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"I am perfectly satisfied with the way the case was handled. My solicitor was very efficient, easy to communicate with and was very clear on what the outcome would or could be and who worked well."


"Thank you so much. We needed your help and support in such a vulnerable time in our lives."


"I cannot fault my experience with Johnson Astills. Throughout this difficult time I was made to feel secure, supported and validated - money can’t actually buy these things."


To Care & DV Teams: “Couldn’t recommend them anymore, all of the team are lovely and if they're involved then you are in safe hands. I fully trust they had my best interests and at my really most stressful and worst times they have been there supporting and helping none stop to get through everything. They really helped me feel relaxed, put my mind at ease and focus on what I needed to."


"I found EJA a very helpful practise - good value for money."


"Johnson Astills give great service"


To Kirsty Gasson/Jessica Huczmann: "A huge thank you for attending the English Martyrs Careers Event today – the pupils certainly kept everybody busy! Your time and support in imparting your knowledge is very much appreciated."


To Jane Hinds: "Had checked out two other Solicitors in the area and was not very impressed. It was like a breath of fresh air walking in to Johnson Astills."




To Emma Mitchell: "Thank you for all of your hard work and support. You really are the best solicitor in the country. I was told you were and it was true. Thank you so much."


To Jo Donald: "Just wanted to say a massive thank you. You have helped to change mine and the boy’s lives."


To Jo Donald: "Thank you for all of your assistance, sound advice and excellent judgment. If I did need to use a Solicitor in the future, I would be more than happy to use you and also recommend you to anybody that needed family advice."


To Emma Mitchell: "I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and I know for sure that the success was mainly due to Emma’s in-depth knowledge and fantastic customer service. Definitely a 5* experience. I would have no hesitation in using Johnson Astills again and would strongly recommend to my friends and family."


To Emma Mitchell: "I just wanted to convey my heartfelt thanks for all your efforts over the last nearly 4 years. I am truly thankful."


To Emma Mitchell: "I would like to thank you for all the support you have given me during my divorce. You and your team helped me through the darkest time for my children and I."


To Emma Mitchell: "Continue with the excellent service you currently provide. Emma Mitchell is brilliant!"


To Sharon Percival: "Great service, friendly and approachable."


To Emma Mitchell: "Excellent service."


To Emma Mitchell: "Thank you so much for all your help and support. Emma was fantastic and someone I would definitely recommend. You made a difficult time easier and manageable."


To Sharon Percival: "I was personally recommended to Sharon Percival and impressed from day one – thank you."


To Emma Mitchell: "My divorce has been the most distressing experience of my life but Emma Mitchell’s efficient expertise, commitment and understanding helped me enormously through the process. I am forever grateful!"


To Emma Mitchell: "You guys are great!! You were all brilliant."


To Sharon Percival: "The service was very good and I am happy with your service. Many Thanks."


To Emma Mitchell: "Service provided was empathetic, sensitive, honest and realistic."


To Emma Mitchell: "Emma gave me an excellent introduction to the service and kept me well informed."


To Sharon Percival + Jo Donald: "An excellent and professional service provided by Sharon and Joanne. Both had a friendly approach to their work and were very good at all times in reassuring my daughter. Many Thanks."


To Emma Mitchell: "Thoughtful, proactive, responsive and friendly.”


To Emma Mitchell: “Emma provided an outstanding service, personal but professional. I am so very grateful. Thank you.”


To Jo Donald: "Thanks for all your help and advice over the last month. The divorce and financial settlement have been managed by you in a really stress-free and supportive manner, and I really could not have expected more from you. Thank you."


To Emma Mitchell: "I wanted to say a huge thank you for your work and support on my divorce. From the very beginning I liked the fact that you made me focus on facts and not emotions, yet you showed empathy which I appreciated. I honestly can not thank you enough for your advice, council and patience. I also liked your kick ass emails to my ex-husband’s solicitor too, which entertained me. It’s been a journey but we did it! Thank you." 


To Sharon Percival: "My solicitor was kind and understanding, knew what she was doing and did it very well. I would 100% recommend Sharon and use her services again if required."


To Jo Donald: "Jo Donald was fabulous to work with - professional and attuned to my needs and alert to any potential pitfalls without swamping with the detail. Made a difficult time for me stress free as far as the legal side was concerned. Thank you."


