Any solicitor can know the law and be good at what they do, but when dealing with these often stressful situations, you want to feel at ease throughout the entire process. Being able to walk into a good atmosphere, knowing that the person dealing with your legal requirements is both competent and approachable, is exactly what you should always be looking for in a solicitor – well look no further, because this legal team does exactly that.
Wolferstans Plymstock is a local solicitor’s office that first opened its door in the 60s. They are the longest established solicitors based in the area, with other offices in Plympton and North Hill, Plymouth. With a team of nine permanent staff who are all based locally, you’re sure to be with met with top quality service from individuals who have a great local knowledge.
Their office isn’t just limited to the permanent staff based there, lawyers from other Wolferstans offices can also use the space to meet with clients. Rebecca Moloney – a family law solicitor – tells us how Wolferstans want to make everything as convenient for the client as possible. They won’t make you go out of your way to find expert legal advice if you can access it on your doorstep:
“We aim to provide every service here that we would at our main office on North Hill.”
“The whole point is that a client should be able to come to this office and be able to access every single service that the whole firm provides. It’s about bringing the service to the client and making sure that under this roof we can provide everything a client needs.
“It’s about convenience too. It’s a pain having to travel into town, you want to be able to use your local solicitor and one that is familiar with the area too.”
Wolferstans can bring their service to you!
The team will often also travel to meet clients at no extra cost. Some people may find it difficult to get to the office – particularly if they’re getting older – and accessibility issues should not prevent clients from getting the legal advice they need. Rebecca Bawler – a Chartered Legal Executive – wants to ensure that no one is singled out:
“We go wherever we need to go – it’s about accessibility and we want our clients to get advice if they need it. Usually, there is a reason behind it, and it’s difficult for them to get into the office, so we try to accommodate clients’ needs wherever we can.”
The Plymstock team currently offer a free clinic at their office. Between 10am-12pm every Thursday, it offers free expert legal advice.
The free legal clinic doesn’t require you to make an appointment – but do be wary that there may be a queue if lots of people show up! They currently offer advice for a wide range of legal queries and are happy to refer you to other colleagues at the firm who may be able to help further. Make sure to contact your local Wolferstans’ branch to see what clinics they run.
Having been established in Plymouth for so long, Wolferstans want to continue to grow and invest in their future.
The firm provides opportunities to students in Plymouth, to give them the best experience of what they have to offer. Most of the staff at Wolferstans Plymstock have worked for the firm for many years and they want to make sure they’re getting the best people from the local area.
“Wolferstans is a really nice place to work.” Rebecca Moloney explains, “We’ve got a good atmosphere and we want to keep that going, and one of the reasons we’re so successful is because people like the service that we give. This is why it’s so important for us to be closely linked to the university, so we can carry that service down and let the students know exactly what we’re looking for.”
It’s not just looking at what budding solicitors can bring to Wolferstans; the firm is very good at supporting their staff on an internal level. Rebecca Bawler was given the help she needed as an employee at Wolferstans:
“I started in the Wolferstans’ general office, in the administration team, and the firm supported me in completing my CILex studies whilst working, and now I’m a Chartered Legal Executive – so it’s not just trainee solicitors and law students, they offer great internal support as well.”
Wolferstans has a special commitment with the Armed Forces, having helped them and their families for many years.
Many members of Wolferstans are veterans or come from a service family, therefore they have a great underlying knowledge and a strong understanding of how the Armed Forces work. The company was awarded the Gold Award in national recognition of their commitment to the Armed Forces under the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. They are the first law firm in the UK to receive the award.
Wolferstans is built on reputation. Having been around for 200 years, they have a lot of different accreditations that not every solicitor service has.
The firm is always looking at growth. By being involved in the local community, they hope to raise the profile of the team. Caroline Pellow – an Associate and Solicitor – tells our team how they’re making more people aware of their presence in Plymstock:
“We’ve been going out and meeting people in the local community recently to raise awareness of the team in Plymstock and trying to bridge the gap between Kingsbridge and here.
“There are not many firms for people to go to in the South Hams and it’s much easier to travel to Plymstock than Plymouth for people living in areas like Modbury, Newton Ferrers, and Noss Mayo, Brixton and Yealmpton. We are just making more people aware that we are here.”
With qualified staff, who have great legal and local knowledge, Pauline Anning – an Associate and Solicitor – explains why people are choosing Wolferstans over other law firms:
“We’re all qualified lawyers with a lot of experience. Local knowledge is useful. The long established relationships we have with other local businesses, having worked together for so many years, really helps our clients.”
For more information about Wolferstans, the services they offer, and how they can help you, contact them at the Plymstock Office through any of the details listed below.
Call us: 01752 401515
7 Radford Park Rd, Plymouth PL9 9DG