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. The records are a bit ragged, but we know that in 1862 Charles Blunt joined the firm and was promoted to partner in 1880 and by 1881 had been appointed coroner for the area.
Amongst the solicitors who have served here are members of the Brocklehurst family of Swythamley Hall.
The name of Blunts has been inextricably linked to the provision of legal services in Cheshire for over 200 years and we hope with your support to be here for another 200.
Who can help you?
Meet the team
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.
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 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.
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
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 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 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.
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.