Symes Bains Broomer Limited

Symes Bains Broomer is a dynamic and expanding local law firm. In an increasingly competitive market place we refuse to stand still and we are always looking for new and exciting opportunities. This can be seen by considering the development of our firm in the ‘Our History’ section on our website. Despite all of these changes and developments, however, one thing remains core and central to our business and this is putting the needs of clients first. Our fundamental goal is to make the lives of our clients easier by supplying consistently excellent and efficient legal advice when it is needed. We aim to be clear and straightforward in our guidance so that problems faced by our clients suddenly become more manageable.

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Wills, Trusts and Probate

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Put my mind at rest over several areas.

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Wills, Trusts and Probate

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Very pleasant, helpful & informative

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First class service

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Wills Trust and Probate

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You were helpful & considerate in all aspects.

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Ellis did everything she could to keep things moving as quickly & efficiently as possible over the xmas period! Thank you!

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Very pleased with all aspects of your company. Thank you

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Dawn Daly has been fantastic. My previous house buying had been extremely stressful, however this time instructing Dawn to act on my behalf was the best decision. Dawn made everything completely stress free, I never had to chase for an update, Dawn was ahead of the game at every point. Everything was explained clearly & thoroughly. Should I need to buy or sell again I would not hesitate in contacting dawn. She has made something that is renowned for being lengthy and stressful, so very easy. Thank you Dawn!

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Solicitors who work at Symes Bains Broomer Limited

  • Charles Broomer

    Charles joined the predecessor firm of Taylor Broomer & Co in 1986 and was instrumental in completing a merger that created the current firm of Symes Bains Broomer in 2004. Based at the Goole office, Charles is a Partner covering a broad range of private client work including: Sales and purchases of farms, development land, and businesses Wind Farm and other renewable work Commercial Leases Other property related matters Complex Wills and Probate Tax Planning and Trusts In his spare time Charles is a keen (but, sadly, not very proficient) golfer and enjoys trying to tame the woodland surrounding his house.

  • Laura Morgan

    Laura graduated from the University of Hull with a 2:1 Law Degree, she then successfully completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, York, gaining a commendation. She secured a Training Contract at Truth Legal in Harrogate and Roche Legal in Nether Poppleton and qualified as a Solicitor on 1 March 2017. Laura joined Symes Bains Broomer as an Associate Solicitor on 13 March 2017 and is based at our Goole office. She is currently assisting Charles Broomer with a broad range of private client work including: Sales and purchases of farms, development land, and businesses Wind Farm and other renewable work Commercial Leases Other property related matters Complex Wills and Probate Tax Planning and Trusts Outside of the office, Laura’s main passions are holidaying and sightseeing. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and dog walking.

  • Dawn Daly

    Dawn joined the firm when it was Taylor Broomer & Co on the 2nd July 1990 as a secretary for John Smith at the Howden Office. In 1998 Dawn attended Bishopthorpe College in York and studied the ILEX course. She passed Part I in June 2000 and Part II Conveyancing Practice in June 2001. Dawn gradually started Fee Earning in 2002 at the Howden Office along with her secretarial duties and in November 2002 she moved to the Goole Office and became the Conveyancing Executive there and has been ever since.

  • Viv Driver

    Having obtained the STEP Trust and Estate Technician Certificate in 2005, and having qualified as a Specialist Paralegal in Wills, Probate and Administration in 2009 Viv was admitted as a Qualified Paralegal by the Institute of Paralegals in 2013, made a Fellow of the Institute in November 2015 and became a Tier 4 member of the Professional Paralegals Register in January 2016. Viv has been engaged as a Probate Executive by the firm since October 2005 and deals with the preparation of Wills, administration of estates, Court of Protection work (LPA’s, Deputyship Orders and registrations of EPA’s) and general probate matters. Viv takes a keen interest in marketing and gets involved in promoting the firm wherever possible. Viv’s friendly, sympathetic and approachable manner has created good client relationships and Viv ensures that she is always available to her clients, and aims to provide a professional and efficient service. Viv’s outside interests include family; nature and wildlife (particularly African wildlife); gardening; reading and craftwork.

  • Anna Omara

    Anna joined SBB in August 2017 and is based at our Howden office focusing on private client work. She deals with all aspects of Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts. Anna gained a Bachelor of Science honours degree from Newcastle University before studying law at the University of Law in York. She trained as a Solicitor in Leeds and qualified in 2008. Since then she has worked in private practice in Yorkshire. Although she is currently practising private client work she has previously carried out residential conveyancing and is also an accredited Duty Solicitor in matters of criminal defence gaining considerable experience as an advocate in court. Anna prides herself on being a good listener, approachable and eager to protect and support her clients. She understands that every client has different circumstances and always tries hard to provide bespoke, clear no-nonsense advice to each client. She has been described as a Solicitor who 'goes the extra mile' for her clients. Outside the office Anna loves spending time with her son, daughter, husband and family. She also enjoys running and trying to keep fit.

