Welcome to our Harrogate Branch

solicitors harrogateFormerly Hirst & Capes, Grahame Stowe Bateson have been based in the centre of Harrogate since 2003. When Grahame Stowe Bateson integrated with Hirst & Capes over eight years ago, almost all the previous staff were retained along with over 150 years of legal history and tradition. Today, Grahame Stowe Bateson are now one of the largest and reputable solicitors in Harrogate.

With a growing team of Harrogate lawyers, providing a diverse range of legal services, what makes us stand out is the knowledge, expertise and professionalism displayed by our solicitors at all times. As reflected by our growth, success and outstanding reputation, our Harrogate solicitors now draw customers from Harrogate and the surrounding areas including:

- Knaresborough - Newby  - Pateley Bridge  - Spofforth   - Huby  - Otley     
- Ripon  - Wetherby  - Blubberhouses  - Linton  - Beckwithshaw  - Ilkley     
- Ripley  - Boroughbridge  - Killinghall  - Pannal  - Harewood  - Boston Spa     
- Tadcaster - Goldsborough  - Bramham           

With nine relaxing meeting rooms, we try to ensure that all of our clients feel comfortable and secure when they visit. 

Legal Services Harrogate  - what services does the Harrogate Branch provide?

As one of the leading Law Firms in Harrogate, the Harrogate branch of Grahame Stowe Bateson has a team of fully qualified lawyers who between them can offer our customers a wide range of legal services, including:

Family Law Harrogate
Employment Law Harrogate

Conveyancing Harrogate

Matrimonial Law





Domestic Abuse


Care Proceedings

Social Services Involvement




Settlement Agreements


Residential & Commercial Property



Transfers of Equity

Commercial Leases

Probate Sales

Transfers of Equity




 Wills & Probate Trusts


 Criminal Law Harrogate

 Motoring Law Leeds

Drafting of Wills

Lasting Power of Attorney

Administration of Estates

Applications to Probate Registry

Tax Advice


Court of Protection

Contentious Probate




Sexual Offences


Driving Offences







Radars & Lasers

Speed Cameras

Driving without due care

Driving under influence

Penalty Points Bans/Totting Bans

Discretionary Disqualifications

Failing to provide identity

Failing to Stop

Careless Driving

Failure to provide sample



With five more Grahame Stowe Bateson branches and a huge team of solicitors throughout Yorkshire to choose from, we can also make appointments for you to see a solicitor who specialises in other fields, such as: criminal law, commercial property law and mental health law.

Why choose GSB Solicitors in Harrogate?

It goes without saying that the experience and knowledge of our team of solicitors is what makes us a success. However it is our approach, our ethos and our culture which customers have told us sets us apart from the competition.

With eight qualified solicitors providing a diverse range of legal services, we understand that many of the legal services we provide are complicated. We recognise that both written and verbal legal language can be difficult to understand. We try to adopt a ‘jargon free’ approach to legal advice and try to keep things as simple as possible. We talk in your language, not that which was written in antiquated legal scriptures. If you don’t understand, we want you to ask questions so we adopt an open approach to communication.  

Our three senior partners at Harrogate bring over 100 years combined experience to the firm, across a wide range of legal disciplines including family law, wills, probate, advocacy, mental health and criminal law. Over the last eight years, the three senior partners have developed a team of solicitors who in addition to having a particular specialising, can offer professional advice across almost every legal field.

With strong representation in a wide variety of legal fields, the team at Harrogate are always on hand to give you professional advice and help solve your legal problems. Why not visit out FREE LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC, every Wednesday at the Harrogate branch, where one of our solicitors will be on hand to discuss your needs.

Our legal services at Harrogate are delivered by eight key solicitors:

harrogate solicitorsRichard Reed: Criminal Defence work (Police Station Advice and assistance, Magistrates Court), Higher Courts (criminal) Advocate, Accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel. Experienced advocate in Children cases, Courts Martial, General Medical Council Proceedings and Inquests

Andrew Tinning: Criminal, Motoring Offences

Michael Hurwood: Matrimonial, Family, Mental Health

Anne Glen: Criminal Law

Richard Crowther: Wills, Probate Trusts

Jonathan Smail: Commerical Property, Conveyancing

Claire Garside: Mental Health, Matrimonial 

Abbi Whelan: Criminal Solicitor Advocate



Guy Faber

Jonathan Thompson

Harrogate Support Staff

Our eight solicitors at Harrogate are supported by three legal support staff, whose roles are to provide legal administration services. This ensures our solicitors and senior partners can focus their time on providing legal advice and managing clients legal cases.

Home & Hospital Visits

Most of our clients prefer to take advantage of our free legal advice clinic, every Wednesday at our Harrogate office, between 5pm-7pm. However, if you are not able to get to our clinic, where appropriate we can arrange off-site visits at your home or at hospital for example.

Opening Hours

Our Harrogate office is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.


On-Street Metered Parking is available directly outside the front of the Harrogate Branch.

Contact us Harrogate

For more information, contact our Harrogate office:

Legal Enquiries

01423 562121

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4 Raglan Street, Harrogate, HG1 1LT



- Harrogate office

- Every Wednesday

- Between 5pm - 7pm

- No appointment Necessary