Our areas of legal expertise
Here is an overview of the areas in which our solicitors specialise.
Matrimonial and Family law
At Darwin Matthews Solicitors we really do understand how stressful things can be when relationships break down between parties, particularly where there are children involved. As well as being emotionally fraught, relationship difficulties can also bring financial hardship to parties at a time when further difficulties can be particularly hard to deal with.
At Darwin Matthews Solicitors our aim is to provide advice and resolution to difficulties in such a way, where at all possible, as to keep costs to a minimum whilst looking to achieve positive and realistic outcomes for our clients. Whereas we cannot guarantee that matters will be finalised speedily and without contest, as often the reaction of the other party or their solicitors will play a major factor here, you can be sure that we will be professional, friendly and realistic in our approach in order to see you through a testing time as painlessly as possible.
Of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating! Why not simply contact us in the first instance to see if we are people you could comfortably deal with? We doubt very much that you will find any other solicitors in this area with a more competitive fee structure or caring approach. If you do find another firm of solicitors with a more competitive hourly rate on a private basis, we would be very surprised indeed. If you have contacted other solicitors and been put off by the hourly rates you have been quoted, please do take a few minutes to make contact with us to hear what we can offer. You are likely to find that, where we are unable to offer fixed fees in certain areas, our hourly rates will be significantly less those quoted by other solicitors.
Whether or not you are sure about what you want to happen next in the context of your relationship, please do feel free to ring us for an informal initial discussion.
Our Civil Litigation Department has a wealth of experience and knowledge to help regardless of the size or nature of the action.
Our Civil Litigation Department has expertise in many areas of civil dispute including-
- Landlord and Tenant disputes
- Debt recovery
- Residential possession matters
- Contract disputes
We aim to provide the best possible outcome for our clients by conducting in-depth investigations and research into the prospects of a case before issue of proceedings, reducing time and expense. If you would like more information please email us on:
Financial Mis selling / Debt Management
If you have been badly advised in respect of any financial products, at Darwin Matthews Solicitors we will be pleased to advise you on the solutions available. We can pursue any remedy you might have on your behalf against the lender. Claims may arise as a result of the mis-sale of specific products, such as Payment Protection Insurance. Also, many consumers have been badly advised on mortgage products and damages can be substantial in the event of a successful claim. Usually claims can be pursued on the basis of a contingency fee, which means that there are no up-front fees or wasted costs for clients.
We can also assist clients in respect of Debt Management issues, which unfortunately are all too common in the current economic climate.
At Darwin Matthews Solicitors, we have experience in protecting clients' driving licences where at all possible.
Allegations we can provide advice on and assist with, including representation in Court, are those such as Driving with Excess Alcohol, Careless Driving, Driving without Insurance and Speeding. Please do ask for details.
With our Conditional Fee Personal Injury Agreements, our experienced solicitors can guide you through the claims process to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Whether you have suffered as a result of a road traffic accident, an accident in the workplace or an accident in a public or private place, our lawyers are in a position to provide you with expert advice.
Please make contact by phone with Steve Matthews or via e-mail at;
Wills and Probate
The Darwin Matthews Wills and Probate team offers a professional and knowledgeable service within a friendly and understanding environment.
Upon personally and confidentially discussing your wishes for the drafting of your will and other needs, Georgia Wakeley will advise on the best way for you to achieve your wishes and ensure they are carried out.
The range and prices of tailored services we provide are as follows;
Individual Will £75 + Vat
Double Wills (For Spouses) £130 + Vat
Lasting Powers of Attorney £200 + Vat (£150 if registered while making a Will)
Administration of Estate £110 + Vat per hour with no percentage charge
Family Trust £220 + Vat (Protect the family home)
If you have any particularly complex financial concerns or circumstances, we will provide an individual quote.
Estimations will be given upfront where possible, but all costs will be agreed before work is commenced.
Any questions about our services?
Contact us on 01743 272931 or directly via our contact form.