Newtons Solicitors Limited of Harrogate, York, Knaresborough, Ripon and Leyburn
Our team is ready and waiting to help you, whatever your legal requirement.
We cover all areas of law both for the private individual and for business - see more.
Newtons was established in June 2009 and has quickly grown to the current team of 28 people and five offices. Our rapid expansion speaks volumes. We make sure we look after our clients, get the results they want and build lasting relationships along the way.
Such is the quality of our work, that we have attracted a strong team which works well together, for the benefit of our clients.
The original concept for Newtons was that of a virtual law firm. Founded in the height of the recession, the concept was to remove the typical overheads you see in traditional law firms (including premises and admin staff). This allowed us to reduce our hourly rates significantly, giving our clients cheaper legal advice and representation, whilst still enabling us to make profit. We believed that the concept would be a success – and a success it was. The business snowballed and we´ve been hanging on to the back of it ever since!
Contact us today for an informal chat - we look forward to working with you.
"First and foremost we want to use Solicitors who are technically very good. We also want them to be able to explain complex problems to us clearly and simply and to be polite and friendly, to be pragmatic and practical and to keep us informed. We want them to do all this and to provide value for money. We are very pleased to say that Chris Newton and his team always achieve these objectives, often exceeding our expectations. We are always keen to recommend Chris and his team because we know we can trust them and that they will not let us down."
Barry Cleaver, Gardiners Chartered Accountants and Insolvency Practitioners, York, North Yorkshire
"What I like about Newtons is that they tell you what can be done not what can´t and having established the parameters they just go about delivering effectively"
Roger Lindop, Jordon Lindop Management Associates LLP, Turnaround Management, Surrey
"We have always found their advice open, fair and incisive, providing guidance through a variety of difficult issues to logical and sensible conclusions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Newtons for your legal needs "
Simon Elliot, Gold & Brown, Food Service Providers, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
"It was good to meet you yesterday. Great to put a face to the voice I seem to have spent most of my time talking to over the last week. Both Jillian and I would like to thank you for all your help and assistance and honesty in this to get it sorted out. As I said it would be great for you to attend an event to see for yourself what it´s all about. "
Gordon Sheddon, Knockhill Racing Circuit Limited, Fife
"Clear and concise advice. Precisely what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear"
Tony Armitage of Armitage Jones LLP, Corporate Recovery, North Yorkshire
"Having worked with Chris Newton previously, the decision of what solicitors to use in a complex litigation case involving not only civil action but also a criminal investigation was easy. We contacted Newtons solicitors straight away. What we really like is their honesty in not racking fees up for their own interest as opposed to ours as sadly, often is the case with some other firms."
Company Director, Leeds, West Yorkshire
"I have dealt with Chris Newton for a number of years. His advice is always well considered and gratefully received. Chris has the ability work through difficult situations positively whilst still managing the clients expectations. This is critical, especially in litigation and is not often done. Having also witnessed Christopher in court I can vouch for his fair but hard approach which gives him significant credibility when in the court room. I would rather him on my side than the others and that is not said lightly. "
Andrew Stringer, Stringer Mallard Accountants, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
"I wanted to let you know how valuable we have found your advice during the time we have worked with you. You always provide a balanced view on what our best course of action is; this goes beyond the ´Legality´ of the subject and deals with the viability of pursuing a case both financially and in terms of outcome. This is why we have and will continue to use Newtons."
Jonathan Rayfield, Aspect Design and Marketing LLP, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
"We have had you representing us for some eleven years and have found you to be pleasant, highly efficient and, most importantly, successful on our behalf. We have no hesitation in recommending Newtons Solicitors and we wish you continuing success."
Cary Thornton, ITP Consultancy, Financial Services, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
"I have been dealing with Lindsay for a year now. She has always been extremely helpful, polite, and professional. I feel I am able to ask any questions about any of our cases that I am not clear about. No question is too trivial and I am always made to feel at ease when discussing difficult and complicated cases. I have known Chris for some time and I have always had confidence in dealing with him. I would not hesitate in recommending anyone to use Newtons should they have a good fight on their hands."
