Veronica Gibson, Legacy Officer, HAPPA
My experience with contentious litigation and sometimes difficult and complex legacy work outside my capabilities has led me seek help and advice from Stephen McArdle. I have found Stephen to be extremely efficient in bringing about satisfactory conclusions, he has always been tenacious and worked hard on the Charity`s behalf for which we are extremely grateful. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone needing constructive advice.
Veronica Gibson, Legacy Officer, Happa
Just wanted to say, thank you for everything you have done for me over the past two years. It's been a rocky road at times but i'm happy with the outcome.
Matthew Jones, The Purple Property Shop
I would just like to put on record how happy we have been with the service from KBL’s debt management service, headed by Stephen McArdle.
We are a small family run business and thankfully the vast majority of our customers settle their account in full and in a timely manner. Unfortunately a small minority choose to try and evade paying for the services we provide. As a small company we cannot afford not to chase every penny due to us, and the tiered / staged approach offered by KBL works well.
We find Stephen’s manner very professional and affable and he always takes the trouble to explain complex legal terminology and procedures in a clear, simple way without sounding patronising. Stephen’s very aware of the costs around debt recovery and works hard to find a cost-effective solution that ensures the cost of the recovery is proportionate to the debt being recovered.
We are particularly impressed with Stephen’s written submissions to provide evidence to court around each case both in terms of depth of argument and professionalism. The best recommendation that I can place on record is that we currently have a 100% success rate for those cases that have made it to court have all been awarded in our favour. Please pass on our thanks to the relevant teams for all their hard work.
Matthew Jones, The Purple Property Shop
Jack Hobbs Plumbing & Heating Supplies
We would like to thank Phil Stephenson & Helen Marsh for their professionalism and friendliness, in their dealings with ourselves during this transaction. They are both a credit to your practice.
Jack Hobbs Plumbing & Heating Supplies
Mr & Mrs Hawarden
Pauline O'Rourke did a fabulous job for us yet again. Excellent, friendly service. Very pleased.
Mr & Mrs Hawarden
Mr C Hussey
Many thanks to the KBL team and especially Michael Slater and Stephen McArdle for guiding us through such a minefield of which we know nothing of. The outcome has been successful and took a lot of stress off us. Thanking you all.
Mr C Hussey
Throughout, Charlotte maintained focus on achieving a settlement in my separation as quickly and as cheaply as possible. She kept me up to date with developments at all times and always had a back-up plan when required. Above all, Charlotte ensured I was always prepared and as a result, we achieved a satisfactory settlement at a cheaper cost than feared. Charlotte always managed my expectations and confidence in the likely outcomes and consequently, I was never caught out or surprised as the case developed.
Her subtle management of both case and client ensured all decisions were taken with a clear head and sensible state of mind. As such, she is an excellent example of a young, modern solicitor who understands the client aims and needs, not only in terms of the law, but also in clarifying the often opaque world of billing the client. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.
KBL provided an excellent, friendly service and more importantly, helped us to achieve a great result. The case was long and difficult at times and KBL were great throughout.
L H Safety Ltd
Steve Thompson, The Fragrance Shop
We chose KBL due to their areas of specialism in commercial property and, in particular, their proven work with Max Spielmann stores which matched our property needs.
The Fragrance Shop
Peter Wu, The Chinese Buffet
We would like to commend KBL for their services. Their approach is friendly, professional and thorough. We feel confident that they can support us in all legal matters as we develop to become a national group.
The Chinese Buffet
Ms Dianne Dugdale
I cannot speak too highly of KBL, I contacted them for advice when my husband left me. Their advice was objective and helped steer me towards a successful conclusion. It was a painful journey of two years but thanks to Charlotte Beck who was there to hold my hand at every twist and turn in this dreadfully emotional time I came out the other side with dignity the KBL team helped me to find and maintain. The whole team became like an extended family and nothing was too much trouble, all calls were returned within minutes so I was up to date with all pertinent matters. I would have no hesitation in recommending KBL for their invaluable support in helping me to obtain a life changing outcome. Many, many thanks to you all.
Phil Gibbs, PR Gibbs & Co
On behalf of our clients and ourselves we have used the professional legal services of Kippax Beaumont Lewis for many years. KBL have always provided a very efficient, positive and friendly service in respect of commercial and residential property related litigation, leases and other matters.
PR Gibbs & Co
Mr Tate, Bolton
You've been a great help legally but sometimes even emmotionally. I have (sadly) had experience of many sides of the legal profession, from corporate teams at work to criminal defence and disturbed ex girlfriends via conveyancing firms and even a rugby injury claim. If they were all moulded in your style the world would run a whole lot smoother and quicker.
Mrs Hurst, Manchester
Many thanks again to you both for guiding us through this process and making it as pain-free as possible. I've yet to meet anyone who's been involved with a divorce and had anything good to say about the experience, so I think you and Charlotte can also be very proud of the work you have put in!
Mrs Fallows, Bolton
Your advice encouraged me to stand my ground. Thanks once again, hopefully I won`t be needing you in the future, but will definitely reccomend you.
Mr & Mrs Underhill, Surrey
We were referred to Michael Slater and Stephen McArdle when a problem occurred with the sale of a property that was an essential part of the sale of our company. They advised us on a way forward and travelled to South London to attend a round table meeting where they negotiated a settlement that we were very pleased with. We found Michael and Stephen very friendly, helpful and professional throughout the process and we would be happy to recommend them.
