KBL offers great legal support for individuals and businesses, but don't just take our word for it. Here's some recent testimonials from our clients.
A huge thank you to Sarah Sayers for assisting with our house purchase.
Being first time buyers we were anxious and uncertain of the home buying process, Sarah’s response to queries was prompt and we were made to feel completely at ease throughout the entire process.
Mr & Mrs Smith
I have been instructed regularly by the Litigation Team at KBL on a wide-range of commercial litigation matters.
Led by Mike Slater the team adopts a refreshingly commercial and tactical approach to litigation disputes all designed to identify and achieve as quickly and cost effectively as possible the best outcome for the client making use, as appropriate, of Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Mark Harper QC
KBL offers pragmatic and effective advice with an exceptional degree of client care.
KBL provides a speedy and efficient Commercial Property service. They are reliable and consistent in their advice and transaction work.
William Hare Limited
You kept me completely up to date and informed of the process, you always take my calls or I receive a prompt reply or email, clear pricing and your extremely polite approach and professional manner.
As you are aware, I have been in business for 30 plus years and have used various legal services from time to time. We are very happy with your service and pricing, we will be happy to use your services in the future.
Mr John O'Brien
Since being with KBL Solicitors for nearly 12 months now I have found Stephen to be fantastic with us as a company. I have worked well with him and he has managed to help me gain all my debts back through the letters that he has sent.
Thanks again, I could not have recovered my debts without your help.
Owner of Little Angels Nursery
We were initially apprehensive and pessimistic, but from the outset we were put at ease by Michael Slater when he came out to our dental practice, largely by his confident and amicable manner.
We were not given false hope as we felt we had been by the previous solicitors, and his honesty regarding the possible outcomes raised our hopes for the case, of which at that point we had been prepared to stop pursuing.
His associate solicitor, Stephen McArdle had a great deal of professionalism too, and his level of expertise was second to none. They both have a no-nonsense attitude and coupled with great attention to detail, to ensure that results are achieved.
We were after some compensation, and hardly thought we would achieve a 5 figure sum. To our elation we were not only awarded a 6 figure pay out, but our legal fees were also reimbursed for the trouble we were put through.
All the hard work and patience displayed by the two paid off tremendously. I would highly recommend them to anybody who has lost their trust in solicitors, and is searching for a team that will take them seriously.
I just wanted to thank KBL Solicitors for all their support with the sale and purchase of our house. Sarah was supportive every step of the way giving honest advice as well as engaging with all parties and taking the stress of moving away from ourselves. As well as being competitively priced the service given was always professional. Again thanks Sarah and the team for your service and support.
Mr John Hooper
Philip Stephenson and Anneka Traynor are very good at keeping you in touch with what is going on and generally shepherding you through the obstacles and unfamiliar processes that are required when selling your business.
I found Philip to be very professional, approachable and able to communicate in terms I could understand. I have to say both Philip and Anneka showed great patience when answering my at times obvious (to them) questions. Make no mistake, as Philip told me at the outset, “You will be pleased when it is completed” and I was!
If you have a choice - I recommend you go with KBL.
Corporate & Commercial client
All of us, Board Directors, Club Officers and of course club manager Paul would like to offer our sincerest thanks to Litigation solicitor Stephen McArdle for the benefit of his wisdom and guidance through this action. We recognise you have been an invaluable source of assistance throughout.
Stanton-On-The-Wolds Golf Club, Nottinghamshire.
The service received has been excellent, from reception to appointments with Helen Grundy. I would recommend KBL without hesitation.
On behalf of my company Bolton’s Wood Investments Limited, I was recommended to contact KBL Solicitors in connection with a re-dress claim. Michael Slater was instrumental in assisting the preparation of the case for the Company and was directly involved with the proceedings throughout.
Suffice to say that without Michael Slater and KBL Solicitors’ involvement, the outcome would have been much less certain.
Bolton's Wood Investments Ltd
KBL adopts a commercial approach to corporate transactions. They are ‘to the point’ and cost effective.
Chairman, Richard Threlfall Group Limited
I contacted KBL concerning an urgent commercial landlord and tenant dispute. I would just like to thank Stephen McArdle who was most helpful.
The speed at which he grasped our situation, advice he gave and his way of explaining the position was excellent.
We chose KBL due to their specialism in commercial property and their proven work with Max Spielmann stores.
The Fragrance Shop
If you’re looking to engage a Solicitor to act of your behalf, I can honestly and wholeheartedly recommend Christine Hart and KBL Solicitors.
