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Mike Watson

Trethowans named in The Times Best Law Firms 2022

Bournemouth-based Trethowans has been named in The Times Best Law Firms 2022, a list of the top 200 law firms in England and Wales that the newspaper compiles annually. The Times Best Law Firms 2022 is put together by Statista, an international market research company.

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Susan Hall

Google ruling is good for public sector, businesses and non-profits

The UK Supreme Court ruling rejecting a claim against Google is good news for businesses, public bodies such as schools and non-profit organisations facing heavy-handed claims for nominal data breaches.

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Managing Partner Nigel Smith front centre with some of the Partners at Ellis Jones Solicitors (file picture)

Recognition for solicitors

Dorset law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors is celebrating after winning recognition in a prestigious annual publication. Its lawyers and departments have been rated for their excellence in the newly published Chambers UK 2022 guide.

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Managing Partner Mike Watson

Excellent service praised by clients

Southampton-based law firm, Trethowans, has once again been recommended by its clients and listed as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500 - a research and ranking publication renowned in the legal industry.

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Rebecca Bennett - Ellis Jones Solicitors

Flashpoint warning for employers following end of furlough

Employers in Dorset and Hampshire are being urged to follow the letter of the law as the after-effects of furlough become felt in the coming weeks. Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has warned that the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme could result in HR flashpoints if procedures aren't followed correctly.

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Sarah Wood-Heath

Lawyers advise on consent for child Covid vaccinations

With 12-15 year olds now being offered the Covid-19 vaccination specialist family lawyers are offering advice on consent, particularly when parents are separated and perhaps don't agree on the issue. Three million over 12s will now be offered the Pfizer jab which will be administered to them at school while scientists are also considering booster jabs for over 16s.

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Ellis Jones Solicitors has launched a new Healthcare service. Among its experts are, from left, Head of Business Services Neil Cook, Senior Associate Solicitor Henrietta Frew and Head of Banking and Finance Litigation William Fox Bregman

Law firm launches new Healthcare division to boost support for care providers

Ellis Jones Solicitors aims to help new and existing clients navigate an increasingly complex maze of compliance and seize new opportunities in the market.

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Chris Longbottom

Could the new digital divorce process put an end to the backlog of work at the Courts in the UK?

During the COVID-19 pandemic the UK Courts have been faced with a significant amount of divorce applications due to the pressure of family life during lockdown. The new digital divorce process, which is due to come into effect from 13 September, is set to speed up divorce applications whereby individuals can now use an online portal where the Court will acknowledge and process applications far more quickly.

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Fundraisers collect their medals at a previous Walk for Wards event. Walkers are being urged to join in this year’s extravaganza on Saturday September 4

Solicitors step up for hospitals charity fundraiser

Solicitors have thrown the might of the law behind a 'Walk for Wards' fundraiser in aid of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch hospitals. Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has stepped up as the headline 'gold' sponsor for the extravaganza at the Somerley House estate near Ringwood on Saturday September 4.

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Blanchards Bailey’s Head of HR and Operations Jane Eldridge-Cordner

Prepare fully for end of furlough

Dorset businesses are being urged to prepare thoroughly for the end of furlough in September or be faced with tough and potentially costly decisions. Award-winning law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP says that with less than 70 days to go before the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is due to be phased out, businesses should now have firm plans in place.

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Coles Miller Debt Recovery Manager Eric Holt

Landlord's debt breathing space victory

Dorset law firm Coles Miller has helped a landlord to regain possession of her house after defeating a difficult tenant's 'debt breathing space' claim.

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Mark Nixon

Trethowans completes purchase of StaffAid by MCG Group

A leading corporate legal team based in Bournemouth has successfully advised on the purchase of Lincoln-based nursing agency, StaffAid, by multi-national recruitment company, The MCG Group. The deal, which completed on Friday 28 May, was the fourth in a series of acquisitions handled by local law firm Trethowans on behalf of the rapidly growing MCG Group.

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