Testimonials

Testimonials

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Tina and Michelle were the best I’ve ever experienced, the communication was so helpful and that means so much when buying a property and feeling like you’re unsure of what’s happening. A wonderful experienced I’ll be recommending them to anyone I know buying/selling a house..thank you! S Lavery

House sales are stressful at the best of times, as an estate agent myself I was very emotionally involved selling and buying (which is not often). F Barnes made the process smooth, as stress free as it could be, fast and efficient. My company already recommends them and I will continue to do so as I have now had first hand experience of their services and can relay that onto my clients. Thank you Katrina and Linda for your efforts. Scott Jay Director of Keystones Property in Collier Row

Exceptional service provided during a house purchase. Would definitely recommend.S Barwell

Professional and friendly. Was kept up to date on the purchase of my house and my queries were answered straight away. Everything was straight forward and simple. Would recommend. Amy Parr

Linda, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for all your help and support with our sale and purchase. You’ve made such a huge difference with your professionalism, prompt communication and advice in helping us to manage our stress levels at would could have been an extremely risky time. We have always felt you and Katrina have been very approachable and responsive to any of our queries; we fully trusted in your knowledge and expertise and would highly recommend you both.We love our new home but have a long way to go with the unpacking! Mr & Mrs Baulch

Stephanie Helped us through everything from start to end. Always kept us up to date with everything and never had any concerns. Most excellent service thank you Stephanie Job well done

Stephanie was amazing at keeping us informed and up to date with all the information regarding our sale. Very, very happy with the service we received. Thank you!

Tina and her colleagues dealt with the conveyancing during the sale of our Mothers home, they acted professionally, kept us up to date and informed of any developments in the process and showed great patience with our buyers legal representative. Every step was carefully explained to us and simple but concise guidance was provided if we ever needed it. We would have no hesitation in recommending F. Barnes Solicitors and will no doubt be using them again in the future.Paul Frost

The service that I received from Katrina and Linda was exceptional and cannot thank them enough for handling my sale and purchase, I will recommend you to all my family, friends and anyone that requires services. Jamie Stewart of Your Move, Romford

I wish to say I have immense gratitude for Tiina and her team at F Barnes. They have looked after my divorce admirably and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to my friends and colleagues should they require your services.  It has been a very emotional time for me, but, Tiina has made everything go so well and she is always on the end of the phone should I ever need her good counsel. Ms S

Sangeet Tatum has worked with my family for many years.  She has always provided a kind and expert response and very quickly.  She goes more than the extra mile to provide excellent service and I cannot speak too highly of her.  Before Christmas this year she exceeded her own high standards for the speed and expertise with which she handled my Will redrafting in a time pressured situation.  I consider myself very lucky to know her and to be able to go to her in time of need.  SK

I recently sold my property and Tracey Levins and Saira dealt with the conveyancing. I was very happy with their work. They swiftly responded to any questions and queries I had. They were easily contactable and delivered the sale of my house in good time under the current circumstances. I am using them again to purchase a new property and have recommended them to my family and friends. Thank you Tracey and Saira. Lorraine M

We had the Will making service from F Barnes Solicitors, in connection with November's Will Aid. We had a first rate service from start to finish with every step being explained in plain English. Very professional staff We would recommend their services any day. Thank you. Mr & Mrs O'Shea

  I was recommended to use F. Barnes by my neighbour. I had sadly lost my Mum in March and was having some issues with her Estate. I was looking at applying for Probate myself but there is a question on the form regarding "Gift Reservation with Benefit -GROB". I phoned The Probate Helpline twice and was told both times " I did not have to declare this as more than 7 years had passed" I was a bit suspicious about this and that is when I contacted Sangeet, she immediately confirmed it did matter and had to be declared. So if it had not been for her I would have not declared this info and may have then had issues with HRMC. Both Sangeet and Sharon Ottley have been brilliant. Process did take ages but that was down to HRMC/Probate. I always got a quick reply back regarding any queries.I would highly recommend you Company and would not hesitate to use them in the future. Debra Worth 

