In the spotlight: Blunts Solicitors Ltd

Kayley Wilson, Practice Manager
Blunts Solicitors Ltd

I have been the Practice Manager at Blunts Solicitors (previously Read Law) for over 16 years and during that time have managed the transition, mergers and disposals of various business entities such as LLPs, Partnerships, Sole Traders, ABS and Ltd companies.  Away from work I love to travel with my family, play squash, go to the gym and walk my dogs. 

1. Tell us a bit about your business?

At Blunts Solicitors we provide a responsive, high quality, personalised legal service for individuals, start-ups and corporate organisations, including Corporate and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Commercial and Residential Property, Employment, Family, Wills and Probate.

Our legal knowledge and market awareness allow us to reach out to find and offer solutions that help save our clients time and money. Our heritage means we have acted for generations of the same families but equally we have clients worldwide. Almost all our work comes from client referrals. 

2. Tell us about your role within the business?

 My role is to motivate, nurture and support the team alongside managing all aspects of the business; finance, strategy, processes, growth, operations (not the medical kind!), staffing, I.T., compliance and even changing the light bulbs!.

3. In your opinion, what is the most interesting/high profile/exciting project you or your business has worked on?

We have worked on many new build commercial investment sites throughout the UK, acting for clients from around the world with an overall investment of anything up to £20 million! The transaction moves super fast so we draw upon our property expertise to deliver a compliant and commercially viable outcome.

4. How long has the business been operating and how long have you been based in Macclesfield?

Our history dates back to 1812 when the firm of Brocklehurst and Bagshaw, of whom Blunts Solicitors are a direct descendant, began operating from our premises at King Edward Street. No. 2 was the bank and solicitor’s office and no. 6 the commercial office. The buildings have lots of interesting features including a bank vault and we hold beautiful documents and handwritten diaries, some dating back to the early/mid 19th century.  

5. What made you choose Macclesfield as a place to base your business?

This has always been our home and we want to continue to work with the community to secure its future success.

6. What’s the best thing about working in Macclesfield?

I love the creativity of the town and the vibe from the people who live and work here. Everyone has something different to offer and people are not afraid to stay true to what makes them happy

7. Do you have any specific future goals for the business that you would like to share?

With the advancements of A.I., it’s imperative we innovate, deliver and grow. We need to provide agile legal solutions by adopting alternative delivery models that suit the changing needs and demography of our (potential) clients.

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