Ellis Jones Solicitors has opened an office in Wimborne, Dorset, creating new jobs and competing with the largest law firms in the Minster town from day one. Town Mayor Terry Wheeler officially launched the East Street premises by cutting a ribbon.
“I’m delighted to welcome Ellis Jones to Wimborne and wish you every success for the future,” he said.
Wheeler, who is also chairman of Wimborne Town Council, added: “Your arrival is further evidence of a real resurgence of East Street.”
The Wimborne office is headed by partner James Kidner and is Ellis Jones’ sixth branch.
Seven staff will be based in East Street including associate solicitor Nicola Hall, who specialises in wills, trusts and probate. Two new jobs have been created.
Nigel Smith, managing partner, said: “We pride ourselves on being at the heart of community and already have close links with the town including sponsorship of Wimborne Cricket Club.
“As an expanding law firm, we have watched with great interest the development of Wimborne in recent years. We believe that the town reflects many of the values we hold dear including aspiration, ambition and a real sense of community. It has an exciting future and we look forward to playing our full part in Wimborne’s continuing success.”
Ellis Jones is one of the largest law firms in Dorset and West Hampshire with more than 140 staff including 11 partners
The firm also has offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Ringwood, Swanage and London.