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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 and 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?

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

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.
Federico Fasce
Federico 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.
Karleigh Marsh Makeup Lover Product Junkie
Karleigh Marsh Makeup Lover Product Junkie
14:23 19 Mar 21
An absolute pleasure to deal with Backhouse who acted on my behalf during the purchase of my new home. Nadine kept me in the loop throughout, was easy to contact to answer any queries and dealt quickly with any hiccups throughout the purchase. Outstanding client care from the whole. Huge thanks!
Simon Latham
Simon Latham
21:52 18 Mar 21
Very fast to respond and with great detail unlike many solicitors I have used in the past. The importance of this cannot be overstated when dealing with difficult and significant transactions. Recommend based on this service.
Ben Timmons
Ben Timmons
21:34 18 Mar 21
Having used many different solicitors in the past, I was blown away with how good Nadine was at Blackhouse. I was recommended by a friend and I would recommend them in the future. They were always responsive and fast to reply and very knowledgeable. Thank you so much for everything.
Dinah McEwen
Dinah McEwen
14:34 12 Mar 21
I was recommended Backhouse, and since receiving first class support from Sarina, I feel I need to recommend Backhouse. Professional, helpful, understanding and easy to talk too. 5 stars.
Ben Morgan
Ben Morgan
12:02 11 Mar 21
Emma was an absolute star to work with. Methodical, thorough, and really kind in helping us understand what was needed through each step of our first-time buying process. We were also pleasantly surprised with how reasonable the legal fees were, and thought the value for money was brilliant. Would... recommend to everyone.read more
Kate Davies
Kate Davies
18:47 09 Mar 21
Exceptional service from Emma Taylor, great personal skills, quick to respond, knowledgeable and super-efficient. Offer agreed 11th February 2021, exchanged 5th March 2021. As an industry professional for over 25 years I can highly recommend Emma and Backhouse Solicitors.
Scott Hailou
Scott Hailou
16:49 05 Mar 21
We dealt with Emma through our sale and purchase...even during these strange Covid times and dealing with a challenging purchaser of our home she remained calm, friendly, responsive and above all cheery!! Realky helpful when we needed it. A very professional approach in difficult times. Would... recommend without hesitationread more
Paul Turner
Paul Turner
16:46 04 Mar 21
Professional, responsive and great advice
Louise Loon
Louise Loon
19:31 03 Mar 21
Incredible service that ticked all my boxes. Director Liz Searl and her team are very; knowledgeable, resourceful, friendly, helpful and excellent communicators who went the extra mile in my recent sale. I recommend Backhouse unreservedly.
Charles Portou
Charles Portou
12:03 03 Mar 21
Limbu Bhubnes
Limbu Bhubnes
13:41 25 Feb 21
Backhouse and Emma in particular were fantastic. She always responded to my emails really promptly. As a first time buyer, I had a lot of what I perceived to be stupid questions, and she was always very informative and friendly. Given the stamp duty holiday, we expected the process of buying to be... very slow due to how busy they were but they were extremely fast. Emma even took note of the fact I was a teacher and worked towards a half term date target. I would 100% recommend them.read more
Holly Ball
Holly Ball
16:51 19 Feb 21
We chose Backhouse when buying our first home as recommended by our builders and I cannot find one fault from start to finish; I would highly recommend them. We dealt with Liz and Holli who were efficient, patient and always there to help with any queries. Costings were concise and matched exactly... as quoted before any work took place. Regular updates were providing and they even chased our builders on our behalf for information. Thank you to the company for making our buying process smooth. This was our first time using a solicitor and I can’t see any way it could have been improved.read more
Lewis Atkins
Lewis Atkins
11:34 16 Feb 21
Excellent service, went extra mile to help to buy my home during COVID lockdown. Very friendly and collaborative and great value for money. I have used many solicitors during my life and these were up there at the top. Very many thanks to the whole team.
Andy Grant
Andy Grant
11:05 10 Feb 21
Dealt with Backhouse on behalf of a client - Emma Taylor was very helpful, easy to get hold of when needed.
Reece Warner
Reece Warner
14:35 01 Feb 21
I am impressed with Backhouse solicitors service for my new house process in this unprecedented times, everything organised and when help required one of the team member available for my queries. Specially Emma Tyalor did really good job with my house process, she is very professional and... responsive. I am very happy with Emma and her team's service :).read more
Veenavanka Krishnachary
Veenavanka Krishnachary
19:38 31 Jan 21
Airenvbahihe Ekhosuehi
Airenvbahihe Ekhosuehi
16:58 29 Jan 21
Backhouse Solicitors are Exceptional. They have supported me through the process of buying my first house. This came with some personal complications and Backhouse couldn’t have been more supportive. They have been extraordinarily efficient, friendly, expert in their guidance and absolutely... brilliant to work with. I would definitely go to them again in future. Totally trustworthy - I highly recommend.read more
sally shaw
sally shaw
07:15 23 Jan 21
Very friendly, reassuring and professional. We met with Karen, who was very helpful and was able to provide us with advice and options available regarding our particular issue. I would definitely recommend Blackhouse Solicitors.