Debbie Elson - Credit Controller, Cartridge World Franchise Support
"Chris Newton has represented and assisted us with several legal matters over the past couple of years . His professionalism is second to none and we would always seek Chris´ advice in the first instance and would hold no reservations in recommending him to any future clients. "
Jason Shaw, World Product Sourcing Limited, Importers, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
"I was really impressed by the personal service and the prompt updates I received. My claim was dealt with quickly, efficiently and commercially..... oh, and I won! "
Business Advisor, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
"A very friendly, efficient and reasonably priced service, always prepared to go beyond the call of duty"
Steve Baird, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Suffolk
"An excellent personal and highly professional service - thoroughly recommended "
Julian Pitts, Begbies Traynor, Business Recovery Specialist, Leeds
"I am writing to you to say a belated thank you for the manner and professionalism in which you and your team dealt with my case, I really could not have asked for a better result. As you were aware it was a difficult couple of weeks for me leading up to the hearing but I always felt in ´safe hands´. Please also say a special thank you to Ash - he was brilliant on the day!"
Client represented in the Magistrates Court
"I recommend the team at Newtons to anyone in need of expert legal advice. From the start their analysis of my case was concise, reassuring and most importantly accurate, as demonstrated by the Judge dismissing the case against me and awarding full costs. I am pleased but not surprised to see that the firm is going from strength to strength. "
Steve Wood, Architectural Technician, Harrogate
"I would like to thank Newtons for providing the support I needed to get me through a very troublesome event which occured during my previous employment. Ash was not only a true professional but personable, thorough, efficient, and human with it."
Rob Robinson, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
"I am writing to express my gratitude to you for taking the time to support us at the tribunal yesterday. This support and your good counsel is appreciated and albeit I know that you did not need to be there your presence was reassuring. You and your colleagues have been very helpful."
Car Dealership, Harrogate
"I recently purchased a new home and Newtons were great! I required a quick completion and Shamim certainly delivered. This highly stressful time was made much easier with the professional expertise of Newtons. Communication was excellent! I was always able to contact Shamim either via e-mail or telephone. I highly commend and recomend their expert services! "
Carolyn Sharp, Knaresborough
"Newtons Solicitors provided us with an efficient and professional conveyancing service whilst retaining a friendly and approachable relationship, taking all the stress out of buying our house "
Paul Key, Harrogate
"Many thanks for an excellent service. Very professional, we would thoroughly recommend Newtons"
John and Fiona Raw, Harrogate
"Our house purchase was made easy by the team at Newtons. We had regular contact and updates from the staff. A friendly and professional service all round and would definitely recommend to others."
Kate Metcalfe and Matthew Gudgeon, Green Hammerton, York
"The decision to use a solicitor is often taken as a result of something happening, often unexpectedly. What you really need under such circumstances, is someone who understands your viewpoint, understands the overall situation and someone who can quickly and re-assuringly provide you with the advice you require. What you get from Newtons is all of the above together with down to earth, practical and incisive advice when you need it. Chris thought nothing of discussing a case with me at 10.30 p.m. because he knew it had to be dealt with as soon as possible. The service is, literally, second to none. Simply stunning. Thank you. "
Russ Hirst, Independent Financial Advisor, Harrogate
"Having recently appointed Newtons we have been delighted with their prompt, efficient and friendly service, all at a most competitive price. We would thoroughly recommend them."
Peter Marston, Farrah´s, Harrogate
"Natalie has provided to me, on a number of occasions, advice on employment law issues in varying circumstances. As well as being clearly knowledgeable in her field, which thus provides us reassurance when dealing with often a difficult and sensitive area of running a business, her advice has proved to be extremely commercial in addition to being legally sound. She also has shown a clear understanding of our business needs and therefore her advice has been invaluable. She has by doing this saved our business money but also helps us plan our HR effectively. Besides being very professional she is also extremely personable and therefore a pleasure to work with."
