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.
Ben Harrison – Head of Public Law at Milners featured in the Yorkshire Post with his thoughts on the potential for a public inquiry into the handling of Coronavirus here in the UK. Read the article here: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/public-inquiry-governments-handling-coronavirus-crisis-inevitable-ben-harrison-2851044 Public
THE Leeds legal sector is this week poised to bid farewell to its longest-practising solicitor. Christopher Lewis is retiring from his role as a legal consultant at Milners on Friday (June 30), marking the end of a successful career that has spanned more than half a century in the city. When he first qualified in … Continue reading “Leeds’ longest-serving solicitor bids farewell after more than half a century”
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 HAS launched a newsletter to guide you through a raft of major changes to employment law. We explore the abolition of employment tribunal application fees; mandatory gender pay gap reporting; and shared parental leave. You can also find out more about our tailored legal support package. Click here to sign up to our newsletter.
COVID Business interruption claims And so following the city’s heavyweight lawyers brawling through the courts ( with Messrs Herbert Smith for the Financial Conduct Authority or FCA, Simmons and Simmons for the insurers ) we finally have a verdict. It’s not a knockout blow but a very good points decision for the FCA on appeal … Continue reading “Supreme Court Turns Tide Against Insurers”
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”
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”
WHEN the national media were seeking an expert comment on a commercial property story, they turned to Milners solicitors. Our Partner and Head of Property, Andrew Price, was able to share his insight on the controversial closure of a flagship store by Marks & Spencer on Teesside with readers of the Daily Express. We were … Continue reading “National media turn to Milners’ for commercial property expert view”
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”
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's 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 over more than a 35 year period.Find out more
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