Slater Heelis > Manchester, England > Firm Profile

Slater Heelis
86 DEANSGATE
MANCHESTER
M3 2ER
England

Private client > Family Tier 2

The team at Slater Heelis advises high-net-worth clients on a broad range of family law matters, including matrimonial finance and wealth protection, Schedule 1 of the Children Act matters, children disputes, and international family law. Its clients are often active in sports and media. Mark Heptinstall leads the family team and is a key contact regarding contested trusts, Court of Protection matters, and complex financial remedies. Patricia Robinson and Charlotte Beck are noted experts in financial remedy and private children disputes. Vicki McLynn joined from Vardags in December 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mark Heptinstall

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The coordination and communication between senior members and junior members of the team are confidence-building.’

‘Mark Heptinstall has the amazing ability to bring calm into troubled waters.’

‘Charlotte Beck is outstanding. She is extremely intelligent, yet modest. Understands complex matters without any difficulty, presents them simply to you and delivers first time, on time, every time. She makes it easy to discuss the most intimate matters and is always compassionate. Charlotte is without any doubt at the very top of her profession.’

‘The family law department was exemplary. Nothing was too much trouble, they were exceptionally well organised and incredibly knowledgeable. Immediately from the first meeting I knew I had appointed not just the right law firm, but the right lawyer.’

‘Excellent lawyers and really outstanding client care.’

‘Philip Rhodes is a strategic thinker, pragmatic, leaves no stone unturned, outstanding legal knowledge and wonderful client care. A star turn.’

‘A very impressive department with high-quality work and a relentless commitment to first rate client care’

‘Charlotte Beck is an extremely impressive individual. Clients love her just as much as opponents fear her. She wants a good outcome for the client almost as much they want one for themselves. She is definitely one of the best around.’

Work highlights

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

    Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester Tier 3

    Slater Heelis continues to stand out as a firm of choice for lower mid-market M&A transactions, particularly in the life sciences sector. Entrepreneurial clients are another key source of instruction, and particularly value the team’s proven ability to guide early-stage companies through their funding rounds to an eventual exit. Simon Wallwork heads up the practice, and shares the workload with experienced practitioners Rhian Owen and Janet Robinson.

    Practice head(s):

    Simon Wallwork

    Other key lawyers:

    Rhian Owen; Janet Robinson

    Testimonials

    ‘The Slater Heelis corporate and commercial Manchester practice go that extra mile to deliver the results required. Small, but perfectly capable of taking on the big practices.’

    ‘Simon Wallwork leads by example, he has a persona and experience that you can trust and depend on.’

    ‘Practical, no nonsense advice. Always looking to progress things and give useful suggestions.’

    Key clients

    Ubiquigent Limited

    Dr Fertility Limited

    D Wise Holdings Inc & D Wise Technology UK Ltd

    IEG Holdings Ltd

    BiVictrix Therapeutics plc

    DAR Industrial Trucks Ltd

    Blueberry Therapeutics Ltd

    Monument Therapeutics Ltd

    Imagin3D Ltd

    Cryonis Limited

    Work highlights

    • Advised BiVictrix on its admission to AIM and on the placing of £7.2m.
    • Advised IEG Holdings and its shareholders on an investment by Lloyds Development Capital, which enabled a cash out for shareholders and saw LDC taking a minority stake in the Group.
    • Advising D-Wise Holdings and D-Wise Technology UK on the English law implications of their disposal to Instem.

    Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the North West Tier 3

    There is a particular focus on owner-managed businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs – particularly those with ties to the North West region – at Slater Heelis; the team has a notable track record representing such clients in complex contractual disputes and company litigation. The firm also fields a dedicated debt recovery offering. Key senior practitioners Elizabeth Wilkinson and Chris Bishop were joined in August 2021 by constultant John Gorner, formerly of Keoghs LLP.

    Practice head(s):

    Elizabeth Wilkinson

    Other key lawyers:

    Work highlights

      Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 3

      Slater Heelis covers claims under Inheritance Act 1975 claims, contentious Court of Protection matters, and other contentious probate matters. Managing partner Chris Bishop  leads the team from Sale and specialises in contentious probate litigation. Daniel Wise, who primarily deals with contentious probate and property litigation, made associate partner in May 2021.

