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Contact Our Solicitors in Loughborough
Our solicitors in Loughborough offer specialist legal advice and support for conveyancing, family law, wills, probate and criminal law (including motoring offences) for individuals and families across Leicestershire and the East Midlands. Our range of expertise makes us one of the most versatile law firms in Loughborough and the surrounding area.
Our solicitors have specialist expertise in matters, including:
- Family Law
- Child Care & Social Services
- Residential Property Conveyancing
- Domestic Violence & Abuse
- Wills & Probate
- Criminal Defence & Motoring Offences
- Lasting Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection Deputyship
- Fitness to Practise
Contact our solicitors in Loughborough
|Johnson Astills Solicitors||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|44a Church Gate||Telephone: 01509 610 312|
|Opening times: Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm|
Directions to our Loughborough office
Our solicitors in Loughborough are easily accessible by car, bus and train, making it highly convenient to pay us a visit.
Arriving by car
The closest car park is at the nearby Rushes Shopping Centre, around a 5 minute walk from our offices.
Arriving by train
Our offices are about 10 minutes walk from Loughborough train station.
Arriving by bus
The closest bus stops are on Lemyngton Street and are served by buses including the 27, 126, 127 and Skylink Derby.
Plan your journey
Looking to visit our offices? You can plan your journey here.
We believe accessibility shouldn’t stand between legal assistance. For this reason, we take accessibility very seriously at our Loughborough office. Should you need additional support during your visit to our office, please don’t hesitate to contact our team, and we will aim to accommodate your needs in the best way possible.
Our legal services for individuals in Loughborough
Our Loughborough solicitors offer various legal services for individuals and families throughout Leicestershire and the East Midlands.
Having to deal with the turmoil and conflict of any family law matter can be an emotionally challenging time for anyone to cope with, especially if it relates to a divorce, dissolution, or separation, or where the matter involves children. No one wants to see their family torn apart, whether it’s a dispute or another issue, and that’s why it’s beneficial to seek a specialist family law solicitor.
Our family law team in Loughborough endeavours to resolve matters in a way that suits the needs and circumstances of your family. During our initial meeting, we will carefully listen to the issues and what outcome you are seeking. Once we have all the necessary information, we can provide expert advice and navigate you through one of life’s most difficult challenges in the hope to achieve the desired outcome.
Our family law expertise includes:
- Adoption & donor conception
- Child arrangement order
- Cohabitation agreements
- Collaborative law
- Divorce & relationship breakdown
- Civil partnership dissolution
- Child abduction & international divorce
- Family finance
- Female genital mutilation
- Forced marriage
- Prenuptial agreements
See our Family Law service page for further details.
Child Care & Social Services
No parent wants social services to be involved with their children, and it can be daunting when they are. It’s important to immediately pursue legal support where this is the case.
Our team are well skilled in child care & social services legal matters, and all of our solicitors are members of the Law Society Children Panel. When your family becomes involved with social services, we recognise the scare this can bring to your family. We will listen to your concerns, talk directly to social services and attempt to seek a successful outcome.
For further details on the child care & social services expertise we offer, see here.
Whether you’re purchasing your first home, family home or are completing any other type of property transaction, it can be an expensive, costly, and often stressful process, especially where avoidable mistakes occur. To ensure that potential problems are side-stepped, it’s crucial to have an expert conveyancing solicitor assist with the task.
Our residential conveyancing solicitors will take the time to walk you through the entire property transaction process, making sure to explain it in clear, plain English, so you fully understand. We are proud that our top-quality service is acknowledged through the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).
The Loughborough team have knowledge in residential conveyancing matters, including:
- Buying and selling residential property
- Transfer of equity
- Buying leasehold property & lease extensions
- Severance of joint tenancy
See our residential conveyancing service page for further information.
Domestic Violence & Abuse
Domestic violence is horrific, and there are many different forms meaning some victims aren’t even aware of the abuse they are undergoing. No one should have to suffer or witness abuse. If you or a loved one is suffering abuse at the hands of someone else, it’s important to pursue legal advice.
We are here to support the victims of domestic violence and their loved ones. We recognise how hard it can be to come to terms with abuse, but we are here to support and protect you. We can assist with applying for injunctions, including non-molestation orders and occupation orders.
See our Domestic Violence & Abuse service page for additional details.
Wills & Probate
Understandably, many people want to avoid talking about death, but with this comes neglected estate planning, which can lead to a number of problems after a person has passed away, such as their estate not being passed on to the people it was intended for.
Our solicitors in Loughborough will scrupulously walk you through the Will writing process, ensuring you are comfortable and supported during this tough conversation. The team have dealt with a variety of estates, from those more simple to those we consider more challenging, such as a high-net-worth estate. No matter your circumstances, we can provide the advice and assistance needed to ensure your final wishes are followed.
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
A criminal accusation, no matter what type of offence, is a daunting prospect and can leave you feeling lost and vulnerable. Where you have been accused or charged of a crime, it is crucial to speak to a solicitor before all else, as anything you say or do could impact your case.
We are recognised experts in the criminal law field and will work hard to seek a successful outcome, whether it’s reducing the charge against you or completely removing it. We will take the time to completely understand your case, hear your side, and talk to the prosecution. From this, we can tailor our advice and assistance to suppress the charge. Our criminal defence solicitors can assist with 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
- Assault and battery
- Criminal Damage
- Drugs offences
- Business Crime
- Professional Conduct
- Regulatory Defence
See our Criminal Defence service page for additional information.
Lasting Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection Deputyship
There comes the point in life where an individual may lose mental capacity to make important decisions concerning themselves. This could be to do with finances and property and/or health decisions. But it is possible to put precautions in place in case this happens, such as appointing Lasting Powers of Attorney(s).
Appointing an LPA is a big decision, and it can come with plenty of concerns, such as if you’ve chosen the right people for the job, whether your wishes will be followed and more. During the process, our solicitors will talk you through everything involved, and we will ensure that all your wishes are written down clearly. In addition, we can assist family members of those who 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
Being put before your regulator for a fitness to practise issue can be a scary situation. It has the ability to affect all aspects of your life, such as your career, livelihood, and mental health.
With our experience and expertise in the fitness to practise field, our solicitors can help prevent matters from escalating further. We will put the right strategy in place to ensure any potential risks are minimised.
Our fitness to practise solicitors can assist:
- Solicitors & Barristers
- Taxi drivers
See our Fitness to Practise service page for additional details.
Legal resources for Loughborough
Leicester County Court and Family Court
This is Loughborough’s local county and family court and hears cases related to various issues, including adoption, bankruptcy, children, divorce, domestic violence and more.
Loughborough Magistrates’ Court
This court is located in central Loughborough on Pinfold Gate, close to our Loughborough law office. This court hears cases related to crime.
Leicester Crown Court
Loughborough’s closest Crown Court is in Leicester, a short walk from Leicester train station. It hears cases related to more serious crimes.
Citizens Advice Charnwood
Loughborough’s local Citizens Advice centre – named for the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire that Loughborough sits in – can be found on Wood Gate in the town centre. It can be a good place to start when looking for general information and advice about a range of issues.