Chester: 01244 354800
Liverpool: 0151 3210000
Legal 500 Top Tier Firm 2024  
Solicitors in Chester and Liverpool
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Welcome to DTM Legal – Your Trusted Legal Partner

At DTM Legal, we are not just another law firm; we are your local legal experts with a national reputation for excellence. With offices in both Chester and Liverpool, we have been proudly serving our clients for over 15 years, establishing ourselves as a trusted partner in their legal journeys. Our unwavering commitment to legal excellence and outstanding service has set us apart, and we are dedicated to making the law accessible, practical, and cost-effective for you.

Our Approach: Expertise with a Personal Touch

At DTM Legal, we understand that the world of law can often feel overwhelming. That’s why we take a personalised approach, working closely with each of our clients to provide expert commercial legal advice that is tailored to their specific needs. Our team is driven by a passion for what we do and a “can do” attitude that enables us to deliver nothing less than exceptional legal services.

Areas of Expertise

Our diverse team of legal experts is well-versed in a wide range of practice areas, ensuring that we can address all your legal needs. Whether you require assistance in Corporate & Commercial matters, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property, Residential Conveyancing, Construction, Property Litigation, Employment, Trusts & Estates, Family, Business Recovery, Charity or Agriculture, our commitment to providing commercially grounded and transparent solutions remains constant. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the legal world with ease, no matter the area of concern.

Our Culture: Down-to-Earth and Friendly

What truly sets us apart at DTM Legal is our down-to-earth and friendly culture. We believe that approachability and empathy are just as important as legal expertise. When you work with us, you’ll find a team of professionals who are not only highly knowledgeable but also easy to talk to, ensuring that you feel comfortable and supported throughout your legal journey.

Why Choose DTM Legal

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced solicitors has the knowledge and skills needed to deliver exceptional results.
  • Accessibility: We pride ourselves on making legal advice accessible, breaking down complex concepts into practical solutions.
  • Transparency: Our transparent and honest approach ensures that you are always well-informed about your legal matters.
  • Personalised Service: We understand that your legal needs are unique, and we tailor our services to meet your specific requirements.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions: We offer cost-effective solutions that don’t compromise on quality.

Your Trusted Legal Partner

At DTM Legal, we don’t just provide legal services; we build lasting relationships. We are your trusted legal partner, committed to supporting you in achieving your legal goals. Let us navigate the legal complexities for you while you focus on what matters most.

Contact us today to experience the DTM Legal difference. We look forward to working with you and being by your side every step of the way.

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What our Clients say

  • “DTM Legal have been providing legal services to Henrob for a number of years. Areas covered have included commercial property, dispute resolution, employment law, commercial agreements and general legal guidance. These have always been delivered in a prompt, efficient and professional manner and just as importantly with a personal and friendly style. All aspects of service and advice is provided to a high standard and hence I have no hesitation in recommending DTM Legal for any aspect of commercial law.”

    Philip J. Whitehead, Head of Finance, Henrob

  • “The team at DTM Legal have never failed to respond to any legal issue taken to them – covering many areas of law – in a timely, polite, efficient and user-friendly manner. Issues, whether complex or basic, are given the same amount of detailed examination in order to ensure you receive the most suitable and secure response possible. They are, in short, our first port of call when legal situations dictate that we need a service that we can rely on without delay.”

    Dave Kynaston, Vice Principal, Reaseheath College

  • “We have had the need for legal advice and given instruction to DTM, on a whole range of issues in the normal course of our business. At all times we have found the team easy to contact and quick to understand the particular nuance of our business and related legal requirements, case by case. As such, we have built up a good working relationship with DTM and we know we feel comfortable that should the need arise, they will step in and provide us with the support we need.”

    Martin Henderson fcma, Finance Director, Calder Industrial Materials Ltd

  • “Without doubt, DTM are one of the most approachable, professional and diligent legal practices I have encountered. The service is exemplary, even when dealing with issues that arise out of normal office hours or at weekends. Communication is prompt, with no “waffle”, something I personally respect. I was so impressed by the quality of their commercial advice that I had no hesitation in using them for personal work too.”

    Chris Hurst, CEO, Dee 106

  • “Having been recommended to use DTM by a colleague, they lived up to their billing as a progressive, personable team of lawyers who together with being legal specialists are able to provide sound commercial advice within budget.”

