Solicitors in Leeds

Our solicitors in Leeds have a wealth of experience helping clients with a wide range of legal issues. We offer a professional, friendly service and are committed to providing excellent legal assistance to those who need it.

Our solicitors in Leeds are located on Hanover Walk in Leeds and specialise in a range of legal services for individuals and businesses. Our Leeds office also houses Heslop & Platt (a trading name of Ashtons Legal).

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Please note: Our solicitors in Leeds currently specialise in Medical Negligence and French Legal Services. All other legal services will be handled by lawyers working from our East Anglia offices. We offer online meetings and can travel to meet clients who live out of area, where necessary.

Opening Times

  • Monday0830-1730
  • Tuesday0830-1730
  • Wednesday0830-1730
  • Thursday0830-1730
  • Friday0830-1730
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed

Our legal services in Leeds

Our business services in Leeds

French legal services

If you are considering buying or selling property in France, it’s crucial that you have the support of a solicitor who knows all of the ins and outs of the French legal system. Our solicitors offer a specialist French legal service covering these matters, plus advice on French inheritance law and Capital Gains Tax in France.

Medical negligence

Our medical negligence solicitors in Leeds have decades of experience helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve after experiencing negligence clinical care. We ensure that your concerns are listened to and that you feel supported throughout the entire process, and that we become a support system that you can lean on during what is sure to be a difficult time.

Personal injury claims

Unfortunately, sometimes people suffer injuries that can be both serious and traumatic. Of course, accidents do happen, but if you’ve been seriously injured because of an accident that you don’t believe was your fault, it is your right to make a personal injury compensation claim. Our empathetic personal injury solicitors in Leeds will do their utmost to support you and help you navigate the legal process that comes with making a personal injury compensation claim.

Wills and probate

We are experienced in dealing with all matters relating to Wills, estate planning, probate and estate administration. Our Wills and probate solicitors in Leeds provide a calm and professional service, guiding clients through these matters with sensitivity and clear, practical support.

We can also advise on matters such as tax and trusts, as well as inheritance tax planning.

Dispute resolution

Our dispute resolution solicitors in Leeds are well-versed in matters including inheritance disputes (such as contesting a Will) and property disputes. We ensure that our service makes our clients feel supported and listened to, taking a proactive approach to finding solutions before matters escalate into court proceedings wherever possible.

Professional negligence

Our team of professional negligence solicitors in Leeds are always happy to assist anyone who feels like they have been let down by a professional body. Our approach is compassionate yet professional, and we are always available to give practical and effective legal counsel. We will work hard to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve while supporting you through the legal process.

Employment law for employees

If you are facing legal issues relating to your employment, our employment law solicitors in Leeds are here to support you. We will make sure that your concerns are heard and that you are fully informed of your rights. If required, we are also happy to provide representation in court.

Planning law

Our planning law solicitors in Leeds handle projects of varying sizes, representing planning authorities, landowners, objectors and developers alike. Our services encompass a broad spectrum of activities, including planning appeals and inquiries, negotiating planning agreements, addressing affordable housing concerns and conducting environmental impact assessments.

Elderly and vulnerable client services

Our solicitors in Leeds offer a range of services for clients who are elderly and/or vulnerable. We can help where there are any concerns around mental capacity to make important decisions about wellbeing and finances.

Our Power of Attorney solicitors in Leeds can advise people who are planning ahead for any potential loss of capacity, as well as those acting under a Power of Attorney.

Where someone has already lost mental capacity, our Court of Protection lawyers can assist with applications to become their deputy or to resolve one-off issues, such as selling a property.

We are also here to help with matters related to Court of Protection US Guardians and care home funding.

Residential conveyancing

Property transactions are often exciting, but it is essential that you have the best legal support when going through this process. Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Leeds offer an efficient and professional service that will ensure that your property transaction goes as smoothly as possible whilst keeping you in the loop should there be any issues.

Family law

Our family law solicitors in Leeds are at hand to help you with any legal issues you may be going through, including but not limited to divorce, civil partnership dissolutions, child arrangements, separation agreements and settlements. We know that the last thing anyone wants to do when experiencing emotional upheaval is deal with legalities, so we are here to take the weight off your shoulders, enabling you to focus on what matters most.

Agriculture and estates

Our agriculture and estates solicitors in Leeds have been helping many of the region’s agricultural businesses, both large and small for a long time. We provide a dedicated and professional service that covers all aspects of the law relating to farmers, landowners and agri-business. We aim to deliver practical, legal solutions in a professional and timely manner.

Corporate and commercial

Our corporate and commercial solicitors in Leeds help companies with the full range of legal matters they face at every stage of the business lifecycle. Whether you are a new startup or an established player, we can support and guide you.

We are able to provide guidance in relation to mergers and acquisitions and are well-versed in aiding businesses with franchising law. We can also assist with all matters related to company formations, governance and winding up businesses.

Our corporate recovery and insolvency solicitors in Leeds provide assistance to companies who are struggling with financial difficulties. Our service includes expert legal advice for debtors, creditors, spouses and other stakeholders in the times when they need it most.

Debt recovery

As a business, trying to recover a debt that you are owed can be a frustrating and complex process. Our debt recovery solicitors in Leeds are here to support you in doing so and will provide effective guidance throughout the process. We have a dedicated team of solicitors and an experienced manager overseeing our Debt Recovery Service, with our primary objective being to offer a personalised approach, supported by state-of-the-art systems.

