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Solicitors in Portsmouth
Warner Goodman LLP have been assisting the Portsmouth community with their legal requirements for many years. If you’re looking for solicitors in Portsmouth, our gifted team of experts are happy to support you.
In 1994, the town of Portsmouth celebrated its 800th anniversary since receiving a charter from Richard I. Portsmouth is home to the Portsmouth Naval Base, where you’ll find many ships, from Type 45 destroyers to the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The city is a thriving hub for tourists, having hosted many popular events, including the Great South Run and the International Festival of the Sea.
Located in the centre of Portsmouth, our legal team here are welcoming, professional, and capable of dealing with a range of legal issues, no matter how complex.
To discuss your legal needs today, you can contact our solicitors in Portsmouth using the contact details below. If you prefer, you can send us a question, using the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the contact page.
Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00
How to reach our Portsmouth office
Reach us by car
We have limited client parking behind our Portsmouth office, or pay and display parking is available at the front of our building on Landport Terrace.
Reach us by bus
The closest bus stop to our Portsmouth office is at Cambridge Junction, regularly served by numbers 3, 23, 25 and the 700.
Reach us by train
The Portsmouth and Southsea train station is a 12- minute walk from our office, accessed via Guildhall Walk, Winston Churchill Avenue, and Hampshire Terrace.
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At Warner Goodman, we are committed to providing a legal service that’s fully accessible for all of our clients. If you require any additional support, please contact our team in Portsmouth. We will do all that we can to accommodate your requirements.
Our Legal Services
Warner Goodman LLP provides a wide range of legal services, working from Portsmouth, as well as our other offices in Southampton, Chandler’s Ford, Waterlooville, and Fareham. We also serve clients remotely, with the help of video conferencing tools.
Legal services for individuals
Property transactions are certainly exciting; however, they can also be stressful, especially without specialist legal guidance. Our Residential Property Solicitors in Portsmouth have worked on plenty of residential conveyancing projects, from simple cases to complex transactions. At Warner Goodman LLP we offer a personalised and effectual service, to streamline the conveyancing processes and reduce stress.
Our residential conveyancing expertise includes:
- Moving home
- Selling a property
- Buying a property
- First time buyers
- Shared ownership
- Buy to let
- Transfer of equity and re-mortgaging
- Lease extensions and freehold purchase
- Buying and selling a property at auction
- Landlord and tenant disputes
Warner Goodman LLP have been awarded the Law Society Conveyancing Quality scheme; a testament to our excellence and professionalism in conveyancing.
Family law cases can be emotional and ardours to manage, particularly if there are children involved. When you’re at odds with family members, and you need sensitive legal support, Warner Goodman LLP can provide the quality legal advice you need.
Our Family Law Solicitors in Portsmouth approach every case with professionalism and thoughtfulness. We’ll ensure that you understand your legal position, helping you to negotiate the best outcome for you and your children.
Our Portsmouth team can offer assistance across many different aspects of family law including:
- Divorce and separation
- Family Mediation
- Children law
- Financial matters
- Cohabitation agreements
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Military pensions and divorce
- Domestic abuse
- Grandparent rights
We are proud to be acknowledged by the Law Society’s Family Mediation accreditation for our legal services in Portsmouth.
Planning what will happen when you pass away can be challenging, for both yourself and your loved ones. Unless you draft a will, your estate and affairs may not be handled according to your requirements.
Our Wills and Probate Solicitors in Portsmouth can support you through the associated practises, helping you to find the best options, to fit your situation.
Our expertise in this field includes:
- Life Interest Trust Wills
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of protection
- Inheritance tax planning
- Property ownership
When you’re dealing with the passing of a family member, the idea of handling their probate, and administering their estate, can be extremely difficult.
Our Probate Solicitors in Portsmouth can support you through the process, providing stellar legal advice that allows you to perform your role as executor, as effectively as you can.
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for disputes to arise over a person’s estate, and these objections between family members can often become rather serious. In these situations, it’s important that involved parties seek the right legal help.
Our capable legal team can advise you on reaching a positive resolution, minimising conflict as far as possible.
Our Disputed Probate Solicitors in Portsmouth can advise on:
- 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
If you’re having an issue in the workplace, this can have a hugely negative impact on your wellbeing. Unfortunately, employees are subject to all manner of workplace injustices, from discrimination to unfair dismissal and contract breaches. In these situations, it’s crucially important that you seek legal advice right away.
Our Employment Law Solicitors in Portsmouth appreciate that raising a claim against an employer can be intimidating. We have plenty of experience supporting employees to raise different types of workplace disputes.
We have expertise dealing with claims involving:
- Representation in tribunal claims
- Restrictive covenants
- Dismissal from work
- Service agreements
- Bullying and harassment
- Constructive or unfair dismissal
- Discrimination, including sex, race, age and disability
- Grievance and disciplinary matters
- Breach of contract
Experiencing an injury due to another person’s negligence can be incredibly tough, particularly if there are long term health implications. To face the reality of the situation, and move on, most individuals will need legal assistance.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors in Portsmouth can support you or a loved one who has been injured, to take the appropriate steps towards securing compensation. With our support you can get financial compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, or loss of income, due to time off work.
