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Richard Joy


After graduating from Nottingham University, Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1997. In recognition of his proficiency, particularly in the field of property law, Richard was made a director shortly afterwards.

In addition to advising clients and carrying out complex conveyancing work, Richard oversees the smooth running of the Chesterfield based residential property teams.

What do you specialise in?

Richard has a wealth of experience in advising clients and carrying out complex conveyancing work. As Head of the Residential Property department, Richard oversees the smooth running of the residential property teams across all our offices.

Richard now works closely with Kate Skelton, a property law expert who deals with property sales and purchases, transfers of equity and re-mortgages, who has been promoted to Shareholding Director and who is stepping up as operational lead of the firm’s Sheffield and Dronfield-based residential property teams.

Looking to the future the duo say they are hoping to build on the existing expertise and capacity of the team, which has invested heavily in its IT infrastructure in recent years in order to best meet the evolving needs of clients.

The developments have included the launch of the firms online ‘Flying Start’ client portal which allows for much of the conveyancing transaction to be completed online, typically saving up to four weeks throughout the conveyancing process. The ability to deal with the transaction securely and electronically has significantly speeded up the onboarding and transaction times and allows clients to undertake the steps required at a convenient time without the need to attend our offices.

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Client feedback

Conveyancing Chesterfield

We could not have asked for a better service from Richard and his team.  After losing the house, they very quickly helped us buy another and helped keep our buyer on side.  Very helpful and would recommend.

Mr & Mrs G, Newbold

We would like to thank our solicitor acting for us Richard, he did a great job and was very easy to speak to and very friendly. Extremely professional and we would use him again in the future.

Mr & Mrs S, Sheffield

Very happy with the service, Richard Joy has been excellent.

Mr L, Sheffield

Richard has completed four purchase and sale transactions for our Company this year. All have been completed efficiently and effectively and to the agreed timescales. We have always found Richard approachable, easy to contact and astute in all matters of contractual detail. We intend to continue to use his services for future property transactions and thank him for all he has done for us over the last twelve months.

White Peak Enterprises Ltd.

Richard Joy was excellent. Very knowledgable and worked hard to get our purchase over the line.

Mr D & Miss M, Chesterfield

Richard Joy provided excellent and a prompt service

Mrs D, Dronfield Woodhouse

Thanks so much for all the hard work. Even though the chain wasn't without it's issues, we found you both to be swift in your responses and supportive to us as a family.

You'll be pleased to know we love our new home and have settled in brilliantly.

Mr & Mrs H, Chesterfield

Move went well and really impressed with how quick you have been with your responses and getting everything sorted! We will definitely be recommending you!

Mr L & Ms S, Walton

Used Banner Jones twice now to move house, and have found them to be excellent in every aspect. Would highly recommend.

Mr & Mrs C, Grassmoor

Excellent speedy first class professional service, thank you

Mr S, Chesterfield

House sale was completed without any problems and very professional.

Mr & Mrs S, Old Whittington

We used Banner Jones at Chesterfield for two separate activities recently. Firstly, conveyancing for selling & buying property. It must be tough managing timings of sale/purchase, but they did very well for us. Secondly, production of our Wills. One or two things were complex, but the advice we got was helpful. We will, if necessary, use Banner Jones again & will also recommend them.

Mr & Mrs N, Dore

I would like to thank you for all your help and advice during the last few months. I found you very approachable with a no nonsense approach, telling exactly how it is - which I like. Also sending and receiving the paperwork/emails was very efficient. I will use Banner Jones again if I have need of a solicitor.

Ms B, Sheffield

Buying a House

Good service.

Mr & Mrs W, Danesmoor

Excellent service all round!

Mr & Mrs B, North Wingfield

10/10 excellent all the way and very professional

Mr. D, Chesterfield

Everyone was very helpful and made the experience of buying our first home easy and stress-free.

Mr & Mrs Q, Ecclesfield

Fantastic service from start to finish.

Mr & Mrs W, Dronfield

A big thank you to you and your team for the excellent advice, guidance and service provided for our sale/purchase.

We have thankfully never had any concerns that you and the team were always with us, providing 100% support. 

In particular the way you have embraced electronic communications and process shines out when compared to the 'dictate, type, post' methods hung on to by other solicitors in our chain.  

You have provided not only responsive guidance and process but an experienced and sympathetic counselling service when the frustrations set in.

We are already recommending you to friends.

Mr & Mrs W, Chesterfield

Very pleasant staff. Many thanks.

Mr R, Staveley

Very pleased with the service, highly efficient and all staff are so well trained with first class service

Miss K, Brampton

Thank you very much for your service which has been excellent in this unprecedented time. I was expecting delays due to Covid-19 but have been pleasantly surprised that you and your team have dealt with the sale in a professional and timely manner.

Once again, Thank you

Ms M, Chesterfield

Staff were pleasant and competant and have adapted to give a good overall service in these somewhat difficult times.

Ms W, Chesterfield

Used the firm before and will use again. Can't think of a better recommendation!

Mrs A, Chesterfield

Richard and Izzy have been absolutely brilliant during the process of selling my house – I couldn’t have asked for better support and advice and would be happy to recommend them.

(Conveyancing Solicitors Chesterfield)

Mr D, Chesterfield

Efficient service
No complaints, easy efficient service. Good communication and timely. Would use again and recommend to others.

Miss S, Chesterfield

House Purchase

I would just like to thank you all for your amazing service for our sale and purchase. I will recommend you to everyone.

Mrs L, Mastin Moor

Thank you! I just wanted to say how impressed I am by your prompt replies to my emails. I know how busy solicitors are at the moment and that emailing is by far the best way to contact you but you really are good! We've used your services in the past and we've never been disappointed. A huge thank you!

Mrs S, Chesterfield

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Richard Joy
  • Director
  • Solicitor
  • Head of Residential Property

Chesterfield - Glumangate

24 Glumangate
Chesterfield - Glumangate
S40 1UA

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