A new solicitors firm has opened in Hereford; Watkins Solicitors will see clients at their smart offices within the WorkHere Community Workspace in the heart of Hereford City. Herefordians can now obtain top legal advice from approachable lawyers at an affordable price on a range of matters. 

Located in High Town, WorkHere is based on the first, second and third floors above Coffee #1, opposite Marks & Spencer. Watkins Solicitors originally opened in 1998 and has offices in Bristol and Bath. Their highly experienced Family Law team can help you with all aspects of Family Law, including divorce, separation, children, finances, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, domestic violence, and disputes with Social Services. Residential ConveyancingWillsPowers of Attorney and Probate requirements are also all expertly covered by the firm. 

Additionally, Watkins Solicitors has a nationally renowned specialist Education department that represents parents of children with special educational needs as well as school admissions. The department also produces a widely-read quarterly newsletter on changes in the law related to Special Educational Needs.

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If you are interested in receiving the newsletter, contact the firm at info@watkinssolicitors.co.uk or sign up directly by visiting: https://www.watkinssolicitors.co.uk/site/about/signup/. The firm also has a nationally respected specialist department dealing with challenging decisions made by Local Authorities or Central Government (known as Judicial Review) and frequently represents clients in Human Rights cases. 

Watkins Solicitors was set up by Beverley Watkins, who grew up in Hereford, attending Lady Hawkins School and Hereford 6th Form College. She still has extensive family and many friends in the Hereford area.

Beverley said, “I am proud and delighted to be able to offer high-quality legal services in my birth city of Hereford. We use modern technology to provide efficient and quality advice. Like all Herefordians, my heart has always remained in this wonderful county. You can take the girl out of Hereford, but you can’t take the Hereford out of the girl.”

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Watkins Solicitors remain one of the few firms able to offer public funding from the Legal Aid Authority. Legal aid is now mainly restricted to cases involving either child-care cases or domestic violence. In care proceedings and some other Social Services cases, the parents, and anyone else with parental responsibility for the children involved, are entitled to free legal aid, whatever the strength of their case or financial circumstances.

To make an appointment at their High Town office, contact them on 01432 805 656 or email info@watkinssolicitors.co.uk. The firm has information on its website about the different areas of law they undertake: https://www.watkinssolicitors.co.uk/.

The firm also has a Facebook page with details of events and videos of talks, particularly on education matters: https://www.facebook.com/WatkinsSolicitors. Their Twitter account provides links and comments on various changes in the law; give them a follow on https://twitter.com/watkinssolic.

Beverley said, “Twitter and Facebook are great ways of keeping in touch with people. I personally love Twitter; it is great for sharing information.”