Practice Areas

Below is an outline of the Services we provide.
Conveyancing

Our qualified and respected Conveyancing solicitors possess decades of experience and are proficient in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing.

 

We are Conveyancing Quality Accredited (CQS) by the Law Society, so you have the assurance that your transaction will be in extremely safe and competent hands

 

SELLING – If you are considering moving home, please contact us and we will be more than happy to assist with the sale of your property. We have an excellent working relationship with local estate agents and will guide you through the process from the moment you accept an offer, through to completion.

 

BUYING - We are on the Conveyancing Panels of all the major mortgage lenders and are therefore able to act on your behalf in relation to borrowing for your purchase. We offer constructive advice in relation to surveys and can discuss the relevant searches that will be required on your property purchase.

 

Our solicitors will ensure that they are available throughout the process to explain or assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have.

 

We look forward to assist you in the most important transaction that most of us are ever likely to make.

 

 

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

We all should consider what would happen to our assets and who will run our financial affairs should we become incapable due to mental illness, a stroke, debilitating accident or age-related Dementia. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint a member of your family or a friend to deal with these matters on your behalf should one of these situations arise. 

 

Similarly, you may wish to give someone the authority to make decisions concerning your health and welfare when you are no longer able to do so yourself.

 

We at Hugh Williams Son & Co will be happy to advise and prepare an appropriate LPA for you and deal with the registration formalities.

Tenancies

We provide legal advice to landlords and tenants in relation to both Commercial premises (agricultural & industrial properties, shops and offices) and Residential Properties including short and long term tenancy agreements.

 

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant we can advise and prepare the relevant leases and tenancy agreements to suit your needs. We offer expert advice on all aspects of leases and tenancies including tenancy deposit protection matters and can assist with Lease Extensions or sale and purchase of Leasehold properties.

 

 

Family Law

 

Taking the step to seek legal advice in relation to a family problem or a relationship breakdown can be painful and distressing.

 

Our solicitors have the experience and expertise to guide you through one of life's most traumatic experiences whilst being warm, sensitive and sympathetic to your particular needs.

 

We offer constructive & sensible advice in the first instance in order to resolve matters amicably and insodoing minimise hostility. However, if court proceedings are unavoidable, we will manage your case sensitively and efficiently and always strive to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

We can assist you with:

  • Divorce and Relationship breakdown;

  • Division of assets for married and unmarried couples;

  • Children’s matters (inc. contact issues & involvement of Social Services);

  • Domestic Violence;

  • Prenuptial and living-together agreements;

  • Advice on buying a home together.

 

Court of Protection

Sometimes someone you care about may lose the mental capacity to deal with their own affairs and finances. If there is no Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place, Hugh Williams Son & Co can advise you how best to assist them in managing their affairs.

 

In such circumstances it will be necessary for someone (usually the next of kin) to apply to the Court of Protection for authority to manage their financial affairs. A person authorised by the Court to act is called a “Deputy”.

 

We can advise you on the information the Court requires and will ensure that the correct documents are completed when making the application to act as Deputy.

 

Should the court decide to appoint you as Deputy, we will also ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities including ensuring that you understand the importance of The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its code of practice and also that acting as a Deputy means that there is an inherent duty to maximise your client's income. 

 

We can also undertake to complete a welfare benefits check to ensure that the client’s position is best served.

 

 

Agriculture

Based in the heart of an agricultural community, we act for a wide range of agricultural clients including farmers, landowners & rural people. Whether you're a farming business or partnership, a large or small farm or smallholding, we can advise you in your commercial, family and personal matters.

 

We can assist with:

  • Farm sales & purchases;

  • Purchase & sale of agricultural property at auction;

  • Agricultural tenancies, farm business tenancies and grazing agreements;

  • Shooting, fishing and hunting issues;

  • Easement and wayleaves.

Wills & Probate

 

WILLS – Far too many people fail to realise the importance of making a Will. We at Hugh Williams Son & Co strongly advise everyone to seek advice concerning the way they would wish their estate to be divided. Failure to make a Will renders a person Intestate upon death and their estate will be divided, not according to their wishes, but in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy. Our specialist solicitors will advise and guide you through the process from initial instruction to signing your Will.

 

Probate - Losing a loved-one is understandably a painful and difficult time. Our Probate solicitors provide a warm, friendly and sympathetic service during the administration of the deceased's estate. We will guide and support you throughout the entire process and work quickly and efficiently to reduce and alleviate the stress of dealing with what can sometimes be quite complicated issues during bereavement.

 

 

 

 

Trusts

​Our wills, trust and estate planning solicitors will aid you in planning for the future and assist you in safeguarding your financial security.

We aim to ensure the smooth transfer of wealth from one generation to the next, and enable you to exercise as much choice and control as possible over your financial affairs.

 

Our highly regarded wills, trusts and estate planning solicitors are experts in all areas of trusts, wills and estate planning. We will listen to you and take time to understand your individual requirements in order to provide innovative and tailored solutions for all your estate planning needs.

 

We can assist with:

  • Trusts;

  • Wills;

  • Inheritance tax;

  • Lasting powers of attorney;

  • Probate and estate administration (including disputed estates).

 

General Litigation

Any situation where you find yourself in dispute with another party can result in litigation. 

 

Litigation can therefore arise from a wide range of activities and situations and generally involves a Court process.

 

Litigation can arise in the following situations:

  • Professional Negligence;

  • Company and commercial disputes;

  • Debt Recovery;

  • Partnership Disputes;

  • Contract Claim;

  • Contentious Probate Claims;

  • Nuisance Claims;

  • Injunctions;

  • Land and boundary disputes;

  • Consumer disputes;

  • Landlord and tenant disputes.

 

We can advise you on your position in law and whether we consider your case to be strong or not. 

 

We can also advise you as to whether an alternative to litigation, such as mediation or arbitration would be more suitable in your circumstances.

Hugh Williams Son & Co. is a trade name of HUGH WILLIAMS LIMITED Registered in Cardiff - Company Number 5560310 authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority [ SRA Number 443473 ] Registered office in Llandeilo

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