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Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP
CHARTER COURT, NEWCOMEN WAY
COLCHESTER BUSINESS PARK
COLCHESTER
CO4 9YA
England

Private client > Family: Essex Tier 1

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP's first-rate team includes members of the Law Society's Adult and Children Panel, as well as two Collaborative Family Lawyers. Under the leadership of Simon Osborn, it delivers high-quality advice across a multitude of areas, including divorce and family finance, public and private children law, and matters concerning cohabitees. Cases involving trusts of land and domestic abuse are also areas of strength. Osborn's team includes Charlotte Knappett and Andrew Brown. Also of note are Rachel Earnshaw, who has expertise in special guardianship orders, and associate solicitor Julia Hartley.

Practice head(s):

Simon Osborn

Testimonials

‘FJG have a full spectrum of skills and can turn their hand to both the large problems and the small problems which a client might have. Being large in number they are a firm that can resolve a problem at speed and with a high degree of legal expertise and clients come away feeling that they have been well served with a Rolls-Royce service.’

‘All of the solicitors I know at FJG are approachable and likeable people but always maintain their high professional standards throughout. Overall, a brilliant set of individuals that work together to make an even better firm of solicitors who serve the local area incredibly well. Clearly well run from top to bottom.’

‘Simon Osborne was my lawyer and became my sounding board. His advice has saved me money in the long term by me not making emotional decisions. I found his advise to be extremely thorough and he put forward solutions to respond to the other lawyers’ arguments.’

‘What can I say about the whole team at FJG – firstly, they know their onions and their family law. Secondly, they work carefully within your budget. Thirdly, they listen to you and care for you when you are at your lowest point or highest point of doubt.’

‘Charlotte Knappett has shown tenacity in resolving problems and unexpected issues. She has shown diligence, consistency and professionalism.’

‘Charlotte Knappett’s communications are concise and frequent and she is always available to explain the complexities of the legal system. Over and above this Charlotte is friendly and approachable, and left me with no doubts that my case would be settled fairly.’

Real estate > Commercial property: Essex Tier 1

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP is particularly strong in land development work, although its real estate practice is also highly regarded in other areas, such as real estate finance, investment acquisitions and disposals, property portfolio transactions and commercial leasing. The practice is led by Ellen Petersen, whose work spans sectors such as charities and agriculture. In addition, she is experienced in property matters arising from sales and acquisitions of dental businesses. Ashton CarterLeon Pascal and Keeley Miller are among other key practitioners in the team. Louise Smith has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ellen Petersen

Testimonials

‘I have worked with many partners and associates and found them all to be efficient, knowledgeable and give excellent and valued advice.’

‘I have worked with Ellen Petersen for a number of years and cannot fault her commercial knowledge. Easy to deal with clear and concise advise given. A true credit to the firm.’

‘FJG have a full in-house capability, which ensures a high quality of service.’

Communication is a key strength and it assists us greatly when discussing legal aspects that we are unclear of.’

‘Uniquely available partners willing to work hard to deliver on time, even at short notice. Great quality work and highly reliable.’

‘Keeley Miller consistently produces high quality work and is willing to be very flexible to meet client deadlines. Always reliable and available.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a longstanding client on securing development finance from NatWest and the subsequent sale of 10 x residential plots off-plan at a site in Ingatestone, Essex.
  • Advised a longstanding client on the sale of a freehold retail property in Brentwood, Essex subject to the occupation of a national retailer.
  • Assisted a longstanding client with assembling a small development site by way of option agreements with three parties. Options were required for access to the site (by way of 2 x deeds of easement) such that a ransom strip could be circumvented and to swap some of the land acquired under one of the options with another landowner in order to make the site viable.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Essex Tier 2

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP's practice, which is led by Bushra Elzubeir, demonstrates strong competences in litigation involving a wide ambit of issues. The team's experience spans areas such as insolvency, partnership disputes, fraud and white-collar crime, construction, energy and fuel disputes, as well as sports and media litigation. Zubeir has a notably strong reputation among clients based in the Middle East, and he has also been working with associate Rhian Lowe to assist corporate clients with bringing or defending public liability and insurance claims. Tony Fisher and Ashton Carter are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Bushra Elzubeir

Testimonials

‘We chose FJG because we needed a legal team that understood what its like to run a small independent charity like ours and would help us professionally at a lower fee. FJG agreed to help out on a dispute with a shop lease. The team were able to describe information clearly and easily and to find solutions to the problem in a professional and courteous way. ’

‘Over the years, I have worked with Bushra Elzubeir on a variety of commercial disputes. Regardless of the subject matter, Bushra gets up to speed quickly and provides the client with a quality service.’

