Quotes from individual clients

I chose Bower and Bailey because they are local and James Hulme offered a calm, prompt, professional service with a personal touch; from first contact to a satisfactory resolution of the issue


Bower and Bailey negotiated my divorce settlement recently. Their approach to a complicated legal process was very practical and supportive. I was given explanations in simple terms and guided through each of the legal stages and was encouraged to keep in close contact and work with the solicitor, seeking explanations on anything not clear to me. Overall a most professional relationship developed.

Mr A.S. Witney

One of the most important decisions we did make during our move was to select you as our solicitor. Your service during the sale of our previous house and the purchase of our new home has been exceptional and my wife and I would like to express our gratitude for all you have done for us. It was certainly good fortune for us when we originally wrote about the deeds of our house to your office to find that you were still working at the same office over 20 years later.

D & M Stevenson

Thank you for your advice and the efficient professional support. I will recommend you to anyone that I know without a hesitation!

I Kalnina

Thank you so much. I think you can appreciate the compensation I received has greatly exceeded the expectations I had after that first meeting back in 2014. Thank you for running such a faultless campaign and for always keeping me in the loop. I will heartily recommend you to others from here on.

Joe Adhemar

I would like to extend a warm thank you to Ms Sally Bailey, for handling my recent divorce. Ms Bailey was recommended to me by our mediator as a good divorce lawyer. She dealt with the process in a very competent and professional yet personal way, within the estimated and very reasonable fee. I couldn't recommend her more highly.

Kina Malmberg-Lovatt

I simply don't know how to begin to thank you for all you have done for me these last 3 years. I was indescribably lucky to have found you. I can't imagine anyone else would have championed my cause with such dedication.

Julia Summers*

A private client assisted by our divorce & family law team

After several rejections by numerous different solicitors, I nearly gave up trying to get justice for the clinical negligence I had been subjected to. I contacted Bower & Bailey and immediately I felt elated by their professionalism, efficiency and most of all the way they listened to my case and understood I needed their help in order to be heard... I was delighted by the compensation I received.

David Richardson*

...thank you so much for all your help in recent months and for the first rate service you delivered in managing our late uncle's estate. It goes without saying that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and your firm to others.

Mrs Barbara Tenby*

Bower & Bailey have handled all my legal matters since I started in TV. They have always been skilled and responsive and the service that I have received has always been above and beyond. I can't praise Bower & Bailey highly enough.

Jim Rosenthal

Sports journalist and TV presenter

I would have no hesitation in recommending Bower & Bailey. Having recently used their family team for complex divorce proceedings, my experience was of a highly competent and professional service which struck the right balance - providing robust advice and guidance whilst taking a measured, constructive and responsible approach.

Dr Richard Moreton*

Bower & Bailey came highly recommended and I have not been disappointed! My career takes me all over the world so the window of opportunity to communicate is very tight but this is not a problem when B&B are concerned. They have always been on hand at any time and have constantly delivered a professional and efficient service. I too would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Eddie Pepperell

Professional golfer

I've been in business 40 years and litigation is unavoidable at times. Bower & Bailey offer supportive, intelligent, economic advice and like to win.

Ken Culley


Marks & Spencer Financial Services

My road traffic accident left me with long term back problems and a head injury. Robert saw that I received the right compensation. I would not hesitate to recommend Bower and Bailey.

Mr M

Thank you for the advice you gave us throughout our plot purchase. Your suggestion that we inspect the property prior to exchange which we would not have thought to do highlighted many snagging items for the builder to rectify and we appreciated your advice and guidance throughout the purchase.

Miss S (Banbury)

Jo was excellent and very prompt.

Mr Morris (Adderbury)

Thanks to Lesley we had a seamless transition into buying our first home. The service we were provided with was excellent, with clear communication throughout the process. We would have no hesitation in recommending Lesley and Bower & Bailey to anyone.

James Atwill & Rachel Dunbar

As a buy-to-let landlord and someone who has moved home frequently in the past twenty years, I have always entrusted my conveyancing to Bower & Bailey. On every occasion, the work is completed with reassuring completeness and a minimum of fuss - it is a significant burden easily delegated to expert hands.

Liam Clogger

Southmoor, Oxfordshire

Can I say that having dealt with many Solicitors concerning conveyancing over the last 10 years I can say that your professional efficiency shines by comparison. I have had to take previous companies to the Ombudsman in the past because of major issues. I would highly recommend your company to anyone who asks me in the future. Excellent service.

Mandy Guy

Thank you for all the excellent work you have done with respect to our recent property purchase. You made everything so stress free and kept us up to date at all times/explained all the legal documentation. If we ever buy or sell another property in the UK again then we will definitely be in contact. Many thanks

Steve and Rachel (Finch)

Bower & Bailey are Big enough to Cope, Small enough to Care.

Yorkshire Merchant Securities Limited

I would highly recommend the service of Bower & Bailey to any one going thorough any legal dispute. Philip’s professionalism and understanding of my particular situation on a personal level has made my divorce so much easier to deal with. He has been outstanding in walking me through every step and always been there for me to support me with the right advice.

Giammario Ragnoli

Sue handled my case, which proved to be very complicated, in a very efficient and speedy manner concerning all issues including those relating to my business. During a time that was obviously very difficult for me, Sue provided emotional as well as legal support, and was always professional and efficient. I would certainly recommend Sue to anyone who needs an expert in this field.

Dave Smith

Interdec Limited

I would just like to say many, many thanks for all your help with my divorce. You have been very caring, supportive, genuine and very professional in the work and advice you have given and done for me.

