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Welcome to Blacks Solicitors

We provide a wide range of legal services to commercial and private clients in Yorkshire, and across the UK, from our Head Office based in Leeds.

Our primary objective is the delivery of a first class service to all of our clients, whilst providing expert advice at realistic and competitive rates. To achieve this we take time to get to know and understand our clients, building long-term relationships to deliver the best results possible.

We are also committed to our unique ‘Four Hour Call Back Promise’, which means that our clients get the support that they need when they need it.

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Chris Allen
Managing Partner

What our clients say

  • I will only use Blacks Solicitors for all of my business requirements. Not only have they helped set my Charity Up they have also given me fantastic advise whenever it has been needed. Big Thank you to Alex Hall and Darren Morgan.

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  • Really pleased with the advice received from Chris Allen. He went out of his way to assist me in an urgent matter despite the festive period. Explained things in an easy to understand way allowing me to make a logical decision on how to proceed with my issue. Great guy, can highly recommend!

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  • I cannot thank Clare and the Blacks team enough for their hard work and excellent service.
    I have used with several solicitors over the past few years but none of them have been as thorough and attentive as Blacks. Not only were they detailed with their searches but they also kept me up to date throughout the process and were responsive to any questions that I had.
    When choosing a solicitor, price, level of service and detail are the three important factors to me and Blacks win in all three areas.
    I will continue to recommend Blacks Solicitors to friends and family and would happily use them again in the future

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  • The corporate team at Blacks Solicitors LLP is approachable, forward thinking and able to express itself in language that clients are able to understand.

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  • Communications have been flowing throughout the proceedings of transactions. Immediate replies to all queries which were dealt with professionally. There was always someone to answer phone calls and pass me to the right person to deal with my query. In all my dealings with Blacks Solicitors LLP I have to rate them the full 5 stars. I’m very satisfied and would recommend anyone to use them without any reservations.

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  • The Property team at Blacks react quickly to advice and requests – something that is very important to our business. The quality of their advice is always excellent and their knowledge of our business is also. They have strength in depth and we feel comfortable using any member of their team.

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  • Paul Kelly genuinely leads not manages his team. They are all encouraged to think for themselves but to do the right thing for the client.

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  • The entire team at Blacks is very friendly, efficient and robust. The practice seems to really care about its clients.

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  • Lewis Goodwin has a breadth of knowledge and the ability to manage complex and diverse issues.

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  • We would like to thank Amy Whiting for securing our Cornish Holiday Home so efficiently. She managed to get the purchase through before the stamp duty deadline. She kept in touch and was always on hand to help. Can highly recommend.

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  • I was very pleased with the support I got from Marcus and Jenna. They understood why I needed to make quick progress and were very helpful in pushing things along so I could meet my deadlines. Always responsive. I won’t have any hesitation in using Blacks again.

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  • Competent, flexible, friendly and approachable.

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  • I like that Blacks have a good team and if we need to call on someone else to give advice this can be done in house. Compared to other practices I have worked with they are very efficient and responsive.

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  • Ben Finley is client focused and produces the right results efficiently and on time.

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  • Honest and independent advice giving me ample time to decide on what cause of action I should take. After initial consultation and then instruction the matter was dealt with efficiently. A very helpful and friendly service provided, would recommend.

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  • Blacks has transformed itself from a modest Leeds player to a single office with local and national capability.

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  • Instructed Tom Moyes in an employment dispute and received first class service and he swiftly achieved a very good outcome for me. Would definitely use Tom again and highly recommend him to anyone.

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  • Excellent communication of key matters to clients and attention to detail. Blacks team is such that very a high standard of work is guaranteed. The key benefit of Blacks compared to some, but not all, other firms is the certainty of client care.

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  • Richard Parr is an all-round employment law guru who gives commercial, practical advice. I can’t rate him highly enough.

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  • Blacks Solicitors LLP‘s corporate team is open and approachable at all times, with a practical no-nonsense approach.