Mr & Mrs Underhill
Phil Orme, Property Manager Johnston Developments Ltd
KBL have proved to be a valuable asset in helping me manage our rental portfolio. The services that they have provided over the last few years have been invaluable. I have found them to be friendly, accommodating, efficient and professional.
Phil Orme, Property Manager, Johnston Developments
Property Manager, Johnston Developments Ltd
Dr Terry Thorne, Bolton
I am sure you would be keen to hear just how marvellous Mr Hassells and Ms Hart have been at successfully handling my wife's recent unfair dismissal case. Mr Hassells demonstrated throughout a thorough and diligent approach to the proceedings, ably assisted by Ms Hart. They have given us the very best of themselves in reaching a satisfactory outcome, much more than one could reasonably expect.
Most importantly they believed what my wife was telling them, and I can't begin to say how reassuring that was for us. I'm sure that you are already aware of how good John and Christine are, but we just wanted to add our names to your list of satisfied clients.
May we also say a final thank you to your reception staff who always showed great courtesy and efficiency whenever we visited your offices.
The Legal 500, 2011
KBL has benefited from developing a number of strategic alliances with local accountants and surveyors. Led by Michael Slater, the team has recently handled a variety of shareholder
disputes, as well as seeing a spike in passing off actions.
The Legal 500, 2011
Victor Wood, Managing Director, EK Williams Ltd
KBL adopts a positive approach to problem solving. Their contribution
to the resolution of complex contractual issues and employment problems
is practical, unassuming and business like.
Managing Director, EK Williams Ltd
Kevin Smith, AMEC Capital Projects Ltd
Kippax Beaumont Lewis are effective commercial litigators. They get things done and achieve results.
Head of Legal Department, AMEC Capital Projects Ltd
David Stansfield, Company Secretary, William Hare Limited
KBL provides a speedy and efficient service in the Commercial Property
sector. They are reliable and consistent in their advice and transaction
Company Secretary, William Hare Limited
Jonathan Warburton, Warburtons Limited
In the private client arena KBL offers pragmatic and effective advice with an exceptional degree of client care.
Chairman, Warburtons Limited
Richard Hurst, Chairman, Richard Threlfall Group Limited
KBL adopts a commercial approach to corporate transactions. They are ‘to the point’ and cost effective.
Chairman, Richard Threlfall Group Limited
Mark Lamoury, Partner, Deacon & Jones
We chose KBL as they’ve worked with us in the past on property and
partnership matters, each transaction is a smooth process and we've had a
good service with no problems.
Partner, Deacon & Jones
John Robinson, Mulberry Bush Nursery
The professional service we’ve had from everyone at KBL has been first
class, in particular Phil Stephenson and Pat on reception. It’s made the
whole process as painless as possible.
Mulberry Bush Nursery
Stephen Nightingale, The Lighting & Interiors Group
KBL were recommended to us by a Manchester surveyor and we have been
very satisfied with the expertise they have shown in handling our
Finance Director, The Lighting & Interiors Group
Marilyn Taylor, General Manageress, Harry Peers Steelwork Limited
KBL provide a reliable, trustworthy and personable service. Their
invaluable support instils stability and confidence as do their results.
General Manageress, Harry Peers Steelwork Limited
Mr Walsh, Bolton
KBL have acted for me several times over the last 15 years & I
have always found them to be efficient and courteous in all cases.
Discretion & trust are essential when selecting a legal advisor & I have absolutely no complaints.
Lindsay Bennett, Imperial Offcie Furniture Limited
KBL provide a very personal, trustworthy and professional service, each
transaction that KBL has dealt with has run smoothly and been hassle
free. I would thoroughly recommend their services.
Imperial Office Furniture Limited
Frank Miskell, Petrofab UK Limited
We have enjoyed a close working relationship with KBL for many years,
and have received first class advice and guidence on matters ranging
from corporate matters, litigation, employment law and commercial
property issues and would highly recommend their services to anyone.
Petrofab UK Limited
Matt Jones, The Purple Property Shop
Over the past eighteen months we have used KBL for a variety of
legal assignments, as a company we have sought their advice on matters
ranging from defending litigation from third parties, behaviour of
competitors, structure of our client contracts and franchising. We have
also recommended them to our clients for both residential and commercial
In all matters KBL have acted swiftly, professionally and with the utmost courtesy and respect towards us and our clients.
Communication is paramount in our business as moving house is a very
stressful time and this stress can be exacerbated if clients are not
kept abreast of developments in the conveyancing process.
We will continue to recommend KBL to our clients and use them for our
own legal matters as we cannot fault their attention to detail and
customer service in any way.
The Purple Property Shop
Mr F, Preston
The family solicitors at KBL flex their legal muscles in what are
undoubtedly some of the most personal and emotive situations imaginable.
My instructions to KBL arose from a very difficult and regrettable
family separation. Not only were KBL utter professionals; they also
dealt with the matter compassionately and appropriately at all times and
as a result achieved a very good outcome.
Instructing KBL made a difficult set of circumstances easier to deal
with and their support and commitment throughout was invaluable.