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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.
‘Very professional yet approachable’.
‘Chris Bishop works hard, is very knowledgeable and offers guidance in a straightforward manner’.
P J Livesey Group
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.
The team is flexible, helpful and diligent.
Mike Fox is superb, helpful, thoughtful and genuinely looks after the client’s long term interests.
The team is extremely efficient, diligent and quick to respond.
Lucy Porter is extremely diligent and quick.
Gino D’Acampo Worldwide Restaurants
Tre Ciccio Altrincham
Tre Ciccio Holdings
Tre Ciccio (Bramhall)
Upper Brook Investments
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'.
‘A first rate family team for divorce, children and financial matters. Strong leadership and a true team ethos permeates the department and you get a real sense of how committed each and every member of the team is across the board. Colleagues value their clients as individuals and one another and what they bring to the table.’
‘Slater Heelis pack a punch in the local market beyond the size of their team. They are highly regarded, impressively well managed and yet manage to ensure that clients are provided with sensible and realistic advice, to avoid litigation for litigation’s sake.’
‘Tricia Robinson is a top calibre matrimonial finance lawyer, normally working on high end and difficult cases. Tricia has excellent people skills and her work is always meticulous: a pleasure to work with.’
‘Patricia Robinson is fantastic. Knowledgeable, supportive, went beyond and above everything required. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.’
‘Phillip Rhodes is a rising star. He has an extremely strong work ethic, delivers and excellent service to clients without any compromise. His preparation is meticulous and approach is measured.’
‘Mark Heptinstall is a force to be reckoned with – he fights his client’s corner without compromise.’
‘Patricia Robinson delivers an excellent service. She has good judgement and is very approachable.’
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.
‘It has seamless interdepartmental communication and support rather than individual departments of a large corporate.’
‘The team has a personal touch and provides an excellent level of client care.’
‘Nicky Collins is an authority regarding the contractual and commercial aspects of healthcare provisions.’
Erewash Health Partnership
Solihull Healthcare Partnership
Perdita Singh-Kavanagh and Naresh Singh – Lafford Chemist Co. Ltd
Chorley Central Collaborative Group
London & Hertfordshire Respiratory Diagnostics
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.
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.
‘The team is very knowledgeable and helpful, and is always willing to give advice when difficult matters arise.’
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.
Deutsche Asset Management Limited
Blueberry Therapeutics Limited
Bolton Gate Company Limited
Odyssey Interact Limited
Diono UK Limited
Phoenix Optical Technologies Limited
FCMS (NW) Limited
Imperial Associates & Consulting Limited
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.
‘Extremely knowledgeable and professional but also very approachable. They understand issues from an employer’s perspective and give sound, practical advice. Any documentation produced is always of a very high standard – they are well organised and thorough.‘
‘Tracey Guest is calm and professional but also very approachable and easy to get on with. She always responds in a timely fashion and has an excellent eye for detail and gives practical advice. She understands the employer’s perspective as well as the legal issues.‘
‘Tracey Guest really knows her subject area. This in turn gives me 100% confidence when dealing with any of her specialist areas.’
‘Tracey Guest is very professional and provided high quality advice.’
Blueberry Therapeutics Limited
Matrix Telematics Limited
Angela Mortimer Plc
The Seashell Trust
Eastwood and Creswell Dental Surgeries Limited
Greenhalgh’s Craft Bakery Limited
P J Livesey Holdings Limited
Elle R Leisure Limited
Kids Allowed Limited
Scapa Group Plc
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.
The team has the determination to get to know the client’s expectations and requirements
The team has the ability to think outside the box, and has ‘terrier’-like determination to achieve a successful result for the client
Daniel Stern is a go-to person for his leasehold and contract law knowledge; his ability to grasp an issue quickly is quite outstanding, and he cuts to the chase effectively
The Feltham Group
PJ Livesey Group
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.
‘Kenneth Salmon is calm and persuasive.’
‘The team has a high-quality and consistent approach.’
‘Matthew Grellier goes above and beyond to provide support and he provides expert advice despite extremely tight timescales.’
Rochdale Borough Council
Novo Property Solutions
Endeavour Multi Academy Trust
Slater Heelis LLP > Firm Profile
Slater Heelis is a respected and experienced full-service law firm with offices in Sale, Manchester City Centre, and Timperley.
