Testimonials

What previous clients have to say about the services they received?

Testimonial from a client who was offered a settlement agreement by her employer:

“I never thought we would get another penny out of them and that’s down to you, your patience and belief in me and what is right. I want to tell you that as a result of the additional amount you just won for me, I can now afford to purchase a tricycle – a safer way for me than a bike. It will also enable me to travel further afield for work in a safe manner. 

I will never be able to thank you enough for what you have done. It will always be something I will remember.

A massive, huge THANK YOU.

Testimonial from Ms M, Hayling Island

Meeting with Alison was such a relief. She was able to quickly process the large volumes of information I was giving, and formulate an effective strategy.

She is personable and easily gained my trust in her integrity, skill and professionalism.

Alison responded in a timely manner to emails and telephone calls and made the whole process as stress free as was possible. She not only met, but exceeded my expectations.

I would not hesitate to consult Alison again, should the need arise.

Testimonial from Pat, Southampton

Alison consistently provides clear and constructive advice to clients who have employment law-related issues. She is highly experienced in her field and is both personable and professional. Her knowledge of employment law is first rate and she deals with private clients in a timely and sensitive way. She also assists employers and provides expert advice in this complex area of law within a clear fee structure. In short, Alison is an excellent Employment Solicitor and one definitely worth instructing.

Testimonial from Darren O’Sullivan, Isle of Wight

Thank you very much for all you did. You helped me through a horrible and stressful experience, always communicated with me, and let me know at every step what was happening.

A tribunal, or dispute with an employer is a lonely place to be and finding a personable solicitor who specialises in employment was daunting.

I can certainly recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in that unfortunate position and I thank you for helping me achieve a positive outcome.

Testimonial from Ms R, Isle of Wight – Discrimination Advice

Alison is a very kind understanding person that helped me make the right decision for my situation. I would recommend her to anyone with employment issues.’

Testimonial from an employee client we recently assisted in Portchester.
Testimonial from Ms L, Portchester

I would like to say how professional you were. You gave excellent advice and kept me thoroughly informed and updated throughout the process. Always available to take my phone calls. I would highly recommend you.

Testimonial from Ms T, Southampton – Settlement Agreement Advice

Following a recommendation from a friend, Alison was available to speak to me at short notice and at very flexible times via Skype and telephone. Alison was a very good listener and quickly grasped the full dynamic of my situation. She offered me excellent advice and comprehensive options and I was able to resolve my situation quickly and to my full satisfaction. I would strongly advocate the use of her services.

Testimonial from Hayling Island

Finding myself in a situation in the work place after 42 years with work related stress it was a difficult period to understand and deal with. My employer appeared to deal with the situation in a way that made it difficult to see a way forward.

After several months of being away from work it was clear  I needed  some professional guidance and support. It was at this point I approached  Alison Colley (Real Employment Law Advice) for help.

Alison visited me at home and we discussed my situation in detail. Alison explained the legal position of both parties and proposed a way forward which I agreed. Alison then made all further contact with my employer taking away the worry and stress I was encountering.

The situation to me was very complex and it was clear that without the involvement of Alison’s legal experience my situation would not have been resolved to a satisfactory outcome.

I can fully recommend Alison to provide a professional and supportive service that was clear and understandable to myself whilst legally binding.

Testimonial from Mr G, Portsmouth

I am very pleased that I asked Alison Colley, Real Employment Law Advice, to handle the settlement with my former employers on my behalf.  I felt that Alison was very thorough in her approach, her explanations were clear and concise, yet comprehensive.  Her advice was sound.  Alison kept me informed of progress regularly and delivered on time.  In addition Alison was very easy to talk to at what was a very difficult time.

Through her approach and understanding she took a great deal of the stress out of an extremely stressful situation.

Testimonial from Mrs D, Fareham

Many thanks for your excellent work on my behalf, you really went the extra mile to resolve the issues I had with my employer and your advice at every step was first class. Your professional manner and transparent approach meant that I had complete confidence in trusting you to act on my behalf when I was on holiday and not contactable.  Everything I needed to know was communicated to me in a open, friendly and accessible manner.  You were thorough and fair when fighting my case and I have no reservation in highly recommending Real Employment Law Advice to anyone who faces a difficult situation in the workplace.

Testimonial from Mrs B, Oldbury

Facing redundancy is a very stressful and traumatic time however Alison provided clear, easily understood and practical advice that made it much easier to cope with; I would highly recommend her for anyone needing employment advice

Testimonial from Miss Sheppard, Southampton

I contacted Alison after being recommended by a friend and I can honestly say what a pleasure it was to speak to her and discuss my requirements. Alison is personable,  professional, efficient and friendly and made the whole process easier to understand. Thank you Alison for all your help.

Mrs Sidebottom, Fareham

Testimonial from Mrs Sidebottom, Fareham

I cannot thank Alison enough for all her hard work, during which was a difficult time for myself (being made redundant after 23 years).  She was quick, hard working, very efficient and explained everything to me in words that I could understand.   I would not hesitate to recommend Alison.

Settlement Agreement Advice on the Isle of Wight

Testimonial from Mrs F, Ryde, Isle of Wight
I can not thank Alison enough for the help and support I have received.
Alison was professional, friendly and helpful and explained everything fully and in a “language” that I could understand.
I was very impressed with how quickly Alison responded to my emails”
An employee from Eastleigh
Testimonial from Alison, Eastleigh

I would like to thank you for your assistance and advice throughout this matter. It has not been an easy time but your advice throughout was sound and resulted in a positive outcome for which I am grateful. Further your advice was always delivered in a respectful manner- you never tried to push me into a decision but instead explained the issues and options available to me in an intelligent and intelligible way. Your flexible hours meant that we could speak after 5 pm which was terribly important as I settled into a new job with no privacy. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone I know who requires advice in the area of employment law.’

