What our clients say

"Regular communication, efficient service and very friendly at all times - Jane is a true professional!"

A Harrogate Conveyancing Client

Thank you for your skill and patience and getting my wife and I to a sensible mediated settlement. I am particularly conscious that over a years worth of sending expensive and adversarial letters between solicitors actually took us very little further forward - whereas three difficult face to face sessions found a solution. 

A Mediation Client

"the ‘exemplary’ [Employment Law] practice at Berwins... includes ‘especially helpful’ associate Mike Patterson, who advises clients in the IT, financial services, retail, hospitality and care sectors"

Quoted in Legal 500 (2016)

"Berwins provides ‘excellent and comprehensive service’ on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious IP work... Clients recommend associate James Talbot"

Quoted in Legal 500 (2016)

"Berwins provides ‘excellent and comprehensive service’ on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious IP work... Clients recommend associate James Martin"

Quoted in Legal 500 (2016)

The ‘excellent’ team at Berwins primarily handles separation and divorce matters. Practice head Sarah Smith is experienced in prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, children work, and collaborative law. - See more at: http://www.legal500.com/firms/...

Quoted in Legal 500 (2016)

"Founder Paul Berwin heads the ‘exemplary’ [Employment Law] practice at Berwins"

Quoted in Legal 500 (2016)

Stephen has been excellent throughout this experience and I think he is an incredible family law solicitor and a true ambassador for the profession.

A family client

We are extremely impressed that you solved our query when all we were expecting was guidance... we had been puzzling over the deeds for days. 

You transformed a worrying situation into a set of simple choices, empowering us with facts to create a win/win situation

A Ripon Client

"Very prompt and proactive. They know their stuff and keep us fully up to speed." Chambers and Partners, 2015

"They deal with things quickly and efficiently, it's a really good service. Their knowledge of trust law is superb." Chambers and Partners, 2015

Jo was extremely professional, helpful and courteous in dealing with our file. Overall she was top rate and had great consideration for us as clients.

A residential property client

Mike Patterson’s visit to the University added so much value to the first year BSc Business students’ “Introduction to Human Resources” module. His mock employment tribunal allowed them to see the claim from both sides and produced some lively debate – before, during and after the session! His knowledge and expertise was well received by the students and a valuable addition to the module – thanks Mike!

Jo Bates, Tutor - University of Leeds

Michelle was very proactive and excellent at communication.

A residential client

Jo was efficient and had a professional service throughout. Her performance on my matter was simply excellent.

A residential client

Michelle did everything so well - especially completion which just beat the deadline for stamp duty saving us a massive £7,000.

A residential property client

Mike initially dealt with a dispute that I had with my former employer and negotiated a much improved settlement figure than was originally anticipated. This was done in such a way that discussions with my employer remained reasonably amicable and settlement was swift.

Subsequently a family member had similar issues with the same employer and again Mike intervened and obtained a substantial settlement payment when nothing at all was initially offered by the employer.

I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm and Mike to friends and family.

A Berwins client

My confidence in you supersedes everything, Sarah. You sorted everything out for me before and there was never any question that I would come back to you to do so again.

A family client

Thank you so much for all you have done. I wish I'd started this process with you from the beginning and it probably would have been sorted a year ago.

A family client

Jane was very trustworthy with a great quality of service. She gave us very thorough information and definitely had our best interests at heart.

Gareth was marvellous in all aspects. He managed a very sensitive situation extremely well. He was caring, professional, understanding and with a sense of humour too!

My thanks and appreciation for the work you undertook in the purchase of my new flat.

2014 was a dreadful year with the death of my long term partner, the sale of our renovated home, huge unexpected financial costs, caring for my elderly mother and working. A tremendously stressful period. One positive aspect of the year was securing the flat.

The support given by my financial adviser and in turn yourself really meant a great deal. I felt able to step back and deal with other areas of my life whilst you dealt with the flat purchase on my behalf.