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  • It’s not easy to go through the legal procedures but I’m extremely pleased with the services of David Ward on a disability discrimination case. I contacted David at very short notice for advice and legal representation but couldn’t explain my case clearly, had doubt if I actually had a case and was hopeless. David patiently listened to me, treated me with respect, simplified the process and stages, explained my rights, the relevant employment law to my case and gave me a realistic quote for the legal fees. I was kept updated at every stage of the process, and the matter was executed in an extremely professional manner and at pace. David actually cares about the quality of his work, getting a fair and the best outcome for his clients and knows the practice of law very well. Excellent value for money, responsive and I cannot recommend David and Black Solicitors services enough – truly exceptional.

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  • The team makes every effort to develop a good understanding of the business and respond in a way that shows consideration and pragmatism.

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  • Nigel Hoyle thinks through the ultimate impact and reassures clients with his all-round knowledge.

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  • Our main contact, Paul Kelly, is very approachable and can be relied upon for fast and accurate advice. We have worked with him for a number of years and he has an excellent understanding of our organisation and requirements. He is pro-active in his approach and works with us to find pragmatic solutions to employment related problems.

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  • The team really gets to know clients and works hard to understand their business and their transaction. Very personal service. Fantastic for MBOs, trade acquisitions and disposals.

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  • Excellent and very pragmatic advice from Chloe Grainger regarding commercial lease issues. Highly recommended, many thanks for your help!

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  • Both Chris Allen and Paul Kelly are genuinely interested in their clients – too many firms are simply focused on money and billing and the whole Blacks attitude is refreshing in a highly competitive Leeds market.

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  • Blacks is empathetic, honest and truly professional with the client at the forefront of all considerations. The group is efficient, helpful and responsive – clients couldn’t ask for a better, faster or more effective service

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  • Nick Dyson has excellent industry knowledge and the experience to find solutions, not problems.

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  • This firm has a second-to-none team of lawyers in all areas of law. It is our first port of call for all our business especially employment issues. The employment team are outstanding and offer regular updates on all points of law both via email posts and in-house seminars. l would recommend them to  any company or individual.

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  • Anushka and Jenna – so pleased we have finally got there. Hoorah! Thank you so much for all your hard work and perseverance.

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  • Working with Tracey on the sale of our last house, and subsequent purchase of our current house was a pleasure. Tracey is very attentive and very easy to work with and I would highly recommend her and Blacks.

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  • I requested help drawing up new wills for my wife and I. We dealt with Annie Beaumont, and we can’t praise her highly enough for her advice, her friendly and accurate communication and the thoroughly professional and effective way she handled our requirements.

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  • I have used Blacks previously due to the capability to do everything remotely which was beneficial at the time. This time I used them based on my last experience and the fact they had a local office which was accessible to me which I needed this time. I was assisted by a local solicitor who was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to speak to and made the whole process very simple, easy and almost stress free. He made a purchase happen in a month and handled my sale at the same time. He gave good advice which saved time and money and was able to translate the legal nonsense into plain English and explain the repercussions of any decision. The cost and value for money was very good and I ended up with a much lower bill than I expected. I will definitely use Blacks again if I decide to move in the future and would definitely recommend to anyone for there local and remote services which were both excellent, and I have no complaints at all.

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  • The team are extremely professional and approachable and most of all they are always available to communicate and provide realistic proactive advice for the real world – not just that from a text book.

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  • Ann Robinson provides a brilliant service and handles unexpected situations effectively, quickly and with kindness and calmness. She gets the job in hand done without causing unnecessary costs.

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  • I have found them to be very good at what they do and always willing to ‘dumb down’ anything so that you can fully understand each process along the way.  As I have limited knowledge of legal matters currently, this is really beneficial and has helped me to gain further knowledge just through their explanations and help.

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  • I had the misfortune of going through an unfair dismissal. The advice and professional way Euan Lawrence handled my case was exceptional. Thanks to Euan and Blacks I won my case!

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  • A friendly and approachable team with good values.

