National Acknowledgement for Fantastic Four
Four of GA Solicitors’ team members are celebrating after securing a variety of accreditations and awards in their specialist areas of law.
Andrew Wonnacott has successfully been accepted as a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme. To achieve this Andrew had to demonstrate a high level of knowledge, skills and experience in his sector, providing an extensive submission detailing his background, case reports and referees. This was followed by an interview at the Law Society’s London office.
Anna Wonnacott has passed a two year ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) course, making her an associate member of the established association. ACTAPS promotes the enhancement of the specific skills and expertise required to effectively undertake contentious probate and trust matters and all of its members must adhere to a strict code of conduct.
Associates Matthew Rose and Catherine Bailey have both passed the Solicitors for the Elderly Older Client Care in Practice (OCCP) Award. This award focuses on evidencing and building good older client service and communications, ensuring older clients get the best possible legal provision.
Stephen Ramsden, managing partner of GA Solicitors commented: “At GA Solicitors we continuously invest and support our team members to further build on their areas of expertise and ensure they provide the highest level of service to our clients and achieve the best possible results.
“All four of these individuals have worked incredibly hard to achieve these goals and to substantiate their knowledge in their specialist areas of the law. Their commitment to their clients and the firm is undoubted.”
Catherine Bailey, associate of GA Solicitors added: “We are delighted to have achieved our relevant accreditations. The firm has a strong ethos of supporting the younger lawyers and solicitors to ensure we reach our full potential. I joined GA 13 years ago as a legal secretary and over this time the firm has invested in my learning and development. I am now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, an associate of the firm, a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a Dementia Friends Champion.”
With more than 200 years of heritage, GA Solicitors is a leading Plymouth law firm with 70 members of staff offering guidance across seven specialist departments: business; family; employment; dispute resolution; wills, trusts & probate; conveyancing and personal injury.
Note to Editors
GA Solicitors can trace its roots back more than 200 years and has been steadfastly helping the people and business in Plymouth and the South West for its duration. Originally based in Devonport, the firm gets its initials from Thomas Husband Gill who joined the practice in 1875 and later went into partnership with Albert E. Akaster.
Now one of the region’s leading law firms, the 70-strong team at the Lexcel-accredited LLP, conveniently accessible at their Plymouth city centre offices, is structured around seven practice areas, each comprising its own specialist department:
Wills, Trusts & Probate