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.
I hereby recommend Michael Slater for the litigation work he provided to resolve the dispute in the matter of a contentious probate. The advice provided, and preparation done by Michael resulted in a satisfactory settlement of a complex and contentious dispute over my aunt’s estate. At all times Michael extended professional courtesy, considered and supportive advice and guidance.
I’ve dealt with KBL and Debbie Roberts for many years and have always found them to be on the ball. Debbie’s expertise in property law has been vital to my business, she is an excellent communicator, very responsive and always gives me clear, concise advice. The professional relationship I have with KBL is invaluable and I would have no hesitation in recommending KBL to businesses and individuals alike.
James Industrial Ltd
I first encountered Sarah when I heard her give a podcast explaining the new IR35 legislation. Immediately I was impressed at how she made sense of the complex new rules in a simple and concise way. At the time I was expanding my team and was under time pressure to contract with them. I found Sarah to be very responsive to my needs with a keen understanding of my business as a health care practitioner. If you need an employment lawyer who can quickly understand your needs and turn things around in double quick time, then Sarah is the person for you. I can’t recommend her highly enough
West End Osteopathy Limited
Thank you so much Gillian! We’re both so grateful for all of your support during this process, you’ve been fantastic at keeping us up to date and doing everything to make sure we hit our end of June deadline - just want to say how happy we both are with the service we’ve had and would definitely recommend you to anyone buying a house.
Many thanks for our completed wills. Thanks to your guidance it was much easier than I expected. You replied promptly to all phone calls or emails and we received the drafts by the date advised, a very professional service. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing advice and you will certainly be our first point of contact should we need similar services in the future. Many thanks.
Mr & Mrs Harris
I have known and worked closely with Greg Gardner-Boyes for many years. Greg is an extremely effective solicitor with the ability to grasp complex situations quickly and get the job done. He is a results driven, hands-on partner, specialising in litigation and corporate matters. Greg and the team at KBL provide a high level, professional and personal service to its clients to rival any city centre practice.
Pierce Business Advisory & Accountancy Group
I have instructed KBL in relation to a complex Employment matter. Sarah Collier is highly experienced in Employment Law. The client care provided by Sarah Collier and her assistant Sarah Taylor was exceptional and went over and beyond my expectations in the matter. A pragmatic approach was taken in the matter and I achieved the conclusion I was hoping for. Would definitely recommend KBL Solicitors.
I was introduced to Sarah through a colleague in the physio world. I needed help with some agreements for my self employed staff. Service was efficient and the required agreements sorted quickly and professionally. I am happy to recommend the service and will use KBL again.
Willaston Physio & Sports Rehab
Although we expressed our appreciation to you for your help and guidance, we wish to formally register our thanks in writing. From the beginning of the transaction to complete the sale of our business premises, Gillian Hindle at KBL was always available to discuss any developments both by phone or email. As matters progressed, and became somewhat stressful, her advice and reassurance was particularly appreciated, leading to the successful conclusion of the sale. In addition, we always felt that our matter was given priority as important individual clients. Thank you once again for your professionalism. We wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending KBL’s services.
Annie Boland CEO
P&A Medical Ltd
I was introduced to Sarah Collier of KBL thanks entirely to a Google search for a solicitor with speciality in employment law in the Bolton area. My association with Sarah was for only around a month or so but throughout I found her a reassuring, calm and clearly knowledgeable individual who clearly believed in my case. My partner and I had originally opted to deal alone but when matters were brought towards a conclusion, we felt it prudent to bring in a professional and we are so glad we did. All queries were responded to promptly and fully and dealing with Sarah helped reduce what was already a significant burden on my mental health. I fully believe our decision to involve Sarah was very much the correct decision and I recommend her to anyone needing employment law advice. In addition, my dealings with her paralegal, Sarah Taylor have also revealed a prompt, efficient and courteous individual and I therefore thank the two Sarah's warmly for their help in my case.
