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Gay Pride Flag LogoColes Miller Solicitors will be supporting visitors to Bournemouth’s Pride Festival (July 13-15 2018) by offering expert legal advice on LGBT matters.

Coles Miller provides legal advice to gay, lesbian and transgender couples considering surrogacy or donor conception as a means of starting a family.

Richard Perrins - Solicitor, Coles MillerSolicitors at Coles Miller are supporting Family Mediation Week (January 23-27 2017) by helping to cut the cost of divorce.

Too many separating couples go straight to court and incur significant costs after months of legal wrangling because they don’t know how mediation can save them money, says Coles Miller.

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.

family lawyer Lindsey Arnold of Coles Miller Solicitors, PooleDelays at the government’s new Divorce Centre in Southampton are having a significant impact across Dorset, warn family lawyers at Coles Miller.

The Southampton office is one of a number of new regional Divorce Centres designed to speed up the processing of applications. Previously all the work was done by district judges at local courts.

Richard Perrins - Solicitor, Coles MillerFamily law solicitors at Coles Miller are facing one of their busiest months with divorce enquiries expected to surge in September.

September is the second busiest month of the year for divorce and separation, exceeded only by January.

Broadstone family law solicitor and mediator Richard Perrins of Coles MillerPlanned new cohabitation rights legislation faces an uncertain passage through Parliament so unmarried couples should act now to safeguard their future, advise solicitors at Coles Miller.

Unmarried couples are strongly recommended to consider a cohabitation agreement and a declaration of trust to protect their finances and property. They should also have wills drawn up.

Richard Perrins - Solicitor, Coles MillerDorset law firm Coles Miller has strengthened its family law team by recruiting solicitor and mediator Richard Perrins.

Poole-born Richard has six years of experience as a family law solicitor. He deals with a wide range of legal issues including divorce, finances and children arrangements.

Richard Perrins - Solicitor, Coles MillerDivorcees facing costly maintenance bills are being urged to get expert legal advice after a new Appeal Court ruling.

Lord Justice Pitchford’s message to a non-working divorced mother to “just get on with it” and get a job opens the door for legal challenges to existing maintenance orders, warn solicitors Coles Miller.

family law solicitor Emma Hamilton Cole

Coles Miller Partner Emma Hamilton Cole has just become the first solicitor at the firm to gain Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) accreditation.

HSSF solicitors specialise in resolving conflict among couples that are separating.

litigation solicitor Simon Steele-Williams

Bournemouth & District Law Society’s new President Simon Steele-Williams is urging greater collaboration between lawyers for the benefit of their clients.

Mr Steele-Williams - ­ a litigation solicitor and Partner at Dorset-based Coles Miller - ­ is encouraging lawyers to work together more closely to help save clients’ time and money.


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