We are proud to have worked with so many different organisations and individuals over the years and, in many cases, to develop long-term relationships.
Everything we do is focused on the client and on ensuring we consistently deliver the highest levels of service.
Please read our client testimonials reflecting the breadth and depth of the legal work we undertake.
"We have received an excellent service from Dutton Gregory, and I have great admiration for Victoria Day. She has been marvellous over the years in providing advice to my son and myself - she has been absolutely magnificent. What more can I say?"
Wing Commander Philip Prior
"The Probate team at Dutton Gregory understood the situation and what we were trying to do. We had Power of Attorney for our Aunt's estate, and there were a lot of bequests and various issues involving the property to be dealt with. Dutton Gregory had worked with our Aunt over a number of years and she had left the solicitor's name and details for us. We were very pleased with the service they provided."
Mrs Angela Matthews
"Stephen Kent at Dutton Gregory saw me through my divorce, including residency arrangements for my young son. He was brilliant, even giving me his personal mobile number so I could call him at any time. The divorce was a painful experience but, without his help and support, it would have been a lot more painful and protracted. I'm a professional person who's used to being in control of most areas of my life, so this situation was a shock in terms of having no idea of what could actually happen.
"Stephen made it all as straightforward as possible and, importantly, didn't treat me as if I was an idiot. Sometimes, you can feel legal people are talking down to you, particularly if you're a woman, and they can use language you don't understand. This wasn't the case with Dutton Gregory. I really felt we clicked on a personal level, and that Stephen saw things from my point of view."
"Dutton Gregory was very helpful, and it was an excellent service. For somebody who'd never been involved with solicitors before it was all a bit daunting and worrying - but it was no problem. Rebecca Watkins was just brilliant, very natural, and she put me at my ease. She was very easy to get along with, and the outcome was better than I had been hoping for. As the case went on, I started suffering from panic attacks and Rebecca was always at the other end of the phone to talk to me - she was the only person able to calm me down. I think she went above and beyond what was expected - she was always there for me."
Mr Clifford Card, Wimborne
"When I first spoke to Carol Maunder at Dutton Gregory she put me at ease straight away. It's not every day you have to deal with solicitors and I, like many people, never had before. Carol is a warm person, very friendly, and helped me through the tough times and the down times when I thought we were getting nowhere. She worked very hard and it was always like talking to a friend, always so helpful, without glossing it up to what you wanted to hear - just the truth. When Carol was away I could always speak with Rebecca Watkins or, of course, Carol's excellent secretary. Without all of them I could not have won my case. They deserve to go from strength to strength and I wish them success for many years to come."
"This was very personal and it was difficult to take it all in at the start. Dutton Gregory and Rebecca Watkins in particular were absolutely great, right from the beginning. She always had time for me, to listen to me, and always called back if I left a message. In fact, everyone I dealt with, from Rebecca and her secretary to reception, was very considerate and friendly, all the way through. I worked in a firm of solicitors for 28 years so I know they're not always the best at explaining things to people. However, Dutton Gregory was different - they were brilliant. I would have ho hesitation in recommending Dutton Gregory."
Mrs Alison Davies, Dorset
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you especially for the kind, thoughtful and sensitive way you dealt with me and my claim. You always kept me informed, never left me to wonder what might be happening and many times listened patiently to my worries and concerns as I re-lived this painful episode through the making of my statement and reading the Experts' reports..." "...You were always only a voice at the end of the telephone but a very supportive, caring and encouraging one, so thank you again"
Beryl Evers, Romsey
" I was happy not just with the outcome of my case but also that Dutton Gregory had explored all the avenues. Sian and Carol were supportive when some of those avenues were difficult and stressful. I would certainly recommend them."
'' Nothing was too much trouble for Rebecca and I was always made to feel as though I was top of your list of priorities. Rebecca was extremely efficient, an excellent communicator and had an abundance of patience. Her service was faultless and I would like to thank you for all the time and care you took over a relatively minor case.''
Mrs Kelly Southgate
"Thank you so much for achieving the splendid outcome of our case. You have been truly magnificent and we are so grateful and pleased. It has been a long haul but you got us there in the end! We would certainly consult you again and we have already mentioned your company to someone we know who seems to have a valid medical negligence claim. It only remains for us to thank you most sincerely for your patience, expertise and sheer professionalism."
Mr and Mrs Roy Fox (thanking Carol Maunder for her work on Mr Fox's successful claim)
"Thank you for everything that you have done for our family...truly life changing! We will always be grateful and indeed thankful that you were Daniel's solicitor.
We all appreciate the enormous amount of work you have done for us over the year. Behind every successful Bournemouth solicitor you'll find a hard working secretary!... Professional, thorough and very understanding with regards to the situation...You have made such a difference to all our lives" Mr and Mrs Kemp (thanking Carol Maunder and her secretary Jean Cracknell for their work on Mr and Mrs Kemp's son's successful claim)
"You always kept me informed and I was very satisfied with all the hard work you did on my case."
Mr Melling thanking Carol Maunder for her hard work on his successful clinical negligence claim.
"The service provided by Dutton Gregory was excellent - very good indeed. The staff were absolutely charming. In particular, Emma Menzies bent over backwards to help. They couldn't do enough for us."
