Debra Hepplestall

Director & Solicitor

Telephone: 01253 756175

My areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Property

  • Commercial Leases
  • Residential Property
  • Auction Sales

More about Debra

Debra is head of the Property department and supervises the team. She qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and 9 years later became a director of Easthams Solicitors Limited. Debra specialises in commercial and residential property transactions. Her clients benefit from her years of experience and knowledge, and a friendly, efficient and professional service. Debra enjoys the reward of helping her clients achieve their goals, whether that’s buying their first house or completing a new commercial venture.

Away from work Debra enjoys the theatre, restaurants and simply spending time with her family, especially their cockapoo.

What our clients say about Debra

“Perfect. Brilliant service. Can’t fault a thing, thank you”

“Once again a fantastic service”

“100% satisfied. Exceptional service, with prompt replies to any queries we had. Very efficient.”

“Couldn’t fault the service, the best solicitor we have engaged”

Philip Baker

Licensed Conveyancer & Probate Practitioner

Telephone: 01253 756233

My areas of Expertise

  • Wills

  • Probate

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

  • Residential Property

More about Philip

Philip qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 1999. He later expanded his areas of expertise to qualify as a Licensed Probate Practitioner. Philip has been with Easthams since 2007. He enjoys meeting his clients face to face and taking the time to understand their needs, whether that is to help them navigate through the conveyancing process, to create a bespoke will, to prepare their Lasting Powers of Attorney, or guide a family through probate.

Away from Easthams Philip is usually found walking his dog, reading, listening to music, or perfecting his ballroom dancing skills.

What our clients say about Philip

“Thank you for making the purchase of my first property so smooth and stress free. Your proactive and thorough management as well as your diligent care and manner really did exceed all expectations. Thank you so much”

“Fantastic service as ever. I recommend Philip to all my friends and family”

“I recommend Philip to all my friends and family. He is approachable, professional and an extremely proficient conveyancer”

Jenny McPhee


Telephone: 01253 756208

My areas of Expertise

  • Sales

  • Purchases

  • New Build Houses

  • Help to Buy Scheme

  • Shared Ownerships

More about Jenny

Jenny joined Easthams in November 2018. She qualified as a solicitor in 2016 but has 6 years’ experience working in other Fylde coast law firms. Jenny specialises in residential conveyancing, including remortgages and transfers of equity as well as sales and purchases. She is experienced with new build purchases, shared ownership and Help to Buy schemes. She says the best part of her role is seeing her clients happy in their new home and says it is especially rewarding dealing with first time buyers getting onto the property ladder for the first time.

Outside work Jenny enjoys spending time with her two children and family. Her son is an academy player at Burnley FC, so she is now a Clarets fan.

What our clients say about Jenny

“Really pleased with an excellent service. Easthams were recommended by another first time buyer and I would definitely recommend you to other people. A very thorough, clear and wonderful service. Many Thanks”

“Jenny pulled out all the stops to sell my house as quickly as possible. Amazing”

Kim O’Hara


Telephone: 01253 756208

My areas of Expertise

  • Sales

  • Purchases

  • New Build Houses

  • Help to Buy Scheme

  • Shared Ownerships

More about Kim

Kim joined our conveyancing team in March 2021. She brought with her vast experienced gained over more than 30 years dealing with residential property transactions. Her straightforward and friendly attitude have made her the perfect fit for our team. Kim has been popular with many clients over the years and we have already seen many people returning to her, even though she has only recently joined Easthams. Away from work Kim enjoys reading, walking her dog, and walking on her own when the dog refuses to budge.

What our clients say about Kim

“Thank you so so much! We are so pleased with the service from yourselves. I will definitely be recommending you. Absolutely fantastic throughout. ”

“Thank you for acting on our behalf and for keeping us informed all through the process of buying and selling. I’m sure you’re aware it can be a fraught and stressful time for clients but you made our process seamless which we very much appreciated.”

Adele Woodhouse

Conveyancing Assistant

Telephone: 01253 756210

My areas of Expertise

  • Customer Care

More about Adele

In 1996 Adele took a temporary 6 month role with us just “to earn a bit of money”. 22 years later Adele has developed into a key member of our conveyancing team. Adele provides invaluable support, primarily to Jenny, and she says the best part of her role is helping our clients through what can be the stress of moving home.

Outside work Adele enjoys nights out with friends and her Zumba classes.

What our clients say about Adele

“Professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Our long distance transaction was not a problem. Fantastic value for money. Efficient!”

“Adele was a great help, She made our first home buying experience a dream! Thank you.”

“Thank you for all your support. You were amazing”

“Adele and the staff on reception when I came into the office were excellent”

“Adele was always my first port of call. Amazing, so helpful, friendly and efficient.”

Alix Wright

Conveyancing Assistant

Telephone: 01253 756208

My areas of Expertise

  • Customer Care

More about Alix

Alix joined Easthams in 2019 and works as an assistant to Philip. Alix brought with her a background working in estate agents where she had been Sales Manager at a local agent. Alix has received many positive reviews form clients who describe her as friendly, efficient and professional. In her spare time Alix enjoys swimming, walking and spending time with family and friends.

What our clients say about Alix

“Friendly and efficient service! Made my first house selling experience stress free and speedy!”

“The service was exceptional and very friendly. I would like to thank Alix for being available when I phoned and always very helpful.”