The West Midlands is the metropolitan county of central England with a total population of 2.928 million covering 348 square miles. It consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the city of Birmingham (England’s second largest city), the city of Coventry, and the boroughs of Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, and Wolverhampton.
If you’re visiting Wolverhampton you should definitely visit the National Trust site Wightwick Manor (WV6 8EE). Owned by the National Trust since 1937, the Manor and its grounds are open to the public for the perfect family day out. If you’re a National Trust member, why not also visit Moseley Old Hall (WV10 7HY). It is famous as one of the resting places of Charles II of England during his escape to France following defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. Other attractions in Wolverhampton include the Wild Zoological Park (DY7 5EP), Grand Theatre (WV1 1DE) or one of the few remaining examples of a traditional, unspoilt Victorian municipal park; West Park (WV1 4PS).
For a divorce solicitor in Wolverhampton try:
- Rees Page Solicitors – 8-12 Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL
- Sharratts Solicitors Ltd – 81 Wergs Rd, Wolverhampton, WV6 8QB
- Thornes Solicitors – Lich Gates, Wolverhampton, WV1 1UA
Originally a market town, Dudley was one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution and grew into an industrial centre in the 19th century with its iron, coal, and limestone industries before their decline and the relocation of its commercial centre to the nearby Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the 1980s.
If the history of the industrial revolution is of interest to you, Black Country Living Museum is uniquely placed to tell the story of the creation of the world’s first industrial landscape (DY1 4SQ). Over fifty authentic shops, houses and workshops have been carefully reconstructed to preserve the character of the region when its manufacturers bought worldwide fame to Black Country Towns. Alternatively, Dudley Zoo and Castle is home to more than 1300 animals and almost 200 different species on 40 acres of land (DY1 4QF).
But if you’re focused on your future and not the past, these firms could help you:
Waldrons Solicitors began as a small firm in Brierley Hill, and their commitment to excellent client care has seen them grow into a company with offices across the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, including their Dudley office at Court House, 34 The Inhedge, Dudley, DY1 1RR.
Alternatively, Wright Solicitors have roots in the Black Country and in Bewdley and they are proud of their heritage but also recognise, like any growing business, that they have changed to ensure their clients are at the heart of everything they do. You can find Wright Solicitors at Lutley House, 13 St James’s Rd, Dudley, DY1 1JF.
Walsall is a large market town historically part of Staffordshire, it is located 9 miles north-west of Birmingham, 7 miles east of Wolverhampton and 9 miles from Lichfield. If you’re passing through, Walsall Arboretum is a Victorian public park located close to Walsall town centre (WS1 2QB). Alternatively, Walsall Leather Museum tells the story of the leather trade in Walsall, charting the town’s rise from a small market town into an international saddle-making centre (WS2 8EW).
Here are a couple of options for family law firms in Walsall:
- Fountain Solicitors – 36 Bradford St, Walsall WS1 3QA
- HRS Family Law Solicitors – 28 Bridge St, Walsall WS1 1HR
Sandwell’s main industrial growth, based on local coal and ironstone reserves, followed the coming of the canals in the 18th century. Ironworks were established, including the famous Soho Manufactory (1761) at Smethwick, which was associated with the engineers James Watt and Matthew Boulton.
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Today Sandwell is an important centre of engineering and iron foundries, producing a wide range of metal products. Chemicals and glassmaking are also important industries. If you’re visiting you should take a trip to Sandwell Valley Country Park (B71 4BG), The Oak House Museum (B70 8HJ) or Sandwell Park Farm (B71 4BG).
And if you’re not just visiting, here are what the local solicitors have to say:
Silks Solicitors are located at 27 Birmingham Street, Oldbury, B69 4DY and they state:
‘We’ve helped approximately 75,000 individuals and 10,000 businesses throughout the Black Country and beyond.’
SM Lawson Solicitors can be found at Market Pl, Tipton DY4 7AY, and they are:
‘Dedicated to developing legal practice management software that helps generate efficiencies, profit and improve service.’
The West Midlands town of West Bromwich is known for its football club, West Bromwich Albion, who have played in the town since the club’s formation in 1878. The Hawthorns is an all-seater football stadium in West Bromwich with a capacity of 26,688 (B71 4LF). It has been the home of West Bromwich Albion F.C. since 1900, when it became the sixth ground to be used by the club.
But if you’re fed up of playing games, here is where you should go in West Bromwich for help:
- Obiter Legal Solicitors – 121 High St, West Bromwich, B70 6NY
- Clark Brookes Turner Cary – Guardian House, Cronehills Linkway, West Bromwich, B70 8GS
- Khurram & Co Solicitors – 119 Spon Lane, West Bromwich, B70 6AS
Birmingham is a major city in England’s West Midlands region, with multiple Industrial Revolution-era landmarks that speak to its 18th-century history as a manufacturing powerhouse. It’s also home to a network of canals, many of which radiate from Sherborne Wharf (B16 8FN) and are now lined with trendy cafes and bars. In the city centre, the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is known for pre-Raphaelite masterpieces (B3 3DH). If you’re taking your children to Birmingham why not consider a self-guided tour of Cadbury World (B30 1JR), a wander round Sea Life to see over 60 displays of freshwater and marine life (B1 2HL) or hit the shops at Bullring and Grand Central (B5 4BU).
