Category: News

Clarkson Hirst Solicitors

Government extends temporary stamp duty exemption

The Government has announced that the temporary Stamp Duty £500,000 nil rate band exemption in England and Northern Ireland will be extended until 30th June 2021. This will be followed by a further tapering to a £250,000 nil rate band through to 30th September 2021. Where this extension and/or further tapering means Stamp Duty will…
Read more

Our service continues during the pandemic

From today estate agents can open, viewings can be carried out and removal firms and conveyancers can restart operations. We are open and ready to act for you. Please call Matthew Winder on 01524387503 for a quote or a free initial telecon.


We are currently experiencing and international pandemic requiring social distancing and this is an extremely challenging time for everyone.  Many of our clients have decided to review their Will in relation to ensuring that things are in order, just in case.  When reviewing your Will you ought to consider what needs to be updated, if…
Read more


Many of you will be aware that due to the current Coronavirus pandemic our office is temporarily closed in terms of face to face appointments.  However, all our staff are working and are able to take instructions via telephone or business Skype in order to proceed with any urgent enquiries, advice or even Court Applications.…
Read more

COVID-19 Advice For Conveyancing

Conveyancing is restricted during the covid- 19 outbreak. This will restrict you from moving to or from an occupied property.please contact Clarkson hirst for advice on your particular case . Official guidance to conveyancers is : Conveyancers Conveyancers should continue to support the sales process as far as possible and should make sure their clients…
Read more

New Contact Details

Our contacts list has been updated with our solicitors mobile phone numbers, so you can text your solicitor if you are struggling to get through by telephone. Please do email your solicitor or for new enquires New conveyancing quotes can be provided now. Click Here.

First Time Buyers

I have enjoyed many years of practice since qualification in 1995 acting for first time buyers. I find that first time buyers appreciate the support and guidance from an experienced Solicitor. The key features of our Service are as follows: • Providing clients with an overview of the process at the outset of the case…
Read more

Legal Aid Domestic Violence Victims Victory

The Court of Appeal has this week ruled that the restrictions placed on the victims of domestic violence seeking to obtain the Legal Aid are unlawful. In the case of the Queen (on the application of rights of women) v the Lord Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Justice the Court of Appeal said…
Read more

New report forms to aid health, welfare, property and finance decisions

Court appointed deputies are to receive new and improved report forms for health and welfare decisions and property and financial decisions The Office of the Public Guardian has indicated that Court appointed deputies are to receive new and improved report forms for health and welfare decisions and property and financial decisions. This was reported by…
Read more

Lexcel Accreditation

We are pleased to announce we have passed our annual Lexcel Accreditation audit. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care. Telephone 0800 919 231 We have offices at Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow in Furness