      Practice head(s):

      Chris Bishop

      Other key lawyers:

      Testimonials

      ‘The team is extremely user-friendly. They combine experience, legal knowledge and empathy which can be very important in this area.’

      ‘Chris Bishop is an excellent lawyer and has a great way with clients.’

      Work highlights

        Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in the North West Tier 4

        Employment Tier 4

        Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester Tier 5

        Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester Tier 6

        Elizabeth Wilkinson helms the team at Slater Heelis and leads on a range of complex contract and professional negligence cases, shareholder and breach of warranty claims, board disputes, and preemptive actions to protect businesses from departing employees or previous owners. Other key group members include managing partner Chris Bishop and experienced litigator John Gorner; the latter joined the firm in August 2021.

        Practice head(s):

        Elizabeth Wilkinson

        Other key lawyers:

        Work highlights

          Real estate > Construction Tier 6

          The practice at Slater Heelis is headed up by Matthew Grellier, who has expertise in both contentious and transactional matters, including negotiations in relation to high profile multi-million pound urban development projects. Construction specialist Kenneth Salmon supports the team as a consultant.

          Practice head(s):

          Matthew Grellier

          Other key lawyers:

          Testimonials

          ‘Personable, down to earth and yet razor sharp.’

          ‘Matthew Grellier is such a consummate professional and wonderful to deal with.’

          ‘Having never used Slater Heelis before we quickly discovered how much knowledge they had regarding ways and means of recovery of our monies. We were looked after by Matthew Grellier who explained to us how the legal system works and the costs associated with recovery of monies. Matthew understood our needs and arranged for follow on meetings & letters and at times dealt with the customer directly saving us time.’

          ‘Matthew Grellier was professional from the start, once he understood exactly what products our company produce Matthew became comfortable with our claim. As we have a niche product it is difficult to understand how our product works and the applications attached to that, Matthew very quickly understood our products and this made our life so much easier.’

          Key clients

          Blochaus Climbing Ltd

          GS Foam Concrete Ltd

          Intelligent FS Ltd

          Swanton Care & Community Limited

          One Manchester Limited

          Vision Commercial Kitchens Limited

          Cockermouth School Academy

          Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust

          Westbourne Civil Engineering Limited

          ARH Group Limited

          Work highlights

          • Advising ARH Group Limited, a Mechanical & Electrical Engineering contractor, on construction contract documentation and providing dispute resolution advice.
          • Drafting and negotiating the suite of construction contract documents on behalf of Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust regarding a roof refurbishment project undertaken at Wightwick Hall School
          • Advising Vision Commercial Kitchens Limited on construction contract documentation in relation to a number of multi-million pound contracts and providing dispute avoidance advice.

          Real estate > Property litigation Tier 6

          Daniel Stern  heads up the practice at Slater Heelis, largely focusing on high-value dilapidations, boundary and easement disputes, and enfranchisements. Experienced litigator Chris Bishop leads on numerous complex disputes and is also recommended.

          Practice head(s):

          Daniel Stern

          Other key lawyers:

          Chris Bishop; Lauren Adams

          Testimonials

          Daniel Stern has done a good job throughout and it is a credit to his firm they have many avenues to call upon – a good asset.’

          ‘Daniel Stern was my solicitor. I developed a great friendship with him due to his great service. He was extremely knowledgeable and advised me very well during my difficult situation.’

          ‘The team is highly effective and able to conduct the most complex cases in a calm, confident way. They are very tactically astute.’

          ‘Chris Bishop, Lauren Adams and Daniel Stern. Very impressive lawyers, I enjoy working with them as they are very collaborative in their approach.’

          ‘Accessibility, honest speaking, collaborative, easy to work with.’

          ‘Daniel Stern – focused and dedicated to any cause.’

