Solicitors in Hampshire

On the south coast of England, the county of Hampshire encompasses the well-known towns of Southampton, Portsmouth, Havant, Basingstoke, Farnborough and the county town, Winchester.

Traditionally an agricultural economy, Hampshire, with its countryside and coastline, is today a popular holiday destination and tourism contributes significantly to the local economy. As a consequence, many local Hampshire solicitor firms are geared up to support local businesses in the tourism, services and retail industry. Solicitors in Hampshire also can assist with civil litigation.

Hampshire also contains two of England's largest ports, Portsmouth and Southampton. With Southampton remaining a significant freight handling port, local Hampshire solicitor firms are also well versed in trade and shipping law.

With a large population spread across the county, Hampshire solicitor firms have a broad collective experience in dealing with individual legal problems, including family law, civil and criminal matters.

However, if you require legal assistance but cannot afford a private solicitor, you may be able to obtain assistance from your local Citizens Advice Bureau, many of which are located across the county. The CAB should be able to help you with any basic enquiries. In the county town of Winchester, the Citizens Advice Bureau is located at The Winchester Centre, 68 St Georges Street, Winchester, SO23 8AH.

If you need to attend a magistrates’ court, there are seven local justice areas in the county: Isle of Wight, New Forest, North East Hampshire, North West Hampshire, South East Hampshire, South Hampshire, Southampton. It is important to find out which court has jurisdiction for your area and legal matter. In the county town, the Winchester Combined Court Centre is located at The Law Courts, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EL.

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