Meet the team who are committed to providing excellent support, guidance and advice to our clients.
We go to great lengths to hire the best people in the business. Our specialists are passionate about their work and each and every one of them will always work hard to give you the resolution you want.
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 and Jacquie Stewart who has been with us since 1997, all of whom have extensive experience in all legal matters and property transactions in firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Sarah was born in Southport and educated at Nottingham University and Nottingham Law School.
Sarah joined Cook & Talbot as a trainee solicitor and qualified in 2008. She spent several years practicing in the areas of civil litigation and private client before beginning to take on some management responsibilities in 2013. In 2015 Sarah became a Partner (now Director), a position which she feels privileged to hold. In her current role, Sarah is head of the firm’s management and compliance alongside continuing to provide legal advice in private client firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Wilkinson was born in Liverpool and grew up in Longton, near Preston. After attending Penwortham Priory High School and Runshaw College, she then studied a Law Degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
After training in Preston, Jennifer qualified as a solicitor in Private Client work in 2009. Jennifer specialises in all aspects of later life planning, including Wills, probate, power of attorney, Court of Protection and estate planning. She is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly, which is a national group of recognised solicitors who specialise in matters relating to the elderly email@example.com
Graham obtained his LLB (Hons) at Liverpool John Moores where he also studied his post graduate diploma attaining Law Society Commendation upon completion and was admitted as a solicitor in 2008, he joined Cook and Talbot in 2021, having gained vast experience in senior positions in previous firms in the North West of England.
Graham specialises in in both Commercial and Residential Conveyancing matters, he will be happy to assist in all types of matters, including sales and purchases, Leases, acquisition of sites, development set up and commercial finance and bridging matters in which he has a number of years assisting on behalf of both the Bridging Lender and Borrower.
Land acquisition and site sale set ups are of great interest to Graham, who previously acted for local and national house builders in these types of transactions, he is happy to discuss options around the Help to Buy scheme, as well as Homes England finance matters.
Graham will head the Commercial Property team at Cook and Talbot, dealing with all non-contentious work.
When not in the office, Graham can be found out and about with his family and 2 dogs, or at the local rugby club where he is an assistant coach (although the boots are still at the ready)”firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda joined Cook and Talbot in 1995 working in the conveyancing department and has progressed to her position as an experienced Conveyancing Executive. Amanda deals with residential re-mortgage, sale and purchase transactions providing an efficient and approachable one-to-one service to a local and national client email@example.com
Helen Cobham was born and educated in Southport.
She joined the firm in 2017 bringing her own wealth of experience of over 16 years in accounts to head up the Cashiers Office.
Now as the Practice Manager, Helen provides organisation, efficiency and passion. She is enthusiastic to develop new systems and procedures to ensure compliance within the firm and to provide commitment, high standards and reassurance to clients, whilst keeping the traditional ethos.
Helen’s dedication to the Firm denotes her hardworking and reliable firstname.lastname@example.org
Our clients say...
Thank you for the great service during our house selling/buying process. It is the 2nd time we have used you for a house move and once again you have been really easy to deal with, efficient, quick to respond to queries etc……So really I just wanted to say thank you to you and the team for making the process nice and stress free (and quick!) for us. It is much appreciated and we will continue to recommend you to friends.
Thank you so much for dealing with my sale and purchase. I was very pleased with the way you dealt with my concerns and the online system was very impressive.
This is just a huge thank you for all your professionalism, hard work and total kindness during my flat purchase.
As always the service we have received from Cook and Talbot has been first class. As you know this has not been the easiest and most straightforward of sales and purchases, and your prompt responses to queries and requests have been most helpful.
May I take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for dealing with all my transactions smoothly and efficiently and I am now very pleased to be in my new home at last.
I just wanted to thank you for the efficient and excellent service we have received from you regarding the sale and purchase of our property. The experience was not at all stressful (which it has been in the past) and I´d like to extend our thanks to you for that!
I wanted to thank you so much for overseeing my application for remortgage so brilliantly. From the beginning to completion you were consistently helpful, informative and reassuring and kept me up to date with each step of the process, which was greatly appreciated. I was really impressed and delighted that you made the whole thing so straightforward and painless especially as my previous legal experience when securing my original mortgage was anything but.
Excellent service and advice as usual in what proved a slightly difficult case.
Thank you to all your staff for the smooth sale of my property……I would have no qualms about recommending your firm of solicitors to any of my friends…
Thank you very much for the attention to detail and the speed in which you work for us…
We would like to say a huge thank you for all your efforts during our recent house purchase. Your professional service and constant updates has ensured that the process was as stress-free as possible and for that we are very grateful. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services for the future”