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Business Lawyers Direct
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Client Testimonials

  • "I had previously used Andrew Kormornick at Business Lawyers Direct for a care home sale and now used him for a care home purchase.

    The purchase was very complex involving multiple banks, brokers, solicitors as well as third parties who had debentures on some of my Companies.

    There were numerous deadlines at various stages that we had to meet and I was grateful that Andrew went over and beyond to achieve those deadlines - even foregoing a planned family commitment on the evening of December 23rd to get the exchange completed. I received his text shortly after 9.00pm that evening confirming the exchange.

    I was extremely happy with the quality and service provided by Business Lawyers Direct and will use them again for my next care home purchase!"

    Mr Andrew Worsley - CEO/Owner Harbour Healthcare Ltd

  • "With efficient, professional service, stand-out advice and a dedication to the detail, Business Lawyers Direct made sure we got exactly what we wanted in a complex transaction.

    Whilst driving our deal forward, engaging on every topic and handling every contention, Andrew always offered sound guidance alongside an understandable, straightforward explanation.

    Eminently competent, authoritative, dependable and tenacious, I don't hesitate in recommending Business Lawyers Direct."

    Sarah P - Taylor Opticians

  • "Andrew, thanks for your services, it has been really great experience working with you. Considering this was my first retail business purchase you made it so easy for me."

    Mohammad Abdul Basith
    Wythenshawe, Manchester M22

  • "We would like to thank you for all your assistance and advice during this transaction and would not hesitate in using you in the future and would certainly recommend you to others seeking similar services."

    Neil and Lynn Ashworth
    Cafe 28

  • "I have been delighted with the service you have provided. The transaction was carried out with courtesy and most of all, promptly. Wish that all businesses had the same worth ethic. I have been pleased with the way telephone calls have been dealt with and the helpfulness of your staff."

    Mr A. Mayoh

  • "Many thanks Andrew for your quick and efficient service as we bought our business, we felt that we could rely on you to make sure all possible pitfalls were foreseen and therefore avoided."

    Mr and Mrs Grant - Clementine Toys

  • "I recently Instructed Andrew at Business Lawyers Direct to deal with a business "loop" and spoke in terms which I could understand , I even had a comment from the opposing solicitors that Andrew was extremely efficient."

    Steve Gauntlett - Trimwise

  • "The way that your firm dealt with our business sale was very satisfying. They were helpful and always got back to us quickly, in particular, we would like to thank David Gremson for the continuous advice and assistance he provided; we are very grateful."

    Mr & Mrs Fong

  • "Dear Mr Kormornick,

    I write to thank you for the excellent professional service that you provided during the sale of my practice. Your knowledge and calm assurances made a potentially stressful time very manageable. Even though you had many clients to deal with at the same time as myself, I felt that whenever I needed advice you were at hand and focussed on my case.

    I will certainly recommend you to my friends and colleagues."

    Mr G. Nussbaum
    Whitefield, Manchester

  • "We would like to thank you for acting on our behalf during our recent business purchase and the leasing of our new premises. Your attention to detail was superb, as was your advice and communication throughout the process."

    Suzanne and Jonathan Pearce

  • "Andrew dealt with the purchase of a going concern for me and I found him a pleasure to deal with. I received excellent help with after sale problems I had. Spot on help and assistance! Would definitely use again."

    Mark Hillary - Roberts Fruit & Veg

  • "I was fortunate enough to choose Andrew Kormornick of Business Lawyers Direct to look after the sale of my Company and also a Lease I gave to the Buyer.

    Not only was Andrew a specialist in this field, he listened to my requirements and told me of the pros and cons of the different options I could choose. He dealt with the sale from start to finish and always returned calls to keep me updated.

    I would recommend him and his firm to others without hesitation."

    Peter Zucca - Sale of Fortune Magnalia Limited

  • "Andrew, I am just writing to express our grateful thanks for the excellent work you did on our behalf during the long and often difficult sale of our business. It meant a lot that you were willing to mediate between the other parties when really, our side of the work was done. We were also grateful for the way you explained some of the procedures which, to the layman, quite honestly, beggared belief!!"

    Dave & Hilary Cook - The Paper Shop

  • "Please accept my gratitude and appreciation for all the work and professional attitude displayed in the handling of the sale of my business."

    Mr J. Youlden

  • "Thanks again for all your help and assistance with selling the shop. You managed to provide an excellent service and your communication at all times was excellent."

    Mrs L Rees

  • "Thorough, dependable, very approachable - Business purchase went through very quickly"

    D. R. K., - New Business Operator

  • "Andrew Kormornick of Business Lawyers Direct recently acted for me in the sale of my retail and online business, Armorica in Petersfield, Hampshire. I have to say that I have been most impressed with the professionalism of the service provided and the quality of client care that Andrew provided. During what proved to be protracted and complex dealings with an institutional landlord, Andrew and Business Lawyers Direct provided invaluable advice coupled with a truly professional approach."

    Valerie Brown - Sale of E-commerce Internet Business

  • "I was recommended to Business Lawyers Direct by the agents who had just agreed a sale of the business that I'd run with my wife for many years. We were very sceptical at first - not knowing about the legal process, how long it would take and wondering whether the Solicitor would really look after us and protect our interests. We were planning for our retirement having worked very hard over many years and didn't want anything to go wrong.

