Solicitors in Watford
B P Collins continues to expand in Watford, Chorleywood, Northwood and the surrounding areas. The firm works with both businesses and private individuals from our offices in nearby Gerrards Cross and continue to grow in this thriving area to the North West of London.
Watford houses many sizeable businesses including national and international companies. We work with companies in a number of sectors including environment, waste management, property/real estate and technology amongst others. As long-term business partners, we provide many of our client businesses with employment, commercial property, dispute resolution and corporate and commercial advice to help them grow, manage risk and achieve their strategic goals.
Watford and its surrounds provide excellent transport links to London and the north of England via the M1 to assist local businesses. The Western Mainline rail link means the town attracts many businesses from several sectors and inward investment from Europe and other parts of the world.
This is an area where B P Collins thrives, providing commercial advice to businesses setting up in the UK. This includes offering business immigration services from our employment law team by advising 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 Hertfordshire with this new application process.
Watford 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.
Watford, Chorleywood, Northwood and surrounding areas attracts many commuters due to the proximity to the Western Mainline to London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, as well as the Metropolitan tube line to London and the City.
Many of our clients have settled in the area from other areas of the country 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 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 help Watford based clients keep control of various disputes. They advise on the best approach, whether this is litigation or mediation, to advance and protect their clients’ interests. With sensitive personal 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 or ensure reputation management. 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 Watford 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
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 Watford families, guiding them through their matrimonial legal issues.
Our empathetic family law team will offer support through these difficult times.
Due to our proximity to Watford, Northwood, Chorleywood and surrounding areas, we are able to visit elderly private clients in their homes. We have excellent relationships with local care homes who we visit to share our knowledge with residents.
Our notary public service offering provides two notaries who can validate foreign documents for local individuals and businesses. This is a unique service that many other law firms are unable to offer.
As Watford continues to regenerate, our team provides advice to property developers on new commercial and residential property usage in the area.
Some of our staff live in Watford, Northwood and Chorleywood and are active in the community. We have previously held events at Top Golf in Watford and attend local events on a regular basis. We sponsor a youth team at nearby Ickenham Youth Football Club and we are very proud that they recently won their league.