For Birmingham divorce solicitors take a look at this list we’ve compiled:
- Brendan Fleming Solicitors – 165 Newhall St, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1SW
- Charles & Co Solicitors – 16/17 Caroline St, Birmingham, B3 1TR
- Sultan Lloyd Solicitors – 526 Coventry Rd, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 0HH
- Carvill & Johnson Solicitors – Victoria House, 966-972 Bristol Rd S, Birmingham, B31 2PE
Solihull is situated between Birmingham and Coventry in Warwickshire and is it mainly suburban but includes some open countryside. Solihull began to expand as a residential area from Birmingham in the 19th century, and after 1930 it grew rapidly. The borough’s historic buildings include St. Alphege’s Church (B91 3RQ), with its 13th-century chancel, and the 15th-century Packwood House (B94 6AT). Although mainly a residential area, Solihull has automobile and other (light) industries. The 1976 National Exhibition Centre (B92 0EJ) and Birmingham International Airport (B26 3QJ) are both near the centre of the borough.
For Solihull lawyers, why not try either of these firms:
In 1855 T.J. Robinson became a Solicitor and founded the firm Wallace Robinson & Morgan Solicitors and today, over 160 years later, Paul Hughes and Tim Langford continue as Directors where the office is based at Drury Ln, Solihull, B91 3BD.
Quality Solicitors Davisons have been established for over 30 years and they operate out of 8 offices throughout Birmingham City Centre, Edgbaston, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Cotteridge, Weoley Castle, Wolverhampton and Stratford-upon-Avon. Find them in Solihull at 4, The Courtyard, 707 Warwick Rd, Solihull, B91 3DA.
Coventry is known for the medieval Coventry Cathedral, which was left in ruins after a WWII bombing (CV1 5FB). A 20th-century replacement, with abstract stained glass, stands beside it. Alternatively, the collection of art at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum includes paintings of local heroine Lady Godiva (CV1 5QP). Or perhaps the 14th-century St. Mary’s Guildhall and its vaulted crypt is of greater interest to you (CV1 5RN). The University of Warwick is also located in Coventry and it was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education (CV4 7AL).
If you’re looking for some guidance in Coventry, this is what these firms have to say:
‘Our aim is to exceed expectations, making your time with us as stress and worry free as possible.’Askwes Legal LLP, 5 & 6 The Quadrant, Coventry, CV1 2EL
‘We have always provided a high level of service dedicated to suit the needs of our clients.’Hammons Solicitors, The Old Bank, 353 Walsgrave Road, Coventry, CV2 4BG
Sutton Coldfield, officially the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, is a civil parish and suburban town in Birmingham. The area is home to Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in England. It has an area of 2,224.2 acres (9.001 km2) and is used as part of the course for the Great Midlands Fun Run, sponsored by the Sutton Coldfield Observer (B73 6BU).
Drayton Manor Theme Park is a theme park, zoo and accommodation in the grounds of the former Drayton Manor, in Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire. It covers 280 acres, of which about 113 acres are in use, and hosts about 1.5 million people each year and it is the fourth largest amusement park in the UK (B78 3TW).
If you’ve not been feeling amused in The West Midlands recently, these firms could help with family legal issues.
- HCB Solicitors – 16 Wrens Court, Lower Queen Street, Sutton Coldfield B72 1RT
- Bell Lax Solicitors – New Bank House, 21 Maney Corner, Sutton Coldfield B72 1QL
- Eddowes Perry & Osbourne Solicitors – 46 High St, Sutton Coldfield B72 1UL
Stourbridge is famous for its Glass industry and the Stourbridge Lion locomotive, the first train to run in the USA in 1829. Stourbridge is a great place to live in and visit as well, with parks and pleasant suburbs. Situated on the edge of the area known as the Black Country, the Stourbridge Canal offers great walks or bike rides (DY8 4LU). Stourbridge town centre features many well preserved buildings and interesting specialist shops, while great pubs and restaurants make the town well worth a visit (DY5 1HA).
For local divorce and family matters solicitors in Stourbridge, consider one of these firms:
Glover Priest Solicitors believe in being the expert local solicitors on the High Street that supports the legal needs of local communities. You can find their High Street branch at House 7, The Old Court, 9 Hagley Rd, Stourbridge, DY8 1QL.
Wall James Chappell is a modern specialist firm of solicitors which can trace its origins in Stourbridge back to 1830. The firm has expanded both organically and through amalgamation and in 2009 the long-established firms of Wall, James and Davies and Chappell and Perry merged to form Wall James Chappell. You can find their office at 15-23 Hagley Rd, Stourbridge, DY8 1QW.
Talbots offer you all the usual legal services, like wills, employment advice, divorce, business services and help moving home, but where they’re different is the way they offer them. To find out more you can find them at House 25, Morgan, 27 Hagley Rd, Stourbridge, DY8 1QH.
Halesowen is considered as one of the largest towns in the United Kingdom without a railway station. So, if you manage to get there with alternative transport be sure to visit Halesowen Abbey (B62 8RJ), Leasowes Park (B62 8DH), and Haden Hill Park (B64 7JL).
But if you’ve lost your way in Halesowen, try these solicitors:
- Jordans Solicitors – 1 Summer Hill, Halesowen B63 3BU
- M J Darby & Co Solicitors – 107 Kent Rd, Halesowen B62 8PB
Willenhall town is historically famous for the manufacture of locks and keys. As early as 1770 Willenhall contained 148 skilled locksmiths and its coat of arms reflects the importance of this industry to its growth. It was home to the National Union of Lock and Metal Workers from 1889 until 2004. Today, the town is best known for The Locksmith House Museum, with a house and backyard workshops typical of the many family run lock making businesses which once thrived in the town (WV13 2DA).
There’s also a lovely choice of local pubs and restaurants including The Robin Hood (WV13 2QR), The Duke of Cambridge (WV12 5QD), and The Royal George (WV13 2AQ).
But if you’re not in Willenhall for pub grub and a drink, these firms could help: