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174 Law Solicitors are a modern and progressive firm of solicitors committed to the concept of "centre of excellence". We represent a concentration of resource hosting the provision of a quality legal service – relevant to the needs of the modern world.

174 Law is a young and vibrant enterprise. Nonetheless we offer 150 years post qualification experience within our Partnership and Consultancy Team.

Email: enquiries@174law.co.uk

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  • David Hayhurst
    David Hayhurst

    David Hayhurst

    Property Lawyer and MD

  • Helen Pittard
    Helen Pittard

    Helen Pittard

    Head of Family Law

  • Heather Davies
    Heather Davies

    Heather Davies

    Head of Property

  • Robin Kendall
    Robin Kendall

    Robin Kendall

    Head of Child Protection Law

  • Kathy Bibby
    Kathy Bibby

    Kathy Bibby

    Head of Private Client

  • Jackie Cooper
    Jackie Cooper

    Jackie Cooper

    Conveyancing Executive

  • Martyn Green
    Martyn Green

    Martyn Green

    Head of Litigation

  • John Loney
    John Loney

    John Loney

    Consultant Solicitor

  • Eileen Ward
    Eileen Ward

    Eileen Ward

    Family Law Executive

  • Louise Tolman
    Louise Tolman

    Louise Tolman

    Conveyancing Executive

  • Leanne Bolton
    Leanne Bolton

    Leanne Bolton

    Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)

David Hayhurst

Property Lawyer and MD

David Hayhurst

Recognized by peers and clients alike as a “can do” property lawyer where the instruction requires a solution driven approach particularly in relation to high value transactions. Vastly experienced in all types of property dealings with an established client following ranging from multi million pound turnover Companies to private individuals (often repeat clients over many years).

Testimonials from clients confirm the ability to deliver a top class legal service whilst preserving an irrepressible sense of humour. Visionary lead in the creation and continuing development of 174Law.

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Helen Pittard

Head of Family Law

Helen Pittard

Pioneering force behind the development of alternative resolution of family disputes being one of the first to secure Public Funding for provision of Mediation services in Merseyside and the north west allowing clients to maintain dignity and respect throughout the separation process finding the most creative and tailored cost effective solutions at all times and ensuring Parents maintain focus upon a continuing long term relationship and improved communication.

Also one of the founder members of 174 Law maintaining joint responsibility for on going business development adopting the same visionary and creative approach.

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Heather Davies

Head of Property

Heather Davies

A highly regarded property lawyer experienced in all types of property transactions but with a particular expertise in leasehold and commercial property dealings. Also a skilled and experienced Practitioner in probate and will preparation.

A former equity partner in Cheryl Lewis & Co carrying on a proud tradition of local successful business women and a true champion of the Wirral.

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Robin Kendall

Head of Child Protection Law

Robin Kendall

Robin qualified in 1981 and has considerable experience in both of these areas. A member of the Law Society’s Children Panel Robin has been on the specialists panel since its inception in 1985. He is also a member of the Law Society’s Family panel.

Robin has been undertaking residential and commercial property transactions for over 30 years and has a particular expertise in the commercial and residential lettings market.

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Kathy Bibby

Head of Private Client

Kathy Bibby

Another to follow proud tradition of successful Wirral born and bread experts in the supply of legal services. Kathy employs a formidable tenacity in developing effective strategies for wealth preservation in the context of will preparation and Inheritance tax planning [skills that have also been utilised for clients facing matrimonial breakdown].

A trusted and highly competent lawyer enjoying a large following of established clients, testament to her ability to deal sympathetically with clients faced with difficult family circumstances.

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Jackie Cooper

Conveyancing Executive

Jackie Cooper

It can be safely said that Jackie is an honours graduate of the University of life displaying over many years proven competence and experience well recognized in the local property community and by her large following of established clients.

Combining  her expertise  with exceptional personality skills Jackie is well placed to offer an excellent customer experience a fact very evident from the many client testimonials.

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Martyn Green

Head of Litigation

Martyn Green

Born and bred on the Wirral Martyn qualified as a solicitor in 1986. After qualification, Martyn spent 2 years as an assistant solicitor in a 5 partner firm in Widnes doing various litigation including crime, matrimonial as well as general civil litigation. Martyn then returned to the Wirral as an associate solicitor at Cheryl Lewis & Co becoming a Partner in 1990 and remained there for the next 21 tears until the amalgamation of that firm with 174 Law in July 2011.

Martyn is also the nominated Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).

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John Loney

Consultant Solicitor

John Loney

Born in Birkenhead, and educated at Calday Grammar before completing an honours degree at Sheffield University. After articles with GF Lees and son joined respected firm Wilson Cowie and Dillon where I developed an extensive private client following over 30 years as a partner. Passionate about promoting understandable and affordable legal solutions that make a difference. wills, estate planning and administration , powers of attorney and residential conveyancing a speciality.

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Eileen Ward

Family Law Executive

Eileen Ward

Having specialised within the area of family law for more than 20 years Eileen has the knowledge and expertise to guide her clients through what can often be a traumatic and difficult time.

As a full member of Resolution (a specialist family law organisation) Eileen is fully committed to adhering to their strict code of conduct to ensure that her clients receive the best possible service.

Feedback from clients confirm that the approach adopted by Eileen combining  sympathy and understanding with experience and efficiency is truly effective.

A member of a family law team who between them have over 60 years experience in this area of law our clients know they are in safe hands with the 174 law family team

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Louise Tolman

Conveyancing Executive

Louise Tolman

Another member of 174Law born in, and proud of her Wirral association. An experienced and highly respected conveyancer Louise adds energy and expertise to the 174Law property team. True to the core 174Law value of “going the extra mile to make a difference for clients”  Louise has secured qualification as a Mortgage Advisor (CeMap), thus enhancing her ability to offer clients an informed insight into mortgages and lender regulations.

 

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Leanne Bolton

Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)

Leanne Bolton

Leanne is a very loyal and committed member of our team who has worked her way through the ranks from Office Junior to her new position as Conveyancing Legal Executive having passed her Legal Executive Course in 2015. Another local member of the team having been born on the Wirral and very proud of her roots and association with the Wirral having built up considerable contacts over the years. Having grown with us organically she has our work ethos and Professional Ethics in bred. Quality assurance is second nature.   She has gained over 13 years experience working with our MD in residential conveyancing and consequently an excellent foundation upon which she can now put her own personal touch. Leanne’s attention to detail is second to none but delivered with a calm , friendly and professional application.

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