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Our Solicitors in Southampton

The Southampton team have an array of legal specialities. We have over 160 years of experience helping individuals and business owners with their legal needs. Whatever your needs, you can be sure of a friendly and approachable service from the Warner Goodman LLP team.

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Should you need to discuss your legal requirements with a member of our Southampton team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the details below. Alternatively, you can contact our team by filling out the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page, and one of our team will promptly respond.

Our Southampton office contact details


Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 09:00 – 17:00

How to reach our Southampton office

Our Southampton office is located on the southbound side of The Avenue, directly looking out onto Asylum Green. 

Reach us by car

The closest public car park is Ordnance Road Car Park which is approximately a 3-minute walk from our office. 

Reach us by bus

Our nearest bus stop is Archers Road. For more options, the Law Court is a three-minute walk from our location and has a range of frequent bus services, including; Buses 1, Bluestar, 2 Bluestar, U1C, U2C and X21.

Reach us by train

Southampton Central train station is located approximately 1.2 miles away from our offices.

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey to our Southampton office here.


At Warner Goodman, we understand that access to legal services is extremely important. For this reason, we strive to make our services accessible to all. Should you need additional support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our Southampton team, and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

Our individual legal services in Southampton

Residential Conveyancing

Property transactions can be an exciting moment in a person’s life, but they can also be challenging and often stressful, and for this reason, having expert legal advice is essential.

Our Residential Property Solicitors in Southampton have worked with many residential conveyancing cases, from those more straightforward to those more complex. We provide an efficient and bespoke service to minimise stress for our clients.

Our expertise includes:

As a firm, we have been awarded the Law Society Conveyancing Quality scheme.

Family and children law

Conflict between family can be incredibly upsetting, especially where any children are involved. Where such matters arise, it’s understandable to want them resolved as soon as possible with minimal stress.

Our Family and Children Law Solicitors in Southampton always approach matters with the utmost sensitivity. We will ensure you are completely aware of the available options, where we will explain them in clear, plain English.

Our Southampton team are experts in the following:

We are proud to be recognised by the Law Society’s Family Mediation accreditation for our services in Southampton.

Wills and lifetime planning

We recognise the difficulty of considering what will happen after you pass away, but having a Will in place is important as life can be unexpected. Having a Will means you can establish your final wishes, from funeral arrangements to who benefits from your estate.

Our Wills and Lifetime Planning Solicitors will carefully guide you through the process, ensuring you are entirely aware and comfortable of the important decisions you are making whilst providing sensitive support.

Our team have expertise in the following:

Our team are accredited solicitors with ‘Solicitors For the Elderly’, and several members of our team are members of Dementia Friends.

Probate and estate administration

Coping with the loss of a loved one is an understandably difficult time, and being in charge of the estate administration can be a daunting prospect on top of your grief.

Our Southampton Probate Solicitors can provide the help and guidance you need, either by working alongside you throughout the process or managing the administration on your behalf. We can talk through the options and find the best route to suit your circumstances.

Disputed estates and claims

When someone dies, it isn’t uncommon for beneficiaries or disinherited individuals to dispute the estate, particularly where they believe they should have been left more or been a beneficiary to an estate.

Our solicitors understand the complications of such disputes and can provide appropriate advice on the best next steps to resolve matters.

Our Disputed Probate Solicitors in Southampton 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

Employment law for employees

Bringing forward a claim against your employer can be a daunting prospect, but where you are suffering a dispute at work, it can have a considerable impact on your mental wellbeing and general life.

Our solicitors have extensive knowledge in employment law and will fully support you in the claim process, with your interests our top priority.

Our Employment Law Solicitors in Southampton can assist with:

  • 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 a victim of an injury that was not your fault can be a difficult concept to cope with. Such an accident can cause the victim to sustain mental and physical injuries, along with financial injuries.

Our team have assisted many clients obtain compensation. We will take the time to listen and understand your situation, provide our advice and guidance over what could be achieved and aid with the claims process.

Our Southampton Personal Injury Lawyers have expertise in:

Many of the Personal Injury team are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Law Society Injury Panel.

Asbestos and mesothelioma

Where you have been exposed to asbestos and suffers an incurable illness, such as asbestosis or mesothelioma, due to the exposure, it is possible to claim compensation.

The aftereffects of asbestos exposure can be devastating. Our Asbestos Claims Solicitors in Southampton can support you through this difficult time. We have aided many clients seeking compensation and will guide you through the claims process.

