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Solicitors in Peterborough

Our team in Peterborough will take the time to understand your concerns, ambitions and requirements before delivering tailored advice and a detailed outline of your options. 

    • Peterborough
      • Stuart House
      • St John's Street
      • Peterborough
      • PE1 5DD

Our legal services for individuals in Peterborough

Residential conveyancing

The prospect of buying a new home can often feel exhilarating, however many people fail to realise how many details there are to account for to make sure the process goes according to plan. This is why it is always recommended to have a conveyancing solicitor to make sure that all the boxes have been ticked.

At Roythornes, we have an experienced team of conveyancing solicitors who are dedicated to making things go as smoothly as possible. We are here to support you, guide you and keep you fully informed during the whole process.

Residential property planning

A lot of homeowners don’t realise that when making changes to a property, permission is often required from your local council, depending on what it is you want to do.

To guarantee that you’re complying with the rules and regulations set by your council, our property planning solicitors will help you throughout all of the procedures and any paperwork that is required; such as the application process and any disagreements that might arise.

Family law

At Roythornes, our experienced team of family law solicitors know well how emotionally taxing family law matters can be. Experiencing a divorce, separation, or another kind of family law related issue is very difficult, so our goal is to make the process as straightforward as possible. Our legal advice is always delivered with the utmost sensitivity and you can trust that we always have our client’s best interest at heart.

As a general rule, our first port of call is always to seek a collaborative approach at first, normally through methods such as alternative dispute resolution or collaborative law. However, if going to court is unavoidable, we of course are able to provide you with legal representation as well as close personal support.

Individual employment law

Experiencing difficulties within the workplace or your professional life can be incredibly stressful and consuming. It’s not uncommon for these issues to have a negative impact on your mental health and in some cases they can even result in financial instability.

Our employment law solicitors are well-versed in dealing with all employment law matters, and will make sure that you are fully informed in terms of your legal rights. If needed, we are also happy to assist with any alternative dispute resolution methods and if it comes to it, we can provide representation during an employment tribunal.

Individual notary services

Authenticating documents that are required for overseas purposes can be difficult, but our notary solicitors are at hand to aid you with a wide variety of processes such as witness preparation, notarising passports (often required for opening a foreign bank account), dealing with residency certificates and proof of life certificates and more.

We’re aware that dealing with personal matters abroad can be very complex, so we’re here to support you and prevent any mistakes or delays.

Personal injury

Our personal injury solicitors are fully aware of the distress and consequences that experiencing an injury that happened when you weren’t at fault can bring. Often those who have suffered this sometimes life-changing event begin to struggle in multiple aspects of their life, personally, financially and mentally.

At Roythornes, we believe that compensation is essential in these situations, which is why our dedicated team is committed to backing you every step of the way, helping you build the foundations of a strong and successful claim.

Wills, probate and private client matters

Any situation involving the subject of death is sure to be emotionally fraught. However, it’s essential to seriously consider the option of creating a Will so that in the unfortunate event of your passing, the situation is made that little bit easier as there will be guidelines to make sure that your assets end up with the correct people, according to your wishes.

We fully understand that this is a delicate topic, so our private client solicitors always act with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism, ensuring that your wishes are honoured.

Our legal services for businesses in Peterborough

Business employment law

There are many pitfalls and complexities in the world of Employment Law, and employers aren’t always aware of them. To ensure that you can focus on your business, our employment law solicitors are on hand to deal with any legal issues that you might have to deal with, from dismissals to redundancy related matters and more.

We are also on hand to help you put mitigation plans in place for any future issues that you may face in the future.

Business notary services

Businesses often have to deal with overseas documentation such as affidavits, statutory declarations, letters of authority and more, due to many English language documents only being accepted by many foreign courts after they’ve been notarised.

Thankfully, our business notary solicitors are on hand to assist with these matters; as one of only 900 notaries in the whole of England and Wales, we are in a perfect position to help with all matters related to international trade.

