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HR Club

Hewitsons is proud to facilitate discussion groups aimed at HR professionals from its Cambridge, Northampton, Milton Keynes and London offices. Intended to provide opportunities for networking and to keep abreast of current developments in HR practice and employment law, the HR Clubs meet approximately every two months at each location.

Generally meetings take place first thing in the morning and over a light breakfast we discuss a pre arranged topic including a summary of the legal issues involved. However, probably the most valuable element is the ability to call upon the collective experience of all those present as to how to deal with particular issues, whether arising as a result of the selected topic or (very commonly) a knotty problem which has arisen in practice.

If you are interested in hearing more about the Hewitsons HR Club please contact:

Gemma Hill – Northampton
Elizabeth Swinburn – Cambridge
Lynne Adams – Milton Keynes
Edward Wheen - London 

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"Barbara Judkins was very professional, efficient and thorough in acting for us. She took particular care in understanding the detail of our case. Refreshingly these days, she was ready to recommend a course of action to us and to set out all the matters that required our consideration."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

"Barbara Judkins proved invaluable in fighting my corner for me in a very personable and effective style."
Client Testimonial, Legal 500 2020

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"Lynne Adams works with both empathy and great professionalism. She puts great thought into the situation."
Client quote to Legal 500

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"Mark Elmslie has a unique knowledge of the regulatory framework established by IPReg, the regulator for the IP profession. He is calm and measured in his advice."
Client quote to Legal 500

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"Susanne Hinde is particularly good and ensures a clear and rapid response of all of the team members."
Client quote to Legal 500

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"Denise Wilkinson exhibits great knowledge and attention to detail."
Client quote to Legal 500

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"Charles Hewitson is involved at all levels on a personal and business level. He is an excellent leader and ambassador for the firm."
Client quote to Legal 500

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"Chris Nuttall delivers comprehensive advice in a timely manner and strives to deliver a meaningful and helpful service."
Client Quote to Legal 500

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"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill".
Client quote to Legal 500

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"Excellent service from Bernadette O'Reilly and from Jennifer Koch in helping me sort out documentation in relation to an investment for the benefits of my children"
MR & Mrs B

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“We are really appreciative of all the efforts, the advice was very clear and concise for the layman and you also gave us a bit of “calm down” which is always very useful. We know when we want to engage in the future who we will be calling and who we will be engaging with."
- A Leading LPG Supplier

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"A first class job - many thanks for guiding us through the maze of legal procedures. It was a tremendous effort on your part."
Mr Philip Kennedy - Managing Director
Eschmann Technologies Ltd

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"On behalf of the trustees who attended your excellent training session yesterday, a very sincere thank you. It was excellent and I know it gave those present a lot to think about!"
A Cambridge Charitable Foundation


"Thank-you Virginia for all your help and guidance directing us through the charity incorporation process - you have been so very helpful. When colleagues have spoken to me about the conversion process, I have always, and will continue to, recommend you."
Psoriasis Association

"Thank you so much for a thought-provoking and vital presentation. I am very grateful to you. It will help immensely. All best."
Mr D

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"Ciara has provided a comprehensive and informative service with timely advice. Quesions have been answered in a timely and efficient manner. I am very grateful."
Executors of Miss G

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"The Solicitors dealing with our case have all provided an excellent standard of work and high level of expertise in bringing a long and complex case to a conclusion. Many thanks to you all."
Miss K

"Tiffany Benson was entirely professional and efficient in her handling of a difficult situation I found myself in trying to deal with another firm of Solicitors. Her approach was direct and supportive and she always kept me up to date with each step. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tiffany."
Miss S

"We found Hewitsons helpful and informative in our initial discussions, with costs and benefits of various approaches made clear. Once engaged, they were proactive and kept us well informed of progress. Although our particular claim was reasonably complex, it was pursued rigorously, and with a very satisfactory outcome".
Ms N

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"Very interesting and informative seminar. Excellent speakers."
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

"Easy to understand format, well presented and informative"
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

"A very helpful introduction to the problems of estate planning"
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

"Very informative and useful. Put over and explained very well and clearly"
Private Wealth Seminar - 2018

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"The quality for me was in Rachel Hawkins' understanding of my circumstances as a basis for her help and advice. Particulally useful was our discussion of disaster provision"
Mr B

"Absolutely first class service. It's a great comfort to know my affairs will be taken care of."
Mr N

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extremely helpful and accessible at every level
Chambers & Partners 2018

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diligent and responsive with great tactical acumen
Legal 500 2017

