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Solicitors in London
Finding the right solicitor is like finding the right pair of trainers – you need to feel comfortable to use them, they need to provide the right amount of support, and they need to be able to keep pace with what your situation needs. The team at QualitySolicitors are the trusted partner clients turn to when they need reliable advice and a firm that will go the extra mile. Our solicitors in London deliver on quality legal advice with a customer service focus to help you achieve the desired outcome with minimal disruption to your everyday life.
Our team are highly experienced in an array of legal specialities and work quickly to help your case progress. They are proactive, looking out for any potential roadblocks and ways to work around these if possible, and will keep you informed along the way. Like you, we don’t like surprises when it comes to money (unless it’s the jackpot); our Clear Price Guarantee means you’ll know exactly what our fees are before you make a choice about whether to instruct.
You can find a QualitySolicitors firm near you across London, including in Balham (SW12), Blackfen (DA15), Bromley (BR1), Camberwell (SE15), Crystal Palace (SE19), Raynes Park (SW20) and West Wickham (BR4). Use the links below to get in touch with the closest branch to you. Alternatively, you can call our national helpline number on 08082747557 and we'll get you where you need to be.
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Legal Services in London
Our solicitors in London pride themselves on providing the very best legal services and advice. The carefully selected team of legal experts work on a wide variety of service areas. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for:
- Business solicitors in London
- Conveyancing solicitors in London
- Criminal defence solicitors in London
- Dispute resolution solicitors in London
- Employment solicitors in London
- Family solicitors in London
- Immigration solicitors in London
- Wills and probate solicitors in London
At QualitySolicitors, we like busting misconceptions about legal professionals. When you call us, you don’t have to worry that you’ll be charged from the moment you pick up the phone. We want you to be sure our legal service and specialists are the right choice for you and also that the issue you’re facing is best approached with a solicitor. That’s why we offer a Free Initial Assessment to find out more about your situation and how we might be able to help. If we don’t think you need legal advice, we’ll tell you and point you in the right direction.
If you are the owner or manager of a business, you will understand the challenges facing companies operating in a global marketplace. Businesses of all sizes, including small start-ups and mum and dad operations, are more connected than ever and need to be equipped to deal with rising competition off and online. Technology presents a unique opportunity to reach new markets and significantly improve efficiencies, but it also means customers push for shorter turnaround times and expect quality service – otherwise they’ll vote with their feet and go elsewhere.
It takes legal know-how to get started in an ever-changing business environment like this and tenacity to stay there. Our commercial solicitors in London can help you work out a business structure that works and provides the appropriate room to breathe and grow. Similarly, if you have an existing company and want to review the structure in light of actual or planned business developments, we can review your current capacities and limitations to recommend a business restructure if necessary. Sometimes being in business doesn’t always go to plan or you’d like to close your business as you are ready for retirement. We can also provide guidance on winding down companies so that this process is legal and any negative impact on employees, liability, or finances is minimal.
For those who would like to continue to see their business thrive, our solicitors in London can offer advice to help you scale up, enter new markets, ensure UK or international compliance and continue to adapt in a demanding marketplace. We can offer legal advice for London businesses as well as those further afield. Our experience spans corporate law, contracts, commercial property, human resource advice and outsourcing, immigration law, buying or selling businesses, debt recovery and bankruptcy, intellectual property and dispute resolution. Our solicitors in London offer efficient and cost-effective advice for businesses of all sizes, across all industries.
Talk to our business law experts about your commercial needs, including:
- Business leases and licences
- Business licensing
- Buying and selling business property
- Commercial mortgages
- Commercial property disputes
- Estate planning, development and planning law
- Leasehold enfranchisement
- Notarial and swears
- Overage and clawback clauses
Our homes are so much more than bricks and mortar – they’re where we cocoon at the weekend, where we share meals and make memories with friends, and provide a safe haven to watch our families grow. At QualitySolicitors, we realise that property is so much more than a transactional process for individuals, couples and families, which is why our conveyancing solicitors in London offer top advice with a personal approach.
