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Law firm lands historic country estate client

Law firm lands historic country estate client

Expanding law firm Blanchards Bailey is celebrating the arrival of a new client in the shape of the historic Stock Gaylard Estate in the heart of Dorset's Blackmore Vale.

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Adam Maguire

Divorce and Narcissism: the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial

Divorce lawyer Adam Maguire from national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP, looks at the ongoing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial and how narcissism can make divorce difficult.

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Ed Foulkes

Double acquisition deal

National law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has acted on a deal which has seen logistics specialists WH Bowker acquire two new businesses.

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Associate Solicitor at Ellis Jones Lauren Harley is expecting enquiries about the introduction of new ‘no fault’ divorces

Family law experts welcome end of 'blame game' divorces

Family law experts in Dorset are preparing for a surge in applications when new laws allowing 'no fault divorces' come into force.

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Anthony Weber of Coles Miller Solicitors

Half all wills in the South of England are "out of date"

Almost half (48%) of all people in the South who've made a will haven't updated it for more than five years, according to research commissioned by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

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Female members of staff are making a difference at Ellis Jones Solicitors. Pictured front, from left, are Marketing and Events Executive Laura Allen, Partner & Joint Head of Family Deborah Leask and Associate Solicitor Maria Evans

Law firm breaks down barriers for International Women's Day

A Dorset law firm is leading the way for gender equality and inclusion as it celebrates International Women's Day. (TUESDAY MARCH 8) Ellis Jones Solicitors - with more than 170 employees and 21 partners in six offices - has revealed that more than three-quarters (78 per cent) of its overall staff are female.

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Mark Nixon

Trethowans completes another three acquisitions for The MCG Group

Trethowans, one of Bournemouth's leading law firms, has developed its longstanding relationship with recruitment consultant, Watford-based The MCG Group, with the successful completion of three new deals.

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Kate Brooks, Partner and Head of Employment at regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, says action may still be required if mandatory vaccinations are axed

No cause for complacency despite u-turn

Health and social care employers in Dorset have been warned by lawyers to stay on top of Covid regulations despite a government rethink over mandatory vaccinations. Ellis Jones Solicitors - with five offices across the south coast and London - says that policies, contracts and risk assessments may still need to be updated if the controversial policy is scrapped.

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Kimberley Davies

Trethowans champions Family Mediation Week with £500 voucher

Trethowans, a local law firm with offices in Bournemouth and Poole, is championing Family Mediation Week (17-21 January 2022), an initiative organised by the Family Mediation Council to raise awareness of mediation and the benefits it can bring to separating families. Through the Family Mediation Voucher Scheme, it is offering £500 towards mediation services to people living in the area who qualify.

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 Ellis Jones Solicitors Managing Partner Nigel Smith

Solicitors are LawCare stars at Christmas

A Dorset law firm is shining a light on mental health and wellbeing by joining in a major festive fundraiser. Ellis Jones Solicitors is giving the gift of emotional support through the legal sector's LawCare charity in a Big Give Christmas Challenge.

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Lucy Mignot, specialist in contentious probate and trust disputes at award-winning law firm Blanchards Bailey LLP, has issued a warning over online DIY wills

Warning over DIY wills

A Dorset legal specialist has warned that 'risky' online do-it-yourself wills can be a false economy leading to estates being drained by litigation costs or tax bills. The popularity of online wills surged during the pandemic with many people considering them a good alternative to the traditional way of drafting a will.

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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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