Martin acted on my behalf in selling my house and purchasing a new build property. He explained everything and kept me up to date with progress on a regular basis. If he was out of the office his associate Stephanie would always be available to help with queries. In the week leading up to completion the country went into lockdown and although the office was closed, both Martin and Stephanie were in regular contact. Everyone I came into contact with at F Barnes were friendly and helpful. I received excellent service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services. Jean Lloyd

We had to review our wills recently and Catherine Page was extremely helpful very knowledgeable and gave us all the advice we needed to make informed decisions.The appointments were very well managed in the current situation .We would recommend Catherine and F Barnes.Mr&Mrs Wilson.

The sale and purchase relating to our mid-Covid house move was handles expertly by Martin and Stephanie and with great determination despite a number of difficult issues arising. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to any other people buying and selling property. DrPaul Kiff

I was very pleased with the service provided by Tina Marwa in the sale of my deceased Uncles flat at Cromwell Lodge.The buyer delayed their purchase many times but Tina was able to regularly press their solicitors and finally got the sale through yesterday. I feel she did an excellent job and would definitely recommend her and F Barnes to anyone I know that needs a good solicitor. Keith Walker

My experience with F Barnes (specifically Katrina and Linda) was excellent. Particularly in the early stages, I found their responsiveness and proactive ness extremely helpful which made me feel supported through the entire process. In my position as a first-time buyer, this was a welcome comfort knowing that I was in safe hands! I would highly recommend them to my friends and family, and I will certainly come back for other services in future.Chelsey

Tina and Michelle dealt with the sale of our parents property, they were both compassionate and professional.They were easy to contact and answered any queries immediately even though working in difficult times with COVID. I would have no hesitation in recommending their service. Janette Foster

We used F Barnes for a very upsetting reason, however we were met by such lovely people who dealt with our requirements not only in a professional manner but also friendly. We had Sangeet dealing with our case and her secretary, Sharon, both who we feel went above and beyond in the way that they dealt with our matters.Sarah 

I cannot express my gratitude enough with the service experienced at F Barnes. Following the breakdown of my relationship and consequently transfer of equity of the jointly owned property, Tiina made it so much more bearable and expertly guided me through the whole process. She was very professional but friendly and approachable, being very easy to talk to with any queries I had. I would highly recommend Tiina and the whole team at F Barnes with great thanks to all their hard work that went into the completion. I will definitely be using the firm again. Kimberley

I recently used F Barnes Solicitors Limited to act on the sale of my property in Havering Borough. The service provided were excellent, and carried out in a timely manner. Tracey Levins and her colleague were very responsive and professional throughout the whole process. Tracey, Linda and Saira kept me fully informed and updated. I highly recommend F Barnes Solicitors. Alfred Morgan

Very efficient, professional, and helpful – I would be happy to recommend Linda Thorne. Laura

From the first meeting with Martin we felt assured and comfortable that we had made a good choice .Throughout the whole process, he and Stephanie kept us informed and in touch with how things were progressing. They were professional and approachable and made light of what could have been an uncomfortable task coinciding with Covid 19 and all the inconveniences associated. We were highly satisfied and wouldn't hesitate to use their services again. Ernest Collins 

I first met Tiina Juhanson a year or two ago to discuss the delicate question of divorce in quite general terms. At that very first meeting she impressed me with her understanding of the sensitivities involved in such a potentially traumatic subject. Later, when I was ready to progress matters, she led me through the process and enabled me to understand what would happen and what to expect. Now, with divorce completed, I cannot say that the process is anything less than difficult to come to terms with - but Tiina's sympathetic guidance made the journey bearable and far less confrontational  than it might otherwise have been.In practical terms Tiina was supportive, efficient and reassuringly "with me" all through the various steps that have to be addressed. I am most grateful to her and I recommend her services unreservedly. Ron B

Linda Thorne was amazing from start to finish and was always there to help.Linda went above and beyond to help us could not recommend the services enough absolutely brilliant. Rose and Gary London