I love the flat and my new life in Yorkshire. The entire experience from finding to moving in has been so positive. I really am grateful for the smooth transaction you achieved.

I just wanted to place on record our huge thanks on the excellent service you have provided to us throughout this conveyance. You have always been prompt in moving matters forward and I am especially impressed with your proactive file management skills in ensuring this conveyance has moved through to exchange (and I am sure completion) in spite of the delays from the other side. You are just the quality of lawyer which we have come to appreciate from Berwins which is why we will continue to use and recommend your services.

Danielle was superb, professional, unflappable and highly efficient.

A family client

Diane was brilliant - friendly and relaxed, but totally professional

Forgive my late communication but I just remembered I didn't email you yesterday as I intended to say thank you very much for all of your time (and hard work) in your handling of the sale of my (old) house

You really have been a great help and I've found your conduct and attention to live up to, and exceed, all that Matt at Verity Frearson said about you when I sought his advice on the best solicitor he knew to deal with the sale of the house

I really would recommend you to anyone in future.

Danielle, may I thank you for your superb care and professionalism that you have shown during this lengthy process. You have always shown a cool, considered and highly professional approach to all that has emerged and I am very grateful for your calming words and manner whenever my stress levels reached boiling point. I would without doubt recommend you to anyone in the unfortunate position of having matrimonial issues.

A Family client

I would like you to represent me again. I do hope you will accept my instruction. I appreciated very much your approach to your work.

A Family client

Gareth and Claudette were excellent throughout. Express my sincere gratitude for all the hard work, professionalism, good humour, nothing was too much trouble. Always easy to contact and responses were quick and appropriate.

Danielle and Stephen

I would like to thank you both for the care and consideration you have given me through the deed of separation I have recently been through. The road is long and there is more to come but your kindness has been much appreciated.

A client undergoing a separation

I now feel that I can concentrate on looking after mum knowing her legal and financial matters have been sorted

I want to thank you once again for making this easy for me and for being such a nice person to talk to regarding all of it.

Mike Patterson of Berwins advised me on a recent redundancy situation and was able to obtain for me a settlement figure that was over 40% higher than the initial offer. Mike carefully noted all the complex details of the case, communicated firmly articulating clearly where points of law and process had not been followed and stated clearly my needs and expectations. This is the second time I have used Berwins and would not hesitate to use them again and recommend them to any individual in a contractual law dispute.

The explanation of what was involved in the changes to our Wills was clear, concise and free from jargon. Hollie put us at ease instantly. The entire process was dealt with efficiently and without delay.

Explained fully each step as we explained our particular circumstances. Hollie provided a comprehensive dialogue taking us through each stage in a friendly manner

Helen was good at explaining and advising very clearly action required by us in relation to the work - Excellent very satisfied

Completely satisfied with ALL matters. Performance - Very, very good

Mike - based upon my experience, your support has further enhanced the standing of Berwins in our household and I would have no hesitation in recommending them or your personal services in matters of Employment Law to others should the need arise

Communicating a very complex subject very well using plain diagrams. Performance - very good extremely patient and understanding

Gareth provided friendly, professional efficient service. 5 star service. Thank you. Excellent.

Julie advised me how to deal with my Will with regard to my husband's memory problems. Most impressed with the speed and efficient way it was dealt with.

Appropriate, professional and considerate

We appreciated the feedback on the progress or lack of it on the purchase and sale of the properties. The service was excellent - even when Jane was on holiday Diane kept us fully informed, we would have no hesitation in using Berwins again.

Prompt and efficient communication with simple clear explanations - Excellent

I was grateful Charlotte was there for me throughout our house move. She was lovely and fun and got me through my murderous moments!

The whole process of dealing with the estate was dealt with extremely well; taking into account we live in Canada Julie did an excellent job of keeping us informed and up to date on estate matters. Julie was very professional and efficient, answering emails promptly with the information we required.

