Explanation of Areas of Legal Specialism:
Accidents - This category covers any injury sustained as a result of the negligence of any other person or company. Most commonly, claims for personal injury arise as a result of a road accident or accidents at work.
Business - This category includes solicitors who can advise on partnerships, limited companies and commercial contracts.
Charity Law -This category includes solicitors who can advise on the formation of charities, dealing with the Charity Commission, charity constitution problems, and matters such as employment contracts, and the leasing, sale or purchase of properties for/by charities.
Clinical Negligence - This category includes action against hospitals, doctors and other medical staff for negligence.
Consumer - This category includes solicitors who can advise on complaints arising as a result of the purchase of goods or services.
Conveyancing - Commercial - This category includes buying selling or leasing of shops, offices, warehouses and factory units.Many of these firms can also provide advice in buying or selling of domestic freehold and leasehold properties.
Conveyancing - Residential - This category includes buying or selling of domestic freehold and leasehold properties. Many of these firms can also provide advice in buying, selling or leasing of shops, offices, warehouses and factory units.
Crime (corporate) - This category includes solicitors who can advise on fraud, tax cases and all investigations and prosecutions of businesses. This is also known as "white collar" crime.
Crime (general) - This category includes solicitors who can advise on all aspects of the criminal law.
Debt - This category includes solicitors who can advise on debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency.
Divorce and Family Matters - This category includes anything to do with the breakdown of a marriage or relationship, including arrangements for the children, your home or other property.
Driving Offences - This category includes solicitors who can advise on the law regarding driving offences.
Elderly Concerns - This category involves all aspects relating to the care and support of elderly persons including advice on POA's, Referrals to Court of Protection, Care funding, property issues, wills and other aspects of family concern.
Employment - This category includes advice on the legality of strike action, unfair dismissal claims, race and sex discrimination and employee confidentiality.
Housing - This category includes solicitors who can advise on housing matters, including issues arising from accommodation provided by local authorities.
Immigration - This category includes solicitors who can advise on the aspects of UK nationality and immigration law.
Insurance - This category includes solicitors who can advise on matters arising out of domestic and commercial insurance policies, including disputes with insurance companies.
Intellectual Property - Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyright, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, etc.
Licensing - This category includes solicitors who can advise on licensing applications and appeals for leisure groups and breweries for liquor, entertainment, gaming and betting.
Neighbours - This category includes boundary disputes and other problems with neighbours including noise and overhanging trees.
Planning Law -This category covers all aspects of Town and Country Planning Laws.
Property Law - Property law is the area of law that governs the various forms of ownership and tenancy in property and land.
Prison Law - Advice and representation at parole hearings, disciplinary hearings and recall cases.
Professional Discipline - Advice and representation for those subject to criminal or other allegations within an organisation or profession.
Regulatory - This category includes all aspects of regulatory authority including regulations imposed by professional and commercial bodies, regulations imposed by national, regional or local government authorities and extends to regulations imposed by statutory bodies of all types.
Sports - This category covers all aspects of legislation and case law relating to sporting activities and will include specialist personal injury work arising from sporting accidents, the interpretation and application of Rules made by governing and regulatory bodies and the relationship between education authorities offering sporting activities as part of a curriculum and the facilities (where they are not part of a school or college) in which such activities take place.
Taxation - This category includes tax planning for individuals including advice on inheritance tax and capital gains tax. Advising businesses on the tax implication of setting up, restructuring and buying and selling assets.
Welfare Benefits - This category includes solicitors who can advise and help in connection with entitlement to welfare benefits and representation before the tribunals dealing with welfare benefits cases.
Will Making - This category includes solicitors who can create a will in accordance with the wishes of an individual, including the creation of a trust and the making of a gift.