Our Practice Covers
- Domestic conveyancing
Buying or selling a property will often involve one of the largest financial transactions you make during your life. Our experienced conveyancing team offer a personal service. Their aim is to provide continuity through the whole transaction and ensure that there is someone you know available to talk to when you have questions and concerns.
- Commercial conveyancing
Taking on or disposing of commercial premises often involve complex issues. You need to receive the best advice from lawyers who not only understand the law but also your business and requirements. In acting for you our conveyancing team aims to ensure that their knowledge of the law is allied to a knowledge of your commercial aims and objectives.
Making a valid will is one of the most important things you can do for those whom you want to benefit when you die. However it is all too easy for mistakes to be made which can have consequences you did not intend. When taking your instructions, we will take time with you to make sure we understand whom you want to benefit and in what way, what assets you have and what tax implications you might need to consider. We will explain the legal language used in the will and supervise the execution of it to ensure that the statutory requirements are complied with and that those you want to benefit do.
When someone you know dies, trying to deal with the requirements of administering their estate and the tax issues that might arise can be a burden. Our probate service will relieve you of much of this. Our solicitors will explain the steps that need to be taken and ensure that the requirements are dealt with in a sympathetic and efficient way.
Setting up and administering a trust is not limited to the very wealthy. There are many family situations where a trust might be the right way forward. Over the years we have gained considerable experience in this area of the law and are more than happy to discuss whether this might be of help to you or to assist with the administration of an existing trust.
- Lasting & Enduring Powers of Attorney
Who deals with your property and financial affairs or has the authority to make decisions about your health care and personal welfare if you are unable to do so? A Lasting Power of Attorney can provide peace of mind that someone you trust is able to do this if you are not. One of our solicitors will explain the options available to you and deal with the preparation of the forms and the registration process so that the arrangement you want to make is in place and effective if and when needed.
- Charities and voluntary organisations
Nicholls Christie and Crocker has a long tradition of involvement with and support for charities and voluntary organisations. We have been involved with sport, religious and community based groups for many years which has enabled us to develop an expertise in this area. If you are involved with a voluntary organisation please contact us so that we can discuss how we can help.
- Family Matters
The breakdown of a family relationship is traumatic. It can bring with it difficult issues that need to be resolved in respect of your children, property and finances. We will talk through these with you and try to enable a resolution to be achieved in a way that protects your interests whilst minimising the distress.
- Contact and Residence issues concerning children
- Public Law Child Care proceedings involving social services
- Ancillary Relief