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Welcome to Backhouse Solicitors

We are a family owned firm of specialist, problem solving solicitors based in Chelmsford, Essex.  Our experienced team offer expert help and advice to companies and individuals across Essex, London and the South East of England in all areas of law.

A Growing Firm, Focused on Your Needs

From a standing start Backhouse Solicitors grew rapidly to become a leading employment law and debt recovery specialist solicitors, helping hundreds of clients a year. In June 2015 we merged with Duffield Stunt Solicitors and expanded our expert team to help you with a wide range of legal issues, including:

  • Employment Law for Business and Individuals
  • Later Life Planning – Wills, Probate, Estate Administration, Inheritance Tax and Trusts
  • Conveyancing and all aspects of Property Law
  • Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection
  • Family Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Business Contracts, Terms and Conditions

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Employment Law

Are you an employer needing an Employment Solicitor?

Employment Law

We can offer you peace of mind, of a fixed price Employment Law package so you can concentrate on running your business.

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Private Client

We provide legal services for you and your family

Private Clients

Our friendly, approachable Solicitors can provide individual services such as Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trusts.

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Property Law

Are you buying or selling a property?

Property Law

Our expert Property Law services protect your interests at every stage, from making an offer to receiving the keys and moving in.

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Family Law

Would you like Family Law advice?

Family Law

We will give you reassuring legal advice and guidance helping you choose the right way to resolve any family issues.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Many of our clients have been kind enough to write testimonials and Google reviews about their experience of dealing with Backhouse Solicitors. You can read some of these on our Testimonials page or below.

