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Solicitors in Liverpool

Serving the people of Liverpool for 200 years.

Originally established in 1821, we are one of the oldest firms of Liverpool Solicitors with 200 years of experience helping the people of Liverpool and the North West with their legal matters.

Liverpool 39 Walton Vale, Liverpool L9 4ST, UK @53.4627637,-2.960414

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

How to reach us

Getting to us by car

There is limited street parking on the streets adjacent to our office on Walton Vale.

The nearest free carpark is at Walton Hall Park (a 31-minute walk or 22-minute bus journey from our office).

Getting to us by bus

Our office is just a few minutes walk away from the Orrell Park Station bus stops (A, B, C, D and E) on Walton Vale. You can easily reach us using bus numbers, 20, 21, 61, 61A, 62, 135, 214, 300, 310, 345, 721, 741 and 835.

Getting to us by train

Orrell Park railway station (northern line to Ormskirk) is just a 4-minute walk away from our office and is wheelchair accessible – visit the Mersey Rail website for more information.

Rice Lane railway station (northern line to Kirkby) is just a 9-minute walk away from our office (non-wheelchair accessible) – visit the Mersey Rail website for more information.

Accessibility

We are committed to assisting all people in their time of need, regardless of personal circumstances. We welcome and support individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. So, if you have particular needs or requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team to discuss how we can help.

Our office in Liverpool has disabled access. Our nearest train station at Orrell Park also is also wheelchair and pram friendly with lifts and free access to the platforms.

There is some on-street parking available on the streets surrounding Walton Vale (but not on Walton Vale itself). The nearest blue badge parking spaces can be found at Bootle Strand Shopping Centre which is 35-minutes on foot or a 10-20 minute bus journey to our offices on the number 61 bus.

Using technology to meet your needs

As well as welcoming clients to our office in Liverpool, we are happy to discuss alternative meeting arrangements and ways of communication, such as using video link software like Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and Microsoft Teams.

We use the latest technology to ensure that we can meet your needs, including:

Our legal services for individuals and businesses in Liverpool

Conveyancing

Our friendly and award winning conveyancing solicitors in Liverpool are here to make your move as stress-free as possible. We offer all kinds of residential property advice, including:

  • Buying and selling your home
  • Buying a new build, Help to Buy and shared ownership
  • Advice for first time buyers
  • Remortgages
  • Leasehold advice, such as enfranchisement and extending your lease
  • Transfer of equity
  • Equity release
  • Buy to lets and investing in property

We take a warm, highly personalised approach to each and every one of our clients’ matters. We act quickly and proactively, providing regular updates as soon as developments occur so you always know what is going on.

As well as being directly contactable by phone line and email, we also have a dedicated conveyancing app. This allows you to track your case and check for updates, no matter where you are or how busy your schedule is.

We can provide an instant conveyancing quote in about 60 seconds, so you can find out exactly what your property transaction will cost.

With our help, you will have the keys and be in your new home before you know it.

Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation solicitors are proud to support individuals and businesses in Liverpool and across Merseyside. With 200 years of experience behind us, we are closely connected with our local community and are here to guide you through any kind of dispute as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

Our expertise includes:

  • Debt recovery and insolvency
  • Property litigation (such as acting for landlords in relation to rent arrears and repossession claims)
  • Financial mis-selling
  • Construction disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • General litigation

Criminal Law

As one of the oldest teams of criminal defence solicitors in North West England, you can trust us protect your legal rights and fight your corner, whatever you have been accused of. Our expertise includes defending people accused of:

  • Shoplifting and public order offences
  • Assault, battery, ABH and GBH
  • Robbery
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Rape and sexual offences
  • Drug offences, from possession to large scale drug conspiracies
  • Serious fraud (we are members of the Serious Fraud Panel and can deal with all complex and high value fraud cases)
  • White collar crime and regulatory offences

Our team includes specialist police station representatives and court advocates, so we can spring to your side to provide advice whether:

  • You or someone you know has just been arrested or invited to the police station for a voluntary interview under caution;
  • You are on bail and/or are facing investigation; or
  • You have an upcoming trial in the Magistrates Court or Crown Court.

Our police station representation service is free of charge because you are entitled to legal advice while in police custody. This is the case whether you have been arrested or invited for voluntary interview.

In both types of situation, we can travel to be by your side, usually within 45 or minutes or less (the only factor that affects our response time is distance). So, whether you need advice in or around Merseyside, or you are somewhere else in the UK, do not hesitate to get in touch.

We advise that you do not answer police questions about an alleged offence until we are by your side because anything you say could be used as evidence to charge and prosecute you. This includes if you have been invited to a voluntary interview – these meetings are not as ‘casual’ as the police want them to sound.

