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Your Wakefield & Barnsley Solicitors

GM Wilson solicitors has been successfully managing the legal affairs of private and commercial clients for over 40 years. Based at offices in Wakefield and Barnsley we offer an excellent standard of client care, outstanding legal advice and a comprehensive range of value for money services delivered by legal specialists who are experts in their field.

You will find GM Wilson solicitors approachable, friendly and easy to deal with. We will not baffle you with jargon, just keep you fully informed about your legal position and options.

Legal Services

Residential Conveyancing
Company and Commercial
Commercial Property
Wills
Probate
Lasting Power of Attorney
New Build Conveyancing

We provide clear legal cost estimates and our billing process is always simple and clear. We set out our terms and conditions at the onset of a case with each client, all of which is made clear during our initial correspondence - giving you complete peace of mind.

On occasions, some of the more complex cases do not allow us to supply a fully fixed fee, but we do advise the hourly rate applied to a case in these circumstances.

Our offices are ideally placed for convenient access to the region – being situated in both Barnsley, South Yorkshire and Wakefield, West Yorkshire – with easy access from the M1, A1 and M62 motorway networks.

Whatever your individual requirements, we can assure you that we strive to offer a friendly, approachable and competitively priced service to all of our clients. We provide the personal touch, where you can be assured that you are not regarded as a number, but as a person. This is clearly reflected by the amount of repeat business we have from clients who have been happy with our service, many of whom have returned to us time after time for legal advice and support.

What our clients say...

