Testimonials

Testimonials

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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

My husband passed away recently and Seigha Onyeka is dealing with my Will and Probate matters. She has been caring, considerate and extremely efficient during this very difficult time. Mrs B Fox

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

From my first contact with Sonia via email right through to completion, Sonia could not be any more helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for her and any queries we had we always felt that we could ask her without feeling like we were a nuisance. Her ability to make us feel like we were her only client, always keeping in contact with us with updates or even if there wasn’t even anything to report she would contact just to touch base. I feel that both Sonia and her assistant Danielle went above and beyond with their service, with Danielle even hand delivering important documents to us to ensure there were no unnecessary delays.I cannot thank Sonia and Danielle enough and would definitely recommend them and would not even consider using anyone else in any future house sales/purchases. Caroline Taylor

We found Sonia to be helpful and supportive during was what quite a difficult sale, she responded promptly to all correspondence and was completely on top of the case at all times. When we called for updates she was always available to speak to us, and was calm and clear in her response. We were let down a number of times during the process and had a complete disaster when the property was flooded due to a burst pipe in the loft during the first weekend in March when we had the bitterly cold weather. She lived through all our ups and downs with understanding and a much needed sense of humour, and finally got us past the finishing post in November. We were very appreciative of her honest and down to earth approach. We would certainly use the services of F Barnes in the future and will recommend Sonia to everyone we know who require conveyancing services. A good job well done, thank you. Patricia Rust 

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

I recently completed a complicated and drawn-out property sale and purchase with the assistance of F Barnes. Levent did an excellent job of fastidiously carrying me through the process with Sonia Fransener taking up the reigns on Levent’s departure from the practice. Both Levent and Sonia were attentive, knowledgable and worked very hard to meet some tight deadlines. Unlike in previous conveyancing experiences, I was fully supported and genuinely felt I had professionals on my side. Thank-you very much Levent and Sonia.” Jamie Kirk

We both appreciated the efficient and professional way in which you (Sonia Fransener) handled our recent purchase. You made what is a notoriously stressful time much easier to cope with for which we are both extremely grateful. We would have no hesitation in recommending you personally. Carol & John Smee

I was unfortunate enough to need legal advice with regard to my employment matters with my employer. It is essentially paramount for the legal advisor to understand your side of things in a constructive manner at the time of frustration,depression and challenges that comes with employment issues and worries. I found  Mr Ahmet Ozcan understanding of my work related issues, he was crystal clear as if he was there with me through all grievance meetings I had with my employer. I would highly recommend anyone to use Mr  Ahmet  Ozcan's wealth of knowledge in this field to be on your side ! Kamrul Hassan Romford 

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

Sonia Fransener at F Barnes, successfully completed our conveyancing. Sonia was approachable and supportive throughout. She provided a professional yet personal service and took all the stress out of buying and selling our properties for us. Communication was excellent and she kept us informed at all times. We would definitely recommend her and F Barnes to our family and friends. Cheryl Morgan

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

We can't praise Sonia Fransener enough. She is very professional and friendly. She was very reassuring  when we were stressing about our house move. Sonia was always contactable and knew exactly what she was doing, she guided us through every step of the buying and selling process. We would thoroughly recommend her.Thank you very much. Jackie and David Saunders

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

Laura Hanford  and Priscilla  was very professional and gave excellent advise . My divorce and financial side as all been settled now and already recommended Laura to a friend of mine .I can't thank you enough. Mr R Smith 

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

A massive thank you to Laura Hanford and Priscilla for their expertise and professionalism when handling my divorce and financial matters and achieving an outcome way beyond my original expectations. I am now able to proceed unhindered. I consider myself very fortunate to have engaged you and would certainly recommend your services to others. Mr G (Gidea Park)

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

Having appointed Andrew Liddell, we are pleased to advise that fairly complicated work was overcome on time thereby completed leases and a sale of a business, very much needed for personal reasons was concluded as we required. I also enjoyed our meetings, because there was a sense of humour with it. Thank you. Aleck & Vivien Hunter, Grays

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

Gaynor Lane came highly recommended and we were not disappointed!  True professionalism delivered with personal warmth, our tricky conveyancing was made to look effortless.  Mr & Mrs Barlow Brentwood

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

I was extremely pleased with the service I received from Laura Hanford and Priscilla, they were extremely helpful to me at a very difficult time in my life.  Laura was very informative and explained everything clearly. Both ladies were very approachable.  I would recommend F Barnes to friends and would definitely use your services again. A Bassett, Romford

Andrew Liddell has dealt with a few cases for myself over the past year and has been extremely helpful. We needed assistance with  a potential litigious  matter which was drawn to a conclusion without the need to go to court.  In recent times he has arranged a monetary agreement with my former landlord and his team dealt with a house purchase that concluded quickly with no problems. When I contact Andrew on matters he is exceptionally helpful.Mr P Emmerson, Managing Director of M Style

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

I am extremely happy with the level of service I received from everyone at F Barnes and in particular Laura Hanford and Priscilla based at Gidea Park. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Both ladies are very professional and always there to help and advise. I don’t know what I would have done without them thank you for everything you have done.Mr A Hill

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

We (the family) used F Barnes recently and Gaynor Lane in particular, we found her advice to be very helpful and she was totally professional in all aspects and a very friendly in manner. In fact we would thoroughly recommend her and Barnes to anyone. Regards.R Smart

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

We have used the professional services of Andrew Liddell and his assistant  on many occasions now.  Each time we have been completely happy. We have been kept well informed of progress throughout, have had phone calls/emails replied to exceptionally quick, the speed in which they deal with matters has been a big plus for us. It is a pleasure dealing with them they are always courteous.  Thanks to a great team.  We have no hesitation in recommending them, you will not be disappointed. Carl & Julie Baroni

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.