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Legal Services Since 1812

Welcome to Blunts

Based in Cheshire, Blunts Solicitors has provided legal services for over 200 years. Specialising in property and business law, we offer a proactive and focused approach providing clear and pragmatic advice. We’ve been around in one form or another since 1812, when the firm of Brocklehurst and Bagshaw, of whom Blunts Solicitors are a direct descendant, began operating from the premises.

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Our team at Blunts can provide expert support whether your business is restructuring or growing by acquisition. We can also advise on the full range of business types including joint ventures and franchises and on effective exit strategies.

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We try to settle any dispute to your advantage using negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) but if this proves impossible we will guide you through the process as smoothly as is possible.

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We believe prevention is better than cure and that having the right agreements in place is a vital part of any commercial transaction. We take time to make sure that the agreements suit your business needs and offer a contract review service.

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We represent both employees and employers in all types of employment law disputes. Because we have experience representing both sides, we can anticipate the issues and arguments the other side will use and develop an appropriate response.

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Our commercial property team take pride in their ability to provide clear, pragmatic and focused advice to business owners, landlords and tenants alike.

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Services for Business

Contracts / disputes / property / employment / corporate

A smart business owner makes use of all the tools at hand. These tools should include an experienced team of business and commercial solicitors who can make a significant contribution to your business. At Blunts we help businesses make wise decisions about their business organisation, property, growth opportunities and agreements with staff, customers and suppliers.
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Services for You

Family / land / will / probate / trust

Blunts has been providing legal services and solutions to our private clients in the above areas of law since 1812. Having been in Macclesfield for over 200 years we have a wealth of legal knowledge that our clients can draw upon. We still hold dear the idea of the ‘family solicitor’ and can proudly claim that we continue to act for many clients several generations after their predecessor’s first contact with us.
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We are a specialist conveyancing and property legal practice. We are an accredited member of the Law Society Approved Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and were one of the first firms in Cheshire to achieve this accreditation.

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At Blunts we have been dealing with Probate and Estate Administration since our earliest days – over 200 years ago so have a vast experience of both simple and complex cases.

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In an age when increasing numbers are living to a great age there is a need for us to provide for a time when we may be incapable of looking after our own financial and health affairs.

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We offer an approachable and supportive service providing simple and practical advice in what are emotionally challenging circumstances. We are members of Resolution – a national association of family law experts.

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What our clients have to say


Thank you for all your help with this sale, I appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes and of course, you are my favourite solicitors so I will definitely be visiting again (hopefully not too soon).

Property Department

Tina was very clear and explained everything to us and we would recommend this solicitors, it’s a very efficient service they provide.

Wills and Probate Dept

Staff friendly and approachable, all communication clear and accurate, service very efficient and courteous – very good

Commercial Property

I couldn’t imagine a better service. A satisfied client!

Property Department

Throughout the whole process the service was excellent. Someone was always on hand to answer any queries and these were dealt with promptly.

Property Department

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Meet the Team

John Burke

Managing Director

John Burke joined Blunts in 2002 and took over the firm as owner a few years later. His expertise is property. John also fills the roles of COLP and COFA for the firm.

Mary Thompson

Commercial Property Solicitor

Mary is a commercial property solicitor. She trained at Addleshaw Goddard and qualfied in 2004. She has many years experience acting for a mix of individuals, public and private companies and institutions covering a broad range of property work including lease negotiation, lease renewals, lease assignments and sub-lettings, acquisitions and sales of commercial property (including farms and farmland), negotiating options and other conditional agreements, grant of easements and negotiating development agreements.

David Oldham

Property Solicitor

David qualified as a Barrister in 2009 and cross-qualified as a Solicitor in 2012. David works in our Residential Conveyancing department, and prior to arriving at Blunts has previously worked in Tameside, Staffordshire and the Derbyshire areas. David deals with a range of matters from Freehold to Leasehold, Registered to Unregistered. David also deals with the firms’ re-sale files as well as New Builds, Help to Buy and Transfer of Equity matters.

Teresa Skinner

Business & Litigation

Teresa is a solicitor with more than 30 years' experience. She specialises in advice to businesses including business sales and purchases and commercial agreements and disputes Teresa approaches from the view point that prevention is always better than cure and having the right agreements in place is a vital part of any commercial transaction. .

Gillian Balmer Sumner

Family Solicitor

Gillian is a solicitor with more than 20 years experience in both family and civil litigation. Gillian will always fight hard for her clients and her sympathetic and pragmatic approach has been much appreciated by many clients over the years.

Sarah Clarke

Property Manager

Sarah Clarke joined Blunts solicitors in 1999. Sarah has over twenty years experience dealing with all aspects of the conveyancing process and manages an expert team of solicitors and paralegals.

Kayley Wilson

Practice Manager

Kayley Wilson is our Practice Manager and has been with Blunts for over sixteen years. Kayley manages all aspects of the business including finance, strategy, processes, operations, staffing and I.T.

Tina Timmins

Wills & Probate

Tina Timmins has a wealth of experience dealing with Wills, LPAs and Probate matters. Tina joined Blunts in 2005 and since then has supported and advised many clients with estate planning.

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At Blunts, we pride ourselves on making it our priority to ensure your property move is as smooth as possible. When buying a property with a mortgage, it is important to note that the [...]

A great review for our Residential Property Dept

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'Dear Sarah and the team, Thank you so much for your speedy, efficient and friendly service in dealing with the sale and purchase of our homes. You've been absolutely first class and we will have [...]

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