Personal Legal Solutions

When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focussed on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.

Milners solicitors offering a complete range of legal services for private clients. This includes employment law, conveyancing and family separation.

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unpredictable situations

Employment

Our experienced team has a proven track record fighting your case – from dismissal to discrimination to redundancy.

 

Conveyancing

Whether you are buying or selling, our conveyancing solicitors ensure the process goes smoothly and speedily.

 

Wills, Trusts & Inheritance

Our team pools unrivalled experience in all forms of inheritance law – including wills, trusts, probate and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

Debt &
Bankruptcy

However unfortunate or unpredictable the cause, our bankruptcy lawyers help you get through what is often the most difficult period in life.

Property Dispute

Resolving conflicts through negotiation or he courts, our approach maximises success and minimises stress.

Separation

We pride ourselves on being at your side, and on your side – from financial settlement to child maintenance.

Personal Injury 

Winning you compensation for personal injury and accidents claims is our specialism. And most claims can be fought ‘no win, no fee’.

 

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Prompt, efficient and professional, we offer you a diverse range of legal services and expertise. All delivered to ensure your best interests come first. We’re here to help you, so please do get in touch.

Employment

Our experienced team has a proven track record fighting your case – from dismissal to discrimination to redundancy.

Conveyancing

Whether you are buying or selling, our conveyancing solicitors ensure the process goes smoothly and speedily.

Wills & Inheritance

Our team pools unrivalled experience in all forms of inheritance law – including wills, trusts, probate and LPA.

Personal Injury

Winning you compensation for personal injury and accidents claims is our specialism. And most claims, ‘no win, no fee’. 

Property Dispute

Resolving conflicts through negotiation or the courts, our approach maximises success and minimises stress.

Separation

We pride ourselves on being at your side, and on your side – from financial settlement to child maintenance.

Debt & Bankruptcy

However unfortunate or unpredictable the cause, our bankruptcy lawyers help you get through difficult periods in life.

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Personal Legal Solutions

When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focussed on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.

Business Legal Solutions

We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side, we’ll guide you every step of the way.

Latest news

Milners solicitors is always working to help our clients. Researching current issues and providing clear and easy to understand help.

Mounting concern over banks’ will-writing fees sparks warning

The latest controversy to hit the UK banking sector has underlined the importance of seeking independent expert advice when writing a will, a Yorkshire law firm Milners has warned. As grieving relatives are now finding out to their cost in ever-increasing numbers, the...

The safeguards that need a starring role in your written will to stave off a Coronation Street-style feud

A FEUD over a loved one’s dying wishes is gripping millions of Coronation Street fans.  But, as JESSICA SAVAGE explains here, there is a number of important safeguards that should be taken when writing a will to prevent this TV storyline playing out in real life. The...

Failure to disclose doesn’t mean money back’

IN his latest “Ask the Expert” column for the Yorkshire Post, our Residential Property Manager in Harrogate JOHN ROBSON explores your legal position when sellers fail to disclose known defects when you are buying their property. Click here to read his article....

Employment law client update launched

MILNERS HAS launched a newsletter to guide you through a raft of major changes to employment law. We explore the abolition of employment tribunal application fees; mandatory gender pay gap reporting; and shared parental leave. You can also find out more about our...

Milners solicitors expands into new Harrogate offices after year of growth

MILNERS solicitors has marked its first anniversary in Harrogate by expanding into new offices. After launching in the spa town at the same time it acquired a long-standing conveyancing practice, the firm has now relocated its team to Princes Square. “After a year of...

Caveat emptor – buyer beware!

What is your legal position when you have made an offer on a property, paid a mortgage application fee, and instructed solicitors – only for your survey to unearth deal-breaking defects that must have been known by a tight-lipped seller? Here, our Residential Property...

Countdown to new data protection laws gather pace

NEW requirements on companies and organisations which have a responsibility for safeguarding sensitive personal data are looming ever-closer. Ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force on May 25 2018, here at Milners we have developed this handy...

Research reveals low uptake of new family-friendly leave initiative among Yorkshire’s biggest employers

FEWER than 1-in-1,000 Yorkshire and Humberside employees have taken advantage of a flagship family-friendly initiative designed to improve work-life balance, according to research carried out by Milners’ employment law team. We canvassed the county’s biggest employers...

Sellers could face hefty fees from estate management firms

John Robson, our Residential Property Manager based in Harrogate, shares his expertise with readers of the Yorkshire Post’s popular Saturday property supplement on a regular basis. In his latest column, he explores the costs and requirements surrounding the sale of...

