Notices

Notices

The web pages in this site contain information about Cunningtons LLP and some of the legal services which we offer. Nothing in these pages is to be taken as constituting legal advice.

The information and advice we provide can only be based upon the information that the client supplies to us.

All documents prepared, notes and the total content of Cunningtons LLP advice and information on Cunningtons Internet site deals only with the law of England and Wales.

THE INTERNET GENERALLY IS NOT SECURE. We believe we have taken reasonable steps to ensure that security and confidentiality is maintained, but we will always be subject to the limitations of any computerised system.

All services supplied under this site are supplied on the basis that the user/client has read all appropriate disclaimers and notes relating to those particular service pages and all associated terms and conditions and guidance notes referred to.

The copyright to all aspects of these web pages are the property of Cunningtons LLP.

All solicitors are required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to operate an internal client care procedure. If you are dissatisfied with any particular aspect of our services pertaining to this web site or any services obtained via the site then please write with full details to Mr J.P. Bradshaw at the Head Office Address of Great Square, Braintree Essex CM7 1UD.

Cunningtons LLP is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Hours and Place of Business

The Solicitors’ business hours shall be 9 a.m to 1 p.m and 2 pm to 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday excluding Bank and Public holidays. We are able to see clients outside of these times only by special arrangement and prior appointment.

The Solicitors reserve the right to close for business 2 working days prior to Christmas Day through to New Years Eve inclusive or at such other times as shall be notified to the client.

The Probate Department is based at 2 Tofts Walk Braintree and the reception telephone number is 01376 567274.

The Department can also be reached by e-mail via probate@previous.cunningtons.co.uk

Mail should be directed to Cunningtons LLP,Great Square,Braintree,Essex,CM7 1UD.

Our Locations

Braintree - 01376 567275

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.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He is the residential conveyancing partner at the Braintree practice. 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
email david.drake@cunningtons.co.uk

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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