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Fudia Smartt is “going to be a real star”

Legal 500, 2011

“I was hugely impressed with the way you dealt with this matter. These situations are invariably fraught and intense, but you kept me calm and concentrating on the case at hand. You were firm with your advice where needed, and cautious, allowing me to take the lead, where you assessed it would be more effective for me to do so. You allowed me to lead the discussions about negotiating tactics and contributed only where you felt you could add value, which built up my confidence in my position. Your advice was invariably balanced but you gave a good steer when you thought the probabilities lay in our favour.”

Andrew Cruise

“Thank you very much indeed for your really first class, reassuring advice all given in a very friendly and helpful manner”

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“Nick is one of the most respected people I have met, he networks by giving rather than taking and he has a fantastic reputation. Nick delivers what he promises to a very high standard and has had a major influence in my work. If you don’t know Nick then you should.”

Ian Middleton, Director, Varios

"Jane has been an invaluable source of expertise. She lays out the legal issues whilst remembering that there often sensitive 'human' issues that need to be considered. I have recommended Jane to people in the past and will continue to recommend her in the future."

No Name

“I was delighted with the service I received. - [Claire was] prompt with your responses - [Claire was] absolutely thorough - [Claire] understood my perspective completely - [Claire’s] advice was persuasive - [Claire] achieved all the outcomes I was looking for I would thoroughly recommend [Claire] if I were to be asked by anyone looking for an employment expert”

Mrs M

“Lailaa provides an excellent legal service; speedy, concise and with that essential ability to present her advice to the client in plain English rather than legalese.”

Brian Attwood

“Jane is excellent. She gives clear, considered advice to help navigate through the most complicated of processes. I really felt she was on my side, helping me to work out what I wanted to achieve and then getting the best outcome for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.”

Mrs W.

“Nick Hine is as good and as pragmatic an employment lawyer as I have ever met . He gets straight to the point and knows his stuff inside out .”

Prof Dominic Regan, solicitor and contributing author to Tolleys Employment Law and Butterworths Employment law guide

“Just a quick note to add my personal thanks for the way in which you have handled [the] case. It’s been a pleasure working with you. While I know it may not have been exactly the outcome you were after, we’ve felt in safe hands throughout the process and are more than happy with your sustained efforts and honesty in advising us.”

Mr P

“Jane, you’ve been fantastic and I’m hugely appreciative of the high quality advice both legal and tactical that you’ve given me throughout this process. Without doubt to get to what I consider is a good outcome so quick is down to you.”

Peter Mogg

“Highly knowledgeable and I have no hesitation recommending Nick and his firm.”

Jo Eccles, Sourcing Property

“Thank you very much for all your assistance and invaluable advice. I will certainly come back to you if I require your services moving forwards. I will also happily recommend your services to friends, family and colleagues in the future.”

No Name

"It is a pleasure to work with Nick, quick thinker, impeccable result."

Charles Van Beuningen, Van Breuningen Advocaten

“I can’t tell you how much of a relief it feels to know that this final road closure of disappointment with [xxxx] is imminent, this would never have been achieved without your dedicated support and your shrewd guidance throughout this past week but especially today. I feel I must commend you on this as your participation and input has been the sole most heart warming touchpoint throughout this whole awful ordeal, thank goodness people like you still exist.”

Miss J

“Thank you for all your hard work. It was intense but I strangely enjoyed it. Could not have done it without you.”

Mrs H

“Nick is open, honest and fair and an outstanding practitioner in his chosen field. There are many benefits to engaging his services; however, his clarity of thought and sharp execution certainly stand out as he negotiates appropriate outcomes for his clients.”

Lucas Vigilante, Action Coach

“Jane, I just wanted to say thank you for your advice and wise counsel. It has made a painful process with [employer name] much easier and smoother; your approach and style have been just spot on.”

Mr P

“Nick is one of those people who you can immediately get on with and trust. I have enjoyed dealing with Nick and I am happy to recommend him for anything.”

