Published: July 19, 2021 | Updated: July 19, 2021

Dorset Biz News update featuring Coles Miller, MSP Capital, AFC Bournemouth and JTYAF

New equity partners in Coles Miller (left to right) Richard Perrins, Anthony Weber and Jason Barnett.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

New equity partners at Coles Miller Solicitors

Three Coles Miller partners have committed to its future growth and success by investing in ownership of the law firm.

Jason Barnett, Richard Perrins and Anthony Weber join existing equity partners Roger Leedham, Adrian Cormack and Neil Andrews.

Jason joined Coles Miller in 2000 as a trainee solicitor.

He qualified in 2004, specialising in residential conveyancing.

Jason acts for private individuals and property developers.

Richard Perrins joined Coles Miller in 2015 after qualifying in 2009.

He is head of the firm’s Family Department and is a trained mediator.

Richard’s specialisms include divorce, children matters, surrogacy law and LGBT law.

Anthony joined in 2009 after qualifying in 1996.

He helps clients with wills, probate, estate administration, equity release, powers of attorney and matters involving the Office of the Public Guardian.

Roger Leedham, Senior Partner, pictured left, said: “This is a significant day – it shows that the existing equity partners are planning for the future.

“This is a very positive step for the future health and well-being of the firm.

“Coles Miller will be in good hands.”

Coles Miller helps clients with a wide range of legal services including moving house, residential leasehold property, divorce, wills, personal injury, medical negligence, commercial law, debt recovery, employment law, commercial property, disputes and litigation.

The firm has offices in Poole, Fleetsbridge, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne and Broadstone.


MSP Capital confirms further two years sponsorship of AFC Bournemouth

Poole-based MSP Capital is once again the principal partner and front of shirt sponsor for AFC Bournemouth’s men’s first-team home, away and third shirts, for a further two years.

The new shirts, released by the club on July 16, have MSP’s logo on the front of all three designs.

They will be available to pre-order soon in both adult and child sizes.

During the 2020/21 season the partnership resulted in several collaborations to help the community.

These included giving away shirts and sports equipment to local clubs during the pandemic.

Both MSP Capital and AFC Bournemouth are looking to help the local area again with plans already taking shape.

Adam Tovey, Valuation Director at MSP Capital and a life-long Cherries fan, said: “MSP are excited to be continuing our partnership with AFC Bournemouth as their principal shirt partner.

“They’ve been on such an incredible trajectory over the last decade and we’re proud to be part of that journey with them.

“This partnership means more to us than just a shirt.

Martin Higgins, Managing Director, MSP Capital (left) and Adam Tovey, Valuation Director (right) with Rob Mitchell, Commercial Director, AFC Bournemouth.

“As a company, MSP believe in creating opportunities for our clients through finance, and this partnership allows us to create opportunities out in our community as well.

“We’re able to work with AFC Bournemouth to improve the community where our team live and work, as well as reach further afield to do good.”

Rob Mitchell, AFC Bournemouth’s Commercial Director, said: “We are extremely proud to display MSP Capital on our shirts and delighted that we can continue to build on the success of last season’s partnership.

“It’s important for the club to work with organisations like MSP that share similar values and that are committed to supporting the local community as we do.

“We look forward to delivering more campaigns to benefit our fans and the wider community, whilst also supporting MSP Capital to promote their company values and property finance solutions.”

MSP Capital, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, specialises in property finance for businesses and individuals.

As a principal development and bridging lender, it offers nationwide lending solutions for sums up to £10m, with a specific focus on the southern counties and London.


Your chance to drive an Aston Martin Vantage at Silverstone

For just £1 you could win an amazing Aston Martin Driving Experience.

Tickets are selling fast for the raffle with all proceeds going to the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF).

The lucky winner will get the opportunity to push the Aston Martin Vantage, with its high powered 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, to the limit.

The driving experience will be at Silverstone, the home of British motorsport and Formula 1, surrounded by professional instructors.

Every raffle ticket purchased will directly support deserving local young people to achieve their ambitions.

Pete Thornton, Chair of the Trustees at JTYAF, pictured left, said: “Young people are experiencing many challenges in these uncertain and difficult times, and they need our support now more than ever before.”

Tickets can be purchased online here or by phoning 07792121645.

The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 and over, although the driver must be over 21 years of age.

The closing date is Thursday September 9.

Visit  to find out more about JTYAF and the amazing work it does.