Contact our solicitors in Bath
Welcome to Watkins Solicitors.
Here at Watkins Solicitors, we have a team of solicitors in Bath who are available to assist clients with the following legal matters:
- 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.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4pm Friday
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 a couple of bus stops along Milsom Street which many routes stop along. You can find a list of all nearby bus stops here.
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.
Our legal services in Bath
We treat each of our client 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
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. 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. We can 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
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.
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
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 loved ones as much as possible.
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.
Speak to our solicitors in Bath
For more information about our team of solicitors in Bath and the services we provide, feel free to get in touch using the contact details below:
Tel: 01225 904 804
We also have an online enquiry form available.