Chris Charles

I would have no hesitation in recommending Bower & Bailey to prospective clients. Having recently used their Family Department for complex divorce proceedings, my experience was of a highly competent and professional service which struck the right balance – providing robust advice and guidance whilst taking a measured, constructive and responsible approach. Throughout the case I felt that they completely understood my priorities, clearly explained the options open to me and worked hard on my behalf, whilst trying to keep costs to a sensible level.

Dr B Swansea

I wanted to thank you for your guidance and advice which has helped me steer a course through a difficult time. Your good sense and rational approach was a great help and much appreciated.

Julian Brooks

I recently sought advice from Kirsty Southgate regarding my Lasting Power of Attorney and found Kirsty most helpful and informative with regards to my options to allow me to make my own decisions. Upon deciding which options I wished to take, Kirsty effected my wishes without delay, including liaising with the Office of the Public Guardian to put into effect the changes. I am very pleased with the advice and service Kirsty offered.

Mr G. Mines

My partner and I recently instructed Kirsty Southgate to alter our wills. We always find Bower & Bailey very friendly and accommodating and Kirsty is very knowledgeable. Excellent advice and a fast efficient service.

Ms C. Whiting

Thank you so much for your support and all you have achieved in my behalf James. Through the litigation process you have kept me informed and offered excellent advice; this has made a difficult and confusing process manageable. I now have peace of mind.

W Grant

Sarah has recently represented me through a very stressful few months. Having been wrongfully and unfairly dismissed from my employment, Sarah with great patience & tenacity established that I had a very strong case against my former employers which resulted in a win in court. She was very diligent, professional & caring in the months of work between my dismissal & the final tribunal, which made the ordeal a lot less painful than it could have been. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.

Sarah Dureau has advised me since September 2013 and I have had exceptional service above and beyond what I would have expected. Her knowledge and experience has been invaluable to my Service Complaint. Her ability to understand the situation, highlight the problems and form a reasonable decision has helped reduce the stress on me during this process. Above all, I have felt that she was exceptionally caring and always sought to help in any way she could by signposting to other services. This level of knowledge, guidance and empathetic support is a unique mix of ability, skill and character that only Sarah brings to the table.

Ex- army corporal

The service that Sarah provided to me in... my employment issue was impeccable; she has been compassionate and understanding, quickly grasping the nature of my case and understanding the financial constraints I was under (in turn keeping me fully up-to-date of the costs involved/projected). With Sarah's consummate knowledge of employment law (and I have no doubt personable approach) she was able to negotiate a settlement for me which would have been very difficult on my own without Sarah's specialist knowledge. I cannot thank Sarah enough...[for]... the magnificent service provided. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bower & Bailey moving forward.

From among the Bower & Bailey team of solicitors, of whom we have been clients for the past 22 years, Daniel Vernede was recommended to us this year to draw up legal documents involving Power of Attorney provisions and updating our Wills in January and April 2016. We were very favourably impressed right from first acquaintance throughout the entire transactions by his friendly expertise, grasp of our requirements and situation, expeditious professional discharge of our instructions, and very reasonable terms of engagement. In all our dealings it has been a pleasure to have placed our confidence in his understanding and expertise; we appreciate his services and his exemplary competence.

Eric & Sheila Sheldon

David is an outstanding litigator. He combines excellent judgment with an ability to manage cases efficiently. He has an enviable reputation for being supportive to his clients who rely on his sound judgment and sympathetic approach. He remains my first port of call for personal referrals.

Hamish Dunlop

3 PB Barristers

James Hulme was brilliant from start to finish. Not only is he a great listener, making your problem his problem by truly understanding all the issues, he also gives great advice which is simple to understand (and follow).

A Brammer

I first contacted Kirsty in relation to a Lasting Power of Attorney for my Mother but ultimately had to proceed on a Court of Protection basis. Later Kirsty assisted me in Probate and Estate related issues. Throughout this Kirsty provided clear, concise and understandable advice processing instructions promptly and well within expected timescales. I was confident of the work she was performing, have no hesitation in recommending Kirsty and would certainly engage her again should needs arise.

Mr J. Steer

Philip Cooksey of Bower & Bailey was my Brother's solicitor, and after his death I used their services. I have to say I was most impressed with the way they handled his affairs, and I, as a "green executor" learned a lot. I am only sorry they do not have offices near me as I would certainly use their expertise.

Christine Pritchard

Lichfield, Staffordshire

As a family and as a company, we have used Bower & Bailey for many years and have always been more than pleased with their service. My recent need for their help, however, came at a time of great stress for me as my business partner and his wife died suddenly within two months of each other, leaving me with the new experience of becoming executor of their Wills. Bower & Bailey and in particular Philip Cooksey and his staff were extremely helpful, guiding me through the process with patience and professionalism. I feel very fortunate in having had their support.

Mrs Anne Rodda

From the outset, I have found Kirsty Southgate and the team at Bower & Bailey to be friendly, professional and a pleasure to deal with. The services and communications have been prompt and reliable and my clients have been extremely pleased with the results. I would have no hesitation recommending Bower & Bailey and have already been in contact with the Oxford office regarding a different matter and further business.

L Wallis

Thank you for all your hard work and great efforts whilst acting for us in the acquisition of our nine properties. I can only commend your professionalism, work ethics, advice and speed of processing them, which has definitely benefitted us in the current market... I would certainly recommend you to any acquaintances or friends of mine in the future.

Jeremy Sanders


Hambridge Limited

The team at Bower & Bailey were an incredible support while dealing with my case! I always felt like my queries were dealt with the utmost importance and that I could trust them to correspond on my behalf. I felt they understood my concerns and guided me through the legal process very easily. I highly recommend Bower & Bailey as a firm you can trust.

Charlotte Moultrie

*This client's identity has been concealed in respect of client confidentiality.