A message to our clients:

With the recent move to allow shops and offices to fully re-open, we will continue to review our policy on clients attending our offices. Currently, we are not inviting clients into the office but we are able to briefly meet with clients by appointment at the door of the office. Please note that face coverings are still required indoors until further notice. We remain committed to following the Government guidelines as rules continue to change in line with the easing of lockdown.

We continue to operate our business as usual across all the services that we offer our clients, both current and prospective.

We continue to offer teleconference-based or telephone consultations.. We are aware that not everyone has been offered full vaccination yet and understand that some people may feel safer continuing with socially distanced communications.

Our family and wills / probate solicitors continue to offer initial advice remotely by video conferencing and by telephone for up to one hour (as advertised on this website). Please call us if you would like to speak to one of our experts.

If you have a case in court, please telephone us so we can discuss representation.

We appreciate your patience, support and understanding over the past year since the restrictions related to the pandemic began. We hope you continue to stay safe, and wish you a brighter 2021!

Talk to a solicitor today 0117 973 1391

A recent survey* to identify the least affordable city in the UK, positions Bristol at number 12 up from 13th in 2016, with Bristol house prices 8.7 times higher than the average salary. Data found that the average house price in the city outpaced the growth of earnings over the past five years, with home affordability generally across the UK at its worst since 2008.

This follows on from Bristol being identified as the latest property hotspot**, with property values in the city rising faster than any other in the country. Values in Bristol increased by 9.6% in 2016 to an average of £261,600.

As a Law Practice providing a conveyancing service, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that affordability is causing a problem for purchasers. With the continuing low interest rates there are a number of buyers in the marketplace – the issue, based on estate agency feedback is that the number of properties available is lower than it was five years ago, restricting the choice for buyers. The flipside of this though, is that this keeps house prices higher.

Property is a long-term investment, it can have its ups and downs, but in the long-term it has always out performed, so if you’re looking to buy or sell your property and you need a reliable and efficient property lawyer then get in touch with the property law experts, here at Battrick Clark.


Ruth Sampson

Battrick Clark

0117 973 1391



*Lloyds Bank Affordable Cities Review

** Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index