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Every day we change the lives of our property clients by helping them achieve their dream home moves or by supporting their business interests.

We have an enviable level of knowledge and expertise across our property teams and act for both residential and commercial clients on a wide range of property transactions. 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 property.

Accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), we are on the conveyancing panels of all the major lenders and are committed to using plain English across all correspondence.

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

Why choose us for your property matter? 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 property matter?

A fully qualified lawyer. Your matter will either be handled or supervised by a solicitor with at least 10 years’ 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.

Pricing

Discover more about charges for our Mortgage Advice services by visiting our pricing page.

Our Property Department

Kara Nicholls

Kara Nicholls

Advanced Paralegal
Property
Additional Qualifications: CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice
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I joined the Property team in November 2020 as a paralegal having worked in the residential property sector for five years. 

Originally from Essex, I relocated to the Northwest around eight years ago. I graduated from Edge Hill University in 2015 with a Law and Criminology degree and I am currently studying for the CILEx qualification at the CILEx Law School which grants me the status of an Associate. Once completed, this will give me Chartered Legal Executive status. 

I love getting to know my clients and understanding their needs. I am driven to achieve ‘stress-free’ transactions for them, and hope that by completing my CILEx qualification, I will be even better placed to represent and support them. 

Outside of work, I enjoy visiting my family back home in Essex, hosting friends and family at my home in North Wales and walking my miniature dachshund Ziggy. 

Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

Solicitor | Director | Head of Property
Property
Qualified 2008
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Hello, I joined Cullimore Dutton in 2016 and was appointed as Head of Residential Conveyancing in 2020 and in February 2021 I was delighted to take on the role of Director joining our senior management team. 

As Head of Department, I have overall responsibility for the supervision of all work carried out by my team. 

I specialise in New Build Property Transactions. I have over ten years’ experience, predominantly dealing with New Build transactions on behalf of Clients. I am thorough and methodical whilst always being mindful of the pressures placed on buyers to exchange within 28 days. I believe that it is important to have someone representing you who understands the conveyancing process and who can cut through the legal jargon on your behalf. 

One of the greatest rewards of my role is hearing the joy in my client’s voice when I call to confirm that completion on their property transaction has taken place. I am proud and honoured to be able to bring this happiness to my clients. I have expertise in: 

  • New Build Transactions 
  • Freehold Sales and Purchases 
  • Residential Leasehold Purchases and Sales  
  • Residential Remortgages. 

 

Solicitor Sara Butt

Sarah Butt

Associate Solicitor
Property
Qualified 2019
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Hello, I joined the Property team in July 2022.

Originally from Chester, I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Politics and International Business, following which, I completed a graduate management scheme for a large hotel company before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2016 and qualifying as a solicitor in April 2019.

I have specialised in property for over five years and take pride in helping clients to achieve their property aspirations with as little stress as possible.

I am able to assist with:

  • Freehold and leasehold sales and purchases
  • Residential remortgages
  • Commercial sales and purchases
  • Negotiation and grants of leases, for both landlords and tenants
  • Commercial lending and remortgages

When not in the office I enjoy sampling the delights of Chester’s many independent coffee shops and I am a member of a local running club.

Joe Jones

Joe Jones​

Solicitor
Property
Qualified 2022
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Hello, I joined the Property Team as a Solicitor in June 2023.

I graduated from The Open University in 2017 with a degree in Law, then went on to complete my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The University of Law, Christleton in 2020. I undertook my training contract with a Wrexham-based legal firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 2022.

I consider myself to be very client focused and take a great deal of pride in ensuring that our clients receive a first-rate service.

I have expertise in:

  • Freehold Sales and Purchases
  • Residential Leasehold Purchases and Sales
  • Residential Remortgages

When not in the office you will usually find me in bookstores looking for my next book to read. If I am not reading, I am usually gardening and spending time with my Border Terrier (Frank).

Our Utilities Department

Llinos Sutton

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

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. 

Sian Bate

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

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. 

 

We used Cullimore Dutton for the purchase of our first property. They were excellent throughout, easy to contact and responded to emails usually the same day. Sarah, Lyndsey and the rest of the team worked to get it all completed on a desirable date for us, couldn’t recommend them enough.

Cullimore Dutton Residential Conveyancing client

Cullimore solicitors have been amazing! buying my first house they made everything easy and smooth, no stress at all and very helpful and friendly to explain everything. They were super quick and kept a good communication throughout the process. I’d recommend to everyone, am so grateful so thank you.

Cullimore Dutton Residential Conveyancing client