Our Google Reviews

An excellent professional and efficient service by Catie and the rest of the Conveyancing team.
Julian Hinton
Julian Hinton
08:39 05 Aug 22
Friendly, efficient and professional service. Final invoice matched the initial comprehensive quotation. Very pleased.
Graham Poulteney
Graham Poulteney
21:23 25 Jul 22
I spoke with Kensie who was very informative and arranged an initial interview for me with Sarine. I entered the building feeling stressed, unsupported and worried and I left feeling that I had received sound advice and in a better place mentally. Still a long road ahead but already feel that I've... made the right choice. Would highly recommend if you are having difficulties and feel alone or worried.read more
Colin Jopling
Colin Jopling
13:52 11 Jul 22
Helpful and quick. Compare to others it’s a class of its own
S Yew
S Yew
09:54 10 Jul 22
We used Backhouse solicitors as our solicitors during our purchase of our first home. Nadine and Liz were very prompt in answering our queries and clear about the ones we had to take up with agents or surveyor.We thank both Nadine and Liz for taking our transaction to completion.
Raghavendra Prasad
Raghavendra Prasad
21:44 03 Jul 22
Minal Backhouse was reassuring and thorough when I met with her regarding employment law relating to my redundancy a couple of years ago, so we approached Backhouse again when my mother needed advice surrounding probate and wills and Colin Murphy was a fantastic help this time. Would highly... recommend Backhouse. Thank you!read more
Kelly Baggott
Kelly Baggott
17:14 28 Jun 22
We have used Backhouse Solicitors for several commercial matters over the past few years and we have always found the advice and guidance provided excellent
Stuart Oldham
Stuart Oldham
10:58 28 Jun 22
I have been extremely impressed with Holli and Hannah's service. They both made a really complicated process seamless and were really responsive throughout the whole process. Their professionalism is unmatched and their dedication really shines through. I am so grateful. Thank you ever so much!
Dami Omole
Dami Omole
22:55 27 Jun 22
Recently used Backhouse for the purchase of our first home, they were amazing throughout the whole process. Sarah was great, and cannot fault anything they did. Would definitely recommend them
Steve Heming
Steve Heming
21:29 11 Jun 22
I found the initial free consultation extremely helpful and will definitely come back and ask for representation should my upcoming meeting not resolve .my current issues . Many thanks
Dorna Crossley
Dorna Crossley
09:28 11 Jun 22
We have recently used Backhouse Solicitor to set up our wills and we are so pleased how easy the process was. Ivana was brilliant and made everything simple to set up and understand. Fantastic customer service and always available to talk to if we had questions. Would thoroughly recommend... Backhouse Solicitor and Ivana if you need your wills setting up! Thank you for all your help.read more
Emma White
Emma White
08:24 09 Jun 22
Very happy with service provided. Virtually all communication via email which worked well with timely responses. When the person managing our sale/purchase was unavailable the work was immediately picked up by colleagues. No hesitation in recommending to others.
David Lovejoy
David Lovejoy
09:13 03 Jun 22
Absolutely fantastic service — helpful, efficient, friendly, and professional. Buying a house from the other end of the country could have been really stressful, but Backhouse made the whole legal process incredibly easy. Would highly recommend them.
Andy Bannister
Andy Bannister
19:52 01 Jun 22
I couldn't be more impressed with the service I received from Nadine and her team. I had a terrible time with the estate agent dealing with our sale, and knowing I could fully trust Nadine took so much stress away. My queries were always responded to promptly, and I never had to chase or worry... that the work was being done. All of the communication I received was clear and concise, which is extremely important being a first time buyer. Thanks again Nadine :)read more
Miranda Watkinson
Miranda Watkinson
16:05 30 May 22
Speedy and brilliant service, they were happy to answer any questions. Service was professional and very quick. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family
Liz Cook
Liz Cook
07:10 27 May 22
Excellent professional service. I felt really looked after. This is the second time I have used Backhouse, for a lease extension and conveyancing. I was extremely pleased with the level of service I received on both occasions
Jim Symonds
Jim Symonds
08:49 25 May 22
Fantastic organisation good people competent customer service focused diligent in task honest and work to deadline. Keep going and don't stop folks
Rahamon Kabiawu
Rahamon Kabiawu
08:41 24 May 22
Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable
A A
A A
11:49 17 May 22
Clear & concise advice and a swift and professional service. Thanks Nathan & Mary too. Would recommend.
D Felton
D Felton
15:50 06 May 22
Would highly recommend.my daughter used backhouse for her house purchase.Solicitors are friendly,keep you well informed and very efficient .
Fern Mutch
Fern Mutch
19:56 29 Apr 22
I chose and used Backhose Solicitors Ltd after I was unable to get advice from a local company that I had used for more then 30 years, although I wasn't very happy at the time, they did in fact do us a great favour as it lead us to contact Backhouse Solicitors. Backhouse Solicitors were polite and... professional and dealt with our legal requirement fast and efficiently in that I would thoroughly recommend them to anybody, we were so pleased with their service that they are now our preferred Solicitors for any legal services we may require in the future.read more
Gino DeRienzo
Gino DeRienzo
10:01 26 Apr 22
Excellent service. Easy to deal with . Reliable and understanding of client needs
Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards
08:48 19 Apr 22
Backhouse Solicitors provided an excellent and friendly conveyancing service when I purchased a flat recently. Their replies to my queries were both timely and accurate. I want to mention by name Liz Searl and Catie Edwards who were the individuals who I dealt with. Thank you both for making the... process as smooth as possible, would definitely use Backhouse again and will recommend them to family and friends.read more
Paul Carter
Paul Carter
21:54 12 Apr 22
I've used the conveyancing services at Backhouse as a first time buyer and I couldn't be more pleased with the choice. Nadine was extremely diligent and responsive, usually replying to emails within 5 minutes. They made the process smooth and hassle-free. I'll definitely pick Backhouse again in the... future!read more
Iván Matellanes
Iván Matellanes
22:03 10 Apr 22
I can't recommend this firm of solicitors highly enough. Throughout the entire process of selling our property and purchasing another they helped, advised and supported us every step of the way and nothing was too much trouble. Special mention for Rebecca Prout who was amazing throughout, she was... always at the end of the phone to run through everything with us and to put our concerns at ease if needed. She went above and beyond with every request and to ensure transactions were completed as quickly as possible. The constant contact and regular updates was great and very reassuring. Our emails was reposnded promptly and with total perfessionalism. Thank you Backhouse team for everything, a very friendly and proactive firm which helped make the process of selling and purchasing stress free!read more
Sophie Healy
Sophie Healy
19:34 05 Apr 22
