What We Are Expert At
A family breakdown can be a difficult and distressing time. Our Practice is able to offer extensive family law services covering all aspects of Family Law, including divorce, finances, children matters, adoption and care proceedings. The family department has specialist family solicitors who are members of the Law Society panels for Children Law, Advanced Family Law and for Family Mediation. With specialist advice and support we will do all we can to help at these difficult times. We believe in a sympathetic yet direct approach when resolving family disputes and are at hand to deal with contact and residence issues and matters that involve court attendances. The Practice also specialises in disputes with the local authority.
While most people would wish to avoid conflict and Court action, it is occasionally the case that such conflicts cannot be avoided and disputes arise. We confirm that we assist both individuals and businesses in relation to all manner of dispute and act for both Claimants and Defendants. Whether the dispute involves a claim for money, a dispute over a Will, Trusts of Land or property affairs, we are able to assist.
We confirm that we will be able to assist in relation to both Court matters and Arbitration matters in order to obtain a swift and efficient conclusion whether by negotiation, mediation or by attendance at the Court or Arbitration.
The death of a family member can be very distressing. As well as coping with your loss, legal formalities such as the obtaining of Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration may also be required. Our Practice has extensive experience in dealing with all manner of estates including complex Wills, Inheritance Tax, missing beneficiaries and disputes. Our Practice is able to deal with the estate in a sensitive manner, providing a personal service to administer the estate
No-one can be certain what the future holds and as such creating a Will can be vitally important to ensure that your affairs are in order. Wills not only allow you to protect assets to make your estate tax efficient but also ensure that the people that you want to benefit after your days receive those assets as opposed to the Rules of Intestacy deciding on your behalf. You can also, if you so wish, appoint Guardians for your children if you were to pass away before they reach the age of 18. Our Practice has extensive experience in the drafting of Wills to ensure that your wishes are fulfilled. The making of a Will is particularly important if you have children or are in a relationship but are not married or in a civil partnership. No matter how simple or complex your affairs we can prepare a Will which will suit your needs.
Whether you are first time buyers or property investors you need to know that the professional you put your trust in with regards to buying or selling a property are experienced and efficient. If you contact us for a conveyancing quote you will find us conducive even though the conveyancing at the firm is undertaken by qualified solicitors. We regularly deal with a full range of conveyancing – from purchasing from the local authority in the right to buy scheme to buying and selling agricultural holdings and from drafting business leases to dealing in development land. In fact if you have any queries relating to the buying, selling, renting or leasing of land then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Landlord & Tenant
While renting a property is often beneficial and financially rewarding, it is unfortunately fraught with difficulties. These difficulties can include the non-payment of rent by tenants, damage to property by tenants and tenants failing to leave at the expiry of the tenancy. We confirm that we are able to assist in relation to the resolution of such disputes including if necessary, the obtaining of a Possession Order against the tenant via the County Court..
If you or somebody close to you should find themselves detained at the police station then one of our experienced criminal litigators will be available to attend no matter what time of day. As police station and court duty solicitors and as a firm with a long and proud heritage of acting in such matters we are able to assist you at the police station, Magistrates Court, Crown Court and even beyond up to the Supreme Court. The police are under a duty to ask you in the police station whether you wish to instruct a solicitor. Whatever the circumstances you should say yes and that you want us to act. Our details are on the national database and we will be contacted by the duty solicitor call centre.
A relationship breakdown can be a very emotional time. Mediation is a process to help couples who have decided to separate or divorce to talk things through. Mediators are trained to help you reach agreement about how to make the best arrangements for the future. This may be about the way the children are cared for, or how finances will be organised. Our Practice offers Family Matters Mediation Services in relation to financial, and children matters. Being a member of Resolution, a code of practice is followed to ensure that mediation is helpful in resolving issues arising from a breakup effectively, economically, quickly, conveniently and amicably.