We specialise in:
Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Separations, Wills, Guardianships, Power of Attorney, Executries & much more.
What We Do
Our aim is to provide a simple, clear and hassle-free services.
We can ease the strain and help to avoid the pitfalls in buying and selling property. We will assist you in the whole process from noting interest in a property to concluding the deal. Our local knowledge is also useful in helping you find a property.
We will be able to give you advice about other important matters, such as insuring the property and its contents and negotiating the purchase or sale. We will also advise you on any conditions that the property has, such as common repairs or particular uses for the property.
We are here to help you along every step of the way.
HSM Solicitors are also able to support you if you’re involved in purchasing, selling or leasing commercial property, either as an owner, occupier, investor or developer. We offer high-quality legal advice throughout the entire process. We handle many types of properties from shops, shopping centre units to warehouses.
We aim to provide a simple, easy and hassle-free service.
Separating from your partner can have a huge impact on your life. Whether amicable or otherwise, there’s lots to think about and lots to organise. The terms of the separation are important to consider as the implications can be severe, especially when there are children, property or ongoing financial matters to consider. Whether you are on good terms with your partner or not at the time of separating, a Separation Agreement can help to avoid any future disputes.
HSM Solicitors can offer you a step-by-step, sympathetic approach to help reach an amicable agreement that works for you.
Wills are often straightforward but some involve complicated arrangements and financial affairs, such as inheritance tax – all the more reason to ensure they are drawn up by a qualified solicitor. Even if your will is simple and you want to write it yourself, it is advisable to consult a solicitor to avoid problems and ensure all the legal formalities have been followed correctly, otherwise it may be invalid. DIY and internet wills are available but there are obvious risks where no personal advice is given.
We at HSM Solicitors take the trouble from your hands and will tailor a Will specifically for you.
This is a court appointment which authorises a person to act and make decisions on behalf of an adult with incapacity. Anyone with an interest can make an application for a guardianship order. When we refer to an adult, this is someone who is aged over 16 who is not able to look after their own affairs.
Guardianship is likely to be more suitable when decisions need to be taken on an ongoing basis.
If the application is considered to be both appropriate and beneficial to the adult, the application will include a list of the powers you need to allow you to look after the adult’s affairs. Powers can be requested to deal with the adult’s property and/or financial affairs and/or to make decisions about their personal welfare.
We at HSM Solicitors can give you the best advice and process any orders sought.
Executors are responsible for dealing with assets of the estate. If we are named as executors in your Will, we will administer your estate according to the testator’s intentions. We have all the experience required to administer estates, small or large.
We will manage the case from gathering together the estate of the deceased, calculating any inheritance tax which may be due to attaining legal documents from court to allow us to distribute the estate to the rightful beneficiaries. Leaving you to deal with things that matter most to you.
Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is a way of giving someone else permission to make decisions about your money and property as well as your health and personal welfare. It usually sets out what you would want to happen in the future if you could no longer look after your own affairs. In some circumstances, you can choose for it to start immediately. As a power of attorney gives legal authority for someone else to act on your behalf, it is important to take advice from a solicitor and we are happy to assist you with this.