"Mr. Charles Green was my solicitor when I applied for political asylum in the UK and at all times, I have found him and the staff members of Healys to be confident, reliable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and courteous. Mr Green helped me in reviewing my immigration statement, attended two asylum interviews, and supported me all the times. As a result, my asylum application was successful at an early stage and I have been granted asylum in the UK."
Mr AA, Nottingham
"My American wife and I have used Healys on a number of occasions during the application for a spousal visa and then settlement. We have found them to be nothing but extremely knowledgable, thorough and they made the entire process hassle and pain free. I would have no hesitation in recommending Healys and Charles Green to the highest degree."
Mr SB, Brighton
“Following over 10 years of horrendous manipulation by a previous solicitor and barrister, Robert Johnson is handling our case of professional negligence. He appeared to be the only solicitor with the will and tenacity to unravel a case, made complicated over time, and which has obviously caused much distress and expense. The case is not yet concluded but if our faith in the legal profession is restored it will be almost entirely due to Robert who has acted at all times as the consummate professional, showing both a degree of sympathy and determination to settle our case which is much appreciated and we hope will be successful.”
Bob and Leigh Porter
“I was recommended to use Healys LLP, for a rather delicate probate issue. The expert advice that I received from Mr Ben Parr-Ferris prompted my decision to move forward with the matter, despite my initial anxieties. He instilled confidence from the outset and this continued throughout the process as he clearly knows his stuff! He was always keen to listen to my concerns and all legal correspondence were shared with me prior to sending. This was indeed something I greatly appreciated as it is nice to be kept totally in the loop.
In a nutshell he made a very difficult situation bearable by answering any concerns I had along the way in a timely fashion. I would therefore not hesitate to use both Ben’s and the firm’s services again should the need arise.”
"Robert Johnson that he was immediately able to identify the issues and suggest a strategy that would cut through the objections of several parties and that would ultimately achieve the desired result. Robert quickly had an exceptional grasp over the complex issues and handled them with an ability to simplify them in their delivery, as part of the strategy he had suggested and which was extremely effective. I am pleased that I agreed to move forwards with his plan and was amazed that he was able to negotiate a settlement for twice the amount I had expected and in a third of the time; without the need for court action and with a cost effective approach. It was an excellent result.
Robert presented the arguments with great clarity and with a good balance of technical execution, force and diplomacy. He employed an excellent strategy in difficult circumstances which achieved so much in a short period of time and I am convinced that this was mainly due to his experience, style and approach. His advice is always practical, concise and to the point and had unwavering energy, seeing it through from beginning to the end. I was very impressed indeed."
"You have been very helpful...Charlotte and I will know where to knock should we ever need to in future"
"I was highly impressed with Robert personally; his knowledge, experience and professionalism (i.e. swift response to emails) was highly commendable – exactly what I had expected from the other testimonials on the website and why I chose Healys in the first instance."
"We used Healys to advise us on quite a messy issue involving a firm of architects. The advice we received from Ben Parr-Ferris was very good and resulted in a positive and speedy outcome. Even though the amounts of money being disputed were relatively small, the service we received from Ben was first class. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."
Dr Bridget Juniper
“We came to know of Robert Johnson through the conveyancing department of Healys, as we were in the process of selling our apartment. Robert stepped in when it became clear that our purchase of our apartment several years before was dealt with very shoddily by our previous conveyancing solicitors, who had since gone out of business! Due to the foul-ups of our previous lawyers, we could not complete our sale - hence we started discussing with Robert our options for redress.
The oversights of our previous lawyers in our original purchase meant that we could not complete our sale as planned, which itself was very traumatic. Our case was not at all clear, though it was apparent that a degree of detective work would be required considering the numerous gaps in information from our previous solicitors having gone bust. We were absolutely clueless as to what we could do but were very anxious - we were not even clear as to whether our purchase was invalid or if we could ever sell our apartment due to the messy nature of the original transaction.
