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For Families & Children

Family, Matrimonial & Children

One of the most complex and emotive of all legal subjects, Issues relating to the family need specialist input from experts with the sensitivity and understanding to handle your case with the care and attention it deserves.

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Residential conveyancing

Residential conveyancing

Our residential property solicitors are specialists and take you through the process of buying or selling with the minimum of stress, keeping you informed and communicating with all involved to ensure a smooth transaction.

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Wills & probate

Wills & probate

Our expert wills,trust and estate planning solicitors offer a personal service and expert advice helping you to plan for the future and safeguard your financial security and provide a smooth transfer of wealth.

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For Businesses

For Businesses

We focus on your business and our specialist team delivers commercial advice to you promptly with clarity on your case and on costs.

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Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Our expert solicitors are here to help you achieve a solution to problems with clarity and an eye on minimising disruption, risk and cost.

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Welcome to Walker Foster.This site is designed to be clear, easy to navigate and informative.This reflects our approach to work for our clients.Walker Foster solicitors was established in 1919 and now has offices in Skipton, likley, Silsden and Barnoldswick and provides expert quality legal services in the specialist areas described.

We act for individuals and business and our business clients range from sole traders to national companies and PLCs.Our priority and focus is on our clients and we value the relationships and trust that we have built with thousands over the years.We look forward to working with you.


Latest news and information

Walker Foster Boosts Family Law Team
 North Yorkshire law firm, Walker Foster has appointed experienced family lawyer, Geraldine Farry, to boost its family law team.  Following the recent retirement of Alister Keighley, after 40 years in practice, the family team has been restructured. Liz Hebden, who will head up the department commented, ‘We are indebted to Alister for his commitment to the firm and wish him well in his retirement. We have witnessed a significant growth in the family department in recent years and are delighted to have attracted a high-calibre candidate in Geraldine. Her knowledge and expertise will enable us to continue to meet demand and offer our Clients the best possible service.’  Read more

Walker Foster Ilkley office expand their Private Client Team
Walker Foster Solicitors are pleased to announce that Mrs Katie Hindmarsh will be joining their Private Client team, working full time at their Ilkley office, as from Monday 31st March 2014.  Katie is a qualified Solicitor with experience in Wills, Administration of Estates, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection work.  She is also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and has a particular interest in dementia having attended an Alzeimer’s Society Awareness course to develop her knowledge in this area.  Katie will be a valuable addition to an already strong Private Client team at the Walker Foster Ilkley office. Maxine WorrallPartnerRead more

WALKER FOSTER awarded membership to the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme
Walker Foster has joined only a handful of firms in the UK to be awarded membership to the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS), the mark of excellence for wills, probate and estate administration.Walker Foster is the first law firm in the Craven area, and in the local areas of its branch offices in Silsden, Ilkley and Barnoldswick to be awarded the prestigious trust mark, which follows rigorous assessment by the Law Society.Stuart Rowland, Partner and Head of Private Client at Walker Foster said: "We are delighted to have secured WIQS status.  It acts as a kite-mark for consumers, showing we have been independently verified as a firm they can trust. To achieve it is recognition of our consistently high standards in client service and transparency in process, costs and communications. I have to say that this is largely down to the hard work and dedication of all our solicitors and staff Read more