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Darren Bowen

Head of Residential conveyancing

Conveyancing

Whether you choose to instruct us on your purchase/sale will depend on what’s most important to you:

  • the cost, or
  • the quality of service you receive.

If it’s cost, there are plenty of cheap conveyancers out there.

But we believe that we get what we pay for.  And with something as pivotal as a house purchase or sale, a professional and reliable job is not only sensible; it’s essential.

What you'll get from us

  • You’ll have your own team working for you, headed by a specialist and highly experienced lawyer, and you’ll have the direct phone number and email address of all members of your team; so you’ll have a personal service.
  • You’ll have the right mix of skilled legal insight, practical proactive action and friendly, efficient service.
  • You’ll have a team with superb back up in terms of I.T., banking services, and practice management.

All our Clients’ comments are uploaded, every month, onto this website.
Have a look at them; they speak for us better than we ever could.

We’re not expensive; just realistic. So if you think we might be what you're looking for, ask us for a quote without obligation.

We promise that we will

  1. listen to you,
  2. communicate with you,
  3. advise you and, above all -
  4. get you moved

Contact us by phone or email.

Our Conveyancing Team

Darren Bowen

Solicitor and Partner

Head of Residential Conveyancing and Commerical Conveyancing

Darren Bowen

Direct Dial:01252 550419

Email Darren Bowen

Darren qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and has been an equity Partner since 1998.

He is Head of Residential Conveyancing and his particular areas of interest are equity release schemes and leasehold extensions.

Sally Digweed

Licensed Conveyancer

Salaried Partner – Residential Conveyancer

Sally Digweed

Direct Dial:01252 550416

Email Sally Digweed

Sally is a Licenced Conveyancer and has been a Partner since 2015. She specialises in residential conveyancing.

Emma Fairbairn

Fellow Institute Legal Executives

Partner

Assistant Head of Residential Conveyancing

Emma Fairbairn

Direct Dial:01252 550417

Email Emma Fairbairn

Emma has been a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives since 1996 and an equity Partner since 2013.

She specialises in residential conveyancing and has a particular interest in old properties with difficult Titles.

Jo Elliott

Fellow Institute of Legal Executives

Salaried Partner – Residential Conveyancer

Jo Elliott

Direct Dial:01252 550406

Email Jo Elliott

Joanna is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, having qualified in 2008, and has been a Partner since 2015.

She specialises in residential conveyancing and has a particular specialism in new builds and the Help to Buy Scheme.

Will Jackson

Residential Conveyancing Trainee

Will Jackson

Direct Dial:01252 550429

Email Will Jackson

Will has a degree in Media Production and has recently completed by Graduate Diploma in Law for non law graduates. He is a trainee in residential conveyancing.

Shona Laird

Residential Conveyancing Executive

Shona Laird

Direct Dial:01252 550431

Email Shona Laird

Shona completed the Legal Practice course, following a Law Degree, in 2014 and works in residential conveyancing.

Kate Reid

Residential Conveyancing Executive

Kate Reid

Direct Dial:01252 550402

Email Kate Reid

Kate specialises in residential conveyancing.

Joanna Elliott was fab! Always replied right away and great help.

Case Ref. W2750/1

Thank you Darren for your support during this experience, special thanks to Yvonne, Sarah and Kerry. A very stressul time was made much easier by the calm and professional manner of all the staff, would recommend the company highly.

Case Ref. W2846/3

Excellent - Jo was super efficient and always responsive.

Case Ref. M2507/2

Would like to thank Shona Laird for a great service and the help she provided. I wouldn’t hesitate to use your firm again, was happy with the service and commitment.

Case Ref. P2294/1

Sally Digweed - very calm and courteous at all times.

Case Ref. P2267/2

Joanna Elliott answered emails quickly and helped us no matter how silly the question. Thank you for everything! The whole process was hassle free!

Case Ref. G2341/1

Sally Digweed and her team were again excellent, we would not go elsewhere

Case Ref. T303/9

Darren was great in communicating and answering my queries. You did it right, I'm happy everything with our purchase was 100% right.

Case Ref. M3318/1

Sally Digweed was extremely helpful.

Case Ref. T1555/2

Emma Fairbairn was extremely helpful and kept me informed all along the way. She is an asset to your company, lovely lady.

Case Ref. S3125/4

Emma, Megan and Lindsey, they are all pleasant, helpful and very efficient. True professionals.

Case Ref. C3225/1

Excellent service from Emma Fairbairn.

Case Ref. S3603/2

Jo Elliott and Gill were always professional, frendly and efficient. Always responding to questions in a timely manner.

Case Ref. M3015/2

Highly recommended Sally Digweed - fast, efficient, superb service.

Case Ref. S3532/1

I want to compliment Sally Digweed for excellent service. She was very helpful and attentive.

Case Ref. K1142/3

Darren and Yvonne were incredible, very efficient as always.

Case Ref. D1665/2

Sally Digweed gave me total confidence throughtout the purchase of my property

Case Ref. L1795/2

Emma Fairbairn very professional manner, friendly and efficient

Case Ref. H3143/2

The service we received from Joanna Elliott was fantastic. A very approachable personality who guided us all the way with our sale and purchase.

Case Ref. A1443/2

Darren was exceptional

Case Ref. B3708/2

Shona Laird has given me excellent service. She has always kept me informed, listened to me sympathetically and responded the way I expected. She is extremely professional and her service is outstanding. I am more than happy to recommend her and this company to anyone.

