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Our solicitors in Leicester support individuals and families throughout Leicestershire and across the East Midlands with their legal issues. We have extensive expertise in family law, conveyancing, Wills, probate, and criminal law (including motoring offences), making us one of the most versatile law firms in Leicester.

Our solicitors have expertise in legal matters, including:

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Contact our solicitors in Leicester

Johnson Astills SolicitorsEmail:
1 New WalkTelephone: 0116 255 4855
LE1 6RU 

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Directions our Leicester office

Our solicitors in Leicester are easily accessible by car, bus and train, making it highly convenient to pay our office a visit.

Arriving by car 

The closest car park is the NCP Car Park Welford Road. From here, you simply need to exit the car park into Welford Road, turn right and walk for around 2 minutes and you will see our offices on your left.

Arriving by train 

Our office is a quick 10 minute walk from Leicester train station.

Arriving by bus 

Our Leicester office is situated opposite two bus stops, Welford Place, Stand EP and Stand EM, which frequently sees bus routes 20, X6, X84, 47, 47A, 49, 83, 86, 88 Saffron, 88A Saffron and 88E Saffron.

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey to our Leicester office here.


Accessibility is paramount to us at Johnson Astills. We believe no one should be prohibited from accessing legal advice. For this reason, if you need additional support whilst working with our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We will aim to accommodate in the best possible way.

Our legal services for individuals in Leicester

Our Leicester solicitors offer a wide range of legal services for individuals and families across Leicestershire, the East Midlands and the surrounding areas.

Family Law

Family law matters can understandably be an emotional and upsetting time in a person’s life, especially where you’ve spent many years together and/or where children are involved.

Our family law team will carefully listen to your situation and the outcome you desire. Once we are aware of the matter at hand, our team can provide tailored advice to suit your needs and maximise the chance of accomplishing the anticipated result.

Our family law expertise includes:

See our Family Law service page for further details.

Child Care & Social Services

It can be a daunting situation when social services get involved with your family, but their role is to protect your children and assist where you need support.

Where you and your children are involved with social services, our Leicester solicitors will provide clear and sensitive support to aid you through the matter. A number of our child law team are members of the Law Society Children Panel and Resolution.

For further details on the child care & social services expertise we offer, see here.

Residential Conveyancing

Property transactions can generate considerable stress on the parties involved, particularly with the many legalities involved in the process. The process can be time-consuming, especially where delays occur, for this reason, pursuing legal expertise is essential to avoid unnecessary delays.

Our residential conveyancing lawyers are acknowledged experts who will provide advice in clear, plain English and walk you through the steps involved in the conveyancing process. Our firm has been recognised for its quality conveyancing service through the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

The Leicester team have knowledge in residential conveyancing:

  • Buying and selling residential property
  • Remortgaging
  • Transfer of equity
  • Buying leasehold property & lease extensions
  • Severance of joint tenancy
  • Organising Energy Performance Certificates

See our residential conveyancing service page for further information.

Domestic Violence & Abuse

Unfortunately, domestic abuse does occur, and it can sometimes be hard to come to terms with. No one should have to suffer or witness abuse. Where you are a victim, seeking legal advice and assistance is essential to protect you and your loved ones.

Our domestic violence solicitors can advise you of your legal options. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can aid in applying for injunctions, such as non-molestation orders and occupation orders.

See our Domestic Violence & Abuse service page for additional details.

Wills & Probate

The topic of death is one many individuals and family members avoid discussing, but preparing for death is an important consideration everyone should make.

Our Leicester team understand the importance of Wills and are extremely knowledgeable in this field. Whether you need assistance planning for the future or need support administrating the estate, our solicitors have the experience to assist.  

Our Wills & Probate team have expertise in the following:

  • Will drafting
  • Estate planning and Inheritance Tax planning
  • Grants of Representation (Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration)
  • Estate administration
  • Creating and managing trusts
  • Trustee powers and duties

See our Wills & Probate service page for further details.

Criminal Defence & Motoring Offences

Where you are accused of a crime, it can be a frightening situation. It’s crucial that you seek legal advice and assistance immediately, as anything you say or do could impact your case.

Our criminal defence solicitors are experts in this area and will be happy to provide carefully tailored advice in accordance with your case. We can assist in anything from police station interviews to representing you at trial.

Our criminal defence solicitors can assist you with matters, such as:

  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Driving offences such as speeding and drink or drug driving
  • Sexual allegations, including Rape and Sexual Assaults
  • Harassment
  • Assault and battery
  • Theft
  • Criminal Damage
  • Drugs offences
  • Fraud
  • Business Crime
  • Professional Conduct
  • Regulatory Defence

See our Criminal Defence service page for additional information.

Lasting Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection Deputyship

Unfortunately, there might come a point in your life where you are no longer able to care for yourself, including when it comes to making important decisions concerning your finances and health.

Having someone manage your finances and healthcare is a big responsibility. Our solicitors can assist with choosing a trusted person to carry out the role, making an application to the Court of Protection. In addition, we can assist family members of those have lost mental capacity with becoming a Deputy and/or making a statutory Will.

Our solicitors have expertise in Lasting Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection Deputyship matters, such as:

  • Making a Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registering a Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Applying to become a Court of Protection Deputy
  • Applying for a statutory Will

See our Lasting Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection Deputyship service page for further details.

Fitness to Practise

Where you are put before your regulator for any type of fitness to practise matter, it can be a distressing situation. It can affect your general life, including your career, livelihood and mental health.

Pursuing legal guidance can help side-step any escalations with the right strategy. We can gather all the necessary evidence to support and build your case and provide a representative at the hearing to fight your corner.

Our fitness to practise solicitors can assist:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Dentists
  • Solicitors & Barristers
  • Teachers
  • Taxi drivers
  • Students

See our Fitness to Practise service page for additional details.

Our legal services for businesses in Leicester

Commercial Conveyancing

When it comes to investing in commercial property, it can often be a business’s most significant asset. However, purchasing and selling property can bring about complicated legal and technical matters.

Our Leicester team will take the time to understand your needs and tailor our advice to specifically suit them. We understand the importance of finding the right deal to suit the business’s finances and needs, and we can assist with finding the perfect deal and terms.

Our team of commercial conveyancing lawyers in Leicester can assist with matters concerning:

  • Sale and purchase of freehold properties
  • Acquisition and disposal of leasehold premises
  • Tenancy agreements and shorthold agreements
  • Commercial mortgages and re-mortgages
  • Grant of new Lease
  • Assignment of existing leases

See our conveyancing service page for additional information.

Local legal resources in Leicester

Leicester County Court and Family Court

This is Leicester’s local county and family court and hears cases related to various issues, including adoption, bankruptcy, childcare arrangements, divorce hearings, domestic violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and more.

For further information on the address, contact details and more, see here.

Leicester Magistrates’ Court

This court is located in central Leicester on Pocklingtons Walk and hears cases related to crime.

For further details on the court’s address, contact details and more, see here.

Leicester Crown Court

This court is located in central Leicester on Wellington Street, near to Leicester train station. It hears cases related to more serious crimes.

For additional details on the court’s address, contact details and more, see here.

Citizens Advice Leicestershire

Leicester’s Citizens Advice centre is located on Granby Street and can be a good place to start when looking for general information and advice about a range of issues.

For more information on the Citizens Advice Leicestershire’s address, contact details and more, see here.