Posted On / 29.06.2015

Blue Ribbon Day for Battens

Blue Ribbon Day for Battens

A leading firm of solicitors has officially opened an additional office in Weymouth as part of continued expansion of its services.

Battens Solicitors invited Chickerell Mayor John Worth to perform the honours in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Oxford Court on the Granby Industrial Estate.

The law firm threw a drinks party and barbecue for staff and guests from local businesses and the community to celebrate the official opening.

Coun Worth, who was accompanied by Mayoress Pam Worth, said: "It is really good to see Battens expanding and I am glad to welcome them to Chickerell.

"The Granby Industrial Estate is the jewel in the crown of Chickerell and West Dorset, and is still growing and creating jobs. Having Battens here with free parking means they are close at hand to provide a valuable service for businesses as well as people living and working in the area."

Battens staff on hand with a warm welcome included Jon Dobson and Cherise Luke-Bennett, who will be heading up the office, as well as Directors Ray Edwards and Peter Livingstone.

Peter said: "We recently opened an office in London, are expanding towards the east and north, and now have this additional multi-service office in Weymouth.

"We are looking forward to serving the needs of all of those on the Granby, in Chickerell, wider Weymouth and west Dorset with our full range of legal services, from property, family, private client, employment, trust and probate to business services and dispute resolution. It means we can meet the increased demand for our services and make it easier for our existing clients to see us."

The new branch will complement the law firm's well-established town centre office which will continue to serve clients in St Thomas Street with the full range of commercial and private services.

Oxford Court is a £3.5m modern, purpose-built complex based around a courtyard at the heart of the Granby. Battens also has offices in Dorchester, Sherborne, Yeovil and London, and holds regular face to face appointments in Wareham, Wincanton and Castle Cary.

Both of Battens' Weymouth offices are open from 9am to 5.15pm, with free parking available at the Granby Office.