Slater Heelis

0161 9693131

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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Stephen Added 1 month ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
November 01, 2018 20181101125738

Board Level Dispute


I would not hesitate to recommend Katharine Mellor of Slater Heelis to anyone requiring a full understanding of the complexities involved in navigating corporate restructures and sensitive Board level disputes. Katharine always makes an effort to add value to the relationship and her diversity of experience is truly invaluable in situations such as ours. The counsel provided by Katherine and her team has been professional and supportive and delivered a very positive outcome for the business

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Lotte Jutta
Verified Lotte Jutta Added 2 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
October 14, 2018 20181014225129

House purchase


All transactions took place over the phone and therefore I never met the solicitor in person. However , the purchase of the house went smoothly and I received prompt replies to all my requests and everything was dealt with satisfactorily.

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Rodney Eric
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October 08, 2018 20181008183014

House Purchase


Although we were unable to complete the house purchase of 43 Waverley Road Sale, Ms. Caulfield was really helpful and professional. We will certainly use Slater Heelis in the future.

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Khatab Abdul Ghani Hussain
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October 01, 2018 20181001203710

Great Service


We have used Slater Heelis on a number of occasions and have always had a fabulous service and would not choose anybody else.

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Timothy Dominic David
Verified Timothy Dominic David Added 2 months ago Report to admin
September 27, 2018 20180927203520

Great solicitor.


Daniel Henderson was extremely patient and up front about everything he was on top of everything to do with my house sale.
Even tho my sellers were particularly difficult he always kept my spirits up and explained exactly what I needed to do and when. He was a positive in what was a very stressful time.

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Verified Judith Added 2 months ago Report to admin
September 27, 2018 20180927163910

Efficient and Professional


Uncomplicated, effective and informative. Great service.

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Lauren Carey
Verified Lauren Carey Added 2 months ago Report to admin
September 27, 2018 20180927153231

Great Service Again


3rd time our family has used Slater Heelis and they gave great service again

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Verified Charles Added 2 months ago Report to admin
September 26, 2018 20180926123539

Power of Attorney


I was very satisfied with the Professional way the staff carried
out my case.

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Verified Chris Added 2 months ago Report to admin
September 25, 2018 20180925163656



Good company, get things done quickly with no messing. A little pricey, but worth it if you can afford them

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Amy Louisa
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September 25, 2018 20180925152930

Buying a house for the first time


Extremely helpful and answered all queries I had along the way whether that over the phone or email as it was my first time experience of buying a house

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Solicitors who work at Slater Heelis

  • Chris Bishop

    Chris has been with Slater Heelis LLP since 1990. In that time, he has gained specialised experience in a wide range of contentious areas. Chris is responsible for heading the internal management of the firm, overseeing its Business services team. In 2011 he completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice Management at Manchester University with a Merit. Whilst Chris has taken on greater management responsibility within the firm, he continues to offer advice on a range of disciplines to both individuals and companies. Looking to the future, his focus is to ensure we meet the expectations of the firm’s clients whilst developing the firm to meet the demands of the rapidly-changing legal marketplace. Over the last 2 years he has overseen a number of lateral hires and mergers. Chris is also:- Governor – Cornell 6th form college Director – Quarantine theatre company Trustee – HUGS Out of office work he loves sports (participating and watching Man City), walking, the arts and live music. He’s also been a strict vegetarian for most of his adult life. Chris is recognised as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 law directory.

  • Chris Partington

    Chris heads up our Private Client team and has a strong reputation for advising on estate planning, Wills and Probate. Chris is also a Professional Deputy and Professional Attorney acting on behalf of or protecting mentally incapacitated individuals. As a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, he specialises in advising clients on the best way of protecting their families and their loved ones assets and assisting with Court of Protection applications and giving guidance on Lasting Powers of Attorney. Due to the sensitive and potentially stressful nature of this type of work, Chris has a particularly sensitive approach to advising in these matters, recognising that many clients need friendly support and reassurance in addition to uncomplicated advice on the legal issues.

  • Georgina Garner (nee Bradshaw)

    Georgina qualified as a solicitor in 2012 after obtaining her law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University and training at Anthony Hodari and Pannone LLP. She joined the Private Client team of Slater Heelis in May 2013 and specialises in areas involving mental capacity and Court of Protection work. Her clients benefit from her empathetic nature which makes them feel assured.

  • Richard Wilson

    Prior to joining Slater Heelis LLP Richard was a Partner with Cottrills in the Personal Injury Department. Richard is highly experienced and committed to helping injured people. He deals with all types of accident and injury claims, whether they be road traffic accidents, injury in the work place or public places. His expertise allows him to specialise in higher value claims involving serious injuries and he recently obtained an £800,000 settlement for a woman who injured her back after slipping in a supermarket. Out of the office he enjoys photography, writing and running and has tackled all distances including marathon.

  • Simon Adamson

    Prior to joining Slater Heelis LLP Simon was a Partner in a specialist personal injury firm in Manchester. He is an experienced personal injury solicitor and was admitted to the Roll in 1992. Simon is a specialist in all aspects of personal injury work including high value claims, and general civil litigation.

  • Stephen Farnworth

    Prior to joining Slater Heelis Stephen was a Partner in a specialist personal injury firm in central Manchester. He worked abroad for a number of years before returning to the UK and qualifying as a solicitor in 1994. Stephen has many years experience in personal injury work including fatal accident claims, catastrophic claims including brain injury. He is also the Partner who handles clinical negligence claims. Away from work he is a season ticket holder at Manchester United, enjoys playing 5-a-side football, tennis and walking the dog.

  • 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.

  • Helen Brown

    Helen trained and qualified with a major city-based practice, gaining fifteen years’ experience before moving to a smaller South Manchester firm. This move allowed her to work more closely with owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs, where her extensive skills and legal expertise have made a significant impact with her clients. Whilst comfortable putting up a fight when necessary, she believes that more is often achieved at a lower cost by entering into dialogue with an opponent. As a result, Helen has conducted numerous mediations with a high settlement record. Helen is primarily focused on handling contract disputes, debt collection, bankruptcy and insolvency, professional negligence disputes, and contentious probate. However, her expertise extends to partnership and shareholder disputes, directors’ disqualification, intellectual property disputes, breach of warranty and breach of covenant claims.

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

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  • Tuesday
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  • Thursday
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  • Saturday
  • Sunday
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