E S N Solicitors

0121 377 7773

Our solicitors offer a professional and friendly approach to all our clients to ensure they receive the best advice and are fully informed throughout the case. We aim to support the needs of all our clients by providing a professional and friendly service in comfortable surroundings.

4.9/5 190 Customer Reviews 190
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190 Customer Reviews


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Verified GAIL Added 6 days ago Report to admin
April 16, 2019 20190416125255

Sale of property


Excellent service, nothing else to say. The charges agreed with quote we received and all matters were dealt with in an efficient timely manner.

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Verified Louise Added 6 days ago Report to admin
April 15, 2019 20190415165612

Amazing from start to finish


Recently sold a property and used ESN solicitors by a recommendation from the Estate Agent. My experience with ESN was absolutely amazing from start to finish. Jonathan and Lucy where professional and attentive and kept the stress of of a house sale down to a minimum. I know exactly where to go to in the future.

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Verified Christopher Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 12, 2019 20190412150509



Excellent service again from Jonathan Atkins. Wouldn’t hesitate to appoint in future.

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Verified jamie Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 12, 2019 20190412084508

Leasehold Purchse


Would highly recommend Stephen Johnson of ESN Solicitors. Stephen made the process as fast and efficient as possible and was easy to communicate with. Will be using again

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Verified Katie Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 11, 2019 20190411202345

Fantastic experience


Stephen Johnson was my solicitor and I would really recommend him. He always answered emails and kept in regular contact with updates. He was very supportive with me being a first time buyer.

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Verified Graham Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 11, 2019 20190411094422



Absolutely brilliant professional service, where nothing was too much trouble. Questions were dealt with quickly and accurately, even if others in the chain were not so helpfully.
Even if Stephen Johnson was not available, then his very able assistant, Gemma Faraday who was up to speed with our file and could normally give me an answer, or would find out extremely quickly and return our call.
We feel that we were very fortunate to have engaged this solicitor, not knowing the area.

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Verified Sharon Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 09, 2019 20190409205824

Stephen Johnson


Excellent service from Stephen and his colleagues. Clearly knows what he needs to do to ensure the sales and purchase process is quick and painless. Level of service given highlights how poor other providers really are. We have recommended services to family and friends who have all received the same high level of service

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Verified Adila Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 09, 2019 20190409121814



Great overall service definitely recommend

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Verified Annalise Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 09, 2019 20190409095021

Buying a new property


Pleased with overall experience and the sale went through within 12 weeks!

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Verified Daniel Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
April 06, 2019 20190406233420

House sale


Excellent service would use again, very fast and efficient

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Solicitors who work at E S N Solicitors

  • Laurie Neale

    Laurie is a Senior Partner at ESN and has practised law since 1981. With over 35 years as a Criminal Defence expert, Laurie is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and well-known solicitors in his field across the UK. He has earned a reputation for robustly defending his clients in a number of high- profile serious cases, which have received national media attention and has seen him associated with a number of celebrity clients. These successes earned him membership onto the Very High Cost Cases (VHCC) panel – a mark of excellence for a lawyer that proves his ability to handle the most complex cases.

  • Safeer Choudhry

    An expert in the property market, Safeer has over 15 years experience practising law and joined ESN in 2012. He regularly acts on behalf of investors and national high-street banks throughout the country, but has represented a variety of clients. These range from one-off cases to repeat professional investors, and Safeer continues to act on behalf of household names and high-profile individuals. Often invited to speak to public investment groups and forums, while also dealing with large auction houses throughout the UK – Safeer’s expertise has allowed him to assist vendors and purchasers of property. He works closely with a number of estate agents, including the largest in the Midlands. As Head of Department, Safeer is responsible for making sure that fee earners continue to operate at a high level; that the Department retains its Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) standard and that ESN remain on the bank panels – as one of just a few firms in the area that are involved.

  • Adrian Stickland

    As one of the UK’s most prominent commercial lawyers, Adrian has been responsible for handling multi-million pound transactions during his well-established legal career. Some of his most noteworthy deals have seen him represent international clients, including acting on behalf of a US pilot to mortgage an aeroplane – but back on home soil, Adrian’s accolades extend to assisting a client in purchasing a large quarry and taking the lead on a worldwide freezing order. Under Adrian’s stewardship, the practice has expanded from just two fee earners to a workforce of over 40 and he continues to remain focused on the commercial sector.

