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Franklin & Co. Solicitors

Well-established high street legal practice based in the busy market town of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District.

We aim to provide a caring, confidential and committed service to all our clients
We make full use of modern computer technology to make it easy for clients and other professionals to communicate with us and to provide efficient and practical solutions to what can often be complex requirements at a competitive cost.

Legal Services Provided


Commercial, agricultural and residential conveyancing

Domestic, agricultural and commercial leases and tenancy agreements

Residential and commercial estate development

Capital gains and income taxes, VAT and stamp duty land tax

Town and Country planning and environmental law


Trusts & Powers of Attorney

Advice on inheritance tax and lifetime tax planning

Creation and management of lifetime and will trusts

Co-ownership of property and trusts of land

Life policy and pension benefits trusts

Advice to the elderly and their families

Advice to the injured and handicapped and their carers

Creation and management of Lasting Powers of Attorney

Management of Enduring Powers of Attorney

Court of Protection and Deputyship

Charitable trusts

Wills and Probate

Estate planning, lifetime gifts and preparation of wills

Obtaining grants of probate and administration

Administration of estates

Operation of intestacy rules

Variation of wills and deeds of family arrangement


Transfer of business

Agricultural and commercial partnerships and joint ventures

Commercial contracts

Agency and franchising agreements

Dispute Resolution

Civil litigation including personal injury and commercial disputes

Landlord and Tenant disputes and claims to the possession of land

Breach of trust

Validity of wills and undue influence

Claims by family members under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Family matters, matrimonial, cohabitation and children

We can arrange the following referral services from our Bakewell office:


A business lawyer formerly with a major Yorkshire firm and now with his own company and commercial practice is able to provide advice and assistance on a very broad spectrum of corporate matters including: company formations; mergers acquisitions and disposals; company reconstructions; management buy-outs and buy-ins; share options and incentive schemes; venture capital financing; investment schemes.


An employment solicitor formerly with a major Birmingham firm and now with his own employment practice is available to advise on: unfair dismissal, redundancy, sex/race discrimination, dismissal of directors, wrongful dismissal, industrial action, enforcement of restrictive covenants, contracts of employment, letters of appointment, directors service agreements, consultancy agreements and severance agreements.

Public Health

We are associated with James Button & Co for the following areas of expertise: Public Health (including nursing homes), Environmental Health, Local Authority Licensing, Health & Safety, Trading Standards and Recreation Services.

[This is just an indicator of the services for this business, for full and current descriptions please visit their website or contact them.]

01629 814461
Town Hall Chambers, Anchor Square, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1DR
Solicitors / Legal

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