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

New club for future leaders gets off to an impressive start

A new networking group aimed at the next generation of leaders has been launched in Dorset. Nearly 50 people attended the first meeting of the Ellis Jones Future Leaders Breakfast Club, held at Bournemouth’s Cosy Club. The club – believed to be the first of its kind in Dorset – is the brainchild of Abi Sinden, a business services solicitor … Read More

Double success for law firm with Lexcel and CQS

Ellis Jones Solicitors is celebrating a double success. The regional law firm has been awarded the coveted Lexcel quality mark for the 16th year running. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. It is only awarded to law firms who provide the highest level of client care and business management standards. Ellis Jones … Read More

Ellis Jones Solicitors celebrates International Women’s Day

A Dorset law firm has celebrated International Women’s Day by revealing that three quarters of its staff – and a third of its partners – are female. Ellis Jones Solicitors says the figures are the highest in its history and demonstrate its ‘total commitment’ to gender equality. Kate Brooks, Partner and Head of Employment/HR Services, said: “Law is traditionally seen … Read More

Denim rules as staff take part in annual Jeans for Genes Day

Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors threw on their denim when they took part in the annual ‘Jeans for Genes’ appeal. The Dorset and New Forest law firm joined companies and organisations across the UK in encouraging staff to wear their jeans for the day. In return, donations were collected for Genetic Disorders UK which funds pioneering research and vital support … Read More

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 … Read More

Tribunal ruling could be “very bad news” for employers

A ruling that fees for people bringing employment tribunal claims are unlawful could be “very bad news for employers” according to a Dorset solicitor. In a unanimous judgement, the Supreme Court decided fees of up £1,200 introduced in 2013 to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases should be halted. Following the ruling, the Ministry of Justice said the … Read More

New BDLS President to focus on promoting youth talent

The new President of Bournemouth & District Law Society (BDLS) says promoting young talent will be the main focus of his year in office. Nigel Smith, Managing Partner of Dorset and New Forest law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, was elected at the annual meeting, held at Bournemouth’s Carlton Hotel. The new Senior Vice President is Edward Holmes of Forest Edge … Read More