Since our doors first opened in 1947, our team of specialist solicitors in Winchester have been providing expert advice and support to our clients. Since then, our reputation for delivering a first-class legal service for businesses and individuals has only grown.
In March 2019, our Winchester team moved to Jewry Street, offering the same great service in their new and modern premises. Still keeping within the heart of Winchester, our team pride themselves in being active members of the Winchester community.
Clients are intrinsic to what we do. That’s why when you instruct our solicitors in Winchester, you’ll notice that we stay in close communication with you. Unlike other firms, we will never keep you in the dark or assume how you would like to proceed. We believe the key to resolution is understanding, which is why we will always explain your options in plain jargon-free English, allowing you to make informed decisions on the issues that matter the most.
How to find our solicitors in Winchester
Within the heart of Winchester, on Jewry Street, is where you will find our solicitors in Winchester.
Via M27 (Eastbound)/M3 (Northbound): Follow signs for London/Southampton/Winchester and at Junction 4, use the left 2 lanes to merge onto M3 towards London/Winchester. At Junction 11, take the A3090 exit to Winchester (S&W) At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hockley Link. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto St Cross Road and continue to follow into Winchester city centre. St Cross Road turns right and becomes Jewry Street.
Via M3 (Southbound): At Junction 11, take the A3090 exit to Winchester (S&W) At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hockley Link. At the next roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto St Cross Road and continue to follow into Winchester city centre. St Cross Road turns right and becomes Jewry Street.
Via M7 (Westbound): At Junction 9, take the A272 exit to Winchester. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Easton Lane. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Easton Lane. Continue onto Wales Street which turns right and becomes Durngate Place. Continue onto N Walls which N Walls turns left and becomes Union Street. Turn right onto Friarsgate. Turn right towards Jewry Street.
Limited client parking is available by prior booking only on a first come first served basis. Please speak to your key contact at Dutton Gregory or contact our reception to find out more. Alternatively, the following pay and display car parks are all within a couple of minutes walking distance: Middle Brook Street, Chesil Street and The Brooks.
Our nearest train station is Winchester which is just a 10-minute walk from our office. To get to our office from the station, walk east on Station Road towards Station Hill. Slight right onto City Road and turn right onto Jewry Street.
We aim to be as accessible as possible for our clients. However, if you experience any issues in getting to our office in Winchester, please call us on 01962 844 333.
Legal services for individuals in Winchester
Our team of residential conveyancing solicitors in Winchester have a proven track record for helping individuals through their residential property transactions with ease. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a seasoned property professional, our team will ensure that no stone is left unturned, leaving you only with the task of packing up and moving in.
Our residential property solicitors in Winchester 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
- Bridging finance
If you and your partner have decided to go your separate ways, it’s within your best interests to seek legal advice as early as possible. Deciding how assets will be divided and what arrangements will be made for children can be tough – particularly if the split was not amicable.
However, by instructing a family law solicitor from Dutton Gregory to help you through the divorce process, you’ll gain a trained mediator to help guide you through negotiations and actively promote solutions that meet your personal needs. Where agreements cannot be reached through mediation, our solicitors will not hesitate in taking legal action to protect your interests and ensure the divorce settlement is fair.
Our family law solicitors in Winchester 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 Estate Planning
Our Winchester 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 in Winchester are experts in 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
If you suffered from an injury or accident as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be considering whether or not you are entitled to compensation. If this is the case, your first move should be to seek the advice of a specialist personal injury solicitor.
Having succeeded in claiming compensation for a vast number of clients with injuries ranging from minor to severe, our personal injury solicitors in Winchester have the skill necessary to build a successful claim that provides you with the compensation you deserve. We act for clients under Conditional Fee Agreements and guarantee that you will not be charged if you lose your claim.
Our personal injury solicitors in Winchester 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
If you think you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, it is crucial to seek legal advice. We have one of the largest Medical Negligence teams on the South Coast. We are able to offer many different types of funding, including Legal Aid and No Win No Fee agreements. We also act for many clients who have Legal Expenses Insurance that cover medical negligence claims.
