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We are receiving enquiries relating to lifetime planning such as preparation of wills, lasting powers of attorney, probate, divorce, and child related concerns.

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Our vision and values

MD Law’s vision for the future having gone through a huge restructure during the past five years, is to continue looking for individuals from all areas of disciplines so we can continue to offer our clients an excellent range of services. We work closely with external consultants also and encourage applications from experienced fee earning through to administration staff.

We are a diverse law firm specialising mainly in services for the individual. We have our traditional Conveyancing Departments in both our Whitchurch and North Road offices and we also have our NEW Beddau Meeting Rooms.

We work closely with the community both locally and nationally, however we strive to provide a unique personal service and endeavour to use an empathetic approach to our clients needs and requirements. We value our clients and their instructions and we consider we are a friendly law firm who will also try to go the ‘extra mile’ to help clients quite often going through difficult periods of their lives.

It is not uncommon for clients to call in to provide us with updates in their matters, we regularly ‘pop the kettle on’ and that’s exactly what we thrive to offer a friendly legal service where the client is seen as a person where we will accommodate their set of circumstances as friendly and as professionally as we can.

Your feedback is equally as important to us, which is why we have set up our client care charter which invites our clients to comment on the services received from us. We will always do our best to provide the best possible legal services to our clients.

Should I make a Will?

Everyone needs a Will, to ensure your hard-earnt assets are protected where possible and go to the people or causes which you care the most about. Many people delay or have doubts about making a Will and around 180,000 people a year die intestate (without making a will).

Making a Will is not only for the elderly or unwell. Ensuring you have a Will can avoid significant problems for those you leave behind.

Download our 'Making a Will' factsheet

Practice areas

Property transactions
Property transactions

Our residential property team is run by a team of very experienced and qualified lawyers who have several years property experience. Our property lawyers are skilled to an exceptionally high standard and take pride in the care that is taken to advise our clients throughout their entire transaction.

Family Department
Family Department

We offer a variety of family services ranging from Divorce and financial remedy to a cohabitation dispute and non molestation and occupation orders. Our solicitors are empathetic and ready to talk you through quite possibly one of the most challenging time in your life.

Private Client
Private Client

We have a wealth of considerable experience in Private Client matters. Preparing matters for your future should never been underestimated. We offer a Wills service together with acting for clients in probate matters, this is the process when someone passes away, quite often when loved one’s die we are left feeling vulnerable and uncertain what to do next, at MD Law we can offer assistance with a compassionate service while guiding you through that legal process.

We also act for clients wanting to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and can offer legal advice when an LPA may not be an option and should capacity be an issue we can assist in making an application to the Court Of Protection for concerned relatives.

Child Services
Child Services

We offer legal advice and assistance to any person facing a difficult dispute involving a child, our team have helped many clients through difficult times.

Our services can vary from advising and acting for a parent trying to maintain contact with their children to acting for parents in an adoption.

We have several years experience in dealing with child law and offer a child focused outcome for our client, with the child’s welfare always being considered as paramount throughout the course of legal proceedings.

Parental Responsibilty

What is Parental Resopnsibility?

Parental Responsibility is defined as ‘all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has in relation to the child and his property’.

If you have parental responsibility you have the right to be consulted in key decisions about your child's upbringing, for example medical treatment and education.

It is solely for the interests of the child and not the parents. It does not give the parent who does not have day to day care of the child a right to interfere in routine daily issues.

What will happen to the housing market when lockdown restrictions begin to be lifted?

Updated: Friday 19th June

Following on from the First Ministers Conference today we are delighted to confirm that some restrictions have now been lifted to enable the housing sector to begin to open. Estate and Letting Agents are able to open, viewings can be carried out on vacant properties and the following reasons have been identified as a reasonable excuse to leave your local area or be indoors with someone else: -

  1. Move house;
  2. Prepare a property for someone to move in
  3. Visit an estate or letting agent, developer sales office or show home in connection with the purchase, sale or rental of an unoccupied property
  4. View an unoccupied property with a view to buying or renting it

The Assembly will provide detailed guidance in relation to moving shortly which will include recommendations about the thorough cleaning of properties.

However, for those stuck in chains where a Mortgage Company requires a physical valuation to be carried out there have been no suggestions that this will change on occupied properties imminently.

As a Firm, it has been decided that as we have worked so effectively over the last couple of weeks, to ensure the safety of our Employees and Clients we will continue to work from both the office and at home remotely, however we can be contacted throughout usual working hours as normal.

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Key workers

We want to give something back …….

We are currently receiving instructions from Key workers and are offering discounts to our usual fees. If you fall into the category of a key worker contact us to find out more - we are here to help!

Our offices and meeting rooms

Debt Recovery

Here at MD Law we know and appreciate that unpaid debts not only affect your cashflow, but can affect your productivity in the time spent wasted in chasing payments, stress, affect your reputation and cause general upset with your team if you are a business.

We offer a practical, pragmatic service aimed at ensuring you obtain the best possible outcome while freeing up your time to carry on as normal.

If you would like to discuss any debt recovery matters you may have please contact Kim Anthony.

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MD Law are looking for Consultants

MD Law thrives to work with people who want to grow with the firm and are currently keen to hear from consultant solicitors or chartered legal executives who are looking to establish their own case-load whilst maintaining a flexible work/life balance.

Contact us

For any general enquiries, please fill in the following contact form


Parliamentary review

MD LAW were delighted to take part in the Parliamentary Review for 2019. To review our involvement please click the link.