About us: Hillyer McKeown in a nutshell

Are you looking for expert commercial advice to protect your business and help it grow? Or do you need a family lawyer or conveyancing solicitor in Cheshire, Liverpool, Wirral or North Wales? With offices in Chester, Liverpool, Birkenhead and Deeside, Hillyer McKeown can help, offering friendly and straight-forward gold-standard legal advice.

Coronavirus Update: We’re open and here for you. We continue to work remotely, however our Chester and Liverpool offices are open for pre-arranged visits. Please continue to send all correspondence and documentation to us electronically and where appropriate make payments via bank transfer.

We are continuing to keep colleagues and clients safe by following UK Government and WHO guidance. We are taking phone appointments where necessary, and signing documents safely and securely without compromising our Gold-standard level of service.

If you would like to contact us or book a phone appointment please call us or email us to arrange.

Please note: When visiting our offices, all visitors will be required to wear a face covering at all times, unless officially exempt from doing so.

Unrivalled client service

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 publication.

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 centre, and Hamilton Square, Birkenhead – all of our offices are close to main transport links, and have parking nearby.

The History of Hillyer McKeown in a nutshell

The firm began in 1958 as Charles Roberts & Co. Phil Jones who was later to become Senior Partner joined the firm a few years later from Cornish Forfar, a Liverpool firm.

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.

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, 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) including 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

Read about or download our Complaint Handling Procedure here.

Privacy and retention policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients and website visitors, download our Privacy and Retention Policy

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Please find out in our Careers section how we support the communities in which we live and work and how we invest in our people.

Additional information

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Please note: Prior to 1st November 2020, HM Legal Services Limited was referred to as Hillyer McKeown LLP.