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Commercial Property


Assignment of Leases

Under Leases

Acquisition and Sale of Businesses

Commercial Agreements

Commercial Property Auctions

Commercial Property Developments

Residential Property

Conveyancing: House Sale and Purchase

Residential Property Auctions

Buying off Plan

New Builds

Transfer of Equity


Public Sector Housing

Real Estate Management

Energy Performance Certificates

Panel Solicitors for all major Mortgage Lenders:
Alliance and Leicester
Abbey National
Natwest Bank

Please telephone 0161 866 8999 for additional information


We are niche firm of Solicitors based in Manchester focusing on Commercial Property, Conveyancing and Land Law. We handle a large volume of house sales and purchases, remortgages and transfer of equity transactions on a daily basis. We have invested prudently in computers and case management software that makes us very competitive, fast and efficient. The cost/benefit analysis at the forefront of pragmatic solutions to your requirements.

Location: We are the local Solicitors for Altrincham, Cheadle, Cheetham Hill, Chorlton cum Hardy, Didsbury, Eccles, Gatley, Irlam, Lymm Cheshire, Oldham, Prestwich, Sale Cheshire, Salford, Stretford, Stockport, Swinton,  Timperley, Trafford Park, Urmston, Whitefield and surrounding areas.  We also have a serviced Solicitors office in Manchester City Centre. . . click here for contact details

Please ring us for a friendly informal chat on 0161 866 8999. Our Solicitors would welcome the opportunity to discuss matters with you.


What our Clients say about us:
"Again, many thanks for your help. I would recommend your service to anybody who is about to purchase a property" . . . Professor J. Kang (Manchester Business School)

"We will be delighted to recommend you and your firm. Your service has been first class, prompt, accurate and exceptional value" . . .  Jason Cotterrell (Commercial Director, CBS Outdoor Limited)

". . . extremely thorough, professional and helpful . . . We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking to purchase / sell a property" . . . Dr L. Hampson (St. Marys Hospital, Manchester)

“. . . I have been very happy with the advice and support you have provided" . . . William Byers (KPMG, Manchester)

". . . very professional service . . . you have kept us well informed and have given sound advice . . .  Professor J. Brooks (Vice-Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University)


Ford Banks Irwin Statement of Client Commitment:

Ford Banks Irwin solicitors are committed to providing the optimum level of legal services to all clients both lay and professional, in accordance with the Law Society Code of Conduct and all other professional standards. We are always striving to improve the service we offer. We would welcome any suggestions which help us achieve our aim Contact Us

Improvements made to date as a result of client feedback:

1.    Direct Access to your Solicitor.
       You do not need to go through a receptionist, secretary or case            workers/managers to speak to a Solicitor.
2.    Flexible appointments.
       We make ourselves available for appointments during lunch time        and at the beginning and end of the day.  We re-arrange our own        meetings and work schedule to suit the needs of our clients.  We        can also arrange home/office visits.  Evening and weekend
       appointments are available for a small additional fee.
3.    Easy car parking.

We also have good access via public transport.

Handy Hints on using any Solicitor:
If we are not able to help and you need to use another firm of solicitors, here are a few handy hints:-
a)    Always ask for a quote or an estimate.  This reduces the likelihood of a dispute.  If you receive an estimate always set an upper limit for your Solicitor. 

b)    Clarify your quote / estimate. Does it include vat and disbursements? What steps are included and what is the likely number of hours needed to complete the matter? 

c)    Think about different scenarios.  What if the facts or circumstances change?

d)    Check the grade of the Solicitor who will be handling your case.  You may be getting a case worker / file manager when you think you are paying for a Partner.  Usually the grades will be Partner, Associate,  Assistant,  Trainee,  Case worker/file manager. 

e)    Check the firm is able to work to your timescales.  

f)    Instructions to your Solicitor should be clear, concise and given in plenty of time to enable work to be scheduled to your timescale. 

g)    Keep in regular contact and at regular intervals to check on progress. 

h)    Carefully read all the small print, especially when signing the estate agents marketing and advertising agreement.  After all, when is small print ever in favour of the consumer? 

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