We have used Pickerings on numerous occasions for various company and property issues. The service is always of the highest standard. Everone we deal with is friendly and helpful. Fantastic at explaining complex issues for all to understand.
CO May 2022
Pickerings have assisted me on a number of occasions i.e. sale of property, purchase of property and preparing of will. I have always been extremely happy and satisfied with their services and would recommend them to family and friends.
Lisa and Alexa were professional and helpful throughout. I would have no hesitation in recommending or using their services in the future. Thank you to both of them.
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'
Removed almost all of the stress that comes with buying a property. I was originally quoted 16 weeks from 1st enquiry to completion, and ended up with the keys in 10 weeks. Alexa and her team kept me informed of what was outstanding and for whom, without me having to contact her. Any emails I did send were replied to within 24 hours latest, but mainly within the hour. Could not have asked for a better experience, and would definitely recommend to others and use Pickerings again in the future.
CB Sept 2021
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
I was told that selling and buying a house would be stressful. This was not my experience (even in a pandemic!) and I thank Pickerings Solicitors for this. Lisa Friel whom I dealt with was professional efficient and friendly. The sale and purchase were both completed to my satisfaction. I have also used their will writing service and received the same excellent customer service.
SB Sept 2021
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
Kate Johnson is a Solicitor who works within our specialist employment law team which is recognised in the Legal 500 of leading law firms.
Having graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2012 with a Law degree, she went on to complete her LPC at the University of Law, Birmingham in 2014.
Whilst at national firm Irwin Mitchell, she qualified as a Legal Executive and led a team of paralegals within the Employment division.
Kate provides tailored employment law advice to individual and company clients on wide ranging contentious and non-contentious matters. Kate has particular knowledge and experience relating to claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, employment status and whistleblowing. Kate offers day to day advice on disciplinary and grievance issues, drafting contractual and policy documentation, as well as representing clients throughout Employment Tribunal proceedings and litigation.
Kate works closely with each of her clients in order to obtain and achieve positive and practical outcomes.
Successfully represented a Senior Executive of an international corporation relating to a sham redundancy. Kate secured a favourable settlement in the sum of £170,000 without the need for issuing proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.
Acted for an Accountancy firm and successfully defended vexatious claims bought by the Claimant for disability discrimination.
Successfully acted for an individual who bought claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination on the grounds of her pregnancy and maternity leave. Kate was successful in obtaining a favourable settlement for the client without the need to proceed with the seven day final hearing.
Acted for a client who bought claims of harassment and discrimination arising from her menopause whereby a positive settlement was reached.
Kate may be contacted on 01827 317063 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate is recommended in The Legal 500 2022.
‘Extremely professional and quick to respond to queries. Pricing structure was clearly explained. Kate Johnson was a joy to deal with. She listened to the issues that I presented to her and responded with solutions. She was professional and very efficient in her response to my queries. Her explanation of the process and procedures was clarified clearly and concisely. I was extremely satisfied with the financial result and conclusion to my issue’.
What clients say about Kate:
Efficient, practical and caring advice - Kate Johnson was a very supportive and friendly advisor, who also had the case law and legal knowledge to give very good advice. I would recommend her to anyone having issues with their employer and wanting to get practical, workable solutions or resolutions in a timely manner.
Karen 20 April 2022
This is the second time I have used Kate- I would again if in a similar situation - highly recommended.
PL April 2022
Kate & Lisa were extremely supportive, informative and professional. My case was dealt with swiftly and without delay. I would 1005 recommend Kate @Pickerings and thank them wholeheartedly for bringing my case to a swift close.
JB April 2022
'Kate Johnson of Pickerings Solicitors built an excellent client relationship with me which made working together a pleasure. The conclusion of the settlement was mainly down to the good advice I received and the outcome was very positive.'
AL Jan 2022
'So thanks to you, a relatively straight forward employment dispute that literally destroyed a 50-something year old, established sales executive's career, has been dealt with, buried, and to the complete satisfaction of a genuine claimant. Kate, you are a very real asset to Pickerings, as I am sure they are already aware.You are the right person, in the right place, doing the right thing for ordinary people.' Mr & Mrs L April 2020