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Whether our clients use us for residential property, commercial property, corporate law or litigation, we aim to provide the highest quality of service. Here’s what our clients say about us:
“Michael was quick to respond when I had a legal issue, his honesty and his guidance managed to steer me though what could have become a major issue. His legal knowledge combined with a pragmatic approach enabled both sides find an acceptable solution that allowed the matter to be resolved with both sides feeling that they had not lost. I would strongly recommend Michael in a time of need.”
Testimonial for Michael Mulcare from AM Company Director.
“SO Legal made our first-time buying experience an absolute pleasure! Hemmat Ovaisi kept us informed all the way and answered any questions or queries we had, big or small. We will be using them for all future property. Hemmat is a credit to the company and has made our experience stress free and enjoyable! Very happy first-time buyers!”
Testimonial for Hemmat Ovaisi following a property transaction.
“I can highly recommend SO Legal as a solicitor, on the basis of successfully selling my house with them. They combine a high level of professionalism with a personal touch. Solicitor Francesca Lyons was quick to answer queries and went the extra mile to push the house sale forward, even with a pandemic going on and the need to work from home. With a large team and offices around Sussex, I felt in safe hands with SO Legal.”
Testimonial for Francesca Lyons from Darren Osborne following a property transaction.
“Marco dealt with my move and he was extremely good at his job. I couldn’t recommend SO Legal and Marco enough. You only realise how important your solicitors are when you deal with the rest of the chain – and they were rubbish! Thank you, Marco.”
Testimonial for Marco Difato from Ashley Tedham following a residential property transaction.
“Seema has been nothing short of fantastic in our transaction, which has been incredibly complex. First and foremost, Seema is highly communicative. She has taken time on her late evenings, and even her weekends to provide updates, and also to talk through several issues providing us with invaluable advice, and supporting the resolution of certain matters. Secondly, she has managed the line with several difficult stakeholders, from the buyer’s solicitors who have been difficult to deal with across the transaction, as well as managing the temperament of the estate agent. Thirdly, Seema has undertaken additional requests for us, into looking into matters, and helping us to find the best solution to put forward (whether this be an additional policy) or helping to structure an alternative proposal.
“Seema has truly been an asset, and whilst the transaction has not completed and we have had our challenges, Seema has made this process far easier than it could have been and this is because she is incredibly diligent, thoughtful and communicates to us well as a client. We would have no hesitation recommending her or your firm to our network, and we are already planning to use Seema and your services again for future transactions across the family.”
Testimonial for Seema Anant from Nikhilkumar Adhia following a property transaction.
“Joe Kennedy has been a fantastic breath of fresh air to work with. Despite only trading since 2018, I’ve already grown increasingly dismayed by the awful lack of urgency and commercial attention to detail that so many other solicitors have displayed when dealing with us. Luckily, Joe has bucked that trend. He is super responsive, commercially minded and attentive to detail and wraps that up in a friendly and forthcoming demeanour. He is all too ready to deal with requests as they come in and seems genuinely to want to impress his clients and estate agents. I’m pleased to be aligned with Joe and his team and look forward to more of the same in 2021.”
Testimonial for Joe Kennedy from James Bush, Sales and Marketing Director at Homed:In.
“I would like to personally thanks the SO Legal team for their assistance with this acquisition. Getting this deal over the line in such a short period of time without compromising things was critical and SO guided us with exemplary expertise.”
Testimonial for our corporate team from Chris McGowan, Managing Director at Topsail Insurance.
“Thank you again, your involvement has been invaluable. I look forward to working with you on many more contracts!”
Feedback for Daniel Halls and our corporate team from Thomas Hopkins at Ginger Quiff Media.
“I wanted to thank you for your help and guidance throughout the purchase of my property. All through the transaction, you were personable, professional and very approachable. I would recommend you to anybody buying or selling a property.”
Feedback for Jamie Salvidge following a property transaction.
“Chris was very kind and helpful, answered my emails quickly and kept me positive when I was losing faith my house purchase would ever complete.”
Feedback for Chris Hoadley in our residential property team.
“This was one of the smoothest transactions we’ve gone through and no doubt in large part to your professionalism, efficiency and really good communications.”
Client feedback for Jamie Salvidge and our residential property team.
