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Katharine Jones re-elected as president of the Dorset Law Society

| Published on March 21, 2017

Katharine Jones re-elected for third term as president of the Dorset Law Society


Katharine Jones, partner and land law solicitor at Humphries Kirk, has been re-elected as president of the Dorset Law Society for her third term.

She was first elected as president in 2015 and is only the second female to be elected in the Dorset Law Society’s history – the first being former Humphries Kirk partner Felicity Hedger, who continues to work for the firm as a consultant.

Since being admitted as a solicitor in 1990, Katharine has been working as a property lawyer dealing with commercial land law, landlord and tenant matters, leasehold enfranchisement and small business sales. She is also Under Sheriff of Dorset, a role she has had for six years, supporting the High Sheriff on official duties. Katharine juggles these roles alongside her busy family life with her husband Ross, a building surveyor, and her four sons.

Talking about her role, Katharine commented: “I am very proud to have been elected as President for a third term. I hope that I have been able to make a difference to the success of the Dorset Law Society which supports traditional best practice in the rural west and north of Dorset.”

The Law Society of England and Wales was founded in 1825, to improve the reputation of the profession by setting standards and committing to good practice. Women were first admitted as solicitors in 1922 and now account for over half the admissions to the profession.

Numerous local law societies exist to represent members in their local branch of the Law Society but also to facilitate and promote good working and social relationships between fellow professionals. Dorset Law Society is one of the oldest societies in existence.

Humphries Kirk provides legal expertise to private and commercial clients, with offices in Bournemouth, Crewkerne, Dorchester, Parkstone, Poole, Swanage, Wareham and London.

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