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Whether you are an individual looking to protect your loved ones or a business owner planning for the future, the Roche Legal team offer practical legal services designed to make your life easier.

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Wills & Probate

Protect your family’s future and decide what should happen to your children, money, property and possessions in the event of your death.

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Powers of Attorney

Appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf, should you become unable to make your own decisions in the future.

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Court of Protection

If a loved one can no longer manage on their own, you may need to apply to the Court of Protection to help them.

Our team have worked together to build a law firm that our clients love.

Great customer service and support. Thank you

Roche Legal was the first point of contact for me when requiring probate services. Rachel was very understanding, caring and professional providing me with the resources for me to administer the estate and providing competitive rates with amazing customer service.

Highly recommended. Thank you Rachel.

Tom Tim

I use Roche Legal for all my legal work

They are not on my doorstep but this is insignificant as they are so efficient at dealing with things.

Their communication is fantastic and the flexibility takes a lot of the headache away from the bureaucratic legal necessities.

Duncan

Exemplary!

The service could not have been better or friendlier. The team really helped me out with what turned out to be a very complex probate case. The attention to detail was exemplary. I would have no problem recommending Rachel and her team.

Michiel Brouns

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Supported Journey

We’re here to help you navigate the minefield of succession planning and the other legal considerations that arise as you get older.

Friendly Team

We understand the value of a friendly face. We pride ourselves on being able to build long-lasting, trusted relationships with our clients.

Caring and Compassionate

You can always expect us to treat you with the care and compassion you deserve.

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Meet Our Experts

Our team is made up of qualified and experienced legal professionals you can trust. We all share a goal of doing high quality work with your best interests in mind.

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Transparent about our fees

We want using our services to be as stress-free and straight-forward as possible. That’s why you’ll find our fees are always clear, fair and properly explained.

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Free Legal Resources

It’s not always easy to protect your family’s legal interests. We’ve published a selection of free ebooks, help guides and articles to support you through some of these difficult times.

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Ebooks

Instantly download our Ebooks, What to do When Someone Dies, Caring for an Elderly Relative and Challenging a Will. 

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Help guides

Our help guides cover dozens of issues within the topics of wills, probate, Powers of Attorney, trusts, tax planning and more.

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News & Advice

We publish regular articles on our blog concerning developments in the law and how they might affect you.

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About Roche Legal

Our award-winning law firm is based in York. We regularly meet with clients by appointment at our York office, located in the Nether Poppleton area to the west of the city. Whether you’re visiting from the local area or further afield, you’ll find us within easy reach of the A59, the A19, the A64 and the York Outer Ring Road.

The Roche Legal York office is a welcoming space on the first floor of the purpose-built Westfield House. There is parking available nearby as well as full disabled access. Please let us know if you require the use of the lift and we will make sure it’s ready for your arrival.

Though we are solicitors in York, we work with many clients in Harrogate, the wider Yorkshire area and beyond. We love to see clients face-to-face, but are also happy to accommodate phone and video appointments when necessary. Of course, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Roche Legal York solicitors about any potential questions you might have and we will be more than happy to help you further.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important to make sure we’re the right solicitors for you before you formally appoint us to work on your matter. This is why we offer a ten minute complimentary consultation.

During the consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to explain your situation and ask us about our services. We’ll then be able to tell you how we can help. In the event that we’re not the right match for you, we’ll do our best to recommend someone who is.

The quickest way to get in touch with us is either by phone or email. You can also request a call back or book a complimentary consultation

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible within our normal office hours (9am–5pm, Monday to Friday).

At Roche Legal, we charge in two ways: fixed fee and hourly. Which one you pay will depend on what type of legal service we will be carrying out for you. Many of our services – such as writing a Will or a Lasting Power of Attorney – are charged on a fixed basis. This means we’ll be able to give you an exact cost before we start.

For legal services such as administering the estate of someone who has died or an inheritance dispute, we charge by the hour. We always give an estimate of how much work may be involved, though these situations are not always predictable.

Once you’ve decided to work with us, we’ll send you a client care letter and our terms of business. We usually send this out by email, but we can send a hard copy in the post if you prefer.

You’ll need to sign the client care letter to confirm you’re happy to go ahead. This is to make sure that you’re clear on the service we’re providing and that you know what to expect from us throughout the process.

If you decide to work with us after your complimentary consultation, we’ll ask for a deposit to secure your next meeting with one of our lawyers. This is non-refundable but will go towards the full cost of the work you ask us to undertake.

After this meeting, we’ll then ask you for a payment on account for all or part of our fees.

If we’re completing a fixed fee matter for you, we’ll usually ask you to pay the full amount before we begin.

If we’ll be working with you on an hourly basis, we’ll ask you to make a payment on account towards our expected costs. We’ll then invoice you monthly. We ask that our monthly invoices are paid in full. The balance will be used towards your final bill and any excess will be returned to you.

The exception to this is if we’re working on your behalf to manage the estate of someone who has died. If we are expecting to receive funds from the estate as part of the administration, we will usually agree to wait for these funds for our invoices to be cleared.

As soon as we’ve received the signed client care letter, the first payment and any other information we asked for at the initial meeting, we’ll be able to get started.

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Dealing with legal issues can be confusing and stressful. We understand this, and we’re always on hand to untangle jargon and offer support.

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