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Stephen Bowden Tackles Moving Home Stress

Stephen Bowden is a highly respected property lawyer and the Head of our Property Department. Utilising his experience, Stephen has given some expert advice to help people relieve some the stress associated with buying or selling a home. According to a recent survey, it’s been reported that people find the task of selling their home more stressful than any other major life event, more so...

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Stephen Bowden Tackles Moving Home Stress

Separating Couples Realise the Benefits of Mediation

Emotionally the end of a relationship can be an incredibly difficult time for both individuals, even more so, when disagreements result in the added stress and financial burden of Court proceedings. Generally completed within a considerably shorter time frame, mediation is a lesser known alternative for resolving disputes. As an accredited specialist family mediator and professional practice consultant, I want separating couples to know the...

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Separating Couples Realise the Benefits of Mediation

Changing Relationships and Dealing with Divorce

  By Emma Hamilton Cole According to recent statistics, there has been a significant decrease in divorce rates over the last few years. Divorces were down 9.1% in 2015 compared to 2014. Whilst this is good news for some couples, it may simply be representative of a shifting trend in family and relationship structures. Shifting Relationship Trends Part of the reason for the decline in divorce...

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Changing Relationships and Dealing with Divorce

We are Once Again Backing the Christchurch Food Festival!

For many years now, we have supported the annual Christchurch Food Festival. Growing our support every year, as the foodie festival, this year we are delighted to be a leading Corporate Partner. We will be sponsoring the VIP Marquee at the event. Across the weekend guests can expect over 100 stalls, many of them provided by local businesses, selling top quality products and delicious food....

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Our Big Brekkie Raises Over £1100!

Recently we were delighted to welcome a multitude of friends, family, clients and supporters into our Bridge Street Offices. Witnessing a great turnout, our ‘Big Brekkie’ was a huge success and with our sponsorship donation raised more than £1100 for Autism Wessex. Throughout the morning, we had a veritable mini feast laid out in our meeting room. It consisted of delicious homemade cakes and pastries,...

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Our Big Brekkie Raises Over £1100!

Join us for an Autism Wessex ‘Big Brekkie’

For the past five years, we’ve been passionate supporters of Autism Wessex, an excellent local charity. Having helped to raise charitable support for Autism Wessex in the past, we are now pleased to announce that this year for the third time, we are supporting their ‘Big Brekkie’ campaign. Autism Wessex is dedicated to providing high-quality specialist services for people affected by autism and its associated...

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Join us for an Autism Wessex ‘Big Brekkie’

Emma Hamilton Cole Becomes Partner!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce a new Partner and Head of Family Law. An expert in her field, Emma Hamilton Cole is one of our fully qualified Solicitors. She is also a trained Mediator with over 20 years of experience in her legal specialism. Before joining our team in 2014, Emma was the Head of Family Law at a large solicitors...

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Emma Hamilton Cole Becomes Partner!

Williams Thompson Solicitors Launch Modern Facilities

Williams Thompson Solicitors are hosting a special launch event celebrating the opening of their modernised Reception Area on Bridge Street in Christchurch. Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP is holding a dedicated launch event at their newly renovated Christchurch offices on Bridge Street. Taking place on Tuesday the 12th July, between 5:30pm and 7:30pm, invited guests will have the opportunity to meet the firm’s expert team, with...

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Williams Thompson Solicitors Launch Modern Facilities

Williams Thompson sponsors the March for Men

We are proud to sponsor the March for Men in aid of men’s health at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals on 20th March 2016 Register to walk or run 1km, 5km or 10km at www,bournemouthospitalcharity.org.uk

Williams Thompson sponsors the March for Men

The ‘common law’ myth and living together agreements

The concept of ‘common law’ spouses is one often put to family lawyers. The reality is that couples living together without marrying are treated quite differently in law and certainly not as though they are married in most cases. Separations amongst couples living together who are not married can be the most challenging and complicated arrangements to negotiate. Disputes relating to contributions made to the...

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