Commercial Litigation

November 27, 2018

Business disputes can take up a great deal of time and resources, and can often be emotionally and psychologically draining too. We will advise you on the possible or likely outcome of your case, how long it may take to achieve resolution and how much it is likely to cost.

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Residential Property

September 9, 2016

Buying or selling a house doesn’t have to be difficult. We will ensure that the conveyancing process is smooth, secure and satisfactory.

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Family, Matrimonial and Children

September 9, 2016

We recognise that the end of a relationship – whether it’s a marriage, civil partnership or co-habitation – especially when children are involved, is deeply traumatic and stressful for all concerned.

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Legal Aid & Family

September 9, 2016

Humfrys & Symonds are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to provide advice on family matters under the Legal Aid scheme. If you are a victim of domestic abuse and are divorcing or separating from an abusive partner, you may be able to get Legal Aid.

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Wills & Probate

September 9, 2016

Few of us want to think about a time when we won’t be around, but making a will is the best way of ensuring that our wishes, thoughts and feelings still matter when we’re gone. Whatever the size of your estate, we will make sure that your wishes are fully understood and recorded, and that the assets you’ve spent a lifetime working for are passed on to those you care most about. For larger estates or more complex wills, our expertise will help you mitigate any Inheritance or Capital Gains Tax.  We can advise on whether it would be useful, for practical reasons or from a tax planning point of view, to create a Trust for the benefit of your beneficiaries. If you’re planning ahead, we can also provide advice on the appointment of an attorney, usually a close relative, friend or legal adviser, to manage your affairs and make decisions regarding your welfare if a time comes when you’re no longer willing or able to shoulder that responsibility yourself. Call our Wills and Probate team on 01432 276276 and let us help you plan ahead to give you the reassurance that comes from knowing that your and your family’s interests are properly safeguarded.

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Litigation

September 9, 2016

In life, things don’t always go to plan. If you find yourself involved in a dispute it can feel extremely stressful, complex and time consuming, and you may be wondering where to seek advice and representation. We have years of experience in helping clients over a wide range of disputes, so you can rely on us to offer you assistance when you need it the most and we assure you that your case will receive the care and attention it deserves. Often legal costs are a concern when seeking advice from a law firm. We are proud to offer an initial free half hour legal advice session (terms and conditions apply) and we have a range of fee structures that we are happy to discuss with you including “no win-no fee” conditional fee arrangements, fixed fee structures and hourly rate charges. We pride ourselves on offering practical advice and achieving the best result for our clients in the shortest possible time. Most disputes can be resolved without the case proceeding to Court. Where appropriate, we can advise on and facilitate mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution to negotiate settlement. But in circumstances where litigation is unavoidable, rest assured that our skilled litigation solicitors have the expertise and skill, knowledge and determination to bring the matter to conclusion. We regularly accept instructions in respect of contractual disputes, contested estates, property damage, boundary and neighbour disputes, cohabitation issues, debt recovery, personal injury and clinical negligence. If you have a question about a dispute and need legal advice, please contact Matthew Cotton in our Litigation Department who will be happy to help. Litigation Specialists   Huw Jones Matthew Cotton

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Personal Injury

September 9, 2016

Accidents can and do happen, and sometimes accidents or issues caused by the provision of healthcare can have significant and lasting consequences. When you have suffered a personal injury, issues with health providers, or even loss of a loved one, you may need someone to act on your behalf. Our litigation team is highly experienced at handling personal injury and clinical negligence claims. Their experience and skill will ensure you have the best possible chance of maximising any compensation you may be entitled to, and as part of your claim you will be directed to medical experts and rehabilitation providers to help you continue with your life after the accident. We are proud to offer an initial free half hour legal advice session (terms and conditions apply) and we often consider personal injury and clinical negligence claims on a conditional fee arrangement basis, commonly referred to as “no win, no fee” funding. If you have been involved in an accident, or if you have suffered issues to your health resulting from the provision of healthcare, do not hesitate to contact Matthew Cotton in our litigation team who will be pleased to discuss your enquiry further.

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Agricultural Property

September 9, 2016

Agriculture is key to the local economy and we have advised many generations of our clients on matters relating to agricultural law and business. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a farm or farm land, to diversify your activities, to develop land or buildings, or need advice on tax, wills or succession planning, our experienced solicitors will advise and act for you to achieve the best possible commercial and personal outcome.   Several of our solicitors have farming backgrounds, while others live in rural areas, so we are very aware of current issues and concerns affecting rural land, agricultural businesses and the countryside generally. We offer specialist advice, expert local knowledge of places, people and issues, and a genuine interest in the commercial success and welfare of the farming community and the countryside we share. Call us on 01432 276276 and ask for David Campion or Andrew Johnson – we’d be delighted to discuss your farm business plans, development or investment ideas, or to advise on any dispute, or partnership, tenancy or other issues affecting your agricultural property or business.

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Commercial Property

September 9, 2016

Buying, selling, developing or leasing property for commercial reasons requires specialist advice if you’re to complete deals quickly and cost-effectively and avoid legal snags and expensive delays. From barn conversions to residential new builds, industrial, commercial, retail or leisure premises, our Commercial Department will advise and act for you on all types of transactions, including undertaking all negotiations on your behalf.   With our extensive local knowledge and network of contacts we will find practical solutions to any issues that may arise and ensure your transactions progress quickly and on a sound commercial basis. Call us on 01432 276276 and ask for David Campion or Andrew Johnson – having the right solicitor on board is the first step to a successful business outcome, so contact us to discuss your plans at an early stage.

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Business & Corporate

September 9, 2016

Whether you’re thinking of starting up in business and want to get off on a strong footing, or you’re a long-established business looking for advice on a specific issue, our input will be commercially focused and practical, delivered by a highly experienced team with expert knowledge of a wide range of business and commercial matters. We advise businesses of all types and size – sole traders, partnerships and companies – including many well-known local firms.   When you’re running a business, it’s hard enough keeping on top of cashflow worries, stray deliveries, staff shortages or mechanical breakdowns.  You need to know that the legal advice at the core of your business is reliable, professional and cost-effective. So give us a call on 01432 276276 and speak to David Campion or Courtney Bowkett– we’ll be delighted to advise on business structure, on drafting contracts and leases, on employment law or any other issue affecting your business.

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