Bristol - Southville

Bristol - Southville

Welcome to Watkins Solicitors.

We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, professional, and efficient service to our clients, working diligently to ensure that they achieve the optimum outcome, no matter what legal issues that they are facing. We make sure to provide practical, clear advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances – you will never find us trying to upsell a service that you don’t require.

We have a strong, supportive team of solicitors in Bristol who can offer expert advice, guidance and representation for a variety of legal matters, including:

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 cases. While our offices are based around the South West, we work with clients across England and Wales.

We also have offices in Bath, FishpondsHereford, and Evesham

Watkins Solicitors
192 North Street

Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4pm Friday

Directions for visiting our solicitors in Bristol

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 Southville 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 city lines 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

Family law

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 will take the time to listen to your situation in detail, before offering our recommended approach to handling your case. Our Bristol-based 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 conflict during proceedings, to find a solution that works for everyone involved.  

Our Bristol solicitors can support you with the following family law matters: 


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 Bristol 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 Bristol handle all legal education issues, including:


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, but it will also ensure your assets are divided in the way that you see best.

Our Bristol 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

Probate & Estate Administration

When a loved one passes on, the grieving process is difficult enough before having to think about organising their affairs. Our solicitors in Bristol can assist with probate and estate administration to make the process as straightforward as possible.

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 will be 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
  • Remortgaging
  • Transfer of equity
  • Lifetime mortgages & equity release

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Powers of Attorney

Having someone who can make decisions for you when you’re no longer able to is of vital importance. Life is unpredictable and you can never know when you might need someone you trust to handle certain situations for you.  

Our solicitors in Bristol 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

Judicial Review & Regulatory Law

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 legal case. 

Speak to our lawyers in Bristol for more information on how we can 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

International Family

Our solicitors have extensive experience within the realms of international family law, assisting with a range of circumstances including divorce and child arrangements. These cases can often be incredibly complex and require the expertise of an experienced family law solicitor to help you navigate the various processes involved.

Our international family law solicitors can help you with the following:

  • International divorce
  • International civil partnership dissolution
  • International child arrangements
  • International child abduction

Child Abduction

If your child has been abducted or you have concerns about your child being abducted in the future, you must consult with an experienced child abduction solicitor immediately to assist you in retrieving your child and/or putting legal protections in place to prevent this from happening again. Our child abduction solicitors can liaise with the relevant authorities in order to help bring your child home whilst providing close personal support during this difficult time.

Our child abduction solicitors can assist with the following:

  • Child abduction advocacy
  • Legal representation for international child abduction
  • Legal guidance throughout the process

Legal resources in Bristol

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre

Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre manages cases related to adoption, bankruptcy, childcare arrangements post-separation, 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.

Bristol Magistrates' Court and Tribunals Hearing Centre

Bristol Magistrates' Court and Tribunals Hearing Centre handles cases involving crime, single justice procedure, and benefits.

Citizens Advice Bristol

Citizens Advice Bristol is a network of charities providing free legal advice and support to residents of Southville, Bristol.

Speak to our solicitors in Bristol

To discuss your case with our Bristol solicitors, simply get in touch by calling 0117 939 0350 or emailing us at Alternatively, you can fill in our online enquiry form.