I am extremely grateful to Robert Johnson for handling my professional negligence claim in a very professional manner and achieving a successful outcome. Throughout the process Robert was efficient, transparent, responsive and provided sound advice.
I would highly recommend Robert Johnson and his team at Healys for any Professional Negligence claim. His communication skills were excellent. The advice was clear and proved to be completely accurate. The fees were reasonable with no surprises. In short, I found Robert to be an experienced and effective professional. Highly recommended.
Dear Robert. I am very grateful for your advice and assistance in resolving this matter. It is a good result.
Robert Johnson assisted us with a claim. Robert is proactive and he drives matters forward. His turnaround time for work is very impressive. He also clearly has a great wealth of experience to draw on, and we found his advice on litigation strategy particularly helpful.
Robert Johnson is not only an excellent lawyer he is also kind and thoughtful; a rare species in the legal world I had previously experienced. Robert grasped the issues in my case very quickly. He gave me extremely timely, very thorough and commercial advice. I felt absolutely assured by his calm manner and honest assessment. I would not hesitate in recommending Robert to anyone with a claim or involved in a dispute.
I was very badly let down by my employment lawyer to the extent that I lost my employment claim. In light of Robert Johnson’s reputation in professional negligence matters, I instructed him to assist me in my claim against my previous solicitor and I am very glad that I did. Robert very quickly grasped the issues and advised me confidently of my legal position, the value and merits of my claim and the process of recovering my loss as quickly and as cost-effectively as possible. Furthermore, Robert shared the risk of this claim by acting on a no-win-no-fee agreement. I am very happy with the outcome which I am sure is in large part because of Robert’s expertise in this area of law, tenacity and stamina and negotiating skills. In addition, his level of service is exemplary. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Dr Anjum Aziz
I instructed Robert Johnson to pursue a professional negligence claim against a prominent family law firm, who had represented me during a high conflict divorce. Throughout what was a very difficult process for me, Robert was available, clear and consistent in his advice and I found him very empathetic. Robert successfully negotiated an outcome in which the original mistake was rectified without the need to go to court, and my financial losses were fully compensated. I am relieved to put this issue behind me and am very grateful to Robert and his team for their attentive, diligent and thorough input to the successful outcome. I would definitely recommend Robert’s services.
Dr Maria Holloway-Strong
After completing on a property sale I was due over 600K apprehensive of electronic transfer. I requested to be paid by Bankers Draft. The Solicitor acting for me posted the Draft unrecorded before Christmas and to this day it has not been seen. Barclays were unable to reissue or stop the Draft unless the Solicitor signed an indemnity which they refused to do; leaving me high and dry all over Christmas & New Year…and suggesting I seek legal advice. I did just that! Instructing Robert Johnson (Healys Solicitors) he pursued them relentlessly; his brilliant Letter of Claim left them nowhere to hide. They were clearly culpable of professional negligence/ breach of trust; their arrogance was staggering. Eventually together with their insurers they signed an indemnity with Barclays. In under a month, with Robert’s invaluable help, my funds were recovered together with an additional £11K for costs interest and damages. Thank you Robert for your exemplary care. Right was done…
I would highly recommend this firm – having used Robert Johnson for a professional negligence claim against a conveyancer who sold me my flat. I thought I had little to no chance of being successful – however we succeeded in getting close to the maximum I was seeking, plus most of costs back. The money has made a huge difference to me as the negligence caused a lot of distress. Robert was prompt in his advice – the advice was pragmatic and clear – he kept me updated and managed to conclude the matter in a much faster timeframe than I was expecting. If you think you have suffered some form of negligence, please get in touch with Robert as you may be in with a chance.
Robert Johnson is a professional negligence solicitor and partner at Healys, a law firm I have rated for a long while. He is one of the most thorough and honest solicitors I have come across. I needed to appoint and instruct someone, to deal with a very complex situation. The effort that was made did not quite pay off the first time. I would only ever now go to Robert Johnson, to get some direction and advice on many issues. He has offered fair advice regardless of what the issue is. I have endured very bad representation on more than one occasion, by several firms. He has always made himself available in times of need. He has quickly understood, and not been impressed by the situation I have been experiencing. I believe if I had used Healys’ and Robert Johnson’s recommendations from the outset, I would be in a much better place right now. If anyone is in a situation whereby their legal representation & the legal system has not done a fair job, not seen the obvious truth, had little regard for the facts, and they have been left stuck between a rock and a hard place; Robert Johnson is the gentleman who will see you right.
