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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I have dealt with Paul Fitton both by phone and email regarding advice about getting compensation from a world wide organisation. From the start Paul was professional, knowledgeable, friendly and gave very sound advice too. Plus I won the case. Thank you Paul, very much appreciated

Ms G

Excellent and professional service with clear explanations and guidance throughout. We can thoroughly recommend the firm and in particular Philippa Wright, Head of Wills and Probate.

Mr & Mrs N

A quick, efficient way to ensure your wishes are recorded for end of life. Good advice given and explained in a clear concise manner. Thank you.

Ms E

Michaela was exceptional in both advice and the completion of the will. Michaela was kind, considerate, professional and her manner and personality was one that inspired confidence from the very first meeting, going way above what I expected.

Mrs M

Wonderful service provided by Helen Green – very thorough knowledge. I am extremely satisfied as I was helped through a difficult time when I was uncertain how to go forward.

Mrs C

Michaela went out of her way to make time to see me, gave very good advice and answered any questions I had. Always returned my phone calls and emails promptly. Thank you

Mrs K

Hassle free service, just give them the facts they require – let them get on with it – Simples

Mr C

Malcolm, I really appreciate what you have done and can’t thank you enough with how you have dealt with this! We’ll fill in the attached customer satisfaction form and reflect how impressed and pleased we are.

Mr P

Very happy to have come here, especially dealing with Helen Green

Mrs L

Thanks for the work of your staff led by Maria. I would like to highlight the contribution of Nadya & Leona in these transactions. While Maria is often the one in the sunshine so to speak, it is through the background work performed by these two that allows this to happen.

Mr S

I have been completely satisfied with help given by Helen and feel that my affairs are now in safe hands.

Mr G

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