About Us

Our Solicitors

Personal and Efficient Service

Dixon Stewart is committed to offering a personal, efficient and friendly service. Our customers are real people to whom we offer real life advice.

Whether you are an individual or a business we have the commitment and expertise to advise you on your legal affairs.

Dixon Stewart has offices in New Milton in Hampshire and Christchurch in Dorset. We can arrange home visits for clients with transport or mobility difficulties.


Providing a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals for over 40 years
Legal Services
  • Conveyancing
  • Wills, Trust and Probate
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Equity Release

A Brief History

Andrew Dixon and Helen Stewart had worked together for many years at a firm of solicitors located in our current New Milton office, and in 1995 formed their own firm, originally known as Dixon Stewart Webb Solicitors and later as Dixon Stewart Solicitors.

In 2004 Ben Ryan joined the partnership, having previously been employed by the firm as a solicitor.

In April 2016 Dixon Stewart, which had been a traditional partnership until then, became a limited liability partnership – a more modern business structure which reflects the firm’s commitment to providing excellent legal services delivered in an up-to-date manner. It is registered at Companies’ House as Dixon Stewart LLP under company registration number OC404078, but still trades under the name of Dixon Stewart.

Andrew Dixon stepped down as a partner in April 2017, but continues to work with us as a practising consultant. At the same time Jocelyn Jewiss, who had been employed by the firm for several years, joined Helen and Ben as a partner.

Originally our Highcliffe office was situated across the road from its current location, but in 2001 the then Dixon Stewart Webb merged with the Highcliffe branch of Truman-Moore Solicitors and moved into their premises at 372 Lymington Road. John Truman, a well-respected solicitor and once president of the Bournemouth and District Law Society, continued to practice from the office as a consultant until his retirement in 2006.

In 2011 Dixon Stewart merged with the Bransgore branch of Truman-Moore Solicitors. It had been run by Peter Durant, a popular and well-respected solicitor, since the early 1980s. Peter Durant continued practice from the Bransgore office as a consultant until his retirement in 2013.

April 2022 Ben stepped down from the partnership but continues to practise from the New Milton office.

Our Practice Areas


Dixon Stewart offers sympathetic but professional probate advice. We will obtain the grant of probate to administer the estate and ensure the estate is dealt with swiftly and efficiently.


Our conveyancing and property law team aims to progress your transaction as speedily as possible and ensure that you are kept fully informed throughout the whole process.

Equity Release

Equity release is the term given to releasing some of the capital within your home. The equity is the difference between what your home is worth and how much you owe on it by way of mortgage.

Powers of Attorney

Sometimes people wish to plan ahead and set out what they would like to happen should they become unable to make decisions for themselves in the future.