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Solicitors in Pocklington
We continue to be available to assist and advise by pre-arranged appointments whether by telephone, video or, where appropriate, a meeting at our office.
Contact us as normal by phone or email and we will happily arrange a scheduled meeting to discuss your matter. The latest information about how we are currently operating can be found here.
Our Pocklington office is located just off the Market Place. We offer a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses and our clients come to us from across Pocklington and Yorkshire, including nearby Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge.
We take pride in exceeding expectations and delivering perfect customer service for every person who asks us for help. We combine in-depth legal expertise with years of experience and a dedicated attitude to achieving positive results for our clients.
Please note that if you have an issue requiring urgent attention, it is always best to call us to establish whether we can help you within any deadline.
Tel: 01759 302113
Fax: 01759 305037
DX: 68530 Pocklington
Office hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm
Local bus services routed through or terminating in Pocklington usually do so in Station Road, which is a short walk from the Pocklington office.
Short stay (up to 2 hours) is available in the Market Place and long stay parking is available at the car parks at West Green and at the old railway station in Station Road.
The Pocklington office has a step down inside the main entrance and a further step up to the ground floor meeting rooms. There is level access between the reception area and the ground floor toilets. There is also alternative level access, via the rear of the office, to one of the ground floor meeting rooms. If this is required, together with parking in the staff parking area, then please talk to our receptionists at the Pocklington office who will be happy to assist and advise.
Our legal services in Pocklington, Yorkshire
Personal legal advice
Our friendly and approachable solicitors offer clear legal advice which is designed specifically to fulfil your needs. From the moment you instruct us, we’ll do our best to get to know you and your personal goals so we can tailor the perfect solution for you.
Our services cover all aspects of family law, including:
- Divorce and civil partnership dissolution
- Money, property, pensions & businesses upon relationship breakdown
- Arrangements for children
- Farming divorce
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Cohabitation/living together agreements
- Change of name
- Domestic abuse
We provide a fast, reliable property law service to individuals and families across Yorkshire. Our conveyancing solicitors regularly deal with:
- Purchases and sales of property (both freehold and leasehold)
- New build conveyancing (including Government Help to Buy and Shared Ownership schemes)
- Transfer of equity
- Any other residential conveyancing matter
We’ve been recognised for our skills with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation, which is only awarded to law firms leading the way in conveyancing advice and customer service.
Our employment solicitors in Pocklington understand how frustrating and distressing facing problems at work can be. Our goal is to take the weight off your shoulders as much as possible by helping you find a positive resolution within a reasonable timeframe. Our expertise includes:
- Settlement agreements
- Disciplinary & grievance procedures
- Unfair and wrongful dismissal
- Professional misconduct and fitness to practice allegations
Our private client team provide practical advice on Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications. Whether your loved one is struggling to take care of themselves, or you’re planning for the future possibility of being unable to make your own decisions, we want to support you.
We have particular expertise providing guidance for vulnerable people and their loved ones and several of our team are members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Pocklington have a wide range of experience across private client matters, including creating and updating Wills, creating and managing trusts, and dealing with probate and estate administration on behalf of Executors and Administrators.
Our team includes members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).
Our personal injury solicitors in Pocklington have a strong track record of recovering compensation on behalf of clients who have been injured by the negligence of someone else.
Whether you’ve had an accident at work, sustained an injury in a public place, or you’ve been the victim of a road traffic accident, we are on hand to help.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Pocklington regularly win substantial compensation on behalf of clients who have sustained injuries as a result of poor medical treatment.
From delayed diagnosis to surgical errors, we have a wide range of experience and have been accredited by the Law Society in Clinical Negligence for our skills.
Everyone becomes involved in a disagreement at some point during their life. However, unfortunately, the situation sometimes spirals beyond the parties’ control, compelling those involved to seek independent legal advice on how to resolve the matter.
We firmly believe that the vast majority of disputes can be resolved through negotiation and cooperation. Our dispute resolution solicitors in Pocklington will take all possible steps to help you settle the matter efficiently and cost-effectively, avoiding the stress of court wherever possible.
Our expertise includes:
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Property disputes
- Contested Wills and inheritance disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation
Business legal advice
Our commercial law solicitors in Pocklington provide insightful advice which is individually tailored to suit your commercial strategy and achieve your goals.
Embarking on a new business venture is one of the most exciting and daunting things you will ever do. Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or you’re starting or acquiring a business for the first time, we can expertly advise and support you throughout the process.