“Thanks to Chris Hoadley who was my first contact an also to Hemmat Ovaisi who I must say was excellent. Hemmat kept us informed of what was going on all the way and anything I asked him he never delayed in answering me, which we were grateful for.”
David Glanvill’s testimonial for Hemmat Ovaisi following a property transaction.
“Thank you for keeping on top of everything. You’ve done a top job, really impressed!”
Thomas Webster’s feedback for Hemmat Ovaisi following a property transaction.
“Katie Handoll provided an outstanding service from start to finish for both our sale and purchase. Our transaction was far from straightforward, but Katie took the stress away and kept us informed throughout and responded quickly to our queries all the way through which made such a difference (particularly as other solicitors in the chain were far less responsive – our estate agent also had nothing but praise for Katie).. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katie or SO Legal for any conveyancing needs – we also had dealings with Sebastian during the process who was also brilliant.”
Feedback for Conveyancing Executive, Katie Handoll following a property transaction.
“SO Legal acted on our behalf on a judicial review matter involving our landlord, the local city council. From the very first phone call we felt reassured by Michael’s calm demeanour, detailed knowledge and experience of litigation matters. Michael digested a vast amount of contextual information, quickly formulated a cohesive strategy and then crafted a hard hitting letter before action to the council. The city council revoked their earlier decision within 14 days of receiving this letter and we can’t recommend Michael Mulcare and SO Legal highly enough.”
Mr N Childs, Director Childcare 360 Ltd
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help. I thank you for that human touch that you brought and your perseverance in making sure everything went through.”
Feedback for Trainee Solicitor, Sebastian Hale-Smith following a property transaction.
“We purchased a house and Katie Handoll was our solicitor. She is so professional, honest and efficient. She replied so fast to any questions and really clearly. We are really happy about her job, and we recommend SO Legal to anyone.”
Feedback for Conveyancing Executive, Katie Handoll following a property transaction.
“House selling and purchasing is always a trying time. All you can ask from your solicitor is that they are readily available, answer your questions clearly and intelligently, and respond to all parties in a timely and efficient manner. Despite the current COVID difficulties Katie Handoll was magnificent in all of the above.”
Feedback for Conveyancing Executive, Katie Handoll following a property transaction.
“I’ve got to say you’re amazing! I have done this job for 23 years and honestly I have only had one other transaction that has gone this smoothly.”
Alison Abel from Bairstow Eves Estate Agents praises Ashleigh Evans
“Thank you for all your hard work in pursuing my personal injury claim, I am delighted with the outcome, and truthfully surprised at the speed with which you have brought my claim to such a very satisfactory conclusion, the compensation package you negotiated was considerably more than I had envisaged.
I would also like to thank you for your help, advice and commitment, and I am grateful, that at a very difficult period for me, you took the time to take me carefully through the processes involved, keeping me informed at each stage, which helped ease the concerns I had.”
Feedback for Michael Mulcare following a personal injury claim from Mr RS
“I only have good words to say about SO Legal. My first time using them for negotiating a commercial lease has been a very pleasant experience. James, the solicitor we worked with was responsive, professional and easy to work with. They do not overcharge and they did their best to accommodate what I needed. Would 100% recommend to anyone negotiating or renegotiating commercial leases.”
James Bryman recommends Commercial Solicitor, James Halpin
“I have just completed a property purchase using SO Legal. I would highly recommend as everything went smoothly and I was kept up to date with the progress throughout the process. I would use SO Legal again.”
“My partner approached Michael Mulcare asking if he could assist me with a high value personal injury claim. During the following year, Mr. Mulcare has been a superb support to myself and my partner, leading us through the labyrinth of legalese until a successful outcome was reached, with a final settlement under two thirds of the initial demand.
As I am elderly with multiple medical conditions and seriously ill, Michael and his team removed as much stress as possible during the Joint Settlement Meeting negotiations, for which I was extremely grateful.
At all times Michael kept me fully updated with all situations as the claim progressed, talking to me on the phone at length on one occasion, which was extremely helpful.
I have no hesitation in recommending Michael as an understanding, helpful, cool-headed and wise solicitor, who will deal with difficult personal matters, and I am deeply grateful for everything he has done in supporting both my partner and me through a very difficult and distressing time.”
