Leading Dorset and Somerset law firm Humphries Kirk solicitors has announced its sponsorship of this year’s Dorchester Literary Festival launch event on Tuesday September 26 at Duke’s Fine Art Auctioneers in the town.

The launch will kick start a series of speaker events taking place from October 18 to 22 which includes author Katie Hickman talking about her recent novel ‘The House at Bishopsgate’ and Tracy Chevalier who will be talking to audiences about her book ‘New Boy’. Christopher Biggins will also reveal all in his memoir and in conversation with TV and radio presenter Judi Spears.

Katharine Jones, partner at Humphries Kirk, said: “Each year The Dorchester Literary Festival gets better and better. Over time, it has become a prominent feature in the town’s social calendar.  Humphries Kirk has been situated in the county town for many years and our staff and clients particularly look forward to the festival.  We are delighted to be involved with it again.”

Humphries Kirk is a firm of solicitors with offices in Dorchester, Crewkerne, Wareham, Swanage, Poole, Parkstone, Bournemouth and London.