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Solicitors in St Helens

Navigating legal challenges can be overwhelming. At Dootsons Solicitors, we understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with legal matters.

Serving people in the St Helens borough for over 125 years, our team is dedicated to providing clear, compassionate, and expert guidance. Whether you need assistance with family law, estate planning or conveyancing, we're here to help you every step of the way.

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"I would like to give if I could. I have used Dootsons for everything legal for as long as I can remember. There are a number of solicitors in the company AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN EXCELLENT. It is rare in life to find a business that one can ABSOLUTELY trust."


How We Can Help You


Whether you're considering divorce or separation, need help mediating or prenuptial agreements, our family law experts are here to provide supportive and effective solutions.

Offering an initial meeting for a fixed cost of £150+ VAT, this meeting enables you to talk with our family solicitor about your situation. They'll explain your options, answer any questions you have, and give you advice on the next steps.

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Ensure your wishes are carried out and your loved ones are taken care of with our wills and probate services. We understand how important it is to have peace of mind when it comes to your future.

That's why we offer a tailored Will drafting service with fixed fees starting from just £175 plus VAT for a simple will. This service is perfect for clients who are worried about the impact of inheritance tax and capital gains tax after they pass away.

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Buying, selling or re-mortgaging a property in St Helens? We understand that buying or selling a property is likely the biggest purchase you'll ever make, and you need dependable, efficient advice. That's exactly what we do.

Every property is unique and our conveyancing team makes the process smooth and hassle-free for you. Once we get to know the details of your specific transaction we'll give you a clear idea of any extra legal fees you might face.

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Contact us today and take the first step towards resolving your legal issues. Our team is here to provide the support and expertise you need.

Standing By You at Every Stage

Whether you’re just starting to consider legal options or already in the thick of things, Dootsons moves at your speed. We understand that legal matters can be complex and stressful, which is why we are committed to guiding you through every step with care and expertise. Our experienced solicitors take a holistic approach, ensuring that you feel empowered and prepared for whatever comes next.

We know that life continues beyond legal challenges, and our advice is tailored to support you in the long term. Whether you’re mediating a separation, buying a new home, or planning for the future, our legal guidance will help you to prepare you for the next chapter. At Dootsons, we’re with you every step of the way, providing the support and expertise you need to move forward confidently.

Finding a good solicitor can feel daunting, but there are a few ways to make it easier. Look for reviews and testimonials from past clients, as they can give you a real sense of the solicitor's reputation. Check if they have any industry accreditations or awards. Meeting with them in person can also help you gauge if they’re the right fit for you. At Dootsons, we pride ourselves on our long history of satisfied clients and our commitment to providing only the best legal advice for you.

The cost of legal services can vary depending on the complexity and nature of your case. At Dootsons, we believe in transparency, so we’ll give you a clear breakdown of costs before we start. We also offer a range of fee options to suit different needs and budgets. Whether it’s a fixed fee, hourly rate, or a retainer agreement, we’ll find a solution that works for you.

The legal process can seem complex, but we're here to guide you through each step. Initially, we'll discuss your situation in detail and outline your options. As we proceed, we’ll keep you informed about the progress of your case and any developments. We’re always available to answer your questions and address any concerns. Our goal is to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you.

While it's difficult to predict exact timelines due to the unique nature of each case, we can provide you with an estimated timeframe once we understand the specifics of your situation. At Dootsons, we strive to handle every case efficiently and keep delays to a minimum. We’ll keep you updated on any changes and ensure you know what to expect throughout the process.

We understand that legal issues don’t always stick to a 9-to-5 schedule. If you need urgent assistance outside of regular office hours, you can contact us, and we'll do our best to help. At Dootsons, we’re committed to being there for our clients whenever they need us, providing reliable support and advice no matter the time of day.

For your first meeting with a solicitor at Dootsons, it's helpful to bring any relevant documents related to your case. This might include contracts, correspondence, or any other paperwork that provides background information. Also, jot down any questions or concerns you have beforehand. This helps us understand your situation fully and ensures we cover all your worries right from the start.