Client Testimonials



What Our Clients Say

“I cannot recommend Hethertons highly enough. The service and support I have received from Simon Nellar has been second to none. The positive outcome in my complex and difficult litigation would not have been possible without Simon’s detailed knowledge and understanding of family law and his excellent advocacy skills. Alongside that, Simon provides extremely wise counsel and a calm head in what can be difficult negotiations. In the 5 years Simon has acted for me, he has always delivered the best result possible and I am extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work in my legal affairs.”

– Ms S, York

“Excellent advice and service that we appreciated.”

– Mr W, London

“The help provided by Hethertons was invaluable and extremely supportive during difficult and somewhat traumatic times.”

– Mr M, York

“I would definitely use the services again if needed.”

– Ms S, Harrogate

“Hethertons handled my mediation in a sensitive and unbiased way. He managed to put me at ease and alleviate many of my worries in potentially painful circumstances.”

– Mrs S, York

“I was completely happy with the service provided by Hethertons. Everything was explained to me clearly and in a respectful manner, and I was kept informed of progress made. I would recommend Hethertons to anyone needing this service. Thank you for a job well done.”

– Ms B, York

“We were completely satisfied with everything especially the way things were explained in ‘plain English'”

– Ms Q, York

“Hethertons Solicitor have provided there most professional advice and help in making my divorce painless over the last 2 years. Hethertons was very helpful all the way through the process keeping me up to date with everything that was going on with many letters, e-mails and phone calls.”

– Mr H, York

“Hethertons Solicitors was amazing throughout my proceedings.

He made me feel calm and comfortable during every step. What I thought may be a difficult process was in fact simple and smooth running.

I felt that he always treat my matter with sensitivity and really understood that although it was my choice to be divorced….it is still an emotional journey through to the end.”

– Ms L, York

I was looking for a solicitor due to my forthcoming divorce. I choose a solicitor out of the yellow pages local and nearby to my place of work at York – Holgate. To my surprise I was instantly transferred to the reception of Hethertons Solicitors due to retirement of the solicitor I wanted to speak to. For my first informal meeting I arrived at Hethertons Solicitors office at York and it was really in my mind they are a bit posh for me and probably expensive in their fees so I almost left. Fortunately for me and my divorce case I stayed and my first opinion or presumption turned into favour and acceptance of my solicitor Hethertons. The handling of my divorce and financial settlement was of a very professional nature / basis even if my own settlement statement was against his advice. The atmosphere is very welcoming, kind and supportive from the receptionist to the actual meetings with Hethertons Solicitors. It was every time a supportive voice and advice at hand in this difficult circumstances. All around was a kind of flexibility throughout shown towards my nationwide work situation so that the divorce could progress well by email or telephone conferences call. In matter of fact I was proven wrong from my first assumption and the costing / fees were very reasonable and correct so that I can only recommend the services of Hethertons solicitors and would make use of their services again, hopefully in a more pleasant circumstances.”

– Mr B, Newsham

“I have been very happy with the work Hethertons Solicitors have carried out for me and that you have done this in the manner I requested, ie to keep my divorce as amicable as possible. Would definitely recommend Hethertons Solicitors.”

– Ms T, York

“Hethertons Solicitors handled my divorce with calmness, kindness, professionalism and a real understanding of how to make a distressing and painful process as easy he could. I felt he handled everything with a real degree of compassion and never lost sight of my needs throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend him to you. “

– Mrs L, York

“I would like to thank Mr. Nellar who did a great job but also the rest of the team who were always happy to help.”

– Mr S, York

“Hethertons Solicitors has guided me through a very difficult separation and divorce over the last year. He has given pragmatic advice in clear English with patience and empathy.

I would not hesitate in recommending Hethertons Solicitors’ team to anyone who unfortunately find themselves in a similar position.”

– Mr S, York

“I was very pleased how my case was handled and can confirm that the contact that Hethertons helped me to achieve has gone ahead without any problems. For that I owe a big thank you the team at Hethertons for the sound advice, guidance and support I received at a very hard time in mine and my children’s lives.”

– Mr G, York

“Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can’t thank you enough.”

– Mr P, York

“I found Hethertons advice and counsel caring towards me as your client and extremely professional.

I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to my family and friends.”

– Mrs C, York

“I contacted Hethertons when i was going through a difficult time in my life and needed their advice. Hethertons Solicitors was knowledgeable, professional and supportive throughout this time and ensured i received the very best advice to enable me to make well informed decisions. He maintained regular contact during the process to keep me updated and to ensure i was still happy with those decisions and the way things were progressing. In all- a professional company with a personal service that i would highly recommend.”

– Ms T, York

“The two biggest decisions you make when getting divorced are: deciding to get divorced and which solicitors to represent you. Hethertons were recommended to me by a friend who had just completed her own divorce. My financial advisor was also relieved when I mentioned Hethertons were dealing with my divorce and said they were one of the best in the area.