To Emma Mitchell: "Emma was excellent - professional, focused and kicked ass when required!"


To Emma Mitchell: "I would highly recommend Emma to others, She has remained extremely professional and prompt at dealing with all my emails and phone calls on the same day! She got to know and understand me and my situation so quickly and also was able to read the needs of my ex-husband! She remained calm with me throughout even when I succumbed to outside demands against her advice and I couldn't be more grateful. She really is a very wonderful lady. Thank you Emma."


To Emma Mitchell: "You have been my constant, a voice of reason, and unbelievably kind to me in my darkest days. I shall never forget. Thank you so very much. I wish you all the very best."


To Sharon Percival & Rhian Williams: "I just wanted to say sorry I didn’t get the chance yesterday as emotions were all over the place but I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support. Not only have you provided excellent legal advice and work, you have also been a wonderful support in understanding my son’s needs and best interests. With your expert knowledge in domestic violence you heard me and made me feel like I had a voice. Not many do, so for that I will be eternally grateful. I would just like to add a special thanks to Rhian too as she also has been very supportive when you have been unavailable.​"


To Sharon Percival: "I would just like to say a big thank you to you for acting for me, it has been a pleasure."


To Jo Donald: "Thanks for all your support throughout this whole stressful time - your calm, professional approach has been a huge help." 


To Jo Donald: "I just want to thank you for all of your hard work and for making my dream a reality."


Child Care

To Kirsty Gasson: "I’m just texting to say thank you for all your help with everything, I am so grateful for what you have done for me. I’m so happy it has gone the way we have wanted it to go. Thank you."


To Gemma Curtis: “Thank you so much for today. You did the best job you could. I really do feel you represent me and my emotions well.”


To Gemma Curtis: "I would like to say thank you to you Gemma for all your help and honesty while working on my case. I appreciate all the help and advice you have given me since your involvement, and would use you again if needed in the future."


To Gemma Curtis: "Gemma, thanks for today, you’re an absolute star for being there for me. I’ll never forget what you’ve done for me. From the bottom of my heart thank you for everything."


To Gemma Curtis: "Thanks for court yesterday, you are amazing at your job and I am glad you're my Solicitor."


To Emma Stanbanks and Julia Shaikh: "thank you very much for all of your help through the court proceedings, you were absolutely amazing. Both yourself (Emma) and Julia were extremely helpful and professional, answered all questions and queries I had as there was a lot I didn't understand about the proceedings. You both eased my mind and worries and even after the proceedings had ended you were still extremely helpful."


To Julia Shaikh: "I would like to say thank you for all your hard work and support over the last year and a half. We could not have got though this if is was not for all the wonderful helpful people we have met along the way and we consider you one of them. Could you please say thank you to Claire on your reception as well please. She always met me with a happy smile and a conversation and I would like her to know on days when I felt really sad it truly helped. Thank you Again."


To Emma Stanbanks: "Thank you so much for all your tremendous hard work on my case. The past 16 months has been made so much easier with you as my solicitor."


Dispute Resolution 

To Laura Anderson: "Laura Anderson and her staff were excellent."



To Mandeep Rai: "We were very happy with the level of service and would recommend you to all our family and friends."


To Jane Hinds: “Whilst selling our old house and purchasing land on which to do a self build, Jane gave us good advice and ensured that all the documentation was in order, she was always a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble.”


To Mandeep Rai: "People are the first to complain when things go wrong, but never acknowledge and recognise great service in the same way. You have been exceptional in handling my conveyance flawlessly, and have ensured there was no stress transferred to me throughout the entire process."


To Mandeep Rai: "Professional services delivered."


To Mandeep Rai: "I’ve had the good fortune to instruct Mandeep on a number of residential property transactions over the last few years. It has always been a pleasure and I have unfailingly found her and her wider team at Johnson Astills to be communicative, straight forward and quick to provide timely and sensible advice. I have used other property solicitors over the years but Mandeep and her team easily provide a superior service. It’s very reassuring to use a solicitor who you’re confident is picking up and advising you on all the relevant points, but helping you to take a commercial view when needed. Thank you again to Mandeep and Johnson Astills."


To Mandeep Rai: "Thank you for all your help and support through this transition. Keep up the great work!"


To Mandeep Rai: "On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you for the support and guidance in purchasing our new home."