Our company, partnership, and regulatory expertise includes:
- Corporate structures and governance
- Regulatory and statutory compliance
- Data protection compliance
- Brands, trademarks, and other intellectual property related issues
Complying with your responsibilities as an employer is one of the most important yet challenging tasks facing your business. We can provide advice on all employment related matters, including:
- Reorganisation and redundancy
- Employment contract review and dispute resolution
- Unfair or wrongful dismissal claims
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Settlement agreements
- Employment tribunals
- Acas (Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
- Unfair competition matters
We help clients resolve disputes efficiently and cost-effectively, taking pro-active steps to protect the reputation of the business. In the majority of cases, we’re able to help our clients avoid lengthy and expensive court proceedings, instead utilising Alternative Dispute Resolution methods such as mediation.
Our commercial property solicitors in Pocklington advise clients from a range of backgrounds, including investors, house builders, landlords, tenants/occupiers, and property developers.
Our expertise includes:
- Covenants and title matters
- Planning issues and disputes
- Stamp Duty Land Tax and corporate tax implications
- Leasehold transactions, assignments and terminations
- Rent reviews, service charges, and repairing obligations
The law on commercial leases is complex, requiring the advice of a specialist solicitor. We can provide expert advice on a range of matters, including security of tenure, rent review, and repairing any insurance obligations.
Our commercial property & land disputes advice is straightforward and carefully tailored to suit your individual circumstances and business goals. Our expertise includes:
- Opposed lease renewals
- Leasehold covenants
- Pursuing rent arrears
- Forfeiture and tenant insolvency
- Boundary disputes
- Adverse possession
- Development agreement disputes
- Rights of way and easements
We can help you protect your business interests and promote your commercial strategy, including providing advice and drafting services in respect of:
- Commercial contracts
- Terms and conditions
- Shareholder and partnership agreements
- Distribution, franchise and agency agreements
- Loan agreements and personal guarantees
Farming legal services
Our solicitors in Pocklington have a long history of providing legal advice and representation to agricultural businesses.
We provide advice on the acquisition and disposal of agricultural land and development and redevelopment of agricultural buildings, including associated matters such as access and drainage.
Agricultural business disputes can be challenging, however, with the help of our expert solicitors you have the strongest possible chance of resolving the issue amicably out of court. Our expertise includes:
- Adverse possession
- Access and rights of way
- Boundary, neighbour, and ownership disputes
- Water, drainage, and other easements
- Farm business tenancies
- Trespass and nuisance
- Crop agreements
- Distribution/supplier agreements
We have substantial experience advising agricultural clients in relation to lease matters, including farm business tenancies, access, and planning issues.
We can help you ensure a smooth transition between ownership and control of your agricultural business by reviewing and advising in relation to your personal, family, or corporate legal arrangements.
Keep your family farming business thriving by consulting our specialist Wills, trusts & probate solicitors. Put in place clear plans to pass on the business as safely and tax-efficiently as possible. We’ll help you utilise Wills, trusts, and any other relevant arrangements to ensure future of the business is secured.
We also provide advice to Executors and Administrators dealing with estates containing agricultural property.
Disputes over Wills and inheritance where farms and agricultural businesses are involved can be particularly complex and frustrating. We understand how high the stakes can get in these cases. Our specialist agricultural law solicitors’ expertise includes:
- Disputing Wills, including claims of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, and fraud
- Advice on intestacy – what happens when the deceased leaves no Will
- Inheritance Act claims
- Claims and disputes involving trusts
- Advice on farming partnerships after death
Our farming solicitors in Pocklington can provide commercially realistic advice across all areas of agricultural company law and partnership law, including:
- Advice on partnerships and limited companies
- Changing existing company structures
- Advice on directors’, partners’, and trustees’ responsibilities
- Advice on agreements, contracts, and intellectual property rights
Where agricultural businesses are often family-run, disputes not only affect the running of the farm but can also cause disruption within close, personal relationships. We have particular expertise helping clients resolve partnership disputes amicably, diffusing conflict wherever possible.
Our Pocklington team includes specialist equine law solicitors with particular expertise advising owners, trainers, breeders, jockeys, and other equine-related businesses (such as vets and riding clubs) in relation to matters such as:
- The purchase and sale of horses
- Dealing with the British Horse Racing Authority
- Owners’ and Trainers’ Agreements
- Employment issues
- Dealings with the Professional Jockeys Association
Our solicitors are members of the Equine & Animal Lawyers Association.
Speak to our solicitors in Pocklington, Yorkshire
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