After my first meeting I felt as though I was in safe hands and I could trust Hethertons Solicitors. I was helped to put things into perspective which helped clear my mind of all the unimportant issues. Also knowing that the paper work was completed correctly and items sent from my Ex husbands solicitor were checked and all their errors corrected, there was quite a few!

Overall, divorce is never a good thing to go through but with Hethertons I have got through it and would recommend them.”

– Ms C, York


What Our Clients Say

“The service I recevied could not have been improved upon. Excellent service. Thank you very much.”

– Mr W, York

“The Boroughbridge office a significant benefit to those living outside of York area. Great to see a rural office in use.”

– Mr H, Staveley

“Excellent professional service as always.”

– Mrs T, York

“Jo Yeates was very helpful, friendly and would use again.”

– Mr B, York

“I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Gillian Markland regarding a personal employment matter. I found her and the company to be very professional in their approach, demonstrating expertise and integrity at all times.

On a personal level I found Gillian to be friendly and approachable. She was able to demonstrate the necessary legal expertise and knowledge to help speedily resolve my situation, in a way which I felt made a difference to the outcome.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Hethertons to anyone seeking legal advise in the future.”

– Mr P, York

“First class service provided”

– Ms P, York

“I certainly recommend both Jo Yeates and Hethertons. Your professional attitude, knowledge and clear explanations made a difficult situation much easier for me.”

– Ms T, York

“It was without doubt the smoothest running and most efficient legal transaction I have ever encountered.”

– Ms P, York

“Many thanks for your courteous help and professionalism.”

– Mr M, York

“We were so very impressed with Jo though, and would recommend yourselves to friends and family.”

– Mr G, York

“I found Hethertons advice and counsel caring towards me as your client and extremely professional.

I will have no hesitation in recommending your company to my family and friends.”

– Mrs C, York

“I was very pleased with the way Gillian Markland handled the work. It was only a week in total from beginning to end. Very efficient, reassuring, and professional. Thank you!”

– Ms C, York

Residential Property

What Our Clients Say

“Great service – Thank you”

– Mr & Mrs F, York

“Thank you so much for all of your help with this – it has been a marathon and you have been really great.”

– Mrs M, York

“I have been working with Natalie Hall over the past couple of months on a property purchase and I just wanted to drop you a note to say how wonderful she has been. She has made an extremely frustrating and time consuming process as straight forward as it possibly could be, responding swiftly to emails, helping us understand the process and the implications, and generally being really lovely to deal with. She has made this stressful situation so much easier to manage by being efficient, personal and proactive.”

– Mrs H, York

“Cannot fault Amy, She was fabulous.”

– Mr E, York

“Many thanks for drawing up my Will and forwarding me a copy. I do appreciate Barbara’s calm, caring and professional approach – it has been a difficult time with my father being so poorly. But I have peace of mind that my affairs are in order. My thanks to your ‘team of Lucys’ – who were most helpful.”

– Mrs F, York

“Elaine was brilliant, our house sale was particularly difficult and our purchaser frustrating. I was confident in her throughout these difficulties, she was great. Katy dealt with exchange in Elaine’s absence equally proficiently. Highly satisfied.”

– Mrs G, York

“Thank you to all the staff, from Barbara Stephens down, who were involved in the selling of my brother’s property. All was conducted speedily and efficiently to which my wife Ann, my sister Eileen and myself are eternally grateful.

Your friendliness and help were second to none and even though at times we were separated by 200 mile or move, none of that proved of any difficulty. Once again thank you for the speedy help and closure you gave us.”

– Mr S, Scotland

“Thank you so much for all the work you have done. We are naturally very pleased with the outcome which gives us great peace of mind.

We were certainly very impressed with the manner in which you and your staff worked on the case for us.”

– Mr N, York

“No critisism – very grateful for the professional & friendly manner in which I was looked after. Thank you.”

– Mrs K, Ripon

“Everything was done very satisfactory and quick. Very pleased!”

– Mr S, Dunfermline

“Hethertons was amazing! Genuinely a real pleasure to deal with, very prompt, professional and helped everything go smoothly.”

– Mr W, York

“Good Service. Highly Recommended”

– Mr W, York

“Nicola was brilliant handling my matter, really clear, nothing was too much trouble and very understanding. I would not hesitate recommending her and your company in the future. Well Done.”

– Ms H, Wetherby

“Excellent service from Rachael Fell who was always contactable and kept us fully updated on any developments with the house sale and purchase.”

– Mr R, Hunsingore

“Everyone we met was really professional and just lovely.”

– Mr & Mrs M, York

“Stan and I wanted to thank you for everything Barbara Stephens have done to make the slow process of winding up Kate’s estate so much less stressful. We’re not finished yet but we are surely on the last lap and we are so grateful to you for your reassuring guidance through the mine field of legal requirements. You make it seem so easy when we know it’s highly challenging.