To Mandeep Rai: “Thank you so much for your assistance with our purchase. We were once again impressed with the level of your service and will definitely continue to use your services for our future purchases. We will also be recommending you to friends and family.”


To Mandeep Rai: “I would like to say I received an exceptional service from Mandeep. I will certainly be recommending her and your company to friends and family.”


To Mandeep Rai: "A big thank you for all you have done with regards to the purchase. As you know the timing was difficult for me with Mum being in hospital and I very much appreciated your patience and understanding through the process. We are very happy with how things have turned out. Thanks again and here's wishing you all the very best for 2019."


To Jade Sansoye: "Big thanks to Mandeep & yourself for all of your help and work on this for us. You have both made this process completely stress free which we are truly grateful for. We couldn't recommend you both and the company highly enough."


To Mandeep Rai/Jade Sansoye: "I'd like to thank you and Jade for processing everything so quickly and for answering all our correspondence so promptly."


To Mandeep Rai/Jade Sansoye: " Johnson Astills was a recommendation and they didn't disappoint. You were great to me. A big thank you especially to Jade and Mandeep."


To Mandeep Rai: "Excellent service, friendly staff and very helpful."


To Steve Swanton: "We would not use any other Solicitors."


To Mandeep Rai: "I wanted to say a very big thank you to you for dealing with this matter and the way that you dealt with it. Always very calm, supportive and felt I could always contact you with any query and could trust you with everything. I know it wasn't easy for you at times but you made it easy for me. I am so appreciative of all you did."


To Mandeep Rai: "The service given was wonderful, it was not always easy for Mandeep but she made it easy for me and always with calmness. Thank you Mandeep."


To Mandeep Rai: "I was very impressed by the professionalism and efficiency of Ms Rai and her colleagues and how helpfully they kept me informed of each stage of the process."


To Mandeep Rai: "Excellent service - many thanks for being so patient."


To Mandeep Rai & Jade Sansoye: "Thank you for sending all the information so quickly in respect of the completion of the sale. Thank you for dealing so professionally with the matter particularly in the current difficult circumstances."


To Mandeep Rai: "First Class Service: good advice throughout house sale, prompt attention and polite, friendly staff." 


To Jade Sansoye: "thanks very much for all your help, you've been first class all the way through!"


To Mandeep Rai & Jade Sansoye: "they were brilliant! They explained everything so well that even someone with no experience could understand. Every step along the way they helped and went above and beyond to make the journey easier. They made my wife happy! Thank you so much."


Wills and Probate

To Jane Hinds: "Thank you Jane for being so helpful to my parents at a time of some distress to the family. You were so calm and approachable with them and explained matters to them carefully and sensitively which provided us all with such reassurance."


To Jessica Huczmann: "Everything was done in a very friendly and professional manner at a difficult time for the family."


To Jane Hinds: "The best solicitor I have ever worked with"


To Jessica Huczmann: "I would like to convey my thanks and appreciation to Jessica Huczmann for providing an excellent service to my mother, and would highly recommend her to others."


To Jane Hinds/Veronica Camp/Anne Berry & Jessica Huczmann: “Many thanks for all your help and kindness towards our family.”


To Jane Hinds: “Thank you so much Jane you have been wonderful, making a difficult situation easier to cope with. Also, a big thank you for your continued concern. I have been lucky to have found you. With love and best wishes.”


To Jane Hinds: “Thank you for all your help and support during difficult times.”


To Jane Hinds: "A personal note to thank you, and also, your Secretary, Veronica, in the preparation and execution of my Will. I can now enjoy my holiday in Norfolk and perambulations this Summer with peace of mind!"


To Jessica Huczmann: “Now that everything is finalised, I would like to congratulate yourself and the Company for your professionalism. My phone calls and e-mails were always answered promptly and everyone has always been helpful and friendly, which was very important to me. Mainly, my gratitude goes to you Jessica. It’s been a pleasure to work alongside you. You are very efficient at your job and I wish you all the best for your future.”


