Cunningtons Solicitors in Braintree

Great Square
United Kingdom

Tel: 01376 326868
Fax: 01376 550003

Solicitors in Braintree

Cunningtons LLP in Great Square 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 more than 250 years of experience and tradition.

If you need access to any of our legal services from property and family law to litigation and wills, you can talk to the right people face-to-face in Braintree.

Contact us to ask about our legal fees by clicking here. And ask for your conveyancing quote here.

Bryony Wilmshurst, Head of Wills & Probate


Bryony Wilmshurst

Partner in charge of the Braintree branch

Bryony is the Partner in charge of the Braintree branch of Cunningtons. She also heads the firm’s Private Client department.

She deals with Wills, Probate, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and Charities.

Bryony graduated with from Nottingham Trent with a Law Degree in 2003 and a Masters in Health Law with commendation in 2004, she then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course with commendation at the College of Law in York.

Bryony also acts as a mentor to students at the Anglia Ruskin University.

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Cunningtons solicitors in Braintree offer you a range of legal services, focusing on Property, Wills, Family Law and Civil Litigation.

Residential Conveyancing
Residential Conveyancing

At Braintree, we have solicitors who are experts in all aspects of residential property transactions from sale or purchase of both freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and agreed lease extensions.

Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation

Cunningtons Civil Litigation service is run by Braintree-based solicitor Mark Taylor. We can guide you through all aspects of litigation including debt, landlord & tenant, Will disputes and professional negligence.

 Family & Matrimonial Law
Family & Matrimonial Law

Cunningtons Family & Matrimonial service is run by Braintree-based solicitor Jill Wiggins. We can guide you through all aspects of family law including pre-nuptial agreements, divorce, civil partnerships, cohabitation agreements, and childcare arrangements.

Wills & Probate
Wills & Probate

Cunningtons Will drafting service will help you to understand the forms to be completed and make sure final documents are correctly executed, giving you peace of mind that your affairs will be left in order and avoiding complex intestacy problems.



More about Braintree and Cunningtons

The Braintree branch of Cunningtons LLP was established in 1748, and specialised in residential conveyancing from the outset as it was Braintree’s first ever conveyancing company. So if you’re looking for an experienced property lawyers to take care of your property transactions, look no further.

We don’t have any reviews from the 18th century, however you can read some more recent testimonials in our review section here.

Range of Legal Advice Available at the Braintree Office

As Braintree is Cunningtons founding branch, you can access each of the legal services we offer through our Braintree hub.

This includes not only Conveyancing, but also Family Law, Civil Litigation, Wills and Probate, and Employment Law.

Braintree Property Solicitors for the Legal Side of Moving House

Moving house with the help of a professional property expert makes things faster, easier and more secure. No-one wants to take risks with the sale or purchase of their most valuable asset, and we make sure of that.

The team at Cunningtons provide Conveyancing for buyers and sellers throughout England and Wales, and locally in Braintree, and Essex.

Conveyancing for Buying

The conveyancing process for purchasing your property involves contacting the seller’s solicitor to check the title deeds, running required searches, liaising with your mortgage company to confirm the money is in place, and reporting back to you with all the required documents for you to sign.

Then when you have exchanged contracts:

  • we make sure the deposit money is in the right place,
  • prepare all the completion papers and statements,
  • submit the ‘certificate of title’ to your lender,
  • make sure all search information is received,
  • then make sure that money from the mortgage lender is in the correct account.

Finally, it’s time for completion – that means:

  • we make sure all the money has been paid to the seller’s solicitors in exchange for the deeds and documents,
  • resolve the account with you,
  • pay stamp duty,
  • and finally, register you as the new owner with the Land Registry.

For more information on what your property lawyers do during the buying part of the conveyancing process, click here.

Conveyancing for Selling

When it comes to selling your house or flat, the process is slightly simpler, though the legal side is just as important.

When you have signed up with us as your conveyancing solicitors:

  • your mortgage company sends us your title deeds, as well as a statement of the amount of money you still owe for your property.
  • Your buyer’s solicitor then asks us for any other information they need.
  • We then prepare a sale contract with preferred dates to complete – this leads to the Exchange of Contracts.
  • The buyer then pays the deposit money into our solicitor account,
  • then we get a statement from your mortgage company.
  • As your conveyancing solicitor, we receive the money we need to pay your estate agent’s commission fee, and this is all accounted for in your financial statement.

After Completion,

  • we move the money gained from the sale to you, your estate agent, and your mortgage company.
  • We arrange for your estate agent to hand over the keys to your property’s new owner.
  • We then send you any remaining money, as well as a statement detailing all the expenses of your sale.
  • Finally, we send over the title deeds to the buyer’s solicitors – and your property is sold.

For more information on the selling part of the conveyancing process, click here.

Conveyancing for Remortgaging

When you remortgage, you still need to make sure the legal side is taken care of to ensure your house or flat is secure.

Our conveyancing service has you covered here too.

Your named solicitor receives your title deeds, as well as a copy of your title from the Land Registry – they then run up-to-date searches as required.

Your lender then sends your solicitor your new mortgage offer, and you get sent the mortgage deed to sign.

They arrange to receive the money from your new loan, and get an updated account of your loan amount. One or two final search checks, then your remortgage is complete – the remaining money goes into the correct accounts and your remortgage is registered with the Land Registry.

For more information on the remortgaging side of the conveyancing process, click here.

Braintree Family Law solicitors

Family Law is not just about divorce, though of course it is a big part of our work. Our team helps people with aspects of setting up a formal relationship such as pre-nuptial and cohabiting agreements.

Unfortunately there are times when people talk to us about divorce, separation, and the relationship breakdown that can start with domestic violence and coercive control.

We are aware that if a relationship doesn’t work out the people who suffer the most are children, and our team is focussed on ensuring that children are at the heart of any separation. This includes ensuring that contact between both parents and children is taken care of appropriately.

As an obvious offshoot of our divorce service, we provide help to assess the financial implications of a split – the costs of ending a relationship can make life difficult.

We also assist with the legal side of adoption and guardianship.

Civil Litigation

Cunningtons’ Civil Litigation department is also based at the head office in Braintree; however, you can access the service from all other branches. They help whenever you have to deal with general legal disputes, including contracts of any kind.

Some of the more common queries they handle are concerns about property – and Cunningtons have a very strong conveyancing arm to back this up.

Other contracts that we all come into contact with at some stage in our lives are Wills, and we offer advice on all related aspects such as probate and inheritance issues.

Employment Law

Most of us also encounter Employment Law issues at some time in our lives, even if it’s as an employee signing a contract for a part-time job, or a small business considering taking on extra staff.

The Braintree-based Employment Law department can assist you from the moment a post begins, through the entire post – issues such as discrimination, behaviour issues and parental leave, right up to changing jobs or retiring.

Wills and Probate

No matter who you are and how much money you have / don’t have, you should have an up-to-date Will. No-one knows when they will need their Will, but dying without a simple Will can be very unfair for those who care for you – and dying intestate makes a bad situation even worse.

Cunningtons can help you make your Will, store it, and assist with probate when it needs to be executed. We also assist with deputyships, advance directives, and lasting powers of attorney, as well as planning for inheritance tax and setting up trusts.


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