About us

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

We work with other professionals to provide integrated advice on tax planning, wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney and estate administration. This ensures that you receive the right advice from the right people at the right time.

Our size ensures that you are at the centre of everything we do and enables us to take the time to get to know you and understand your concerns. In an ever connected world, privacy is increasingly important and we guarantee you absolute confidentiality in all your dealings with us. We will handle your matters with care and sensitivity as we navigate you through the legal landscape.

Who we are

Paul Clark

Paul ClarkTEP

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.

Paul is a long time supporter of local charities. He is a trustee of SUSO in Macclesfield which is a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities. He has also supported East Cheshire Hospice for over 6 years and is currently their legacy officer.

He enjoys spending his spare time karting, exploring local restaurants and watching European television drama. He is currently studying Portuguese. However, he still finds time to enjoy watching his favourite Australian series, Neighbours. Paul lives in Sandbach with his wife Becky, their cat Billy and rabbit Ebony.

Qualifications:
Qualified solicitor (England and Wales), member of the Law Society Private Client Section advisory committee, full member of STEP, Advanced certificate in Cross Border Estates (distinction), LLB Law degree.

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

Office: 01270 868 373

Mobile: 07388 830 864

Pam Murphy

Pam MurphyTEP

Pam is an experienced solicitor and has worked in the legal profession for 40 years. She is a full member of STEP and her expertise covers Inheritance Tax mitigation, managing and administering estates and Discretionary Trusts as well as drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Pam grew up in Cheshire and has spent her entire legal career working locally. Prior to joining Spall Clark Solicitors, Pam was the head of a private client department at a local firm in Sandbach.

Pam enjoys her spare time exercising, travelling, cooking and entertaining.

Pam’s usual working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday although she is available for appointments outside of those days.

Qualifications:
Qualified solicitor (England and Wales), full member of STEP

Contact:
Email: pam.murphy@spallclark.co.uk

Office: 01270 868 373

Mobile: 07708 046 410

Becky Spall

Becky Spall

Becky is the Practice Manager at Spall Clark Solicitors and deals with the day to day operations of the firm and business development. Becky qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 and has experience working in both litigation and private client. She 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. She is currently a non-practising Solicitor and following the management of her own business she is now fulfilling the role as the firm’s new Practice Manager.

Becky is also a founding member and director of the South Cheshire Law Society where she encourages new members of the legal profession to join the Society and take part in local networking events.

Becky is passionate about animal welfare and is an avid supporter of Rabbit Rescue North West, The Animal Sanctuary, Wilmslow and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – all of which are charities close to her heart.

in her spare time, Becky volunteers for the Cinnamon Trust, a charity which assists elderly and terminally ill people care for their pets. Becky also enjoys holidaying in the Algarve with her husband, taking in what nature has to offer in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, watching professional tennis tournaments and playing tennis at an amateur level.

Qualifications:

Qualified Solicitor (England and Wales [non-practising]), STEP Certificate in Trusts and Estates (distinction), LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justice.

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

Office: 01260 769 639

As a specialist private client practice, we focus solely on this legal area. We are experts in all areas of private client law including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Trusts. We have particular expertise in Inheritance Tax planning and cross border estates. Our full range of services can be found here.

All of our solicitors are full members of STEP which 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. Our managing director Paul Clark is a member of the advisory committee of the Law Society Private Client Section and helps organise the annual Law Society Cross Border Conference.

  • Trust
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Excellence
  • Transparency
  • Community

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 offer a clear, transparent fee charging structure and will make sure you know the fee before we undertake any work.

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 are leaders in our field and our technical excellence has been recognised by STEP granting TEP status.

We strongly believe in the importance of local community. We are actively engaged in supporting local groups in Cheshire and Manchester, and we donate 10% of our net profit to local charities.

We are great believers in taking time to listen to you and understand your legal issue. We offer a no charge initial meeting during which you can explain your legal problem and ask any questions you may have without any time pressure.

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 one of our meeting rooms or arrange a meeting via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

All of our advice is provided in plain English and free of legal jargon. We offer plain English versions of all our documents and will ensure that you understand the documents before you sign anything.

Legal solutions often involve other professionals. We work together with other professionals to provide an integrated approach which is far more effective than visiting differently professionals separately.

We offer fixed fees for all of our services and there are no hidden extras.

We use modern working practices and technology to provide a quick and efficient service. We have a paperless office but we will still send documents to you by post if you prefer.

We believe that great communication is the foundation of a good relationship. This is why you will be given the mobile telephone number of your solicitor so you can contact them whenever you wish rather than having to wait for the office to open.

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 ‘paperless’ office. All of our correspondence is recorded electronically and we do not take paper copies.

We are required to keep paper versions of certain documents such as Wills, LPAs and Trust deeds. However, by limiting our paper usage, we have significantly reduced our environmental footprint.

Spall Clark donates the savings made on paper to the Community Forest Trust which supports local tree planting initiatives.

Careers:

We are a modern practice committed to providing clients with the highest level of service. We offer a flexible work environment for consultant solicitors with their own following. If you are a STEP qualified solicitor looking for a new challenge please get in touch.

Legal and 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.