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Elizabeth Barnett

Sanders Witherspoon LLP

Location Billericay, United Kingdom

4.7

From 36 reviews

About Elizabeth

  • Experienced commercial property lawyer.
  • Advises on all aspects of commercial transactions including, but not exhaustive:-
    • grant of new Leases
    • Lease Assignments
    • Lease Renewals
    • transfers
    • sales and purchases of commercial freehold and leasehold
    • Overage Agreements
    • Section 106 Agreements
  • Managing Partner at Sanders Witherspoon LLP since 2008.
  • Head of the Commercial Property Department at Sanders Witherspoon LLP.
  • Clients rate her very highly for her responsiveness and communication skills, particularly in commercially tricky situations.
  • Years of experience: 16

About their firm

Established in 1953, Sanders Witherspoon has been committed to excellence — in legal advice and in client care. We are proud that a high number of clients return to us year after year and consider us their "family" or "in-house" solicitors. Our mindset has seen us develop into a leading Essex law firm, with close links to leading London barristers and other specialists. We represent many clients who commute in and out of London, as well as families and businesses throughout Essex.

We have the resources to deliver cost-effective advice in a wide range of legal disciplines. We aim to provide a one-stop legal service to individuals, families and businesses. Despite our growth and development, we still have the feel of a much smaller firm: personal attention, sensitivity and an emphasis on serving the local community all matter to us. At our offices, we encourage a friendly and inviting atmosphere with modern, comfortable facilities and disabled access. And when we say "Clients first" — we mean it. When you come to see us, we put your interests and needs before everything else. We never make assumptions. Instead we will listen to you carefully before advising you on your legal position — that's a promise.

Our lawyers have between them a wealth of legal knowledge and background, and all are specialists in their subjects. We offer a great range of legal services including Civil Litigation and disputes, Employment, Consumer, Business Advice, Conveyancing (both residential and commercial), Commercial, Motoring law, Criminal law, Wills, Trusts and Probate, and Family law. As a firm we are accountable to the Solicitors Regulation Authority and each of us is a member of the Law Society. Our property team is recognised by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and our family solicitors are members of Resolution and the Law Society's Family Law panel. 
 

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from 36 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
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  • Quality of service
  • Value for money

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by Camille on 19 Sep, 2018

A tough transaction which could have been a nightmare if I had not hired Elizabeth. Very helpful and responsive, I would strongly recommend her and her team.

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by Vishal on 13 Aug, 2018

Fantastic service from Liz, very friendly and efficient. Made a stressful situation resolve with ease. Would not hesitate to use Liz when my lease is up for renewal. Thanks again!

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by Imran on 29 Jun, 2018

Absolutely fantastic team, very helpful and replies promptly. All I can say I was reluctant when I initially signed up, however, very quickly I was put at ease. Thank you for all your help and advice Liz and Rachel.

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by Dariusz on 24 Jun, 2018

Everything was fine

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by Daisy on 14 Jun, 2018

Ok

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by Nick on 30 May, 2018

Very good service from Elizabeth and her team - friendly helpful efficient and willing to speak on the phone even ring me to sort out an issue over the phone instead of just e mail - fees very competitive so I 100% recommend

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by Stephen on 21 May, 2018

I thought Elizabeth Barnett was very good indeed to deal with. To me it is how lawyers should be. The fees were fair and they stayed as quoted unlike other experiences were they are always moving upwards. She was easy to contact by telephone and acted quickly. Overall, a great service and I would most definitely use her again.

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by Patrick on 1 May, 2018

We were delighted with the excellent service given to us by Sanders Witherspoon LLP. We found Elizabeth Barnett very professional, helpful and easy to talk to. We will definately be using these lawyers again.

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by Paul on 1 May, 2018

Amazing service from start to finish, made life easy and simple. No stress, no drama, just a superb service from start to finish. Thanks so much!

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by Hamid on 19 Apr, 2018

provide good service, reply responsible, advise was very helpful, she goes more in to the details and report back.

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by James on 19 Apr, 2018

Very efficient and attentive. Quick communication and on the ball.

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by Louisa on 27 Mar, 2018

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by Alex on 26 Mar, 2018

Elizabeth was great to work with and she went above and beyond the original brief which was much appreciated. Highly recommended.

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by Alex on 9 Mar, 2018

We found Liz via Lexoo. Her quotation was clear and we felt the price was very competitive. Throughout our lease negotiation and review Liz was very responsive to our (sometimes naive) questions and kept us well informed. The support team around Liz were exceptional. A good experience all round.

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by Paolo on 6 Mar, 2018

Elizabeth + Rachel Helped us hugely sorting out our lease, was very contactable and representative of our needs. Very pleased.

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by Yaron on 5 Mar, 2018

I had no idea what to expect after I selected on what seems to be the best offer and best price. The next day I received a call from Liz Barnett. The quality of handling the lease agreement from start to end was perfect, Liz highlighted all the potential issues in writing, explained the risks, performed search and completed the agreement on the dead line date. For these reasons I recommend with confidence Lexoo and Liz Barnett of Witherspoon to anyone seeking the same legal services.

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by Carl on 14 Feb, 2018

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by Mohammad on 8 Feb, 2018

Really pleased with her and her team's services. Especially giving particular important to minute details of paramount importance. "Will definitely recommend her as a professional and reliable contact".

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by Carl on 30 Jan, 2018

One word..? Faultless. Liz always had our best interest at the very forefront of her mind when handling our lease

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by Laura on 26 Jan, 2018

Exceptional service with a very tight turn around! Liz and Rachel have been fantastic answering all my questions promptly - will definitely use again and recommend to others!

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by Steve on 4 Jan, 2018

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by Dax on 26 Dec, 2017

Completely satisfied. We worked with Elizebeth Barnett over the course of a few months to complete a lease for a business within central London. It became very involved due to the nature of the lease and Elizebeth handled everything superbly for us. Every section of the process was explained to our understanding. And she was at hand to take our calls whenever we required.

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by Colin on 20 Dec, 2017

Efficient and thorough service

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by Sarah on 8 Dec, 2017

Prompt response and action, very tolerant of my ignorance. Would use again and recommend.

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by Michal on 14 Nov, 2017

Great service, fully recommended!

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by Russell on 9 Nov, 2017

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by Yuriy on 27 Sep, 2017

Great service. Very pleased with the friendly staff. Will use again!

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by Tim on 23 Sep, 2017

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by John on 1 Aug, 2017

Sanders Witherspoon were first rate. They offered a fixed rate for a commercial property lease transfer which involved a lot of work with numerous phonecalls which were always dealt with promptly. Our solicitor Amir Hamzavi was great as was the legal assistant Rachel Smith.

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by John on 12 Jul, 2017

Liz dealt with the sale of 2 properties for me in March 2017 and dealt with everything quickly & professionally. I would have no hesitation in recommending Liz and indeed Sanders Witherspoon, who I have used many times for both commercial and residential properties.

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by Kathleen on 5 Jul, 2017

This was not done by Elizabeth but by a gentleman called Amir. It was completed to our required time scale and would recommend him as we were kept in the loop at all times

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by Nancy on 1 Jun, 2017

good

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by Damien on 28 Mar, 2017

I was very pleased with the service I received and would definitely recommend them.

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by Colin on 16 Mar, 2017

I recieved very prompt and helpful service from Elizabeth's office and was very pleased with their duty of care program when we were dealing with problem tenants.

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by Jasper on 26 Dec, 2016

The work was done well and in a timely fashion.

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by Andrew on 4 Oct, 2016

Very happy with the service I received, with a very quick turn around. Thank you

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