          Key clients

          Philip Moody

          John Hamilton

          Elvina Sarkodieh

          De Trafford Estates Group

          Work highlights

          • Successfully represented Philip Moody in a complex, multi million pound co-ownership dispute regarding a valuable old mill in the city centre in Manchester, which concluded in a ten day hearing in the High Court.
          • Representing the DeTrafford group in all of its contentious property matters across all of its developments, covering hundreds of units.

          Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general crime and fraud

          Slater Heelis have made push into the general crime and fraud space with the well-renowned Rachel Fletcher , formerly of JMW Solicitors LLP, leading the team.

          Slater Heelis is a respected and experienced full-service law firm with offices in Manchester City Centre, Sale and Timperley, but operating nationally. Our legal services span all things personal and business related.

          Dating back almost 250 years, we are proud of our heritage but foster a modern and forward thinking approach to our work. We are a client-focused firm with success born from being able to understand the needs of our clients, and work diligently to achieve dedicated outcomes. 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, whether they are an individual, SME, large corporation or not-for-profit organisation.

          Slater Heelis has an outstanding reputation for delivering results and meeting clients’ expectations. We are also proactively nurturing further diversity both in our workforce and with our social responsibility to become allies for the LGBTQ+ Community. For example, we offer a pro bono legal clinic for the LGBT Foundation and are the dedicated legal advisors for the LGBT Switchboard which operates nationally. We have also appointed LGBT Champions throughout all of the business who will lead the way towards complete equality in how we understand and treat our clients.

          DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
          Practice Management Chris Bishopchris.bishop@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1311
          Private Client Chris Partingtonchris.partington@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1317
          Family Mark Heptinstallmark.heptinstall@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1521
          Employment Tracey Guesttracey.guest@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1425
          Personal Injury Simon Adamsonsimon.adamson@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1368
          Dispute Resolution Elizabeth Wilkinsonelizabeth.wilkinson@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1437
          Criminal Law Rachel Fletcherrachel.fletcher@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1544
          Residential Property Zara Bandayzara.banday@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1445
          Commercial Property Mike Foxmike.fox@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1434
          Commercial Property Will Hensonwill.henson@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1514
          Corporate & Commercial Simon Wallworksimon.wallwork@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1528
          Property Litigation Daniel Sterndaniel.stern@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1543
          Construction & Engineering Matthew Grelliermatthew.grellier@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1427
          PhotoNamePositionProfile
          Kim Aucott photo Kim AucottKim is a Consultant in the Family team at Slater Heelis. She…
          Charlotte Beck photo Charlotte BeckPartner
          Nicky Collins photo Nicky CollinsNicky is a Corporate and Commercial Partner and has over 25 years’…
          Hannah Costley photo Hannah CostleySolicitor
          Nicola Deutsch photo Nicola DeutschNicola is a Partner & Head of Residential Development. She was promoted…
          Rachel Fletcher photo Rachel FletcherRachel is a Partner & Head of Crime & Regulatory. Rachel has…
          Alexandra Goldrein photo Alexandra Goldrein
          Will Henson photo Will HensonWill is a Partner and the Head of Commercial Property and has…
          Mark Heptinstall photo Mark HeptinstallMark joined Slater Heelis in 2005 and is Partner and Head of…
          Anne Irwin photo Anne IrwinAnne has specialised in commercial property and residential development for 35 years…
          Jonathan Kay photo Jonathan KayPartner
          Rebecca Lang photo Rebecca LangAssociate Solicitor in our Family team, Rebecca deals with all aspects of…
          Vicki McLynn photo Vicki McLynnPartner
          Sunil Mohindra photo Sunil MohindraSunil is a Partner and his work over the years has focused…
          Rebecca Muirhead photo Rebecca MuirheadAssociate Solicitor
          Rhian Owen photo Rhian OwenPartner
          Richard Riley photo Richard RileyRichard is an Associate Partner at Slater Heelis, which he joined in…
          Janet Robinson photo Janet RobinsonAssociate Partner
          Daniel Stern photo Daniel SternPartner and Head of Property Litigation team in Manchester office he has…
          Jim Tully photo Jim TullyJim is a Consultant in the Corporate team with Slater Heelis. He…
          Simon Wallwork photo Simon WallworkSimon is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Team at Slater…
          Elizabeth Wilkinson photo Elizabeth WilkinsonHead of Department, Elizabeth has over 20 years PQE advising on a…
          Number of UK partners : 30
          Number of UK fee earners : 90+
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          Slater Heelis is a respected and experienced full-service law firm with offices in Manchester City Centre, Sale, Timperley, and a by-appointment only base in London, but operating nationally,  Our legal services span all things personal and business related.