Milners Eyes Expansion With Key Appointment and New Harrogate Office Plans

MILNERS has strengthened its expertise with the senior appointment of one of Yorkshire’s leading names in conveyancing. It has appointed John Robson as Residential Property Manager at its Harrogate base as the company eyes further expansion in the spa town’s thriving...

Milners secures ‘best practice’ quality mark for conveyancing services

MILNERS has secured a top accolade for the services it provides homebuyers and sellers – including safeguarding against potential fraud. Its team has again been accredited by the Law Society for membership of its Conveyancing Quality Scheme after meeting – and beating...

Leeds’ longest-serving solicitor bids farewell after more than half a century

THE Leeds legal sector is this week poised to bid farewell to its longest-practising solicitor. Christopher Lewis is retiring from his role as a legal consultant at Milners on Friday (June 30), marking the end of a successful career that has spanned more than half a...

The Rise of ‘Hidden’ Leasehold Costs

Lawyers sound warning bell to Yorkshire homebuyers over the rise of ‘hidden’ leasehold costs. BUYERS of leasehold properties across Yorkshire are finding themselves unable to sell and trapped in their homes because of spiralling costs they were not fully warned about,...

Shared Parental Leave – far from child’s play for working dads

Law firm research reveals low uptake of new family-friendly leave initiative among Yorkshire’s biggest employers. FEWER than 1-in-1,000 Yorkshire and Humberside employees have taken advantage of a flagship family-friendly initiative designed to improve work-life...

BBC Leeds Employment phone in – May 2015

It’s just over a week since the general election and we’ve taken a close look at the Conservative manifesto to see what we might see affecting Employment Law over the next 5 years. Milners Employment expert Jodie Hill joined Richard Stead on Monday 18th May to talk...

Restrictive Covenants – what should you be aware of?

Restrictive covenants form a part of most employment contracts with a view to providing protection to an employer upon the termination of an employee’s employment.    In order for a covenant which restricts an employee’s activities post-termination of employment to be...

Lengthy legal battle ensues after failure of cohabitee to update Will

A cohabitee has this week won a lengthy legal battle to keep the house she shared with her deceased partner   Norman Martin and Joy Williams had been partners for over 18 years, sharing a home for the majority of that time. Mr Martin was married prior to his...

HR and Employment Law Update

There are a number of changes to employment law in the pipeline for 2016. Keeping up with those changes is vital but can be difficult when you are busy. Thankfully our friends at Milners' have given this useful round-up of the proposed changes in UK Employment Law...

A tidal change for disinherited children?

Owing to a surprising outcome in the Court of Appeal this year we can expect to a rise in the number of claims made by adult children who have not been provided for in their parent’s will. Children have always been entitled, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family...

Our People

Straight talking and focussed on finding the solution that’s in your best interests, get to know the people who will become your team.

Simon Bass, Managing Partner

simon.bass@milnerslaw.com

07789 401 464

Simon plays a strategic role in all our work disciplines. Simon has a wide range of experience in employment law, business law, professional negligence, insurance law and personal injury. As well as acting for private individuals, Simon also regularly advises businesses on strategic support and dealing with disputes that have arisen.

Giles Ward, Senior Partner

giles.ward@milnerslaw.com

07789 401 411

Giles is Milners’ Head of Litigation. He has been practising law since the early 1990s and represents clients both nationally and internationally. Giles has considerable expertise in all forms of tribunal and substantial trial experience in both court and arbitration. He is often instructed on extremely sensitive and complicated matters by institutions, charities, companies and individuals alike.

Victoria Barraclough, Partner & Practice Manager

victoria.barraclough@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1886

Victoria joined Milners in 2008 as a solicitor. At that time she specialised in asset-related recovery and dispute resolution. She acted for local, national and international companies and advised on administrations, individual voluntary arrangements, bankruptcy and winding up petitions. Victoria is now part of the Management Team, working closely with Simon Bass, the Managing Partner. She is responsible for the firm’s compliance and is also involved in the day to day running of the firm.

Danielle Symington, Legal Advisor

danielle.symington@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1856

Danielle is a key member of our experienced employment law team. She provides specialist legal advice to both employees and employers. Her employment law specialisms span discrimination and inequality in the workplace; redundancy; constructive dismissal and unfair dismissal; employment contracts and employment policies.