To Jane Hinds: “I want to send my sincere thanks for all your excellent work completing my Will and then obtaining the Powers of Attorney for me. Thank you for all your advice and thoughtful consideration and for all the work entailed. Please give my sincere thanks also to your staff for their part in this. I am very grateful, and it is so good to know that, when needed, these matters will be dealt with so well. I would also like to thank you and all in your office for their kind help and consideration when I have been in to see you. I feel that I shall have you as a friend for advice and help in future. I was sad to lose the Astill family and after them, Rosemary, but I feel perfectly at ease with you and know that such important issues are in such good hands. My sincere thanks and very best wishes.”


To Jane Hinds: "I wanted to thank you for the efficient and helpful way in which you have attended to the finalisation of the Estate of my late husband. It has been very reassuring to have you so available and responsive to all the queries that have arisen. Thank you!"


To Jane Hinds: "Thank you very much for your persistence and thoroughness in dealing with the complexities of my late aunt's estate. What had initially looked very straightforward turned out to be far from it and i am very grateful that you were able to negotiate with the charities to a satisfactory result."


To Jane Hinds: "I thank you for your perseverance and the very professional way you handled my Aunt's will. I always felt you put her best interests first."


To Jane Hinds: "It has been a long haul but now that the administration of the estate has at last been concluded, we would like to thank you and your team for all your hard work, advice and support during all the various stages involved in administering the estate.


To Jane Hinds: "Thank you very much for all of your assistance during the past year and for being so patient with me."


To Jessica Huczmann: "Truely excellent service by Jessica, who explained things sensitively and clearly."


To Jessica Huczmann: "An efficient and friendly service which dealt very well with my needs on this occasion."


To Jessica Huczmann: "Excellent!"


To Jessica Huczmann "Everything was done very professionally, no complaints."


To Jessica Huczmann: "Very pleased with it all. Jessica was a very lovely person."


To Jane Hinds: "After the death of my wife using Solicitors is daunting. Jane and staff made me feel comfortable and reassured. I thank you all for your help."


To Jane Hinds: "Jane provided a good level of service, helping us to understand the information."


To Jane Hinds: "Excellent. Very professional."


To Jessica Huczmann: "You've done an excellent job as always, I'm really grateful to you for helping me to think through my proposals and ensure that the final result made good sense." 


To Jane Hinds: "Jane was very helpful and supportive to a newly widowed and bewildered person."


To Jane Hinds: "Excellent. Very professional."


To Jessica Huczmann: "Perfect service, Thank you."


To Jessica Huczmann: "I would like to send a heartfelt thank you for your expert help and warm service."


To Jane Hinds: "We cannot suggest any improvement, Jane was excellent in her advice."


To Jane Hinds: "The best solicitor I have ever worked with."


To Jane Hinds: "Jane Hinds was so informative, patient and kind listening to our complex problems - Many thanks Jane."


To Jane Hinds: "Jane Hinds makes everything easy to understand and is a very pleasant person."


To Jessica Huczmann: "I would like to thank Jessica, as I think I would still be waiting for my Aunt's probate without all her help."


To Kirsty Gasson: "My husband and I recently updated our wills and despite restrictions during Covid 19 and our very limited experience with social media we found the whole experience with Johnson Astills solicitors, but in particular Kirsty Gasson, to be a very positive one. Kirsty was extremely patient throughout our correspondence and explained procedures very clearly. We were guided through a complex process with care and extreme professionalism but also with friendliness and humour which made the whole process as relaxed as it could possibly have been. We were able to meet face to face for meetings and felt comfortable with the procedures put in place to comply with Government guidelines. We cannot recommend Johnson Astills solicitors highly enough."


To Kirsty Gasson: "We were very pleased with the service that Kirsty provided for us.  Her communications were clear, detailed and delivered on the time scale that we expected.  Kirsty provided us with updates on progress and ensured we understood the stages in the process of obtaining completion of the Deed of Variation. We were satisfied with all of our contacts with Johnson Astills and would recommend that our family and friends use the company.  It is likely that we will be asking Kirsty to quote for some further work in the near future."


To Jane Hinds: "For me the service was perfect."



To Kirsty Gasson: "Friendly, clear, efficient quick service."



To Kirsty Gasson: "Didn't have to wait long for an appointment and the whole matter was dealt with within 2weeks. Everything was clearly explained and any questions I asked were answered in a clear way that I understood. There is nothing I would change. The staff I has dealings with were polite, helpful and professional." 



To The Firm: "Been with firm for years. Fairness, honesty, good service. If asked about legal reps, I always give them Johnson Astills address/phone number. I know people have used these services and were happy."


