Solicitors in Guildford

  • Guildford Office
  • Atkins Hope Solicitors
  • 1 Farnham Road
  • Guildford
  • Surrey
  • GU2 4RG
  • Opening times: 9am-5:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Telephone: 0208 680 5018
  • Contact us online here

How to find our Guildford office

Arriving by car

Our nearest public car park is Guildford Park Car Park, a quick 8 minute walk.

Arriving by train

You can reach our Guildford office via train. You will arrive at Guildford station, only a four minute walk away.

Arriving by bus

The closest bus stop to our Guildford office is Guildford Station (Stop C), which frequently sees bus routes 1, 4, 17, 520 and PT5.

Plan your journey

Looking to visit our Guildford office? You can plan your journey here.


At Atkins Hope, we believe that everyone should rightfully have access to legal services. Should you need additional support to receive legal support from our team, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will try our best to accommodate you in the best way possible.

Legal services for individuals

Civil litigation and Dispute Resolution

Disputes can have a significant impact on your life especially where they brew over a prolonged period of time. Seeking legal advice immediately is always advised to ensure the situation does not escalate further.

The team at Atkins Hope are devoted to achieving the right outcome for you, ensuring it’s in line with your best interests. We try to avoid unnecessary conflict where possible through attempting to resolve matters by Letters before Action, private negotiation, mediation and more. With us by your side, you can be confident in receiving expert advice and practical guidance.

Our solicitors in Guildford can assist with civil litigation and dispute resolution matters, including:

  • Professional negligence claims
  • Personal debt management
  • Contract disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Actions against police

Disputes over Wills (Contentious Probate)

Where you have been left out of a Will you were presumed to inherit from, or where someone is disputing a loved one’s Will, it can be a confusing and emotional impactful time. Matters can be resolved quickly and without the need for contentious court proceedings with ample experience.

When you choose to work with the team, we will provide the utmost sensitivity throughout, ensuring you receive sensible advice to navigate through the situation at hand. Our solicitors have considerable experience with out-of-court resolutions via methods of alternative dispute resolution, but are also able to represent you during court proceedings where required.


When you’re employed, your employee has legal obligations that need to be met. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and can cause a number of serious issues having the potential to impact your mental health and finances.

Our solicitors understand the impact employment disputes can have on every aspect of your general life and have the experience to ensure our clients get the outcome they need while avoiding unnecessary conflict. We do this through methods of ADR, such as negotiation and mediation. Where employment tribunal is unavoidable, our solicitors will assist in creating a robust argument and supporting evidence.

Our employment solicitors in Guildford have expertise in matters including:

  • Reviewing employment contracts
  • Settlement agreements
  • Dismissal, including constructive dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • TUPE transfers
  • Discrimination
  • Grievance and disciplinary matters
  • Unlawful deductions from salary

Family Law

Family is important, and when issues occur that impact your relationship, it can be a daunting and emotional time for all involved. To ensure matters are swiftly resolved to prevent matters from escalating further, it is wise to seek professional help from a family law solicitor.

Our solicitors are dedicated to providing a top-quality family law service. When you work with us, you will receive close personal support alongside clear, realistic advice you can trust. We have decades of experience handling all manner of scenarios and are acknowledged experts, having been awarded the Children Law accreditation by the Law Society, reflecting our commitment.

Our family law solicitors in Guildford can provide advice and guidance in matters including:

Property Disputes including landlord and tenant

Whether you’re facing problems with your neighbour or you’re a landlord involved in a dispute over rent arrears, service charges or something else with your tenant, reaching out for expert legal support is important.

Our solicitors have a broad scope of knowledge in various property disputes, having helped a range of clients at all complexity levels to resolve their issues.

