what our clients say
Effective, efficient, personable, and well-managed communications played a key part in concluding my business on the target date. Couldn't ask for more in professional and legal services really. I engaged Leathes Prior on the basis of a recommendation and would be happy to re-state that recommendation.
Hi Rachael and team, I just wanted to say thank you ever so much for everything you've done for me over the course of the past few months. It really was quite a stressful time, but the one thing I didn't worry about was all the work you were doing. I felt like I was in a very safe pair of hands. Highly professional, client centered and even some pastoral care towards the end! When someone asks me: 'Do you know a good solicitor'? I now have a very confident answer to give.
I contacted Leathes Prior to handle the conveyancing and I would just like to say how happy I am with the service provided. I thank Nadine Jasinski and Lindsey Ketteridge for their excellent work regarding this matter. The transfer was handled swiftly and I appreciated their clear communication throughout the process, as well as their patience when I was uncertain of which paperwork was required. It has made a world of difference that this transfer has been handled as smoothly and efficiently as possible and I would not hesitate to recommend Leathes Prior to anyone in our position.
Steve Wilson and Joanna Allen handled my sale in 2022 and my purchase which completed on the 1st September 2023. They are a fantastic team and made both processes easy and kept me informed throughout. Joanna maintained a constant support often when difficulties from the vendor's side presented themselves and we worked very well together. I cannot rate Steve and Joanna highly enough and would thoroughly recommend their service.
Lily Beel and the conveyancing team were professional but friendly. Extremely efficient and proactive. Kept us informed on progress. Lily was recommended to us and I would not hesitate to pass on this recommendation.
Rachael from Leathes Prior and the whole team (shout out to Angela) have been excellent in both the sale of my late mother's property and the purchase of ours. I personally found them to be caring, empathetic about the circumstances. Everything was reasonably straightforward and if not, they were quick to action and put it back on track and to keep me up to date, plus answer any questions I had. The communication was excellent, and I always got a quick reply.
Jake has looked after both myself personally and some of my clients for their conveyancing needs for over five years now. I have always found him to be professional, attentive to detail and very responsive, even answering phone calls and emails sometimes outside of working hours throughout the week and at weekends. My clients are often very complementary of Jake’s work that he has completed for them and I look forward to using his services in the future when required.
I’d like to particularly mention Edmund Ramsdale for his excellent work recently relating to a property purchase. He really has restored my faith in conveyancing! Diligent, quick to respond and very personable. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend or use this company again. Many thanks to you all.
Outstanding service from Jake Mowatt, who kept us informed throughout and responded to all queries with clarity, courtesy and efficiency. We wouldn't hesitate to turn to Leathes Prior again, who are a great credit to Norwich.
Rachael Hughes has truly gone above and beyond for us in our purchase. She has kept us up to date at all times and sought comprehensive information regarding the process of our transaction. Documentation has been sent and dealt with promptly, and she has remained supportive, compassionate and professional at all times. Rachael has been instrumental in securing our exchange and completion dates and working towards a date that has suited all parties involved in our chain, and she has been highly efficient in doing so in a short space of time. I am truly thankful that Rachael has been handling our conveyancing and would recommend her services in a heartbeat to anyone in need of conveyancing services. Edmund Ramsdale also assisted with our case while Rachael was on annual leave, and was extremely prompt in his communications and informative in his responses - we truly appreciate him taking the time to do this. Rachael and Edmund are both an absolute credit to Leathes Prior.
What can I say, Lily Beel at Leathes Prior was amazing dealing with the sale of my flat. When I purchased the flat in 2019 I used a local competitor who by comparison were absolutely terrible. I found with Lily that I did not have to constantly chase and she kept me updated all the way through the process. Lily’s colleagues Eleanor and Kate were also very helpful and proactive. I would recommend Lily and her team to anyone needing their services.
Amazing service from Nadine and Emily. The process was extremely smooth and stress free, all down to Nadine and Emily’s efficiency. No question was too much trouble and everything was explained properly with detail. Can’t thank Nadine and Emily enough for their prompt service, definitely recommend.
Rachael Hughes is the solicitor to have. I have never experienced service like it from any other firm of solicitors. She secured my house purchase in just under 5 weeks. Every time I sent a query, she fired back a response. She is not only prompt and attentive, she is professional, reassuring and remarkably efficient. I am thrilled that I chose to use Rachael and her team and would most certainly look to use her again going forwards.
Thanks again for all of your help - I have advised everyone I have spoken to how amazing you are (also Clare your secretary has been great too). So I hope that will provide you with more deserved business. I would never use anyone else now. The best solicitors we could ever of dealt with - thank you.