Kevin Little
Kevin Little
22:26 22 Jan 21
Chloe Hirst
Chloe Hirst
11:19 21 Jan 21
We used Backhouse for a house purchase that started in February but unfortunately due to Covid, only completed in December. Everyone I dealt with at Backhouse (Liz, Emma and Rebecca) was very responsive and helpful with any queries we had - during what was a difficult time for everyone at the start... of the pandemic but they were great. There were never any emails left unanswered, they always responded within a few hours even if there wasn't much of an update - can't fault them!When we finally got to the day of completion, they had everything in order at their end and we completed by 10:30am. We would really recommend Backhouse, when we move house in the future we will definitely be using them again!read more
Laura D
Laura D
17:20 14 Jan 21
During a very dark and difficult time, I had no option than to use a solicitor that I could trust. I was lucky enough that I felt the people at the practice really cared, kept me well informed and went above and beyond to help my family and I during a time of crisis. I would definitely recommend... Backhouse to anyone that requires profession help in their field.read more
robert steptoe
robert steptoe
14:59 11 Jan 21
Backhouse was used as a recommendation to me. Very pleased with the service that was provided. Will use them again should the need arise.
Louise Thain
Louise Thain
14:43 08 Jan 21
The Backhouse solicitors team did a great job in providing the legal service while selling my property in a timely manner during the Covid lockdown times!!
Subin “Rony” Chandy
Subin “Rony” Chandy
16:56 05 Jan 21
Superb service and advice from Jane. Thank you for your time and help, you have put my mind at rest and your advice has allowed me to move forward with regards to my employment. Great practice, so grateful for your 30min free consultation offer.
Lisa
Lisa
15:13 05 Jan 21
We were recommended Backhouse Solicitors and I cannot fault them. So happy we had them as they provided a quick and sufficient service for when we bought our new home. Liz was so quick with her response initially when we dealt with her, when passed onto Holli she did an amazing job. She was... responsive and informative within a speedy time frame. A very straight forward process with no hassle. Thank you.read more
Sarah Thrift-sommers
Sarah Thrift-sommers
14:55 31 Dec 20
I had a first class service from Backhouse Solicitors Holli and the team did a phenomenal job for me from start to finish. Communications were top drawer from the outset clear and concise. Holli and the team kept me appraised of everything that was happening throughout the process they were... brilliantly efficient and I have to say extremely good on price too. I couldn’t fault them in any shape or form and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. They also genuinely cared about the service I received and were keen to make sure I was happy with what they had done for me.read more
m salty
m salty
20:50 28 Dec 20
From start to finish, cannot commend Backhouse highly enough, both for their professionalism, efficiency, support and friendliness.
Denise Free
Denise Free
18:33 21 Dec 20
Having come across Backhouse Solicitors via a Google search I was unsure what their services would be like, but I have to say I have been so pleased with their thorough and helpful advice, which resulted in a positive outcome. Minal was not only professional and responsive, she listened and I felt... she cared about my situation and case, and had my best interests at heart. I would also like to add that the receptionists were very helpful and polite, which makes life easier when dealing with such a stressful situation. I will definitely be keeping Backhouse Solicitors' details in case I need them in the future and I will be recommending them to friends and family.read more
Daisie Ewers
Daisie Ewers
17:41 19 Dec 20
Thank you Karen for giving me the advice I needed, I feel so much happier and a lot less stressed now. Best wishes
Jennifer Gunning
Jennifer Gunning
16:41 18 Dec 20
Let's face it, when the time comes that you need a solicitor in your life, things can be stressful at times. In all dealings i have had with solicitors, i have never had such an efficient, attentive and relaxed axperience.Things were dealt with so promptly and exactly how I wanted. Everything was... made very clear to me and any potential pitfalls highlighted so i knew exactly what was going on.Thank you Minal and your brilliant team.!Christian Beck.read more
Christian Beck
Christian Beck
13:30 27 Nov 20
Backhouse were the only firm out of a dozen I contacted to get back to me about some conveyancing. They were professional, personable, great at communication, and both thorough and quick. Their quotation was half that of another firm and nothing hidden was added. I am so glad I went with them and... cannot recommend them highly enough.read more
Jane Jana
Jane Jana
09:47 09 Nov 20
Very helpful and a fantastic service. Went above and beyond to help me out on my problem and provided great information. Nice and friendly solicitors.
David M
David M
09:49 03 Nov 20
Fantastic service, needed some business contracts checked quickly, Evie Clemance was fast, efficient and very professional. Would recommend very highly and found my new solicitors. Thank you very much.