We are a client-focused firm, with origins dating back over 240 years. Our experts offer in-depth legal advice, working hard and thoroughly on every case to build relationships that last.
We truly are a full-service firm, and specialise in a vast range of services for people and businesses alike. Our dedicated team of legal professionals provide expertise and guidance that 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 the client is an individual, an SME, a large corporation or not-for-profit organisation, we have an outstanding reputation for delivering results and meeting clients’ expectations.
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Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 30 Number of UK fee earners : 90+ :
LanguagesFrench Punjabi Hindi Urdu Hebrew Welsh Spanish Yiddish
MembershipsSRA England & Wales Law Society CILEx Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Resolution
Slater Heelis employs people from the community as a whole and from a variety of academic backgrounds. We support equal opportunity in the workplace and it is important to us that everyone is treated as an individual and is entitled to work in an environment free from all forms of discrimination so that each member of staff can reach their full potential.
We encourage cooperation and teamwork and provide fair and ethical treatment of all employees regardless of race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or religious belief, age, disability or social background. This commitment is also true in the provision of services to our clients.
The firm is committed to developing and implementing best practice in equality, diversity and inclusion as employers; providers of legal services; purchasers of goods and services; and in their wider role in the community.
All employees and those acting on behalf of the firm are required to adhere to the firm’s equality and diversity policy which covers employees, clients and third party suppliers.
Although we recognise that we have more work to do, we are proud of the progress we have made over the last few years.
The firm has signed up to the Law Society Equality and Diversity Charter.
CLIENT: Michael Aldridge
TESTIMONIAL: “Elizabeth, thank you for your advice and guidance, it has been much appreciated and well received by my board of directors. I will certainly recommend you to my other business connections should they need assistance.”
CLIENT: Fadi Barnes
TESTIMONIAL: “I really appreciated your assistance. Your firm have been very, very helpful since the beginning. I have no words to express my gratitude. I know it is business, but I also know that you guys are doing your absolute best for me. I am truly grateful. Thanks thousand times”
CLIENT: Jane Gallon
TESTIMONIAL: “I was fortunate to employ Slater Heelis to handle my incredibly complex divorce in 2012. I recently had to return to ask them for help in relation to a matter from that divorce. Mark Heptinstall has truly been amazing. Firstly he remembered my case which immediately put me at ease and then he made it simple to address. I could not have asked for more. Their customer service is exemplary.”
CLIENT: Neil Eccles
COMPANY/FIRM: Rochdale Development Agency
TESTIMONIAL: “Matthew Grellier advised and assisted Rochdale Council to prepare contract documentation associated with a high profile procurement process to find a multi-disciplinary team for Rochdale’s Town Hall Square public realm scheme. Matthew worked effectively and diligently to advise the Council and prepare a tailored suite of documents to be included in the tender package. Due to Matthew’s extensive knowledge of the sector, he was responsive in his approach, meeting the project’s tight deadlines”
CLIENT: Neil Collins
COMPANY/FIRM: NC Architecture
TESTIMONIAL: “I have no hesitation in recommending Matt Grellier and his Construction Team at Slater Heelis to assist in any contractual or financial disputes. He has a very easy manner, is extremely knowledgeable and talks plain English not techno/legal speak. Put simply, Matt listens and delivers.”
CLIENT: Margaret Stretford
TESTIMONIAL: “I am a residential landlord & Zara has handled all my sales & purchases for several years.
Zara has always given me great service & is true to her word. She is very thorough, efficient & helpful. Nothing is too much trouble for her, she is very clear in her explanations & always returns my calls & emails swiftly. I have recommended her to several of my friends & will continue to do so. Kind regards Margaret.”
CLIENT: Chris Horsley
COMPANY/FIRM: Angela Mortimer PLC
TESTIMONIAL: “I have had the pleasure of working with Tracey and her Employment team at Slater Heelis for five years. Warm, knowledgeable and creative/flexible in their approach we have the utmost of respect and have no qualms in placing our trust in Slater Heelis. Tracey and her team are a delight to work with– they are almost an extension of company!”
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- North West Family
- North West Health
- North West Contentious trusts and probate
- North West Commercial property: Manchester
- North West Corporate and commercial: Manchester
- North West Employment
- North West Property litigation
- North West Construction