21 reviews (4/5) and information for Hillyer McKeown LLP, Chester
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Gorse Stacks House, George Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 3EQ
Languages spoken English, French, Polish, Spanish
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Legal services at this branch
- Clinical negligence
- Commercial litigation
- Commercial property
- Company and commercial
- Conveyancing - residential
- Corporate finance
- Crime - general
- Family - general
- Financial services
- Insolvency and restructuring - business
- Landlord and tenant - residential
- Litigation - general
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Neighbour disputes
- Personal injury
- Private client - Probate
- Private client - trusts
- Private client - Wills
- Professional negligence
Will and probate
21/07/20 - Reviewed by Joseph rand
Very poor service that flogs you wills. Hillyer mckewon Usually sends salesmen(dressed up as legal advisors) who are more interested in commissions and targets than a personal service. This is a true example of the legal profession bring commercialised to something unrecognisable.
21/07/20 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Hi Joseph, we are concerned to read these comments and take all feedback seriously. As we have been unable to trace back this appointment, to help us address the points you have raised please can you provide further details by getting in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you, thank you
01/07/20 - Reviewed by Sarah
I can't recommend Andrew Hazeldine enough. He was absolutely brilliant at handling the sale of my house. He replied so quickly to any queries I had and he worked to have the sale complete as soon as possible even with the current disruption caused by Covid-19. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
01/07/20 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Sarah, thank you very much for your comments and a 5-star rating. Big thanks from Andrew and the team and let us know if we can help in the future!
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20/03/20 - Reviewed by Mitesh
Great service , very quick response. Whole buying process was done in a month time which is quite impressive. Thanks Andrew for all your support I will advice all my friends and family to use your service.
20/03/20 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Thanks, Mitesh, you've just made our Friday! We're glad to hear that your buying process went so smoothly and let us know if we can help you and your family in the future
04/03/20 - Reviewed by Maria Darlington
The service from Andrew was second to none. He communicated very well, kept me informed on the progress of the purchase, responded to my emails promptly and explained everything I had questions about. The company also price matched the fees, which was an added bonus. Overall, an outstanding service, really cannot fault them. I would highly recommend them to anyone who's looking for a conveyancing firm. Thank you so much for making my first house buying experience as stress free as possible.
05/03/20 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Hi Maria, we're delighted to read your comments on the conveyancing experience you had with Andrew and his team. And we're glad you felt everything was explained well and you received prompt replies. We wish you all the best with settling in to your first home and hope to work with you again!
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26/02/20 - Reviewed by Carol Hames
Service was second to non , Andrew was kind and considerate whilst being very professional nothing was too much trouble , I would definitely recommend to others, Thank you so much ????
26/02/20 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Thank you so much for your review Carol! Andrew and his team will be delighted to hear that you felt their service was second to none! We look forward to working with you again in the future.
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02/02/20 - Reviewed by Anonymous
29/01/20 - Reviewed by Derrick Igho
I was fortunate to have Andrew Hazeldine and his team assist me with my first property purchase. Calls were answered immediately and emails responded to in a timely fashion. It was of great benefit to have such a knowledgeable team on hand willing to answer any questions and offer advice. Due to the first class experience I had with them, I would say that their pricing is extremely competitive. I'll be looking to instruct them on my future property purchases and will certainly be recommending them to friends & family. Thanks guys, another satisfied client here.
07/01/20 - Reviewed by Kieran
Andrew and his team are the absolute best. They were with us every step of the way when buying our property, were never too busy to answer any one of our many questions, and were always professional and courteous. They helped alleviate a considerable amount of stress with some of the important decisions we had to make when buying our property and we are deeply grateful for their abundant assistance, advice, and expertise. I'd strongly recommend getting in touch and engaging their services if you're looking for a reliable, honest and thorough solicitor.
07/01/20 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Hi Kieran, what a great review, thank you! Andrew and his team are thrilled to hear that your experience was less stressful due to the support you received throughout the process. Your recommendation is really appreciated and we hope you're settling in nicely.
28/11/19 - Reviewed by Brian Chelliah
Excellent service from start to finish. Staff went out of their way from different branch to help get documents copied and transferred across. Was kept in the loop the entire time and regularly updated via email. Any queries on my part and questions on theirs were dealt with in a timely and satisfactory manner.
Andrew and his team deserve a pat on the back for getting both sale and purchase over the line without a hitch.
Fees extremely reasonable and would highly recommend them to anyone!
20/11/19 - Reviewed by J Thomas
We were pleased with the service we recd. Questions were answered quickly. The fees were reasonable.
17/12/19 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Thank you, we appreciate your review - we do read each and every one and it is very rewarding to get such feedback!
31/10/19 - Reviewed by Matthew
Very happy with the service I received from the team dealing with the purchase of my first property making it easy and every bit less stressful.
Big thankyou Andrew Hazeldine, Ashley Leigh and Christie Lloyd for all there hard work.
31/10/19 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Hi Matthew, thank you for your comments. And we wish you all the best with your first property!
15/10/19 - Reviewed by Stephen and Tracey
Danielle, Aneta and Aaron in Birkenhead/Liverpool HM offices have been utterly fantastic throughout the sale and purchase of our property. Always responded quickly to queries and did exactly what they said they would do.
At times, it felt like we had our own personal legal team. A dream team.
Thanks to you all.
Would thoroughly recommend to everyone.
