Biscoes Law Limited

Biscoes, your local lawyers, are located in offices close to you. Emergency and home appointments are available. We are here to help you with all your legal requirements and offer a comprehensive range of legal services. We pride ourselves in providing a professional approach in a friendly environment.

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Sean Austin
Verified Sean Austin Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910201118



Overall Biscoes we’re knowledgeable and professional. There was added costs due to a breakdown in communication from the beginning however this was explained but could have been put in the initial quote.

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Verified Christopher Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910172422



Very well done with obvious efficiency. I appreciated the personal contact.

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Laurence Stuart
Verified Laurence Stuart Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910160444

Great Service


A great service cannot fault any part of the service that our solicitor provided.

Solicitor being reviewed: Melanie Natalie Palfrey

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Michael John
Verified Michael John Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910131211

Moving house to flat downsizing


They were very slow getting searches done . We moved from portsmouth to brockenhurst as both registered disabled . Moved near to our daughter. Feedback was appalling , we had toget very cross and asked to speak to person in control. They kept saying they were on holiday and our searches left whilst they were away, . Sorry because they were our family long term solicitors with wills etc with them . Very sad at the service they gave us

Solicitor being reviewed: Melanie Natalie Palfrey

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Verified Treciaus Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910125738

Limited company


Worst ever very rude solicitor does not care about how much you pay

Solicitor being reviewed: Courtney Weeks

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Verified Tracie Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910125539

Flat purchase


Good value and stayed within the price quoted and excellent service

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Roger Cecil
Verified Roger Cecil Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910124042

House purchase


Gillian and her staff at Biscoes Law was brilliant for me. They dealt with everything professionally and speedily for me. I would recommend this law firm to anyone who is seeking conveyancing. Thank you!

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Verified Diane Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910121927

Good service


On the whole we had a good service from Biscoes. We came across a few issues with the sale of our house which became frustrating but Biscoes dealt with it all. They kept us updated with everything that was going on.

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Verified David Added 4 days ago Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910112856

Advice on Trespass Law


I arranged an initial consultation with Biscoes to discuss a possible trespass on my land by an adjoining neighbour.
A useful discussion took place and we agreed a potential next course of action if required. Fortunately the problem was resolved and the trespass did not take place, however throughout my discussion and subsequent correspondence, the firm were professional, courteous and responsive.

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Jonathan Nicholas Neil
Verified Jonathan Nicholas Neil Added 4 days ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
September 10, 2019 20190910110812

Good 2 conveyances :-)


I've used solicitors in Braintree Essex for 33 years but had a little falling out and changed to BISCOES early 2019. I've dealt with Gillian Cowling without any problems at all. Easy to talk to/efficient and always there to talk. I would recommend them (and I don't normally do reviews) without a second thought. John Benson

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About This Branch


Historically, the longserving Portsmouth based firms of Biscoe Smith, Heather and Bellinger, Cousins Burbidge & Connor and Lyndhurst Groves merged in 1994 to form Biscoes Cousins Groves. In 2004 in the Firm's 150th year, Biscoes absorbed Wilkinson & Co and merged with King and Franckeiss, both well respected local firms. Subsequently in 2005 a merger with Covers added a Petersfield office to an already impressive list of locations, which was closely followed by the opening of an office in Gosport. In 2006 a Portchester branch was created following the link up with the long established practice of Barry Swanton & Co. In 2018 Biscoes merged with Gurney Champion & Co & Heyes Saumuel in Ryde, Isle of Wight. Biscoes continues to move confidently into the 21st Century, whilst remaining steadfastly committed to the provision of a traditional and locally based legal service. Located in offices close to you. Emergency and home appointments are available in certain cases. We are here to help you with all your legal requirements and offer a comprehensive range of legal services. We pride ourselves in providing a professional approach in a friendly environment.

Legal Services
  • Separation Agreement
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Lease Extensions
  • Housing disputes
  • Child Law
  • Buying at auction
  • Redundancy
  • Media and Sports
  • Settlement Applications and indefinite leave to remain appeals
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Illegal Workers and Civil Penalties
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • EEA Residence Permits
  • Citizenship
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Professional Discipline
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Family Visit Visa Applications /Appeals
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Family Reunion Applications / Appeals
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Collaborative Law
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Repossessions
  • Administrative reviews, appeals and judicial reviews
  • Family Leave
  • Transfer of title
  • Family law
  • Professional Conduct
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Civil partnerships
  • EEA Registration Cards
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Notary
  • Housing Associations
  • Property Disputes
  • General Visit Visa Applications / Appeals
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Tier 1 (investors, entrepreneurs and exceptional talent)
  • Separation
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • TUPE
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Asylum applications and appeals
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Flexible Working
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Human Rights
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Deportation appeals
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Senior Executives
  • Pension and property advice
  • EEA Family Permits
  • Applications to extend leave to remain or for settlement
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Injunctions
  • Applications for British citizenship
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Part Time Workers
  • Tenant Eviction
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Social Services
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Theft
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Entry clearance applications and appeals
  • Leasehold properties
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Injunctions
  • UK ancestry
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Ancestry visas
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Litigation Law
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Trusts
  • Right to Manage
  • Wills
  • Remortgaging
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Tax
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Indefinite leave to remain applications
  • Planning
  • Marriage Applications/Appeals
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Child contact
  • Family Based Visas
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Nationality, Citizenship, Registration application
  • Against The Council
  • Immigration Law
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Financial Matters
  • Children
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Applications for discretionary leave
  • Tier 4 (students)
  • Probate
  • Consumer Rights
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Housing Management
  • Transfers of equity
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Trusts
  • Visas
  • Family Mediation
  • Libel and Defamation
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Travel rights
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Business Crime
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Dispute resolution - civil mediation
  • Criminal Damage
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Extending your Lease
  • Re-entry bans
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Professional Negligence
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Pension Law
  • Stress at Work
  • Tier 2 (sponsored skilled workers)
  • Partner and family visas
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Tier 5 (temporary workers)
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Gardening Leave
  • Drugs offences
  • Assault
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Share option schemes
  • Environment
  • Contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of specialist mechanical and electrical plant
  • Commercial Law
  • Employment - business
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Development plot sales
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Patents
  • Framework agreements
  • Credit Control
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • Setting up a business
  • Competition law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Health and Safety
  • Facility maintenance agreements
  • Summary Judgment
  • Building contracts and professional appointments
  • Environmental policy law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Crane oversailing and scaffolding licences
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Guarantees and bonds
  • Tax
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements
  • Domain Names
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Copyright
  • Management buyouts
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Statutory Demands
  • Development agreements
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Agency agreements
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Finance
  • Licensing
  • Warranties, third party rights and reliance letters
  • Development loan facilities
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Construction
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Franchising
  • Developer disputes
  • Asset Tracing
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Rights of way issues
  • Engineering contracts
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Purchase of development land
  • In-house training
  • Corporate Law
  • Data Protection
  • Corporate finance
  • Planning law
  • Mediation

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