Bernard Chill & Axtell Solicitors

Carlton Crescent 10
Southampton, Hampshire
SO15 2EZ

Since 1947

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When you instruct Bernard Chill & Axtell Solicitors, you will be assigned a conveyancing specialist who will discuss the overall transaction with you and ensure that your plans are achievable and realistic. We address all conveyancing matters in relation to the transaction early on, to avoid any complications later on.

Our conveyancing team will clarify precisely what you are buying or selling. Whether the property is freehold or leasehold, we will sit down with you personally and carefully go through plans to establish the exact boundaries of the property. This will ensure that there is no confusion.

From our first contact with you, we will also gain an understanding of your preferred time scales so that we can synchronise any related transactions. Our conveyancing team will ensure that exchange and completion are timetabled accurately to suit your requirements with the flexibility of varying this throughout the transaction in accordance with your instructions. We know that each transaction is different, and so our dedicated and friendly.Conveyancing team offer a personal service tailored to the individual needs of our clients.

We fully explain all the legal jargon, and will give you a clear and understandable breakdown of our competitive fixed fee conveyancing rates, so that you will have one less unexpected bill to worry about!

You can contact us at any time if with any questions or concerns, and we will keep you updated by telephone, email or face to face through every phase of your move. Our offices are located throughout Hampshire, but we also have all the latest legal software and technology to handle your transaction remotely if this is easier for you.

Our team has extensive local knowledge, together with good relations with local Agents. Partner and solicitor Paul Harvey has over 30 years of experience in assisting clients buying or selling properties in Hampshire. When you come to Bernard Chill & Axtell, your conveyancing will
be handled by him or by another suitably qualified and experienced professional who will use their local knowledge to conduct all of the appropriate searches on your behalf.

We are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme, and we therefore follow prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures. CQS is the mark of excellence for the home buying/selling process and we have to undergo rigorous assessment by the Law Society to secure our accreditation.

We also offer a range of other legal services including: Family Law, Wills and Probate, Criminal Law, Immigration, Employment Law, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Insolvency.

Visit our website today for an instant, free, no-obligation conveyancing quote!


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At Bernard Chill & Axtell, we have over 60 highly talented legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the lives of our clients. All of our solicitors are fully trained and accredited members of the Law Society, and as such, we approach each instruction with the utmost professionalism and skill. Our impressive staff list includes members of the Children's Panel of the Family Law Society, members of Resolution, a trained Family Mediator and a barrister who is in the Legal 500. As a team, we draw from each other's expertise in order to provide each client with the best possible advice and assistance, no matter what their legal issue might be. Our solicitors come from a diverse range of backgrounds, giving each of them a unique perspective that they can bring to their work. Many of our professionals are considered to be experts in their field, which shows in the consistent excellence of the assistance we provide. Each of our solicitors has an exemplary success rate and is highly recommended by their clients for their passion, dedication and skill. Some of our members of staff have worked at Bernard Chill & Axtell for over 30 years, which adds to our wealth of experience as a firm, and we hand pick only the most talented and committed individuals to join us.

Our Conveyancing team is overseen by Partner and Solicitor, Paul Harvey, who has worked for Bernard Chill & Axtell for over 30 years, assisting clients buying or selling property in Hampshire. Vicki Kenward has been practising Conveyancing with the firm for over 25 years and is currently based in our Eastleigh office. Sean Reeves is a talented Conveyancing Solicitor who is known throughout Hampshire for the excellence of his work. Gregory Hine has 30 years' experience as a Solicitor, and has recently joined the firm to assist our expanding Conveyancing team. Kristen Woods is an experienced Residential Conveyancing specialist with a strong background in Landlord and Tenant law. She is currently based in our Eastleigh office. Aneela Akbar is also based at our Eastleigh office, dealing with Conveyancing matters. She is also a talented Intellectual Property Solicitor. Cheryl Cousins is a Conveyancing Executive, based in our Lymington office. She assists with all residential conveyancing matters. Kim Higgs is a dedicated trainee Solicitor, who assists with Conveyancing and has a strong background in handling Landlord and Tenant disputes.


We are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. We are also members of Resolution, and many of our Solicitors are accredited in Criminal Law, Child Law, Family Law and Immigration Law.

Area of Business

We have specialist teams in Conveyancing, Wills & Probate, Landlord and Tenant Disputes, Insolvency and Family Law. We also assist with Criminal Law matters, Dispute Resolution and Employment Law.


Our fixed fees start at £350 plus VAT for Conveyancing. This is dependent on the property, and we have a free, instant online quotation service so visit our website for details. Our fixed fee services include conducting all searches, assessing and resolving any legal issues with the property, dealing with the other solicitors, arranging the exchange of contracts, arranging completion, and organising all money transfers. We also offer Wills from just £120 plus vat.