Solicitors in Southville
Welcome to Watkins Solicitors.
We have a strong, supportive team of solicitors in Southville who can offer expert advice, guidance and representation for a variety of legal matters, including:
- Family law
- Education law
- Probate & estate administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Judicial reviews & regulatory law
We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality. Our combined years of experience allow us to provide the very best service for even the most complex of cases. While our offices are based around the South West, we work with clients across England and Wales.
To discuss your case with our Southville solicitors, simply get in touch using the contact details below or by filling in our online enquiry form.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4pm Friday
Directions for visiting our solicitors in Southville
Reaching us by car
You will find our offices near the middle of North Street. There is some on street parking along North Street and the nearest purpose-built car is Diamond Street Car Park, a 10-minute walk away. See details for all nearby car parks here.
Reaching us by train
Our office is located in-between Parson Street Railway Station and Bedminster Railway Station. It’s about a 15-minute walk from both stations. Find more details here.
Reaching us by bus
There is a bus stop almost directly outside our office, which serves the 24 citylines bus route. You can find details for this bus stop and more, here.
We are committed to providing a full range of legal services to anyone and everyone who requires them. If you would like to know more about the accessibility of our Southville office, please feel free to contact a member of our team. We would be delighted to answer your questions and accommodate your requests.
Our legal services in Southville
We are one of the top firms in the South West area for family law services. Our reputation is built on our expert knowledge combined with our caring and sensitive approach to these matters. We are certified with the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced and Children Law accreditations and we are also qualified to work on cases that are funded by Legal Aid.
We take the time to listen to your situation, in detail, before offering our recommended approach to handling your case. Our Southville lawyers are well versed in all family matters, including divorce and separation, cohabitation, and cases involving children.
You can rest assured that we will work with other parties in a way that limits the amount of conflict during proceedings, to find a solution that works for everyone involved.
Our Southville solicitors can support you with the following family law matters:
- Divorce & relationship breakdown
- Child contract & residence
- Child Arrangements
- Parental responsibility
- Care proceedings
- Grandparents’ rights
- Domestic abuse
- Family mediation
While every parent wishes for their child to receive a high level of education with as few hiccups as possible, in some unfortunate cases, there may be a problem that needs addressing.
As one of the leading firms in education law across England and Wales, our solicitors in Southville are on hand to provide expert advice, support and care for all legal issues surrounding a child’s education experience.
Our education law solicitors in Southville handle all legal education issues, including:
- 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
If you’re thinking about the future and what will happen to your estate when you’re no longer here, it’s vital that you put a detailed Will in place. Not only will this give you peace of mind and allow you to enjoy life to the full, it will also ensure your assets are divided in a way that you see best.
Our Southville solicitors can assist you in the drafting and documentation of your Will. Our services include:
- Making a Will
- Amending a Will
- Mirror Wills
- Inheritance Tax planning
When a loved one passes on, the grieving process is difficult enough before having to think about organising their affairs. Our solicitors in Southville can assist with probate and estate administration to make things just a little bit easier for you.
If you would like us to be there to answer any questions or manage certain requests, that’s no problem at all. If you would like us to manage the entire process for you, we are more than happy to.
Here are just a few services we can offer, regarding 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
Our residential property solicitors have accreditations from the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which recognises and promotes the consistent, high quality level of service we provide to our conveyancing clients. Your property is a valuable asset and it pays to have a strong team of solicitors to assist you with your transaction.
With our help, you can rest assured that all contracts will be thoroughly checked, all searches will be properly carried out, and completion is achieved in a timely manner. We make sure to keep clients up to date at all times and to explain things in a simple and straightforward manner.
We cover all manners of conveyancing requests, including:
- Buying a home
- Selling your home
- Leasehold property
- Transfer of equity
- Lifetime mortgages & equity release
Having someone ready to make decisions for you when you’re no longer able to is of vital importance. Life is unpredictable and you can never be certain as to when you might need someone you know and trust to handle certain situations for you.
Our solicitors in Southville regularly work on Powers of Attorney cases and can assist you with the following:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Advance statements
- Living Wills
If you or someone you know has been impacted by a poor decision made by a public body, we can help. When you find yourself in this situation, the thought of challenging an authority can be daunting, but that’s why judicial reviews and regulatory law have been put in place.
We have many years of experience in cases against public bodies and can offer honest advice and specialist support throughout your own legal case.
Speak to our Southville lawyers for more information on how we could help with:
- 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
Speak to our solicitors in Southville
Feel free to get in touch with our solicitors in Southville using the contact details below to discuss your case and ask any questions you may have, to help you decide whether we’re the right team for you.
Tel: 0117 939 0350
Or use our simple enquiry form to ask us a question.