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Fantastic client feedback in the latest Legal 500 report
- AuthorPeter Mills
The Legal 500 publish a study each year assessing the technical strengths and service ethos of top national and regional UK law firms.
We feature each year and the latest report was released at the end of September.
We are recognised in the following (Legal 500 defined) practice areas: Corporate & Commercial; Commercial Litigation; Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Claims; Agriculture & Estates; Family; Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate; and Commercial Property.
Over twenty testimonials from clients and other professionals were published; all pick up on the fact that we go out of their way to deliver great service and try our very best to secure the right outcome each and every time.
Here is a summary of the published feedback:
Corporate & Commercial
'Good blend of Yorkshire pragmatism and national-level knowhow'
‘Superb ability in both corporate and family law, billing has always been transparent and fair plus the ability to hit agreed timescales has never been questioned.’
‘I can highly recommend Matthew Rowley – the advice given over numerous years has been nothing but first class – a true understanding of the task in hand and the ability to deliver the advice in simple laymen terms is second to none. A true asset to Harrowells.’
‘Susie Mortonson is my main point of contact and she is currently heading up the sale of one of our companies, they have worked evenings, weekends and Susie was on holiday for a week but still made herself available’
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
‘We engaged Harrowells to resolve a rights of access dispute with a developer and were impressed with the service we received. We were never made to feel that our case was any less important than the larger corporate cases.’
‘Richard Hugill – thorough, tenacious, good communication.’
‘Good knowledge. Professionalism. Communication.
Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury
‘An excellent personal injury department.’
‘Richard Wood is very impressive. At the top end of clinical negligence lawyers and as good as anyone nationally.’
‘The firm were extremely helpful and kept me informed at all stages of the claim. It was long and complex, but they persisted until they got the desired result. The staff were considerate and very helpful.’
Agriculture & Estates
‘Fantastic service – all solicitors are always contactable and happy to talk through any transactions/matters in plain, easy to understand terminology. ’
‘Geographically well spread to serve the Agriculture and Estates Sector in this area. Their knowledge and passion for the sector is clearly evident.’
‘They are immersed in the sector they love.’
‘Lucy Phipps is very able. Practical and down to earth she is easy to work with. Sound knowledge of the law and excellent instincts.’
‘One of my favourite family law firms in Yorkshire with two great partners in Lucy Phipps and Amy Foweather . They look after their clients with a soft but firm touch, good legal minds and an inner steel.’
‘Lucy Phipps Partner – one of my favourites solicitors. Good, no-nonsense , unfazed and sensible but happy to take on all-comers.’
Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
'Extremely experienced and knowledgeable'
‘Edward Ryder has always been very professional and courteous in any work that he has carried out for our family .’
‘Harrowells exemplifies the values and conduct of a traditional ‘family’ law firm in an era where law firms have typically become ‘corporate’, impersonal with valueless process.’
‘Monika Bone stands out as a superb example of professionalism and character. ’
‘Martin Thorpe is available 24/7 and provides an invaluable service for our business. He always gets things done with efficiency and in a timely manner.’
‘I have been working with the team now for around 20 years and wouldn’t dream of using anyone else, the professionalism and efficiency of the team is second to none.’
‘Very professional company with a wide range of expert solicitors to cover all the fields a business requires.’
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