Solicitors in Northumberland
The county of Northumberland is located in the north of England, and borders Scotland. Solicitors in Northumberland are legal professionals who offer an array of services, from advice on commercial matters and employment law to conveyancing.
Using local solicitors in Northumberland has the advantage of:
- Local knowledge
- Easy face-to-face contact
- Competitive fees
Solicitors in Northumberland have a range of specialities for both businesses and individuals.
Contact Law works with many Northumberland solicitors specialising in private client matters, including:
- Family law
- Wills and probate
- Civil law
- Criminal law
Many Northumberland solicitors specialise in commercial matters, including:
- Commercial property leases and sales
- Employment law
- Company law
- Shareholders disputes
- Debt collection
- Licensing law
- IP law
- IT law
For any other area of law, we will more than likely have local solicitors in Northumberland, so give us a call.
Get legal advice
If you have a legal dispute, Northumberland solicitors will be able to help you. Even if you are not interested in bringing a claim and going to court, the advice of solicitors in Northumberland can help you make a more informed decision by explaining the legal framework which relates to your case.
Northumberland solicitors were involved in one the most important cases regarding stress and employer’s liability. The case of Walker v Northumberland County Council helped establish the standard of care an employer must abide by in order to avoid liability for an employee’s stress related psychological harm. Walker was a social worker who dealt with child abuse cases. He had complained about stress related to an increase in his workload, and asked for a different structure to be put in place. His request was denied and following that he had suffered a nervous breakdown. After he returned to work he was appointed an assistant to help with the workload, but the assistant was not available for periods of time and did not improve the situation enough. Walker then suffered a second nervous breakdown and was forced to retire.
The court found that although the first breakdown could have been avoided, the employer was not liable for the damage caused. The second nervous breakdown should have been avoided however, because the County Council was aware of the risk of stress-related injury to the employee. Clearly the law is incredibly complicated, and if you have an issue you must always look to instruct a solicitor.
Whether you are after top-end solicitors, cheap solicitors or no-win, no-fee solicitors, Contact Law can help. For business, conveyancing, commercial, criminal, employment, redundancy, unfair dismissal, defamation, family or divorce solicitors, Contact Law has the right solicitors for you.
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