Slater Heelis LLP

0161 969 3131

Slater Heelis is an established and friendly full-service law firm in Manchester and Cheshire, with offices in the city centre, Sale and Timperley. Our team of solicitors can advise you on many legal matters, as our broad service offering caters to individuals and businesses alike.

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Verified Dave Added 2 months ago Report to admin
February 24, 2019 20190224122350

Reassuring, frank and supportive


I couldn't recommend Mark Heptinstall od Slater Heelis highly enough. He put me at my ease, outlined clearly what my options were and their associated costs, and provided frank and pragmatic advice. Once I'd decided my course of action he was thorough, professional and acted as quickly as our legal system permits. Feedback was always clear and precise. I felt I had a top barrister as my best friend watching my back. Thank you Mark.

Solicitor being reviewed: Mark Heptinstall

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Paul Added 6 months ago Report to admin
November 02, 2018 20181102083751

Border Dispute


During the renovation of our new house, it became apparent that a wall dividing our property from neighbours' properties would need to be taken down and replaced. This led to a dispute with one of our neighbours which caused us much distress.

We then contacted Daniel Stern of Slater Heelis for help. He put our minds immediately at rest, was firm and decisive in his actions and understood the situation at once. He did all of this without fuss and at a reasonable price and helped us through a really difficult time.

I cannot recommend him or Slater Heelis highly enough.

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Verified Richard Added 7 months ago Report to admin
September 30, 2018 20180930153703

Top class professional advice


Our service from Slater Heelis is led by Anne Irwin who has always provided top class professional advice as service in our property transactions
I would recommend them to others

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Robert James
Robert James Added 7 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
September 28, 2018 20180928111049

Lease extension


I was disappointed with the level of service and guidance provided. The ‘fixed-fee’ service that was agreed at the outset turned out not to be the case, and several significant third party costs were not mentioned at any point in the lengthy time period to completion so when the final invoice was received it was almost double the initial expected cost. My complaint was met with the offer of a £135 reduction of fees on a total bill of over £7,000.

A representative from Slater Heelis LLP responded to this review on 02 October, 2018

Robert, we are sorry to hear you are unsatisfied with our service. We take feedback seriously and will investigate the matter and where appropriate make changes.

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John Paul
John Paul Added 7 months ago Report to admin
September 27, 2018 20180927211453

Always impeccable


I have had the benefit of Slater Heelis professional and personable family law team on a number of occasions for myself and other people I know. The results invariably have been to find solutions to what can often be very delicate or emotive issues in a calm and always satisfactory way!

Can’t recommend them enough. Mark Heptinstall is exceptional and heads an excellent team.

Also consistent in performance using wills and probate, Conveyancing and employment lawyers.

I will continue to use Slater Heelis for all legal matters.

A representative from Slater Heelis LLP responded to this review on 02 October, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback you have given us and look forward to working with you in the future.

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Verified Paul Added 7 months ago Report to admin
September 27, 2018 20180927152149

Slater Heelis - Excellence


We have used Simon Wallwork and Rhian Owen as corporate advisors for many years. The advice has always been excellent, professional, timely and good value.
More recently we have used Hannah Al-Shaghana in the property department and like SImon and Rhian, her advice was excellent and they are all a pleasure to deal with.

A representative from Slater Heelis LLP responded to this review on 02 October, 2018

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the positive feedback you have given us and look forward to working with you in the future.

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Verified Ahsan Added 6 days ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
May 16, 2019 20190516174450

Car claim


Greatly handled and responded in time for any queries I had. Thank you to the solicitor who handled my case- Richard Wilson 👍

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Susan Alison
Verified Susan Alison Added 1 week ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
May 14, 2019 20190514162728

Excellent service throughout


I am a first time buyer and was really worried about everything but I had nothing to worry about as slater heelis took care of everything. Thanks

Solicitor being reviewed: Zara Banday

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Stephen Paul
Verified Stephen Paul Added 1 week ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
May 14, 2019 20190514095106

Great Experience


Professionalism throughout. Great advice and knowledge, fast action and a talk through at every stage, which is important in todays solicitor market place where priorities are just the fees. Thoroughly recommended.

Solicitor being reviewed: Simon Charles Adamson

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Steven Vigand
Verified Steven Vigand Added 1 week ago Report to admin This review is for a different branch.
May 09, 2019 20190509075243



Ian Donnison dealt with the house sale in an efficient, professional and polite manner. A good experience.
The price was OK and agreed as a fixed fee.
Have used the firm for Power of Attorneys and a will in the past and service and professionalism have always been very good.
Based on my experiences so far, a good firm which I’d recommend.