Mr B praises Michael Mulcare for defending a high value personal injury claim
“Seema, thank you once again for the exceptional service provided during our purchase. I will definitely be recommending SO Legal Ltd to all my friends and family.”
Samena praises Seema Anant after a property purchase
“I just wanted to thank you for all your help over this transaction. I have been very impressed with the service you have provided, despite the difficulties of the lockdown. Your professionalism and speed have been fantastic.”
Simon Jones praises Nicole Byrne following a recent property transaction
“I would just like to thank Katie Handoll and the team for the work done on the recent sale of my property. I would especially like to thank Katie for her professionalism, efficiency, reassurance and calming influence through what as we all know can be a very stressful time. Would highly recommend and most definitely use again.”
Stuart Bailey gives feedback on Conveyancing Executive, Katie Handoll.
“We finally completed on the café sale today and just wanted to let you know that James Halpin worked amazingly hard for us throughout the process. There were some tough times and a very elusive solicitor belonging to our landlord but James was professional and courteous throughout.”
Recent testimonial for James Halpin
“I’ve used SO Legal twice now. I would recommend them without a doubt, as their service is one of the best you will find in East Sussex. I would also like to personally thank Katie Handoll, as the above truly reflects her working ethic and professionalism. Thank you so much.”
Leon Lizzi praises Katie Handoll
“Many thanks for your work. Great service.”
Christopher P-J’s feedback for Chris Hoadley following a remortgage.
“We were very pleased to have been recommended SO Legal given the less than optimum conveyancing experience others have had when selling a property. Excellent and speedy service. They always seemed to be on top of things. Many thanks to Katie Handoll and all at SO Legal. Thoroughly recommended.”
Praise for Katie Handoll following a property sale in Bexhill
“Great news , thanks so much Hamish for everything you have done , with exemplary service and efficiency.”
Feedback for Hamish Smith, following a Commercial Property sale in Battle
“Karen, just a simple THANK YOU! Very impressed and will be back.”
“We are delighted with our new home. Thank you very much for a truly professional and efficient service.”
Alan G. recommends Ashleigh Evans
“Katie Handoll dealt with the sale of my flat. I was kept informed of what was going on and I can’t recommend Katie and SO Legal highly enough. I will certainly be using again.”
Garry Markey gives feedback on Katie Handoll following a recent property sale
“My partner and I have just completed on our first property using SO Legal. Ashleigh was instructed as our solicitor and we cannot fault the service and professionalism we received. As first time buyers she helped us throughout the process ensuring we understood the legal jargon and was always very quick to get back to us on any enquiries. Will highly recommend SO Legal to anyone in future…”
Courtney Neate recommends Ashleigh Evans
“Michael, I would like to thank you, on behalf of all the Directors, for the way that you handled this case. You provided clear, concise and prompt advice and you spelt out all the options at each stage. Furthermore, you were always ahead of the game, not once needing any form of “chasing”. Thank you.”
“Highly recommended. Thanks to Victoria for helping with the purchase of my mother’s retirement property. Communication throughout was at a very high standard, which made the whole process run very smoothly and stress free.”
5-star review for Victoria Parnell, Conveyancing Executive
“Ashleigh Evans dealt with our conveyancing. She is efficient and professional whilst remaining very approachable and friendly . She always made us feel like nothing was too much trouble.”
Praise for Trainee Solicitor, Ashleigh Evans
“Adrian has recently dealt with a legal matter for us . We can only say from beginning to end he has been truly amazing . He has been professional advising as at every point to achieve an outcome that was more than expected. We would recommend him totally.”
Lori Ellis recommends Adrian Samuel.
“I dealt with Ashleigh. She was fantastic from start to finish. Professional, quick and was clear from the outset. I would highly recommend SO Legal.”
Daniel Blunden praises Ashleigh Evans in our Hove office.
“I can’t thank you enough for your kind advice and understanding. You are a true gentleman and a good lawyer.”
Charinee Vaccari comments on Litigation Solicitor, Adrian Samuel
“Great service. We were kept informed promptly of any matters arising from the sale. everything was clear and precise.”
Colin Gardner’s feedback for Trainee Solicitor, Ashleigh Evans from our Brighton & Hove office.
“Excellent customer service throughout. I was always kept up today when selling and buying our new property. Highly recommend them!”
