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 team of solicitors in Upton, near Pontefract, covers the whole of the Wakefield and Five Towns district. We provide specialist legal one-to-one expertise to the growing number of people living in Wakefield, Pontefract, Castleford, Featherstone and Normanton – and all communities in areas and villages in-between. Our offices are based in High Street, Upton. Upton was, of course, home to Ada Mason – the oldest-living woman in the UK until her death aged 111 years and 138 days in 2011. She was born just a year before Milners launched as solicitors and we are proud to have been part of the West Yorkshire community, like Ada, for so long.
We supported our client through a high value, complex legal argument following a dispute over a financial settlement.
THE Government is to launch a consultation this month on whether it should impose an additional Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) charge on non-UK resident homebuyers. Under the initial proposals, UK homebuyers based overseas will be charged an additional 1% of SDLT which would already be payable on their property purchase. Whether you are buying … Continue reading “Overseas investors urged to act now amid property tax hike uncertainty”
TWO of the biggest names on the Yorkshire high street have dealt a hammer blow to the local economy with the announcement of hundreds of redundancies. Just days after Thomas Cook – Britain’s oldest travel agency – collapsed into insolvency, Yorkshire Bank has announced it is closing its Leeds headquarters, putting as many as 500 … Continue reading “Prompt legal advice a priority for Yorkshire Bank staff facing redundancy as Leeds HQ closes”
COVID 19 – A Second Wave? According to the Academy of Medical Sciences a week or so ago, “ the UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus this winter that could be more serious than the first. “ Indeed it appears that anyone with a science degree is predicting the same … Continue reading “COVID 19 – A Second Wave.”
THE importance of employees securing a good settlement agreement from their employers when facing redundancy has again come to the fore with the announcement of hundreds of job losses on our Leeds doorstep. Looking out across Leeds city centre from our offices, we can see the major bases of both Barclays Bank and bookmakers William … Continue reading “Banking on a good redundancy package? Don’t bet on it without a settlement agreement”
SO said our opening submission on behalf of core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry. That was presented at a preliminary hearing in September, where many victims of the scandal had the first opportunity to share their stories and ask questions. Eight months later, the inquiry is now poised to begin hearing evidence in person … Continue reading ““The inquiry cannot turn the clock back, but what it can do is to establish the truth””
SHE was one of the world’s legendary music stars, dubbed the Queen of Soul. But a right Royal row over her final wishes has blown up after it was revealed that Aretha Franklin did not leave a will – despite amassing a multi-million pound fortune. One of the biggest-selling artists of all time, she left her fans … Continue reading “Striking the wrong note: how legal disharmony has broken out over the Queen of Soul’s dying wishes “
IN the short time it takes you to read this page, it is a sad fact that somebody, somewhere in the UK is being diagnosed with breast cancer. More than 55,000 women – and 350 men – are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. We all know somebody whose life has been touched by the … Continue reading “Corporate Social Responsibility”
When dealing with the criminal offence of corporate manslaughter, one thing is for sure, the offence has resulted in one or more deaths and the offence is treated with the utmost seriousness by the courts. The sentencing guidelines are reflective of the severity of the offence and numerous factors will be taken into account when … Continue reading “Corporate Manslaughter – what is your corporate responsibility?”
Whether you think the actions of Amir Khan and a certain young lady over in America, (allegedly weeks after his wedding) whereby he was performing certain actions to himself that he now would have preferred not to have done and made public, are morally bankrupt or not – is perhaps beside the point. The very … Continue reading “Skype today, gone tomorrow”
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 successfully bringing compensation claims for 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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