What our clients say about us.

private client services

Our Private Client Services team help you protect your family’s interests. We advise on matters relating to probate, lasting power of attorney, declarations of trust and much more. Contact us to find out how we can help you, and read some client testimonials below.

‘…I would not hesitate to recommend Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors’

“Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors dealt with my late mother’s estate, obtaining grant of probate and assisting with the estate.  They explained costs, timelines, and kept me informed.  They also drew up my will.  I would not hesitate to recommend Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors and thank Karen Shakespeare for all her professional help with these matters.”  Rachel

Karen was extremely helpful, friendly & professional in dealing with my father in law’s estate. The Grant of Probate has now been received within the timescales advised by her at the outset.” Mark

‘…offers excellent help and advice’

“I ask a lot of advice on both property and personal matters.  Geoffrey Leaver always answers my queries quickly and offers excellent help and advice.  I am always confident that they have offered me the best solution.”  Jenny

‘Professional, sharp, fast-moving…kind and expert solicitors’

“There is nothing grey about this solicitors practice.  Professional, sharp, fast-moving, and colourful, kind and expert solicitors.  High quality support teams too.  We used Geoffrey Leaver for personal services (which fully lived up to all we could wish).  Their logo states ‘when experience matters’- this is true, however, they are excellent when caring counts.”  William

‘I have at last found a solicitor I can trust’

Karen from Geoffrey Leaver rescued me from my previous solicitor, who was less than satisfactory in approach and content of work. Karen was very friendly, accommodating and responsive. Nothing was too much trouble and I feel I have at last found a solicitor I can trust. She also has a wealth of knowledge and helped me to understand the legal terminology I was unfamiliar with. Overall a 5 star service.” Louise

‘A first-class experience’

“A first-class experience.  Geoffrey Leaver (Ivone Joaquim), thank you so much.”  C O’Sullivan

‘I will not hesitate to use them again’

“Over the years, I have used three different departments of Geoffrey Leaver, and in each instance I have been satisfied with both the outcome and the costs involved.  I will not hesitate to use them again.” G Smedley

‘…easy experience’

“Very friendly, no hanging around, relaxed, explained in detail, easy experience.” S Palme

‘I was so satisfied that I recommended to my daughter and her partner’

“My recent experiences have been regarding the death of my husband and my mother, a deed of Trust for a holiday home, and my will.  I was so satisfied that I recommended my daughter and her partner to make their wills.  Very good.”  J Stevens

‘…very professional’

“I have been working with Ivone.  Very good feedback and very professional.” C Dutertre

‘sound advice and guidance…whilst also being friendly and approachable’

“Our legal professional gave us sound advice and guidance in completing our Wills, whilst also being friendly and approachable. We were able to complete the process efficiently without long wordy meetings and correspondence. Would highly recommend.” S Eyres

‘wonderful on every occasion’

“On this occasion, I updated my will and it was a painless process.  I received a wonderful, speedy, efficient service.  Would recommend to anyone, as I have returned to this solicitor numerous times and they have been wonderful on every occasion.”  L Wilson

‘Friendly and approachable…’

“Friendly and approachable first meeting.  Clear and concise explanations.  All completed within a good time frame.  Will use this service again.”  C Dunlop  

‘…efficient and quick to respond…’

“Dagmara and Ivone have been efficient and quick to respond and have also been very kind and sympathetic dealing with me in a traumatic time.  Thank you.”  S Parker

‘Very expertly advised…’

“Very expertly advised and all questions answered.  Very prompt responses to verbal and written requests.  Catrina was a listening solicitor.” K Hill

‘fantastic, extremely helpful and saw us immediately’

“Needing urgent heart surgery we rang Dagmara directly. She was fantastic, extremely helpful and saw us immediately, sorting out everything before my surgery. Very grateful of all her help. FYI I survived my operation.” J Stephenson

‘…so pleasant to deal with…’

Catrina was so pleasant to deal with and was very efficient. She was knowledgeable and was able to answer my questions in an easy to understand way. I thought this would be a complicated process, but dealing with Catrina couldn’t have been simpler and she made it all very stress free.” Anon