We instructed Robert Johnson of Healys in a breach of contract claim, and are very pleased with the professional service we received. From the very beginning Robert understood the complex issues involved and provided clear advice as to the best strategy to follow. He was efficient and effective, confident and communicative; and we were greatly reassured by his guidance and sound judgement throughout the process. We would have no hesitation in seeking his advice in the future or in recommending his services to anyone in need of a first-class litigator.
Matt JonesBread Ahead Limited
We appointed Robert Johnson to deal with a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors specifically relating to conveyancing. Our case is yet to be resolved, however, we have been very impressed with Robert’s approach to date. From the first conversation with Robert we were reassured by his ability to quickly grasp the facts, explain our options, and articulate his strategy in a clear and concise manner. Throughout our case he has been extremely quick to respond to queries and proactively ensures we are well-informed about the status of our case at every stage. It is clear that Robert takes great pride in the professional advice and service he provides which gives us every confidence that we will reach a good outcome.
Vanessa & Ravi Seehra
Mr. Johnson was recommended to us by a close Russian friend whom we have known and trusted for decades. Robert’s zest and zeal is indescribable. The conceptual speediness with which our complicated Gross negligence against one of the 20 biggest law firms in Britain was formulated left us quite ‘speechless’. Robert is also our last bastion after almost half a decade of battle and we have absolute faith that the outcome he will achieve for us is going to be more than what we expect. His personal charisma comes across and everybody in our family was enthralled with the kindness and empathy shown for our case. Whilst the case has not been brought to court yet, we unhesitatingly vouch for Robert’s integrity and his professional attitude shown during the last four months and remain grateful. Thank you Robert!
Natasha XanthopoulouOwner of Gravitas & Cie Ltd
We appointed Healys to provide legal support in a professional negligence claim. Robert Johnson took on the case and was involved from the outset, initially overseeing the work of his Associate then, subsequently, taking control of the case personally. Throughout, Healys and particularly Mr. Johnson provided excellent professional services for our case. Mr. Johnson was clear and transparent with his advice, particularly in regards to the risks and benefits of the myriad strategies that could be adopted, as well as his fees which were very reasonable given the level of involvement he had in the case. The professionalism of Mr. Johnson’s Paralegals and Associates demonstrates clearly that the high standards he sets run through the entire firm, and as such we always felt confident that our case was in reliable hands. Stresses and anxieties were kept at bay through Mr. Johnson’s calm professionalism which was extremely welcome in bringing the case to a reasonable end. We have been so impressed that we appointed Healys for conveyancing services, and anticipate that we will use Healys for future legal services as required.
Dear Robert Johnson. Thank you very much for your excellent service, not only from a professional legal services perspective, but also from a communication perspective which was second to none. I truly believe that if I had used your service from the outset, I would have certainly had a more favourable outcome, rather than spending valuable time and money on poor legal advice and service. I have no hesitation in recommending yourself, and can only pass on my heart-felt thanks for helping me bring to a close this extremely stressful period in my life. All the best and I will certainly use your services and the firm in the future.
I consulted Healys over a professional negligence claim in late 2019. Robert Johnson took a keen and close interest in my case, and gripped it completely. His advice was professional, pragmatic and no-nonsense. He gave me a realistic and sensible view of the likelihood of success (entirely borne out by the ultimate outcome) and then pursued matters with care and diligence, keeping me closely informed of all material developments, and chasing our opponents when it looked as if unreasonable delays were being experienced. I felt I was in the safe professional hands of someone who understood and shared my concerns, and I was entirely satisfied and pleased with the services I received.
Since 2016 Robert Johnson has defended us in a complex professional negligence claim where we had the misfortune of being victims in a complicated property fraud. The claim had severe financial and professional implications and Robert demonstrated from the outset an ability to understand and narrow the issues; an appreciation of the sensitivities; and a thorough knowledge of the law, process and procedure. Robert’s professional negligence expertise is renown and in our experience with very good reason. He dealt with the litigation with assuredness (and times cunning) but he was most impressive by the way he was able to bring the opposing parties to the negotiating table and with his excellent skills he managed to turn what was a lost cause into a winning position. Robert has been a fantastic advocate throughout. We always felt very confident in his ability and judgment which did a lot to reduce the stress of the litigation. He provided us with clear and practical solutions and delivered an extremely good (and unexpected) outcome.
