We offer a competitively priced divorce service. Prices start from £250 + VAT. Click here to find out more.
We offer free initial consultations. Click here to make an appointment.
Fixed priced conveyancing. No hidden fees. Click here to find out more.
Make a will with us from just £90 + VAT. Click here to make an appointment.
We provide a wide range of business services from drafting shareholders agreements to partnership disputes. Our fixed fees start from £100 + VAT. Click here to find out more.
We are one of the few firms in the valleys that has a specialist employment law department. We act for employers and employees. Click here to find out more.
SOLICITORS & NOTARIES SERVING THE CYNON, RHONDDA & SWANSEA VALLEYS
We have been in business for over 140 years and are the oldest practice within the Cynon Valley. Our main branch is in Aberdare and we also have a branch located in Mountain Ash. In addition, we serve the Rhondda and Swansea Valleys from our Tonypandy and Ystradgynlais branches.
OUR SERVICES
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CONVEYANCING
Our Conveyancing Scheme Quality (CQS) accredited Conveyancing Department is one of the largest providers of Conveyancing in the Aberdare and Rhonnda Valleys. Each month we deal with hundreds of transactions involving millions of pounds.   We are able to provide our clients with an all-encompassing home buying service using the latest technology.   We realise that speed and efficiency are of the utmost importance in what is after all, a major life experience. We therefore aim to do everything we possibly can to ensure that your move is as smooth and painless as possible. We have a friendly and experienced team of specialist Solicitors with competent, able assistants and we can therefore provide strong in-depth assistance from qualified professionals with back-up that is probably unrivaled locally.   Our  Conveyancing Department is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. We offer Residential and Commercial Conveyancing services.   OUR PRICING (1)  Sale of Property
Our Fixed Fee £475 + VAT (£95)
Telegraphic Transfer Fee £30 plus VAT (£6.00)
Disbursements (money paid to third parties on your behalf) Office Copy Entries   £6.00
Timescale 4-12 weeks
TOTAL COST FOR SALE OF PROPERTY: £612.00 (vat inclusive)
(2)  Purchase of Property
Our Range of Fees £475 + VAT (£95) - £750 + VAT (£150) *Our fixed fees are dependent on the value of the property, ring our office for confirmation as to exact fixed fee that applies to your property
Telegraphic Transfer Fee £30 plus VAT (£6.00)
What's Included Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales
Timescale 6-12 weeks

Disbursements (monies paid to third parties on your behalf)

Search package £80.00 (to include Local Authority, Water & Drainage and Coal Mining )
Land Registry Searches £3.00
Bankruptcy  Searches £2.00 (per person)
HM Land Registration Fee £ (this depends on the price of the property and whether the property is subject to first registration). The link below to the Land Registry confirms these fees: http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/fees-calculator.html
Stamp Duty Land Tax This varies depending on the price of the property and whether you own more than one property.You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website (https://www.gov.uk/stamp-duty-land-tax) or if the property is located in Wales by using the                                              Welsh Revenue Authority’s website (https://beta.gov.wales/land-transaction-tax-calculator)
(3) Remortgage/Transfer of Equity
Our Fixed Fee £350 + VAT (£70.00)
Telegraphic Transfer Fee £30 plus VAT (£6.00)
Disbursements Office Copy Entries £6.00
Timescale 4-8 weeks
TOTAL COST FOR REMORTGAGE/TRANSFER OF EQUITY: £462.00 (vat inclusive) + disbursements
  Please contact us for more information or to make an enquiry. Your transaction will be handled by one of the following members of our Team:
  • Steven Reed, Solicitor and Director, 22 years post qualification experience
  • Lesley Pearce, Solicitor and Director, 30 years post qualification experience
  • Susan Vincent, FCILEx, Chartered Legal Executive since 2008
  • Luke Williams, Solicitor, 3 years post qualification experience
  • Natasha Daczkowski, Legal Assistant, several years practical conveyancing experience

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6-12 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first time buyer, purchasing a new build property which is ready to move into, with a mortgage in principle, it could take as little as 4 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3 and 6 months. In such, a situation additional charges would apply. Stages of the process of a purchase The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:
  • Taking your initial instructions and providing you with initial advice such as obtaining a survey
  • Liaising with your mortgage lender and/or broker to ensure finances are in place to fund your purchase
  • Receiving and advising you on contract documents
  • Carrying out searches
  • Obtaining further planning documentation if required
  • Making any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Providing you with advice on all documents and information received
  • Going through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Advising you on joint ownership if there is more than one person buying
  • Meeting with you to sign the final Contract documents
  • Agreeing the completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchanging contracts (which makes the transaction legally binding) and notifying you when this has happened
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Completing your purchase
  • Dealing with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Dealing with application for registration at Land Registry
 
PROBATE, WILLS & POWER OF ATTORNEY
Our experienced team of qualified Lawyers are able to provide friendly and comprehensive services in the following areas:
  • Provision of Wills
  • General advice regarding Estate planning
  • Inheritance Tax planning and all other tax issues
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Residential Care planning
  • Administration of Estates
  • Creation of Trusts
  • Protection of elderly clients assets
  • Court of Protection cases

If necessary, we are able to arrange home, hospital or residential care home visits.