‘Excellent service’

“Excellent service from the initial contact. Answered all my questions and made me feel at ease. Excellent knowledge of product. Have recommended to friends.” S Grewal

‘Very happy with legal advice and services…’

“Very happy with legal advice and services provided for Power of Attorney”

‘absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process’

“I am SO relieved I used Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors for purchasing a house. Klaudia and Emma have been absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process. Communication has been transparent, very timely and they push hard on blockages. The team worked tirelessly to a very tight timeline, especially this close to the holiday season. Consummate professionals with a human touch, we couldn’t have asked for better.  Highly recommended!”

‘ very pleased with the advice and service I received’

“I have used Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors on two occasions for inheritance advice and also for drafting my own will.  I was very pleased with the advice and service I received. I will use them again in the future if required and also would recommend them to others.”  S Comer

‘a fantastic service’

“Great team offering a fantastic service. I highly recommend them.” M Bagherpour

‘a credit to the firm’

“Thank you to Ivone Joaquim from Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors for the professional, efficient responsive service provided.  Your integrity and approachable personality made this sombre situation bearable to deal with.  You are a credit to the firm.” Gene

‘satisfied with every aspect of my business’

“I was very satisfied with every aspect of my business.  I have recommended your services to my sister who is equally pleased.” Anon

‘A truly friendly and helpful team approach’

“Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors enabled me to make my Will via Free Will Month for Willen Hospice.  A truly friendly and helpful team approach.  All explained clearly and swift service – much appreciated, thank you.” Mrs Hobson

‘very good advice and was compassionate and caring’

“Ours was not straight forward Will.  Ivone gave us very good advice and was compassionate and caring.” Mr & Mrs Walker

‘…always greeted with a friendly smile…’

“After our initial contact with Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors, we always found them to be very efficient and answered our emails in a timely fashion.  Our meetings at their offices were always greeted with a friendly smile and went through everything with us in a way we could understand.  Thank you for a very professional services.” Mr & Mrs Cousins

‘A real pleasure to have met’

“Ivone was very professional, friendly and explained everything I needed to know.  A real pleasure to have met.”  Mr MacInnes

‘a pleasant experience’

“Wonderful service from Ivone, clear advice, prompt time scales and overall making my Will a pleasant experience.” Mr Richardson

‘friendly and efficient’

“Provided friendly and efficient service.” Mr & Mrs Morris


“From start to finish the service was excellent” Mr & Mrs Pursell

‘Very satisfied with the service…’

“Very satisfied with the service received in relation to both matters.” Mr Pye

‘first class, friendly service’

“We received first class, friendly service throughout.  We were never pressured to complete.  Final document signing would have been impossible without Dagmara.” Mr & Mrs Hastings

‘professional & helped us in a timely manner’

“Very happy with service received very professional & helped us in a timely manner.” Mr & Mrs O’Farrell-White

‘They took all the stress away’

“Having lost both our parents in a matter of months, leaving no Will in place with a business and staff involved.  Then having many family members all becoming experts in what to do.  Geoffrey Leaver was recommended.  They took all the stress away which comes with dealing with probate, property, finances etc.  Many thanks to Dagmara and all her team, but a special thanks to Ivone, who dealt with all the family matters all the way through, which at times must have been difficult.  But was always polite and professional.”  Mr Austin

‘Good advice…’

“Good advice and questions answered and dealt with promptly.  A satisfactory experience.” Mr & Mrs Homes

‘very professional, prompt and helpful’

“Every service I have used (estates, Will & conveyancing) all very professional, prompt and helpful” Mrs Grey

‘Nothing was too much trouble’

“All questions and answers explained in layman terms.  Nothing was too much trouble.  All actions completed efficiently and accurately.” Mr & Mrs Slade-Carter

‘We couldn’t be happier with how the matter was dealt with’

“No need for improvement.  We couldn’t be happier with how the matter was dealt with.” Mr & Mrs Venturi

‘…very helpful…’

“Ivone was very helpful and happy to clarify any matters that we didn’t fully understand relating to our Powers of Attorney and updating our Wills.” Mr & Mrs Bovis

