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Celebrating Our First Ever ‘Breakfast on Bridge Street’!

Last month, we were delighted to host our first ever Breakfast on Bridge Street networking event for Christchurch businesses at our Williams Thompson Offices. A hugely successful event we had nearly 30 business representatives in attendance, this included new and familiar faces, plus members of our own team. Bringing the business community together over tea, coffee, bacon rolls, pastries and chit-chat, we were pleased to...

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Williams Thompson Solicitors  Breakfast on Bridge Street Networking Event

Emma Helps to Give Children a ‘Voice’ in Divorce Decision Making

We are pleased to announce that Emma Hamilton Cole, who is both Partner and Head of Family Law at our firm, has successfully completed her Child Consultation Qualification training. Enhancing her professional expertise, Emma is now one of only a handful of solicitors locally who are qualified to talk with children as a part of mediation meetings in which arrangements are being made for a...

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Emma Hamilton Cole, Williams Thompson

A Fond Farewell, Peter and Anne Watson Lee Retire from the Firm

Written by Suzanne Kadziola, Practice Manager and Partner at Williams Thompson. With happiness and an equal abundance of sadness, I can announce the retirement of beloved duo, Chairman Peter Watson-Lee and Firm Partner, Anne Watson-Lee. Together the pair have been instrumental in the development of our firm over the years, serving a combined 60 plus years with us. I would, therefore, like to highlight some...

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A Fond Farewell, Peter and Anne Watson Lee Retire from the Firm

Raising Awareness for Family Mediation Week

Charlotte Milliard is a qualified Mediator, Family Law Solicitor and the Chair of ‘Dorset Resolution’ (the family law association). With over 100,000 couples in the UK divorcing on a yearly basis, Charlotte is highlighting the benefits of mediation for separating couples.  It’s ‘Family Mediation Week’ and a great opportunity for us talk about the benefits of the Family Mediation process. If you’re currently separating and...

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Raising Awareness for Family Mediation Week

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’


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