Providing Legal Services across Mid Wales and Shropshire

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority
01686 626 239

Individual Services

Hanratty & Co offer a wide range of services for individuals which include:

Please click on the links for further information or alternatively contact us on 01686 626 239 to make an appointment.

Residential property

The buying and selling of residential property is a complex process but Hanratty & Co have an experienced residential conveyancing team on hand to ensure things run smoothly. The team at Hanratty & Co is leading the way with its experience and expertise in dealing with all aspects of residential property and has recently been awarded a national accreditation under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Scheme. The residential property solicitors at Hanratty & Co offer:

  • A personal and professional service

  • Extensive knowledge of the property market in Powys

  • Regular updates on progress

  • The experience to deal with premium sales and purchases

  • An extensive list of contacts to assist with surveyors and financial planning

The residential property services that we provide include:

  • Freehold purchase and sale

  • Mortgages / remortgages

  • Transfers of equity

  • Matrimonial conveyancing

  • Joint tenancies

  • Residential leasehold purchase and sale

Our focus is based on comprehensive communication – we appreciate that you might feel overwhelmed during the house buying or selling process, but we’ll always tell you – in plain English – exactly where you stand.

At Hanratty & Co we operate a competitive fixed fee service. Please contact us for further information on 01686 626 239.


If you are looking for help in relation to criminal proceedings, we have a team of Criminal Law Specialist Solicitors who can help you. Our team of Criminal Solicitors includes Police Station Accredited Specialists and Criminal Litigation Accredited Specialists who have a proven track record of success from the police station through to crown court proceedings.

The Criminal Department at Hanratty & Co has a combined experience of 30 years and comprises Robert Hanratty, Paul Inns, Oliver Joseph and Drew Evans. All of our Solicitors within the Criminal Department are Police Station Representatives. If you need assistance at the Police Station, the Criminal Department operates a system whereby someone is available to attend most local police stations at any time of the day or night, seven days a week. If you need assistance at the police station, you should ask for Hanratty & Co who will provide you with free and independent legal advice.

Robert Hanratty and Paul Inns are also Court Duty Solicitors and represent clients who appear before the Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells, Brecon and the Shrewsbury Magistrates Court as well as other courts on occasions.

Should your case be a matter which is transferred to the Crown Court, both Paul Inns and Drew Evans have experience in conducting crown court matters and regularly instruct expert counsel ensuring specialist and effective representation from start to finish.

Please contact us on 01686 626 239 for further information.


For advice on contracts, settlement agreements, disciplinary and grievance issues, unfair dismissal or if you feel you have been a victim of discrimination where you work, we can help.

Please contact us on 01686 626 239 for further information.

Family & Matrimonial

If you are looking for help on matrimonial and family law problems, we have an experienced team of Family Law Solicitors who can help you. Our expert team of Family Solicitors includes Resolution Members and Law Society Family Panel & Advanced Family Panel members. The services that we offer to clients include:

  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements

  • Divorce

  • Annulments

  • Civil Partnership Dissolutions

  • Financial Settlements

  • Living Together & Cohabitation Agreements

  • Separation Agreements

  • Arrangements for the Children

  • Parental Responsibility Agreement

  • Care Proceedings

  • Domestic Violence

Funding your Case & Fixed Fee Family Services

Hanratty & Co do offer a range of fixed fee family law services, which provide help and advice with matrimonial and family problems while giving peace of mind in relation to costs.

We offer fixed fee packages in relation to the following:

  • Undefended Divorce Proceedings

  • Consent Orders

  • Separation Agreements

  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements

  • Post-Nuptial Agreements

  • Parental Responsibility Agreements

  • Cohabitation Agreements

Our experienced team of Family Law Solicitors also recognise that people don’t always need face-to-face support and we offer a range of innovative online services that give you choices about the level of support you need.

For further information on our fixed fee family law services, please contact a member of our team to discuss how our specialist Family Law Solicitors can help you.

Legal Aid

The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 introduced significant changes to Legal Aid in England and Wales. As a result of the changes, Legal Aid to fund Children and Divorce matters is only available in limited circumstances. In order to qualify for legal aid in Divorce and Children Proceedings you will need to show either:

1. That you are a victim of Domestic Violence. You will need to be able to show that you are a victim of domestic violence by producing evidence of:

  • An unspent Conviction for a domestic violence offence

  • A police caution

  • Ongoing Criminal proceedings

  • Protective injunction

  • Undertaking


  • Finding of Fact

  • Letter from a Health Professional

  • Letter from Social Services

  • Domestic Violence support organization letter


2. That there are children issues that relate to the protection of a child from another person. The prescribed forms of evidence are as follows:

  • An unspent conviction for a child abuse offence

  • A police caution for a child abuse offence

  • Ongoing criminal proceedings

  • Protective injunction

  • Finding of Fact

  • Social Services Letter

  • Social Services Child Protection Plan

  • Application for a protective injunction with an application for a prohibited steps order

Contact us on 01686 626 239 for further information.

Disputes & Litigation

Our dispute resolution and litigation solicitors are experienced in advising upon and resolving all manner of disputes. We can advise on your position from the beginning of the dispute through to the resolution either by negotiation, mediation or litigation through the Courts.

Our solicitors are experienced in dealing with all types of disputes. Disputes can occur in all walks of life. They can advise on the merits of your case and the chances of success if you think that you have a claim against another person or company. We can also advise on the possible value of your claim and how to manage the dispute through to a successful conclusion.

We understand that disputes can cause emotions to run high and that you will need advice that is both focused and cost-effective. We can assist from the early stages of a dispute. We can assist you in negotiating a settlement or by issuing your claim in the Courts and dealing with the Court proceedings.

Please contact us for further information on how we can help you on 01686 626 239.

Probate & Wills

All fee earners deal with Wills and Probate matters and will be pleased to help you with any aspect of will making or provide assistance to you in the administration of estates should the unfortunate need arise. We are able to offer fixed prices for the preparation of wills and are available for home visits if you are unable to come into the office.

Please contact Paul Inns on 01686 626 239 for further information.

Trusts, Gifts & Tax Planning

Please contact Mr Paul Inns should you require any specialist advice on entrusting land or gifting your estate to loved ones.

Please contact Paul Inns on 01686 626 239 for further information.

Services for the Elderly

Please contact Paul Inns should you require any advice and assistance in connection with any matter relating to the provision of services for the elderly to include wills, lasting powers of attorney, care home charges and applications for the appointment of a deputy. We are able to offer competitive fixed prices for the preparation of wills, lasting powers of attorney and an application for the appointment of a deputy and are also able to offer home visits if you are unable to come into the office for any reason.

Please contact Paul Inns on 01686 626 239 for further information.

Contact Us

Hanratty & Co
The Eagles
Shortbridge Street
SY16 2LW

Tel: 01686 626 239



"Their solicitors and staff have always been quick to respond to our queries and their advice has been invaluable in making the right decisions for the business and its employees."

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