    I can honestly say that our decision to use Business Lawyers Direct to do the legal work was the right one. From the start, they proved to be professional as well as very easy to talk to. There were a number of issues that my wife and I were concerned about (staff, stock, orders, equipment on lease, timing etc) and I'm delighted to say that they explained what we could do and what we couldn't do very clearly.

    I was particularly worried about my staff as some of them had been working for me and my wife for many years. The solicitors at Business Lawyers Direct were able to reassure me that all my employees would be protected which was something of a relief to us - and to them!

    The sale went much more smoothly than we expected and we'd have no hesitation in recommending Business Lawyers Direct to anyone who's selling a business."

    KP & MP

  • "I have just received the completion statement and cheque through the post today, many thanks for that. I also just wanted to say thanks for your excellent work - the service you provided was fantastic especially your attention to detail in certain areas which made me really aware of what I was taking on. Many, many thanks."

    Michelle Foulerton - Florist Business sale
    Windermere, Lake District

  • "When I put my shop on the market, it took quite a long time until the agents found me a genuine buyer. Once I knew the Buyer had the money, I was desperate to get it sold as soon as possible in case he changed his mind.

    I'd used Business Lawyers Direct before and knew that they'd be on the ball and would push things along quickly. I was half way through my Lease and realised that the shop couldn't be sold without permission from my Landlords. With help from the agents, my Solicitor managed to get references from the Buyer and pass them on to the Landlord's solicitor very quickly. He probably saved 2 or 3 weeks by doing this very early on. In fact, I remember last time they acted for me, I was impressed because they seem to anticipate things and deal with issues as they arise, before they become problems.

    This time, they even managed to complete the sale on the same day that we exchanged contracts and the money was in my account the next day.

    Believe me, selling a business is not easy, but the solicitors at BLD are speedy, thorough and make it as easy as possible to get the job done."

    A.W, Bolton

  • "We received excellent professional service from Business Lawyers Direct in our recent commercial purchase and the set up of our company.

    Andrew is thorough, honest and direct so it is easy to work with him. He is flexible with call times and we were able to discuss matters with him in the evenings. He explained everything clearly, kept us informed and provided important advice. In spite of all the hurdles we faced he managed to pull everything together and we completed as planned. I highly recommend Business Lawyers Direct."

    Dr Diana Anderson - Tower Guest House

  • "I have recently purchased the lease of a pub in the Yorkshire Dales. Business Lawyers Direct were recommended to me and Andrew Kormornick handled the settlement for me.

    It was a very difficult transaction as there were many past mistakes in the leases. Andrew located and corrected all the previous errors ensuring that the leases to both the pub and the bottle store located across the street were correctly transferred into my name.

    Another difficulty was the number of changes to the contract by the sellers-some at the very last minute.

    At all times Andrew worked diligently to protect my rights, to ensure that every piece of paper was in order, took the time to explain and advise on what was best to do.

    He was very approachable, always returned calls and worked very late into the night on several occasions to ensure the purchase went as smoothly as possible. His patience amazed me.

    I would thoroughly recommend Andrew to anyone buying or selling a hotel, pub or any licensed premises and, should I ever decide to purchase another business or decide to sell this one in the future, Andrew is the solicitor I will turn to."

    Linda Farrugia - Proprietor, Kings Head Kettlewell

  • "I would like to thank you again for your tremendous support and professional assistance in this case. I will not hesitate in recommending your services to other companies."

    Mr V. Kim

  • "Good reports to customer, speedy follow up, good service."

    Mr S. Gghavamikia

  • "Very reliable and always receptive. Andrew was incredibly thorough and we felt total confidence in the work done. Would happily recommend if you are in need of a good solicitor."

    Yingnan Ma

  • "Thank you for the excellent service."

    Mr D. Nield

  • "Andrew, your support and professionalism throughout the process was commendable and I would not hesitate in recommending you in the future. It has been a pleasure working with you."

    Mr J. Dowse

  • "Dear Andrew, Many thanks for this and for all your efforts. Stuart and I appreciated the responsive and helpful way you executed this work for us. We have just placed another property with a letting agent so hopefully we will be in touch soon once we have secured a new tenant for you to complete all legal aspects for us. Many thanks again "


  • "Andrew provided me with a very helpful and efficient service. As this was the first time I had bought a business, I needed a solicitor to explain and guide me through the process.

    Andrew was always happy to give advice and went above and beyond his role in helping me to achieve the completion date I needed.

    I would highly recommend Business Lawyers Direct as a reliable and very professional service."

    Peter Verrechia
    Purchase of Sawtry Mini Market

  • "Just a brief note to say thank you for your help in the sale of our Post Office. Your efforts on our behalf to ensure the legal process ran very smoothly were greatly appreciated. We were particularly impressed with your teams communication and professionalism throughout the process, continually keeping us accurately informed and up to date at all times. Many thanks once again,."

    Stephen & Lisa Ingram
    Sale of Otley Post Office

  • "Many thanks for everything you've done in pushing this to completion, we can't tell you how much we've appreciated your time, effort and sound advice."

    Ian Peaceful
    Coventry, West Midlands

Business Lawyers Direct is a division of A.S. Matthews Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (561754). Registered office: 136 Park Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7PX. Company No: 7643746. VAT No: 116572715. Director: Andrew H. Kormornick.
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