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Solicitors who work at Slater Heelis LLP

  • Mark Heptinstall

    Mark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Head of the Family Department. Mark is recognised as a leading lawyer in the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and is described as a “very thorough, proactive and a hard negotiator.” Mark is recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500. Mark specialises in family finances including high-net worth, complex cases and often appears in court as an advocate. He has clients across the UK and these typically include business owners, other lawyers, accountants, footballers and clients with overseas connections. He has a keen interest in the resolution of cases involving contested trusts, estates, inheritances and Court of Protection matters. He is both a past President and Vice-President of The Trafford Law Society. Mark is also a member the Manchester Law Society Council and of Resolution, formerly known as the Solicitors Family Law Association. Mark is a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer.

  • Simon Wallwork

    Simon Wallwork is a corporate partner based in Manchester and Head of our Corporate and Commercial team. With over 28 years’ experience advising on acquisitions, disposals, fundraising, private equity and public market transactions, for a wide variety of clients including public and private companies, banks, venture capital funds and partnerships, Simon also has considerable client side experience spending a number of years working in-house with Pilkington plc. In addition to general corporate work, Simon specialises in the Technology and Life Sciences sectors. He has built up expertise in these sectors developing a deep understanding of their drivers. Simon was ranked the most active corporate lawyer in the North West in the Corpfin Deals Review 2015 produced by Experian, with 18 deals completed in that year. Simon is recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory and the Chambers Guide.

  • Will Henson

    Will joined Slater Heelis in 1998, qualified in 2000 and was promoted to Partner in early 2010. Will has built an excellent reputation for his keen commercial approach and his established client base includes a wide variety of private and corporate investors, landlords and tenants. He acts for a number of high-profile regional developers and has particular expertise in residential and commercial property development. Will is recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory and is now Head of Commercial Property at Slater Heelis LLP.

  • Nicky Collins

    Nicky is a corporate and commercial partner and joined Slater Heelis in 2016. She has over 20 years’ experience advising clients on their acquisitions, disposals and restructures as well as their banking facilities and re-finances and commercial contracts. In addition to general corporate and commercial work, Nicky has a keen interest in the health and education sectors and, in particular, advises numerous GP Federations which are emerging around the country in response to the ever-increasing pressures in the health sector. Nicky is a trustee and director of the Alder Hey Children’s Charity and a member of its Spending Committee and director of its trading subsidiary. She has also recently taken on Non-Executive position on the Board of PRASIS, which is a specialist indemnity scheme established for plastic surgeons. Nicky is described in the Legal 500 in connection with her work with healthcare clients as being “exceptional in providing the benefit of her wisdom and expert knowledge in a non-patronising and readily understandable manner”.

  • Nicola Deutsch

    Nicola joined the Residential Department at Cottrills in 2013 specialising in social housing development and has become an integral part of the team at Slater Heelis LLP. She headed the social housing team in the north of England whilst at Eversheds dealing with regeneration projects such as Pathfinder, then working at Trowers & Hamlins for the housing project team acting on behalf of numerous registered providers. Nicola also has public sector experience having been the in-house lawyer for a registered charitable provider and a local authority. Having worked in social housing for approximately 30 years, Nicola’s expertise is in residential development, all elements of social housing, site set ups, Section 106 Agreements, easements and property finance. Out of the office she enjoys reading, gardening and exploring European cities.

  • Simon Maddox

    Simon is a partner in the Real Estate department based out of Manchester, having joined the practice in January 2017. He has extensive experience with a broad client base ranging from large corporates to individual entrepreneurs, across various commercial property sectors. He has a particular Retail specialism, having acted for a number of National retailers, both with regard to their strategic acquisition/disposal programmes and general portfolio management. Additionally he has a wealth of experience in other property disciplines, including investor/occupier, Landlord and Tenant and property finance work. Outside of the office he enjoys good food and a glass or two of Rioja. He also plays a number of sports including golf, and generally tries to keep fit in a desperate effort to work off the aforementioned food and drink.

