OM caught up with Martin Weeks, Solicitor and Partner and head of the Wolferstans office in the Ridgeway, Plympton and previous owner of the long-established Clark and Weeks. Wolferstans is a major Plymouth law firm with a history going back as far as 1812.
The firm is based in North Hill with satellite offices in Plympton and Plymstock. The Plympton branch joined the team over two years ago after merging with Clark and Weeks who were formerly based in the office on the Ridgeway.
Martin and his team on the Ridgeway have been providing legal services to the Plympton community and further afield for over 20 years and Wolferstans have been helping the people of Plymouth solve their legal problems for the last 200 years and today are more committed than ever to doing so.
As you would expect from a firm the size of Wolferstans, they are able to offer a wide range of legal services to meet the needs of individuals, families and businesses throughout the area.
For private individuals, they can help in times of change such as moving home or making a Will, or in periods of difficulty such as a bereavement, family breakdown, problems at work or making a claim for an injury sustained.
For their business, public and voluntary sector clients, they can help with commercial property transactions, dispute resolution, employment law, corporate restructuring and commercial contracts. With outstanding legal knowledge, Wolferstans will provide you with the best legal advice.
For Martin, at the Plympton office, it is very important that his team are friendly, accessible and approachable.
“I want our clients to get personal attention and to feel comfortable about approaching us and know that they will receive a sensitive, sensible and compassionate as well as a professional service.”
It is important to have a well-known brand so clients pick your service over the thousands of options already available. With the world of social media and the internet, companies are no longer competing with each other locally; they are fighting for that top spot with other businesses from all over the UK.
Lydia Wilkinson – a Chartered Legal Executive based at the Plympton office – explains how playing an active part in the local community is perhaps the reason behind the success:
“I think our presence at events such as Armed Forces Day really helps us. For example, someone might walk by and chat to one of our members of staff and remember our firm based on that person and how they have presented themselves. This is why it is important to be at these events, so you have got that familiarity with people so that they remember something about you over all of the other solicitors out there.”
People choose Wolferstans by recommendations and travel from places far and wide to seek their expert advice!
“I want our clients to get a good service from us, whatever it is we do for them.”
Martin explains, “I want them to think ’we want to use Wolferstans again, they have been good to us, they’re doing a good job and they’re nice and friendly as well. And I want them to recommend us to their family and friends.”
It is not just impressive legal advice that Wolferstans can do.
Wolferstans also play a very active role in supporting a variety of different charities. Lydia tells us more about how the company does their bit to give back to the community:
“As a firm, we pick a charity each year and this year we are delighted to be supporting St Lukes Hospice.
“We will be holding various fundraising events for St Lukes such as a bake sale, quizzes, staff challenge days and we will be volunteering and joining St Lukes’ annual events such as the Midnight Walk and Men’s Day Out. Not to mention The Elmer Trail which will run throughout the summer 2019. We even had Elmer the Elephant in our window recently! Within the firm there are lots of charity events for which we raise money. There is always something going on.”
“I think that is how Wolferstans works. A lot of charities have got a place in someone’s heart, so someone that works here may have had something happen to them, and will therefore raise money for that cause, and Wolferstans gets behind them and backs them every step of the way.”
The Lawyers aren’t the only ones who are playing an integral role within Wolferstans.
Wolfie is a huge Wolf mascot who represents the local legal experts by making an appearance at functions and events held by Wolferstans. Wolfie does everything from bake sales to marathons; he definitely plays an active role in the community.
Martin believes that the Plympton office window which has changing displays throughout the year is a focal point for the people of Plympton and at the heart of the community.
“Wolferstans are committed to building a long-term relationship with our clients and to meeting their changing needs and we are a local team of friendly legal professionals.”
For more information about Wolferstans, the services they offer, and how they can help you, contact them at the Plympton Office through any of the details listed below.
They are also now offering a free 30 minute family clinic at the Rees Centre in Plympton every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. Please contact the Plympton office to book your appointment.