Excellent service helping me with my ILA. The meeting was booked very promptly as requested and the whole case was handled very professionally and with speed. The reception staff were also extremely polite, efficient and friendly. Thank you again, Darren Evans
Darren Evans
Darren Evans
15:33 04 Apr 22
Received excellent service from Nadine and the team at Backhouse Solicitors. Cannot fault the quality of service I've received. They managed my Help2Buy Redemption and mortgage transfer. The Help2Buy process is quite hard to navigate but Backhouse are experienced with dealing with this type of... transaction. I would highly recommend using Backhouse, not your typical conveyancing type solicitors. 10 out of 10read more
Daniel Petto
Daniel Petto
11:38 04 Apr 22
Spoke to kensie , needed some info and advise on a family matter , she was friendly and understanding of my situation, the information 5hat was given to me has been so helpful , would recommend these solicitors so helpful
Scott
Scott
20:39 30 Mar 22
I had an initial meeting with Jane Harrington. Jane was very professional and understanding of my difficult situation. She talked through the various options to help me process some solutions to the way forward. The reception staff were aware of my appointment and this helped put me at ease from... the start.read more
Robert Duncombe
Robert Duncombe
16:57 30 Mar 22
Justyna Sawicka
Justyna Sawicka
12:33 28 Mar 22
I can't recommend this firm of solicitors highly enough. Throughout the entire process of selling our property and purchasing another they helped, advised and supported us every step of the way. They went above and beyond in two difficult transactions, remaining in constant contact and providing... regular updates. They always returned calls and emails promptly with total professionalism. Special mention needs to go to both Sarah Smith and Rebecca Prout who dealt with us the most. Thank you so much! We have finally managed to get our dream home.read more
Kerry
Kerry
20:37 23 Mar 22
We were very happy with the excellent service provided by Backhouse Solicitors in the purchase of our new property. All correspondence was dealt with very quickly and professionally by Nadine Parker Stamford.I would have no hesitation in recommending Nadine at Backhouse.
Colin Drummond
Colin Drummond
07:17 23 Mar 22
"Nadine & her team are great. Super speedy in dealing with our recent conveyancing needs. I chose Backhouse Solicitors over another local firm because of their 'No Legal Fee deal' if the purchase falls through, and I am so glad we did as unexpectedly it did fall through. We saved a lot of money and... time on our next purchase because of this useful feature. However, the best aspect was Nadine's really attentive and professional service. The response rate was phenomenal. I cannot recommend her any more highly."read more
Keith Leno
Keith Leno
22:08 21 Mar 22
Backhouse Solicitors helped us purchase our first home, they made the process smooth and stress free with their helpful team and quick responses. We were recommended them via our Home developer and would recommend to others
Christopher Jenkins
Christopher Jenkins
17:05 16 Mar 22
Victoria Seville
Victoria Seville
14:52 16 Mar 22
Backhouse Solicitors - and Minal in particular - came with high recommendations from a family member and they did not disappoint. From the very first call it was clear have in-depth understanding and experience in employment law which was the subject matter in this context. They are highly... professional and approachable and I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone seeking legal advice.read more
G Singh
G Singh
16:36 09 Mar 22
Very happy with the service received from Backhouse for a property sale. I found Nadine and Stephanie to be professional, friendly and helpful; with all queries being responded to promptly.Will use again in the future and I recommend.
CS
CS
16:39 08 Mar 22
Great team who were really helpful with my settlement agreement. Special thanks goes out to Sarina who was so supportive throughout the whole process. Highly recommend Backhouse!
Raf Celebi
Raf Celebi
19:44 05 Mar 22
Absolutely brilliant! Our solicitor Nadine was very professional, accurate and understanding our needs! I am very happy with Backhouse Solicitors assistance regarding the property purchase!
Ruth Knowles
Ruth Knowles
20:36 03 Mar 22
We've recently used Backhouse (Nadine and team) for our sale and purchase. I found their communication was excellent- all queries were dealt with promptly and I was constantly kept in the loop. I feel that their prices are very reasonable and I would highly recommend their services.
Sarah FG
Sarah FG
20:37 02 Mar 22
Thanks to Nadine, Stephanie and the Backhouse team for being so diligent and helping us with our mortgage. It was such a seamless experience. The response was always prompt and never needed a chaser. Definitely a much better experience than what we've had in the past with other companies.I would... highly recommend Backhouse.read more
Dilip Addepalli
Dilip Addepalli
20:11 02 Mar 22
Excellent service, prompt responses to queries and efficiently carried out the conveyancing on my house sale. Nadine and her team were brilliant at keeping me up to date with everything that was happening. Thank you for your service.
Jane Southward
Jane Southward
17:32 02 Mar 22
Fantastic customer service and wouldn't recommend anyone else
Bradley Collett
Bradley Collett
15:39 01 Mar 22
I'm very impressed by the professionalism and courtesy extended by the team at Backhouse Solicitors during the sale and purchase of my properties, a credit to their industry. Well done, Andy Mackintosh
Andy M
Andy M
13:29 01 Mar 22
We used Nadine at Backhouse recently to sell a house and she was fantastic. We’ve used a number of different Conveyancers over the years and it’s just a shame we didn’t find her sooner. It seems to be a lost art generally but the communication of Nadine was brilliant, often replying to emails... within 5 minutes! Nadine was efficient and helpful and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. We’re using her again to buy a property at the moment and will no doubt use her in the future. Thank you for your help Nadine, The Corry’s.read more
EimearxPlayz
EimearxPlayz
16:48 22 Feb 22
Outstandingly good service! Robert has been my main contact throughout the house purchase and at every point of contact, I had a response from him within 24 hours - and on most occasions it was within one hour. A complete contrast to the slow and unresponsive solicitors handling the sale of my... old house.read more
Jeff Knox
Jeff Knox
23:21 19 Feb 22
Having recently sold a property using the services of Backhouse Solicitors (Nadine) we have been delighted with the quality, speed and efficiency of the services provided.Although we live in Sheffield, and she is located in Chelmsford, she responded with speed and accuracy to all enquiries and... processes in conveyancing our apartment. Her services were in stark contrast to the services provided by the buyer's solicitor. Nadine was highly recommended to us and we would most definitely do likewise. Her professional execution of this transaction, was exemplary and we would not hesitate to use her services again.read more
Tony Clayton
Tony Clayton
17:09 18 Feb 22
Highly recommend Nadine Parker-Stamford every time I called emailed with a question it was dealt with immediately. Our sale went through extremely smoothly in six weeks, even with our buyers solicitor closing down for 2 weeks over Christmas
Susan Munday
Susan Munday
13:01 14 Feb 22
It was such a pleasure dealing with Backhouse Solicitors. They were really friendly and helpful and I felt they took the time to understand what I needed help with. I would highly recommend them.