Andrew Price, Partner and Head of Property

andrew.price@milnerslaw.com

07525 967 319

Andrew heads up our Commercial Property department. He has 16 years experience in Commercial Property including senior positions at two large firms of solicitors in Leeds and has helped Milners to achieve a Tier 5 ranking in The Legal 500 UK 2015.

Mathew Haynes, Commerical Property Partner

mat.haynes@milnerslaw.com

0113 3801 851

Mathew has joined Milners’ commercial property team and is also the Money Laundering Officer and training principal for our trainee solicitors. He offers expertise built over 14 years working with clients and commercial agents in the Yorkshire property sector and beyond.

Kirsty Linden, Partner

kirsty.linden@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1870

Kirsty, who joined us from Baxter Caulfield Solicitors in 2007, has worked in the legal profession since 2000. She is our designated Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COLP). Kirsty is another member of our team who is young, talented and ambitious. Her qualifications include being a Full Member of Accounting Technicians and she is currently studying the ACCA Accountancy Qualification.

Dylan Gorman, Senior Litigation Executive

dylan.gorman@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1858

Dylan, who joined us in 1997, works in our personal injury department and specialises in all areas of compensation claims. Acting for individuals on a wide range of injury and liability issues, his recent cases include assisting in a multi-million pound brain damage and tetraplegic personal injury case.

Jessica Savage, Solicitor

jessica.savage@milnerslaw.com

0113 3801 875

I am a fully qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). I qualified as a solicitor at Milners in November 2012 and specialise in Private Client Law dealing with a wide range of wills, trusts, probate cases, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection of work and administration of estates.

Ben Harrison, Solicitor

ben.harrison@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1866

Ben is a Litigation and Public Law Solicitor specialising in Contract and Commercial disputes as well as claims of Professional Negligence from both a Claimant and Defendant perspective. On the Public Law front, Ben has acted for respondents and participants to Independent Inquiries as well as Statutory Inquiries initiated by the Charity Commission.

Elizabeth Shaduwa, Solicitor

elizabeth.shaduwa@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1853

With over 11 years of experience in various aspects property, Elizabeth Shaduwa currently works within our Commercial Property team. Having qualified in 2009, Elizabeth’s varied career has seen her gain considerable experience in property transitions, acting for private clients, property developers as well as managing the complex and challenging requirements for commercial purchases.

Oliver Cashman, Solicitor

oliver.cashman@milnerslaw.com

0113 380 1854

Oliver Cashman, having qualified in 2008 has earned a distinguished reputation as a leading authority in the fields of commercial and employment litigation. His career to date has seen him thrust in at the deep end of numerous high profile, public cases including the phone hacking scandal of 2011 as well as managing compensation claims for the many victims of Jimmy Saville.

John Robson, Residential Property Manager

john.robson@milnerslaw.com

01423 530 103

John Robson has recently joined our residential property team bringing with him over 35 years of experience in the residential property field. John’s highly accomplished career in property makes him one of the most trusted and recognised in his field, having gained high profiled clients and dealt with countless complex transactions.

Caroline Durkin, Residential Property Manager

caroline.durkin@milnerslaw.com

01423 530 103

I am part of our Residential Conveyancing Department, having joined the firm in May 2013 and I have acquired over 10 years of Conveyancing experience. My residential property experience includes:
Housing association sales, Plot sale and purchases, Transfer of Equity’s, Remortgages, Freehold and Leasehold Properties, Unregistered and Registered land

Where to find us

Leeds based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.

Our Locations

Milners- Leeds

Milners - Harrogate

Milners - Pontefract

Do we fit the part?

Let’s work together.

At Milners solicitors we offer a free initial consultation where you can speak to a member of our specialist team.

 

  • we’re exceptional team players intent on your success
  • we’re flexible and approachable, tailoring our experience as solicitors to your needs in every case
  • with our combined strength and determination we are always committed to delivering the results you need.

Do we fit the part?

Let’s work together.

At Milners solicitors we offer a free initial consultation where you can speak to a member of our specialist team.

 

  • we’re exceptional team players intent on your success
  • we’re flexible and approachable, tailoring our experience as solicitors to your needs in every case
  • with our combined strength and determination we are always committed to delivering the results you need.

Leeds

Whitehall Waterfront
2 Riverside Way
Leeds
LS1 4EH

0113 245 0852
hello@milnerslaw.com

Harrogate

12 Princes Square
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 1LX

01423 530 103
hello@milnerslaw.com

Pontefract

9A High Street
Upton, Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF9 1HR

01977 644 864
hello@milnerslaw.com