Mrs R, Bolton
The professional and friendly service from KBL, and in particular Maria Lonergan, made joint will writing less of a headache than we thought it was going to be. Communication was swift, either by telephone or email and our draft proposals were efficiently turned into draft joint wills that were clear and straightforward. The process was smooth from start to finish with clear guidance and advice, and with the ability to sign off our wills in person at KBL offices in Bolton. We are delighted with the service we've received from KBL and would endorse and recommend them.
David & Christopher Mills
I would like to thank KBL, and in particular, Amy Dawber for all of her help and support with my divorce. Amy made the process so much easier over the last few months and I cannot thank her enough for making a situation that had become incredibly stressful so much more bearable, thank you truly.
I just want to say a massive thank for everything, Sarah and the team have been nothing but professional all the way through. Nothing could have made my experience any better, absolutely first class service, professional kind and caring with fantastic communication. - I will certainly recommend KBL to everyone I know.
I would just like to say that Sarah Collier dealt with my case professionally and with patience. I felt for the first time since hearing of my redundancy, that someone was on my side. I appreciate all that she did to make the process easier to understand and to deal with. I can't thank Sarah enough for what she did and how easy she made the whole process for me.
We came to see Maria to discuss our Wills and provision for our families. Our matter was not as straightforward as we first thought but Maria explained the issues in a way which was easy to understand, she was helpful, friendly and professional and was able to put our minds at ease. Maria kept us up to date on progress at all times and I believe offers good value when you consider the work that went into producing Wills and associated documents. We were particularly grateful for Maria's understanding and explanations of the whole process and the "what happens if" scenarios.
David & Kerry Shuttleworth
Greg Gardner-Boyes has been very helpful and honest about my case and the possible outcomes from the start. He understood the issues and provided insightful, expert guidance throughout. I’d have been lost without his skills and can’t thank him enough for his support and backing. Greg is a nice guy, very easy to get on with and I hold his opinions in high regard, especially his insight into how other parties may think and act.
Myself and my wife have sold two properties and Zaheer has been acting for us in both matters. I am writing to let you know how impressed and pleased we are with the professionalism of his work and also his general, friendly, nature. His advice has been invaluable. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Zaheer and we are so glad that he is acting for us in a property purchase. He is a credit to your practice.
Mr & Mrs Hales
From start to finish Maria Lonergan was outstanding. Firstly in preparing my late mother's Will and then concluding the probate with great efficiency. Her depth of knowledge and situations and likely outcomes is very impressive, the property sale was expertly handled by David Johnson with the same customer focused approach. Our family could not have been better served and I have no hesitation in giving the strongest possible recommendation of their services.
Gillian Hindle has worked on several legal matters for me and I have always found her advice to be sound, timely and crystal clear. In addition, she has always been unfailing polite, attentive and readily available. She is both a consummate professional and a delightful individual. She also offers amazingly good value for money!
Just wanted to say how pleased I was with the work done by KBL. They handled my divorce and house transfer from January - May 2020. Ceri Thomas was excellent and very responsive with all aspects of my divorce process. Her assistant Julie Stott was also prompt when dealing with all documents and correspondence from Ceri. Zaheer Ahmed has been excellent with the house transfer and got things completed very quickly. Thank you for making this process virtually pain free when it came to all the legal side of things. I'm glad this chapter is over. I would recommend to others.
I would like to thank Sarah Collier and Sarah Taylor for their excellent help. Their good advice and speedy responses helped to bring the experience to a good conclusion very quickly. Their friendly attitude and flexibility to co-ordinate actions with my contributions made the process as easy as it could be. I would recommend their services without hesitation. Thank you.
KBL acted on my behalf during a long and drawn-out divorce. They were very supportive, professional and knowledgeable during the 18-month case and provided me with great reassurance throughout this difficult time. Both Julie and Ceri offered advice on things I could do myself to help keep costs down, which is proof they have their clients’ best interest at heart. A great team to have in your corner and I couldn't recommend them enough.
I have used various Solicitors in KBL for many years and not only do they deliver, they do it with great work ethic and customer service. I would have no misgivings recommending their services. I would also personally like to thank Kathryn Maclennan (Insolvency Partner). The service provided has been second to none!
