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 Leeds headquarters sits in the heart of Leeds city centre. Founded the same year as the first football match was played at Elland Road, home to Leeds United, we are among the longest-established solicitors in Leeds. We and proud of our Leeds roots. For 120 years, we have been serving the Leeds community in Adel, Alwoodley, Armley, Bardsey, Boston Spa, Bramhope, Bramley, Calverley, Chapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Collingham, Colton, Cookridge, Cross Gates, Farnley, Farsley, Garforth, Gildersome, Gledhow, Guiseley, Harehills, Harewood, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Hunslet, Kippax, Kirkstall. Lawnswood, Meanwood, Methley, Moortown, Morley, Oakwood, Otley, Oulton, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rodley, Rothwell, Roundhay, Scarcroft, Seacroft, Shadwell, Tingley, Weetwood, Wetherby and Yeadon.
We supported our client through a high value, complex legal argument following a dispute over a financial settlement.
AS many unsuspecting homebuyers across Yorkshire have found out to their cost, Japanese knotweed can quickly turn the purchase of a dream home into a living nightmare. If not caught early, this invasive plant can spread quickly towards your property as well as your neighbour’s, affecting the foundations. It can block drains, ruin concrete drives … Continue reading “Homebuyers beware – the Japanese knotweed invasion has started early this year”
The early part of any year goes hand-in-hand with an increase in divorce applications. And 2019 is already proving no exception. This is normally because families and spouses have had a period of two and three weeks or more together in close proximity over Christmas and New Year, when compared to the remaining 11 months … Continue reading “The Ex-Factor: why it’s vital to make or change your will after separation “
A FAMILIAR face to many Milners’ clients has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the legal sector in a career spanning over half a century. Christopher Lewis, who retired this summer from his role as a legal consultant based at Milners’ head office in Leeds, was presented with the Lifetime … Continue reading “Lifetime Achievement honour for Milners’ Chris Lewis”
THE taxman requires buyers of property to submit a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) return if the purchase price is £40,000 or above, whether or not duty is payable. Ordinarily, it is the buyer’s conveyancer who completes and submits the return to HMRC as agent for the buyer, unless the SDLT calculation is complex. Conveyancers … Continue reading “Taxing times for conveyancers and homebuyers as payment timescale cut”
FOR both employers and employees, there was a raft of changes to the world of employment law during 2018. The main employment law challenges that had the biggest and most far-reaching impact included: Gender pay gap reporting Gender pay gap reports for certain public authorities and private and voluntary sector employers with at least 250 … Continue reading “Employment law changes in 2018 – and a sneak peek into what’s looming this year for employers and employees”
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”
TOUGHER penalties for holding and using a phone while driving have put extra pressures on fleet managers. Here, Senior Partner at Milners and our Head of Litigation, GILES WARD steers you through the far-reaching consequences of this new legislation.- and what can be done to stop your employees falling foul of it. Using your … Continue reading “Businesses warned over far-reaching impact of new mobile phone driving laws”
WE predicted back in September that 2019 would witness the biggest overhaul of divorce laws in history. And this week our forecast was proved right The planned new reforms follow what family law experts dubbed “the most significant divorce case in history” The aftermath of the recent case of Owen and Owen has triggered widespread – and … Continue reading “End of ‘the blame game’ – no-fault divorce poised to take family law into a modern era”
The latest controversy to hit the UK banking sector has underlined the importance of seeking independent expert advice when writing a will, a Yorkshire law firm Milners has warned. As grieving relatives are now finding out to their cost in ever-increasing numbers, the small print of wills prepared by many High Street banks can contain … Continue reading “Mounting concern over banks’ will-writing fees sparks warning”
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'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
Leeds-based solicitors, we also have offices in Harrogate and Pontefract but operate throughout Yorkshire and further afield.
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