Robert was very clear from the start on what we might try to do to investigate options. He did so in a way that was very reassuring and showed his command of the law. Given the highly unusual nature of the issues we faced, there were several firsts even for Robert, but such was his confidence and mastery of this area of the law that we felt we were in good hands throughout. At each point, we felt that nothing further could have been done which Robert had not guided us to or discussed openly with us.
The journey that Robert helped us through took a year and a half from the time our sale fell through, but Robert's openness, transparency and extremely prompt communications left us consistently assured that we were in good hands and that, regardless of outcome, we had left no stone unturned.
In the end though, Robert steered us to an extremely favourable outcome of obtaining significant compensation. I would strongly urge those in need to engage Robert's services in litigation - we could not recommend him more highly as an expert in his field of law, with a keen analytical mind, fantastic legal bedside manner, crystal clear communication and generally speaking a pleasure to deal with. Thank you Robert & Healys!”
“Healys LLP and specifically Robert Johnson represented me during my legal dispute and which involved complex legal and regulatory issues. Robert at all times provided me with very professional, proactive, efficient and reliable advice.
Robert was fully committed to my legal dispute. He was very responsive and able swiftly to deal with challenges and complex issues that arose on an ad hoc basis. Healys LLP always had the necessary resources and the netwemquot;.em/fontork of specialists at hand when it was required.
My experience also with Healys LLP and Robert Johnson with regards to communication is that they were open and transparent on all matters and very approachable too on sensitive issues. This made us a good team as they were working with me and not just for me. Their fees were reasonable as well and were always estimated in advance and broken down in summary and hence highlighting their transparency.
I have no hesitation in recommending Healys LLP and Robert Johnson who has been first class. He used his professional and expert services to represent my best interests and we achieved together a very satisfactory result.”
"I just wanted to drop you a quick line tell you something that I am sure you know about concerning Cordelia. Cordelia has been acting for a client who has successfully exchanged on a purchase this afternoon through my Estate Agency. In my opinion, the client has been very difficult. Cordelia has managed her client superbly and I honestly believe if it were not for her professionalism and dedication then this sale would have fallen through and my sellers with their young family would not have been able to move to their new home. So that’s it, well done to Cordelia, both myself and my two sellers are very grateful for all her work. In a time when people are all too quick to moan or complain, I wanted to just say thank you. You are very fortunate to have Cordelia, she is an invaluable member of your team."
An Estate Agent following a residential transaction
"I just wanted to write as we are in the final stages of our fifth transaction with Sarah Leason since 2010. None of the transactions have been straightforward for different reasons and Sarah has always been clear in her advice and proactive with all parties involved. I have worked in mortgage lending for 25 years and so I know that these qualities are few and far between in conveyancing as I have been involved in many transactions over the years. Even though I know what to expect from Sarah, she still exceeds my expectations. She is a great credit to Healys, I would not consider using anybody else and therefore wanted you to know that a member of your team is performing at such a high level and how highly she is regard."
"After being left out of pocket by a negligent local solicitor, I instructed Robert Johnson to act on my behalf to try and retrieve the monies that were owed to me.
Robert and his team not only kept me informed and up to date throughout the whole time but was successful in retrieving nearly the whole amount in an out of court settlement. I cannot thank Robert Johnson enough and would recommend Robert and Healys Solicitors."
Richard Watts, client of the Dispute Resolution department
"Having known John Healy and having had him act in the past, we contacted him when needing advice about Inheritance. He advised us that we could claim under the Inheritance Act and that he would like Daniela Catuara to act for us as litigation was her speciality. It certainly is; she was excellent throughout; her understanding, calm professionalism, effort, guidance, the speed with which she dealt with communications and queries and determination was exemplary. Daniela’s negotiating skills are also superb. She advised us that we could have CFA and ATE which enabled us to continue with the case which lasted over a year. There were delays, not of Daniela’s making, but she pursued those responsible relentlessly. Her choice of Counsel, William Moffett, was excellent and their joint efficiency, professionalism and sound judgement resulted in successful mediation. During this 10 hour “marathon” they both maintained composure and their sympathetic, personal touch was much appreciated. Thank you, Daniela for all your hard work and commitment and we would not hesitate to recommend you."
