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Georgina Squire, Partner at solicitors Rosling King.

Cyber threat to professionals at all time high

Professional firms, particularly those handling money for mortgage lenders, are increasingly at risk of high level cyber-attacks, according to leading experts in the field of law, finance and mortgage lending.

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Staff from Moore Blatch and Calvert, Smith and Sutcliffe.

Moore Blatch acquires law firm Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe

Local law firm Moore Blatch, which has offices in Southampton, Lymington, Richmond and the City of London, has acquired Richmond law firm Calvert Smith & Sutcliffe.

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Far reaching new laws could radically impact businesses, says Blanchards Bailey

Significant law changes could radically impact on businesses following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, according to solicitors firm Blanchards Bailey.

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James Humphery,Trethowans

How will new immigration fees impact business in the south?

This spring has seen significant changes to immigration rules in the UK. James Humphery, senior solicitor at Trethowans' employment team, explores how it might impact local businesses.

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Salisbury law firm delivers careers talk to pupils from South Wiltshire Grammar School

Salisbury law firm delivers careers talk to pupils

Some 160 students from South Wiltshire Grammar School on Stratford Road in Salisbury were recently treated to an informative careers talk delivered by specialist personal injury law firm, Novum Law.

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Two new starters for local law firm

Harold G Walker Solicitors are delighted to announce two new recruits joining their team. Rebecca Willmott and Karen Liddiard who started earlier this month are already settling in to life at HGW as the newest members at the firms Verwood and Christchurch offices.

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Victoria Jones, Partner, Lester Aldridge

Charities succeed in landmark Supreme Court ruling on claims against estates

The widely reported case of Ilott v Mitson has come to an end, through the Supreme Court issuing its long awaited judgement in the case. The case has made headlines during recent years, due to various appeals made by both the claimant and defendants against earlier decisions in the case.

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Lisa Holden, Principal and Head of Family Law

January sees surge in divorce enquiries

It's a sad fact that in the UK, more people get divorced in January than any other month.Filing for divorce in January is so popular that it is dubbed "Divorce Month" while the first working day back after the Christmas break is often known as "Divorce Day". On top of this 42 per cent of all first marriages now end with a decree absolute.

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Nick Gent

Trethowans advises on sale of Sandy Balls

Trethowans has kicked off 2017 by overseeing the sale of one of the UK's best-known holiday parks. The law firm's corporate team advised on the sale of Sandy Balls Estate Limited, operator of Sandy Balls holiday village, to Away Resorts Limited.

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Partners celebrate success at annual Christmas event; from left to right: Alan Horne, Jerome Dodge, Lisa Holden, Sarah Heath and Paul Dunlop

Thriving law firm contradicts Brexit gloom by announcing strong growth

A thriving Dorset law firm has contradicted the gloomy Brexit forecasts by announcing substantial growth figures. Blanchards Bailey has rallied against the uncertainty both domestically and internationally to see its growth increase by 40 per cent over the past three years - with the firm also recording figures showing a significant rise of 10 per cent in this year alone.

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Catharine Geddes

What to look out for in 2017

With the memories of festivities and New Year celebrations already fading away, we're getting stuck into 2017 with a look at what the year has lined up for HR and employment law.

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Staff from Trethowans dig deep for their final good deed

Trethowans' 150th anniversary year of good deeds

Trethowans has rounded off its anniversary year commitment to completing 150 good deeds in aid of local good causes, by planting a woodland in Poole.

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