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Thomas Magnay & Co, 8 St. Marys Green, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE16 4DN

Languages spoken English, French, German, Italian, Spanish 
Size of firm 2 solicitors

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Legal services at this branch

  • Commercial property
  • Company and commercial
  • Conveyancing - residential
  • Employment
  • Family - general
  • Landlord and tenant - residential
  • Personal injury
  • Private client - Probate
  • Private client - trusts
  • Private client - Wills
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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

5 stars

14/11/18 - Reviewed by Jane curry

I have recently used Thomas Magnay, solicitor Simon Headley for the sale and purchase of properties. Simon is certainly a solicitor you would want to represent you, in terms of moving the sale along as well as chasing other parties involved. He is very thorough and always keeps you informed of the progress. Brilliant service, and would certainly recommend.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

14/11/18 - Reviewed by Margaret Hulbert

I would like to thank Simon Hedley for the courteous, professional and efficient way in which he dealt with the conveyancing of our property. As we do not live locally he made sure that we were kept informed at all stages and this made the process very easy for us. The fees charged were extremely reasonable and we would have no hesitation in recommending this local firm.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

12/11/18 - Reviewed by Stuart Powell

Simon is a consummate professional who provided a thorough service that was second to none, I could not recommend Thomas Magnay & Co Solicitors enough.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

04/11/18 - Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Hall

We were very impressed on the quality,and professional service from Simon Hedley at Thomas Magnay &Co Solicitors.He was very honest and sincerely helpful.Would highly recommended and definitely use again.Thankyou.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

17/10/18 - Reviewed by Martin Bowes

An excellent and efficient service. Mr Hedley is praised by the estate agents who are acting for me and feared by the solicitors who are acting for the other side.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

04/10/18 - Reviewed by Jonathon Harvey

I would like to say a massive thank you to Simon Hedley for all of his work on the purchase of my house. Everything went perfectly as a result of his efficiency and attention to detail in all aspects of the purchase, ensuring everything went through very quickly. He also worked completely around my schedule, leasing with me while I was in another country. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone based on my experience throughout the process.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

04/10/18 - Reviewed by Matthew Atkin

I chose to use Thomas Magnay & Co for my property sale and purchase based on a recommendation. As they are a relativley small firm I was given an experienced partner to solely handle my case rather than this being delegated to a paralegal or trainee solicitor. Simon the partner was very professional and communicated well throughout the process. My emails were always answered swiftly and I never had a problem contacting him by phone. I did not shop around for price but I would happily pay slightly more for the service I recieved.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

02/10/18 - Reviewed by Anonymous

Mr Simon Hedley helped with the purchase of a strip of land next to mine. From our first meeting, I was impressed by the way he explained everything thoroughly and I particularly appreciated the fact he kept me informed at every stage of the process.
I would most definitely recommend him.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

28/09/18 - Reviewed by Joanne D

I would like to say a huge thank you to Simon Hedley who went over and above to help with the purchase of a property. He is extremely professional and knowledgable and continuously keeps you informed throughout the whole process. When I was uncertain about anything he was more than happy to explain. I have no hesitation recommending Simon and thank him once again for all his support.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

07/09/18 - Reviewed by E Bradford

My grateful thanks to Simon Hedley of Thomas Magnay and Co. Simon has acted for me regarding the purchase of two properties in recent months. His invaluable legal advice, efficiency in pursuing the vendor resulting in a speedy completion removed all the stress normally associated with this type of transaction.
In addition when I have required general legal advice on other issues Simon has responded without any delay in a easily understandable way without the jargon often displayed by professionals.
I highly recommend Simon as his knowledge, brilliant communication skills and pleasant personality ensure that any legal problem can be resolved. Many thanks again Simon.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

30/08/18 - Reviewed by Kristina Richards

Cannot thank our solictor enough for the hard work he put in whilst we was purchasing our house. We cannot rate him high enough. And what a lovely gentlemen to meet in person also. We would not of been in our home as soon as we were if it was not for our solicitor. Huge thanks from us!!

