About HK Law

One of the South’s leading law firms delivering unbeatable client service and unparalleled expert advice, that you’ll actually understand and value.

We're there when it matters

At HK Law, we like to keep it simple and personal. As a firm it’s an approach that has served us and our clients well for over 300 years.

The qualified and experienced team here at HK Law take the time to not only review your legal issue, but also get to know you. A complete understanding of your circumstances and objectives is always our starting point.

Values & Ethos

All of our values are a direct reflection of our culture and the work that we do

We make the
complicated simple

Law can seem overwhelming and complex which is why we always aim to turn complicated content into advice clients will understand and value.

We get it right

People put their trust in us as professionals, and we respond by going above and beyond to apply our leading expertise to be proactive and solutions focused.

Our clients like
what we do

By working together to put our clients at the heart of everything we do, we build valuable relationships and an enviable reputation.

And we won’t
stop doing it

By staying up to date with legal developments, embracing innovation, supporting each other and investing in ourselves we can continue to be industry and regional trailblazers.

We’re there
when it matters

By always being approachable and accessible we can deliver calm and clear advice for people when they need it most.

We take things
personally

Our emphasis is on genuine human connection and total client commitment. We are honest, transparent and continuously challenging ourselves to do better.

The History of HK

We’ve certainly been on a journey of growth over the years.

Our heritage traces back over 300 years!

1930’s

Where we started

Harry Kirk, Christopher Humphries, and John Miller formed a firm of Solicitors in Wareham Dorset, starting with just 1 office and 10 members of staff.

1930’s

1950’s

Take over of Slade & West

Humphries Kirk and Miller moved into Swanage with the take over of Slade & West, solicitors, taking the business up to 2 offices and 25 people.

1950’s

1970’s

New offices in Wool and Upton

An office was opened in Wool followed by another in Upton.

1970’s

1980’s

Acquired Porter, Magnall & Coggins

Humphries Kirk and Miller, now renamed Humphries Kirk, continued to grow, acquiring Porter, Mangnall & Coggins, solicitors, of 40 High West Street in Dorchester – a building it continues to occupy to this day!

The company also opens a London office.

1980’s

1990’s

Expanding into Dorchester and Bournemouth

The Dorchester office further expanded with the acquisition of the firms of D.W. Edwards, Richard Dukes and Co and Williamson and Co.

Humphries Kirk moved into the Bournemouth area, taking over the firm of Oscar H Whittingham in Southbourne.

1990’s

2000’s

Moved into Poole & Parkstone

Parkstone was the next location to see the arrival of Humphries Kirk as the firm merged with Trevanions, solicitors, in 2007.

Partners and staff members from these mergers are still with us today.

Looking to increase on the commercial offering of the firm, offices were opened on the Ling Road Industrial Estate in Poole.

2000’s

2010’s

Merged with Poole & Co based in Crewkerne

In 2012, Humphries Kirk merged with Poole & Co, incorporating Baker and Duke, based in Crewkerne, Somerset.  According to Law Society records, Poole & Co’s long-standing pedigree was unrivalled and could trace its roots back over 300 years.

This move gave Humphries Kirk the largest regional spread of any law firm in Dorset and Somerset.

2012 also saw the merger of Humphries Kirk with another long-standing Purbeck firm, Neville Jones and Co Solicitors.

In 2015 Humphries Kirk opened an office in Grays Inn, Holborn, London which was fully staffed and served the London community.  This was in addition to the office located in Temple Chambers.

2010’s

2020’s

Further expansion

2020 saw the acquisition of Catchpole Law in Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire. This is the firm’s first office in the Wiltshire area. The firm has subsequently relocated the office to a more central location in Blandford to better serve the local community.

In the same year, a further merger with Williamsons Solicitors in Crewkerne increased the firm’s presence in Somerset.

The firm now has circa 180 people in 8 locations across Dorset and Somerset and is one of the South Coast’s leading legal services firms.

2020’s

2023

Rebranded to HK Law

2023 Humphries Kirk launches its fresh, new HK Law brand

2023

Our awards and accreditations

At HK Law, we are dedicated to providing our clients with high quality legal service, which is why we put importance and value on our accrediations and memberships. Giving you peace of mind you’re in safe hands.

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Our awards and accreditations

At HK Law, we are dedicated to providing our clients with high quality legal service, which is why we put importance and value on our accrediations and memberships. Giving you peace of mind you’re in safe hands.

Contact your local office

  • Blandford
    Visit: The Stables, Barley Place, Blandford, DT11 9GB
    Call: 01258 442444
    Email: blandford@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Bournemouth
    Visit: 1 Southbourne Grove Bournemouth BH6 3RD
    Call: 01202 421111
    Email: bournemouth@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Crewkerne
    Visit: Poole House 17 Market Street Crewkerne Somerset TA18 7JU
    Call: 01460 279100
    Email: crewkerne@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Dorchester
    Visit: 40 High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UR
    Call: 01305 251007
    Email: dorchester@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Parkstone
    Visit: Trevanion House 15 Church Road Parkstone Poole BH14 8UF
    Call: 01202 715815
    Email: parkstone@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Poole
    Visit: 3 Acorn Business Park Ling Road Poole BH12 4NZ
    Call: 01202 725400
    Email: poole@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Swanage
    Visit: 4 Rempstone Road Swanage BH19 1DP
    Call: 01929 423301
    Email: swanage@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Wareham
    Visit: Glebe House North Street Wareham BH20 4AN
    Call: 01929 552141
    Email: wareham@hklaw.uk
    Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

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