Just as we thought life was returning to relative normality after a turbulent eighteen months, we are now facing another wave from what is being described as the most dangerous variant that we have experienced so far. However the population of the UK are reported to be rallying in the face of Omicron to keep each other safe and in the hope that we can be with our families at Christmas. 

As always, it has been our pleasure to care for our clients many of whom have been at their most vulnerable and sad when they first come to see us. We are always grateful when a new client decides to place their trust in us and we never take a new instruction for granted. We want to give each and every client a personal service. 

Knowing how important it is for client’s to meet with us face to face, we opened our doors again this year as soon as it was safe for staff and clients. Clients have a choice of how they meet with us whether it be in the office, over Skype or the telephone.  

The last twelve months has involved a lot of changes for the Townsend Team. Marion Foley took over as the new owner from Melanie Townsend last December. Our solicitor Berfin Kaya returned from maternity leave in February and our senior solicitor Issy Begum joined the team in July from a well-known practice in Hertfordshire.  We said goodbye to our solicitor Martha Koumbas who is expecting her first child and also our office manager Caroline Wolohan both of whom will be greatly missed.  In July we also moved premises although not far. Staying in Waltham Abbey and serving our local community as we have done since 2000 was really important to us. Our new space is modern and open plan with a separate conference facility to welcome new and existing clients.  We have also welcomed Leo the cat who comes to work with Liz and floats around the office all day looking for cuddles and treats. The Christmas tree has taken a bit of a battering this year!!!

From Marion and all the team at Townsend’s wishing you a safe and happy Christmas and all the very best for the New Year ahead.

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