Leading Dorset and Somerset solicitors firm Humphries Kirk is offering 40 per cent off the cost of making a will or amending an existing will from Monday September 19 to Friday September 23.
To take advantage of this offer, members of the public should contact any of the firm’s eight offices during ‘Will Week’ to arrange an appointment.
Simon Cross, partner at Humphries Kirk, said: “We are running this special promotion to raise awareness of the importance of having an up to date will. Many people believe that when they die their assets will automatically pass to their spouse, partner or children. This is not, however, guaranteed. The law dictates who gets what and how much if there is no will in place.
“Having a will is the only way to guarantee that your wishes are respected after you have passed away. It can also help to prevent disputes between beneficiaries and, where relevant, can state why someone has been specifically excluded from the estate.”
Humphries Kirk can also offer advice on how to appoint legal guardians, state your funeral wishes, create legacies to individuals or charitable organisations and many more issues. Any tax or trust advice will be charged separately.
The approximate cost after discount is £90 for a single will, £168 for a mirror will.
The firm provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Parkstone, Poole, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Crewkerne, Swanage, Wareham and London.
To take up the offer, please visit www.hklaw.eu and contact your local Humphries Kirk office.
A solicitor at Dorset and Somerset law firm Humphries Kirk, has reached the final three in the Dorset Venus Awards’ ‘Professional of the Year’ category.
Michelle Dixon, who specialises in construction and engineering law, has been whittled down from 60 nominations to reach the final three. The ‘Professional of the Year’ award honours highly qualified women who excel in their professional occupation. This award is sponsored by ASH Elite, a Dorset-based specialist legal recruitment consultancy.
Michelle Dixon, associate solicitor at Humphries Kirk, commented: “I’m delighted to have made it to the finals in the ‘Professional of the Year’ category, after much fierce competition. It’s an honour to be part of the Venus Awards, which prides itself on recognising and rewarding business women; something I believe in very strongly.”
Darrell-Stuart Smith, partner and head of the commercial department at Humphries Kirk, said: “We’re all incredibly proud of Michelle. It’s a real achievement to reach the finals and a great accolade for Humphries Kirk. It’s safe to say we’ve all got our fingers crossed for her.”
Joining Humphries Kirk as a trainee in 2007 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and Legal Practice Course from Cardiff University, Michelle qualified in 2009 into the construction law team. Construction law affects multiple parties from contractors, sub-contractors, employers, developers, surveyors, architects to home-owners. At Humphries Kirk, Michelle is responsible for advising and assisting on various highly technical and complex cases, ranging from minor works to large multi-million pound projects covering defective workmanship, professional negligence, project management and debt recovery, to name but a few.
The winner of the ‘Professional of the Year’ in the Dorset Venus Awards will be announced at a Gala Ball on Thursday October 20 at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Humphries Kirk solicitors have renewed their support for St Margaret’s Hospice by providing a free Will writing service in return for donations to the charity during its Make a Will Week from Monday September 12 to Friday September 16.
Throughout Make a Will Week, solicitors working at Humphries Kirk in Crewkerne, will produce and update basic Wills in return for a donation to the hospice which provides high quality responsive care to patients and their families faced with life-shortening illnesses. The suggested donations are a minimum of £100 for a single Will, £150 for mirror Wills and £50 to update an existing Will with a Codicil.
Laura Staples, an associate at Humphries Kirk in Crewkerne, said: “We are delighted to support this initiative run by St. Margaret’s Hospice again as they provide such a valuable service to the Somerset community.
“Having a Will is the only way to guarantee that your wishes are respected after you have passed away. Many people believe that, when they die, their assets will automatically go to their spouse, partner or children. This is not, however, guaranteed.”
St Margaret’s Hospice delivers medical expertise, nursing skills and a specialist support service to patients and their families.
Humphries Kirk is a law firm with solicitors based at offices in Bournemouth, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester, Crewkerne and London, visit www.hklaw.eu for more information.
Humphries Kirk solicitors firm is sponsoring the Late Summer Wareham Cruise on Sunday September 4.
The Greenslade’s Purbeck Gem will leave from Wareham Town Quay at 11am and return at 4pm. The trip will pass Poole Harbour and the surrounding islands and continue on to Old Harry Rocks or Bournemouth weather permitting.
Tickets are £15 with an optional fish and chips supper for £5.75. All proceeds will go directly to the Tree of Life and Laughter Community Garden project in Wareham.
Katharine Jones, partner at Humphries Kirk solicitors, said: “Humphries Kirk is proud to support the event with a donation to the Tree of Life and Laughter Community Garden. It’s a wonderful local charity and the boat trip is one not to be missed with the opportunity to view the fantastic coastline.”
For more information on the charity please visit www.wddt.org.uk. Tickets are available from Horseys, 27 North Street, Wareham, BH20 4AD.
Leading Dorset and Somerset law firm Humphries Kirk has announced its sponsorship of the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival, which takes place from Friday September 2 to Sunday September 4.
The festival is artistically-led by the acclaimed cellist and teacher Natalie Clein and is run voluntarily by locals and enthusiasts. The opening concert is set to be held in Wareham, with other concerts held in Swanage, Worth Matravers and Kingston.
Katharine Jones, partner at Humphries Kirk, said: “We’re delighted to back the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival. We actively support music and the arts in the areas where we have offices across Dorset and Somerset and the festival is certainly a welcome one in the area. We hope that it proves to be a popular event.”
For more information about the festival, please visit: www.purbeck-chambermusic.org.uk