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Who we are
Experienced & Professional
Based in South Wales. But with international experience. 10 Partners. With 50+ legal professionals.
Chambers & Partners / Legal 500
Partners ranked regularly in the Chambers & Partners
and Legal 500 as leaders in their field.
Members of UK200 Group
The UK’s leading membership association of independent chartered accountancy and law firms, whose members act for over 150,000 SMEs and private clients.
Legal Sector Alliance
Member of the Legal Sector Alliance. An inclusive movement of law firms and organisations committed to working collaboratively to take action on climate change by reducing their carbon footprint and adopting environmentally sustainable practices.
What Our Clients Say
Experts in the field.
They are very responsive, experts in the field and very good to deal with. They are commercial minded as well and make the transaction very smooth.
S D – Business Client
Professional, friendly legal team.
Professional, friendly legal team. Good responsiveness and sound advice throughout the process
S B – Client
Really great people.
Excellent professional advice, really great people.
M J – Business Client
All round an excellent experience.
Excellent advice – flexible and responsive with timings and availability to reach a tight deadline – reassuring in tone and delivery. All round an excellent experience.
N J – Business Client
They never fail.
Our main reasons are the easy relationship with partners and the never-failing promptness of their response to our queries. Personal contact at all times. The considerable reliance we came to place on their general legal advice. The firm’s approach and method of working was at all times conscientious and professional
J J – Client
Never had a bad experience with them.
Always use Berry Smith for all Legal work, have done for over 15 years & will continue to do so. Never had a bad experience with them.
S P – Business Client
Very easy to understand.
I found the lawyer dealing with my case was able to assess the content of the dispute quickly and then gave easy to understand options together with risks associated with each option.
S P – Business Client
Much better than any other solicitors
Excellent service by a friendly and proactive team. From the start the guidelines clarity of the process and the team communicated well regarding updates. A much better than any other solicitors I have dealt with and a thoroughly professional team to deal with.
M J – Client
Whilst the contact was totally professional, I enjoyed the friendly, “down-to-earth” approach, we could talk on a human-to-human level without the technical speak that you sometimes meet with legal representatives. I also considered that there was a business like, practical attitude
S N – Business Client
Very easy to work with.
Impressed with speed of responses and overall experience. Although a relative straightforward matter, processes completed quickly and efficiently. Easy to work with.
C M – Client
Professional, great communication and very supportive
Really professional, great communication and very supportive. Email and telephone calls were always replied/returned promptly. Very knowledgeable and guidance was always readily available. I have already recommended Berry Smith to a number of friends.
S Z – Client
Friendly, polite and extremely prompt
Everyone I’ve dealt with during the process has been friendly, polite and extremely prompt, and managed to complete the conveyancing on a purchase and sale just before the end of the stamp duty holiday- couldn’t be happier!
E H – Client
Clear, concise, professional
The lady that dealt with my case, was clear, concise, professional and kept me informed at every stage. She was excellent.
A C – Client
Customer care and attention was very thorough
Customer care and attention was very thorough; there was a strong sense that the firm was determined to achieve the best outcome for its clients.
P M B – Client
All meetings were friendly and professional.
I felt communicated with and always in the loop. Any questions I had were answered promptly. All meetings were friendly and professional.
R P – Business Client
Very responsive, knowledgeable and facilitative
It was such a relief to have representation through what is otherwise a very isolating process of undergoing a MBO. Communication was great, very responsive, knowledgeable and facilitative.
C P – Business Client
Advice given was clear and concise
The advice given was clear and concise, the response to the initial contact was prompt and this has been reflected in all the work carried out. I am transferring some property between two SIPP’s and l was very pleased to find the new SIPP had appointed Berry Smith to act on my behalf.
E A – Client
High levels of experience
High levels of experience and technical ability were employed to deliver a comprehensive solution.
P F – Business Client
First class service
A first-class service. Good advice, prompt responses to all enquiries and very good value.
S W – Client
Thanks for all your support.
Thank you so much for all the help, understanding and support to reach this point, it’s been very much appreciated
A M – Business Client
Felt at ease during the process.
Very clear advice, felt at ease during process. I would be happy to use again when I require legal advice.
N R – Client
Professional & Responsive
Professional service, dealing with a single point of contact who is helpful and responsive. Also, having the weight of the Berry smith brand behind us, adds credibility to our business.
A M – AM – Business Client
We felt that you had an immediate understanding of our requirements. Your response was illustrated in a way whereby we were not clouded by “Legal” jargon. Your team are very approachable.
L C – Client
I couldn’t fault the care and attention.
