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"I just wanted to send you a note to thank SME for their legal advice during my recent divorce and house purchase. I moved to SME after a difficult (and very expensive) time with another firm in Birmingham. SME was recommended to me by David Denovan-Smith and after speaking with Denise McCabe, I had no doubt I was with "a safe pair of hands". Denise has been exemplary throughout the entire difficult and very long process. There were times when I doubted we would ever finalise matters but Denise offered the right balance of support, legal advice and a friendly-ear! I am so thankful that I switched firms to SME.

I would also like to thank Joanna Gardner who dealt with my matters if Denise was ever away and Liz Stirk who did the conveyancing when I bought the house outright from my husband. Everyone has always been very professional, but still friendly.

I've joked with Denise that I hope our paths never cross again! Seriously, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending SME in the future and am grateful to David for his recommendation" 

Jane F

"It is always a pleasure to deal with Yvonne and her team at SME, they have a way of cutting through the broader points and addressing the finer detail which is refreshing. A very results driven team that keep one informed thus making the experience a lot less stressful. I would highly recommend SME for both business and personal legal solutions"

Mr S, Worcestershire

"I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in a similar situation (although I would advise against getting into such a situation in the first place!) and I'm very grateful for all you have done."

Mr S, Worcester

Thanks for the clarification, I'm so glad I asked you to handle it rather than me trying to do it (the divorce) online!


Ian, many thanks for all the support over the last two years, from day one your advice and support have been excellent.

Mr H, Worcester

Lisa and I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you and the team at SME for everything that you have done to make our house move possible. It wasn't the easiest of situations for any of us but we made it in the end! 

Mr W, Worcester

We would just like to thank you for all your hard work in the conveyancing of my late stepfather's property. We doubted it would complete, so we were so relieved when it finally did all thanks to your perseverance and professionalism. 

We were very impressed at being kept informed every step of the way, which really helped us through this arduous sale, and we would certainly recommend you should the need ever arise. Wishing you the very best for the future


Mr and Mrs P from Worcester

"We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you. I think we were all looking forward to the day when this sale would be over and nonetheless you have been incredibly dedicated in combating all the issues we have had to face to purchase our home and we cannot thank you enough for the service you have provided. You really are highly skilled in your sector and we hope you are rewarded and continue to be successful because you deserve it. We are so overwhelmingly excited and are in love with our new home."

Mr and Mrs Z

As ever I have been very pleased with the attention and service received, and we are returning to you again.

Mrs L

Thank you for your invaluable information and kindness.  You made what I thought would be a difficult meeting a pleasure and this was incidentally agreed by a friend when you dealt with an estate for her.

"Thanks again for making this process a quick & easy one, it was just how I needed to get this done whilst working out here in a stressful environment. I will be recommending your services to anyone whom may need them in the future."

Mr T

I am very pleased with the work you have done for me and my brothers. Thank you so much, and Jane too.” 

Miss C – Worcester

Many thanks for your wise and empathic council over the last two years. I have really appreciated your guidance through such a distressing period of my life.”

Mrs A, Worcester

“You’ve been brilliant and I’m more than happy with your work!”

Ms S-J

“Thank you for your help with everything at this difficult time for me and being a good listener”. 

Claire is extremely professional and I strongly recommend her to anyone requiring representation; in my successful case I could not have asked for a better solicitor!’ 

Mr I Bramble OBE TD

"Thank you very much for making a difficult time straightforward. You are such a lovely person, I feel that I have known you a lifetime."


“Ian offered a great service during the short time he dealt with my divorce. He was prompt in responding to my queries and questions and explained things clearly to me every time. I felt comfortable dealing with Ian face to face and over phone and email. I would recommend him to others in the future”

Mrs L, Worcester


“To finalise …it’s been a painful 10 months, a learning curve where a better understanding of what is deemed fair. You’ve taken time to understand my position and I consider the work you have done for me as being the best possible given my circumstances. It is difficult not to get bitter and twisted and with your help I’ve managed (almost!) to see things more clearly…”

Mr N, Worcester

"I used SME solicitors through strong recommendation from professional friends that are in the property business and SME have always been my parents solicitors – I was not disappointed.

 I had what I thought was going to be a difficult move, my chain had 4 properties in it, me being the end property. I also had another property that had to be sold before I could move on in my chain, it was all happening at the same time. Elizabeth Meddings was the solicitor dealing with both of my property chains, she was brilliant!
We had our up’s and down’s in the whole process but due to her very professional approach, always being on hand to speak to and answering emails straight away! She made it happen, all with very little stress for me. It is all down to Liz for all the reasons above.

