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“The service I received has been prompt, thorough and very friendly by all members of staff.”
13 September 2018

“I was received courteously by all members of staff. Ms Mitchell dealt with me professionally and was helpful in giving advice on updated issues.”
13 September 2018

“All meetings I had were extremely friendly and any queries were answered easily. Everything went very smoothly and I am very satisfied with the efficiency of all concerned.”
13 September 2018

Neisha is always helpful.”
12 September 2018

“Everything was made so easy to understand thank you Emma, it was a pleasure to meet you.”
12 September 2018

“Reception, secretary and especially Laura were very kind and helped me a great deal.”
12 September 2018

Emma dealt with everything in a professional and very amicable way.”
11 September 2018

Laura made everything simple and easy.”
10 September 2018

Emma has been very helpful to me, explaining matters carefully.”
6 September 2018

“Excellent service from Laura, many thanks.”
6 September 2018

Alexandra was really helpful, efficient and made me feel at ease and comfortable at all times – very recommended source!”
5 September 2018

“Thank you for your kind attention throughout, also the members of staff that we have dealt with.”
23 August 2018

“I was very impressed with Emma, she is extremely knowledgeable, professional and approachable. I have recommended her to a couple of friends.”
23 August 2018

“I was very happy with the service I received and found the help and advice given excellent.”
21 August 2018

“Very kind and understanding service.”
21 August 2018

“Extremely happy with the prompt, efficient service from initial telephone call to reception/secretary and quickly all wrapped up and finished by Mr Andrew Pluck, thank you.”
20 August 2018

“I found the whole procedure, friendly, efficient and dealt with quickly.”
16 August 2018

“I would like to thank Abbie and her team for help given whilst I was trying to purchase my house. Having used Hart Reade Solicitors before, selling and buying previous houses I was keen for them to represent me this time, as well. Thanks.”
16 August 2018

“First class service 100% happy. All staff extremely helpful and approachable.”
14 August 2018

“Excellent service, prompt and professional.”
13 August 2018

“Mrs Masayo Crumbie was excellent, we would be very happy to use her services again.”
10 August 2018

Laura Mitchell, together with Administration team were excellent.”
10 August 2018

“Fantastic service would definitely recommend. Special mention to Julie. She was great, extremely friendly and very competent dealing with things when James was unavailable.”
9 August 2018

“Just that all involved made a difficult time much easier so thank you for being so professional and prompt.”
9 August 2018

“As first time buyers we felt that Anna was calm, cool and collected at all times and we never felt like we were silly for asking questions. Overall we are so pleased that we went with Anna, the process did feel almost stress free. Thank you Anna.”
8 August 2018

“A professional service – no hassle – thank you.”
7 August 2018

“We were helped very kindly but with efficiency.”
7 August 2018

Abbie Payne had to take over my sale – probably on top of her work. Abbie was very good and I would definitely recommend Hart Reade conveyancing to friends and relatives.”
6 August 2018

Laura was very approachable and knowledgeable, she dealt with our complex family situation regarding our Wills.”
3 August 2018

Abbie was amazing with her handling of my sale and purchase. She was so professional, knowledgeable and had extreme patience over and beyond the ‘call of duty’. I cant thank Abbie enough for her help and guidance, and quite honestly she deserves a medal!”
3 August 2018

“I am extremely happy with the conveyancing service received from Mr James Fletcher and team. All my questions and those of the buyers were answered promptly and satisfactory. Excellent service thank you. ”
2 August 2018

“Very happy with the service provided by your company. James made a stressful process a lot easier.”
1 August 2018

Abbie was always available – responding within minutes to any queries. She managed to get my sale and purchase completed in the minimum amount of time and with the minimum fuss – making the whole process stress free.”
19 July 2018

“Very helpful and friendly service.”
18 July 2018

“I found Heather and Lynn to be very approachable and helpful.”
11 July 2018

“I have always been happy and comfortable with the service I have received from your Polegate and Eastbourne offices.”
9 July 2018