‘The practice offers a full range of legal services meaning that there is a consistency of service and performance.’

‘Throughout the range of staff we have dealt with within FJG we have found them to be extremely willing, knowledgeable and wiling to assist.’

‘My husband and I feel so lucky we found Bushra Elzubeir. He is a credit to his firm. He is extremely knowledgeable and he was able to put into words what we would never have been able to do.’

Key clients

Albion Insulations Limited

McArdle Interiors Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented the defendant, which is an installer of industrial cavity wall insulation, in a claim over its allegedly defective installation of cavity wall insulation at a property based in west of England.
  • Acted for a developer as the defendant in a claim over contamination to land previously owned by the client.
  • Acted for McArdle Interiors Limited as the claimant in a contractual dispute.

Employment > Immigration Tier 2

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has considerable expertise in personal immigration law, with a particular focus on human rights matters, asylum and childcare issues and trafficking claims. The 'extraordinarily hardworking and effective' Ashlee Campbell is known for handling legal aid work litigation, with a focus on disputes regarding unaccompanied minors, domestic abuse and human rights violations.

Practice head(s):

Ashlee Campbell

Testimonials

‘The team are unique in terms of being able to grapple with and prepare complex asylum and immigration claims on behalf of vulnerable migrants, including unaccompanied minors, to a high standard.’

‘Ashlee Campbell has an incredible eye for detail and at the same time manages to be efficient.’

‘Strong statutory appeal practice; particularly with unaccompanied minor asylum seekers. Good links with local authorities. Very responsive in dealing with the courts and liaising with counsel.’

‘They run a busy practice with exceptional efficiency, providing services in a much needed sector which are otherwise largely unavailable in the region.’ 

‘Very good indeed specialist immigration practice working with unaccompanied asylum seekers.’

‘Ashlee Campbell is very committed and fantastically knowledgeable when it comes to working with unaccompanied asylum seekers. Excellent solicitor all round!’

Key clients

Suffolk Social Services

Norfolk Social Services

Work highlights

  • Advising Suffolk Social Services in relation to all cases of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the UK, in addition to domestic abuse and trafficking cases.
  • Advising Norfolk Social Services in relation to all cases involving unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the UK, in addition to domestic abuse and trafficking cases.

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex Tier 2

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP's practice, which is led by Susanne Grimwade, has seen its practice gain momentum with Sarah Rankin and Amy Burton making partner in 2020. In addition, the arrivals of chartered legal executive Carlie Brown and solicitor Rachael Fleet from Powis & Co Solicitors and Whiskers have boosted the team's headcount. Andrea Godfrey is another key individual in the group, which provides assistance with preparing wills, long-term care planning, trusts, the administration of estates and Court of Protection applications, among various other matters.

Practice head(s):

Susanne Grimwade

Testimonials

We will have no hesitation in using this practice in the future, and would happily recommend their services.’

‘Very professional firm with a good reputation and expertise that can be trusted.’

‘Andrea Godfrey has always happily answered my many questions and has given good advice in all matters. She always makes it clear at the outset of any fees that will be incurred and they are never exceeded, in fact not always reached.’

‘The team are always professional and provide open, honest and sound advice. The service always seems to have a personal touch and you are dealt with both as a client and as a person.’

‘Susanne Grimwade. Professional, knowledgable, caring, compassionate. A shining star. ’

‘FJG are highly professional but still give exemplary time and effort to clients, fees are very reasonable for the expertise provided.’

‘Susanne Grimwade as head of probate is always available and returns calls. Andrea Godfrey goes ‘the extra mile’ to ensure clients are always serviced and deadlines are met. Both are very sensitive to client’s concerns, especially when dealing with administrations and the difficult period that the client’s close relatives are experiencing.’

‘Susanne Grimwade, Andrea Godfrey, Amy Burton, Sarah Rankin – all are stand out individuals. Each have such a passion for their work and that is evident from the incredibly high standards they assert themselves to.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted a client with an application for a Deputyship Order which was contested by various family members. Agreement could not be reached and resulted in a contested hearing.
  • Advised an elderly client on her property and financial affairs for over twenty years prior to her passing at the age of 109.

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Essex Tier 3

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has a specialist healthcare department, which is led by Leah Groves, and assists clients with matters such as sales and acquisitions of dental practices, CQC registrations, partnership and expense sharing agreements, and asset and share transactions. Elsewhere, the firm generates mandates from clients in sectors such as IT, charities and education. Senior partner Tony Fisher is experienced in corporate, commercial and partnership work. Ashton Carter is another key figure in the group.

