Over the past month, we have welcomed new Free Earners Beryl Murray and Sarah Jardine, Accounts Assistants Acacia and Carly, and Legal Assistant Mohammed Hussain. The new team members bring a wealth of Conveyancing knowledge and experience to our growing firm.
We also have the pleasure of Mike Kennedy joining our team here in Hale. Mike is working alongside Adam Pavey, who heads up the PLS Solicitors division of the practice, in developing our new Employment Package.
PLS Solicitors has seen rapid growth over the past 12 months and recent additions such as the above have resulted in the team growing from 9 to a team of over 20. This has meant more office space required in the form of expansion into the neighbouring building.
Here at PLS Solicitors we take Money Laundering very seriously.
Money laundering is widely defined in the UK. In effect any handling or involvement with any proceeds of any crime (or monies or assets representing the proceeds of crime) can be a money laundering offence. An offender’s possession of the proceeds of his own crime falls within the UK definition of money laundering. The definition also covers activities which would fall within the traditional definition of money laundering as a process by which proceeds of crime are concealed or disguised so that they may be made to appear to be of legitimate origin.
Therefore at PLS Solicitors we carry out various searches on all of our Clients to ensure there is no Criminal activity in regard to Money Laundering within our firm.
Upon instructing PLS Solicitors to act for them, All of our Clients are requested to provide proof of identification and Proof of Funds to enable us to carry out our Anti Money Laundering Searches.
Kirsty Owen in PLS Solicitors’s residential conveyancing department is not in favour of the recent news regarding first time buyers relief being stopped from March 2012.
Kirsty’s believes that with the cuts the government are making to Working Tax Credits that she believes not only will people struggle to obtain a Mortgage they will also struggle to raise the funds to cover the Stamp duty payable. This change will most certainly hold many first time buyers back from getting on the property ladder in Manchester.
Kirsty has found that the majority of the first time buyers she has dealt with in the residential conveyancing department have welcome this relief and have said that the savings they have made have really made a big difference to them as it has allowed them to purchase much needed soft furnishings.
PLS Solicitors’s residential conveyancing department are used to acting for first time buyers and always dedicate an appropriate residential conveyancer who appreciates the needs of a first time buyer.
PLS Solicitors’s residential conveyancing department always take the first time buyers through their conveyancing guide at the start of every instruction. Please refer to Our Guide to Conveyancing.