Jessica Vere praises Seema Anant, Solicitor in our Notting Hill office
“SO Legal were highly professional, approachable and helpful on several legal matters we had need to consult with them on. Very grateful for all their assistance and couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Really pleased with the professionalism, efficiency and quality of the work.”
Ian Simpson, Humphrey & Co praises the Corporate & Commercial team
“I cannot fault the service received from Hamed and the Eastbourne team. I came to them with a complex situation with a very tight timeline for resolution and the care and attention that I received was faultless. The results produced by SO Legal were simply outstanding and I was able to concentrate on my other businesses knowing that I was in safe hands. Outstanding! A massive thanks to all the team.”
Iain Stiles, Director, Elite Lettings.
“Seema, thank you for all your help with this process, it has been much appreciated. The service received was exemplary and we will definitely be recommending you and your firm to our friends and family. Vibs and I look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Samena praises Seema Anant in our Notting Hill office.
“Ashleigh, I just wanted to say thank you from us both for your help and support with both the sale of the flat and the purchase of our new home- you have made us feel like everything has been in hand and taken care of which has been an amazing help during this very stressful time!”
“Cannot recommend Ashleigh Evans enough. Throughout the whole process, she was calm, friendly, professional, and efficient. All emails were responded to promptly and in full detail, and if she was busy on another line when I called, she made sure to return the call as soon as possible. Her hard work has been much appreciated, and was worth every penny.”
Jules Mitchell’s verdict on Ashleigh Evans
“Dear Kausiha. We are grateful for the excellent service and great advice through the application.”
“Ashleigh… As first time buyers, navigating a house purchase was at times quite confusing and hard work. You not only did the job to an excellent standard but also took the time to explain each new concept to us. A special thank you for persevering when we were struggling to get any information from the sellers, and for going above and beyond to complete for us”
“We are so grateful for all of your work throughout the process. Everyone says buying a house is one of the most stressful events of your life, but our first purchase has barely seemed stressful at all, thanks to your never-ending efforts and positive attitude!”
Jules and Matt thank Trainee Solicitor, Ashleigh Evans
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to SO Legal especially Katie Handoll. Her speed and professionalism was OUTSTANDING! I’ve been told horror stories from friends about legal aspects when buying a house so I was dreading this part but it was completely pain free. I was really very impressed. I felt completely in safe hands. Will definitely be my first call for legal services in the future. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!”
Toni Barrows praises Katie Handoll for her conveyancing support
“Efficient service and very good communication from Victoria and the admin staff. Good communication really reduces the stress of a house sale! Thanks.”
Sheridan Lynch recommends Victoria Parnell
“We used SO Legal Eastbourne to complete our house sale purchase earlier this year, Katie Handoll did an amazing job for us, was always on top of everything that was going on with either our sale or our purchase. Excellent services from start to finish and even kept our feet on the ground when needed. Thank you for all of the hard work Katie.”
Kelvin & Katrina praise Katie Handoll for her support through their house sale.
“Ashleigh, you far exceeded our expectations from the onset and notably worked very hard to complete for us. We would like to extend a huge thanks. We will be recommending the firm and you personally in any future referrals.”
“I have been most impressed with the work you have done. As someone who is new to the firm, I think you handled yourself very professionally and with confidence. I’m so happy with the results you have managed to procure for me.”
Ayda Arbak recommends Sebastian Hale-Smith
“I would highly recommend SO Legal. Seema dealt with everything professionally and quickly. Being a new start-up company I didn’t really know what to expect. Seema helped me every step of the way, making the whole process hassle free. I will definitely be using SO Legal again. Can’t thank you enough.”
D Foord Joinery Ltd.
“Katie Handoll is an absolute star. We had many difficult hurdles crop up during both of our transactions and Katie dealt with all issues promptly and efficiently, always communicating with us the whole way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katie and SO Legal Solicitors to carry out legal work in the future. SO Legal is easily the most reliable and proactive law firm I’ve ever used.”
Amanda Harris-Evans praises Katie Handoll for her Conveyancing
“Our experience with SO Legal has been exceptional. We reached out initially as we were unhappy with the experience we’d had with another conveyancing solicitor who’d been recommended to us by our estate agent.
