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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

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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

See our Google Reviews below or visit our Testimonials page.

Best solicitors I have ever used for conveyancing. They made the whole process understandable and efficient. Robert Pointer provided an excellent service and his team are top quality too. I also needed urgent advice re our Wills, and was referred internally which was most helpful. I have no... hesitation in recommending Backhouse Solicitors and am glad I made the change from my previous conveyancer. Backhouse are brilliant!read more
Sally W
Sally W
1713287150
So glad we chose to use Backhouse Solicitors for our recent conveyancing. Our sale went through smoothly and we were kept well informed at all times. Sadly our purchase fell through, but we were also given some very helpful advice on this.Many thanks to Rob and Megan for doing a great job. I would... recommend Backhouse Solicitors to anyone.read more
Cathy Haines
Cathy Haines
1713275972
Excellent advice and great service!
Roger Alford
Roger Alford
1713166681
Excellent professional service. Rob and Megan were very professional, courteous, and understanding, and guided us through the conveyancing process for our new purchase.
Suhas Kumar
Suhas Kumar
1712907595
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.read more
Meg Lambe
Meg Lambe
1712848219
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 👍
Chris Farrar
Chris Farrar
1712587980
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.read more
James Forbes
James Forbes
1712264772
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 firmread more
Deff Circus
Deff Circus
1712178584
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.
Heidi King
Heidi King
1712158339
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.read more
Amy Greenaway
Amy Greenaway
1712070077
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.
Murdi Althaf
Murdi Althaf
1712045868
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.read more
Neil Costen
Neil Costen
1711821228
Excellent customer service from Robert Pointer, Megan Ryan and team. Will definitely recommend Backhouse and use again.
Ronnie Farrelly
Ronnie Farrelly
1711295292
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.
Sam Wakeford
Sam Wakeford
1711036143
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.read more
David McKenna
David McKenna
1710770437
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.read more
Matilde Vazquez
Matilde Vazquez
1710534360
I must recommend Robert and Megan , They are effective and careful handle my case . I am feeling happy .
Au Joan
Au Joan
1710351273
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!
Chloe Salisbury
Chloe Salisbury
1710268435
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.read more
Łukasz Łakomy
Łukasz Łakomy
1710229324
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!read more
Hannah Haq
Hannah Haq
1709715946
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.
Keighley Page
Keighley Page
1709299615
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 Kalgaonkarread more
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.
Ravikumar P
Ravikumar P
1709124721
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
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
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