“Just to say thank you for all of your services and your help.”
4 July 2018

James was excellent and very approachable throughout. Both he and his secretary Julie responded to calls and emails promptly and efficiently. Would definitely use them again.”
27 June 2018

Laura was very patient as it took many months for me to make a decision.”
21 June 2018

“Very helpful and informative throughout.”
18 June 2018

“This is the third time we have used your services – for buying a house, writing a Will, and a settlement agreement. As always, everyone was helpful, friendly, professional and efficient.”
13 June 2018

“Always found Masayo Crumbie a pleasure to deal with!”
11 June 2018

“We found Laura Mitchell to be friendly and she gave us some helpful advice. She made us feel comfortable throughout the process.”
5 June 2018

Abbie Payne was very patient, understanding and diplomatic dealing with the difficult situation I was in.”
4 June 2018

“Excellent service and communication considering the long outstretch delay on behalf of the other parts (sic).”
1 June 2018

Emma was very efficient, arrived on time, had a very professional approach and was knowledgeable on my questions that arose. Overall I was very pleased with the service me and my mother received, well done (sic).”
1 June 2018

“We have excellent services from your practice, couldn’t ask for more. Please thank Laura for her help.”
1 June 2018

“We were very happy with your services and help in organising them. Although they do seem to be excessively complicated and I cant imagine how they could be done without professional assistance. Should we need further legal assistance we will certainly come to you at Hart Reade.”
1 June 2018

“We had a very pleasant, and helpful interview with Mrs Parr.”
31 May 2018

Emma was always approachable, friendly and helpful. She was reassuring during a difficult time and I am very grateful for her.”
31 May 2018

“A first class professional service coupled with a caring attitude. We were always kept fully informed and there was immediate response to all queries.
31 May 2018

“Very friendly, always willing to help and advise.”
31 May 2018

James and Julie were very helpful.”
30 May 2018

“I would highly recommend Abbie. She dealt with queries promptly and clearly. Thank you for making our house sale and purchase so smooth.”
30 May 2018

“Good communication all round, speedy and efficient thank you.”
30 May 2018

“I was delighted with the professional service I received. Communications were excellent throughout. When I asked questions they were dealt with swiftly and comprehensibly. I was kept fully informed about each stage. I have recommended Hart Reade to my friends who are moving into the area soon. Thank you for making what could have been a stressful process so clear and efficient.”
30 May 2018

“Excellent and professional. Thank you Abbie for guiding us through the process of our property purchase.”
29 May 2018

Masayo Crumbie is a credit to Hart Reade, she dealt with any requirements in a very friendly, reassuring and confident manner.”
29 May 2018

“Excellent professional service.”
24 May 2018

“I will use Hart Reade again. When I sell my house – may be in 5 years time.”
24 May 2018

“I certainly would recommend you to any of my friends or associates. Thank you for all your help.”
23 May 2018

Laura was friendly, open and very lucid.”
22 May 2018

“Beyond the service that was required, very approachable and at times reassuring during a very difficult time. 100% would recommend to anyone.”
22 May 2018

“Very Satisfactory in every respect, this has been a good relationship between client and solicitor.”
18 May 2018

Masayo Crumbie helped us deal with a sad time by always making us feel that she had time for us. Always pleasant, always happy to talk to us offering advice and if Masayo was occupied, her secretary was just as pleasant.”
18 May 2018

“Fantastic service throughout whole process. Communication was great on all levels. The whole team were amazing, polite and friendly. Will definitely use again.”
17 May 2018

“I found Alexandra Funnell very approachable and understanding. She explained things in easy terms for me to understand so that I did not feel over whelmed at a time when I felt stressed and couldn’t take it all in! I felt safe in her hands. I would also like to say I found all the ladies that worked there very friendly and helpful that I had contact with.”
17 May 2018

“It was so nice to have our matter dealt with in a professional, rather than formal way because matters of law are inherently scary and formality makes it even more so. You were efficient and friendly which was brilliant. Thank you.”
17 May 2018

James and his team were so very helpful and proactive. Quick responses with queries I had. Polite, honest and hardworking. By far the best solicitors I have had to have dealings with.”
4 May 2018