Practice head(s):

Tony Fisher

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Always able to respond at short notice with well-considered practical advice and notably comprehensive drafting of legal documentation to put ideas into operation.’

‘Ashton Carter and Tony Fisher are both highly engaged and proactive and have an impressive grasp of detail and history over time.’

‘I very much like the interest and dedication of partners on projects and the sense they want to make a difference rather than the project being one of many they are managing. I appreciated the willingness to have Teams and Zoom calls to discuss matters and the use of technology to facilitate the closing of the project – electronic signatures and disclosure letters on thumb drives. Normally it is nice to meet in person but it has not been necessary or mattered for the project we worked together.’

‘Tony Fisher is very hands-on and calm. He understands and can succinctly communicate a wide range of corporate, HR and property law and this was valuable for simplifying issues and finding solutions. Ashton Carter is wonderful on project management and working issues and paperwork logically. He is very proactive and reactive depending on the situation and his communication manner is very clear.’

Employment > Employment: Essex Tier 3

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP's practice, which is jointly led by Bushra Elzubeir and Tony Fisher, has a notable profile among employer clients from industries such as healthcare, sports and nutrition, retail, industrial manufacturing and not-for-profit. Work from local authorities is also a driver of activity. The firm draws upon the strengths of its commercial and dispute resolution departments to provide a full spectrum of services to clients. Areas of expertise include the drafting of employment contracts, as well as handling issues such as disciplinary procedures, redundancies and work relocations. Solicitors Billy Smith and Joe Sandercock joined from John Fowlers LLP and Leonard Gray respectively in late 2020. Associate Rhian Lowe is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Bushra Elzubeir; Tony Fisher

Testimonials

‘FJG have always been concise and thorough with the work they’ve undertaken for us. The varied skillset and expertise has ensured the wide variety of issues could be dealt with under one roof.’

‘Bushra Elzubeir has been exceptional in managing a complex range of issues we needed addressing. He rallied the relevant people and applied the businesses varied resource to tackle our issues on multiple fronts. Beyond this, I have always found Bushra to be extremely considered in his response to our dealings and easily approachable.’

‘A young and enthusiastic team with great potential. Eager, independent thinkers who pick their fights well.’

‘Good communication and advice at all times’

‘First time using employment advice. Very pleased with the whole process. Everything done remotely. Fast and professional responses. Would recommend the team.’

‘The partner, Bushra Elzubeir, provided some very sound advice, over and above what I expected. I was very pleased with the whole process and would go back to Bushra if I needed employment advice again.’

‘I was very impressed with the personal touch and the ability of the members of staff to listen to my case and communicate promptly on reply.’

‘Very helpful and approachable team. The solicitor explained the law well so that we could understand the situation and the options available to us.’

Key clients

Braintree Dental Studio

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to Braintree Dental Studio on the full gamut of non-contentious employment law services, including the drafting of contracts of employment, conducting and advising on variations to terms of employment for employees, advising on health and safety at work matters, as well as providing seminars to the client in respect of general regulatory affairs touching on medico/dental issues, including on bespoke acquisitions and mergers. The firm also handles the drafting of employee contracts and has advised on matters pertaining to post-termination restrictions and relevant regulatory relationships between the client’s employees and the General Dental Council.

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 3

Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP has a strong profile among clients located in Essex and further afield elsewhere, with its team demonstrating strong capabilities in a wide range of complex personal injury and medical negligence claims. The group includes Rhian Lowe, who has been instrumental in growing the firm's portfolio of personal injury work since she joined in 2017, and she is also highly sought after in medical negligence cases. She works with Bushra Elzubeir to advise clients on matters arising from workplace accidents, road traffic accidents, slips and trips, delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and surgical errors. In 2020, solicitor Joe Sandercock joined the team from Leonard Gray.

Practice head(s):

Bushra Elzubeir; Rhian Lowe

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The only person I have dealt with is Rhian Lowe. Incredibly hard working. Meticulous. An absolute details person.’

The team work very well together, using appropriate technology (especially in these times of a pandemic) to keep things moving and always keeping the client informed. Everything was explained to me fully and easy to understand.’

Rhian Lowe, the solicitor I worked with, was always extremely professional and available to talk to, always taking her calls. She was extremely honest and open, discussing options with me and giving her professional advice, which showed her absolute knowledge of her area of law and yet always willing to go the extra mile to achieve an excellent result, which she did for me.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for the claimant who fell from the top of a tower scaffold, shattering both ankles and being left with permanent life changing injuries.
  • Acted for the claimant who fell from scaffolding and fractured several vertebrae along with a suffering a serious wrist fracture.
  • Acted for the claimant in a medical negligence claim arising out of the negligence of a GP who failed to identify a cancerous mole despite several consultations.

Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors is a full-service firm offering legal services across multiple practice areas for both individuals and businesses. FJG also have a property Planning and Construction Consultancy and Solicitors who specialise in niche areas of law such as equity release, dental acquisitions, charity law and landlord & tenant.

The firm: Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitors is the Essex law firm with deep-rooted ethical values and cast-iron integrity, committed to providing expert legal advice and exceptional client service. FJG’s ethos is to work hard every day to make FJG the preferred choice for anyone requiring legal advice from a law firm with a conscience.

Respected by clients and peers alike, FJG are committed to giving back to the locality in which we work, truly wanting to make a difference for you, your business and our shared communities. Together, our employees are driven by a desire to build a law firm for future generations where clients continue to receive outstanding legal advice from a firm with strong ethics and approachable staff.

We also pride ourselves on being a vibrant, innovative and tech nimble firm, embracing new ways of working to enhance our clients’ entire experience of legal services. However, you can rest assured that with more than 35 years’ experience, FJG remains current in our thoughts and actions but a trusted, established firm.

You can trust FJG’s 150 legal experts and support staff to be authoritatively reassuring, plain speaking and knowledgeable finding efficient and practical ways to help across a wide range of areas.

Types of work undertaken
Charities: the firm’s lawyers have worked with the Charity Commission on behalf of clients and with the Charity Commission’s policy unit. It is also a member of the Charity Law Association, an organisation at the cutting edge of influencing charity law and policy.

Commercial property: the team has significant scope and experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial real estate; from complex negotiations, right through to completion of all aspects of property-related transactional work.

Construction: the firm can advise the construction industry on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious construction work. Combining Commercial Property, Planning and Construction enables FJG to offer our clients the strength and depth of a full “end to end” Commercial Property service.

Conveyancing: the team of solicitors and conveyancers offers a wealth of experience in handling house sales, purchases, leases and land transactions, dealing with around 6,000 transactions each year.

Corporate and commercial: the firm offers straightforward and commercially relevant advice and builds long-lasting relationships with clients, tailoring advice to support commercial strategies.

Dispute resolution: the team acts for a wide variety of clients in a cross-section of cases. It focuses on providing clients with the best service with an efficient, innovative and a proactive approach, allowing it to help clients achieve their desired outcomes with the minimum of costs.

Employment: the firm’s employment lawyers can guide both businesses and individuals through the complexities of employment law regulations and help to avoid expensive and time-consuming disputes with their flexible approach to resolving employment matters.

Family: the firm offers a professional and sensitive service. It has Resolution-accredited specialists in financial remedies, children matters and domestic abuse and specialist members of The Law Society’s Children Panel.

Immigration: the immigration team has many years of experience assisting clients to negotiate the maze that surrounds immigration applications, dealing with the home office and court procedures.

Landlord and tenant: the firm offers a wide range of Landlord & Tenant services ranging from Commercial Leasehold Rent Arrears recovery to Residential Landlord & Tenant.

Personal injury: the firm provides a fearlessly independent and professional service to ensure that clients receive the maximum possible award for any injuries suffered. It offers independent and impartial advice and can act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.

Planning: the firm offers a comprehensive planning consultancy service alongside our other commercial real estate legal services. Services offered include but are not limited to: site appraisals, application enquiries, applications, representation at meetings or planning enforcement matters.

Wills, life planning and probate: the professional and qualified team, with members of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Equity Release Council; offer a complete wills and probate service. This includes the preparation of Wills, inheritance tax planning, preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney, administration of Estates, Court of Protection applications, Equity Release, long term care planning and Trusts.

Practice areas

  • Charities
  • Commercial property
  • Construction
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Personal injury
  • Planning
  • Wills, life planning and probate
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Paula Cameron
Senior Partner Tony Fisher
Commercial Property Ellen Petersen
Construction Ellen Petersen
Conveyancing Mike Theeman
Corporate and Commercial Tony Fisher
Dispute Resolution Bushra Elzubeir
Employment Bushra Elzubeir
Family Simon Osborn
Healthcare Leah Groves
Immigration Ashlee Campbell
Landlord and Tenant Bushra Elzubeir
Personal Injury Rhian Lowe
Planning Ellen Petersen
Wills, Life Planning and Probate Susanne Grimwade
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Ms Ashlee Campbell  photo Ms Ashlee Campbell Ashlee is a Partner with many years’ experience in all aspects of…
Mr Simon Osborn  photo Mr Simon Osborn Solicitor, Partner and Head of the Family Team. Over 30 years’ experience…
Ellen Petersen  photo Ellen Petersen Solicitor and Partner.
Ms Sarah Rankin photo Ms Sarah RankinPartner and Solicitor. I specialise in drafting Wills, the preparation and registering…
Number of UK partners : 22
Number of other UK fee-earners : 37
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Other offices: : Colchester, Chelmsford, Billericay, Clacton-on-Sea, Holland-on-Sea and London.

