Hill & Abbott Solicitors

Hill & Abbott Solicitors

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Hill & Abbott Solicitors locationChelmsford, Essex

(28 Reviews)

HILL & ABBOTT solicitors have a long history of providing expert innovative legal solutions for people and businesses through the generations. Based in Chelmsford and Essex but helping clients from a wide geographical area we ask our clients what they want from our law services.

What they tell us is:

Accessibility – to your lawyer or solicitors helped with technology such as email, text and skype. We are happy to meet you where you want to meet.

Price – we guarantee we will not exceed a fees estimate without first discussing the reasons with you. We can act on a fixed fee in several areas of law or an hourly rate if you wish. No win no fee arrangements are possible in some litigation subject to our assessment of risk.

Solutions – we work with you to find the best solution for you.

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Hill & Abbott Solicitors Reviews

Hill & Abbott Solicitors Reviews


Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Casey Mills
5 25/04/2018 Casey Mills

We have found the service provided by Lorna Bastian and her colleagues to be knowledgeable, helpful, efficient and highly professional. We would definitely recommend Lorna.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by ian barnes
5 20/02/2018 ian barnes

Conveyancy service was good. Michael kept me informed at all stages and chased when delays were getting silly. Also used the will service. Efficient and helpful staff. Only downside of their business is the committmentbif the reception desk to greet and help you.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Debbie Bray
5 26/01/2018 Debbie Bray

We were very impressed with the service we received from Hill and Abbott recently and would highly recommend them to others.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by John Sherlock
1 22/01/2018 John Sherlock

I experienced very poor and what I consider to be, massively unprofessional conduct on the part of Hill Abbott solicitors, when I was trying to challenge/sue, my final employers, (as I am now retired) for loss of wages, loss of pension payments and actual physical assault.
I was, at the time of this aforementioned assault, Acting Head Teacher at a 'special' council run school, for children with serious behavioural and health issues.
My initial contact with Hill Abbott involved a solicitor who was empathetic and supportive and categorically confirmed to me, both verbally, he said I had a "strong case" and in the terms of the contract 'To Pursue for Compensation', that Hill Abbott would take action to force my previous employers to 'disclose evidence' that they witheld, concerning my case. This was critical medical evidence that proved I had been physically injured, medical logs of injury.

After some weeks of hearing nothing, I went back to Hill Abbott's offices to demand to know what was happening. I had received no updates, telephone calls or letters. The solicitor who took on my case was no longer employed there and the person who had taken on his cases was not even aware of me as a client. My file, he showed me, was in a pile of untidy files at the back of his office.
His attitude to me personally was abrasive and unhelpful. He contradicted all previous advice and achieved nothing. He chased nothing and did NOT move the case forward. He also told me I did NOT have a strong case. After months of inaction, I took my case to the Ombudsman. Their representative told me after more weeks of waiting, that the service I had received was, in their parlance 'satisfactory'.

I, think not. Your service to me as a client was abysmal. If it had not been such a serious matter to me, I would use the word risible.
Your service was unprofessional, slow, ineffective and extremely poor.
In my opinion you have a cheek even to call yourselves solicitors.
You solicited nothing for me. Absolutely nothing.

I would never recommend your company to a living soul.

Mr.John Sherlock Spencer

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Mick Bond
3 02/01/2018 Mick Bond

Professional And courteous team of solicitors who managed my mum's house sale with no fuss. Now working on another project. Great team to work with.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Alex Phillips
5 27/11/2017 Alex Phillips

Here at SilverLeaf Homes we work with many solicitors as we are in the business of buying, renovating and selling properties in Essex.

It was the first time using Hill & Abbott Solicitors to sell a property of ours in Rayleigh. Very friendly and professional service from the initial meeting to the sale completion of the property.

We look forward to working Hill & Abbott in the near future.

Great Job!

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by robert willer
5 24/10/2017 robert willer

As a barrister I assisted This firm a number of times. I had one or too spectacular successes in a surveyor and solicitor negligence cases and some others too long ago to remember. I did a great deal of work for them for which I was never paid. When I found myself unpaid by one of this firm's clients their attitude was less than admirable; it involved failing to supply documents for years, running deplorable and unarguable defences. They refused to take any responsibility for their actions and only paid up when proceedings were about to be served. I was invited to make a comment.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Ralph Joseph
5 18/10/2017 Ralph Joseph

Richard dealt with my accident claim in a professional manner and I was very satisfied with the final settlement. I would definitely use Hill and Abbot again.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Clare Luckman
1 16/10/2017 Clare Luckman

constantly chasing contact, not returning calls. Entirely dissatisfied with the service. Would not recommend.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Mike Cleary
5 29/08/2017 Mike Cleary

I used the conveyancing service as a first time buyer. What I imagined would be a stressful process was easy, quick and I felt under no stress or pressure. I would definitely recommend.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Pat Jones
5 11/08/2017 Pat Jones

We have used Hill & Abbott over many years and they have undertaken five conveyances, and assisted in the preparation of our wills. They have always been efficient, friendly and good value

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by S Wils
5 10/08/2017 S Wils

I found the services to be very professional, efficient and helpful. Their friendly approach made me feel at ease from beginning to end and I would not hesitate to use them again.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Natalie Porter
5 10/08/2017 Natalie Porter

A fantastic experience from start to finish dealing with Hill & Abbott to ensure our house buying process went smoothly. With quick responses via email, we couldn't fault the service!

