Published: February 13, 2022 | Updated: February 13, 2022

Law firm seals move to landmark location with official opening and visit by Poole’s first citizen

Poole Mayor Cllr Julie Bagwell officially opens the new Poole office of Trethowans with Kimberley Davies, Joint Head of office and Partner, Family team; Andrew Carswell, Partner, Commercial Litigation; James Braund, Joint Head of Office and Partner, Personal Injury; Mike Watson, Managing Partner. Picture: Paul Collins.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Poole Mayor Cllr Julie Bagwell has officially opened the new high-profile office of law firm Trethowans.

As reported on Dorset Biz News, the firm has taken over 5,000 sq ft of the landmark building, Merchants House – previously occupied by Animal – on Vanguard Road.

It joins Trethowan’s other offices in Bournemouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and London, offering a wide range of legal services for businesses and individuals.

Cllr Bagwell had a tour of the offices and also joined in celebratory drinks with staff.

Mike Watson, Trethowans’ Managing Partner, said: “This is a really exciting step for us, and one that demonstrates our commitment to the Dorset community with two large offices in Bournemouth and Poole.

“We were delighted to have the Mayor as one of our first visitors.

“Now that we have officially moved in we’re looking forward to welcoming our clients and continuing to grow our services in the region.”

The new Poole office is headed up jointly by Kimberley Davies, Partner in the Family team, and James Braund, Partner in Personal Injury.

It is being opened at a time when the firm says it’s seeing continuing rapid growth and unprecedented demand for its services.

The move is combined with a recruitment drive for both the Bournemouth and Poole offices with vacancies in all departments including Commercial Property, Private Client, Corporate, Residential Property, Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury.

Trethowans has been offering legal services to businesses and individuals in the South of England for more than 150 years.