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Solicitors in Waterlooville
Our Waterlooville office opened in May 2019 due to the continued success of the firm and offers a wide array of legal services for you and your family, your property and your business. Located close to the town centre, the Waterlooville team are friendly, approachable and are happy to help with any legal matter, big or small.
While our lawyers can see you at any of our five offices, Waterlooville acts as a permanent base for our Residential Conveyancing team. We know that when moving home, you will be looking for a legal team who will be there to answer your questions, keep you updated and be there every step of the way. You can contact us to discuss your questions, or you may find our ‘What is Conveyancing?’ flowchart detailing the journey of conveyancing useful.
Since our time based at Waterlooville, we have enjoyed taking part in several activities near and dear to the town's development. We have taken part in and sponsored the Waterlooville Summer Fete, the Christmas Parade and held several charity events in our office for Comic Relief. We have also supported local businesses through the sponsorship of networking events and attending business meetings in the town.
To discuss your requirements with a member of the team in Waterlooville, 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.
How to reach our Waterlooville office
Reach us by car
There is visitor parking available outside our office in Basepoint Business Centre.
Reach us by bus
Our Waterlooville office is just a short walk away from the Charlesworth Drive and Milton Road Rbt bus stops, which are both served by the numbers 654 and D1.
Reach us by train
Plan your journey
You can plan your journey to our Waterlooville office in Basepoint Business Centre here.
At Warner Goodman, we strive to make our services as accessible as possible for all of our clients. If you have any specific needs or requirements that would help to make your experience with us more comfortable, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team. We can then discuss how we can best accommodate you.
Buying, selling, or completing any other transaction related to a residential property is likely to be an incredibly exciting time. But, at the same time, it can also be very daunting, with plenty of potential outcomes to keep in mind.
Our Residential Property Solicitors in Waterlooville have extensive expertise and experience in a wide range of conveyancing matters and, as such, are on hand to provide a straightforward and efficient service, avoiding any unnecessary delays or complications.
We have particular expertise in:
- 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, our expertise with property matters has been recognised by the Law Society Conveyancing Quality scheme.
Legal issues involving your family can be incredibly difficult to manage, especially as they come with additional emotional complications, on top of the existing practical exertions. The last thing many people want is to be involved in heated conflict with their loved ones.
Our Family Law solicitors in Waterlooville appreciate that there are often multiple factors that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to matters such as the breakdown of a relationship. As such, our team will always take the time to carefully listen to your situation and your desired outcome, tailoring our advice to find a positive resolution that also reduces the potential for conflict.
Our family and divorce law expertise includes:
- Divorce and separation
- Family Mediation
- Children law
- Financial matters
- Cohabitation agreements
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Military pensions and divorce
- Domestic abuse
- Grandparent rights
Our Family Law experts in Waterlooville are recognised by the Law Society’s Family Mediation accreditation.
It can be difficult to consider a future where you are no longer around, but that does not mean you should put off making plans for your family and loved ones.
Our Wills and lifetime planning Solicitors in Waterlooville have a wide range of expertise when it comes to helping you plan for your future and will be available to support you every step of the way, no matter what you may need support with.
Our expertise in this field includes:
- Life Interest Trust Wills
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of protection
- Inheritance tax planning
- Property ownership
If you are dealing with the death of a loved one, the prospect of administering their estate and dealing with probate can be incredibly challenging.
Our Probate Solicitors in Waterlooville can work alongside you during this time, providing practical advice that allows you to carry out your role as an Executor of an estate as efficiently as possible.
Disputes over someone’s estate following their death are not uncommon, even between family members. In certain situations, these disputes can so serious, they can only be resolved with the assistance of legal intervention.
Our team can advise on the best way to proceed with these matters, ensuring that a positive resolution is reached without the need for any additional or unnecessary conflict.
Our Disputed Probate Solicitors in Waterlooville 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 are experiencing an issue at work, the potential impact on your life and general wellbeing should not be underestimated, which is why urgent legal advice is essential.
Our Employment Law solicitors in Waterlooville understand that bringing a claim against an employer can be a daunting prospect, but our experience and comprehensive knowledge can help you achieve the best possible outcome for an employment dispute.