Construction and engineering

Where construction and engineering matters are concerned, there tends to be a heavy amount of legal presence. This is due to it being an industry that requires a lot of risk management, as well as the drafting and negotiation of various contracts.

Our construction and engineering solicitors have a wide breadth of experience working with almost every part of this industry, from developers to contractors, as well as investors. One of the most important aspects of the legal side of things is making sure that every single piece of paperwork has been filled out accordingly and that every box has been ticked – this is something that we are happy to assist you with.

Corporate and commercial

At Roythornes, our corporate and commercial solicitors fully appreciate the complexities that come with being in charge of a business. Our team’s vast amount of experience in the commercial sector puts us in a fantastic place to help add value to your business.

Over the years, our corporate and commercial solicitors have worked for governmental bodies, charities and educational establishments, meaning that we’re able to advise on multiple different areas within the sector, whether you’re a large corporation or a newly established sole trader.

Debt recovery

When you don’t receive a debt that is owed to you on time, not only can it add a significant amount of frustration and stress, but can also have serious financial implications as well.

Our debt recovery solicitors fully understand how mentally taxing this situation can be, and are committed to taking some of the pressure off of you by guiding you through the debt recovery process and getting the money repaid to you as fast as possible.

We believe that it is often best to try using an alternative dispute resolution, as this can save precious time and be less stress-inducing. However, if litigation is required, we will of course provide you with excellent legal representation.

Dispute resolution

Unfortunately, commercial disputes can have a devasting impact on business. This is because they can actually affect your business’s reputation as well as your overall profit.

Our dispute resolution solicitors are well-versed in de-escalation and will advise you on how to resolve these issues in a calm and collected manner. Our general approach is to first try alternative dispute resolution, however, should it come to it, we are able to provide excellent legal representation in court.

International trade

Overseas trade matters can often be complex, however our experienced international trade solicitors are available to advise on matters such as corporate structure, site finding, employment law and finance arrangements for both UK businesses and overseas businesses looking to set up in the UK.

We have an excellent reputation for both distribution and agency agreements, making sure that your business is fully protected when entering a new market. 

Planning and Development

Our planning and development solicitors work in tandem with our commercial property team to provide an excellent advisory service, so whether you want to acquire planning permission for development, or work with various members of the industry – you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

This area of law has a reputation for being time-consuming and complex, so we’re here to simplify the process and explain things plainly.

Real estate

At Roythornes, we take pleasure in being one of the leading property law firms in the UK. We have a deep understanding of the property development market, and the combination of our planning, environmental and dispute resolution teams puts us firmly at the top of the ladder in terms of helping small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) succeed.

Whatever you need, our commercial real estate solicitors provide an intuitive and in-depth service whilst ensuring that your legal and financial interests remain protected.

Local legal resources in Peterborough

Peterborough Council

If you’re new to the area or have lived here your entire life, Peterborough’s council’s website has a wealth of information that covers a broad spectrum of different topics.

Citizen’s Advice Peterborough

If you’re unsure of your current legal situation, Peterborough’s Citizen’s Advice website is a very useful resource, especially if you require general advice on issues such as benefits, finance, housing or immigration.

Courts in Peterborough

If you are facing a legal issue that is being resolved in court, get in touch with our solicitors in Peterborough today for expert representation and advice. Above is a link to all the courts, tribunals and law centres within the Peterborough area.

Directions to our Peterborough office

By car

The nearest car park to our Peterborough office is Wellington Street Car Park, a two minute walk.

By bus

Our office is situated near St Mary’s Church Bus Stop on Chapel St, a three minute walk.

By train

Our office is located a short distance from Peterborough train station.

Plan your journey

Plan your journey to our Peterborough office here.


We hold a non-negotiable belief that everybody should have access to legal support, so if you have any form of accessibility requirements, please let a member of our team know and we will do our utmost to accommodate you.