  • Sunil Mohindra

    Sunil Mohindra came to England from Kenya with his family over forty five years ago. Sunil graduated from Imperial College London with an Honours degree in Physics in 1976, then in 1980 qualified as a solicitor, initially working in general practice. Whilst in general practice, he also qualified as an insurance broker and was a partner in his father’s insurance broking business. Sunil was recently awarded the title of Chartered Insurance Practitioner. Sunil has taken part in numerous DTI and other trade delegations and over the years has established a large network of overseas contacts, particularly in India. Sunil’s work has focused on commercial transactions including banking, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border transactions especially between the UK and India. Sunil has always been heavily involved in voluntary work. He is a Council member of Manchester Law Society and has been Chair, Deputy Chair or a Committee Member of numerous organisations. Sunil is a member of the Board of Trustees of TiE Global and is currently Chair of the annual TiE Retreat. He has been a past President of TiE UK North and has been actively involved in TiE for a number of years. TiE is a global networking organisation for entrepreneurs established to mentor, educate and support entrepreneurs worldwide ( Sunil is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory.

  • Mike Fox

    Mike first joined Slater Heelis in 1977, was appointed Managing Partner from 2008 to 2013 and then took up his current position as Senior Partner . Mike has been instrumental in the growth and development of the business in addition to previously heading up the Commercial Property Department. His main area of expertise is in relation to commercial landlord and tenant matters and commercial property acquisitions and disposals. Outside of the office Mike has been appointed President of the Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber provides Business support and Business mentoring along with networking and training sessions. Mike is recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory.

  • Hannah Al-Shaghana

    Hannah is a commercial property lawyer whose expertise encompasses all aspects of commercial property work including acquisitions and disposals, secured lending and all landlord and tenant matters. Hannah acts for a wide variety of clients including limited companies, partnerships, entrepreneurs, schools and educational providers. Notably Hannah acts for a national restaurant chain and handles all their leasehold transactions including acquisitions, disposals, licences for alterations and surrenders. She is also a member of our Schools and Academies Team. In a Legal 500 Review (2011), Hannah was described as “particularly active in leasehold matters” and “is an up-and-coming member of the team and is praised for her great communication skills”. She was also ranked in Chambers UK (2013) as a “leading individual” and an “Associate to watch”.

  • Jay Lafinhan

    Jay joins the firm with extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of commercial and residential property law. He acts for a variety of clients including property investors, developers, corporate investors, private landlords, corporate landlords, commercial property portfolio managers, mainstream lenders as well as private corporate lenders. He also specialises in acting for lenders on short-term development loans, bridging finance and for private property developers. With the high-level of experience and expertise he has acquired throughout his career, Jay provides an efficient, knowledgeable and user-friendly service to all the clients he acts for.

  • Katharine Mellor

    Katharine Mellor is a corporate partner based at our Sale Commercial Office. She is a former corporate partner in DWF LLP who joined Slater Heelis in 2013. Katharine’s client service offering in the healthcare, education and professional services sectors enhances the firm’s expertise in corporate and commercial matters. With over 40 years’ experience of mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, partnerships and LLPs, and charities, Katharine was the former senior and managing partner at Elliotts in Manchester who ultimately merged with DWF in 2007. Katharine was the first female President of the Manchester Law Society and has held non-executive director positions on the National Blood Authority and South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners and a trustee of the Brockbank Foundation. Katharine is recognised as a leading individual in the Legal 500 law directory.

  • Patricia Robinson

    Patricia is a Partner who specialises in Resolution and is a senior member of the team. Patricia specialises in all aspects of family law and has particular expertise in resolving complex financial issues arising from divorce and the dissolution of a civil partnership and dealing with the arrangements for children both within and outside the court process. Patricia’s cases often involve successful entrepreneurs, business owners and high profile figures. Patricia is an active committee member of Resolution whose extensive members consist of specialist family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. She sits as the Chair of Resolution’s Greater Manchester Region and is also a qualified collaborative solicitor. Patricia frequently writes for legal and non-legal publications on family law issues and has presented several family law lectures to her peers. Outside work Patricia’s spare time is spent with her husband and two young children enjoying days out and camping trips. Patricia is recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 Law Directory.

  • Phillip Rhodes

    Phillip is a Resolution accredited mediator and Partner in the Family team at Slater Heelis. He helps separating couples deal with the many issues that arise following the breakdown of a relationship, both in relation to divorce/civil partnership dissolution and children. Phillip practises exclusively in family law with a particular emphasis on complex financial cases, often with multi-jurisdictional elements (international) and those involving business interests, trusts and pensions. He has extensive experience in cases involving children disputes and also advises unmarried couples in relation to cohabitation issues and prenuptial agreements. Phillip is a committee member of Resolution, whose 6,500 members comprise family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Members adhere to a code of practice which promotes a non-confrontational approach to family disputes. Members also encourage solutions which consider the needs of the whole family and, in particular, the best interests of children. He also sits as treasurer to the committee of Resolution (Manchester). Phillip comments on family law issues in both national and local media. He has been quoted in The Telegraph and has been interviewed on Radio 5 Live. He frequently writes for legal and non-legal publications on family law issues, including online support tools for other family lawyers for whom he also delivers lectures. Outside work, Phillip’s spare time is spent with his wife and two young children.

