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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
How to reach our Southampton office
Our Southampton office is based along London Road, directly opposite The Courts of Justice.
Reach us by car
Directly behind our Southampton office is Ordnance Road Car Park.
Reach us by bus
Our nearest bus stop is Law Courts, which frequently sees buses 1 Bluestar, 2 Bluestar, U1C, U2C and X21.
Reach us by train
Southampton Central train station is located approximately 1.1 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
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:
- 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
As a firm, we have been awarded the Law Society Conveyancing Quality scheme.
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:
- 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 recognised by the Law Society’s Family Mediation accreditation for our services in Southampton.
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:
- Life Interest Trust Wills
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of protection
- Inheritance tax planning
- Property ownership
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.
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
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
- 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
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:
- 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
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
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:
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.
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
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:
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 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?
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
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:
- 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
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.
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
The court handles cases, including bankruptcy, childcare arrangements, domestic abuse, claims against employers, housing, money claims and benefits.
This court handles cases including claims against employers.
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.