Nothing ever seems to be too much trouble and Lucy can even make the deadly boring and irritating job of ringing in meter readings a pleasure.

Our thanks to you both and our very best wishes to ‘Team Barbara’ for 2018.”

– Mrs L, York

“Could not fault anything Natalie so easy to deal with in plain english and always reassuring.”

– Mr W, York

“The process of buying a house has not been easy for me and thank you so much for all your support, expert help and advice.”

– Mrs S, Tadcaster

“Natalie was fantastic throughout, quick at getting back in touch and resolving any issues.”

– Mr & Mrs M, York

“Amy Blackburn was brilliant.”

– Mr B, York

“If other solicitors were as good as you are it would be very nice!”

– Mr and Mrs G, Selby

“I would like to thank you and all members of staff for your kindness and helpfulness to me on my recent visit to your office. You resolved my problems quickly and efficiently.”

– Mrs W, York

“I wish to thank you most sincerely on the professional efficiency which you exercised. It is only fair to say that we are 100% and more satisfied with your every action relative to the process and your attention to detail. The relaxing atmosphere and general welcome were outstanding, and we left your office with total satisfaction and belief that we were in safe and secure hands.”

– Mr P, Walsall

“Thank you for your services in buying and selling my property. Your friendly, professional assistance made the stressful journey easier!”

– Mr B, York

“Thank you for your help with our house move. I have found the service of Hethertons to be professional and attentive and I would like to thank you for always being available and corresponding straight away when I needed to either speak to you or correspond via email. I would be more than happy to recommend your firm and look forward to using the wider services of your firm in the future.”

– Mr R, York

“Excellent professional service! Would definitely use the Hethertons again in the future if needed. Extremely satisfied!”

– Dr A, York

“Extremely pleased with the service we received from Rachael Fell.”

– Mr F, Thirsk

“We’re incredibly grateful for all the hard work Hethertons put into making moving house as smooth as possible for us. We had fantastic communication and would certainly recommend you to friends.”

– Mrs B, York

“We could not recommend Natalie nor Hethertons any higher than 1,000% in her duty of care, professionalism, speed and toughness. We felt very lucky in our chain (small as it was) how lucky we had Natalie acting for us.”

– Mr & Mrs H, York

“Very professional service – Thank you!”

– Mr B, York

“Could not be more pleased with Toby and Lynda, they made a complicated and protected process a lot less painful, delighted with the service we received.”

– Mrs W, London

“Have Tom & Laura explain how they dealt with us and reward them duly. They have been absolutely professional and fantastic.”

– Mr and Mrs G, York

“Natalie was very courteous & professional in her dealings with both the sale and purchase.”

– Mr and Mrs P, Dunnington

“It did take longer than expected but all staff were lovely to deal with regarding buying the house.”

– Mrs U, York

“Now everything has more or less settled down, I just wanted to thank you so much for the sheer determination trying to and succeeding in getting all parties sorted out. It was very appreciated, it was a bit of a nail biter time!!”

– Mr and Mrs G, York

“Could not fault it.”

– Mr and Mrs B, York

“I really appreciate Hethertons help with this matter and will be sure to recommend David Hallam and your firms to anybody I know who may require your services. I feel that the process has been straight forward and smooth sailing. Obviously I had my breath held until I received your email confirming all is well. First time buyer nerves I guess! The hard work begins now, it’s quite a project!”

– Miss Y, York

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hethertons for their patience, guidance and help in the recent sale of our property. What we thought would be a straightforward transaction turned out to be anything but.

The team were always there at the end of the phone to allay our anxieties and guide us through the conveyancing process.

We always knew our decision to use Hethertons was never in doubt. My mother-in-law recommended you to us many years ago, and in our will making, power of attorney and house sales, Hethertons Solicitors has never failed us.”

– Mr & Mrs F, York

“Tom and Laura were fantastic, there is nothing that needs to be improved. Thank you so much for everything.”

– Mrs J, Boroughbridge

“We received excellent services. Thank you to all concerned.”

– Mrs R, York

“Amy was brilliant!”

– Mr B, Gateshead

“We have moved in and are blissfully happy. Thank you for your help.”

– Mr & Mrs M, Horsham

“Just a big thanks for Natalie who was most helpful particularly in the last few stressful days.”

– Mr & Mrs D, York

“We were really impressed with the service we received and very much appreciated the degree of communication availability when we needed to speak with Tom”

– Mr & Mrs M, York

“I would definitely use Hethertons again in the future, should I need their services again.”

– Mrs R, York

“Excellent service – thank you.”

– Mrs S, Walton

“We wish to thank you for all your help and advice. You are simply the best solicitor that I have ever had dealings with, always considered, professional and supportive. “

– Mr & Mrs P, Hereford

“Thank you for your excellent service.”

– Mrs W, Harrogate

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the work you did in my behalf regarding my conveyancing. It is by far the best conveyancing service I have ever received.”

