From the way my case has been handled together with the unexpectedly favourably final settlement obtained I would definitely recommend Healys as a firm and Robert Johnson in particularly as an organisation that appears to have a genuine commitment to trying to obtain the very best results for its clients.
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.
Robert Johnson was confidently recommended to me by a partner at one of the Big Four accounting firms, and from our first meeting I have understood why the introduction was so positive.
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.
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.
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.
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,
The oversights of our previous lawyers in our original purchase meant that we could not complete our sale as planned, which itself was very traumatic. Our case was not at all clear, though it was apparent that a degree of detective work would be required considering the numerous gaps in information from our previous solicitors having gone bust. We were absolutely clueless as to what we could do but were very anxious – we were not even clear as to whether our purchase was invalid or if we could ever sell our apartment due to the messy nature of the original transaction.
Robert was very clear from the start on what we might try to do to investigate options. He did so in a way that was very reassuring and showed his command of the law. Given the highly unusual nature of the issues we faced, there were several firsts even for Robert, but such was his confidence and mastery of this area of the law that we felt we were in good hands throughout. At each point, we felt that nothing further could have been done which Robert had not guided us to or discussed openly with us.
The journey that Robert helped us through took a year and a half from the time our sale fell through, but Robert’s openness, transparency and extremely prompt communications left us consistently assured that we were in good hands and that, regardless of outcome, we had left no stone unturned.
In the end though, Robert steered us to an extremely favourable outcome of obtaining significant compensation. I would strongly urge those in need to engage Robert’s services in litigation – we could not recommend him more highly as an expert in his field of law, with a keen analytical mind, fantastic legal bedside manner, crystal clear communication and generally speaking a pleasure to deal with. Thank you Robert & Healys!
Robert presented the arguments with great clarity and with a good balance of technical execution, force and diplomacy. He employed an excellent strategy in difficult circumstances which achieved so much in a short period of time and I am convinced that this was mainly due to his experience, style and approach. His advice is always practical, concise and to the point and had unwavering energy, seeing it through from beginning to the end. I was very impressed indeed.
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.