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We aspire to building a life-long relationship with our clients and their businesses and to help them with all legal matters both as employers and business owners.

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We’re widely recognised for our expertise in private client matters and our approachability, making it simple and stress-free for clients to deal with their legal matters.

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We offer progressive legal advice and exceptional service to commercial and not-for-profit organisations and private clients.

Testimonials

"Tracey Guest was referred to us by one of our suppliers when we experienced an employment law issue. The advice and support offered by Tracey was prompt, informed and also gave us an accurate overview of the broader issues we had to consider and the potential risks and ramifications. Since this initial piece of work, we have utilised Tracey's expertise on a number of occasions. her knowledge and approachability is second to none and as a solicitor with a personality in a very complicated area, I would have no hesitation in recommending her services - and have done." Paul Howarth Howarth Morris Ltd www.howarthmorris.co.uk

Testimonial - Employment

Cottrills, and since the recent merger, Slater Heelis, have been our commercial property lawyers for over 20 years.  Within the past 12 months we have completed some of our most complex deals and as always their professionalism, personalities and the experience of the people within the firm shone through.  We have really tested Anne Irwin and her team in the Manchester office.  We need practical advice that can be relied on, and often need our lawyer to go that extra mile to meet a deadline.  As a development company we call on a number of specialisms with every project so good communication within the legal team is important to us.  We look forward to many more years of working together! Steve Alcock MRICS Group Land & Estates Manager P J LIVESEY GROUP  

Testimonial - Commercial Property

May I take this opportunity to thank you for handling my divorce and ensuring that I got more than a fair deal out of it. Because of the way both sets of solicitors handled things there is no animosity between myself and the ex and that is a credit to you.  Once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for making matters slightly easier for me. Family client

Testimonial - Collaborative Law & Mediation

The Family Team delivers excellent service & support during challenging times. Mark Heptinstall supported me through a very challenging period in my life. You expect a solicitor to be completely professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy and Mark was certainly all of these. Where Mark exceeded my expectations was in his ability to empathise with my situation and then put order into seemingly chaotic situations. Through effective listening he was always able to offer sound advice and when needed able to take effective action. I am pleased to be able to recommend Mark, all aspects of his work on my behalf were excellent. Family Client

Testimonial - Family Matters

Helen Brown was very helpful and very fast, excellent service!! Dean Curran - Himag Planar Magnetics  

Testimonial - Litigation & Dispute Resolution

I would like to place on record my thanks and appreciation to  Chris Partington for your efforts in matters relations to the death of my Husband. Wills and Probate Client

Testimonial - Private Client

I have also at this point got to thank the people at Slater Heelis in Sale, who very kindly helped me to look into the legalities of the access problems.  It would seem just the mere mention of their name sends local authorities into a tail spin.  I really am grateful. Emma Copson  

Testimonial - Wills, Trusts & Probate

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