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Welcome to Backhouse Solicitors

We are a family-owned firm of specialist, problem-solving solicitors based in Chelmsford, Essex.  Our talented team of over 60 experts offer 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

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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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Faultless for multiple complicated property transactions, purchases and sales. Thank you very much.
Very professional and had lot of patience to listen to me and give a very good advise. Highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Dear Caroline, Thank you for leaving a great review for the team. If there is anything else we can help with please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again from Backhouse Solicitors.
Excellent conveyancing service. Catie, Chelsea and the rest of the team were extremely thorough and always provided timely responses. Would definitely use again and would recommend to anyone.
Response from the owner: Dear Dan, thank you for leaving a great review for Catie, Chelsea and the team. We will pass on your compliments and also thank you for your recommendation. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Backhouse Solicitors have been professional, compassionate, supportive, paid great attention to detail and overall have given an exemplary service to me.In what I can explain was quite a difficult case, there was unwavering support and care given at every step from Minal and Sarina.I would have no hesitation to recommend the firm and these individuals to you to meet your needs.Thank you Backhouse Solicitors, I am very grateful to you!
Response from the owner: Dear Noopur, thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for Minal and Sarina. We are pleased we could help with your issue and thank you for your recommendation. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
We have used Liz and the team at Backhouse for three property transactions now and as always, top service, friendly team and efficient! Thank you Rea & Tommy
Response from the owner: Dear Thomas, thank you for writing a great review for Liz and the team. We will be sure to pass on your compliments and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse.
Melanie and Madalina at Backhouse Solicitors did a great job at getting our rather complicated house move over the line. They provided great communication and did everything in a timely way. I thought the price was quite reasonable as well. Would recommend.
Response from the owner: Dear Simon, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Melanie, Madalina and the team and are glad to have helped. Good luck in your new home and thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Madalina and Melanie were both very professional, precise and responded within the hour which was very important. Very impressed dealings of the purchase and sale of my properties, I would use Backhouse again. Thank you
Response from the owner: Dear Matthew, thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review for Madalina and Melanie, we will be sure to pass on your compliments and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from all at Backhouse.
We used this company for the first time starting in February 2024, all the staff worked very hard for us and I can honestly say they were first-class. Each time I had a query it was dealt with quickly and emails from their office came back straight away with my queries solved. I will be recommending this company to friends - we have bought a few properties over the years but no solicitor has been as speedy, helpful and efficient as Megan Ryan.......
Response from the owner: Dear Ray, thank you for leaving a great review for Megan and the conveyancing team. We will be sure to pass on your compliments. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Rhys was amazing. He was so helpful helping us create wills. We will defo use Backhouse Solicitors for future legal stuff. Thanks guys
Response from the owner: Dear Katie, thank you for leaving a wonderful review for Rhys and the team. We are pleased to have helped with your matter and thank you also for your recommendation. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
I've used Backhouse several times and they are always very efficient, responsive, friendly and helpful.
Response from the owner: Dear Robert, thank you for leaving a great review for the team. We will be sure to pass on your compliments. Thank you again, Backhouse Solicitors.
Met with Sarina recently at Backhouse Solicitors. Sarina was extremely knowledgeable & was able to advise me on my particular issue. Would highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Dear Julie, thank you for leaving a lovely review for Sarina and for your recommendation. We have passed on your compliments to the team. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
We had a good experience with Backhouse Solicitors. We sold and purchased a property at the same time. Robert did our conveyancing and was supportive and helpful and able to give us advice when we needed it. A professional service from Robert, Megan and the team.
Response from the owner: Dear Mike, thank you for leaving a great review for Rob and Megan. We are pleased to have helped with your conveyancing and will be sure to pass on your compliments to the team. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Highly recommend Backhouse Solicitors for conveyancing, Robert Pointer and Megan Ryan were brilliant and made the whole process super easy - can’t thank them enough for how efficient and helpful they were with any questions I had.
Response from the owner: Dear Melissa, thank you for leaving a great review for Rob and Megan. We will be sure to pass on your compliments and we wish you luck in your new home. If there is anything else we can help with, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Superb services - thank you so much to Liz and Ben who have both been super helpful with my flat purchase. They have been clear and prompt with emails and phone calls and have always answered my questions. They have made this process straightforward and stress-free and I would highly recommend Backhouse.
