Welcome to Richard J Knaggs & Co Solicitors LLP

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE    –    We are still open and working for you

Sadly, due to the impact of the Coronavirus, we have had to close our office doors in order to limit face to face contact and maintain recommended social distancing.  Our specialist solicitors are working remotely to provide expert legal advice.

If you have an existing appointment and we have not been able to get in touch with you, please telephone the person dealing with your matter to make arrangements.

You can still contact us by telephone, email or via our website.

Richard J Knaggs Solicitors LLP is a modern forward thinking firm of solicitors established in Redcar for over 30 years, serving clients in Redcar and Cleveland  area.  The firm’s main office is at 119-121 High Street, Redcar, Cleveland and we also have a branch office in Eston, Middlesbrough.   Through our specialist divisions of Property (sales and purchases), Litigation (including personal injury), Probate (including power of attorney), Family, and Commercial, we provide legal services to individuals, families, and businesses. 

We are members of the Children’s Panel and Family Law Panel and Resolution and ever since our firm was established over 30 years ago Richard J Knaggs LLP has become known as a premier legal team to help with all aspects of family law. We are available from 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday and on Saturdays 9am-12.30pm for help with all matters, so please do not hesitate to contact us in your time of need.


Our property department holds the specialist accreditation Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) this provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership achievement establishes a level of credibility for members.  You can rely on us to progress your property transaction and guide you through every stage.    Here at Richard J Knaggs & Co Solicitors we have over thirty years’ experience in conveyancing and residential property.   As expert residential property lawyers, we use the latest technology and legal processes to ensure not only a friendly service but a fast and efficient one. We offer a range of residential property advice – and can help with any of the following:

  • Buying your Freehold
  • Conveyancing, Property Sales and Purchases
  • Declaration of Trust
  • Lease Extensions
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Make a Free Enquiry

If you would like to use the services of our professional residential property solicitors, we will make no charge to speak to you as an initial enquiry.

  • Telephone us on 01642 487011

Commercial Property

Here at Richard J Knaggs Solicitors LLP our commercial property team provide a full service real estate practice which includes everything you need to buy, sell, rent or lease a commercial property. We provide clear and straightforward advice based on the best solution for your business, rather than providing a one size fits all approach. We work efficiently and promptly and advise on all aspects of commercial property work, including:

  • The sale, purchase or remortgage of freehold business premises
  • Advising, drafting and negotiating the transfer of existing leases
  • Negotiating and drafting short term lease or licence arrangements
  • Commercial property work relating to the sale of a business
  • Commercial mortgage advice
  • Renewals and extensions of existing leases
  • Negotiating and advising on the termination of leases
  • Financing and security

Local commercial property knowledge, competitively priced

Our extensive and specialist knowledge of the Teesside area and commercial property and business markets gives us an advantage over other commercial property solicitors.   Our specialist and dedicated team are highly experienced and skilled in dealing with both the legal and financial aspects of your business. 

We can also provide advice in relation to all of your commercial disputes. 

Wills and Probate

Richard J Knaggs Solicitors LLP has an experienced wills, probate and trusts team who specialise in all matters relating to writing a will and probate, contested wills, trusts and estates, lasting powers of attorney, trusts and deeds of variation.  Working throughout Teesside, our specialist wills and probate solicitors offer straightforward and practical advice with sensitivity and care.  We work with each client to provide the highest level of advice. Our team of wills and probate solicitors ensure the best provisions are made for you and your family for now and in the future.

Civil Litigation and Personal Injury

We have an experienced Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Team.  If you have had an accident please call us today. 


We are holders of the Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) which was introduced in 2002 as a quality management system for legal aid providers.    Our Child Care Law department approaches each case with a level of understanding only achievable through specialising in Child Care law.  We can act for you whether your case is involving social services, or a private law matter, it is important to be represented by those who understand how the law may affect you and your family.

We advise and represent parents, other family members, children and Children’s Guardians in all Public Law proceedings. These include proceedings where the Local Authority have applied for Emergency Protection Orders, Care Orders or where parents apply for contact with children in care and discharge of Care Orders. We can also advise and assist where children are voluntarily accommodated and will attend Child Protection Conferences. We are there to support parents and provide them with advice and help during this difficult time.

At Richard J Knaggs & Co Solicitors we are members of the Law Society Children and Family Panel and of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association).

By adhering to standards we agree to, provide good levels of client care and have systems in place to ensure delivery of good quality advice.  Compliance with a recognised quality standard (currently either the SQM or Lexcel, The Law Society’s practice management standard) is a requirement for organisations that have, or are seeking to obtain, an LAA contract to deliver legal advice services.  We are currently working towards Lexcel accreditation which is the Law Society’s Practice Management System and which will drive up our client care standards even further. 

Advice in all areas, protecting yourself, your family and navigating your way through the complex issues that separation and divorce can bring requires the best legal advice and support.  We are approachable putting you our client first, call us now to discuss your family breakdown matters. 

Advice on children matters of any nature both public and private, acting in proceedings