We can assist you with:

  • Buying or selling a house;
  • Flat fee consultation for anyone looking to sell their property;
  • Homebuy Direct Schemes;
  • Staircasing (buying a further percentage in a shared ownership property);
  • Downstaircasing (selling back a percentage in a shared ownership property);
  • Mortgaging or Remortgaging a property;
  • Lease extensions;
  • Transfers of title;
  • Declarations of Trusts;
  • Any formalities required by the Land Registry or HMRC

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, we work to ensure that moving home goes smoothly and more importantly as you would like it to. We understand that moving home is stressful, even at the best of times, and that is why we make your concerns ours, dealing with the legal aspect efficiently so that you have less to worry about during your crucial transition.

We do not believe that this quality of service has to come at a price and that is why we will provide you with a guaranteed fixed fee quotation for all our services. This means that there will be no hidden costs or sudden increases (or top up) in our legal fees.

Furthermore, if you are a purchaser with a mortgage, we will not charge you extra for acting on behalf of your mortgage lender (unless your lender requires you to use another solicitor).


We pride ourselves as being very client focused and that is why we encourage feedback from all our clients, in order for us to continue to improve our services.

So don’t just take our word for it, read some of our clients’ quotes:

“...From the beginning to end, I experienced a high level of professionalism answering my queries in a very promptly manner, making the process of buying my first home a very easy experience. I also found the staff and yourself very friendly and professional…I will most definitely recommend your firm”

“I am very pleased with your service and won’t hesitate (as I have done many times in the past) to recommend your service. Thanks!”

“We are very happy with the standard of service received by yourself, being both professional and informative, especially as we were first time buyers…”

“ I was very satisfied with your services and appreciated the help from your friendly staff”

James E Barnes is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
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This Firm's SRA Number is: 223598