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SAS Daniels LLP

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West Tier 1

Working across offices in Chester, Stockport, Macclesfield, and Congleton, SAS Daniels LLP is a key port of call for a diverse range of SME clients, who turn to the team for its ‘excellent’ advice across corporate and commercial issues. The team is headed by transactional lawyer Jeremy Orrell, a highly experienced practitioner whose capabilities are concentrated in corporate finance and commercial matters. Chester-based Kaye Whitby has a strong reputation for advising local businesses on the legal aspects of their commercial and operational requirements. Stockport-based Andy Booth specialises in music industry mandates – acting for a host of household names – while Congleton-based Paul Tyrer‘s recent engagements include multi-million-pound transactions in the chemicals sector.

Practice head(s):

Jeremy Orrell

Other key lawyers:

Kaye Whitby; Andy Booth; Paul Tyrer


‘Well-led team with Jeremy always in control and client-facing.’

‘Jeremy Orrell is a good communicator who provides very prompt and thoughtful guidance for clients. Commercial advice is excellent, and very understanding of different needs.’

Key clients

Pentre Group Holdings

Medical Air Technology Limited

Beech Developments (NW) Limited

The Challenge Group

High Court Enforcement Group

TFLI Limited

Louver-lite Limited

Fayrefield Foods Limited

R & B Switchgear Limited

Hyde Park Finance

Rowlinson Knitwear Limited

Work highlights

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West Tier 2

SAS Daniels LLP is a Chester-based practice which acts for a wide variety of clients, including corporate SMEs, high-net worth individuals and international clients. The practice covers a range of disputes including contractual claims, partnership issues, professional negligence, intellectual property and contentious probate. Practice head Stewart Burrows is experienced in matters involving shareholder disputes, contentious probate and property litigation. Ray Woodward covers professional negligence claims and banking disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stewart Burrows

Other key lawyers:


‘Stewart Burrows is a very capable litigator, with overseas clients and cases which attract media attention. Excellent with his clients, a first-class supporter of his advocates – opponents under-estimate him at their peril.’

Private client > Family Tier 2

The ‘effective and collaborative’ practice at SAS Daniels LLP is particularly strong due to the dual-specialism of the lawyers in the team, with each member active on both divorce and financial remedy work, as well as complex children matters. Helming high-value cases for clients across a range of professions, department head Shelley Chesworth has considerable experience engaging in children advocacy work, with recent cases involving enforcement and non-molestation proceedings. Furthermore, she competently handles the steady stream of nuptial agreement mandates that the firm has seen an uptick in over the past twelve months. The ‘extremely diligent’ Anita Scorah has been active on issues regarding medical assessments and capacity concerns and is extremely capable in liaising with public bodies and local authorities in matters that span multiple jurisdictions. Claire Porter is a trusted port of call for clients with complex pension structures and business assets, while Cheryl Haywood has a broad practice that is largely concentrated on relocation cases and issues of domestic abuse and coercive control.

Practice head(s):

Shelley Chesworth


‘I have found the team to be very efficient and collaborate to ensure matters are dealt with quickly.’

‘I would highly recommend Anita Scorah to both friends and colleagues. She is extremely diligent and goes above and beyond for her clients. She provides realistic and fair advice whilst also doing her utmost to advance the best case for her clients.’

Work highlights

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 2

A firm with offices in Stockport, Chesire, Macclesfield and Congleton, SAS Daniels LLP serves as a go-to for wills and trust planning for vulnerable and disabled people, possessing extensive Court of Protection experience, disputing local counsels over care funding, advising on capacity issues, and care home contracts. Department head Justine Clowes  has strong will and succession planning expertise, as well as experience acting on cases concerning mental capacity and elderly clients. Victoria Timothy is strong advising on agricultural estates, helping clients with the establishment of trusts and partnerships, in addition to advising non-UK domicile clients on tax system exposure and potential mitigation strategies. The ‘professional’ Helen Kelly is highly active on complex trusts work, while Genevieve Powrie has a specialist, niche practice advising on matters concerning elderly and vulnerable clients.

Practice head(s):

Justine Clowes


‘Helen Kelly has handled the estate administration for both my mother and recently my father. She’s always been pleasant, helpful and professional, and given good advice when needed.’

‘I appreciate Genevieve Powrie’s empathy and compassion. She is always very punctual in communication and understands how distressing the situation is. She brings a lot of humanity to the situation.’

‘This is a proactive and cohesive practice that does not adopt a silo approach to advising clients, but shares skills and best practices to enhance the overall outcomes for clients.’