A mother and daughter
"Jane Baker was absolutely fantastic from the word go, getting the conveyancing process underway before the ink was dry on the client instruction and always making every effort to meet our target completion date – not easy when so much depends on the actions of 3rd parties. Regular updates were provided and all queries responded to within hours (sometimes minutes) with calm professionalism, enthusiasm and a disarmingly friendly attitude. Basically you can tell that these guys work very hard behind the scenes to make things happen. The result was that of all the hassles involved in a residential move, for us the conveyancing was the easiest and most worry-free aspect. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jane and Healys to anyone."
M.Harris, Client of the Residential Department
"Robert Johnson has been extremely helpful in assisting us with our legal work, we will highly recommend Robert Johnson & Healys to our clients.“
Shazad Chohan, CEO Gulf Fuel PLC
"After much research we found Robert Johnson to act for us in respect of dispute resolution with a member of our LLP. Robert and his team were professional, responsive and were able to grasp the situation extremely quickly whilst maintaining a personal touch. Robert was always available to answer questions, even when on holiday!! Our dispute was resolved quickly without the need to attend court. We would recommend the services of Robert Johnson and Healys who require the services of a solicitor and would in need use them again in the future. Thank you for all you hard work, understanding and commitment to our case."
Cooci Associates LLP
"Four of us were involved as joint Claimants in litigation arising out of fraudulent misrepresentation. We were facing potentially huge losses. Robert Johnson of Healys guided us through the minefield to a successful settlement. His skills as a “devil’s advocate” were also extremely useful throughout the process whenever we were not all ad idem. Ultimately we were very pleased with the outcome and would (unanimously) recommend this Firm to anyone with a legal predicament."
“I required the services of a London law firm after being let down by my previous advisors. Fortunately I was put in touch with Robert Johnson at Healys. I came away from my first meeting with Robert feeling enormously reassured and not to mention relieved, that my case was now back on track. The most impressive aspect of Robert’s work on my case was his communication throughout. He was always available when I needed to speak with him and would often get in touch to provide detailed updates. Robert listened to me and fought for my case at an extremely difficult time for me. I have enormous respect for Robert Johnson and would recommend him without question."
"My work with the media is very important to me and my business. Nicholas was indispensable in setting the record straight in the public eye, dealing with the media for me at time requires expert advice. You will find no better than Nicholas."
"I instructed Robert Johnson to act for me in relation to a high value contractual dispute and am very pleased with the service I received. We achieved an extremely successful result after a 5 day trial in the High Court. I recovered the full amount of my claim plus costs on the indemnity basis. I was very impressed with the way in which Robert grasped the complex issues involved from the outset and guided me through the litigation process with ease and confidence. He was efficient, professional and exercised sound judgment. Robert's choice of Counsel, Jonathan Gavaghan of 10 Old Square, was excellent and I was very impressed with the way in which he presented my case at trial. The excellent service continued after the trial in relation to costs which were recovered in full to include all the costs of recovery. Robert exceeded my expectations.he is a first class litigation lawyer. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
"Just a quick note to say I have used your firm with Michelle [Holford] acting. In all my years involved in many property transactions I have found Michelle exceeds any possible expectations in terms of client satisfaction. Michelle has without doubt “knocked the socks off” any competition. In my experience there are few who are happy working such extreme hours as often Michelle would be exchanging emails well into the night. It is so rare in any walk of life one encounters such an efficient, charming and intelligent individual who is prepared to “go the extra mile” for a client."