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

22/08/18 - Reviewed by Philip Beveridge

My wife and I instructed Simon Hedley on the sale of my father-in-law's house when he moved into a residential care home. My parents-in-law had used Thomas Magnay & Co when they bought the house new 42 years ago. Mr Hedley was first class in all aspects of the service and advice he gave us and 'went the extra mile' on more than one occasion with regard to Powers of Attorney and visiting my father-in-law in his new home. Highly recommended.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

27/07/18 - Reviewed by Aidan Hodgson

Simon Hedley is singly the most efficient person I have ever worked with. Every document, email, conversation was always sent in my direction if it had been made on my behalf. Simon always had time to see me and made the whole move, from a legal standing, very easy. Simon is a very knowledgeable solicitor and has vast experience in property sale. He was by no means the cheapest legal representation I could find, but he came by recommendation to me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone thinking about moving house.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Family

5 stars

17/07/18 - Reviewed by Ian Taylor

Magnays have been the family solicitor for many years. As usual we were provided with an excellent service with a successful conclusion. Very happy with the service all around and we will continue to be associated with this firm.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

10/07/18 - Reviewed by John Mair

I have continued to use Simon Hedley's services for more than 20 years during which time he has always demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and understanding. His work has encompassed both conveyancing and probate and often a re-assuring conversation when required.
I have no hesitation in adding my recommendation of his services to others.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

05/07/18 - Reviewed by Jeanette

First time I have used this company & the service was first class.
They were very efficient & professional & would definitely use them again.
Would have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

04/07/18 - Reviewed by Victoria

My parents have used Thomas Magnay & Co for over 20 years & always been happy with their services. Sadly I have now had to use all of their areas of expertise when my parents died & had to sell their house. I cannot recommend Simon Hedley highly enough. He was immensely professional but friendly & available throughout the drawn -out process explaining any confusing legalese terms & discreetly encouraging the other side to "hurry up" when necessary. He kept me up to date with everything at all times & could not have been more courteous & helpful at a difficult & distressing time. The fees were very reasonable & any dealings with the office were prompt & efficient.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

27/06/18 - Reviewed by Mark Milburn

My parents have used Thomas Magnay & Co for all of the family legal needs for years. My wife and I have used their services for the purchases and sales of all of our homes in the last 20 years.
Last year we instructed Simon Hedley to carry out the conveyancing work for the sale of our last home and the purchase of a development site which was not straight forward. We found Simon to be efficient, approachable and very helpful. He was knowledgeable and offered excellent advice regarding the development site and I would have no hesitation in instructing him to carry out legal work for us in the future.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

24/06/18 - Reviewed by Stephen Reay

Simon carried out the conveyancing work last year for a property I was buying. He was extremely efficient and kept me informed at all times - the seller was using a conveyancing firm and I was grateful to have such an expert solicitor who was able to keep things moving speedily. He was always very pleasant and good humoured throughout the process. I have also used Thomas Magnay Solicitors for other services, including preparing a Will and found them equally efficient and impressive. Highly recommended.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

20/06/18 - Reviewed by Mrs S Bromley

Following in the steps of my late father, I have been fortunate to have Simon Hedley as my solicitor over the years. Whether it be carrying out conveyancing of property or assisting me in preparing my Will, Simon has guided me through the often complex processes in a truly calm, professional manner. I can’t thank him enough for all his hard work over the years.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

20/06/18 - Reviewed by Peter and Lynne Cafferky

We had the daunting task of selling two properties and buying one while working abroad. Our solicitor for these transactions was Simon Hedley. We found him to be totally professional and reliable. His advice was invaluable and, importantly for us, he regularly communicated the status of our transactions and was always available to answer our queries. We felt that the fees were fair and would not hesitate in recommending him and his firm.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

20/06/18 - Reviewed by B Fraser

I used Simon Hedley of Thomas Magnay Solicitors in the sale of my property. I found Simon to be knowledgeable and of great assistance throughout the entire process. Simon kept me informed throughout, he took time to explain matters to me and If I had any queries he was readily contactable via email or telephone, with a response the same day. On occasions when I required an appointment Simon would make himself available, even at short notice.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon Hedley and I would definitely use Simon in the future.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

18/06/18 - Reviewed by Denise

We completed on our house purchase last week and myself and my husband would like to thank Simon Hedley and Thomas Magnay. The service we received throughout the sale of our property and then the purchase of our new home was excellent. Simon was very knowledgeable of all aspects of law and kept us in the loop at all times. Would recommend to all our friends and family.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

5 stars

18/06/18 - Reviewed by Ben and Chloe

Dealt with Simon in the process of purchasing our first home. Superb service through the entire process and Simon’s attention to detail is second to none. Highly recommended.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