Response from the owner: Dear Emma, thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review for Liz and Ben and congratulations on your purchase. We are pleased to have helped and will be sure to pass on your feedback. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Superb Solicitors. Did a fantastic and professional job of providing conveyancing for us on our new home purchase. Robert Pointer and Megan Ryan were our contacts and they were excellent throughout. Always answered our calls and dealt with any questions/queries we had efficiently. Would high recommend Backhouse and will definitely use again.
Response from the owner: Dear Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review for Rob and Megan. We are so pleased to have helped with your conveyancing and we wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Excellent service from Rhys and Colin, both very patient and understanding with assisting my mother, first class service.
Response from the owner: Dear Sharony, thank you for leaving a great review for Rhys and Colin. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Amazing service by ‘Catie Edwards’ helping me with my property purchase. Would definitely refer them to friends and family.
Response from the owner: Dear Nitish, Thank you for leaving a great review for Catie. We will be sure to pass on your compliments and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Used recently for house title deeds amendment and an employment matter. Exemplary service on both accounts. Backhouse Solicitors respond almost immediately in all cases. Documentation is comprehensive. They check back to ensure their client is happy and understands the processes. Both cases were resolved in super-quick time. I could not be happier and would 100% recommend Backhouse Solicitors for legal matters where professional advice and services are required. We will be using them again soon for will- writing services and I know we'll be well looked after.
Response from the owner: Dear Helen, thank you for leaving a fantastic review for the teams. We are pleased to have helped with your matter and if there is anything else we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Very helpful with the sale and purchase of my new property making it as easy as possible for us to understand. Thanks to Catie and Chelsea.
Response from the owner: Dear Matthew, Thank you for leaving a great review for Catie and Chelsea. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience using us as your conveyancers and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Excellent advice and great service!
Response from the owner: Dear Roger, thank you for leaving a review for the Backhouse team. We are pleased you found our services excellent and if there is anything else we can help with, please let us know. Thank you again from all at Backhouse Solicitors.
Excellent professional service. Rob and Megan were very professional, courteous, and understanding, and guided us through the conveyancing process for our new purchase.
Response from the owner: Dear Suhas, thank you for leaving a great review for Rob and Megan. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience using us as your conveyancers and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
I chose backhouse solicitors for my conveyancing after their initial questions seemed more in depth than others that I looked at, and their price was competitive. From start to finish Rob and Megan couldn’t have been more helpful. They were always quick to respond to my many questions (as a first time buyer) and professional yet friendly when spoken to. I mostly communicated by email, but they were easy to get a hold of on the phone if needed. Overall, I am so glad I went with them and most definitely would again.
Response from the owner: Dear Meg, thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review for our conveyancing team. We will be sure to pass on your compliments and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Very profesional service in sorting out our parents estate in obtaining probate, and handling the conveyancing of the family home.Thank you to the team at Backhouse Solicitors Chelmsford 👍
Response from the owner: Dear Chris, thank you for taking the time to write a great review. We are glad we were able to help you with the probate process, we understand it can be a difficult time. We will pass on your comments to the teams. Thanks again. From everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
We decided on Backhouse Solicitors for our conveyancing because of their Google reviews, and were not dissapointed. Liz, Ben, and the wider team were incredibly helpful at every step of the process. As first time buyers we had limited knowledge of what goes into buying a property and they kept us on track. They also responded incredibly quickly to get exchange and completion turned around in a week, following a last minute request from the sellers. We will certainly be using Backhouse again in the future. Thanks again.
Response from the owner: Dear James, we really appreciate you taking the time to write such a great review, thank you. Your comments will be passed on to Liz, Ben and the team. Good luck in your new home. From all of us at Backhouse Solicitors.
purchasing my first house from a developer was a very scary ordeal for me - especially with a lack of knowledge on freehold properties from developments but backhouse solicitors made it such a smooth transaction for me from start to finish giving me great insight and understanding and also being transparent with timings/pricing. Superb customer service and Alfie & Lucy were absolutely fantastic in all that I needed as well as speaking to the developer on my behalf. They are always available. A fantastic solicitor firm
Response from the owner: Dear Deff Circus, thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review. We are pleased that you chose us for your conveyancing and we will pass on your comments to Alfie and Lucy, thank you again. From everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Yay we’ve completed our sale!Many thanks to Robert Pointer and Megan Ryan at Backhouse for their professional and friendly service throughout the sale of our property.I would happily recommend their services to friends and family.Smooth process from start to finish.
