Solicitors in York

At our York office, we are well placed to provide you with the specialist legal advice you need with our solicitors in York. Read our response to Covid-19 and our business continuity statement. Our clients come to our York solicitors from across York and the surrounding areas – particularly the postcodes of YO1, YO10, YO23, YO24, YO30, YO31, and YO32 – for our expertise and welcoming, inclusive service.

York Office19 Clifford Street ,York ,YO1 9RJhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Crombie+Wilkinson+Solicitors/@53.9566763,-1.0810995,15.91z14

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Reaching us by car

We are conveniently located on Clifford Street in York city centre just opposite the Magistrates Court. There are car parks nearby at York Castle (Cliffords Tower) on Tower Street, or the multi-storey car park on Piccadilly. Both are just a few minutes’ walk from our offices.

Reaching us by bus

There are several bus stops up and down Clifford Street as well as on Tower Street and Low Ousegate. The bus stop directly outside our offices is served by numbers 22, 23, 37, 42, and 415.

On the opposite side of the street there is a bus stop served by the numbers 4 and 11S, and the Cityzap bus.

You can also reach Clifford Street, Tower Street or Low Ousegate on the numbers 3 Park & Ride, 3A, 6, 7 Park & Ride, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 24, 26, 59 Park & Ride, 66, 412, 840, 843 and N66.

Reaching us by train

We are just a 15 minute walk from York Station. There are also a number of buses you can catch directly to Clifford Street, including the Cityzap and numbers 4 and 7.

Our Service Pledge

At Crombie Wilkinson, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality of advice combined with friendly and engaging customer service. We view our relationships with our clients as partnerships. We will work closely alongside you, taking the time to get to know you as an individual as well as your legal objectives so we can deliver the best outcome possible for you.

Visit our Service Pledge page to find out more about our promises to you and our Client Club.

Our services for you

Conveyancing

Our Conveyancing Quality Scheme accredited solicitors can help you with a full range of residential property matters, including:

  • Buying and selling freehold and leasehold property
  • Conveyancing for first time buyers, including Help to Buy
  • New build conveyancing
  • Planning and boundary enquiries
  • Equity release

For a general idea of what your conveyancing matter will cost, feel free to use our conveyancing quote calculator.

Elderly client services

We have specialist expertise supporting elderly clients across a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Wills
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Nursing home fees and long-term care
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Gifting property

Two of our team, Sharon Richardson and Belinda-Jane Poulter are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, signifying our ability to provide the highest quality of advice in these kinds of matters.

Sharon and Belinda are also members of Dying Matters, an organisation which helps people talk more openly about death, dying, bereavement, and end of life plans.

Family law

Our family law solicitors can provide sensitive, practical advice on all family law matters, including:

  • Separation and divorce
  • Financial settlements
  • Property rights
  • Arrangements for children
  • Mediation
  • Cohabitation
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence

We value a cooperative, non-combative approach to family issues wherever possible to minimise the stress and negative impact on you and your children. Several of our team are members of Resolution with extensive experience helping clients access methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Our York team also includes a qualified mediator - our Head of Family Law, Christopher Myles.

As a firm we are Law Society accredited in Family Law, Family Law Advanced, Children Law, and Family Mediation for our extensive expertise.

Divorce law

As part of our family law services, we offer specialist divorce services. Our divorce solicitors understand that this is likely to be an emotional and distressing time for you. Our goal is to help you find a positive resolution to the matter so you can move on with your life with confidence.

As well as the handling the procedural aspects of divorce for you, we can also provide advice on all associated matters, including sorting out finances and arrangements for children.

Mediation

Mediation can allow you to find positive solutions to a whole range of legal issues, including:

  • Divorce and separation:
  • Financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Pre nuptial agreements
  • Workplace mediation for employment issues

Our York team includes trained family mediator, Christopher Myles, who can help you work through your issues in a healthy way and preferably avoid the stress, time, and expense of court proceedings and Neil Largan, workplace mediator for business and employment diasgreements.

Employment law for employees

Problems at work can cause considerable strain in our lives. During these challenging times, it is essential to consult a solicitor who has expertise in employment law and understands your needs and objectives. We can advise on all employment matters, including:

  • Employment contract disputes
  • Settlement agreements
  • Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Pregnancy, maternity, paternity, adoption, and other family rights
  • Flexible working
  • Reasonable adjustments and discrimination
  • Workplace bullying
  • Harassment and victimisation
  • Whistle blowing
  • Data protection

Wills

Making a Will is one of the most important things you should do to make sure your loved ones are provided for after you die. Our Will solicitors can help you clearly set out your final wishes, make your estate as tax efficient as possible, and ensure important matters such as who will look after your children are dealt with.

