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, Yeovil and Martock. 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.
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
Partner & Head of Family Law
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.
Dan hails from the Thames Valley – he worked for Boyes Turner in Reading before moving to the SW in 2002 to join Stones Solicitors’ Litigation Team in Exeter, moving up to become Head of the Department there. Dan then moved to a litigation specialist firm in Exeter before joining Amicus in 2013. Dan is a litigation and dispute resolution specialist with over 17 years’ litigation experience, from Court of Appeal through High and County Courts to Small Claims Court and in Mediations. With specialist experience (and age!) comes the understanding that clients do sometimes need a Rottweiler to hammer home a point and other times need a more pragmatic and commercially viable approach – not just a run of the mill legal expert who fails to understand what the client needs to achieve from a dispute he/she invariably could do without whilst costing a small fortune.
Dan has acted in reported cases on Search and Seize injunctions, the proper interpretation of covenants in title deeds and commercial contested lease renewals and he has acted in any number of contract disputes and contested debt claims, he will fight for your cause and he is an adept negotiator and commercially minded business lawyer.
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.