The housing and property legal advice we offer is open to people on any level of the housing ladder, whether you’re yet to step into the market or you’re a long-time investor. We take care to ensure the complex process of conveyancing is made simple and that all equitable and legal interests are afforded the highest level of protection. Our team can support you with straightforward transactions on new-build properties with no chain, through to unregistered properties with long chains and misplaced paperwork. Our conveyancing solicitors in London are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.
While a large portion of the work we do for clients relates to conveyancing, our team is also highly experienced in a number of other property-related matters. We can offer professional legal advice for varied property situations, including:
- Boundary disputes
- Buying at auction
- Contract disputes
- Conveyancing, including sale, purchase and remortgage
- Disrepair claims
- Housing disputes
- Investment and buy-to-let
- Landlord and tenant
- Lease extensions
- Neighbour disputes/ antisocial behaviour
- Planning law
- Possession and repossession proceedings
- Rehousing and housing transfers
- Tenancy Agreements and deposits
- Transfer of title
- Unlawful eviction
Our housing and property solicitors in London are based locally and have established relationships with key stakeholders and authorities involved in the conveyancing process. We take every step to ensure your property sale of purchase goes as smoothly as possible and guarantee direct lawyer contact to keep you updated every step of the way.
If the Police have accused you of a crime, apprehended you, or asked you to take part in an interview, it is highly important that you seek professional legal advice to ensure your liberties are protected and you are afforded a fair defence. Our criminal defence solicitors in London have a proven track record and provide fast and reliable advice when it’s needed most.
Our criminal defence solicitors in London are fully qualified and hold the Law Society’s Criminal Litigation accreditation, meaning they can offer advice and representation on all areas of criminal law. This applies for minor misdemeanours through to serious offences. For a breakdown of the major and minor crime types, please visit this Metropolitan Police website page. We take great care to ensure our clients understand the charges laid against them and will advise on the strength of your case and what the possible outcomes are. Our criminal defence team can provide representation in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court (where your matter will be heard will depend on the nature of the alleged crime).
QualitySolicitors’ criminal defence lawyers in London can advise on:
- Actions against the Police
- Arrest and prosecution
- Burglary, theft and handling stolen goods
- Criminal damage
- Conspiracy and robbery
- Drugs offences and trafficking
- Firearms, knives and weapons
- Fraud, forgery and dishonesty
- Hate crimes
- Motoring offences/driving offences
- Murder (homicide) and manslaughter
- Notifiable offences
- Organised crime and conspiracy
- Prison law
- Sexual offences and indecency
- Violent crime
Do not delay seeking advice from a qualified criminal lawyer if you have been engaged with the Police. Anything you say while in custody or in a voluntary interview can be used against you and so it is important you get proper representation as soon as possible. To ensure you are not at an undue disadvantage, let one of our criminal defence solicitors in London help.
No matter how fortunate we are in life, it is sometimes unavoidable that we will experience a dispute of some nature. Of course, it may be possible to resolve the majority of these ourselves, but sometimes this is not possible and any further delays can only serve to entrench opposing viewpoints amongst parties. Seeking professional legal advice not only aids in a swifter resolution, but it can also greatly improve the final outcome.
Our dispute resolution solicitors in London help disgruntled parties cut through to the core of an issue to allow for greater clarity, the treatment of legal issues that are most time sensitive first, and ensure the full breadth of available options are considered for the best outcome possible. We’ll try negotiation techniques that take into account the strength of your argument and are approached with a solution-focused framework that doesn’t impair the chance of a full resolution. Our team are also experienced in other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including mediation and conciliation. If the other party cannot be pacified and there is an unhelpful roadblock, we can also offer full representation through adjudicative processes like arbitration or litigation.
