Solicitors in Hereford
Our solicitors in Hereford are committed to providing excellent legal guidance to our clients in the surrounding Hereford area. Our team is made up of many experienced solicitors who have excellent combined expertise on a wide range of different legal areas. When you work with our solicitors in Hereford, you are choosing a service that prioritises your needs and requirements. We do our utmost to secure you the best possible outcome for whatever legal issue you are facing, whilst keeping you fully informed with regular updates throughout the process.
From our Hereford office, we help clients in Herefordshire and further afield with a range of legal issues, including:
- Family law
- Education law
- Probate & estate administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Judicial reviews & regulatory law
Our Hereford team offer a friendly local service backed by decades of experience, with a depth of expertise that also brings clients to us from across England and Wales looking for our specialist legal knowledge and skills.
To get in touch with our solicitors in Hereford, you can use the contact details below or use our simple enquiry form to ask us a question.
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Our legal services in Hereford
When it comes to matters related to family, emotions can often run high, making the process even more emotional strenuous. Our solicitors at Watkins understand the pressure that our clients face trying to prioritise the needs of their children whilst attempting to remain civil with their ex-partner.
Our team have the specialist expertise and empathetic approach needed to help you navigate even the most complex issues with the minimum possible conflict.
We have achieved the Law Society’s Family Law Advanced and Children Law accreditations, reflecting the high level of our expertise. Our team includes various members of Resolution, the leading network for family lawyers with a focus on removing unnecessary conflict from family law.
We have been awarded a Quality Mark from the Legal Aid Agency, allowing us to undertake publicly funded work in Family law.
Our family law solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters including:
- Divorce & relationship breakdown
- Child contract & residence
- Child Arrangements
- Parental responsibility
- Care proceedings
- Grandparents’ rights
- Domestic abuse
- Family mediation
- Find out more about how we can help you with family law.
Education law is a highly specialist area in which few law firms have true depth of knowledge. Watkins Solicitors is one of the country’s leading firms for this niche area, working with clients all over England and Wales.
Our education law solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters 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
Find out more about how we can help you with education law.
Getting a clear Will in place is not just about giving yourself peace of mind, it also helps to make sure that dealing with your estate will be as simple and stress-free as possible for your loved ones when the time comes. Our solicitors in Hereford are experts in this field and will ensure that you are fully informed of all the intricate details of the Will making process.
Our Will solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters including:
- Making a Will
- Amending a Will
- Mirror Wills
- Inheritance Tax planning
Find out more about how we can help you with making a Will.
Probate & Estate Administration
Dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away can be a significant strain at an already difficult time. Our team are happy to help with any part of probate and estate administration to take some of the burden off your shoulders, or we can deal with the whole process for you.
Our probate and estate administration solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters including:
- 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
Find out more about how we can help you with probate and estate administration.
Your home is not just the place you live, it is also a major investment. The right legal advice can help you avoid many common problems that could hold up a property transaction or cause problems later, as well as protecting the equity you are investing into your home.
Our residential property team are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) providing assurance of the high standards we maintain.
Our conveyancing solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters including:
- Buying a home
- Selling your home
- Leasehold property
- Transfer of equity
- Lifetime mortgages & equity release
Powers of Attorney
Planning for a time when you may no longer be able to manage your personal affairs might be a daunting prospect, but it is something that is sensible to consider, especially later in life or if you are in a high-risk profession. Our solicitors in Hereford are well versed in these matters and can offer guidance throughout the entire planning process. We make sure to take a sensitive and compassionate approach when dealing with this subject.
Our Power of Attorney solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters including:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Advance statements
- Living Wills
Find out more about how we can help you with Powers of Attorney.
Judicial Review & Regulatory Law
Our solicitors understand that when public bodies make the wrong decision about a matter affecting your life or career, it can have a huge impact on you and your loved ones. Getting expert legal support to challenge such decisions can make all the difference, our solicitors in Hereford are available to give you the guidance you need during this difficult time.
Our judicial review and regulatory solicitors in Hereford can offer our expertise in matters including:
- 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
Find out more about how we can help you with a judicial review or regulatory challenge.
International Family Law
Our solicitors have a wide breadth of experience dealing with international cases related to family law, included cases related to international divorce, finances, child arrangements and contacts. We also have specialised expertise in cases pertaining to child kidnapping.
This is a highly specialised sector of law and requires the expertise and knowledge of an experienced solicitor, our team of experts are ready and waiting to advise on any international family law related issue you are currently facing.
Find out more about how we can help you with international family law.
Legal resources in Hereford
Hereford County Court and Family Court
Hereford County Court and Family Court deals with Bankruptcy, childcare arrangements if you separate from your partner, divorce hearings, domestic abuse, High Court cases – serious or high-profile criminal or civil law cases, housing and money claims. It is located 0.2 miles away from our Hereford office.
Hereford Justice Centre
Hereford Justice Centre handles cases related to crime, single justice procedure and benefits, and is located 0.2 miles from our Hereford office.
Worcester Justice Centre
Worcester Justice Centre handles cases involving crime and single justice procedure and is 23 miles from our Hereford office.
Directions for visiting our solicitors in Hereford
Arriving by train - We are around 10-15 minutes’ walk from Hereford train station.
Arriving by bus - We are a short walk from Blue School Street, where there are bus stops served by many different routes, making it highly convenient to reach our Hereford office by bus.
At Watkins, we value all of our clients and believe that legal guidance should be accessible to everyone, this is why it is important to us that our legal services are fully accessible to everyone who needs them. If you have any specific accessibility requirements when visiting our offices or contacting our team, please let us know in advance and we will do everything possible to accommodate you.
If visiting our office isn’t an option for you, we also offer remote meetings via the use of telephones and/or virtual conferencing software.
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