E3 Consulting warns against missed opportunity in planning shake-up  

Property tax specialists have called for more details about ‘disappointingly vague’ proposals for a shake-up of planning infrastructure charges unveiled in the Queen’s Speech. E3 Consulting has welcomed the reforms outlined in the government’s landmark Planning Bill but has warned against introducing a one-size-fits-all system. The government aims to create a new Infrastructure Levy to replace the existing system of … Read More

Ellen warns of horse trading in equine market

An equine lawyer who has been riding since the age of five has warned of a rising number of disputes as horse sales boom in lockdown. Ellen Shipton, of regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, said that mis-selling appears to be increasing whether through genuine misunderstandings or deliberate targeting of buyers. Now she has urged anyone buying, selling or involved … Read More

Regional solicitors look ahead as lockdown takes hold

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has urged businesses to anticipate employment issues before they arise in the face of a lengthy coronavirus lockdown. Partner and head of employment Kate Brooks has highlighted key points to consider amid calls for tougher restrictions as the Covid crisis deepens. This includes employees being able to take unpaid time off on an unlimited … Read More

Promotion for Katy at Ellis Jones Solicitors

Regional law firm Ellis Jones has promoted Katy Sewell to Associate Solicitor. Katy joined the firm, which has six offices across the south coast in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Christchurch, Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London, in 2017. A member of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team, Katy studied law and did her Law Practice Course (LPC) at … Read More

All in the jeans at Ellis Jones

Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors have thrown on their threads for the annual ‘Jeans for Genes’ appeal. The regional law firm has joined companies and organisations across the UK encouraging employees to don denim for the fundraiser. Proceeds are in aid of pioneering research and vital support for the 500,000 children nationwide affected by genetic disorders. Managing Partner Nigel Smith, … Read More

Chamber calls for infrastructure action

Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned by failing infrastructure, according to Dorset’s voice of business. Dorset Chamber has called for action amid the ongoing closure of Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge and the Sandbanks ferry. Both are currently out of action at one of the peak times of the year. It wants to see a long term vision for infrastructure in the … Read More

Morebus is all aboard with Dorset Chamber

A bus company is going places with the Dorset Chamber after becoming a Platinum Business Partner. Poole-based morebus has joined forces with the county’s voice of business to help it drive economic growth and to forge new links with other firms. The Chamber, which is Dorset’s leading business support organisation, has more than 720 members – including nearly 30 Business … Read More

McAndrew Martin flushed with success at awards

An innovative project to convert a disused toilet block into new offices has scooped honours at design awards in Portsmouth. The Old Loos were designed by multi-disciplinary firm McAndrew Martin as a new headquarters for Brewers Sales and Lettings on its relocation in Portsmouth. Judges named the two-storey development as among the best buildings in Portsmouth when they awarded it … Read More