Stuart Wickham


Management, Residential Conveyancing

01582 714604


I head the Harpenden Residential Conveyancing office and lead a dedicated team of people, who aim to give a high quality service to all clients.  I endeavour to look at pragmatic ways of applying the law and conveyancing process to transactions, in order to get the best possible outcome for clients and introducers.

I have a keen interest in utilising technology to assist with process and support the Department and Firm with a number of elements, including risk, training and IT development.

I look to provide a niche conveyancing service which allows me to focus on trying to deliver a one client, one solicitor philosophy.  I look to assist with local estate agents and endeavour to be available to clients, not just through electronic means of communication but also in person, this allows me to demonstrate a very much tailored service to clients.

I have a wide range of conveyancing knowledge and am currently the longest serving Conveyancing Partner in the Firm and have been able to share my experience with staff allowing them to foster unique client service levels.

I look for solutions in difficult periods, when matters become complicated and seek a collaborative way through a sometimes difficult conveyancing transaction with local solicitor colleagues.

I have knowledge in right-to-buy matters, prescriptive rights, adverse possession and provide support for some of the more unusual conveyancing transactions that arrive.

I qualified with Taylor Walton, 20 years’ ago and have moved through the ranks, heading the Residential Conveyancing Department whilst rising through the ranks of Salaried and Equity Partner.


Outside of work, I enjoy horse racing, rugby, travel and trying where I can to spend time with my family

Joined Taylor Walton in 2001

What our clients say

"The whole conveyancing process ran very smoothly. Stuart provided updates by telephone, letter and e-mail. Furthermore there was never a time when I rang that I did not manage to get through to Stuart and he was also very quick to answer any e-mail queries."

"Stuart was always easy to contact directly and dealt with our queries immediately. We were extremely impressed by the professional and friendly local service provided by him."

"Stuart from the Harpenden office made our conveyancing process really straightforward. Great communications and a high quality, prompt and efficient service. Highly recommend." - 5* Google

"I am having an excellent experience with the conveyancing team at the moment. Stephanie Alexander and Stuart Wickham have been particularly wonderful to deal with and have really taken the stress out of a daunting process. Very easy to get hold of and dedicated to achieving an outcome in my best interests. Highly recommend." - 5* Google

Land Registry delays – how long will it take?

By Stuart Wickham | 1 August 2022

Despite the challenges of Lockdown and Covid over the last few years, the property market has been exceptionally strong, mainly due to the need for people to review and change lifestyle but also the impact that the Stamp Duty incentive schemes offered by the Government created substantial demand. Coupled with this and the difficulties in…

Cladding – The Valuation Trap

By Stuart Wickham | 21 January 2020

It won’t be lost on anyone that building regulations dealing with cladding safety became under review and in need of change.  Homeowners and buyers are concerned about construction methods on new and existing flat developments. The difficulty that any homeowner or buyer may face is the work that is undertaken through the Building Regulations purports…

Vital information for First Time Buyers – Updated

By Stuart Wickham | 1 October 2019

For those people that are managing to reach out and take their first steps on to the housing ladder, they may well be undergoing a number of emotions and stresses which can mean that first time buyers lose sight of some important element when moving forwards on the experience of buying property for the first…