Banking and finance

Our banking and finance solicitors in Leeds are made up of professionals from various teams, including commercial property, corporate, dispute resolution, agriculture/estates and residential property. This regionally-based, cross-team group has experience representing financial institutions such as banks, building societies, venture capitalists, business angels and other finance providers. They handle a wide range of deals, providing support in a diverse range of financial transactions.

Commercial dispute resolution

Our commercial dispute resolution solicitors in Leeds collaborate closely with our clients to proactively prevent disputes and minimise costs for their businesses. Nevertheless, in cases where disputes cannot be avoided, it becomes crucial to swiftly adopt a commercial strategy. Whether you require assistance in initiating a claim to safeguard your business interests or defending against a claim, we are here to provide the necessary guidance and support. We are also able to provide legal counsel in terms of commercial property disputes.

Business immigration

Our team of business immigration solicitors in Leeds possesses extensive expertise in immigration procedures and can offer valuable guidance on how to optimise them to suit your business’s needs. We establish a strong partnership with our clients, taking the time to fully comprehend their immediate requirements as well as their long-term aspirations. This enables us to provide practical advice regarding the necessary steps and when it is advantageous to expedite processes.

Employment law for employers

To ensure smooth operations, it is essential for business leaders to have comprehensive knowledge of employer-specific employment law. At Ashtons Legal, our team of employment law solicitors in Leeds possess years of experience in assisting businesses spanning various industries. With their extensive knowledge in this subject, they provide invaluable support in navigating the complexities of employment law.

We also offer a fully outsourced HR service through Ashtons HR Consulting, giving exactly the level of support you need, when you need it, tailored to your specific circumstances.

In-house lawyer service

From many businesses, having the expertise of a seasoned lawyer who is integrated into their team and is able to assist in mitigating legal risks and provide legal advice as and when needed would be incredibly beneficial. We understand that numerous businesses require regular access to this type of advisory support, so to address this need, we offer transparent pricing options for our in-house lawyer service in Leeds that are more cost-effective than hiring a full-time in-house team member.

Regulatory law

Businesses operate in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment, with very serious consequences for regulatory breaches. Having the right expertise on your side can help you to achieve compliance and secure the best outcome if a breach occurs.

Our regulatory law solicitors in Leeds can advise on compliance, including independent reviews of your processes. We can also provide expert early advice if you believe a breach may have occurred, as well as supporting and representing you during regulatory investigations, prosecutions and appeals.

We have particular expertise in relation to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our GDPR and data protection solicitors in Leeds can support you with compliance, as well as responding to investigations and prosecutions for data breaches.

Commercial property

Our commercial property solicitors in Leeds provide high-level real estate expertise, guiding businesses through the full range of scenarios they may face. Whether you are buying or selling property, dealing with commercial lease issues or need help with any other aspect of commercial property law, we are here to help.

We can also assist with all matters related to commercial property disputes and litigation.

Planning and construction law

Our planning law and construction law solicitors in Leeds are able to provide expertise in this area but also leverage their well-established connections with other relevant professionals such as local planning authorities, surveyors, architects, engineers and various construction experts.

This allows us to offer you a fully integrated service, covering every stage of your project from initial inception to its successful completion. With experienced ex-local authority lawyer Bob McGeady, our team cater to the needs of local authorities, local residents, developers and landowners.

Sector-specific services

Our solicitors in Leeds offer a range of sector-specific legal services, allowing us to provide comprehensive support to clients across a wide range of industries.

Our education solicitors in Leeds offer a full suite of services to all levels of the education sector, including multi-academy trusts, independent schools and further and higher educational institutions.

We also regularly work with care homes, having worked collaboratively with multiple care sector managers and owners and are able to advise on all matters regarding this subject, including property law, commercial law, regulatory law, HR/Employment, CQC Audit, GDPR, dispute resolution and value-added service.

Our road transport solicitors in Leeds can provide guidance to directors, partners and sole traders operating businesses involving passenger and large goods vehicles, including agricultural vehicles. This includes advice around Operator’s licences and regulations by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner.

Our rural energy experts can assist landowners and energy companies with all matters related to rural energy generation projects. Our expertise covers the full range of issues related to renewable energy generation, including leases, joint ventures, supply contracts and regulatory compliance.

Our veterinary lawyers in Leeds have assisted a number of independent veterinary practices in the sale of their businesses, including all of the regulatory issues that must be carefully managed.

Local resources

Leeds District Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

Leeds District Magistrates’ Court and Family Court deals with matters including childcare arrangements.

Leeds Combined Court Centre

Leeds Combined Court Centre deals with matters including adoption, bankruptcy, childcare arrangements, divorce hearings, domestic abuse and money claims.

Leeds District Probate Registry

Leeds District Probate Registry is the local probate registry for people in Leeds.

How to reach our solicitors in Leeds

Reach us by car

Our Leeds office can be reached via Hanover Lane, just outside of the city centre and there is parking nearby.

Reach us by bus

If you are planning to visit our Leeds office via BUS, we are located near the bus routes 19, 19A, 49, 50 and 50A.

Reach us by train

If you are planning to visit our Leeds office via train, we are a 14-minute walk from Leeds train station.

Plan your journey

If you are considering visiting our Leeds office, you can plan your journey here.


We are committed to ensuring that our services are accessible to everyone, including those who may need disabled access. If you require assistance or special accommodations, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in advance of your visit.

Speak to our solicitors in Leeds

To speak to one of our solicitors in Leeds, please call 01133 931930 or fill in our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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