“Thank you for the efficient, positive and helpful manner with which you dealt with me and the production of my new Will. I shall be in contact again for further work. Great to have the Meads office close by!”
25 April 2018

“Good communication all round.  Speedy and efficient.  Thank you!”.
28 March 2018

“We have excellent service from your practice.  Couldn’t ask for more.  Please thank Laura for her help”.
27 March 2018

James and Julie were very helpful”.
19 March 2018

“I would highly recommend Abbie: she dealt with queries promptly and clearly.  Thank you for making our house sale and purchase so smooth”.
12 March 2018

“Very friendly, always willing to help and advise”.
6 March 2018

“Excellent service and communication considering the long outstretch delay on behalf of the other party”.
28 February 2018

Emma was very efficient, arrived on time, had a very professional approach and was knowledgeable on my questions that arose.  Overall I was very pleased with the service me and my mother received.  Well done”.
27 February 2018

“Fantastic service, Abbie was excellent”.
26 February 2018

“Over the years have always found any member of staff, no matter what department, to be sympathetic and helpful in all cases.  Nothing is every any trouble and always very professional”.
9 February 2018

Abbie was an amazing liaison/facilitator, especially as I live 6,000 miles away.  Communication via email was consistently done in a timely manner and all questions posed were answered quickly and concisely”.
9 February 2018

“A big thanks to Anna and the staff at the Old Town Meads office!  All were very professional and nothing was ‘to much’ to get sorted.  I would definitely recommend their services to friends and family”.
8 February 2018

“Excellent service as always”.
6 February 2018

“I would like to thank Emma for her understanding and sensitivity when dealing with my elderly aunt with regards to the EPA”.
6 February 2018

“Excellent company, could not fault you in any way”.
6 February 2018

“Good and excellent service as always. Very helpful staff”.
2 February 2018

“Very pleased with the service we received”.
2 February 2018

“Excellent, professional service from James as usual. Many thanks”.
1 February 2018

“Have not had a vast experience of solicitors offices, but found Hart Reade particularly welcoming and friendly.  All our conversations were positive and succinct and my queries always answered promptly.  A very good service which helped guide me through the muddle of COP’s language, and a smooth conveyance”.
1 February 2018

Jacqueline and her assistant Della were very helpful, friendly and efficient”.
1 February 2018

“Very efficient throughout!”
1 February 2018

“I would highly recommend Anna Clarke services.  She was very professional and any questions/queries no matter what site always resolved.  It was a pleasure dealing with her”.
31 January 2018

Carolyn has been excellent in helping me through each step of my case.  Her patience and understanding through it all has enabled me to fully understand what needed to be done, which allowed me to move forward in confidence.  I would highly recommend Carolyn and would like to thank her for all her hard work”.
30 January 2018

“No hesitation in using your services again”.
30 January 2018

“Thank you Abbie. The whole process was dealt with very efficiently and stress free!”
30 January 2018

“I used Hart Reade twice in 2017, one to buy a property in Dorset, which was dealt with by Eastbourne, and the 2nd time to sell my property in Hailsham, which the Hailsham office dealt with.  Over the course of both instructions, I spoke to several people.  They were always very friendly, professional and helpful and I would have no hesitation recommending your services to others”.
30 January 2018

“Great service all round thank you”.
24 January 2018

“Everything, as usual dealt with in a very professional manner”.
18 January 2018

“Friendly and professional service”.
18 January 2018

“Excellent service at all times”.
18 January 2018

“Both sale and purchase were dealt with very efficiently and I found Abbie easily approachable with any query.  Excellent service.  Very many thanks”.
16 January 2018

“Would also like to thank Helen Hatcher for all her work in this matter”.
16 January 2018

“The advice and guidance received over 18 months was invaluable and I really appreciate the support I retrieved.  This period was the worst and most stressful thing to ever happen to me but the work from Tina has left me in the strongest possible position with the best possible outcomes.  Thank you.  Also the Will writing advice from Emma Langley was excellent”.
11 January 2018