Riaz Bowmer, Proprietor Bowmer Law

“You have really helped me get through the last few stressful weeks and I am most grateful. You have a great interpersonal style and your caring attitude is much appreciated.”

Ms R

“Thank you for your dedication and care in this matter, I am pleased with the outcome.”

Mrs G

“Lailaa has been FANTASTIC: responsive, commercially sensitive, knowledgeable and very diplomatic”

Bess Joffe

"With Nick, we have worked together on employment law issues for a client at the time when he was a partner at Thomas Eggar back in the beginning of 2007. Apart from the very smooth co-operation for the specific case, it was through Nick that our law firm was introduced to AVRIO- ADVOCATI legal network www.avrio.net as a Greek member and I am very grateful for that. Through the AVRIO network we have with met with Nick a number of times, and since then I consider Nick a friend rather than a colleague, a person who is very professional when it comes to work and very pleasant to hang around socially."

Iason Skouzos & Partners

“Thank you for all your help and expertise, you were the supportive expert I trusted hugely and gave me the support and advice I needed at all times.”

Miss N

“…we’ve felt in safe hands throughout the process and are more than happy with your sustained efforts and honesty in advising us.”

Mr & Mrs W

“Nick is someone I have a huge amount of time and respect for. Nick is a brilliant networker, from which I have personally benefited, and we have worked on a number of joint projects together where his input has been fantastic. His technical knowledge and experience is excellent, and he is able to impart this with commercial acumen and without being ‘stuffy’.”

Tim Sullivan, Director : Head of Business Management Division Martin Greene Ravden (MGR)

“It was a pleasure … seeking [Claire’s] services. Many thanks for the depth of explanation that you offered.”

Mr A

“Working with Nick is an absolute pleasure. Nick’s experience and technical knowledge is excellent and I would have no problem in endorsing him or his company.”

Mark Hopkins, Director, Hopkins Associates

"Julie Goodway …. delivered her 'Getting it Right' Employment Law for Line Managers …delegates found the trainer 'warm and engaging' and the 'potentially dull' topic engaging providing 'exactly the knowledge needed'."

Cryss Mennaceur | Human Resources and Office Manager | YoungMinds

“I felt the service offered by [Claire] and Hine Legal was excellent. [Claire] arranged a meeting in a timely manner and spent a good amount of time getting the facts. [Claire’s] dealings with me were kind and sympathetic whilst being totally professional. This was exactly the right balance at that very stressful time. [Claire] kept me informed at all stages and were clear as to what I needed to do. All in all I was very pleased with the service I received. I will definitely pass on [Claire’s] name and use myself in future if ever I need legal assistance again.”

Mrs J

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“Jane Wheeler of Hine Legal is a talented employment lawyer, a true "up-and-comer" in the marketplace. "I can always rely on her to provide impeccable technical advice and guidance on both the straightforward issues and more complex matters," says one source. "She has a sound commercial approach that is most helpful and one that I value enormously." "

Chambers & Partners 2014

"Jane is also named as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners 2015, where she is described as a “responsive, reliable and sensible adviser to employees”."

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Chambers & Partners 2015

“And I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate my thanks to you for all your kind help through this matter. I really appreciated both your advice and your manner. It helps enormously to have an understanding and competent person advising at times of stress.”

Mr F

"I would have no hesitation recommending Julie Goodway who throughout was totally attentive and extremely thorough but also easy to understand."

Ms T

“Nick is one of the most approachable and capable lawyers I have met. I have recommended Nick to a number of my business contacts and clients because of his ability to put people at their ease when they are faced with contentious and challenging employment issues and to find clear and practical ways of helping them to find solutions, which clearly, is his passion.”

Mark Baxter, Business and Executive Coach Shirlaws

“Dedicated Guidance, shrewd direction and outstanding no fuss clarity, on what needs to be done, a true art.”

