Dorset Solicitors

Chris Keenan


Private Client Partner

Chris qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and was made a Partner of Humphries Kirk in April 2017.

Chris acts on behalf of clients on a range of legal matters including estate administration, wills, powers of attorney and Court of Protection work. Alongside this, he has a particular interest in residential care funding issues which can sometimes result in disputes with local authorities. Chris is also able to advise on NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding.

Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Law and a master’s degree (LLM) in Health Law from the Nottingham Law School. Consequently, although he practices in general Private Client work he also has an interest in mental capacity issues which are very prevalent in matters relating to Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.

Chris is also a National Director of SFE, a nationwide members organisation representing Solicitors and Legal Executives working within the field of elderly and vulnerable client work. Chris’ particular role on the Board of Directors is to oversee membership related issues ranging from ensuring all SFE members keep their accreditations up to date and, on the rare occasion, dealing with complaints.

Away from the office Chris is a passionate music fan, taking an interest in any style or genre, as long as it sounds good. He plays bass guitar and spends a few hours a week trying to keep fit. Chris is also a supporter of Yeovil Town FC and regrets that this fate awaits his son.

Chris lives with his family and Golden Retriever, Bruce.


Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Fully Accredited Member of SFE
  • National Director of SFE



“He was very kind and explained things in a manner we could understand.” Mr Evans

Chris is honest and efficient. He broke down the legal language to make it easy to understand.” PP.V Davies

“All staff very professional and excellent customer service. Made clients feel listened to and secure that their needs are met in professional manner.” Miss Cooper

“Was very respectful, empathetic clear and honest in terms of possible outcomes – skilled in understanding every complex matter.” Ms Coleman

“I found making my Will upsetting, and he made me feel comfortable and reassured me on matters to do with the will.” Mrs Sullivan



Secretary – Sarah Curtis

T: 01929 552141




Humphries Kirk Solicitors in Dorset, Somerset, Dorchester Office


  • 40 High West Street
  • Dorchester
  • DT1 1UR

DX 8703

Saturday morning opening
9.30am – 12.30pm

Car parking at the rear of the office. Entrance off Albert Road.

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