Farnfields at a glance:

  • Farnfields Solicitors is a well established law firm in Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and further afield providing a comprehensive range of services for business and individual clients
  • Our specialist legal advisors provide help to both individuals and businesses across a wide range of legal services
  • Farnfields is LEXCEL and CQS accredited and several of our solicitors are members of STEP and Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Farnfields has four offices in Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sturminster Newton and Warminster.
  • We have been in existence for over 80 years and have a team of over a 100 people, including six partners
  • We strongly believe in supporting the communities in which we work including; sponsorship of North Dorset Rugby Club based in Gillingham, TLW Dance in Shaftesbury, The Exchange in Sturminster Newton and Shaftesbury Youth Cricket Club

 

Our history

Farnfields Solicitors was started by William (Bill) Farnfield in 1936.  He practiced in Mere and Gillingham.  In 1940 he purchased the firm of Freame, Light and Wyld in Gillingham and in the same year bought the current Gillingham office in The Square.  Bill practiced there until his retirement in 1976. Gervase Henry Nicholls joined Bill Farnfield at Gillingham in 1946.  He became his partner in 1947 and the firm of Farnfields & Nicholls took over the practice of Ponting & Marshall at Warminster.  The Warminster office was purchased in 1958.  Gervase Nicholls retired in 1986.

The firm has gone though several changes since then including, a rebrand in 2014 when it was renamed Farnfields, but what does remain true is the firm’s commitment to providing good quality legal services to local people.

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