FJG are committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity and to making FJG not only a great place to work but a great place for our clients to do business.

We realise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are proud to be signatories of the Law Society’s diversity and inclusion Charter.

Established in 2009, the Charter is designed to help practices turn their commitment to diversity and inclusion into positive, practical action.

It is a public commitment by FJG to promote the values of diversity and inclusion. Whether through recruitment, retention, career progression or training and development, we are committed to improving opportunities for people in the legal profession, regardless of their background or circumstances.

As Charter signatories we are required to participate in a biennial report. This is to show how well we are meeting our Charter commitments, and where more work needs to be done. There is also a set of protocols to help us fulfil our commitments, accompanied by checklists and best practice guidelines.

Our equal opportunities policy applies to recruitment, terms and conditions of employment, training, trust, promotion, acceptance of differences, and the rights of the individual to work in an atmosphere free from discrimination and prejudice.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that means equal opportunities for success irrespective of and without regard to race, religion or belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or transgender status.

These policies also extend beyond the workplace to our professional dealings outside of the practice through our customer service and staff training.

We are the first law firm to be awarded the d/Deaf-Aware Quality Mark and are fully committed to increasing communication provisions and training in order to provide equal opportunities and access to legal services for all.

FJG is also the first law firm in the UK to work with SignLive, ensuring that d/Deaf clients gain swifter access to legal services with the support of a qualified British Sign Language Interpreter.

FJG are also Dementia Friends, with nearly all of the Wills, Life Planning and Probate team having undergone the training for this scheme in order to give support and understanding to those affected by Dementia and Alzheimer’s.


Ashton Carter Testimonials

CLIENT: N/A
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: We have been trading 34 years since the company was established in 1986. Over this time FJG has provided the company secretariat, keeping all our official information and filed accounts up to date. In addition they have being there for us to advise on all matters on commercial contracts, where necessary seeking Counsel’s opinions and drafting agreements and legal documents. We have not changed FJG as our legal advisors over this period. They know us, they know our business. This continuity of service, advice and guidance from FJG is incredibly important in the fast moving world of markets and commerce.


CLIENT: Patrick Burgess
COMPANY/FIRM: Nutbourne Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: Working with Ashton Carter and FJG has always been a pleasure. Ashton has provided sound legal advice on a range of topics across our business. This has included Contract & Data Privacy to refresh all our client contracts for GDPR legislation, Shareholder Agreement & Share Scheme creation when going through recent ownership changes and General Council work for day to day advice. It is nice to have a trusted person who understands our business and we are confident that Ashton will be able to assist us whatever the request either himself or as part of the wider firm.


CLIENT: Sarah Cadwalladar
COMPANY/FIRM: Parkside Flexibles (Europe & Asia) Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: We have used Ashton Carter and his colleagues at FJG for many years now and continue to consider Ashton our first port of call for our contractual queries or otherwise expert contractual assistance. Ashton is extremely punctual and goes out of his way to ensure our questions are answered swiftly; the advice is always clear and easy to understand. Usefully, FJG are usually able to provide us with fixed fee quotations for their work. This is important for ensuring costs don’t run away with themselves, and to ensure our stakeholders are able to make informed decisions on the level of advice we require from FJG.


CLIENT: Adam Cable
COMPANY/FIRM: Asdar Limited
TESTIMONIAL: I have been working with Ashton for the past three years. Over this time he has shown to be a highly competent solicitor, but more importantly, he excels at being able to bring clarity and simplicity to complex ideas or concepts. He has a wealth of knowledge in his field and is always keen to help move things forward.


CLIENT: Sian Millar
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: FJG have worked for me on many business matters, including lease assignments, renewals, business purchases and employment disputes. Most recently, they were instructed on the sale of my business. I found them to be professional, courteous and quick to respond to questions. Selling my business was a stressful time (as well as emotional!) but the support I got from the team was fantastic. They spoke to me in plain English and didn’t hesitate to explain things twice when I needed clarification. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to professional colleagues.


