Residential Conveyancing

We are panel solicitors for most building societies and banks, so we are usually able to act for your Mortgage Lender. We have direct access to Stamp Duty Land Tax Office, Land Registry databases, and other data bases enabling us to be at the forefront of residential property conveyancing and executive quick and effective searches to ensure your transactions progress quickly.  

Our Services include:

  • Purchase (Freehold & Leasehold)
  • Sale (Freehold & Leasehold)
  • Assent
  • Enfranchisement
  • Right to Buy & Shared Ownership Purchases
  • Auction Property Conveyancing
  • Lease Extensions
  • Declaration of Trusts
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Matrimonial Transfers
  • Remortgages
  • Deeds of Gift
  • Equity Release
  • Help To Buy /Help To Buy ISA
  • Acting for Builders & Developers

Matrimonial and Family

Divorce is stressful and often very expensive. Practical and solution-based legal advice is key to achieve a fair outcome. We aspire to achieve our clients’ aims and objectives and guide them every step of the way. Our services are: 

  • Divorce
  • Financial Settlements
  • Pre and Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Cohabitation / Civil Partnership
  • Children Matters
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions
  • Adoption

Private Client

 

We are committed to a high-quality service with a caring and sympathetic approach. Clients often contact us at a difficult time in their lives, perhaps following a bereavement or when an elderly relative can no longer cope with decision-making. We offer a practical and tailored service, as well as discretion, confidentiality and a high level of professionalism.

Our Private Client department can advise on: 

  • The preparation of new Wills
  • Obtaining Deputyship Orders
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration.  

We work closely with the Office of the Public Guardian, Probate Registry and HM Revenue and Customs, enabling us to offer the latest advice with confidence.

 

Commercial Real Estate

We act for a wide range of clientele – entrepreneurs starting a new business or selling a business, a well-known franchise expanding business, landlords granting a new lease or renewing an existing lease, established developers acquiring lands for residential and commercial development, and financing acquisition. Our services in brief:

  • Acquisition of commercial property
  • Lease negotiations
  • Grant of a new lease
  • Lease renewals
  • Rent review negotiations
  • Landlord & Tenant matters
  • Commercial finance and refinance
  • Option Agreements
  • Overage Agreements
  • Disposal of freehold commercial property
  • Acquisition of leasehold property

We handle all types of transactions and take a ‘hands-on approach’ to get the deal done and make sure that our clients’ interests are protected at all times. 

Please enquire for a fixed fee quote. 

Civil Litigation & Employment Law

Litigation can be quite stressful and expensive if the right guidance and advice is not provided from the outset. We aspire to find amicable resolution thorough negotiation and we believe court proceedings should be the last resort. When litigation is unavoidable, we are relentless in our pursuit to achieve a fair outcome for our clients keeping costs under check. We also deal with contentious employment matters, specially negotiating settlement agreements and other related issues.

 

Our litigation services are: 

  • Commercial Litigation 
  • Company Insolvency and Personal Bankruptcy 
  • Debt recovery 
  • Employment matters
  • Settlement Agreement
  • Residential and Commercial Possession claims.
  • Residential Landlord and tenant disputes 
  • General Litigation
  • Neighbour Disputes  

Nationality & Corporate Immigration

Our immigration services are:

  • European Citizen Settlement
  • Permanent Residency
  • Naturalisation as British Citizen
  • British Passport
  • Spouse Visa application
  • Sponsorship Licencing 
  • Work Permit under Tier 2

Our Estimated Fees:

Private Client: Our fees to obtain a Grant of Representation and administer a straightforward (uncontested) estate based entirely in England and Wales will vary. We will charge on a time-spent basis on our hourly rate, currently £250 plus Vat. These rates form a basis for our fees. 

Residential Conveyancing: Our fees for a typical house sale or purchase range from around £695 plus VAT for a simple transaction to around £5,000 plus VAT for a substantial historic building on unregistered land. Reasonable disbursements also apply i.e. Land Registry fee, SDLT, Office copies and others. Please enquire for a fixed fee quote.

Civil Litigation, Matrimonial and Family Law: We will charge on a time-spent basis on our hourly rate, currently £275 plus Vat. These rates form a basis for our fees. Please enquire for a fee quote. 

Commercial Real Estate: In general we work on a fixed fee basis depending on the type and size of the transaction. For a new lease of a high street shop, our estimated fee would be £1500 plus VAT and reasonable disbursements. Our standard hourly rate of £250 plus VAT will apply for a more complex and contentious transaction. Please enquire for a fixed fee quote.