"sources describe him as 'very responsive and quick' with a 'very good conception of the whole case from a strategic standpoint'"
Chambers & Partners 2018

"Clients describe Dominic as 'a very supportive lawyer' who 'gets on well with clients and is very good on detail.'"
Chambers & Partners 2019



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"Chris Knight is quick to grasp the issues being faced. His manner is always pleasant and engaging, and his explanations clear".
The Legal 500 2017
 

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"Over a long period Hewitsons have dealt with our various legal matters courteously and efficiently. My Aunt's probate application was handled by Tobias Gleed-Owen with the same professional expertise and sympathetic diligence."
Mrs P

"We have been much helped by the quality and sheer range of advice and information you have provided to us. We thank you "
Mr & Mrs W

"Tobias was excellent. We needed urgent work done to complete new wills having just purchased a property in a way that left us vulnerable without up-to-date and accurate wills. Tobias turned the drafts around very fast, and was extremely accurate and client-centric in the way he was able to interpret our wishes in the context of the appropriate legal structures and language. I recommend him highly."
Mr & Mrs K
 

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"David advised us on various property matters when I was Commercial Director at Ardent Hire Solutions. His straightforward approach, attention to detail and sound commercial knowledge gave us confidence to engage David on all property matters."
Director at Capel Machinery Sales


"During my time as Head of Legal of a leading multinational logistics provider, David was my "go to" lawyer for all commercial real estate needs. He's from that rare breed of strong technical lawyers with great commercial pragmatism ."
Conveyancing Services Director at Connells Group


"I have worked with David on a number of matters. The great thing about working with David is that you feel in safe hands. He keeps you up to date on the transaction and progress's the matter to a successful conclusion".

Director at Smart Business Recovery

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"I would just like to thank you for your efficient, professional and personable management of the estate.
It has been a pleasure to have been working with you."

Administration of Estate
Mr & Mrs G

 

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"Valerie was absolutely fantastic in her legal strategy & planning & response times with opposing counsel which was the Chairman of the other firm. When this Chairman was not responsive on many occasions - Valerie kept her cool and responded back in an extremely cool & logical manner. I could not have asked for better counsel in my situation as she reacted extremely well in my case against an opposing legal entity that represented a very large Italian EPC company. This case was settled quickly and amicably by her"
Mr D

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“Needless to say we very much doubt that we could ever have secured such a satisfactory conclusion without your own tenacity and professionalism.”
Mr H

“I have very much appreciated your exceptional professionalism with this sad situation”
Mrs B

"I was delighted with the prompt, professional and helpful service provided by Kate Harris"
Mr G

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"We were very pleased with the level of knowledge and explanations given to us. The Staff were very friendly and commodating to our needs. Thank you!"
Mr & Mrs B

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"It goes without saying - thank you Trish and David for your excellent work - it is no wonder why you are top of our solicitor list!"
Mr S - Property Acquisition

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"Outstanding credentials professionally but also tempered with incredible person-centred sensitivity to her work."
Mrs U


“The style, eloquence and efficacy with which you have constructed the arguments is, in my opinion, indicative of a rarely encountered level of professionalism, command and conversancy regarding the subject matter. As one of your clients, I cannot imagine being better understood and served. You are worth your weight in gold!”
Mr K.


Lucinda is described as a “consistently excellent practitioner; her judgement is always wise and she is an absolute pleasure to work with”.  She is recognised for her “thoroughness, practicality, excellent knowledge of the law and genuine understanding of what the case means to the client”. She is “a real star who has a very sharp and analytical mind with good tactical awareness”.
The Legal 500 Guide 2017


 

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"I was impressed with Bradley (assisted by Natasha) and I must say the completion was utterly painless and ocmpletely stress free. The guys were fantastic and so efficient, they are a credit to Hewitsons"
Mr D / Sale

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“Thanks again for all your help. We were really impressed with Hewitsons … you restored our faith in the legal profession!” 
Purchase / Mr & Mrs W

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“Our Solicitor and his team were always approachable, friendly and helpful.”
Sale
March 2016

“We were very happy with every aspect of this transaction, it ran smoothly and efficiently.”
Sale
January 2016

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“The sale of my house and purchase of my new home were dealt with very professionally and I was shown great kindness and consideration at a very stressful time, for which I was grateful.”
Sale & Purchase
April 2016

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"Elizabeth Swinburn ..makes a great employment law team who, we feel reassured, are always looking out for us, and minimising any risks involved with matters of employment law."
Legal 500

