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Contact Our Solicitors in Southampton

With an impressive track record for achieving a favourable outcome for our clients within a reasonable timeframe, we’re always looking to improve on efficiency. We know that most legal issues can’t be resolved overnight, and while we will never cut corners; we will never let a case drag out longer than needed.

Both businesses and individuals benefit from the service provided by our solicitors in Chandler's Ford and Southampton, be it a property transaction, a commercial dispute or an injury claim. Upon our initial meeting, you will leave with an in-depth understanding of your legal position and the options you have in proceeding. We know that when clients instruct us, it’s because they need advice and guidance to get them from A to B. That’s why the advice we provide is always delivered in plain jargon-free English, and if you have any questions or concerns, we will answer them as promptly as possible.

As well as the quality of our legal advice, Dutton Gregory enjoy a reputation for excellent communication. When you need us the most, we’ll be there. Similarly, we will keep you updated with each new development in your case as soon as we know. Whatever your issue, we are here for you.


Legal services for individuals in Southampton

Residential Property

Dutton Gregory hosts a team of specialist residential property solicitors whose job it is to facilitate the conveyancing process for both buyers and sellers. Whether you are a first time buyer or a landlord with a property portfolio, you can rely on our team to ensure your move is smooth and no stone is left unturned.

Our residential property solicitors can support clients with various matters, including:

  • Purchasing and selling flats, houses, and other residential property
  • Leasehold and freehold matters
  • Assistance with equity release or remortgaging
  • Transfers of equity
  • Buy to let
  • Help to buy
  • Guidance on shared ownership
  • Lease extensions
  • Staircasing
  • Bridging finance


If you and your partner have made the tough decision to get a divorce, your first move should be to seek legal advice from a qualified professional. Here at Dutton Gregory, our experience in family law allows us to tackle each case with ease, assisting you through negotiations to protect your interests and reach a fair agreement.

We know that the act of separation alone causes enough stress, which is why we will always attempt to keep your case out of court through Alternative Dispute Resolution. Where children are concerned, we will always do what it takes to protect their welfare and prioritise their needs. Family conflicts can escalate easily, which is why our family solicitors are dedicated in resolving your conflict efficiently with no unnecessary delays.

Our family law solicitors can provide support with:

  • Getting divorced, separating or dissolving a civil partnership
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Matters of child contact and child residence
  • Grandparent contact
  • Special Guardianship Orders
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Domestic violence injunctions and occupation orders
  • Surrogacy and Parental Orders
  • Change of name deeds
  • Alternative dispute resolution including mediation and collaborative law

Tax, Wills and Probate

Our Chandler's Ford office has a team of dedicated experts in the Private Client department, specialising in tax, Wills and probate matters, also including powers of attorney and court of protection matters, estate administration and trusts. We are committed to providing friendly, considerate, and practical advice to help you and your family plan effectively for the future in an efficient and sympathetic manner.

Our Wills and probate solicitors can help with matters including:

  • Drafting a Will
  • Estate administration and tax planning
  • Disputes regarding Wills, Trusts or estates
  • Setting up Trusts
  • Court of Protection
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Propriety Estoppel

Personal Injury

If you have suffered from an injury as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The only way to find out is to speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor, who will be able to assess the viability of your claim from the evidence you provide.

If you are due compensation, our solicitors will undertake a thorough investigation to help build your claim and do what it takes to secure the outcome you deserve.

Our personal injury solicitors can assist with claims related to matters such as:

  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents involving children
  • Animal attacks
  • Fatal accidents
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Slips and trips in public
  • Stress at work
  • Highway, public and private premises

Medical Negligence

Experiencing medical negligence can be traumatic, especially where you’ve been left with ongoing health issues as a result. At Dutton Gregory, we are experts in this area of the law. We can provide various types of funding depending on your case, including no win no fee and legal aid.

Our medical negligence solicitors can assist with claims for matters including, but not limited to:

  • Surgical negligence claims
  • Misdiagnosis, late diagnosis and failure to diagnose claims
  • Sepsis negligence claims
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology claims
  • Birth injury claims
  • Fatal medical negligence claims
  • Hospital negligence claims
  • GP negligence claims
  • Ophthalmic negligence claims
  • Cosmetic surgery negligence claims

Immigration for individuals

Immigration law can be rather complex, whether you’re merely visiting the UK or preparing to settle here. Our specialist immigration solicitors have the expertise and knowledge to assist you across all aspects of immigration, such as:

  • Immigrating with partners and children
  • Immigrating with adult dependants
  • Permission to work in the UK
  • Applying for British citizenship
  • Visitor and student visas
  • European residence rights
  • Asylum and protection claims
  • Appeals and administrative review

Employment Law for Employees

We provide advice for employees who are facing unfair treatment at work. From unreasonable dismissal to discrimination in the workplace, our solicitors are committed to protecting the rights of the workforce.

Our employment law solicitors can provide guidance for employees in Chander's Ford, Southampton and the surrounding area on matters such as:

  • Discrimination
  • Contract disputes
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy and other termination payments
  • Restrictive covenants and disciplinary procedures
  • Bullying, harassment, and victimisation claims
  • Pay or working condition disputes
  • Service agreements, employment contracts, consultancy arrangements and share options
  • Settlement agreements

Legal Services for Businesses in Southampton

Commercial Property

Premises are a vital component to any successful business; however, there is a lot to consider when deciding where your company should operate from. That’s why our commercial property solicitors are here to advise you; not only undertaking all the legal work involved in the commercial conveyancing process, but working with you to identify the risks and opportunities of your business’ potential property.