– Mr Z, York

“As our purchase is now complete I would like to thank you very much for your service and patience during the process.”

“I would like you to know that you and everybody at your office who dealt with us were, kind, caring and professional.”

“It has been a pleasure doing business with you.”

– Mr L, York

“Just coming up for air after our move and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your work. You’ve been great – very professional and I never once didn’t know what was happening!”

– Mr & Mrs R, Stillington

“A huge thanks for the hard work put in over the last few weeks to get me to completion with the sale of Oakdale and purchase of Hawthorne.”

“Cant believe it’s a week ago… I certainly hit the ground running Friday. No doubt will speak to you individually in due course but again thank you very much.”

– Mr L, York

“I just wanted to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to you for all of your help during the sale of our house. You have responded to any queries we have had quickly and efficiently, and have kept us up to date with what is going on throughout.”

“You have made something that could have been very stressful, a fairly easy process for us.”

“I would not hesitate to recommend yourself and Hethertons to others.”

– Mrs D, York

“Everything was very good. Thank you very much.”

– Mrs P, York

“Excellent service from Nicola Kersey – as usual.”

– Mr W, Withernsea

“Thank you to both Lisa and Lynne for their assistance during the sale and purchase of our new home. I would recommend Hethertons to my friends and family.”

– Mrs A, Copmanthorpe

“We both felt that it was an exemplary service especially as we had many problems during the process. We particularly would like to commend Lynne Stillie, who took over from Lisa part-way through. She was entirely efficient, friendly and helpful.”

– Mrs J, Kingston upon Thames

“We both felt that it was an exemplary service especially as we had many problems during the process. We particularly would like to commend Lynne Stillie, who took over from Lisa part-way through. She was entirely efficient, friendly and helpful.”

– Mrs J, Kingston upon Thames

“Without doubt I would use Hethertons again, the service that Lisa Morley and Lynne Stillie have provided has been great, every call answered quickly and every email responded to in the same way, genuinely I always felt in a safe position with Hethertons.

Thanks for making this part of the buying process easy for us”

– Mr C, York

“Excellent news thanks Nicola thanks very much for your help, this has been the most straightforward house sale I ever experienced!”

– Mr D, York

“I found Natalie very helpful, she explained things clearly and reacted quickly to any concerns raised. We as a family thank her for her swift actions on my Mothers behalf”

– Mrs P, York

“Having moved house a number of times in the last 15 years and used a different solicitor each time, I can honestly say that Hethertons have been head and shoulders above the rest in every area.”

– Mr M, Selby

“Most professional looking quote and website.”

– Mr L, York

“Very pleased with service received. Previous dealings with solicitors have had many problems, was more than satisfied.”

– Mrs B, Doncaster

“Excellent service.”

– Ms D, York

“I would like to thank all your staff who dealt with a delicate situation especially Barbara Stephens.”

– Mrs B, Isle of Arran

“Very pleased at the way our business was completed.”

– Mrs B, York

“My wife and I recently used your services to deal with the sale of our house and were given a Client Satisfaction Questionnaire for to complete retrospectively. I have reflected my views on this form but feel compelled to write this additional letter because of the excellent service we received from your employee Nicola Kersey. Not only is Nicola professional, efficient and courteous she was always one step in front of her game she filled us both with confidence and because of her we have already recommended your company several times to family and friends. Thank you so much for your excellent service.”

– Mr S, York

“Extremely helpful and always approachable.”

– Ms H, Scarborough

“Generally solicitors have two speeds, very slow or stop. This was not the case with Hethertons.”

– Mr G & Ms S, York

“Many thanks to Amy who was always very helpful.”

– Mrs M, Gloucester

“We just want to say a very big thank you!”

– Mr J & Mrs B, York

“Very helpful – thank you.”

– Ms B & Mrs P, York

“Excellent service.”

– Mr G & Mrs S, York

“The Hethertons team were very helpful, polite and punctual in all our dealings. Thank you so much.”

– Mr & Mrs M, Peterlee

“The Hethertons’ conveyancing team were very professional and understanding throughout the process, making it a personal service.”

– Mr L, Hovingham

Wills and Probate

What Our Clients Say

“Barbara was professional and very helpful. Her advice was first class”

– Mr & Mrs H, York

“Thank you also for all your help and efficiency over recent month!”

– Ms L, York

“I want to say how incredibly grateful I am to you – for everything. You have done to smooth the process of sorting out Probate, etc. in relation to my late brother’s estate. I feel so fortunate to have found you – Thank you for being there, for your professional brilliance, your kindness, your humour and your empathy.”

– Ms L, York

“We have always found Hethertons to be friendly, helpful & efficient.”

– Mr & Mrs M, York

“Barbara is always pleasant, caring and very efficient so no critisism.”

– Mrs B, York

“Service was excellent and courteous as always.”

