Conveyancing Team

“We offer a prompt, friendly and efficient conveyancing service and most of all we pride ourselves on our personal level of service.”

Sue Appleton, Head of Conveyancing

Sue Appleton

Head of Conveyancing

Sue qualified in 1994 and has over 20 years experience in residential Conveyancing matters.

Sue joined the firm in 2016 to Head our Residential Conveyancing Department and is based at our Altrincham office.

David Burke, Solicitor

David Burke

Solicitor

David qualified as a Solicitor in 1975 and has specialised in conveyancing and matrimonial matters.

David has also lectured nationwide on matrimonial conveyancing.

Phillippa Holcroft, Solicitor

Phillippa Holcroft

Solicitor

Phillippa graduated from De Montford University Leicester in 1990 before gaining an honours award at Christleton College of Law in Chester.

With more than 25 years experience in Conveyancing Phillippa has excellent contacts with Mortgage Lenders, Financial Advisors and Developers, and seeks to complete the home moving process as quickly as possible, keeping clients informed every step of the way.

Phillippa specialises in new build conveyancing and heads the Plot Team at our Altrincham office. Guiding first time buyers through the process of buying their first home, explaining Affordable Housing Schemes and government initiatives like “Help To Buy” are what Phillippa does best.

Originally from Warrington, Phillippa and the family now live in Altrincham and enjoy taking part in local theatre groups in both towns. They have been in Les Mis, Phantom and Cats (although Phillippa’s part was that of the chaperone!) Phillippa’s hobbies also include trying to keep up with her children on downhill mountain bike trails, she says the days of pedalling up hills are in the past!

Stephanie Mellor, Solicitor

Stephanie Mellor

Solicitor

Stephanie graduated from Northumbria University in 2012 with LLB and went on to study the LPC and LLM at the College of Law Manchester. She joined McHale & Co in May 2015 and currently deals with commercial and residential property transactions.

Stuart Jones, Legal Executive

Stuart Jones

Legal Executive

Qualified in 1980 as Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.

Commenced work in the gas industry in 1978 with the majority of the 25 years involved first hand in the legal documentation including the compulsory acquisition of the necessary rights and interpretation of related statute.

The move to a management role involved policy decisions in such work, negotiating and settling standard documentation and overseeing panel lawyers.

Stuart joined McHale & Co in 2003 and is the first point of contact for all gas, electricity, water and drainage related matters.

The practice is one of a small number of panel lawyers providing a legal service to gas transporters, electricity distribution network operators and utility infrastructure providers as well as private clients needing to respond to approaches for routing utility plant and for placing onshore gas exploration facilities, in their land.

Mark Owen, Paralegal

Mark Owen

Paralegal

Mark joined the firm from Sedgwick Legal following a merger in October 2016 and is a Fee Earner in the Property Department dealing with residential conveyancing matters including buying and selling houses as well as re-mortgages and Transfers of Equity.

Mark has studied law at degree level and has registered with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers with the aim of qualifying in his chosen field.

Testimonials

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Excellent, professional and caring. Michaela and her colleagues made the whole process very easy.

Ms A

I have been using McHale and Co for both the sake of my property and the purchase of my new home. Joy handled my sale and was extremely professional, helpful and persevered when dealing with my buyers solicitors who were less than professional to deal with.
Phillippa was equally professional and extremely knowledgeable on purchasing new build properties due to her years of experience in this specialist area. She was supportive and gave me confidence that I was getting a first class service. Would use them again and recommend to my friends and family.

Ms. S

…in the midst of the most stressful situations, I have never felt the need to ‘nudge’ or urge action, I have always been confident in the reliability and consistency in the service received, especially from Liz Connolly.

Ms B

Extremely satisfied, I have already recommended. I first used the Will drafting service – Helen Green – then probate… clearly happy!

Ms W

Excellent Service provided by Michaela. Detailed, professional and approachable.

Ms J

Michaela is professional and confident in her field and at the same time I felt completely relaxed in her presence, a great asset to McHale & Co.

Mrs P

Always, without fail, returned email/telephone calls promptly. Thank you.

Mr D

Professional and efficient service with a personal touch.

Mr Y

Grace has been very helpful dealing our whole family, arranging wills and lasting powers of attorney. Excellent service.

Mrs N

I am very glad that I found your office and especially Helen Green. I enjoy dealing with people who know what they are doing.

Mr S

Grace Kennedy was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Updating our wills was a very smooth and efficient process.

Mr W

The service and communication provided by Michaela throughout the process of dealing with my mum’s estate has been exemplary.

Mr E

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