Our commercial property lawyers can assist you with a wide range of matters, including:

  • Portfolio management
  • Property development, options and site acquisition
  • Commercial leaseholds, sales, and leasebacks
  • Sales and acquisitions of freehold land and buildings
  • Planning
  • Funding agreements and borrowing
  • Contractual complexities in property transactions

Corporate and Commercial

Nationally renowned for our skill in corporate law, our solicitors bring a confident, sound and imaginative approach to problem solving within the business world. From small start-ups to well-established franchises, Dutton Gregory has worked with companies across a range of industries to help drive their profit and minimise risk.

Along with technical excellence, our solicitors in have the business acumen necessary to provide advice that meets both your practical and commercial needs. As well as assisting you through business transactions and new ventures, our team will work with you to help protect your interests and draft those all-important legal documents that every business requires.

Our corporate and commercial solicitors can offer support with:

  • Partnerships and LLPs
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Contracts
  • Terms & conditions of trade
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins
  • Joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements
  • Business start-ups
  • Company administration and support
  • Company and business sales and purchases
  • Restructuring
  • Financing and security

Commercial Dispute Resolution

At some point in time, most businesses will be faced with a dispute. Whether it’s an internal conflict between directors and shareholders regarding company formation or a contract dispute with a customer or client, our commercial litigation solicitors have a proven track record for resolving disputes with minimal time and stress.

We know that as a business, your priority is to grow, develop, and succeed. That’s why we will always attempt to resolve your conflict away from court, using skilful negotiation or mediation to secure a solution that meets your needs and satisfies the other party. However, where this is not possible, you can rely on our skill and determination to help you achieve your outcome through litigation.

Our commercial dispute resolution experts can assist with:

  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Debt recovery
  • Insurance litigation
  • Mediation
  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Arbitration

Employment Law Advice for Employers

With frequent developments to employment legislation, it’s essential that you as an employer are fully compliant in order to minimise the risk of disputes and increase staff retention. Being up to date with new policies and procedures is vital; however, as a business owner it’s likely that you may not have the time to deal with this yourself. At Dutton Gregory, our employment solicitors offer ongoing support to companies large and small to ensure they stay on the right side of the law.

Our employment solicitors can help employers in Chandler’s Ford, Southampton and the surrounding areas with matters including:

  • Employment issues related to company mergers, sales, and acquisitions
  • Service agreements, employment contracts, consultancy arrangements, company policies and share options
  • Shareholders and partnership agreements
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Resisting unfair dismissal claims
  • Resisting discrimination, bullying and victimisation claims
  • Redundancy exercises and settlement agreements
  • Advice on taxation
  • Product liability claims
  • Contract disputes
  • Restrictive covenants, disciplinary procedures, and collective agreements

Landlord and tenant

Whether you’re a commercial landlord or a business tenant, our landlord and tenant solicitors in Poole can offer expert legal guidance, helping you to meet your obligations or to solve any issues.

We can help you with a range of matters, such as:

  • Repossessions
  • Landlord advice for rent repayment order applications
  • Housing disrepair claims
  • Tenancy documentation review and drafting
  • Dilapidation claims
  • Rental arrears, debt recovery and enforcement of judgments
  • Service charge arrears recovery
  • Lettings law training
  • Legal telephone helpline support

Property and Land Dispute Resolution

Property disputes can be incredibly stressful, particularly if the dispute is negatively affecting your business. Our property litigation solicitors can provide specialist knowledge to guide you through, whether you are renewing a lease or defending yourself against a claim.

We pride ourselves on offering fast and effective solutions, ensuring that you understand the process and are fully prepared.

We can assist with property disputes related to matters including:

  • Adverse possession
  • Boundary disputes
  • Commercial lease renewals
  • Commercial rent arrears
  • Dilapidation claims, unlawful occupiers and other breaches of lease
  • Disputes regarding development, sale or purchase
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Nuisance claims
  • Party wall disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Property damage
  • Rent and service charge disputes
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Resolution using Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Rights of way, rights of light and other easement disputes
  • Trespass and possession claims

Legal Resources for Chandler’s Ford and Southampton

Southampton Council

If you’re new to Southampton or are simply seeking information about the area, the Council website might be a good place to start. Here you will find information ranging from financial support to housing and transport. This may be especially useful for those purchasing property in Southampton.

Citizens Advice Southampton

For free, confidential advice, get in touch with your local citizen’s advice bureau today. Alternatively, visit their website for information on common legal issues.  However, they are not able to act on your behalf as a solicitor.

Courts in Southampton

To find a list of courts, tribunals or law centres in the Southampton area, follow the above link. If your case has gone to court, our solicitors in Southampton have the skill and experience necessary to provide strategic advice and representation.

Call Dutton Gregory today for expert legal support

To discuss your legal needs with our solicitors in Southampton today, call us on 023 8021 5222. We also have legal offices in Bournemouth, London, PooleChandler’s Ford, WinchesterWoking and Liverpool.

Alternatively, you can fill out our short enquiry form.


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