About Us

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About Us

Your Friendly Law Firm based in Scarborough with clients across the breadth of England and Wales.

Our History

Our firm is the result of a merger in 2017 between two local law firms - Longstaff & Midgley established in 1982, and Jepson & Co which was established in 1999.

Although the basis of the merger was due to the sad passing of our friend Joe Longstaff, the merging of the firms has meant a successful progression of Joe's legacy, and with Hayley and Beth as successors the firm is going from strength to strength.

We welcome clients old and new to our offices in Wykeham, Scarborough.

How We Can Help You.

We can help you by providing a comprehensive range of legal services, and pride ourselves on being quick, efficient, friendly and approachable.

We understand you may be contacting us because of something upsetting, but don't worry, we will do our utmost to help you resolve your issues in a cost-effective and speedy manner.

We are also quick to point out that we are the exact opposite of your typical 'stuffy' and old-fashioned Yorkshire law firm. All of our team are 'super-approachable', and we all speak plain-English.

We Can Visit You, if You Prefer.

We can visit your home if that makes you feel more comfortable. Over the years we have done many home visits (and also care home and hospital visits), and understand for some of our clients it is far more convenient.

However if you do visit our offices you will find they are in very private surroundings. So private in fact no one would even see you walking into our offices, because we are not located in the middle of town. Plus, we have plenty of free accessible parking too, which takes away lot of hassle for most people.

Get in Touch

We go out of our way to make people comfortable and we look forward to working with you too.

For a free no-obligation 15-minute consultation fill out our online enquiry form or call us on (01723) 866353, and tell us what you need doing. We look forward to speaking shortly.

Solicitors Beth Field and Hayley Garton

Our expert team can help you with any of the following areas:

We are happy to provide a free no-obligation 15 minute consultation either at your home, care home, office or site visit to chat about your requirements and explore how we can help.

We pride ourselves on offering competitive rates, provide a prompt service and take fast action. Our new premises provide disabled access and free parking.

Here is a small selection of the nice things our clients are saying about Jepson Longstaff Midgley...

Mr. T.

The whole team at JLM were very professional especially Victoria Parsons who was absolutely fantastic in sorting out problems that arose in the chain. Would highly recommend the firm.

Mr. & Mrs. K.

We just want to say thank you to Hayley for all her hard work and support for our house move. We are forever grateful that we chose Jepson Longstaff Midgley.

Mr. & Mrs. R.

Beth was fantastic, very professional/personable to work with. She gave us confidence that our sale and purchase were important and she dealt with all aspects thoroughly.

John A.

A first class Legal Service. Outstanding!

Probate Client

I have received a professional, helpful legal service, delivered with understanding at a most difficult time. Would not hesitate to use the legal services of Jepson, Longstaff and Midgley in the future.

Mr. & Mrs. S.

From day one you listened to both of us to see exactly what we required from the new “Wills”. The advice and guidance throughout the meetings we had with you was excellent, steering us to the final drafting of our “Wills” and the lasting power of attorneys. We would like to thank you very much for the excellent service.

Barbara C.

Very much appreciated being informed by email, telephone and mail of progress on the sale and purchase. Always Vicky or Beth available to talk to regarding the progress and any problems and delays due to the chain and queries which occurred.

Mr. & Mrs. R.

Beth and the team at Jepson Longstaff Midgley were extremely friendly and helpful from the minute we first spoke. Everything was explained fully from the very beginning and also expected costs were provided to us at the very beginning so we know what to expect. Beth went above and beyond what was expected while dealing with our proposes commercial purchase. We would definitely recommend the team. Thank you x

Louise G.

Thank you all very much for carrying out the legal work to enable the sale of my mother’s property.

John C.

I have been very happy with the way you conducted the sale of my house in what was a difficult transaction, caused by the purchases inability to meet the completion deadline on two occasions. All the staff were efficient, friendly and a pleasure to work with.

Jared T. and family

Clients expect prompt replies and we cannot complain - it’s always good to hear back the same day to answer queries which are worrying the clients. Thank you for doing this.

Helen S.

The application for probate of my Auntie’s estate was dealt with very professionally, and kindly, by Kirsty who immediately made me feel at ease, and gave me confidence. Queries were answered quickly and explained very clearly. I am very grateful to her.

Mr. & Mrs. M.


You were;

·      Thorough

·      Serious

·      Detailed

·      Honest

·      Supportive

Janet M.

Thank you very much for making the house sale process go so smoothly and quickly. Contracts exchanged on 30.1.18, completion took place on 31.1.18 and the funds were safely received into my bank account on the day of completion. All paperwork was clear, timely and straightforward. All phone calls were timely and friendly. Many thanks for making the process so easy

Mr. & Mrs C.

Jepson, Longstaff and Midgley have the “Family Firm Feel” while still being extremely professional.

R.P. H. & C.M. C.

