Clough & Willis Solicitors, Commercial and private legal services UK

Lorraine Stratton-Webb - Partner

Head of Residential Property

Find out what our clients have to say about Lorraine here.

Lorraine Stratton-Webb heads up the Residential Property Department. She is experienced in all levels of residential sales and purchases and excels at dealing with complicated property law issues. Lorraine is also one the few solicitors who deals with Equity Release in the North West area and currently lectures on the subject to other solicitors.

Lorraine also deals with all aspects of Commercial Property transactions and is part of the Commercial Property Law team at Clough & Willis.

Lorraine became a Partner at Clough & Willis on the 1st April 2010.


Residental work
Lorraine has experience in dealing with all types of property transactions and deals with properties all over the UK from terrace houses to the largest domestic residences. Lorraine also has a vast amount of knowledge regarding buying and selling apartments and flats and dealing with Management Company issues.

Lorraine's expertise is in dealing with possessory title applications. She has a particular interest in this area as it is specialised and very rewarding when the outcome is successful for the client. There is a vast amount of land in the UK that is in the possession of someone who is not the actual owner and being maintained by them. In these instances an application could be considered to the Land Registry for possessory title and seldom is this done.

Advising clients on the legal implications of purchasing a property that is Listed or is situated within a Conservation area is something that Lorraine has much experience in, as well as dealing with both Barn conversions and Self-Builds. If you require legal advice regarding any of these matters or unusual property issues please contact Lorraine or her team of property law specialists.

Lorraine also has extensive experience in advising on Equity Release. This is a specialised area and Lorraine offers comprehensive advice as well as support and understanding in these matters.   Lorraine listens to clients concerns and helps to resolve them. She is patient and reassuring and her main goal is to ensure that the client is happy with the conclusion.

Lorraine also deals with Transfer of Equity, again ensuring that the transfer from joint names to one or from sole to joint runs smoothly. Usually, during this time a client will already be dealing with a number of stressful issues.

With a professional and friendly approach to her clients Lorraine has, as a consequence, received the majority of her work from both recommendations and referrals. Her reward is knowing that she has enabled a client to move house without the stress that is normally associated with moving. 

Commercial Property
Lorraine also deals with all aspects of commercial property law including negotiating lease terms, buying and selling commercial properties and acting for Company owners when legal advice is required in financial matters. Lorraine acts for businesses across the North West area.

At Home

Married to Bill and enjoys cooking and walking her dog Jake.

For more information about residential property and equity release contact

Lorraine has published numerous articles, some of which can be found on the press release pages of our website or here.

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We have been using Clough & Willis for ten years and found them to be very efficient in all aspects of their work. What I like about their firm is that they cover a wide variety of legal services and are very quick to respond to our needs.

Nigel Compsty, Managing Director
H Compsty & Son Ltd

The contact for my name change and divorce was Marie Whittaker who again was completely professional and gave me complete confidence from out first meeting. My divorce proceeded smoothly, quickly and efficiently. I was updated regularly by letters and phone calls.

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"Level of service seems just right. The friendly, helpful staff explained procedures well and made everything clear."

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"The team are a pleasure to work with, friendly but always professional in their dealings. Following the successful sale of my business to Veolia Environmental Services plc, I continue to play a key role in the business. I would recommend Clough & Willis to business owners."

Chris Wright Recycling
H Chris Wright

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, personally, and on behalf of the Directors of SRS for all the time and work you put into the successful MBO. Professional at all times, your advice was client focused and to the point, and we were particularly impressed at your ability to work to a tight schedule, ensuring we completed on our deadline date."

Alex Docherty,
Director Sound Reduction Systems

Throughout the whole process, Clough & Willis kept me well informed and my stress levels to non-existent. I felt completely looked after with the team taking care of my best interests, I felt they had complete control and it was very reassuring.

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From first contact to the last, everyone has been very professional and reassuring through what has been an emotional and stressful time for us and without the help of your company it would have been much more difficult for me and my husband.

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I was very impressed with your firm at the outset when I first called in November 2009 after my uncles death. All staff from the receptionist and secretary through to the Partners were professional, friendly and helpful and provided the best response out of the 3 Bury firms I called.

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Clough & Willis are very understanding and made me feel valued, they showed me respect knowing I was albeit apprehensive of dealings within the legal profession and their workings

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Besides being professional Clough & Willis are also friendly and kind, making one feel relaxed able to communicate easily about the business in hand which they see to efficiently keeping in contact continually. Thank you for all you did.

Krystyna Bzdega

From reception through secretarial to solicitor the approach and attention to detail in handling my case was professional and gave me confidence that the matter would be handled to my satisfaction.

Mr M Booth

I have dealt with Clough & Willis for years since we moved to the area from Manchester and both my husband and I always appreciated your helpfulness and professionalism. Thank you

Theresa Moreen Woolley

Lorraine, I would just like to say "thank you very much" for all your hard work and assistance in the letting of the above property. The negotiations were somewhat protracted, due to a breakdown on my client's side, and I feel that your persistence and hard work led to the eventual lease completion. I look forward to working with you in the near future. Kind regards, Neil Higson, for and on behalf of Nolan Redshaw Ltd

Nolan Redshaw Chartered Surveyors

We have been impressed with the friendly professionalism of all staff, Rebecca Green has been wonderfully helpful, thorough, patient, kind and supportive. Her reassuring guidance has made some very sad and difficult times easier to bear. We hope Rebecca receives recognition for her excellent service.

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