Posted On / 02.03.2015

Jon's Resolve for Battens

Dispute resolution specialist Jon Dobson has brought extra firepower to Battens Solicitors as the legal firm continues to expand.  

Jon brings 20 years of experience to his new role as Senior Associate Solicitor within the specialist areas of professional negligence, litigation, land and property disputes and personal injury cases.  

He is based at Battens' Weymouth and Dorchester offices and lends his expertise across the Dorset and Somerset company's dispute resolution and property dispute resolution departments.  

Jon, who lives in Dorchester with his partner and young family, said: "I am enthusiastic about helping to further develop Battens’ excellent dispute resolution department, especially in and around Dorchester and Weymouth. I will continue to act for both commercial and private individuals to resolve their cases as efficiently and effectively as possible.  

Jon is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Rights, Civil) - one of just 3,148 out of a total population of 129,922 practising solicitors nationwide, according to the latest figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for January 2015.This gives him the right to act as an advocate in all civil courts, including the Court of Appeal.  

His extensive experience of representing clients in land and property disputes includes commercial and residential landlord and tenant cases, building and construction disputes, rights of way, boundaries and nuisance.   As well as commercial and consumer contract cases, Jon has successfully represented clients in a wide range of other disputes including seven figure professional negligence cases.  

He is a member of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates, the Law Society Advocacy Section, the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Property Litigation Association.  

Welcoming Jon, Battens chairman David Stephens, said: "Jon’s expertise and ability will strengthen our dispute resolution department as we continue to expand. He recognises the practical and commercial merits of settlement without litigation wherever possible but has the competence to pursue cases through the courts where required in order to obtain the best outcome."  

"We are sure Jon will prove invaluable to our many and varied clients as they seek a knowledgeable and authoritative lawyer to act on their behalf."

Jon joins Battens as the Legal 500 firm continues to expand, following hot on the heels of new solicitors Georgina Bacon, Rosalind Blaza and Anna Austin.