Amicus Law Solicitors is a friendly Somerset based law firm. We are an experienced, specialist team of tenacious yet friendly private lawyers, passionate about defending our clients’ interests, with offices in Bridgwater, Minehead, Taunton and Yeovil. Everyone in our private client law team offers a truly personal legal service. We get to know you, delve deeply into the circumstances and then create a clear pathway to reach the best possible result. Unlike many lawyers, we really do care. If your situation is an emergency or highly sensitive, you will have one of our mobile numbers and you can contact us 24 hours.
We believe we are Somerset lawyers with a difference. Our goals are to
• Specialise in providing you with cost effective legal solutions
• Provide a more informal, friendly and welcoming environment
• Take time to understand your circumstances as well as your legal needs
• Provide you with solutions on a fixed-fee basis wherever practical
• Be a part of, and contribute to, our local communities in Somerset
• Offer you a broad range and lifetime of joined-up legal services
• Be flexible in the hours we work to fit around your needs
Meet your local family law & divorce experts
Richard is Senior Partner and a specialist family lawyer who also advises on employment and litigation matters. He is accredited Court and Police Station Duty Solicitor.
Richard says, "I've been a lawyer for about 20 years and love the problem-solving side of law, and firmly believe that my colleagues and I at Amicus Law offer excellent service to our clients, and care about outcomes. Amicus Law has done well over the past few years, in spite of the recession, and this success is underpinned by our genuine commitment to better service and better value."
We are currently recruiting and I would love to hear from ambitious and experienced solicitors and legal executives, keen to join a growing and friendly team. Please call me or email me your CV for more details about the specific roles.
Jayne Turner is a Partner and Head of Family Law at Amicus Law Solicitors, Taunton. She qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and is highly experienced, particularly in relation to financial settlements on separation and divorce.
Jayne specialises in more complex cases, frequently representing business people, farmers, professionals and members of the Armed Forces. She is an Advanced Member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Advanced Financial Provision and Pensions on Divorce.
“At Amicus Law, we support and protect our clients’ interests throughout what can be a very stressful process.” says Jayne.
She has a straightforward approach and, as a qualified collaborative lawyer, works hard to reach an amicable settlement while fighting her client’s corner.
When three friends started to discuss the idea of travelling around Europe in a supercar little did they realise they would between them end up driving to Venice and back in a 14 year old Nissan Micra with no air conditioning and 30 degree heat and raising over £3000 for 3 charities.
Chris Winter of Summerfield Developments, Richard Haste of Amicus Law and Michael Finn of Wellington Motors had originally discussed a slightly more exotic trip in the Nissan GTR supercar but then Chris discovered the Crumbleball Rally where entrants have to use a £200 banger to make the trip. Chris explained “Three fully grown adults in a little Nissan Micra travelling over 2,800 miles in 30 degrees was interesting to say the least.
The car went up mountain roads you would not believe and continued along it’s merry way not missing a beat and incredibly not using one drop of oil or water” Part of the original Crumbleball Rally programme was to leave the car in Venice and to arrange scrappage. Earlier on it was decided that Chris would also do a return leg with his wife and two grown up sons who drove it all the way home. An incredible effort and one that resulted in the car being auctioned at the Taunton Round Table Dinner on the 18th November, reaching the figure of £700, with proceeds being shared between The Stroke Association, St.Margarets Hospice and The Hope for Tomorrow charity based at Musgrove Park Hospital.
Chris, Richard and Michael would like to pass on their appreciation for the fantastic support they received from the numerous local businesses who sponsored them. For further information please contact Dawn Findlay at Wellington Motor Group on (01823) 667511.