Genuine Client Testimonials

These are comments made by clients at the time. It is not intended to suggest that these are necessarily current clients or that individuals remain in their stated positions


“Following an Employment Tribunal claim we instructed an employment consultant company to act on our behalf, however we found that we were doing all the work despite paying high costs. We therefore approached David to see if he could help and it was the best decision that we made. David personally come to see us within 24 hours of our call, took control of the case and kept us fully informed of every stage. He took all the pressure of us at a particularly difficult time and gave us the confidence that we needed to proceed to tribunal. David successfully defended the case. I have 100% confidence in David and we will continue to use his services as he gives the personal and professional service that is so lacking in the majority of today’s businesses.”

Fiona Essam, Human Resources Manager, thecentre:mk


“We approached David on a 'trial' basis. This was perhaps the best thing we did. We have used David's services since then to deal with all our employment matters. It is a pleasure to work with David and he seems to give us precise, direct and practical advice. We are extremely pleased with the results achieved thus far and have no hesitation in recommending him and his firm.”

Nilesh Gosai, VP Finance, Readsoft Ltd


“We approached David last year for advice on a complex case when our usual solicitor was not available on the day that we needed support. We have not used the old firm since. David is the kind of solicitor most Human Resources Managers dream of finding one day. He is usually immediately available, and on the odd occasion that he has not been on hand when we have telephoned, he has called us back promptly. His advice is accurate, to the point, sensible and clearly expressed. He manages to combine professionalism with informality and a refreshingly approachable manner. Use him. Like us, you won’t look back.”

Julie Sale, Human Resources Manager, Buckingham Foods


“David Downton provides us with sound professional advice for all of our legal Human Resources matters. He delivers his service in a forthright, precise but informal style and he is now considered very much part of our management team when personnel problems are on the agenda.”

David H Simmonds, Managing Director, Bitzer UK


“Whilst providing a very professional, efficient and effective service, the informal approach from David Downton is both refreshing and unusual in the legal industry. The fact that the phone is often answered personally by David gives an extra ‘personal service’ feel as well as giving us the confidence that David is contactable and accessible.

A prompt response in business is essential and David Downton ensures that this is delivered, without forsaking quality and thoroughness. We would have no hesitation in recommending the services of David Downton & Company.”

Keith Riddington, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd


“Daewoo values the support of David Downton & Company because they are prepared to listen carefully but not afraid to offer sound professional guidance and advice, albeit not always initially palatable. Their significant experience in HR and the Motor Industry has provided Daewoo with excellent, cost effective and timely legal support.”

Peter Ellis, Human Resources Director, Daewoo Cars Ltd


“Homebrite Limited has been established for almost 29 years and during that time I have worked with 26 firms of solicitors, most of whom I have found to be inefficient and lacking in commitment. I often received contradictory advice, and it was not at all unusual to find that my papers were passed from the solicitor to a junior. I understand the importance of receiving good sound commercial advice at the start and the need for sound tactics within the law.

Working with David Downton has been a real pleasure. We don’t get led up the garden path, he always tells it as it is. We receive good advice and we get results not excuses. His advice is always carefully considered and very direct.

I have worked with David Downton for the past ten years and can recommend him and his firm highly.”

Gordon Matthews, Managing Director, Homebrite Ltd


“David Downton combines first class legal knowledge with commercial experience and realism. In an increasingly demanding and litigious commercial environment it is refreshing to find legal advice which is both concise and effective. We are extremely pleased with the results which have been achieved and will continue to use David Downton for all our commercial legal work”

Keith Hedges, Finance Director, Control Techniques Dynamics Ltd


“We have found the quality of Service and Advice from David Downton & Company to be of an excellent nature and would recommend them without hesitation.

David Downton & Company have provided us with an unequalled service and have 100% success record.”

Tony Jones, Managing Director, Vision IT Recruitment Ltd


“In the two years that Duo-Fast has used David Downton & Company I have been very impressed with David's strategic approach to potentially difficult problems. This was apparent in one very important case which had an excellent outcome where the chances of success seemed remote.

As the result of our growing confidence in David Downton & Company I have recently invited them to support Duo-Fast's credit control function where I am sure they will prove to be equally effective.

I like dealing with companies who make it easy to do business, and David Downton is a good example of this.”

Richard Treseder, Managing Director, Duo-Fast (UK) Ltd


“We have used David Downton & Company for employment related problems. We have found them to be well informed, helpful and practical with a good grasp of the wider business issues, coupled with the ability to react quickly when necessary, with good humour.

David Downton & Company is a good firm to do business with.”

Richard Knowles, Chairman, Buckingham Colour Press


“In over 15 years David Downton has never failed to recover our funds and has always secured costs.”

Paul Smith, Managing Director, Plus Publishing Services


“We have used David for a number of Human Resources and debt collection matters and have always received a prompt, authoritative and realistic reply to the problems we have put to him. It is very refreshing for us to find a lawyer who deals with us promptly and in person, who can take a ‘business’ view and, equally importantly, has a sense of humour.”

Ian C Thomas, Thomas & Company


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