Stuart Hill

Stuart Hill

Hello, I joined Cullimore Dutton in 2017 and bring over 20 years’ experience in property law. Having started my law career in a Manchester City Centre firm, I then joined a Cheshire Firm and have been looking after clients in both the Cheshire and Merseyside area since. 

And in February 2021 I was delighted to take on the role of Director joining our senior management team and later that year I joined our Utilities team and now bring my expertise to the property and land interests of utility providers. 

I pride myself on being approachable, friendly, and professional. I advise on a wide range of property matters.  

Whatever the type or value of the transaction I am always mindful of the need to provide a quality service and excellent client care. My many years of experience ensure that any potential obstacles are brought to a client’s attention before they become an issue. 

When not in the office I enjoy golf, swimming and spending time with my family. 


Sian Bate

Sian Bate

Hello, I joined the firm in 1996 and am part of the team specialising in the property and land interests of utility providers. I’ve spent all of my career working in the energy sector, including over ten years at a major utility provider, where I dealt with its operational and commercial property assets. 

I have expertise in: 

  • Operational property acquisitions and disposals: electricity/gas/telecommunications 
  • Commercial property acquisitions and disposals 
  • Landlord and tenant transactions and advice 
  • Health check advice and support for in-house legal and property development procedures 
  • Easements 
  • Property Projects. 
Lesley Stuart

Lesley Stuart

Hello, I’ve been with the firm since 1985 and I work within the firm’s Utilities Team having previously lead the Residential Conveyancing department.  

As you might guess from such a long career in property law, I have a real passion for and thorough understanding of the subject. There is little that I haven’t come across before. I am able to cut through the intricacies of even the most complex property matters to achieve the best outcome for my clients as swiftly as possible. 

I have great relationships with clients and as a result have always found my work interesting and rewarding. I pride myself on friendly professionalism and on having the ability to focus on individual client needs. Clients quickly gain confidence in my commitment, experience, clear communication and reliability. I have particular expertise in: 

  • Utilities Easements and Leases
  • Sales, purchases and mortgages of prime residential property 
  • Listed buildings 
  • Sales of garden land for development  
  • Reconstruction and first registrations of titles where deeds are ancient or missing 

I relax by taking long country walks with my family and our energetic cockapoo, Daisy. I enjoy Book Club meetings, TV food shows, weekends away, lazy Sundays and meals out or at home with friends and family. Music, theatre, film, art, and comedy performances are on my agenda most weekends. 

Llinos Sutton

Llinos Sutton

Hello, I joined the firm in 2008 and worked in the Residential Property team for 11 years before joining the Utilities team in 2019, where I specialise in the property and land interests of utilities providers. 

When I’m not at my desk you will usually find me cycling, running, or trekking in the North Wales hills with friends and family.