Are you looking for a solicitors in Chester, Liverpool or the Wirral? Hillyer McKeown work across the region, offering friendly and straight-forward legal advice.

We want our business clients to see us as far more than a full service law firm. We want to be your business growth partner.

Our personal clients need to depend on us, to know that we are in their corner.

However you choose to work with us, we are committed to providing you with unrivalled client service which means:

  • Speed of response.
  • Transparency of fees.
  • Clear timescales.
  • Regular updates.

We have legal experts who have worked in industry so understand what makes a business tick. Many of our solicitors are recognised by the prestigious Legal 500.

We value our people. By investing in training and development they can continue to provide the best possible affordable service. Hillyer McKeown is changing the way professional services are delivered. Our commitment to service is outlined in our values.

Contact our solicitors in our offices in Chester City centre, Liverpool city centres, and Hamilton Square, Birkenhead – close to main transport links.


The History of Hillyer McKeown in a nutshell

The firm began in 1958 as Charles Roberts & Co. founded by Charles (“Charlie”) Roberts. Phil Jones (Philip Edward Jones) who was later to become Senior Partner joined the firm a few years later from Cornish Forfar, a Liverpool firm where he had been ‘Articled’.

As the years progressed the firm underwent many changes, including mergers and moving premises.

In May 1998 the name changed to Hillyer McKeown following a merger with the Heswall firm of Hilton Blyth Porteous & Co. As a result Peter Wise, Janet Goldthorp and Nigel Merrick became Partners in the enlarged firm of Hillyer McKeown.

More recently, Hillyer McKeown has undergone massive adjustments which reflect the changing marketplace and a push to put client service at the centre of its activities. The firm gained ABS accreditation in 2014 taking in its first non-legally qualified Partner (Richard Burnett) at the same time.

Ambitious growth plans continued with the launch of diversified services (a suite of complementary services to support growing business) HM Creative, HM Financial Services and HM Business Growth in 2016.

Hillyer McKeown continues to provide expert advice, while adapting to the needs of clients today who expect an efficient, cost-effective and personable service.

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Service Level Guarantee – find out about our Service Level Guarantee which offers a discount if you do not receive the expected unrivaled client service.


Complaints procedure – find out about or download our Complaints Procedure.


Clatterbridge Corporate Challenge, fundraising, Christmas Jumper Day, CSR, solicitors, Chester, Liverpool, Wirral, BirkenheadOur Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) activity

We are very proud to support, and be active in, our communities. All of our offices are involved in initiatives including the Clatterbridge £50 Corporate Challenge, and individual fundraising.


National Aprenticeship Week, 10 year anniversary, developing skils, training, traineeship, business apprenticeships, apprenticeship training, Hillyer McKeown, celebrating apprenticesCelebrating our apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 – find out more about apprenticeships and hear the stories from our apprentices


Additional information

The Law Society, details about Hillyer McKeown

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