Solicitors in Bristol & South Gloucestershire

Our solicitors in Bristol & South Gloucestershire provide a variety of legal services, with extensive experience in multiple fields. We provide personalised legal advice to our clients, whilst making sure any concerns are both heard and addressed quickly. Our service is renowned for its efficiency and professionalism, we take the time to assess your case and quickly advise on the next best steps.

How to find our solicitors in Bristol & South Gloucestershire

You will find our solicitors in Bristol here:

Henriques Griffiths LLP
18 Portland Square
Tel: 0117 909 4000

Opening Hours: 

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Our office is a short walk from Bristol city centre, located right in Portland Square. If you have any trouble reaching our office, let us know. We are always aiming to improve our accessibility and meet the needs of our clients, and your feedback is vital in achieving this. Call our office on 0117 909 4000 and a member of our friendly team will be able to assist you.

Since opening our doors in 1973, Henriques Griffiths’ reputation for excellent service and high-quality advice has only grown throughout South Gloucestershire and the City of Bristol itself. With a team of specialist solicitors on your side to get you through all manners of legal issues with ease, you can rest assured that your case will be in safe hands. When you instruct us – be it to resolve a dispute or to help you through a property transaction, we will aim to get you through the process with minimal fuss and time involved.

Recognised in the industry as innovators, our solicitors in Bristol are always on the lookout for ways to improve our service – be it through technology or the advice we offer. From the moment we get to work on your case, you can expect us to keep in close contact with you, providing updates and developments as soon as we get them. We’ll always deliver our advice and information in plain English, to save you from having to decode legal jargon during what is likely to be a stressing time already.

When clients come to us, we will always take the time to listen to their concerns and answer their questions in order to find a solution that meets their requirements. Accredited by the Law Society’s ‘Lexcel’ quality mark for our excellence in practice management, you can guarantee that our solicitors in Bristol will strive to deliver a service that’s nothing short of exceptional. That’s because we aim to be there for our clients, no matter how complex their case. It’s this reliability and commitment that has earned us a vast amount of referrals, and we pride ourselves in our ability to retain clients over the years, assisting them through life’s legal challenges with ease.

Our Legal Services for Individuals

If you’re facing a legal issue; minor or complex – get in touch with our law firm today. Our solicitors in Bristol are specialists within their respective practice areas, some of which are listed below:

Family Law


Our family law solicitors at Henrique Griffiths have an abundance of experience assisting individuals in Bristol with divorce proceedings. Our specialist team understand how difficult this process can be, which is why we ensure that our clients feel supported both practically and emotionally. As a firm, we are proud to be accredited by the Law Society for Family Law and Children Law, in recognition of our excellent service.

Our objective is simple, to guide you in ending your marriage as formally and efficiently as possible, whilst keeping your stress to a minimum. Our family law solicitors in Bristol tailor all legal advice to your specific circumstances, whilst ensuring that your concerns are heard and addressed. We will take care of all the legal aspects of this process, including initiation and responding to divorce proceedings, as well as organising financial settlements and child arrangements.

Civil Partnership Dissolution

If you are considering getting a civil partnership dissolution, it is always advisable to first consult with an experienced solicitor beforehand. Our family law solicitors in Bristol are available to explain what your best options are, as well as guiding you through the entire process should you choose to proceed.

Our family law solicitors are well versed in this area of the law, as well as being understanding of how difficult this process is likely to be for you. This is why we take extra steps to ensure that you feel fully supported during your civil partnership dissolution, both legally and personally.

Where possible, we aim to resolve matters amicably and outside of the court system, however, if this looks to be unavoidable, we are able to provide you with excellent representation in court.


Our family solicitors in Bristol & South Gloucestershire understand that legal issues pertaining to children can be extremely distressing and require a sensitive approach. As a firm, we have many years of experience assisting clients with all matters relating to children, including:

  • Child arrangements
  • Social services involvement
  • Prohibited Steps Orders
  • Parental responsibility

We are available to provide you with the support you need and to ensure that you and your children’s rights remain fully protected, whilst also putting their overall wellbeing at the forefront of our concerns.


Watching a loved one lose the ability to take care of their own health, welfare and finances is always difficult. When an individual loses mental or physical capacity, it is important to receive quality legal advice and put provisions in place.

