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Stephen Greenwood

Stephen Greenwood - Chartered Legal Executive
Chartered Legal Executive • Kendal

My area of expertise is Residential Conveyancing and property related matters and I qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in October 1998, based in Kendal for the last 18 years. I am also a member of the CILEx Conveyancing Reference Group whose aim is to help shape policy development to improve the conveyancing process.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching and playing football, music and walking my dog. I am a fanatical Blackburn Rovers supporter and regularly attend home matches with my two children. I am also an FA Level 1 Qualified Football Coach and have managed a Junior Boys team for Kendal United Junior Football Club, from under 7 to under 14 level and now assist with the Under 12 Junior Girls team - enjoying the process of helping the players progress in terms of ability and excellent team spirit.I am also a former Governor of Stramongate School in Kendal

“ Experience was excellent. ”

“ I particularly noted the fact that even if I just "popped" in with a quick question for Stephen Greenwood, he would immediately come downstairs to see me and nothing was too much trouble for him. His calm approach enabled me to stay calm at times when things were a bit fraught! Many thanks for your support and sensitivity to my divorce situation. That made things easier for me. ”

“ Very efficient, everything was dealt with quickly. Extremely happy with the service, made buying our first home less stressful. Highly recommended - would use again. ”

“ Jane (Stephen's secretary) was super - really knew what she was doing. Superbly efficient service by Stephen and Jane. ”

“ I am pleased to let you know that a thoroughly professional service was offered by THW. All staff I encountered either face to face, email or phone dealt with my queries efficiently and quickly. An excellent job - well done! ”

“ Stephen was recommended to us by one of his other clients, and for good reason. He walked us through the process and provided invaluable advice. He was always prompt to respond to queries and requests. We were impressed with the service and advice Stephen provided. He was always responsive and clear in his advice. ”

“ We were kept informed by Stephen and his manner was excellent. A good team to deal with. Also his secretary was very pleasant over the phone. ”

“ Really pleased with all the services from THW, from the initial meetings and photographs to the final conveyancing. I would certainly recommend THW to others ”

“ Both the solicitor and secretary dealing with my purchase were courteous and prompt in all aspects - keeping me informed, correspondence and documents ”

“ Mr Greenwood was very good. He kept us informed throughout especially on the day of our moving. ”

“ Stephen Greenwood was well informed and communicative. ”

“ Very happy with the kind and considerate service. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, I would recommend you to someone else. ”

“ Earlier in the year Kathryn Hughes dealt with the estate paperwork following the death of my mother. Stephen Greenwood recently dealt with the sale of my parents' house. On both occasions the service my family received was friendly and professional. ”

“ Positivity! I previously went elsewhere before I used your company and they didn't seem positive about anything, doubtful about everything, caused me more stress, warning of "price increases" etc. Thomson Hayton Winkley are the complete opposite - enthusiastic, positive, happy to help... I can't thank you enough. I will always be using THW from now on, so will my family and as many people as I can recommend! ”

“ Clear and regular updates on proceedings ”

“ Thank you for such an excellent service. ”

“ Stephen was efficient and Jane Whitleock very helpful and efficient. I normally find solicitors painful and expensive - this was a positive experience. Local, efficient and no-nonsense ”

“ Moving into a new area and moving house in general is rather stressful. We had no prior knowledge of your firm but called in to introduce ourselves after appointing you to act for us. We found Stephen's secretary Jane Whitelock to be friendly and professional and this gave us confidence. We have been very pleased by the manner in which you have handled this matter for us and will be contacting you soon to arrange new wills to be drawn up. ”

“ Everyone I spoke to very informative and friendly. Everyone rang or emailed when they said they would and all information received on time. Thank all involved for me - I'd use your estate agency and solicitors again. ”

“ Stephen and Jane were both excellent and helped with all the information. Kept us informed and up to date. Both worked fast and things went smoothly. Thank you ”

“ Good communications. You did an excellent service and kept us well informed on progress ”

“ Service was good if not better than expected. Mr Greenwood was a godsend and his secretary Jane was very professional at all times. ”

