Humphries Kirk solicitors, a firm with seven offices across Dorset and Somerset, has expanded its team by welcoming experienced private client solicitor Ann Corke as a partner of the firm.

Ann read law at Bristol University, trained in London and boasts more than 30 years’ legal experience. Throughout her career she has focused on acting for families with issues such as succession planning, administration of estates and wills.

She also joins the Humphries Kirk International Network, which includes a worldwide group of legal and business advisers.

Ann is a member of the Law Society’s private client section and of Bournemouth and District Law Society as well as being a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Ann says: “I am both thrilled and excited to be joining Humphries Kirk and working with local clients in the community as well as those with international interests.”

Ann was previously at Dorset law firm Lester Aldridge for 13 years and prior to that at a Ringwood law firm for 20 years. Ann and her family live in the Isle of Purbeck and she will be based in the firm’s Swanage and Wareham offices.

Simon Cross, senior private client partner and notary public at Humphries Kirk, said: “As well as her legal skills as a solicitor, as partner Ann also brings a number of other important attributes to the firm such as her international expertise and extensive knowledge of the local area. She will be an asset to the team and we are delighted to welcome her.”

Humphries Kirk provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Parkstone, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Crewkerne, Swanage, Wareham and consulting rooms in Wimborne, Yeovil and London and is a member of the HKI network of international lawyers.