Our team has over 100 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating  to residential conveyancing  including, sales, purchases, leasehold, shared ownership, equity release  unregistered transactions  and  new build transactions .

We have five solicitors, one licensed conveyancer, 6 assistants and a post completion manager in the department.

Matters are allocated between the fee earners each of whom have a dedicated assistant and we will make it clear from instruction who will be dealing with your matter.

Susan Appleton – Head of Conveyancing

Susan is the Head of our team and has over 20 years’ experience in residential conveyancing matters, dealing with high value sales and purchases, equity releases, shared ownership and unregistered land transactions.

Susan qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has worked for firms with offices based in Merseyside and all over the North West of England. Susan joined the firm in 2016 as Head of Conveyancing.

Susan has overall supervision of the department and provides holiday cover and support to all the conveyancing fee earners.

David Burke – Solicitor

Assisted by Grace Kennedy

David qualified as a Solicitor in 1975 and has specialised in all aspects of both residential and commercial conveyancing matters. David provides training to our trainee solicitors and support staff and deals with lots of repeat clients and business.

Phillippa Holcroft – Solicitor

Assisted by Jonathan Law

Phillippa graduated from De Montford University Leicester in 1990 before gaining an honours award at Christleton College of Law in Chester. Phillippa specialises in new build conveyancing and heads the Plot Team at our Altrincham office

Stephanie Mellor – Solicitor

Assisted by Michelle Jones

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.


David Clarke – Licensed Conveyancer

Assisted by Liz Connelly

David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University and joined McHale & Co in 2015 after working in both Australia and New Zealand. David is a Licensed Conveyancer who specialises in residential conveyancing and is happy to advise on all aspects of property law.

Mark Owen – post completion manager.

Mark joined the firm from Sedgwick Legal following a merger in October 2016 and is a Fee Earner in the Property Department heading up our post completion department.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.


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Extremely helpful and considerate. Very attentive . Nothing was too much trouble from the first phone call to receiving a hard copy of the will. Couldn’t have asked for more. I would not hesitate in recommending you to friends and family. A fantastic service all round. Thank you Michaela.

Mr M

I would like to thank you (Paul Fitton) for your most professional guidance and advice, I appreciate the effort and time you devoted to my issues on this subject.

Mr S

Mr Nattrass is always understanding and helpful and takes time to listen and explain. It is always a pleasure to deal with him. Also, your reception staff are lovely and welcoming.

Mrs J

The service we received from Helen Green was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend Helen without question.

Mr J

The service provided was excellent. Many thank to John Nattrass for all his input and execution of our wills.

Mrs H

I would like to commend Michaela for her warmth, compassion and professionalism. It was because of her superb persona that I am using McHale & Co. Thank you very much Michaela!

Miss J

We are grateful for your work on our behalf. You ensured that the necessary process was done smoothly and efficiently and you have been a pleasure to deal with.

Mr G.

Excellent service and prompt replies to everything that we wanted. Very professional in these unusual times.

Mrs. S.

Very happy with McHale & Co dealing with my Mother’s Deed of Probate and sale of her house, very helpful during a difficult time.

Ms. C Jones

Outstanding service. A breath of fresh air!

Ms. M

I would like to thank McHale & Co Solicitors for their excellent work.
The support Helen provided me with was above and beyond, it was her professionalism and her personal and effective responses which made such a difficult time for me a lot more bearable.
I would have no hesitation in using McHale & Co again and will certainly recommend them to family, friends and colleagues.

Mrs B

On behalf of us both, I’d like to thank you Phillippa, for the support and guidance you have given us throughout this process, your service has been second to none.

Again, thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs M

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