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
Susan Davies is Head of Divorce and Finance at Pickerings..
Susan is an expert Divorce solicitor who has practised family law in Staffordshire for many years. Having qualified as a solicitor in 1996, Susan has spent her entire career practising family law, focussing on divorce and separation.
She has been a member of Resolution throughout her career and trained as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2013.
Susan recognises that every client will have different family circumstances, but her priority is to obtain the best possible outcome for her client in those circumstances. She has a sound understanding of the emotional impact of separation and the need for clear, friendly and practical advice on the legal implications of a relationship breakdown.
She also has considerable expertise in helping people deal with their finances following a breakdown in a their relationship with their spouse, cohabitee or civil partner. She has dealt with a wide spectrum of cases, from those where the split and associated settlement is amicable to those where the relationship breakdown is bitter and settlement keenly contested.
Susan advises on pre and post nuptial agreements, helping clients to set out intentions so that in the event of a relationship breakdown, misunderstandings can be minimised.
Susan is also a collaboratively trained lawyer, which allows her assist clients in resolving their disputes amicably using the collaborative process where appropriate.
Susan may be contacted on 01827 317078 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan is recommended in The Legal 500 2022:
'Davies is equipped to handle all aspects of divorce and separation and is a collaboratively trained lawyer. She regularly deals with high-net-worth matrimonial cases (often where businesses and pensions are involved) in addition to pre-and post-nuptial agreements.'
'Successfully concluded a collaborative case involving the parties’ joint family business, pensions, UK and foreign property with non-business assets to the value of £1.5m.'
'I used Pickering’s solicitors in 2020 for some professional services and found their service to be excellent.
I personally highly recommend Susan Davies, she absolutely helped me in my hour of need and was the calming, reassuring influence that I needed, thank you so much Susan :)
Choose Pickering’s with confidence. No personal connection, they just stepped up after another solicitors let me down.'
'Susan was perfect in listening to my issues and getting matters resolved'
Ms W October 2019