THREE new partners have joined a Ringwood law firm.

Tim Sharpley, Lauren Day and William Fox Bregman have joined Ellis Jones Solicitors.

Mr Sharpley was a partner before leaving in 2008 for another law firm. He trained at Ellis Jones and qualified as a solicitor in 1993.

His specialist areas of law include commercial land and property and commercial residential redevelopment.

Ms Day joined Ellis Jones in 2007 and is a key member of the firm's dispute resolution team.

She has a particular interest in contentious trust and probate work including Inheritance Act claims, contested wills and probate disputes.

Mr Fox Bregman heads up the firm’s specialist banking department, and is involved in cases involving hedge fund mis-selling.