          Celebrating our 250th anniversary in 2023, we are proud of our heritage but foster a modern and forward thinking approach to our work. We are a client-focused firm with success born from being able to understand the needs of our clients, and work diligently to achieve dedicated outcomes. 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, whether they are an individual, SME, large corporation or not-for-profit organisation.

          ED&I: In 2021 the firm’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion steering group was set up which now boasts over 10 individuals from different levels within the business, and backgrounds.

          The committee utilises internal communications to educate colleagues on the value and importance of using inclusive language and showcasing a welcoming and safe environment. With colleagues from a range of backgrounds and beliefs across the firm, the ED&I committee has done the groundwork to educate before implementing.

          Slater Heelis has an outstanding reputation for delivering results and meeting clients’ expectations. We are also proactively nurturing further diversity both in our workforce and with our social responsibility to become allies for the LGBTQ+ Community. For example, we offer a pro bono legal clinic for the LGBT Foundation and are the dedicated legal advisors for the LGBT Switchboard which operates nationally. We have also appointed LGBT Champions throughout all of the business who will lead the way towards complete equality in how we understand and treat our clients.

          Sustainability: The longer-term adaptation to remote working has vastly improved our statistics on paper usage, and as such compared to 2019, we’ve had an 80% reduction in printing. Our firm is focused on tech-enabled development and by being less reliant on paper and training staff to utilise tech more efficiently, we are making improvements.

          As members of the Legal Sustainability Alliance we are dedicated to improving our environmental footprint while making lasting changes bit by bit in order to adapt and to develop lasting habits over time.

          DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
          Practice Management Chris Bishopchris.bishop@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1311
          Private Client Chris Partingtonchris.partington@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1317
          Family Mark Heptinstallmark.heptinstall@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1521
          Employment Tracey Guesttracey.guest@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1425
          Personal Injury Simon Adamsonsimon.adamson@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1368
          Dispute Resolution Elizabeth Wilkinsonelizabeth.wilkinson@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1437
          Crime & Regulatory Rachel Fletcherrachel.fletcher@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1544
          Residential Property Zara Bandayzara.banday@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1445
          Commercial Property Will Hensonwill.henson@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1514
          Property Litigation Daniel Sterndaniel.stern@slaterheelis.co.uk 0161 672 1543
          Construction & Engineering Matthew Grelliermatthew.grelllier@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1427
          Corporate & Commercial Simon Wallworksimon.wallwork@slaterheelis.co.uk0161 672 1528

          We have a firm-wide target to focus on diversity and inclusion. We are fully committed to the elimination of unfair discrimination and we see the value that a diverse workforce brings to the firm. We have an EDI policy that covers all protected characteristics and works to value meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency. The policy is  applicable  to  all  employees,  agency  staff,  clients,  communities,  suppliers  and consultants, whether permanent or temporary.

          In 2021 the firm’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion steering group was set up, which is run by 7 individuals from different levels within the business, ethnicities and backgrounds.

          The committee has rolled out internal communications to educate colleagues on the value and importance of using inclusive language to showcase a welcoming and safe environment by including pronouns on email signatures and on our intranet.

          With colleagues from a range of backgrounds and beliefs across the firm, the ED&I committee has done the groundwork to educate before implementing.

          By broadening our talent pool by advertising jobs on a more diverse range of platforms and offering internships to individuals through college partnerships and the 10000 Black Interns Scheme, we demonstrate an openness to all applicants, not just those who may already have heard of us. In a matter of days we saw an exceptional increase in both the number of applications and the diversity within the talent pool.