Our solicitors in London can support with a range of disputes, including:
- Boundary disputes
- Civil litigation
- Contract disputes
- Defamation of character
- Holiday disputes
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Leaseholder disputes with management company
- Neighbour disputes and anti-social behaviour
- Small claims
While disputes may be a natural part of life, that does not mean they need to linger, fester and cause a great deal of tension and stress. QualitySolicitors’ lawyers are experts in dispute resolution and can provide solutions for those local to London or for parties located elsewhere in the UK. For small claims or large disputes, be sure to contact our dispute resolution team for an efficient and effective solution.
According to statistics released by Eurostat, the average British worker will spend 38.9 years of their life working, which equates to close to 14,200 days! Given that is a more than sizeable chunk of our lives, it’s important that the environments we work in are safe and free from discrimination and harassment.
If you do have a disagreement at work, the stress can spill over into other areas of your life and cause family tensions, worry over money and stability, and negatively impact self-esteem and work-life balance. Disagreeing with your employer can create an awkward atmosphere at work and can often make people feel further isolated because they flagged an issue. Our team of employment lawyers can offer tailored advice if you have been treated unfairly or have suffered as the result of unsafe workplace practices.
QualitySolicitors’ employment solicitors in London can offer professional and confidential support through face-to-face or telephone conversations whether you are local to London or you live elsewhere in England or Wales. Our firms hold the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation, which means they have a verified excellence in legal practice management and client care. As a client you will feel looked after and listened to, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions throughout your case with our direct lawyer contact guarantee.
The employment law matters we can support you with include:
- Bullying in the workplace
- Compromise/Settlement Agreements
- Contracts of employment
- Discrimination at work
- Disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Dismissal and Employment Tribunals
- Equal pay
- Maternity and paternity rights
- Unfair treatment at work
- Unlawful deductions to pay
There is no need to suffer in silence if you have experienced an issue at work or want a second and unbiased opinion about your workplace situation. We offer a Free Initial Assessment that is completely confidential, with no obligation to proceed.
Any changes in our family life usually sit at either end of the spectrum; changes can reflect either celebratory milestones—such as choosing to move in together, start a family or get married—or these can reflect emotional pitfalls that can stop us in our tracks—such as separation or divorce. Whichever end of the spectrum these changes originate from, they require equal attention in order to plan for your best future. We have a team of experienced, professional and approachable family solicitors in London who can help you put the legal protections in place for your next chapter, whatever that might be.
For couples who are looking to start their next chapter together by settling under the one roof, consideration will need to be given to how any assets each person might be bringing into the relationship will be treated, as well as any children. A cohabitating couple is the fastest growing family type in the UK, but there is still a common misconception that long-term partners are afforded the same rights as married couples. This is simply not true and can create tensions if the relationship was to ever break down. Putting a Cohabitation Agreement in place early can help to reduce this confusion and also help to improve communication and expectations between couples.
For families facing the challenge of relationship breakdown, it can be difficult to sort through practical arrangements, such as where each person will live, any child arrangements, or any financial arrangements. Whether separation or divorce, it can be a highly emotional process and one that can be legally complicated if there are a number of assets or it is clear no agreement can be reached on any arrangements.
Our team help families sort through what is most important to them and we build a case to pursue your and your children’s best interests. Our team hold the Law Society’s Children Law accreditation and Family Law accreditation. Some of our family law solicitors in London also carry the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced accreditation, which signifies a specialist level of expertise in a range of matters that can include cohabitation to international issues or complex asset cases, for example.
Contact our family solicitors in London for support with:
- Care and benefits
- Child arrangements
- Change of name
- Children in care
- Children matters involving social services
- Civil partnership
- Cohabitation Agreements
- Domestic violence
- Financial arrangements
- Getting married abroad
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) legal advice
- Living together
- International family law
- Parental rights
- Prenuptial Agreements
As an increasingly global community, we’re presented with options of working overseas, relocating permanently by choice or seeking international asylum for our safety and economic wellbeing. Whatever your reason for needing to cross borders, there are complex laws surrounding your immigration rights. We have a team of immigration solicitors in London who can help you navigate the law, whether you’re leaving or entering the UK.
