Lasting Powers of Attorney thrown into spotlight by Kate Garraway

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has warned that the ‘heart-breaking’ plight of TV presenter Kate Garraway has hammered home the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). Kate has spoken on Good Morning Britain of her difficulties in managing her husband Derek’s affairs without an LPA in his year-long battle against Covid. She also highlighted their struggle in a … Read More

Leading insolvency specialist joins Ellis Jones Solicitors

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has recruited a top specialist in his field as a Covid ‘insolvency tsunami’ threatens to land. It has welcomed highly experienced Damon Watt as a Senior Associate in its growing insolvency and business recovery team. Ellis Jones is a full-service law firm with more than 140 staff and 17 Partners. It has offices in … 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

Leading lights step up at Ellis Jones Solicitors

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has strengthened the ranks of its senior team in a double promotion boost. Caroline Palacio, who is Head of Insolvency and Business Recovery, has stepped up to Senior Associate from Associate. Maria Evans, whose areas of expertise include Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Regulatory law, has become an Associate just three years after qualifying as … 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

Ellis Jones Solicitors have a nose for fun

Fundraisers from Ellis Jones Solicitors were game for a laugh with a host of activities for this year’s Comic Relief. They joined in a dress down day, sold red noses throughout their offices, held a bake sale and took part in special red nose riddle competition. Staff from the regional law firm also raised a smile with a contest to … 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