16/10/19 - Response by The team at Hillyer McKeown
Hi Stephen and Tracey, thank you for sharing your experience. We're delighted you felt you had the 'dream team' to hand - fantastic feedback for Danielle, Aneta and Aaron. We wish you all the best settling in!
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10/10/19 - Reviewed by Andrew Donaldson
I've used a number of departments (Commercial, Conveyancing, Corporate) within HM over the last year or so and would highly recommend them. Excellent levels of service and happy with the various fixed fee notes that they provided. They got the job done on time and on budget.
10/10/19 - Response by Anonymous
Hi Andrew, thank you for your feedback which will be passed on to our teams who I'm sure will be delighted! We're pleased that you feel you've received a great service over the past year
06/10/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous
Would not recommend, and my thoughts are aligned with the negative reviews also on this page.
Key issues are:
- Lack of accuracy in the work. (In fact I wouldn't be surprised if the only positive reviews on this page were made by the company themselves. The key giveaway is the constant spelling mistakes)
- Hidden charges and additional costs are levied throughout the process. Quotes are not accurate.
03/10/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous
Extremely poor service I'm afraid. Very poor communication, they don't return calls or emails. The sale of our house nearly fell through due to the delays. They claimed the delays were our fault as we did not supply information, how were we supposed to supply information when it was never requested, were not psychic!!!!.
There were that many people at Hylier McKewon involved it was hard to know who was dealing with the sale/purchase, all very confusing.
In the end we had to pack up over 30 years of our lives in 16hrs, very stressful.
03/10/19 - Response by Anonymous
Hi, we are very sorry to read your review describing how you feel our service has fallen short of what was expected. We take on board all such comments and be assured that we are aware of your situation and it is being looked in to in great detail.
07/10/19 - Response by Steve
I’m sorry but I’m not convinced. Please phone me on 07769622841; but its very unlikely I will get a reply
21/10/19 - Response by Steve Foulkes
We have been contacted today with regards to making a will with Hyllier McKewon, the lady I spoke to was shocked at the service we had received from the conveyancing team and couldn't apologise enough. I did explain to the lady that it wasn't her fault but that we were promised our situation was being looked into but we have had no contact at all.
We have today had a web chat with Nick who has promised someone would contact us, time will tell.
17/06/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous
The service is discriminatory and unprofessional. They have no values or morals. The fees are significantly high and not proportionate. I would never recommend this firm, not even to my worst enemy.
18/06/19 - Response by Hillyer McKeown
Hello reviewer, we are sorry to read these comments and would like to understand what has happened here. pPlease get in touch with us as soon as possible so we can address this issue.
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20/09/18 - Reviewed by Anonymous
Very similar experience to the review left on 29/03/17. Even though the response to the review states that they have made changes to improve their service. Seems not! Very poor communication, had to email/call them daily for updates on my case. Made no communication with me. Extremely slow, could have got through my case weeks sooner had they mad preparation for items they knew they would need. Very difficult to actually speak with a solicitor, instead you are fobbed off to one of many assistants who clearly have no idea. Perhaps they are on work experience? I've should have listened to other people who said to steer away from this company. Not professional in any way. Overall an extremely poor experience and I do not recommend their services.
22/09/18 - Response by Anonymous
Hello Reviewer, we are genuinely sorry to read this review and would like to know more details. Please get in touch with us so we can address this issue straight away.
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17/01/18 - Reviewed by Kathy, South Warrington
The conveyancing team helped me to sell a house and I found everyone in the team to be supportive and gave good advice. They came back with questions throughout the transaction and explained everything really clearly so I know what to expect and how long things should take.
In fact selling the house took way longer than I expected but I felt I was in good hands and that they really cared about getting the house sold as soon as was possible under the circumstances.
This was the first time and I then switched from my usual solicitor of many years to Hillyer McKeown and they also gave me advice about probate.
I found that everyone I spoke to was friendly which was nice and different from other solicitors I have been involved with in the past. They were probably not the cheapest but I found they were at the end of a phone or quick to get back on email. I would definitely say get in touch with them and I have recommended them to friends and family as well.
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29/03/17 - Reviewed by Dissatisfied customer
Really poor service given as solicitors in buying a property.
Poor communication and got several things wrong that if I'd not spotted would have been over charged for.
Most of the time you have to chase them for responses to your questions and even then they only seem to ignore some of the questions asked.
Made many mistakes along the way, which made me loose confidence in them and have to check all the documents very thoroughly.
After completion there was no communication and I assumed all was fine. A month later I realised I'd been overcharged for several items.
Contacted them to ask about it and at first they were defensive saying they had done it all correctly. Then after much explaining they rembused me Â£200, then after more explaining as to why they had done things incorrectly, another Â£12 and then another Â£120.
I asked what they were going to do given that they had made so many errors and I had to spend so much time checking and getting the money back off them.
They came back and said it does say on a disclaimer on the completion notes "errors and omissions excepted". And said therefore since they have now returned the money owed to me there is no compensation they can provide.
Stay well clear of this firm. Not worth the hassle. Pay a bit more for better quality. It may turn out to save you money given all the mistakes I've had with these people.
I've only used Hillyer McKeown for conveyancing services, so can't comment on other service areas they provide.
17/01/18 - Response by Anonymous
thank you for your feedback. It appears that your experience fell short of our usual high standards and your comments were taken on board.
We have since made changes to our service and continue to review feedback which helps us make improvements.
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17/05/10 - Reviewed by Anonymous
They gave us lots of helpfull advise,and gave us confidence to go it alone. Excellent service, would recommend in the future.
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