Salmons Solicitors of Stoke on Trent and Newcastle Under Lyme
WELCOME TO SALMONS SOLICITORS, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme's first choice for friendly, approachable solicitors and legal advice.
Our Plain English Policy means whenever legal help is needed we'll provide a solicitor who will not baffle you with legal jargon and we are a "Quality Managed" firm who have adopted best management practices since 1995.
Lawyers based in North Staffordshire, we help private individuals, families and small businesses and we guarantee that we will provide an efficient, professional service at all times.
So, why not give us a call, whatever your legal needs?
If you have suffered an injury or medical negligence and want advice about bringing a compensation claim, or have suffered an accident or industrial disease, we offer a FREE CONFIDENTIAL CHATLINE ON OUR INJURY PAGES and a no-obligation face to face initial consultation which is also FREE or which is likley to be paid by the other side if we agree to act for you and win. If we decide not to act for you we will not charge you for the investigation work carried out and this will include the initial meeting since most injury claims are funded by no win no fee. If you are an uninsured defendant and a claim is being brought against you we can agree special terms to assist you with paying the costs and the compensation. We have over 25 years experience in this area of work so call us direct for your no obligation consultation.
We have always had a strong presence as injury lawyers in the North Staffordshire area and we are now taking cases from Shropshire, from Cheshire and from Derbyshire as our reputation spreads across the North Midlands.
All our cases are handled personally by our specialist solicitor Stephen Brookes who is an Assessor of the Law Society's Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and he has been a panel member of the scheme since 1996. An Assessor is responsible for vetting the applications of other solicitors who wish to gain access to, or renew, their panel accreditation status.
CHILDCARE CASES AND SOCIAL SERVICES CHILD CARE INTERVENTIONS
Legal aid is generally available for this type of case if you are a parent or carer and it may not be relevant what your financial circumstances are. Our cases are handled through our Stoke or Newcastle office and case conferences and court hearings are generally dealt with by Miss Farah Gilani who is a Consultant in Child Care Law and children related social services matters. She is also a memeber of the Law Society's Childcare Panel.
DIVORCE, FAMILY, CIVIL PARTNERSHIP, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CONTACT AND RESIDENCE DISPUTES
We have offered FIXED FEES for divorce cases for a number of years and we also offer MENU PRICING for family property dispute case stages. Legal aid is now severely restricted for family law disputes or disputes between parents about family property or children, unless there is an element of domestic violence. We recommend you refer to our pages on family legal aid for more details. or, you may be interested in our Do It Yourself "DIY DIVORCE PACK", priced at £150 * including vat which provides you with up to one hour of personal tailored advice with one of our experienced family solicitors and all the forms and guidance to handle your own divorce. (*court fees are payable in addition - details on request).
There is also a handy FREE guide to divorce and divorce procedure on the FREE ADVICE section of this website - just click on the title above and the guide is on the right of your screen.
We alter our conveyancing prices fairly frequently to ensure that we are always competitive so we cannot publish the prices on our website. Therefore, if you would like a conveyancing quotation, please call us or use the "contact us" page of this site.
There is also a handy FREE guide to conveyancing on the FREE ADVICE section of this website - just click on the title above and the guide is on the right of your screen.
WILLS ESTATES AND PROBATE
We charge a CAPPED FEE of £45O plus vat to extract the Grant of Probate and our fees for administering the estate depend on the amount involved - contact us for further information.
For advice on employment law why not check out our OFFERS and DISCOUNTED RATES on the Employment page of this website!
Please note that we do not offer legal aid for advice on employment law.
We offer a service funded by no win no fee arrangements but initial investigation work may have to be charged for in some cases before we agree to act under a no win no fee.
LITIGATION AND CIVIL COURT CLAIMS/INHERITANCE DISPUTES
Legal aid may still be available if you qualify and we can work to budgets, agree fee capping and monthly payment plans.
For most types of legal work, we can offer you FIXED LEGAL FEES, MENU PRICING , FEE CAPPING, MONTHLY INSTALMENTS and a CREDIT CARD payment facility to really assist your budget.
DISCOUNTS - NHS and Local Government Staff
We know that times are hard in the public sector and as a result we offer NHS and Local Government staff a 10%DISCOUNT on our standard fees up to £1000 so this can be worth up to £100. This is not in conjunction with any other offer however so you can decide what is best for you.
Salmons Solicitors is the practising name of the company Salmons Solicitors Limited ( company no. 7639783 ) whose Registered Office is at 20 to 22 High Street, May Bank, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 0JB. We operate in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme, North Staffordshire, in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and we are authorized and regulated by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority under the Solicitors Code of Conduct 2011. Our Solicitors Regulation Authority registration number is 555057 and our VAT registration number is 536 7381 24. A list of directors is contained in the "About Us" link at the top of this page.
We are authorised to handle confidential data by the Information Commissioner's Office and our registration number is Z 2955171
No Win, No fee and No Worries?
Stephen Brookes reviews the changes to the no win no fee system which came into operation on the 1st April 2013 Read More
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Keele University launches a new Community Legal Initiative
In collaboration with Salmons, and a number of other local solicitors, Keele University Faculty of Law has launched an innovative way forward in the delivery of legal servics in North Staffordshire to those most affected by the massive loss of legal aid provision, writes Jane Staff, Head of the Family dept. Read More