I would not hesitate to recommend SME solicitors and their services to anyone."

Mr B, Tewksbury


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for the service you have given me. After the trouble we had in first contacting ******* , the conclusion was very swift.

Thanks again for all your help.  I will indeed recommend your company to any one who needs assistance.”

Mr W, Worcester

“I would recommend Guy Salter to anyone who has an employment dispute, whether company or individual.  Analytical, open, direct and compassionate (also a wicked sense of humour), he will always advise you on what course of action you should take, keeping you fully aware of any potential pitfalls.  Someone you can trust and rely upon.”

Annette Strain, Financial Controller at Motovario Limited

“We have worked with Guy Salter for a number of years now on a variety of employment issues.  Guy combines knowledge, professionalism and an understanding of our sector with an approachable, friendly manner and sense of humour which is always much appreciated.”

Kay Dovey, Festival Housing

“I have found Guy Salter to be a knowledgeable employment law specialist who dealt with my case with professionalism and compassion.  I achieved an excellent result working with him which would not have been achieved on my own.”

Mr Davies


“You did a sterling job for us with the house – thank you for everything. I type this from the (grandly named, but very small) office – an achievement in itself! If I could find someone as reliable and conscientious to help me with the mountain of DIY jobs, then I would be a happy man…..”

Mr H, Essex

“We wish to thank you most sincerely for your time and the efficient manner in which you have dealt with these somewhat delicate affairs.  We have appreciated your genuine care, sensitivity and patience shown throughout.

You helped make our visits to Stallard March & Edwards most pleasurable.”

Mr and Mrs C, Worcester

“On a personal note I would just like to thank you for your help and understanding at a time when I was perhaps not at my best!  Your kindness and humour certainly put me at ease and gave me great confidence that all was being done with our very best interests!

Mrs A, Worcester

“Once Ian took over my case he was great, friendly, approachable and helpful.  I would certainly recommend Ian to others…..”

Mrs L, Worcester

"I have no hesitation in giving a testimonial to your firm and you in particular. As a family company owner I was faced with a Managing Director that thought he could arrange an MBO by taking money out of the company for his private benefit thus virtually bankrupting the business and I guess, if he had not been found out, would have offered to buy the business to save the day for next to nothing. Fortunately I found out what was going on and I was given Guy Salter’s name as an expert on  employment law. Not only did he give first class advise but he also supported myself and my team through what was a very challenging and worrying time and from virtually the first meeting, when he was shown the evidence of some of what was happening, he took control and assured me that he would handle everything in conjunction with my accountants.

This case took nearly 12 months to come to Court and get a successful conclusion with recovery of most of the monies but the stress was greatly reduced by Guy’s professionalism, support and yes, good humour when required.

If any employer has an employment problem, however big or small, I cannot think of any other firm of solicitors, and particularly Guy as a partner, that I would recommend to advise and see you through it."


Mr B, Worcester

"A recommendation took me to SME and despite my low morale and thoughts of giving up, I was persuaded to meet with their employment lawyer.

When Guy walked in, I was initially desperately embarrassed as we had been at school together and this was not the situation one wishes to have when one is reintroduced to a former classmate. However, my embarrassment quickly disappeared as Guy treated me with professionalism, empathy as well as honesty and determination.  He is someone you want on your side and would not wish to be facing in a legal battle.

Guy was realistic at all times and made no promises he could not keep. He reassured me when I had bleak moments and his attitude instilled me with confidence not only in his ability but in myself. Needless to say, Guy was successful for me and I do feel indebted to him for his support which allowed me to regain some of my self-esteem.

My only regret is that I had not contacted SME at the start of my dispute with my former employer. I have little doubt that had I done so the dispute would have been resolved in a timely fashion and without such a harrowing impact on my life.

I would recommend anyone contemplating legal action with regard to any employment case should contact Guy Salter at SME for a professional, reliable, honest and human approach."

Mrs H Worcester

"I have enjoyed working with Guy as he has carefully steered us through the minefield of employment legislation.  He provides thoughtful, pragmatic and helpful advice with a commercial view.  I would not hesitate to recommend him to any other company for employment advice."

