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.
BUSINESSES are being urged to cast an expert legal eye over the content of client contracts, as well as their own insurance cover, to ensure they are fully protected from any potential disruption caused by COVID-19, a new coronavirus. The outbreak of the deadly infection in China, and the rapid way it is extending its … Continue reading “Key steps to guard against the commercial impact of COVID-19”
APRIL traditionally heralds the start of a new financial year – and with it a raft of employment law changes. 2019 is no exception, with two important amendments in particular taking effect over the next fortnight which will impact on employers and employees. At-a-glance, these changes include: Statutory family-related pay and statutory sick pay increases … Continue reading “Get ready for changes to sick pay and redundancy pay rates”
“DOES Brexit entitle lease frustration? This is the high-stakes question asked by many tenants who are looking for ways to terminate their lease. The property world is currently watching on with interest as a key case is being tried at the High Court. It is considering whether Brexit will have a “knock on” effect on … Continue reading “The case of Brexit, termination of a lease – and a rare property law dating back 156 years”
OUR fight for better compensation for victims of “the worst treatment scandal in the NHS” has been taken to the steps of Downing Street, achieving widespread media coverage. BBC News and the Daily Mail were among those who featured our letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, demanding action in ending the inconsistent and inadequate payment … Continue reading “Milners takes infected blood victims’ campaign to No 10 – and appears on BBC News “
MILNERS is supporting women and men who have suffered breast cancer with a free will-writing initiative. We are turning March into Free Wills Month to raise awareness of the work of Breast Cancer Haven – and ensure its vital role continues. The charity offers one-to-one emotional, physical and practical support to anyone living in Yorkshire … Continue reading “FREE WILL-WRITING SESSIONS LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT YORKSHIRE PEOPLE WITH BREAST CANCER”
RESIDENTIAL schools will face scrutiny as the UK’s biggest ever inquiry into child sexual abuse prepares to switch its investigative focus onto them. Our expert BEN HARRISON was invited by to share his inside track on what lies ahead with more than 1,000 independent schools – and how planning and data retention is key. Read his article … Continue reading “Schools face new lessons as child sexual abuse spotlight switches focus”
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 carried out by Milners’ employment law team. We canvassed the county’s biggest employers to gain a first-hand insight into popularity of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). Our study discovered that out of more … Continue reading “Research reveals low uptake of new family-friendly leave initiative among Yorkshire’s biggest employers”
THE last few years have lulled more and more businesses into thinking there is little – or no – risk of disgruntled employees lodging a claim against them at an Employment Tribunal. The reason? The introduction of fees of up to £1,200 which individuals had to fund to pursue their cases for unfair dismissal, discrimination … Continue reading ““A game-changer for business” – how you can safeguard against the impact of U-turn on Employment Tribunal fees”
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”
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”
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.
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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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