Who We Are

David Hannah

Senior Partner of the firm David specialises in high net worth matrimonial matters.  He joined the firm in 1977 and became a Partner in 1979.  David is a past President of the Warrington Law Society and a founder member of the British Association of Lawyer Mediators. He is a Family Law Panel Assessor and Examiner and served on the Law Society’s National Committee from 1998 until 2002. He writes on legal topics for local newspapers.

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Phillip Ness

Phillip specialises in Family law including children act proceedings.  Phillip also deals with contested litigation.  Phillip qualified as a Solicitor in 1982, joined the firm two years later and became a partner in 1986.  Phillip is a Deputy District Judge and sits in a number of Courts in the Northern Circuit.  He is married with two daughters and enjoys sports and outdoor activities.

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John Culleton

John joined steels in 1983 and became a Partner in 1988.  He provides a broad base of services to the firm including Divorce, Conveyancing and Wills and Probate. John is also a Deputy District Judge dealing with Civil and Family matters in the Northern Circuit.  He is married with three daughters and is active in both his local church and Merseyside Christian Youth camps.  His personal interests include watching and still playing a variety of sports.

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Catriona Levitt

A member of the Family team based in Stockton Heath Catriona joined the firm in March 2005 after completing her training at a Chester firm.  She became a Partner of the firm in 2010.  Catriona qualified as a Collaborative lawyer in 2008 and is an accredited member of the Family Law Panel.  She is a member of Resolution and is currently Cheshire Regional Press Officer for the organisation.

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Michael Lockley

Mike Lockley joined Steels in 1987 and has over 30 years experience as a Property solicitor. He deals with both domestic and commercial property, Wills and Probate matters. His interests include walking and he is a keen gardener.

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Carla Savory

Carla_Savory.JPGCarla is a new addition to Steels but is not new to Conveyancing having worked for Solicitors in and around Cheshire for a number of years. Carla is praised by clients for keeping the momentum going throughout a Conveyancing transaction and keeping clients informed throughout.  Carla  ensures   that any  issues that arise are resolved  properly and as quickly  as possible.  The quality of   Carla’s service is borne  out the number of clients  that  return to Carla on  subsequent house sales and  purchases and recommend her.

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Nikki Tommy

Working closely with Michael Lockley Nikki is a Probate Clerk dealing with Wills and Probate matters.  Nikki has been at Steels since 2001.  She is currently working towards her STEP qualification in Will writing.  Nikki’s spare time is taking up with running a Rainbows unit and running her daughter to all her extra curricular activities.

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