We take steps to try to speed up any investigation, challenging the evidence and the police’s reasons for suspecting you at every turn.

Our help often means the difference between a guilty or not guilty verdict for our clients.

So, ask to call Bell Lamb & Joynson Solicitors straight away – we have a 24 hour FREEPHONE Emergency Criminal Department Help Line – just call 0808 196 1790.

Family Law

Family is central to so many of our lives, so when things go wrong, it can feel like your life is falling apart. It can be hard to know where to turn for help, but you have come to right place for advice and support.

Our Liverpool family law solicitors know how stressful and sad going through a relationship breakdown, or having social services involved in your child’s lives, or fighting about family finances can be.

Before we are solicitors, we are parents, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and everything in between, so we know exactly what you are going through. We take a sympathetic yet practical approach to help families sort through their issues and find the best possible resolution, avoiding stressful court proceedings in most cases.

Our expertise includes:

  • Divorce & separation
  • Financial support
  • Finances disputes
  • Children’s matters
  • Contact disputes
  • Child Arrangements Orders
  • Specific Issue Orders and Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Change of Name
  • Parental Responsibility
  • Consent Orders
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Co-Habitation Agreements
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Care Proceedings
  • Care Orders
  • Supervision Orders
  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Discharge of Care Orders
  • Special Guardianship
  • Pre-Proceedings Meetings
  • Adoption
  • Domestic Abuse

Motoring & Road Traffic Law

Facing a road traffic law infringement? Your licence and even your liberty could be at risk, so don’t leave it to chance.

Our specialist driving offence solicitors in Liverpool are highly skilled at helping people avoid and reduce serious allegations for breaking road traffic laws.

Whether you have received a Notice of Intended Prosecution for speeding or you are facing prosecution for a serious offence such as dangerous driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, having the right solicitor on your side is essential.

Our team have a combined 204 years’ experience dealing with motoring offences, and can offer you sympathetic yet straightforward, no-nonsense advice and defence.

In most cases, we can offer a fixed price quote for dealing with the matter at court, so get in touch to discuss your situation with a friendly member of our team. Visit our price lists for information about our fixed fees.

Personal Injury

Our expert-led personal injury service is here to help you get retribution for any accident that was not your fault. We can offer a free initial consultation to discuss what happened and how we can help.

Our Liverpool personal injury solicitors are friendly and welcoming; we understand that what happened may have been traumatic. You can rest assured that we will provide the highest quality of advice and be completely honest about what making a claim entails.

We will take all possible steps to recover everything you are entitled to, whether that is compensation for financial loss and trauma, an apology, and/or a promise that the person or organisation responsible will change their ways.

We deal with all types of accidents, including:

  • Road traffic accidents, including whiplash claims, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorbike accidents and cycling accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents in public places
  • Fatal accidents
  • Asbestos related claims, such as mesothelioma claims
  • Accidents on holiday
  • Medical negligence

Powers of Attorney

Have you ever thought about what might happen if you have an accident or are diagnosed with a serious illness? It is not a pleasant thought, but nobody can predict where life will take us.

Dementia, a brain injury, or simply old age – these are all reasons why you may need extra support making decisions in the near or distant future. Planning for that possibility now can save your family from having to make tough decisions on your behalf and ensure that your wishes always come first, no matter what happens.

We can help you put in place a Power of Attorney to enable the people you trust the most to make decisions about your finances and/or personal welfare when you need them to. For example, a Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney can allow someone to do things like manage your bank accounts, pay your bills and collect your pension for you.

Our Liverpool Power of Attorney solicitors will take a gentle yet practical approach to help you work through all the necessary considerations and produce a bespoke document to cover all your needs.

Wills & Probate

Making a Will is the most important thing you can do to provide for your loved ones after you die. Our Will solicitors in Liverpool can help you make a Will that sets out your final wishes clearly and accounts for Inheritance Tax (which can take 40% of your taxable assets if you are not careful).

We are happy to draft the vast majority of Wills for a fixed cost, so visit our price list for more information.

We can also assist bereaved individuals with probate matters. Losing a friend or relative is one of the hardest experiences a person can go through, so being assigned the job of dealing with their estate (money, property and debts) can often feel overwhelming.

Our probate solicitors can help ease the burden of dealing with the estate, providing as much or as little support as you need to get the job done. We know that costs will be an important factor to you, and we are completely upfront about our fees (which can usually be taken from the deceased person’s estate). For more information, visit our price list.

We can also offer a free 30-minute meeting to discuss probate and what needs to be done. You can then decide whether to proceed with our help or whether you may be able to handle the estate administration by yourself.