Solicitors in Harpenden

Neves Solicitors in Harpenden

At some stage in life, the majority of us will be faced with a legal issue. Be it an exciting matter such as purchasing property, a commercial challenge for your business or a personal issue such as divorce, seeking advice from a professional you can trust to prioritise your interests will benefit you in achieving your goal as quickly as possible. We know how time-consuming and costly matters can become when action isn’t taken early enough, which is why our team of dedicated lawyers in Harpenden strive every day to help our clients resolve their issues with minimal fuss. With a proven track record for success, you can count on Neves to solve your problem with ease.

Harpenden is a town in the City and District of St Albans in the county of Hertfordshire. So, our office in Harpenden is conveniently located for clients travelling from local towns and villages such as Wheathampstead, Redbourn, Flamstead, Markyate and Sandridge as well as just a 6 minute rail journey from St Albans.

Why choose Neves Solicitors in Harpenden?

When it comes to legal issues, a little help can go a long way. Whether you need your options explained, a push in the right direction or ongoing support through a complex case, you can rely on our dedicated team to do right by you. We place great importance on the standard of our service and aim to exceed our clients’ expectations on every level, which is why we are always working to improve the service we offer. Our team of dedicated lawyers in Harpenden have been hand-picked for their specialist knowledge within a certain area of law, which allows our clients to feel reassured knowing their case is in safe hands from start to finish.

As well as our expertise across a vast range of legal services, we are well known for always going the extra mile for our clients. Whether your issue is commercial or personal in nature, rest assured that your solicitor will be completely committed to achieving your preferred outcome, no matter how complicated matters become. In order to provide a service that’s tailored to meet your requirements, we will always take the time to gain an understanding of your individual situation and objectives. We don’t believe in delivering pre-packaged advice, as there is generally no ‘one size fits all’ solution to any legal issue. Communication is a strength at Neves, and our solicitors in Harpenden will always clearly explain your options in plain English, allowing you to make an informed decision when it really matters.

Clients praise us for being upfront and honest regarding costs, but we believe that all law firms should operate this way. Our charging rates are competitive, and you will never receive a bill with surprise hidden costs. At the outset, we will explain to you the legal work that is required, the prospect of a successful outcome and the price, and you will be the first to know if the plan has to change.

Our Legal Services 

Family Law

When a marriage breaks down, the emotional and financial impact of divorce can be particularly challenging. When it comes to making those difficult decisions regarding children, property and money, it’s easy for disagreements to escalate into costly, time-consuming conflicts when advice is not sought early enough.

During what is already a time of uncertainty, having your divorce drag out due to unresolved disputes can cause a great deal of stress for you and potentially your children. That’s why at Neves Solicitors, our Divorce and Separation Lawyers in Harpenden are committed to helping our clients get through the divorce process with minimal fuss. Using specialist techniques of alternative dispute resolution, we can guide you through constructive mediation sessions to an outcome that meets your individual needs and protects your interests.

We can advise on all legal aspects of a family disagreement including:

  • Divorce
  • Unmarried partners' disputes
  • Disputes about children
  • Civil partnerships
  • All related property and financial matters
  • Pensions
  • Pre-nuptial and cohabitant agreements
  • Domestic Violence
  • Care Proceedings
  • Emergency protection orders
  • International child abduction
  • Tax and Inheritance implications on divorce or separation
  • Collaborative Law    

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Residential Property Services

Whether you’re buying or selling property, it’s essential that you are careful when choosing a solicitor to assist you with the legal work, as this will play a significant role in the speed of the process. At Neves, our conveyancing solicitors have a proven track record for helping our clients through their property transactions with ease. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or are familiar with the process, you can rely on our team of residential conveyancing solicitors to keep you up to date with each new development and ensure the transaction is smooth and straightforward. As well as the purchase and sale of property, our team have vast experience advising clients through transfers of equity, leasehold extensions, leasehold management, re-mortgaging and even property-related disputes.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property solicitors are experts in all matters concerning commercial premises including;

  • The acquisition and disposal of all types of commercial properties: offices, shops, restaurants, factories, licensed premises and farmland - both freehold and leasehold
  • Land for development and re-development
  • Commercial Leasehold Management and Regulation
  • Property Investment
  • Commercial financing and securitisation
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Infrastructure/Utility agreements
  • Property Aspects of Business Purchases and Sales, Company Re-organisation and Insolvency

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Private Client - Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning

As we grow older, undertaking a certain amount of estate planning becomes increasingly important in the protection of our assets. Drafting a valid Will may not be high on your list of priorities, however, it is this legal document that will determine how your estate is distributed once you have passed.

