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Here you will find all the latest news from the SCE team. In this section we will feature news about what we have been up to, recent mentions in the press, information about the work we do in the community and lots more.

  • Smoke and Mirrors Embedding Diversity Inclusion for real - AFSA 2017

    On the 30 November until 1 December 2017 SCE Solicitors were invited to the Asian Fire Service Association (AFSA) National Conference and Awards Ceremony, this time hosted by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. 

    Samira and Courtney Janotta, a Paralegal at SCE, attended the event and were once again impressed with the positive action being taken and the energy and drive at the event. 

    At the Awards Ceremony, both our ladies were moved and inspired by Bhanu Jadeja-Mahal, of Asian / Kenyan decent, who described her journey of life overcoming domestic abuse and rejection in 1970’s Britain, while being a mother to a young daughter, to pursuing a successful career in the police force.   

    Courtney recalls her saying it was the police force that saved her … more

  • In memory of Mandy Walton

    As many of you are aware Mandy Walton has been an associate here at SCE Solicitors from March 2016. We regret to inform everyone that she passed on 4 December 2017. 

    Here at SCE Solicitors we are all devastated, not only was she an excellent solicitor, she was a force of energy, her dedication to client’s, colleagues and business partners was second to none. 

    I am sure her clients will agree with me when I say that her good humour, common-sense approach to legal issues and passion for employment law will be missed. She was a valued member of the team and, personally, a great friend.  

    Her funeral will be held on 21 December 2017 at Park Wood Crematorium in Elland at 11:15am and this is followed by a celebration of her life at 12:15 at Cleckheaton … more

  • Supporting and Engaging Women in Law in Leeds

    Tags: Leeds Law Firm, Leeds Law Society, Samira Cakali, SCE Solicitors, seminar

    This month our Director Samira Cakali presented to a room full of likeminded female legal professionals providing them insight, inspiration and instruction on the world of an entrepreneur.

    Speaking at the Women in Law: Alternative Career Paths, Samira covered why she diverted from the traditional career path of working in established legal practises and instead broke out and created her own; focusing on client care and being able to create an environment where people can thrive, celebrating the individual.  It also has enabled her to have experience on a wide variety of cases and issues, deepening her understanding and enhancing her skills, quicker than she would have ever been able to do in a traditional route.

    She also shared how it was her husband, who is naturally … more

  • Vouchedfor Certificate of Excellence

    Tags: Testimonials, Vouchedfor

    Client feedback is vital for our business. Not only does it reassure management and potential clients that people are happy with the outcome of our work, it also helps bolster morale for the rest of the team.

    So, we were happy to receive an email from Vouchedfor last month advising that we have qualified for the Summer 2017 'Certificate of Excellence' based on the quality of our reviews.

    Have you received advice or support from SCE Solicitors in the past?

    Would you like to give us a testimonial or review?

    Either click here to leave a Vouchedfor review or please get in touch and let us know!

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  • We are Excellent and VouchedFor

    Tags: VouchedFor

    Our, Samira Cakali, has just been notified that she has qualified for the Vouched for Spring 2017 'Certificate of Excellence' based on the quality of our reviews! 

    We love working with our clients, helping them to resolve or at least work through their employment law issues and queries.  What makes our work even more rewarding is the feedback and appreciation we receive following cases.

    Vouchedfor is one of the many ways we receive testimonials from our clients and we are always delighted to hear that we have qualified for the season Certificates of Excellence.

    Want to check out our reviews then click here or perhaps you would like to leave a review of the work we have undertaken for you, if so please visit  VouchedFor. 

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  • The travelling SCE bag

    Tags: Where in the World is SCE

    This summer we thought we would do something fun – so we decided to see how far our SCE bags could travel from Leeds and whether our followers could guess the vacation. Join in our light-hearted competition and start guessing to win a prize! Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you #whereintheworldisSCE. 

    The SCE Team 

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  • BNI member and proud!

    Tags: BNI, networking

    It’s been a year since I joined a BNI chapter.  Some people have heard of it, others have not.  Some have preconceived ideas without ever having visited a meeting and others who have visited felt it wasn’t right for them.  As I pass the first year membership mark, I wanted to share with you why I am a proud BNI member and long may that continue!

    Networking…it comes naturally to some and others find themselves breaking out in hot sweats just at the thought.  I’ve always loved networking.  For me, it’s about learning about other businesses and expanding my knowledge.  As a solicitor, my clients raise many questions with me that do not fall within my area of expertise.  Networking allows me to help my clients and contacts … more

  • AFSA AGM and Spring Conference

    This month we are looking forward to attending the Asian Fire Service Association’s (AFSA) AGM and Spring Conference.  The focus of the event this year is valuing diversity and fostering community engagement and will be held at West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service’s HQ in Birkenshaw.

    SCE Solicitors has been involved with AFSA for nearly a year and we are excited to attend another conference and play an active role.  This will however be our first AFSA AGM.  The format of the conference involves a mixture of leading speakers and interactive workshops, with a key emphasis about the development for members. 

    Last year in November we attended the AFSA Annual Conference and sponsored the award for Champion of Equality and Diversity (which went to Katie … more

  • VouchedFor Winter 2017

    Tags: Samira Cakali, SCE Solicitors, VouchedFor

    We were recently notified that SCE Solicitors have qualified for VouchedFor’s Winter 2017 ‘Certificate of Excellence’ based on the quality of reviews we have received.

    VouchedFor.co.uk is like TripAdvisor, but for finding professional services.  Clients can rate and review their legal adviser, accountant or financial adviser, helping others to choose the right one.

    It has quickly become the standard that clients look for when seeking financial or legal advice. Being VouchedFor means that we are verified, reviewed and independent.  They only list professional with the necessary permissions to practice from the appropriate governing bodies and are reviewed and rated by genuine clients and verified by VouchedFor’s systems.

    If you would like to leave us … more

  • Celebrating the leading ladies of SCE Solicitors this International Women’s Day

    It's international women's day today and we're proud of our two leading ladies; Samira Cakali and Mandy Walton. Both passionate about what they do and full of enthusiasm, to mark the day, we thought we'd bring you a little insight into why they decided on a career in the legal profession.

    Samira Cakali

    Like many teenagers as I approached the deadline for submission of the UCAS form, I attended careers evenings, had 1-2-1 sessions with the career’s adviser and vigorously undertook work experience in a number of industries. While, a combination of those activities helped me decide which career path I did not wish to embark on, nothing really helped me decide which one I did!

    As the dreaded UCAS deadline loomed, I became more and more disheartened, particularly as some of my close … more

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