Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors

01727 837 161

Also known as - Debenhams Ottaway

We are a multi-service, innovative law firm based in Hertfordshire, known for delivering clients outstanding service and our award winning legal advice. We are proud of our past, progressive in our outlook and unrelenting in our dedication to growth through doing more for our people, our personal and business clients and our communities.

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Louise Added 9 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
August 05, 2019 20190805010000

I very much appreciated all that you did to get the deal to completion!


Thank you for handing the sale of our house. I very much appreciated all that you did to get the deal to completion! From my side it was very painless.

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Richard Added 9 months ago Report to admin
August 04, 2019 20190804010000



Thank you for your assistance in completing the sale of a public company he was the managing director of and majority shareholder]. I appreciate that you weren’t involved from the start...but you are a sure credit to Debenhams Ottaway.

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Michael Added 9 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
August 04, 2019 20190804010000

He is one of the good guys!


Nigel is a highly personable individual with a strong customer focus and commitment to quality service delivery. Nigel manages to combine commercial, result focused action with a friendly and very human interaction.

Solicitor named in this review: Nigel Drake

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Caroline Added 9 months ago Report to admin
August 03, 2019 20190803010000

Communication was great.


I felt people got back to me with answers to my questions and the printed breakdowns of the process of buying a house were very helpful.

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Anne Added 9 months ago Report to admin
August 02, 2019 20190802010000

Karen is someone in whom we have considerable trust.


Karen is a highly efficient solicitor who guided us through the conveyancing process in a very friendly and professional manner.

Solicitor named in this review: Karen Harding

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James Added 9 months ago Report to admin
August 01, 2019 20190801010000

The service and advice was excellent throughout.


Thank you to you and your team for all the help with the purchase of our new home. We’ll be back in touch with Debenhams Ottaway to deal with other matters. In the meantime, I have recommended you to a number of colleagues.

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jason Added 9 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
July 31, 2019 20190731095124

Great client service


Rachel Hyndman is an excellent lawyer who has recently written Wills for me and my wife. She clearly understands the area of Wills and trusts extremely well and found solutions to some of our more complex issues. But above all she is a delight to work with, down to earth, explaining everything carefully and in plain English.

Solicitor named in this review: Rachel Hyndman

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Howard Added 10 months ago Report to admin
July 19, 2019 20190719010000

It is a pleasure working with the Debenhams Ottaway employment team.


My thanks to Louise Attrup for her speed, diligence and closing before the deadline.

Solicitor named in this review: Louise Attrup

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Ovidiu Added 10 months ago Report to admin
July 18, 2019 20190718010000

I just want to say thanks so much for your wonderful services.


I just want to say thanks so much for your wonderful services.

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Bryan Added 10 months ago Report to admin
July 17, 2019 20190717010000

Absolutely excellent service.


I dealt with Simon Tucker on a dispute I was having with a letting agent. Simon gave great, practical advice, which ensured the matter reached the conclusion in the way I wanted in a reasonable timeframe. I found Debenhams Ottaway to be very responsive and trustworthy - their main concern was what was right for me as a client, not how much money they were going to make from the work.

Solicitor named in this review: Simon Tucker

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Suhail Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
April 30, 2020
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I rarely write reviews but wanted to recognise the excellent quality of work and service by Ruth Boulton, partner at Debenhams Ottaway. We were recommended to her by a friend, and highly impressed in the manner that she handled our commercial lease, and would definitely recommend her.

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Sameep Added 2 months ago Report to admin
March 15, 2020
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Great service and care

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Colin Added 2 months ago Report to admin
March 08, 2020
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Experienced staff and very welcoming

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Mark Added 3 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
January 30, 2020
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An absolute shocking company to deal with. These are real crooks in cheap suits, especially Luke Harrisons, who lacked professionalism and furthermore ability. AVOID & DO NOT USE.

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January 26, 2020
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I am very pleased with the service received from Tom Marshall regarding a purchase of property with an extremely complicated history. He was very efficient, kept me informed at all times and always returned my calls promptly. He is an asset to Debenhams Ottaway.

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We are proud of our past, progressive in our outlook and unrelenting in our dedication to growth through doing more for our people, our personal and business clients and our communities.

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  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
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  • Anti-social Behaviour
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  • Housing Associations
  • Child Abduction
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  • Second charges
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
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  • Unfair Loan Charges
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  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Competition law
  • Franchising
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  • Environmental policy law
  • Small businesses
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  • Finance
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  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
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  • Setting up a business
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