Carolynn relieved us of all stress and pressure; we couldn't have asked for anything to have been done better. In fact Berwins exceeded our expectations in dealing with our business - FAB!!!

I have worked with a number of solicitors in Berwins over the last 10 years and have always found them to be highly professional, responsive and knowledgeable and, perhaps unusual for a firm of solicitors, personable and friendly. I have presented Mike with some challenging employment law issues and every time he provided clear, concise, timely guidance, making recommendations, which were easy to understand and implement.

Lucy Croucher - MD JSC International Ltd

I have worked with Mike on several employment matters over the last couple of years. I have always found him to be very helpful and efficient in offering sound and practical advice. Mike is very knowledgeable in his field and I would not hesitate to recommend him and his services to others.

Julia Turner - Director Turner Consulting

I have always received excellent service from Berwins, Mike is knowledgeable and rather than just merely stating points of law, he provides practical and workable business solutions on all aspects of employment law. He is approachable, but professional and understands the need to work to very tight timescales which he continually does.

Claire Swann, HR and Training Manager Berwin & Berwin Limited

Charlotte's performance was very good - she kept the momentum going!

“A*** - great communication and sensitive handling [of the matter]”

“Excellent – kept me abreast of progress”

“[Our purchase was] handled with all the professionalism and expertise I could have hoped for. Please thank Hayley for all her sterling efforts as well, I have been extremely impressed with her levels of diligence, responsiveness, industry knowledge and good humour notwithstanding that this one has gone on a lot longer for you both than you probably hoped or anticipated when our offer was accepted. I will certainly be recommending your services to any friends or family who ever look to buy or sell in the area in future!“

Clear advice, explained with clarity in plain English. Thorough professional service to secure & protect all possible options for our fairly complicated personal circumstances

The advice given was concise and invaluable. A very friendly happy atmosphere

Dear Mike, I would like to thank you for your excellent professional advice and your personal support in pursuing my employment law claim. The case was by no means straight forward but with expert advice and a diligent approach the outcome was first class.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all the hard work you have both put into sorting out what I know was not the easiest Will in the world. Your professionalism, good humor and hard work Is very much appreciated indeed and made things much easier to deal with and sort out. Nothing was too much trouble, you were always easy to contact and responses were always quick and appropriate. Thank you!

Diane and the team did a fantastic job keeping me informed. Everything was tiptop; your performance was 100% for your client

You made us feel like we were your only clients which I know is very hard in your job

We found Diane fast and efficient while being professional and friendly

Diane gave brilliant communication and availability to discuss matters at any time. All staff were friendly and helpful

Diane was efficient and friendly. It felt like we were really cared for

I have found the team at Berwins to be wonderful people to work with at this difficult time. Put simply I have total trust in them and would recommend anyone in a similar position as I have been to contact them and look no further for legal representation.

A Family client

The knowledge and experience amongst the team and the firm overall means that they are able to address all the needs a client can present whilst being of a size that means clients continue to feel they are treated in a personal manner.

Robert Cresswell Dip PFS Resolution Accredited IFA , Director

With regards to the whole process, I have always found my dealings with yourself to be of the highest order. In difficult circumstances, your approach has always been professional, open and honest, for which I convey my personal thanks and appreciation. Should the need arise for any future services or advice on similar matters, I would use your services again without hesitation.

A Family client

The Berwins Family Law team are all very clever, practical and empathetic. They are very sensitive to the particular needs of individual clients. They provide an exceptionally high standard of service to their clients.

Crispin Oliver Barrister, of Dere Street Chambers

Berwins shows a great understanding of what we do; they’re pragmatic, quick to respond, great on the detail, easy to work with, easy and efficient and they demystify the legal jargon.

A digital agency client

Professional but with a personal touch which was appreciated

A Life client

I would like to thank you for all your hard work, efficiency and understanding of the situation involved, during those difficult days after my father passed away.We would certainly use your company again and recommend you to our friends.