Case Ref. M3315/1

Emma Fairbairn was excellent and always available for help. Lindsey Haines was fantastic on the day of completion when it all went to the wire! Great value high quality service - we were so pleased - thank you.

Case Ref. H2268/4

Sally Digweed was very approachable, always answered direct line calls, no questions too trivial, felt WS were on my side.

Case Ref. D1862/1

Shona Laird was very helpful and worked well with our conveyancing.

Case Ref. W2916/1

I found all members of staff extremely helpful and took extra time to explain what I didn't understand.

Case Ref. G2280/3

We dealt with Gillian Hawker, Jo Elliott and Clive Barker - outstanding service. Would thoroughly recommend "Woodford Stauffer" regarding any legal advise or matter.

Case Ref. J1079/1

I was very happy with the service I received. All staff I dealt with were always friendly and helpful.

Case Ref. T1660/2

Thank you for the excellent service you provided in respect of both my sale and purchase.

Case Ref. T1660/2

Sally was excellent, very helpful and never too busy, a pleasure to deal with.

Case Ref. W2881/1

Darren and team, super efficient, knowledgably and offer a great service throughout. Thank you!

Case Ref. B3782/1

Darren, Sarah, Jessica and Clive - All were brilliant, professional,, swift. Would recommend to anyone. Excellent service.

Case Ref. O562/1

Can I also take this opportunity to thank you for your amazing service and work with this. Very helpful, professional and trustworthy and if it means anything would definitely be using you again and would recommend your firm to friends,, colleagues and family. Thanks to your swift and professional work we have been the first to be ready to exchange despite being the bottom of the chain and playing catch up with the other parties.

Case Ref. O562/1(2)

Just wanted to say a massive thanks for all your hard swift professional work. I would recommend you to anybody and would certainly be my first and only choice if I ever needed a solicitor again

Case Ref. O562/1(1)

Emma Fairbairn and her colleagues were excellent. Thank you for your hard work and efficiency to complete my transaction.

Case Ref. L1823/1

Liz Lipo was very helpful and reassuring. Very happy with your service.

Case Ref. S3696/2

Thank you, I felt reassured throughout the transfer of equity process due to clear advice and efficient management.

Case Ref. M3384/1

Kate and Liz were both very efficient and courteous. Documentation was sent to us in a timely manner.

Case Ref. W2900/1

Jo was always prompt to reply and kept me updated with progress.

Case Ref. P2299/1

Joanna Elliott, super efficient, helpful and friendly at all times. Made it nice and easy for us.

Case Ref. D1865/1

Jo has been amazing from start to finish :-)

Case Ref. R1967/1

Afeefa has been brilliant. Very efficient and keeps us up to date with any progress with both the buying and selling of our properties.

Case Ref. W1770/3

Many thanks for your support through this process Jon, really very much appreciated.

Case Ref. R1888/1

This is the 4th transaction and in all of them I have had excellent service. I will definitely use Woodford Stauffer as you are by far the best firm I have used.

Case Ref. B2300/4

Thank you so much for all your help and support during the whole process. You have been absolutely amazing. Lots of recommendations will be coming your way and will definitely use your services if required in future.

Case Ref. D1833/1

Both of us have enjoyed meeting a person with a scintillating intellect and a highly individual style. Moreover honourable!

Case Ref. B3701/2

Thank you, you pushed things forward when they needed shifting.

Case Ref. Y203/1

Sarah Coy was very helpful, efficient and understanding. Many thanks for all your help.

Case Ref. M3357/1

Rebecca and Michael McKay - all our queries were answered promptly and happy about it.

Case Ref. H3196/1

Darren Bowen is an excellent solicitor and has gathered around him an extremely efficient team of very able staff :-) Would recommend without hesitation.

Case Ref. W186/3

This is the second time I have used your firm and we were really pleased with the ease and professionalism both times. All the staff are very friendly and approachable. This made the paperwork easy to handle in order to complete all formalities in good time. I would recommend Woodford Stauffer to others; also if we need to use a solicitor we will first come to Woodford Stauffer. Thank you once again for all your help and support.

Case Ref. R1720/4

Thank you to Jo and Gill, they made our first house purchase very easy!

Case Ref. C3277/1

Sally Digweed was very informative and thorough. We will definitely use you for our next purchase.

Case Ref. M2852/3

Thank you for getting me in my new home.

Case Ref. B3754/2

All provided a very professional service for which we are grateful.

Case Ref. E225/3

We found Darren and his team efficient, courteous and very professional at all times.

Case Ref. W1131/12

Fantastic communication from Emma Fairbairn, quick efficient, would definitely recommend!

Case Ref. C3306/1

Emma Warner and Sally Digweed were both excellent. Both ladies have been professional and helpful in a very stressful time. A big thank you to both ladies.

Case Ref. B3745/1

Joanna Elliott provided exceptional service in what was a very difficult conveyancing case.

Case Ref. S3401/3

Everyone we dealt with was efficient and helpful. As professionals ourselves, the most important attribute we seek in other professionals is competence. We felt that Woodford Stauffer staff conveyed and exuded an air of competence and that is important to us.

Case Ref. M714/4

Jo Elliott was very professional and efficient. Thank you! :-)

Case Ref. E816/1

Joanna Elliott was excellent, efficient and informative.

Case Ref. D1708/4

Mica was outstanding.

Case Ref. G2342/1

The entire team was excellent.

Case Ref. B3555/4

Darren's attention to detail could not be faulted - thank you.

Case Ref. W2684/3