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Welwyn Garden City Golf Club,
Manicotts, High Oaks Road,
Welwyn Garden City,
Herts, AL8 7BP

  • 01707 325 243 (ext. 202)


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Michael Scutt

Michael Scutt

Partner in Crane & Staples

I am a Partner in Crane & Staples and head the Employment & Dispute Resolution department. We are a firm of solicitors based in the heart of Welwyn Garden City and have been helping local businesses and individuals since 1938.

We’re members of the Law Society of England & Wales and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are specialists in our fields. Our solicitors and Legal Executives are highly qualified, well trained and many hold additional specialist qualifications.

We are entirely independent and put our advice to our clients first. Unlike many organisations we do not pay referral fees. Clients come to us because they have been our clients for many years and know that they receive a good service or because they are recommended to us by other satisfied clients. Over 90% of our work comes to us in this way.

The Law Society has a quality accreditation called Lexcel. In order to achieve Lexcel any firm of solicitors must comply with a rigorous scheme that includes everything from a Business Plan to a proper system for managing files and the training and development of staff. It is not easy to achieve. We have had our Lexcel accreditation since 2003. Less than 15% of all firms in England and Wales have a Lexcel accreditation and few have retained it as long as us.

In the last three years we have received several awards including East of England Business Champions in 2012, and in particular several awards for the training and development of our staff in 2012, 2013 and most recently the Hertfordshire Federation of Small Businesses in 2014. In 2016 we were judged to be the Welwyn Hatfield Business of the Year in the FSB Hertfordshire Business Awards. We’re very active in the local community. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

We would be delighted to help you with your legal matters whether for you, your family or your business. In particular we can help with the following;

Services for business – Grow your Business with us

  • Commercial Property
  • Contracts & Agreements
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Franchises and Disposals
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Debt recovery
  • Employment Advice and HR Support
  • Business advice

For Individuals – Trusted legal support

  • Family advice
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate
  • Buying and Selling Houses
  • Employment
  • Dispute Resolution