When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focused on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.
We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side.
Our office in Harrogate’s growing legal sector is in the heart of the spa town’s centre – close the historic Stray. We are proud that our Harrogate legal expertise shares a home with iconic brands such as Bettys, Harrogate Spa water and a football team, Harrogate Town, that has just been promoted to the highest level in its history. Our team of Harrogate solicitors have an in-depth knowledge of Harrogate and covers the whole of the Harrogate District, including the city of Ripon and the surrounding towns of Knaresborough, Boroughbridge, Pateley Bridge and Masham.
We supported our client through a high value, complex legal argument following a dispute over a financial settlement.
MILNERS has secured a top accolade for the services it provides homebuyers and sellers – including safeguarding against potential fraud. Its team has again been accredited by the Law Society for membership of its Conveyancing Quality Scheme after meeting – and beating – a set of strict criteria. This includes being able to demonstrate that the firm keeps pace with best … Continue reading “Milners secures ‘best practice’ quality mark for conveyancing services”
MORE than 130 pedestrians were seriously injured last year in accidents involving cyclists – and a landmark court case this week is set to offer new hope in their fight for compensation. Yoga teacher Gemma Brushett is set to be awarded personal injury compensation running into several thousands of pounds after being struck by a … Continue reading “New personal injury ruling lifts the brakes off compensation claims by pedestrians against cyclists”
FEWER people are now liable for inheritance tax after the introduction of a new allowance when the wealth in a property is left to direct descendants. But the rules are complex – and some estates risk missing out of the benefit if wills and trust documents are not properly reviewed. As the Residential Nil Rate … Continue reading “How to take advantage of new inheritance tax rules”
MILNERS solicitors has marked its first anniversary in Harrogate by expanding into new offices. After launching in the spa town at the same time it acquired a long-standing conveyancing practice, the firm has now relocated its team to Princes Square. “After a year of growth – both in terms of staff and clients – moving … Continue reading “Milners solicitors expands into new Harrogate offices after year of growth”
A LEEDS law firm is claiming a first for the city as it takes to the national stage this week (Monday October 27) for two of the biggest public inquiries in UK history. While Giles Ward, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Milners solicitors, is supporting clients at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual … Continue reading “Lawyers’ brace of public inquiries mark ‘legal first’ for Leeds”
LEGAL eyes are trained on a landmark case which could pave the way for scores of compensation claims from homes and businesses affected by the proposed HS2 rail route. For those residential and commercial properties across Yorkshire – and particularly in Leeds – that currently stand in the way of the high-speed line, they will … Continue reading “Full steam ahead! All eyes on landmark case in HS2 property valuation legal battle”
POPCORN – a firm favourite of film fans and serial snackers. Much of the UK’s popcorn is currently produced at KP Foods’ factories in Barnsley and in Pontefract helping UK sales to explode by more than 170% in the last five years. Though, Yorkshire’s popcorn landscape is set to change after the brand announced plans … Continue reading “Redundancy – avoiding legal pitfalls when it comes to the crunch”
A WARM greeting – or inappropriate behaviour? It’s a question that has been thrust into the employment law spotlight after staff at a leading High Street fashion brand accused their boss of instigating a culture of “forced hugging”. The allegations made against 62-year-old Ray Kelvin, founder and Chief Executive of Ted Baker sound another warning … Continue reading “Hug-gate! Ted Baker allegations put the squeeze on sexual harassment in the workplace”
THE number of inheritance disputes between family members has rocketed, as people opt to use do-it-yourself will-writing services in ever-increasing numbers. The High Court is getting increasingly clogged with cases of contested probate – probate being the legal process for “proving” a will and its acceptance as a valid public document – which have leaped … Continue reading “The dangers of DIY wills come under the spotlight as inheritance disputes soar”
Law firm research reveals low uptake of new family-friendly leave initiative among Yorkshire’s biggest employers. FEWER than 1-in-1,000 Yorkshire and Humberside employees have taken advantage of a flagship family-friendly initiative designed to improve work-life balance, according to research unveiled today (Tuesday May 30). Milners, the long-established law firm headquartered in Leeds with sister offices in Harrogate and Pontefract, … Continue reading “Shared Parental Leave – far from child’s play for working dads”
When you need legal expertise, you’ll find us plain talking and focussed on finding the right solution for you. We’re flexible and approachable, tailoring your case to your individual needs.
