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Suzi Denton

Fertility lawyer welcomes change in surrogacy law

A Dorset fertility lawyer has welcomed a change in the surrogacy law which will allow single people to apply for parental orders. Suzi Denton, who heads up Ellis Jones' fertility and surrogacy legal team, said she was "thrilled" at the reform. She added: "This puts single parents who are growing their families through surrogacy on the same legal footing as those who are married, in civil partnerships or in long term relationships.

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James Selby Bennett

Humphries Kirk succeeds in recovering British deposits lost in 2008 Spanish property crash

Dorset and Somerset law firm, Humphries Kirk, is pleased to report its success in enabling British clients to recover deposits lost on new build apartments in Spain following the 2008 - 2009 property crash. Before the crash took place, hundreds of British people were signed up to buy new build apartments in high class residential areas and holiday complexes in Spain at an affordable price.

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Emma Hamilton Cole

Christchurch Solicitors warn - don't wait for civil partnership laws to change

The government has confirmed the law will change to allow all couples - not just same sex couples - to enter into civil partnerships. Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP looks at what this change means - and what co-habiting couples should consider until it takes place. Co-habiting couples should take steps to protect their rights as they await a change in the law on civil partnerships, family law experts Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP has urged.

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Humphries Kirk donates more than £940 in aid of the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Solicitors raise funds in aid of the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Dorset and Somerset law firm, Humphries Kirk, held a designated 'Dress Down Day' last month in aid of the Indonesia Tsunami Appeal, donating £946 in total.

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Internal promotions for fast-growing law firm

One of the fastest growing law firms in the South, Dutton Gregory, has recently awarded promotions to six of its lawyers at Associate and Senior Associate level. These prestigious promotions have been awarded to lawyers from across Hampshire and Dorset in various areas of law including property, family, and tax, wills and probate, showcasing the level of expertise and hard work spanning firm wide.

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Champagne launch: Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones

Law firm opens new Christchurch office

A legal team which has successfully recovered more than £55 million for victims of financial mis-selling has expanded into new offices in Christchurch. Ellis Jones Solicitors launched its banking and financial litigation department in 2012, originally to handle cases involving the mis-selling of interest rate hedge products.

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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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