We no longer offer legal aid but Robert Dawson can assist with representation at court on a fee paying basis, particularly for motoring offences where legal aid may not be available in any event.
Whether you are buying or selling a house, it can prove to be a stressful time. For most people it is likely to be the biggest financial transaction they are ever involved in.
At Stanley Hays it is our aim to ensure that your transaction runs as quickly and as smoothly as possible, from your initial instruction through to the completion of your sale or purchase.
For a free conveyancing quote without obligation for buying or selling a property please call us on 01924 403809
Whether you are a first time buyer or moving on, re-mortgaging or need advice on shared ownership or equity release or if you are selling or buying a property at auction Stanley Hays will be able to provide you with the advice you need. This may include advice on different methods of joint ownership and declarations of trust if joint buyers are not making equal contributions.
If you are buying or selling or leasing a commercial property, we can provide specialist advice and assistance tailored to your circumstances
If you have not made a Will or your will is out of date (which may be worse than not having one at all!), we strongly advise that you contact us to make sure that your property, hard earned money and other assets pass in accordance with your wishes when you die. If you are in a second relationship and perhaps have children from a previous relationship or step children, we can assist with preparing a Will that will both provide for your new spouse/partner and also protect your children's inheritance. We can store your Will free of charge. We offer home and hospital visits. We will always agree a fixed fee at your first meeting.
When someone dies, you may need to apply for a “grant of probate” if there is a will or “letters of administration” if there is no will. This gives you the legal right to deal with the person’s property, money and possessions .We can help with checking the will, advising on entitlement under the will, applying to the Probate Registry for the grant of probate or letters of administration, advising whether any inheritance tax is payable, completing the forms, collecting the assets, paying the debts, preparing estate accounts and distributing the estate to the people entitled to it.
Powers of Attorney
and You need to consider what would happen to your assets and your home or your business if you were not able to manage your own affairs. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney and they must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before the attorney can use them.
A Health and Welfare LPA allows you to appoint one or more people to make decisions about things like your daily routine, where you live, medical care, moving into a care home and medical treatment. It can only be used when someone is unable to make their own decisions.
A Property and Financial affairs LPA lets you appoint one more people to make decisions on your behalf about such things as paying bills, collecting benefits, managing your savings or selling your home
We do not have a free advice clinic but we will be happy to talk to you face to face any time if available - just call in and if possible we will be able to see you for initial advice on any new legal matter in areas of law that we deal with. It may be possible to resolve the matter as a result of this initial free legal advice. If not and further action is necessary we will happily discuss that with you and what might need to be done and the costs involved
Through our membership of Yorkshire Lawyer Network, a network of independent firms of local solicitors, we can arrange for you to receive advice on any legal subject which might fall outside our own areas of expertise.
If you wish to discuss any of the above, you can contact us on 01924 403809 or use the form on the contact section of ou