I have used Pickerings over the last 10 years for the conveyancing on a number of my properties. I have found them always reliable and good value for money. Lisa Friel is very knowledgeable and always gives sound and valuable advice.
J.E. January 2020
We have used Pickerings in various departments. On this particular occasion, we were looked after by Emma Harrison and the Probate team. This is never an easy time for a client, and, in our case, with no will available, it could have been difficult. With Emma and Pickerings, every step was explained and discussed. We made our own decisions from the advice we were given. Every cost along the way was made clear as was every possible delay (there weren't any). When emotions came to the fore, sympathy, time and space were allowed. When probate was dealt with, we were given advice concerning Lasting Powers of Attorney which was acted on. Emma and Pickerings really cared for us and we have no hesitation in recommending their services.
G.Hardwell 13 November 2019
From the beginning you are greeted by a friendly, smiling and welcoming face on reception, quietly efficient and helpful. We started in Probate with Emma Harrison: sympathetic, understanding, clear advice, never hurried, felt like we were discussing matters with a friend. We have already recommended her to colleagues and friends. We also needed conveyancing with neither sale or purchase in the local area. Alexa Holgate provided us with clear, friendly and efficient advice; she chased everyone everywhere to keep us on track.
Mr & Mrs H - October 2019
Service was amazing, our sale was a long and tough one, but we got there in the end. Peter was there every step, chasing, phoning and E-mailing. Made us feel at ease when signing papers, ensured we understood everything. Any queries- he was either E-mailing straight back or phoning. Amazing service'
K.C. - September 2019
The work was carried out in a sympathetic, friendly manner and with the highest degree of professionalPH
Nothing too much trouble in all aspects. Would not go anywhere else, I can't thank Lisa and Lucy enough for their efforts - IH
Pickerings have stayed with us every step of the way through a difficult and, at times, an emotionally draining, settlement agreement process, lasting several weeks. Their calm and timely approach has enabled us to make good progress and finally to bring about an appropriate settlement.KD
Can I just thank you formally for your sterling efforts on our behalf. Not only did you have to put up with interminable delays, but you pulled the deal back from the brink! May I compliment you both on your total professionalism.PD
Saw Emma about a Will due to having a disabled daughter and was recommended Pickerings by MENCAP excellent service and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone to use Pickerings Solicitors'
Pickerings have been very professional and helpful in resolving the dispute I had with my employer. They are friendly and courteous and put me at ease during a difficult time
Absolutely Excellent service. Professional but with a personal touch making me feel my case really mattered. Very efficient. Friendly staff. Seamless transition of case temporarily from one member of staff to another during holiday time. Brilliant advice and support. Would not hesitate to recommend
CB - August 2019
The service and assistance they have provided me with has been exemplary throughout. I would recommend Pickerings to everyone
Mr M - August 2019
During a very sudden and upsetting bereavement, Pickerings supplied invaluable guidance and support, above and beyond what was expected. I would recommend the services to anyone in a similar situation.
The service at Pickerings is second to none. They are understanding and explain all the facts in a clear and professional way. All the staff are polite and cheerful and will do everything in their power to assist you through all and every aspect of your case
Mr & Mrs Spencer
Ashley Latham is a private client solicitor and a member of STEP, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
She qualified as a solicitor in September 2016, however her experience of Private Client Wills and Probate work is already considerable, since she spent over two years as a Private Client paralegal prior to completing her Training Contract.
Ashley is skilled in dealing with the preparation of Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications, along with the administration of estates and trusts.
She has a particular interest and specialism in Court of Protection work.
Ashley was lovely. From the outset, we knew we'd made the right choice to go with Pickerings. They are well organised, professional and competent. Dealing with legal matters is often a fraught, highly- charged affair, but we felt confident and comfortable throughout, with every procedure being clearly explained. Business concluded in a climate of calm reassurance. Thanks very much- we'll be back.
D.O. 21 May 2021
'Ashley has kept me informed of the progress she has made at all stages despite the challenges of working during Covid and having to communicate with a family member in Sweden. Pickerings have provided us with expert advice regarding my mother's will trust and transfer of property. This was carried out very efficiently considering the constraints of home working and various lockdowns. There is no doubt that without engaging Pickerings we would have been at a complete loss as to what to do and their advice and efforts have been greatly appreciated.'
Anonymous Jan 2021
'I feel that Ashley had almost become a friend, I looked forward to our meetings very much and I never came away feeling less than happy with the outcome'
'Ashley made this very sad time in my life almost bearable with her ability to make the legal jargon very understandable and easy to deal with' - J.C.
'Ashley was most helpful and answered questions asked to the extent I understood. She was very professional and friendly'
'Ashley Latham was very professional with her service' - Gary and Thelma Morley
'I was made to feel welcome and Ashley made everything so relaxing. She was so nice and patient' - Mrs Griffiths