          Not only are we encouraging better representation and inclusion across the firm, but by developing this we are able to demonstrate a workforce that will better resemble society and our broad client base. We strive to move away from a business run by all white cisgender males by planning the implementation of an internal development platform, and as such clients from all walks of life will be able to see a law firm filled with people just like them, and feel more comfortable in approaching us.

          Sustainability

          We are members of the Legal Sustainability Alliance, the leading sustainability network for UK law firms and the UK legal sector. Slater Heelis is an accredited Living Wage Foundation Employer.

          With regard to the business’ impact upon the environment, we are committed, amongst other initiatives, to:

          • efficient printing
          • reducing the amount of waste produced by the business
          • ensuring that water/electricity is used responsibly by our staff
          • recycling materials as extensively as possible
          • using technology to lessen the need for travel
          • the promotion of agile working to reduce our carbon footprint

          Pro Bono

          We offer Pro Bono advice to service users of the LGBT Foundation in Manchester. Our Head of Family, Mark Heptinstall, and Head of Crime, Rachel Fletcher, provide this service.


          CLIENT: N/A
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          TESTIMONIAL: Slater Heelis and in particular my solicitor Amy Dawber has been fantastic to work with. I was looking for a solicitor to help with a non molestation and occupation order and was extremely happy with the service provided. Time was of the essence and the work needed was done quickly and sensitively. The legal process was explained in layman’s terms i could understand. I would certainly recommend Amy and Slater Heelis.


          CLIENT: Tony Lee
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          TESTIMONIAL: I recently had to pleasure of working with Daniel Stern on a contractual dispute representing a high profile client of ours.

          Daniel did not disappoint and worked tirelessly to get the result we required.

          I would highly recommend him to any of our future clients and look forward to working with him again in the near future.


          CLIENT: Hamed
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          TESTIMONIAL: Mark is an excellent solicitor who loves and respects his profession dearly. He is an amazing person with excellent communication skills. He listens carefully to what you tell him and understands it fully before providing an accurate answer that leaves no unclear corners or doubts. He gives all the possible scenarios and the responses to each one of them. I am absolutely grateful.


          CLIENT: Shakila
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          TESTIMONIAL: I write to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Elizabeth Wilkinson and her team. I was provided a highly professional and competent service in both a friendly and accessible manner. Elizabeth helped my family and I during a very challenging time and at the start of the pandemic. Her approach was thorough and transparent. She was professional and worked diligently to the end and was completely understanding . I achieved the outcome and justice was served . I would highly recommend this firm !


          CLIENT: Kim H
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          TESTIMONIAL: From my first consultation with Mark, I knew I was in good hands. I needed someone that was knowledgeable, experienced and considerate to assist me with my divorce. I went through such an emotional and traumatic experience throughout the last few months. But Mark and his team were always on hand to help out and Mark always ensured that things were cost effective. Chloe was also such a great help with the non molestation and occupation order. It’s been such a hard journey but I honestly could not have made it through the last few months with out Mark’s exceptional counsel. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark and his team to anyone. Mark is the best especially with complicated family issues.


          CLIENT: Kris Halliwell
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          TESTIMONIAL: Contacted Slaterheelis on a personal recommendation from someone who had a great experience with the company. Made telephone contact needing some urgent advice with on on going issue with the CMS. Received a call back within a few hours established the nature of my enquiry and then Jodi called me that same afternoon. Jodi was amazing and provided clear guidance on a number of issues which enabled me to take the important right next steps! great company, lightening fast response to the enquiry and then professional and personal legal guidance. Thank you Jodi and team!


          CLIENT: Sharon
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          TESTIMONIAL: I have been incredibly fortunate to have Alexandra Goldrein acting as my lawyer. Divorce is never going to be easy, and being in lockdown/the pandemic added to the difficulty. Alex was a tower of strength and support to me during this time, and I genuinely would have struggled without her help.

          Alex is razor sharp. She is a tactically astute family lawyer with incredible skill, gaining insight into your particular situation very quickly. Alex always acts with total professionalism and empathy. She is on the ball, very down to earth, and is one of the most genuinely caring people I have come across.

