The Eric Whitehead Partnership

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About the Eric Whitehead Partnership

The Eric Whitehead Partnership’s roots can be traced back to the 1950s when Eric W B Whitehead established the practice Eric Whitehead & Co in Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire. In the 1960s, branch offices were opened in Stone, Staffordshire and in Cheadle, Staffordshire.

The Eric Whitehead Partnership was founded in May 2000 by Nicolas John and Timothy Halliday, both of whom had been the resident Partners at the Cheadle branch of Eric Whitehead & Co for many years.

  • In November 2003, Nicholas J John joined the Partnership, having spent four years working at litigation practices in the City of London, and he was made a Partner in 2004 and then a Director in 2005 when the firm changed its status from that of a Partnership to that of a Limited Company.

    In August 2009, Elizabeth Collins (formerly Halliday) joined the Partnership as a Trainee Solicitor, qualifying in 2011. Elizabeth was made a Director in 2015. Nicola Robinson was appointed as our Finance director in 2019 following the retirement of Nicolas John.

    The Directors are assisted by Lisa Allbutt, a Conveyancing Executive  who joined us in 2019; and Trainee Solicitor Ellen Brian

  • In January 2006, The Partnership joined a select group of law firms to be awarded The Law Society’s Lexcel standard. Lexcel is the Law Society’s practice management standard and is only awarded to firms which meet the highest management and customer care standards. Lexcel accredited practices undergo a rigorous independent assessment every year to ensure they meet required standards of excellence in areas such as client care, case management and risk management. February 2021 saw the firm’s accreditation renewed following our latest assessment albeit on this occasion a virtual one.

In December 2011, the Partnership was awarded the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) Accreditation. This mark of quality has been renewed, following rigorous annual assessment ever since.

Here at The Eric Whitehead Partnership we are committed to ensuring that our systems are protected from common cyber attacks. To that end the Partnership has recently received accreditation from the Government backed Cyber Essentials Scheme. Membership of this Scheme protects both the Partnership and its clients.

Our offices are conveniently situated ten miles east of the City of Stoke on Trent in the heart of the attractive market town of Cheadle.

  • Excellent service provided with regard to my Will. Our additional discussion regarding employment law was also very useful. Thank You

    • Mrs J
    • Stone
  • The Will service was thorough and fast

    • Mr and Mrs D
    • Stoke-on-Trent
  • All staff have made buying our first home a smooth experience. Thank you to you all

    • Ms Z
    • Warwickshire
  • On behalf of myself and family thank you for helping to relieve the stress and worry of the past year

    • Ms S
    • Kingsley
  • The care, consideration and advice given to my dad and myself has been excellent. Many thanks

    • Ms H
    • Barnsley

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