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.
MILNERS has strengthened its expertise with the senior appointment of one of Yorkshire’s leading names in conveyancing. It has appointed John Robson as Residential Property Manager at its Harrogate base as the company eyes further expansion in the spa town’s thriving legal sector. He brings 35 years of residential property experience to the Harrogate team, … Continue reading “Milners Eyes Expansion With Key Appointment and New Harrogate Office Plans”
THE announcement of up to 5,000 job losses at car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is a body blow to UK industry. But whether you are a business owner contemplating thousands of job losses, or just a single one, it’s essential to understand all aspects of redundancy before starting the process. This will help you as … Continue reading “Jaguar Land Rover job losses highlight the importance of steering the right course in employment law”
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”
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”
WE would all admit that the advances in technology we have witnessed over the past few decades have been fantastic. These innovations have changed the way we live, making our working lives easier and everything quicker. In particular, it has changed the way we communicate with each other. These days we use email and text messages to communicate, and with mobile phones we are always able to keep in touch no matter where we are. It is a far cry from the ways of working that existed when Milners solicitors first opened for business in Leeds more than 120 years ago. But a recent news article would make many hearts sink. A 78-year-old man in a hospital in California was informed that he had only a few days to live – by a doctor using a video link delivered into the room by a robot. That cannot be right surely? … Continue reading “Can we talk? Why solicitors and their human touch are least at risk from robot technology “
IN his latest “Ask the Expert” column for the Yorkshire Post, our Residential Property Manager in Harrogate JOHN ROBSON explores your legal position when sellers fail to disclose known defects when you are buying their property. Click here to read his article. Question I have had an offer made to buy a property accepted and … Continue reading “Failure to disclose doesn’t mean money back’”
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”
Alarm bells are ringing in one of the UK’s biggest employment sectors as we await a landmark ruling in a long-running legal battle over pay. The awaited ruling will focus on whether carers who are expected to sleep at their workplace in case they are required overnight should be paid the national minimum wage for … Continue reading “Sleep-in staff launch landmark pay case in potential wake-up call to UK care sector”
IF you are buying or selling a property, be prepared to face tougher identity checks. The extra safeguards follow a landmark court decision that the world of conveyancing has been eagerly awaiting. And while it has received widespread publicity in the legal media, particularly in conveyancing publications, little has been reported in the mainstream press. … Continue reading “Ever wondered why you have to provide so much ID to your solicitor? This is the reason …”
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.
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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