  • Helen Moody

    Helen has over 20 years of experience in dealing with residential conveyancing matters and has been with Symes Bains Broomer at our Howden office for ten years. Helen will always try to “go the extra mile” for her clients to ensure their move is as stress free as possible. In her spare time Helen enjoys walking her dogs, reading and occasional visits to the theatre.

  • Andrew Horwich

    Andrew (Ash as he is known in the office) studied at Hull University whilst working at SBB’s predecessor R A C Symes & Co. His areas of practice include a wide range of civil disputes ranging from high value probate disputes to the recovery of residential properties for landlords. Other areas of practice include personal injury and land law disputes. His involvement over the years in a number of contested probate cases has brought him directly into the arena of probate practice dealing with a number of estates. Ash is the firm’s staff Partner, training Partner, finance Partner and IT Partner. These numerous roles bring him very much into day to day contact with the multiple facets of a busy legal practice. Away from the office, he can be found walking his dog given that all of his spare time seems to be devoted to this mission. When you see him out walking his dog you will understand.

  • Joanne Harriman

    Jo studied law at The University of Sheffield and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, York, gaining a distinction. She then joined a Scunthorpe firm to complete her training and qualified as a Solicitor in January 2005. Jo is based in our Scunthorpe office and specialises in all aspects of Family Law, with particular expertise in private children matters, relationship breakdown, divorce, finances, pre-marital agreements and cohabitation disputes. Jo has been a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme for several years; a scheme for family practitioners who have undergone a rigorous process, demonstrating superior experience, knowledge and best practice in family law. Jo prides herself in offering specialist advice and taking a straightforward and client based approach to complex or sensitive family matters. Outside the office Jo likes to spend time with family and friends, she enjoys cooking and outdoor activities including running and climbing. Due to Jo's continued high performance she was invited to become a Partner with the firm from 1st August 2016. A position she was very pleased to accept.

  • Rodger Price

    Rodger was born in Manchester and went to local schools before obtaining a Business Law degree (LLB) from Huddersfield University in 1984. He was subsequently called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1985. His early career as a barrister was spent in the Courts service, and then as a prosecutor, before he was admitted as a solicitor in 1992, joining what was then William Bains Solicitors. He became a Partner in 1994. He holds a post graduate diploma in Advanced Legal Practice from De Montfort University. The bulk of Rodger’s practice today is focussed around his long term interest in commercial work, reflecting that original choice of a Business Law degree. From simple Partnership Deeds or Shareholder Agreements through to company sales and acquisitions, he deals with all aspects of commercial transactions for a diverse client base. Nowadays, as Managing Partner, Rodger is responsible for the day to day running of the practice. Outside the law, he follows his beloved Manchester City, and takes part in long course triathlon. He has completed many marathons and is a four time Ironman triathlon finisher.

  • Charles Broomer

    Charles joined the predecessor firm of Taylor Broomer & Co in 1986 and was instrumental in completing a merger that created the current firm of Symes Bains Broomer in 2004. Based at the Goole office, Charles is a Partner covering a broad range of private client work including: Sales and purchases of farms, development land, and businesses Wind Farm and other renewable work Commercial Leases Other property related matters Complex Wills and Probate Tax Planning and Trusts In his spare time Charles is a keen (but, sadly, not very proficient) golfer and enjoys trying to tame the woodland surrounding his house.

  • David Rix

    David Rix qualified as a Solicitor in 1978. He worked as a sole Practitioner for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in general practice. He joined Symes Bains Broomer as a Partner in October 2012. David Rix specialises in criminal work and all court cases. He also deals with civil litigation. He is approachable, hands on and very direct and has a wide ranging bank of clients. He is committed to ensuring continued high standards within Symes Bains Broomer.

About This Branch

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At Symes Bains Broomer we are proud to have an excellent group of people with deep and detailed knowledge in their chosen specialisms. Many of our staff have been with the firm for a number of years getting to know clients and developing an innate knowledge of their needs. Other members of staff may not have been with us for quite so long but they bring detailed experience from working elsewhere in the market together with new, fresh and innovative ideas. We genuinely believe that the combination of these aspects is a significant advantage to choosing our firm. We also ensure that an appropriate focus is placed on our pricing. Gradually, we are seeing a move away from the old and unpredictable method of charging solely on the basis of time spent and hourly rates. Whilst we still use this as a basis for recording work on files, we ensure that estimates are provided at the outset of a transaction and ensure that these are revised and updated where needed. Also, in an increasing number of areas we offer fixed fees as a matter of routine, for example in making a will or buying a house. We recognise that price is hugely important to clients and we aim to be competitive in our pricing structures. However, we would never sell ourselves solely on the basis of being the lowest price in the area. This is not what Symes Bains Broomer is about. Instead, we recognise the importance of a quality job and we believe that we strike the correct balance between quality work and competitive pricing. You can also be certain that our firm is audited and inspected to the highest standards. We currently hold the Lexcel quality mark which emphasises excellence in legal practice management and client care. Together with this, we also hold the ISO 9001 quality accreditation and we are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme as well as being Family Law accredited.