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Edwin Butlin
1 03/08/2017 Edwin Butlin

Unbelievable slow in dealing with a Will. Wouldn't recommend.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Gloria Martin
5 31/05/2017 Gloria Martin

Gloria Martin and Terry Lowe - Thanking Chris Fairhead for excellent service and wonderful communication I would also like to thank Sarah Holbrook for all her help in this matter. Well done Hill & Abbott

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Gwen
5 20/03/2017 Gwen

Hill & Abbott completed my conveyancing for me, it was timely and stress free

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Roger Fenton
1 19/10/2016 Roger Fenton

BEWARE and AVOID!!!
Worst solicitors i've ever come across.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Steven Allen
5 Steven Allen

Spoke to a young lady called Sarah who was absolutely fantastic in helping me with my divorce papers and any queries i may of had.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Daniel Brown
5 Daniel Brown

Fantastic service, have used them twice now (house sale and will).

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Gloria Martin
5 Gloria Martin

Gloria Martin and Terry Lowe would like to thank Chris Fairhead for his excellent work and good communication and also Sarah Holbrook for all her help in this matter. Well done Hill & Abbott.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Umar Hussain
5 Umar Hussain

I used Hill and Abbott Solicitors for 7 Years Now. I use for my business Julian Royle and Mark Taylor are the best in advice. :)

Thanks for your great Service!.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Claire Thomas
5 Claire Thomas

We have received an excellent service from Lorna Bastian at Hill & Abbott. She sorted our wills out with ease. There was no hassle, and she was both knowledgeable and personable. We need to go back and sort power of attorney now!

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Jack Edgar
5 Jack Edgar

Following a personal recommendation for Doug, I have been working closely with him over the last five months. He has a real level-headed approach, and his Australian charm will secure whatever outcome you are looking for, as he did in my case.
Whether I ever have the opportunity to work with Doug again, I don't know. But one thing is for sure, I now have a firm of Solicitors I can fully trust, and whom I'll be a client for many years to come.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Kerry Pollard
5 Kerry Pollard

I have used Hill & Abbott for a variety of legal needs and can highly recommend them. Recently they looked after my conveyancing needs and made the whole process simple and painless, if only the actual moving part was that easy!. Would highly recommend the conveyancing team they were all very helpful and when I visited the reception was warm and welcoming. If I need a legal service in the future I will continue to use Hill & Abbott Solicitors.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Alex James Bass-Phillips
5 Alex James Bass-Phillips

We recently purchased a property for our property renovation company. We appointed Hill & Abbott to act on our behalf, the purchase went through without any problems. Fantastic service, very professional and can highly recommend. We look forward to working with you on the next one.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Pam Taylor
1 Pam Taylor

Avoid. Had my money on account with Hill & Abbott since May 2016 and I'm no further on. My solicitor left several months ago and no-one told me, or took over the work. HMRC wrote to them in October 2016 and this letter has been ignored. They have also failed to return my call, my email, and my request for my money on account to be returned. I am now dealing with the work myself. Shocking that these people are still in business.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by Dreena Davies
1 Dreena Davies

Dreadful firm, the solicitor we have been appointed for probate is about as useful as a chocolate ashtray. Paperwork wasn't sent to the HMRC causing all sorts of problems and delays, she only works 2 days a week if you are lucky, never replies to emails or returns phone calls. I am now contacting the solicitors ombudsman to try and sort this out. They are sitting on my money which in my mind is theft. There will certainly be a review of charges when this does get eventually sorted. I would certainly not recommend this company to anyone. Nothing gets done.

Review of Hill & Abbott Solicitors by KL Weller
5 KL Weller

Fantastic Service throughout. I have used this firm for the purchase of my last two houses and the sale of both mine and my partners homes recently. It was a difficult chain with us selling two houses and buying one with a chain either side but both Alison and Lizziey were fantastic throughout. Replies to emails were almost immediate, and if I called, someone would always be available to offer reassurance and advice when needed. During what was a stressful process for us, they were dedicated, professional and clear throughout - I couldn't recommend them more.

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Hill & Abbott Solicitors Q&A

Hill & Abbott Solicitors Q&A

What do you love most about your job?

My job allows me to undertake a variety of work on a day to day basis, in particular looking after our client service through ensuring we continue to achieve our Lexcel standard year on year. Lexcel is awarded to firms for their standard of client care and is re-assessed annually. All of our team are committed to this standard and ensure that client service is the overriding message in all that they do. My role allows me to be innovative and look for new ways of delivering our services to our clients which is swifter and often means they can undertake most of the meetings etc from the comfort of their own living room, we do this through the use of Skype and face time etc.

What inspired you to start your own business?

I work for Hill & Abbott Solicitors as they are innovative and forward thinking. Their ethos fits well with me and it is easy to turn u to work every day.

Why should our clients choose you?

Hill & Abbott are able to offer a variety of legal services and have done so for many years. Client Care is our focus and, as our web site shows our clients are very happy with what we do and stay with us, as well as recommending their friends and family. We aim to build lifetime relationships with our clients.
We are open about pricing and whilst we deliver a large proportion of our work on fixed fees, areas of work outside of this will be costed so that all of our clients can budget.

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