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Football Team Sponsorship

Football Team Sponsorship

Newnham & Jordan Solicitors are proud to sponsor the Corfe Mullen United under 14s team.

Last weekend saw them play Branksome United at Haskell’s Recreation Ground inPoole. The team played a fantastic game, and the manager commented at the end that he was delighted with their performance.  This writer is pretty pleased as well, especially as standing freezing on the sidelines, we saw Corfe score 9 goals.

Newnham and Jordan Lawyers sponsor youth football
Newnham and Jordan Lawyers sponsor youth football

Go Corfe!

The boys are having a great season and are currently second in their division of the Bournemouth youth league. Next Sunday they have a home match in the Dorset Cup against Weymouth FC – I just hope that I won’t be standing in snow…

You can find full details of the their results so far this season at the club’s website here.

Newnham & Jordan Solicitors is a local firm based in and around Wimborne and Poole. We think it is important to support the local community, both by helping our local sporting heroes, and by providing high quality Family legal services at the best prices we can manage.

Remember we will come to you at home or work at a time convenient to us both – and that includes meeting for coffee if you like.

Newnham & Jordan Solicitors in Wimborne, serve the Bournemouth, Poole West Hampshire and South Dorset area with the benefit of flexible appointments in our office, your home or other convenient location to suit you. For a comprehensive range of legal services, including driving offences call: 0845 680 7871 or fill in the online enquiry form.

Changes in Child Maintenace

Proposed New Child Maintenance System

The Child Support Agency (CSA) is being wound up and replaced by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).

The current proposals are:

  • To impose an application fee to the CMS of about £20.
  • An ongoing deduction which may be around 7%. This will be paid by the parent with day to day care of the children.

The application fee will be waived if the applying parent has suffered domestic abuse and reported it to the police or a relevant agency. It appears that the ongoing deduction will be paid by all parents receiving child  maintenance.

Rolling out at the end of 2012 and during 2013.

The Department of Work and Pensions intends to roll out the process of opening child maintenance cases under theCMSscheme later this year for applications made by a parent with 4 children who have the same father. Most other families will come under the new scheme in 2013.

Government policy  favours encouraging direct payment by one parent to another. At present theCSAcan provide an assessment, but parents can agree for payments to be made directly without the involvement of the CSA in collection. Under the new scheme it is being proposed that if a parent fails to make a direct payment, they will have to pay a collection  surcharge of perhaps around 20% of the child maintenance payment.

Newnham and Jordan Solicitors based in Wimborne can provide advice on family law related matters. We offer a free initial meeting at a place and time convenient to you. We also offer competitive fixed fees for Divorce and Dissolution of Civil Partnership and Financial Orders. Or call us on 0845 680 7871 (local rate)


This article is intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

Changes in Child Maintenace


  • Do you drive a van in the course of your employment ?
  • Do you know its maximum laden weight?
  • Do you know the maximum speed limits applicable to your vehicle?


Make sure you know the speed limits that apply to your vehicle at all times.

For goods vehicles not exceeding 7. 5 tonnes maximum laden weight, the maximum speed on a dual carriageway is in fact 60mph – 70 mph on a motorway (reduced to 60 if articulated or towing a trailer).

For a goods vehicle or van exceeding 7. 5 tonnes maximum laden weight, the maximum speed on a dual carriageway is 50mph and 60 on a motorway.

On single carriageways under 7.5 tonnes has a maximum speed limit of 50, and a vehicle exceeding 7.5 tonnes a maximum speed limit of 40mph.

In built up areas the maximum speed limit for all vehicles is 30mph.

Many van drivers assume that the maximum speed on a dual carriageway is 70mph, regardless of the size or weight of the vehicle, but this is not the case.

For advice about this and all other traffic offences, contact Newnham & Jordan at office@newnham-jordan.co.uk  or on 0845 680 7871

Fixed Price Divorces – Too Good To Be True?

Newnham & Jordan, Solicitors launch a high quality fixed price family law scheme.
Too Good to Be True?

£500 plus  VAT plus  £410 court fees. That’s a total of £1010.00

We offer a fixed fee  if you divorce your husband or wife – which includes not only our fixed fee, but also VAT and the Court fees to issue the petition and apply for decree absolute. And just £300 plus VAT if you are the party being divorced.

That includes up to 1.5 hours free face to face meeting at a time and place of your choosing including weekend and evenings.

For the children, or property and financial or other matters, we will supply you in almost every case, with a fixed quote for each aspect of the work that you will need us to carry out. So you will know from the outset how much it is going to cost you.

So what about those £99 divorces?

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Fixed Price Divorces  – Too Good To Be True?

6 out 10 don’t have a will

Solicitors Wimborne Making a will Newnham & JordanPeople in Britain are failing to prepare properly for the prospect of death with many failing to secure the fate of their families and their finances.  According to new research  a shocking 61% of the nation do not have a will. The survey, carried out by Foresters Friendly Society and survey firm ICM Direct, have also found that 24% have never even thought about making a will and 21% think they are too poor to have one. Out of those with a Will, one in eight haven’t reviewed it for over 10 years, and 1 in 10 have’nt told anyone where to find it after their death! Also 46% of parents with children under the age of five who do have a Will haven’t reviewed it in those five years. More worrying, two thirds of parents with children under the age of five don’t have a Will at all, and half of those aged between 55 and 64 also have not taken this essential step.

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Are you open to a financial claim from your ex-spouse or civil partner?

Do you worry that,  although you have divided your assets between yourself and your (former) spouse or partner, you have not got a final order dismissing claims by your former spouse or partner in the future? We  can offer a fixed-fee package for an agreed financial order in divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership for less than £300.  Why not read more and contact us to discuss your requirements? We are happy to meet you informally for coffee and a chat.

Newnham & Jordan Solicitors provide legal assistance with all Matrimonial &  Family matters. We cover Dorset Hampshire and Wiltshire, from Weymouth to Salisbury & Southampton and all the towns and villages in between. We can provide home vists and appointments, or any other suitable location, at your convenience.