A partner at Dorset and Somerset law firm Humphries Kirk, bid for a ping pong bat as part of London-based design studio Fivefootsix’s fundraiser for BBC Children in Need.

Darrell Stuart-Smith bid £95.00 on a bat at The Art of Ping Pong, a charity project which raised a total of £3,500.00 for BBC Children in Need. Some of the bats went for over £200.

Humphries Kirk was introduced to Fivefootsix studio through its sponsorship and support of the Design Business Association. Humphries Kirk has worked closely with Fivefootsix for three years, providing them with a wide range of legal services and helping them manage their relations with clients, suppliers and staff.

The Art of Ping Pong was created by Fivefootsix in 2013, an project which saw some of the UK’s top artists and illustrators, including Christopher Wormell, Remi Rough and Hattie Stewart, all collaborating to create bespoke ping pong bat designs. The bats were supplied by Topspin Sports.

Darrell Stuart-Smith, commercial partner at Humphries Kirk, heads the team that advises the Design Business Association and many of its members. Darrell, said: “We are a proud sponsor of the Design Business Association and are pleased to have met Fivefootsix through this affiliation. Working with founders Algy Batten and Mark McConnachie for the last three years has been great fun and I congratulate them on having the wonderful idea of combining unusual design with fundraising for such a good cause.”

Humphries Kirk provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Parkstone, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Crewkerne, Swanage and Wareham. The firm also has consulting rooms in Yeovil and London.