Solicitors in Fishponds
Welcome to Watkins Solicitors.
Our team of experienced solicitors in Fishponds would be happy to help you with your legal matter. We regularly work on cases in the following areas:
- Family law
- Education law
- Probate & estate administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Judicial reviews & regulatory law
We are a friendly and approachable team with the skills required to manage your case from start to finish. We have been in operation for over 20 years and throughout that time we have assisted many individuals across England and Wales.
To speak to our solicitors in Fishponds and to hear more about our skills and expertise, please get in touch using the contact details below. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4pm Friday
Directions for visiting our solicitors in Fishponds
Reaching us by car
You can find our office on Fishponds Road, just opposite Lidl. There is some on street parking along Hinton Road (by the side of our office) and also along Guinea Lane.
Reaching us by train
The nearest train station to our Fishponds office is Stapleton Road Railway Station, which is a 10-minute drive away.
Reaching us by bus
There are a number of bus stops along Fishponds Road - Channons Hill Bus and Coach Station is just a short walk away from our office. Stops along Fishponds Road service the 48, 48A, 49, 5 citylines, 17citylines east, Y2 South Glos Lynx and Y5 South Glos Lynx bus routes.
We are always trying to improve the accessibility of our offices so that everyone can make use of our legal services while being comfortable at the same time. If you have a specific question or request regarding accessibility ahead of visiting our office, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll do our very best to accommodate.
Our legal services in Fishponds
Legal matters concerning family and loved ones not only require a solicitor with the technical know-how to manage proceedings, but one who can take a sensitive approach to these matters, too. Here at Watkins Solicitors, we have a team of lawyers who know just how important it is to treat cases involving family with care and consideration.
We take the time to listen to the issue at hand, before offering our honest advice based on our experience in the field and the specific situation you’re in. Rest assured our advice and legal support will always have the preservation of relationships at the forefront, to avoid as much conflict as possible.
We are a leading family law specialist and have achieved the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced and Children Law accreditations. We are able to work on cases being funded by Legal Aid and can work with clients across the length and breadth of England and Wales.
Here are just some of the family law matters that we can assist with:
- Divorce & relationship breakdown
- Child contract & residence
- Child Arrangements
- Parental responsibility
- Care proceedings
- Grandparents’ rights
- Domestic abuse
- Family mediation
Legal issues regarding a child’s education is a niche area of law, one that isn’t often spoken about and one that requires the expertise of an expert solicitor in the field. We are one of a few specialist firms for education law across England and Wales, and our team of solicitors in Fishponds have plenty of experience in assisting parents with issues concerning their child’s experiences in education.
If you’re having trouble with any of the following, we are here to offer honest advice and to represent you throughout proceedings:
- 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
Putting a clear and detailed Will in place for when you’re no longer here is strongly advised, in order to ensure your assets go to those you would want them to. A Will can also set out any requests you have concerning funeral arrangements and other personal matters, which can be a huge help to loved ones during a difficult, emotional time.
Our Fishponds solicitors are experienced in drafting and documenting Wills and can assist you with the following matters:
Our Will solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters including:
- Making a Will
- Amending a Will
- Mirror Wills
- Inheritance Tax planning
If you would like the help from a team of specialists to administer the estate of a loved one who has passed away, our Fishponds solicitors can assist. It can be difficult to think about anything else but grieving during these difficult times, so we can offer to manage the entire process of probate and estate administration for you, or we can simply be there to answer any questions should you need us to. We’re happy to help in whatever way works best for you.
We regularly assist clients with the following matters 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
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, remortgaging or wanting to purchase the freehold, our residential property solicitors in Fishponds can help. We have been working in conveyancing for well over 20 years and the quality of our work has been recognised by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).
We know the local area well so we’re in a perfect position to assist clients across Bristol and the surrounding area. That being said, we also help clients across England and Wales and we are frequently recommended by previous clients from far and wide.
Our property solicitors in Fishponds can work with you on all conveyancing matters, including:
- Buying a home
- Selling your home
- Leasehold property
- Transfer of equity
- Lifetime mortgages & equity release
For many of us, there may come a time when you can no longer make important decisions for yourself and it’s important to prepare for that. To ensure your personal values, wants and needs are taken into account when you are no longer able to discuss them yourself, you may wish to set Powers of Attorney in place, which enables a person of your choosing to make decisions for you.
Our solicitors in Fishponds work on Powers of Attorney cases regularly, and can offer you our expertise in the following areas:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Advance statements
- Living Wills
Everyone makes mistakes, but when those mistakes are made by a public authority it can have a huge impact on you or a loved one. In such cases, it’s important to challenge that body and have them make amends for the issues they have caused.
Going up against a public body on your own can feel overwhelming, and understandably so, which is why you can find specialist solicitors who deal with legal matters like this on a regular basis.
At Watkins Solicitors, we have a specialist regulatory law team who will be happy to listen to your issue, offer clear and honest advice, and represent you during proceedings against the public body in question.
We can offer legal representation for the following areas:
- 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 Fishponds
For more information about our specialist services and to find out more about our team, please do not hesitate to contact our solicitors in Fishponds using the contact details below.
Tel: 0117 939 0350
Or use our simple enquiry form to ask us a question.