A Life client

Now that everything has been concluded regarding my late mother’s estate, I thought it would write to you and express my personal thanks for all your hard work in finalising my mother’s affairs.You made things very easy for me: offering help and advice when needed; keeping me regularly informed throughout and generally guiding me through what was a very sad period of my life.My dealings with you were always friendly and courteous and I found you extremely efficient: even when the Post Office were dragging their feet and doing their best to make your job even more frustrating!Once again, my sincere thanks for all you (and the Berwins team) did in concluding my mum’s affairs and I wish you all the very best for the future.

A Life client

Thank you for the way you have dealt with this.You had empathy with and understood our needs very quickly and made the process nice and simple for us.I would certainly recommend you to others for similar work.

A Life client

We found Berwins’ service to be straightforward and uncomplicated with prompt attention as always; we have used Berwins on several occasions and always been extremely satisfied.Our house sale just sailed through.

Easingwold clients

The whole experience was easy and everything was done on time.We found everything ran smoothly from our end.

Kettlesing buy-to-let clients

Great communication, reliable and prompt service – we found you professional yet approachable.

Chalfont St Peter clients

We were kept fully informed all the time even when there was no progress.Berwins’ performance was excellent.

A Leeds client

You met our expectations and helped move the completion date forward.We had an excellent customer relationship; we really felt you were working hard on our behalf and fought our corner.We feel you are an outstanding practice; we received expert care and attention.

A Harrogate client

Sue dealt with both my two house sales and also purchase.The purchase was a lot more complicated than we thought and Sue kept everything on track all the time.She kept us informed all the way through and compared to the other parties Sue was excellent.I cannot thank her enough for making the experience as easy as possible

Derek Wellington, individual bank manager at Svenska Handelsbanken

Sue has just completed our conveyancing for the sale and purchase of a home.The sale fell through 3 times, yet Sue remained calm professional and personable throughout the process.The purchase then involved a chain of 5 people who were full of idiosyncrasies that needed careful and expert management.I found Sue’s communication to be exemplary and her charges excellent value for money and would not hesitate using again and recommending her to others.

Catherine Dainty, Commercial Director, Communications Ltd

Your work was excellent.I have to mention your communication, rapid responses, friendliness and overall quality workmanship.

Sue is 1st class!

Excellent performance.Especially on communication and coordination with other solicitors

Richard Wheeldon receives extensive praise from clients. One source comments: ‘He knows the business inside out and he's quick at getting to the focus of an instruction,’ further adding: ‘He takes a very pragmatic approach and has a commercial overview supported by many years of in-depth experience.’

Chambers UK Guide 2015

I just wanted to drop you a note to say many thanks for the efficient way you handled the sale of my mother’s house.I have particularly appreciated your speedy responses to emails and it was this that so impressed my friend who recommended you.It was difficult disposing of the house where I grew up and where my parents lived until recently and the service that I received from you has been a massive help

Many thanks for your help with our sale.I really appreciated your sensitivity and professionalism and will certainly recommend you in future

Just to say once again a huge thank you for all of your help with our sale and purchase. Your support, dedication, diligence and perseverance have been very much appreciated with a difficult and trying house move

Very good. Process went well. Good communication on progress via e-mail and text

Superb – everything was excellent

Fantastic service

Brilliant – felt totally in the loop. Excellent 10/10

Good communication, professional service with a friendly demeanour – very good

Brilliant – kept me informed of progress and dealt promptly with each stage

Brilliant – kept me informed of progress and dealt promptly with each stage

Excellent as always.Provided a very professional service

Very good. Good explanation of the process and good communication in real time

Perfect - I wouldn’t use anyone other than Jane for the job

Brilliant – kept me informed of progress and dealt promptly with each stage

Excellent. Everything was explained to me in plain English. 10/10

Excellent as always.Provided a very professional service

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