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Martyn Gilbert wins Non-Lawyer of the Year at Modern Law Awards

November 25, 2015 at 3:42 PM

National recognition for Spencers Solicitors CIO at industry awards that celebrate the most dynamic players in the legal services arena

Thursday 19th November saw The Modern Law Awards reveal their 2015 award winners at a glittering London ceremony, and Spencers are thrilled to announce that Chief Information Officer Martyn Gilbert walked away with the award for non-lawyer of the year.

Both Martyn and Spencers CEO Rob Landman attended the evening's ceremony, which saw a champagne reception and dinner followed by the awards announcements and a night of entertainment. Renowned comedian Jimmy Carr was on hand to host the evening's proceedings, and with sponsor Mark Hartigan of Just Costs presented Martyn with his award.

Martyn Gilbert, with Jimmy Carr and Mark Hartigan being prsented with awardMartyn Gilbert being presented with 'Non Lawyer of the Year' at the Modern Law Awards 2015 by comedian Jimmy Carr and Mark Hartigan of Just Costs Solicitors.

The Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards is an annual industry-wide event, which looks to identify and celebrate outstanding talent and success in the modern legal services arena. Martyn has been recognised for his crucial role in driving growth and development within Spencers Solicitors, including his dedication to building legal processes and systems that have enabled the firm to revolutionise client experience.

In a difficult personal injury market he has developed unique business processes that have allowed the firm to move away from introducer-fed clients, with 60% of work now generated direct. Through reorienting the practice to offer legal services directly to the public he has developed a strong online presence focusing on providing relevant information to injured people and simplifying the claim process. Along with a 40% rise in online visitors who now make an enquiry, Martyn has also nurtured a strong firm-wide understanding of a client's journey in selecting a legal service provider.

Commenting on Martyn's win, Spencers Solicitors CEO Rob Landman said:

"We can think of no one more deserving than Martyn for this award. His role in transforming the way we approach our business, and building the firm to the position it holds today, has been pivotal. His passion and technical leadership benefits and supports both our lawyers and our clients, and he is a driving force in enabling us to go above and beyond in every case we undertake."

The Modern Law Awards offer the industry an opportunity to celebrate both innovative business leaders and those changing the face of business strategy and development, regulation management and client care throughout their organisation.

The awards ceremony took place The Hurlingham Club, London.

Modern Law Awards 2015 Winner - Non Lawyer of the Year

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Spencers Solicitors relocate to exciting new offices in the heart of Chesterfield

November 23, 2015 at 2:24 PM

Spencers Solicitors has today announced that it will be moving from current premises on Millennium Way on the outskirts of Chesterfield, and will now be occupying the ground floor office suite of Spire Walk, positioned just 500 meters from the centre of Chesterfield.

A modern building within walking distance of Chesterfield town centre and the famous crooked spire, the 6,500 sq ft office space will provide a sleek and open plan working environment, as well as multiple meeting spaces.

Spire Walk Offices

The new space will be home to 55 employees, all of whom look forward to closer staff amenities, favourable transport links, and a stronger local presence in this exciting new location. The move will enable the firm to become even more accessible to clients, as well as providing the opportunity to interact with more local business owners.

Commenting on the relocation, Chief Executive Officer Robert Landman said:

Robert Landman Photo
"Having enjoyed a fantastic year, which has also seen us launch our Employment and Human Resource Support service, the team is excited to round it off with fresh office space, and we look forward to a new environment that will help us to keep pace with our clients changing needs. The superb location in the centre of Chesterfield means that as a firm we will be at the heart of the town and better able to serve local clients as a result."

As of the 14th December 2015, Spencers Solicitors can now be found at:

Spencers Solicitors
Spire Walk
Derby Road
S40 2WG

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Spencers awarded 'Community Contribution of the Year'

November 13, 2015 at 2:01 PM

Firm recognised for continued dedication to supporting local community initiatives at the Derbyshire Times Business Awards

Last night saw Spencers Solicitors celebrating at the annual Derbyshire Times Business Awards, as they were awarded the win in Community Contribution of the Year. The awards recognise and celebrate the very best in local business and commerce, and Spencers were distinguished for their long-term support of a number of community programmes and charitable initiatives.

Jessica Eyre and Lisa Morris holding a Derbyshire Times Business Award

The evening's celebrations took place at Chesterfield Football Club, where nominees were treated to a drinks reception and three-course dinner followed by the awards announcements and entertainment. Jessica Eyre and Lisa Morris attended from Spencers and were invited on stage to pick up the award, which saw them triumph over some very worthy competition.

Their victory comes in recognition of the firms dedicated support to a great many community initiatives, pledging time and resources to support local schools, charities and community groups.

Examples of their community work include the firm's long-standing backing of Ashgate Hospice through various fund-raising events and activities to support staff and patients, their partnership with the Chesterfield FC Community Trust to promote sports participation and social inclusion within the local area, and their multiple educational initiatives which aim to improve the future career prospects of Chesterfield's young people.

Commenting on their win, Spencers CEO Rob Landman said:

Robert Landman Photo
"Winning this award is a fantastic acknowledgement of the dedication and generosity exhibited by our team here at Spencers. Everyone has worked hard to make each of our charitable and community endeavours as successful as possible, and so this recognition is one shared by the entire firm. We will continue to support our local community in any way we can, and hope others are encouraged to see that local businesses really can make a change to the community around them."

Derbyshire Times Business Awards

Winners at the Derbyshire Times Business Awards pictured after Thursday night's ceremony at the Proact Stadium.

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