“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 Senior Associate 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.
“Steven Bannell carried out the legal work on both the sale of our previous house and the purchase of our new house for us. We would like to express our sincere appreciation of the courteous, efficient and thoroughly reliable way in which he managed our affairs from the beginning to the end of what is inevitably a stressful process. Steve was always unflappable and reassuring, whatever the issue, and he carried out all aspects of the conveyancing process swiftly and with assurance. He knew that all involved in the chain wanted to complete before 30th June and achieved this deadline without fuss or drama, despite the considerable pressure this put on him; we were particularly impressed that he worked during weekends on our behalf. We much appreciated his prompt response to any email we sent or phone call we made. It is also thanks to his professional knowledge, advice and recommendation that we were able to consult a Stamp Duty specialist, who helped us to make significant financial savings. We would not hesitate to use his services again and to recommend Hanne and Co. unreservedly.”
“I thoroughly recommend Steve Bannell from Hanne & Co for any property transactions and advice. It’s rare for a conveyancing solicitor to get rave reviews yet Steve manages to so it was a no-brainer who to use when it came to our own let-to-buy. He was professional, helpful, thorough, on-the-ball and efficient throughout meaning that our transaction completed seamlessly within 6 weeks of Memo of Sale in an incredibly busy time. Couldn’t be happier. Have already recommended him to friends and family and look forward to working him again in the future.”
“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.“