I was recommended to use F. Barnes Solicitors by my Estate Agents, Keystone properties of Collier Row. Right from my initial contact with this solicitors. I found them reliable, professional and their communication skills were efficient and they regally informed me of where I was during my house purchase and the selling of my original home.Although I have used F. Barnes during the Covid 19 lockdown, there seems no loss of continuity during this unprecedented times. If I had to pass on original documentation. The staff came out of the office and checked everything and immediately returned (After photocopying) any items I produced. If not I could scan and send via Email, any further documentation they required from my end.Finally I sincerely believe that F. Barnes solicitors are an asset to anybody who use their services. They make life easy during one of the most stressful times.Bob Sanger

I really received wonderful,professional  and friendly advice and reception from Paul, his secretary and rest of the staff in the reception area of the office. Paul is a wonderful ,very courteous,professional ,patience Young solicitor . He listened to my concerns and questions with patience and clarified any question  I asked without getting bored . The office staff was also very welcoming .There were occasions when I arrived earlier then appointment time but they did let me in and informed Paul.He always was prompt and courteous to see me .Anita Paul

We were extremely pleased with the service provided by Martin Lawrence an Stephanie Davison during our rather lengthy sale. Both responded to our enquires very quickly and provided a calm and reassuring voice of reason when I began to feel the strain! Julie McNichol-Smith 

From the start to finish of my property sale, Linda was very helpful.  My queries were always responded to in a very professional and timely manner.  Further, Linda always kept me up to date on its progression, so I felt informed all the way through and clear on what the next steps would be.  I would highly recommend F Barnes to others. Amy Jones

In May this year me and my partner started the process of buying our first home and was graced with Sonia as our Conveyancer. From the very beginning Sonia was knowledgeable, professional and approachable and put us as ease straight away. She outlined everything clearly and ensured we understood all that was going on, what we need to do and what we was signing. At all times Sonia was contactable and was always so efficient in getting back to us with any questions we had and on the days she was away from the office her assistant or colleagues handled everything just as well. They say buying a house is one of the most stressful things you can do but Sonia made this as stress free as possible and I cannot thank her enough for all she has done. Hearing experiences from others highlighted further how efficient Sonia was and at no point did I have to chase for an update / movement on our file as they came through as and when and was always so quick on moving to the next step. I have since recommend Sonia to others and will continue to do so as I can’t speak highly enough of the service we received. Thanks again! Ms Kaitlan Parrish

I must say I have dealt with Martin Lawrence for many years and have found him most reliable  and professional in every way. Ian Moss

We found the service provided by Katrina and Linda to be first class. I have previously used their services and will continue to do so. Andy Ferne

Nothing was too much trouble for Martin and Stephanie, they were easy to speak to and always kept me informed at all times during what was a very stressful move. I would highly recommend them and F Barnes. Josephine  Matthews

I found Catherine very helpful in helping me with my Will, she was clear on all points and very pleasant at all times either on the telephone or in person. I have recommended Catherine and F Barnes to my friends. Sheila Morris

My mother sadly passed away last September and there were some legal matters that needed to be taken care of.  I have been a client of F. Barnes & Co. Solicitors since 2014, and have used this firm’s services for different matters including family law and conveyancing.  So once again I got in touch with them and was referred to Mr. Paul Olubiyi to deal with an issue concerning my late mother’s finances.  I would like to say that Mr. Obubiyi has been very sympathetic and professional throughout the whole process, which was fully resolved to my satisfaction and within a relatively short period of time.  I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Olubiyi and indeed the whole firm, F. Barnes & Co. Ms S Neville

The solicitors at F. Barnes handled a number of details recently for me regarding my late mothers estate, including Power of Attorney, our family will, plus conveyancing. They undertook all of this efficiently, sensitively and with the utmost professionalism. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. J Jones

Aman Pawar helped me with the sale of my parents’ home which turned out to be a long drawn out and emotional experience.  The support we received from Aman was outstanding, he was always very quick to respond, always willing to chase other parties to keep things progressing and provided us with clear understandable responses. There is no doubt in my mind that without Aman’s help the whole process would have taken much longer.  I would not hesitate to recommend Aman to anyone looking for help with the sale of their property. Mrs S Craggs

