DORSET firm Coles Millers Solicitors LLP has appointed two new partners and three new associates.

New partners Stuart Bradford and Anthony Weber were previously associates at the company and are based in the wills, tax and trusts department.

Mr Bradford has been at Coles Miller since 2011, becoming an associate in 2013.

He runs the probate team at Coles Miller’s Poole office. Mr Weber joined in 2009 and runs the probate team at Broadstone.

Their appointments bring the number of partners at Coles Miller to 15, making it one of the largest law firms in the area.

The three new associates are Lindsay Halliwell, solicitor and mediator in the family law department, based at Bournemouth and Charminster; Kerry Houston-Kypta, a specialist commercial property solicitor in the Poole-based commercial department; and Alison Lloyd, a chartered legal executive in the probate team at Bournemouth.