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1.0/5

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Adrian

Adrian

April 26, 2021

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Lazy, incompetent, appalling

This is a company to avoid at all costs.

The sale process on my house took 4.5 months from start to finish, with many of the problems because they didn't bother to look at any of the paperwork I sent them (which they initially lost - how do you do that with a jpg??), but merely responded to requests from the buyer's side. It should have taken no more than 3 months with competent, pro-active conveyancing.

If they paid you, the price would still be too high :). As a measure of how little they respect their clients, one can take the fact that they have opted out of having reviews shared onto FaceBook.

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andrew

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Residential Conveyancing

andrew

March 23, 2021

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Appalling, misconduct reviews removed. Yet see response to them on review below

Atrocious. Sold house via Auction approx 7th December 2020. Three months later (9th March 2021), I have never had an update from this firm. The quote I was given via e-mail was exceeded on the contract, within their e-mails to me properties were misidentified in information transfers requests. Data was not collated correctly & repeated data already submitted was requested again (giving the incorrect property address in e-mail title). They were unobtainable via e-mail or Telephone. 14 e-mails were ignored & the only two calls I made to the firm were also ignored. They illegally cancelled the contract when I cc,d the Solicitors Regulation Authority into the e-mail when I found communication to the firm an impossible task a firm must have "good reason" for a contractual cancellation, they had no reason apart from me trying to clarify data, whilst I was being ignored. a partner claiming to "Had sight" if my repeated requests for clarifications, was also clearing viewing yet ignoring my repeated requests for clarification on instruction. Staff at the office were on two of the three occasions I attended, rude and unhelpful. Overall an unadvisable retainer of legal work. I switched to Eatons & immediately felt a sense of relief with their professional courteous & helpful manner. Never mind 60 plus positive reviews, in lieu of the 6 or 7 Negatives on Schofield Sweeney which include SRA impropriety at the Christmas Party by Partners at the firm.

Quote:
James Staton​
Partner
Litigation
"So far as the allegations matter to which you refer is concerned, if you have read the matter in detail, you will have realised that the incident which led to the complaint and the decision of the SRA/SDT occurred before the person who was the subject of the complaint joined this firm. Furthermore, the issue has absolutely no bearing on the handling of your matter."

So they hired a person with previous behaviour of Misconduct. This sums the company up in a single action

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andrew

andrew

March 10, 2021

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Illegally cancelled contract without good cause!!!

Atrocious. Sold house via Auction approx 7th December 2020. Three months later (9th March 2021), I have never had an update from this firm. The quote I was given via e-mail was exceeded on the contract, within their e-mails to me properties were misidentified in information transfers requests. Data was not collated correctly & repeated data already submitted was requested again (giving the incorrect property address in e-mail title). They were unobtainable via e-mail or Telephone. 14 e-mails were ignored & the only two calls I made to the firm were also ignored. They illegally cancelled the contract when I cc,d the Solicitors Regulation Authority into the e-mail when I found communication to the firm an impossible task a firm must have "good reason" for a contractual cancellation, they had no reason apart from me trying to clarify data, whilst I was being ignored. a partner claiming to "Had sight" if my repeated requests for clarifications, was also clearing viewing yet ignoring my repeated requests for clarification on instruction. Staff at the office were on two of the three occasions I attended, rude and unhelpful. Overall an unadvisable retainer of legal work. I switched to Eatons & immediately felt a sense of relief with their professional courteous & helpful manner. Never mind 60 plus positive reviews, in lieu of the 6 or 7 Negatives on Schofield Sweeney which include SRA impropriety at the Christmas Party by Partners at the firm.

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