Our family profession for over 160 years
Buying, selling or re-mortgaging then please contact us to obtain a quote. With brief details of your transaction we will provide a tailored quote ensuring a very competitive rate.
Please feel free to submit an online quote request and we will reply promptly. Alternatively we welcome a telephone enquiry if possible as it enables us to better understand any particular features of your individual transaction as well as providing you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We recognise that often comparing several conveyancing quotes can be difficult with differences in the costs and disbursements from one firm to the next. Telephoning us can help you understand these important differences and we will of course always follow it up with a written quote.
Moving house can be stressful with many different people involved such as estate agents, solicitors/conveyancers, mortgage advisors and mortgage lenders and it is often the largest investment many people will make. Choosing the right legal advisor to look after you is vital. Instructing our firm will ensure that your transaction is dealt with personally by an experienced qualified solicitor or licensed conveyancer.
Our firm is a member of the Law Society CQS accreditation scheme which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices We will keep you fully informed throughout and guide you through the process while providing an efficient service. Our case management software enables us to provide you with automated email updates as your matter progresses.
Unfortunately many people are under the impression that a Will is not necessary. It is a popular misconception that assets transfer automatically between husband and wife on death. That is not necessarily the case and there are strict rules of inheritance and tax issues that make it essential for proper preparation and planning with a Will professionally drafted by a solicitor. It is especially important for unmarried couples and/or those with young children.
Making a straightforward Will is not expensive and ensures that upon death your estate is dealt with properly and in accordance with your wishes giving you peace of mind. There are many Will writing services offered by people with inadequate training, qualifications or insurance and even some ‘write it yourself ‘ packs available on the internet. We have seen many examples of using such services proving costly and causing financial difficulties and delays for bereaved loved ones.
We recommend using a Solicitor regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We can prepare your Wills very quickly and provide free storage in fire proof boxes ensuring they are kept safely for when needed.
If you wish to discuss making a Will please Contact Us.
Losing a loved one is a devastating experience and people are often unable to cope with the burden of administering the deceased’s estate. We can help by removing this burden and dealing with the process involved for you. The first step is to apply for Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration) and only once that is obtained can the deceased’s estate then be administered to their beneficiaries. Full accounts are prepared and delivered ensuring you have a record of the administration and that your duty as an appointed Executor or Personal Representative is discharged.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
With people living longer but suffering health issues later in life they are often left unable to deal with their property and affairs. A Power of Attorney is an extremely useful way to enable your family or friends to help you at a time when you wish or are no longer able to deal with your affairs.
If a Power of Attorney is not made and a person loses mental capacity, e.g. through illness, then the opportunity to grant Power of Attorney is lost and the process of a Deputy being appointed by the Court is much longer and expensive. It is therefore worthwhile planning for the future before any difficulties arise.
If you wish to discuss your options and how a Power of Attorney may be suitable for you then why not contact us for a free no obligation discussion about your circumstances.
General Powers of Attorney
If you would like to enable someone to deal with a specific matter for you, e.g. perhaps because you are moving abroad or will temporarily have difficulty dealing with any matters, then please ask us about General Powers of Attorney. This is an inexpensive solution to enable your affairs to be dealt with on your behalf.
Divorce or dissolving a Civil Partnership is naturally an emotional and worrying time. Choosing the right legal advisor to assist you is essential and we are here to support and advise you throughout the process. We will ensure you understand your rights and advise you on the best way to resolve matters.
If you are considering a divorce, dissolution of civil partnership and/or financial separation or any other family law matter then please contact us. We will be glad to assist you with an initial meeting to discuss your issues at no cost and with no obligation.
If you have suffered injury and/or financial loss through no fault of your own why not obtain the compensation to which you are entitled.
Whether your injury is caused by a road traffic accident, medical negligence, a slip trip or fall, an accident at work or in public, dog bites or criminal injuries such as assault or abuse then you may be eligible for compensation.
We have successfully pursued thousands of compensation claims on a No Win No fee basis that ensures you do not pay any legal costs whether you win or lose and that you receive 100% of the compensation which you are awarded.
No matter how trivial or serious your injuries are Contact Us to enquire whether you can make a claim. We are more than happy to discuss your case with you at no cost and without placing you under any obligation.
