Solicitors in Bourne

Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management
6 West Street
PE10 9NE
Telephone: 01778 218001
By Appointment Only


Our solicitors in Bourne are located in the town centre, on West Street, near to the Post Office and a short walk from Bourne Corn Exchange and the Bourne Town Council offices.

Arriving by car – There is a public car park located behind our offices, on Burghley Street, less that 5 minutes’ walk away. Simply exit the car park into Burghley Street, head left, then turn left into Exeter Street, left again into West Street and our offices will be on your left, shortly before West Street meets North Street and South Street.

Arriving by train – The nearest train station to Bourne is in Peterborough. You can travel to Bourne from Peterborough on the 101 bus, which stops around 5 minutes’ walk from our office, on North Street.

Chattertons legal services in Bourne, Lincolnshire

Our Bourne solicitors offer a comprehensive legal service for individuals and businesses, including:

Residential Property Conveyancing

Buying a home or property to rent out is a significant investment, so it’s essential to have the right legal advice and guidance to ensure you interests are protected at all times.

Chattertons is home to one of the largest and most experienced teams of conveyancing solicitors in Lincolnshire, with accreditation from the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

We offer efficient and highly reliable residential property services, so we can make sure your transaction goes ahead smoothly and on schedule, while making sure you won’t be hit with any nasty surprises after the deal is done.

Our conveyancing solicitors in Bourne can help you navigate all issues related to residential property, including:

  • Buying and selling property
  • Leasehold property deals
  • Remortgaging
  • Equity release
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Gifts of property and ownership transfer

Divorce & Separation

The end of a relationship can be a very challenging time, both emotionally and in terms of dealing with all of the practical issues involved. Our team can offer the friendly, pragmatic legal support you need to make dealing with divorce and separation much easier.

We can help with everything from the legal process of ending your relationship to making a financial settlement and arrangements from children. With accreditation in Family Law and Family Mediation from the Law Society, you can be assured that we offer exceptional legal skills and the highest levels of customer service.

Our divorce solicitors in Bourne can assist you with:

  • Submitting and responding to divorce petitions
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Financial settlements
  • Arrangements for children, including residence, contact and child maintenance
  • Family dispute resolution
  • Mediation

Dispute Resolution

Any type of legal dispute, whether person or business-related, can take up a lot of your time, energy and money if not handled correctly. Our lawyers are experts in dispute resolution, being able to offer a variety of approaches and creative thinking, helping you to find a positive way forward as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

We have a strong focus on alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation and mediation, meaning we can resolve most disputes without the need for court action. However, we also have extensive experience with court proceedings, so can offer the best available support no matter what approach is needed to secure the right result.

Our disputes resolution solicitors in Bourne can help you find fast, effective solutions for a wide range of personal and professional disputes, including:

  • Family disputes
  • Business disputes
  • Workplace disputes
  • Wills & probate disputes
  • Landlord & tenant disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Professional negligence disputes

Wills, Trusts & Probate

While many of us don’t like to think about what will happen when we pass away, if you don’t plan for the future of your estate and your dependants when you’re no longer around, you risk leaving your loved ones in a difficult position.

We can help you to create or update your Will, making sure your wishes are clear. We can also advise you on the use of trusts, gifts and other options to protect your assets and ensure your dependants are taken care of after you are gone.

If a loved one has passed away, we can also guide you through probate, helping to make this sometimes challenging process simpler and less stressful at an already difficult time.

Our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Bourne can ensure every aspect of planning for the future, with services including:

  • Will writing
  • Amending Wills
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Trusts
  • Property gifts and transfers

Commercial Property Law

Commercial property can offer a fantastic return on investment for business owners, landlords and property developers. To get the most out your investment, however, it is essential to make sure all of the legal details are correctly handled.

Our commercial property team have extensive experience will all types of commercial property transaction, giving us the expertise you need to protect your investment. We can ensure your transaction goes ahead smoothly and on schedule, while ensuring you get the right terms to support your business goals.

Our commercial property lawyers in Bourne are experts in matters including:

  • Buying & selling commercial property
  • Commercial landlord & tenant issues
  • Development & redevelopment projects
  • Planning issues
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Agricultural land & property issues
  • Renewable energy projects

Commercial Debt Recovery

If a customer fails to pay you on time, it can have a very negative impact on your cashflow and overall health of your business. Chasing those debts can be time-consuming and very frustrating, so it is well worth seeking expert help.

Our commercial debt recovery solicitors are highly experienced in recovering outstanding payments for a wide range of businesses. We take a friendly but firm approach, meaning most business debts can be recovered quickly and amicably, with no negative impact on your business relationships.

Where a debt has already become contentious, we can often defuse any conflict and find a positive way forward. However, where more serious action is needed, we can provide the robust support you need for taking court action and other steps to ensure your business does not lose out.

Our business debt recovery lawyers can assist with options including:

  • Out-of-court debt recovery
  • Court action to recover a debt
  • Applying for a CCJ
  • Applying for a warrant of execution to allow bailiffs to recover the debt
  • Charging Orders over a debtor’s property
  • Attachment of Earnings Orders to recover a debt from the debtor’s employer
  • Obtaining payment from a third party e.g. the debtor’s bank

Employment Law

For both employers and employees, understanding your legal responsibilities and rights under all of the relevant employment laws is essential. Our team work with both businesses and their staff, allowing us to see these issues from both sides and help you find the right solutions for everyone involved.

Our employment law solicitors in Bourne can help with a range of issues affecting both employers and employees, including:

  • Drafting & reviewing contracts of employment
  • Non-disclosure agreements & restrictive covenants
  • Redundancy
  • Settlement agreements
  • Unfair & constructive dismissal
  • Employment tribunal claims

Wealth Management

We offer strategic Wealth Management services for clients in Bourne and throughout Lincolnshire. Our team can advise you on the best ways to efficiently plan your finances, helping to achieve more with your savings and investments.

Our wealth managers in Bourne can provide experienced advice on all aspects of planning your finances, including:

  • Pensions schemes and retirement planning
  • Capital gains tax planning
  • Charitable investments
  • Equity release
  • Income tax planning
  • Investments
  • Life insurance
  • Pension sharing orders
  • Employee benefits
  • Key worker insurance
  • Successional planning