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What Our Clients Say
Able to explain things
The exceptional Chris Beames has huge experience, is empathetic and able to explain things in a way that is clear and intelligible.
A B –
Christina is very approachable and responds very quickly to my queries. In the end, I got what I wanted
Gek L –
Couldn’t have done it without you
We are now happily settling into our new home and obviously couldn’t have done it without you, so thanks so much for all your work and help!
Keiran M –
Brilliant experience, Georgia and Sharon have been so helpful throughout, responsive to questions and kept me updated. The purchase wasn’t as straightforward as we thought but I was provided with all the advice I needed. Thank you very much!
Sophia L –
They are truly professional
Chris and Sharon have the patience to explain and communicate clearly with any questions. They will pick my calls or return my calls at any point in time and answer my questions. They are truly professionals and I will always use Berry smith LLP.
Alexander D R –
Whole process seemed seamless
Christina was a pleasure to work with – very efficient and the whole process seemed seamless and more importantly painless. I have no hesitation in recommending Christina and Berry Smith for conveyancing work.
Ravi N –
Outstanding from start to finish
Gemma was outstanding from start to finish. No question was too silly and every response was prompt. The estate agent we used even commented to us their happiness with how quickly they got responses from Gemma during this process. She did an excellent job of making it as painless as possible
Dai L –
Would definitely recommend
Christina was brilliant, very friendly and professional and moved very quickly for us. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you Christina for all of your help.
Bianca W –
Thoughtful balanced and clear
Georgia is extremely good at keeping me informed and her explanations are thoughtful balanced and clear.
Kate M-B –
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
Brexit: Exhaustion of IP Rights
27 February 2024
Following the referendum which took place in June 2016, the United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union. The UK’s departure has had a profound impact on cross-border trade in numerous ways. One aspect which has received less media attention, yet has had significant implications, is the changes to the law regarding parallel imports and exhaustion […]
View From The Top
22 February 2024
On 1 February 2023, the landmark judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Fearn & Others v The Board of Trustees of the Tate found that the Tate Gallery’s viewing platform constitutes a legal nuisance. Jane Rees, Associate at Berry Smith LLP, considers how this ruling could influence future claims in nuisance. […]
New Regime for Subscription Contracts
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The concept of subscription contracts is not new; in fact these types of contracts are increasingly common and well-known across a range of industries. From gym memberships to Netflix, subscription contracts are common place in many aspects of our life. It is therefore not surprising that the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill (DMCC Bill), […]
The Landscape for Adjudication Enforcement and Resistance
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As a supposed alternative to litigation, Adjudication has consumed a lot of Court time recently. The theme continues to be that the parties should “pay now and argue later” when it comes to Adjudication awards in one party’s favour. In other words, it is likely that the Court will uphold and enforce the decision of […]
Managing Sickness Absence
30 January 2024
Employers and workers in the UK will be anticipating an increase in seasonal colds and flu at this time of the year, due to the cold weather. Sickness absence can be costly to employers, but also concerning for employees that need to take time off. Supporting employees and effectively managing sickness absence could help employers […]
National Minimum Wage Increase
30 January 2024
On 21 November 2023, the Government announced that it had accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations on minimum wage rates to apply from 1 April 2024. This is the largest ever increase to the minimum wage in cash terms. From 1 April 2024, the national living wage will be extended from workers aged 23 and […]
Berry Smith has advised Huw Jenkins on his majority takeover of Newport County AFC
26 January 2024
Mr Jenkins has acquired 52 per cent of the club from the Newport AFC Supporters Trust after a new ownership model was approved in September 2023 and sanctioned by the EFL. Paul Evans, Corporate Partner, led the team at Berry Smith which acted on the transaction. The takeover means that Mr Jenkins will not only […]
Can they stay or must they go?
25 January 2024
Some of the lesser-known implications of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 – for both Landlords and Tenants, in the event of a contract-holder’s death. A year on from the eventual introduction of the long-awaited RHW Act 2016 last December, there has been significant discussion amongst practitioners, agents, landlords and tenants alike regarding some of […]
The Bank of Mum and Dad – How to get family help buying your home.
19 January 2024
First time buyers can experience significant challenges getting started on the property ladder. Increasing house prices coupled with rising living costs and rental expenses can make it seem impossible to save for a deposit. Turning to family, not just Mum and Dad but also siblings or Grandparents, to help fund part of a deposit is […]
I have asked to be an executor…. should I accept this role?
19 January 2024
To be asked to act as someone’s executor, is, you would think, a great compliment. You are trusted to accept and to carry out the duties associated with the role proficiently. However, it can also be a burdensome and prolonged process, especially when you are grieving a loss. What is an executor? An executor (also […]
The Importance of Challenging Expert Evidence
9 January 2024
Cerys Laskey, a solicitor at Berry Smith, considers the serious implications of failing to challenge the opposing party’s evidence in Court proceedings. The Supreme Court has recently handed down its much-awaited judgment in the case of Griffiths v TUI  UKSC 48. The dispute arose after Mr Griffiths contracted a serious stomach illness whilst on […]
Why you should ensure a Lease is Registered
2 January 2024
Lauren Parsons, Senior Associate at Berry Smith, considers the importance of registering a lease. Since the Land Registration Act 2002 came into force on 13 October 2003 it is compulsory to register a lease at Her Majesty’s Land Registry (‘HMLR’) if the term of the lease is over seven years. The responsibility to register the […]