Client comments and recommendations
Many of our clients and contacts have been kind enough to provide recommendations for us. Here is just a sample for each lawyer.
Gary Cousins - Litigation Solicitor
"Gary Cousins, of Cousins Business Law, excels at demystifying potentially complex legal areas for small business owners. He’s also intuitive in that he clearly communicates the ‘bottom line’ concern for the business he’s advising. Journalists, not just SMEs, will no doubt like him too, as he doesn’t do waffle, legalese or tangents - unless they’re helpful!”
Simon Moore, Managing Director, Moore News Limited, June, 2011
“Gary is very experienced and has a wealth of knowledge in his specialist area. I have recommended him to several colleagues and clients. His advice is practical and commercial and he will not encourage you to litigate a point of principle without there being sound financial reasons for proceeding. He has a good team of people he works with and never hesitates to point you in the direction of someone else better able to assist if that situation arises. He has never let me down yet.”
Karen Agnew-Griffith, Senior Lawyer, Woolley & Co, Solicitors, May, 2010
“Gary provided excellent advice on a particularly tricky situation.. we're very happy with the results - the other party dropped all charges without question.”
Tim Hodgson, The Inspiration Centre
Steve Petty - Commercial Property Solicitor
“Steve has advised us on a number of key deals across a number of companies over recent years. His focus and determination to achieve results within the right timescales bring a dimension not always seen within his profession.
We have seen significant benefit in getting Steve involved in the commercial process very early on. He has good technical legal skills, is extremely knowledgeable and very well connected.
His intelligent, pragmatic and good humoured approach has rightly earned him a first class reputation within Warwickshire’s business community.”
Roger Allen, Clearwater Group
“Steven has worked with us to close two leases on commercial property. His pricing is extremely competitive and his attention to detail is excellent. He works hard to make sure that the contract contains all of the information and benefits to you as the client.
We will hire Steven again and plan on working together for a long time.”
Sean Attwood, Yumchaa Teas
“Exceedingly professional and approachable at every level. I highly recommend his services.”
Andy Tompkins, Tompkins Construction
“I hired Steven to help me negotiate the draft heads of terms for a unit as well as the completion of the lease. I was more than happy with the services Steven provided. Hopefully as my business expands I will be able to call Steven again for the same service as I am certain it will be a job well done!”
Sophie Highfield, Cafe Blend
“Steve has provided me with excellent service in helping with Hubworking's existing and new commercial property leases. He provides clear, understandable advice and is very personable to work with.
He is the reliable, safe pair of hands that you want from your legal advisor and in short I would highly recommend Steve to anyone thinking of working with him.”
Andrew Ferdinando, Hubworking
“Steve provides an excellent quick professional legal service with good advice and value for money. Steve is easy to get along with and is prepared to work hard to get the job done quickly. I shall certainly be using Steve again.”
Mark Harris, Folkes Properties Ltd
“Steve handled the negotiation of our lease for us. He was diligent, knowledgeable and gave sound advice. You need someone you can trust and rely on to get things right first time - Steve did a great job for us.”
David Silverman, Outpost Media
Nigel Musgrove - Litigation and Licensing Solicitor
“Cafe Blend is my first business venture and I was not familiar with some of the red tape and the applications that come with having a business. I thought it best to seek a professional. Nigel was recommended to me by Steven Petty (Cousins Business Law) and rightly so. My premises license was quickly in motion and on time for the start of trading. I am hoping to get a second Cafe Blend up and running for Christmas 2011 - I may be contacting Nigel again for some help.”
Sophie Highfield, Cafe Blend
“I have known Nigel in both a professional and personal capacity for over 15 years. I can thoroughly recommend him as an individual of very high integrity, methodical approach and with specialist knowledge in dispute resolution. Whilst Finance Director at Blick we engaged Nigel on a number of cases and he was consistently successful for us.
I have no hesitation in recommending Nigel to anyone seeking a highly mature and experienced Lawyer to resolve disputes within commercial contracts.”
