Blanchards Bailey scoops double award

A Dorset law firm with has claimed a double victory and a special commendation in prestigious 2018 Dorset Legal Awards.

Blanchards Bailey LLP scooped the coveted Dispute Resolution Team and Private Client Team titles. The expanding firm, with offices in Dorchester as well as Weymouth, Shaftesbury and Blandford, also received a special commendation for Company Commercial Team of the Year.

From left: Principal Paul Dunlop, Principal Sarah Heath, Senior Associate Tilly Clarke and Principal Jerome Dodge

“These awards are recognition of the tremendous commitment of our talented team,” said Blanchards Bailey principal and chief executive Alan Horne. “There was fierce competition from the many excellent law firms in Dorset so we are thrilled to have won in two categories and receive a special commendation.“We remain client focused and dedicated to providing the best possible legal advice and greatest customer service for clients and business leaders in Dorset and beyond.”

Blanchards Bailey was nominated as a finalist in a record seven categories in the awards at the Bournemouth International Centre – more than any other law firm. There were more than 200 nominations from 25 firms, with an independent judging panel choosing a shortlist of 42 finalists across 14 categories.

Blanchards Bailey is a Legal 500 firm – one of the top firms in the UK for the third year running with eight individuals singled out for their work. The 70-strong firm has supplied guidance and advice since 1924.

The Dorset Legal Awards bring together the legal community to celebrate the success of the county’s 200 regulated practices. For more details on Blanchards Bailey visit: