Qs & As

Who are you?

Hello, I’m Martin Gregory, a practising Solicitor with 17 years post qualification experience, 8 as Partner in a general high street firm.

What do you do?

I act as a locum/temporary/consultant Solicitor.

Why might I need your services?

You may need someone just to cover holiday absence/s or help out at busy times.

In what areas of law do you practise?

I now specialise in:

  • Commercial Property
    • Sales and purchases
    • Freehold and leasehold
    • Shops, offices, restaurants and cafes, drinking establishments, hot food takeaways, industrial, storage, hotels and residential and non-residential institutions
    • Development-option and overage agreements
    • Landlord and tenant, including leases, tenancies and licences, assignments, renewals and rent reviews
  • Residential conveyancing (including transfers of equity and re-mortgages) for business Clients
  • Company/Commercial
    • Agreements
    • Contracts
    • Terms and conditions
    • Asset/business/share sales and purchases
    • Sole traders, partnerships, small and medium enterprises and limited companies
    • Employment law-policies and procedures, contracts and compromise agreements
    • Dispute resolution

I also have extensive experience of dealing with:

  • Family and Matrimonial
    • Divorce
    • Ancillary relief
    • Co-habitation
    • Separation
    • Jointly owned property/Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
    • Children Act 1989
    • Petitioners/Applicants and Respondents
    • County Court and Family Proceedings Court
  • Civil Litigation
    • Claimants and Defendants
    • County Court and High Court
    • Debt collection
    • Neighbour disputes
    • Building disputes
    • Landlord and tenant
    • Injunctions
  • Commercial Litigation
    • Passing off
    • Partnership disputes
    • Debt collection
    • Contracts
    • County Court and High Court
    • Claimants and Defendants
  • Employment
    • Employers and employees
    • Employment Tribunal and County Court
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Disciplinary and grievance, including ACAS Code of Practice
    • Redundancy and constructive/wrongful/unfair dismissal
  • Wills

My detailed CV is available on request.

Why should I use you?

  • 17 years PQE
  • "Qualified to supervise”
  • As a Grade 1 fee earner, your firm’s mark up is considerable
  • Exemplary claims record
  • Knowledge of the local market
  • Flexible rates
  • No Income Tax or National Insurance Contributions to pay, not to mention Working Holiday Pay and Agents’ commission
  • Fully IT literate and comfortable working both with and without case management systems

How much do you charge?

Well, for practices located in Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, my standard charges are £40 per hour. Travel and all other expenses are included, so there are no hidden extras.

For firms further afield, I charge travel expenses (not time) at cost, which, in the case of a motor car, are deemed to be £0.50 per mile plus car parking charges and (if applicable) accommodation costs.

Subject to your systems, I may, for example, be able to work remotely.

For consultancy roles, a fee-sharing arrangement may be more appropriate.

All prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

What do I do next?

Just give me a call on 07776 231008 for a free initial chat or email martin@thelocumsolicitor.co.uk.


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