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Each of our partners brings a wealth of knowledge and unique expertise, collaborating to ensure the provision of comprehensive, personalised legal solutions for all our clients. Here you can meet the partners to support all your needs.

Graeme is an inspiring leader who has developed Eatons Solicitors into a reputable legal firm

Graeme offers a wide range of services for personal clients and businesses. Proud to have transformed Eatons from a handful of staff to a forward-thinking customer-friendly practice in the top 10% of firms nationally by size. Graeme is engaged full-time in supervising and managing the practice. This enables his lawyer colleagues to do what they do best: focus on providing "no nonsense" advice to our clients. Highly respected by his colleagues for his approachable, engaging and inclusive style in leading the firm. With a solid loyal client base that compliments Graeme and his team on a weekly basis for their professionalism, customer care and understanding approach. Graeme is repeatedly described as "not coming across like a solicitor", as his humour, down-to-earth character and ability to explain the most complex of legal information into customer-friendly language make Graeme and his team an excellent choice for all your legal needs.


Managing Partner - Eatons

Liz is an extremely dedicated family lawyer with over 38 years’ experience

Liz helps people who are separating or going through a divorce. As the head of Eaton’s Family Department, Liz is committed to ensuring every client is dealt with in a professional, efficient, but most importantly, sensitive manner. Liz is very much aware that taking the first step to seek legal advice can be daunting and that clients may be worried about the cost of legal representation. She is happy to offer a free, no-obligation half-hour appointment to enable clients to understand their options and potential costs without commitment to further instruction. Liz is able to undertake partial instructions where clients can do some of the work themselves and instruct Liz to act in the more difficult aspects of the case. Complex cases involving significant assets, including the finances of a business, trusts, foreign assets and pension structures, are where Liz excels. These may involve a family-owned business where a marriage has broken down. Liz is known for offering realistic, pragmatic advice in a sensitive and cost-effective manner. Specialist Areas: • Prenuptial and Postnuptial and Agreements/Cohabitee Agreements/Civil Partnerships • Family Law including divorce and finances • Separation • Guardianship/Children matters • Protective injunctions

Liz Williams

Partner - Eatons

David is an extremely dedicated Property Solicitor with over 40 years’ experience

David is a dedicated and client focused property solicitor and Partner at Eatons. 

David regards himself as someone who has the interests of the local community at heart, the geographical area having expanded from his routes in Bradford to the wider West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire areas. David prides himself on being able to communicate effectively with all types of clients from first time buyers to the more ambitious property investors and to respond appropriately to their different needs. He offers a personalised service which is both time and cost effective as he believes that property transactions can be daunting to individuals and business owners and offers an experienced and steady hand to his clients.

David has an ongoing client base of investors that continue to use his services as they believe that David understands their needs and requirements throughout a transaction. Many investors consider David to be an essential part of their commercial team.

David has many local relationships with commercial property agents and other professionals dealing with commercial property clients. He also has experience in dealing with large scale residential development sites and continues to expand this area and develop connections with residential developers.

Specialist Areas:

  • Residential development
  • Commercial conveyancing
  • Business leases
  • Sales of small businesses


David Butterfield

Partner and Head of the Property Department

Steven qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and is the Head of the Civil Litigation Department.

Steven has a long and well established history of helping people with a large variety of issues encountered as an individual and also as a business. Steven believes in building strong relationships with his clients to ensure he understands their business and the desired outcome. Steven’s work covers a wide range of areas involving Employment law and Civil Litigation matters including commercial and contractual disputes, boundary disputes, contentious probate, property disputes, Landlord and Tenant matters (primarily for Landlords), debt and general consumer problems. Steven`s Employment Law work includes advising on Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Discrimination claims as well as Settlement Agreements. Steven also drafts Shareholder Agreements and Terms and Conditions of Businesses. Steven approaches claims from a commercial standpoint and always communicates the choice of options available to his client at any time to ensure they fully understand their position. Steven’s clients find his personal manner a great asset coupled with his extensive knowledge and attention to detail. Steven is committed to achieving an excellent outcome for his clients in terms of agreements reached and legal costs. Steven is very aware that many clients may be worried about the cost of obtaining legal advice and/or legal representation. He is happy to offer a free, no obligation half hour consultation with clients. Specialist Areas: • Employment Law • Shareholder Agreements • Terms and Conditions of Business • Commercial and contractual disputes • Boundary disputes • Contentious probate • Property disputes • Landlord and Tenant matters (primarily for Landlords) • Debt recovery and general consumer problems

Steven Gilbey

Partner - Eatons

Claire is a highly experienced solicitor specialising in all aspects of commercial and residential property matters and transactions

Claire qualified in 2003 and has worked in property law throughout her career dealing with all types of transactions.

Claire's client's include individuals buying and selling their homes and/or investment properties, companies, LLPs and business partnerships, lenders, borrowers, pension funds, charities, property developers, retailers, multi-national corporations, leisure industry and owner occupied businesses.

Claire's commercial work includes buying and selling all types of commercial property, sales & acquisitions of property on conditional contracts with overage provisions, negotiation of commercial leases and landlord and tenant obligations, management of property portfolios, secured lending (acting for bank's and borrowers), buying and selling of small businesses, dealing with licensed premises (including leases with beer ties), property aspects of large-scale corporate mergers & acquisitions (asset/share deals), development scheme site assembly and set-up, insolvency related property transactions and leasehold enfranchisement.

Claire Roberts

Partner - Eatons

Joad qualified in 2007, joining our team in 2022 as a Partner in the firm

Joad has worked in Property and Business Law throughout his career accumulating a following of clients that rely on him for advice and guidance. He regularity acts for SME’s; from sole traders, partnerships and companies on a variety of commercial transactional work surrounding Property and Business matters to include: Acquisitions and disposals of freeholds (with and without leases). Landlord & Tenant matters Asset management work; and Development projects for developer clients Advising and assisting on the legal infrastructure set up for start-ups to include; Terms & conditions; Partnership and Shareholder Agreements; Franchise and distribution Agreements; As well as Business acquisitions and disposals; Joad is well versed, well connected and a very personable individual who is able to communicate, negotiate and execute effectively to achieve the clients objectives.


Partner - Eatons

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Thank you so much for all your help with the sale and purchase of our new house. I know it hasn't been the easiest case but I appreciate all the time you put into it.


Keep doing what you are doing. You are doing an excellent job. 10/10. Will recommend you guys.


I recently sold my property using Eatons solicitors. I found their service excellent. They always kept me in the loop. Really happy.


Thank you for your 5 star service.


I was very happy when the solicitor explained all the long words to me. I am grateful for all the help I got off everyone. Thank you.

Linda Michelle

Thank you very much to you and the team for all your hard work, and last minute dealings with our move. Very much appreciated. (Flowers and card from clients)

Tahlia & Dan

Excellent service by Yasser Shafi

Nijam Uddin

Very Professional


I never thought it would be so easy, and I was made to feel comfortable enough to ask questions which helped, as often I find that difficult. Everything was explained clearly and all options discussed. I would recommend Eatons

Mrs Brenda

A Very friendly and professional service by all staff. Thank you