COMPANY NEWS OCTOBER 2016
WE LIVE IN CHANGING TIMES, NONE MORE SO THAN AT RED SQUARE LONDON
At the beginning of August we closed our office in Tunbridge Wells and moved into our new combined London offices in Russell Square, close to the British Museum. The move went very smoothly, with surprisingly few unexpected issues and only one working day in the office lost while the communication systems were put in place.
Contrary to our expectations of moving at a holiday period, traditionally quiet for business and therefore giving us time to settle into our new home, the level of business in fact increased and continues to do so, a reflection, we believe, of the benefit of moving all our operation to central London.
Property transactions continue to be a mainstay of the business, both in terms of volume and value. We see no sign of any downturn in the London housing market, particularly in the higher value sector. Immigration matters are a second major business stream with an increase in the number of entrepreneur visas being sought; a reflection perhaps of continued confidence in the UK economy.
Business support is an area of significant growth for Red Square London. We are seeing more business clients using us as Company Secretary, Accountants and for payroll services for example. That is a significant benefit of our being an Alternative Business Structure under Solicitors Regulation Authority registration rather than just a simple law firm.
We not only moved our office location, but we also increased the size of the team by two new members:
- Meenu Gupta has joined us as our immigration solicitor, having previously worked for one of the largest immigration firms in the country;
- Darja Safronova has joined us as our new paralegal and administrator. She provides us with the additional benefit of a fourth native Russian speaker in the team.
We will, however, be temporarily losing the services of one of our Russian speakers. Tatyana Yelchaninova will shortly be taking maternity leave. We wish her the very best and hope to see her back early in the New Year.