"I would just like to thank Emma Menzies and Dutton Gregory for taking on my personal injury claim when I had an accident. The service I received was outstanding and the resulting compensation very satisfactory. I would highly recommend Emma and Dutton Gregory to anyone who needs help after a personal injury. Thank you very much."
"Canopius and Dutton Gregory have worked closely together for over a decade. Andrew Tilley and his team including Pat Noyce and Jason Oliver have successfully tailored the provision of legal services in an ever-changing insurance market."
John Hibberd, Canopius (Lloyd's Underwriters)
"I've been involved in quite a number of transactions working with Alan Sydney at Dutton Gregory. Alan has always been very accommodating and is exceptionally thorough - he's very commercial in his approach, in terms of dealing with the many issues that can arise during complex transactions. The best thing is that he’s very willing and able to translate complicated points into understandable layman's terms. Certain issues arise and decisions need to be made - Alan points you in the right direction."
Sean Gavin, Group Managing Director, Whites Limited
"I have had a longstanding business relationship with Dutton Gregory since 1988 and in particular with Richard Brown. I have found that the partnership has provided sound practical advice consistently and at reasonable cost throughout the years, and in all market conditions, which I have found particularly helpful in managing an extensive leasehold portfolio. In addition I have had no hesitation in instructing Dutton Gregory to deal with my own private matters as well as those of Countrywide and its predecessors."
Chris Maher FRICS, Premises Manager, Countrywide Estate Agents
"We have had a working relationship with Dutton Gregory since our Head Office moved to Winchester in 2001. In the beginning the work was on conveyancing, but as our business has developed so has our working relations with Dutton Gregory and Jeremy Grice in particular. Their expertise and experience in employment law has enabled our management team to focus on delivering domiciliary care, resulting in strong year on year growth of the business.
"We have a trusted business partner who has a full understanding of our business model, giving us confidence to work thorough the ever-increasing legal minefield."
Simon Parris, Chief Executive, Greenbanks Homecare Limited
"All the transactions in which Dutton Gregory have been involved have been handled reliably and cost effectively. I would have no hesitation in continuing to work with Dutton Gregory as part of our team to promote the firm's ongoing development. Their advice has always been client focused and their knowledge of our existing business enables them to work closely with us to conclude complex transactions with great efficiency."
Richard Liddiard, Managing Partner, Dreweatt Neate
"From recommendations I approached Peter Lloyd and his team at Dutton Gregory to handle the sale of the company to a large marine group - a prospect that was daunting to those of us selling a company for the first and possibly only time. I was immediately impressed with the business-like approach that dealt succinctly with all the real issues of the negotiations. Not only is there a wonderfully friendly atmosphere at Dutton Gregory but also the efficiency in the quality and delivery of the service renewed my previously dwindling faith in the profession. I am delighted that I put my faith in Peter Lloyd's knowledge, approach and professionalism - I am totally satisfied, and quite a bit more!"
Stephen Moore, Managing Director, UMC International Plc
"I found the service provided by Dutton Gregory and Mark Broad in particular to be absolutely superb. He was very efficient, always came back to us, and provided useful advice. In his dealings with us, when he met with us, he talked using language we could understand. He was very down to Earth. It was a great service - absolutely great."
Ann French, former CEO, Rosebrook Housing Association
"I have been dealing with Dutton Gregory's Employment department for several years, and more recently become acquainted with other departments. I have always been impressed by the down to earth, practical advice provided, and with the knowledge of the solicitors. The whole company has a friendly, approachable culture."
Mireille Nicholson MCIPD, Director, HR2 Ltd
"Zenergi has been dealing with Dutton Gregory for several years - its service is fast, to the point and friendly. In particular, Mark Broad has provided sterling, sound legal advice. In the very early months when Zenergi was formed, his advice literally saved the company before it had even got off the ground! Thanks to that, and ongoing business support, Zenergi has grown to be one of the top 20 energy consultancies in the country."
Kevan Walsh, Zenergi
"We have worked with the Landlord & Tenant team at Dutton Gregory for many years, and are delighted by the excellent service which we continue to receive."
Mike Roberts, Senior Partner, F&S Property Management Southampton
"Dutton Gregory has given us great support over the years and continues to be an easy firm to work with."
Sue Wood-Smith, Claims Manager, Lumley Letsure Insurance
"Dutton Gregory provides a 'same day service' with letters before action and statutory notices, which really helps with our credit control."
Christine Woodward, Credit Control Manager, Countrywide Residential Lettings (branches nationwide)
“Lampons Lettings entrusts its business to Dutton Gregory because they – like us – are experts in their field. The service they provide to our network of offices is exceptional… fast, efficient and authoritative.”
Dominic Harris, Area Lettings Manager, Lampons Lettings
"I have had a very good working relationship with Stephen Bowden of Dutton Gregory. In particular, in 2005 a very good result was achieved by his team at Dutton Gregory on an appeal hearing for our site at Upper Deacon Road. The necessary work carried out was done effectively and efficiently. They were able to tie up the required legal agreements and were able to remove most of the non-policy objections that, on the day, presented a good case for our appeal and in turn gave the result needed."
Rob Newbold, Hemdean Builders