Testimonial from Mrs A, Isle of Wight

Testimonial from Mrs A, Isle of Wight

I was very happy with the service I received – clear, professional and efficient. Having just had a baby I appreciated Alison’s flexibility and understanding with appointment times and communication delays and would fully recommend her services.’

Testimonial from Mrs H in London whom I advised about a Settlement Agreement

Testimonial from Mrs H, London

I would not hesitate to recommend your services to any potential new clients. The service I received was professional, friendly but above all informative and helpful.

I was most impressed with your thorough knowledge of employment law which you explained to me in plain and simple English.

Thank you for your help with my particular case. You were always supportive and showed great compassion towards me, during what turned out to be a particularly turbulent time in my life.
Mr Smith, Isle of Wigh

Testimonial from Mr Smith, Isle of Wight

Alison is an excellent employment lawyer who would be an asset to any client. Her advice is clear, concise and most importantly practical and reasonably priced. I never once felt uncomfortable or uneasy explaining my employment issue with Alison and she listened to with with sincerity and sensitivity providing advice that was professional and honest but always in a compassionate manner.

Testimonial from Mrs T, Isle of Wight

Recently I was having difficulties with my Employer, with issues regarding a redistribution of my daily work duties, and a substantial reduction in pay, both of which I found unacceptable.

Not having any experience in these matters, I contacted Alison for assistance / advise.

She was able to explain my position, and the options open to me, in a clear and concise way.

Ultimately this led to a negotiated settlement.

I could not recommend her services more highly.

Testimonial from Mr P, Isle of Wight

At a particularly stressful and difficult time at work it was good to know that Alison was only a phone call away to give support and advice.

Testimonial from Mrs H, Isle of Wight

Thanks for all your help. You made the made the whole process a lot easier and kept me well-informed every step of the way

Testimonial from Miss Smith, New Malden

I am truly grateful for all your kind help and support Alison. I would recommend your services to everyone….so professional, sympathetic and caring. Thank you again.

Testimonial from Miss W, Southampton

I suddenly found myself needing prompt advice on a Settlement Agreement. Real Employment picked up my case in a fast and professional manner and were happy to take the time to carefully review particular points of concern. I recommend Real Employment.

Testimonial from Mr M, Winchester

At a time when everything seemed to be complicated and confusing as I was faced with an unknown situation, Alison was so friendly, patient and caring.
In this day and age when everything is so rushed and the personal touch seems to be missing, she is able to put you at ease and reassure that all is not impossible to deal with.

Alison is an excellent listener and shows wonderful patience especially when having to clarify or repeat advice as I was in a very emotional place at the time and sometimes unable to process the advice given.

In conjunction with the above comments, the flexibility of the service and realistic costs, I would highly recommend Alison to anyone seeking advice and support,her professional but personal service is invaluable.

Testimonial from Ms B, Isle of Wight

I found finding a Solicitor quite daunting, unsure where to start and after making a couple of calls I found some a little unapproachable. Alison came recommended by a previous client.  I was pleasantly surprised when I contacted her. She made me feel very comfortable with what I needed to discuss, was very clear in what information she needed from me, very clear on costs, came back to me very quickly and was extremely good at explaining legal terms. I would highly recommend Alison and will certainly be working with Alison going forward.

Testimonial from Mrs PH, Southampton

I was given Alison’s details as someone who could possibly help with my current dilemma with an employment offer.
After explaining the situation, she took no delay in sending me the appropriate documentation to enable her to advise, and detailed her very reasonable fees.
Once agreed, she quickly came back to me with explanations to the problems I noticed and even some that I had overlooked.
A very friendly, helpful and professional service.

Testimonial from Mr J, from the Isle of Wight

I was put in touch with Alison following my dismissal from my former employers, She gave me all the help & information I needed as to what steps I needed to take next & with her very reasonable prices I was able to put a plan into action.   Alison was always available to answer any questions I had & if she was busy I would leave her a message & she got back asap.

It became like having a friend to rely on & a very good friend at that.  I would totally recommend Real Employment especially if you like the personal touch.

Testimonial from Mr C Gaze, Southampton

I found your services very professional and comfortable, but I think what most impressed me for a Solicitor was your willingness to work around me and not just stick to an office.

I felt you gave me a service that was more personal.

Testimonial from Mr Fisher, Southampton

I am so grateful to of found Alison. She offered me excellent advice and support when nobody else seemed to care. Every solicitor I spoke to wanted £200+ an hour but Alison offered a much better service for just £80 per hour. She also gave me alot if advice for free and helped me to settle my claim. Without Alison I would still be in a mess but thanks to her expertise and knowledge I was successful with my claim and received the justice I was owed. Many thanks Alison, highly recommended.

Testimonial from Mr A Neaves, East Sussex

Alison  explained everything to me in great detail so that I understood exactly what I needed to do. She was a great help during a period of uncertainty and I intend to recommend her to all my family and friends. I would not hesitate to encourage anyone going through a similar employment problem to mine to seek her advice.

Testimonial from Mrs S, Horton Heath

I was really desperate for help when I phoned Alison, she calmly and professionally extracted the main points from my emotional outpouring. After viewing my paperwork, she provided a very detailed, easily understandable report outlining my options. Alison then completely prepared my ET1 form, very quickly and efficiently as I was close to the deadline for submission. I cannot praise her enough for the help she has given. I had been badly let down with legal help, Alison ‘picked up the pieces’ and restored my sanity – I really mean that! Although I have only known her just over a week, I feel I have found a new friend, someone who cares.

Testimonial from Mrs Martin, Southampton