Solicitors in Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire is a county in central Scotland, in an area known as the Lowlands. Glasgow, the nearest major city, was formerly included as part of Lanarkshire, although today it is its own administrative centre. It is bordered by Stirlingshire to the north, West Lothian to the east and Peeblesshire to the southeast. Key settlements include the county town of Hamilton, the historic centre of Lanark, East Kilbride, Motherwell and Airdrie. Today the area of Lanarkshire has a population of well over 600,000 inhabitants, representing over 12% of the Scottish population.
Lanarkshire prides itself of its excellent infrastructure and transport links with Scotland’s two major cities: Glasgow and Edinburgh. The region accounts for 12% of Scotland’s total exports, which is reflected in the strong role played by manufacturing and distribution which account for 20% of the local economy. Other key sectors include finance and IT and tourism. Tourists come to Lanarkshire to experience theme parks and nature, as well as to enjoy New Lanark, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a beautifully preserved 18th century mill village.
Court services in Lanarkshire
Court services are available across the county. There are Justice of the Peace Courts in Motherwell and Hamilton. Hamilton also hosts a Sheriffs Court and a Civil Court for non-criminal matters.
Profile of solicitors in Lanarkshire
Situated as it is on the outskirts of the major city of Glasgow, it is no surprise that there are several solicitors in Lanarkshire. Solicitors in Lanarkshire are spread between the various urban areas which merge into one another along the various motorways and major roads which provide the county with its excellent transport links. Motherwell, Airdrie and Bellshill all boast several legal practices. The majority of solicitors in Lanarkshire are based in the county town of Hamilton.
Solicitors in Lanarkshire offer legal advice on a comprehensive range of legal areas, including but not limited to:
- Estate agency
- Residential and commercial conveyancing
- Trusts, wills and probate
- Tax law and tax planning
- Divorce, separation and family law matters
- Employment law (for both employers and employees)
- Personal injury, accidents and clinical negligence
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