Our family law solicitors in Bristol can assist clients in putting arrangements in place, such as Lasting Power of Attorney or even an application to the Court of Protection, should your loved one have already lost capacity and are unable to manage their affairs.

We understand how unpleasant this experience can be, so we make sure to support you through every step, always with your loved one’s interests at the forefront.

Adoption and Special Guardianship

The process of adopting a child or becoming their legal guardian can often feel overwhelming, however, having the right legal support can make all the difference.
Our family law solicitors in Bristol provide tailored legal advice, should you be a couple or an individual who are wanting to adopt, or a relative looking to become a guardian of a child.

We make sure to explain everything clearly, ensuring that you understand your rights and obligations fully. We will also support you at every stage of the process, ensuring that every detail is fully taken care of.

Domestic Abuse

No one should ever have to go through domestic abuse. However, unfortunately roughly 2 million people a year experience some form of it in the UK. Our solicitors have helped many victims of domestic abuse in the past, providing expert advice and quickly putting in legal protections to keep you and your loved ones safe. This can include court orders that prohibit your abuser from being near or contacting you, as well as ordering them to leave the family home immediately.

We are potentially able to represent our domestic abuse clients via Legal Aid, so please contact us as soon as you are able to and allow us to support you.

Grandparent’s Rights

Whilst grandparents are not legally guaranteed the right to see their grandchildren, the courts do recognise this relationship as being important to the child’s wellbeing. Our grandparent’s rights solicitors can advise on a multitude of legal issues regarding this topic and can provide insight onto the next best steps whatever your situation is.

Residential Property


Whether you’re buying or selling, taking a step up on the property ladder should be exciting. However, without an expert on board, the legal process of exchanging ownership can be daunting. That’s why at Henriques Griffiths, our solicitors in Bristol are dedicated to minimising the time and stress involved in the conveyancing process. We do this by keeping you informed and updated at each new development, assessing your options and advising you on how to proceed. From offer through to completion, you can guarantee a friendly approach and an efficient transaction. If there’s anything you’re unsure about, our team will be a phone-call or email away to answer your questions or ease your concerns. Past conveyancing, you can rely on our property law solicitors to help you through remortgages, equity transfers and lease extensions.

Lease Extensions

Our solicitors understand that extending your lease can often feel complex, time consuming and frustrating. Thankfully, we are at hand to help you prepare for this process, aiding you in determining if an extension is worth your time and money. We tailor our guidance to your specific situation and will provide expert advice throughout the entire process.

Buying and selling land

At Henrique Griffiths, our team of solicitors are experienced when it comes to buying and selling land and agricultural property. We have excellent relationships within the farming community throughout the Southwest and are well positioned to advise on any issues you may be facing.

New builds

The legalities of working with a new build property can often be different from an existing house, which can sometimes prove tricky for homebuyers. Our solicitors are well versed in this area and are at hand to provide insight into how this process works.

Wills, Trusts & Estates


All too often, people put off writing a Will until it’s too late. However, having a valid Will in place and keeping it up to date is absolutely essential in protecting your interests and assets. Our solicitors in Bristol can guide you through the entire process, whilst crafting you an airtight Will that accurately reflects your wishes, allowing for your assets to be distributed accordingly after your passing. This will also make things far more straightforward for your loved ones during this difficult time.

Estate & Inheritance Tax Planning

At Henriques Griffiths, we have a department dedicated to estate planning. When you instruct our solicitors in Bristol, we will take the necessary steps in helping you prepare your financial affairs for the future. This department is also home to some of Bristol’s finest probate solicitors who can help you through the often-strenuous process of estate administration. Whether you seek a helping hand in asset division and distribution or you want the weight to be completely lifted from your shoulders, Henriques Griffiths are here for you.


A trust refers to an arrangement in which a person (trustee) holds an asset on behalf of someone else. These can be created to come into effect during your lifetime or can be incorporated into your Will. Our solicitors in Bristol have extensive experience with this topic and will be more than happy to advise you on the best possible options for your situation.