As a QC with over 30 years in practice it came as an unpleasant shock to find myself cast in role of claimant in a professional negligence action. I count myself very fortunate to have instructed Robert Johnson to act on my behalf. Throughout the case Robert provided an excellent service in every respect. He has first class legal knowledge, is tactically astute, an excellent communicator who is always prepared to go the extra mile to secure the best possible outcome. I have no hesitation in strongly recommending him.
We instructed Robert Johnson, a Partner at Healys LLP, in a substantial professional negligence case against a firm of City solicitors. From the early stages of our working relationship, we realised that Robert is a very talented lawyer. He has an excellent sense of the “big picture”, which means that he has a firm grasp of the strategic and tactical issues. His views, whether articulated verbally or in writing, are expressed fluently and cogently. Unlike many legal practitioners, he always reacts to queries in a timely fashion. From the beginning, he showed a firm commitment to our case. And Robert has three decades of experience as a top-flight litigator, which is very useful when trying to work out the opposition’s next move. These qualities resulted in a relatively swift resolution of our claim in a significant out-of-court settlement. For complex reasons, we have not yet received all of the monies and are continuing to work with Robert and his team in order to obtain the residual sums. We have no hesitation in recommending Robert Johnson to prospective clients.
David JonesChairman & CEO of the AREF Group
My wife and I were really impressed with Robert Johnson’s professionalism and perseverance in pursuing our case. He was very transparent in communicating his strategy with us and his regular updates on the status of our claim. He took off our shoulders all the work and we were very pleased with the final outcome. We also thought that the costs were pretty reasonable especially for the amount of work he had to put into the case. Thank you Robert!
Dear Robert. Thank you so much for the good news and thank you for the money. I am very happy with the outcome and relieved that I didn’t have to go to court again. I will never ever forget how you and my wonderful Solicitor Daniel helped me to sort out this problem. Thank you once again and keep safe.
I took a claim to Healys against a prominent firm of surveyors who had mis-measured my property, causing me to lose a significant amount of money in a divorce case. Robert Johnson took on the case and I eventually received 80% of the funds lost as compensation, without the worry of having to proceed to court. Robert was very professional and throughout the process, he and his team kept me well-informed of how the negotiations were proceeding and of the various options open to me at each stage. Very happy with the outcome!
Excellent service from Healys and Robert Johnson…very professional in their work, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
I cannot think of how my circumstances could have been so different had I not had the good fortune to have Robert Johnson and his team at Healys on my side. The comfort and reassurance of their experienced and professional advice when embroiled in a complicated and wretched legal dispute is hard to put into words. I cannot fault any of the service or support I received and have no hesitation in recommending them wholeheartedly.
I am delighted to have been introduced to Robert Johnson and his Team by Kingston Smith – Forensic Accountants. Our case has been particularly challenging and protracted, but despite this both Ben Parr- Ferris and Robert Johnson were able to take a fresh approach to matters and identify critical elements in our case until that time completely overlooked. I have every confidence in the sound professional advice provided by this firm particularly when the process is stressful and where the issues have the potential of being life altering. I would have no trouble recommending Healy’s to family, friends and business associates – a truly first-class experience!
Lorent Reid, CEO, UTelcom UK Ltd
I am profoundly grateful to Robert Johnson and Ben Parr-Ferris of Healys for the favourable settlement of my professional negligence claim. From the outset I was impressed with Robert’s knowledge, expertise and practical advice, and was equally impressed by his efficiency, prompt response to queries and clear and concise updates as to the progression of my claim. Healys were instructed on a no-win no-fee basis; and this, along with their professional handling of the matter, left me in no doubt as to their commitment to achieving the best outcome possible. I would readily recommend Robert Johnson and his team, and Healys as a firm, to any prospective clients.
We would like to thank you for all your assistance in our recent legal matter. We greatly appreciate your sound advice, and all the work you did in ensuring that our interests were protected. 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 both you and your firm to our friends and colleagues
Our letting agent let us down very badly and caused us a huge financial loss. We were in search of a professional that could understand us, and our needs. I chose to contact Robert as he is highly recommended by Legal 500/Chambers for his expertise in professional negligence work, skills in negotiation, and professionalism. Our initial meeting with Robert proved to be very satisfactory as we observed him to be as described by Legal 500/Chambers; he is a confident, approachable and knowledgeable professional who was very helpful and responsive to all our questions and concerns. Although our case is still in progress, we have full trust and confidence in Robert’s skills, knowledge and experience and are eagerly waiting for a successful outcome of our case against our letting agent.