To Helen Johnson: "I just wanted to thank you so much for the work that you did on my brother’s case along with the other staff members at your firm. I just want you to know that you’ve bought light and happiness into my whole family’s lives again, and none of us can begin to thank you enough and nothing we say can really express the joy in our hearts and the appreciation we have for you. Our family will always be in debt to you for bringing him home quicker than any of us could’ve ever hoped. In case I don’t get the chance to come to the office and thank you properly, thank you so much for everything you have done for my brother. My dad is singing your praises. Again thank you so so much for everything. I’ll never forget what you did for my family."


To Michelle Harding: "Couldn’t pick fault. Very helpful, couldn’t have done it without you."


To Rachel Diorio: "Thank you for help today. You were brilliant. The best Solicitor I have had."


To Olivia Peck: "I am sorry that I have not had the chance to attend the last two hearings nor have I had the chance to personally thank you,, Ali, and Grainne for the hard work and effort you have put in to return my son back to his university course."


To Rebecca Barrowcliffe: “I take this opportunity to thank you once again for your great support to me and my wife during a very traumatic time, and also your more recent kindness. I was entirely satisfied with the service provided by Johnson Astills. I would like to make special  mention of Rebecca Barrowcliffe, who was not only highly competent, well informed and the provider of excellent advice and information, she was also sensitive, very approachable, understanding and client focused.”


To Zara Cowan: "I'm really pleased with the result and really grateful to you and your colleagues that had helped and advised me. Thank you again for your help."  


To Kirsty Gasson: “Thank you very much for your help. You are a star!”


To Olivia Peck: “Thank you so much for your help and support.”


To Rachel Diorio: “Rachel was amazing, what she did changed my life completely. I can never thank her enough for her support. I am so grateful to everyone. They made me feel like they could really help me in my situation, they got the best result possible. It was life changing the advice that was provided.”


To Michelle Harding: “Please could you pass on my huge thanks to Michelle for her support with the drink driving case. We all appreciated her experience, honesty and guidance during our initial meeting and yesterday at Court her expertise was invaluable. It was a difficult day for us all and having Michelle there made it a lot less stressful. I was very impressed with Michelle’s mitigation and argumentation which I am sure resulted in not getting the maximum driving ban possible. In the nicest possible way, I hope we don’t need to meet again. But rest assured if ever we, or any of our peers need legal support, we know where to come. Huge thanks again.”


To Helen Johnson: “Thank you so much for being the steady hand on the tiller throughout. You’ve been fantastic!”


To Rebecca Barrowcliffe: "I'd like to let you know how blessed I feel to have met you and how completely impressed I am with everything you did for me. From the off Rebecca showed confidence and professionalism, filling me with confidence in her ability to represent me and my interests. I felt Rebecca went out of her way to do everything she could to keep me informed and communicated everything required. It was most definitely a trying time for myself and my family, your advice helped greatly."


To Rachel Diorio & Rebecca Barrowcliffe: "Thank you very much for saving my licence!!! Rachel was truly very professional. I’ll always call on you for my legal matters in the future and highly recommend you to all I know. Thank you."


To Rebecca Barrowcliffe: "Thank you so much for all your help with my case and my time at the police station. It is greatly appreciated. You were very professional, but kind and caring too. You were thorough and I felt you had 100% focus on me even at 2.00am! Thank you so much again."


To Zara Cowan: "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your attendance when I was questioned under caution by the DWP. Your presence was extremely appreciated. Thank you."


To Helen Johnson/Rebecca Barrowcliffe: "The family and I just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to you and Helen for all the work you’ve put in during this case. I know my questions and worries were always loaded onto you and I really appreciate how you helped. We did get the right decision and we are just so very grateful that you fought for X as you did." 


To Zara Cowan: "Thanks Zara - I really appreciate all your help with this and the support and care you have showed towards me throughout."


To Rachel: "Dear Rachel, thank you so much for your invaluable assistance today! My daughter feels so much better! Not only were you highly professional but supportive and comforting at the same time!"


To Zara Cowan: "The level of service from Zara Cowan was excellent."


To Zara Cowan: "I found it easy to make contact. Level of service was excellent from Zara Cowan". 


To Helen Johnson: "Your team is great, best teamwork, great company".