We can assist you with recovering debts of both a personal and commercial nature. Using our expertise we can assist you to determine the prospects of successfully recovering your debts, the different methods of enforcement available as well as conducting the debt recovery proceedings and enforcement action on your behalf. We offer flexible payment structures to keep your costs to a minimum.
Please contact us to arrange an initial free consultation.
It is important that when entering any relationship such as landlord or tenant that the appropriate agreement is made between the parties to help avoid disputes in the future.
We can assist by negotiating the terms of new leases or renewals or if relationships have already broken down we are here to help explain and enforce your rights and where applicable obtain compensation whether this involves a commercial or residential matter.
Please contact us and we will be glad to assist with an initial discussion at no cost and without placing you under any obligation.
We have extensive experience of dealing with company matters including all aspects of commercial property/business, acquisition and disposal, the creation of leases and commercial litigation.
We offer a full service of the acquisition or creation of companies and general advice on the day to day running of companies, limited liability partnerships and partnerships themselves with the creation of partnership agreements.
If you have been dismissed from your job unfairly, been forced to resign as a result of your employers behaviour or discriminated against on the basis of your age, sex or race then you may be entitled to compensation.
There are very short time limits within which employment law claims must be brought and so it is vital that if you have been dismissed/resigned that you contact us quickly to discuss your case.
Contacting us does not place you under any obligation and is free of charge.
We want to give you the best possible service. However, if at any point you become unhappy or concerned about the service we have provided then you should inform us immediately, so that we can do our best to resolve the problem.
In the first instance it may be helpful to contact the person who is working on your case to discuss your concerns and we will do our best to resolve any issues at this stage. If you would like to make a formal complaint, then you can read our full complaints procedure – please ask us for a copy. Making a complaint will not affect how we handle your case.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority can help you if you are concerned about our behaviour. This could be for things like dishonesty, taking or losing your money or treating you unfairly because of your age, a disability or other characteristic.
You can raise your concerns with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
What do to if we cannot resolve your complaint
The Legal Ombudsman can help you if we are unable to resolve your complaint ourselves. They will look at your complaint independently and it will not affect how we handle your case.
Before accepting a complaint for investigation, the Legal Ombudsman will check that you have tried to resolve your complaint with us first. If you have, then you must take your complaint to the Legal Ombudsman:
- Within six months of receiving a final response to your complaint
- No more than six years from the date of act/omission; or
- No more than three years from when you should reasonably have known there was cause for complaint.
If you would like more information about the Legal Ombudsman, please contact them.
Call: 0300 555 0333 between 9am to 5pm.
Legal Ombudsman PO Box 6806, Wolverhampton, WV1 9WJ
Our firm was first established in 1852 and has continued as a family practice ever since. Originally based in Liverpool City Centre we moved to our current premises in Blundellsands and Crosby in 1997.
We specialise in many areas of Law including Conveyancing, Wills and Probate, Powers of Attorney, Divorce, Commercial Property, Personal Injury, Debt Recovery, Landlord and Tenant and Employment Law.
A member of the Law Society we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We provide an efficient service without compromising on standards and welcome any opportunity to use our specialist knowledge to help you.
We are CQS accredited – a scheme introduced by the Law Society to ensure high standards in Conveyancing.
For further information on our firms history please click here
I wish to thank you for assisting me with the purchase of my new home. I appointed you following a recommendation by my brother and am pleased to inform you that you did not disappoint and I could not fault your level of service.
To Pete and Mike Sharman With thanks for helping my daughter buy her house so quickly.
I instructed Sharman and Son when purchasing my first home. They were an invaluable source of professional information and support. They were extremely efficient and the entire process was painless, with thorough explanations at every step. I have complete confidence in Sharman & Son and would not hesitate to recommend them
I have dealt with Sharman and Son on a number of occasions and each time I have found them to provide an excellent service. They work efficiently and turn things around quickly - always good when you are trying to get a property sale completed on time! In addition, their staff are friendly and professional and nothing is ever too much trouble for them. I would have no hesitation in using them again in the future.
Sharman and Son dealt with the purchase of our property swiftly and with the highest level of expertise. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Sharman and Son to our friends and family, or using them again in the future when required. Many thanks to Peter for his extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly approach.