Fiona Martin and Cate Searle are pleased to announce Sarah Henderson and Paula Jones' promotion to Associate Solicitors. Paula joined Martin Searle Solicitors' Community Care Law department in February 2019. She spent many years working as an Adult Social Care Lawyer at a Local Authority and therefore has unique insight into Local Authority decision-making. Paula has particular expertise in Mental Capacity Law, Best Interest Decision-making and safeguarding adults at risk. She is an experienced litigator in the Court of Protection, and leads the Community Care Law team's Services for Professional Deputies.
Paula says, "I am passionate about ensuring that all adults receive the care support that they require and that any decisions made for those that lack capacity are made correctly and in their best interest. I enjoy the diversity of Community Care Law and helping my clients achieve a positive outcome that really makes a difference."
Sarah, a member of Martin Searle Solicitors' Employment Law team , also joined the firm in October 2018, having worked at Trade Union firm Thompsons. She says, "Employment law is one of the most dynamic areas to practise in and I am proud to work for a firm which lives its values and is truly progressive. The Coronavirus Pandemic has created a huge set of difficulties for both employers and employees and our job is to navigate our way through these difficult times in order to find workable solutions for our clients."
Fiona and Cate co-founded Martin Searle Solicitors in 2004 and now have six offices in Sussex and Croydon.
"Our success is due to the quality of our legal teams and their care and devotion in delivering expert, client centred legal services. We are happy to be able to share our good news. Challenging times lay ahead and we welcome Sarah and Paula's input to our Senior Leadership Team"