About Sort Legal

Sort Legal is a trading name of Sort Legal Limited, regulated by the Council of Licensed Conveyancers to provide residential and commercial conveyancing services.

We use the latest cutting edge technology to allow our clients to be able to complete many of the required documentation online, using any device and enable transactions to be completed quicker and with less stress. Coupled with excellent customer service and a proactive approach, we are able to offer an outstanding service to our clients.

Our parent company has invested heavily in technology to make us stand out and be able to deliver conveyancing in a way clients would expect in what is now a faster paced industry.

About Sort Legal

Over the years we've developed a working culture with a clear vision, mission and set of values that underpin who we are as a business and what we stand for. These aren't just another list of words. Each one truly represents the essence of Sort Group; showing our working culture and the commitments that we make to our colleagues and clients.

Our Vision

Our Vision

To be valued for our expertise in the legal and financial sectors.

Our Vision

Our Mission

To design, develop and utilise technology solutions.

Our Vision

Our Values

Represent our identity as well as our company promise.

Selling your property

We cut down the time it takes a conventional law firm to get a case up and running by using our technology for your benefit. With the use of our online system you can login, instruct us, complete the required legal forms and send the ID to us in an average time of 45 minutes. We are then ready to issue Contracts from the point of instruction, which leaves other law firms lagging behind.

We deal with most types of sale (with the exclusion of auction properties) and our experienced case handlers will guide you through the process in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.


Purchasing a property

We deal with all types of purchases including Right To Buy and Buy to Let and make the journey of buying a property smooth and simple. Buying a property can be a stressful experience but with our approach we are always there to guide and advise giving the best possible service to you.

We request searches early in the transaction to avoid unnecessary delays. We strive to work in synergy with all parts of the chain to ensure that your experience is as seamless as possible. Our aim is to make the journey from instruct to picking up your new house keys as stress free as possible.


Remortgaging your existing property

We offer a swift and efficient remortgage service which makes the process of switching lenders a smooth transition. We utilise our market leading technology to enhance the process to achieve quick turnaround times.

If you require a change in names or a transfer of the property as part of the remortgage process we can provide a competitive price when taken as part of the service.

We also offer a standalone transfer of equity service which is transparently priced.


Commercial Property

Commercial property conveyancing and lease arrangements are usually more complex than their residential counterparts, however our team of experts on hand can advise on sale, purchase and transfers of commercial property. Each case is assessed on an individual basis and is competitively priced, offering you a service and price you can trust.


Our Team

Based in Derby, our team of employees is continually growing due to growth and expansion. So that you can get to know us, we’ve included some short profiles for our Directors and Managers.

Laura Burkinshaw

Laura Burkinshaw, Head of Legal Practice

Laura qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and also gained her additional qualification certificate as a Conveyancer in 2009. Laura has previously worked as a HOLP for 11 years in another Conveyancing Practice.

In her spare time she spends quality time with her two sons and her chihuahua along with enjoying reading, running and raising money for charities close to her heart.

Qualifications: Solicitor and Licensed Conveyancer

Keith Ahmed

Keith Ahmed, Group Finance Director/HoFA

Keith is neither a Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor, but he is an Accountant (and a qualified Mortgage Broker) and looks after the Finances here at Sort Legal. He first joined the legal world in 2010, prior to that working in the ship repair and heavy manufacturing sector.

Outside of work, Keith likes nothing more than spending time at home with his cats and chickens, and has aspirations to one day open an Alpaca farm!

Adriana Holmes

Adriana Holmes, Conveyancing Director, Derby Branch

Adriana is a Licensed Conveyancer, who qualified in December 2017 and has worked at Sort Legal since its inception in 2016. In her spare time, she likes watching films, enjoys walks in our Derbyshire countryside and spends time with her family.

Qualifications: Licensed Conveyancer

Rhodri Howells

Rhodri Howells, Conveyancing Director, Cardiff Branch

Rhodri is a solicitor who has worked in conveyancing since 2004 and has worked for both high street and firms undertaking national volume contracts. During that time Rhodri has gained a wealth of experience in all types of conveyancing transactions but takes a special interest in more complex leasehold and shared ownership matters.

Outside of work Rhodri enjoys the sport of triathlon and regularly takes part in events the longest of which consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle followed by a full marathon.

Qualifications: Solicitor, LLB Honors, Diploma in Land Registration

Kevin Tunnicliffe

Kevin Tunnicliffe, Director

Kevin is the director of the company, and although he isn’t a Conveyancer, he has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years, a mortgage adviser for over 10 years.

In his spare time, Kev enjoys supporting his team Derby County, but he also likes taking part in sports too. He has also taken part in a number of charity challenges, his most recent being a 200-mile bike ride in Spain for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2018.

Janet Q jones

Janet Quinlan-Jones, Remortgage Team Leader

Janet qualified as a Solicitor in 2003 and has vast experience of all aspects of conveyancing. She has previously worked at various law firms across the Midlands/Staffordshire area, gaining a wealth of experience across a broad spectrum of property, land and complex title transactions. She prides herself in always doing her upmost to provide a friendly and professional service to her clients, taking a proactive approach to reduce her clients anxiety by efficiently handing the conveyancing process to try to make it run as smoothly as possible.

In her spare time, Janet enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenage children and loves going for long walks with their sprocker spaniel, Archie. She also loves socialising with friends and travelling.

Qualifications: Solicitor