Katharine Jones, partner and land law solicitor at leading law firm Humphries Kirk, has been re-elected as president of the Dorset Law Society.

Katharine was elected president in 2015 and was the second female to be elected in the Dorset Law Society’s history, the first being former Humphries Kirk partner Felicity Hedger, who continues to work for the firm as a consultant.

Katharine was admitted as a solicitor in 1990, and works as a property lawyer predominantly dealing with commercial land issues, landlord and tenant matters, enfranchisement and small business sales. She is also Under Sheriff of Dorset, supporting the High Sheriff on her official duties. Katharine juggles these roles alongside her busy family life with her husband Ross, a building surveyor with the Local Authority and her four sons.

Katharine commented: “I am honoured to continue my role as president of the Dorset Law Society, it’s a real privilege to be re-elected.”

The Law Society of England and Wales was founded in 1825, to raise the reputation of the profession by setting standards and ensuring good practice. Women were first admitted as solicitors in 1922 and today account for over half the admissions to the profession.

Numerous local law societies exist to represent members in their locality to the Law Society but also to facilitate and promote good working and social relationships between fellow professionals. Dorset Law Society is one of the oldest societies in existence.

Humphries Kirk provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Bournemouth, Crewkerne, Dorchester, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham and London. For more information, click here.