Martin Lawrence and Stephanie Davison were absolutely faultless. They kept us aware of everything that was going on , very helpful, made you feel more than just another client and even our estate agents commented on how on the ball our solicitors were ... I would highly recommend F Barnes and I myself are going to use them again for a Will. Victoria Golding

I would like to say how pleased we were with the way in which Katrina and Linda dealt with the sale and purchase of our house over the last couple of months.  It became tricky at times and we always felt that they were doing their very best to get things moving along.  We will definitely be using F Barnes in any future legal matters. Mr & Mrs Raye (Romford)

We both we're very pleased with your services. We we're happy with Tracey's hard work and she made our house move go as smooth as possible. We would recommend F Barnes to anyone looking for conveyancing. Pat & John Wills

Martin Lawrence and Stephanie Davison have both been excellent throughout the whole process of buying and selling. I was kpt fully informed throughout and would definitely recommend using F Barnes Solicitors to anyone. S Clay Hornchurch

I recently had to sell my mothers house as sadly, she is now in a Care Home. It was such a big thing for me to take on but thank goodness I chose F.Barnes Solicitors. Katrina Lewis and Linda Thorne did all the work involved and kept me up to date all the time by letters and telephone calls and they were so helpful and reassuring and were keen to take all the worry away from me. They were brilliant and I'm so grateful for the work they did and for the care they showed me and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. In fact all the staff were so lovely. Thank you so much.Stella Spratt

In dealing with our LPA, we found Kayleigh to be both congenial and professional. All correspondence was dealt with expediently and we were very satisfied with the service provided.Anne-Marie and Julian (and Grant) Matthews

When we sold our property in Romford and moved to Yorkshire Katrina Lewis and Linda Thorne made the whole process very easy and straightforward for us especially as there were delays along the way from other parties in the buying and selling chain. We would recommend your firm to anyone else who required the services of solicitors.Mr & Mrs Goldthorpe, Pickering North Yorkshire.

It is common knowledge that moving home can be a very stressful process. The situation is made a great deal easier when you chose the right Solicitors. I have now used F Barnes Solicitors twice in the last 3 years for house moves. Martin and Stephanie are polite, professional, friendly and a pleasure to work with. They kept me up to date every step of the way and there are no hidden fees with all costs highlighted before the process starts. Should I need to, I will use them again without hesitation.Mr Richard Maxwell-Whale

Following the death of two close family members, I was recommended to F. Barnes by a friend who had also used them on two different occasions. I cannot praise Sangeet and her team highly enough for all the excellent work and assistance offered especially at such a sad
time. Sangeet was extremely friendly and helpful with all my concerns and queries and dealt with both probates in a very professional and
timely fashion and relieved a great deal of stress for me. My husband and I are now returning to see her in the near future to prepare our
own Wills and would personally recommend this firm to anyone. Jill Thompson

I recently instructed F.Barnes Solicitors  for the purchase of an auction property.Martin Lawrence and Stephanie Davison who handled the transaction were absolutely brilliant.From start to finish the service was outstanding. The speed ,efficiency  and friendly manner in which they conducted the whole matter is most impressive and exceptional. .I was kept informed  at  all times  and everything  was explained in plain,jargon- free English which was very reassuring.The quotation I was given at the start by Martin was spot on and there were no nasty surprises.I can truly say it is one of the best law firms I  have dealt with and would highly recommend them.My grateful thanks to Martin and Stephanie and I take this opportunity of wishing them and all at F.Barnes continued success. Mrs A. Lockhat (Nuneaton)

My interaction with Sangeet Tatem and Andrew Liddell was for approximately 2 years following my mothers death. They dealt with the probate and litigation issues very competently and professionally at a very difficult time fr me as I was dealing with a very intransigent and irrational sibling. I am happy that the litigation was successfully concluded. Thank you for the good work. B Saddi