Handled my mother’s power of attorney and our own personal wills plus house conveyance. All were done with great competence and detail. Would like to think that Jepson’s are now our family solicitor and look forward to doing business with them again.

Mr. & Mrs C.

Thank you for completing the conveyancing in a speedy and efficient way. We were particularly impressed with speed the searches were done and explained. The exchange of contracts and completion went very well. Thank you and kind regards to all staff.


The service I received from start to finish was excellent. I have been informed throughout the process of taking the power of attorney. The staff who have dealt with my power of attorney have worked in a very professional manner and understanding of my circumstances.

Mrs. M.

Conveyancing; Everyone I spoke to at the office was pleasant and helpful on every occasion. Good value for money and excellent service.

Dayle K.

No query however significant was too much trouble. Given in timely and friendly fashion. I felt listened to and respected, would highly recommend.

Mr. & Mrs. C.

Conveyancing; Received clear advice. Letters clear and to the point. Staff are very professional and friendly.

Mr. & Mrs. S.

We were delighted to be given an appointment with Tracy within. Few days of asking for one. Tracy was extremely pleasant and we felt very comfortable talking to her. She explained in a manner which we could comprehend fully.

Mr. H.

All dealt with through the difficult COVID period by Tracy, where safety of staff and myself was excellent.

Mrs. S.

During COVID this could have been quite complicated. It was however, very simple. Everything was done to make the experience seamless and straightforward. Everyone we came into contact with was friendly and professional throughout.

Mrs C.

Kristy put me at ease and put all my troubles away. I would certainly go to her again.

Mr. & Mrs. D.

Conveyancing; Your service to us was trouble free from the start. No sooner had we started the process it was completed. You and your staff are friendly and willing to help. I would recommend anyone needing the service solicitor contact you ASAP.

Richard R.

Conveyancing; This was a difficult case, the Vendor’s solicitors seems unhelpful. I thank Hayley Garton for her efforts.

Debra W.

Conveyancing; Beth’s knowledge and experience of commercial and corporate law provided me with expert advice.

Sandra W.

Conveyancing; Very prompt, efficient, polite and friendly.

Tracey & Peter S.,

Conveyancing; Beth was approachable and knowledgeable and unflappable! If she wasn’t sure about anything she found the answer for us.

Maureen T.,

Conveyancing; Thank you – Hayley and her colleagues were at every step of the conveyancing, offering advice and re-assurance. Excellent, fuss free service.

Mr. B.,

Family; Totally satisfied with the way my case was handled. Would definitely use again and recommend.

Craig H.

I’ve dealt with 3 firms in the past and having experienced you approach, I’ll only use Jepson Longstaff. Hayley was refreshing in her approach. No beating around the bush, no unnecessary changes, just simple “This is how it is” clear advice.

Des & Janet W.

Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney; Always found you to be friendly, helpful and willing to answer questions.

Mr. & Mrs. H.,

Wills; Kirsty Shanks, was most helpful and very, very kind. She explained everything we asked for and treated us in a very friendly and kindly manner. With many thanks for her kindness throughout.

Helen E.

Conveyancing; Jepson Longstaff and Midgley provided and excellent service. They were very easy to work and promptly replied to phone calls and emails. It was a very personable yet efficient experience and I never felt like anything was too much trouble. I would highly recommend JLM and would definitely use them again. Thank you.


Conveyancing; Many thanks for prompt professional service


Wills; We found it very helpful to be able to talk things through and have things explained to us. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Thank you.


Conveyancing; Excellent service

Mr. & Mrs. H.

Wills; Great service many thanks

Mr. & Mrs. B.

Conveyancing; All staff were very friendly and approachable. Haley was very understanding and put our minds at rest with any query we had and handled our case with great professionalism. We will potentially have two more property purchases in the pipeline and will be looking to this company to handle the conveyancing if you’ll have us! Thank you for all your help so far.

Mr. F.A & Mrs. E. W.

We have been a client since 1986. 31 years. Always the best quality service. What more can we say. Wouldn’t use any other solicitors.

Michael W.

Probate; We’ve used Jepson’s previously and have always been very happy with the service provided. We will continue to use Jepson Longstaff and Midgley in the future.

Denise & Rob C.

Beth and Tracey dealt with the sale of our house and purchase of our new home very, very efficiently. Always friendly and extremely helpful. Tracey was brilliant when our house sale didn’t go through on the day that was expected. She was very professional and gave us clear and good advice of what to do. Thanks again for your patience and hard work. We would have no worries about recommending you to family and friends.


Wills; Every one of Jepson’s is so helpful. Every point and question clearly explained, nothing was too much trouble, the tea was good too! Efficiency always.

Mr. C.

Purchase; Met Hayley regarding another matter and found her very helpful. The advice also very helpful. Will use Jepson Longstaff and Midgley again for all my needs. Thank you.

Laura L.

Both Beth and Victoria were efficient and available when needed. They demonstrated empathy when guiding us through a tricky place- sale completion. Thank you.