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.
YORKSHIRE LAWYERS WARN EMPLOYERS OF HIDDEN PITFALL AS NEW LAW ON STAFF PAY GAP LOOMS Article published by Jodie Hill, employment law specialist – Milners, Leeds. COMPANIES risk being exposed to bad publicity and reputational damage if they fail to avoid a hidden pitfall in looming legislation on staff pay, a leading Yorkshire law firm … Continue reading “Hidden pitfalls as new law on staff pay gap looms”
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”
AROUND 9,000 companies in the UK have until April 4 2018 to publish average salary differences between male and female staff. But it’s not just the size of any disparity that is likely to attract press and public attention – but also how they explain the gap, and what action they are taking to close … Continue reading “Mind the gap – the pitfalls of reporting staff pay disparities”
SHE was one of the world’s legendary music stars, dubbed the Queen of Soul. But a right Royal row over her final wishes has blown up after it was revealed that Aretha Franklin did not leave a will – despite amassing a multi-million pound fortune. One of the biggest-selling artists of all time, she left her fans … Continue reading “Striking the wrong note: how legal disharmony has broken out over the Queen of Soul’s dying wishes “
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’”
A WARM greeting – or inappropriate behaviour? It’s a question that has been thrust into the employment law spotlight after staff at a leading High Street fashion brand accused their boss of instigating a culture of “forced hugging”. The allegations made against 62-year-old Ray Kelvin, founder and Chief Executive of Ted Baker sound another warning … Continue reading “Hug-gate! Ted Baker allegations put the squeeze on sexual harassment in the workplace”
THE announcement of up to 5,000 job losses at car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is a body blow to UK industry. But whether you are a business owner contemplating thousands of job losses, or just a single one, it’s essential to understand all aspects of redundancy before starting the process. This will help you as … Continue reading “Jaguar Land Rover job losses highlight the importance of steering the right course in employment law”
The latest controversy to hit the UK banking sector has underlined the importance of seeking independent expert advice when writing a will, a Yorkshire law firm Milners has warned. As grieving relatives are now finding out to their cost in ever-increasing numbers, the small print of wills prepared by many High Street banks can contain … Continue reading “Mounting concern over banks’ will-writing fees sparks warning”
Employment law is continually evolving and it is vital that all employers are aware of the latest developments in this area. Our employment department provides proactive, practical advice to employers on a wide range of issues from simple disciplinary matters to advice on corporate restructuring. milners_employment_online PDF
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
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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
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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
Leeds-based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.
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