I am relieved to have Robert Johnson and his Team on my side to deal with some distressing and complex legal issues. Even in the most frustrating and challenging situations I have every confidence in the sound professional advice provided. It helps that the advice is given in a clear and sensitive manner when the issues can be life changing and knowing that Robert is determined and extremely experienced in his field is very reassuring.
Robert delivered excellent results quickly, professionally and calmly. He provided balanced advice that reflected both the legal realities of the case and the practical aspects of negotiation with the other party, giving clear recommendations and well-drafted communications that we were confident in following. This delivered a swift resolution to the case, minimising our potential costs. We happily recommend his services.
Dealing with Robert Johnson has been an excellent experience. I have found him to be extremely knowledgeable, communicative and consultative at all stages of the process. Since initially engaging Robert and his dispute resolution team, I have instructed Healys in further legal services, including General Counsel; this I feel is indicative of my satisfaction with the advice received from Robert and the firm as a whole.
Cameron Worth, DirectorSharp End Agency
Healys LLP regularly acts for claimants in cases against solicitors, barristers, architects, surveyors, financial advisers and accountants. Department head Robert Johnson is ‘incisive and attentive, responding instantly to queries with clear answers and explanations’; he is advising two Cayman Islands-based companies in a £25m case against a firm of solicitors and its three individual partners.
Legal 500 2018
impressed me with his ability to assimilate the important aspects of the multi-faceted case which involved professional negligence and property law with considerable commercial ramifications. Whilst at the time it was clear professional negligence had taken place and that therefore a substantial claim existed, there were still several variables which complicated matters; It was also desirable to maintain good professional relationships with the other side if possible. Robert immediately grasped and advised upon all the aspects. He helped clarify the situation; clearly explained my options; and recommended a strategy. In addition to Robert’s clear intellect my experience is that he makes a real effort to be available promptly whenever the matter has required, with succinct, helpful communications at all times. Even when some time has passed between events in the matter, I’ve always been confident that Robert rapidly recalled the pertinent points enabling us to spend time on moving the matter forwards in a positive way. I have worked with a variety of solicitors and barristers over the years and would definitely recommend Robert for his incisive mind and his friendly, no nonsense, practical approach to getting the claim progressed.
The claim is for professional negligence against a firm of City solicitors, which had represented us in an action against an international banking group. Quantum is of the order of £25 million. We have a high opinion of the overall level of service. Healys are quick to respond to client queries and take pains to understand all aspects of a case. This has not been an easy task, as the case is quite complex and is copiously documented. Moreover, they had to take over at a crucial point in time when our former solicitors were suddenly unable to represent us. Healys therefore had to get up to speed rapidly with the minutiae of the claim. We have been impressed by their strategic thinking and business acumen. Their written work is of a high quality. The Dispute Resolution Team offers a wide range of skills sets and has depth of talent and experience. We have nothing but praise for Robert Johnson. Robert is a fine strategic thinker, who not only understands how arguments should be presented through the prism of the Law, but is also well aware of commercial realities. He writes exceptionally well. Also, he is unflinching in his commitment to his clients…..explain complex matters well. Overall, we would rate Healys highly in comparison with solicitors of a similar size and reputation in the practice area. In fact, we cannot think of a comparable firm of solicitors that delivers such a good service. We would have no hesitation in recommending Healys’ Dispute Resolution Team to prospective clients.
Robert came highly recommended by another law firm. He very quickly understood the issue at hand, clearly laid out the various options and outlined the best strategy to achieve our goal. His advice has been outstanding, with the end result being significantly beyond what I thought was possible at the start of the process. I cannot recommend him highly enough and would seek his advice if there is a need in the future
I am very happy to confirm how glad I was to have instructed Robert Johnson
on my difficult and protracted claim. He handled my claim expertly and with a professionalism that ensured a successful outcome. This is in marked contrast to the other lawyers I had previously engaged. Robert clearly knows how to drive claims forward and obtain good outcomes for his clients. I have been thoroughly impressed throughout. I would not hesitate to instruct Robert again or recommend him to anyone.
of Healys is “very thorough and commercially minded,” according to sources. He focuses on advising claimants, and assists them with disputes involving a full range of professionals.