Legal Services
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Failing to notify DVLA
  • Drunk in charge
  • Accidents In Public Places
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Appeal driving conviction
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Driving Without Due Care
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Flexible Working
  • Recognition of disqualification
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Stopping and reporting
  • Family law
  • Housing disputes
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Road Traffic Accident Abroad
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Litigation Law
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Head Injury At Work
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Disqualification removal
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Disputed Wills
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Fatal Asbestos
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Terrorism Abroad
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Taxi offences
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Car Accident
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Fall From Height
  • Early return of driving licence
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Special Reasons
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Back Injury At Work
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Manual Handling
  • Financial Matters
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Spinal Injury Compensation
  • Mesothelioma Compensation
  • Pension Law
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Media and Sports
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Serious Injury
  • New Driver Provisions
  • Redundancy
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Collaborative Law
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Criminal Damage
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Defective Work Equipment
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Wills
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Death By Careless Driving
  • Theft
  • Civil partnerships
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Injunctions
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Holiday Sickness and Illness Compensation
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Injunctions
  • Transfers of equity
  • Assault
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Accident Abroad
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Drug driving
  • Broken Bone Or Fracture
  • Driving without insurance
  • Transfer of title
  • Asbestos Lung Cancer
  • Mobile phone offences
  • Business Crime
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Driving without a licence
  • Tinnitus
  • Driving Whilst Unfit
  • Family Mediation
  • Property Disputes
  • Pleural Plaques (Scotland)
  • Bus and Coach Accident
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Car Passenger
  • Housing Management
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Drugs offences
  • Serious injury by dangerous driving
  • Pension and property advice
  • Employment Contracts
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Road rage incidents
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drink driving
  • TUPE
  • Child Law
  • Repossessions
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Skiing Injury
  • Dangerous driving
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Taxi offences - points and disqualification
  • Separation Agreement
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Senior Executives
  • Against The Council
  • Failure to provide a specimen
  • Failure to provide a blood sample
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Notice of intended prosecution
  • Fatal Accident
  • Sports Injury
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Workplace Slip and Trip
  • Careless driving
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Probate
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Children's Serious Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Asbestosis
  • Speeding offences
  • Part Time Workers
  • Right to Manage
  • Discretionary disqualification
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Professional Discipline
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Goods vehicles - operators licence
  • Remortgaging
  • Disputed Probate
  • Extending your Lease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Taxi offences - licensing investigations
  • Totting Up Driving Ban
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Gardening Leave
  • Motorbike Accident
  • Supermarket Accident
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Restoration of licence
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Separation
  • Professional Conduct
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Dog Bite
  • Children's Accident
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Taxi offences - illegally plying for hire
  • Lease Extensions
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Stress at Work
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Convicted in absence
  • Exceptional Hardship
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Child contact
  • Dangerous vehicle conditions
  • Family Leave
  • Burns, Scars and Lacerations At Work
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Motor Insurance Policy
  • Failure to furnish identification
  • Housing Associations
  • Accident At Work
  • Whiplash
  • Holiday Accidents and Illness
  • Trusts
  • Buying at auction
  • Leasehold properties
  • Industrial Disease Compensation
  • Goods vehicles - tachograph offences
  • Horse Riding Injury
  • Social Services
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Cycling Accident
  • Accidents At Sea And Cruise Injury
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Death by dangerous driving
  • Fraud
  • Asbestos Compensation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Head and Brain Injury
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Children
  • No Win No Fee
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Signs and signal offences
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Amputation
  • Rights of way issues
  • Management buyouts
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Setting up a business
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Competition law
  • Corporate Law
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Corporate finance
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Employment - business
  • Environmental policy law
  • Commercial Law
  • Developer disputes
  • Tax
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Commercial Leases
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Development plot sales
  • Franchising
  • Data Protection
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Summary Judgment
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Asset Tracing
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Finance
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Credit Control
  • Equestrian property
  • Purchase of development land
  • Share option schemes
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Farming disputes
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Statutory Demands
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Agency agreements
  • Partnership and LLP law

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