My parents used F Barnes Solicitors for the first time in 1955 when they purchased their first house. They also used F Barnes for their wills and after my father died in 1992 they looked after the sale of my parents house and the purchase of a flat for my mother. They also have looked after my mothers will which did have a couple of adjustments over the years. Most recently they looked after the sale of my mother’s flat after her death in August 2017. On the six or so times that I’ve had meetings with them I’ve found them to be professional, courteous but above all efficient. I can highly recommend F Barnes Solicitors. They are a pleasure to deal with. M. A. Chapman Hertfordshire   

I was very pleased and satisfied with the conveyancing carried out by Katrina Lewis and Linda Thorne.  My main dealings were with Linda and she was always most helpful in seeing me through with the process. It was a long drawn out matter but she tried to keep me calm and advised me on each new development. Eleanor Coyte

"Laura Hanford assisted me with a delicate, and, at times, emotive matter.  I felt confident that she completely understood the circumstances and her knowledge and expertise of the subject meant she provided superb support, advice and opinion at all times.   I would highly recommend her services." David Taylor

We used F Barnes Solicitors, Collier Row for a sale and purchase. From the start Tracey Levins and Shan were excellent. They kept us up to date with any issues and promptly replied to any call or query we had. When our chain became unstable, (due to issues above us) and was at risk at collapsing, they did everything they could to get us to exchange and completion within very tight time constraints as our buyers mortgage was about to expire. I have no doubt that hadn’t it been for their hard work we wouldn’t be in our new home now. I’d highly recommend using F Barnes. Anthony Schrier

"Tiina Juhanson was recommended to me for my divorce by a solicitor friend of a friend's brother. Tiina's reputation preceded her and I knew if my divorce ended up in court she was absolutely the right solicitor to represent me and I felt confident that she would achieve the best possible settlement for myself and my son. I cannot thank her enough for all her support over a whole year and for making a very stressful and difficult situation as simple and easy as possible for me"  Ms D Carter

Laura Handford has provided an excellent service with the aid of her support team and Priscilla. Genuine and honest legal advise and support have been constant throughout what has been a difficult and emotional time for me. With my emotions running high, continued guidance has made my decision making easy for me to make the right choices. The continued professional  and excellent service delivered with a focus on results and not just finance is a credit to F Barnes Solicitors. Thank you for all of your hard work and support. Mr D Cooper

My husband passed away recently and I instructed Sangeet Tatem to deal with some of my legal matters. She was very understanding of my loss while dealing with my requests efficiently and promptly. I would highly recommend F Barnes to deal with any legal matters as they are professional and reliable. Patricia Lielinski

We have been very pleased with the services of F Barnes in Collier Row in dealing with our house sale and purchase. Tracey Levins and Shan were very thorough in explaining everything to us and always answered our queries promptly. The whole process was carried out in a very diligent manner. Thank you so much! Joy Gale

I instructed Martin Lawrence and Stephanie Davison to  conduct a purchase of an auction property on my behalf. Communications were prompt and helpful. The completion of documentation was done efficiently and quickly.  The final cost had been accurately estimated and I was very happy with their work. Stephen Hafen

I have recently used the services of Sangeet Tatum in relation to work dealing with the estates of both my uncle and my aunt. Sangeet always acted in a very prompt and professional manner and she provided me with considerable help and advice on some very complex issues. I would have no hesitation in using Sangeet’s help on future family matters.  Chris Thomas, Romford

I was very pleased with the kindness, help and patience that Sangeet gave me and my family at a very distressing time. Sangeet explained very clearly at each stage of each transaction what was needed.  I was kept informed which made me feel relaxed so that I felt I could ask her anything.  Christine Poole, Romford

I would like to say a massive thank you to both Linda & Katrina for the most excellent friendly and professional service they provided me with whilst purchasing my daughters' property. Linda was highly recommended to me by a colleague and I have to say that I was not at all disappointed. Communication skills, which I feel is 'key' to any service, was exceptional. I really can't commend them enough. I will certainly instruct them again and would highly recommend them. Dorothy Flack, Connells, Chelmsford

As a family we have used F Barnes for our legal needs for some years now and have always been very pleased with the courtesy and attention given by the team as well as sound and honest advice.  We have recommended them to others and would have no hesitation in continuing to do so.  Mrs L Gray Brentwood

I have used F Barnes, Collier Row branch for preparing both mine and my husband’s wills, probate matters and selling property. I have found them to be a pleasure to deal with, honest, straightforward and diligent. In selling my late mothers house, the kindness and compassion shown to me by Tracey Levins and Shan was outstanding, especially at such a difficult and emotional time.