“Thorough and efficient service throughout the sale and purchase of our properties.  Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to friends and family”.
11 January 2018

James and Julie – were brilliant – always called back if needed.  Gave all information needed.  Very professional but friendly”.
11 January 2018

“Very professional and informative of various options re lease extension”.
3 January 2018

“I have always used Hart Reade for my legal affairs.  This experience has served to maintain my trust and belief in your company and it’s employees.  Thank you for such excellent service, and being so approachable in sometimes confusing and difficult matters”.
3 January 2018

Abbie was a pleasure to represent us in buying/selling our properties.  If we called she would always ring us back, answered any worries we had, she was an absolute delight”.
3 January 2018

Abbie was very helpful and answered all my queries in a timely manner”.
2 January 2018

“Very friendly service, many thanks”.
2 January 2018

“We were very appreciative of the prompt and efficient service which enabled the sale of the property to be completed over the Christmas period, to meet the purchaser’s timescale”.
2 January 2018

“I received an excellent service from both James and his assistant Julie”.
14 December 2017

“It was a very good and professional service”.
13 December 2017

“Thank you! Excellent service, quick, easy & efficient”.
8 December 2017

“Dealing with matters like this – Wills/Power of Attorney, is never easy.  I found it quite emotional and difficult, but due to Laura’s understanding and kindness, the situation was less traumatic for me. Now it is is done I feel satisfied that my family has been helped as much as I can in which, will also be, a difficult time”.
7 December 2017

“So pleased to have found Emma Langley.  Her calm approachable manner was just right to help me cope in very difficult and emotional circumstances.  I had every confidence in her professionalism and felt in safe hands”.
5 December 2017

“As usual Hart Reade provided excellent value for money.  Must be the 4th or 5th conveyance with them.  Nice to know as I’m abroad, that any nagging problem is dealt with”.
5 December 2017

“Very helpful and professional throughout a very distressing time for myself”.
29 November 2017

“Very friendly and efficient service”.
21 November 2017

“Having moved to Eastbourne 18 months ago we were unsure which solicitors to use.  Your website looked good and we were not disappointed with the service received.  We would use you again.  Very professional”.
10 November 2017

“I enjoyed meeting Laura and felt very comfortable and at ease throughout the whole procedure of being instructed on all the matters involved.  A very pleasant young lady”.
9 November 2017

Emma Langley assisted in a patient, caring and friendly way at a time when I was vulnerable and unable to take things in.  She talked things through with us with her professional attitude so that we understood and put our minds at rest.  I would highly recommend Hart Reade in the future”.
7 November 2017

“I was made aware of options for my Will previously unknown to me, and am grateful”.
7 November 2017

“Excellent service”.
7 November 2017

“I received excellent professional, friendly help.  Would be most happy to recommend Hart Reade to friends, especially John Benson“.
6 November 2017

“Over this and other matters John has given good common sense advice”.
2 November 2017

“Very efficient and friendly staff”.
31 October 2017

“Excellent professional service”.
26 October 2017

“I have been very happy with Laura’s professional approach and overall demeanour.  My previous positive experience encouraged me to return when I needed home move conveyancing and now in preparing an updated Will.  Thank you very much!”.
25 October 2017

“All very well handled professional and helpful with good follow-up.  Excellent administrative response as well, including on telephone”.
17 October 2017

Jacqueline Penfold was extremely helpful throughout the process”.
17 October 2017

“Great service and advice”.
16 October 2017

“Very satisfied with the service and might use your firm in other legal matters”.
12 October 2017

Neisha was superb at all times.  Efficient and kept me informed at all times during the difficult process”.
10 October 2017

“Information about the purchase was very thorough and clear”.
4 October 2017

“Was so happy with your firm, you all were so pleasant and quick to help.  Thank you all very much; and a big thanks to James as we were a hard one.  Massive 100/100, would use again”.
3 October 2017

“Thank you for your support and guidance throughout the conveyancing process”.
27 September 2017

“Excellent service”.
27 September 2017

“Thank you for your care and support during this difficult time”.
25 September 2017

