From the way my case has been handled together with the unexpectedly favourable final settlement obtained I would definitely recommend Healys as a firm and Robert Johnson in particular as an organisation that appears to have a genuine commitment to trying to obtain the very best results for its clients.
Although Counsel advised that our claim was not as clear-cut as we would have liked, Robert’s presentation to the other side was nevertheless convincing enough to persuade them to propose a negotiation with a view to a settlement.
On the day, their opening offer was low. Robert was impressive, not only in staying cool in a tense situation, but in thinking on his feet while we marshalled our responses and presented our counter arguments.
A point was reached when it became clear that the other side had broached the upper limit which their lawyers had in mind. But this was considerably lower than was fair or comfortable for our side. So the pressure increased dramatically and concerns arose on both sides that the case might be heading for the courts.
Robert stayed calm however, and with firmness and authority talked the other side up to a level only just below our “reasonable” destination figure. I was happy, since it was a slightly better outcome than I had secretly dared anticipate.
It was a fine performance by Robert, both in the negotiation and the preparation behind the scenes. Although naturally I hope never to have to undertake a negligence suit again, I would commend him unreservedly to prospective clients.
Thank you very much… very much appreciated and I’m sure you can understand after all these years that we are pleased it is over.
There is absolutely no doubt in our minds at all that we would probably have lost our home had it not been for your help and we are certainly in a considerably better position than before we met and extremely grateful for your involvement…the efforts you have made and we shall always be truly grateful.
Once again, many thanks for your considerable help.
Once Robert saw that the core of my case had merit, he showed that he had no fear of taking on a different, also major, accounting firm, and that he was steadfastly results-oriented. He cut through the parts of my claim which were unlikely to produce an outcome, and explained why. From my knowledge of the issues he was able to devise his own coherent and tough-minded strategy, and I was pleased that from the outset he steered our preparations towards a settlement rather than a trial. As a private, non-corporate client, I also appreciated his sensitivity over costs, not least his willingness to work on a CFA.
Naturally I have strong convictions about my case, and Robert has been very good at respecting them–even appreciating them–while never allowing my layman’s instincts and passions to cloud his lawyerly judgement. My sense is that the constructive collaboration which has arisen between us has made the presentation of the case more compelling–for all that at the time of writing this has yet to be proven…
I have every confidence that Robert will see the case through to a successful conclusion, and am enjoying my association with him.
You also explained matters to us with great clarity and ensured that we understood everything.
The costs were very reasonable and we will certainly recommend you to our friends and colleagues.
Robert was able to grasp the situation very quickly from day one, and has been able to take forward my claim with a consummate understanding of the technical details.
It is often very difficult to find someone who immediately understands your position, and more over gives you the confidence and assurance to take forward a large value claim with all the associated risks that are involved, even when you know your action has merit.
Moreover knowing that he was prepared to enter into a ‘conditional fee agreement’ to share some of the burden of the costs going forward in the commercial litigation process cemented the trust that you need to have before you can contemplate this type of expensive process.
Although my claim is not concluded to date, the process, help and direction received so far from Robert has been second to none..
I have been impressed by the speed of response – I received a response to every query I had within a couple of hours and certainly within the same working day. I found this especially reassuring and comforting.
Additionally, I was impressed by Mr. Johnson’s positive attitude throughout the process, the reassurance I continually received and the moral support to stand my ground – which led to a very positive outcome.
Thank you for successfully concluding the negligence case against my former solicitors.
As you know, I was in two minds as to whether to pursue the case even though I knew that I was wronged and as a result suffered substantial losses.
I was advised by many not to pursue a case against a solicitor on the basis that it is a “closed shop” and that I would not get a fair hearing.
I was delighted when you took on the case on my behalf and when you secured a very equitable financial compensation from the other side.
Thank you again for your advice, for your support and ultimately for the result!
With very best regards.
Robert and his team not only kept me informed and up to date throughout the whole time but was successful in retrieving nearly the whole amount in an out of court settlement. I cannot thank Robert Johnson enough and would recommend Robert and Healys Solicitors.
I contacted at least six firms of solicitors specialising in the field of professional negligence and Robert Johnson immediately stood out from them. He quickly grasped the substance of the case and proposed various funding options available to me.
I instructed Robert on a hybrid conditional fee arrangement which made the fees affordable to me. Robert also introduced me to Counsel who agreed to charge on a similar basis.
Robert’s handling of the case was extremely thorough and he kept me informed throughout, explaining the relevant law, procedures and strategies to me in a way that I could understand.
Despite the other side’s considerable resistance, my case was settled through mediation and the credit for the most satisfactory outcome must be attributed to Robert’s and Counsel’s handling of my case and which simply would have been unaffordable to me were it not for the funding arrangement that Robert proposed.
I would not hesitate to recommend Robert to anyone facing complex litigation.