CLIENT: James Stacey
COMPANY/FIRM: Point Zero Solutions Limited
TESTIMONIAL: Fisher Jones Greenwood are a very professional and effective team of solicitors. In my dealings – namely with Ashton Carter – my requests are always dealt with promptly, diligently and with exemplary customer courtesy. Having worked with FJG on multiple contracts spanning everything from employment to acquisition, I can safely say that we have found a permanent legal advisor for the different aspects that our business encounters whether as a matter of daily business or for ad hoc items. I would recommend this law firm for good value, premium service from conscientious, detailed and hard-working industry professionals.

Bushra Elzubeir Testimonials

CLIENT: Mr Byron
COMPANY/FIRM: Sole Trader
TESTIMONIAL: I had spoken with a number lawyers before Bushra and I think that his analysis is the most prescient that I have heard thus far.


CLIENT: Mr John Herbert
COMPANY/FIRM: Gosh (Projects) Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: A fantastic result and this is, I’m sure, down to your professionalism. Thank you for acting speedily and efficiently in this matter.


CLIENT: N/A
COMPANY/FIRM: Braintree Dental Studio
TESTIMONIAL: For contentious work I wouldn’t recommend using any other lawyer.

Tony Fisher Testimonials

CLIENT: Chris Napthine
COMPANY/FIRM: Sekura Global Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with FJG for at least 10 years, and their track record has been impeccable. We have made some substantial investments in Intellectual Property, and are constantly working with supplier and client contracts, at times way beyond our comfort zone. Tony Fisher has always provided very clear advice with a lot of commercial sense, giving us confidence in our formal dealings with clients and suppliers. FJG is also our number one ‘go to’ for legal issues that arise from time to time, no matter how small or large.


CLIENT: Brett Sainty
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: My experience of the services provided by Tony Fisher and the team at FJG has spanned across, personal, corporate and employment matters over a period of some considerable time. The service has been consistently outstanding, however, in my opinion it is the genuine care that is always show that makes FJG a truly great business. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any matter that requires legal consideration.


CLIENT: Mark Willis
COMPANY/FIRM: WP Group
TESTIMONIAL: I have been provided services by Fisher Jones Greenwood for over 15 years in both a personal and business capacity. Throughout this time lawyers and support staff from the firm have all been professional, attentive and respectful. One of the most helpful aspects of their service is their speed of response which is always exemplary. Over the past fifteen years I have recommended FJG to numerous friends and colleagues as they are a first class, reliable organisation, and their skilled advocates provide a reassuring and professional service.


CLIENT: Chris Flack
COMPANY/FIRM: Watch House Wealth Management Limited
TESTIMONIAL: I found your firm to be very approachable and friendly and all of the individuals I had the pleasure to deal with to be very knowledgeable in their subject areas. You have helped me with not only Property issues, Wills and LPA’s but also with the sale of my limited company within the last twelve months and I found the whole process to be both smooth and very efficient and quite pain free. I have referred friends and clients to and indeed will continue to do so and I wish you and your firm and colleagues every success going forward.


CLIENT: Mark White
COMPANY/FIRM: 2020DM LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I have been using Fisher Jones Greenwood for many years, for both business and personal matters. They have been able to help me in a wide range of issues. It has been extremely useful to have such a reliable and competent local firm. I have recommended FJG to many of my colleagues, all of which have been happy with the service they have received.


ACCOUNTANT / REFERRER: Andrew Strickland
COMPANY/FIRM: Scrutton Bland
TESTIMONIAL: I’ve worked with Tony Fisher on a number of different commercial cases. The cases have covered a broad range including shareholder disputes, family company succession and merger and acquisition transactions. Tony has an impressive range of legal knowledge and experience; he has shown the ability to deal with legal matters in an efficient and timely manner. Of even greater importance and relevance, he brings to any matter an innate understanding of the complex motivations of the relevant parties. This enables him to deliver his services with a sureness of touch which can only be obtained from years of quality experience.

Andrea Godfrey Testimonials

CLIENT: Mr & Mrs D
COMPANY/FIRM: N/a
TESTIMONIAL: Our experience with Andrea Godfrey, far exceeded our expectations, she was at all times, friendly, professional and explained to us most diligently by the way that she put herself out to help us and reassure us both, a very big thank you to all.


CLIENT: Ron Radway
COMPANY/FIRM: Essex Equity Release
TESTIMONIAL: I am an Independent Financial Adviser specialising in the concerns of Later Life. In the course of this over the past 25 years, I have dealt with countless numbers of Solicitors (on short & long term basis), both large Corporates & High Street Practitioners. I am very aware of the variance in quality & care provided and I am very cautious about developing relationships. However, my dealings with Fisher Jones Greenwood have been excellent from the front of house through to the solicitor dealing with the matter. All staff are helpful, keen, & professional.


