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

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.

Paul is a long time supporter of local charities such as SUSO in Macclesfield and Dementia Friendly Sandbach. He was previously a volunteer legacy officer at East Cheshire Hospice.

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 and their pets.

Qualifications:
Qualified solicitor (England and Wales) since 2016, 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

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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.

Areas of specialism:
Disputes and Litigation

Qualifications:
Qualified solicitor (England and Wales) since 2006, founding executive committee member of the Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association (COPPA)

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

Office: 01270 868 373

Mobile: 07545 570 914

Becky Spall

Becky Spall

Practice Manager

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 not currently practising as a Solicitor due to fulfilling a very busy role as the firm’s 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), STEP Certificate in Trusts and Estates (distinction), LLB (Hons) Law and Criminal Justice.

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

Office: 01270 868 373

As a specialist private client practice, we focus solely on this legal area and we regularly advise on matters that general practitioner solicitors rarely deal with. We are experts in all areas of private client law including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Trusts. We have particular expertise in advising business owners and advising on cross border estates. Our full range of services can be found here.

Paul Clark is a full member 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 a portion 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.

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.

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

Current vacancies June 2022:

We are pleased to announce that we are expanding our talented legal team and we are now looking for an ambitious Private Client Solicitor to join us on a full time basis.

You will have excellent experience of a broad range of Private Client matters including Wills, Trusts, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. The role is ideal for a Solicitor who is passionate about delivering exceptional levels of service to our clients whilst supporting the continued growth of the business. There is a lot of flexibility within the role and will suit a driven Solicitor who can hit the ground running with their own caseload whilst receiving the support they need to progress within their own career and the business.

Click here to find out more about the role and how to apply.

Current vacancies January 2022:

We are looking for a passionate and driven Private Client Solicitor to join our team. You will have experience in Wills, Trusts, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney and you will be able to handle your own caseload efficiently. This role is ideal for a Solicitor who shares our ethos of providing exceptional levels of service to our clients whilst at the same time contributing to the success of a modern and expanding law firm.

Click here to find out more about the role and how to apply.

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 as a consultant 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.