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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
Fixed Recoverable Costs Regime now in force
6 December 2023
A new fixed recoverable costs regime came into force on 1 October 2023 which will have substantial impact on all civil cases issued in Court after that date for a value between £10,000 – £100,000. The new rules fix the costs which a ‘winning’ party in litigation may recover from the losing party. There […]
Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023
29 November 2023
With the festivities in full swing, the aftermath of the office party can be open season for employment claims. Complaints of harassment are likely to be the first on the list in the sober light of day, with sexual harassment being the main contender. Recently the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill has received […]
Retained EU Employment Law – The Government’s Response
29 November 2023
The Government has recently published its response to the consultation on ‘Retained EU Employment Law’, and to the consultation requirements under TUPE. It has also responded to the earlier consultation on calculating annual leave entitlement for part-year and irregular hour workers following the Supreme Court’s decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel. Working time record-keeping obligations […]
The Importance of Delivery: Royal Mail Fined for Missing Targets
23 November 2023
Ofcom, the industry regulator for the Royal Mail has fined them £5.6 million for missing delivery targets. Under the rules dictated by the regulator, Royal Mail is required to deliver 93% of first class mail within one working day and 98.5% of second class mail within three working days. However, during the 2022-23 financial year, […]
Berry Smith is delighted to have advised the shareholders of PWIDF Ltd on their sale to Premier Forest Products
16 November 2023
PWIDF Ltd is a Newport based specialist door manufacturer, locally renowned for quality and craftmanship. The company was founded by Paul White in 1996 and has since developed a strong reputation within the market due to the precision and high calibre of their fully compliant fire doors. Alongside the manufacture of bespoke fire doors, PWIDF […]
Protecting Small Businesses: UK Government to Tackle Late Payments
15 November 2023
In February 2023, the UK Government announced that they were reviewing the current payment practice regime as it is due to expire next April. The review, titled the ‘Prompt Payment and Cashflow Review’, includes focus on how successfully the current regulation was performing in relation to late payment and to determine whether it required extending […]
Berry Smith Employment Department nominated for Employment Team of the Year
15 November 2023
We are thrilled to share that Berry Smith’s Employment and HR team has been shortlisted for the 2023 Wales Legal Awards in the ‘Employment Team of the Year’ category. The Employment and HR team is headed by Sarah Alford, Employment Partner, and made up of three other experienced, specialist employment lawyers, Michael Shutt, Caitlin Rees […]
New UK-US Data Bridge Given The Green Light
31 October 2023
As of 12th October 2023, transferring personal data from the United Kingdom to the United States became simpler, due to the introduction of a new UK-US data bridge under the UK Extension to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF). The introduction of the UK-US data bridge allows personal data to be transferred to the US […]
Access to Work
31 October 2023
Access to Work is a government programme aimed at supporting individuals who have a physical or mental health condition or disability to take up or remain in work. To be eligible for Access to Work, the individual must: The support the employee receives will depend on their needs. Access to Work support covers a wide […]
Remote and Hybrid Working Considerations
31 October 2023
Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the hybrid system of working became more popular. A number of workers are now able to work in the office, at home or in some cases even from abroad. It is currently estimated that around 78% of companies allow a form of hybrid working, according to data from […]
Berry Smith again features prominently in leading guides to legal profession
31 October 2023
Berry Smith has again featured prominently in the publication of the two leading annual independent guides to the legal profession in England and Wales. In the recently published editions of both the Legal 500 and the Chambers & Partners guides, the firm is listed highly for Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property, Employment & […]
Wagatha Christie: The Importance of Registering Your Trade Mark
5 October 2023
In 2019, Coleen Rooney publicly accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking posts from her private social media account to the British newspaper, ‘The Sun’. Vardy responded with a lawsuit against Rooney, suing her for libel in a case that would be colloquially labelled as ‘Wagatha Christie’. Due to their relationships with famous British footballers, the name […]