Steven Jacobs
Steven Jacobs
21:18 27 Oct 20
Never Scrimp on the Solicitor!When we sold our home, we instructed Backhouse Solicitors for our conveyancing and it was the best thing we did! From the moment we accepted the offer we knew we were in safe expert and professional hands and that we would not just be a reference number at one of... those hideous call centre type companies, where everything takes weeks, which should take moments!The amazing and talented Catie Edwards and her fabulous team guided us through a long and very complex chain, which has had its up and downs as chains tend to do. But perseverance and an expert eye was the key and thanks to her and the team, we are now packing boxes and ready for our move.If I can give anyone looking to choose a Conveyancer ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, it’s this… NEVER leave the agents or the solicitors you use to chance, and never opt for ‘cheap’. Its simply not worth the stress and frustration! Choose Backhouse!Moving to a new house is one of the most stressful and significant changes we make to our lives and knowing that you have the right dedicated teams of professionals behind you can make the world of difference as exchange looms and hold-ups arise.Can we say a massive thank you to everyone at Backhouse for your dedication your understanding and times your patients. We cannot thank you enough and highly recommend your services.read more
Vanessa Streete
Vanessa Streete
14:10 22 Oct 20
Really impressed with prompt response to query made by email on day office closed due to move. Also, the query related to our house purchase some 8 years ago but got response on the very next working day and with helpful reply including information required. Great service thank you!
Sharon Thorpe
Sharon Thorpe
16:20 12 Oct 20
Minal backhouse looked after my case. She gave me honest advice. She was in my corner all the way at a time I really needed someone. I cannot recommend her enough she is brilliant and fast. Thank you Minal I think I might of ended up in hospital if had not been for you.
Anne Green
Anne Green
23:20 30 Sep 20
Please do not hesitate using Back House Solicitors. We personally dealt with Emma, but the whole team are superb.Whilst professionalism, communication and care are always found here, the simple fact is they are superb at what they do, and it’s so hard to find genuine companies and people like Back... House.I cannot recommend enough and honestly believe back house have changed our lives, and if we had used anyone else, it wouldn’t have worked out.Thank you Emma and the team.Just use them, don’t even think about it.read more
Sam Stubbs
Sam Stubbs
14:13 24 Sep 20
I have been bowled over by the service I've received from Backhouse Solicitors. Emma is an absolutely fantastic solicitor who always goes the extra mile to move things forward quickly. I was constantly reassured throughout the process and I can't recommend her enough. Thank you Emma for everything... you did to help us complete on our house, you really are a brilliant solicitor and I will be recommending you to everyone I know 🙂read more
Julia Coldicott
Julia Coldicott
12:56 22 Sep 20
Great Website.Very, very professional with a large degree of a personal touch. Happy to recommend to any one who is looking for a five star plus solicitors practice.
Roger Gibbs
Roger Gibbs
15:39 17 Sep 20
Quote was too expensive and they didn’t want to be competitive, best possible service blah blah is what everyone says, they have the right to charge what they want, my experience which was good, but not competitive enough for me.
Moe Riaz
Moe Riaz
17:10 16 Sep 20
Karen Saynor
Karen Saynor
16:53 16 Sep 20
Recently i approached Backhouse Solicitors regarding an employment matter. I corresponded with Sarina who was hyper-responsive and understanding of my situation immediately. I cannot praise her enough for the handling of this case, not to mention the favourable outcome that would've been very... unlikely without her sharp intervention, penchant for detail and ability to give accurate advice in layman's terms- a language that i understood free of any ambiguity. It was important for me to to strike a rapport with the person guiding me and she did this with a sense of calmness an assertion from start to close-out. Thank you very much Sarina- i wouldn't hesitate to render the services of Backhouse in the future might i need it.read more
Ben Nyland
Ben Nyland
17:35 02 Aug 20
First class advise regarding our issues. Made everything clear for us. Brilliant service by all.
Sharon Dowling
Sharon Dowling
12:14 31 Jul 20
Backhouse Solicitors were excellent throughout the sale of our house and purchase of our new bungalow.Liz Searl and Emma Taylor handled everything thoroughly with professionalism and efficiency, whilst communicating everything in an understandable manner.Not only was it a pleasure to have them... acting as our Solicitors but We found both ladies to be very pleasant and knowledgeable during the whole process.They had the added issues of dealing with the sale and purchase throughout Covid19 but this did not faze them and we did not notice a blip of any sort!I would strongly recommend Backhouse Solicitors and particularly the two ladies that dealt with our move!Thank you very much Liz and Emma.read more
Gary Brown
Gary Brown
14:30 13 Jul 20
Liz and Emma have been fantastic and managed to complete a mortgage during lockdown ! Very responsive, professional and kind. Thoroughly recommend.
Paula Curteanu
Paula Curteanu
16:53 08 Jul 20
Evie assisted me with the recent sale of an online business. She worked to the time frame provided, was very professional and offered help when needed to help fully understand the proposal. Would highly recommend.
Lee McSweeney
Lee McSweeney
12:35 03 Jul 20

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