“ Very efficient - would definitely recommend. ”

“ Suffice to say I am very grateful that all of you relieved me of frustrations along the way. Many thanks ”

“ Very friendly, professional and efficient service. Thank you ”

“ Stephen was excellent in handling both my purchase and sale. In particular, going to look at my property to answer a question about a tree on the boundary. The sale of my former house in London was complicate - Stephen chased them up very effectively and promptly. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services in the future. ”

“ You did a remarkably good job to achieve exchange and completion on time. Thank you. We felt we had exceptional service from Stephen's secretary Jane Whitelock who looked after our interests very well. Very good service, thank you. ”

“ Excellent service from beginning to end. ”

“ Very friendly, very approachable, very efficient. Many thanks! ”

“ I was very impressed at the prompt and efficient way this matter was dealt with. I expected it to be a long, drawn out process but everything was much quicker and much less painful than I had imagined. Many thanks to Stephen and Jane. ”

“ Service very good ”

“ An unproblematic transfer - all matters were swiftly dealt with. I am very happy with the service. ”

“ I was grateful for the friendliness and courtesy I was given at all times in addition to the most professional attention. ”

“ Thank you, Stephen, for your efficiency and help throughout the selling process. You have been a pleasure to work with. The service received was better than expected. Stephen dealt with everything quickly and efficiently and guided us along the way. ”

“ Thank you for the service on selling our property. ”

“ Thank you for your help and patience! Very grateful to you all. ”

“ On one particular day I came into reception and was upset because my buyer was threatening to pull out. Jane (Stephen's secretary), the receptionists and Joanne from Estate agency went out of their way to help me. I am extremely glad to have had the help of the whole THW team including excellent and clear service from Stephen Greenwood. ”

“ Dealt with Jane (Stephen's secretary) who always was friendly and answered any query I had, however large or small. ”

“ Very happy with how smooth the whole process was. Thank you ”

“ The sale of my house was dealt with promptly and I was kept well informed ”

“ Everyone contacted was always extremely helpful and pleasant and never made us feel a nuisance or made to wait. Everything was always dealt with in a friendly but professional manner and i will recommend Thomson Hayton Winkley. ”

“ I expected a high level of efficiency, which is what I experienced. ”

“ We were very happy with how the conveyancing went on our house purchase. Things seemed to be progressing very smoothly and Stephen responded promptly to emails regarding the matter. We would use THW for future conveyancing and any other legal matters. ”

“ Whenever we called in the office without an appointment, we were treated with respect and our questions were answered. Both Stephen and Jane were very helpful and reassuring. ”

“ I am very grateful to Stephen and his secretary Jane for all the hard work they must have done on my behalf and for explaining matters so clearly. Jane was ready to be of help at all times and patient in supplying the answers to our many questions. Her friendly manner was much appreciated. ”

“ Your services were excellent throughout. ”

“ We were delighted with the service and will certainly be using you again in the future and recommending to others. Thank you! ”

“ Stephen Greenwood was extremely helpful and very efficient in dealing with enquiries. Response time was much better than expected. ”

“ Very helpful in completing within a tight deadline ”

“ Having suddenly found myself with a Power of Attorney and responsible for selling my Aunt's house, I found not only your side of the company but also the Estate Agency, extremely helpful and I greatly valued the advice given to me from time to time. I could not have asked for a better service. Always efficient and helpful. ”

“ The service was better than expected. Both surveyor and solicitors were recommended. Both excellent which helped with the purchase as living out of the areas we did not know who to use. ”

“ A rather daunting experience for an elderly person was made as pleasant and painless as possible by Stephen Greenwood whenever we met. All his conversations and correspondence were clear and free from unfamiliar legal jargon and he was most helpful in alerting me in advance to various procedures and payments that were due. His secretary Jane Whitelock impressed me with her professional efficiency, together with her friendly and human approach. ”

“ Very satisfactory - friendly, approachable, a pleasure to deal with. ”

“ The calm and efficient way Stephen dealt with this transaction was a big help to the family at a difficult time. ”

“ I was impressed by the regular and full updates I received from yourselves. ”

