“I recently contacted Milners Solicitors regarding a personal injury claim after a recommendation from a family friend. From the beginning it was Dylan that handled my case and he remained the only person I had contact with throughout. He was very professional and helpful and provided a personal service which I imagine larger companies would not be able to provide. I was very happy with the result which Dylan achieved for me. I found their fees to be fair and was well informed of costs upfront. I have no regrets in choosing Milners and should I require legal services in the future I would not hesitate to use them again. I would equally recommend them to anyone considering using them. “Tom
“During the whole legal I felt very supported. I fully recommend Milners to provide a professional and personable approach to what was a daunting experience into unknown territory.
From the first point of contact, right the way through to claim settlement, every aspect was explained and delivered beyond my satisfaction.”
“I would just like to say a huge thank you to the conveyancing department who have been absolutely great and I can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us.”Sophie and James, Harrogate
“Milners Solicitors are committed to the traditional values of common decency and value for money and therefore epitomise all that is expected of a professional legal team whom we entrust with all that we hold dear. The knowledge, professionalism and respect the residential property team have shown during our property transaction has been reassuring and appreciated and should we required your assistance in the future we should have no hesitation in contacting you.”Mrs and Mrs Ding
“Milners completed the conveyancing on my home. The service was fast and professional, much better than solicitors I have used in the past on similar properties. Thank you!”Nicholas Wells
“Milners completed the conveyancing on my home. The service was fast and professional, much better than solicitors I have used in the past on similar properties. Thank you!”Ruth Laidler
“I would like to thank Jessica Savage for everything she has done for me and helping through these sad times.”Ron Southern
MORE than 130 pedestrians were seriously injured last year in accidents involving cyclists – and a landmark court case this week is set to offer new hope in their fight for compensation. Yoga teacher Gemma Brushett is set to be awarded personal injury compensation running into several thousands of pounds after being struck by a … Continue reading “New personal injury ruling lifts the brakes off compensation claims by pedestrians against cyclists”
THE Government is to launch a consultation this month on whether it should impose an additional Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) charge on non-UK resident homebuyers. Under the initial proposals, UK homebuyers based overseas will be charged an additional 1% of SDLT which would already be payable on their property purchase. Whether you are buying … Continue reading “Overseas investors urged to act now amid property tax hike uncertainty”
OUR Residential Property Manager and Yorkshire Post property correspondent, John Robson, has expert advice for homeowners living in the grounds of a listed building, in his latest Question and Answer column on all things property. Here, he outlines the complex and strict planning law around listed building consent; when it is required and when it … Continue reading “Demystifying complex planning laws surrounding listed buildings and their grounds”
POPCORN – a firm favourite of film fans and serial snackers. Much of the UK’s popcorn is currently produced at KP Foods’ factories in Barnsley and in Pontefract helping UK sales to explode by more than 170% in the last five years. Though, Yorkshire’s popcorn landscape is set to change after the brand announced plans … Continue reading “Redundancy – avoiding legal pitfalls when it comes to the crunch”
THE number of inheritance disputes between family members has rocketed, as people opt to use do-it-yourself will-writing services in ever-increasing numbers. The High Court is getting increasingly clogged with cases of contested probate – probate being the legal process for “proving” a will and its acceptance as a valid public document – which have leaped … Continue reading “The dangers of DIY wills come under the spotlight as inheritance disputes soar”
MANY people are taking the Leeds 10-year challenge to help chart the city’s transformation over the past decade. Here at Milners solicitors, we thought we would join in the momentum and do the same. Leeds, like the legal sector, has changed significantly without many of us realising – and so has Milners. We originally opened … Continue reading “A perfect ten! How Milners has kept pace with the changing face of Leeds”
THE blaze that engulfed the historic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris shook a nation, as the world watched on in horror. French police scientists have now begun their painstaking forensic search for clues into what caused the devastating fire. Until the mystery is unravelled, the question still exists whether the inferno could have been prevented … Continue reading “Fire safety laws in the home and in the workplace back in the spotlight after Notre Dame inferno”
WE predicted back in September that 2019 would witness the biggest overhaul of divorce laws in history. And this week our forecast was proved right The planned new reforms follow what family law experts dubbed “the most significant divorce case in history” The aftermath of the recent case of Owen and Owen has triggered widespread – and … Continue reading “End of ‘the blame game’ – no-fault divorce poised to take family law into a modern era”
ONE of Yorkshire’s longest-established law firms has strengthened its corporate and commercial specialism with its latest appointment. Solicitor Darren Carter has joined Leeds-headquartered Milners, bringing with him 14 years of legal expertise working with a raft of owner-managed businesses, SMEs, PLCs and the third sector across Yorkshire and beyond. Simon Bass, Milners’ Managing Partner, said: “Darren’s track … Continue reading “120-year old law firm eyes the future with new senior hire”
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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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
Darren is our newest senior recruit, joining our Corporate and Commercial teams. He has amassed over 14 years of legal expertise working with a raft of owner-managed businesses, SMEs, PLCs and the third sector - across Yorkshire and beyond. He will help to spearhead the development of our Corporate and Commercial services, as well as mentoring other members of our team. Darren performs a wide-ranging role supporting businesses on a range of legal issues. This extends to the drafting, advising upon, and negotiating company commercial agreements, including Memorandum and Articles of Association; intellectual property and software agreements; and general commercial agreements governing outsourcing and the supply of goods and services. He joins the Milners team from the Leeds office of international law firm DWF, where he was a Senior Associate. His legal CV also features roles at a brace of large regional law firms, Ison Harrison and Lupton Fawcett. A former graduate of the University of Hull and York College of Law, Darren is a keen sports player and supporter when not entertaining his two children, and has also conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge several times, raising money to support the fight against cancer.Find out more
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.Find out more
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
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
With more than a decade of wide-ranging experience in the Yorkshire legal sector to draw upon, Donna is our newest member of the team. She further bolsters our award-winning Property department, having joined us in March 2019 as a Legal Assistant focusing on Commercial Property. Donna also brings with her a raft of other legal expertise, having a proven track record working in the specialist fields of litigation and probate during her career. She joins the Property team here at Milners having previously broadened her experience at two of Leeds’ other major law firms. Having now transferred these skills to meeting the varied needs of our Commercial Property clients, she has swiftly established herself as a core member of our team. Donna plays a key role in executing transactions spanning all areas of commercial property. These include commercial leases, including Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 lease renewals; purchases and sales; and re-financing. It’s an in-demand department whose commercial property expertise secured it a Tier 5 ranking in The Legal 500 UK. Away from working with our Property team in our offices at Leeds, Harrogate and Pontefract, you are most likely to find Donna with her nose inside a good book, swimming, or travelling.Find out more
Leeds-based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.
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