Solicitors in Bath
Here at Watkins Solicitors, we have a team of solicitors in Bath who are available to assist clients with a wide range of legal matters. Our team are dedicated to providing an excellent and friendly service, giving you practical and realistic advice when you need it most. We take a personalised approach to each case, working diligently throughout the process until we secure the most optimum outcome for you. Our experienced solicitors in Bath are experts on many sectors of the law and would be happy to answer any questions you may have pertaining to your specific situation. The areas that our solicitors can advise on include:
- Family law
- Education law
- Probate & estate administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Judicial reviews & regulatory law
Our Bath solicitors are friendly and honest, and dedicated to providing in-depth expert legal advice for clients in the local area and across the country.
If you would like to speak to one of our lawyers in Bath, feel free to give us a call, drop us an email or fill in our online enquiry form. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Contact our solicitors in Bath
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4pm Friday
Our legal services in Bath
We treat each of our client’s cases with the care and attention they deserve. When working with clients on a family matter, we make sure to handle cases with the utmost sensitivity, to respect existing relationships and to prevent any issues arising as a result of the legal proceedings.
Our solicitors will take the time to listen and understand your individual circumstances and what it is you’re looking for. From there, we can offer advice and guidance based on our years of experience in family law. If you are happy to proceed, we can represent you throughout proceedings and work with other parties to reach an amicable resolve.
Members of our reputable family law services have been recognised by the Law Society with Children Law and Family Law Advanced accreditations. We are also able to work on publicly funded family law cases due to our Quality Mark from the Legal Aid Agency.
Our solicitors in Bath can assist clients with a number of family law matters, including:
- Divorce & relationship breakdown
- Child contract & residence
- Child Arrangements
- Parental responsibility
- Care proceedings
- Grandparents’ rights
- Domestic abuse
- Family mediation
Watkins Solicitors is recognised as one of the leading firms in England and Wales for our quality legal services with regards to educational matters.
Education plays a vital role in the development of our children and there shouldn’t be any issues that stand in the way of a child receiving a proper education. We regularly work with parents who have concerns about their child’s educational experiences and we understand that your situation may be completely different to that of another parent.
Our education law solicitors in Bath cover various areas including but not limited to:
- Special Educational Needs
- School Admissions
- Child out of School
- School Complaints
- Local Government Ombudsman
- Annual Reviews
- Transition from a Statement of SEN to an EHC Plan
It is important to make sure any requests you have for the distribution of your assets are properly taken care of when you’re no longer here. Rest assured that with us, putting a Will in place will be straightforward and stress-free, giving you peace of mind for your future and the future of your loved ones.
Our Wills solicitors in Bath can assist you with:
- Making a Will
- Amending a Will
- Mirror Wills
- Inheritance Tax planning
- Probate & Estate Administration
Find further information for our Wills services here.
When a loved one passes away, the process of handling their affairs can be difficult to carry out on your own while grieving. We have a dedicated team of solicitors at our office in Bath, who are here to help you manage probate and estate administration. We make sure to approach these matters with compassion and empathy, helping to take the load off your shoulders during this difficult time. Whether you would like some advice or for us to manage the entire process for you, we can help.
We can manage the following areas of probate and estate administration:
- Applying for Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration
- Gathering the estate assets
- Valuing the estate
- Dealing with HMRC and Inheritance Tax payment
- Settling any debts and liabilities connected to the estate
- Transferring bequests to the beneficiaries of the Will
- Preparing final estate accounts
Whether you’re stepping onto the property ladder for the very first time or looking to secure your next investment property for your portfolio, our conveyancing solicitors can help. Conveyancing can be an intricate and complex process and our team are experts at mitigating any potential pitfalls that may occur. Our solicitors in Bath are able to liaise with other parties to ensure your transaction is processed as quickly as possible and with as few issues as possible along the way.
- Buying a home
- Selling your home
- Leasehold property
- Transfer of equity
- Lifetime mortgages & equity release
Powers of Attorney
Unfortunately, for some of us, there may be a time when we can no longer make important decisions for ourselves. You can never know for sure if these circumstances will befall you, however, by putting Powers of Attorney into place, you can make sure those you love and trust the most will be legally able to make those all-important decisions for you. We provide a sensitive and compassionate service, treating our clients with the respect and dignity that they deserve.
Speak to our specialist Powers of Attorney solicitors in Bath for advice and support regarding:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Advance statements
- Living Wills
Judicial Review & Regulatory Law
If you have been affected by an unlawful decision made by a public body, there are steps you can take to challenge those decisions, seek justice and reverse the impact on you and your loved ones as much as possible. Our solicitors in Bath are aware of how distressing these situations can be and will ensure that your concerns are heard and listened to.
We are able to represent anyone who would like to request a judicial review, including those who are eligible for legal aid.
We can organise legal proceedings for the following areas of regulatory law:
- Appeals for professionals struck off by their regulatory bodies
- Community care challenges
- Special education needs tribunals (SENDIST)
- Judicial reviews for refugees and asylum seekers in the Administrative Court and Upper Tribunal (IAC)
- DBS challenges
Read more about our services regarding judicial reviews and regulatory challenges, and get in touch to discuss your own case with one of our helpful solicitors.
International Family Law
Our solicitors in Bath have expertise and experience in international cases pertaining to family law, having dealt with a wide array of cases including international divorce, finances and child arrangements. We have also dealt with cases related to child kidnapping.
Our solicitors understand how overwhelming these situations can feel and will be at hand to support you with whatever legal issue you are currently facing.
Find out more about how we can help you with international family law.
Legal resources in Bath
Bath Law Courts (Civil, Family and Magistrates)
Bath Law Courts (Civil, Family and Magistrates) handles cases related to bankruptcy, childcare arrangements if you separate from your partner, crime, divorce hearings, domestic abuse, housing, money claims and single justice procedure. It is located 0.4 miles away from our Bath office.
Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre
Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre deals with cases regarding adoption, bankruptcy, childcare arrangements if you separate from your partner, divorce hearings, domestic abuse, claims against employers, Female Genital Mutilation, financial remedy, forced marriage, High Court cases – serious or high-profile criminal or civil law cases, housing, money claims and benefits. It is located 11 miles from our Bath office.
Bristol Crown Court
Bristol Crown Court handles cases pertaining to crime and single justice procedure and it is located 11 miles from our office in Bath.
Directions for visiting our solicitors in Bath
Reaching us by car
Our offices in Bath are located on Queen Street, just a short walk away from Queen Square and the Theatre Royal.
There are a number of car parks nearby, including Kingsmead Square Car Park, JustPark at Monmouth Place, and Lansdown Park & Ride. Find details of nearby car parks here.
Reaching us by train
Our Queen Street office is just a 9-minute walk from Bath Spa Railway Station.
Reaching us by bus
The nearest bus stop to our office is by Queen Square where the 716 route stops. There are also bus stops along Milsom Street which serve a number of bus routes. You can find a list of all nearby bus stops here.
At Watkins, we believe that legal guidance should be accessible to everyone.
We value the needs of our clients, and we aim to make our offices, website and services as accessible as possible to all. If there’s anything you would like to request ahead of your visit, to make your time with us as comfortable as possible, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We will be more than happy to help as much as possible.
Speak to our solicitors in Bath
Our solicitors in Bath offer a professional and friendly service and would be more than happy to answer any initial questions you may have regarding your case.