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Myerson expand and launch a Prestige Property service

At a time we saw the housing market frozen by the Government, North West firm Myerson Solicitors defy the odds to launch a Prestige Residential Property Service to its Residential Conveyancing department.

Head of Residential Property, Heather Adams commented:

“We are proud to offer our clients a unique Prestige Residential Property Service, to help them protect their most considered investment.

“We created this added offering to provide a bespoke, solicitor-led service, tailored to each client’s specific requirements, which are kept firmly at the forefront of our minds throughout the process.

“This service helps us differentiate ourselves from other more traditional conveyancing firms as we don’t deal in bulk conveyancing and we don’t use automated systems to manage client files. Our personal prestige approach is delivered by a close-knit team of experienced, qualified and accredited solicitors, so clients can trust us to deal quickly with any complications that may arise and ensure that their sale and purchase stays on track and is communicated”.

At a time when the conveyancing market has been restricted during the recent pandemic, Myerson have been able to expand their conveyancing team with the recruitment of Senior Solicitor Zoe Olender.

Zoe said:

“We know that one of the biggest criticisms clients often have of their solicitor is that they are not kept informed regarding their transactions. I am thrilled to be joining a team that have evolved their processes around their clients and their bespoke needs.

“With the property market now having re-opened, home buying and selling processes will need to adapt their working practices and it is more important than ever solicitors do the same and take the stress out of all the legal aspects of a transaction for their clients”.

Zoe has a breadth of experience in dealing with all aspects of residential property including sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, new build properties, flats, shared ownership, lease extensions, freehold titles, leasehold titles, registered land and unregistered land.

At a time, the residential market has slowed, it is great to see investment is being made in various areas including law, keeping the residential market innovative and current.

For more information on the residential conveyancing team at Myerson visit www.myerson.co.uk

Unitas Supports Stoke-on-Trent City Council with emergency supplies to most vulnerable amid COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses and organisations across Stoke-on-Trent have banded together to ensure vital supplies get to the most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.

As part of the #StokeonTrentTogether campaign, formed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and charity and voluntary sector organisation VAST, Unitas redeployed a proportion of its workforce to a food distribution hub. This was set up in Fenton Manor Sports Complex and drivers have delivered over 4,000 emergency parcels to households all over the city.

Donations have been received from a number of companies including Muller, Nestlé and Pets at Home, and this has been co-ordinated by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. Some of the non-perishable items get added into the essential food parcels and the rest are distributed to a number of other groups such as The Hubb Foundation, Brighter Futures, The Honeycomb Group, Coronavirus (CV) Welfare Group, and the YMCA.

Fegg Hayes Futures, the charity behind The Hub @ ST6 in Fegg Hayes is working with other community groups and volunteers to help with shopping, collecting prescriptions and other support.

Helen Snashall, Community Development Manager for Fegg Hayes Futures, said:

“At this time, when Fegg Hayes Futures is having to play a different role in our community, it’s made such a difference to partner with other organisations across the city to ensure no one goes hungry, children are entertained and that the vulnerable members of our community who can’t go out get support and an extra treat every now and then.”

Brighter Futures has been working with VOICES and Stoke-on-Trent Winter Night Shelter to lead on the delivery of food provision for the homeless. The charity has benefitted from JCB’s Food for Communities programme, a food aid programme catering for homeless people in North Staffordshire. Each week, 500 sandwiches are supplied and distributed by Unitas to support vulnerable people through organisations in the local community.

Maureen Eastgate, Brighter Futures’ director of Community Services, Training, and Employment, said:

“This means people who need food are getting good quality food from a very reliable source each day.

“Without the help of Stoke –on- Trent City Council, JCB, Muller, Unitas and other organisations, it would be more difficult to cope with the demands that this pandemic has brought to our services.”

Cllr Joanne Powell-Beckett, Cabinet Member for Housing and Unitas board member, said:

“I am incredibly proud of the part that Unitas has played in both the organisation and distribution of much needed supplies to some of our most vulnerable residents during these unprecedented and worrying times. Unitas staff have rose to the challenge and been a major contributor to the success of the #StokeonTrentTogether campaign.”

Donations can be received at Fenton Manor Sports Complex, in City Road, Fenton or Dimensions Leisure Centre, Scotia Road, Burslem Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm as well as to other food banks across the city.

Residents can access the #StokeonTrentTogether website here (https://corona19.vast.org.uk/) or call 0800 5615610, seven days a week between 9am-5pm.

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