Work highlights

Real estate > Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West Tier 2

SAS Daniels LLP‘s ‘approachable and helpful’ team is led by Macclesfield and Stockport-based Steven Percy. Nicola Deutsch who also works from the Stockport office is a name to note for her social housing and residential redevelopment experience, a specialism shared by Macclesfield’s Nigel Read. Sale and purchase is another key focus for the team, with Chester-based Andrew Clarke working on notable and high-value matters of this nature for the team. Additionally, the team is well-equipped to manage complex landlord and tenant-related work.

Practice head(s):

Steven Percy

Other key lawyers:

Nigel Read; Nicola Deutsch; Andrew Clark; Rebecca Lea


‘The culture within the company is that they are very approachable and a pleasure to deal with.’

‘Steven Percy is a great guy to assist in all things property.’

‘They provide helpful services and knowledge of many different sectors.’

‘With this team, everything has been straightforward and dealt with in a fast manner. Nicola Deutsch is my main point of contact and I wouldn’t use anyone else.’

‘The team are approachable and helpful.’

‘They are good to get hold of and work well towards deadlines.’

‘Close and quick communication with the client.’

Key clients

Frederic Robinson Limited

Duchy Homes Limited

Cranford Estates (Strategic Investments) Limited

Franklyn Financial Management

Macclesfield FC

Svenska Handelsbanken

Willan Trading Limited

Centec International Limited

Autac Products Limited

Estates & Leisure Holdings Limited

Cotton Estates Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Autac Products Limited on a lease of 12,500 sq. ft. of premises.
  • Advised Cetnec International on the property aspects of a multi-million pound share sale, dealing with title irregularities, pending adverse possession claims and extensive warranties.

Employment Tier 3

Fielding an ‘integrated team of approachable professionals’, SAS Daniels LLP has engaged with a strong body of contentious employment work over the past 12 months, working with clients to defend claims pertaining to unfair dismissal, age, race and pregnancy discrimination, as well as various wage violation allegations. In addition to this, the group is routinely involved with TUPE, redundancy, and restructuring mandates. Department head Katie Hodson is chiefly noted for her expertise handling discrimination cases and has been crucial to clients by possessing a strong track record of negotiating settlements with claimants and preventing lengthy tribunal proceedings. The ‘extremely intelligent’ Warren Moores is geared to act on a range of restructuring, dismissal and contractual matters, while Charlie Wood has acted as an extension to the corporate team on a number of mandates, advising on service agreements and the transfer of company shares.

Practice head(s):

Katie Hodson

Other key lawyers:


‘An integrated team of approachable professionals, always willing to assist and with all the necessary expertise or access to this expertise.’

‘With SAS you are getting expert advice in a professional manner. They have handled every aspect of our business operations.’

‘SAS Daniels has been responsive and supportive at every contact.’

‘Warren Moores is extremely competent with outstanding knowledge, skills and solutions. Superbly capable and supportive. Makes himself available whenever needed.’

‘Warren Moores feels like a solution that is just a phone call away. He is extremely intelligent, friendly and it always feels like he’s part of the team. He is a credit to SAS.’

‘Our named contact at SAS Daniels is Charlie Wood. Charlie had been incredibly supportive and responsive whenever we have needed advice and guidance. We have found them comprehensive but easy to understand guidance we have received invaluable.’

Work highlights

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment Tier 3

SAS Daniels LLP, based in Stockport, oversees publishing agreements as well as TV and other commercial media contracts in the music industry. The group assists a diverse client base including record labels, and well-known bands and musicians such as New Order, The Coral, Pixies and former Smith’s guitarist Johnny Marr. The practice is led by the 'pragmatic, unflappable' Andy Booth, who has longstanding experience providing advice on record contracts and merchandising licenses.

Practice head(s):

Andy Booth


‘I find Andy to be collaborative, responsive, practical, pragmatic and efficient.’

‘We work with the team on a regular basis and always feel they apply a pragmatic approach to problems which is driven by an overall commercial approach. They have provided excellent advice over the years and we enjoy the collaborative approach they adopt.’

‘Andy Booth is pragmatic, unflappable, experienced and commercial.’

Key clients

New Order

Johnny Marr


The Coral

Agnes Obel


Paul Heaton

Modern Sky Entertainment UK

Scruff of the Neck


Ian Brown

Work highlights

  • Represented Scruff of the Neck in the renewal of a Twitch TV station contract.
  • Advised New Order in their renewal of publishing agreements with Universal Music.
  • Acted for Paul Heaton in obtaining a publishing agreement with Universal Music.

