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Congratulations to Ellen Rutter trainee solicitor qualifies

Ellen carried out her training contract with Farnfields Solicitors, gaining valuable experience in three specialist areas of law which included commercial and agricultural , residential property and family. Ellen has chosen to remain in commercial and agricultural and will be based primarily at Farnfields’ office in Shaftesbury. Ellen says, “It has been a very long...

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Farnfields welcomes two new Partners to growing Partnership

Farnfields solicitors are very pleased to announce the appointment of two new Partners to the Firm, Frances Bundy, Senior Licensed Conveyancer and Samantha Cook, Chartered Legal Executive. Fiona Thomas, Partner said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Frances and Samantha into the Partnership.  Both have taken on more responsibility over recent years, and have continued...

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What happens to joint property when cohabitation ends?

Separation is never easy, but if you and your former partner own property together, the situation can be even more complicated. If you have been living with a partner, but you are not married, the legal term is ‘cohabitation’. When cohabitees separate, they are not afforded the same protections in law as married couples who...

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Farnfields Solicitors – Ready to welcome you back

We have now reopened our offices for short, appointment-only meetings. In order to ensure the continuing safety of our staff and clients, meetings and appointments, wherever possible, will be held in outdoor areas at our offices. Where meetings do take place indoors, they will be restricted in length and appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures...

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NHS Discount on Family Matters

At Farnfields, we have been and remain extremely grateful for all that the front-line NHS staff are doing for the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As a small gesture of appreciation, we would like to offer a discount of 10% on legal fees on all new family instructions with immediate effect, excluding mediation.   We...

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Here to help when you need us

The Farnfields Family team is still very much available to you through these unprecedented times. We are aware that problems within a relationship, or problems about contact between separated parents with children and disputes about maintenance and finances are on the rise due to the requirement to stay at home and the economic impact of...

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Farnfields Family Law – Team Update

Although present restrictions mean that we are unable to undertake face to face meetings, and while our doors may be closed, we are very much open for business, and we are continuing to offer support to existing and new clients during this difficult time. Farnfields Family Team is fully operational with all of our staff...

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Farnfields Appointments Still Available and New Referrals Welcome

We can still offer appointments with our legal advisors whether you are looking to write a will, draw up a power of attorney or whether you seek support on commercial or personal disputes or family issues. Our residential, agricultural and commercial conveyancing department is also fully available to deal with your transactions. Significant investment has...

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Protecting Staff and Clients from COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In light of the uncertainty we all face with the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we wish to update everyone, to keep you informed of the steps we’ve taken to ensure we are prepared for all scenarios. At Farnfields, we are committed to protecting the wellbeing of our staff and our clients, and we are adhering...

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Investing in people and processes

In recent years Farnfields Solicitors has gone from strength to strength and particularly over the last five years has grown substantially in terms of size and number of personnel, winning a number of awards along the way. Meanwhile, it is absolutely clear that business – and the broader environment in which we all operate, and...

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Tackling Empty High Street Shops In Shaftesbury

Julian Alahakoon, Partner and Head of Commercial and Agricultural features on this broadcast from This is Alfred a local community resource for the town and surrounding villages of Shaftesbury Dorset. Here he discusses how we are working with the local Chamber of Commerce to produce an off-the-peg legal agreement for short term commercial leases which...

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Warminster Legal Secretary thanked for her 25 years loyal service

An incredible twenty-five years of loyal service has been rewarded with a nice surprise for Marion Baxter of Farnfields Solicitors who was presented with a necklace and cake for her years of hard work at the Warminster office. Marion grew up in Warminster and went to Kingdown School before later beginning her career as a...

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Warminster Charity Quiz in Aid of Jacob’s Ladder This July

The Family Law Team at Farnfields Solicitors, are planning another a charity quiz at The George Inn at Longbridge Deverill on Wednesday 10th July 2019. In January we raised over £630 in aid of Jacob’s Ladder at our quiz event thanks to the generosity of local businesses who donated raffle prizes and those who attended...

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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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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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