About Us

Partners and Consultant

Andrew Durman (Partner) graduated with a BA (Hons) (Law) in 1994 from Aberystwyth University and was admitted a solicitor in 1997. Varied experience at senior level and headed a probate department before joining Manchesters in 2003.  Deals with many types of property transactions, probate, taxation, wills, trusts and advising older people. Andrew joined James Manchester as a Partner in the legal office in 2004 and later they opened their estate agency now known as Manchester Durman Estate Agents. Andrew is popular and well liked by his Clients.  His knowledge of elderly client law is especially useful to older family’s contemplating selling.

James Manchester (Partner) graduated with a BA (Hons) (Laws) in 1993 and MA in 1996 from the University of Westminster. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1996. He deals with many types of property transactions, probate, taxation, wills, trusts and also manages Manchester Durman’s Estate Agency division.  James has been a solicitor at the firm since 1996 joining his Father in the Legal Practice in 1994 and with Andrew Durman his co-partner here opened the estate agency, now known as Manchester Durman Estate Agency in 2006.  James thoroughly enjoys all things property related and the thrill of making satisfied buyers and sellers.

Sales Manager

Pippa Hare works closely with James as Sales Manager. She brings local connections and knowledge of the local area and innate enthusiasm and wisdom with her quick mind. Sellers will find her supportive and buyers will find her helpful.

Practice Manager and Legal Cashier

Tracey Taylor (ACIB) has been our Practice Manager and Legal Cashier since 2008 and also assists and supports the Estate Agency Division. Tracey Taylor is another great multi-tasker here at Manchesters and she does help the cohesiveness between the legal side of the office and estate agency, so is often under pressure and with a constant smile.  She has enormous patience like the others and has an excellent memory for detail.  You can be sure of getting excellent attention from her and getting some very useful insights into what the local area has to offer as Tracey knows the area well and the sort of things a young family looks for.

Negotiators and Legal support staff

Julia Martin is a Senior Negotiator and also a Legal Secretary for James Manchester which is very useful when handling both the sales aspects and the legal aspects as she is constantly up to date with what is happening and that makes for a great advantage as a chain progressor.  She brings valuable exuberance and intelligence to the agency and has a wonderful sympathy with people which naturally draws people in and puts them at ease – just what any estate agents’ office needs.  Julia has been with the firm for 10 years.

We are delighted to welcome Karen Macenhill who has decades’ experience as a legal secretary from senior practice. As well as Legal Secretary to the Practice, Karen is also assistant to Pippa Hare as Sales Negotiator for Hannah James Estates when she is not helping the Partners on legal matters.

Caryl Peters is one of our Saturday Negotiators and is very good at picking up where others have left off and leaving everyone fully updated with events of the weekend, bringing great vitality and enthusiasm to the role and a fresh pair of legs at the weekend.   Like the others here, she is very sympathetic, patient and good at putting buyers at ease and encouraging them to look at properties in a way they might not otherwise do so.  Caryl also lives locally as with all our negotiators and so getting buyers to see the benefits of the area is second nature to her.

Natalie Stephens is our other Saturday Negotiator and brings with her much experience from new sales in her previous experience. She is very knowledgeable about the area as a local resident and viewers will find her energy and enthusiasm most helpful.

Pam Harrison (Legal Secretary to the Partners)

Janet Ellis (Legal Secretary to Andrew Durman) 

Barbara Eardley (Legal Secretary to Andrew Durman) 

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Manchester Durman is a trading name of Manchesters, authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under no. 58391. For property sales our regulator is the Property Redress Scheme, member no. 4386. © Manchesters 2021. All rights reserved.