Mr C, Newport

"I had all but given up hope of pursuing my unfair dismissal case until I was introduced to Guy Salter from SME.  Guy has been a real inspiration and has handled my case with great sensitivity, professionalism, perception and deliberation.  I had the benefit of support from Lisa and an incredible Counsel too, thanks to Guy, and it was an amazing team effort that succeeded in securing a positive outcome for me.  Facing a legal system for the first time can be very daunting, but with the support of Guy and his team and their confident and industrious approach to pursuing my case, it certainly lessened the burden and my anxieties.  My sincere thanks and appreciation to you all."

Lynn from Warwickshire

"We are so pleased that we contacted Stallard March & Edwards and in particular Elizabeth Korner and are delighted with everything that has been undertaken on our behalf. An essential requirement for the family at a difficult time is trust; knowing that you are working with people who understand your needs and circumstances and who can deliver in sympathetic and professional manner. Elizabeth and Stallard March & Edwards offered us just that.  Thank you."

Mr S, Worcester

"Thanks for the great service I've received. As the man from Honda says, it's nice when things just work. I'll be back in touch next time I buy a house."

Matt, Worcester

"Thank you for all the excellent sound advice throughout the last two years. From day one your professional knowledge and support has been outstanding."

Mr H, Worcester

“The only ray of light in this nightmare has been meeting you. Thank you for all your guidance and wonderful work. Please say thank you to your secretary and Mr Stirzaker as well.”


Mrs D, Worcester

Thank you very much for your help in explaining the current legal position re wills, trustees and powers of attorney so clearly and for drawing up the appropriate documents.

Mr G, Worcester

"I used SME solicitors through strong recommendation from professional friends that are in the property business & SME have always been my parents solicitors – I was not disappointed.

I had what I thought was going to be a difficult move, my chain had 4 properties in it, me being the end property. I also had another property that had to be sold before I could move on in my chain, it was all happening at the same time.

Elizabeth Meddings was the solicitor dealing with both of my property chains, she was brilliant!

We had our up’s & down’s in the whole process but due to her very professional approach, always being on hand to speak to & answering emails straight away she made it happen & all with very little stress for me & that is down to Liz for all the reasons above.

I would not hesitate to recommend SME solicitors & there services to anyone."

Mr B, Tewksbury

“It's been a pleasure to work with you pair [Ian Stirzaker and Joanna Gardner] too obviously and thanks for all your help in this matter.”

Mr RL, Worcester

“I must thank you for your excellent work for the Trust since you have been involved with our affairs. We have been most fortunate to have had your assistance."

Mr RD, Worcester

“I cannot express my thanks enough,  I hugely appreciate your application and diligence in bringing this to a conclusion.  It will be so nice I am sure to start the New Year without this lingering on.”

Mr DJ, Worcester

"I would like to thank you for all your assistance during this whole procedure which has been dealth with in a friendly and professional manner throughout. Your help during this period has been an enormous comfort to myself and my husband".


“Thanks again for all of your hard work in making this happen, and your 11th hour support was especially appreciated.”

Mr M, Worcestershire

"I just wanted to take a moment to say a very genuine and meaningful thank you for all the recent work you have put into everything we have been dealing with. I enjoy dealing with SME for a multitude of reasons and your efficiency, communication and understanding is always appreciated. 

The conveyancing in particular with thanks for Rhiannon and Liz is seamless and extremely professional. I have enormous trust in what you guys do and is why I return to deal with SME with any legals matters that need attention. 

Again, thank you."

Mr K, Birmingham


"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for all your work on the recent matters. It means a lot to be able to use SME and more specifically someone yourself, on matters that otherwise would be very difficult and stressful to deal with. You highlight and reinforce the reasons I always come back to SME with your fantastic, efficient and thoughtful approach to otherwise difficult matters."

Mr K, Birmingham


“Thank you for helping us.  Your services were excellent and I would recommend your firm to my friends if they ever need them.  Once again our thanks”

Mrs B, Worcester


"I just wanted to say a big thank you for pursuing this result today. It is such a relief to have it settled and go into the weekend knowing where we are."


“We used SME Solicitors when negotiating and finalising the terms for our commercial lease property. We worked closely with Will who was fantastic at keeping us informed and driving matters forward. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others and will certainly use them again.”

Mrs U, Bromsgrove

“Being one that sometimes struggles with what I perceive as being unfair or unreasonable , I know that I can be headstrong in those circumstances. Your handling of those occasions was impressive and achieving a satisfactory outcome which seemed unlikely for most of the case equally so. In the nicest possible way I hope that I will not need your services again, but should I, your number would be the first one I would call, and I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your firm.