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  • Richard provided us with advice in the early stages of setting up our business and he was a great support, providing plenty of reassurance and practical, commercial advice along the way. We found Richard to be extremely responsive and excellent to deal with. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to any business or individual looking for employment law advice.

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  • All the team understood the key time in a transaction when going the extra mile is essential. I have total faith and trust in both their integrity and advice.

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  • Absolutely excellent service. The best solicitors I have used by far. Very responsive, proactive and just generally nice people to deal with. Breath of fresh air.

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  • Excellent on every level especially Tom Moyes who is not only an experienced lawyer but also has unrivalled customer attitude – always responding quickly to my questions and making himself available whenever there is an urgent issue to discuss. Working with him has contributed to my wellbeing and sanity during some of the most difficult times in my career.

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  • My main and most important contact within Blacks throughout the time I have been working with them has been Marc Warren. He has a warm and welcome approach to our business. His outlook is always positive and he has made himself available for discussions over and above what would be deemed as everyday work. We have spoken outside of office hours and formed a great friendship over the months we have worked together.

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  • Quick response, down to Earth and a swift resolution. Thank you.

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  • David Paterson gives excellent guidance based on his experience from dealing with similar issues.

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  • I engaged with Nadine Owens of Blacks to prepare my parents wills and LPAs. The service that Nadine offered was both professional and personable. Ultimately it was a very difficult situation for Nadine to deal with but she handled the whole process fantastically well, always on hand to provide advice and ensure that we were all updated every step of the way. I would have no issues in recommending Nadine and Blacks moving forward, based upon my experiences to date.

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  • Paul Lancaster was very confident, he put us at ease and reassured us of our situation. I have to praise Paul for his patience and understanding given my health and situation. Paul filled us with every confidence that everything was under control, which it was thanks to his guidance.

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  • Really personable service, no-nonsense talk in simple terms, trusted advisers.

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  • They are approachable and ensure clients understand what they are including in their wills and LPAs. They also seek to assist clients obtain advice on other matters (e.g. tax returns) at what can be challenging times for their clients.

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  • What does one want in a lawyer? Trustworthiness, efficiency, technical understanding, complete professionalism? Regarding Anushka and her team at Blacks, the answer is yes to all of these. Also, did I mention excellent value for money?

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  • Black Solicitors’ very reasonable approach to costs – without compromise on quality of service it provides – make it one of the top law firms to have it to fight for your corner.

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  • We have hired Marc on numerous occasions for his expertise and would recommend his services for those looking for an efficient and effective commercial property lawyer.

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  • Amer Ali did the conveyancing for my first ever house sale and he was really professional, patient and hardworking – it was quite a stressful experience and Amer was always patient with me and explained things in simple terms.

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  • I cannot recommend Marc highly enough, he is thorough, well organised and easy to communicate with.

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  • Thank you so much to Clare Castillo you achieved the result me and my wife have been trying for years on a boundary dispute, you always kept us informed and the advice given superseded our expectations thank you Clare and blacks solicitors highly recommend this company 10/10.

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  • Excellent Service, new contracts created specific to our needs, delivered in a timely manner exactly what we asked for as a Company.

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  • Responsive to client queries; competitive pricing. Professional and knowledgeable. Main strengths are client rapport and explaining matters at an appropriate level of technical detail.’

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  • There is a strong team ethic. So much so that if a key person is off or unavailable then another member of the team is always more than capable of dealing with the matter in hand. This contrasts with other firms where typically individuals have their own work and aren’t able to help if a key person isn’t available.

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  • The straightforward team at Blacks is clear and explanatory with its advice with no legal mumbo-jumbo. It handles high-end work in a very pragmatic way, which is always focused on the client, without cutting corners’.

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  • Thank you to everyone for working hand in glove and showing extreme resilience in a somewhat complex and very nail biting completion. Your professionalism and positive attitude is highly appreciated and this is the reason why have continued to deal with Blacks for the last 15 + years.

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  • Blacks Solicitors LLP is very professional and technically very good, yet approachable and friendly.