          Alexandra Goldrein works tirelessly at a level way beyond her grade and is more than a match for anyone she comes up against – I would absolutely recommend her to anyone going through divorce, you will be in safe, skilled and supportive hands.


          CLIENT: Frank Morris
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          TESTIMONIAL: Can I thank you for a great job in providing me with some reasonable clarity on my position and affording me the knowledge of where I stood/stand in this RR V SRL stand-off.


          CLIENT: Ray
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          TESTIMONIAL: You might think this review is fake because of how positive it is but I can assure you it’s not and it’s as genuine as it gets ! I’m only so passionate about this because I understand how it feels as a dad to be alienated from your child when you’ve done nothing wrong and you hit rock bottom so I’d like anyone seeing this that’s in a similar position to really listen.

          I was panicking because I had just gotten rid of my old solicitor a week before my first court date in regards to contact with my son and Alexandra reached out to me after an enquiry.

          I cannot stress that Alexandra had a week or so to get everything done that my previous solicitor at Harold G Walker had done poorly. Alexandra provided everything to a high quality along with providing me with what I believe the most important thing, honesty.

          She also made me understand exactly where I stood and what I should do next etc and not only did it pay off but it actually made me understand exactly what’s going on and for someone who has no knowledge of this prior it was pretty clear. Alexandra provided me with amazing communication and didn’t just view me as a money making scheme but as a human being going through genuine problems, this was reflected through her care when it came to approaching me with discussing finances and discussing the ongoing situation. I would definitely recommend her to anyone going through legal family troubles especially if you’re someone who is innocent and is being taken advantage of especially and in addition if you have the finances because she is definitely one of the very best you’ll find.


          CLIENT: Bruno
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          TESTIMONIAL: Being the first time I found myself in a situation where I needed a legal solicitor to deal with a personal private matter, I could have not asked for a better person to represent me and help me throughout the all process.

          I was fortunate to come across Rachel who from the first contact immediately put my mind a rest by conveying confidence, knowledge and reassurance.

          Once I was able to describe the situation to Rachel she immediatly started all diligences to ensure all work was done before I attended my interview.

          On the interview day she was by my side and delivered an excellent defence statement which ultimately together with my account ensured the right outcome was achieve and justice prevailed.

          Rachel helped me more than I can honestly say. She supported me throughout the process and help me in such a way that without her I am unsure how I would have coped mentally with the pressure of such situation.

          I highly recommend Rachels services as she could not done better for me. Rachel is reassuring, has a vast amount of knowledge, is supportive, honest and very approachable.

          Thank you Rachel


          CLIENT: Anonymous
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          TESTIMONIAL: Alex was an invaluable help through my divorce proceedings. I had some previous experience with a different lawyer (at another law firm) who I did not have a positive experience with. When moving to Alex at Slater Heelis right from the beginning I got a superior service.

          Not only is Alex’ knowledge and experience great, but she is an excellent communicator, able to distill issues down to the most relevant points and present the options available clearly, concisely and with the related pros / cons of each approach in such a way that I was able to make decisions as and when needed along the way. Alex was also always pro-active in following up unresolved issues so that matters progressed.

          I would not hesitate to recommend Slater Heelis in general, and Alexandra Goldrein in particular for Family Law matters.


          CLIENT: Anonymous
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          TESTIMONIAL: Rebecca dealt with a financial dispute which arose when I separated from my partner of 14 years. Whilst I was optimistic of the outcome being in my favour, there were still huge doubts and legal implications which didn’t go in my favour. After the first meeting with Rebecca, I was made aware of the various options available to me & also the implications of each. At no point did Rebecca make any promises or guarantees so I was prepared for every eventuality.

          I found Rebecca very professional & knowledgeable from the outset & It was clear that she was quite tenacious.

          She kept me informed at all times and the way her correspondence was worded with the opposing solicitor was very impressive.

          The outcome worked entirely in my favour and this was all down to Rebecca. She is someone who I trusted from the start, she didn’t judge & these things are all very important. I would not hesitate to use Rebecca again at any time in the future. She is a huge asset to her company.