Response from the owner: Dear Heidi, thank you for your wonderful review. We will pass on your comments to Rob and Megan. We are pleased you have enjoyed your experience with us and if we can help you with anything in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us. From everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
I chose Backhouse for the administration of my Late Mother's estate and my contact was Tina Prajapati. Tina was diligent, professional and beyond helpful. She helped and guided me through an overwhelming process executing the will precisely. Furthermore, she has always assisted me in anything after with her friendly and approachable manner. I would HIGHLY recommend Tina and her team.Thanks Tina, for everything.
Response from the owner: Dear Amy, thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic review for Tina. We will pass on your comments to her and the team.From everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Buying my first home felt overwhelming, but Robert and Megan made the whole process so much smoother. They were incredibly professional and explained everything clearly.
Response from the owner: Dear MurdiThank you for your great review. We are pleased that Robert and Megan were able to help you and we will pass your comments on to them.Good luck in your new home.From the Backhouse Solicitors team
The conveyancing team have provided me with an exemplary level of service from my initial contact, through the process of completing the sale of one property and the purchase of another. The promptness and regular communication throughout was very reassuring, as was having a single point of contact. A very special thanks to Melanie Johnson who was most helpful throughout and went above and beyond, not forgetting Madalina and Megan. Would have no hesitation in recommending Backhouse to anyone in respect of property transactions.
Response from the owner: Dear Neil, Thank you for leaving a fantastic review for Melanie, Madalina and Megan. We are so pleased to have helped with your conveyancing and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Excellent customer service from Robert Pointer, Megan Ryan and team. Will definitely recommend Backhouse and use again.
Response from the owner: Dear Ronnie, thank you for leaving a great review for Robert and Megan. We also thank you for your recommendation and are glad to have helped with your matter. If there is anything else we can help with, please contact us. Thank you again from everyone in team Backhouse.
Fauntless service from start to finish. Conveyancer Sarah was personable, communicative and highly skilled and professional in taking me through each step to completion. Couldn't recommend Sarah and Backhouse enough - thank you for everything.
Response from the owner: Dear Sam, thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review for Sarah and the team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience using us as your conveyancers. If there is anything else we can help with, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Having been badly messed about by the solicitors we had used various times in the past, we spoke to Backhouse. From first call to completion Backhouse understood exactly what we were looking to achieve. Immediate appointment was given and Tina identified and executed a solution to meet our needs and wishes. Tina is an exceedingly warm and friendly, highly professional and knowledgeable person who explains everything in easy to understand lay terms. We were delighted by how she made the process so stress free and with the solutions she executed to deliver our peace of mind wishes. Would definitely recommend Backhouse and this young lady.
Response from the owner: Dear David, thank you for leaving a wonderful review for Tina and the team. We are pleased to have helped with your matter and that you found your experience using us as your solicitors stress free and professional. We will be sure to pass on your complements to Tina and we thank you for your recommendation. Thank you again from the team at Backhouse Solicitors.
I have known Liz since 2013. Her assistance in the sale of our flat was critical for us to be able to complete. At the time when we sold, some major capex works were being carried out in our building. We knew that the works would attract a significant amount of service charges in the future and it was difficult to estimate how much. As a seller, I had serious reservations that we could get the sale through for the price we wanted with this liability. Liz proposed reasonable and fair terms to deal with this matter so that the buyer was protected, without us having to waive a big portion of our equity to achieve the sale.I also appointed Luz to act for me when I bought my own property. Once again, she demonstrated a high level of professionalism and expertise; she was timely, responsive and persistent in the discussions with seller’s solicitors and greatly helped for the transaction to complete in terms satisfactory for everyone and within the timeframes that both parties were aiming for.I have referred a number friends and acquaintances to Liz and they were all pleased. She is an exceptional solicitor with a great commercial sense and a wealth of knowledge about all the legal intricacies of buying / selling residential properties. I was very lucky to find her and highly recommend her services.
Response from the owner: Dear Matilde, thank you for taking the time to leave a brilliant review for Liz. We are so pleased we could help with your matter and we will be sure to pass on your compliments. We thank you for your recommendation and if there is anything else we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
I must recommend Robert and Megan , They are effective and careful handle my case . I am feeling happy .