– Mrs H, Haxby

“No improvement possible! Sarah was extremely pleasant helpful and efficient! Thank you, Sarah and Lucy”

– Mr & Mrs I, York

“Lee Higham and your team were so helpful and humane. I never dreamt making a will could be so pleasurable. A great, always are! Thank you.”

– Ms B, York

“Well pleased with service. Sarah Collier was very pleasant to deal with. Thank you.”

– Mr & Mrs K, York

“We were extremely happy with the service of Lee Higham, friendly & professional. Thank you.”

– Mrs F, York

“We find Barbara Stephens excellent to deal with and would have no problem in recommending her.”

– Mrs G, York

“I have no criticism at all. I have found everyone with whom I have had contact most helpful.”

– Mrs B, Aberdeen

“Very professionals, expedited service, Ms Stephens handled our businesses with courteousness & tact. Completely trust her judgement and advice. Thank you.”

– Mrs H, Haxby

“No improvement required with your probate service, Barbara was professional, efficient and excellent dealing with our requirements. Thank you.”

– Mrs R, York

“Thank you for the wonderful way in which you handled this matter. I know that Steve & David were most impressed.”

– Mrs B, York

“I would just like to say that Barbara and Karen have always been very professional with all work carried out and are extremely pleasant to work with.

Both are a credit to the company and the reason that I continue to use Hethertons for my legal needs. Thank you.”

– Mr G, York

“Hethertons dealt with the processes extremely professionally, with a very patient and sympathetic attitude to my mum’s situation”

– Mr F, York

“Brilliant Service”

– Mrs H, York

“Many thanks Barbara for all that you have done. I am delighted to have had you as a primary lead on all of these matters. You have been most appreciated throughout this ordeal.”

– Mrs B, York

“Special thanks and appreciation to Barbara who has always done her due diligence in making certain that my concerns have/are being addressed when handling my husband’s estate. Again, thank you for your continued cooperation and support.”

– Mrs B, York

“Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can’t thank you enough”

– Mrs W, York

“Positive experience all round, friendly, professional, approachable, thanks”

– Ms. H, York

Dispute Resolution

What Our Clients Say

“In 2017, I had an appointment with you. After looking at my case you kindly advised me that you felt confident that I could proceed in my case without taking your professional services”

“I can now inform you that I did win my case. Of course I am thoroughly delighted. I just wished to thank you most sincerely for your advice. I shall at every opportunity advise my friends and associates to undertake the services of Hethertons.”

– Mr S, York

“Absolutely delighted with the service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and use Hethertons Solicitors again in the future.”

– Mr T, York

“Team were lovely to deal with. Friendly, helpful, professional and my case was successful!!”

– Mrs H, York

“I am totally satisfied with your service; it was excellent with a very good outcome. I will certainly recommend your Company and if necessary will use you again myself.”

– Mrs L. Dorado

“When Rob Cartmell received a letter in 2014 regarding a claim for damages from a car crash his business was involved in, in 2011, he feared that he would have to pay thousands of pounds to the claimant.

However, after undertaking a free consultation with York-based law firm, Hethertons, he quickly realised that he could fight the case and was able to settle the dispute without having to pay anything to the claimant.

Upon receiving the claim from their client, Hethertons quickly realised that the court proceedings had been incorrectly issued against Rob Cartmell. Natasha Guest, from the expert team of solicitors at Hethertons, drafted a strong defence and quickly settled the disputed action.

Barrie Cartmell, Rob’s father, was the person who employed Hethertons to help his son and he described the result as “great news”. He said he was “extremely pleased, both with the outcome and expert advice,” he received from Hethertons and said that he would “heartily recommend their services” to other people.

“Our instructions were clear, that was to not only challenge their detail, but go on the offensive and demand an outcome as court dates were pressing,” said Barrie Cartmell.

“The letter put out was brilliant, to the extent that not only did the opposing solicitors wake up; they agreed the potential claim go no further.

“The icing on the cake was that we were able to recover a good amount of the costs incurred, so my son and I thank both Hethertons and Natasha for their professional guidance and unstinting support during our time together.”

Hethertons have many years of experience successfully handling disputes and always go that extra mile to ensure the best outcome for their clients.”

– B.M. Cartmell


What Our Clients Say

“Good afternoon and many thanks for your email and for inviting me to attend your Digital Age event in Boroughbridge recently.

“Many apologies for not emailing to express my thanks. I found both subjects very interesting and as GDPR is a very detailed aspect, found the tips provided to be most helpful.

“The points raised by Andy Chipps were also extremely interesting and should we need further advice in the future we would have no hesitation in contacting David Scott or Andy Chipps.”

– Ms G, Managing Partner at girlmonday2friday


Business Support Unit

What Our Clients Say

The service provided by both Jessica and James was excellent. Any issues/queries were always dealt with promptly with minimal input from me, which allowed me to concentrate on other matters in relation to the Liquidation.

