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.
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”
OUR Residential Property Manager and Yorkshire Post property correspondent, John Robson, has expert advice for homeowners living in the grounds of a listed building, in his latest Question and Answer column on all things property. Here, he outlines the complex and strict planning law around listed building consent; when it is required and when it … Continue reading “Demystifying complex planning laws surrounding listed buildings and their grounds”
Following Sam Stein QC and Milners Ben Harrisons letter to the Prime Minister – Boris Johnson in 2019, read the response from the Minister of the Inquiry – Penny Mordaunt here: Blood Inquiry Letter – Response
Lawyers sound warning bell to Yorkshire homebuyers over the rise of ‘hidden’ leasehold costs. BUYERS of leasehold properties across Yorkshire are finding themselves unable to sell and trapped in their homes because of spiralling costs they were not fully warned about, according to a leading law firm. Milners, headquartered in Leeds with sister offices in Harrogate … Continue reading “The Rise of ‘Hidden’ Leasehold Costs”
LEEDS-based solicitors Milners has been appointed to represent Ampleforth College at one of the UK’s biggest-ever public inquiries. Senior partner Giles Ward, its Head of Litigation, is acting on behalf of the school at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in London, chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE. Its first public hearing into allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation in … Continue reading “Milners secures role at UK’s biggest public inquiry into child sex abuse”
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”
Lawyer goes ‘back to school’ to give lessons on data protection to UK independent education sector. A LEADING Yorkshire lawyer has been invited to help schools across the UK avoid data protection breaches and combat the growing menace of cyber-attacks. Giles Ward, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Milners, shared his expertise with delegates … Continue reading “Lawyer Goes ‘Back to School’”
As Brexit looms ever closer, there is a raft of implications for the workforce that employers in various business sectors need to consider – and act on. While some uncertainty still surrounds the deal and date regarding the UK’s exit of the European Union, there is more certainty about some of the more far-reaching changes … Continue reading “Changes to the immigration rule post-Brexit: What it means for employers”
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.
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”
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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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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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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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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