“ The service for both selling our property and buying the new one was excellent. Service from the secretary was brilliant. I have already recommended you to others. With very many thanks. ”

“ Very pleased with the service we received. We were kept up to date with developments. Stephen pushed through the purchase to allow us to complete earlier. Fees were reasonable. ”

“ Stephen's secretary Jane was excellent - very helpful, approachable and friendly - also very easy to talk to. Thank you. ”

“ I always felt the greatest confidence in Stephen Greenwood's handling of the purchase of my new home. His secretary Jane was always friendly and very helpful. ”

“ We were recommended to you by my Aunt and were extremely pleased with the whole process! it is a long time since we last bought a house and although I was probably asking daft questions I always got prompt and detailed answers. Virtually all communication was via email and all email communication was excellent both informative in detail and prompt. ”

“ Excellent service, especially Stephen's secretary Jane, who delivered some papers personally to the house. ”

“ We weren't able to have physical contact with the people dealing with our case because of the distance between the parties - despite this I feel that the service we received was high quality and they cared. ”

“ Very prompt responses to emails which was highly beneficial and helps build trust. I was away overseas for the last month of the process and both Stephen and his secretary Jane were excellent in supporting me with this. ”

“ Great service, very helpful and friendly at all times. ”

“ The initial terms of business letter explained everything fully. The Conveyancing process was very quick and efficiently handled. Stephen's secretary Jane was highly efficient yet friendly, with excellent knowledge fo the tasks in hand a a willingness to be proactive in encouraging early completion. Although it was a very straightforward house sale, I was nevertheless impressed with the speed of conveyancing and efficiency with which documents were prepared. I will be returning to THW with my upcoming house purchase ”

“ Friendly and efficient, no complaints at all ”

“ We came back to THW having had a very good experience from Stephen Greenwood on a previous conveyance, and were again completely satisfied by the excellent and helpful service we received. ”

“ Prompt and courteous responses from reception each time I called. Mr Greenwood was most helpful, his advice was always clear and pertinent. He seems to really enjoy his work. His secretary Ms Whitelock always gave an impression of knowledgeable confidence, most helpful to deal with. ”

“ Between Stephen and his secretary Jane, excellent Job, very happy. Jane was excellent. ”

“ Excellent service. Made the whole process so much easier ”

“ Excellent service,polite, professional & efficient ”

“ Excellent service throughout. Stephen Greenwood was always accessible and dealt with all my queries promptly ”

“ Initial contact good, when what needed to be done was fully explained. All queries were dealt with promptly and we were kept informed of progress ”

“ Service was excellent throughout. Would highly recommend to others. We will use you for other matters in the future - many thanks to both Stephen and Jane. ”

“ You're the best. Thank you for everything - I will recommend you with confidence. ”

“ Thank you - an excellent result ”

“ I was most impressed with Stephen Greenwood and Jane Whitelock. He dealt with all questions in a most professional manner, with clarity and understanding. Jane was always a pleasure to deal with. From our initial purchase to our recent sale, your service was superb. I remain most impressed with the communication between your legal and estate agency services and how they helped alleviate the natural stress of house sales. Thank you to all concerned. ”

“ We have to say that the whole process - the selling and the buying - was handled very professionally and we felt looked after at every stage. We were always kept up to date with progress and made aware of costs and any issues requiring our attention. We have already suggested using you to a number of people - we were delighted with your service - Stephen Greenwood was superb! ”

“ Once again, excellent service provided - this time with regard to a house purchase. Everything was covered thoroughly and efficiently with answers quickly provided when queries arose. I intend to use THW again for any future house purchases ”

“ Complicated lease and freehold managed very well and efficiently by Stephen and Jane. Very happy with service and advice. ”

“ Many thanks indeed for assisting with my sale after 25 years in one house! Many thanks also to Jane Whitelock who dealt with me very professionally and nothing was too much trouble. 5 star service. ”

“ Mr Greenwood was on holiday when purchasers were dilatory, but his secretary successfully ensured we had purchase commitment before completion. She was outstanding - we did not meet but Jane created an atmosphere of entire confidence and competence. ”