The team were great. Genuine honesty, excellent communication keeping us up-dated throughout, very competitive fee base (compared to other similar Solicitors!) and an end to end experience that was straight forward, clearly explained and they WON!
Stephen McArdle at KBL helped me with a very difficult tenant who stopped paying her rent. Stephen managed to get a court order so that she had to leave the property. I will certainly be using his services again!
Mr James Waddicker
‘Professional and established’ department covers areas including financial and investment mis-selling, interest rate hedging products, shareholder and partnership disputes, insolvency and professional negligence. Team head Michael Slater ‘will always go the extra mile for clients to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved’.
Legal 500, 2015
KBL provide a very personal, trustworthy and professional service, each transaction that KBL has dealt with has run smoothly and been hassle free.
Imperial Office Furniture Limited
The help and advice we received from Stephen McArdle on a regular basis was invaluable. He made sure we understood the case and informed us of what steps needed to be taken. When other experts and a barrister were needed he was able to source this for us. He constantly advised us of our options and was always friendly and helpful.
We also found that the fees they charged were very favorable in comparison to other litigation companies. We would not hesitate to recommend KBL’s Litigation department.
Mr & Mrs Underhill
Commercial Litigation clients
Thank you for being so kind and understanding when working directly with my mother on a Power of Attorney.
Mr Robert Whatmough
‘Highly experienced, commercial and cooperative’ team has ‘great business acumen’, with Phil Stephenson and Jonathan Shorrock highly rated.
Legal 500, 2015
Christine, you and KBL have been awesome in this legal minefield for all employees left devastated by our sudden redundancy.
I have recently dealt with Stephen McArdle at KBL Solicitors in a case regarding a probate dispute with my Mother's estate followed by a negligence issue with the solicitors handling that case.
In all my dealings with him I found him to be pleasant, approachable and open to listening to my thoughts on the matter and combining them with his own to present the best case possible. In all dealings he was mindful of the cost aspects and informed me of the potential total bill at all times, which certainly helped to keep the bill to a reasonable level.
I would not hesitate to recommend your firm and Mr McArdle in particular to anyone who sought my advice on choosing a solicitor.
KBL's Debbie Roberts heads it's team, which advised on investment, retail and residential development matters in 2013. Clients include, Warburtons, The Fragrance Shop and Townson Estates. David Johnson has 'extensive knowledge' in property matters.
Legal 500, 2014
I would like to thank Stephen McArdle in the Litigation Department for all the work you did on our behalf, it was difficult dealing with the solicitors who did everything to delay settlement.
Many thanks to you personally, you kept us in touch at all times, and without your efforts I don't believe we would have achieved the result we did, I also now regard you as a friend.
Alan Smith & Joanna Parkin
Thank you so much Christine for your help in this matter and fighting our corner. At last our voices have been heard!
KBL provide a reliable, trustworthy and personable service. Their invaluable support instils stability and confidence as do their results.
Harry Peers Steelwork Limited
I contacted KBL via my Wealth Manager; I would just like to complement Stephen McArdle whose service was second to none.
He dealt with our issue in a very professional manner with clear guidance and transparency throughout the course of obtaining a mutually agreed positive result. He managed to deal with a difficult situation very smoothly, in good time and at a reasonable cost – good value for money spent. He certainly understands client’s needs and has a very appropriate way of explaining a difficult or complicated issue. It took a lot of stress away and certainly gave me a peace of mind knowing such an individual was handling my case.
I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen and KBL.
Thanks for all the effort and time you have put into my employment claim. If ever I am in need of legal help, you and KBL will be my first port of call and I will recommend you going forward.
I needed to seek employment law advice - I found the professionalism and understanding approach of KBL amazing, they made the whole process of my settlement offer stress free, cost effective and satisfying. I would recommend them to anyone.
Amazing professional service, Christine was prompt and did over and above to communicate to me. Honest and reliable, an asset to KBL.
Alannah Gene Tierney
This was our first experience with KBL and we have found that they have a very positive approach to problem solving. Their contribution to the resolution of issues is practical and business like and this has been of great benefit. In case of need in the future we know who to go to now.
PMT Italia S p A , Italy
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.
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
As a company we needed specific advice on a complex legal matter which led us to seek advice from Stephen McArdle. We found Stephen's advice to be extremely helpful in assisting us with our decision on the way forward in the matter. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.
Lindsey Van Der Westhuizen
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
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.
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
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
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.
Legacy Officer, HAPPA
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.
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.
The best recommendation that I can make is that we currently have a 100% success rate - those cases that have made it to court have all been awarded in our favour.
The Purple Property Shop
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
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
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 can be very proud of the work you have put in!
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