    James McAllister, Owner, Brynteg Holiday Park

  • “The Let Alliance Group has 3 fast growing businesses (Let Alliance Ltd/Jordan & Halstead Ltd/Rent on Time Ltd) operating in the complex Private Rental Sector, all based in Chester. DTM Legal have proved to be the perfect strategic partners, advising us on all aspects of commercial law. Jim Morris and Ed Barnes have been particularly supportive, very fast on the uptake and able to deal with information quickly and accurately. Practical, empathetic and down to earth, DTM are helping us develop and grow our businesses.”

    Andy Halstead, Chief Executive, Let Alliance

  • “DTM have been working with BBT on numerous legal matters over the last 6.5 years. They supply us with a sound professional service, have always been at the end of the phone during all our dealings with them and successfully deal with our legal issues knowledgeably and diligently. We would not hesitate to recommend their legal services. ”

    Kim Newbold, Finance Manager, BBT Group

  • “As our partner for navigating the complexities of the legal litigation process, DTM’s efficient and friendly team continue to provide us with valuable guidance and advice, ensuring we continue to recover a high percentage of our delinquent debts.”

    George Kerr, Credit Control Manager, AAH

  • “Everyone at DTM Legal has been outstanding and the result is just what I wanted and I am now able to move forward with my new career. ”

    Leigh O'Brien, Restauranteur

  • “I was referred to DTM Legal by a trusted partner. From the outset they spoke in language I understood, were response and easy to deal with. The matter I engaged with them was a very sensitive issue, that could have had a massive impact to my business, and therefore was a very stressful time for me. It was dealt with in an efficient, excellent manner, at times I was available, when I am often unavailable during working hours. They attended court on my behalf and received the successful outcome I had hoped. This was all dealt with at a very cost effective price. I would not hesitate in recommending the team to business’ needing legal assistance. ”

    Andrea Jones, Managing Director, Jomu

  • “We have used DTM Legal since 2009 and have a great relationship with the firm. They recently completed on what turned out to be a complex property transaction, we found them to be professional, personable and highly-skilled in the field of commercial property. I would not hesitate to recommend DTM Legal. ”

    Richard Huxley, Director, ‎Huxley Corporate Finance Limited

  • “We will highly recommend using DTM Legal in the future to other people and we give a 5 star if we could for the service we received from the team.”

    Sharon Owens, Director, A Move Mortgage Services Limited

  • “Rarely do you come across such a professional and approachable person as Anna Duffy. After initially consulting her to the very successful outcome of my issue I found her to be totally dedicated. Her ability to meet every challenge along the way and, may I add, there was a quite a few, was extraordinary and I really could not rate her high enough.”

    Mr John Nicholson

  • ““We engaged the Chester office of DTM legal to act for us in our commercial matters just over eighteen months ago. In the intervening period we have received excellent customer service from Alison Brennan who has always been efficient, available and both easy and straightforward to deal with. I have found Alison`s advice relevant, easy to understand and her commercial approach and technical expertise has been of tremendous help in the early stages of establishing our business. Some of our own clients have specifically requested that Alison is instructed and we hope to continue our working relationship with the team for some time to come.””

    Richard Lees, Director, Aedesia

  • “"Thanks DTM Legal for your tenacity and professionalism which resulted in a positive resolution without the need for further action." ”

    Mr Andrew Mylchreest

  • “"The Bank has always been extremely impressed by the depth of knowledge displayed by Richard Thomas as well as his extremely commercial and pragmatic approach. The firm always provide good value for money and do always try and offer a solution and a 'way forward' rather than just state the law."”

    Craig Moore, UK Legal Department, Handelsbanken

  • “"I would recommend DTM to anyone seeking pragmatic, value for money legal advice in relation to any banking or insolvency dispute or litigation."”

    Craig Moore, UK Legal Department, Handelsbanken

  • “Comparing DTM Legal LLP to other solicitors that we have had dealings with, DTM are by far the most professional, informative and knowledgeable. They have supported us all along the way, explained every detail and ensured that we were kept up to date on every development. We are most grateful for all their help with our case and would have no hesitation at all in recommending DTM Legal to others. If we need to use solicitors in the future, DTM Legal are our first choice. ”

    Mr and Mrs Whitelaw Private Development Land Owners

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