That’s why at Neves, our team of wills & probate solicitors in Harpenden take great care in helping our clients create their Will, providing strategic advice throughout and ensuring that no stone is left unturned. As well as Will-writing, our team are more than happy to help you set up a Lasting Power of Attorney as a precaution for later life if you are concerned about losing mental capacity.

Our team are also here to help executors with the often challenging process of estate administration. By sharing this responsibility, you can rest assured that each listed beneficiary will see the inheritance they deserve with as little hassle as possible. Where family disputes arise, our solicitors will be at hand to provide legal support, advice and representation where needed.

We can advise on all areas of Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning including:

  • Administering a deceased person's estate
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Trusts and Tax Planning
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Long Term Care & Care Fee Funding
  • Elderly Client Matters
  • Deputyship Services

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Company Commercial Law, 

As well as individuals, Neves Solicitors have a proven track record for assisting businesses across Harpenden and beyond to tackle and prevent their commercial legal issues. Our commercial law department has a diverse client base, which allows our solicitors to gain an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced across a range of industries.

We appreciate that each business is unique, which is why we will always take the time to understand your commercial objectives and your company’s values before we work to find a bespoke solution to your issue. From assistance with secretarial and administrative duties to support through business transactions, property and franchising, our experienced team of commercial law solicitors are here to help you achieve your goals and minimise risk.

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Dispute Resolution

For decades, our clients have trusted us to resolve their disputes in a way that’s straightforward, clear and cost-effective. With our years of experience, we know how difficult issues like this can be – for you, your family, and your business. So whether your dispute is about property or inheritance, contracts or employment, we start by talking through your priorities and exploring your options. Then we recommend an approach, from mediation to litigation, to get you the results you want.

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Employment Law

Whether you are an employer or an employee and a working relationship breaks down, it can be difficult to reach a resolution without assistance and understanding employment law regulations can be complex. Here at Neves, our lawyers provide specialist advice to both employers and employees.

Employment Law for employees

Since opening our doors, our solicitors in Harpenden have worked to protect the rights of employees to ensure that the workplace is a safe and fair environment. From discrimination and harassment to contractual disputes, we see it as our duty to take legal action when you are being treated unfairly at work. With vast experience fighting to protect employees of businesses spanning across industries, there is no case too complex for our specialist employment lawyers.

Employment Law for employers

As well as assisting individuals, our solicitors are well known for providing advice and support to employers to ensure that their practices and paperwork are compliant with legislation and taking preventative measures to protect their company from costly employment disputes.

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Contact our Lawyers

Call our Harpenden office on 01582 715234, email or complete our Contact Form and we'll get back to you.

Tollgate House
69-71 High Street

Our offices are located just off the High Street in Harpenden. Get directions to our Harpenden office.

Legal Resources in Harpenden

Citizens Advice Harpenden

If you are currently facing a legal issue but wish to gain some more information on the options available to you before instructing a solicitor, you may find it beneficial to make an appointment with your local citizens advice bureau. Your advisor will be able to give you advice for free, but strictly on a one-off basis and will not be able to act as a replacement for a solicitor.

Harpenden Council

The Harpenden council website is available to the public to gain insight on the local area. On their site you will find useful information regarding housing options in Harpenden, educational facilities, employment opportunities and health services available to you.

Courts in Harpenden

At Neves, we aim to resolve legal issues outside of court, using tactics such as mediation to secure a fair outcome while keeping the costs of court at bay. However, we recognise that this is not always possible, and if you are in need of representation and strategic advice through court proceedings you can rely on our team to protect your interests.

Peter Kelly
Consultant and Head of Disputes
Stewart Matthews
Managing Partner & Head of Company Commercial
Beth Woodward
Partner and Head of Divorce and Family Law
Jane Joseph
Partner - Residential and Commercial Property
Katy Williams
Senior Associate - Commercial Property
Trevor Kidd
Partner - Residential Property
Nina Gurra
Senior Associate - Private Client
Iain MacAskill
Solicitor - Divorce and Family Law
Chris Robinson
Consultant - Company Commercial
Heidi Fleming
Senior Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Kim Sayer
Associate - Company Commercial and Commercial Property
Mark Stevens
Senior Associate - Private Client
Fiona Hewitt
Senior Associate and Head of Employment and Commercial Disputes
Charlotte Clements
Dispute Resolution Executive
Lucy Madley
Associate - Residential Property and Conveyancing
Josie Birnie
Associate - Private Client
Simon Porter
Senior Associate - Company Commercial
Amy Kirchin
Trainee Solicitor
Tina Shah
Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Jessica Williams
Paralegal - Company Commercial
Eleanor Parkinson
Trainee Solicitor