Thanks Ian, please stay in touch


Mr D, Worcester

Just a personal note to thank you for your help, encouragement and advice.

Whilst i'm guessing my sale / purchase fell into the 'streight forward basket', I know as always little issues creep in.

I can only thank you sincerely given the fact that we move forward to our next property purchase adventure! 


Mr P, Worcester

May I take this opportunity of thanking you, Liz, on behalf of Christine and myself for the excellent work that you've done on our behalf and how pleased we've been with both the professional and personal manner in which you've carried out the work.


Mr H, Worcestershire

We wanted to thank you so much for all your work on the house we were so impressed by your thoroughness and professionalism. It made the whole experience so much easier and we really appreciate your help.


Mrs R, Worcestershire

Thank you for all you've done.  I will happily recommend you should anyone ask, and wish you all the best for the future


Ms C, Worcestershire

I’m so glad I’ve got you working for me


Mrs P, Worcester

Firstly we wanted to thank you so much for all your work on the house we were so impressed by your thoroughness and professionalism. It made the whole experience so much easier and we really appreciate your help.


Ms R, Worcestershire

I must say that both Jo and I have been extremely impressed by the professionalism you have shown whilst guiding us through this process, it  has been a pleasant experience dealing with you and we've both felt we are "in safe hands"!   

Martin Pitts, Worcester

May I take this opportunity to thank you for the efficient helpful and courteous way you have guided me through the sale of the above property


Mr D, Worcester

Just wanted to say thank you for your work you have done on behalf of my mom and grandad.

We finally got the money back thanks to your letter.

You and your company have been a big help to get us through this difficult process

- T

We would like to thank you sincerely for all your help and advice over the last (nearly!!) 4 years, you have been a true ‘’star’’ and SME should be very grateful they have people like you working for them.


Mr and Mrs M

“I have been very pleased with your services [Ian] and will continue to pass the word of your business to family and friends; and if I needed [legal] services in the future you will be my first port of call.”


Mrs A, Worcester

"Spoke to Florence [Goodwin]..... one of the most straightforward and delightful conversations I’ve ever had with a lawyer! Bloody marvellous!"


Mr B, Worcester

"I just wanted to say thanks very much for the great service you have provided to Tom.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of our friends and family who need employment advice in the future"


“Hi Liz just a note to thank you for the wonderful and efficient service you gave us when selling our property. We are very grateful for the way that you and your staff handled the sale.”

Mr and Mrs T, Worcester


“I was very impressed with the fantastic service I received from SME Solicitors and would certainly recommend them to others. Throughout my dealings with Guy and the rest of the team, I was grateful for the professional, friendly and thorough attention to the matters at hand, and the advice provided very much helped to achieve the desired results. It was very reassuring to be fully informed of all developments and to have a clear understanding of how things were progressing at all times. Receiving such a responsive, professional and friendly service really made a difference and I hope that others can benefit from their expertise and guidance.”

Mr L, Worcester

"I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU! for all your help and advice over the past few months. I was blessed to have you fight my corner, you made a really difficult and challenging time far less traumatic for me. Forever grateful."

Mrs G, Worcester

"I contacted Will at SME asking for some advice - at short notice - in relation to setting up my new company. He came back to me straight away and when we discussed my needs he went above and beyond in answering my questions and ensuring I understood. It was a first class service and I would not hesitate to use Will - or SME - again or recommend them to others"

Chris Orr - Director, Encore Financial Advice Limited

"Thank you so much for all your support, you have been amazing. I appreciate how honest and kind you are. To have a solicitor who actually cares is priceless. I now see why you were recommended.

Best family lawyer for sure!"

Mrs D

"Just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping me when I really needed it. It's been a tough year but you helped to keep me sane and got it over the line for me. Thanks again."

Mr B

"I want to say a massive thank you to all of you and your colleagues for all your hard work in helping me with the divorce settlement. It’s been awful for me and you and your colleagues have got me through it. I am now able to move on with what I need to do. I am spending day 1 getting the house sorted. I am now happy again."


"We are truly grateful for the advice and work that you have done for us at such a difficult time in our lives. You were marvellous."

Mrs M, Worcestershire

"Thank you for everything you have done over these past 2 years, I was very lucky it was you and I will always be grateful for your guidance and compassion."

Mrs M, Worcester

"David helped us to achieve a great outcome for a potentially tricky situation."



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