Firm Profile > Slater Heelis LLP > Sale , North West

Slater Heelis LLP
M33 7XP
North West

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West Tier 2

Slater Heelis LLP represents owner-managed businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs on contractual disputes, construction litigation and public law matters, as well as shareholder, director and warranty disputes and specialist tribunal work. Elizabeth Wilkinson now heads up the team after joining from MLP Law LLP in January 2019, succeeding former practice head Helen Brown, who moved over to Paris Smith LLP.

Commercial property: elsewhere in the North West Tier 2

Slater Heelis LLP handles landlord and tenant matters for high-profile clients and is instructed on property transactions by investors. Residential development work is also a key area of focus for the department. Mike Fox handles complex landlord and tenant matters as well as site acquisitions and disposals; Zara Banday and Stephen Locke stand out for their experience in residential property transactions; Olajide Jay Lafinhan handles commercial and residential work; and Hannah Al-Shaghana is instructed by leisure and education sector clients. Will Henson in Manchester heads the team.

Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West Tier 2

Slater Heelis LLP advises a wide range of clients including life sciences companies, charities, education, professional services, healthcare, veterinary and entrepreneurial clients. Sale-based Katharine Mellor is adept at handling M&A, reorganisations and partnerships matters, particularly in the SME and OMB space. Associate solicitor Richard Riley, who is also based is Sale, deals with software development, licensing and franchising. Simon Wallwork heads the team from the Manchester office. Jim Tully joined as partner from an in-house position at Co-op.

Family Tier 2

Slater Heelis LLP's family team, which 'packs a punch in the local market', handles a broad range of work including matrimonial finance and disputes involving children and property. Key clients include sports and media personalities, business owners with complex company structures, CEOs and high-net-worth individuals. Mark Heptinstall heads the family department and specialises in high-net-worth complex cases, 'fighting his client's corner without compromise'. Patricia Robinson is also recommended for her 'good judgement' on cases, particularly for difficult children disputes, and her work is 'always meticulous'.

Health Tier 2

Slater Heelis LLP  has a 'cohesive team of specialists' and is best known for its ability to provide corporate and commercial advice to medical partnerships, dental practitioners and pharmacy owners. It regularly provides partnership advice for GPs and dentists, advises on GP mergers, and advises on the acquisition and disposal of pharmacy businesses, dental practices and health centres. Advising primary care sector clients on corporate governance is also a key area of expertise, as is property and employment work. Team head Nicky Collins  is 'exceptional in combining a very professional but approachable persona' and Simon Wallwork handles acquisitions and disposals and has experience in the life sciences and bio-medical sectors.

Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

At Slater Heelis LLP, managing partner Chris Bishop advises high-net-worth individuals on complex and high-value trust and probate disputes, with the wider team acting for clients including executors and administrators. Former team head Helen Brown left to join Paris Smith LLP at the end of 2018.

Commercial property: Manchester Tier 4

Slater Heelis LLP is regularly instructed on residential development matters and acts for a number of national developer clients; recently promoted partner Nicola Deutsch heads the residential property development team. The team also advises on real estate developments in the leisure sector and handles a range of retail sector real estate work. The team has a burgeoning real estate finance practice. Will Henson leads the team.

Corporate and commercial: Manchester Tier 4

Slater Heelis LLP focuses on mid-market M&A and has a particular focus on the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Its entrepreneurial clients include GPs, pharmacists, dentists and vets, with the firm focusing on taking early stage companies through from funding rounds to exits. Simon Wallwork heads the team and specialises in corporate transactional work including acquisitions and disposals. Jim Tully joined as partner from an in-house position at the Co-op.

Employment Tier 4

Slater Heelis LLP's specialisms in the employment space include matters relating to TUPE and collective redundancies. The team, under the leadership of 'calm, professional and approachable' practice head Tracey Guest, has a strong reputation in the education sector, acting for schools, universities and teachers. On the contentious side, the department routinely acts for clients in the healthcare sector such as GP surgeries, dental surgeries and pharmacies.

Property litigation Tier 5

Slater Heelis LLP  stands out for its ability to 'understand the client's business'. The team acts for UK and overseas clients on a range of residential and commercial property disputes.  It is regularly engaged on advisory work, high-value disputes and landlord and tenant disputes. Recently promoted partner Daniel Stern heads the team. Chris Bishop is also a key figure.

Construction Tier 6

Slater Heelis LLP renders non-contentious construction advice across the real estate, hotel, civil and structural engineering and education sectors. The team is also adept at contentious matters and regularly advises on dispute avoidance as well as adjudication and arbitration proceedings. Consultant solicitor Kenneth Salmon is 'very experienced and knowledgeable' and associate Matthew Grellier, who is an 'effective communicator', heads the construction and engineering team.

Slater Heelis is a respected and experienced full-service law firm with offices in Sale, Timperley and Manchester city centre.

As a client-focused firm, we offer in-depth legal expertise and, with our origins dating back over 240 years, we pride ourselves on building relationships that last.

We specialise in a broad range of services for people and businesses alike, and our dedicated team of legal professionals offer expert advice our clients can rely on.

Our success is born from our ability to understand the needs of our clients, identifying outcomes and working diligently to achieve them.  Whether an individual, SME, large corporation or not-for-profit organisation, we have an outstanding reputation for delivering results and meeting clients’ expectations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Practice Management Chris Bishop 0161 672 1311
Private Client Chris Partington 0161 672 1317
Family Mark Heptinstall 0161 672 1521
Commercial Property Mike Fox 0161 672 1434
Personal Injury Simon Adamson 0161 672 1368
Corporate & Commercial Simon Wallwork 0161 672 1528
Employment Tracey Guest 0161 672 1425
Commercial Property Will Henson 0161 672 1514
Residential Property Zara Banday 0161 672 1445
Dispute Resolution Elizabeth Wilkinson 0161 672 1437
Property Litigation Daniel Stern 0161 672 1543
Construction & Engineering Matthew Grellier 0161 672 1427
Photo Name Position Profile
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 Stephen Farnworth  photo Stephen Farnworth
 Georgina Garner  photo Georgina Garner
 Edward Michell  photo Edward Michell
 Chris Partington Tep  photo Chris Partington Tep
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Number of UK partners : 25+
Number of UK fee earners : 100+
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