Rachael Hughes handled our conveyancing for the purchase of our first home together. We were able to exchange on Wednesday 14th June and happily completed on Friday, 30th June, and Rachael was instrumental in achieving this. My partner and I were both first time buyers, so Rachael’s attention to detail, excellent communication and professionalism is even more appreciated in light of this. At the start of the process, we were advised by our estate agents that our chain was complete and that they would like to move on with our purchase as quickly as possible. From the beginning, Rachael was prompt in ensuring documents were sent to us in a timely manner, and equally as punctual in ensuring they were dealt with on their return to her. As mentioned, she was communicative and efficient throughout, keeping us updated at each stage of the process so we always had a good idea of the timescales we were working to. While Rachael was on annual leave, she advised that her colleague, Edmund Ramsdale, would be handling our case. Edmund was prompt, helpful and communicative, particularly when a query arose surrounding the position of the top of our chain. He took the time to investigate this on our behalf and came back with a thorough response that gave us greater clarity on this development, and comprehensive information that meant I was well-equipped to query this with our aftersales agent. On her return from annual leave, Rachael truly went above and beyond in handling our queries regarding the unexpected delays in our chain. No question was too much trouble and she kept us up to date as further developments arose. I have no doubt she worked incredibly hard and really did work wonders to ensure a completion date that accounted for the needs of everyone within our chain, doing so in a sensitive, compassionate and professional way. I understand that a lot of thoughtful communication was required during this period of time, so I am incredibly grateful to Rachael for the effort she went to when communicating with all parties involved. Rachael also made a particular point of being comprehensive in all of the information she provided us with, understanding that this was particularly helpful to my partner, as well as being available to answer any queries we had regarding certain aspects of the buying process. In summary, both Rachael and Edmund are a credit to Leathes Prior Solicitors. On the strength of our experience with Rachael as our conveyancer, I would recommend her services to anyone in a heartbeat, and by extension would also recommend the services of Leathes Prior Solicitors.
We used Nadine at Leathes Prior to purchase a strip of land, she was very helpful and also very efficient which resulted in a very quick transfer of the land we purchased. We would recommend Nadine to anybody else that is in need of a solicitor for purchasing land or property. Thanks Nadine and Leathes Prior for such an easy transaction.
Esther was a fantastic solicitor to help sell my shared ownership house - really communicative, fast responses and very knowledgeable. I really felt like she was moving things as soon as possible, and made my first experience of selling a property easy to understand. Really great app as well showing progress, and love that everything is electronic to make things even quicker.
Everyone seems to have had a bad experience with solicitors. Not so with Leathes Prior! We appointed Edmund for our house sale and purchase and he was an absolute star from start to finish, particularly for the purchase which turned out to be lengthy, a bit complicated and very stressful. Always a pleasure to talk to on the phone and via email, he would readily explain things that we needed or wanted to understand and always kept us updated. I actually miss our regular chats now that we have finally moved in! Edmund really helped push the purchase over the line when other solicitors involved seemed to be dragging their heels. He really went above and beyond to get things moving, which we hugely appreciate. Professional, prompt and pleasant; I would not hesitate to recommend the Leathes Prior conveyancing team and Edmund in particular. Thank you so much for everything!
Just a quick email to say thank you so much for all the hard work you guys done for us. We were surprised at how much work and paperwork is involved in buying and selling houses! You were extremely efficient and answered all our queries instantly! We think your firms charges were very fair and represented good value. We will recommend you guys with no hesitation to anyone we know looking for a quality solicitor.
I really appreciated your help and service during the time I was purchasing my new house and moving. It was a seriously busy period of my life...and you really helped. I would honestly say that your service and pro-activity blew me away, I have never been chased by a solicitor before for information – normally it is the converse!! I will take the time to highlight one of the many things that you did for me that I thought was outstanding. During the move one of your team phoned me for the bank details of my old mortgage so that could be paid off. I was at that stage helping my removals company (which were the opposite to you I may hasten to add – top dollar charges, despicable service) move boxes so I was extremely tied up. I put off looking for the information that your team wanted. A short while later the same team member phoned again and I apologised as I hadn’t got the information to them, they said don’t worry, we have located the information and have paid the mortgage off for you!!! Fantastic service.
I just wanted to quickly convey our satisfaction with David Clarke and his team following our recent purchase of a property in Birchfield Road, Stockport. As expats, confidence was key and David came highly recommended and didn't let us down. We were kept well informed throughout and any queries were answered quickly and satisfactorily. A thoroughly professional job and we would have no hesitation in recommending Leathes Prior to others in the future.
You’ve been a star to work with – an enormous support and help in resolving all the issues and blockages we’ve had along the way. We couldn’t have done it without you.
I'm writing to tell you how impressed we were with Esther's conveyancing help on our recent sale and purchase. She was incredibly sharp, knowledgeable, efficient, polite, professional, friendly and went above and beyond to make sure our exchange happened on the date we needed, in a complex and difficult situation. She followed up tirelessly with our management company and buyers' solicitor, never missed a beat and was proactive in getting every possible ball rolling. It's thanks to her that we avoided our sale and purchase falling apart. Our estate agent was similarly wowed by Esther's work, and told me she was 'the best she'd ever worked with'. I know that she went on to recommend her to a client, and we will without doubt sing Esther and Leathes Prior's praises whenever anyone asks for a solicitor recommendation. She's an absolute credit to your practice. We felt truly lucky to have her on our side.
We want to say a massive thank you to you! You've been amazing and made everything so speedy and seamless. We received the deeds today - please say thank you to your secretary. You guys are dream makers! We will definitely be in touch again when we find our forever home! I have family here in Norfolk, all of them are in the property sector and I will definitely recommend you! You've been a total super star from start to finish! Best wishes.
