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A Fresh Approach - Your Peace of Mind Starts Today

Please let me introduce myself. I am Ian Morris, your Go To Lawyer. 

I believe there is a better way to make the best legal advice available to every person who wants or needs it. My aim is to ensure that you, my client, can speak to me regarding any legal matter and I will offer you the best solution to suit your circumstances. Just think of me as your "legal GP" to whom you can turn to for advice, and help with any legal problem.

The most common complaints about lawyers are that they:

  • Cause delay
  • Make mistakes
  • Do not keep in touch with you or update you regularly
  • Charge too much
  • Do not give a quality service.

I can help you with any legal issue, and will deliver a better quality service at half of the cost of other options you may be considering. 

As your Go To Lawyer, I will: be open and transparent about fees and the time your case ought to take; and make the process as stress-free as possible for you.

I can:

  • Meet with you at short notice if your matter is urgent
  • Arrange appointments in the early morning before normal office hours, after normal office hours, or at weekends
  • If you would like, visit you in the comfort and privacy of your own home or office, at a time to suit you.

I will:

  • Advise you in easy to understand, jargon-free language and go to great lengths to ensure that the action I take reflects your wishes
  • Be open and transparent about my charges and discuss these fully and regularly with you (there are no ‘hidden extras’). I have a clear and flexible fee policy which can be tailored to suit your circumstances
  • Provide regular progress reports
  • Provide a quality service.

Once we have discussed your current situation, I will advise which of my services will be best for you. What is important is that you are satisfied with my services, and that we build a long-term relationship.




Business Law Services

I deliver you peace of mind by reviewing, preparing, and managing your business contractual documents, policies and procedures, and trading terms and conditions at a fixed affordable cost.

No matter how big or small your organisation is you can suffer significant liabilities if you don’t get your paperwork in order, whether you; conduct business online or offline, you and your suppliers use agreements, contracts for the sale or supply of goods and services, trading terms and conditions, policies and procedures. Also, if you're ordering goods or services from a supplier or selling to a customer, you can incur significant liabilities if you don't get it right.

Disputes can be costly, time consuming and can divert you from your primary objective in business- creating wealth.

My services help you ensure that your contractual and trading documentation complies with current contract law and practice, whilst effectively meeting your requirements, and helps protect your business interests.

I deliver the best value for my clients. Whether it’s a one-off piece of advice or a complex contract, my objective is the same: to ensure that I achieve total customer satisfaction. What this means for my clients is that they can depend on me to deliver a value for money service, in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner, helping them to achieve their aims and objectives.

So, I can save you:

1. Money

  • I agree fixed fees (not estimates) based on criteria established between us
  • I am open and transparent about our charges and discuss these fully and regularly with you
  • There are no ‘hidden extras’ and our fees include VAT (when applicable).

2. Stress and improve your peace of mind by providing trouble-free solutions to your problems.

3. Time

  • By meeting with you at short notice if your matter is urgent
  • By arranging appointments outside normal office hours including weekends
  • By visiting you in the comfort and privacy of your own home, or your place of work, or any other location that's convenient for you.

These minimise the impact on your day and avoid the inconvenience of having to travel.

Business law services which I can provide:

  • Agreements and contracts
  • Policies and procedures
  • Powers of attorney for business owners
  • Terms and conditions of trading


Claims and Dispute Resolution

Small Claims

Did you know:

  • Legal Aid in real terms has all but been abolished?
  • The Courts’ “Small Claims” financial limit has been increased to £10,000 (which means that even if you win your case and your claim has a value up to this amount you are unlikely to recover your legal costs from your opponent)?
  • Solicitors’ fees are now around £200 plus VAT per hour (in many cases higher) for this type of work?

I can give advice, assistance and support to you for these "Small Claims" actions.

Subject to certain conditions and the permission of the Judge, I am able to act as your 'McKenzie Friend' at Court.

As your 'McKenzie Friend' I may:

  • Provide moral support for you
  • Take notes
  • Help with case papers
  • Give advice on any aspect of the conduct of your case.