Kerry Allen
Kerry Allen
11:24 09 Feb 22
I went to get some advice from them and I am quite happy about the service I received.
Daya Perera
Daya Perera
01:45 08 Feb 22
As first time buyers and had limited knowledge of what is going to happen, Backhouse has made it easy for us. We just provided the documents needed and they did the rest without delay. Our journey in buying our home has gone smoothly. Thank you so much for all your help especially to Liz, Holli and... Hannah. We highly recommend Backhouse Solicitors.read more
Marie Lagmay
Marie Lagmay
23:50 03 Feb 22
Great service from Nathan, Lisa and Mary.They were all very helpful and could not have been more friendly.Would definitely recommend them!
James A
James A
17:08 03 Feb 22
Made dealing with my late mother's estate a lot easier than I ever emagined, couldn't fault them.
Martin Gant
Martin Gant
14:01 01 Feb 22
Liz and her team have been simply brilliant!During, what has been a very difficult time for the family, Backhouse were always professional and consistently on the details of the Sale.This was in marked contrast to other conveyancers/solicitors involved in the transaction. Liz especially has been... impressive.She was accurate and to the point in all her correspondence with other parties, at all times taking our instruction and understanding the detail to the letter. Michelle and I cannot thank her and her team enough for their help and support over the last few months. Without them in our corner, I am doubtful the Sale would have ever gone through.Backhouse would always be a practice we would recommend to anyone thinking of a solicitor for the sale/purchase of a property.Thank you Backhouse and special thanks to Liz.read more
Michelle Fleming
Michelle Fleming
09:22 29 Jan 22
I had a very positive experience at Backhouse.My enquires and appointment booking were handled with speed and efficiency by Billie. I didn’t feel like I was left hanging which had happen with other solicitors that I had contacted.My appointment was with Sarina Hayes. She was right on time and... very personable. During the appointment, Sarina was very clear and explained documents which were full of jargon in a way that I could understand.I would highly recommend using Backhouse. I came away feeling confident that my needs had been met but importantly that the communication was outstanding.read more
Sophie Ibbs
Sophie Ibbs
10:28 28 Jan 22
As Chairperson of a Charity I needed some advice regarding redundancy payments. After contacting Backhouse Solicitors I received a prompt call back and they were able to answer my question and offer further help should we require it, thank you.
Alison Farrell
Alison Farrell
18:04 26 Jan 22
Absolutely amazing! Nothing was to much trouble and everything was explained clearly to us from the beginning to the end of the process. Holli was amazing! Always at the end of the phone to run through everything with us and to put our concerns at ease. A truly professional company that deserves... credit for being so responsive yet proactive with a friendly and stress free processes. Thank you Holli and the Backhouse team!read more
Taylor Tassie
Taylor Tassie
20:01 25 Jan 22
I would certainly recommend Backhouse Solicitors. They are professional and helped us with the right outcome for our business.
Dan Moore
Dan Moore
14:48 25 Jan 22
Alison P
Alison P
17:42 24 Jan 22
Recently used Backhouse for setting up POA for me and my wife. very professionally handled with communications timely and in understandable english, not legal jargon. Colin Murphy handled our business and our POAs are now in place - many thanks. Not the first time using Blackhouse and have been... pleased with them in all of our dealings.read more
Marc Schwartz
Marc Schwartz
15:25 20 Jan 22
Could not recommend Nadine at Backhouse Solicitors enough.She was so helpful from start to finish and went above and beyond to ensure everything was done on time.We needed a solicitor urgently for a 28day turn around after selling through auction, and she made it very easy and stress free. Very... pleased with the service and would 100% recommend and will be using Nadine again in the future.read more
Philly S
Philly S
11:54 18 Jan 22
Easy to get appointment, efficient, empathetic, knowledgable.
Sarah
Sarah
22:33 09 Jan 22
Being a law firm out of my living region, I was a little apprehensive but I did not need to be. I completed my due diligence best I could and I was not disappointed. They actually exceeded my expectations. Holli and her team were courteous, professional and the whole business interaction process... felt family core run. Excellent value for money and thoroughly recommended.read more
Kevin Whitman
Kevin Whitman
11:20 07 Jan 22
I required some guidance on a contract and approached them from finding them online.I found them to be very knowledgeable giving me clear guidance and advice on options that I could take. After they reviewed the contract for me they highlighted areas that should be changed.I was able, with... thier help to have everything resolved within 1 week.I would highly recommend them.read more
les tunstall
les tunstall
11:37 04 Jan 22
Absolutely first class service from start to finish. Very, very efficient and any query, no matter how small, is dealt with in a highly professional and thorough manner. Best experience I have ever had with a solicitor in regards to a property sale and purchase. I could not recommend Backhouse, and... in particular Catie, enough.read more
Dale Harris
Dale Harris
13:08 01 Jan 22
Recently I went with Backhouse Solicitors Ltd to close my house help to buy mortgage which Involved my mortgage lender plus Target organization, Backhouse Solicitors are made it very clear and easy on the end to end process.Nadine Parker-Stamford is the person who engaged with my case and she is... fabulous, in terms of her response and knowledge on the process is Excellent, she is kind of subject matter expert.In fact this is my third interaction with Backhouse Solicitors starting from my house purchase, my employment legal work and help to buy closure. All three cases they handled very professionally and prompt. Without any second thought I can easily recommend this team to anyone who looking for legal supportread more
Babu Pachiyappan
Babu Pachiyappan
17:13 24 Dec 21
Excellent service from people who help every step of the way. Their advice and knowledge is second to none and they work tirelessly to get the desired result. I am grateful to have found Sarina and Minal and can't speak highly enough of them.
joanne newman
joanne newman
20:15 23 Dec 21
10/10 service from this great company. They assisted us with buying our first home with absolutely no problems. Easily contactable and very responsive, replying to any emails swiftly. Very reasonable pricing. Would definitely recommend. Massive thanks to Holli Mason who kept us informed the whole... time.read more
Kirsty Rosenwold
Kirsty Rosenwold
12:09 23 Dec 21
I would highly recommend Backhouse Solicitors. I recently used Liz for a transfer of equity, she was extremely helpful and kept me updated. I will be using them for any legal issues I have in the future.
Ellen Bingham
Ellen Bingham
14:29 17 Dec 21
I would definitely recommended this company. I used them for my new build purchase back in the autumn and they were excellent. Robert was responsive to emails, I didn't ever need to chase him on anything and he was professional and courteous at all times. Thank you for proving a great service!
Rebecca Brown
Rebecca Brown
12:50 15 Dec 21
Sold mums house.Nadine responded instantly to every question. Will always use them for any further needs
peter newman
peter newman
