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Sarah Grant

Having grown up in Dorchester, my legal career began at Dorset County Council in 1998. After spending some time travelling in India I moved to London to study for my law degree at Queen Mary, University of London. On graduating I spent a year working as a paralegal before moving back to Dorchester and taking a position at Battens.

Whilst at Battens I completed my qualification as a solicitor, travelling at weekends to the College of Law Guildford where I obtained my Legal Practice Diploma. I went back to London in 2007 and worked firstly for a national law firm and then a regional practice. I returned to Dorchester in 2009 to have a family and I continue to live there with my husband and two young children.

 As a solicitor, my job is to guide you through what can be a daunting or difficult process and make it simple. It may be that you have never made a will before and are not sure where to start. You may have made a will a long time ago but your circumstances have changed since and you have not got round to updating your will. Perhaps you have lost a loved one and have the responsibility of sorting out the paperwork.

You or someone close to you may need help in dealing with day to day activities and you need to appoint someone to deal with matters on your behalf. Whatever the circumstances, I am here to provide simple, cost effective solutions and a friendly ear to help you share the burden.

I am experienced in the full range of private client services and can provide assistance to individuals and businesses alike. I offer competitive prices and a friendly, relaxed approach. I will come and see you at home or in your workplace and at flexible times.

Tara Knight

Having lived in Somerset throughout my childhood, I moved to the Dorset area some 10 years ago and fell in love with the area.

After 17 years practising as a lawyer (initially as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives), 8 years as a collaborative lawyer and 7 years as a mediator I have a wealth of experience.

I started out in my career, working as a trainee Legal Executive, for Stone King Solicitors in Bath before moving to a high street practice in South East London/Kent, running their domestic violence unit with strong links to local refuges, women’s aid and police.

I returned to the Somerset area when I was pregnant with my daughter some nineteen years ago and worked as a Legal Executive for Clarke Willmott in Yeovil only moving to Battens when Clarke Willmott relocated to Taunton.  I stayed with Battens for six years whilst studying as a mature student at UWE in Bristol, taking the part-time Legal Practice Course to become a Solicitor.

I moved career to the Dorset area some ten years ago then working for Rutters in North Dorset for some six years before moving to assist solicitors more local to my home, finally working as a Consultant Solicitor for Sarah Grant Solicitors in 2016, being local to me.

I have been awarded the government’s Help and Support for Separated Families mark after evidencing proven standards. To me, I find it a privilege to help people at a difficult time in their lives.   I aim to listen to you and to keep things simple and jargon free.  I pride myself on my approachability.

Tara is currently off on long-term sick leave.

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Harriet Harris

Originally from London, I began my legal career as a trainee solicitor with Trethowans in Salisbury. On qualification in 1997 I moved to Oxford where I spent 10 years with Morgan Cole (now Blake Morgan), specialising in both family and mental health law. I left Morgan Cole to have my family. I enjoyed returning to family law at Hedges Law in Oxford before relocating to Dorset in 2013 with my family. Since then I have practiced family law at a niche practice in Poole before deciding to start working as a Consultant Solicitor at Sarah Grant Solicitors in Dorchester.

I am passionate about being there for my clients to give them support and advice as they navigate through the inevitable challenges of family breakdown. I have experience in all aspects of family law:- divorce, separation, children matters (although I do not undertake public law work), financial matters, injunctions,

I also qualified as a mediator in 2014, which has brought an added dimension to the way in which I try to work with both my clients and their ex partners in order to try to bring about effective results.

I am a committed member of Resolution: First for Family Law (www.resolution.org.uk) , having sat on the committee in Oxfordshire for many years. I am also an active member of local mediation group www.phoenix-mediation.co.uk and practice mediation at www.gatewayfamilymediation.co.uk


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