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"We have nothing but praise for the skill and care you have shown and the excellent advice you have given us."
Mrs A

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"Congratulations and thanks for a job done so well that no words can express our deep gratitude.
Right from the outset since our initial contact until the very end, we found you all to be the most professional, highly experienced and most co-operative team anyone can dream of. Hats off to you all."
Mr D

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“Rigorous, measured, tenacious and very approachable - just the sort of lawyer you need”

Legal 500 Directory

Latest testimonial

“Rigorous, measured, tenacious and very approachable - just the sort of lawyer you need”

Legal 500 Directory

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"Given the short time for completion Tim's actions were exemplary."
Purchase / Mr & Mrs C

"Excellent attention, service and efficiency at all times."
Purchase / Mr M

"We could not have been more delighted with the services provided to us by Hewitsons. Tim Middleton and his team were excellent."
Property Purchase / Ms F

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"Very prompt with everything, always polite & helpful."
Purchase / Ms S



"Thank you for your help expediating our house sale. Should I find myself in need of legal advice I shan't hesitate to contact Hewitsons."
Conveyancing Sale / Ms B



"I was kept informed at all stages of the process."
House Purchase / Mrs B

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"I should like to thank you personally for the attention to detail which you gave to this transaction. I must say that when you said that you would be on holiday for a fortnight or so between exchange of contracts and completion, I did think we might possibly encounter a few problems. That was not to be the case, which confirms that you had tied up any possible loose ends before handing it over to David Wells. This sale has gone well...Thank you."
Mr S

"Most of all thank you for the precious advice, support and patience. Very much appreciated. Keeping it on the right tracks in all these months was certainly a challenge for all."
Mr M

"‘Thank you for your help.  I've always been very impressed with the work and service that you have provided."
Ms Kate Thornburrow, Granta Architects

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"All was done as requested, with minimal fuss"
Dr L

"The speedy way in which Matthew Neave has dealt with my CGT return has been greatly appreciated"
Mrs S

"Excellent serivces by Mr Neave"
Mr F

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"Just to say thank you for the way a delicate subject was dealt with in a very sensitive way by Kelly and other staff"
 Mrs R

"Thank you to all members of the staff who made you feel at ease and very courteous"
Mrs H

"We were very happy with the service Kelly provided us when sorting out our will - Friendly and Helpful"
Mr & Mrs W

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"Due to many circumstances I was more than anxious for the probate to go through as quickly as possible - to which Katherine Hague was brilliant."
Exec of Mr A

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"The service we received was excellent and everything was explained clearly"
Miss C

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"Thank you for all your efforts over the last ten months. We’ve appreciated the fact that you’ve always kept us informed and the documentation has always been clear and concise"
Mr A & Mrs J

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"We particularly like Jane Stebbings' friendly but very thorough and detailed approach"
Mr K

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"Courteous and efficient throughout. Clear explanation of legal requirements"
 
Mr C

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"I expected courtesy and efficiency, but I did appreciate the kindness and helpfulness."
Dr B

"I needed my hand held on this matter and Hauke Harrack was exceptional and very patient. His friendly yet professional manner was appreciated as was the speed at which he communicated with me.”
General Advice / Miss H
 

"Dealing with legal firms could prove daunting to the inexperienced such as myself however the welcome, explanations and approachability were so good at putting me at my ease. The professionalism and expertise are second-to-none and I can just be very thankful that my affairs were handled by Hewitsons."

Exec of Mrs A

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"Excellent service throughout the whole process. Everything was done with compassion and efficiency during the difficult process of my Mothers Estate."
Exec of Mrs B

"I expected courtesy and efficiency, but I did appreciate the kindness and helpfulness"
Mr B

"My sister and I would like to thank both Hauke Harrack and Stephanie Dennis very much, for the help in dealing with our late mother's estate, with such consideration at a difficult and very sad time for us. Thank you to Hauke Harrack for the efficient and professional way in which he administered the estate. Everything was explained in meaningful terms and nothing too much trouble in keeping us constantly informed of any developments and progress .etc by text or email, and thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"A big thank you to Mr Harrack for the friendly and professional way he has sorted out my problems"
Mr T

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"He acts proactively and is very bright. When speed is of the essence, he gets to the nub of the matter and does his absolute best to resolve it very quickly".
Client testimonial as featured in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2016

"Daniel Curtis is ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable and is adept at asking pertinent questions, anticipating issues and suggesting solutions".
Legal 500 Legal Directory  2019