10:35 15 Dec 21
I would highly recommend Backhouse Solicitors to anyone when moving. There are no hidden costs you are charged exactly what you are quoted for. They respond to all emails very efficiently and there is always someone at the end of the phone you can speak with and if they are not available they call... you back the same day, most solicitors nowadays do not entertain phone calls, that is what sets them aside from other competitors. I would personally like to thank Nadine Parker-Stamford and her team for their hard work and dedication in helping to make my move a reality, we were faced with many challenges, not once did they falter absolute professionals in every aspect.Thank you from one very satisfied client.read more
June Hammond
June Hammond
22:24 07 Dec 21
Sarina and the team at Backhouse were all I wanted from the service. Quick. Professional. Personable. And Professional. Thank you very much.
David Tillyer
David Tillyer
17:10 06 Dec 21
I encountered issues with my Employer and I was in a difficult place. I approached Backhouse Solicitors for advice and this was the best thing I could have done. Minal Backhouse promptly went through my issues and was immediately able to reduce my anxiety levels. She also clearly explained all... the options to me and helped me select an option that was the most beneficial to me. I can only thank her and her team for all their support and help.I would most strongly recommend Minal and Backhouse Solicitors for any employment issues as soon as they occur and before agreeing anything with their employersread more
Michael Crozier
Michael Crozier
11:47 06 Dec 21
I was lucky enough to have Minal Backhouse handle my case and she was very good! She quickly grasped the intricacies of my claim and moved forward at a remarkable pace to a very favourable solution. Thank you for your help and support.
Greg Blower
Greg Blower
18:39 01 Dec 21
Very quick responses and overall great work.
George Page
George Page
12:53 29 Nov 21
Following the loss of our Mum earlier this year we reached out to Backhouse to help us with both probate and the sale of the family home. Colin Murphy assisted us with probate which was a huge relief and weight of our minds. The formalities were dealt with professionally and quickly. Following... the grant of probate Rebecca Prout took on the conveyancing. An extra layer of pressure was on us to complete before the stamp duty deadline. Rebecca worked incredibly hard to get the sale across the line. She was very on the ball, responsive and like Colin very professional. We couldn't have been in better hands. It was great that Backhouse were able to manage both probate and sale as a package. A great Team who I would highly recommend.read more
Sue Candlin
Sue Candlin
08:35 27 Nov 21
This is the second time I have needed a solicitors service, this time it was to sell my property and I have had the best experience by far with Backhouse.They have been fantastic, very responsive and Nadine and her team were always on hand to discuss and answer any queries I had. No matter how... big or small.I would highly recommend Nadine and Backhouse.Thanks again for all of your help!read more
Lauren D
Lauren D
15:24 17 Nov 21
Nadine and her team were incredibly professional, supportive and reasonably priced on two occasions that we used them this year. I can't rate Nadine highly enough. Would definitely use again. Thank you!
Andrina Spencer
Andrina Spencer
10:29 10 Nov 21
Backhouse solicitors are very professional and responsive. They know what they are doing and get the job done quickly especially in property.
JOhn Bosco
JOhn Bosco
17:12 03 Nov 21
A very professional legal firm that helped me to secure the desired outcome in my case.
Mike
Mike
12:46 29 Oct 21
The team at Backhouse were fantastic and demonstrated high levels of professionalism at all times. We recently bought and sold properties and they could not have been more helpful throughout an extremely daunting process for us. Every time I called the office the team were friendly and went above... and beyond to help. Nadine was truly wonderful, extremely responsive and answered all my questions and queries, swiftly and efficiently. We couldn't have managed without her! Can't thank you enough for such a brilliant service, which was excellent value. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Backhouse Solicitors to all my friends and family. Thank you!read more
Katie Corbett
Katie Corbett
17:29 24 Oct 21
I needed a Solicitors that was near to my home and selected Backhouse Solicitors and highly delighted with my choice! The individual who looked after my case was absolutely incredible, could not have done any more for me and was a credit to her industey! Having her in my corner gave me belief,... strength and confidence to see this through and I don't know where I would have been without her. Her name is Sarina Hayes and she is amazing!! I would recommend Sarina every time and to everyone!! Sarina is a superstar and I simply can't thank her enough for everything that she did for me! Thank you so much Sarina for everything!!!read more
D L
D L
16:18 22 Oct 21
Very professional and helpful.
Well..... What can I say?We made an offer on our first property in mid May 2021, and accepted the fact we wouldn't be completed in time to save the stamp duty - well that was until I spoke with Nadine. Along with our vendors, she was up for the challenge! And she delivered!!Her timely responses... to emails, including at stupid o'clock in the morning, late at night and over the weekends meant Nadine helped to save us in excess of £4000!Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for anyone at Backhouse and everyone was a pleasure to deal with - a rarity nowadays unfortunately!Even 4 months down the line, Nadine has continued to be helpful when I pinged her a query! I have no intention of using anyone else for any Conveyancing (or other legal matters) in the future. Backhouse will always be my first port of call!Thank you so much Nadine!read more
Ben Hubbard
Ben Hubbard
15:31 21 Oct 21
Nadine was brilliant from the very start ! We sold our house aswell as selling our garage separately, which isn't always straight forward, however Nadine was always chasing the revelant people and was on the ball throughout the process. Having moved twice before using a different solicitor we could... really see the positive difference in the service we received from Nadine. Emails were answered within minutes and if ever a problem arose Nadine had the answers and was able to quickly resolve any issues. We hope we won't be moving anytime soon, but would be more than happy to use Nadine and her services again, and obviously will recommend to friends and family. Thank you Nadine !read more
Hayley Fagg
Hayley Fagg
16:02 19 Oct 21
Catie Edwards of Backhouse Solicitors was very professional and always responsive to my questions. Everything went very smoothly and I am now the proud owner of a new house!
Anne McCafferty
Anne McCafferty
15:01 13 Oct 21
The team at Backhouse were great. We were always able to speak to someone on the phone and they were very prompt responding to queries via email, no matter how small. Nadine was friendly and professional, and we were grateful for her and the teams work during the stress and strain of the house... buying process.read more
Claire T
Claire T
21:10 11 Oct 21
A great service and would highly recommend! Nadine was wonderfully responsive and quick to sort things out! She got us ahead of the game and had us completed and moved into our new home ahead of schedule. What can be a long and laborious process was very quick, easy and enjoyable. Thank you Nadine!!
Freddie McArdle
Freddie McArdle
