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Adam Scott, joint head of private client services

Discounted Lasting Powers of Attorney services

Law firm Humphries Kirk is offering a 20 per cent discount off its Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) services for appointments booked between Monday, May 20, until Friday, May 24.

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Stuart Little

Are British businesses making the most of their GCs and legal teams in the face of Brexit challenges?

Senior company bosses say that a board role is there for the taking, providing their legal counsel demonstrate commercial awareness and acumen, according to new research. Just 22% of in-house general counsel (GCs) say they hold active board positions within their organisations.

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Harold G Walker Solicitors Partners

Recognition for Harold G Walker

Harold G Walker Solicitors in Dorset provide a wide range of legal services and expert legal advice from its offices based throughout the county. The firm was recently recognised in the Annual SME News Legal Awards as Best for Wills, Probate & Trusts 2019 - South West England & Recognised Leader in Inheritance Tax Planning Services.

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Samuel Dorne - Hayward Baker april 2019

Specialist law firm announces new ownership

A Fareham-based law firm, which specialises in winning compensation for members of the public, is to change hands. Hayward Baker helps citizens to tackle challenges such as winning compensation after an accident, or reopening claims where the person is not happy with the amount of compensation received, or how much they had to pay another firm. It will be majority-owned and run by Samuel Dorne, who has worked with the firm for nearly five years.

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Nigel Smith, Managing Partner, Ellis Jones, with Lorraine Hewitt, Life Education’s Fundraising Manager, and Harold, the charity’s giraffe mascot.

When Harry met Nigel

A charity which provides health, wellbeing and drug prevention education to thousands of school children across the region has publicly thanked a Dorset law firm for its support. Life Education Wessex works with children aged three to eleven, parents and teachers to improve the health and wellbeing of the young as well as helping then to avoid risky behaviours that may damage their health and their futures.

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Simon Cross Kelly Payne Adam Scott Laura Staples and Chris Keenan Humphries Kirk

A morning of free advice from law firm

Humphries Kirk is hosting a Later Life Conference at Hallmark Hotel Carlton in Bournemouth from 9.30am until 1pm on Thursday 2 May. With talks throughout the morning covering a variety of topics, there will also be the chance to speak to members of Humphries Kirk's private client team. All attendees are welcome and free refreshments will be available.

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Chris Longbottom, a Partner and family law specialist at national firm Clarke Willmott LLP

No fault divorce is a much needed change

The Ministry of Justice has announced that current UK divorce law is to be reformed in a bid to help reduce family conflict and put an end to divorcing couples having to blame each other for the breakdown of their marriage. Following a public consultation with family justice professionals and those with direct experience of divorce, the new process will have a minimum six-month timeframe to allow for reflection and better future planning.

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GBS UK Immigration’s Victoria Girsa with thank-you cards from grateful clients

Growing case load for legal firm as Brexit looms

A Portsmouth-based specialist in UK immigration law has expanded to deal with a growing case load as Brexit looms. Based at Portsmouth Technopole, GBS UK Immigration provides reliable fixed-fee UK immigration advice and the company is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). The firm helps nationals from the European Economic Area (EEA) navigate the regulations that will allow them to continue to live and work in the UK.

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Chris Keenan

A morning of free advice from law firm

Humphries Kirk is hosting a Later Life Conference at Wessex Royale Hotel in Dorchester from 9.30am until 1pm on Thursday 21 March. With talks throughout the morning covering a variety of topics, there will also be the chance to speak to members of Humphries Kirk's private client team. All attendees are welcome and free refreshments will be available.

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The Ellis Jones

Hat-trick for Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones is celebrating success after sweeping to victory at the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards. The regional law firm won a hat-trick of awards at this year's event including Team of the Year (Dispute Resolution), Rising Star of the Year (Clair Phillips) and Engagement with Education.

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Emma Hamilton Cole

No-fault divorces will be granted

Legislation to allow no-fault divorces moved a step closer after Justice Secretary, David Gauke, confirmed he will bring in legislation to reform divorce laws in the next session of parliament - respected Dorset solicitor, Emma Hamilton Cole comments.

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L-R: John Munro, CEO Wessex Heartbeat, Alice Doherty, Irwin Mitchell LLP, Emma Kemp, Eric Robinson Solicitors, Richard Wallace-Lower, Eric Robinson Solicitors.

Local solicitors donate time during 'Make a Will' fortnight

Solicitors across the region have joined with Wessex Heartbeat to donate their time during Make a Will fortnight, which runs from Monday 18 February to Friday 1 March.

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