“Thank you so much, Steve, for your kind, professional and efficient assistance in this most harrowing transaction. You were the ONLY bright light!”
Steven is a solicitor in our Property Law Department. Although originally from London he studied Law and Politics at the University of Manchester following which he completed the Legal Practice Course at Manchester Metropolitan University. Following completion of the LPC Steven worked as costs draftsman at a national firm before beginning his training contract in the North West.
On qualification in 2014 Steven decided to focus on property law and returned to London to continue his career before joining Hanne & Co in September 2018.
Steven specialises in residential property work, particularly with Help to Buy assisted acquisitions and leasehold property. He is thorough but approachable and believes that good communication is the key to a stress free transaction.
Away from work Steven enjoys rugby, amateur dramatics and football.
“I’d thoroughly recommend Hanne & Co. Steve Bannell and his team were extremely professional and approachable throughout my property purchase. At all times I felt they had my best interests at heart. Steve’s ability to give advice on technical legal matters in plain English was invaluable & his personable approach meant any concerns I had on the transaction were quickly dealt with.”
“Steven helped me purchase my first home back in 2013. I was so impressed with his skill and professionalism in seeing the purchase through, not to mention his personal hands on approach, that I followed him to his new law firm when it came time to find someone to handle the conveyancing in my next move up the property ladder and I was not left disappointed. Whatever his workload he seems to have the ability to make you feel like you are his only client. “
“Steve helped us with our first house purchase moving from London to Brighton. He is highly professional yet personal and navigated us through the many challenges with buying your first home.”
“The process of both selling and purchasing a property was made stress free by Steve’s great communication and efficient but thorough work. I have recommended him to friends and family and would not hesitate to instruct him again in the future”
“This is just a quick email to say thank you very much indeed for all of your help last year in helping Liz and I purchase our new home in Horsham. We were both incredibly impressed with the way in which you supported our move and made everything seem so straightforward, swift and seamless. Steve – as you know, first impressions really count and I have to say that I was very impressed with the way in which you introduced your firm and the services you offer (on the phone that first morning when I was contacting solicitors) and the way in which you insisted on seeing us both at that first meeting when we were merely dropping paperwork off. Even before our phone call had finished I knew that I wanted to instruct you personally. Everything that you both did was extremely clear and explained fully and we were both very grateful for the speed in which you answered our questions. So, thank you once again. I have already recommended you to several of my friends and colleagues who are also looking to move in the near future.”
“After what has been a very tortuous journey…I would just like to say that your recommendation of Steven was spot on… he was forensic in his attention to detail as of course this is a most difficult time and such an unknown quantity in many respects…I will never forget, however, the first draft from the vendor’s solicitors full of mistakes including the borough I was living in and Steven went through at least ten items in red correcting them. He said he felt like a schoolmaster. I was so grateful as I didn’t understand any of it anyway. I know that is why we employ solicitors, but he was kind and considerate …I just thought you might like to know that I am very grateful to Steven for all his help.”
“Steven Bannell acted for my son Jamie Baker and myself recently in the purchase of a Help to Buy flat in Clapham. He also helped me with a land registry issue on another property. He provided us with an efficient and professional service throughout the process and answered any questions I had clearly and promptly. I have recommended him to others and would definitely use him again.“