Farleys Solicitors has employed a Polish speaking legal assistant to translate for its growing number of Polish speaking clients.
22-year-old Kasia Morjaria, known as Kate, has joined Farleys’ civil litigation department in Blackburn because of the increase in Polish immigrants in the area.
Kate, from Nysa in South-West Poland arrived in the UK three years ago to improve her English and learn more about the British culture. She is now married and settled permanently in Blackburn.
Kate said: “I was approached by Farleys to translate a meeting they had with a Polish client and they then offered me a job. The Polish community is growing and I am here to help with their cases and translate for them.”
Kate’s role at Farleys now involves interpreting for Polish speaking clients in civil litigation cases including road traffic accidents and personal injury claims, typing and assisting with the administration of cases.
Since Poland joined the European Union in 2004, some 250,000 workers have arrived in the UK from the country and it is estimated that around 5,000 live in Blackburn.
Farleys’ civil litigation partner, Des Draper, said: “Kate has been a very valuable asset since she joined the firm because she has been able to put Polish speaking clients at ease when they don’t understand the language and British legal system.
East Lancashire is becoming a very multi-cultural area and we felt it was important that Farleys kept up with these changes by employing someone who understands the Polish culture and language in order to help our Polish clients with their legal problems.”
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