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  • Very accessible, approachable and always willing to help.

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  • My experience with Blacks Solicitors LLP has been outstanding and I have found their service to be faultless – they always responded promptly and acted as an effective and sincere advocate on my behalf. I came to Blacks after getting in contact with a string of other solicitors who were nowhere near as professional and direct as the service I received here.

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  • Luke Patel is a first-rate litigator. He is strategic and enthusiastic and works very well with his team to get the best out of them. Luke shows real commitment to the client and works very hard to achieve favourable outcomes. He clearly thrives on the cut and thrust of commercial litigation.

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  • The unique quality for me is their client care which is consistently outstanding. Due to their genuine client care, they instil loyalty which leads to recommendations. I am a champion for Blacks because I have been involved over many years with various aspects of their employment services and they excel in their legal advice, honest delivery and time management of service delivery. Having previously worked with other firms, Blacks are the cream of the crop in my opinion.

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  • Blacks Solicitors LLP‘s corporate practice acts as though every client is the only client it has, making clients feel special and at ease.

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  • Found my solicitor Paul Lancaster very easy to talk to he was very up front and honest with me regarding my divorce.
    Was a little nervous at first but Paul soon put my mind at ease.
    Was kept informed of the progress of my divorce.
    Staff were all very professional and made you feel welcome.
    Many Thanks Blacks solicitors and a big thankyou to Paul Lancaster.

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  • David Ward was my designated solicitor and he was like a breath of fresh air. His charisma and his dedication and commitment to my case was outstanding and everything he said and did was in the true Yorkshire fashion- no ifs, buts or maybes, just sound straightforward advice that was very easy to take in and understand. Win or lose his attitude was spot on from day one and I couldn’t have wished for anyone better to represent me.

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  • Blacks has a clear strategy and vision for the future. Its client care is impressive and partner led, and communication with Blacks is first class both with counsel and clients. It adheres to timelines and responds to requests for information immediately. Its service standards are impressive.

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  • Luke Patel has a loyal client base and for good reason. He is personable, knowledgeable, persistent and very good at his job.

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  • Nigel Hoyle and Alex Hall showed tremendous levels of commitment to the role, attention to detail and diligence in ensuring the end result was achieved within their clients’ expectations.

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  • The team at Blacks Solicitors is both friendly and professional. Its most important characteristic, however, is that it gets results and produces positive outcomes. The team works across disciplines and can therefore provide a holistic service. It is also widely experienced and has a very positive reputation across the city of Leeds.

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  • Tom Moyes is nothing other than proficient and professional. Tom always takes the time to fully understand the issue within the context of our business understanding all aspects before providing informed and educated information.

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  • Very practical and down to earth. Their key mission is to find you a solution to your problem without putting unnecessary barriers in the way. They have always been brilliant when I have referred them to my clients and contacts.

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  • Marc is a great person to have had the pleasure of working with. He is an extremely diligent hard working member of the team, who takes great pride in his work. I would have no hesitation in recommending Marc.

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  • Euan was proactive and communicative throughout the negotiation of my settlement agreement.
    I have no doubt I would never have achieved my final settlement figure without his input.
    He made the whole process less stressful than it would have been.
    I would definitely recommend this firm.

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  • The key factors to a good legal service are good client friendly communications, attention to detail and a timely service. Nicholas Dyson (partner) and Jennifer Gillespie (associate solicitor) are my primary contacts. The level of service has been excellent at all times.

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  • Lucy Melville and Blacks solicitors looked after me during what was an incredibly stressful process that I was going through. Lucy made a huge difference in managing the legal process whilst maintaining huge emotional and legal support to me.
    I had uncertainty from the other legal counsel that I initially had with Lucy taking the case at a late stage. That said her expertise, empathy and person centred approach managed my stresses with full professionalism and full support.
    Luckily, Blacks solicitors (Lucy Melville) were so organised at such short notice with excellent communication with me and speedy responses to my questions gave me huge confidence and reassurance that I was well represented. I am so very grateful for such a professional service and would recommend Blacks solicitors without hesitation.