Our business legal services in Southampton

Buying or selling a business

Making the decision to buy or sell a business is huge and for this reason, having a solicitor assist you with the process is crucial.  

The Commercial Law team have specialist knowledge in this field and will deliver bespoke advice on the process, ensuring all the necessary steps are taken for quick and stress-free completion, whilst providing reassurance that everything has been done correctly.

Our Commercial Law Solicitors in Southampton have expertise on both:

Commercial property

At Warner Goodman, our team are fully aware of the significance of commercial property for businesses. There are plenty of complications that can arise and for this reason, seeking specialist legal guidance is absolutely essential.

Our Commercial Property Solicitors in Southampton have vast knowledge and have considerable practical experience in all manner of commercial property transactions, from buying and selling commercial property to property development. We are dedicated to providing a stress-free transaction by working proactively to reduce time and avoid mistakes.  

Commercial contracts

Putting strong foundations in place is essential for the success of a business, and this includes having commercial contracts in place which set out the business operation terms and other important matters.

Our Commercial Contracts solicitors over the years have aided many businesses with their commercial contracts, from providing advice on the relevant information to include to drafting contracts.

Our Commercial contract solicitors have expertise 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 and Directors are a paramount part of a business. The roles, obligations and other essential matters should be laid out in the shareholder’s agreement.

Our Shareholder’s Agreements Solicitors can assist businesses with many aspects, from drafting a shareholders’ agreement to advice and guidance for any shareholder disputes.

Our team have expertise in the following:

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Following the 2018 introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), all businesses in the UK are legally required to strictly follow the set-out guidelines. Not following these could lead to a high cost fine.

Our solicitors have a wealth of combined expertise in GDPR and are fully aware of the set guidelines. Our Southampton team can fully inform you of the necessary procedures to follow and make certain that your business is in full compliance with the legislation.

Further information on GDPR can be found on our supporting articles here:

Employment law for employers

When you have employees, it is your responsibility to take care of them and have processes in place to protect the business if a dispute arises. Employment law is complex, and where not handled correctly, issues can escalate out of control. To mitigate potential risks seeking the advice from a solicitor is recommended.

Our Employment Law Lawyers can deliver realistic advice in concern to your legal obligations, and where problems arise, we have the experience to ensure you achieve the outcome you need while avoiding unnecessary conflict.

Our Southampton team can aid with matters such as:

  • Defending employment tribunal claims
  • Restrictive covenants and confidential business information
  • Settlement agreements
  • Contracts and staff handbooks
  • Directors’ service agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Re-organisations and re-structuring advice
  • Redundancy schemes
  • Problematic employees
  • Performance management

Commercial Litigation

Disputes can have damaging effects on many aspects of a business, from halting operation to being time consuming and costly.

Being involved in a dispute can be a daunting prospect, but our Commercial Litigation Solicitors can provide the necessary support you need to prevent conflict from escalating. We will make you aware of the options available, advising you on what we think is most appropriate and cost-effective for your situation.

Our Southampton lawyers have expertise on:

Intellectual Property

Your business’s brand is its biggest asset, particularly in the way it separates you from others.

It can be alarming when your identity is jeopardised. Our Intellectual Property Solicitors in Southampton will work with you to protect your identity, advising you on your intellectual property rights and delivering practical guidance to sidestep potential problems, including claims for both infringements of registered and unregistered trademarks.

Where you believe someone has copied your designs or creations, we will provide advice on the steps we can take.

Debt Recovery

It isn’t uncommon for a business to face problems with cash flow, but where it is caused by an individual or business not repaying their debts, it can have a detrimental effect on the whole business, from profitability to repaying debts the business owes, etc. The length of time it takes for debts to be repaid can potentially impact the survival of the business.  

Our team of debt recovery solicitors have over 35 years’ experience recovering debts. We will advise you in clear, plain English of the course of actions available, walking you through each step of the process.

Local legal resources for Southampton

Southampton Combined Court Centre

The court handles cases, including bankruptcy, childcare arrangements, domestic abuse, claims against employers, housing, money claims and benefits.

West Hampshire Magistrates' Court

This court handles cases including claims against employers.

Citizens Advice Southampton

The Citizens Advice Southampton can provide advice and guidance on matters concerning benefits, debt and money, relationships, housing, discrimination, healthcare, work, consumer, education, law and rights, tax, and immigration.

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