Bruce Ginnever, Stanley Security Soluctions
Sue Mann - Commercial Solicitor
"Sue has built up long term relationships with many clients who trust her and have benefited from her sound, commercial advice. She is always very thorough, has the ability to grasp the issues, work out the potential pitfalls and suggest the best ways to avoid them. She is also approachable, down to earth and able to explain sometimes complex legal issues clearly."
Lorraine Teague, Partner at Shakespeare Putsman
"Sue has put together a very comprehensive set of Terms & Conditions that I can use for all aspects of my business. Sue ensures you are at ease throughout the process and kept me informed of progress. The service I received was extremely professional, but with a very friendly and warm touch.
I would highly recommend Sue to any business that needs to ensure their contracts are up to date and all details are included. Equally any new business looking to get all their contracts in place."
Julia Field, Kato Star Events.
“I have instructed Sue to act on our behalf more than once, and will continue to do so due to her high degree of professionalism, expertise, and excellent reputation. Sue's focus on customer service is refreshingly high and remains consistent. Sue communicates at all levels and ensures her clients have a clear understanding of the project and what can be achieved without any unnecessary legal jargon. An agreed level of communication and consultancy is maintained throughout the project which inspires confidence and assurance that the project is making good progress. Delivery is as promised and on time. I will continue to refer Sue to others and utilise her professional expertise for as long as she continues to practice. I would highly recommend you contact her if you require expert advice in her field.”
Mark Walker, Logistics Director at Elle Secure Ltd
"A great experience with Sue who was very quick to respond to an urgent query regarding a legal document I required with just one day to turn around. I was impressed by her knowledge, commitment to work and she was polite and approachable at all times. I would definitely use her services again and recommend her to anyone who requires business legal help."
Lisa Lee, Deustche Bank
“Sue has a real eye for detail, and produced two very comprehensive legal agreements for me to use with associates. She listened carefully to my requirements and responded in a very timely fashion to my questions.
I will certainly use Sue again for business contracts, as she has produced excellent results.” Anita Pickerden, Anita Pickerden Associates Ltd
“Sue has provided professional commercial contract advice to me. She has a keen eye for contract detail and I can gladly recommend her."
Ian D Hayles, Morgan Dean Consulting
"I have hired Sue just once (so far!) and I would have no hesitation in recommending her legal and advice services to other artistes and business colleagues.
Sue is friendly and yet professional in her approach and is able to communicate sometimes, quite complex issues, effectively, so that solutions to problems can be found with the minimum of fuss and hassle to her clients.
She was most helpful in resolving a contractual issue for me and I would certainly recommend her services which I believe are mostly aimed at smaller and medium-sized businesses, which can sometimes be wary of taking legal advice because of the expense involved. I can safely say, if I have any sort of legal issue in the future I will contact Sue immediately. I found it very difficult to choose just three of the wonderful attibutes described as they all applied to her in great chunks ! Thank you so much for your help and advice."
Helen Elvins, Redditch Hypnotherapy Centre
“Sue is a very approachable and likeable person who made me feel very comfortable asking her for advice in my field; she not only gave me good accurate advice but made me feel 100% better about my situation. I would recommend her to anyone wanting sound advice about business contracts or anything in the business field she will help you find the right person to talk to. Sue has many years’ experience at what she does and it totally shows when talking to her. I have no hesitation in recommending Sue to anyone.”
Alexandra Boyle, Event Management
"I found Sue friendly, approachable and efficient. I needed commercial advice and was fumbling around not quite knowing what to do. She grasped the issues straight away and not only prepared the relevant documents quickly, but they were accompanied by sound practical advice, mentioning ways to proceed that I hadn't really thought about.
That extra guidance and insight was extremely valuable - I would have sailed ahead, but she outlined a proper procedure, which has given me the confidence to go forwards with my project, knowing I have professional advice behind me. I would definitely recommend her. "
Joyce Matthews, Gloucestershire Media