About us

We are a specialist legal practice, committed to providing the highest quality legal advice delivered in plain English. We act as trusted advisors to individuals and families from Cheshire and Greater Manchester to across Europe and beyond.

Our size ensures that you are at the centre of everything we do. We are great believers in taking time to listen to you and understand your legal problems. We offer a no charge initial meeting during which you can explain your legal problems and ask any questions you may have without any time pressure. In an ever connected world, privacy is increasingly important and we guarantee you absolute confidentiality in all your dealings with us.

We are modern lawyers with traditional values. We strongly believe in providing the highest level of service and client care. One of the ways we do this is by giving our advice in plain English and avoiding legal jargon wherever possible.

We are more than just solicitors, we are trusted advisers to whom you can turn for support. We always strive to achieve the best result for our clients.

We often work with other professionals to provide integrated advice which is far more effective than visiting differently professionals separately.

We believe that great communication is the foundation of a good relationship. This is why you will be given the direct dial number of your solicitor so you can contact them directly rather than having to go through receptionists or ‘gatekeepers’.

We understand that your time is precious. We will come to visit you at home or your office at a time to suit you. If you prefer you can meet us at our office in Congleton, Cheshire or online via Microsoft Teams. We will handle your matters with care and sensitivity as we navigate you through the legal landscape.

As a specialist legal practice, we focus solely on providing legal advice to individuals and families.

Our solicitors Paul Clark and Sarah Bushell are experienced solicitors and have both been awarded TEP status by STEP. STEP is the leading global professional association for legal practitioners who specialise in this area of law. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

Paul is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section advisory committee.

Simon Heapy is a highly respected solicitor and has previously been named in Chambers and Partners as a leading individual in Court of Protection work.

We strongly believe in the importance of local community and we are actively engaged in supporting local groups in the local area such as Beartown Rickshaw and Congleton Tennis Club.

We are committed to supporting our environment by limiting the environmental impact of our business. This is why we made the decision to become a ‘paper light’ office. Our correspondence is recorded electronically and we do not take paper copies for physical files. We do not even use paper notepads, instead we write directly into our computerised notepads.

Although we are required to keep paper versions of certain documents such as Wills, LPAs and Trust deeds, we limit our paper usage wherever possible and we have significantly reduced our environmental footprint. We consider ourselves to be ethical solicitors and we often work with financial advisors who can offer ethical investments which do not contribute to environmental damage such as deforestation.

Our Solicitors

Management Team

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Paul ClarkTEP

Managing Director & Solicitor

Paul is the managing director of Spall Clark Solicitors. He is a solicitor, full member of STEP and sits on the advisory committee of the Law Society Private Client Section. He has over 10 years of legal experience in private client work and has a specialist focus on international matters. He is a director and founding member of South Cheshire Law Society.

Contact:
Email: paul.clark@spallclark.co.uk

Office: 01260 769 639

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Becky Spall

Director, Practice Manager & Solicitor 

Becky is the Practice Manager at Spall Clark Solicitors and deals with the day to day operations of the firm, strategic and business development together with advertising and marketing. Becky also qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 and has experience working in both litigation and private client where she developed a particular interest in advising elderly and vulnerable clients. Becky understands the local community well having spent time most of her life living in Congleton and has spent over 8 years in the legal profession working in Cheshire and North Staffordshire.

Contact:
Email: becky.spall@spallclark.co.uk

Office: 01260 769 639

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Solicitors

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Sarah BushellTEP

Solicitor 

Sarah is a solicitor specialising in Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate matters. Sarah qualified as a Solicitor in 1990 and has extensive experience in advising individuals and families.

Contact:
Email: sarah.bushell@spallclark.co.uk

Office: 01260 769 639

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Simon Heapy

Consultant Solicitor

Simon is a specialist Court of Protection and Contentious Probate Solicitor. He is highly respected lawyer and has been named as a leading individual by the Legal 500 (2016) and Chambers & Partners (2016 and 2018). Prior to joining Spall Clark Solicitors as a consultant, he was a partner at a leading law firm in Manchester and spent time working at a solicitors in Macclesfield.

Simon grew up in a village near Macclesfield and he still lives in the town to this day. He spends his spare time following football (Macclesfield FC) and cricket, and is a keen guitarist and music lover. He is also fond of red wine and travelling.

Contact:
Email: simon.heapy@spallclark.co.uk

Office: 01260 769 639

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Work with us

Solicitors

We do not currently have any full time roles available. However, if you are an experienced solicitor looking to join our practice as a consultant, please contact Becky Spall.

Other professionals

We are committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients. We believe this can only be done by working in conjunction with our client’s other advisers such as accountants and financial advisers. We are always interested in hearing from other professionals that share our values. Please note, we do not work with businesses that offer paid referrals as we only refer to businesses based on the quality of services offered.

Work experience

We do not currently offer work experience placements.