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Only by understanding through listening can a lawyer really help a client achieve what they want. That is why we make time to listen and find out about your concerns and circumstances, priorites and objectives. We then work with you to achieve the best result for you that we can using the depth and breadth of experience that being part of a leading UK commercial law firm brings. We have some of the best experts in their fields working collaboratively across offices and teams when required to ensure you benefit from their combined know how. Our aim is to ensure you have the best experience possible if ever you need to go to law.
Access Legal is the consumer arm of Shoosmiths, a major law firm that has been advising clients for over 165 years. We call ourselves Access Legal because that's precisely what we do. We provide easy access to the law through friendly, approachable experts in their fields who know how to make the complex simple. We provide a broad range of consumer and business legal services aside from those highlighted on this site.
For individuals we take care of conveyancing, buy to lets, tenants, mortgages, wills, probate, trusts, tax, inheritance dipsutes and safeguarding the vulnerable though the Court of Protection. We help with family finance with pre and post nuptial agreements, divorce and civil partnerships. We can help with educational law, special educational needs and some public law children cases. When things have gone wrong we help with injury claims, industrial diseases, medical accidents, care and nursing home neglect, inquests, professional negligence and disputed wills. With a base in Edinburgh we can assist on both sides of the border.
Whatever you need, you will find us approachable, plain speaking yet sensitive to your needs and circumstances but tough in fighting your corner should the need arise.
We believe there is no substitute for experience so our lawyers specialise in their respective fields. Our clients benefit from experience backed by the resources of a major UK law firm. To begin, and thoughout, we listen.Why Access Legal