          CLIENT: Anonymous
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          TESTIMONIAL: I am writing to personally say how much I appreciate the lengths and efforts of David during my recent divorce in which he handled very professionally. The hard work and diligent effort David applied to this case has been very reassuring in that I felt at ease and comfortable discussing every aspect and detail that was paramount to the divorce.

          At the beginning of the divorce my mental health and well being was at its lowest and David was always honest about how the case could go for either side. At the time this was probably not the news I wanted to hear but I am so grateful that he was honest during this time.

          David was always available to speak whenever I needed clarification on any queries and was understanding of my work commitments considering I run a day service for severely mentally ill clients, and this had on occasion impacted the timings of my replies to David’s emails or telephone calls.

          David worked tirelessly to ensure we had gathered enough documentation for my case to help us get the best outcome.

          Please accept my sincere gratitude for David’s efforts during the most stressful time of my life. Myself and my family could not be more at ease.


          CLIENT: Anonymous
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          TESTIMONIAL: Wow! I wonder whether I was dreaming! Ms Charlotte Beck truly is the best solicitor that I have ever come across in my entire life. I’m 53 years and have been in touch with too many firms and solicitors helping families and friends. I have never ever come a cross solicitor like Charlotte….she is very friendly, genuine, straight away put you at ease…. I cannot thank her enough for her time and information. She truly knows what she is talking about and even from her tune of voice, I could strongly sense that she actually genuinely cares.

          I liked that I was able to ask questions and get answered in a very short turn around. While too many solicitors before giving any piece of information or advise, first mentioning about their hourly rate, I was provided with very valuable information and advise without being asked for any money. Absolutely Wonderful service with the amazing genuine Solicitor.

          Thank you so much Charlotte!!!!


          CLIENT: Chris Horton
          COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
          TESTIMONIAL: “We are a Mechanical & Electrical contractor that found ourselves to be in a precarious commercial position against a much larger main contractor. Matthew and Slater Heelis supported us through a very difficult and trying case, the levels of professionalism and depth of knowledge provided us reassurance and confidence to be able to pursue our claim to eventually achieve an agreeable outcome.

          I will recommend Matthew and Slater Heelis to anyone else that needs the support of true professionals in difficult situations.”

          “Having spoken to a number of solicitors for advice and becoming increasingly distressed, I found Rachel from an advert for Slater Heelis on the radio. Rachel was amazing from the very first telephone call! Having outlined my Son’s case Rachel provided knowledgeable and factual information in a personable, professional and trustful manner that put me at ease straight away. All avenues of the case were explored by Rachel and her Barrister and we were well briefed throughout the case by email, telephone and in person. Rachel was always there to answer questions about the legal aspect of things we didn’t understand. Rachel successfully got my Son’s case discontinued before the trial. This was a huge relief for both my Son and myself and we cannot thank Rachel and her Barrister enough for their dedication during this case and providing the best possible outcome for my Son. If you are ever in need of a solicitor I would highly recommend Rachel and her team!”

          “Once again its a five out of five. Having been messed about on several occasions before instructing Rachel, I am pleased to say she restored my faith in the legal profession. She is bright, personable,

          sensible, and highly unusually tries to keep fees to a minimum. It took a huge leap of faith to trust another solicitor but my faith was not misplaced and she (with the assistant of very capable counsel) got me a great result. She is also very friendly, down to earth and doesn’t judge. If only I’d have instructed her in the first instance. Highly recommended.”

          “Hannah assisted me with a criminal case that was very emotive as it involved the future for my 2 year old son. Not only was I given very professional legal direction, Hannah was always available and communicated excellently throughout. This was of the utmost importance to me during such an emotionally stressful time. Thanks Hannah #JUSTICE”

          “Hannah was above and beyond. She would answer any calls or messages nearly immediately. Kept me informed and got me the best result for my case. Give me the best professional advice. And is above all a lovely human being. I was referred to her off a friend, now I can do the same. If you want a professional solicitor that gets the right results use her. Thanks Hannah”