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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 surrounding areas, in all aspects of law. We are a growing firm, focused on your needs.

Visiting a solicitor can be a daunting experience, particularly if you’ve never done it before.  We want to change that. Our aim is to make your visit as stress-free as possible. By arranging a free initial consultation, we can discuss your case and needs, all while giving you the chance to get to know us. At Backhouse Solicitors, we believe the best way to achieve the desired results is by working together.

Our expert team of solicitors can help you with a wide range of legal issues, including:

  • Employment Law for Business

  • Employment Law for Individuals

  • Family, Relationship and Divorce Law

  • Debt Recovery

  • Conveyancing and all aspects of Property Law

  • Wills, Probate, Inheritance Tax and Trusts

  • Lasting Power of Attorney

  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Business Contracts, Terms and Conditions

Want to know more about our services? View the boxes below:

Employment Law

Do you need an Employment Solicitor to help with workplace problems?

Employment Law

Our expert Employment team can offer advice to both employers and employees.

Private Client

We provide legal services for you and your family

Private Client

Our friendly, approachable Solicitors can provide individual services such as Wills, Probate, LPA’s and Trusts.

Property Law

Are you buying or selling a property?

Property Law

Our friendly Property team are with you every step of the way, from your offer being accepted to receiving the keys and moving in.

Family Law

Are you having relationship or family issues?

Family Law

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

Business Law

Need advice on Corporate or Commercial Law?

Business Law

Our professional Commercial team are here to help you and your business.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

