Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Leases/Tenancy Agreements and Purchase of a Business
The buying and selling of a property can be a stressful experience. We have a team of experienced solicitors and conveyancers who will endeavour to make the process as stress free as possible. We are accredited under the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. We are able to offer a high quality efficient service which is both professional and personal to your needs. Accreditation to this scheme means that we are able to act on behalf of all major lenders.
In addition to the sale and purchase of property, we also deal with remortgages, transfers of equity and matrimonial conveyancing as well as the drafting of leases, tenancy agreements and the sale and purchase of businesses.
Wills and Probate
Have you made a Will?
If not, you will die intestate and it does not follow that all of your assets will pass to your surviving spouse. If you are not married, your partner may not be entitled to anything. If you are separated, your estate may pass to your estranged spouse. In a Will you can make provision for guardians for young children, reduce any inheritance tax liability, set up trusts etc. We would recommend that all adults make a Will to ensure that their assets pass to those persons they wish to inherit them and ensure that loved ones do not suffer any significant financial hardship arising out of the intestacy rules.
Losing a loved one is a difficult time for your family and friends and we at Grierson Shaw & Co offer a professional caring and sympathetic service to assist and guide them through the often complicated and confusing legal process.
Powers of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a document which appoints a third party to deal with your property and financial affairs and/or health issues. Such documents are invaluable for the elderly who may suffer mental or physical disabilities. They are also useful for persons who spend any time out of the country.
There are various types of Powers of Attorney available and we can advise you upon the type which most suits your needs.
Making a Power of Attorney can avoid the necessity later for your family to have to make an application to the Court of Protection to deal with your affairs.
We can provide advice and help for our clients within the hospitality and entertainment industry in not just obtaining premises licences for businesses but our specialist legal team can also advise and provide legal representation if your business is under review.
We have a team of experienced solicitors and accredited police station representatives who can assist you with any matter from the point of the initial police investigations to representation at all levels within the Court system. Our team are experienced in all aspects of criminal defence and deal with all police station, magistrates court, youth court and crown court work.
We can also provide representation and assistance in prison law including adjudications and representation at parole hearings.
We operate a 24 hour on-call emergency contact system.
We have representatives of the Child Care Panel who are able to provide highly specialist advice and representation in relation to any child care matters both private and publicly funded.
Divorce/marriage breakdown, financial issues, child issues, adoption etc.
We can help you in all aspects of the law relating to the family or relationship breakdown. This enables us to offer a uniquely focussed service to our clients. Removing yourself from a committed relationship is universally known to be one of the hardest decisions people take in their lives. We make every effort to understand your emotional position and help you move through the formalities so you and any children you may have are able to come to terms with these life changes. We use common sense and creativity combined with our specialist legal knowledge to help find a solution perfectly tailored to meet your family’s needs.
Accident and Personal Injury Litigation
Accident claims can be made if you have suffered a personal injury or some form of harm or damage and it was someone else’s fault. This means that whatever the situation, if another person or company was acting illegally, not taking proper precautions to keep you safe or behaved negligently or irresponsibly, you might be able to claim. We deal with all claims professionally and quickly, ensuring you get the right outcome and the accident compensation you are entitled to.
Our experienced lawyers are here to help with
- Unfair or constructive dismissal
- Discrimination of any kind
- Equal pay disputes
- Redundancy advice
- Unfair treatment whilst pregnant
- Unlawful deduction of pay
- Employment Tribunal claims and representation
- Breach of contract
- Compromise Agreement advice
Please contact us for a free initial consultation.
We can offer you specialist advice dealing with any problems relating to :
- Rent arrears
- Mortgage arrears
- Unlawful eviction
- Tenancy disputes
- Antisocial behaviour injunctions
Mental Health Matters
We have solicitors who are accredited to the Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel. We are able to offer specialist advice and assistance in dealing with any mental health issues.