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Kingsfords Solicitors is a long-established law firm which has developed a strong reputation in Kent for providing carefully tailored legal advice for individuals and businesses alike.

We have a wealth of combined expertise among our team, which we use to advise on a wide range of personal and commercial matters.

We have two offices in Ashford, located on Bank Street and Elwick Road respectively. We also have offices in Cranbrook and Hythe.

To discuss your requirements, please get in touch with either of our offices in Ashford by using the details below. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question by filling out the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page.

Elwick Road Office2 Elwick Road ,Ashford ,Kent ,TN23 1PDhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Kingsfords+Solicitors/@51.1465957,0.8724899,18z14
    • Kingsfords Solicitors
      • 2 Elwick Road
      • Ashford
      • Kent
      • TN23 1PD
      • 01233 624545
Bank Street Office7 Bank Street ,Ashford ,Kent ,TN23 1BZhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Kingsfords+Solicitors/@51.14914,0.871579,17z14
    • Kingsfords Solicitors
      • 7 Bank Street
      • Ashford
      • Kent
      • TN23 1BZ
      • 01233 665544

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

How to reach our Ashford offices

Reach us by car

Both of our Ashford offices are within walking distance of various pay and display car parks, including Vicarage Lane Car Park.

Reach us by bus

Our Bank Street office is conveniently located next to various bus stops which are served by the numbers 113, 515, ‘A Little and Often’ and ‘B Little and Often’.

Similarly, our Elwick Road office is served by the bus numbers 2, 2A, 10, 10A, 10X, 11, 11A, 11B, 113, 123, 516, 666, 926, ‘B Little and Often’ and ‘G Little and Often’.

Reaching us by train

Both of our Ashford offices are just a short walk away from Ashford International Train Station.

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey to our Elwick Road office here and to our Bank Street office here.

Accessibility

We strive to make our services as accessible as possible for all of our clients. If you have any specific needs or requirements that would help to make your experience with us more comfortable, please get in touch for a discussion with a member of our team. We will take every possible to step to accommodate you.

Our legal services for you

Residential property

Moving home is an exciting time, but, at the same time, it can also be a very daunting prospect. Afterall, your home is likely to be your most valuable asset. With that being the case, you will understandably want to make sure that every detail is taken care of, no matter what type of transaction you’re looking to carry out.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Ashford have a depth and breadth of expertise which allows us to offer a straightforward, efficient conveyancing service that avoids any unnecessary delays or potential complications.

We have particular expertise in:

  • Sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties
  • Mortgages
  • Extending or altering leases
  • Rights to buy freehold
  • Rights to manage freehold/common parts
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Negotiating covenants and rights
  • Commonhold

As a firm, we have been accredited by the Law Society with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

French property

Alongside our traditional residential conveyancing services, we can also lend our support for French property transactions. The service we provide in this particular area is perfectly suited to support those who have very little experience with the French legal system, as well as those who have conducted French property transactions in the past.

Our French property solicitors in Ashford can support with:

  • Purchases and sales of existing or new-build residential property in France
  • Pre-purchase advice and post-purchase issues
  • Assistance in transfer of assets following divorce, relationship breakdown or death
  • Assistance with cross-border family law issues including minor children or incapacity of adults
  • Advice on French inheritance law, including French wills
  • Contentious advice and commercial property in collaboration with our French correspondent
  • Services for French citizens and companies in the UK:

Our team can also support French companies who are developing their business interests in the UK, working closely with our commercial law team.

Divorce and Family

We understand that family law issues and relationship breakdown can be incredibly difficult to manage, especially as the last thing most people want is to be in conflict with their loved ones.

As such, our family law solicitors in Ashford will take the time to carefully listen to your situation and the outcome you are looking to achieve, tailoring their advice to help you find a way forward that also minimises the potential for any further conflict.

We have a wide range of expertise in this area, including:

As a firm, we are accredited by the Law Society for Children Law.

Wills & Probate

Making a Will and having clear plans for the future will ensure that your family will be properly looked after when you are no longer around. Whether you need support with drafting a Will, or you need support to administer the estate of someone who has died, our Wills and probate solicitors in Ashford are on hand to lend their expert advice.

We can provide sensitive, practical advice and legal support, which will take you through all of the processes you need to navigate, ensuring the estate in question is dealt with in the best possible way.

Our Wills and probate services include:

  • Wills & Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection Matters
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Advice for Older Clients
  • Living Wills (Advanced Directives)

Employment for individuals

If you are experiencing a problem at work or are engaged in a formal dispute with an employer, the impact on your life can be severe.

Our employment law team understand that it can be very stressful to challenge an employer. So, we can be on hand to provide robust representation and legal guidance, ensuring your employment rights are protected and that you achieve the best possible outcome.

