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Each of our solicitors is supported by a hardworking and dedicated team of experienced professionals who assist in making your transition run as smoothly as possible.
All employees are fluent with our state of the art IT systems which enables us to deal with your transactions in a more cost efficient and speedy manner.


Mark Lloyd

Mark Lloyd LL.B (Director)

Mark Lloyd obtained his LL.B at Liverpool, was admitted as a solicitor in 1992, and joined Cook & Talbot in 1997.
Mark predominantly specialises in Residential Conveyancing matters but also deals with Commercial Conveyancing.
Mark Lloyd heads a dedicated team handling a busy workload of sales, purchases, remortgages and other property transactions dealing with domestic and commercial premises for private and commercial clients up and down the country.
He is assisted by Ellen Alker who has been with Cook & Talbot since 1995, Mandy Johnson, our Senior Secretary who has also been with us since 1995, and Jacquie Heaven who has been with us since 1997, all of whom have extensive experience in all legal matters and property transactions in particular.




John Wroblewski BA (Director)

John graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1992 with a degree in Law before completing his Law Society Finals at Chester College of Law and thereafter qualifying as a Solicitor in Southport in 1995.

John has returned to Southport following a period of time as a Partner in a well-established north west practice.

John brings considerable experience to a wide-ranging general litigation caseload and has significant expertise in employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, representing both employer and employee. John also deals with contested probate claims and his practice encompasses a range of other issues including contract law, professional negligence, residential landlord and tenant disputes, nuisance claims, debt recovery, property disputes and dispute resolution.

In each case that he undertakes, John prides himself on an analytical and detailed approach and is committed to providing his clients with a first rate service. John also has experience of Private Client work.



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Liz Chestnutt LL.B (Director)

Liz Chestnutt was born in Liverpool and educated at St Edmunds College and the University of Liverpool. After qualifying as a Solicitor in 1975, Liz gained experience in various fields of law and now specialises in all aspects of property, wills and probate including Court of Protection.



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Sarah Rostamlou-Andrews BA (Director)

Sarah Rostamlou was born in Southport and educated at Tarleton High School, King George V Sixth Form College, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Law School.
Sarah joined the firm in 2007 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2008. She works alongside Sarah Lapsley in the litigation department.



Charles Lawrence

Charles Lawrence BA (Solicitor)

Charles obtained a business degree followed by a law conversion course (CPE). He completed his academic training at the Chester College of Law before commencing his training contract at another local practice. He qualified in 1998 and became a partner in 2003.
Charles joined Cook and Talbot as a partner in 2012 and brings a wealth of experience to the firm.
Charles handles the preparation of wills and Powers of Attorney, the administration of estates, and specialises in all aspects of domestic conveyancing.
Charles is supported by his secretary Vicky Noren who has been with the practice since 2005.



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Sarah Lapsley LL.B APIL (Consultant)

Sarah Lapsley was born in Southport and educated at the Girls High School in Hillside, King George V Sixth Form College in Southport, the University of Cardiff and Chester College of Law.
After training in London and qualifying as a Solicitor in 1991, Sarah specialised in litigation and has experience in all aspects of contentious law including personal injury, contract and negligence claims, employment, consumer credit, debt and enforcement, disputed wills and inheritance issues, landlord and tenant, partnership disputes and property matters including disputes between neighbours. Sarah is a member of “APIL” (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).