We have experience in handling 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
Suffering an injury that was not your fault or was the result of someone else’s negligence can be very upsetting, especially if you have been left with long-term health concerns.
Our Personal Injury Solicitors in Waterlooville can help you or a loved one who has suffered a personal injury to take the necessary steps to secure compensation which sufficiently addresses issues such as having to pay for rehabilitation, medical bills and lost income from an inability to 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 serious conditions that are incurable.
While being diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness can be devastating, it is often possible to pursue a compensation claim to provide support for both you and your family.
Our Asbestos Claims Solicitors in Waterlooville can support you through the process of making a claim, as well as referring you to consultants who can guide you through your diagnosis and the treatment options available.
Buying or selling a business is likely to be one of the most important commercial endeavours you will play a role in. It should go without saying then, that specialist legal advice is absolutely essential if you’re preparing to complete such a transaction.
Our Commercial Law Solicitors can advise on the steps involved in buying or selling a business, focusing on what needs to be done to reach completion.
Our expertise includes:
As a business, commercial property is likely to be one of your most valuable assets, which means that it is absolutely essential to make sure that every detail is taken care of when it comes to these matters.
Our Commercial Property Solicitors in Waterlooville can provide support and guidance for your business on a wide range of commercial property matters, making sure your commercial goals are fully realised.
Commercial contracts are the lifeblood of many businesses, setting out the terms on which they operate. It is essential, therefore, to ensure these contracts are carefully drawn up, and are tailored to the purpose they need to serve.
Our Commercial Contract Solicitors in Waterlooville specialise in commercial contracts that apply to a wide range of different industries and sectors.
We have particular specialisations in:
- Technology contracts (engineering and IT)
- Franchising, distribution and agency
- Intellectual property licensing and confidentiality agreements
- Facilities management
Shareholders and Directors form vital components of any business and their individual rights, roles and obligations are usually dictated by the terms of a shareholders’ agreement.
If your business needs advice in drafting a watertight shareholders’ agreement, or you need advice in relation to a potential dispute, we will be on hand to lend our support.
Our shareholders’ agreement Solicitors in Waterlooville have expertise in:
Businesses in the UK are required to strictly follow General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines. Failing to do so could lead to hefty penalties.
Our specialist GDPR Solicitors in Waterlooville can work with your business to ensure you are fully compliant and to answer any questions you may have regarding GDPR.
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 can prove to be extremely complicated as issues can often arise in situations where your business had nothing but the best intentions towards your employees.
Our Waterlooville Employment Lawyers can provide close support to your business, helping you to fulfil your legal obligations towards your employees, as well as advising on any disputes that arise with your employees.
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 involving your business, whether they be internal or external, have the potential to be very disruptive. In the worst case scenarios, they can bring an immediate halt to your operations.
Our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Solicitors have years of combined experience in resolving disputes involving your business and can advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective course of action.
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
Your identity as a business is defined by the way you differentiate yourself from the wider industry you operate in.
Our Intellectual Property Solicitors have many years of experience in bringing and defending claims for both the infringement of registered trademarks and unregistered trademarks as well as protecting the goodwill of businesses from ‘passing off’.
We can also advise you if you believe someone has breached your intellectual property by copying your designs or creations.
When your business is owed an outstanding invoice, this can have a direct effect on your cashflow, which forms the foundation of your operations. Late payments affect your profitability and ability to pay creditors and could make the difference to the survivability of your business.
Our Debt Recovery Solicitors in Waterlooville can advise your business on the best approach to recover debts, taking you through all the steps you need to take, as well as appropriate changes to improve your invoicing strategies.
Local legal resources for Waterlooville
Havant Justice Centre
Located in The Court House in Havant, the Havant Justice Centre handles matters including claims against employers and benefits.
Find details for Havant Justice Centre here.
Residential Property Southern Region - First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
The Residential Property Southern Region – First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) handles residential property matters.
Find details for The Residential Property Southern Region – First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) here.
Portsmouth Combined Court Centre
Portsmouth Combined Court Centre deals with a wide range of matters, including adoption, bankruptcy, childcare arrangements, divorce, domestic abuse, forced marriage and housing money claims.
Find details for Portsmouth Combined Court Centre here.