LLP Legal Notice

LLP Legal Notice

As from the 1st April 2015 the business of Cunningtons has been transferred to Cunningtons LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under Registered Office number OC395326. Our registered office is Great Square, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1UD.   The name Cunningtons is being retained as a trading name of Cunningtons LLP.

We are registered for VAT purposes and our VAT number is 102 4554 14.

The member(s) of the LLP are referred to throughout the Terms and Conditions as “partner(s)”.  We will continue to use the title “partner(s)” to describe our designated member(s) but the use of this title should not be seen as denoting that we are a partnership.

We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) of England and Wales SRA ID number 619821. Our professional rules can be read on the SRA website at

These Terms and Conditions of Business and our initial client care letter/retainer will together set out the basis on which our services are provided and the basis upon which our fees are charged.

These Terms and Conditions will also apply to any future business you may have with our firm unless or until you sign further Terms and Conditions of Business or we inform you of any amendments in writing via our website at


We maintain compulsory professional indemnity insurance and supplementary insurance with Zurich PLC for a total cover for three million pounds sterling and top up insurance for one million pounds sterling totaling four million pounds per claim.

To the extent permitted by law our total liability to you in connection with any matter (or series of related matters) will be limited to three million pounds sterling such sum being the limit of the compulsory layer of our professional indemnity insurance. Liability for any consequential or indirect loss (whether or not it might have been foreseeable at the commencement of the matter) is excluded. We shall not be liable to you in relation to the failure of any bank in which client monies are deposited or in respect of any failure by our bank to remit moneys to a third party in your transaction sent in good time by us to complete a transaction by a particular contractual cut off time.

Where we are acting for more than one person, the limit of liability will be allocated among you. Our liability to you shall also be limited to that proportion of the loss or damage (including interest and costs) suffered by you and which is ordered against us by a court of competent jurisdiction after taking into account the contribution to the relevant loss and damage of any other person responsible and/or liable to you for loss or damage.

In signing our retainer documents you accept that we are a limited liability partnership (“LLP”) and, as such, we have an interest in limiting the personal liability and exposure to litigation of our members and employees. You therefore also agree that, should you need to make a claim (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) against us in relation to any piece of work we undertake on your behalf, you will not bring any claim personally against any individual employee or member, but will only make any claim against us as an LLP.

Under the principle of force majeure we shall bear no liability for loss, damage, delay howsoever arising caused by circumstances outside its control of whatsoever kind.

Our Locations

Braintree - 01376 326868

Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

Rhyannon Andrews and Sarah-Louise Green are the senior conveyancing solicitors at the Braintree office. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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Braintree Walk In
Brighton & Hove: 01273 725229
Chelmsford: 01245 264494
Croydon: 0208 688 8446
Ilford: 020 8553 0002
Solihull: 0121 7056868
Wickford: 01268 732268

Our Key People

The staff at Cunningtons are totally dedicated and highly professional. We are committed to the highest level of customer services which is echoed in our testimonials.

David Drake: Litigation Solicitor and Senior Partner at the Braintree Branch
David Drake: Litigation Solicitor and Senior Partner at the Braintree Branch

David Drake: Litigation Solicitor and Senior Partner at the Braintree Branch

David lives in Colchester and is married with two children.

David is the firm’s senior partner and is head of the Dispute Resolution Department. He is also the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice. and in that capacity steered the firm to LLP status in 2015.

He has been a litigator since he qualified in 1979 and has vast experience of handling litigation matters both for Claimants and Defendants.  He specialises in property disputes, residential Landlord and Tenant including leasehold extension and enfranchisement matters and also handles contract and negligence disputes including professional negligence matters.

David is a former Round Tabler and Rotarian.

He is a passionate Norwich City supporter where he has been a season ticket holder for over 20 years. A previously active sportsman he now plays bowls for competition and keeps basically fit by walking the dogs and undertaking the occasional cycle ride. He is also an aging rocker attending many local gigs and supporting his son who plays in a local rock band.

David Drake can be contacted on 01376 567259

Testimonials –

“It was a good interview. I came away feeling very satisfied with the outcome” – Mrs B, November 2013
“We were very impressed by Mr Drake at initial telephone contact, also, he made a site visit to actually see our problem before further advice” – Mr & Mrs T, March 2014
“David Drake is a superb asset to your firm” – Dr L, June 2014
“I have found your company and services to be exemplary and would not hesitate to use you again. Thank you” – Mr W, August 2014
“Very helpful and professional” – Mr F, September 2014

“Very many thanks…this is a most welcomed outcome and we thank you again for all your efforts to bring this dispute to such a satisfactory conclusion” – Mr & Mrs D, May 2016

“Thank you very much for helping me recently by providing free telephone advice. I was finding it difficult to deal with the property management company and you really helped and gave me the information I needed to find a resolution.” Ms B, August 2016

Paul Fenton: Conveyancing Solicitor and Joint Managing Partner
Jason Bradshaw: Conveyancing Solicitor and Partner at the Brighton branch
Aymer Hutton: Partner based in Solihull
Kate Hunt: Partner in charge of the Wickford Office
Bryony Wilmshurst: Solicitor dealing with Wills, Probate, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, Charities
Katie Beer: Head of Family Law at Cunningtons
Mohammed is a Partner specialising in Residential Conveyancing, and he works out of Cunningtons’ Ilford office.
Jill Wiggins - Partner in the Family Law Department
Kate Horsted - Conveyancing Solicitor at the Chelmsford Branch
Aaron Coombs: Managing Director based in Braintree

Don't Take Our Word For It....Read What Our Clients Say

I would like to say thanks for all your work in getting the 2 flats I purchased through Cunningtons to completion prior to the end of March (after March I would have of course incurred significant costs in the shape of stamp duty on the buy to let purchases).  In what was not the most straight forward case and with numerous issues raised by the lender, your prompt response and advice ensured the transactions still went through and I thank you sincerely for your efforts. 

Particularly with the second purchase being instructed by me with only about 1 month to go before the end of March, it was a very quick turn-around to get that, indeed both, transactions completed in such quick and efficient time.

I have used Cunningtons for almost 15 years, and I would certainly be happy to do so again, including recommending yourself and Cunningtons to friends and family.

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