Humphries Kirk solicitors, a leading law firm in Dorset and Somerset has boosted its senior team with the addition of a new partner and six new associates.

Emma Webster, who has worked at Humphries Kirk for 12 years, is now partner of the firm bringing the management team total to 17. She has a wealth of experience in social housing work, setting up new build developments and creating leasehold schemes for older people.

Emma was promoted alongside solicitors Chris Keenan, Audrey Spencer, Michelle Dixon, Alex Eddy, Laura Staples and Adam Scott who are now all associate solicitors.

Katharine Jones, partner at Humphries Kirk, comments on the firm’s growth, saying: “Humphries Kirk is going from strength to strength and we are delighted to have promoted Emma to a partner and to have six more highly experienced solicitors associated with the firm. We have more offices in Dorset than any other law firm and we pride ourselves on our expert local knowledge and being able to provide a personal and tailored service to our clients.”

Chris Keenan, Laura Staples and Adam Scott form part of the Humphries Kirk private client team which covers wills, estate administration, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection work. Chris joined Humphries Kirk in 2011, and is based in Wareham, Laura joined the Crewkerne offices last year and Adam has recently joined the Humphries Kirk team working out of Southbourne and Parkstone.

Michelle Dixon and Audrey Spencer have been working with Humphries Kirk since 2007, in the Poole Tower Park office specialising in construction law and employment law respectively. Alex Eddy joined Humphries Kirk in August 2013, with more than 11 years’ experience with a focus on residential conveyancing.

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