Biscoes Solicitors


Also known as - Biscoes Solicitors

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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Christina Louise Heiner
Verified Christina Louise Heiner Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
April 28, 2020 20200428142821

Excellent Service


Biscoes solicitors made both selling and buying my properties very easy and stress free. I would highly recommend using them for your conveyancing. In particular Melanie Palfrey but all and any of the solicitors I have dealt with at the firm have been superb.
They do not treat you like run of the mill clients, I very much felt like I had personal service and they knew my cases well throughout all of my dealings.

Solicitor named in this review: Melanie Palfrey

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Verified Cordelia Added 5 months ago Report to admin
December 03, 2019 20191203133548

Very professional service


I am just about to use Biscoes again actually for one of my daughters . I used Biscoes for a Insurance claim and they were very professional . My solicitor explained things throughout my claim and was always available to talk to if I needed . I used a different solicitor before and they were not so efficient , they seemed like a call centre whereas Biscoes has a personal touch. The only reason they didn't get a five star was the length of time awaiting my payout, but this is most likely the other party dragging the heels .

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Mrs Deborah
Verified Mrs Deborah Added 5 months ago Report to admin
December 03, 2019 20191203133103

Returning Client


Biscoes have represented me during my divorce and a recent dispute with my employer. They also dealt with my house purchase and my will. All the individual solicitors who dealt with these differing cases were professional,honest with me regarding outcome of the individual case and kept to agreed budget.

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Verified Janet Added 5 months ago Report to admin
December 01, 2019 20191201145611

Grandparent contact


Kellie Cox was amazing her kindness and support was invaluable during a sad and difficult time for me and my family.

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Janice Marion
Verified Janice Marion Added 5 months ago Report to admin
November 28, 2019 20191128110922

Property sale


My Wife and I, were very pleased with the way Your Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth branch executed our above sale, with minimum delay and their expertise.

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Owen Maxwell
Verified Owen Maxwell Added 5 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
November 27, 2019 20191127165149

Purchase of property


We found the company very efficient and all members of staff were very helpful throughout the whole process

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Gareth Raymond
Verified Gareth Raymond Added 5 months ago Report to admin
November 27, 2019 20191127124447

Wow!! What a service


from day one the service that Biscoes provided was outstanding, due to an unfortunate event, we were put on hold moving forward into purchasing a property due to natural causes, however, we were reassured throughout the delay and Biscoes a we’re both professional and tenacious, what you need from a company that are acting on your behalf, we trusted Biscoes with out most valuable asset and they came through in the end like a super hero! I would 100% recommend Biscoes, A* service

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Verified Philip Added 5 months ago Report to admin
November 27, 2019 20191127094722

house sale


From the start we had very good and timely communication. Even though the sale was over a long period of time due to probate issues, Biscoes stayed on top of the process and made sure the sale was concluded very quickly once legal formalities were finished

Solicitor named in this review: Melanie Palfrey

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Verified Philip Added 6 months ago Report to admin
November 21, 2019 20191121101659

Declaration of trust


really happy with Biscoes and Graeme Quar jumping on this and giving me an option to structure my property interests that I didn't know was available

Solicitor named in this review: Graeme Quar

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Colin Brian
Verified Colin Brian Added 6 months ago Report to admin
November 21, 2019 20191121101558

Re house sale


Third time we have used Biscoes - personal friendly service. Reassuring when things get tricky during a house move. Would certainly use them again.

Solicitor named in this review: Nicola Cleverly

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

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