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About Beaufort Montague Harris

Beaufort Montague Harris evolved from the amalgamation of Bath based Beaufort Law and Montague Harris of Chipping Sodbury. Now based in Kelston and led by the highly experienced Geraint James, the team at Beaufort Montague Harris provide an individual and personal service for clients.

The company ethos places great emphasis on understanding clients’ needs, making sure the law is accessible and giving sound advice to ensure the best result.

Our team are from the locality, enabling clients to benefit from strong local knowledge as well as professional expertise. Geraint James has always worked in private practice since qualifying in 1979 and has been local to the area since the 1990’s.

Advising Businesses

We specialise in commercial property advice and strategic land and development opportunities.

We are one of the few practices in the area providing full scope services for commercial leases and land development.

Private Clients

We provide a wide range of services for individuals from purchasing a residential property, to life matters such as a will, estate planning and powers of attorney.

With our breadth of knowledge, we provide the service and support you need, making sure you are fully informed every step of the way.

What our clients say

  • I would like to say a heartfelt thanks to Geraint and the team at Beaufort Montague Harris for the tireless work they put into to the sale of our property by auction. A flat fee was agreed at the start of the proceedings which they certainly earned and then some! I have no doubt in my mind that by the time they had dealt with two buyers, four solicitors, served a notice to complete and dealt with my constant anxiety about the whole situation, had they not agreed the fee, it would have cost us ten times as much yet the fee remained the same throughout and I could always get hold of them.

    They were very honest, there was no unfathomable legal jargon and I felt completely comfortable to take the legal advice offered. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a trustworthy, fair and reliable solicitor.


    Louise Warne

  • Thank you so much for your professionalism in guiding us through the sale and purchase of our houses. Your support and advice has been magnificent, and we very much appreciated all you did for us.


    Dr Mark Hutchinson

  • Geraint James has acted as my solicitor for more than a decade. He and his staff have always been professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. His charges are very reasonable and I have always felt well advised and represented by him. What is more, Geraint James is someone will go the extra mile for his clients.


    Felicitas Ruhlmann

  • Geraint James has been my solicitor for a number of years. He is incredibly knowledgeable and his advice has always proved invaluable. Geraint takes the time to find the best solution to any legal matter and demonstrates tremendous commitment and care towards his clients. I cannot recommend Geraint highly enough.


    May Tang

  • I have known Geraint James for at least 10 years and, as a business broker, I have worked with him on a number of legal matters. Over the years, I have had dealings with a considerable number of solicitors, as every business I sell usually involves at least three solicitors, but sometimes as many as five. Without a shadow of doubt, I have found Geraint to be the most competent and professional solicitor I have ever had the pleasure to deal with and therefore have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone seeking legal counsel.


    David Winn-Morgan Principal, South East Business Brokers

  • In our many dealings with Geraint James, it has been refreshing to find a solicitor who is professional, yet approachable, extremely reliable, is understanding of our needs, whilst guiding us through what has, at times, involved complex issues. Above all, what to us is a problem, to Geraint is just a challenge.


    Jane and Mick Newman Newman & Sons (Westerleigh) Ltd

  • Geraint James has acted as my solicitor for more than a decade. He and his staff have always been professional, knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. His charges are very reasonable and I have always felt well advised and represented by him. What is more, Geraint James is someone will go the extra mile for his clients. Outstanding in every respect!


    David Young Notary Public

  • I have known Geraint from his days in Bath, for nearly two decades. In that time he has acted for me in a range of services which he has carried out in a professional manner but always with a very personal touch. Geraint has always been there to offer advice and lend his “friendly ear” when issues have arisen. I have recommended his services to a number of my family and friends who have been grateful for the introduction and share my opinions. We value his professional service.


    Don Gudgeon