Declan has specialised in property matters since qualifying as a Solicitor in 1998. Declan has always worked in either Keighley or Skipton and has become very well-established in the local areas as a residential conveyancing specialist. He maintains close relationships with local estate agents, surveyors and mortgage advisors, which allows your transaction to complete as efficiently as possible. Declan also specialises in landlord and tenant matters, including leases and tenancy agreements; as well as commercial property matters.
Declan joined the practice in June 2006 and became a Director in 2010
Qualifications and memberships
Declan’s associated clubs:
Member of Craven Energy Triathlon Club and former Chairman 2012-2015
Member of Skipton RFC, former Captain 2000-2002 and currently Coach of Under 10’s
Trustee at Skipton Mechanics Institute 2006 to present
What interests Declan about his specific area of law? “Facilitating clients’ wishes during transactional processes. As property lawyers, we can ensure achievement and a successful result for clients.”
If he were not a lawyer: Declan would want to be a Sports Administration Agent, an area in which he studied for a Diploma.
Declan’s favourite pastimes: Spending time with his family, competing in triathlons (Declan competed in Ironman UK, Summer 2011) and, having retired from rugby, now watching his sons play.
Declan’s best personal qualities: he is straight-talking, takes a direct approach with all his work and gets the job done.
The most challenging aspect of Declan’s role: Communicating with clients when the deal they take an interest in may not be right for them.
Declan describes his typical workday as ‘full-on and hectic!’