Our medical negligence solicitors in Winchester 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 law can be rather complex, whether you’re merely visiting the UK or preparing to settle here. Our specialist immigration solicitors in Poole 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
Dutton Gregory is fully equipped to help employees through legal issues they are facing in the workplace. If you are experiencing discrimination, harassment or you have been dismissed unfairly from your job, our solicitors are here to protect your rights and ensure you receive a fair settlement.
Our employment law solicitors can provide guidance for employees in Winchester and the surrounding area on matters such as:
- 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 Winchester
Our Hampshire Commercial Property team relocated to our new premises on Jewry Street in August 2019. Located in the heart of Winchester, our experienced team are able to deliver technical knowledge and expertise to businesses across Winchester and surrounding areas as well as across Hampshire.
If your business is thinking about relocating or you’re a start-up looking for premises to operate from, you will benefit from seeking sound legal advice before committing to a purchase. Here at Dutton Gregory, our commercial property solicitors in Winchester have the experience and knowledge necessary to identify the risks and opportunities involved with purchasing commercial property.
We know that as a business owner, you already have a great deal of responsibility – that’s why we will ensure that the commercial conveyancing process is smooth and efficient, so you can get moving and working as soon as possible.
Our commercial property lawyers in Winchester 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
- Funding agreements and borrowing
- Contractual complexities in property transactions
At Dutton Gregory, our commercial solicitors in Winchester have built a reputation for providing a first-class service to businesses large and small. Whether your business is a brand new start-up or a well-established franchise, our solicitors in Winchester will be a valuable addition to your team.
As well as our passion for solving problems, you will benefit from our business acumen and technical knowledge. Founded on many years’ experience of successful work for businesses across a variety of industries, you can rely on us for strategic advice on a number of issues including company formation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, intellectual property and e-commerce agreements.
Further to this, our team can also help you develop a business growth strategy that is tailored to meet your commercial requirements.
Our corporate and commercial lawyers in Winchester are experts in matters including:
- Partnerships and LLPs
- Mergers & acquisitions
- 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
- Financing and security
Most businesses will be faced at some stage with a dispute: be it regarding property, company formation, debt recovery, or a contractual conflict with a client. When a dispute arises, your first step should be to seek legal advice from a commercial litigation specialist.
With vast experience in resolving business disputes, our solicitors in Winchester have one goal: to achieve an outcome that meets your needs in a reasonable timeframe, allowing you to get your business back on track. With a team of experts trained in all forms of dispute resolution, we will always attempt to resolve the dispute away from court.
However, where court proceedings are unavoidable, you can rely on our team for strategic advice and representation from start to finish.
Our Winchester commercial dispute resolution solicitors can support your business with:
- Director and shareholder disputes
- Debt recovery
- Insurance litigation
- Contract disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Professional negligence
At Dutton Gregory, our employment solicitors in Winchester offer a comprehensive service for employers, identifying potential threats and providing tailored solutions that meet your needs.
Our employment solicitors can assist employers in Winchester and the surrounding area with matters such as:
- 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
At some stage your business may need advice on immigration. This area of the law can be difficult to navigate, but rest assured our immigration solicitors can help.
When you need transparent advice about your immigration obligations and opportunities, our immigration business solicitors in Poole can support you with:
- Purchasing or selling a company
- Sponsoring employees from overseas
- Appealing immigration decisions
- Business visits and representatives
Our Landlord and Tenant team has grown to become one of the country’s leading providers of support, advice and claims handling within residential lettings. From repossessions, tenancy drafting, block management and more, we provide legal expertise and advice to both Winchester landlords and managing agents.
Our Winchester landlord and tenant solicitors can help you with a range of matters, such as:
- 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 in Poole 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 in Winchester
Whether you’re new to Winchester or are a long-term resident in the area, the Council website could prove useful for information on employment, education, health, housing and more.
For free, confidential advice across a range of legal issues, get in touch with your local Citizens Advice Bureau for an appointment. While they cannot act as your solicitor, it may be useful to seek a general overview of your legal position.
If you seek contact details for courts, tribunals and law centres in the area of Winchester, follow the link above. If your case is being heard in court, get in touch with our team today for strategic advice and representation.
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