If you are concerned that a deceased loved one’s Will is not being properly dealt with, it is invalid, or you do not agree with the way inheritance has been distributed, we can also help you challenge a Will.

Probate

Losing a loved one is an emotionally fraught time. As an appointed Executor or the deceased’s close relative, you will be responsible for sorting out the estate, either according to the Will or the Rules of Intestacy (if the deceased did not leave a Will). When you are grieving it is understandable to feel overburdened.

Our purpose is to help you through this challenging time. We can provide as much or as little support as you need – from obtaining the Grant of Probate (if there is a Will) or Letters of Representation (if there is no Will), to paying Inheritance Tax, to distributing inheritance to the beneficiaries.

Power of Attorney

Everyone should have the right to make their own decisions about their life as far as they are able. However, unfortunately, there may come a time – perhaps due to old age, brain injury, or illness such as dementia – that we lose the mental capacity to take care of our own finances or health.

To prepare for this possibility, we can help you make a Lasting Power of Attorney to appoint a trusted loved one to make decisions for you in case you lose the ability to do so yourself in the future.

Our services for business

Agricultural law

We are a leading firm in North Yorkshire for agricultural law and we are a Legal Panel member of the NFU (North East), one of only two firms to be appointed in this area. Our expertise includes:

  • Agricultural land purchases
  • RPA entitlements, Woodland Grant Schemes, and Stewardship Schemes
  • Property issues
  • Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies
  • Farm Business Tenancies
  • Grants of easements
  • Farm Diversification Schemes
  • Chancel repair and manorial rights
  • Rights of way, commons/village green issues
  • Tax and Will planning
  • Partnership agreements
  • Farm cottages and lettings
  • Employment
  • Sporting/hunting
  • Equine matters and grazing licences

Company and commercial law

We offer specialist company and commercial law advice tailored individually to meet your business strategy and objectives. We work alongside other teams to bring you a fully integrated service covering all issues and challenges facing businesses today. Our expertise includes:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Business disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Reorganisation and restructuring
  • Commercial contracts
  • Intellectual property and commercialisation
  • Terms and conditions
  • Setting up a new business
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Insolvency
  • Incorporating charities
  • Employment law
  • Commercial property
  • Commercial litigation and debt collection

We are members of the Law Society’s Lawyers for the Business scheme (and have been for nearly 20 years).

Commercial property

We handle a vast range of commercial property matters. From acquiring and relocating business premises, to advising developers and handling planning issues, we have the specialist expertise needed to make your next property venture a success. Our expertise includes:

  • Commercial property management
  • Commercial lease transactions
  • Commercial landlord and tenant law
  • Agricultural land
  • Property finance and funding
  • Planning issues and planning obligations

Commercial disputes

Disputes in business can cause considerable disruption for the operation of a business. We aim to help businesses resolve disputes swiftly and cost-effectively. We have advised a wide range of clients across Yorkshire, including small to medium enterprises, partnerships, large regional companies, and public organisations. Our expertise includes:

  • Employment disputes
  • Services for schools
  • Contractual disputes
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Commercial mediation
  • Director and partner disputes
  • Property litigation
  • Co ownership disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Commercial lease issues

Employment law for employers

As an employer, you have important duties and responsibilities in respect of your employees. But when employment law changes so quickly, it is challenging to stay compliant. We can work closely with you to promote a productive and efficient working environment within your business and help you resolve any disputes as amicably as possible, avoiding the cost and disruption of Employment Tribunal proceedings. Our expertise includes:

  • Contracts and terms
  • Redundancy
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal
  • Maternity and paternity rights
  • Grievance and disciplinary procedures
  • Written and verbal warnings

Landlord and tenant disputes

We have in depth experience advising both landlord and tenants in relation to all types of issues which arise from the leasing of commercial property. We aim to preserve the landlord/tenant relationship wherever possible but will always focus on promoting your legal rights and achieving a beneficial outcome for you. Our expertise includes:

  • Serving notices
  • Possession proceedings against tenants and squatters
  • Debt recovery, for example, for rent arrears
  • Agricultural tenancy matters
  • Dilapidations and disrepairs

Commercial mediation

We are one of only a few law firms in North Yorkshire to offer commercial mediation services. Mediation has a strong track record for helping businesses and individuals resolve commercial and employment disputes harmoniously and cost-effectively, avoiding the time, stress, and cost of court or tribunal proceedings.

We will tailor our mediation services to your individual needs so provide you the best platform for airing your issues and concerns and giving you the strongest possible change of achieving a positive result.