Please contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

PERSONAL INJURY, ACCIDENT & CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE
Our experienced department currently deals with hundreds of cases involving personal injury and clinical negligence claims and has over the years recovered millions of pounds for clients who suffered as a result of incidents that occurred where it was not their fault. We deal with road traffic act cases, tripping cases, slipping cases, accidents at work and cases involving negligence by hospitals or their staff. We are able to offer a no win, no fee arrangement.

Your case will be handled personally either by one of the Directors ably assisted by our friendly support team. We always aim to provide the clients with 100% both in terms of damages recovered and effort. We are also prepared to provide an initial free consultation and assessment of the case and home or hospital visits are possible where necessary.

Please contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.
FAMILY, MATRIMONIAL & CHILD CARE

Being a member of Resolution – First for Family Law, we adhere to Code of Practice, which sets out the principles of a non-confrontational approach to family law matters. It requires lawyers to deal with each other in a civilised way and to encourage their clients to put their differences aside and reach fair agreements. Our sensitive, caring and experienced Family Department knows all about the needs of anyone caught up in this type of case as a result of many years of experience. We are able to lend a friendly, sympathetic ear to talk through all these problems with a view to providing caring, helpful and practical advice.

 

Our family department is run by a solicitor who specialises in family matters and has vast experience in dealing with varied levels of conflict between parties, including cases involving domestic violence as well as high value divorce cases. Your case will always be handled by a fully qualified solicitor with no less than four years post qualification experience. Our hourly charges start from £155 plus VAT, however, we aim to offer fixed fees where possible. Please see below for the fixed fees we offer.

 

Our services include all matters relating to:

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Child arrangements and contact disputes
  • Child maintenance disputes
  • Property and financial disputes
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Special guardianship

 

“We aim to offer an ethical and affordable service to help you get through the stress and difficulties created by a separation. With that in mind, we have created a fixed fee scheme so that our charges are as transparent and affordable as possible. We also offer payment plans to ensure we can provide you with the help you need without adding to your financial worries and pressures.”
– Leah Thomas, Director / Solicitor

 

Fixed fee overview – price list

Initial Consultation Free
Undefended Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution (Comprehensive service, as Petitioner) £400 + VAT
Undefended Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution (Comprehensive service, as Respondent) £350 + VAT
Consent order drafting service (with case specific, tailored advice) From £400 + VAT
Cohabitation agreement drafting £400+ VAT
Separation agreement drafting £400+ VAT
Child Arrangements Applications (Application and attendance at First Hearing) From £400+ VAT
Initial consultation and drafting of one letter £80 + VAT

 

Other services can be quoted on request (contact us) or during our first initial meeting.

 

*Please note, the fees quoted above do not include applicable Court fees which will be your responsibility to pay separately. The fees quoted, whilst usually applicable, are not appropriate in all cases and will depend upon the circumstances of each case and the issues involved. We will inform you if they do not apply during our initial free consultation with you. We send you detailed terms and conditions of business at the outset of your case which sets out all possible charges and which ensures transparency in all cases before we proceed with any chargeable work on your behalf.
CONTRACT, EMPLOYMENT & BOUNDARY DISPUTES

Our litigation department is run by a solicitor with over 40 years experience handling litigation disputes at all levels.

Our litigation department frequently deals with the following disputes:

  • Debt
  • Finance
  • Sales of goods
  • Hire purchase
  • Debt recovery
  • Debt action
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Breach of contract
  • Claims in all employment cases
  • Tribunal cases
  • Contractual disputes involving employment

  • Disputes over boundaries or hedges
  • Building work
  • Building disputes

Our experienced team can help you with simple, low value disputes to the most difficult of matters involving hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Please contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

LANDLORD & TENANT / POSSESSION CLAIMS

Our landlord and tenant department is run by a solicitor with over 40 years experience handling litigation disputes at all levels.

We act for both landlords and tenants in dealing with commercial and residential tenancy problems. We have a large caseload of landlords regaining possession of their properties from difficult and negligent tenants who are in rent arrears and aim to provide specific advice in this very technical area of law in the most time and cost effective way possible.

Please contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Our Department has many years of experience in defending cases brought against companies and individuals by both the Health & Safety Executive and Local Authorities in relation to accident, breaches of regulations and other issues. We have dealt with cases from inception to conclusion including specialist help through the investigative process to representation at Court.

Please contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

HUMAN RIGHTS

We are experienced in this developing area and have recently been involved in a landmark case in the Court of Appeal.

Please contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

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