R Phillips, FD of Cartridge World
"I would like to express how grateful I am for your advice, support and skilful representation throughout our recent dispute. Although it could be said that it was a David vs Goliath scenario I remained confident and reassured throughout the battle - largely because of the skilful way you handled our case. Whilst I hope we do not need your services too much in the future we will always know who to turn to if we do! "
Dan Davies, IntegraCare Limited.
"I would like to take this opportunity to say how very grateful I am for the considerable efficiency and empathy shown by Elizabeth Webb. I felt that I and my family were supported all the way through, and now realise just how important that is in a solicitor."
C T Guest, Knaresborough
"Sarah is both professional and effective at debt chasing. Debtors who had previously remained impervious to letters from us have now paid their debts. If I was in the unfortunate position of some of our debtors, I would be very worried if Sarah Townsend contacted me!"
Anne Hardaker, Feather Smailes Scales LLP
"We were very satisfied with the speed of service from Elizabeth who was ultra-professional and very organised. The turnaround on our Wills was excellent."
Mr V Hall, Leicester
"We were extremely pleased with the service offered by Newtons. Shamim and Heather dealt with our sale and purchase in a professional, friendly and efficient manner and took the time to explain the process and guide us through each step. They really went the extra mile to ensure our move went smoothly, and were effective in dealing with a number of complications that occurred along the way. I´m happy to recommend the conveyancing team at Newtons for your move."
Peter and Fiona Wilkins, Harrogate
"Out of all the costs associated with buying and selling, instructing Newtons has proved money well spent. Cheap ´online´ conveyancing was tempting but we´re glad we went with a local solicitor - the service provided by Meryn and her team has been 1st class."
Most certainly one of the reasons why Chris is so successful, he just gets on with things.
Diane Moisley-Mason, 2inspire, Harrogate
Just a quick note to thank you both for helping us to move to our new home - there are boxes everywhere at the moment but it will be lovely once we´ve settled in!
We won´t hesitate to recommend you to friends or family who may be moving in the future.
N & J Harrogate
Newtons made me feel like my house sale and purchase was of the upmost importance. The service was very personalised and I´d like to thank Meryn for all her support, advice and help with the house sale and purchase. We would highly recommend.
Caroline and Tom Cowen, Moortown, Leeds.
- Lucy, I have to follow my instinct with this one and I feel out of the 3 solicitors seen in the past 6 months you are the one I engaged with and felt supported by the most.
Anon, regarding our Family Solicitor, Lucy Phipps.
Thank you so much once again for your care and diligence in your handling of my claim and resulting success.
Heidi Chalmers, Harrogate.
Steve Rae has undertaken work for our family over the years. I always leave Steve´s office feeling that I have received first class advice and guidance and for that I am very thankful.
You are a trusted advisor. Whenever I see the calibre of other solicitors it reminds me of how fortunate I am to be able to rely on your services.
CEO of Ground Control Limited
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much indeed for your outstanding assistance in this matter. You have been a pleasure to work with and your friendly but professional manner was much appreciated. Although there were many obstacles to overcome along the way, your advice was spot on.
I shall certainly recommend Meryn and Newtons Solicitors to anyone in need of professional yet affordable legal help.
Once again, my thanks to you and your team.
Alison Shenton, Exmouth.
Lucy, I would like to thank you for acting for me in my divorce. You made the process feel much more simple than I was expecting and achieved the outcome that I wanted. I will certainly continue to recommend your services.
Thank you Lucy for your time, patience and sensitivity (and brute force where it was needed!) I won’t hesitate to recommend your services to others who find themselves in need of a top divorce lawyer!
Mrs. Gibson, Harrogate.
Sally and I want to say a massive thanks for everything you have done for us both on our sale and purchase. We can´t speak highly enough of the excellent service Matthew has provided to us. I am sure we couldn´t have reached completion had it not been for your effective communication throughout and for your sound advice. Thanks again Matthew, we do both sincerely appreciate your sterling efforts.
Scott and Sally Wall, Harrogate.
- Emma has done a fabulous job of juggling all of the issues and has been superbly responsive in her communication with me. The other nice thing is that she is obviously very much a people person.