“ We were extremely satisfied with the service we received from Stephen Greenwood and staff at THW Legal. We found the service professional, efficient and friendly. ”

“ Excellent - thank you very much to Stephen Greenwood and Jane for all your help. 1st class service - would highly recommend to family and friends. The service throughout was excellent. Our case was slightly complex but Stephen dealt with everything very professionally and speedily. Thank you to Stephen and Jane. ”

“ The whole service first class ”

“ Very efficient service - all matters dealt with quickly and efficiently - particularly communicating a problem which was then sorted. Secretary always very helpful and dealt with all enquiries quickly and efficiently. ”

“ Above and beyond in all areas. Jane (stephen's secretary) is incredible, quite literally awesome, Stephen was excellent and Joanne in estate agency was so on the ball in all areas and updated me at all points. Truly cannot thank you enough. ”

“ Everything was done as we expected - I appreciate the friendliness when I phoned. ”

“ Excellent - no complaints. Always very helpful ”

“ Really pleased with the quality of the service that we received. Although we don't want to go through the process again in the near future, when we do we will happily use the services of Stephen and Jane again. ”

“ All the service was dealt with in a pleasant & helpful manner. Explained things clearly when I made telephone calls. Everything was clearly presented. As I had never had to deal with moving house on my own before, I was originally quite apprehensive, but it was not as stressful as I had feared! All matters were dealt with promptly and efficiently - excellent service, and many thanks ”

“ First class service at all times ”

“ Great service. Used again for sale. Also great service (and reminders!) for amendments to my will. ”

“ Overall we feel that we made the right choice going with THW both for estate agent and legal services. The little bumps on the journey have been smoothed out fairly quickly and the end result has been a satisfactory one. We thank you for your kind and courteous service over the last year. ”

“ Shame the sellers' solicitors weren't as efficient! ”

“ Excellent service. I have recommended to several friends. ”

“ You were excellent, thank you. Stephen's secretary Jane Whitelock's courtesy, efficiency and dry wit were a pleasure and made the process easy. ”

“ Excellent at all times - first class, above and beyond. ”

“ Many thanks indeed for the excellent service throughout the selling of my property. It made such a difference to know things were being handled by such an excellent team. Whenever I needed advice it was always answered quickly and all dealings were very efficient. ”

“ I have been a client of Thomson Hayton Winkley for 18 months. Initially with solicitor Sara Fletcher and more recently with Stephen Greenwood for conveyancing. Service received from both has been faultless. Thank you ”

“ Very happy with the service provided. Completely hassle-free. ”

“ My cousin has always spoken very highly of your practice and since I took over Power of Attorney for her I fully concur with that. There is just the right degree of formality and friendliness. Also prompt replies, always pleases me in a practice. ”

“ Stephen Greenwood handled the sale of our property - extremely professional and efficient. His secretary Jane handled our affairs excellently. she is extremely efficient and we were looked after perfectly. Jane answered our questions and was very good with us. We have both been extremely happy with Thomson Hayton Winkley. Nicola Steadman has looked after our wills and is currently handling our financial and health LPAs. Stephen has been so excellent explaining everything and keeping us informed along the way. Everything is and has been excellent for us. We will continue to use Thomson Hayton Winkley when matters arise. ”

“ Service from Stephen Greenwood is of an exceptionally high standard ”

“ The help and advice offered from both Stephen and his secretary Jane was very much appreciated. ”

“ An excellent service from start to finish. Thank you for your prompt attention. ”

“ Efficient service as we were on a tight schedule for completion ”

“ After years of being with THW, we know that standards are high, and are very pleased that matters have been carried out and completed efficiently. Thank you! ”

“ Thanks - everything went so well, most grateful for the excellent service. ”

“ Everything dealt with in an excellent manner. Stephen's secretary was always very helpful and dealt with all matters quickly and efficiently. Everything went more smoothly than expected and costs as estimated. ”