“I cannot thank Daniela Catuara enough for her efforts on my behalf over the past year or so. My Partner had used the services of Nicholas Taylor a few years ago and was very pleased with Healys' service, which is why I approached them. I came to Daniela early in 2010 with a dispute that had lasted for about 3 years, first as an LVT action against a leaseholder and then as a professional negligence claim against two separate firms of surveyors who had acted for me. At that time I had a strong sense of being let down by professional firms and this included another firm of lawyers whose service left a lot to be desired. The thing that struck me about Daniela from the outset was the speed with which she dealt with communications. In 40 odd years experience of dealing with solicitors I have never met anyone else so quick and efficient. In dealing with the solicitors on the other side she was always like a dog with a bone, never giving them any peace, and constantly harrying them until she got an answer, allied to this speed of action, was her sound advice both legal and commercial. As the case progressed I became more and more confident that I might eventually obtain justice and recover some of the money that I had lost. When I was offered by Healys a no win no fee agreement that was a great relief because for me it was the end of writing out cheques without knowing the outcome. In the end my case never came to Court, as it was settled with the good offices of a mediator all of which was organized by Daniela, and I walked away with a better settlement than I had ever expected. Thank you Daniela, for all your hard work, your understanding, your effort and determination on my behalf and finally for orchestrating a real victory. You have also restored my faith that the law and justice can come together”
Sidney Lilley, Hove
"I am ever so grateful to Robert Johnson and also Kerry Mclean for assisting me in this unusual and difficult case, I was updated regurarly and by email and telephone, important documents were hardcopied by post, I would highly reccommend Healys to anyone in need of Solicitors and I intend to continue to instruct Healys in the future. Thank You Healys."
"We trawled the internet and telephone directories assembling a short list of legal advisors, appearing suitably qualified, to guide us through a professional negligence claim against our previous firm of solicitors. Robert Johnson’s instant response coupled with his ability to grasp the overall situation concluded our choice. We were not disappointed."
Paul and Lynne Stonestreet.
Retired company directors.
"You [Robert] have acted for me in respect of a couple of matters and in addition you have given me some ad hoc informal advice. I would like to say that I have found your services extremely professional and efficient. As you know I was dealing with my sister’s matter with another firm of solicitors and I was not happy with their service. I got this matter transferred to you and the level of service/advice and the ultimate result which I got from you was brilliant. In addition I have always received prompt response from you and your team to any of my queries which I think is a really important part of customer service. I would recommend you to anyone without any hesitation. "
Director - Kays Hotels Limited
"Approached Healys after having struggled with a difficult litigation situation for some time. Robert grasped all of the issues in no time and set to work, applying his sharp mind and deep knowledge of legal issues, enhancing my own case and importantly providing peace of mind. Having dealt with a number of legal professionals on this case, I found Robert to be head and shoulders above the rest and would not hesitate in recommending him."
"I had a fairly substantial professional negligence claim to bring against my former solicitors. I believed that I had a good case but (as a consequence of my situation) limited cash available to fund litigation.
I contacted at least six firms of solicitors specialising in the field of professional negligence and Robert Johnson immediately stood out from them. He quickly grasped the substance of the case and proposed various funding options available to me.
I instructed Robert on a hybrid conditional fee arrangement which made the fees affordable to me. Robert also introduced me to Counsel who agreed to charge on a similar basis.
Robert’s handling of the case was extremely thorough and he kept me informed throughout, explaining the relevant law, procedures and strategies to me in a way that I could understand.
Despite the other side’s considerable resistance, my case was settled through mediation and the credit for the most satisfactory outcome must be attributed to Robert’s and Counsel’s handling of my case and which simply would have been unaffordable to me were it not for the funding arrangement that Robert proposed.
I would not hesitate to recommend Robert to anyone facing complex litigation."
"Many thanks for all your help on this and also the original introduction. It's nice to work with a professional who just gets on with it and doesn't make a drama out of a crisis. Hope we can work together again."
"Healys offers a full service of company, employment and commercial law, fulfilling all your needs under one roof. I would highly recommend Healys to anybody".
"I have found you and your company to be excellent, considerate, highly efficient, and a pleasure to deal with. (Your receptionists are also the nicest I have come across too!)"