14:10 08 Oct 21
Nadine represented us throughout our recent move, and was fantastic. We had a really tight deadline with a number of added complications, and Nadine somehow managed to get us in before the end of the stamp duty reduction. Throughout the process we received regular communication from Nadine and her... team, and had rapid responses whenever there was an update to share. We would absolutely recommend Backhouse, and Nadine, to anyone looking to move in the area.read more
Tom Aldworth
Tom Aldworth
15:48 06 Oct 21
Used Backhouse solicitors to purchase my first home. Nadine and the team made what had the potential to be a very stressful time relatively stress free. Would definitely recommend them if you’re after a stress free, efficient and friendly service.
Ben Brandon
Ben Brandon
14:42 06 Oct 21
I have used Backhouse for many years and have always had a very good and friendly service. I will continue to use them in the future.
Barry Mulvey
Barry Mulvey
12:50 06 Oct 21
We recently sold two properties and bought another. Sarah took over our matters and I cannot recommend her highly enough! She was friendly, approachable, responsive, efficient and professional. For reasons outside of our control our matters became quite complicated and with the time pressure of the... SDLT holiday ending it was very stressful. Sarah was able to reassure me and ensure the matters still completed in time. I would have no hesitation in using her again or recommending her to others.read more
Kelly Griffiths
Kelly Griffiths
11:50 06 Oct 21
Had a telephone consultation with Backhouse solicitors, answered all my questions and put my mind at ease, thank you for you time today.
jane Makepeace
jane Makepeace
14:49 22 Sep 21
This was my first experience purchasing a property. The backhouse team made the process easy to follow, and provided prompt guidance and responses.I would recommend Backhouse and will be using them in the future.
Harry Fishwick
Harry Fishwick
16:05 20 Sep 21
My partner and I have found Backhouse Solicitors to be the most kindlyand obliging firm of Solicitors, we have ever dealt with in our long Business career. If anyone is in need of sound advice, these are the people to move you forward. Look no further.
Wendy Simmonds
Wendy Simmonds
08:31 11 Sep 21
I have used Backhouse twice now, once for a simple situation and the second time for a more complicated issue. On both occasions they were very responsive, helpful and good value. When I worked directly with Minal, I was so impressed by her approach. She was very collaborative in the development of... the strategy and supported me along the way. She even got me an improved offer beyond where I was willing to settle! Thank you Minal, thank you Backhouse.read more
Richard Wright
Richard Wright
06:51 10 Sep 21
Always had fantastic service from both Minal and Nathan. The company have supported my small business for years and I would recommend them for any commercial support.
Lara Breaker-Rolfe
Lara Breaker-Rolfe
11:58 03 Sep 21
Fast, concise and professional advice - we couldn't ask for a better service.
Jenny Black
Jenny Black
14:17 01 Sep 21
I would recommend this solicitor the staff are friendly and polite
Concetta Palmer
Concetta Palmer
23:08 29 Aug 21
Not sure where to start but they are brilliant... I initially spoke with Karen Farrow in July 2020 and in August I asked her to act on my behalf, I have to say throughout the not so pleasant process over 11 months she has been brilliant and I have always felt in very safe hands, she helped me with... joint custody of my soon to be ex wife's and I 2 children, as well as agreeing a fair financial settlement out of court, I cannot recommend a family solicitor more highly than Karen... This then prompted me to instruct Catie Edwards to handle the purchase of a new property for myself and my children which came with a very tight deadline to get the purchase through before June 30th (stamp duty deadline), Catie managed it by the 28th of June, exchanging and completing in the same day... What can I say, they are brilliant also very fair in terms of costs and go out of their way to look after people... Anyone needing a brilliant family solicitor as well as a brilliant conveyancing solicitor look no further than Backhouse, you will always be in safe hands!read more
Graham Conway
Graham Conway
15:43 24 Aug 21
I had to complete my house buying in quite a short time so to stay in the stampduty holiday. Backhouse solicitors have been really helpful and great in finding a way to make that happen. They worked hard to help me and I'm really grateful about that.
Fede Fasce
Fede Fasce
15:02 18 Aug 21
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!!!As we all know selling and buying a house is one of the most stressful things you can go through but backhouse and especially my point of contact Nadine made it a pleasant experience.Nadine done over and above to get our purchase through before the stamp duty holiday as... well as god knows however many clients she has to deal with.I would always get a quick response from a call or email and she was just a star!!Will you be recommending backhouse to everyone!!Thank you again!read more
Laura Munday
Laura Munday
13:58 13 Aug 21
First class Conveyancing experience, very quick, and efficient. Would certainly highly recommend.Thanks to all the staff!
paul
paul
09:16 09 Aug 21
I chose Backhouse Solicitors to buy a new house during the stamp duty holiday period.I was a bit nervous given this was a busy period and there was 3 months to get it all over the line before the end of the stamp duty holiday.Nadine was absolute star, she went well above and beyond to make sure... I could complete before the end of June. Nadine was always happy to discuss my queries and concerns (I had a lot!) and always promptly responded back to me.I found her confident and calm and would not hesitate to recommend family and friends to Backhouse and Nadine.Thank you again!read more
Raju Ahmed
Raju Ahmed
21:42 04 Aug 21
Backhouse are all absolutely fantastic. They were quick and responsive and all so professional at all times. They were informative and no question or query was any problem and they always had the answers. We really appreciated all of their hard work throughout the process and to get us completed... before the stamp duty deadline, this really has helped us no end! Great team, special "shout out" to Emma Taylor :)read more
Georgia D
Georgia D
15:30 30 Jul 21
I have used Backhouse solicitors to purchase my new build. I must say I have been very satisfied with the excellent service the conveyancing team have provided me, and still continue to provide. Thank you Emma and FayeFrom Nev
Nev Halil
Nev Halil
14:10 29 Jul 21
I had an excellent experience using Backhouse Solicitors.I would like to express my sincere thanks to Sarina Hayes who took charge of my matter.Sarina Hayes demonstrated complete professionalism and total honesty throughout my interactions with her/Backhouse Solicitors and made me feel at... ease.She kept to deadlines, and during periods of leave or time away from office, ensured the case was picked up by colleagues.Sarina Hayes took time to explain every stage of the process with minimal legal jargons, checked for my understanding and sought my opinion; which made me feel like part of the "team".I have no hesitation in recommending Backhouse Solicitors; specifically, Sarina Hayes who is absolutely clued-up with employment related matters.Again, Sarina Hayes - Thank you for your ethics and a job well done.read more
Francis Akpan-Inwang
Francis Akpan-Inwang
22:10 20 Jul 21
Very helpful and great service
Mike Lowery
Mike Lowery
19:31 14 Jul 21
