Cracking donation as law firm organises ‘egg bank’ for hospice

A children’s hospice is on course for a cracking Easter thanks to the generosity of a Dorset law firm. Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors have donated more than 40 chocolate Easter eggs to Julia’s House. The charity provides practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening illness. Ellis Jones’ offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs, … Read More

Mock employment tribunal launches new Poole HR Forum

Courtroom drama came to Dorset when a mock employment tribunal was staged at Bournemouth & Poole College. Ellis Jones Solicitors organised the ‘trial’ as part of a new Poole HR (Human Resources) Forum with Rubicon Recruitment Group. The mock tribunal centred on an imaginary case and featured specialist barristers from 3PB, one of the UK’s oldest and fourth largest chambers. … Read More

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 … Read More

Champagne launch as 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. The department, which has grown to 14 including solicitors and paralegals, now acts … Read More

Ellis Jones ranks high in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

A South Coast law firm is celebrating success after being recognised in two influential legal sector directories. Ellis Jones Solicitors’ Family and Matrimonial team has been placed in Band 1 – the top band – of the new Chambers & Partners legal directory and also Tier 1 of the Legal 500. Described as “impressive”, the team is hailed by one … Read More

‘Eco warriors’ appointed to spearhead law firm’s war on waste

Ellis Jones Solicitors has appointed a team of ‘eco warriors’ to spearhead a ‘war on waste.’ The seven-strong team – one for each of the firm’s offices – is championing recycling initiatives as part of a major initiative. The regional law firm has already introduced a range of measures including: Installing recycling facilities in its six offices Replacing disposable plastic … Read More

Law firm hails addition of new Partner and team as ‘a coup’

Ellis Jones Solicitors has bolstered its Wills, Trusts and Probate department with the appointment of new partner Carla Brown and her team. Carla, who becomes Ellis Jones’ fifth female partner – out of 15 – has rejoined as Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate, having worked for the firm previously between 2005 and 2009. She brings with her Louise Sutton, … Read More

New Ringwood Carnival Queen visits offices of key sponsor

New Ringwood Carnival Queen Katherine Douglas has performed one of the first official duties of her ‘royal’ year. The 16-year-old began a busy few weeks by visiting the offices of carnival sponsor, Ellis Jones Solicitors, in Monmouth Court, Southampton Road. Katherine, who was accompanied by her attendants Georgia D’Cruze and Alana Morris, was welcomed by Partner Matthew Clake. “I’m very … Read More

Green light for Swanage Railway Trust partnership with Ellis Jones

It’s full steam ahead for an innovative partnership between a Dorset law firm and one of the UK’s leading heritage railways. Ellis Jones Solicitors is to provide free legal advice to the Trustees of the Swanage Railway Trust, a registered charity,.and also to the Board of its trading subsidiary, the Swanage Railway Co.Ltd. It is also offering discounted legal advice … Read More

Final countdown begins to 2018 Swanage Carnival

The final countdown has started to this year’s Swanage Carnival with more than 100 events lined up for the week-long celebration. Organisers are describing this year’s event, from Saturday July 28 to Saturday August 4, as bigger and better than ever. The attractions include music, sport, fireworks, fun events and the carnival procession which has the theme ‘Swanage Goes Safari’ … Read More