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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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New Year, New Start?

New Year’s resolutions and plans come to mind at this time of year.  Family lawyers are well aware that the New Year also is a time when decisions are made about the future of relationships and with the New Year often comes a flurry of enquiries. We know that wherever difficult decisions are made, or received, family members can feel vulnerable and concerned about what...

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New Year, New Start?

Supporting the Christchurch Christmas Festival

Williams Thompson Solicitors are pleased to be sponsoring the Father Christmas Procession and Reindeer at this years Christchurch Christmas Festival. Christchurch Christmas Festival is a wonderful community celebration of Christmas and includes a Christmas market, live music & entertainment, craft market, Christmas Lights Switch on and Father Christmas and his Reindeer. http://www.christchurch.christmas/sponsors/williams-thompson-solicitors

Supporting the Christchurch Christmas Festival

The importance of being honest….

The media has recently reported on the outcome of the Supreme Court cases concerning financial disputes in the divorce cases of Mrs Sharland and Mrs Gohill.  Although in many ways the cases were quite different factually, the central theme centred on the importance of being open and frank when negotiating settlements for finances in divorce. The Court confirmed that husbands or wives who fraudulently mislead...

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The importance of being honest….

Mediation for family disputes

For many families, sorting out arrangements for time with their children, or how to share finances when there’s a separation is challenging.  Emotions run high and discussions can be difficult.  Breakdowns in communication can make matters worse, and the stress of the situation overall impacts on everyone including children and wider family. For some families, mediation offers a real opportunity for discussions about these important...

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Mediation for family disputes

Family Specialist Emma Hamilton Cole joins Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP

We are extremely pleased to welcome family lawyer Emma Hamilton Cole to Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP. Until recently Emma was the Head of Family Law at one of the large solicitors practices in the Bournemouth/Poole conurbation and we are delighted that she took the decision to join our specialist family law practice. We were aware of the excellent reputation she had for family law work and see it...

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Emma Hamilton Cole joins Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP

Celebrity chefs join Autism Awareness breakfast

A TRIO of celebrity chefs are giving a boost to a breakfast campaign in support of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Autism Wessex launched its Big Brekkie campaign to support the national day when autism organisations around the world host unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Former Masterchef winner Mat Follas attended the charity event at the Casterbridge Hotel in Dorchester where he has...

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Celebrity chefs join Autism Awareness breakfast


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