Friendly, efficient and excellent advice provided on commercial issues, highly recommended
Martin Hibberd
Martin Hibberd
10:40 13 Jul 21
We had an excellent experience using Backhouse Solicitors as our conveyancer. Nadine was fantastic from start to finish with outstanding communication and was always happy to explain each part of the process. Transparent fees and stayed within quoted price. We would definitely recommend Nadine and... Backhouse to anyone moving home!read more
Jonny Scott
Jonny Scott
09:02 12 Jul 21
Backhouse solicitors helped us secure our home just in time for us to avail the stamp duty holiday. The timelines were not easy, they had less than 4 weeks to make it happen, along with 150 other bargain-hungry customers they were serving at the same time. But, they made it happen - all with candid... and timely advice and professionalism.Would recommend them highly!read more
Shirsesh Bhaduri
Shirsesh Bhaduri
09:10 09 Jul 21
I chose Backhouse Solicitors to help with purchasing my first home based on the Google reviews, and I'm happy to say they completely exceeded my expectations. Nadine was fantastic, going above and beyond to get my purchase completed before the stamp duty cut off date, and despite having some issues... with the speed of the sellers solicitors, the whole thing went through in about 7 weeks. I had a couple of other quotes which were a bit cheaper, but Backhouse were 100% worth the extra money for the speed and professional attitude they demonstrated. I highly recommend the company and Nadine in particular for all her help and guidance.read more
Victoria
Victoria
14:39 06 Jul 21
Faye and Emma assisted me with my property purchase and were fantastic throughout the process, highly professional and responsive. Unlike other firms, they were willing to go the extra mile to help me complete my purchase in a very short time frame. Would highly recommend!
Roland Leung
Roland Leung
16:17 04 Jul 21
I’ve used Backhouse’s conveyancing department three times in the last year and cannot fault their service despite the working changes they have had to adapt to during that period. They are helpful and responsive and I would unreservedly recommend Liz and her team to anyone.
Dick
Dick
14:08 02 Jul 21
Jason Gaynor
Jason Gaynor
16:48 30 Jun 21
Outstanding service from Backhouse who we used for some conveyancing requirements we had. Our contact, Catie Edwards, was by far the most thorough, efficient and communicative solicitor / conveyancer we've every dealt with.We'll be using Backhouse (and hopefully Catie) again.
Josh Cater
Josh Cater
09:35 30 Jun 21
Backhouse completed our property sale and purchase in just over two months at what was an incredibly busy time due to the stamp duty break. Nadine made everything very easy for us in terms of the documentation required and was quick to respond to any questions we had. We had total confidence in her... work throughout and cannot recommend Backhouse's conveyancing services highly enough.read more
Phil South
Phil South
19:55 29 Jun 21
Guys guys guys i couldnt thank the amazing Emma and Faye enough for the all the help support and respect given during the process of myself and my partner owning our very first home! Now i can get myself in a terrible state over anything and Emma and Faye were just amazing dealing with me and my... mess😩😩 Emma and Faye are very reliable and friendly and are always available to talk whatever time of the day it is. Emma and Faye have been my number 1 girls since we reserved our house right up until completion and i couldnt thank them any other way! There so helpful and explain everything in depth and broken down step by step. There very reassuring and are very very positive ladies! Girls thank you so much and who ever you have in the future are very lucky to have you!!!read more
Atlanta Norris
Atlanta Norris
18:52 29 Jun 21
We decided to take advantage of the stamp duty break Feb '21, so we knew we had to move quickly and to do so would require a good solicitor.After receiving 3 quotes, they were all in the same 'ball park' so then checked the reviews. Backhouse had by far the best reviews. After using their... services I would confirm they are valid.We were assigned Nadine Parker-Stamford who dealt with our purchase and sale from start to finish, with the occasional help from colleagues to expedite routine processes.After the first few bits of communication with Nadine, were were surprised by how responsive she was. We assumed we would have to wait days for replies to emails for updates and questions, but Nadine would respond quickly and on some occasions within minutes. Even the estate agent commented on how professional and responsive Nadine was in her communication. Buying a house is stressful, and those quick updates made us a bit less stressed knowing she was on top of everything.Throughout the sale and purchase, Nadine would deal with 'our end' of the process quickly which meant we were in the nice situation of chasing others in the chain. She also would pass on our concerns and questions to the other solicitors in the chain.I would recommend others to use Backhouse in the future, and if we were to move again I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.read more
Terry Read
Terry Read
13:26 29 Jun 21
Emma and the team gave exceptional service throughout the whole transaction when we purchased our house. The process flowed along easily, with any questions answered , all stages of the process explained and follow up calls and confirmation received promptly.All members of the team were polite,... friendly and very helpful.Would use Backhouse again.Thank you to everyone on the team.read more
Shane Martins
Shane Martins
05:52 29 Jun 21
This was my first time using Backhouse, and they were incredibly responsive - both in terms of speed of replies, willingness to quickly clarify details or answer questions. They adapted to my needs as the house purchase evolved, and were essentially a zero-hassle solicitor who actively managed the... situation and kept me informed. I'll definitely be coming back for any future conveyancing needs.read more
Chris Massey
Chris Massey
02:28 29 Jun 21
Myself and my husband used Backhouse Solicitors for the 1st time for both the sale and purchase of our properties. We had the pleasure of dealing with Nadine from start to finish on both. She made the whole process stress free for us and we would definitely recommend her. Thank you again!
Grace Oakes
Grace Oakes
11:57 25 Jun 21
Outstanding customer service and professional advice. I had an initial consultation/meeting with Karen Farrow who was very friendly, helpful and professional. When I enquired about their legal services their response and turn around was immediate and arranging an appointment was straight forward... and informative which was handled by Lisa Sprawling. Highly recommend *****read more
Stevie-Leigh Edwards
Stevie-Leigh Edwards
12:42 24 Jun 21
A big thank you to Nadine who handled our case from start to finish and met the deadlines we didn’t think were possible! She honestly made the whole process of moving home a lot less stressful. Fast and efficient, I couldn’t recommend these solicitors enough.
Chloe Wells
Chloe Wells
14:55 23 Jun 21
I would highly recommend Backhouse solicitors, Nadine dealt with both our sale and purchase, she is a amazing professional she is efficient and diligent in her work. There is nothing I can say to fault Nadine or Backhouse.
Tanya Tromans
Tanya Tromans
21:34 22 Jun 21