Mr B

“[Claire was] great and really helped me through the contract in an easy and understandable way.”

Miss W

“Nick is not only technically very good but is very commercial and helps to make the difficult decisions very easy to implement.”

Dick Haynes Haynes Financial

“… Lailaa has given us a good clear common sense approach to many issues that we have faced and we would have no hesitation in recommending her”

Shirley Scully, Company Secretary, J M Scully Limited

“[Claire’s] explanation of all the jargon was very good. And of course if I do know if anyone that needs help I will send them your way.”

Mr T

“I have regularly recommended contacts who are leaving their current employer to Nick for sound, reliable and sensible advice. The feedback from all of them has been overwhelmingly positive. Nick understands the issues and has the ability to see the wood from the trees. Most importantly, clients feel that they have received meaningful advice and got “good value for money”. Nick is, and always will be, my No 1 suggestion for contacts in this situation.”

David Dumeresque, Senior Consultant, Tyzack Associates

"Julie acted extremely professionally and was very helpful…. She was extremely thorough …and gave sound advice on everything….I am very grateful I found her to represent me and helped me to negotiate a satisfying outcome. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone."

Mr RT

"Personable and efficient, the advice offered by Lailaa was just what I needed with regards to the employment issues I faced. If I found myself in a similar situation again my first point of call would be Hine Legal…"

Jeffrey Simmonds

“Nick has advised me on a number of occasions providing insightful and helpful guidance ultimately leading to a successful outcome on every occasion. He takes an active role in matters, anticipating events and taking action to the benefit of his client. Nick is my point of call for matters in Europe.”

Christopher Smith

“From the moment I first spoke with Claire up until the very end she was extremely honest, professional and supportive. She provided sound advice and nothing was ever too much trouble… Claire is extremely knowledgeable and … with Claire's help I was able to achieve the desired outcome”

Ms D

"I have worked with Nick on a number of occasions, in every company that I have worked as an in-house lawyer. Nick provides an extremely personable, friendly and efficient service, and his expertise in the field of employment law is highly reassuring. With Nick, you feel that, as a client, you are being very well looked after indeed. I would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Gavin Tagg

"I have no hesitation in recommending Claire. She provides clear, practical advice swiftly, and makes challenging situations easier to resolve."

Julia Paulding, Saffery Champness

“I have used Nick on more than one occasion over the past few years, and have no hesitation in recommending him to others. He combines utter professionalism with clear, understandable advice, common sense and being a good guy – a great combination for a lawyer.”

David Hensley, Hensley Associates

“I have worked with Nick on a number of issues over the past 9 years and have always found him very reliable and knowledgable. Dealing with employment law issues has always been made far more palatable by having Nick’s advice!”

Phillipa Veitch, Primary Group UK Ltd

"I found Claire to be helpful but direct in her advice, a useful quality in a lawyer and both personable and dedicated."

Derek Aslett

“I’ve recommended Nick to two of my clients that required specialist advice on HR issues. On both occasions Nick over-delivered and as a consequence saved the clients substantial sums and reduced potential downtime. A pleasure to work with, uncomplicated, expert advice and an exceptionally useful person to have in your strategic armoury”

Stephen Harvard Davis, Assimilating Talent

"With Nick, we have worked together on employment law issues for a client at the time when he was a partner at Thomas Eggar back in the beginning of 2007. Apart from the very smooth co-operation for the specific case, it was through Nick that our law firm was introduced to AVRIO- ADVOCATI legal network www.avrio.net as a Greek member and I am very grateful for that. Through the AVRIO network we have with met with Nick a number of times, and since then I consider Nick a friend rather than a colleague, a person who is very professional when it comes to work and very pleasant to hang around socially."

Theodoros Skouzos, Managing Partner Iason Skouzos & Partners

“Working with Nick is an absolute pleasure. Nick’s experience and technical knowledge is excellent and I would have no problem in endorsing him or his company.”

Mark Hopkins, Director Hopkins Associates

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