  • Sarah Calderwood

    Sarah is a Human Resources/Employment lawyer with over 15 years’ experience. Throughout her career Sarah has been involved in a broad range of employment related issues including conducting tribunals, advising on personnel issues and drafting related documentation, providing employment related support for corporate and commercial transactions, negotiating settlements and pursuing injunctive action in respect of restrictive covenant matters. Sarah contributes to articles including for the Executory News and MEN Business Week. She is also a member of our Schools and Academies team. Sarah is recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory.

  • Tracey Guest

    Tracey has specialised in employment law for more than 18 years. She joined Slater Heelis in November 2009 as Partner and Head of the Employment department, having previously worked at various city centre law firms. Tracey’s work focuses on providing clear, practical advice on all aspects of employment law, including executive terminations, compromise agreements, redundancies, restrictive covenants and all types of employment law claims. She handles unfair dismissals, discrimination, TUPE, disciplinary and grievance procedures, family friendly rights and drafting documentation for a wide range of clients. Tracey is a regular speaker at seminars and provides client training at their premises on a variety of employment-related topics. She is frequently quoted in the press and is the featured expert for providing regular advice on employment matters affecting mothers in the workplace. Tracey is recognised as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory.

About This Branch


Slater Heelis is an established and friendly full-service law firm in Manchester and Cheshire, with offices in the city centre, Sale and Timperley. Our team of solicitors can advise you on many legal matters, as our broad service offering caters to individuals and businesses alike.

Practice Area

Services for you: Family Law - Court of Protection - Residential Conveyancing - Personal Injury - Wills, Trusts & Probate Services for businesses: Corporate Law - Dispute Resolution - Employment Law & HR - Commercial Property - Construction & Engineering - Residential Construction Projects

Legal Services
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Probate
  • Travel - Trip cancellation
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Travel - Unsanitary hotel conditions
  • Litigation Law
  • Libel and Defamation
  • Professional trustees
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • No Win No Fee
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Family law
  • Injunctions
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Travel - Holiday Sickness
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • IT professionals
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Transfers of equity
  • Trusts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Housing Management
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Stress at Work
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Tax
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Family Leave
  • Valuers
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Pension and property advice
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Part Time Workers
  • Property Disputes
  • Right to Manage
  • Insurance brokers
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Transfer of title
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Gardening Leave
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Injunctions
  • Trusts
  • Children
  • Senior Executives
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Travel - Volcanic ash disruption
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Flexible Working
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Family Mediation
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Redundancy
  • Separation
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Social Services
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Housing Associations
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Remortgaging
  • Travel - Falsely advertised accommodation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Travel - Travel agents going out of business
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Lease Extensions
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Separation Agreement
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Child Law
  • Buying at auction
  • Extending your Lease
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Professional Negligence
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Financial Matters
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Travel - Airlines going out of business
  • Repossessions
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Mental Health
  • Dispute resolution - civil mediation
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Child contact
  • Wills
  • Against The Council
  • Leasehold properties
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Professional Discipline
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Barristers
  • Media and Sports
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Housing disputes
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • New home purchases and sales
  • TUPE
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Collaborative Law
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Financial advisors
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Pension Law
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Civil partnerships
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Contracts for the supply, installation and maintenance of specialist mechanical and electrical plant
  • Summary Judgment
  • Purchase of development land
  • Finance
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Licensing
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Development plot sales
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Credit Control
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Patents
  • Due diligence audits for banks and other financial institutions
  • Corporate finance
  • Building contracts and professional appointments
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Share option schemes
  • Warranties, third party rights and reliance letters
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements
  • Banking
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Engineering contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Competition law
  • Framework agreements
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Mediation
  • In-house training
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Facility maintenance agreements
  • Domain Names
  • Environmental policy law
  • Franchising
  • Rights of way issues
  • Copyright
  • Construction
  • Setting up a business
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Debt Recovery
  • Commercial Leases
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Health and Safety
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Development loan facilities
  • Insurance
  • Tax
  • Asset Tracing
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Management buyouts
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Guarantees and bonds
  • Developer disputes
  • Crane oversailing and scaffolding licences
  • Sales and Purchases
  • GDPR
  • Statutory Demands
  • Charities
  • Employment - business
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • Commercial Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Development agreements
  • Data Protection
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Corporate Law
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution

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