– Iain Townsend, Stockton-On-Tees – FRP Advisory LLP

When Andrew Walker needed legal advice in relation to the sale of his York-based accountancy business he had no hesitation in contacting Hethertons.

He had previously had dealings with the law firm through day-to-day work with his clients and approached them in January 2017 to discuss the transaction.

Simon Crack, the director of Hethertons’ My Business Legal, and Jessica Roberts, the Head of Corporate Law, talked Andrew through the sale of White Kite Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors – which he had set up almost a decade earlier.

He also relied on Hethertons for advice on the various aspects of employment law he needed to be aware of.

Andrew said that he was impressed with the firm’s efficient handling of the sale.

“I was looking for a law firm which was straightforward and wouldn’t complicate things,” he said.

“It was also important that I was dealing with a firm which was very responsive. With something like this there can be periods when there’s a lull and very little is happening and then there will be times when everything seems to be happening at once. I was impressed with how Hethertons managed all that.

“I also wanted to deal with solicitors who would make it clear what was and wasn’t possible. You want to be sure that you’re aware of all the options available.”

Following the successful completion of the sale, Andrew said he would be happy to continue to recommend Hethertons to other people, having already suggested them to a number of professional contacts previously.

– Andrew Walker, Managing Director, White Kite

Jean Barrington Limited is a bespoke stationery supplier, set up by Nigel and Jean Boyes 25 years ago.

The firm, based in Kirkbymoorside, manufactures a variety of gift stationery and social stationery and now distributes for a number of American companies.

The company were referred to Hethertons Solicitors when they were seeking corporate and commercial legal advice. Subsequently they have continued to receive ongoing guidance through the MyBusinessLegal team.

“Hethertons have been excellent,” said Nigel. “One of the matters we brought to them had got quite complicated, however they remained calm and professional throughout.

“What I’m looking for from a solicitor is somebody who is efficient. I want to know that if I need help with something that I’m able to just pick up the phone and they’ll be able to deal with it. I’ve always found that with Hethertons.”

Throughout his dealings with Simon Crack, head of the Hethertons MyBusinessLegal team, and Jo Yeates, who leads the firm’s employment team, Nigel said that he had always welcomed their plain-language approach.

“That’s been excellent,” he added. “They never try to confuse you with a lot of complicated terms, they’ve always used simple language that you can understand.”

And Nigel said he wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hethertons to other people.

“I’d have no reason not to. I’ve found them professional, friendly and always able to get the job sorted.”

– Nigel Boyes, Owner, Jean Barrington Ltd

In 2011 Tom Hiskey co-founded The Law Wizard Limited, a start-up company that provides software to legal firms and probate specialists.

The York-based enterprise was a big success and three years later Tom and his business partner Rob Blake decided to take the opportunity to sell the business on.

They approached Hethertons for legal advice to progress the sale and were advised by the Head of the firm’s MyBusinessLegal team, Simon Crack.

Hethertons oversaw the business sale transaction from start to finish and Tom said it was a positive experience throughout.

“It was very, very good. You always knew that everything was in hand and that every stage of the process was being dealt with as thoroughly as possible.

“When you are selling your own company it can obviously be a very nervous time, but Hethertons put us at ease. Simon is extremely approachable and always made sure to keep us up-to-date with where things were and made it clear about what we needed to do next.”

Having previously worked in the legal profession himself, Tom is better placed than most to assess how a solicitor has handled a matter.

“What I can say from personal experience is that solicitors can sometimes be a bit unclear, but that wasn’t something I encountered with Hethertons at all. Everything was explained very well.

“I have already recommended Hethertons to people and would continue to do so in future.”

– Tom Hiskey, Founder of The Law Wizard

Little Acorns Limited is a successful day nursery based in the Clifton area of York.

Since opening in 2004, the nursery has expanded in size and today 15 members of staff help to look after almost 100 local children.

The business has been owned by Sarah Saville since 2011; she had already been working at the nursery for a number of years and decided to buy it when the previous owner retired.

When she needed a solicitor to guide her through the purchase, it was her accountant who recommended Hethertons and Sarah got in touch with Simon Crack, Director and Head of the firm’s MyBusinessLegal team.

Sarah said she couldn’t have been happier with the level of service she had received.

“From the very beginning I couldn’t have asked for more,” she said. “They were friendly, professional at all times and always there to deal with my queries. And because they were a local firm, I knew that I could see them in person if I needed to, as well as speaking to them on the phone.”

Hethertons provided Sarah with all the necessary legal advice relating to the purchase of the business and once the transaction was complete she continued to seek advice from the firm about matters such as employment law, liaising with head of department Jo Yeates.

“When I bought the business I was suddenly dealing with things that were completely new to me and it was important that I had someone I could turn to, to answer any questions that I had.

“Throughout the time I have been dealing with them, I’ve always found that Hethertons have gone above and beyond and have recommended them to a number of other people I know.”

