I cannot recommend the Cambridge conveyancing team highly enough for their unfailing courtesy, calmness and understanding.Pamela Gatrell, Cambridge
Residential Conveyancing Team
Helen MurphyHead of Residential Property
Marie SmithResidential Property Lawyer
Emma HuntResidential Property Lawyer
Emily BrisleyResidential Property Lawyer
Shazad ButtResidential Property Lawyer
Helen Murphy Head of Residential Property
Marie Smith Residential Property Lawyer
Emma Hunt Residential Property Lawyer
Emily Brisley Residential Property Lawyer
Shazad Butt Residential Property Lawyer
What our Clients say
I recently completed the purchase of a flat in London and wanted to express my formal appreciation for the way that Barr Ellison dealt with the case. The purchase turned out to be much longer and more complex than I had expected. They got back to me quickly on every query, large and small and kept me fully informed about the options available and the risks and consequences involved. Without this diligence, patience and calm attitude it is quite possible that I might have pulled out of the sale altogether. As it is, I couldn't be happier and I'm so pleased I decided to go with a local firm. Thanks to everyone involved in this transaction. I really appreciate it!
Thank you. We were impressed with your professional approach and the clear manner that delicate matters were explained and addressed.
Richard and Emily Mackay
We came to Marie following a recommendation and she handled our sale and purchase transactions. Her grasp of all issues plus the speed and quality of her output were all exceptional. Outstanding!
Anne and Alistair Wilkinson
I cannot praise the service provided by Helen Murphy highly enough when I purchased my new home.
Wendy MacNab of Cambridge
I would like to thank you again, Emma, for your patience and efficient professionalism - it was a pleasure to work with you and throughout I felt reassured that I was in good hands.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Emily for your hard work and professionalism in undertaking the conveyancing with regard to selling my flat in Cambridge. I particularly appreciated your promptness in responding to my queries, especially at the more stressful points of the process, and also your patience and humour! I would happily recommend you to anyone needing a conveyancing service. Many thanks.
A big thank you for all your help in the sale of our property. You have been extremely efficient throughout the whole process and so responsive to all my queries.
Thank you for being so efficient and for keeping us well-informed along the way with progress of our house purchase - it was much appreciated.
Angela Woodward & Richard Hellen
We have been impressed with how pleasant and helpful you have been. Please pass on thanks to your receptionist for being so helpful. Not all solicitors and their offices are like this.
Terry and Ivana Chilvers
Your professional and kind help with our property purchase turned a stressful event into a positive experience. We will definitely seek Barr Ellison Solicitors for any future legal advice.
Rogier & Petra ten Hoopen
We cannot thank you enough Marie for all your efforts on our behalf - you have been epic! You have our unending gratitude.
Mrs Osagie, Kent
I wouldn't go anywhere else with my conveyancing business. I have a keen interest in property and I know I can trust Helen Murphy to get the job done expediently and thoroughly. The estate agents I work with also appreciate the professional way she handles the process.
Emma was a stalwart for us. Meticulous, supportive, patient, understanding and incredibly responsive, either via email or on the phone, to our anxieties and concerns during a very stressful sale and purchase process. Highly recommended!
C Hawkes and A Merrifield
Thank you most gratefully for the efficient way you handled our sale and all the allied ups and downs. We do appreciate all that you did to guide us along the path to success. Many, many thanks indeed.
Many thanks again for your patience with all my requests and your professionalism. We shall certainly be recommending you to our friends.
Ali Khan & Mariyam Zaman
The service provided by the residential conveyancing team has been excellent.
I can't praise the residential conveyancing team highly enough. They were fantastic and made my first home purchase so smooth. Communication was excellent, everything was perfect.
Thanks for making our house purchase go so smoothly. I've tended to find, to be honest, that lawyers have been the bottleneck with previous purchases, but that has not been my experience with Barr Ellison Solicitors.
Thank you so much for your wonderful service and dedication to our house purchase. It was most convenient to be able to use your office at Addenbrooke’s Hospital to get documents signed.
I am writing to thank you for your efficient assistance in our house selling process. We felt very secure and comfortable with the way you dealt with this case.
Mr Stefankiewicz of Cambridge
I'd like to express my appreciation for your work - thank you for your diligence and haste in bringing my house purchase to completion.
Thank you so much Helen Murphy for your professionalism and efficiency in the conduct of our property sale. I am particularly grateful for keeping us up to date and informed of developments as they occurred. I would recommend the services of Barr Ellison Solicitors in general and you in particular to anyone!
Barr Ellison seems part of our family. My husband Richard had told me that Barr Ellison would take care of me and my son, and he was right. You guided me through everything with regard to my husband's estate, always making clear the choices open to us. Seema Solanki and Helen Murphy were so kind, approachable and trustworthy, they feel like sisters to me.
It's because of you that we've completed, completed in time and completed with the right legal basis - I can't thank you enough but will give you a call next week to try to do so.
Mark Johnston of Cambridge
Emily Brisley dealt with our house sale and purchase and our experience couldn't have been better. Her perseverance and pragmatic approach in dealing with some difficult parties was the catalyst in getting the transaction over the line. Well done Emily!
Words cannot express how grateful we are for all your help in pushing matters along over the last few months and getting a conclusion on our sale and purchase. The world is a much better place with Marie around. There should be more of you!!
Mr & Mrs Wick, Cambridge
My very sincere thanks go to Helen Murphy for getting me through my recent sale/purchase. This was the second time Helen has acted for me and both times she was very professional, keeping me informed all the way. This recent sale proved a bit difficult because the first sale fell through in tragic circumstances for my intended buyer but I found a new buyer quickly and Helen got me through to completion within a month, which prevented me from losing the property I was buying. I cannot praise her highly enough.
Barr Ellison and in particular Marie helped us recently in the purchase of a property in Cambridge. I would like to thank them for the highly professional yet personal and personable way in which the entire transaction was carried out. It was the nearest to an enjoyable experience that property purchasing could be. I would recommend them highly.
Thank you very much for all your hard work. You made the whole process painless. It all went through much quicker and more smoothly than I could have hoped for.
Residential Conveyancing Articles
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Barr Ellison once again sponsored the Innovation of the Year category at this year’s Cambridge Property Awards.
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Following on from the financial crisis, there are a higher number of repossession properties on the market and unsurprisingly there are many buyers hoping to take advantage of lower prices.
The Court of Appeal has found that a term to deal with planning permissions can be implied in a construction contract ...
The Court of Appeal has recently provided clarification to both residential and commercial landlords as to how they can reasonably withhold their consent to the assignment of a lease.
Where planning permission is granted, reasons for the grant of such planning permission may be required to be given, even where there is no statutory duty to do so.
The equity of exoneration principle states that if a spouse incurs a debt, secured against the property for his or her own benefit, the creditor must be paid out of that spouse’s share of the [...]
The provisions of the Code reflect the priority of the government on the development of the country’s digital infrastructure. The furtherance of this aim clearly takes precedence over individual landowners’ rights.
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How landowners can stop people from acquiring a right to park on your land simply and cheaply ...