We put our clients’ needs first
Based in the centre of St Albans City, just a short walk away from the Cathedral and the Town Hall, Bretherton Law has been serving the people of Hertfordshire for over fifty years.
Choosing a solicitor from among the many options available can seem a daunting task. At Bretherton Law we aim to make that task easier with our honest, straightforward and professional approach. We won’t talk down to you or baffle you with legal jargon. We’ll listen to your problem and give you our honest opinion of the best way forward. Where we can, we’ll tell you the cost up front and keep to it, without trying to squeeze additional fees from you.
You won’t find the Bretherton Law name splashed across your local newspaper or bus shelter. We’re happy to rely on client recommendations and word of mouth when it comes to generating new business. We believe that our professionalism and dedication to our clients’ needs are our key selling points, not some meaningless slogan dreamt up in the marketing department.
At the end of your dealings with Bretherton Law we want you to go away happy. We can’t always guarantee you’ll get the outcome you want, but we can make sure you get the best possible service and advice. With over 50 years’ experience in serving the local community we have built an enviable reputation – but don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our clients say about us in our testimonials.
If you telephone us your call will be answered by a real person (no recorded voice saying press this and that number). Our friendly receptionist will listen to your needs and transfer you to the person who can help.
If you email us we aim to respond as quickly as possible but always within one working day.
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Our Legal Services
We offer a wealth of personal services to our clients. Our expert lawyers are both professional and sympathetic.
It can be difficult and stressful if relationships break down. Find out how we can help with divorce, separation and financial resolution.
Whether it’s making arrangements for children on separation, or dealing with child protection concerns, our specialist solicitors are on hand.
Wills, Probate & Private Client
Our experienced team can assist with sorting your affairs and planning for the future.
If you are thinking of moving house, buying or selling investment property or are involved in property development, contact our expert team for a quote.
Our specialist lawyers can help with buying, selling or leasing all types of commercial property.
Drop our friendly team a line
We’ll always try and help so give us a call.
Our solicitors provide legal advice and representation regarding property (both residential and commercial property), family law, children law and divorce, will writing, trusts, powers of attorney and probate services.
We recognise that, for some, approaching a solicitor is a daunting prospect but you’ll find we are different – we are not stuffy corporate solicitors and we are confident you will agree. That’s why we offer anyone in need of will writing, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection or probate services the opportunity to book a free twenty minute consultation. For anyone facing divorce, separation or child arrangement issues, thinking about a pre-nuptial agreement or who needs help dealing with Social Services, our family law team offer the first appointment at a fixed fee of £100 plus VAT. You may be eligible for Legal Aid. Our property solicitors are on hand to provide a genuine fixed fee conveyancing quote with no hidden charges.
We are friendly and approachable but that does not mean a compromise on quality. We are committed to excellent service standards, a fact demonstrated by our achievement of the Law Society’s LEXCEL and Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditations. Our family solicitors include members of the Law Society’s Children Law Panel.
We began serving the people of St Albans and the surrounding areas but we now have many clients further afield. We are actively involved in many community groups and organisations including the charity Kick Start, the Citizens Advice Bureau, Victim Support, Harpenden Seniors Forum, BNI and St Albans City of Expertise. We regularly give free talks in the community to groups such as Carers in Herts and Lea Bereavement Support Service.