Lockings Solicitors

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Arrange expert legal advice in York. We have a friendly and approachable welcome team who are not solicitors and make contacting us easy and effective. For a free, no-obligation chat just click the button below. Once we know a little more about your requirements, we’ll match you to a solicitor with the right expertise to help you. — it’s that simple.

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Yet, after evaluating and listening to what legal customers need, we realised big words and official titles often make our clients feel confused and unduly worried.

So, while what we say may appear straightforward, our performance is anything but ordinary. Serving customers all over Yorkshire and across the UK, our expert team of solicitors are as experienced as they are approachable, ensuring we have the best chance of understanding and achieving our client’s desired outcome.
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Our Office in York

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Located in the heart of York’s city centre, our office location is ideal for locals and not so locals as it stands alongside several other essential services. At the same time, York itself is well-connected to the rest of the country.

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Our solicitors in York are specialists in: 

  • Compromise Agreements for Employees
  • Child Care Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Wills

If you’re looking for a Top Rated solicitor in York, we always welcome new clients and offer a free initial chat to anyone interested in knowing more about our expert lawyers and delightfully simple service.

We’re passionate about helping as many clients across Yorkshire as we can. We’re thrilled to have already helped hundreds of happy clients in York, many of which leave us satisfied, five-star reviews.

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Top Conveyancing Solicitors York

At Lockings, we continually strive to make buying and selling property faster, more stress-free and much more straightforward. The fact is that buying and selling property often has lots of twists and turns, so using plain-speaking conveyancing solicitors in York is always a good idea. 

We have helped thousands of clients to buy and sell their property quickly. With our guarantee of fast, plain communication that won’t confuse you with legalese, our customers are never left in the dark. 

Our complete commitment to transparency means you’ll always know what’s happening. That transparency is reflected in our prices too, and we’ll never have hidden fees or costs. We even offer a no-sale, no-fee 100% guarantee!

Our Conveyancing Services in York

We offer a range of services as one of the leading conveyancing solicitors in York. For anything related to the purchase or sale of a property, we can help.

Conveyancing (Home Movers)

We strive to accelerate the entire sales process while making everything as stress-free as possible by working with you to ensure everything is kept on track so far as it can be and you are given plenty of warning of any unavoidable delays.

Conveyancing (Probate Sales)

Probate sales can be stressful and frustrating for a number of reasons, including having to deal with administrative things when a loved one has passed away or being asked questions about a property you know little about. We work hard on your behalf to make things as straightforward and stress free as possible in the circumstances. 

You’ll be assigned one of our small specialist teamsto manage your sale, with a designated name contact so you get the best of both worlds (one-to-one contact and a team working on your sale).

We will keep you updated every step of the way so that you always know what’s happening and what your obligations are.

Buying an Investment Property

Planning on investing in a buy-to-let? Our solicitors in York will give you the full support you’d expect from one of the leading conveyancing solicitors York.

Selling an Investment Property

Streamlining your portfolio of properties? Our specialist investment property solicitors in York will make selling your investment significantly easier and faster.

Of course, our legal services don’t end with being one of the top conveyancing solicitors in York. We also provide professional and experienced legal help and assistance with the following.

Employment Settlement Agreements (Compromise Agreements)

Disagreements in the workplace are always stressful and can be a huge source of anxiety, especially if there’s also the threat of unemployment to deal with as well. If you’ve received a settlement agreement from your employer or they’re suggesting one as a possibility, we can act on your behalf to seek the conditions and agreement you need.

We keep you in the loop at all times throughout the process as we look for the best resolutions. Our team of solicitors in York will always make sure that you fully understand any agreements that are offered and will strive to get the best outcome for you in the circumstances. You can check out our advice on settlement agreements and find out more about how we can help you. 

Specialist Child Care Law Services

We have helped parents, foster carers and relatives to get through some difficult times so that positive solutions are found more quickly for families. With a dedicated local solicitor in York managing your case, you always get the plain-speaking, personal touch.

That’s because of our commitment to speaking plain English. It means that you won’t get buried in legal jargon and so miss important details. Our specialist child care law services include:

  • Care Proceedings
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Contact with Child in Care
  • PLO Meetings & Social Services Involvement.

If you need specialist child care law services in York, contact the team at Lockings today for a free, no-obligation chat with the child care law experts.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Whether you need to act on behalf of someone else, or you need someone to act on your behalf, Lasting Power of Attorney is often the right step, but it can all get very complicated very quickly. We’ll clearly explain what your options are at all times and let you know in advance what you need to do next. 

Speak to one of our experienced Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in York using our free no-obligation chat service. We’ll explain everything you need to know, all without overly-complex legal language and with 100% transparency over pricing at all times.

Probate Solicitors in York

We provide residents in York and the surrounding area with a wide range of probate services. With Lockings as your solicitors in York, we can help to manage every step of the probate process for you, including:

  • Establishing and verifying beneficiaries
  • Finding and identifying beneficiaries
  • Paying the estate’s debts
  • Identifying estate assets
  • Preparation of detailed, comprehensive estate accounts
  • Applying for the correct Grant of Representation
  • Distributing the estate to beneficiaries
  • Collecting in the estate assets
  • Registering a death and making funeral arrangements
  • Sale of estate assets, including properties and shares
  • Completing tax returns where appropriate.

When it comes to probates, you need to be confident about your legal advice. Lockings are the solicitors in York that can help solve your probate issues. Contact us today and find out more about our probate services and costs.

Wills, Trusts and Tax Planning Solicitors in York

It’s always a good step to have a will created and/or checked by a solicitor. Our experienced and dedicated inheritance solicitors in York are regulated by The Solicitors Regulation Authority and are fully insured. 

Using professional inheritance solicitors means that you don’t need to stress about things potentially going wrong. We’ll tackle everything for you, keeping you updated at all times so that you always know what’s going on. We can also offer professional advice on:

  • Tax Planning: Wills and inheritances can turn very complicated very quickly. We take the time to ensure that you understand all of the tax implications of a will. We will also work hard to find the relevant exemptions so that you can maximise the value of an inheritance.
  • Trusts: Keeping some of your assets in a trust is sometimes a good option to consider. Our inheritance solicitors in York will make sure that you thoroughly understand all of the tax and admin implications of setting up a trust. 

Our specialist solicitors in York will never confuse you by using complicated legal jargon. If you don’t understand something, we’ll work harder until you do! We only ever speak plain English, so you always know what’s going on and what’s going to happen next. 

We know that it can be extremely daunting to prepare a will or to create a trust. That’s why we work alongside you every step of the way.

Dispute Resolution Solicitors in York

Whether you’re in a dispute with a local York business owner or you’re unhappy about being left out of a will, our experienced dispute resolution solicitors in York can negotiate or take action on your behalf. 

Disputes often mean finding compromises that all parties agree on. For that to work, you need to know what’s happening at all times. At Lockings, we speak plainly. You don’t get long letters and emails that are loaded with legal buzzwords. The result is that you will always know your options and will always have complete clarity about costs. 

That’s why, according to the independent review site Review Solicitors, we are one of the top dispute resolution specialists in the country.

If you’re thinking about, facing or having a dispute, we can help with the following:

  • Contesting a Will (or Inheritance)
  • Professional Negligence Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Property Ownership Dispute.

Find out more about our dispute resolution solicitors in York, or contact the team today for a free, no-obligation chat.

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