Just a quick thank you to confirm we got the keys on Friday and have started ripping up the carpets and getting the paint brushes out already. Found the whole process smooth and yourselves at Leathes Prior very helpful, efficient and easy to deal with. Thanks for your help with everything.
I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are for all your help and advice during the last few weeks, and for keeping us so well informed, thank you.
Thank you so very much for all your hard work, you've been absolutely amazing! I wish all solicitors were like you! I've been absolutely overwhelmed at how brilliant you've been with everything. Thank-you so much as well dealing with my hundred emails asking if we can exchange yet! You've been truly the best, I will always recommend you to family and friends!
Thank you very much for all your hard work and patience throughout the stressful process. I feel very fortunate to have instructed you as my solicitor.
Many thanks for your assistance during the sale of the property. You have made the whole transaction very easy. We now plan to sell the property we are currently in. At the necessary stage I will be in touch to ask for your assistance once again. Until then keep well. Many thanks for all your help.
Esther has been fantastic from start to finish. Her professionalism and levels of communication have been absolutely top class. She has far out performed our solicitor for the sale and any solicitors I have used from previous moves.
As a first time buyer I am very pleased to have chosen Leathes Prior as my solicitors. Alison Beales guided me through the process with excellent communication and advice, partnered with diligent professionalism. Offer to completion in 2 months. Highly recommend.
Dan and I truly want to thank you for your hard work and persistence in our first home buy. We have since recommended you to all of our friends as we found you incredibly prompt and professional, we want to say everything on our end went incredibly smoothly. We both wish you the very best and success for all your future. We will also continue to use you - as your service was first class.
As always excellent, courteous, prompt and professional service.
Thank you very much for all your help. I would particularly like to thank you for your understanding and compassion, and negotiations, regarding my recent, and very badly timed health problems. And I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone requiring a very good conveyancer; It has been a complete pleasure throughout...no fuss, no dramas, just quiet efficiency. I've been very impressed.
We had to write to you and thank you for the excellent service you have provided in our recent house purchase. From our first telephone conversation, through the whole process, to the final completion we have been impressed and inspired by your thoroughness, speed and reliability. We will not hesitate in recommending you to our friends and colleagues.
Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for all your help. Thankfully the re-mortgage went through seamlessly and no further hiccups along the way. I know we use yourselves (as a company) as our solicitor, but I would personally use your services again if required. You were very efficient, friendly and knowledgeable & above all, helped in my hour of need. Many Thanks again!
We wish to give our appreciation of the outstanding service you gave to us for these two conveyances and without your professional drive we would not have completed on the date we required. Furthermore you carried it all out with good humour and at times you were like a terrier with a bone, all to get the required results. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services.
We would like to thank you so much for dealing with our house sale/buy. We have bought many houses over the years and we can certainly say you have provided us with the best service. You always answered our emails & telephone calls very promptly. We have been 100% satisfied with the service you have provided us!
My wife and I have bought over 15 properties in the course of the last 50-odd years, and have dealt with many firms of solicitors, both in those transactions, and in my professional capacity. Our experience of Leathes Prior compares more than favourably with any professional firm with whom we have dealt over all that time. Lily Beel has been thoroughly professional at all times, and never ceased to be supportive and cheerful, despite operating in such a frantically busy period. She was often in touch well after normal working hours, and clearly prioritises getting the job done efficiently whatever the personal effort. I would also add that Lily is very well supported by Kate Newson, who has been a pleasure to deal with. Between them they have ensured an excellent experience for us.
We are extremely grateful for all your help, advice and support during both of our abortive house purchases and for your speed and efficiency in completing. After such a stressful few months, it was very reassuring for us to know that we were in such good hands. We would not hesitate to use you again or to recommend you to friends and family.
Thank you all so much for your hard work, I wouldn't ever use anyone else. We were very happy with the service you have given us and are so happy how quick and easy it been for us. It’s really taken a lot of the stress away from us, thank you again !!!!
I have now used Rachael Hughes twice and she was amazing both times! Being in the property industry myself, I can't recommend her service enough.
Thanks for all your efforts during recent sale and earlier purchase. We certainly won’t hesitate to use you again and make recommendations to friends/family.
Many thanks for all your help, we were very pleased with the service we received from you and all at Leathes Prior, we would not hesitate to use your services again in the future.
Thank you also for all your help and for making the buying process such a smooth, painless experience!
I just wanted to say a big thanks to you both for all your work over the past six months. This is the second time I've used Leathes Prior to move house and both times the service and advice has been excellent. Thanks so much again - we really appreciate everything you've done.
I just wanted to let you know how impressed I have been with Stephen Wilson. He dealt with my case swiftly and confidently and showed a great understanding of the whole process. He put me at ease with an incredibly important situation and I would recommend his services to others.
Thank you so much to Esther for all her help, clear and efficient all the way! It’s why I use Leathes Prior for personal and business dealings, they never fail me.
Alison was brilliant throughout. Efficient, helpful, knowledgeable and always available to answer every silly question we had. Thank you