Liz (Hailey) showed an impressive amount of interest in both our old premises and the new building, rather refreshing to get solicitors out of their offices to get a feel for the business they are taking on. During the negotiations Liz was always quick, efficient and effective. The negotiations ran much longer than expected due to the requirements of my USA based peers but Liz remained friendly and flexible. I would definitely recommend Liz and Barlow Robbins to business acquaintances. Kevin Walker, Specialty Coating Systems Limited
I want to say what a fantastic job Liz (Hailey) has done for us on the last two transactions which have now exchanged. These were very tricky deals to say the least both legally and commercially and I am confident we have achieved the best possible outcome. As well as being legally thorough, Liz has also managed the deals extremely well, having to liaise with the many different parties involved and all the time remaining calm and professional even under extreme time pressure. Matthew Pactat, Alifabs
Now I have got my breath back I write to give you my thanks for the manner in which both Rebecca (Glazebrook) and Jonathan (Steele) handled the sale of Metro Doors. Your advice and professionalism were impressive at every stage and I am confident we achieved the best possible result throughout the negotiations. At dinner that evening the CEO of Record remarked how impressed he was with Barlow Robbins and how slow their lawyer looked in comparison. Once again thank you for your hard work. Keith Howlett, ex- Commercial Director, Metro Doors Limited
Claire (Shearmur) I would like to thank you very much for your assistance with our purchase. Your care and professionalism in this matter was much appreciated! S Wedderburn
Claire (Shearmur), just to say a big THANK YOU for the way you have handled our remortgage after the traumatic ride we have had with the RBS. You have been really helpful and professional, keeping me informed by email and text was very efficient.
I would like to thank you Anthony (Garcia-Deleito) for the efficient and excellent service you have provided in the sale of my property. I would not hesitate to use your offices again. Your assistance in the transfer of the business has been much appreciated - many thanks.
Thank you, most sincerely, for all that you have done for me, and for Aldro. Your counsel has always been wise, appropriate and often delivered with humour – a real bonus. Vivien Gillman, Aldro School
With the big corporate City firms you tend to find that you are not always speaking to a close knit team of people. So we were keen to develop a relationship with a firm that was relatively local and certainly, from our point of view, more cost effective than you get up in town, but with people of good quality. The benefit of being able to provide what is pretty much a one-stop-shop on the majority of the legal issues is that they get to know our business, and the people in it, and as a result they are able to provide more effective advice. Roger Butler, Petrochem Carless
Getting into specific examples becomes subjective and I’m not sure I want to go down that route but I can tell you that I know the people I need to speak to are available at the end of the phone, and rather than just spouting to me what the law says, they have the ability to interpret it in a commercial sense. Robin Withers, Ringway Group
Thank you very much indeed for all your help, legal, technical and as moral support. We think that you have run this difficult (!) conveyance with great patience and skill. That has been a great reassurance for us, especially during the becalmed times and the moments of exasperation. We can't help wondering at the apparent contrast between your standards and those of others whom we might mention. We are also very grateful to your colleagues for their advice and help, for taking our calls and messages efficiently and for being unfailingly courteous.
I would like to thank you for the efficient and excellent service you have provided in the sale of my property. I would not hesitate to use your offices again. Your assistance in the smooth transfer of the business has been much appreciated - many thanks.
There are few Solicitors I know who are so briskly proficient as you and who are also so charming and obliging at any time, with your thoughtful sympathy, patience and wisdom with that essential keen sense of humour. Thank you again – am deeply grateful. Maureen Ward-Gandy, Forensic Document & Handwriting Specialists
I must say I was impressed by the way in which the firm handled the negotiations on our behalf. I felt their preparation was stronger, so they were clearer on the legal points and were able to answer questions immediately instead of deferring the matter to another meeting. The biggest difference with them is that our relationship is with a team, not just one lawyer. When the Commercial Property Partner was on holiday, I was impressed that the other lawyers in the department were completely up to speed, and that our work was continuing in his absence. Ken Loughlin, Status Meetings
If they say they will carry out a task or action within a given timescale they always deliver. Their thoroughness, professionalism and attention to detail are their main characteristics which they demonstrated in a successful professional negligence case in the High Court against a valuer. Ian Latham, Preferred Mortgages Ltd
The person who did the work for us is actually a City lawyer who has moved to Guildford, so we had the benefit of that experience at a local cost. The firm proved to be a very commercially aware legal practice, I deal with others who are much less commercially aware, and that does make a difference. There were also a few property and employment law issues, but it was all fairly seamless. Phil Williams, RPS Hydrosearch
Over the years we have become a friend of the firm, and our relationship extends to more than one Partner. They don’t just provide an overview. They point out the right direction and are ruthless in ensuring that we achieve our objectives. Jeremy Willis, Newbury Weekly News (Printers) Ltd
I would like to take this opportunity to say how much I have appreciated your help over the last few weeks. It wasn’t a happy situation and these things are always stressful I guess, but your input made it much less so. Greatly appreciated.
Claire (Shearmur) I have been meaning to write to thank you for all your help and patience during the sale. It takes all the stress away having somebody so reliable and helpful on our side! I think I have run out of properties to sell for the moment but will certainly come back to you should the need arise. J Groves