Franklin & Co. Solicitors

Welcome to the website of Franklin & Co. Solicitors.

Due to ongoing building works at Town Hall Chambers appointments in the office are currently being limited.


In view of the current Government guidelines restricting travel and, in an effort to protect both you and our staff from the spread of coronavirus, we request that you contact us by telephone or email rather than attend at our office.

Our offices are open for meetings with clients by appointment only. We ask all clients visiting our offices to observe the social distancing and hygiene measures that we have put in place to keep our staff and clients safe.

Home visits, care home visits, hospice and hospital visits:

We are asking that clients who are in a high risk category have their matter dealt with remotely by telephone or Skype wherever possible. In the event that we are asked to attend an urgent home visit, we will take enhanced hygiene measures to try to ensure that we are not putting you at risk, and we ask the same of you in return. We will also ask you to sign an acknowledgement that you agree to the meeting despite any risk that may be involved. If we are unable to assist, for example due to staff being quarantined, then we may seek to refer your matter to another solicitor where possible.

In the event of a full office closure we anticipate that we will still be able to continue with a restricted service. We shall update our website as appropriate.

Your co-operation with this is very much appreciated and we send our best wishes to you and your families.

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Franklin & Co. is a well-established high street legal practice based in the busy market town of Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District.

Founded in 1982 by James Franklin the firm has grown to serve the needs of private and business clients mainly in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire but also further afield.

The firm originally specialised in property and trusts and probate matters and has developed to also provide commercial and dispute resolution services.

Since the retirement of James Franklin in 2001, the practice has been carried on by partners Philip Bramall and Jonathan Short assisted by Chartered Legal Executives Nicola Gray and Catherine Anderson plus our team of legal clerks.

We aim to provide a caring, confidential and committed service to all our clients

We make full use of modern computer technology to make it easy for clients and other professionals to communicate with us and to provide efficient and practical solutions to what can often be complex requirements at a competitive cost.

As well as learning more about us, the legal services we provide and our commitment to client care, you can use this site to meet members of our team and to contact us. You can also keep informed of our latest news.

Whilst we hope that you will find this site informative, please contact us to discuss your specific situation and requirements.