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Utilities

We are part of an exclusive group of law firms with specialist experience in dealing with operational and commercial property for utility providers. Our experienced team have acted for one of the leading utility companies in the country for over two decades.

Our Utilities department is committed to providing both practical and focused advice within these niche markets, offering both a high-quality service and a proactive approach to ensure a fast and efficient resolution of any transaction.

Our team have experience in:

Operational property acquisitions and disposals: electricity/gas

Commercial property acquisitions and disposals

Landlord and tenant transactions and advice

Health check advice and support for in-house legal and property department procedures

Easements

Telecommunications: including site sharing

Property projects

Speak to our experts

For a FREE initial consultation with our expert Utilities team, simply complete the form on this page, call 01244 356 789 or email info@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Why choose us? Because we are:

Experienced

Our property teams have an enviable level of knowledge and expertise and act for both residential and commercial clients on a wide range of property transactions, from large, landed estates to Chester city centre apartments, offices and retail units.

Specialists

Our team is accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality scheme (CQS) and we are on the conveyancing panels of all the major lenders. We have a great track record of successfully completing property transactions and negotiating leases.

Understanding

We understand that any property transaction can present challenges and that no two transactions are the same. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are exposed to minimal risk, delay and stress throughout the process of buying, selling or leasing.

Who will work on your matter?

A qualified Lawyer with experience in this area of work.

Some areas of work may be supported by our Paralegal team.

Administrative duties will be undertaken by our support staff.

As Head of Department, Sarah Davies has overall responsibility for the supervision of all work carried out by her team.

Our Utilities Department

Llinos Sutton

Chartered Legal Executive
Utilities Team
Qualified 1997
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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. 

Lesley Stuart

Legal Director
Utilities Team
Qualified 1985
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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. 

Patricia Taylor

Trainee Solicitor
Utilities Team
Additional Qualifications: GDL (2008), LPC (2009)
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I joined the Utilities team in February 2021 as a Paralegal and was made a trainee solicitor in November 2021.

I have worked in the Commercial Property and Real Estate sector for the last ten years.  I am an experienced and diligent legal professional who puts my clients’ needs at the forefront of everything I do.

Outside of work, the majority of my time is taken up running around after my two young sons, however when time allows, I love cooking for family and friends, ‘tasting’ wine and running.

Sian Bate

Associate Director | Chartered Legal Executive
Utilities Team
Qualified 1996
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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. 

Stuart Hill

Director and Solicitor
Utilities Team
Qualified 2001
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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. 

 

You made my day and that counts for a lot. I am very pleased with your service and more importantly your patience and understanding, and the very compassionate way in which you carried out the legal work. I will keep in touch and I thank you enormously for your support during a trying time in my life.

Private Client

You made my day and that counts for a lot. I am very pleased with your service and more importantly your patience and understanding, and the very compassionate way in which you carried out the legal work. I will keep in touch and I thank you enormously for your support during a trying time in my life.

Private Client

You made my day and that counts for a lot. I am very pleased with your service and more importantly your patience and understanding, and the very compassionate way in which you carried out the legal work. I will keep in touch and I thank you enormously for your support during a trying time in my life.

Private Client