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DRA Conveyancing Ltd - t/a DRA Legal - formerly t/a Derek R Adkins - Licensed Conveyancer

About Us

DRA Legal is a trading style of DRA Conveyancing Ltd; formerly Derek R Adkins Licensed Conveyancer.

Derek Adkins BA(Hons) qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and is the principal of DRA Conveyancing Ltd. The business trades as DRA Legal, from premises centrally located on Mirfield high street. Derek is supported by five staff in practising as a Licensed Conveyancer in Mirfield, near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire. The firm provides legal services for conveyancing, probate and wills to local clients in Mirfield, Dewsbury, Batley, Wakefield, Huddersfield and Leeds areas in West Yorkshire. The firm, via referrals, also acts in conveyancing and related matters for clients all around the UK, and for clients who may be based abroad.

Following a career initially in chemicals & industry, transport, distribution, logistics and customer service management in a retail environment, Derek has worked within local firms of solicitors since 2002. Whilst employed in solicitors’ practices which operated across Dewsbury, Batley, Mirfield, Wakefield, Denby Dale, and Huddersfield, as a lawyer, Derek specialised in Conveyancing, Wills, Probate and Trusts, as well as working in the County Court, Magistrates Court and at Employment Tribunals.

In 2010 Derek made the decision to form his own firm, and left one of Yorkshire’s largest firms of solicitors in order to convert to regulation via The Council For Licensed Conveyancers. The firm now has two fully qualified lawyers and is authorised to act in the full range of conveyancing work, to extract Grants of Probate and administer estates, and in the preparation of Wills. The firm is supported, for your assurance and protection, by full Professional Indemnity Insurance to the level of £2,000,000 in carrying out Conveyancing, Probate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Estate Planning work.

The firm also assists clients in a applications to the Court of Protection (the Office of the Public Guardian), where a person has lost capacity to deal in his/her own affairs.

As a Full Member of the Institute of Professional Willwriters, Derek operates in all aspects of Wills, Estate Planning and Asset Preservation, fully under guidelines and procedures put in place which comply with a Code of Practice approved by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), now Trading Standards Institute (TSI). At the foot of each page of this site you will find ‘secure badges’ via which you can verify our membership, for your own security. See https://www.ipw.org.uk/

DRA Legal offers a full range of legal services at affordable prices. All staff at the firm work closely with you to ensure that the services we provide are tailored to meet your own unique needs and objectives.

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Our Accreditations

The practice is regulated by The Council for Licensed Conveyancers

Derek is a qualified Solicitor and Licensed Conveyancer, and holds the addional Probate Licence. In addition Derek Adkins is a Full Member of the Institute of Professional WillWriters (IPW)

Derek's co-director Emma Crowther, is also  fully qualified Licensed Conveyancer, and holds the addional Probate Licence.

Superior customer service is the hallmark of this firm, and all of us at DRA Legal are proud to serve you and work hard to earn your continued business.

If you require further information, please contact DRA Conveyancing Ltd, trading as DRA Legal, for a no-obligation consultation in our offices, or in your own home. Fill out the message form on the contact page to provide a brief outline of your enquiry and we will contact you at the very latest within 24 hours.



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