What I may not do, as your 'McKenzie Friend':

  • Act as your agent (representative) in relation to the proceedings
  • Manage your case outside court, for example by signing court documents
  • Address the court, make oral submissions or examine witnesses.



Asset Protection

YOU are your most important asset

No matter what your age, or the value of your estate, making a Will and putting your affairs in order is one of the most important tasks you can carry out. To die without a Will (Intestate) can result in untold problems for those left behind, and may mean your final wishes are not carried out. Having a professionally prepared Will gives you peace of mind- knowing that everything has been done correctly with all loose ends tied up, and that your wishes will be carried out after you've gone.

Basic Wills

A basic will does not provide mitigation against Inheritance Tax or any safeguards against the erosion of your Estate by Care Home Fees. However, a basic Will is the foundation of Estate Planning, and enables you to nominate Executors and Guardians which is essential to ensure that your Estate is distributed as you would wish.

Inheritance Tax

A staggering 2.4 million homes are affected by inheritance tax; this is set to rise to 4 million by the end of this decade. Within five years 12% of the total adult population of the UK will become liable on death to pay this Tax! Between 1997 and 2004 the threshold was increased broadly in line with the retail prices index, rising by 22% compared with house price inflation of 129%. The Government this year estimate inheritance tax revenue to be up to £3.5 BILLION POUNDS!

Mitigating inheritance tax with a ‘Discretionary Will Trust’ is a perfectly legal step to take, and leaves you in control of your assets and income while you are alive. Just as important, it leaves you or your spouse in control of assets and income when one of you dies. So, unless you actually want to leave up to 40% of the value of your house and savings to HMRC, this should be the cornerstone of your Inheritance tax planning strategy.

Living Will (also known as an 'Advance Medical Directive')

A Living Will (or Advance Medical Directive) provides the opportunity to document your wishes with respect to end of life medical treatment, incorporated in a form that is accepted by both the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing.

A Living Will allows you to decide in preparation, if afflicted by a deliberating illness or injury what is wished for in the way of medical treatment or life support. Such wishes can come into effect when you are mentally impaired, such as with a coma, and unable to communicate with medical professionals as to the acceptability of certain medical treatments.

It may be advisable to seek advice about this from your General Practitioner or another medical professional.

Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint people whom you trust to make decisions for you, if have lost your mental capacity through illness or an accident. Without this in place families can face enormous complications in handling your affairs at a difficult time. An LPA can be used to delegate decisions relating to personal welfare, including health care and medical treatment decisions, as well as decisions about financial matters.


Personal Relationships

Do we need a fresh approach to our personal relationships and in particular, marriage (and here we are using the term in the wider sense to include cohabiting couples)?

It is probably the case that most, if not all, of us enter marriage with a lot of hope and enthusiasm- whether this is for our first, or subsequent, marriages. We probably plan to remain married to this person forever (otherwise what would be the point?) 

What would happen if we had a clearly written document that sets out in detail:

  • Our expectations, including time spent with friends and family, managing disposable income, division of work, and raising children?
  • How we will deal with the times when compromise is necessary, and no one wants to?
  • What the "deal-breakers" are. Alcohol or drug addiction? Bad behavior? Infidelity? Violence? Being taken for granted?

What if, when we reach an intolerable point in our marriages, instead of saying, "I don't know what to do," we had already agreed on what to do?

I can advise you on:

  • Civil Partnerships
  • Pre-Nuptual and Cohabitation Agreements
  • (Relationship Agreements – coming to the UK soon!)
  • Separation

And if all else fails:

  • Divorce
  • Ancillary relief (financial matters)
  • Children Act matters
  • Injunction Orders

So, don’t delay. Whether you are at the start of a case or relationship, or are already some way down the road and are dissatisfied with your current representation, contact me now for a no-obligation discussion about how I can help you.

Contact Me

Or, please do not hesitate to send me an email enquiries@gotolawyer247.co.uk

Alternatively, you can call me on 01732 400247