Law firm offers money off to NHS staff moving house
The boss of Gloucestershire-based Dee & Griffin solicitors realises some may be cynical about his firm’s offer to knock 10 per cent off their fees for NHS staff moving house.
But anyone who knows the law firm, on whose website its enthusiasm for embracing charities almost overruns information about its own ample expertise, will know this is a sincere gesture.
From the Wooden Spoon charity to supporting the award-winning mixed ability rugby sessions at Longlevens Rugby Club and sponsorship of Chosen Hill FP RFC, it wears its heart on its sleeve.
Julian Jenkins, the managing partner of a firm with offices in Hucclecote, Quedgeley and Cheltenham, sounds genuinely humbled and moved when he talks about the role of the NHS during the peak of the pandemic.
“The NHS has done and continues to do an amazing job through this. They have taken a lot on and just got on with it. This is just a small way we as a firm can show our appreciation for that. And if we can save them any money and move their housing deal through as fast as we can they we will,” said Mr Jenkins.
Dee & Griffin – which is also a specialist in litigation, power of attorney, family law, wills and probate – also happens to be an expert in conveyancing and welcomed the Government’s recent decision to remove stamp duty from homes under £500,000.
“It has made a huge difference to some people’s decision making already,” said Mr Jenkins.
Many big-ticket items driving the economy, he said – from car purchases to building work – were driven by housing deals and the Government’s move could only help oil the wheels of UK plc.
“We were lucky, our main offices being in an old building with separate offices, that we have been able to keep things moving for people because we have been able to remain in our buildings – with visits by appointment only.
“But we have noticed a slowdown in how things were processed elsewhere, and that was only to be expected, but now there is pent-up demand at the moment and that is driving the market nicely.
“Anything that can encourage that to remain the case can only be good for everyone.”