5 stars

18/06/18 - Reviewed by Paul Backley

We used Simon Hedley of Thomas Magnay to do the conveyancing on a couple of properties and would rate the service as first class! Everything was dealt with within said timescales and Simon was always availiable to speak to about any problems regarding the sale of the properties. I couldn’t recommend Simon and Thomas Magnay highly enough.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

5 stars

18/06/18 - Reviewed by Susan Green

We asked Simon Hedley of Thomas Magnay solicitors to do the conveyancing for us on a property. He was efficient, gave us the benefit of his experience in advising us all the way, kept us updated at all times. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The whole procedure was dealt with very professionally and quickly. Since then we have used Thomas Magnay solicitors for other work and have found them to be just as efficient and professional.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

17/06/18 - Reviewed by Victoria Cramman

We used Simon to purchase our current house, after a recommendation from another solicitor. I cannot praise his professionalism and efficiency enough. Our house purchasing efforts fell through four times and at each stage Simon was at the other end of the phone / e mail with advice as to how to best deal with the situation. Our eventual purchase was not straight forward - very limited access, spring water fed and surrounded by land belonging to half of Weardale - but Simon navigated us through every issue and gave us every confidence to go ahead with the purchase. We could not recommend him more highly - and would use him without hesitation.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

17/06/18 - Reviewed by Mr C Ewen

Having used Thomas Magnay & Co a number of times now, I couldn’t recommend the firm high enough for the purchase/sale of a property. Simon Hedley navigated a particularly difficult house purchase for us, being approachable, timely, professional and incredibly knowledgeable at all times. Simon is the kind of legal support you would always wish to have when in a tricky house sale or purchase, I will always continue to use the firm in any future transactions and will always recommend to friends and family

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

17/06/18 - Reviewed by Laurence & Kathrine Porter

As another client of Simon Hedley, our dealings with him have been nothing but totally satisfactory. From the date of our agreeing to purchase the property in question on
24 April 2018 to the completion of all conveyancing on 15 May 2018.. he guided us through the process and all correspondence was answered extremely promptly, usually within minutes. Unlike the man in Australia, we have met Simon..on three or four occasions at his office during that period and found him to be the soul of quiet efficiency...could not wish for better and definitely plan to use him for our next purchase.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

17/06/18 - Reviewed by SueDix

I recently moved house for the fourth time in five years and so have a few comparators for the service I received from Mr Hedley of Thomas Magnay.
He was absolutely first class. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
I was kept fully informed by him throughout the process, which happened to be a long and tortuous sale and purchase with boundary issues and other setbacks. Mr Hedley worked like a Trojan on my behalf and was a doughty defender of my interests throughout. He was so professional. When I was at a very low ebb with a late emerging problem with my sale, I emailed him on a Saturday evening, just so the information would be waiting for him on the Monday morning when work resumed. In fact he replied to me the same evening. I was so surprised and delighted with the exceptional service I received. Hopefully I am now settled in my new home but if I ever had to move again I would go back to Mr Hedley at Thomas Magnay without hesitation.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

17/06/18 - Reviewed by Anonymous

I have recently sold and bought a property and used Simon Hedley as my solicitor. I could not fault him and would definitely use him again in the future. Throughout the process he kept me informed of everything that was happening by copying me into all his emails and when I needed to contact him via email he replied straight back. He was very thorough and I felt confident that my sale and purchase was in good hands. Money from the sale was in my bank on the same day despite the completion going through late as a result of my buyers solicitors. The two estate agents involved even commented positively on him as a solicitor as they were updated regularly via his emails.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by Roman Stepanov

Simon was extremely thorough, always responded to emails promptly, did his work diligently, professionally and above and beyond expectations. I would strongly recomend Simon to anybody wishing their interests to be properly represented.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by Martin M

I recently purchased a property and used Thomas Magnay & Co for their conveyancing service. As a first time buyer, there were various aspects of the house purchase I did not have experience of, however Simon was very thorough and ensured I had a full understanding throughout the process.

Simon provided an explanation and overview for each search and was quick to respond to any queries raised. Simon was very efficient and made sure any responses from the third party solicitor were quickly received. I would and have, strongly recommend Simon to others.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by Anonymous

Simon was very efficient and helpful with everything during my house purchase. Simon went out of his way to explain everything in detail, I have and would certainly recommend him to others.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

5 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by James Harvey

Simon came recommended from a family member who had used his services before. As it was my first time buying, I was rather clueless about the various processes involved and Simon was absolutely fantastic with this. He explained the entire process, exactly what was required of me, and was thorough to the endth degree. So much so that I actually pulled out of a purchase on his advice, having found a concerning item buried deep in the contract. The eventual purchase was long-winded due to seller delays however Simon was always on hand and continually pressed to expedite the process.