CLIENT: Kay Fisher
COMPANY/FIRM: Plan Money
TESTIMONIAL: As an Independent Financial Adviser working within the advice area of Equity Release, I find it is beneficial for both my clients and I, to have a good working relationship with an equity release Solicitor. Working with the team at Fisher Jones Greenwood gives me great confidence, as they insist on face to face meetings, which I find are very beneficial.

They offer a fixed free for the work involved and are extremely helpful and approachable when dealing with me or my clients. For these reasons, I would always recommend them.

Leah Groves Testimonials

CLIENT: Paul Downes
COMPANY/FIRM: Dentist
TESTIMONIAL: Leah Groves and her team from Fisher Jones Greenwood provided a professional legal service when it came to selling my share in the dental partnership. She kept me fully informed of what was happening all the way along the process and her speed of reply was exemplary. She is a good communicator and very pleasant to deal with. Leah is an efficient worker and did everything possible to make sure that the sale completed on time. She is incredibly experienced in this specialised field I am immensely pleased that I chose Leah; I have already recommended her services to others.


CLIENT: Stephen Wood
COMPANY/FIRM: Tax Partner, Barnes Roofe LLP
TESTIMONIAL: I recently had the privilege of working with Leah Groves in connection with the sale of a client’s dental practice. The practice, which was a relatively large mixed one (i.e. with both NHS and private clients) had been incorporated into a limited company structure in 2006. Leah demonstrated a thorough knowledge of dentistry and the complexities of the NHS contract and provided support and advice throughout the sale process in a professional but friendly manner. The deal had various complications, but Leah was always able to resolve any difficulties and keep matters on track.

Rhian Lowe Testimonials

CLIENT: Mrs B
COMPANY/FIRM: Mother and litigation friend of Master B TESTIMONIAL: We would like to say a huge thank you to Rhian for all her help in processing our claim and securing a higher pay out than was expected. Rhian and her team have been fantastic throughout, and have explained the process clearly, and have always responded swiftly to our questions. We would highly recommended Rhian and FJG to anyone requiring legal assistance. Top service.


CLIENT: Mrs O
COMPANY/FIRM: Claimant
TESTIMONIAL: Rhian Lowe dealt with my claim and I cannot fault her in anyway. She is very professional. She kept me fully informed at every stage of the claim either by email or telephone call. I literally didn’t have anything tasking to do apart from a couple of signatures here and there. She is a credit to the firm.


CLIENT: Mr B
COMPANY/FIRM: Litigation Friend of Master B
TESTIMONIAL: Rhian Lowe was exceptional in handling my son’s claim. Throughout the entire process all communications (telephone calls, letters and court hearing meetings) were timely, clear and thorough. We had total faith in Rhian Lowe. The service and professionalism were first class. We cannot identify any improvement opportunities or anything else we may have needed. Rhian Lowe provided everything we required to an exceptional standard.


CLIENT: Miss P
COMPANY/FIRM: Claimant
TESTIMONIAL: Rhian was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional and answered all of my questions. She was extremely patient and not pushy. I was kept informed at all times.


CLIENT: Mrs B
COMPANY/FIRM: Claimant
TESTIMONIAL: I was happy with the advice and service I received from Rhian Lowe and felt confident that she was doing her best for me. Bearing in mind I needed advice at the start of COVID I feel that she dealt with everything in a professional and helpful manner.


CLIENT: Mrs T
COMPANY/FIRM: Claimant
TESTIMONIAL: Rhian was so patient, understanding and informative throughout. She made the whole process so much less stressful and I can’t recommend her highly enough.

Simon Osborn Testimonials

CLIENT: DW, Colchester
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: Simon Osborn ….. was professional and competent while being caring and understanding, a brilliant mix.


CLIENT: VG, Colchester
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: Simon Osborn has been a pleasure to deal with. I have appreciated his professional yet friendly approach and his excellent advice.


CLIENT: GH, Colchester
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic advice and support that you provided to L over the past few years. Thank you for your help. L is now able to move on with her life.

Ellen Petersen Testimonials

CLIENT: N/A
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: Ellen Petersen acted in the acquisition of land and farm buildings which we intend to develop. We were very pleased with the service provided; she did a very thorough due diligence prior to purchase to avoid any pitfalls or unforeseen issues and her extensive knowledge of property ensured that everything was covered. Ellen liaised with the sellers and completed the sale once the due diligence was completed. She was very responsive to all our queries and highly professional. We will continue to work with her on future acquisitions and would be happy to recommend her.