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"Thank you for all your help; you made everyone in the room feel at ease and comfortable with the proceedings"

"Without you acting as caralyst we would never have got to the point of agreement"

"I found the whole process logical and well managed"

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"I would certainly recommend Hewitsons to anyone as the service we received was so quickly dealt with and would like to thank all the staff at Hewitsons especially Catherine Ball who was so helpful and friendly throughout"
Mrs P


"I couldn't recommend Catherine Ball too lightly. As well as demonstrating obvious expertise, she has been approachable and caring in a time-pressured situation"
Mrs A M


"As a widow whose late husband dealt with all financial and legal matters. I have found the advice and continuing support of Hewitsons very reassuring."
Mrs W as Trustee of Mr W

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"Thank you for all your help on my and my family's affairs. I greatly appreciate the interest you take and the time and trouble you put into looking after us. This is invaluable."
Mrs L

"We were delighted to learn you had been inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and send you our warmest congratulations on the recognition which you so well deserve."
Mr F

"It's clear when you deal with Clare that you're benefiting from a huge breadth and depth of experience. When you couple that with a pretty impressive eye for detail, it's very reassuring. She's very straightforward to work with, partly because she knows exactly what she's talking about, so one's not needing to examine what she's saying because one's confident that it's right."
Chambers & Partners 2018

 

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'He brings clarity to the situation, breaks it down and comes to a conclusion'
Client comment to Chambers & Partners

"I would like to call out Bill Thatcher as an absolutely outstanding asset to our business. His responsiveness, commercial expertise, and value is truly remarkable. It has been a true privilege to work with him over the years."
Client comment to Legal 500


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"As a widow whose late husband dealt with all financial and legal matters. I have found the advice and continuing support of Hewitsons very reassuring."
Mrs W as Trustee of Mr W

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"I have always felt that Carolyn Bagley has my best interests at heart and I thank her for that, also for her kind professionalism."
Mrs N


"Carolyn is now a trusted advisor who I recommend to family and friends."
Mr P


“All staff were very friendly and helpful. We are elderly private clients who were relaxed by a professional who understood out complex needs and wishes and produced excellent Wills in a manner which made the business almost a pleasure.”
Mr & Mrs C - Will

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"Friendly, informative and professional"
Mrs M

'Bernadette O'Reilly knows her subject and explains things so they are easy to understand.'
Client quote to Legal 500

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“Ben Moorhead’s professionalism and attention to detail is commended and we would thoroughly recommend [Hewitson Moorhead] to any sport governing body or charitable organisation wishing to engage them” 

Cerebral Palsy Sport

“Ben’s expertise was very apparent and he was easy to work with. He was both responsive to changes that we proposed and assertive in response to proposals when necessary. His experience undoubtedly helped us to complete the project in a relatively short time and he displayed great patience as we progressed” 

Clay Pigeon Shooting Association

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“Antonia Cooper was excellent in every aspect. Personable, friendly and very efficient, acting promptly and appropriately. Thank you Antonia and supporting staff, you made it easier for us at a difficult time”
Mr C as executor of Mrs C


“Just to say service was 1st Class. It was a pleasure to have had dealings with Antonia Cooper and the staff”
Mrs R

“I always have complete confidence when dealing with Hewitsons. Antonia Cooper is extremely helpful and professional as are her colleagues. I have little knowledge of legal fees but trust the fees are value for money"
Mrs A



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"Andrew is an excellent lawyer who understands the legal and technical aspects of IT whilst never losing sight of the commercial big picture. His MBA background gives him a valuable "edge" in dealing with numbers as well as words, together with useful insight into business issues”. (Comment from a consultant contact)


“Andrew was well able to offer sound advice that was practical, and did not just represent the technical legalities. Clearly Andrew understands the legal side as well as anyone, but he also has a wider perspective to contribute, which is refreshing”. (Comment from a client)

"Andrew Priest is a really valuable addition to the firm's IP expertise, with deep industry understanding and a sharp legal mind." (Comment from Legal 500)

Latest testimonial

My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for the caring and professional way in which you dealt with this matter on our behalf. It is much appreciated."
Mr & Mrs B

"The service we received was personal, personalised and extremely (pleasantly) professional. All advice appeared relevant and was gratefully received"
Mr & Mrs G

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"Very professional, with a caring attitude and I felt at ease in the surroundings"
Mrs M

"Antonia Cooper was helpful in every way and on the ball"
Dr H

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"Alex's courteous and sensitive approach was much appreciated."
Mrs B

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