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Solicitors in Fareham

If you are looking for legal advice in Fareham, we can help. Our Fareham team are more than happy to help you with your legal needs, offering you a friendly and approachable service on the South Coast.

We have spent many of our 160 years based in our office in Fareham, which is home to our Accounts and HR teams. Over our years based in Fareham, we have evolved from Warner & Son, Warner Goodman & Streat, to Warner Goodman LLP as we are today. While our name may have changed over the years, the core values and foundation on which the firm was built will always remain the same, which is the dedication to helping those who need it and going above and beyond the call of duty in the service that we offer.

Fareham itself is home to one of the most respected artillery museums, Fort Nelson, which led the ship HMS Victory, now located in Portsmouth. For those of you looking for a more relaxing day in Fareham, it’s also home to a nature reserve committed to caring for 57 variations of wildlife.

To discuss your requirements with a member of the team in Fareham, please get in touch using the details below. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question by filling out the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page.


Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00

How to reach our Fareham office

Reach us by car

Market Quay Car Park is located a convenient two minute walk from our Fareham office.

Reach us by bus

Our Fareham office is situated two minutes away from Fareham Bus Station, which sees local bus routes 3, 9, 9A, 11, 20, 21, 28, 28A, 69, E1, E2, F1, F2, F3, PC2, PC3, SD4, SD5, X4 and X5.

Reach us by train

Fareham has a local train station, which can be found 0.6 miles from our office.

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey to our Fareham office here.


Accessibility is important to us at Warner Goodman. We believe no one should be prohibited from seeking legal assistance. If you are visiting our Fareham office and have specific needs or requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team. We strive to make your experience with us as comfortable as possible and will be happy to accommodate where possible.

Our legal services for you

Residential conveyancing

It’s undeniable that any type of property transaction is an exciting time in an individual’s life, yet they can be complicated matters and a daunting prospect if not handled correctly.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors are experts in the field and will provide accurate legal advice and support to navigate through one of life’s most exciting moments. Our solicitors will help to minimise delays and ensure no blunders occur.

Our Fareham solicitors can provide expert residential conveyancing assistance in matters including:

As a firm, our expertise with property matters has been recognised by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality scheme.

Family and children law

Our solicitors understand the heartache and emotional impact a relationship breakdown can have on those involved, including how it affects children.

Our family and children law lawyers will sensitively approach your situation, making sure to completely understand the situation along with your desired outcome. Once we are aware of this, we can tailor our advice specifically to your matter and aim to achieve the best possible result.

Our Fareham solicitor’s expertise includes:

Our Family Law experts in Fareham are recognised by the Law Society’s Family Mediation accreditation.

Wills and lifetime planning

Planning for the future after you pass is incredibly important, from reducing the amount of inheritance tax due to deciding who you wish to pass your wealth onto. It can be a hard concept thinking about life after you are no longer here, but making arrangements is a necessity, and it’s better to do it earlier than later.

Our Fareham Wills and lifetime planning solicitors will provide insightful advice and guidance on a range of Will and lifetime planning matters to ensure you are prepared.

Our expertise includes:

We are proud to be accredited Solicitors with ‘Solicitors For the Elderly’, and a number of our team are also Dementia Friends.

Probate and estate administration

If a loved one has passed away and you were named the administrator, this can feel like a daunting task while you are also suffering from the grief of their loss.

During this sad time, our solicitors can provide sensitive support to ensure you efficiently carry out the role, including taking on the role of executor if preferred.

Disputed estates and claims

It isn’t uncommon for an estate to be disputed after an individual’s death, particularly where a family member was left out of the Will or believed they would receive a larger inheritance. These types of disputes can be damaging to families, so it’s important to resolve them as quickly as possible with conflict kept to a minimum.

Our disputed estates and claims solicitors in Fareham have expertise in the following:

  • Pursuing or defending Inheritance Act claims
  • Probate claims
  • Applications in respect of the removal or appointment of Personal Representatives or trustees
  • Breach of trust claims
  • Beddoes applications and directions applications
  • All aspects of contested claims between beneficiaries, personal representatives, executors and trustees in relation to estates and trust funds
  • Disputed Court of Protection applications

Employment law for employees

Experiencing an issue at work can have a considerable impact on your general life, including your mental health.

Our employment law solicitors in Fareham recognise the concern that bringing forward a claim can have on an individual, but it’s important to seek legal advice and assistance to ensure matters are swiftly resolved so you can get your life back on track with minimal impact on you and your family.

We have expertise assisting with claims involving:

  • Representation in tribunal claims
  • Restrictive covenants 
  • Whistleblowing
  • Dismissal from work
  • Redundancy
  • Service agreements
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Resignations
  • Constructive or unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination, including sex, race, age and disability
  • Grievance and disciplinary matters
  • Breach of contract

Personal injury

Being involved in an accident that’s left you with a serious injury can be an upsetting matter to deal with. Where it was not your fault and has impacted your life, it is possible to bring forward a claim.

