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No.12 – The Right Track

Those of you reading this who have followed our series of monochrome images highlighting some of the elements of our legal services may appreciate that we are ending the series with an image that perhaps is most associated with Darlington – a steam locomotion.  It was natural that the series ended with this image with our heritage of providing legal services to the people of Darlington going back nearly 50 years.

12 months ago the series started with our ‘Zebra’ who has now become synonymous with the firm. We embarked upon the 12 months series of black and white images to utilise our firms black and white colour scheme, also the colour scheme of Darlington. This choice was not incidental all those years ago but rather to reflect that as a firm we are proud to be headquartered in the heart of Darlington town center.

Whilst the railway is a clear part of Darlington’s history, it is also important to look to the future and the Council and associated organizations have some exciting plans for the development of the town  to continue to make the town a destination where people want to live and visit. As a business we must also look to continue to develop how we provide legal services so that we can continue to serve the community of Darlington from our offices in the town centre. The recent pandemic has highlighted the relevance of flexible IT and telecoms and our prior investment in these elements has meant that we have been able to continue to provide a full range of services throughout, albeit at a distance. We continue to recruit our future talent, whether legal or operational, and invest in training and developing existing staff as part of our clear strategic vision to ensure we remain  at the forefront of legal services in Darlington, across the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire for the next 50 years.

As we set out on this series of images, we highlighted that black and white also represents clarity which is one of the core focuses of our service – making legal issues easy to understand. The legal world, legislation and terminology can often be confusing to members of the public and cause frustration as to what the legal position may be. We believe that the legal world should be made simple. As a firm we explain options clearly, in plain English to ensure our clients fully understand their position to make informed choices. As a firm we are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society as a quality mark for our practice management and client care and our individual team members hold additional qualifications and accreditations relevant to their area of law meaning their is also substance and experience to our advice.

‘The Right Track’ is the final image in our series of monthly monochrome images to be featured over the last 12 months across our social media channels. Whilst you may not have a legal issues today, why not follow us  on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn to keep up to date with legal developments and know who to turn to the next time you may need a local, trusted solicitor to keep you on the right track. Whenever you have a need for personals legal advice, whether it is buying your first home, appointing guardians for young children as you start a family, needing Divorce advice, making a Will or other, our approachable and friendly team are here to help.

For more information on our firm please see www.clarkwillis.com

No.1 “The Zebra”

Why We Are Seeing Stripes

Those of you reading this who follow us across our social media channels or who we have met recently at the Darlington Business Expo will not have failed to notice we have gone all dotty over stripes with the introduction of a Zebra combined with the phrase ‘Clear Legal Advice.’

Whilst a Zebra is instantly recognisable in its own right with its iconic stripes and is certainly eye catching across an Exposition hall, the choice of a Zebra to launch a series of black and white images over the coming months runs a little deeper than enabling us to be easy to spot.

Colour

Black and white have long been the colour scheme of Clark Willis Law Firm. Our heritage of providing legal services to the people of Darlington goes back nearly 50 years and so it was natural that the colours chosen by the firm during that early period reflected the colour scheme associated with the town itself and the football club.  As a firm we are proud to be headquartered in the heart of Darlington town centre and wear our colours to display this.

Clarity

‘Black and White’ is traditionally associated with clarity and an issue being easy to understand. The legal world, legislation and terminology can often be confusing  and daunting to those who wish to have matters clearly explained. One of our core values as a firm is that law should be made simple and we explain options clearly, in plain English to ensure our clients fully understand their position and enabling them to make informed choices.

Family

Zebras are family oriented animals and live in family groups of between 5 – 20 individuals. As a firm we enjoy a family team mentality across our 27 members of staff, many of whom have been with us for a significant period of time – the longest working with us for 40 years! Many of the current team have trained with us and we have even had several team members who have left to explore life outside of our herd and who have returned back to the fold. We believe this internal team ethos flows through positively into our service to clients as it enables us to work together across legal disciplines, to work more productively and efficiently and most importantly to focus on delivering an excellent service to our clients to uphold the firms reputation. You may have seen ‘Let Our Family Look After Yours’ included in our literature for this reason.

Resolution

Zebras are surprisingly courageous animals who will stand their ground and are not afraid to confront predators if required. The preferred choice however, is to avoid confrontation and the Zebras dazzling pattern structure and quick pace means that confrontation is normally a last resort. As one of the only firms in the area that can undertake mediation services, with two trained mediators in our ranks, we certainly believe in settling disagreements without confrontation where possible, but if required to do so we also have the legal expertise and experience to adopt a more robust position. This may be a simple pre action warning shot to a debtor for credit control or a more dogged pursuit of the right outcome on personal injury matter to achieve the best result for our clients.

‘No1. The Zebra’ is the first of a series of monthly monochrome images to be featured over the next 12 months across our social media channels to highlight some of the key elements of our service so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to see the series as they are released.