When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focused on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.
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.
Our office in Harrogate’s growing legal sector is in the heart of the spa town’s centre – close the historic Stray. We are proud that our Harrogate legal expertise shares a home with iconic brands such as Bettys, Harrogate Spa water and a football team, Harrogate Town, that has just been promoted to the highest level in its history. Our team of Harrogate solicitors have an in-depth knowledge of Harrogate and covers the whole of the Harrogate District, including the city of Ripon and the surrounding towns of Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge and Masham.
We supported our client through a high value, complex legal argument following a dispute over a financial settlement.
NEW research published this week found that Yorkshire’s Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) were the UK’s worst-off in what is being branded “a crisis of slow and late payment”. No fewer than 80% of small businesses reported issues with slow payment of invoices – with 41 days is the average time it takes an SME … Continue reading “Right on time! Supporting Yorkshire’s hard-hit SMEs in fighting back over late payers”
WITH the weekend of July 27 and 28 set to break all holiday records, the annual Great British summer getaway is getting ready for take-off. As millions prepare to pack their passports, businesses are advised to check in to their employment law responsibilities to avoid falling foul of the complex holiday pay and overtime rights … Continue reading “Staff holiday pay and overtime rules – don’t let them be a passport to a breach of employment law”
RESIDENTIAL schools will face scrutiny as the UK’s biggest ever inquiry into child sexual abuse prepares to switch its investigative focus onto them. Our expert BEN HARRISON was invited by to share his inside track on what lies ahead with more than 1,000 independent schools – and how planning and data retention is key. Read his article … Continue reading “Schools face new lessons as child sexual abuse spotlight switches focus”
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, according to a leading law firm. Milners, headquartered in Leeds with sister offices in Harrogate … Continue reading “The Rise of ‘Hidden’ Leasehold Costs”
A FAMILIAR face to many Milners’ clients has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the legal sector in a career spanning over half a century. Christopher Lewis, who retired this summer from his role as a legal consultant based at Milners’ head office in Leeds, was presented with the Lifetime … Continue reading “Lifetime Achievement honour for Milners’ Chris Lewis”
THEY say that dogs are man’s best friend. But if you are involved in a road traffic accident, they could prove to be your worst enemy. Because driving with an unrestrained pet can invalidate car insurance polices – meaning motorists are left to pay out personally for repairs in the event of a claim. This … Continue reading “Don’t be out of pocket by letting your pet drive you to distraction”
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 – a set of strict criteria. This includes being able to demonstrate that the firm keeps pace with best … Continue reading “Milners secures ‘best practice’ quality mark for conveyancing services”
EVERYONE at Milners is proud to support an increasing number of local charities and good causes in our Leeds, Harrogate and Pontefract communities. One of these in the Red Box Project, which is leading the fight against “period poverty”. It is achieving this by providing menstrual products to schools across Yorkshire and the UK so … Continue reading “Welcome news for our work supporting the campaign against ‘period poverty’ – yet more needs to be done”
FEWER people are now liable for inheritance tax after the introduction of a new allowance when the wealth in a property is left to direct descendants. But the rules are complex – and some estates risk missing out of the benefit if wills and trust documents are not properly reviewed. As the Residential Nil Rate … Continue reading “How to take advantage of new inheritance tax rules”
MILNERS is supporting women and men who have suffered breast cancer with a free will-writing initiative. We are turning March into Free Wills Month to raise awareness of the work of Breast Cancer Haven – and ensure its vital role continues. The charity offers one-to-one emotional, physical and practical support to anyone living in Yorkshire … Continue reading “FREE WILL-WRITING SESSIONS LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT YORKSHIRE PEOPLE WITH BREAST CANCER”
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.
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.
Straight talking and focussed on finding the solution that’s in your best interests, get to know the people who will become your team at Milners solicitors.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Leeds-based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.
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