Response from the owner: Dear AU Joan, thank you for leaving a review for Rob and Megan, and thank you for your recommendation. We will be sure to pass on your compliments. Thank you again from everyone in the Backhouse team.
Thank you so much to Robert and Megan who helped us through the purchase of our first home. Great communication and thorough work throughout - highly recommended!
Response from the owner: Dear Chloe, thank you for leaving a great review for Rob and Megan, we are pleased to have helped with your move and we wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Many thanks to Liz and Bob for helping us with our conveyancing process. Especially for 1st time buyers we really did not know what to expect and how the process looks like.Their communication was brilliant. They were very patient in explaining us various details. Replied quickly to our emails and kept us up to date all the time. We've asked few questions that they had do chase the seller solicitors for which they did and negotiated hard in our name for some contract adjustments.The purchase process took some time but Backhouse did not add time to it. We always waited for somebody else: bank or the seller.Once we've found some inconsistencies within one document they prepared but they were quick to rectify, apologize and gave us a significant discount on their fee.I'd highly reccomend them for conveyancing services.
Response from the owner: Dear Łukasz Łakomy, thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review for our Conveyancing team. We are glad you enjoyed your experience using us as your conveyancers and we wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Excellent experience with Backhouse regarding the conveyancing for our sale and purchase. Both Chelsea and Catie were fantastic at both managing my anxieties and expediting the process. Always quick to act on a query or to respond - we were never left waiting. Our estate agents were also very complimentary. We will definitely be using Backhouse again. Thankyou so much!! 5 stars!
Response from the owner: Dear Hannah, thank you for leaving a wonderful review for Catie and Chelsea, we are so pleased to have helped with your conveyancing and wish you all the best in your new property. If there is anything else we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact the team. Thank you again from Backhouse Solicitors.
Rob and Megan have been quick to deal with any queries I have had, and given really helpful advice to help enable our sale to proceed.
Response from the owner: Dear Keighley, thank you for leaving a great review for Rob and Megan, we will be sure to pass on your compliments. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Brilliant! Our experience has been excellent. We are first time buyers, new to the process, nervous, stressed and worried. However, with Backhouse solicitors the process was smooth and not stressful at all. Robert Pointer and Megan Ryan were looking after our project. They were supportive, explained every step in detail, were always available to speak and discuss and helped reduce our stress. Paperwork was quick and time bound. Timely updates were provided.We would always recommend them for conveyancing.Thank you very much.Sameer and Prarthana Kalgaonkar
Response from the owner: Dear Sameer, thank you for leaving a great review for Rob and Megan and for your recommendation. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the team and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
Great service from Backhouse solicitors. Melanie and Madalina were so good throughout the process and they have answered all my queries and process updates were excellent. Thanks.
Response from the owner: Dear Ravikumar, thank you for leaving a wonderful review for Melanie and Madalina. We are pleased you enjoyed your experience using us as your conveyancers. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
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.
Response from the owner: Dear Sonya, thank you for taking the time to leave a great review for our conveyancing team and we wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
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.
Response from the owner: Dear S A, thank you for leaving a review for Liz and Ben. While your purchase didn't go through we are happy that you found our service excellent and thank you for your recommendation. If there is anything else we can help you with, please do let us know. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
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.
Response from the owner: Dear James, thank you for taking the time to leave a wonderful review for Rob and the team. We are pleased to have helped with your conveyancing and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
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.
Response from the owner: Dear Laura, thank you for leaving a fantastic review for the conveyancing team. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience using us as your conveyancers and we wish you the best of luck in your new property. Thank you again from the Backhouse team.
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.
Response from the owner: Dear Carol, thank you for taking the time to leave a terrific review for Robert and Megan. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience of using us as your Conveyancers. If there is anything else we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact the team. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
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 soon
Response from the owner: Dear Geoff, thank you for leaving a review for the team at Backhouse. We are sorry to hear about your purchase but we hope that you enjoyed your experience of using us for your Conveyancing. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Response from the owner: Dear Marjorie, thank you for leaving a five star review for the Backhouse team. We are glad to have helped with your matter and look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you again from everyone at Backhouse Solicitors.
Very fast response times, great experience, highly recommended. Very good experience purchasing my new house
Response from the owner: Dear Krishna, thank you for leaving a great review for the Backhouse team. We are so pleased to have helped with your conveyancing and wish you luck in your new home. Thank you again from everyone here at Backhouse Solicitors.
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