J. Townend
Really appreciate the effort and work put into our house sale. Took longer than expected but was not down to any fault of our side. Kept informed and updated along the way. Great Legal advice and service provided. We will definitely re-instruct with any future house sales.
J. Townend
J. M Roberts
I dealt with Sarah Binks who was excellent and easy to speak to. When she was not available I dealt with Ben who was equally knowledgeable about my case. Well done to both. They deserve my thanks
J. M Roberts
P and A Bland
From start to finish we have had excellent service from all at GM Wilson , especially from Carol Muir, who has gone above and beyond with our difficult sale. Nothing has been too much trouble and we have appreciated her support throughout. Thank you!
P and A Bland
S. Walton
I would highly recommend Rachel and her team. I was treated with kindness and respect at all times. Rachel explained each stage and I was fully informed and guided by her throughout. This made a stressful time less so for me all was good.
S. Walton
G. Morgan
Friendly reception staff answering the phones always gave good first impression. .. and messages were always passed on.
G. Morgan
M. Calderon
Great service on a not so straight forward transaction. James Marris was handling our case with the help of Becki and Rachel. Our transaction was rather complicated and the other party were not well prepared. James and co were experienced, diligent, and kept us well informed. This is the second time we have use GM Wilson and we couldn’t recommend them enough.
M. Calderon
C. Headlam
Overall the process was way easier than I thought it would be. The staff were great and as a first time buyer I was nervous and apprehensive about the “legal” side of it. I was in good hands the whole way and I’m glad I choose GM Wilson.
C. Headlam
U. Verma
We used GM Wilson recently for the purchase of our new house. Everything was done in a quick timely manner, and if I did have any queries, their response was always swift. The service was very professional and I would highly recommend using GM Wilson solicitors!
U. Verma
B. Naylor
GM Wilson looked after the legal proceedings to purchasing our first house. We wasn’t sure of the process with us being first time buyers but Sarah Binks explained and kept us informed every step of the way and made it as simple as possible. Great service and highly recommend.
B. Naylor
S. Harrison
Thanks for making everything so easy and seamless, cheers!
S. Harrison
P. Lamb
Francesca was extremely professional and this was by far the easiest house move we’ve had thanks to her. Good communication and no stress having to chase daily like previous experiences with other firms. Keep up the good work!
P. Lamb
S. Dennis
Couldn’t recommend GM Wilson enough. The service we have had from Becki Reynolds has been incredible. She has kept us informed throughout the whole process and is always quick to deal with any issues that we’ve had throughout our sale. If we ever brave a house move again, we won’t be going to anyone else! Thanks Becki and GM Wilson.
S. Dennis
M. Cutforth
Fantastic experience using G M Wilson to sell, and then buy our new home. The team were great, and extremely helpful, especially Lucy. Nothing was too much trouble and no question went unanswered. Every call was answered or my call returned immediately which from experience is rare for some solicitors we have used in the past. Would highly recommend!
M. Cutforth
M. Sammad
Steven, Lorna and team kept us updated throughout the process. Very efficient and competent completed their task within time. I will highly recommend them for future.
M. Sammad
Taz
I just wanted to personally thank Rachel, Emma, Claire and the team for a professional, speedy and efficient service. This is the first time I have ever used legal services, they were highly reccomended by Forces Family Finance and I can see why. They made our first house purchase a pleasure. If you ever require legal services not just for house purchasing then look no further. Couldn’t reccomend enough. ThankYou.
Taz
J. G Armstrong
We made sure that all our paperwork was as organised as we could get it. GM Wilson did the rest!
J. G Armstrong
E. Howarth
Sarah and the team were great. Professional, friendly and happy to email/chat with me when I was unsure of the process, offering reassurance and understanding of usual house buying anxieties! Thank you 🙂
E. Howarth
J. Hurt
The service provided by GM Wilson has been very thorough. It was easy to contact both Sarah and Ben, email and telephone queries were dealt with promptly. Front office very welcoming to visitors.
J. Hurt
R. Lambert
Francesca was brilliant and made me feel confident that everything was as it should be. Communication and helpfulness was above and beyond. Lisa Skelding was also great doing the exchange and completion.
R. Lambert
S. Whitfield
Great firm and team, but could do with simplifying the legal talk for non legal people I found my self lost with the terminology (solicitor talk makes sense to them but not common folk like me) would of been nice to talk it through using simpler terminology that we can under stand, but apart from that, great service, got the job done as quickly as they could.
S. Whitfield
B. Brain
I would like to thank Rachel Kirkham & Emma Turner at wakefield. They were great throughout the conveyance, always updated me and was very efficient. I will definitely recommend GM Wilson Solicitors. Thank you Again.
B. Brain
C. Haywood
Lisa and her colleagues always acted with upmost professionalism whilst maintaining an ability to help us understand the process and stages of buying and selling a property. At times of high stress Lisa’s approachable manner always helped to reassured us . Many thanks for all your help.
C. Haywood
M. Perkin
Rachel and the team were always extremely professional, helpful and friendly. They took the time to listen to any questions and explain things clearly and concisely. They made the whole process of buying a property a lot less stressful.
M. Perkin
V. Holden
Brilliant service. Dealt with Nicola and Lucy. Communicated with us regularly and kept us up to date and informed at every step. Great, smooth service. Thank you!
V. Holden
M. Pointon
We used GM Wilson for a new build purchase which took around 9 months to complete. Whenever we needed them they answered an questions and made the process as seamless and hassle free as possible for us. Compared with previous conveyancing experiences this was by far the best. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. A special mention to Lucy who handled our purchase and was attentive throughout.
M. Pointon
E. Copes
No comments as very happy with the service I received. Becki handled my case to begin with, who was very efficient and quick to progress my case. Then Ben Richardson took over and he was great, progressed my case quickly and efficiently.
E. Copes
C. Nicoll
Really pleased with everything done for us regarding our house sale, special thanks to Becki Reynolds for her help and patience, would definitely recommend.
C. Nicoll
G. Pickering
Great service, always answered our questions when we had them and made sure to come back and contact us if there was ever any point when they couldn’t take a call.
G. Pickering
R. Bee
Fantastic service. I was a first time buyer and put under significant pressure from the seller to complete to an unrealistic deadline. GM Wilson made a stressful situation, stress-free and had everything in order for me to complete within a matter of days.
R. Bee
H. Fouracre
Francesca was excellent from start to finish with dealing with what we thought would be a complex case – the sale of one house and purchase of two new builds with various things along the way! Francesca was very thorough, fast and efficient with dealing with every matter we asked her assistance with, a great communicator! After being let down by past solicitors we were nicely surprised at how efficient, timely and professional Francesca and others at GM Wilson were! Thank you so much for making our moving situation so smooth! Would recommend to anyone making a house purchase!
H. Fouracre
M. Powell
