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Services for you and your family

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As an established law firm, our experienced family lawyers will support you and your family on any personal legal matters, particularly during those significant lifetime events.

Legal matters involving your family can often be very sensitive and our dedicated family lawyers, divorce lawyers and conveyancing solicitors will put you at ease by treating each case as unique and each person concerned as an individual.

Family Law

Whether it involves divorce, disputes over children, domestic violence or financial matters, we'll bring you peace of mind during tough times and help resolve the most difficult issues of family law.

Wills, Trusts and Probate

Our team at Crane & Staples will help you with the legal processes of protecting your property and possessions during your lifetime and, as far as possible after you die.

Our advice covers everything from will writing, powers of attorney and tax planning to disposal of business interests. We appreciate that many of these subjects are difficult to talk about but you’ll find us easy to talk to and you are welcome to do so at our offices or in the comfort of your own home.

Powers of Attorney

We can advise you on the preparation of powers of attorney, including Lasting Powers of Attorney which continue to operate even if you subsequently lose mental capacity. Lasting Powers of Attorney allow you to appoint someone to manage your property and financial affairs and also to make health and welfare decisions for you, if you are unable to do so yourself.

If a person has already lost capacity to make a power of attorney, we can advise and assist on applications to the Court of Protection, including gift applications and deputyship applications to protect the assets of incapable persons.

Residential Property

Buying or selling a house? We offer expert advice and a thorough service to take the hassle out of house-buying and related transactions with our team of conveyancing solicitors. Call us for your free, no-obligation estimate.


If you are planning a divorce, you will now need to visit a trained mediator before you can go to court. This can often put you in greater control of your arrangements and provide better value for money than potential lengthy involvement with two lawyers in court. Danielle Peters, one of our Family Partners is one of the UK's fully qualified legal mediators.

Employment and Dispute Resolution

Our expert lawyers take the worry out of all legal matters from unfair dismissal to debt recovery and property disputes. 

Advice For The Older Client

We are also able to provide legal expertise for you as a business owner or employee. Please visit our business law section.

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If you’d like to arrange a time for a confidential meeting with one of our team, please call us on 01707 329333.

Crane & Staples Solicitors
Longcroft House, Fretherne Road, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire AL8 6TU

Tel: 01707 329333

Fax: 01707 331194


DX: 30051 Welwyn Garden City