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Adam Shawcross


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I am a Partner working at the Firm’s Leigh office, where I originally began my career as a trainee back in May 2010.

Since then I qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 before becoming a Partner in 2018.

Prior to joining the firm, I studied Law at Manchester University before completing my Legal Practice Course at the BPP Law School in Manchester.

I act for both individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters including:

  • Purchase and Sale of Commercial Property;
  • Purchase and Sale of Businesses;
  • Leases of Commercial Property;
  • Residential Conveyancing;
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Property Disputes (Commercial & Residential);
  • Debt Recovery Disputes;
  • Probate Disputes;
  • Personal Injury Claims;
  • Clinical Negligence Claims; and
  • Residential & Commercial Evictions


As I was brought up and still live in the area, I have a wealth of local knowledge and contacts which is particularly helpful in property matters.

My recent property cases range from the acquisition of a commercial fishery in Stafford to the sale of a fish and chip shop in Wigan – no two days are same!

My background in litigation means that I can help clients to identify potential issues and disputes with property and business acquisitions before they commit to purchasing.

Outside of work I enjoy playing football, fishing and running. I regularly run in half and full marathons but I’m just as happy relaxing by the side of a fishing lake.

Specialist Areas

Commercial Dispute Resolution
Commercial Dispute Resolution
Commercial Property
Commercial Property
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Property Dispute Resolution
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Medical Negligence
Residential Property
Residential Property


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