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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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Mark Benham

Lester Aldridge completes lease for Monzo Bank's new London HQ

South Coast law firm Lester Aldridge has helped Monzo Bank to secure the lease of new central London headquarters at Finsbury Square. Monzo is a pioneering mobile-only online bank founded in 2015 and one of the UK's tech start-ups leading a banking revolution. Mark Benham, Real Estate Partner, along with his Bournemouth-based Real Estate team, advised Monzo on the deal.

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Senior Lawyer Graham Lawrence

Free half hour legal advice in Christchurch

Coles Miller Solicitors will be holding free half-hour consultations on wills, probate, trusts and powers of attorney at their Bargates, Christchurch office.

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Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP in Christchurch has won the Family Law Team of the Year Award at the inaugural Dorset Legal Awards.

Christchurch Solicitors Win Dorset's Family Law Team of the Year Award

Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP in Christchurch has won the Family Law Team of the Year Award at the inaugural Dorset Legal Awards.

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Ellis Jones won Law Firm of the Year award.

Success for Ellis Jones Solicitors at Dorset Legal Awards

Ellis Jones is celebrating after securing a triple victory at the 2018 Dorset Legal Awards. The regional law firm was named Law Firm of the Year. Senior Associate in Banking & Finance Paul Kanolik, won Lawyer of the Year. And Managing Partner Nigel Smith was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Ellis Jones, which has offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Ringwood, Swanage and London, was shortlisted for seven accolades at this year's awards.

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Mike Lenard Data Processing Expert Tailored Data Solutions

Fines and loss of customer trust if companies ignore new data legislation

Specialist consultancy Tailored Data Solutions has urged company directors to start taking new data compliance more seriously, as implementation of wide sweeping changes is now only weeks away. The EU General Data Protection Regulation replaces existing data laws on 25th May 2018.

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Dorset Legal Awards shortlist announced!

Dorset Legal Awards shortlist announced

ASH Elite, Dorset's only specialist Legal Recruitment consultancy, in partnership with QuoStar, a leading Bournemouth-based IT consultancy, has announced the final shortlist for the first Dorset Legal Awards.

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Laurence Dunn of DC Employment Solicitors is warning employers to stay up to date with legal changes in the workplace.

Beware gig economy rulings, Hampshire lawyer urges bosses

A recent spate of high-profile legal cases could spell increasing trouble ahead for companies who treat regular workers as self-employed service providers, a Hampshire lawyer has warned. Laurence Dunn, Director of DC Employment Solicitors, predicts "potentially very costly implications" in how the courts and tax authorities will now deal with 'worker status' disputes.

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