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Roger Leedham - Senior Partner, Coles MillerThirty two years ago Roger Leedham joined Coles Miller as a trainee solicitor – now he has become Senior Partner.

His achievement is unusual in an age when jobs for life and staying with the same firm are the exception rather than the norm.

Personal injury executive Brian Parsons of Coles Miller, Poole, DorsetUK holidaymakers injured in accidents abroad could be missing out on compensation because they don’t know their rights under EU law, warn solicitors Coles Miller.

Victims can use the English courts to claim compensation for car crashes and other accidents in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Richard Perrins - surrogacy, fertility and civil partnership dissolution solicitor, Coles Miller, BroadstoneColes Miller family law solicitor Richard Perrins is attracting clients from across the UK because of his specialist knowledge of fertility law, surrogacy law and civil partnership dissolution.

Clients from London and Brighton are contacting Mr Perrins for legal advice because of his experience in these specialist areas of the law.

brain injury solicitor Adrian Cormack of Coles Miller, PooleAn elderly Poole pedestrian who suffered serious brain and leg injuries after being hit by a car is to receive compensation in excess of £200,000 to fund his care.

He has already received £65,000 of the agreed settlement as an interim payment, along with an undertaking regarding future care costs.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerEmployers must now include commission in holiday pay, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. 

But employers must be careful because the tribunal does not give much guidance on how to implement the new ruling, warn Dorset employment solicitors Coles Miller.

Medical negligence solicitor David Simpson of Coles Miller in PooleColes Miller has won a £15,000 legal victory on behalf of a 69-year-old hospital patient who said he suffered three years of pain and reduced shoulder movement following alleged medical negligence.

The patient from Grays, Essex needed surgery on his right shoulder following a fall at his home, it is alleged.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerDyslexia poses a discrimination risk for employers – as highlighted by a recent employment tribunal case, warn Dorset solicitors Coles Miller.

The tribunal found that Starbucks had discriminated against an employee who had problems reading, writing and telling the time.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerEmployers should take care not to discriminate when dismissing employees with long term sickness, warn Coles Miller Solicitors.

Length of service is relevant when deciding whether or not to dismiss - but the dismissal procedure should be the same for all employees.

Neil Andrews - Partner, Coles MillerNew legislation strengthens protection for employees on zero hours contracts, warn Coles Miller Solicitors.

Employees can now seek redress if their employer imposes an illegal exclusivity clause.

road accident lawyer Brian Parsons of Coles Miller in PoolePersonal injury lawyers at Coles Miller have helped a cycling accident victim to gain £105,000 in compensation after he was hit by a car.

Coles Miller was able to help the victim to claim damages successfully even though the three-year time limit on the claim had expired.

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