Chambers & Partners 2018
of Healys earns plaudits for his “wealth of experience and strong commercial views.”
He is recognised for his experience representing claimants, and his recent activity includes advising on disputes related to property purchases, insurance contract terminations and fund misappropriation claims.
Chambers & Partners 2017
I’m very glad that I engaged Robert. His advice was always timely, clear, client-focused and well informed. Moreover, he was empathetic, easy to talk to and a good listener.
I would like to say that the way Healys (Robert Johnson and Nick Evans) has handled my case has been totally professional and efficient. Compared to previous dealings I’ve had with the legal profession, the case has been progressed quickly; any questions and the legal processes have been explained in detail yet in a clear and concise manor that a lay person can understand. Regular updates on progress and costs incurred have been received which has proved very useful in planning what to expect in the future as the case progressed.
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.
I approached Robert Johnson of Healys on behalf of my 89 year old father in law who had been the victim of poor advice from an IFA. Robert immediately understood all of the issues and set out the options and pitfalls in very clear language that we could both easily understand. I would not hesitate to recommend Robert for any IFA related matters.
We approached Robert (Healys LLP) because we were in need to handle professional negligence case with a UK base company. Since we are a company not familiar with common-law principles, we were delighted to receive precise guidance on how to proceed with pre-court settlement, which was understandable for us. Robert was very flexible and offered couple payment plans, and we chose the most acceptable option for ourselves. Robert took active participation in negotiations and agreed to hold a meeting in Warsaw, Poland with our opponent. The case was handled in a very efficient and timely manner, and we always received realistic projection of the development of our case.
Katsiaryna DzenisiukE100 Baltia OU
We engaged Robert in relation to our professional negligence/breach of contract claim against a renowned bank and valuer. Robert is a very experienced commercial litigator and is handling our claim in a very professional and efficient manner. He always provides us with concise and timely advice at every stage which has allowed us to make informed decisions regarding our claim. We always feel that we are kept fully informed of all aspects of our claim and Robert is always willing and available to clarify matters over the phone if need be. We have no hesitation in recommending Robert to anyone who is looking for a solicitor who will conduct their professional negligence or breach of contract dispute in an efficient, professional and effective manner which we are confident will lead to us achieving the best possible result.
I would like to say that the way Robert Johnson of Healys has handled my case to date has been very professional and efficient. Compared to previous dealings I’ve had with the legal profession, the case has been progressed quickly, any questions and the legal processes have been explained in detail yet in a clear and concise manor that a lay person like myself can understand. Whether my case is finally successful or not, I would still recommend Healys as a firm that appears to me to have a genuine commitment to obtaining the best result for its clients.
Healys was recommended by an acquaintance and now looking back at the kind of work they have done for me, I consider that person as a good friend. Robert only demanded full details, documents, trail of events, he cross questioned me politely and with lots of patience and eventually prepared a synopsis/chain of events better then what i personally could have ever prepared. While dealing with other parties, Robert through his written communication was polite yet very precise, citing relevant legal clauses and when required very firm and being on sound footing resulted in acheiving positive outcome. Though my case is still midway, I’m extremely satisfied with the work Robert has performed so far and would not hesitate for a moment in recommending Robert and the team at Healys to any one, including my adversaries, seeking help in the UK justice system.
Yousuf Mehboob Khan
Robert, I would like to thank you and your team, for your highly professional approach whilst dealing with my complicated professional negligence case. If asked, I would not hesitate to recommend Healys.
I just like to say many thanks for the service you give me in obtaining the money which I thought I had lost you have restored my faith in solicitors which was at a low before contacting you once again many thanks.
Robert Johnson took on our professional negligence claim on a Conditional Fee Agreement. He advised us of all the challenges we would face and guided us through each stage with detailed explanations. Robert maintained regular contact by phone and email and always encouraged us to let him know if we didn’t fully understand anything. Our case has, some two years, finally been satisfactorily concluded and we are so grateful to Robert for giving us a voice and making this large company listen to us. Robert is a true professional with excellent knowledge in this field who exudes confidence. We cannot recommend Robert Johnson highly enough.