Our employment law solicitors’ expertise includes (but is not limited to):

  • Breach of Contract
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Dismissals
  • Employment Tribunal Claims
  • Employment Termination
  • Employee Benefits and Incentives
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Gross Misconduct/Misconduct
  • Maternity Rights
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Suspensions
  • TUPE Transfers
  • Unfair Constructive Dismissals
  • Unfair Dismissals
  • Warnings
  • Wrongful Dismissals

Personal Injury

Suffering a personal injury that was not your fault or was caused by an accident that could have otherwise been avoided, can be very upsetting, especially if it has had a lasting effect on your health and general wellbeing.

Our personal injury solicitors in Ashford have a long history of achieving successful results for personal injury clients. We take a pro-active approach to all claims and are also able to offer a wide range of funding options.

Our personal injury work includes:

  • High value road traffic accidents
  • Accidents in the workplace, in the street or elsewhere
  • Medical negligence
  • Psychological trauma

Litigation and Disputes

Legal disputes often conjure up thoughts of bitter and costly court proceedings. In reality, if the right approach is taken, many legal disputes can be settled out of court, which is often a more cost-effective and less stressful outcome for all parties.

Our dispute solicitors in Ashford can provide carefully tailored advice to support you with a claim, helping to negotiate and settle a wide range of different claims. Where reaching a settlement out of court is not possible, we can also bring and defend court cases, fighting your corner tirelessly.

Our dispute expertise includes:

  • Contested probate actions
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Property disputes (including boundaries, easements (i.e. rights) and covenants)
  • Negligence and nuisance claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Housing and disrepair claims
  • Company and partnership disputes
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Insolvency and debt
  • Debt recovery

Our legal services for your business

Commercial property

As a business, your commercial property interests are likely to be highly valuable, so it should go without saying that getting the right legal advice is critical.

Our specialist team of commercial property solicitors in Ashford can provide your business with bespoke commercial property advice that allows you to realise your wider goals.

We have expertise in:

  • Sales and purchases (including developments)
  • Mortgages
  • Leases, tenancies and licences
  • Options, conditional contracts and overage
  • Planning agreements
  • Rights and easements

Business sales and purchases

Whether you are looking to grow your business by acquisition or you are making plans for an exit sale, these types of commercial transactions require plenty of careful thought and planning.

Our commercial law solicitors can carefully tailor their advice when it comes to handling business sales and purchases, dealing with negotiations and taking on as much paperwork as possible without inconveniencing you.

  • Limited companies
  • Firms
  • Partnerships
  • Franchises
  • Pubs, hotels, care homes, restaurants, services
  • Retail
  • Agricultural
  • Manufacturing/industrial

Company law

At one point or another, every business will face certain challenged that require the support of specialist commercial solicitors. It is important to note that putting in place strong foundations and getting early legal advice can make all the difference.

Our commercial law solicitors deal with the following company matters:

  • Company formations
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Company sales and purchases
  • Resolutions
  • General company law

Employment for businesses

Employment law can often prove to be a tricky area as issues can often arise, even in situations where your business had nothing but the best intentions.

Our Ashford employment lawyers can work closely with your business, helping you to fulfil your responsibilities as an employer, as a well as advising on potential disputes that arise with your employees.

Our employment law expertise includes (but is not limited to):

  • Breach of contract
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Dismissals
  • Employment tribunal claims
  • Employment termination
  • Employee benefits and incentives
  • Equal pay disputes
  • Gross misconduct/misconduct
  • Maternity rights
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement agreements
  • Sex discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Suspensions
  • TUPE Transfers
  • Unfair constructive dismissals
  • Unfair dismissals
  • Warnings
  • Wrongful dismissals

Litigation and disputes

Disputes involving your business, both external and internal, can be incredibly disruptive and, in the worst case scenarios, bring a halt to your commercial endeavours.

Our dispute resolution solicitors have many years of combined experience in resolving disputes for businesses and can advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective approach for dealing with your conflict.

Our expertise includes:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Company and partnership disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes 
  • Professional negligence
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Claims against company directors
  • Insolvency
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation and privacy law

Local legal resources for Ashford, Kent

Ashford Tribunal Hearing Centre

Located in the County Square Shopping Centre close to both of our Ashford offices, this court deals with matters including employment claims.

Find details for Ashford Tribunal Hearing Centre here.

Canterbury Combined Court Centre

Located in nearby Canterbury, this court hears cases related to civil claims, insolvency, divorce and child arrangements.

Find details for Canterbury Combined Court Centre here.

Ashford Advice

Ashford Advice is the new name for the local citizens advice service, offering basic advice on a range of issues for people in the Ashford are.

Find details for Ashford Advice here.