I would recommend their services to everyone and will definitely use them again should the need arise. Mrs J Ashley.

I am extremely grateful to Tiina Juhanson for all her help and support she provided following the breakdown of my long term relationship.  Tiina gave me the courage after a very difficult split, with her no nonsense approach, providing me with the knowledge to allow me a complete understanding of all procedures at each stage.  My children and myself are now able to remain in our family home.  Thank you Tiina for your patience, understanding and highly professional approach. Ms Rose (Romford)

My Family and I have used Martin Lawrence for many years, he understands how traumatic the sale or purchase of a property can be and makes himself fully available regardless of the triviality or importance of call. Martin has just completed on a sale in little over a month. We are delighted, thank you Martin. Mr & Mrs Brown Billericay

My brother and I recently engaged the services of Martin Lawrence and Stephanie Davison at the Gidea Park branch for the sale of our late mother’s property. The whole transaction was dealt with in a very seamless manner from start to finish which helped enormously. We would not hesitate in using the services of F Barnes again.Ms M Ryan, Gidea Park

We really appreciate all the hard work that Katrina and Linda did as we know that the purchase of our property would not have happened without you.Stephen W, Brentwood

The level of professionalism I received from Katrina Lewis and her assistant Linda Thorne was second to none.  I felt totally confident from the very beginning with my house sale and purchase were being dealt with with the utmost of care.
My questions and answers were dealt with almost immediately, they were both friendly, courteous and very helpful in every matter. Their work was to the very highest of standards.  I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any potential client.D Ansell Dagenham

I instructed Martin Lawrence whilst at a recent auction venue he was attending.
I will definitely use F Barnes services for buying and selling houses and all matters relating to this in the future as I was extremely pleased and would not hesitate to recommend the company. A Punko – Stratford

Tiina Juhahanson  helped me resolve and overcome some of the difficulties during my divorce and was a fantastic support during a very difficult period giving me courage and a complete understanding at each stage of each proceeding. Thank you Tiina for all of your support and thank you also to the receptionists who where also fantastic. Mrs Whiter

I have used the services of Tiina Juhanson on a number of occasions and found Tiina to be highly professional with a friendly touch and achieving excellent results. Ms T Wade

Corbets Tey
I am writing to say thank you for recently organising an Easter Egg raffle and raising £240.00. We are very grateful for your kind support and for choosing our organisation to benefit from your efforts.
Generous actions such as yours make it possible for our organisation to exist and to continue supporting Corbets Tey School. We will use the money that you have raised to buy equipment that will make a real difference to the learning, social and recreational opportunities and activities that we can provide to our very ‘special’ children.
Thank you once again for your much appreciated support. Toni Williams

We received an excellent service from your Collier Row office, emails were replied to almost immediately, our sale went through to completion in just 6 weeks mainly due to the efficiency of Linda. Well done to all. Mrs Alderson

I wanted to express my gratitude to Tiina Juhanson and team for all your efforts and dedication for my case.  I am grateful you took all the stress away from me. Your faith, knowledge and determination along with your forthright plain speaking gave me the confidence I lacked. I would recommend you and the company to family and friends.  A million thankyou’s would never be enough. Ms M Ryan, Gidea Park

Saint Francis
Dear Joanne,
Thank you for your letter dated the 16th November. I would confirm safe receipt of cheques totalling £1113.00
A fantastic amount raised Joanne! Well done and thank you so much for all your hard work putting on the Lawn Bowls event. I can assure you that the funds raised on the day will make a real difference to our patients and their families.