Janice & Charles Anderson
This firm Healys LLP is an outstanding law firm. If I have any law issues in the future, I would not hesitate to use them.
Mr Martyn Gould
I have worked with Robert for many years and frequently on professional negligence claims. We have often worked together on similar risk sharing agreements. He has always delivered meritorious claims to me as evidenced by the fact that all have been successful and none without having to go to trial. Robert is very committed to his clients, communicates with them effectively and progresses their claims expeditiously. He has good knowledge on the law, is well versed in the procedures and understands how to act and win for claimants.
Gabriel Buttimore42 bedford row
Robert is a highly skilled and tenacious practitioner. In the work we have done this year, I have found that he goes the extra mile time and again for clients. I am always struck in particular by the high quality of his negotiation: he gets great results that exceed expectations (both of clients and of the other side!). His clients are justifiably confident in both his tactics and strategy.
Ben Stimmler42 Bedford Row
I instructed Robert Johnson of Healys in relation to a professional negligence matter approximately 12 months ago, which is still ongoing, and have been delighted with his work so far. Robert was quick to grasp the issues, and has dealt with the case in a very efficient, able and timely manner. He is approachable and, most importantly for a private client, transparent in his billing and, (so far), accurate in his fee estimates, allowing me to budget accordingly.
We are totally satisfied with the service that Robert & the team at Healys has provided. During the entire process, Robert has given us accurate & understandable advice. His knowledge is first class, which has provided a positive outcome for our case. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Robert Johnson.
Dan & Peter Nilsen
I first wrote about Robert Johnson in February 2014. The case he was handling on my behalf concluded successfully three months later. 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.
Mr G S
Following completion of the claim assembled on behalf of the Trustees by Healys LLP, we would like to take the opportunity to put on paper our appreciation of all Healys efforts on behalf of the Trustees. Robert Johnson, together with Emma Stump, proved very approachable and helpful, which was of great assistance and reassurance to the Trustees, particularly dealing with a matter which was unfamiliar to the Trustees. We would have no hesitation in recommending Healys’ services in the future.
Trident Trust Company Limited
Thank you Robert. It is very good to have this action wrapped up at last, after all the effort and intensity that went into it. You did a great job…it was you who made the crucial points.
At our first meeting with Robert Johnson we were sure that if anybody could help us Robert could. Robert agreed to deal with out professional negligence dispute on a Conditional Fee Agreement and got to work immediately; keeping us informed every step of the way. His professionalism, confidence and knowledge in this field are reassuring and our faith in Robert has never waivered. Although the case is still on-going we have complete confidence in Robert and would recommend him to anybody.
Charles and Janice Anderson
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.
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.
Leigh & Bob Porter
There is no doubt without the help of Robert Johnson we would not currently have a completion certificate for our home. Robert helped bring our, what seemed like a never ending insurance claim, to an end. Our case was dealt with promptly and professionally by Robert and he gave us sound advise throughout to bring us to a satisfactory conclusion in the shortest possible timeframe.
Following over 10 years of horrendous manipulation by a previous solicitor and barrister, Robert Johnson is handling our case of professional negligence. He appeared to be the only solicitor with the will and tenacity to unravel a case, made complicated over time, and which has obviously caused much distress and expense. The case is not yet concluded but if our faith in the legal profession is restored it will be almost entirely due to Robert who has acted at all times as the consummate professional, showing both a degree of sympathy and determination to settle our case which is much appreciated and we hope will be successful.
We were very impressed by Robert Johnson who gave us very prompt and accurate legal and (most importantly) practical advice about our claim against our former tax advisors. We had every confidence in Robert’s knowledge of the law, the procedure and the courts. Robert kept us fully informed throughout. Perhaps of most importance was that Robert (based on his assessment of the merits of our claim) agreed to share the risk of pursuing the matter by acting on a “no win no fee” basis. We are both very grateful for Robert’s efforts and do not hesitate to recommend him to anyone with a dispute.
Denis & Alla Ilina
We would like to thank you for all your assistance in our recent legal matter. We greatly appreciated your sound advice and all the work you did in ensuring that our interests were protected. 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.
…your excellent advice and efficiency…we will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family.
In the summer of 2012 I contacted Robert Johnson regarding a professional negligence claim in relation to a high value land transaction, involving a joint venture deed of trust agreement I had previously entered into.
