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 Leeds headquarters sits in the heart of Leeds city centre. Founded the same year as the first football match was played at Elland Road, home to Leeds United, we are among the longest-established solicitors in Leeds. We and proud of our Leeds roots. For 120 years, we have been serving the Leeds community in Adel, Alwoodley, Armley, Bardsey, Boston Spa, Bramhope, Bramley, Calverley, Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Collingham, Colton, Cookridge, Cross Gates, Farnley, Farsley, Garforth, Gildersome, Gledhow, Guiseley, Harehills, Harewood, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Hunslet, Kippax, Kirkstall. Lawnswood, Meanwood, Methley, Moortown, Morley, Oakwood, Otley, Oulton, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rodley, Rothwell, Roundhay, Scarcroft, Seacroft, Shadwell, Tingley, Weetwood, Wetherby and Yeadon.
We supported our client through a high value, complex legal argument following a dispute over a financial settlement.
THE importance of employees securing a good settlement agreement from their employers when facing redundancy has again come to the fore with the announcement of hundreds of job losses on our Leeds doorstep. Looking out across Leeds city centre from our offices, we can see the major bases of both Barclays Bank and bookmakers William … Continue reading “Banking on a good redundancy package? Don’t bet on it without a settlement agreement”
AS many unsuspecting homebuyers across Yorkshire have found out to their cost, Japanese knotweed can quickly turn the purchase of a dream home into a living nightmare. If not caught early, this invasive plant can spread quickly towards your property as well as your neighbour’s, affecting the foundations. It can block drains, ruin concrete drives … Continue reading “Homebuyers beware – the Japanese knotweed invasion has started early this year”
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 Manager and Yorkshire Post property correspondent, JOHN ROBSON, explores your options … Continue reading “Caveat emptor – buyer beware!”
The unveiling of Zoe Ball as the new host of BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show has turned up the volume of controversy surrounding a new employment law on staff pay. Since April, all companies with more than 250 employees have been forced to publish average salary differences between male and female staff. And the hiring … Continue reading “Falling foul of new staff pay law could leave employers facing the music”
Day 4 update from our hard-working team in #London @bloodinquiry – today we saw first real insight into psychological effects exposure to vCJD can have. Clear that inquiry goes beyond compensation, it’s about justice, accountability & preventing similar tragedy in the future. — Milners Solicitors (@milnerslaw) May 3, 2019
ONE of Leeds’ longest-established law firms has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new solicitors. Milners, headquartered at Whitehall Waterfront, has recruited Oliver Cashman to its commercial litigation department, while Reena Sharma joins its commercial property specialism. Oliver, 33, moves across the city centre to Milners from Zermansky and Partners, and has a … Continue reading “Milners strengthen specialist teams with new appointments”
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”
THE last few years have lulled more and more businesses into thinking there is little – or no – risk of disgruntled employees lodging a claim against them at an Employment Tribunal. The reason? The introduction of fees of up to £1,200 which individuals had to fund to pursue their cases for unfair dismissal, discrimination … Continue reading ““A game-changer for business” – how you can safeguard against the impact of U-turn on Employment Tribunal fees”
The early part of any year goes hand-in-hand with an increase in divorce applications. And 2019 is already proving no exception. This is normally because families and spouses have had a period of two and three weeks or more together in close proximity over Christmas and New Year, when compared to the remaining 11 months … Continue reading “The Ex-Factor: why it’s vital to make or change your will after separation “
BUSINESS growth in Yorkshire is in danger of stalling unless more purpose-built industrial units are created to meet demand, says our Commercial Property Partner MATHEW HAYNES. As you can read here, the situation presents a great opportunity for landowners, investors and developers. Yorkshire ‘crying out’ for industrial units to spur business growth – Milners lawyer … Continue reading “Soaring demand for modern business units across Yorkshire opens up new opportunities”
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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