Estate Administration

We understand that the process of estate administration after a loved one passes away can feel overwhelming, especially during this emotional time. Our team of estate administration solicitors can guide you through this entire process from start to finish. Should you have any initial questions, our team will be more than happy to answer them so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Disputed Estates

Our team of experienced disputed estates solicitors can provide guidance on a multitude of legal issues involving disputes over the estate of an individual who has passed away. For example, if a Will has been incorrectly prepared and is being contested, where family and/or loved ones believe that the Will does not adequately provide for them or even if there is no Will left behind.

Contentious Probate

Our solicitors at Henrique Griffiths understand that even with meticulous planning, issues related to probate can still arise. Our team has specialised knowledge when it comes to contentious probate and work efficiently to resolve any disputes amicably and quickly, saving you stress and conflict in the long run.


Here at Henriques Griffiths, we believe that a fair and safe working environment is essential for any worker. When this is not provided to our clients, we see it as our duty to take any necessary action to make things right. Our solicitors in Bristol are well known for our passion in helping to protect the rights and interests of employees all over the city, be it against discrimination, harassment or unfair dismissal. Further to this, our solicitors work closely with employers throughout Bristol to keep them compliant with current employment legislation and help them through workplace disputes. With their technical expertise, commercial insight and sensitive approach, our solicitors are fully qualified to help your business through any employment issues you might face.

Landlord and Tenant

Our solicitors have worked with a large range of clients, both landlord and tenant. In terms of landlords, we often work with clients with extensive portfolios as well as landlords with only one investment properties. We can provide support in variety of different scenarios, from buying and managing property, tenancy agreements and leases, rent recovery, evictions and dispute resolution.

Company Law

If you are in the process of setting up a new business or your current company has a potential venture on the horizon, your best move will be to seek specialist legal advice from a trained company law solicitor. Our experience is wide ranging, and our team of experts well versed in company formation, employment, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, commercial agreements and franchising. No matter how big your plans are, our solicitors in Bristol will be a valuable addition to your team, identifying risk factors at an early stage and finding tailored solutions that work for you.

Our Legal Services for Businesses

Commercial Property

Acquisitions and Disposals

Our team of commercial property solicitors provides guidance on buying and selling various types of properties across the UK. This includes acquiring sites for residential development, industrial facilities, warehousing, retail and leisure spaces, as well as individual offices and licensed premises. When working with you, we evaluate the property you wish to purchase and guide you through the intricacies of freehold and leasehold ownership.

Commercial Leases

Our solicitors are adept at handling legal and practical aspects related to lease negotiations and drafting. We excel in interpreting and applying terms, particularly in cases of disagreement or when terminating a lease becomes necessary. Our services cater to both landlords aiming for optimal commercial returns and the preservation of specific controls, and tenants seeking a balance between flexibility and security.

Residential Property Development

Our legal team specialising in residential property development provides consistent guidance to landowners, residential developers, and housebuilders at both regional and national levels. From the initial stages, including negotiating acquisition terms and navigating planning regulations, to securing funding under favourable terms and establishing appropriate contracts for a successful development, we are available to help.

Legal Resources in Bristol

Bristol Council

If you are new to Bristol or you would like to gain more information regarding health, education, employment, transport, or community care, you might find the Bristol Council website is a good place to start.

Citizens Advice Bristol

By visiting the Citizens Advice website, you will be able to find a great amount of information regarding work, relationships, finances, housing, healthcare, and education. If you’re seeking free legal advice, you may benefit from making an appointment with one of their advisors in Bristol. However, please note that your advisor will not be able to act on your behalf as a solicitor.

Bristol Magistrates Court

The Bristol Magistrates Court & Tribunals Hearing Centre

  • Court building open: 9am to 4:30pm

Bristol Crown Court

  • Court building open: 8.30 am to 5.30pm
  • Court counter open: 09.45 am to 4.00pm

How to find our solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

Reach us by car

The closest car parking to our office is Brunswick Square, however there is often street parking available.

Reach us by train

We are located a 15-minute walk from Montpelier train station.

Reach us by bus

The closest bus stop is located at Brigstocke road which is serviced by the buses 25 and 376.

Plan your journey here

You can plan your visit to our solicitors in Bristol here.


As a firm, we are committed to providing essential legal services for all. Should you require any special requirements before working with us, please let us know so we can do our best to accommodate you.

Speak to our solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire

To speak to a member of our team or book an appointment, you can call our Bristol office on 0117 909 4000 or use our contact form to request a call back.