– Sarah Saville, Owner, Little Acorns Day Nursery

Located in Brackenholme near the Yorkshire town of Selby, Munchkins Day Nursery is a 35 place nursery school, which also specialises in after school and holiday childcare for up to 25 youngsters.

Established in 2011 by its founders and Directors Natalie Huntington and Sally Hampshire, Munchkins has grown and grown to become one of Selby’s most prominent children’s nurseries and now employs 14 people.

Hethertons was recommended to Munchkins by their financial advisor whilst preparing to open their business. The company was advised by Simon Crack, Director and head of the MyBusinessLegal Team at Hethertons.

Natalie continues the story: “We initially contacted Hethertons to help us set up the business and handle the lease on our business premises. It was clear from the start that they were able to provide the advice and services that we required and we felt really confident in trusting them to help us.

“Since then Hethertons have helped our business with a number of issues, but they have also helped me personally. The team at Hethertons are very professional but also very personable. They treat you like a human being and everyone I have worked with on both the business and private client side of the business has always been very helpful.”

Hethertons continue to provide Munchkins with a range of services through the MyBusinessLegal team and Natalie says that she feels confident contacting Hethertons should she have any specific requirements.

Natalie added: “Many of the solicitors within the firm know me by first name now and I know I can go to them with any issue I have. Hethertons are a great firm, they make you feel comfortable, even at the most difficult times and their fees are very competitive. We have already recommended Hethertons to other businesses and we would definitely do so again in future.”

– Natalie Huntington, Brackenholme – Munchkins Day Nursery

Based near Harrogate and established in 1958, Daleside Nurseries specialises in supplying plants and plant related items to the general public, landscapers and some florists who require specialist items.

Co-owned by Managing Director, Stuart Townsend, the business has grown in recent years and now employs some 16 people from premises in Harrogate.

Stuart takes up the story, “We have been advised by Simon Crack for over 20 years. He is extremely approachable and refreshingly, doesn’t bamboozle you with legal
jargon when working with you. Everything is incredibly straight forward and we can always be confident of being able to speak to him and his team as soon as we need assistance”.

Hethertons provide Stuart with ongoing legal advice via the MyBusinessLegal team including employment and HR issues.

Stuart continues, “I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hethertons to other businesses.
We certainly go straight to them when we have any legal issues and have always been able to get expert and grounded advice. I have also used Hethertons for my personal legal requirements and enjoyed the same positive experience”.

– Stuart Townsend, Harrogate – Daleside Nurseries

“Many thanks for the prompt service and professional support – it’s meant a lot to me. Your efforts are much appreciated. I know where to come if I need support.”

– Mrs E, York – NBA HR Services Limited

Commercial Property

What Our Clients Say

“No criticisms. Jessica Roberts was excellent, immediately understood what we needed. She was particularly good at keeping us informed with a brief email every Friday and dealt with matter efficiently.”

– Mr & Mrs W, York

“Thank you for your patience and pragmatism! Really really appreciate it!”

– Mrs F, Warwick

“We are very grateful to David Hallam for all the hard work. If it wasn’t for David helping us out the way he did with our concerns around the loft space we would not even have been in this position again to try and purchase the flat. Hethertons have done an amazing job throughout! Thank you so much, David have really helped us out!”

– Mr & Mrs D, London

“I wanted to commend and thank James Sweetzer who acted on our behalf and has acted for us on other transactions. We must have put him through a lot of stress by the way events unfolded. Not only did he not once complain but he never seemed to be flustered and always had our interests at heart. His level of communication is exceptional and I did not have to chase him up on one thing- he always got there first.”

“Having someone like James to rely on is incredibly helpful to the running and success of a young and growing company of which James has become an integral part.”

– Mr W, Surrey

“Thank you so much for making the property purchase such a straight forward and pleasant transaction. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and hope to do so again.”

– Mr A, York

“Everyone I have had contact with at Hethertons has been extremely polite, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.”

“I would like to particularly mention David Hallam in whom I have the utmost trust and confidence. He has always been very accessible and his straight forward manner, friendliness and promptness is extremely reassuring at often stressful times.”

“I will happily continue to use his services and cannot recommend your practice highly enough”

– Mrs F, Carmarthen

“Both David & Vicky were absolutely fantastic & very helpful throughout the process. Extremely pleased & satisfied with the services.”

– Mr J and Ms P , Boroughbridge

“Always excellent service.”

– Mr M, Boroughbridge

“Could not have asked for a better service.”

– Mrs D, Ripon

“Excellent service from David Hallam 10/10.”