“ An excellent practice with cheerful, helpful and efficient solicitors. I've recommended you to many people. People like Sara Fletcher and Stephen Greenwood give exceptional service by managing to be caring, cheerful and human as well as efficient! Many thanks. ”

“ Stephen and Jane did a fabulous job! ”

“ Stephen was fantastic - brilliant service. ”

“ I was very happy with the services, help and advice I received from Stephen and his secretary Jane. ”

“ Stephen Greenwood is the most capable conveyancing solicitor we have dealt with. He was most helpful and informative throughout our transactions. ”

“ A big thank you to all the team,I truly believe I made the right decision in choosing THW! Stephen's secretary gave a 5 star service. I was never made to feel a hindrance despite my many calls to the office. I felt supported through the tricky build up to exchange of contracts. Thank you Jane. ”

“ Sold hours within 5 days of being instructed for full asking price and completed within 8 weeks. Excellent service, thank you ”

“ Very pleased with the standard of service, the politeness of all staff and their knowledge of procedures. Thank you ”

“ Stephen made the process so much easier and explained everything well. Stephen was very efficient and kept me informed throughout the process. ”

“ This has been the most refreshing experience. We had absolute faith in the process and this was because of the nature of all communications being timely and detailed. We are delighted with the service received from the whole team, gold stars! ”

“ As expected, pleasant, friendly, efficient service ”

“ The quality of the service was exemplary. Calls were either taken immediately or returned the same day. Emails were responded to promptly. Communication is crucial if the solicitor/client interface is going to operate at its best and Stephen is a superb communicator. ”

“ The support we had was superb. Stephen was always available and gave clear, professional advice. Could not have expected or received better support. Very efficient service, standard of documents and letters superb with clear layout and explained content. Just what we needed. Responsive and always available, really helpful and professional support. Could not be more pleased with the service and experience. Thank you ”

“ Excellent service all round. I have no hesitation in recommending THW and indeed have already done so. ”

“ We really appreciated Stephen's pro-active approach and felt very confident that he was "on the case". Chris also did a fantastic job in selling our property and using her skills and experience to get us the best possible price. Thank you so much. ”

“ Stephen Greenwood was extremely helpful and dealt with all matters promptly ”

“ Very impressed by all concerned ”

“ Our conveyancing was dealt with efficiently and speedily by Stephen and Jane. ”

“ Great conveyancing help through a very drawn out purchase - thank you! ”

“ Jennifer in sales at Kirkby Lonsdale was professional and extremely helpful at all times. Stephen on legals was excellent. Excellent all round service. ”

“ Stephen Greenwood and Jane Whitelock were highly recommended to me by a friend when selling my house. I am extremely happy with the service they provided; they answered all my queries very promptly, in a friendly and professional manner. They also ensured that my sale went ahead, when it was looking a bit uncertain. I'm very grateful to both of them - when I come to purchase I will definitely instruct them. Thanks! ”

“ Quick to respond to any enquiries and helpful with information if we didn't quite understand. Thank you. ”

“ Stephen's secretary Jane Whitelock was quite exceptional, her manner and helpful attitude. ”

“ Thank you - you made the whole process very easy for me to deal with ”

“ Stephen and Jane kept me informed fully.They go far beyond the service other firms offer. They are excellent, top notch, quality work done in very good time. ”

“ Having just had the most anxious and upsetting 6 months of my life, Stephen Greenwood and his secretary Jane Whitelock both went that extra mile to see me safely through to a happy conclusion. Jane was helpful, patient, thorough, very supportive and super efficient. Stephen Greenwood was patient and supportive, he dealt with my requests without delay and always put me at ease. His letters were clear and concise - altogether a brilliant team. I am deeply indebted to them both. ”

“ I am very happy with the service i received. The reputation was good - we have used Thomson Hayton Winkley as a family for many years. ”

“ In view of the unforeseen difficulties, I think miracles were performed! ”

“ Very good service throughout. ”

“ I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen and his team. ”

“ Very happy with everything. We were very satisfied with all aspects of the service given. ”

“ We have been with yourselves for a number of years. Had a good service and always recommend you. ”

“ Very satisfied, we shall continue to use your services ”

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