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GBS UK Immigration’s Victoria Girsa with thank-you cards from grateful clients

Growing case load for legal firm as Brexit looms

A Portsmouth-based specialist in UK immigration law has expanded to deal with a growing case load as Brexit looms. Based at Portsmouth Technopole, GBS UK Immigration provides reliable fixed-fee UK immigration advice and the company is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). The firm helps nationals from the European Economic Area (EEA) navigate the regulations that will allow them to continue to live and work in the UK.

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Chris Keenan

A morning of free advice from law firm

Humphries Kirk is hosting a Later Life Conference at Wessex Royale Hotel in Dorchester from 9.30am until 1pm on Thursday 21 March. With talks throughout the morning covering a variety of topics, there will also be the chance to speak to members of Humphries Kirk's private client team. All attendees are welcome and free refreshments will be available.

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The Ellis Jones

Hat-trick for Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones is celebrating success after sweeping to victory at the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards. The regional law firm won a hat-trick of awards at this year's event including Team of the Year (Dispute Resolution), Rising Star of the Year (Clair Phillips) and Engagement with Education.

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Emma Hamilton Cole

No-fault divorces will be granted

Legislation to allow no-fault divorces moved a step closer after Justice Secretary, David Gauke, confirmed he will bring in legislation to reform divorce laws in the next session of parliament - respected Dorset solicitor, Emma Hamilton Cole comments.

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L-R: John Munro, CEO Wessex Heartbeat, Alice Doherty, Irwin Mitchell LLP, Emma Kemp, Eric Robinson Solicitors, Richard Wallace-Lower, Eric Robinson Solicitors.

Local solicitors donate time during 'Make a Will' fortnight

Solicitors across the region have joined with Wessex Heartbeat to donate their time during Make a Will fortnight, which runs from Monday 18 February to Friday 1 March.

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Kimberley and Mihiri

Trethowans takes step to address gender balance

Trethowans has announced a trio of new female partners as it continues to tip the national trend when it comes to women in senior roles. Two existing employees have been promoted while a new member of staff has joined Trethowans in a partner role. The roles are based at Trethowans' offices in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury and Southampton and demonstrate Trethowans' commitment to addressing gender imbalance.

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Gales Solicitor’s Employment Lawyer Sarah England

Gales Solicitors urge employers to look at how they can prepare for changes to family friendly rights laws

Gales Solicitors is urging employers to look at how they can prepare for changes to family friendly rights laws which they advise will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases and the family in society at large.

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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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