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.
Mr Johnson has provided me with prompt, clear and precise advice, proffered in a professional and civil manner. He has represented me and provided me with a high level of service throughout
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.
Dear Mr. Johnson
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,
You have been very helpful…Charlotte and I will know where to knock should we ever need to in future
I was highly impressed with Robert personally; his knowledge, experience and professionalism (i.e. swift response to emails) was highly commendable – exactly what I had expected from the other testimonials on the website and why I chose Healys in the first instance
We came to know of Robert Johnson through the conveyancing department of Healys, as we were in the process of selling our apartment. Robert stepped in when it became clear that our purchase of our apartment several years before was dealt with very shoddily by our previous conveyancing solicitors, who had since gone out of business! Due to the foul-ups of our previous lawyers, we could not complete our sale – hence we started discussing with Robert our options for redress.
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!
After being left out of pocket by a negligent local solicitor, I instructed Robert Johnson to act on my behalf to try and retrieve the monies that were owed to me. 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.
Richard Wattsclient of the Dispute Resolution department
After much research we found Robert Johnson to act for us in respect of dispute resolution with a member of our LLP. Robert and his team were professional, responsive and were able to grasp the situation extremely quickly whilst maintaining a personal touch. Robert was always available to answer questions, even when on holiday!! Our dispute was resolved quickly without the need to attend court. We would recommend the services of Robert Johnson and Healys who require the services of a solicitor and would in need use them again in the future. Thank you for all you hard work, understanding and commitment to our case.
Cooci Associates LLP
Robert Johnson of Healys Solicitors handled a negligence claim against a Managing Agent due to an issue which was the result of a long period of loss following flood damage in a property where no one would take responsibility, passing the blame from one party to another. The claim was quite complicated and involved a number of different parties including freeholders, managing agents and their Insurers and I was going to abandon it as being too difficult however was surprised when speaking to Robert Johnson that he was immediately able to identify the issues and suggest a strategy that would cut through the objections of several parties and that would ultimately achieve the desired result. Robert quickly had an exceptional grasp over the complex issues and handled them with an ability to simplify them in their delivery, as part of the strategy he had suggested and which was extremely effective. I am pleased that I agreed to move forwards with his plan and was amazed that he was able to negotiate a settlement for twice the amount I had expected and in a third of the time; without the need for court action and with a cost effective approach. It was an excellent result.
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 required the services of a London law firm after being let down by my previous advisors. Fortunately I was put in touch with Robert Johnson at Healys. I came away from my first meeting with Robert feeling enormously reassured and not to mention relieved, that my case was now back on track. The most impressive aspect of Robert’s work on my case was his communication throughout. He was always available when I needed to speak with him and would often get in touch to provide detailed updates. Robert listened to me and fought for my case at an extremely difficult time for me. I have enormous respect for Robert Johnson and would recommend him without question.
We trawled the internet and telephone directories assembling a short list of legal advisors, appearing suitably qualified, to guide us through a professional negligence claim against our previous firm of solicitors. Robert Johnson’s instant response coupled with his ability to grasp the overall situation concluded our choice. We were not disappointed.
Paul and Lynne StonestreetRetired company directors
Approached Healys after having struggled with a difficult litigation situation for some time. Robert grasped all of the issues in no time and set to work, applying his sharp mind and deep knowledge of legal issues, enhancing my own case and importantly providing peace of mind. Having dealt with a number of legal professionals on this case, I found Robert to be head and shoulders above the rest and would not hesitate in recommending him.
I had a fairly substantial professional negligence claim to bring against my former solicitors. I believed that I had a good case but (as a consequence of my situation) limited cash available to fund litigation.
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.
I had to seek the advice of Robert Johnson in the commercial litigation department. I am extremely glad that I did – I was awarded substantial damages for a wrong that I had suffered. Although the whole process is obviously a fraught one which is not to be undertaken lightly, Robert helped me through with confidence, calmness and assuredness. His knowledge of both the law and the due process were excellent whilst maintaining an awareness of my commercial needs. It is undoubtedly true to say that during the time that the litigation lasted, I viewed Robert as a partner as well as an advisor, in no small part because he and Healys shared the commercial risk by undertaking the matter on a “no win, no fee” basis. Without his marvellous support I would not have had the courage to take action and would not be in the happy state that I find myself in today.
Sherborne Land Limited