I appreciate your kindness at a very stressful time and I feel Rachel and her team went over and above to help me and really send my thanks to this lovely lady and everyone at GM Wilson.
M. Powell
M. Tsang
All staff I came into contact with were friendly and competent, all my queries were answered in a timely manner, the process was as smooth as it could be, all documents were clearly organised, overall a very impressive and efficient service.
M. Tsang
C. Bell
The service we received was excellent. We dealt with Lucy and when we had a query she was so quick coming back to us, really friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend GM Wilson, they are by far the best solicitor I have dealt with. It’s nice to be able to contact a company that offers such a friendly and helpful service and listens to their customers.
C. Bell
F. Shuker-Bott
A remarkable and very satisfactory service. Customer liaison excellent, a conveyancing law firm that gets the job done both fast and thorough. I would highly recommend.
F. Shuker-Bott
D. Quinn
Thank you for a very professional and efficient service. I shall certainly recommend and use GM Wilson in the future.
D. Quinn
P. Sykes
Can’t thank rachel and the team enough, they’ve all been fantastic! It’s taken 7 weeks from me purchasing a property to receiving my keys. If I had any concerns or worries they listened, and they kept me updated throughout the process. Thank you again to all the team. Would highly recommended.
P. Sykes
A. Kane and V. Edwards
Lucy Standhaven was a constant support, she always replied to queries very quickly and would tell us if there was no update rather than not answering emails and messages. Lucy was outstanding throughout. Nicola provided invaluable advice on some difficult issues on a purchase we decided not to pursue prior to this purchase.
A. Kane and V. Edwards
P. Harris
Sarah and her staff were very co-operative at all times and very friendly.
P. Harris
D. Parsons
The whole team at GM Wilson who have been involved in the sale of our previous home, purchase of our new build, and the part exchange scheme, have been excellent. Particularly Lucy Standhaven and Saskia Bex, as well as Nicola Ward, who have answered numerous phone calls and chased our buyers’ useless solicitor into oblivion, in order to get to completion. The receptionists are the most efficient and helpful receptionists we have come across. We do not want to move – ever again – but if we do, or have other legal needs, we will definitely be using GM Wilson, and have already recommended them to a family member moving house.
D. Parsons
A. Barnes
I received excellent service from Francesca and the team. I had an issue regarding the completion of my sale as the timing of this delayed progress in my purchase, but Francesca liaised with the vendor to ensure my purchase remained on track. She and the team responded very swiftly and clearly to any queries. In addition to being efficient and giving sound advice, the team were very friendly and approachable, and I have no hesitation in recommending them. I would certainly use GM Wilson again for any future property purchases.
A. Barnes
J. Lane
Excellent professional service from start to finish. This is the 4th time we’ve used GM Wilson since 2020 and the service has been the same on each occasion.
J. Lane
S. Wade
We have had such a better experience than with previous moves. They have been really proactive and on it with everything and we appreciated their professionalism and communication, which has taken a lot of the stress out of the process for us.
S. Wade
L. Odonnell
Very efficient and friendly service.
L. Odonnell
G. Brookes and H. Dyson
Thank you again for helping to save another sale, you work so hard with us and I always feel so confident when you are dealing with my files. I just wanted to say how much I appreciate it.
We could not do this without you Rachel, you always give 100% and always have done. It works so well with you and Helen, a great team!
G. Brookes and H. Dyson
B. Sheppard
Brilliant service have already recommended another person who is both buying and selling with you. Will definitely use GMWilson again.
B. Sheppard
R. Knight
After a lack of communication between everybody at the start of the purchase , Steven helped me massively with the buying process, he made sure everything was absolutely perfect before completion and was very helpful with any questions I had. He made me feel confident in the sale and I appreciate all the hard work he put into this.
R. Knight
A. Nayyar
Becki was brilliant, excellent communication and highly professional.
A. Nayyar
L. Hanson
The company came recommended by a friend when we were looking for a reliable solicitor to assist us with our right to buy purchase. Our solicitor and assistant kept us fully informed throughout the process, assisted us in filling in the paper work, and made the whole processes stress free. Things were completed in a timely manner, the costs were very competitive. A* for customer service and experience!
L. Hanson
Emmanuel
I received expert and professional service. The process was fast, communication was clear and I am a very satisfied customer. Alison Ternent and Rachel Kirkham were very efficient and kept me informed throughout the process. Thank you
Emmanuel
N. Trestrail
As always a first class service with great attention to detail. Thank you James and Becki.
N. Trestrail
H. Strachan
Francesca Bradley was outstanding from the very first contact. She made me feel like a valued client from the start. Francesca’s communication was absolutely 100% at all times. Everything was explained clearly to me and any questions I had were always answered swiftly and comprehensively. Would recommend without hesitation.
H. Strachan
L. Elliston
Thank you so much for your help throughout the process. Your efficiency and advice was greatly appreciated and I’m really happy with the flat now I’ve got the keys!
L. Elliston
N. Dunbar
I have to say Becki was brilliant. I asked more questions than the normal due to going through a house sale with ex-partner. Becki was extremely efficient and I was guided in the right direction the whole time. There were delays in exchanging however, this was not due to GM Wilson and we completed on time. I will be sure to recommend GM Wilson in the future and hope to use these for the future. All the best Becki.
N. Dunbar
T. Farrimond
I would like to say a huge thank you to Lisa and Laura for their patience and understanding and also they met the targets to the date. I can’t thank them enough, an extremely stressful process made that bit more bearable having Lisa and Laura to guide me through. Thank you again, highly recommend 🙂
T. Farrimond
M. Savanhu
Lucy Standhaven and team has been outstanding in supporting us with the processes involved in buying our house. We received updated communication from day one. GM Wilson made our journey easy to travel. Thank you all at GM Wilson.
M. Savanhu
S. Radu
Great Service by Rachel Hirst and Carol Muir
S. Radu
S. Hackney
Friendly, relaxed and very efficient service. Very pleased
S. Hackney
J. MacKay
Painless from start to finish.
J. MacKay
D. Johnson
Could not recommend GM Wilson highly enough. The team worked hard to help sell and purchase our new home. Alison Ternent kept us fully updated and worked so professionally through the whole process. Nothing was too much trouble to help explain the process and also any questions we had. Thank you to Alison and the team!!!!
D. Johnson
A. Ramsbottom
We just wanted to say thank you so much to Nicola Ward for all her help in getting us into our beautiful new home. It wasn’t the easiest but we did it!

Thank you for all your time answering all our calls and emails.
A. Ramsbottom
D. Hoyland
Alison Tenant was also excellent at providing information and responding in a timely and complete way
D. Hoyland
T. Kassou
I just want to personally thank Rachel, Emma, Claire and the team for a professional, speedy and efficient service. This is the first time I have ever used legal services, they were highly reccomended by Forces Family Finance and I can see why. They made our first house purchase a pleasure. Couldn’t reccomend enough. They are a credit to GM Wilson Solictors Ltd and the legal practice. Thank You
T. Kassou
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