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North West law firm expands residential property team with six new hires


Leading Cheshire law firm, SAS Daniels LLP, has added six new recruits to its residential property teams across its Stockport and Chester offices.

The full-service law firm has been seeing an increased demand for services in the region, despite any uncertainty in the property market as a result of Brexit.

The expansion comes as the North West is found to the be the only area of the UK where house sales are expected to rise in the next three months, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).

Jane Caldecott has joined SAS Daniels as Director of Conveyancing Operations and Scott Mulligan has taken the newly created role of Senior Associate and Head of the New Build Property team.

Jane joins from PLS Solicitors and, previous to this, held senior positions at Birchall Blackburn Law and Halliwells LLP. She is bringing 25 years’ experience to the residential property team and will be based in SAS Daniels’ Stockport office.

Scott Mulligan, a specialist in residential conveyancing and new build purchase and sales with over 14 years’ experience, will also be based in the Stockport office.

In addition, Steph Lyke and Robert Champin have joined the firm as licensed conveyancers and will be based in the Chester and Stockport offices respectively. Katherine Wakley and Angela Fergus have also been appointed as Conveyancing Assistant and Paralegal to support the team in Chester.

Nigel Read, Partner and Head of Residential Property at SAS Daniels said: “The property market in the North West for both buyers and sellers is thriving which is great news given the current political climate. With the expansion of the team we can now support even more clients and referrers with their conveyancing and residential property needs. These include co-ownership, leasehold flats, and re-mortgages in addition to buying or selling a new home.”

With experts predicting a rise of nearly 15 per cent in house prices from 2019 to 2023 with significant increases expected in the North West, SAS Daniels plans to expand the residential property team with two further recruits in Spring 2019.

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