Jacobs & Reeves, Dorset's leading firm of solicitors
Jacobs and Reeves are one of Dorset's leading firms of solicitors, with offices in Poole and Wimborne. We work with private and business clients providing dependable and high quality legal advice on all areas of the legal system. This includes personal injury claims, divorce, family disputes, employment law, wills and probate together with professional negligence claims and property issues, including conveyancing or buying a house. We aim to deliver a personal and efficient service tailored to your needs.
Our specialist conveyancing team provide cost-effective home buying and selling advice.
Our property team advises on all manner of landlord and tenant disputes, including eviction, repossession, and disrepair claim. Please see our Landlord and tenant section for more information.
We also have a specialist team dedicated to handling personal injury claims and accident claims.
Based in Poole and Wimborne we service clients throughout Dorset and Bournemouth as well as further afield across the UK.
We are contracted to the Legal Services Commission and provide publicly funded legal assistance in several areas of our work and can also offer No Win, No Fee arrangements.
Our philosophy is to give our clients prompt and reliable advice coupled with a modern and efficient service at all times. We don't use jargon, just plain english to help you get the result you are looking for, where possible.
If you would like to talk to us straight away, please dial our Poole office on 01202 674 425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INCREASE in EMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LIMITS from 6th April 2014
Posted 5th March 2014
The Government has announced new limits on Employment Tribunal compensation from 6th April 2014. The limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will increase from £74,200 to £76,574, or 52 weeks’ pay, whichever is less. The maximum amount for a week’s pay for the purposes of calculating the basic award in unfair dismissal cases and also statutory redundancy payments will increase from £450 to £464.
The new upper limits will apply to dismissals taking place on or after 6th April 2014. The 52 week maximum was introduced in July last year.
SUPERFAST BROADBAND - WHERE DOES RURAL DORSET APPEAR IN THIS LEAGUE TABLE?
Posted 26th February 2014
SAVE LEGAL AID PETITION
Posted 21st January 2014
Making the case against Legal Aid cuts. Please click here to read this article.
We urge all visitors to our website to sign this petition. Please click here to register your vote.
APIL'S BACKOFF CAMPAIGN
Posted 19th October 2013
The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers is campaigning to try to reduce the number of road accidents caused by tailgating. Here's a link to their animated video 'A Lesson in Social Graces'. It may not win an Oscar, but it makes its point well. Rod Dutton, who heads up our litigation department, is a Fellow of APIL and specialises in all types
of personal injury law.
MANY CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR FORMER SENIOR PARTNER, CHRIS REEVES
Chris Reeves, a former Senior Partner and Consultant at Jacobs & Reeves, has been honoured at Buckingham Palace
Posted 10th October 2013
POOLE Town Football Club vice-chairman Chris Reeves has been honoured at Buckingham Palace for his contribution to grassroots football.
The Government's Legal Funding Cuts
Posted 8th October 2013
The Law Society has published a report on the likely implications of the Government’s legal funding cuts on access to justice. Please click here to download this article.
Supreme Court You Tube Channel
Posted 24th September 2013
We have just added a link to the Supreme Court You Tube channel on our website. We think it will be interesting viewing for clients. It includes a guide to what the Supreme Court does and also short summaries of important judgments as and when they are handed down.
A list of Partners is available from the firm's principal office at 153 High Street, Poole, Dorset.
Jacobs & Reeves are proud to be Members of:
• The Law Society
• The Law Society's Personal Injury Children & Family Law Panels
• Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
• Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
• Bournemouth & Poole Duty Solicitor Schemes
This Firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
SRA Number 51817 - Poole
SRA Number 51818 - Wimborne