Our property dispute solicitors in Guildford can assist with a wide range of property dispute matters, including:

  • Boundary disputes
  • Leasehold and freehold disputes
  • Eviction and possession proceedings
  • Landlord & tenant disputes
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Planning disputes
  • Parking disputes
  • Land Registry issues

Residential Conveyancing

No matter whether you are purchasing, selling, or being involved in a different type of property transaction such as remortgaging, having assistance from a proficient solicitor is a must to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

We understand how difficult and stressful property transactions can be, but we will handle each step of the process so your stress levels can be kept to a minimum. Our team are highly skilled and have strong communication skills, assuring you that we have everything under control.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors in Guildford have expertise in matters such as:

  • Buying residential property
  • Selling residential property
  • Buying & selling leaseholds
  • Lease renewals
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Remortgaging
  • Equity release
  • Transfer of equity

We regularly handle all types of residential property, including:

  • New-build homes
  • Help-to-Buy properties
  • Development plots
  • Listed buildings
  • Homes in Conservation Areas
  • Properties covered by Article 4 directives
  • High value property

Wills, Trusts & Estates

Wills, trusts & estate matters can be a difficult conversation to have, let alone to take action over handling matters such as probate. A solicitor can handle all aspects of the process on your behalf or be there to support you throughout.

Our solicitors have assisted a wide range of clients, from those with easy estates to others more complex, such as high net worth estates. No matter your situation, our team are dedicated to providing a compassionate and quality service.

Our Wills, trusts and estates solicitors in Guildford can assist with matters including:

Legal services for businesses

Commercial Conveyancing

Purchasing property for your business is a significant deal and is often the largest asset the business will own. Unfortunately, with commercial conveyancing, there are many legalities involved, in addition to sometimes unavoidable delays. Matters like these can be stressful, time consuming and expensive, but with the assistance of an expert solicitor, they can handle all the important aspects, helping to reduce time, money, and stress levels.

No matter your property transaction, whether you are buying, selling, or leasing, our team of specialist solicitors can walk you through each step, ensuring you are fully supported.

Our solicitors in Guildford can advise on all aspects of commercial conveyancing transactions, including the following:

  • Business & asset sales
  • Plot acquisitions & sales
  • Granting commercial leases
  • Commercial lease assignments
  • Commercial lease renewals
  • Commercial lease variations
  • Break clauses & early lease termination
  • Landlord and Tenant matters
  • Licences for alterations

We also regularly handle all types of commercial property, including:

  • Retail premises
  • Industrial units
  • Offices
  • Mixed use property
  • New build developments
  • Development sites

Employment law

Employing people comes with a variety of legalities that businesses need to ensure they are considering and following, from the process of hiring an employee to an employment dispute, such as discrimination.

Our solicitors recognise how important it is to protect your business from the unforeseeable future and work proactively to create well-drafted documentation, in addition to providing strong representation in an employment tribunal. With our assistance, matters can be swiftly resolved, allowing operations to run as normal.

Our employment law solicitors in Guildford have expertise in matters including:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Data Protection
  • Disciplinary action and grievance procedures
  • Discrimination for sex, race, disability
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Family friendly policies
  • Maternity leave
  • Minimum wage
  • Paternity leave
  • Redundancy and dismissal
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Service agreements
  • Trade unions
  • Transfer regulations upon company acquisitions
  • TUPE including indemnities and warranties
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistle blowing
  • Wrongful dismissal and breach of contract

Professional negligence claims

When you seek assistance for your business you do not expect to be faced with negligence from someone who is supposed to be educated, experienced and skilled. Professional negligence has the potential to leave your business out of pocket and feel unsure about what steps you should take next.

At Atkins Hope, we understand how worrying it can be to reach out for professional help again. Our solicitors will always have your best interests at the core of what we do. When you choose to instruct our team, we will carefully listen to your circumstances and provide you with practical advice and guidance.

Our solicitors can assist with professional negligence claims involving:

  • Accountants
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Insurer
  • Architect

Commercial dispute resolution

Commercial disputes can have a severe impact on a business, particularly where the matter is not quickly resolved, having the potential to affect reputation, operations, and more.

Our commercial dispute solicitors in Guildford have considerable years of assisting clients from all industries and backgrounds with their commercial disputes. The team have a broad scope of knowledge and will provide clear, tailored advice on resolution methods such as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and court proceedings where more appropriate.

Local legal resources for Guildford

Citizens Advice Guildford & Ash

Citizens Advice Guildford & Ash can provide free, confidential, impartial, independent advice and support to the people of Guildford and the surrounding areas.

For more information on how Citizens Advice Guildford & Ash can help, see here.

Guildford County Court and Family Court

This court handles matters including adoption, bankruptcy, childcare arrangements, divorce hearings, domestic abuse, high court cases, housing, and money claims.

Guildford Magistrates’ Court and Family Court

This court handles matters including childcare arrangements, crime, divorce hearings, domestic abuse, and single justice procedure.