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 team of solicitors in Upton, near Pontefract, covers the whole of the Wakefield and Five Towns district. We provide specialist legal one-to-one expertise to the growing number of people living in Wakefield, Pontefract, Castleford, Featherstone and Normanton – and all communities in areas and villages in-between. Our offices are based in High Street, Upton. Upton was, of course, home to Ada Mason – the oldest-living woman in the UK until her death aged 111 years and 138 days in 2011. She was born just a year before Milners launched as solicitors and we are proud to have been part of the West Yorkshire community, like Ada, for so long.
We supported our client through a high value, complex legal argument following a dispute over a financial settlement.
Wish you were here? ‘High profile’ Leeds law firm sees profile soar even higher! IT’S not every day the skyline HQ of Leeds lawyers Milners finds itself propelled into the media alongside a set of new partners with a difference – including the sweeping peaks of Montenegro, the sandy beaches of Paphos, and a remote … Continue reading “Wish you were here?”
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. Question I have had an offer made to buy a property accepted and … Continue reading “Failure to disclose doesn’t mean money back’”
ONE of the biggest highlights of this year has been welcoming back into the Milners family our Head of Residential Property, John Robson, after illness. So it was great to hear his story featured on the Paul O’ Grady Show on BBC Radio 2 this week – and hearing his thanks to all those who … Continue reading “Milners featured on BBC Radio 2”
ONE of Leeds’ longest-established solicitors has bolstered its team with a brace of new appointments. Milners, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary, has recruited Nicola May to strengthen its commercial property specialism, while Nathan Watts joins its litigation department as a paralegal. Both will be based at the company’s Leeds city centre headquarters at Whitehall … Continue reading “Leeds lawyers strengthen key teams with brace of appointments”
Lawyer goes ‘back to school’ to give lessons on data protection to UK independent education sector. A LEADING Yorkshire lawyer has been invited to help schools across the UK avoid data protection breaches and combat the growing menace of cyber-attacks. Giles Ward, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Milners, shared his expertise with delegates … Continue reading “Lawyer Goes ‘Back to School’”
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 to gain a first-hand insight into popularity of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). Our study discovered that out of more … Continue reading “Research reveals low uptake of new family-friendly leave initiative among Yorkshire’s biggest employers”
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”
As Brexit looms ever closer, there is a raft of implications for the workforce that employers in various business sectors need to consider – and act on. While some uncertainty still surrounds the deal and date regarding the UK’s exit of the European Union, there is more certainty about some of the more far-reaching changes … Continue reading “Changes to the immigration rule post-Brexit: What it means for employers”
THE taxman requires buyers of property to submit a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) return if the purchase price is £40,000 or above, whether or not duty is payable. Ordinarily, it is the buyer’s conveyancer who completes and submits the return to HMRC as agent for the buyer, unless the SDLT calculation is complex. Conveyancers … Continue reading “Taxing times for conveyancers and homebuyers as payment timescale cut”
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”
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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