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Our Solicitors in Thirsk, North Yorkshire
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 Thirsk office is located in Finkle Street and offers a wide range of legal services for you and your business whether you are based in Thirsk or anywhere in North Yorkshire and the surrounding area, with many of our clients being based in Northallerton.
Our solicitors in Thirsk offer experienced expertise in various areas of personal and business law, as well as particular knowledge of agricultural law and equine law.
We take pride in delivering an exceptional personal service, having built strong relationships throughout the local community over many years thanks to our focus on always going the extra mile for our clients.
The general email address for all our offices, including Thirsk, is firstname.lastname@example.org. You can contact individual members of staff by email within the ‘Our people’ section. 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.
17 Finkle Street
Tel: 01845 522278
Fax: 01845 522799
DX: 61620 Thirsk
Office hours: Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.00pm
Directions from Northallerton to our Thirsk office
There are regular trains from Northallerton to Thirsk, with the journey taking under 10 minutes.
Local bus services routed through or terminating in Thirsk do so in the Market Place. The services 70, 148, 151 and 153 operate between Thirsk railway station and the Market Place.
Our office is a 15-minute drive from Northallerton along the Thirsk Road (A168).
Short stay parking (up to 2 hours) is available in the Market Place and long stay parking is available in the ‘Nursery Car Park’, accessed from Finkle Street (westbound only as it is one way) and Garden Place.
The office does not have a level entrance or toilet access. However, if you let us know, we can make suitable arrangements.
Our legal services in Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Personal legal advice
Our solicitors in Thirsk offer friendly, clear and practical advice and guidance for all of your personal legal issues.
Our family lawyers in Thirsk can help you with all aspects of divorce and separation, as well as issues such as pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitation, parental rights and domestic abuse.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Thirsk offer proactive, reliable and supportive guidance through buying and selling property, as well remortgaging, transfer of equity and all other residential property transactions.
We are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).
We provide specialist employment law advice to employees dealing with issues including unfair dismissal, constructive dismissal, redundancy and discrimination claims.
We have strong expertise in supporting vulnerable people and their loved ones, including with Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection deputyship, Statutory Wills and personal injury trusts.
Our team includes members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Thirsk can advise you on creating or updating your Will, setting up and managing trusts and dealing with every aspect of probate.
Our team includes members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Our personal injury lawyers in Thirsk are able to recover substantial compensation for a wide range of serious injuries and accidents, including brain injuries, spinal injuries and fatal accidents.
Our medical negligence lawyers in Thirsk deal with all types of medical negligence claims (also referred to as ‘clinical negligence’), offering a compassionate and highly effective service.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence.
Our dispute resolution solicitors in Thirsk can assist with resolving a wide range of personal legal conflicts, including inheritance disputes, professional negligence claims and property disputes.
Our team include members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).
Business legal advice
Our commercial solicitors in Thirsk can provide clear, pragmatic legal advice and representation for your business to help you achieve your goals.
Whether you are starting, acquiring or selling a business, our commercial lawyers in Thirsk can guide you through all of the legal aspects involved.
We can advise on a wide range of corporate and regulatory issues, including business structures and corporate governance, regulatory and statutory compliance, data protection compliance and directors, partners or trustee responsibilities.
Our employment lawyers in Thirsk can offer prompt, practical and reliable advice for all of your business’s employment law needs, including creating contracts of employment, dealing with HR issues and resolving employment disputes.
Our commercial litigation solicitors in Thirsk have strong expertise in issues including supply and trading disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, and professional negligence claims.
Our business dispute resolution team have been favourably mentioned in leading client guides the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, with Harrowells Partner Richard Hugill being recognised as one of the top ranked litigation specialists in the UK.
Our commercial property lawyers in Thirsk regularly advise a wide range of businesses on issues including purchasing commercial premises, covenants and titles, planning issues, commercial property finance and tax issues.
Our commercial lease solicitors in Thirsk assist landlords and tenants with issues including security of tenure, rent reviews, break clauses, repair and insurance obligations, and commercial lease disputes.
Our specialist commercial property and land disputes team have a strong track record of successfully resolving disputes including over lease renewals, dilapidation liability, leasehold covenants, rent arrears and tenant insolvency.
Our team can help you create or review your commercial agreements, ensuring your relationships with your customers, suppliers, financial institutions and other organisations work for your business.
Farming & horse racing legal advice
Our solicitors in Thirsk have a long track history of providing expert legal advice and support to all types of agricultural businesses and people working in the horse racing industry.
We advise agricultural businesses on issues including sale and purchase of land and buildings, redevelopment of agricultural buildings and development projects, as well as issues such as access, drainage and services.
Our dispute resolution solicitors in Thirsk can help you find effective solutions to issues including adverse possession, rights of way, boundary disputes and Farm Business Tenancy disputes.
We offer the specialist legal expertise needed to create and manage effective lease agreements and Farm Business Tenancies for a wide range of agricultural businesses.
Our succession planning advisers in Thirsk can help you decide the best way to secure the future of your business, then help put in place the necessary legal arrangements to ensure a smooth transition.
We understand the particular issues that can arise in relation to agricultural inheritance, so can guide you through all of the areas you need to consider, including tax planning, creating or updating your Will, setting up and managing trusts, and handling probate.
Where a dispute has arisen or may arise over a farming inheritance, our dispute resolution solicitors can advise you on the legalities of your position and help you to secure a favourable outcome for you and your loved ones.
Our team can assist with structuring agricultural businesses, as well as issues such as regulatory and statutory compliance, contracts and agreements, and directors’, partners’ and trustees’ responsibilities.
We have particular expertise in handling partnership disputes within the farming industry, including where this involves family members, questions over business ownership, succession planning and related issues.
Our specialist equine law solicitors in Thirsk regularly advise owners, trainers, breeders, jockeys and various equine-related businesses on issues including purchase and sale of horses, stabling, dealing with the British Horse Racing Authority, licensing and more.
Speak to our solicitors in Thirsk, North Yorkshire
For friendly, expert legal advice in plain English for you or your business in Thirsk, Northallerton or the surrounding area, please get in touch with our team now using the links below.