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Specialist M&A solicitor and partner at Steele Raymond LLP Nick Davies with Nigel Walker (Managing Director) and Matt Cusack (Finance Director) of Arden Communications Group

Arden Communications Group's multi-million pound sale to Babble Cloud

Dorset commercial solicitors Steele Raymond LLP has advised Birmingham-based Arden Communications Group on its multi-million pound sale to a leading IT and communications firm. Arden Communications Group which specialises in delivering innovative communications solutions throughout the UK, completed the eight-figure sale to London communications firm Babble which is backed by private equity provider LDC.

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l to r: Pat Coyne and Chris Whiteley

Trethowans raises the curtain on community theatre partnership

Law firm Trethowans has raised the curtain on a new partnership with Bournemouth Pavilion. The deal will see Trethowans become the official corporate supporter of the theatre in partnership with the venue's operator BH Live.

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Frettens Solicitors announce major growth in face of Brexit

Solicitors announce major growth in face of Brexit

Frettens has announced dramatic growth in 2018 and has further plans to expand, despite the uncertainty surrounding the impact of current Brexit negotiations.

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Salisbury Solicitors celebrate free legal advice for 10,000 people

Solicitors celebrate free legal advice for 10,000 people

Salisbury law firm Bonallack and Bishop has celebrated the attendance of the 10,000th client at its weekly free legal surgeries. The original drop-in surgery has been running every Tuesday evening in Salisbury since June 2001, and has being joined in the last few years by a specialist family law drop-in surgery in the firm's Amesbury office every Wednesday afternoon.

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Lester Aldridge supports International Internships

Lester Aldridge supports international internships

Three students from German law firm Ahlers & Vogel have joined Lester Aldridge for a two week internship as the law firm's 30th birthday celebrations begin.

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Humphries Kirk raises more than #173000 for charities to benefit from Free Wills Month

Charities to benefit from Free Wills Month

Dorset and Somerset law firm, Humphries Kirk, raised £173,800 for a variety of charities during October 2017 for Free Wills Month. The law firm is due to take part in the campaign again this year which takes place during the month of October. 'Free Wills Month' offers members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have a basic Will written or updated free of charge. Solicitors in selected locations are involved in the campaign and Humphries Kirk is proud to be among them.

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Leasehold law commissioner to join Coles Miller at question time

Law Commissioner Professor Nick Hopkins - who is spearheading a major review of leasehold reform - will be among the panellists at a Southampton Question Time co-organised by Coles Miller Solicitors.

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Simon Rhodes

Gender pay inequality: cast net wider to close the gap

Increasing the number of businesses that have to report on their gender pay gap could be what's needed to stamp out inequality in the workplace. That's the message from regional law firm Trethowans, which has welcomed the calls from MPs this week to make more businesses report on the difference between what they pay men and women.

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Dawn Gore from law firm Trethowans

High profile divorce case prompts calls for changes to the law

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a woman who wants to divorce her husband of 40 years because she says their marriage is unhappy. Tini Owens has been told that she must stay married to Hugh Owens because a joyless marriage is not enough to secure a divorce if the other party refuses to agree that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. Dawn Gore from law firm Trethowans says this high profile case has placed a new focus on divorce laws which are now 45 years old and need to be reformed.

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Emma Hamilton Cole

Christchurch solicitor to give children a 'voice' in divorce decision making

Achieving her Child Consultation Qualification, Christchurch Solicitor and Family Mediator Emma Hamilton Cole will be helping to involve children of divorcing and separating parents in the decision-making process. Partner and Head of Family Law at Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP in Christchurch, Emma Hamilton Cole, has successfully completed her Child Consultation Qualification training.

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Law firm’s ‘Fab 14’ go the extra mile for Julia’s House

Law firm's 'Fab 14' go the extra mile for Julia's House

Staff from a Dorset law firm went the extra mile for children's hospice Julia's House. A 14-strong team from Ellis Jones Solicitors took part in the Julia's House Jurassic Coast Trek. They opted for the shorter 13-mile walk starting at Worth Matravers Village Hall and ending at Harry Warren House in Studland.

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Humphries Kirk holds annual communications day at Springfield Hotel.

Humphries Kirk holds communications day

Dorset and Somerset legal firm Humphries Kirk hosted its third annual communications day at Springfield Hotel, Wareham, on Thursday, May 24. This special event was organised for partners and staff to discuss the success and direction of the business.

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