“Sherborne Land is a small but fast growing commercial property developer and investor. Since 2005 Healys have provided all elements of the broad range of commercial legal advice that we, and our group companies, have needed. I had to seek the advice of Robert Johnson in the commercial litigation department. I am extremely glad that I did – in January 2010 I was awarded substantial damages for a wrong that I had suffered. Although the whole process is obviously a fraught one which is not to be undertaken lightly, Robert helped me through with confidence, calmness and assuredness. His knowledge of both the law and the due process were excellent whilst maintaining an awareness of my commercial needs. It is undoubtedly true to say that during the time that the litigation lasted, I viewed Robert as a partner as well as an advisor, in no small part because he and Healys shared the commercial risk by undertaking the matter on a “no win, no fee basis”. Without his marvelous support I would not have had the courage to take action and would not be in the happy state that I find myself in today."
Sherborne Land Limited
"I want to thank you for all your hard work and for going well beyond your remit. You and your firm have provided an excellent service and I shall certainly be recommending yourselves to my friends and colleagues and you will be my first port of call for any legal needs I may have. You have been incredibly efficient and reliable and provided excellent value for money. It has been a pleasure to work with you."
"John and I are both extremely satisfied with the service we have received. We have at all times felt comfortable that the advice we were getting was the best and most importantly, it was conveyed in a language we could understand. Once again, thank you very much".
"Robert Johnson is one of those rare lawyers who doesn't erect a wall between himself and his client. You don't feel you are talking to the Law Society's answer to a 'speak your weight' machine. He listens, is responsive and his advice is always spot on".
"I have used a number of companies over the years for litigation and have been particularly impressed with the service I have received from Robert Johnson at Healys. Most solicitors we have dealt with often take years to return a phone call and I have found that you continually have to chase them to take the next action - with Robert that was not the case. I can honestly say that I have never dealt with such a pro active solicitor. Thank you Robert!"
First Property Investments Ltd
"Thank you Robert. You once again showed excellent judgement and your approach to my difficult litigation dispute was meticulous. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my colleagues and friends who require a litigator who is prepared to press hard for his client and yet remain at all times realistic."
"In our business we require quick decisions and efficient turnaround. In our experience Healys can always be relied upon to provide exemplary service and sound advice".
Landplus (UK) Limited
"Thanks to your hard work and commercial wherewithal a successful outcome was achieved. Your understanding of what the client needs and delivering this on budget is what I feel makes Healys such a good team player".
Sodexho UK Limited
"I have always found Healys commercial, cost-sensitive and attuned to their clients' businessess in delivering legal solutions".
Chadwick Contracts Limited
"So many thanks for all of your persistent hard work. We are so thrilled to have had you on our team and I'm not sure we would have made it without your dedicated and professional handling of everything".
Amelia Ainley and Jonty Lees
"Healys have been advising me for many years and I have always found their advice to be highly insightful and pragmatic. As they have grown they have never compromised on quality or professionalism and I am sure they never will".
Business Travel Net Limited
"Our solicitor, John Healy, was enormously helpful. How many of you reading this can think of a really friendly, helpful solicitor? What? Not even one of you? Well, here's a bit of advice from them as knows - go to Healy's next time you need a solicitor. Seriously. They're terrific".
Momma Cherri's Soul Food Shack
"It has been my great pleasure to forge strong links with Healys in numerous areas over the last couple of years as they have been instrumental in helping me get my new business off the ground. They offer a professional and attentive service which I would have no hesitation in recommending to others".
Charles Cameron & Associates Limited
"Thank you for the great result yesterday. The "little man" won! They you for a well prepared case".
Ian T Hillier-Brook
XA Services Limited
"For a technology company like ours, it has been a pleasure to work with legal professionals that know and understand what we are talking about".
Global Secure Systems Limited
"I very much appreciate your attitude, your expertise and your hard work".
"Thank you for the efficient manner in which you have handled the Estate".
The Art Fund
"We would like to thank you for all you have done during the administration of the estate".
"Dear Mr. Austen-Jones, Thank you for my cheque. I would also like to thank you for all the work and representing me for the past 3 years. It's been a long road, but I always had confidence in you all the way and knew you would do your very best for my case and at the end I feel it was a very good outcome".
