Solicitors in High Wycombe
B P Collins has been working alongside many High Wycombe based businesses and private individuals consistently during our 50+ year history. From our offices in nearby Gerrards Cross, we regularly act for individuals and businesses in High Wycombe, network and attend events in the town and have strong professional connections with many complimentary professional service businesses with High Wycombe headquarters or branches.
High Wycombe is local to many sizable businesses such as Biffa Waste Services Limited and we serve many of these businesses with employment law, commercial property law, dispute resolution and corporate and commercial advice to help them minimise risk, act as long-term advisors and advise on growth strategies.
The firm has supported waste management specialists and Wycombe based Biffa Group with corporate and commercial and environment law advice for many years since the 2010 merger with Greenstar, who we acted for since 2003 previously.
High Wycombe is extremely accessible with excellent transport links to assist local businesses. The M40 and connection to the M4 provides fast routes to London, Heathrow Airport, Reading and Oxford, meaning the town can attract many businesses from various sectors and inward investment from Europe and other parts of the world.
This is an area where B P Collins thrives by providing commercial business advice on setting up in the UK. This includes offering business immigration services from our employment law team by advising on skilled workers who need Tier 2 applications. We are also advising on the difficulties and challenges of Brexit.
The UK is currently working on a Brexit agreement to leave the EU bringing much uncertainty to businesses and individuals. One change which has been clarified is the new settled status immigration process for EU nationals. Our immigration team are here to help EU nationals living in High Wycombe with this new application process.
Wycombe employers should be advising their EU employees to keep up-to-date with the progress of implementation of settled status. Ultimately, this is the only route that will secure the status of EU citizens in the UK post 31 October 2019 and if EU citizens do not take these steps, there may come a point that they’re regarded as illegal workers, attracting the significant penalties and sanctions that go with it.
High Wycombe attracts many commuters due to the Chiltern Railway train line connection from Birmingham to London. This means many staff and clients settle in the area and we often advise on residential property transactions (buying and selling), manage the wealth and estates of many generations of families with wills, trusts and probate matters and powers of attorney, as well as the breakdown of marriages with our empathetic family law team, who also advise on cohabitation matters, pre-nuptial agreements and civil partnerships.
Our dedicated employment law team has successfully represented many High Wycombe employees, workers, contractors and partners in Employment Tribunals for all types of claims, from disability discrimination and unfair dismissal to unlawful deduction of wages and breach of contract. They have also negotiated numerous settlement agreements for senior executives.
Our dispute resolution and property disputes teams have been helping many High Wycombe clients keep control of many personal disputes. They advise on the best approach, whether litigation or mediation, to advance and protect personal interests. With sensitive matters, such as inheritance disputes or slander, our specialist lawyers offer valuable support through difficult times.
Our criminal law and road traffic lawyers are on hand if you need to deal with a serious personal issue. They have many years of experience in defending all types of cases including fraud, fatal road traffic investigations, all driving cases and regulatory breaches.
Powers of Attorney
We are able to offer a strong powers of attorney service to the High Wycombe community. Our private client solicitors can assist with your application to ensure your POA is executed efficiently and correctly. Our powers of attorney team deal with all issues with the upmost professionalism as we understand many cases can be stressful and difficult matters to address.
Divorce and separation
We have an exceptional rapport with families in High Wycombe. Our dedicated family law team understand the emotional demands and financial challenges that you will be facing whilst going through divorce and separation. They have successfully represented many High Wycombe families, guiding them through their matrimonial legal issues.
Our empathetic family law team will offer support through all marriage breakdowns and disagreements about the grounds for divorce. Our divorce solicitors offer support during these tough times.
Due to our proximity to High Wycombe, we are able to visit elderly private clients in the area. We have excellent relationships with local care homes who we visit to share our knowledge with their residents.
Our notary public service offering provides two notaries who can validate foreign documents for local individuals and businesses. This is a unique service, with many law firms unable to offer this service.
High Wycombe continues to regenerate and we advise property developers on new commercial and residential property usage in the area.
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The firm has great connections to the main university in town, with a number of staff being graduates and alumni of the university or partner colleges (including the Oxford College of Marketing). We’ve regularly mentored student groups sharing our vast legal and business knowledge and given talks about what it takes to be a lawyer at careers fairs.
Many of our staff live in High Wycombe and the surrounding suburbs (including Hazlemere, Hughenden and Downley) and are active in the community. Many staff play at the Wycombe Heights and Hazlemere Golf Clubs. The firm has also had school governors at the Royal Grammar School in previous years.
Corporate social responsibility
Our corporate social responsibility programme is active in the town and over many years we’ve supported and sponsored many local events and organisations such Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, Wycombe Phoenix Harriers, Wycombe District Swimming Club and High Wycombe Law Tennis Club.