandbach office has also gained two new residents, Helen Jaidy, an experienced Residential Conveyancer and Laura Hartley a Senior Solicitor specialising in Wills, Trusts and Probate who has recently relocated to the area. With incredible track records the pair bring leading expertise and innovation to their respective departments.
“Emerging from the pandemic has led to increased instructions across all departments” comments Managing Director, Peter Hamilton. “This upturn in demand has not only resulted in the expansion of our teams, but also a shift in the way we organise our solicitors and support staff at every location. Our business is built around people, and we are responding to the needs of both our clients and our colleagues. We have adapted our people policies to introduce a more flexible way of working. Tinsdills is a long-established firm, however it is incredibly important that the firm evolves its structure and ways of working to stay current, relevant and people centric.”
Alongside the team expansion, the firm has introduced a hybrid working policy which provides certain roles within the business, the option to work up to 40% of their hours from home. Thanks to improved technologies, efficiency and ongoing client support, the firm has been able to implement a more permanent policy that supports better work life balance, whilst ensuring that staff are available for client facing meetings and project collaboration during core working hours. The new approach recognises the positive impact that human interaction and time management empowerment has on team morale, mental health and overall wellbeing. It also acknowledges the success that distanced home working had on work efficiency and lifestyle during lockdowns.
Newly appointed Residential Conveyancer, Helen Jaidy concurred, “Tinsdills may be a leading law firm, but you are treated as an individual rather than a number. My first interview was with two senior female members of staff, and it was so refreshing having an interview where we openly discussed the pressures of being a working parent and having a career. I left the interview wanting to be part of this firm.”
When asked about the future at Tinsdills, new addition Grace Webster, Solicitor within the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department, concluded, “The future is exciting and holds great prospects for all the team, given the commitment to an adaptable, flexible workplace. We are always keen to embrace fresh ideas and invariably hold our clients at the core of all that we do.”