SAS Daniels LLP is a Cheshire-based law firm with offices in Stockport, Chester, Macclesfield and Congleton. Working with businesses and individuals all over the Cheshire region, North West and beyond, the firm specialises in high-quality corporate, property, dispute resolution, employment and individual private client legal services.

The firm is committed to helping clients thrive in both their personal and professional lives, using their expertise, technical know-how and friendly approach to understand the needs and protect the interests of their clients.

Their team of solicitors and legal experts are all equipped to help resolve any legal matter regardless of size, ensuring a personalised experience is delivered from an experienced and approachable legal specialist.

The firm provides expert legal advice in the following areas:

Corporate: A range of corporate and commercial services for businesses, which includes mergers and acquisitions, company sales, corporate finance, reorganisations, the raising of equity capital, private equity, MBOs, MBIs and LBOs, joint ventures, employee share schemes and partnership matters. The team also specialises in advising clients in various sectors including the music business, care services, professional services, IT and software, recruitment, agriculture and leisure.

Employment: A pro-active service for employers and employees on all aspects of employment law and HR. Areas of expertise include employment tribunal representation, restructuring and redundancy advice, TUPE and equal pay. The team also offers the SAS Protect service, a fixed-price fully insured employment law protection scheme utilising bespoke software to provide employers with continual support and complete peace of mind.

Property: Full-service commercial and residential property teams. The commercial property team delivers advice for investment management, property funding and finance, rural and agricultural law and ancillary matters. The residential property team deals with residential conveyancing and landlord and tenant matters as well as plot sales for developers and their customers.

Litigation: Dispute resolution services in general and commercial litigation for both individuals and corporate clients. With a diverse range of skills and abilities, the team resolves land and property disputes, contentious probate issues and debt collection issues, as well as corporate, commercial and partnership disputes.

Private client: Expert guidance on a comprehensive range of services for individual clients, including a full probate and estate administration service together with wills, trusts, LPAs and Court of Protection matters. The team is particularly strong in providing services for older and vulnerable clients, including safeguarding and personalisation matters.

Family: Specific expertise in separation, divorce and all associated family law matters including complex financial and childcare arrangements.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Officer and Head of Corporate Jeremy Orrell 0344 391 5829
Employment Law & HR Group Katie Hodson 0161 475 7670
Property Nigel Read 01625 442157
Family Shelley Chesworth 0161 475 7622
Private Client Group Justine Clowes 01625 442148
Dispute Resolution/Litigation Stewart Burrows 01244 305953
Photo Name Position Profile
Stewart Burrows photo Mr Stewart Burrows Stewart is a partner and head of the dispute resolution team based…
Kathryn  Clare photo Ms Kathryn Clare Kathryn is a dispute resolution associate working out of SAS Daniels’ Chester…
Andrew Clark photo Mr Andrew Clark Andrew is a partner in the property group and specialises in both…
Jeremy Orrell photo Mr Jeremy Orrell Jeremy Orrell is the Chief Executive Officer and Head of the Corporate…
Kaye Whitby photo Mrs Kaye Whitby Kaye is a partner in the corporate team and the heads up the Chester…
Ray Woodward photo Mr Ray Woodward Ray is a former teacher who qualified as a solicitor in 1989.…
Number of UK partners : 19
Number of other UK fee-earners : 66

At SAS Daniels LLP, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our values. As a responsible business and employer, it is important to us that we act with integrity, with fairness and with respect towards all our colleagues, our clients, our suppliers and the wider community.

Our clients expect us to take diversity as seriously as they do. We want to deliver a service which meets their needs and reflects their culture and values.

SAS Daniels is committed to complying with Chapter 2 of the SRA Code of Conduct and with all current and future anti-discrimination legislation and associated codes of practice.

However, being a responsible business is about much more than policy implementation and complying with the law. It is the culture and values of the firm and the way we go about our business.

Our thinking is simple; we will only be a leading premium regional law firm by coming up with the best ideas and solutions for our clients. The imagination and resourcefulness needed to create these ideas and solutions will only be ensured by drawing from the broadest possible pool of knowledge, skills, perspectives and talent.

At SAS Daniels, we recognise that one of our primary strengths is our ability to attract, retain and develop excellent people from a range of backgrounds and experiences. In short, our people should be as diverse as our client base. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and we do not tolerate discrimination in any of its forms.

As a firm we are committed to fostering a culture of opportunity and access. We want to make sure that we attract talent from the widest possible pool. Once people join us as colleagues, we aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone can excel.

We consider it a priority to integrate our diverse cultural perspectives as an enabler of collaboration, innovation and teamwork for the benefit of our clients and communities.