Since 1884, Bright & Sons Solicitors has been providing high-quality legal services to people and businesses in Maldon and the surrounding area, as well as across Essex, London, the South East and beyond.
Over the years, we have earned a reputation for astute legal advice and exceptional personal service. Through continual investment and development, we have built a modern, accessible firm that combines seasoned expertise, up-to-the-minute legal knowledge and the latest technology to deliver an efficient, convenient service.
Bright & Sons Solicitors is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for the high quality of our practice standards and client care.
Our personal legal services in Maldon include:
- Child law
- Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection
- Personal dispute resolution
Our business legal services in Maldon include:
We also offer a specialist service for agricultural and rural businesses.
To discuss how we can help you or your business with your legal needs, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
Looking for information about our fees? You can find our pricing guide here.
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Please note our offices will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday 16 September for our office summer party. We will also be closed on Monday 19 September for the funeral of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Directions for visiting our Maldon office
Our Maldon office has free parking onsite, making it very convenient to visit us by car.
We are well-served by a number of local bus routes, including the 31, 31B, 31C, 31D, 31X, 90, 504, 505, D1, D2 FC07.
Plan your journey
Planning a visit to our Maldon solicitors? You can plan your journey here.
Our Maldon office has disabled access and if you have any specific accessibility requirements for visiting our Maldon office or working with our solicitors in Maldon, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Personal legal services offered by our solicitors in Maldon
We regularly advise clients on both public and private child law proceedings. Our team is Law Society accredited for Children Law and provides sensitive support and firm representation for a wide range of contested child care matters, including acting as advocates for court hearings.
Our child law solicitors in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Child arrangements orders
- Care orders
- Supervision orders
- Defending allegations of child abuse or neglect
- Child protection conferences
- Placement orders
- Adoption orders
- Special guardianship orders
- Wardship and orders under inherent jurisdiction
Explore our child law services.
We offer a fast, reliable conveyancing service for clients of all types, from first-time buyers and homeowners to landlords and investors, as well as everyone in between. Our team hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation, providing independent assurance of the quality of our service.
Our conveyancing lawyers in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Purchase and sale of residential freehold and leasehold property
- New build
- Transfer of ownership of property/gifts of property
- Lease extensions
- Help to buy
- Shared ownership
- Adverse possession
Explore our conveyancing services.
We provide exceptional specialist expertise in the area of Wills and estate planning, with particular experience in advising clients with high value and complex assets, as well as complicated personal circumstances. Our team includes full members of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), as well as the Law Society’s Probate Section and Solicitors for the Elderly (SfE).
Our Wills lawyers in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Making and updating Wills
- Mirror Wills
- Codicils to Wills
- Inheritance Tax planning
- Protection from care home fees
- Providing for children from previous marriages and blended families
- Appoint guardians for children
- Providing for underage and vulnerable dependants
- Succession planning
- Heritage assets
- Overseas assets
- Changing a will
- Laws of intestacy
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Trusts are a particular speciality of our Private Client team, meaning we can support clients with both straightforward and more complex issues involving trust law. Our team can help to ensure you have the right trust, that it is managed effectively and that the beneficiaries receive the maximum value.
Our trusts lawyers in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Setting up trusts
- Advice for trustees
- Advice for beneficiaries
- Interpreting trust terms
- Winding up trusts
- Resolving trust disputes
Explore our trusts services.
Probate and estate administration can be daunting to deal with, especially at a time that is normally highly emotionally challenging. Our team can provide proactive support for executors or handle the entire estate administration for you, ensuring everything is completed correctly with minimal stress.
Our probate lawyers in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Grant of probate
- Gathering and valuing assets
- Inheritance Tax reporting and payment
- Paying liabilities on an estate
- Distributing of estate assets
- Estate accounts
- Estate administration for intestacy (where there is no Will)
Explore our probate services.
Powers of Attorney are a sensible precaution, especially for those who are getting older or in high-risk professions. It is essential that they are drafted correctly, however, to ensure that they give the Attorney exactly the powers they need and nothing more. Our team can help to get an appropriate Power of Attorney in place and support those acting as Attorneys, as well as advising family members who may have a concern about the action of an Attorney.
Our Power of Attorney lawyers in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- General Power of Attorney
- Lasting Power of Attorney – Property and Finances
- Lasting Power of Attorney – Welfare
- Existing Enduring Powers of Attorney
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When someone loses the capacity to manage their affairs, it can lead to a very difficult situation for them and those close to them. The Court of Protection can empower a trusted person to assist someone without capacity to manage their affairs, as well as authorising specific actions that need to be taken for a vulnerable person’s benefit, such as selling their home to fund care fees.
Our Court of Protection lawyers in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Applications to become a Court of Protection deputy
- Acting as a Court of Protection deputy
- Statutory Wills
- Applications to sell property
- Other one-off applications to deal with specific matters
- Contentious Court of Protection matters
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Legal disputes can be very trying, with the potential to take up a lot of time, money and energy, while the wrong outcome can have very serious ramifications. Our team are experts in resolving personal legal disputes, frequently being able to achieve favourable outcomes for our clients without court proceedings, while also being more than ready to support clients in court where required.
Our personal dispute resolution solicitors in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Property disputes
- Debt recovery
- Wills and trusts disputes
- Residential landlord and tenant disputes
Explore our personal dispute resolution services.
Business legal services offered by our solicitors in Maldon
Intelligent legal advice is vital for any business. It can help to establish effective relationships, avoid potential legal issues and help your enterprise to operate more effectively and more profitably. Our commercial team are experts in the law and the realities of running businesses, so we can supply tailored advice and legal solutions that help your business operate better.
Our commercial solicitors in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Commercial contracts and agreements
- Business terms and conditions
- Partnership agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Investment agreements
- Business acquisitions and disposals
- Share buybacks
- Corporate reorganisations
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Real estate can be a sound investment, a place of business or both. Our commercial property team help clients to make the right deals on the right terms, as well as anticipating and side-stepping potential problems for the future.
Our commercial property lawyers in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Option agreements
- Promotion agreements
- Land development
- Secured lending
- Acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold business premises
Explore our commercial property services.
Legal disputes are rarely good for business. When they arise, it is important to make sure they are dealt with swiftly and decisively in a way that resolves your immediate issue and protects you for the future. Our commercial team are skilled in navigating business disputes in the right way for a range of circumstances, through both private settlements and court action.
Our commercial dispute resolution solicitors in Maldon can advise on matters including:
- Construction disputes
- Debt recovery
- Professional negligence
- Commercial landlord and tenant
- Partnership and company disputes
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The agricultural and rural sector presents a wide range of challenges and opportunities. Our specialist agricultural and rural team truly understand this sector, having many years of experience and a deep pool of combined knowledge to draw upon. This allows us to offer expert advice carefully tailored to the needs of individual businesses that our clients can rely on.
Our solicitors in Maldon advise agricultural and rural businesses on matters including:
- The purchase, sale and leasing of farmland
- Wayleave agreements and access agreements with utilities for major infrastructure projects
- Partnership agreements
- Succession planning
- Divorce and its impact on the farming business
- The diversification of farming businesses to provide alternative income streams
- Contract farming and share farming agreements
- The letting of cottages and buildings
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Local legal resources for Maldon residents
Ipswich District Probate Registry
This is the closest probate registry for people living in Maldon and the surrounding area.
Find out more about Ipswich District Probate Registry.
Citizens Advice Maldon & District
General support for a range of legal and other personal matters can be obtained from the local Citizens Advice service.
Find out more about Citizens Advice Maldon & District.