Our personal injury expertise includes:
- Accident at Work
- Accident on a Cruise
- Accident on Holiday
- Beauty Treatment and Hairdresser Compensation Claims
- Brain and Head Injury
- Care Industry Claims
- Personal Injury Professional Negligence
- Product Defect
- Road Traffic Accident
- Serious Injury
- Trip, Slip or Fall
Asbestos related illnesses, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, are life threatening conditions that are incurable. Receiving an asbestos related diagnosis is devastating, and it’s critically important that you seek a compensation claim to ensure support for you and your family members.
Our Asbestos Claims Solicitors in Portsmouth can guide you through the process of making a claim, as well as referring you to health care professionals, who can support your ongoing treatment.
Legal services to support businesses
Our Commercial Property Solicitors in Portsmouth have first-rate experience handling commercial property transactions. Commercial property projects are rarely straightforward, which is why it is crucial to gain authoritative legal guidance.
Warner Goodman LLP is proficient in dealing with all different types of commercial property transactions, including property development, and purchasing and selling commercial property. Our team of specialist solicitors will guide you through a hassle-free transaction, adhering to your needs every step of the way.
Purchasing or selling a business is a huge decision, and due to this, it’s imperative to have a great team of solicitors behind you. Our Commercial Law Solicitors in Portsmouth have expert knowledge in this area, and can deliver tailor-made advice, guiding your project toward success.
Our Commercial Law solicitors in Portsmouth have expertise on both:
To help your business thrive, it’s essential that you have clearly structured foundations in place. You’ll need to create commercial contracts to define and influence the company operations.
Our Commercial Contracts Solicitors in Portsmouth have supported many companies with their commercial contracts over the years. At Warner Goodman LLP, we can help you with the following:
- Technology contracts
- Intellectual property licensing and confidentiality agreements
- Facilities management
- Franchising, distribution, and agency
Shareholders are crucial components of any company, and their obligations and legal rights are usually dictated by the terms of a shareholders’ agreement. If your business needs support in creating an undisputable shareholders’ agreement, or you need advice in relation to a potential dispute, we can offer our full support.
Our Shareholders’ Agreement Solicitors in Portsmouth have expertise in:
Our expert GDPR Solicitors in Portsmouth can work with your company to ensure you are compliant with in GDPR, in terms of your company operations. Failing to adhere to the GDPR regulations can quickly land businesses in legal trouble. If you need help understanding your legal obligations, our specialist solicitors can be of assistance.
Further information on GDPR can be found on our supporting articles here:
- Employment Law and GDPR
- GDPR - A Double Edged Sword
- GDPR - Much Ado About Nothing
- GDPR - Transparency update
- GDPR - Are you too late? Probably not.
- GDPR: Controller, Joint Controller, Processor or a Mere Recipient?
- GDPR: News update on B2B Communications
- Your GDPR Checklist
- What do Article 13 and Article 14 really mean?
- Not another Data Protection Act
- Are you preparing for GDPR?
Employment law often involves various disputes and complicated issues, which is why it’s crucial to have the support of an expert solicitor. Unless you understand your legal responsibilities towards your staff, you may be putting the success of your company at risk.
Our Portsmouth Employment Lawyers can support you to meet your legal obligations and duties as well as advising you on any disputes with your staff.
Our employment law expertise includes:
- GDPR and employment law
- Restrictive covenants for employers
- Settlement agreements for employers
- Employment law for charities
- Employment law for education
- Employment Law for Students' Unions
- What to do when faced with an Employment Tribunal
- Tax evasion by employees
Disputes that involve your company can be incredibly disruptive, causing excessive downtime and revenue losses. Our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Solicitors have many years of experience in handling business disputes. Our expert team can advise you on the best options, to save your business time and money.
We have specialist expertise in resolving disputes related to:
- Commercial contract disputes
- Professional negligence
- Partnership and shareholder disputes
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Land disputes
- Construction and building disputes
- Adverse possession and squatter's rights
- Trust of Land claims
- Insolvency law
Intellectual property can be broadly defined as your creations, which could be designs, symbols and inventions, including artistic and literary works. Your intellectual property requires protection, including copyrights, patents and trademarks.
Our Intellectual Property Solicitors in Portsmouth have plenty of experience in defending claims for infringement. If you are concerned that another party has breached your intellectual property rights, our solicitors can support you to resolve these matters.
Outstanding invoices can have an adverse effect on your operations and cashflow. Receiving late payments can comprise your profitability, impacting the ongoing success of your company. If you’re having issues with debts, and cannot resolve these on your own, it may be time to seek legal support.
Our Debt Recovery Solicitors in Portsmouth can assist your business to recover your debts, and optimise your invoicing strategies, to prevent issues in the future.
Local legal resources for Portsmouth
Portsmouth Combined Court Centre
Located in the Court of Justice, the Portsmouth Combined Court Centre handles matters including childcare arrangements, divorce hearings, domestic abuse and housing.
Citizens Advice Portsmouth
The Citizens Advice Portsmouth can provide advice and guidance concerning debt and money, benefits housing, relationships, discrimination, healthcare, work, consumer, education, law and rights, tax, and immigration.
Advice Portsmouth is a charity that offers impartial, confidential and free legal guidance, to the residents of Portsmouth. The Advice team can support people with employment, consumer issues, family issues and welfare.