I would not hesistate to recommend Simon to anyone, he was patient, ever-present, and really fought my corner even when it was not necessarily his responsibility to do so.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

5 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by Faye

Excellent service from start to finish, very efficient

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

4 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by Karen Biker

I have always found Simon to be helpful, efficient and professional.
I would recommend Simon and his law firm in general to anyone.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

5 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by A P Murphy

Nothing but praise for efficiency and speed together with a personalised and friendly service. Mr. Hedley has administered many family matters and conveyancing for friends and family alike and we have much faith and trust in his services.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

General Legal advice

5 stars

16/06/18 - Reviewed by Anonymous

Dealt with the purchase of our property and communication was excellent. No problems and completed on the date we requested. Very smooth process and excellent service.

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Thomas Magnay & Co LLP

Conveyancing/property

3 stars

23/12/17 - Reviewed by Christine Monument

Simon Hedley dealt with our conveyancing.
On our sale he was very efficient ad responsive,copying us into all correspondence.
As soon as our sale concluded, as there was a delay between our sale and purchase, he took his fee agreed for our purchase from sale proceeds and then everything ground to a halt.
We were then in temporary accommodation and we struggled make contact with him. We tried to remain polite and friendly but he basically ignored our emails until we started threatening other alternatives.
From then he has done his job and to his credit picked up on a number of issues re the new build we were buying, so don't want to be completely damning. But he failed to pay our stamp duty and register title straight way until we chased.
Also we have had issues with developer re breach of contract and he said he would follow up and contact other parties solicitor but now does not respond to emails.

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16/06/18 - Response by Simon Hedley

Certain of these comments are incorrect in that:
1. The stamp duty land tax payment was lodged within the correct period.
2. The Land Registry application was lodged within the correct period.
3. Emails were not ignored.
4. The fees taken from the sale proceeds were as agreed by the clients at the outset.
5. The clients chose not to follow my advice and did not inform me of certain prior arrangements, both of which resulted in later problems with the other side and disgruntlement.

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16/06/18 - Response by Peter Gilmore - Chartered Tax Advisor/Accountant

I am in a perfect position to access and respond to this review because my firm uses Simon Hedley of Thomas Magnay & Co., and because we have a regularity of international dealings with law firms in the UK, US, and Asia with which to compare.

I’m sorry to say this client’s review smacks of the sour grapes of an inexperienced buyer who does not understand land dealings and who may have made a poor purchase choice.

Madam, land dealings are, by their nature, necessarily slow for the protection of the parties and of the system of registration. And your solicitor is not to blame for the all too common problems with developers.

We have had shocking experiences with law firms. You do not want one of those.

In my experience, everything Simon does is prompt, properly considered, and legally correct. His communications are precise and informative, and his absolute professionalism gives a great deal of comfort.

I have never met Simon. Yet I feel compelled to defend him on account of the excellent service we get from him, and I find it very hard to believe he would have given you anything less.

In the complex world of paperwork, I give Simon my strongest recommendation.

Peter Gilmore
+61 2 9241 2600
Australia

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16/06/18 - Response by Peter Gilmore - Chartered Tax Advisor/Accountant

I am in a perfect position to access and respond to this review because my firm uses Simon Hedley of Thomas Magnay & Co., and because we have a regularity of international dealings with law firms in the UK, US, and Asia with which to compare.

I’m sorry to say this client’s review smacks of the sour grapes of an inexperienced buyer who does not understand land dealings and who may have made a poor purchase choice.

Madam, land dealings are, by their nature, necessarily slow for the protection of the parties and of the system of registration. And your solicitor is not to blame for the all too common problems with developers.

We have had shocking experiences with law firms. You do not want one of those.

In my experience, everything Simon does is prompt, properly considered, and legally correct. His communications are precise and informative, and his absolute professionalism gives a great deal of comfort.

I have never met Simon. Yet I feel compelled to defend him on account of the excellent service we get from him, and I find it very hard to believe he would have given you anything less.

In the complex world of paperwork, I give Simon my strongest recommendation.

Peter Gilmore
+61 2 9241 2600
Australia

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