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Brighton Solicitors Scoop Sussex Business Award

Fiona Martin (L) & Cate Searle (R)

the judges praised the firm’s ability to balance commercial achievement with a robust programme of support for local employers

Martin Searle Solicitors, in Brighton and Croydon, have landed a top accolade at the Sussex Business Awards 2010.

The Brighton and Croydon law firm, which works with employers nationwide as well as individual employee, housing and community care clients, won the Business in the Community award for its free legal training and advice.

Looking for documented measurement of success and concrete plans for continuing improvement, the judges praised the firm’s ability to balance commercial achievement with a robust programme of support for local employers and vulnerable individuals.

Martin Searle Solicitors’ director Cate Searle said: “The whole team has worked incredibly hard to grow a specialist and niche practice providing expert legal services to employers and local people alongside an innovative programme of community support. This award is truly a recognition of their expertise and dedication.

“We’re also lucky to be working with some really great agencies that help us channel our services where they can do the most to support local business and third-sector employers as well as the wider community.”

Martin Searle Solicitors was set up in 2004 and is committed to ensuring fair access to the law for all. The firm delivers on this by providing about £50K a year of free legal advice, support and training - this represents about 250 hours. The firm partners with a range of local business and community support organisations including Wired Sussex, the Business Community Partnership, Age Concern and the Carers’ Centre.

For more information about the firm’s free legal training and advice surgeries visit www.ms-solicitors.co.uk.

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For more information contact Cate Searle on 01273 609911 or email cate@ms-solicitors.co.uk.

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About Martin Searle Solicitors
www.ms-solicitors.co.uk
Martin Searle Solicitors is a community law firm with offices in Brighton and Croydon. It provides specialist quality legal advice in employment law to employers and employees. With one of the largest employment law teams in Sussex, Martin Searle Solicitors is on the referral lists of many large employers and can offer specialist Crompromise Agreement Solicitors support nationwide. The firm's community care law department provides specialist advice in NHS continuing healthcare cases nationwide. The firm has been shortlisted for Law Society Excellence Awards in 2009 and 2010.