‘Very helpful dealing with my Will’

“Very helpful dealing with my Will needing special requirements to be included.” Mrs C

‘Would not hesitate to use them again’

“Professional, helpful and efficient.  Would not hesitate to use them again.” Mr & Mrs B

‘very helpful in explaining the procedure’

“Ivone was very helpful to me in explaining the procedure in making a Will, for which I was very grateful indeed.” Mrs Morel

‘always friendly and willing to help and advise’

“Dagmara and her colleagues were always friendly and willing to help and advise.  Prompt response to emails and available on direct dial.” Mr & Mrs Wall

‘Very good service’

“Very good service, thank you.” Mr Shellabear

‘Made the process very easy’

“Dagmara was very clear and concise.  Made the process very easy.” Mr & Mrs B

‘I would highly recommend you to others’

“Thank you for all your work. I would highly recommend you to others.” Ms H

‘…prompt and efficient help…’

“I would like to thank you for your prompt and efficient help in settling my Mum’s affairs during this especially sad and difficult time.  I would not hesitate to recommend your firm should anyone need to use a Solicitor in the future.” Ms L Prickett

‘Your professionalism and compassion really was what got us through it all’

“We are very lucky to have found you and been supported by you through a process that at first seemed impossible to navigate.  Your professionalism and compassion really was what got us through it all.  Thank you.” Mrs J

‘…understanding, support and kindness…’

“We just wanted to say thank you for dealing with the estate.  Your understanding, support and kindness throughout this challenging time along with the help and guidance you have given myself and my wife is very much appreciated.” Mr T Dance

‘very sympathetic and helpful manner’

“Ms MacDonald had a very sympathetic and helpful manner.  She took time to explain my options and communicate clearly and sympathetically at a difficult time.” Mr G Dams

‘explained in terms we could understand’

“My husband and I recently visited Geoffrey Leaver solicitors to make our wills. We saw Karen Ward who was professional, and friendly with a great sense of humour. Everything was explained in terms we could understand.

The whole experience was pleasurable despite the sombre subject matter. The wills were produced accurately in a very timely manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending Karen. Thank you Karen. You are a credit to the company”. Sandra Parker

‘a pleasure to work with’

“Amye was a pleasure to work with, efficiently handling my case in a professional and friendly manner.  Her attention to detail was greatly appreciated as was her translating legal speak into my language.  I would very happily engage Amye’s services again”. Andrew Gravestock

‘…making the whole process very easy’

“Amye helped us to write and update our Wills – explaining everything clearly and making the whole process very easy.  Nothing was too much trouble”! Jennifer Howells


“Dagmara took all the stress and strain of sorting wills and probate at what was a difficult time.  We couldn’t have done it without her. Excellent”.
Clare Dragisic

‘…very efficient…’

“I would like to express my appreciation for the very efficient manner in which you have handled this matter for us, and would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors”.

‘many thanks for your help and lovely smile’

“Dagmara, many thanks for your help and lovely smile”.
Mrs Sherratt, Milton Keynes

‘courtesy and efficiency’

“Thank you again, so much for your hard work with the two estates, and for your courtesy and efficiency”.
Peter Cope, Milton Keynes

‘Thank you for all your hard work’

“Thank you so much for all your hard work in closing my father’s estate, especially your work with the tax office”.
Carole Humphries

‘…consideration, courtesy professionalism and efficiency…’

“Thank you so much for your consideration, courtesy professionalism and efficiency in dealing with the estates… and making what night have been a difficult process easier to deal with for me. Your help has been much appreciated”.

‘Many thanks for all your work’

“Many thanks for all your work on my Father’s Will and Probate”.
Leslie Anne Bonner, Milton Keynes

‘…hassle free…’

“Thank you so much for all your help with my Father’s estate – you made everything easy, hassle free and surprisingly fun…it was lovely working with you”.

‘prompt and efficient’

“…thank you for the very prompt and efficient way in which you have dealt with the Probate and all the other matters concerning the estate, including HMRC…”.