Eighteen female employees at Dorset and Somerset law firm Humphries Kirk, have been commended for their dedication to the firm and rewarded for their long service.

The firm recently hosted an ‘all staff’ communications day at Kingston Maurward College and presented the longest serving employees with certificates to thank them for their continued loyalty.

The employees working across the firm’s eight offices were commended for their service ranging from 20 to 50 years. James Selby Bennett, senior partner at Humphries Kirk, commented: “Humphries Kirk has a long-standing history in Dorset and Somerset, with its roots tracing back to almost 300 years. Our dedicated and loyal staff are the backbone of the business and we pride ourselves on providing the highest customer service to our clients.

“We’re a progressive firm which is continually looking at ways to expand and develop as well as provide innovative legal solutions for our clients. However, we balance welcoming new faces and offices with the expertise and knowledge of a team that has been part of Humphries Kirk for decades.”

Humphries Kirk has offices in Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester, Crewkerne as well as London and has an international network of lawyers. The firm provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients.

Long service awards:

50 years
Caroline Dando, personal assistant, land, Wareham

37 Years
Faye Johnson, chartered legal executive, land, Swanage

32 Years
Connie Lavin, receptionist, Wareham

30 Years
Rosemary Davies, associate solicitor, litigation, Poole.
Lisa Morris, legal executive, land, Crewkerne
Fiona English, secretary, land, Crewkerne
Susan Woodford, paralegal and office manager, land, Southbourne
Julie Dyer, wills and probate executive, private client, Swanage

29 Years
Sue Luther, receptionist, Southbourne
Jackie Saunders, paralegal and office manager, land, Swanage

26 Years
Tracy Buik, secretary, land, Dorchester

25 Years
Nicky Hall, secretary, land, Dorchester

22 Years
Christine Bugler, paralegal, private client, Wareham

21 Years
Fran Lewis, office manager / practice administrator, Wareham
Dee Axon, paralegal, land, Wareham
Linda Northover, secretary, private client, Dorchester 
Trudy Allen, paralegal, private client, Swanage

20 Years
Fiona Rice, former IT manager, Wareham