We’re here to navigate the complexities of corporate law, so you can focus on doing what you do best – running your business. With our affordable expertise on your side, we’ll guide you every step of the way.
Straight talking and focussed on finding the solution that’s in your best interests, get to know the people who will become your team at Milners solicitors.
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Simon plays a strategic role in all our work disciplines. Simon has a wide range of experience in employment law, business law, professional negligence, insurance law and personal injury. As well as acting for private individuals, Simon also regularly advises businesses on strategic support and dealing with disputes that have arisen.Find out more
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Giles is Milners’ Head of Litigation. He has been practising law since the early 1990s and represents clients both nationally and internationally. Giles has considerable expertise in all forms of tribunal and substantial trial experience in both court and arbitration. He is often instructed on extremely sensitive and complicated matters by institutions, charities, companies and individuals alike.Find out more
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Andrew heads up our Commercial Property department. He has 16 years experience in Commercial Property including senior positions at two large firms of solicitors in Leeds and has helped Milners to achieve a Tier 5 ranking in The Legal 500 UK 2015.Find out more
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Victoria joined Milners in 2008 as a solicitor. At that time she specialised in asset-related recovery and dispute resolution. She acted for local, national and international companies and advised on administrations, individual voluntary arrangements, bankruptcy and winding up petitions. Victoria is now part of the Management Team, working closely with Simon Bass, the Managing Partner. She is responsible for the firm’s compliance and is also involved in the day to day running of the firm.Find out more
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Kirsty, who joined us from Baxter Caulfield Solicitors in 2007, has worked in the legal profession since 2000. She is our designated Compliance Officer for Finance and Administration (COLP). Kirsty is another member of our team who is young, talented and ambitious. Her qualifications include being a Full Member of Accounting Technicians and she is currently studying the ACCA Accountancy Qualification.Find out more
Mathew has joined Milners’ commercial property team and is also the Money Laundering Officer and training principal for our trainee solicitors. He offers expertise built over 14 years working with clients and commercial agents in the Yorkshire property sector and beyond.Find out more
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Oliver Cashman, having qualified in 2008 has earned a distinguished reputation as a leading authority in the fields of commercial and employment litigation. His career to date has seen him thrust in at the deep end of numerous high profile, public cases including the phone hacking scandal of 2011 as well as managing compensation claims for the many victims of Jimmy Saville.Find out more
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I am a fully qualified member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). I qualified as a solicitor at Milners in November 2012 and specialise in Private Client Law dealing with a wide range of wills, trusts, probate cases, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection of work and administration of estates.Find out more
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Ben is a Litigation and Public Law Solicitor specialising in Contract and Commercial disputes as well as claims of Professional Negligence from both a Claimant and Defendant perspective. On the Public Law front, Ben has acted for respondents and participants to Independent Inquiries as well as Statutory Inquiries initiated by the Charity Commission.Find out more
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Darren is our newest senior recruit, joining our Corporate and Commercial teams. He has amassed over 14 years of legal expertise working with a raft of owner-managed businesses, SMEs, PLCs and the third sector - across Yorkshire and beyond. He will help to spearhead the development of our Corporate and Commercial services, as well as mentoring other members of our team. Darren performs a wide-ranging role supporting businesses on a range of legal issues. This extends to the drafting, advising upon, and negotiating company commercial agreements, including Memorandum and Articles of Association; intellectual property and software agreements; and general commercial agreements governing outsourcing and the supply of goods and services. He joins the Milners team from the Leeds office of international law firm DWF, where he was a Senior Associate. His legal CV also features roles at a brace of large regional law firms, Ison Harrison and Lupton Fawcett. A former graduate of the University of Hull and York College of Law, Darren is a keen sports player and supporter when not entertaining his two children, and has also conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge several times, raising money to support the fight against cancer.Find out more
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John Robson has recently joined our residential property team bringing with him over 35 years of experience in the residential property field. John’s highly accomplished career in property makes him one of the most trusted and recognised in his field, having gained high profiled clients and dealt with countless complex transactions.Find out more
Leeds-based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.
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