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We used Backhouse Solicitors for our sale and purchase of our new home. The communication was excellent and it all went through really quickly. I was really impressed and would definitely use Backhouse again.
Sonya B
Sonya B
1708765448
Perhaps a slightly different review to the other reviews which have been left as my flat purchase ultimately fell through at the last stage, but nevertheless, this was at no fault of Backhouse Solicitors. Liz and Ben were excellent throughout and it was great to have them fighting my corner, so to... speak. They were always on top of things, kept me in the loop at all times and remained professional and patient when the seller's solicitors were being difficult. I would definitely recommend Backhouse Solicitors and will certainly come back for conveyancing in the future.read more
S A
S A
1708703539
Backhouse Solicitors were excellent assisting my wife and I with our buying and selling conveyancing. We worked with Robert Pointer who I cannot recommend highly enough. He made the process simple and often went above and beyond.Thank you for all your hard work Robert and the Backhouse team.
James Reeves
James Reeves
1708682074
Rob and his team have been brilliant with what was has been a challenging sale. Should never have been, but sadly the otherside solicitors were a nightmare. However, they got us through, completely on the ball and kept us informed. This is the second time we have used backhouse and would recommend... them 100%. Also a huge thanks to Megan, you were brilliant. Thanks to everyone. Phil Barrow and Sheila Milbourne. 👍read more
Kevin Reeve
Kevin Reeve
1708628563
Really great experience and I would highly recommend. I used Backhouse for my house sale and during such a stressful time, it was a comfort to know that Liz and team were on top of it. They respond rapidly and really answer questions you have.
Laura Short
Laura Short
1707996535
We have been very pleased with the service we have received from Backhouse Solicitors for our recent house move. Robert and Megan were very professional and well organised, any queries we had were answered very promptly and personally. When we called we could always speak to Robert or Megan about... our sale and purchase. They did everything they could to make our move as smooth as possible and kept us informed at every stage. Megan was very empathetic on completion day and did all she could to soothe my nerves and frustration with others in the chain who were not as efficient .Highly recommend.read more
Carol Kerrigan
Carol Kerrigan
1707631298
Just made the heartbreaking decision to not continue with our purchase, however we cannot fault the professionalism, care, and attention to detail that was given to us throughout the process. Special thanks to Melanie. Would thoroughly recommend if purchasing a property. Fingers crossed we will be... back soonread more
Geoff Henderson
Geoff Henderson
1707479600
Very fast response times, great experience, highly recommended. Very good experience purchasing my new house
5 star service from Alfie Lake and Lucy Barber! Both were extremely knowledgable and very responsive. Would highly recommend both to anyone.
I was very impressed with using Backhouse Solicitors for the conveyancing on a house purchase. Catie and Chelsea were very responsive with clear communication and I felt that the purchase moved at a good pace. The cost was reasonable compared to other quotes but compared to other conveyancing... solicitors I have used the service was better.read more
M J
M J
1706628527
Having worked with many solicitors over the years in my working life it is refreshing to see firms like Backhouse still exist. Whilst my need wasn’t major they were very approachable, friendly and accommodating. Callie was very helpful and I certainly appreciated Ekim’s time to deal with my... request. Would not hesitate to use this form again for any legal needs and happily recommend their services with 5 stars.read more
Paul Farrelly
Paul Farrelly
1706621427
I am so grateful to Colin for his help with my new will. He was approachable, understanding and clear at all times, and executed the whole process speedily and efficiently. From the Receptionist’s warm welcome each time we arrived, Backhouse feels a really friendly company with a genuine ethos... for client care. Our whole experience was thoroughly positive and we would recommend Backhouse without hesitation. Thank you to Colin and his colleagues.read more
Celie Parker
Celie Parker
1706119025
Great experience using Backhouse as conveyancers. Rob handled everything professionally and at good pace, communication was clear and all my (perhaps silly) questions answered in plain English. Straightforward house buying process - I felt like Backhouse were on top of everything throughout and it... never took more than 5 minutes to get somebody on the phone who could help me whenever something popped up.Overall very positive experience and I would recommend to anyoneread more
James Baldwin
James Baldwin
1705356858
Super professional friendly service. Do not go elsewhere!
Andrew Gray
Andrew Gray
1705240293
I had Megan and Mel over seeing the sale of my property. I mostly dealt with Megan and she gave me a stress free sale. Very informative, kept me up to date with the progress and helped me understand the process. Thank you so much for all your help and support.
Deborah Roe
Deborah Roe
1705087947
Very pleased with the service I received from Backhouse, they guided me through the whole probate process with the minimum of fuss.
Richard Ketley
Richard Ketley
1704910445
Fantastic solicitors. Colin was great, helpful at all times and made himself available if we needed questions answered. We used Backhouse to settle an estate and for conveyancing as well . Both departments were efficient and did things in a timely manner. I have recommended Backhouse to friends and... family already.read more
fran pattie
fran pattie
1704716170
Catie and Chelsea helped complete a property purchase for my company and were very helpful and responsive all throughout the process! Thank you both
R G
R G
1704297095
Backhouse Solicitors Ltd have been fantastic from start to finish with helping us buy our first home. Big thanks to Ben & Liz for the whole process which went quickly and smoothly. They kept us up to date on and very responsive to our queries. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Backhouse Solicitors... to all my friends and family.read more
A Jesuratnam
A Jesuratnam
1704027712
Fantastic service from Alfie, Lucy and the team at Backhouse. A very stressful time for us moving 500 miles and they were fantastic every step of the way. Made it all easy and kept in touch with everything we needed. Can’t recommend highly enough
Colin Tough
Colin Tough
1703069059
I cannot recommend Backhouse Solicitors enough, especially Catie & Chelsea who made the whole daunting process of a house move seamless. There were challenges along the way, however they kept me fully up to date and resolved all the issues quickly.
Joanna Smith
Joanna Smith
1702994066
I had a brilliant experience. I needed the complicated and intimidating job of having my will drawn up and finalised, as well as a trust set up for my son. The solicitor Tina Prajapati was brilliant. She walked me through every step of the process and explained everything I needed to know clearly.... I can't fault the service - they will be my first port of call for any other legal matters.read more
Funky smudge
Funky smudge
1702111595
Absolutely excellent transaction went through very smoothly I cannot recommend them enough
Geoff Palmer
Geoff Palmer
1702031481
Contacted Backhouse after noting the laudable feedback by a raft of clients. Sarina Hughes did not disappoint. She was approachable, patient and provided a comprehensive overview of the problem in hand highlighting areas to steer clear of and those to consider in the interest of solutions
