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 difficult 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 who you feel 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 then 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 somewhere near half of 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 experience 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 proceedings to reduce 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 and 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 No Win No Fee Personal Injury Agreements, our experienced Personal Injury Solicitors can guide you through the claims process to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. This is at no cost to the Client and 100% of any compensation or damages achieved goes to the Client.
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) £100 + Vat
Lasting Powers of Attorney £200 + Vat (or £150 if registered while making a Will with us)
Administration of Estate £110 + Vat per hour with no percentage charge on estate.
Family Trust £220 + Vat(For protection of 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.
This department has received 100 % excellent customer feedback:
Testimonial of Client from Sutton Farm (June 2013)
"It is refreshing to find a company who values excellent customer service putting the customer first and not just interested in the amount of money you will make. All your staff were friendly and welcoming and from my point of view nothing was too much trouble. A lot of other companies could learn from your example. I wish your practice well and carry on with your good customer service."
Testimonial of client from Bayston Hill(April 2013):
" Miss Wakeley gave me and my late husband courtesy, friendliness and excellent advice on the making of our Wills. I would always use Darwin Matthews again as my solicitors. Thank you so much for all your help and advice. P.S. and I enjoyed the lovely cup of coffee."
Testimonial of client from Lyth Hill (April 2013)
"I have enclosed the completed satisfaction survey, but it hardly does credit to the personalised, efficient and friendly way in whicch you carried out the task. We are most grateful to you, and would like to assure you that any future legal work will be entrusted to Darwin Matthews."
Testimonial of client from Telford (April 2013)
"Always treated very friendly & helpful, always made to feel welcome and nothing too much trouble for all staff who looked after us"
Testimonial of client from Sutton Farm ( March 2013)
" The service I have received has been first class. Staff have been polite and most helpful. I would not hesitate to reccommend you to anyone seeking advice regarding wills, probate and Power of Attorney Guidance."
Testimonial of client from Wem (February 2013)
"Miss Wakeley arrived at my home to attend to legal work on my behalf. This wasw my first time with this company of lawyers and I found Miss Wakeley highly likeable and professional. The work has been carried out and completed to my entire satisfaction and I would use this person and company in future, if necessary."
Testimonial of Client from Herongate (January 2013)
"As I have never made a Will before everything was explained to me simply and any questions answered professionally in a way I could understand. I would have no hesitation in recommending Darwin Matthews"
Additional areas of legal expertise
We can also assist you in the following areas-
- property litigation
- residential property
- intellectual property
- competition law
- entertainment law
Any questions about our services?
Contact us on 01743 272931 or directly via our contact form.