“Special thanks to Helen Hatcher who showed efficient and understanding during a stressful period”.
20 September 2017

“Could not have asked for a better service”.
15 September 2017

Heather Smith was extremely knowledgeable about inheritance tax, which was exactly what I needed when making my new will”.
14 September 2017

“Very pleased with the efficient and friendly service.  I will continue to use your firm in the future when the need arises. Thank you”.
13 September 2017

“Very happy with the service.  Tina was very helpful and made the whole process for me very easy.  May I also say her team working with her as well were excellent”.
13 September 2017

“We were very surprised as to the ease of the whole process, and most thankful to John Benson“.
12 September 2017

Emma was brilliant all the way through.  She helped me through a difficult time.  Cheryl was equally efficient.  Maddie was also very helpful and friendly”.
4 September 2017

“Excellent service.  Everyone was most helpful and answered our queries”.
1 September 2017

Miss Langley provided a knowledgeable and efficient service in a most personable way”.
30 August 2017

“Very happy with the way Laura has dealt with the Administration of my late father’s estate.  Would highly recommend”.
30 August 2017

“I was extremely impressed.  I liked the use of email and online payment facility as this was very convenient to me”.
23 August 2017

“From the start to the completion, the process was dealt with in an efficient and yet most open and friendly manner.  In the meetings we had with Mrs Parr we were made abundantly clear of the facts involved, as well as our options, and the service rendered by her was second to none; a very knowledgeable and delightful lady and we would have no hesitation whatsoever in using her again as our lawyer”.
22 August 2017

“Everything was explained so clearly.  Excellent service”.
22 August 2017

Mrs Parr was thoroughly courteous and professional throughout.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services to others”.
22 August 2017

“We were most happy with the service received”.
22 August 2017

Jacqueline was an absolute rock to me at a very traumatic time.  Her advice and support was invaluable”.
21 August 2017

“Brought relevant additional matters to our attention and supplied the information in an effective manner.”
21 August 2017

“We liked Jenny very much and she was so helpful dealing with our Wills”.
10 August 2017

“It was a pleasure to have Julie Taylor guide us through our first move in 53 years”.
4 August 2017

Neisha kept me informed throughout the conveyancing process, she was excellent to deal with.  Very polite & efficient at all times”.
2 August 2017

Jenny explained all the legal jargon to me in a way that was easily understood – for this – thank you.”
26 July 2017

Anna was very helpful and professional, and very pleasant to deal with”.
25 July 2017

“Everything was simple in process, efficiently carried out and entirely what we required.  Could not be bettered.”
24 July 2017

Emma provided an excellent service in the preparation of my Will.  I found her to be professional, friendly and patient.  She went out of her way to be helpful and had none of the snooty attitude of some solicitors I have used in the past.  I would be happy to recommend her to others and use her services in the future”.
24 July 2017

James did a great job.  He was responsive and explained in detail when necessary.  His diligence ensured I was appropriately protected and his good work allowed me to complete only 2 months after first seeing the property”.
21 July 2017

“Everyone was very helpful indeed.  Never give up the personal service.  Admin staff also very helpful.  Thank you all so much”.
20 July 2017

“I am always pleased to use your services.  You have never let me down!”.
19 July 2017

“We could not fault James at any time whilst dealing with him.  He remained calm, professional and approachable even when dealing with the other parties’ conveyancer”.
17 July 2017

“All staff were very helpful and friendly”.
13 July 2017

“We found Laura to be very pleasant and informative.”
11 July 2017

“I found James Fletcher and his assistant, Julie Taylor, extremely helpful and responsive to my requests.  It became quite stressful at times due to delays outside their control but they were extremely diligent in obtaining the necessary information.”
6 July 2017

Emma is a very approachable person and gave good advice whilst I was trying to make up my mind about how to approach the drawing up of my Will.”
5 July 2017

“I would like to give a big thank you to Anna for her patience and help that she gave me.  I am an 80 year old widow and it was the first time that I had sold a property.  Anna was always willing to answer any questions I may have and always returned phone calls promptly.”
4 July 2017

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