Chye Lim
Chye Lim
1701962700
I recently used Backhouse Solicitors, specifically Sarina and was thoroughly impressed with the service I received throughout. I felt at ease during the whole process, with the legality and options available to me explained clearly at every step of the journey. Would gladly recommend them to anyone.
Jacob Bury
Jacob Bury
1701795049
We would just like to say a big thanks to Liz and Ben (and of course anyone else behind the scenes). You have made the whole process very straight forward and have always kept us in the loop throughout.
Simon G
Simon G
1701334665
Excellent firm. Highly efficient team. Robert and Ben had excellent communication at all stages of the conveyancing process. If Robert was away on leave, Ben took over seamlessly to ensure there were no delays. Made a stressful process easy!
Louise Birke
Louise Birke
1700906707
Thanks Sarina for your help recently regarding an employment matter. I gained a lot of clarity and have a better understanding of my situation.
Michelle R
Michelle R
1699975663
I am now on my second dealing with Tina at Backhouse and would highly recommend her services to anyone needing legal advice and help. Knowledge, professionalism, attention to detail, timliness and communication are just a few of the qualities which set her apart and I would not hesitate to use her... and Backhouse again in the future.read more
Dominic Foley
Dominic Foley
1699894673
Refreshing experience with a solicitors! Megan and Melanie were both excellent. I would always receive same day replies, they were helpful and friendly and I always felt like they were on my side. I used them for both the sale and purchase of a property and would 100% recommend them.
Ellie
Ellie
1699878647
Extremely efficient service received from Catie Edwards and her team in completing our conveyancing. Any queries we had were answered quickly and all the work completed quickly.
Excellent experience purchasing my home. Amazing service from Catie and Team. Communication and ease of complicated paperwork. For something that is normally so stressful it couldn't have been easier. I can't recommend Backhouse enough. Will return for any other legal matters.
Tracy Deighton
Tracy Deighton
1699606564
No hesitation in recommending Alfie Lake, Lucy and the team who looked after our conveyancing in a slick professional manner. Attentive and polite during challenging house market conditions. Well done Backhouse.
Paul Williams
Paul Williams
1699548149
Very high standard of providing legal services of property purchase. Melanie and Megan are very responsible with super high effectiveness of their work. Highly recommended to use their legal services.
Adrian Ethan
Adrian Ethan
1698890759
Polite, friendly and professional.
david Islip
david Islip
1698161062
Backhouse Solicitors were known to myself and was a natural choice for representing my interest in selling and purchasing a house. I was introduced to Alfie Lake for this purpose. I can not speak highly enough of Alfie. The purchase of the new house was straightforward. However, the sale was a... different matter. Alfie took command of the situation and guided me through the minefield set before me. He ensured I fully understood what was being asked along with making suggestions on the approach that should be taken. The communication from Alfie or his team was brilliant and I was kept informed at all times. Even down to an hour by hour situation at the close of the transaction.I can not fault the service that I was given and do not have any hesitation to recommend Alfie Lake or Backhouse Solicitors if you looking to move house. A great service from a solicitors that care about their clients.Many thanks Alfie a great piece of work on my behalf.John Pennickread more
John Pennick
John Pennick
1697965470
Brilliant service. Very knowledgeable. I had the pleasure of being advised by Sarina. Thanks very much.
Aleja Isip
Aleja Isip
1697794370
We used Backhouse for both selling our house and for purchasing our new home. Sarah Smith dealt with our case and was extremely efficient and helpful, keeping us up to date with each step. The whole process was stress free. We knew what the cost would be at the beginning, so we had no surprises at... the end. I thought the service excellent, the cost reasonable and great value for money. I would definitely recommend BACKHOUSE to my friends and family.Thank you.read more
Karen Mclean
Karen Mclean
1697723439
Great service from start to finish, Mel and Megan were great. Many thanks
James Harvey
James Harvey
1696944407
Liz and Ben were absolutely amazing to work with. They were proactive at all parts of the house sale and house purchase process. I don't live near Chelmsford and it still worked like clockwork. I would highly recommend to use them again and recommend all my family and friends.
Backhouse managed our recent home move from start to finish. Sarah and team were absolutely fantastic, kept us informed throughout and offered their expertise and advice along the way.We felt in safe hands from the moment we met them and would recommend them without hesitation to friends & family.
Excellent conveyancing service from Catie. Never had to chase anything - everything was done when it was promised. Very efficient communication behind the scenes with the housing developer and mortgage company. First time buyer and felt in safe hands. Smooth and fast process - highly... recommended.read more
Matthew Walden
Matthew Walden
1695884862
Very helpful throughout.
Jan Fergin
Jan Fergin
1695257502
How terribly rude of me for not sharing sooner, we worked with Rob, Kerry and Liz mid 22-October 22 having had a previously appointed practise lead us down a dead end for 6 months.Totally seamless and personable service from start to finish and we kept the challenges coming. Putting up with the... endless calls and moving of the goalposts was never to much trouble, we also ended up exchanging and completing on the same day. Wild !! Would 100% recommend and will be instructing on our wills when time permitsread more
Mel Meader
Mel Meader
1695239100
Excellent service from Minal. She is very good at what she does.
Josh Sartain
Josh Sartain
1695135035
Neil gave me expert advise and explained everything perfectly. Many thanks!
Backhouse Solicitors, Chelmsford deserves a solid 5-star rating for their exceptional service in selling my house. From the beginning, they exhibited professionalism, efficiency, and great communication.Their team worked diligently to ensure a smooth and hassle-free transaction, leaving no stone... unturned. They were always available to address my questions and concerns promptly, making the entire process stress-free.I highly recommend Backhouse Solicitors to anyone seeking a reliable partner in their real estate endeavors. They truly exceeded my expectations and delivered outstanding results. Our heartfelt thanks to CE & CB!read more
Rachha Gurung
Rachha Gurung
1694351240
Hadn’t moved for over 35 years but the team at Backhouse helped guide us through the process of selling and buying in 12 weeks. Fast to respond to questions/very efficient. Thank you in particular to Catie Edwards and Chelsea Blackley.
Marian Henning
Marian Henning
1694184278
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Farleigh Hospice is a registered charity [no. 284670] which provides hospice care to people affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement across mid Essex. Established in 1982, the hospice provides a range of services tailored to meet an individual’s physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual needs.

For more information on the charity and how to donate, visit Farleigh Hospice and view their events and schemes for how you can get involved.

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