Welcome to our Head Office in Leeds City Centre

leeds solicitorIn 1981 friends Grahame Stowe and Arthur Bateson opened their humble office in the centre of Leeds with nothing more than the suits on their backs, but with a distant vision of creating  one of the leading solicitors in Yorkshire. Over 30 years later and with a team of over 75 staff across five branches, that goal has been realised.

As Grahame Stowe acknowledges that GSB’s longstanding success is largely attributed to the knowledge, ability, professionalism and attitude of it’s partners, solicitors and legal support staff. Most of the partners and many of the solicitors who work at GSB have given more than twenty years service. Retaining such skilled and experienced individuals has been the key to delivering consistently outstanding legal services to the Leeds community, which today means that a significant amount of our work comes from recommendation and referral. 

Whilst our sister branches reach out to the local communities in and around the Leeds and Harrogate aeas, our head office in the centre Leeds remains the heartbeat of the business. Our team of Leeds Solicitors have developed an enviable reputation for providing consistently high standards of service, which is why in addition to drawing customers from all areas of Leeds, we regularly receive enquiries from major towns throughout Yorkshire, including:

- Wakefield - Batley - Castleford - Cleckheaton  - Otley - Tingley    
- Bradford - Ossett - Barnsley - Halifax - Heckmondwike - Selby    
- Huddersfield - Normanton - Doncaster - Brighouse - Pudsey - Morley    
- Dewsbury - Pontefract - Sheffield - Ilkley        

What legal services does the Leeds Head Office Branch provide ?

As one of the leading Law Firms in Leeds, the head office branch of Grahame Stowe Bateson  provides legal services across a broad range of legal disciplines, including:

Family Law Leeds       

Employment Law Leeds  

Conveyancing Leeds       

Wills & Probate Leeds    

- Matrimomial Law
- Divorce
- Seperation
- Childcare
- Cohabition
- Domestic Abuse
- Mediation
- Finance
- Care Proceedings
- Adoption
- Pre-nuptials

- Settlement Agreements

- Mortgages
- Re-Mortgages
- Buying Property
- Selling Property
- Transfers of equity
- First time Buyers
- Probate Sales
- Transfers of Deeds  

- Planning a will
- Writing a will
- Appoint an Executor
- Appointing a guardian
- Powers of Attorney
- Probate Trusts
- Administration
- Inheritance Tax
- Tax Planning
- Advice on Deeds
- Court of Protection  


 Criminal Law Leeds

Mental Health Law Leeds 

Commerical Law Leeds 

Motoring Law Leeds 

- Manslaughter
- Murder
- Sexual Offences
- Fraud
- Driving Offences
- Burglary
- Assault
- Robbery
- Theft
- Wounding  

- Detention Orders
- Prescription Orders
- Tribunal Representation

- Lease & Underlease
- Renewal
- Sale / Purchase
- Landlord & Tenant
- Acquisition
- Disposals
- Commercial Lettings
- Tennancy Agreements
- Terminations
- Rent Recovery
- Partnerships
- Joint Ventures
- Planning Matters
- VAT considerations

- Speeding
- 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

Leeds Solicitors - Why choose our head office Branch

In addition to having an extremely strong team of solicitors offering such a wide range of legal services, our head office boasts some other key achievements.

Legal 500 Series

The Legal 500 Series have been providing the most comprehensive guide to the UK’s leading providers of legal services for over 20 years. Used by commercial and private clients at all levels, the legal 500 guide is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgement of law firm capabilities.

Grahame Stowe Bateson have been ever present in the legal 500 guide for over a decade, which is a testament to our ability to deliver consistently high standards. In particular, the legal 500 recognises GSB’s skills in the field of family, criminal and mental health law.

Our position in the legal 500 is endorsed by the fact that BBC Yorkshire regularly source comments from senior partner Grahame Stowe when featuring editorial of a legal nature that requires a professional commentator.
Judge Status

Original senior partners Grahame Stowe and Arthur Bateson are both recognise as leaders in their own legal fields of Criminal, Meantal Health & Family Law. With careers each spanning over thirty years, their knowledge, experience and integrity was rewarded when they became members of the Judicial Office as serving Judges.

Free Legal Services

Grahame Stowe was one of the first pioneers to offer a free legal advice clinic in Yorkshire. Started over ten years ago, over £2M in free legal advice has been given to individuals living in Leeds, Harrogate and surrounding areas. This was recognised in 2008 when MP Fabian Hamilton endorsed the efforts of the business. 

Strong Team

Our legal services are delivered by our four partners and eight key solicitors:


- Andrew Walker: Childcare, Matrimonial, Family Law
- Anne Glen: Criminal law
- Stewart Page: Criminal law
- Richard Reed: Mental Health, Family Law, Childcare


- Rosanne Brady: Family Law, Childcare, Divorce

- Sarah Jayne Birch: Family Law, Matrimonial

- Andy Hollas: Criminal Law

- Gary Hesp: Police Station Representative

- Simone Taylor: Police Station Representation

- Cathy Hodge: Family Law, Divorce

- Abbi Whelan: Criminal Solicitor Advocate  

- Alex Boyd: Criminal Solicitor Advocate

Legal Support Staff

Our head office partners and solicitors are supported by a fantastic team of five legal administrators and personal assistants all of home play a key role in ensuring that our law firm functions efficiently. By taking care of the functional and operational activities within our Bramley office, our solicitors are then able to focus their time and effort supporting their clients.

Home & Hospital Visits

Whilst typically our clients will visit our free advice clinic or call into our office, we can arrange home and hospital visits for those who are not able to travel. We are situated directly opposite Leeds General Infirmary and only five minutes away from St James’s Hospital, so we are ideally positioned to cater for your needs.

Opening Hours

Our Leeds head office is open from 7am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Solicitors leedsContact us

For more information, contact our head office on:

0113 246 8163

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7 Portland Street, Leeds, LS1 3DR



- Leeds office

- Every Wednesday

- Between 5pm - 7pm

- No appointment Necessary