We cover all areas of immigration law, including:
- Business immigration
- Business and Work Visa
- Deportation issues
- Entry clearance
- EU application
- Family application and reunion
- Removal and deportation
- Settlement following relationship breakdown
- Sponsorship declarations
- Student Visa
- Visitor Visa
- Work permits
If you’re concerned about a situation facing you, your family or a loved one, get clear and straightforward advice from one of our London-based immigration law experts. We are also able to provide fast and practical guidance if you’re faced with an immediate threat like deportation. Our immigration lawyers in London can provide national representation. We speak in plain English and guarantee direct lawyer contact so you can ask questions as and when needed.
Wills and probate
If you’re among the 31 million adults in the UK who do not have a Will, then now is the time to cross this off your to-do list. Having a professionally drafted Will is the only way you can be sure that your last wishes are legally protected. It also provides you the opportunity to appoint someone, or multiple people, as an executor to ensure your wishes are carried out.
Your Will is personal to you and allows you to, for example, express the guardianship you’d like for your children if you were to pass away before their eighteenth birthday, take stock of your assets and consider how you would like these to be distributed, include provisions for a charity that is close to your heart, and ensure any sentimental items are gifted to exactly who you want. Without a valid Will in place, the Rules of Intestacy will apply, which could set lower inheritance thresholds than you’d like to allow for and may also see those closest to you miss out.
Having a Will is especially vital if you would like to minimise any inheritance tax payable on your estate, to reduce the risk of disputes, if you have complex assets such as foreign property or business interests, or if you need to cater for particular beneficiaries, such as setting up a special trust for disabled dependants or any children from a previous relationship.
If you have lost a loved one and are looking for support with estate administration in London, our team can help. We understand that experiencing loss can feel like being hit by a tonne of bricks and that the probate process is the last thing you’d want on your mind. We can work with families and loved ones to locate the Last Will and Testament, if there is one, ensure any appointed executors understand their role and legal obligations, and we can help fulfil these duties if needed. We provide flexible options ranging from advice and guidance through to fulfilling administrative tasks.
Our will and probate solicitors in London are well versed in all aspects of private client law and can help you with:
- Court of Protection
- Estate administration
- Inheritance and tax planning
- Living Wills
- Making a will
- Power of Attorney
- Property transfers
- Will and inheritance disputes
Contact our solicitors in London for a Free Initial Assessment about estate planning or administration options that might be right for you. Our team are approachable, caring and diligent, offering a customer-focused experience.
London is an epicentre of finance, academia, arts and culture. Steeped in rich history that dates back to 43 AD when Romans first built a bridge over the Rivers Thames, London has grown to be a thriving and global city that is now home to approximately 8.7 million people. As one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, London’s heart beats with 270 different nationalities and 300 different languages; 37 per cent of Londoners were born outside of the UK.
London is the capital of England and known for its vibrancy, architecture and beauty. Some of the bigger key sights locals and visitors alike can expect to see include the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the ‘Big Ben’ clock tower, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, London Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and the London Eye.
Today London competes with New York for the title of the world’s largest financial centre. More than 100 of Europe’s largest 500 companies are based in London, making it a commercial powerhouse in England and abroad. Beyond strength in trade and business, London has an international appeal and pull for those the culture industry, which employs one in six people and contributes £47 billion to the UK economy.
London is constantly growing, evolving and helping to shape the future in a number of industries, including media and technology, pharmaceutical and healthcare, digital and electronics, manufacturing and construction, fashion and creative arts, property, professional services, retail and tourism.
More than 30 million visitors come to London each year and spend £15 million, making it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The London Plan being implemented looks to push the city to the forefront of tech and data to become the world’s leading smart city.
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