Emma and Faye were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. They were professional, very responsive and very well coordinated. I had made the team aware that I was working with quite a tight deadline at the time of reservation. Emma and Faye worked extremely hard to complete well ahead of... schedule. I would definitely recommend Backhouse Solicitors to my network and will use them for any future property sales or purchases.read more
Mandy B
Mandy B
20:04 21 Jun 21
Nadine dealt with our sale and purchase and was incredibly efficient and thorough . Excellent and timely communications throughout. . Helped make a stressful time a lot easier . Highly recommend .
Mary Stopher
Mary Stopher
10:39 17 Jun 21
I would like to highly recommend Backhouse to you if you are looking for a professional team to support your property's selling or buying. My solicitor Emma and Conveyancing Assistant Faye are very responsive and professional with my new home purchase. A very happy experience with Backhouse.... Definitely will select Backhouse again in the future.read more
Misha Xu
Misha Xu
11:12 14 Jun 21
Incredibly impressed with Backhouse from start to finish. Nadine acted for us in both our sale and purchase and was incredible throughout - super quick replying to emails and always on the ball. Our sale became tricky due to a lease extension but Nadine dealt with it all professionally giving... regular updates, chasing the relevant parties and trying her utmost to make it all come to fruition which I’m pleased to say it was very successful!Without a doubt I would recommend Backhouse to anyone; property sale and purchases is never without stress but in the hands of Nadine the process was as easy as it could have been - thank you so much to her and Backhouse for helping to get us a home!read more
Leo King
Leo King
19:17 11 Jun 21
Professional and helpful solicitors! Always at hand to help when required and very quick to deal with mortgage application. Had to deal with complex issues with my new property and did so with ease. Hope to deal with Backhouse Solicitors Ltd again!
Will Semple
Will Semple
17:20 10 Jun 21
Stephen Watson
Stephen Watson
09:42 04 Jun 21
Holli and Faye from Backhouse Solicitors... what can I say other than WOW. Completely on top of everything, quick, smart and will always put the clients wishes and ambitions at the forefront of their mind. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without them, I owe my love to them! Thank you... guys👍🏼read more
Theo Miller
Theo Miller
12:02 28 May 21
Very happy client.
John Williams
John Williams
18:43 26 May 21
We were so happy that we chose Backhouse as our conveyancer – we were buying and selling in early 2021, before the extension to the stamp duty holiday (from 31 March) had been confirmed. Despite being incredibly busy, Liz was always very timely and responsive to our requests and queries and, quite... frankly, put our buyer’s solicitor to shame. Not only that, but Liz also provided value added advice, guiding us through the process (as it was the first time that we had bought a new build). We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Backhouse.read more
Jon Payne
Jon Payne
07:33 20 May 21
After using more generic price based solicitors in the past dealing with Backhouse Solicitors has been a breath of fresh air.Nadine helped us with our Conveyancing case and did everything possible to help us complete in the timeframe we needed to. We cannot thank her enough for everything she did... for us (even working out of hours!) to get the case done - it is still hugely appreciated!The support team are very helpful - you'll always get through to someone and they will always endeavour to return your calls and emails. An extremely professional, helpful, friendly and polite team.I won't be using anyone else for a long time now and certainly won't be going back to any online "subcontracted" services.read more
Liv
Liv
13:48 17 May 21
My experience with Backhouse was very professional, they were very responsive to any questions or queries i had. The invoice was as quoted. i would definately recommend and would use them for other services.
Terry Billson
Terry Billson
17:40 05 May 21
A company that truly cares about their clients & makes time for them. I would have no hesitation recommending Backhouse Solicitors.
Nicola Martin
Nicola Martin
08:39 05 May 21
Jane and Evie dealt with my case. They were both so knowledgeable and responsive. They would both respond pretty much straight away to any queries that I had.
Samia Uddin
Samia Uddin
22:11 30 Apr 21
We have been extremely pleased with the help of Nadine from BackhouseShe has a brilliant professional, patient and helpful attitude.At times my sale was not the easiest and Nadine was there every step of the way, reassuring and informative, and explained things so we understood, therefore... eliminating worries we had.I would gladly and definitely recommend Backhouse, because of Nadine , will actually miss her now.Thankyou againJanet & Tracy Rolferead more
Tracy Rolfe
Tracy Rolfe
13:47 27 Apr 21
Backhouse Solicitors were recommended to us and we are so glad we instructed them for our conveyancing. Nadine was very professional and extremely responsive, beyond our expectations. Nadine was very patient throughout the process, despite tricky circumstances throughout the chain, and always... took her time to explain things and answer our questions.We would highly recommend Nadine and team to anyone looking for a conveyancing solicitor - excellent value for money and a pleasure to work with.read more
Melissa M
Melissa M
06:36 25 Apr 21
I needed to find a solicitor to help with redundancy documentation and Backhouse helped with this. I was impressed with their service, not just with explaining in less detail what certain aspect and clauses were, but also the speed of response and being able to organise returning signed forms... during lockdown 1.0.My wife and I have since approached them about creating our Will, such was my experience with them on my employment matter.read more
Adam Herne
Adam Herne
14:46 14 Apr 21
We would highly recommend Nadine Parker-Stamford and the Backhouse team. We have recently moved and Nadine kept us informed at every stage of the process and replied very quickly to all communications. It made the process a lot easier than it could have been. Thank you Nadine for all your hard... work, it was much appreciated. Julie and Kevread more
Julie Simpkin
Julie Simpkin
10:59 13 Apr 21
Nadine Parker-Stamford was our solicitor for the sale of our house, she was extremely responsive, and took the time to explain sometimes complicated issues extremely clearly and simply. I'd really recommend Backhouse solicitors and will be using them again for when the next (dreaded) time comes to... move.read more
Emily Moreton
Emily Moreton
07:31 12 Apr 21
Emma was brilliant. We can’t thank her enough, buying our new build with the pressures of Covid, Brexit and HTB she made my anxieties fade away with every phone call. Everything was done so smoothly without any hiccups, communication was always there. I couldn’t recommend Emma at Blackhouse more.
Gemma Rich
Gemma Rich
21:21 08 Apr 21
Jelena Gunner
Jelena Gunner
17:56 31 Mar 21
We had an extremely positive experience using Backhouse Solicitors for our recent house transaction. Nadine was very professional, responsive and clear in her communication at every stage which made everything very easy to follow. Alexandra was very knowledgeable and helpful when I first called... Backhouse to make enquiries. Overall, the whole team were great to deal with and we would definitely recommend them. Thank youread more
Rebecca Roberts
Rebecca Roberts
15:10 23 Mar 21
A prompt, efficient and professional conveyancing service. Would definitely recommend Backhouse Solicitors, especially in these challenging times.
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