I couldn’t fault the care and attention given by Berry Smith Lawyers. Their attention to detail and professionalism resulted in a successful outcome to my claim, despite a few setbacks along the way.” I hope I won’t need their help again but wouldn’t hesitate to contact them should the need arise.”
A B – Client
Service provided was excellent.
First solicitor I have ever had any confidence in! I loved how easy my claim was and the service provided was excellent!
T M – Client
Menopause in the workplace in 2023 and beyond
2 June 2023
Why it makes commercial sense for employers and HR teams to take action. Berry Smith’s Employment and HR Team is joined by Dr Laila Kaikavoosi (a leading expert in the field of menopause). Date: Thursday 22nd June 2023 Time: 11a.m. – 12 Noon Venue: The session will be hosted via an online platform – Zoom. […]
Love Bombing in Relationships: Recognizing this Coercive Control Tactic
30 May 2023
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has recently updated its guidance, officially recognizing ‘love bombing’ as a tactic used in relationships to try and exert control over their partner. This marks an important step in recognising, and addressing, developing forms of coercive and controlling behaviour and ensuring their professionals are suitably equipped to respond effectively to […]
Brexit – Employment Law Changes
30 May 2023
The Government has recently announced their intention to make some changes to the UK’s employment laws as a result of Brexit. These include changes to TUPE Regulations for small businesses, limiting non-compete clauses to three months and removing reporting requirements from the Working Time Regulations 1998, as well as making a u-turn on the planned […]
Mental Health in the Workplace – how organisations can support their employees
30 May 2023
Mental Health Awareness Week took place earlier this month from 15th – 21st May. This year’s focus was anxiety, aimed to help raise awareness and understanding of the difference between anxiety and anxiety disorders. Mental Health UK report that one in ten people (10%) tackle the challenges of living with an anxiety disorder at any […]
Berry Smith has represented the shareholders of Cansford Laboratories Limited in their sale to the Phenna Group
24 May 2023
Berry Smith are delighted to have represented the shareholders of Cansford Laboratories Limited in their sale to the Phenna Group. The private equity backed deal will amplify Cansford’s future growth plans and cements their position as a market leader in drug and alcohol testing services. Cansford Laboratories was set up in 2010 and has developed […]
Berry Smith Celebrates Welsh Law Awards Win
23 May 2023
Berry Smith celebrated victory at the Welsh Law Awards 2023, as the employment team won ‘Employment Law Services of the Year’. The award recognises the outstanding client care the team offers to their large list of clients, as well as the innovative approach taken by those in the team. Sarah Alford, Employment Partner, commented, ‘The […]
Not So Perky Pig: Dessert parlour changes name at request of M&S
18 May 2023
Trade marks are badges of origin and can be any word, phrase, symbol, design, or any combination of these that identifies goods or services. They are how customers recognise a certain brand in the marketplace and distinguish them from their competitors. The importance of individual brand identity was highlighted in a recent letter sent by […]
For the seventh consecutive year, Berry Smith has been shortlisted for Property Law Firm of The Year
17 May 2023
Berry Smith’s Commercial Property team has once again been shortlisted for Property Law Firm of the Year at the Insider Wales Property Awards which will take place on Thursday 15 June 2023 at Cardiff City Hall. The Commercial Property team is headed by two leading individuals, partners Martin Pursall and Chris Jones who are both […]
Tesco Goes Stationery Shopping
16 May 2023
Tesco has purchased the brand and intellectual property of the renowned and international stationery supplier Paperchase. Establishing itself in the United Kingdom, Paperchase expanded by opening stores in Europe, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates, reaching a total of 106 stores worldwide. However, Tesco have not opted to save these physical stores, deciding […]
The Biggest Trade Deal Since Brexit – UK joins major Asia-Pacific Free Trade Bloc
11 May 2023
On the 31st March 2023, after nearly two years of negotiations, the Prime Minister announced that the UK will join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP is a vast free trade pact established in 2018 between 11 countries spanning the Indo-Pacific and its members include Australia, Canada, Japan and New […]
Every Lidl Doesn’t Help
9 May 2023
All the way back in 2020, the prominent transnational German supermarket Lidl, known for its selection of high quality products at discounted prices, commenced a lawsuit against UK supermarket titans Tesco. Three years later, a long-awaited High Court ruling has secured victory for Lidl, with the Judge finding that Tesco has infringed their trade marks […]
Berry Smith Celebrating Triple Nominations at Welsh Law Awards
19 April 2023
This week, Berry Smith celebrates a triple nomination at the Welsh Law Awards, which will be held in May 2023. The awards, which are set to be hosted at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff, will recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Welsh legal community, bringing together many of the outstanding lawyers and practices Wales […]