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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 Read More

Sarah Jones, Partner at Farnfields Solicitors

The common-law marriage myth

Saturday 18 August has been reported as the most common day in 2018 to tie the knot in the UK. However, since the early 1970s, the number of people actually getting married has steadily decreased, dropping a further 3.4% last year. There have been many theories about why marriage rates are falling, but regardless the Read More

Jordan Griffiths

Charging interest on unpaid debts

If you have debts owing from either a business or an individual, it is worth noting that there are various ways in which you may be able to charge interest. If your terms and conditions allow for reasonable interest to accrue on outstanding amounts, you can, of course, rely upon your terms and conditions providing Read More

Defibrillator training Saturday 21st July 2018, Wyke School, Gillingham

Thanks to a tremendous community effort to fundraise for defibrillators in Gillingham, Dorset, Topsie Rabbit Kindergarten and Farnfields are very pleased to announce that defibrillators have now been installed at St Mary The Virgin Primary School, Wyke Primary School and Farnfields’ office building in The Square, Gillingham. The first training session on using them is Read More

Meril George and Katie Mead Farnfields apprentices

Farnfields Solicitors gives young apprentices a pathway into law

Meril George and Katie Mead (both aged 20) from Farnfields Solicitors have completed their Business Administration Apprenticeships, defying the common stereotype that the only way into law, is by attending university. The pair undertook their apprenticeships in the Gillingham and Shaftesbury offices respectively, as part of a course run by Damar Training. Meril (pictured left) Read More

Farnfields Charity Golf Day 2018

Farnfields Charity Golf Day raises over £2,100

£2,100 has been raised at the annual Farnfields Solicitors Charity Golf Day to fund defibrillators in areas where Farnfields has offices (Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sturminster Newton and Warminster). This tops up the money raised in 2017 which has enabled Farnfields to fund 2 defibrillators including cabinets through the South West Ambulance NHS Trust. Farnfields continues to Read More

Grandparents – What Rights Do You Have?

The right of grandparents to see their grandchildren if the parents separate has had a high profile over recent weeks. MPs are proposing a change in the current law to establish a ‘presumption’ that grandparents, uncles and aunts should continue to have contact with their grandchildren, nephews and nieces in the event that the children’s Read More

‘Appily ever after?

Apps can bring us dinner, order us transport, encourage us to exercise and help us explore new places. Any conundrum we want answering, any habit we want to break (or make), there is after all ‘an app for that’. But could an app be the best way to start divorce proceedings? Some legal technologists certainly think Read More

The Split – Divorced From Reality?

The Split on BBC One has recently thrust lawyers, and specifically lawyers who deal with family law into the spotlight. Although the high-octane drama has received high praise from viewers and critics alike, how close does it come to reflecting the reality of instructing a lawyer to assist in family proceedings? It will be a Read More