Our solicitors can assist in bringing forward a claim and securing compensation. We will take the time to talk through your situation and will advise on whether we think you can pursue a claim.

Our solicitors have expertise assisting the following types of claims: 

We have a highly successful track record with personal injury claims, with many of our team being members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel

Asbestos and mesothelioma

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from an asbestos related condition, such as asbestosis or mesothelioma, it’s sadly an incurable condition. Such a condition is devasting for all involved, but it is possible to bring forward a claim for compensation, which can provide support for you and your loved ones during this time.

Our solicitors can provide advice on the claims process, advising you whether you have a claim and where you do, assist with making the claim. In addition, we can refer you to specialists who can aid with diagnosis and the best asbestos treatment methods.

Our legal services for businesses

Buying or selling a business

When it comes to buying or selling a business, there is a lot of steps involved, with each step needing to be efficiently done to ensure the transaction is correctly completed. To ensure matters are handled properly, pursuing legal assistance is of the utmost importance to avoid issues from occurring.

Our team have a wealth of combined expertise and will be there to support you throughout the process, mitigating any potential risks.

Our Fareham solicitor’s expertise includes:

Commercial property

Commercial property is often a business’s most significant asset, so when it comes to a commercial property transaction, it’s crucial that the process runs smoothly.

Our solicitors have assisted many businesses with their property transactions, from start-ups to large corporations with a significant portfolio of commercial property. We provide a bespoke service and always work proactively to avoid unnecessary delays and mistakes.

Commercial contracts

Having contracts in place with your employees and third parties is incredibly important when it comes to operating a business. Contracts ensure that the correct processes are followed as set out in the contract terms, and they can provide protection for the business.

Our solicitors have a combined level of expertise, having worked with a range of clients from different industries and sectors over the years.

We are specialists in the following:

  • Technology contracts (engineering and IT)
  • Franchising, distribution and agency
  • Intellectual property licensing and confidentiality agreements
  • Facilities management
  • E-commerce.

Shareholders’ agreements

Shareholders are a key aspect of a business, but it’s important to have their rights, roles, and obligations set out in a legal document, known as a shareholders’ agreement.

Our solicitors have assisted many businesses, and their shareholders create robust agreements to ensure each party knows exactly their role in the business. We can also assist where a shareholder dispute arises.

Our team can provide expertise in shareholders’ agreement matters, including:

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Since 2018, businesses have been legally required to follow the guidelines set out under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Our solicitors have exceptional knowledge of GDPR and are always aware of any updates in the law. We will provide expert advice to ensure your business is in full compliance with the legislation.

To learn more about GDPR, see our supporting articles:

Employment law for employers

When a business is involved in an employment dispute, it can have a severe impact on the general running of the business. Therefore, it’s essential to have matters resolved as quickly as possible and with the help of an expert employment law lawyer.

We closely work with employers to provide specialist advice over the general running of a business and ways the potential of disputes can be minimised. We additionally can be there to support where disputes do occur, providing realistic advice about what can be achieved and the best options available.

Our Fareham employment law solicitors can assist with the following matters:

Commercial Litigation

Whether your business is subject to an internal or external dispute, it can be catastrophic for a business, having the ability to cause plenty of implications.

Our commercial litigation solicitors have a broad scope of knowledge in this area and have the experience to ensure our clients get the outcome they need while avoiding unnecessary conflict. We can assist in making sure such disputes are side-stepped in the unforeseeable future with the right strategy.

Our Fareham lawyers have expertise in matters including:

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is an important aspect of business, providing it with an identity and differentiating it from other similar businesses.

We recognise the importance of protecting your identity. Our solicitors have helped many businesses bring and defend claims for both the infringement of registered and unregistered trademarks. In addition to this, we can assist with making claims where you believe your designs or creations have been copied.

Debt recovery

Outstanding invoices can be frustrating for businesses, especially where you have been waiting a long time, or it is having an impact on cash flow. Not only does it affect the business’s profitability but it can also affect the ability to pay the business’s own creditors.

Our solicitors completely understand the frustration and can assist in finding the most appropriate option to obtain the debts owed.

Local legal resources for Fareham

Aldershot Justice Centre

This court handles matters including childcare arrangements, divorce hearings, domestic abuse, housing, money claims and more. 

Citizens Advice Waverley

Citizens Advice Waverley can assist with matters such as benefits, work, debt and money, consumer, housing, relationships, law and courts, immigration, health and crisis contacts.

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    • Fareham
      • Portland Chambers
      • 66 West Street Fareham
      • Hampshire
      • PO16 0JR