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  • Paul Kelly provides an incredibly professional service; he is responsive, pragmatic and commercially astute with a depth of experience to draw on.

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  • Paul Kelly is exceptionally intellectual, personable, caring, acts with impeccable integrity, always provides ‘to the point’ advice, works tirelessly, supports and encourages clients beyond his paid work to develop them in their line of business.

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  • Thank you so much for your support throughout, it’s been invaluable and we have loved working with you. You are a wonderful team and so generous of you to have put so much time and effort towards our cause, you’ve really gone above and beyond and we couldn’t be more grateful and chuffed at the result of your hard work.

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  • Dave Paterson has exceptional communication skills and always provides practical, real-world advice alongside the legal position. Very good at empathising with clients and helping get the job done.

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  • The people make this practice unique. From the partners down to executives, all are proper professionals.

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  • First class service from start to finish. Paul and the family law team have provided excellent expertise and professionalism throughout the process.

     

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  • A personal customer service delivered by professionals who don’t blind you with technical jargon.

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  • It was a pleasure to work with Blacks. I worked with 3 people in the team, all at different levels and each one was professional and thorough in their work with me. I really appreciated that everything was clearly explained to me and all their checks were thorough. I have been buying and renting out houses for 25 years, using many different Solicitors and Conveyancers, Blacks come at the top!

    Thank you!

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  • The in-house multi-talented team covers a broad spectrum of specialist skills and they coordinate efficiently and effectively in dealing with complex legal matters where multiple faceted levels of expertise are required.

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  • First rate commercial lawyers with good client skills.

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  • I would like to convey my grateful thanks to you and your colleagues for your considerable expertise and assistance in ensuring all matters have been finalised well in advance of the agreed completion date.

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  • Blacks is a unique firm due to the communication between client and professional. Clients experience a high level of expertise and never feel let down by the team.

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  • Blacks offer a first class service at competitive fee levels. Their response time to phone or email queries is second to none and significantly quicker than other firms. Quality of advice is not however compromised. However large or small nothing is too much trouble.

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  • I feel the team, and in particular one or two associate solicitors, stand out in terms of their communication skills, their knowledge of the sector and appreciation of the need to deal with matters in a timely way. They have an understanding of the important issues and will take a commercial approach.

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  • The team at Blacks is always readily available and the instructions received are always clear and concise. It also includes approachable individuals, particularly at partner level.

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  • I highly recommend Blacks to anyone. Having been involved in a lengthy 2 year employment tribunal David Ward and Josh Walker have proven to be invaluable to me.
    David’s support and advice has been second to none, working tirelessly on my case and nothing was ever too much trouble. Responding to emails and phone calls at all hours and often having to explain things to me more than once to put into layman’s terms and explaining all the technical legal jargon.
    I whole heartedly appreciate the time and effort invested by both David and Josh, they gave 100% all of the time and I am extremely grateful to them for doing so.
    Professional, understanding, welcoming and honest.
    Thank you

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  • Whenever anybody mentions solicitors to me, I say you can’t go better than Tina Tosney at Blacks Solicitors.

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  • Very professional and client focused company. Phone calls and emails are always answered and replied to virtually immediately or within an acceptable timeframe. Always do what they promise. Would highly recommend this firm and would use again if their services were required.

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  • Throughout what has been a very unnerving and challenging 18 months for me and my family David and his team have been simply outstanding. Their client care is exemplary. The team have always gone above and beyond and have been happy to answer any questions, no matter how basic. Their legal advice is practical and easy to understand. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend David and the rest of the team to anyone who is need of Employment law advice. Thanks again.

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  • Blacks Solicitors LLP is uniformly reliable and cost-aware.

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  • We have used Blacks for conveyancing 3 times now, as we have found their costs to be reasonable and their service to be excellent. They are very responsive and thorough, which is exactly what you want when navigating the stressful business of buying and selling property.

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