I had complete faith in Amy Dawber from our very first conversation. She really put me at ease, and I found her to be professional and knowledgeable, she picked up a complex and sensitive case halfway through and managed to get things sorted effectively and quickly. Amy was clear on costs throughout, very responsive and always returned my calls. KBL’s offices at Chorley New Road are lovely and welcoming, and on each occasion I visited I found the whole team to be helpful and polite. Following my experience, I have already recommended KBL to my parents in the knowledge that they’ll be looked after as well as I was.
I would just like to thank Sarah Collier for her advice, service and diligence and Sarah Taylor for her constant updates, fabulous service and I'm very happy with the result. I was kept up to date all the way through which exceeded my expectations. Thank you both!
I just thought I’d say how much a pleasure it was to deal with Zaheer in your property team, I secured my new home at the end of last year and as a first time buyer I was obviously very green on a number of matters! Zaheer was a constant communicator and had no problems running through things more than once if I didn’t quite grasp first time round, you have a very professional team member who is a credit to the business!
We came to KBL with a very complex and difficult issue and Michael Slater provided us both with the energy and belief in the case which enveloped our lives.
Our worry, stress and sleepless nights could well have decided the case but Michael gave us hope and professional skill and analysis. His focus on the issues and facts surrounding those issues was instrumental to our case and without his skill and attention we would not have survived as a family now looking forward.
One more observation, Michael is a caring, approachable and thoroughly nice man. We would not hesitate to recommend him and his very supportive staff.
Melanie and Ken
Thank you Sarah Collier, professional service but still friendly and approachable. Always on hand to offer guidance when needed.
We found Zaheer to be one of the most helpful and friendliest solicitors we have ever used and I have already recommended him to 3 of our friends.
Mr & Mrs Spetch
KBL provided us with excellent service, Kathryn Fairhurst dealt with our conveyancing and was really efficient and brilliant to deal with.
Mr Shuttleworth & Miss Burrows
As a first time seller I found everything straightforward and clearly explained, thanks for making the house sale stress free and no trouble.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 paid off tremendously. I would highly recommend Michael to anybody who has lost their trust in solicitors, and is searching for a team that will take them seriously.
We were referred to Michael Slater 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 very friendly, helpful and professional throughout the process and we would be happy to recommend him.
Mr & Mrs Underhill
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
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
We chose KBL due to their specialism in commercial property and their proven work with Max Spielmann stores.
The Fragrance Shop
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
‘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
Gillian Hindle has worked on several legal matters for me and I have always found her advice to be sound, timely and crystal clear. In addition, she has always been unfailing polite, attentive and readily available. She is both a consummate professional and a delightful individual.
Mr Martin Patrick
KBL have been awesome in this legal minefield for all employees left devastated by our sudden redundancy.
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
KBL provide a reliable, trustworthy and personable service. Their invaluable support instils stability and confidence as do their results.
Harry Peers Steelwork Limited
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.
KBL acted on my behalf during a long and drawn-out divorce. They were very supportive, professional and knowledgeable during the 18-month case and provided me with great reassurance throughout this difficult time.
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.
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
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
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!
I had been owed a substantial amount of money by a private individual since 2015. The matter was not straightforward as payment was reliant on the sale of a property which should have had a charge placed on it, but it later transpired that this had not been done. Over the years several unsuccessful attempts had been made by various solicitors to recover the debt. I instructed Paul Formby at KBL Solicitors who prevented a sale taking place without an agreement being reached on the monies due to me and ensured that payment was made on completion of the property sale. Paul grasped the situation very quickly and took immediate action, which was immediately successful, saving me considerable stress and money. Not only was he was very responsive and kept me up me date at all times, he was also extremely professional throughout, whilst at the same time taking the time and trouble to explain everything in a way which made it easy for me to understand. I would not hesitate to use Paul again and indeed to recommend him to both friends and family.
KBL provide a fantastic legal service and cost-effective advice. Gillian Hindle and David Johnson deal with our properties, and we have always found them to be quick to respond, professional and reassuring. Their attention to detail and depth of knowledge regarding commercial property law is first class and they are able to complete transactions in a smooth and timely manner.
J Dickinson and Sons