Humphries Kirk, a leading solicitors firm with offices in Dorset and Somerset as well as city and international links, has extended its sponsorship of the Design Business Association (DBA).

The DBA includes more than 470 agencies with the goal that design should deliver a return on that investment. Humphries Kirk advises both DBA itself as well as its members and has now become an official supporter for the next 12 months which includes sponsorship of the packaging category in the 2015 Design Effectiveness Awards.

Darrell Stuart-Smith, partner and commercial solicitor at Humphries Kirk, and DBA recognised expert said: “Our close association with DBA goes back to its inception and is something of which we are very proud and value highly. It has given Humphries Kirk a tremendous insight into how design and creativity work in business and this has enabled us to advise extensively into the creative sector and to build productive partnerships around this work.

‚ÄúKnowing the law is only the beginning and the secret to providing the very best service is to understand the industry and how it works which is the opportunity our association with the DBA has provided. We are therefore very happy to take our support of the DBA to the next level so that we can demonstrate our confidence in and appreciation of the work they do.”

Humphries Kirk has a team of commercial lawyers providing specialist advice on a wide range of business transactions and agreements, often with an international element.

Humphries Kirk also provides legal expertise to private clients and has solicitors in Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester, Crewkerne and consulting rooms in Wimborne, Yeovil and London.