– Mrs D, Boroughbridge

“We were provided with a prompt and professional service. Thank you”

– Mr S, York

Employment Law

What Our Clients Say

“The support we received from Hethertons in the setting up of Bar Lane Studios was second to none and above the call of duty. Their enthusiasm in helping us build a solid basis for serving the local community as a not-for-profit social enterprise and our continuing relationship has demonstrated not only their commitment as professional advisors but also their keenness to be involved in community projects. “

– Mark Gibson and Ben Clowes, Founders and Directors, Bar Lane Studios

“Over the last six months we have dealt with a very difficult personnel problem, this was not only stressful but very time consuming. During this time, Jo Yeates has been very supportive, listened carefully to the problem, then advised a practical method of beginning to resolve the problem. This help and support has been invaluable at no time did we feel just another “HR issue”, we received personal and supportive advice from Jo at all times.”

– Joan Stainsby, Trustee, Zoes Place Baby Hospice

“I have now used the services of Hethertons solicitors for over 5 years. I have found them to be a very professional and competent company. They always deliver what they say they will.

I have used them for a range of services and have always found them to be first class and very prompt in their work. They are a very friendly and approachable company and I would not hesitate in recommending them. ”

– Martin Rhodes, Managing Director, White Rose Transport Limited

“I am writing to let you know how pleased we are with the service we get from the Employment law Team.

We have had occasions where we have needed support and found all the team to be first class in the responses we have received.

We have had basic enquiries, to confirm a specific point of action or clarification of interpretation, dealt with quickly and succinctly.

We have also had the need to seek more detailed support on issues that have arisen. Once again we have been given a very professional and easy to understand form of help.

We are extremely pleased that we took your services on board, they have saved us a great deal of time and ensured we have taken the correct decisions in our day to day dealings.

I would like you to pass on our thanks to the team for all their help and support. “

– Colin A Hodgson, Operations Director, C F Stead

“My company has used Hethertons HELP package for the last 5 years and have been extremely satisfied with the service we have received. Jo Yeates and her team go the extra mile to provide much needed support in respect of all our employment issues. We would recommend them to anyone. “

– Peter Docwra, Managing Director, Ashtons Estate Agents

“I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Gillian Markland regarding a personal employment matter. I found her and the company to be very professional in their approach, demonstrating expertise and integrity at all times.

On a personal level I found Gillian to be friendly and approachable. She was able to demonstrate the necessary legal expertise and knowledge to help speedily resolve my situation, in a way which I felt made a difference to the outcome.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Hethertons to anyone seeking legal advice in the future.

– Andy Powell

“Thank you for all your help – you and your team are life savers.”

– Cooper & Westgate

“Since switching to Hethertons in 2014 I have been very impressed with their service, they have listened to what we wanted and tailored their service accordingly. It allows me to do my job safe in the knowledge that all our legal requirements are well taken care. I find the team at Hethertons very approachable and easy to contact when needed.”

– Mark Wilson, Streamline Taxis (York) Ltd.

“I am always thoroughly impressed with the service I receive from Jo and the employment team. They are very friendly but yet professional and are a phone call away for advice no matter how small or big. I would happily recommend you all.”

– Sarah Saville, Owner, Little Acorns Day Nursery

“We have used Hethertons Solicitors since 2009 to present for all our Employment Advice, Employment Contracts and Staff Handbook, Company Shareholders Agreement, Wills, Tenancy Agreements and litigation advice.

I would highly recommend Hethertons for the many services they offer. I have always found them to be very professional and supportive towards our business. All the staff are very friendly and down to earth and always go that extra mile to help. Matters are always dealt with speedily. At times I have required urgent advice which has always been dealt with promptly and professionally either by phone calls, drafting of letters or emails.

I would highly recommend Hethertons Solicitors for their professional services to friends, family, colleagues and business associates”

– Helen Prentice, Director, Keith France Electrical Contractor Ltd

“We have been working with Hethertons for about 10 years now and our experience of using them has been excellent. They adopt the same sense of urgency as we do.”

“Personnel issues can be very stressful at the time and need an immediate response. We benefit in the knowledge that we can act in a legal and professional manner towards our employees and we continue to use Hethertons for the instant response they offer.”

“Hethertons are a friendly and approachable team. We would strongly recommend them for their very personal service”

– Caroline Borley, Director, Mat Services Ltd

“We are a small charity who must ensure that every penny that donors give is spent in the most efficient manner. We have been using the services of Hethertons for over 4 years during this time we most definitely have had ‘value for money’. The service they provide is efficient, helpful, supportive and above all else they are very approachable.”

– Joan Stainsby, Executive Trustee, Zoe’s Place Trust Baby Hospice

“Future Cleaning has been using Hethertons Solicitors for employment law since 2009 and I have always found them to be professional, efficient and reliable; giving us excellent advice and support over the years. Hethertons are a local firm who always go the extra mile in resolving our HR issues. Jo and her team go over and above their responsibilities as our HR advisors and have attended many training days and conferences to further develop our Area Managers and Administrators’ HR knowledge. I would not hesitate to recommend Hethertons Solicitors to anyone.”

– Charles Chisholm, CEO, Future Cleaning Services Ltd

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