CLIENT: AJV Developments Ltd; Halstead Capital Ltd; Greenford Capital Ltd; Fountain Acquisitions Ltd
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: Ellen Petersen has been working with my business team for the last five years or so. In that time, we have bought and sold various commercial sites, some subject to occupational tenancies (both commercial and residential). We have worked with banks to provide security for acquisition and development loans and have also perfected commercial portfolio leases over various sites. Ellen has led each transaction in a fluid, articulate and timely way. She understands and leads complex and technical transactional work and is very nimble in trying to find creative solutions to issues, which might otherwise scupper a deal. I am very happy to recommend Ellen and her team.


CLIENT: N/A
COMPANY/FIRM: N/A
TESTIMONIAL: I am delighted to recommend Ellen Petersen and her team at Fisher Jones Greenwood. I have worked
with Ellen for over 12 years now and she has worked prudently and knowledgeably with our business to develop and grow a substantial commercial portfolio. She always gives sound, clear and constructive advice, which we value.

Sharon Smith Testimonials

CLIENT: Mark Taylor
COMPANY/FIRM: Inova (UK)
TESTIMONIAL: We approached Sharon Smith regarding a planning matter, and were impressed with how promptly she responded, her professionalism, knowledge and efficiency. The issue was resolved in our favour within a matter of days, and we cannot recommend her highly enough.


CLIENT: Jim O’Connor
COMPANY/FIRM: Inova (UK)
TESTIMONIAL: Sharon helped us work through several proposed development scenarios advising us on the prospects of achieving consent and helping us refine our plans to increase the chances of success and optimise returns. She organised a pre-planning meeting the Planning Officer who gave us a written indication of likely planning outcomes. She has an in-depth understanding of planning law including historic buildings and Class Q development of farm buildings. She has a thorough understanding of planning processes and knows how to work with them. She is personable and diplomatic and interacts well with planning departments and officers.


CLIENT: Jenna Ackerley
COMPANY/FIRM: Events Under Canvas Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: We have been using Fisher Jones Greenwood planning consultant Sharon Smith for two years for various commercial property matters. We have always found Sharon and her team to be highly professional, knowledgeable and upfront. We would not hesitate to recommend FJG to businesses or individuals looking for support and advice in all matters planning related.


CLIENT: John Hall
COMPANY/FIRM: Lawford Tye Action Group
TESTIMONIAL: We dealt with Sharon Smith of Fisher Jones Greenwood as members of a Community Group challenging a Planning Application which went through to Public Inquiry. Sharon has a wide experience of the Planning Process, understands Planning Policy and Planning Guidance and was well placed to assist us preparing for Inquiry. We found her very practical and able to distill issues down to help us focus on the points that were important and really mattered. Getting 10 people together was challenging and Sharon was very accommodating with the times and venues. We are all appreciative of her skills and support.


CLIENT: Eleanor Skan
COMPANY/FIRM: Lawford Tye Action Group
TESTIMONIAL: Sharon Smith provided LTAG with invaluable information throughout the process. Under her patient guidance we have become informed, organised and focused on the best path to pursue. She has been professional and polite with all our communications and gone out of her way to assist us. Sharon has excellent knowledge of the formal legal proceedings which she has conveyed to us in a manner we could digest. Her practical advice on the more subtle elements such as the format of a Public Inquiry, what to expect and how to conduct ourselves was vital in giving us the confidence to proceed.


CLIENT: Nicola Thornton
COMPANY/FIRM: Caring Homes Group
TESTIMONIAL: Caring Homes Group have grown and developed across the UK in the last 25 years benefiting from the vital counsel and legal expertise of Fisher Jones Greenwood during planning applications and negotiations on brownfield sites and greenbelt land. Their timely relevant advice and knowledge of case law is second to none.


CLIENT: Alan Jackman
COMPANY/FIRM: Hill Farm
TESTIMONIAL: I feel very fortunate to have been introduced to Sharon Smith. From day one she made herself available whenever the need arose. I have been constantly impressed by both the depth and breadth of Sharon’s planning knowledge. Her clear thinking and incisiveness has helped me with three different planning issues and has shown me how important it is to keep focused on planning law and procedures and not to allow personal views to cloud one’s judgement. Her approachability combined with the extremely helpful inputs from her legal associates, have given me what I judge as a first class service.


CLIENT: Wayne Longman
COMPANY/FIRM: Air Options
TESTIMONIAL: I would recommend the services of FJG, in particular the specialist planning advice offered by Sharon Smith. Sharon is extremely knowledgeable and efficient in delivering the services promised on time, and as quoted. Solid communication is also key in that Sharon always returns your call and is happy to chat through particulars, as well as through email communication. These services represent good value in mitigating the planning risks, and in our case getting the project over the line with minimal risk. From a planning perspective FJG now offer everything we need from planning consultation through to commercial and domestic conveyancing