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Market Drayton law firm pledges to support our armed forces

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Market Drayton firm Onions & Davies Solicitors have become the latest signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant in Shropshire.

Onions & Davies has provided expert legal services to people throughout Shropshire and the wider region for over 250 years and has now committed their support to our armed forces through signing a pledge.

In the pledge the law firm promises to offer a discount to members of the armed forces community of 10% on fees for family work and private client work. Additionally they will also be offering a discount to members of the armed forces community of free pre-mediation appointments for both husband and wife, and one joint session of mediation at 25% discount on fees.

On top of this Onions & Davies will be actively participating in Armed Forces Day and will support the Royal British Legion in the sale of poppies for Armistice Day.

At the recent signing Louise Martin, associate solicitor and family mediator at Onions & Davies Solicitors said:

“We‘re proud to support our armed forces and are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant today. We shall continue supporting our local community, and with such a military presence in Market Drayton, we can now demonstrate our commitment to those individuals in our pledge. We would encourage any person who serves or has served in the armed forces and their families to contact us for details of the services we could offer to them.”

Captain Brett Eddas, unit welfare officer at 1st Battalion the Royal Irish Regiment, said:

“It’s fantastic to see another local Shropshire company, Onions and Davies Solicitors, sign the Armed Forces Covenant with the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment at Clive Barracks, Tern Hill. As the Unit Welfare Officer I was privileged to be involved in the official signing and hope the relationship with between the company and military community flourishes to benefit both parties.

“On behalf of the military community I thank Onions and Davies for officially demonstrating their commitment, pledge and recognising that military personnel and their families deserve to be treated fairly.”

Nick Williams, Warrant Officer at RAF Shawbury said:

“Royal Air Force Shawbury appreciates the work of Shropshire Council in its promotion of the Armed Forces Covenant which is making a real difference to the lives of current and retired military personnel and their families. We welcome and encourage local businesses and charitable organisations to show their support for the Armed Forces community by joining the Covenant as Onions & Davies Solicitors have done today.”

David Fairclough, Shropshire Armed Covenant Coordinator said:

“Shropshire Council is delighted yet another local business has pledged their support to our Armed Forces. We strongly encourage other businesses to come forward and pledge their support however they can.”

If any Shropshire business would like to gain a better understanding of how they can work with our local armed forces please get in contact by emailing SAFCC@shropshire.gov.uk.

Over 1,500 business have signed the Covenant nationwide. For details on which businesses have signed the Covenant locally and nationally, click here

Pictured: Soldiers from the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment; Capt Brett Eddas (far left); Louise Martin; Kim Archer; Warrant Officer Nick Williams; David Fairclough