Our Most Popular Services
Police station advice and representation
Magistrates Court representation
Crown Court representation
Buying and Selling Your Home
Transfer of Equity
Landlord and Tenant
Employment issues for employers or employees
Medical negligence claims
Residential Landlord and Tenant disputes
Property and boundary Disputes
Consumer and contract disputes
Disputes over a Will, Estate or inheritance
Commercial property disputes
Commercial landlord and tenant issues
Disputes over selling a jointly owned property
Divorce and Separation
Relationship breakdowns are always emotionally difficult and they can be particularly hard when your assets and children are involved.
As you and your former partner move in different directions, it’s vital to come to an amicable settlement on finances and the future of any children. Our team of family and divorce solicitors is experienced in helping with all aspects of a relationship breakdown, whether it’s been a marriage, cohabitation, or civil partnership.
If one of your clients is in financial difficulties it can be a worrying time, especially if they are not paying the monies they owe you.
If they go into receivership, you need to act quickly to secure your interests. The cost of recovering debt is often more expensive the longer it takes.
As soon as you feel a debtor is starting to stall, get in contact with our debt recovery lawyers. The issue can often be resolved with a ‘letter before action’, and without a lengthy and costly court case.
Whether your commercial property is owned or rented, any outlay involved can pose a serious financial risk.
Our team of experienced commercial property solicitors in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight offer you comprehensive advice on risk management, and how to get the most commercial value from your property.
We have a long and distinguished record of helping landlords, developers, tenants, contractors, and purchasers get the most from their assets. So, you can rest assured you’ll be dealing with experienced, commercially-minded property lawyers.
Separation for cohabitants
Children Matters – Private Applications
Change of Name deed
Wills and Probate
Probate and Estate Administration
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Declarations of Trust
Court of Protection
Funding of Care
Discharge of Care Orders
Special Guardianship Orders
When you’re the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, your first priority is a speedy recovery and getting back to normal as quickly as possible.
The last thing you need when trying to get back on your feet is more stress. So here at Churchers, we’ll do everything we can to get you what you deserve, with minimum fuss.
Our friendly team of experienced personal injury solicitors are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve.
Tax and Trusts
The UK tax system is notoriously complex but its complexity can offer opportunities to lessen your tax burden.
To find the most effective tax planning strategy for you, it is important to stay up to date with the latest developments in tax law and our team can help you do this.
Our expert team is on hand to help you:
– Create tax-efficient Wills
– Advise you on all aspects of trusts and give you first class advice on minimising your inheritance tax liability.
– All advice is tailored to your individual circumstances to ensure the very best result for you.
Commercial Conveyancing – Sale & Purchase
Business – Sale & Purchase
Commercial & Residential Developments
Landlord & Tenant
Joint Venture Agreements
Residential Lease Extensions
Independent Legal Advice
Meet the Team
Take a look at what just a small selection of happy clients had to say!
The team here at Churchers are amazing. I was recommended the company for my divorce and they were outstanding. Joanne Gilholm handled my affairs and all paperwork was dealt with quickly and efficiently. I was well prepared for any court appearances and in my opinion I was represented by the best. The outcome was better than I expected because my legal team were well informed and prepared and I now intend on using them for my house purchase.
Faye, I’d like to thank you on behalf of the family for the time you spent meeting with us face to face, for your advice and work on the family trusts, for your clear and patient explanations of the sometimes difficult concepts involved, and for stepping in so quickly to manage the probate process for us when we needed help. You helped us through a very difficult time and we do appreciate that very much .
We required advice and action on preparing joint wills. Our appointment with Mr Matthews was very informative and he clearly explained all of the elements of the process so that we understood exactly what was involved and the options open to us. Documentation was quickly prepared, and we returned for a review meeting which successfully completed the process.
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There has been a lot of publicity recently about dog attacks and many people will be rightly concerned. Whether you agree with the idea of banning a breed or not, the...
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A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which formally appoints an attorney of your choosing, to make certain decisions when you are no longer able to. If...
Many people have questions about transferring their property to a relative or into a Trust. Often, these enquiries are fuelled by concerns about care home fees or...
Churchers are a leading Hampshire law firm, at your service whether you are a business or an individual.
With over 150 years offering support and advice to the local community we have the knowledge and expertise to help you with all your legal requirements and offer a comprehensive range of legal services.
At Churchers we realise that the prospect of pursuing a legal matter can be a daunting process, whether on behalf of your business or on a personal matter.
As such, we operate a number of free legal advice sessions, over the phone, where you can talk to an experienced lawyer to discuss what your options may be or the best route for you personally.