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
Everyone we have met has been professional yet friendly- excellent service! Very happy to recommend Pickerings.
K. D.- October 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
Pickerings dealt with my case in the most professional manner. Both the lawyers who dealt with my case communicated with me promptly and were happy to provide advice when asked. I would gladly recommend and use Pickerings again in the future.
CR - September 2019
The work was carried out in a sympathetic, friendly manner and with the highest degree of professionalPH
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
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
Simon is a Director and Chief Executive of Pickerings.
Having qualified as a solicitor in 1982, he has spent his entire career at this firm.
He specialises in litigation matters and employment law.
Simon handles a wide range of employment matters, including contentious and non-contentious issues. He regularly undertakes Employment Tribunal work on behalf of companies and individuals and has taken cases to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
His expertise is wide ranging and encompasses all aspects of the employment process, including discrimination, grievance, disciplinary and redundancy. In conjunction with our Commercial team he also advises on TUPE with regard to commercial transactions.
Simon’s non-contentious work has included advising businesses on the creation and implementation of contracts, policies and procedures.
In addition to the above, Simon handles a range of commercial litigation issues. A highly skilled advocate, he has experience across a wide range of litigious matters having acted for many companies involved in commercial/contractual disputes. He has successfully used mediation to achieve settlement for clients wishing to avoid recourse to the courts.
Simon is recommended in the Legal 500 2020.
Pickerings Solicitors’s Simon King acted for the defendants in a £100,000 libel claim running in parallel with an employment case, and represented a client in a £300,000 claim brought by an individual purporting to be a commercial agent. Other highlights include shareholder disputes, insolvency matters, and cases involving disputes around the provision of services.
Simon King is 'very good' and 'explains things simply' and 'has always given good advice whenever sought'. He also advises on disputes, with additional expertise in TUPE transfers.
Watch Simon cover some recent developments in Employment Law.