Farnfields News and Events

Farnfields Charity Golf Day raises over £2,800

£2,800 has been raised at the annual Farnfields Solicitors Charity Golf Day for Dorset Mind and Wiltshire Mind. Nineteen teams participated in the event (which was held at Rushmore Golf Club, Tollard Royal), with a chance to win a car on the 17th hole by scoring a hole in one.  The car was safe this...

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Singer / songwriter Adele’s separation – prioritising child arrangements

Recently, representatives for singer / songwriter Adele, confirmed that she and her husband, Simon Konecki, have separated after three years of marriage.  Adele and Simon had been together for eight years and media speculation has been rife about their upcoming divorce proceedings. Away from the media coverage, one key part of the announcement is that...

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Change of use – what’s the process?

In a perfect world, you would be able to convert a commercial property from one type of business to another without having to jump through too many hoops or get tangled up in too much red tape. Unfortunately, though, this world is far from perfect, and a change of use can involve a surprising amount...

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Change in divorce law looks set to stop the blame game

The news that no-fault divorce is likely to become law has been welcomed, but while the legislation waits for its place in the parliamentary calendar, families must continue to deal with one party being ‘blamed’ for the breakup or wait for the change in the law. And with the parliamentary calendar full of another divorce...

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A hike in probate fees may be on the cards from April

In February, the proposal to change the fees charged by the Probate Registry when applying for a Grant of Probate (or equivalent) to an estate when someone has died went before the Delegated Legislation Committee and were narrowly approved.  The increased charges are likely to come into effect in April 2019 and will result in the...

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Why do you need a shareholders agreement?

In an ideal world everyone in business would get along. There would be no disagreements between owners and everyone involved would have the same vision for the future of the company. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world. That is why a shareholders agreement is essential for companies with multiple shareholders. It could...

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Defibrillator for Fontmell Magna

A new defibrillator has been fitted at St Andrew’s Primary School in Fontmell Magna thanks to fundraising efforts by Farnfields Solicitors, a generous local donation and support from the Parish Council and the School. Kate Fisher, Assistant Community Responder Officer (Dorset) of the South Western Ambulance Service recently carried out training for local people to...

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Farnfields Hosts Charity Quiz in Aid of Jacob’s Ladder

The Family Law Team at Farnfields Solicitors (Warminster), hosted a charity quiz at The George Inn at Longbridge Deverill on Thursday 24th January 2019. 60 people took part in the quiz answering questions from multiple categories and helping to raise money to support Jacob’s Ladder. Jacob’s Ladder is a local charity supporting children and young people...

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Sarah Butler joins Farnfields Solicitors

Local law firm, Farnfields Solicitors is pleased to welcome Sarah Butler to the firm’s expanding Family department. Sarah, who practiced law in London before relocating to the South West over 20 years ago, has vast experience in all areas of Family Law. Sarah’s specialisms include; divorce, financial settlements particularly complicated and high value cases, dissolving...

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Topsie Rabbit Kindergarten Raises Money for Defibrillators

Paramedics at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) are reminding people who have purchased life-saving Defibrillators for their school, work or business to register them with the service so they show up on the 999 emergency systems. Three defibrillators have recently been installed after a Kindergarten and a Solicitors firm in Gillingham, Dorset...

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Two new faces at Farnfields in Warminster

Two new faces have joined the team at Farnfields Solicitors in Warminster.  Lucy Milton-Downes, Partner and Jordan Griffiths, Paralegal have moved to the Warminster office.  They provide litigation and debt recovery services to individuals and businesses. Lucy joined the firm in 2014, becoming a Partner in 2017.  Jordan joined the firm in 2016. Lucy specialises...

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