From the initial point of contact, it was clear that SO Legal are in a league of their own. Correspondence, efficiency and service has been second to none. Seema in particular has been outstanding and I cannot recommend her enough. She has helped make a house sale that was previously very stressful, a breeze. We’ve never had to worry- no chasing, no jargon. We will not hesitate to recommend SO legal in future and they will be our first point of contact for any future conveyancing needs.”
Louise Young recommends Seema Anant
“I would like to thank Katie for guiding us through some complex sales in a calm and professional manner. Katies’ communication has been great, always taking time to explain legal issues in a clear and friendly manner. I would definitely recommend Katie and SO Legal.”
Feedback for Katie Handoll from a client for a recent property transaction
“Pleased to report that the handling of this conveyance by Kausiha was exemplary, particularly considering the very short timescale within which she was operating. Her attention to detail and courtesy was excellent. She will not be a trainee for very long.”
“Great service from start to finish! I would absolutely recommend SO Legal to anyone looking to sell / purchase a business. Thank you for the efficient service.
Sandra Goncalves recommends Chris Hoadley.
“Katie has been brilliant. I really felt like she was on my side with a really challenging sale and purchase where nothing was simple. I highly recommend SO Legal but specifically Katie.”
Recommendation from Ben Alberts for Katie Handoll
“James, I just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your help and perseverance in assisting with getting this to an exchange of contracts. A truly difficult, almost impossible transaction to deal with but in short, you were brilliant!”
Simon Caplin, Head of Auctions, Parsons Son & Basley congratulates James Halpin
“Even though we had two failed purchases, Katie kept my positivity going with her enthusiasm to succeed and the final purchase was straightforward. I could not have hoped for better support.
I was guided through and well advised on some complex legal issues relating to the lease. There was strong positive support throughout the purchase process. I would not hesitate to use SO Legal Solicitors again”
Richard Claxton’s recommendation for Katie Handoll relating to a property purchase
“Fantastic once again from Seema. Fantastic and professional all throughout our time together. Highly recommended to anyone requiring her services.”
Vivek Mohandas praises Seema Anant from our Notting Hill Office
“Thank you very much for the help and support you have given throughout the process. The best part has been your quick and speedy response to all the queries i have had. The documentation was clear, and you kept me very well informed about the current and future events in the end to end process. One of the hardest parts of moving from a clients perspective is understanding what is required and when, fortunately I did not feel out of the loop, stressed at any moment.”
Mike Long gives feedback on Kausiha Baskaran for a property purhcase in Crawley, West Sussex
“We dealt with Hannah throughout our property purchase. She was a pleasure to deal with, very efficient, and highly professional. Always kept me well informed through the whole process. No hesitation in recommending SO Legal Uckfield, we will be using them again on future purchases.”
“Seema, thank you for updating me, I do admire your commitment working on a Sunday.”
Damon Campion praises Seema Anant for a lease extension on a flat in Eastbourne
“Very happy with James at SO Legal Hove who did an excellent job on the speedy conveyancing for a flat for my retirement which I’d bought at auction. The whole process was completed very calmly and professionally and with clearly communicated instructions at every step of the way (which I really appreciated because it has been over 30 years since my last purchase). I’ll definitely be recommending James to my friends who are thinking about moving.”
“I would like to thank you for your efforts yesterday in completing the contracts exchange yesterday. We greatly appreciated your dedication and professionalism together with your kind availability in dealing promptly with all the issues.”
Cinzia Pastacaldi comments on the service provided by Ashleigh Evans for a Residential Property Purchase in Brighton
“Faultless service at a very competitive price. Hannah made the whole process very simple and stress free. Managing to complete within 6 weeks of instruction with constant updates and communication throughout. Hannah also recommended her colleague to provide me with a will – which again was a quick and stress free experience. Thank you for everything Hannah!
“When I started my business, I needed some legal work done and this company has been outstanding.
Seema in particular has ensured that the whole project has gone smoothly. She was efficient and friendly beyond my expectations and because of this, I am now a customer for life! The prices were hugely competitive. Highly recommend!
I’ve also just found out they are an environmentally friendly company with a paperless office! With the growing number of environmental problems we’re faced with in this day and age, I’m happy to give my money to people who care.”
“We had the pleasure of Chris Hoadley looking after us on purchasing our new home. Highly recommended! Very prompt in replying to questions and emails which made the whole process very stress free and quick. Thank you once again.”
David Leonard recommends Chris Hoadley