  • Denise Billington

    Denise is one of a few original employees at ESN and has remained loyal to the company for some 30 years. She joined the practice straight after leaving school and in her own words has ‘worked through the ranks’. Denise is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the building and running of the office. The ‘mother of the firm’, she ardently looks after the workforce and is also involved with recruitment. When interviewing new solicitors, Denise looks for three features: the right personality, legal know-how and a genuine personality – a skill to be proud of when all the people she has interviewed still remain here at ESN. More than an office manager, Denise can add ‘Project Manager’ to her bow, after donning a hard hat and work boots in 2012 when ESN moved to its new home.

  • Bernard Porter

    Solicitor/ Higher Court Advocate / Duty Solicitor and Notary Public Senior solicitor specialising in criminal law and related areas since qualifying in 1979. Has had conduct of cases ranging from driving offences to fraud, and terrorism. Has represented a soldier charged with of a civilian during hostilities in Iraq which led to his acquittal. Has also had conduct and experience of dealing with historic institutionalised abuse cases. Wide experience of conducting trials in both the Magistrate’s and, since qualifying as an Advocate with Higher Rights, in 2006, the Crown Court.

About This Branch


ESN Solicitors is one of the largest solicitor firms out of Birmingham’s city centre, and have been based in Erdington for more than 35 years. Our clientele includes individuals and businesses both large and small. Our team at ESN are experienced professionals and are able to provide legal services to all manner of clients that require advice and representation. We are an integrated department practice meaning we are able to offer assistance in almost every area of Law.

Legal Services
  • Injunctions
  • Anaesthetic Awareness Claims
  • Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Business Crime
  • Spinal Surgery Claims
  • Criminal Damage
  • Child contact
  • Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Claims
  • Financial advisors
  • Housing Management
  • Accident and Emergency Claims
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Remortgaging
  • Assault
  • Family Mediation
  • Pressure Sore Claims
  • Housing Associations
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Transfers of equity
  • Birth Defect and Wrongful Birth Claims
  • Buying at auction
  • Housing disputes
  • Theft
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Child Law
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims
  • Hospital Negligence Claims
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Birth Injury To Mother Claims
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Dermal Filler Compensation Claims
  • Faulty Defibrillator Claims
  • Separation Agreement
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Fatal Medical Negligence Claims and Inquests
  • Knee Replacement Claims
  • Family law
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Claims
  • Property Disputes
  • Barristers
  • Nerve Injury Claims
  • Failed Sterilisation Claims
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • MRSA Claims
  • Dental Negligence Claims
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Defective Medical Device Claims
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Nerve Damage Claims
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • C. Difficile Claims
  • Metal-On-Metal Hip Replacement Claims
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Sorin Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Claims
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Children
  • Medical Negligence
  • Skin Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Amputation Negligence Claims
  • Laser Treatment Claims
  • Civil partnerships
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Notary
  • Blood Transfusion Claims
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Fertility Negligence Claims
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Wills
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims
  • IT professionals
  • Fraud
  • Medical Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Restorative Dentistry Claims
  • Extending your Lease
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Ovarian Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Oral Cancer Claims
  • Pension and property advice
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Breast Surgery Compensation Claims
  • Erb’s Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Birth Injury Claims
  • Laser Eye Surgery Claims
  • Cochlear Implant Claims
  • Cervical Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cosmetic Surgery Claims
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Insurance brokers
  • Litigation Law
  • Separation
  • Valuers
  • Cerebral Palsy Claims
  • Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Claims
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Periodontal Disease Claims
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Dental Negligence
  • Eye Surgery Claims
  • GP Negligence Claims
  • Financial Matters
  • Probate
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Orthopaedic Negligence Claims
  • Transfer of title
  • Bowel Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Injunctions
  • Lease Extensions
  • Right to Manage
  • Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Stillbirth Compensation Claims
  • Drugs offences
  • Collaborative Law
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Repossessions
  • Group B Streptococcus Claims
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Pancreatic Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Diabetes Claims
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Social Services
  • Surgical and Transvaginal Mesh Claims
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Leasehold properties
  • Ophthalmic Negligence Claims
  • Sepsis Negligence Claims
  • Professional Conduct
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Testicular Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Professional trustees
  • Development plot sales
  • Commercial Law
  • Rights of way issues
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Commercial Leases
  • Environmental policy law
  • Developer disputes
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Finance
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Purchase of development land
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Commercial mortgages

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