"Gareth, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your swift work. I have worked alongside several solicitors over my time as an agent, but I am consistently surprised by your professional, inclusive and swift work ethic. Not only do you keep me fully informed at every stage of the conveyance, but your pleasant telephone manner makes you a pleasure to deal with. You have a practical approach to conveyancing and I have 100% conviction that any client who instructs you will have a stress-free and pleasant experience."
"I would like to take the opportunity to pass a personal thank you to you Nick, for your guidance, support and assistance during this trauma, without that guidance I would not have made it through the nightmare of it all. You are an excellent Lawyer Nick, Healys is an excellent firm of Solicitors in every way."
"I have used a number of companies over the years for litigation and have been particularly impressed with the service I have received from Robert Johnson at Healys. Most solicitors we have dealt with often take years to return a phone call and I have found that you continually have to chase them to take the next action - with Robert that was not the case, I can honestly say that I have never dealt with such a pro active solicitor. Thank you Robert!"
"Thank you Robert. You once again showed excellent judgement and your approach to my difficult litigation dispute was meticulous. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my colleagues and friends who require a litigator who is prepared to press hard for his client and yet remain at all times realistic."
"Healys have provided us with an incredible service, helping us turn a difficult 'David and Goliath' litigation with a formidable opponent into an outstanding victory."
"I wanted to thank you for your support through this process. In summary you offered a very good service and it is appreciated."
"You and all your team at Healys, particularly Sharon, have been terrific at making sure this mortgage went through efficiently and quickly. Many thanks, I hope we keep in touch."
"I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for all your assistance and for the brilliant outcome. You did a sterling job in court and ensured the truth came out... I had a great team acting on my behalf."
"We are very happy with the services we have received from you. These have been timely, well thought out and at a reasonable cost. We placed a lot of trust in your abilities and you delivered results that were better than expected in two most complicated and highly uncomfortable matters. You ask if we found your services satisfactory.... very much so. Whilst I hope I don't need your services in the future, if I do you are the professional we will be contacting."
"I cannot sing your praises enough. You have done a great job for me and I feel I owe you far more than the monetary value I have paid to you - I have truly had my money's worth. I can never repay you for your support, caring and just sheer hard work - you have secured my future for me and that is something I cannot thank you enough for or put into words. Thank you seems so inadequate."
"We found Sarah's level of service exceptional. She was consistently extremely friendly and helpful whilst maintaining a very high degree of professionalism throughout what was, at times, a very difficult and problematic purchase. She worked above and beyond what we could have reasonably expected from her. It's entirely thanks to Sarah that this deal did not fall through - several times! We will, of course, be recommending her very highly to our colleagues, friends and family and will employ her services for as long as she remains in practice."
"I am absolutely delighted with the way Healys have handled our case. Right from the beginning your approach was highly professional in that you made it your first priority to ascertain that we did have a case before incurring unnecessary costs. What I found incredibly helpful and unusual was that Nicholas Taylor came in person to see the site in question. I found Nicholas Taylor's strong, confident, firm yet charming approach and manner to be masterful. He was very amenable to the defendant's solicitors, which was very helpful in truncating what could have been a long, expensive dispute. He also had an excellent bedside manner, quelling my nerves and giving me hope during the very worrying months of the case. I felt I was kept fully in the picture at all times, without having to ask what was going on. The result was a stunning victory due to Nicholas Taylor's immense skill, knowledge and application of the law to a very difficult situation. Money very, very well spent. I would not hesitate to use Healys again."
"The dark clouds have parted and the sun is shining down. Thank you very much indeed for all that you and your team have done. We are overjoyed."
"Thanks for the cheque and the letter. It brought tears because it is the end of a chapter with you and you have been absolutely brilliant all the way through this case. I am sure your clients feel the way I do because you are one heck of a solicitor and go well beyond the call of duty. I know you have saved me a lot of money because of your conscientiousness and integrity and I am really grateful. You're a special lady and I will always rave about you!"