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A message from Ken Hastie

After completing 57 years in harness, I retired from legal practice on 2nd September 2016.

In anticipation of my retirement, the practice of Hastie Conveyancing closed on 30th June 2016.  However, I  arranged with local firm Mark Cook Solicitors of 58 Frederick Street, Sunderlaund, SR1 1NF ( tel 0191 5677244).,  to take over my cutrrent files where current clients wish them so to do. 

You should note however, that Mark Cook Solicitors are not taking over my practice nor are they a  "successor practice."

I would like to thank the many hundreds of clients who have put their trust in me, returning time and again over the years, with new instructions.  I also thank the  many staff ( Julie, Sheila, Jennifer, Alison, and others) who have supported me and worked so hard over the years.   I have gained a lot from you all, both in knowledge and friendship.  Thank you again.


3rd September 2016.

Hastie Conveyancing transactions

Sadly Ken died on the 4th October 2017 and any further enquiries relating to work which Mr Hastie had previously carried out  or to his files should now be directed to The Council of Licenced Convayancers - 0207 2508465

About us

Hastie Conveyancing was founded by Ken Hastie in 1988 following the enactment of the Administration of Justice  Act 1985.  This Act allowed experienced or suitably qualified non-Solicitors to provide the public with full conveyancing services.

Ken established his conveyancing practice in Sunderland when he became the first practising Licensed Conveyancer in the North East of England.  He retired with 57 years experience in the law.

The ethos of the practice was on personal service at reasonable cost and as a result of this ethos Ken had many long established and loyal clients.

Mark Cook Solicitors will be happy to accept new instructions from Mr Hasties old clients and would hope to offer the same friendly and professional service 0191 5677244

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