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.
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”
DEAL or no deal? No, it’s not the Noel Edmonds TV programme that people across the nation will be tuning into tonight. But the Parliamentary vote on Brexit which is being billed as the most important for generations. With Europe and the world’s eyes fixed on its outcome, it is a decision that affects every … Continue reading “The Brexit vote – five most likely scenarios facing Theresa May and the nation”
MILNERS has developed a growing specialism in representing core participants at major inquiries – including the biggest ever independent investigation into child sexual abuse. Here, Ben Harrison, a solicitor in our Litigation and Public Law team, draws upon this expertise to demystify what we can expect from the next major statutory inquiry: the contaminated blood … Continue reading “A bloody important inquiry: an insight into what to expect from the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal”
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”
LEGAL eyes are trained on a landmark case which could pave the way for scores of compensation claims from homes and businesses affected by the proposed HS2 rail route. For those residential and commercial properties across Yorkshire – and particularly in Leeds – that currently stand in the way of the high-speed line, they will … Continue reading “Full steam ahead! All eyes on landmark case in HS2 property valuation legal battle”
SO said our opening submission on behalf of core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry. That was presented at a preliminary hearing in September, where many victims of the scandal had the first opportunity to share their stories and ask questions. Eight months later, the inquiry is now poised to begin hearing evidence in person … Continue reading ““The inquiry cannot turn the clock back, but what it can do is to establish the truth””
“DOES Brexit entitle lease frustration? This is the high-stakes question asked by many tenants who are looking for ways to terminate their lease. The property world is currently watching on with interest as a key case is being tried at the High Court. It is considering whether Brexit will have a “knock on” effect on … Continue reading “The case of Brexit, termination of a lease – and a rare property law dating back 156 years”
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”
Amended Government Legislation surrounding septic tanks and their previous rights to discharge into a soakaway or water course, for example a ditch stream or river, is to be altered. The new rules were established in 2015 but home owners were allowed a 5 year implementation period. If you own a property served by a septic … Continue reading “Changes in the Regulations regarding Septic Tanks”
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 balance, according to research unveiled today (Tuesday May 30). Milners, the long-established law firm headquartered in Leeds with sister offices in Harrogate and Pontefract, … Continue reading “Shared Parental Leave – far from child’s play for working dads”
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
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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
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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