Business Sales Testimonials

“I was very grateful to Andrew James at OnHand Counsel for taking on the legal duties at short notice concerning the acquisition of my company. Andrew was understanding, dedicated and diligent from the outset and also right through to the completion day when he was literally ‘on hand’ to support, assist and advise. Andrew made the whole process as straightforward as possible and his recommendations and attention to detail certainly ensured that the sale and purchase was completed on time and to our full satisfaction. I wholeheartedly recommend Andrew’s services to any future client.” Andrew Johnston (sale of Quiller Publishing)

“Andrew is that rare beast amongst lawyers – trustworthy, unpretentious, speaks plain English and doesn’t overcomplicate matters. Andrew was a great help to me when I sold my business several years ago, and again recently when I needed him for something more small-scale. I am very happy to recommend his services.”
David Abbott

“Many thanks to Andrew for his help with the sale of our business – it has been a pleasure to deal with him. A sane voice in the insanity!”
Pam Farrant

“I have instructed Andrew in the past on a variety of M&A deals. Andrew is an understated but effective operator. He has an enquiring, pragmatic and solutions-driven approach, unlike the ‘checklist’ approach so many lawyers take, which means that he can add value on a wide variety of deals and issues. Andrew is genuinely interested in his clients and the issues they face, and is a pleasure to deal with.”  Roy Simmons. Director, Roy Simmons Marketing Consultants Limited.

“Andrew helped me with the sale of my business. I would highly recommend him as a lawyer who is easy to work with and always ready with problem-solving advice. He dealt in layman’s language and took a pragmatic approach to the issues we discussed. He worked quickly, and offered ideas on how to keep the costs down without compromising the integrity of the end result”  Danielle Pinnington

“…I would like to say a very big “Thank You” for all your hard work and
commitment in helping to achieve this deal in such a short space of time, it
shows a standard of professionalism that is rare in the business world. I
would have confidence in recommending you to any one who requires your
services.”  Bob Jones (purchaser of accountancy practice)

“Over the last ten years Andrew has acted for a number of companies for whom I was acting as CEO/CFO. He has acted on a couple of management buy-outs as well as other M & A work and various other company and commercial work.
Andrew is a pragmatic and personable lawyer. Do not be fooled by his nonchalant exterior. Andrew has integrity, loyalty and a willingness to go the extra mile.”  John Smithurst, Smithurst & Ryan Limited.

“In retrospect it was fun.”  Marcus MacLeod

“Andrew supported us through the negotiation and completion of a trade sale. We were very pleased with the quality of the work and the high level of personal service. Happy to recommend.”  Nick Siragher

“Proximity and availability + level-headed advice with a sense of humour thrown in.
I enjoyed working with Andrew even though the process of extracting myself from the existing company was at times painful. I found him supportive but realistic.
Good value for money service.
Pragmatic, value for money local firm.”  Marion Jones, Spotlite Claims

“Andrew helped us with our management buy-out of our LLP business. He understood our requirements and gave clear and correct advice. We’re very happy to recommend.” Rob Wilson/C Tebbit

“I instructed Andrew on a deal which involved a combination of M&A and joint venture work. Andrew was a very conscientious and effective operator. He immediately understood the objectives and concerns of the parties involved. He added enormous value to the deal process by helping to structure a deal which all parties were happy with, and he put together all the documentation which was needed quickly and efficiently (and very cost-effectively!).”  Franz van Dyk. Director, Alchemea Limited.

“I was thinking of selling my accountancy practice and I had a very complicated and lengthy document to wade through. Andrew really helped me make sense of things. He provided advice for a very reasonable fee with a very fast turnaround. He marked up the document and went into exactly the right level of detail. It was really helpful. I would definitely recommend Andrew’s service in the future or use them myself if the need arose.” Owner, Accountancy Practice

“We asked Andrew to help us with a purchase contract and some shareholder agreements. He responded quickly and was always available either on the phone or by email. He provides a personal touch and we consider him to be our company solicitor and our first port of call!”
Gill McCaughey, Forum Events

“Andrew offers a personal, thorough and affordable service. He explains the issues clearly, responds to queries promptly and delivers on time. He helped me with the purchase of a company and the creation of licencing and shareholders agreements and I would firmly recommend his service to others.”
Dani Zur