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Amy Baughan


Thanks to Lee and, particularly, Amy for their help in completing my house purchase. They were both competent, efficient, friendly and helpful. All the while I felt I was in good hands!

Mrs Chisholm

Lee Humphries

On August 23rd we completed our house sale and purchase, following long and difficult negotiations. During the period we were represented by Lee Humphries. We found Lee at all times to be courteous and diligent. She epitomised efficiency and we are both grateful to her for her help throughout.

Mr and Mrs Swain

Sara Lawson

It is extremely helpful and refreshing working with such a pro-active solicitor.


Jennifer Whitton

Senior Surveyor, Howkins & Harrison

Claire Beard

Claire at Max Engel has assisted me with some business and personal property matters, not all of which have been straightforward by any means. The service I have received has been friendly, very efficient and extremely prompt. The advice has been well considered and very well and clearly presented in a manner that has been sympathetic and has removed many concerns, particularly dealing with a couple of trying matters following bereavements. I would have no hesitation in recommending Claire and her colleagues at Max Engel.

Richard Griffiths RIBA

The DCM Partnership Ltd

Richard Engel

Richard has been with us since the beginning in 1987 helping to set up the company, lease the premises, assist with our company documentation and handle commercial and employment problems when they arose. Even though he now delegates some of the more routine work he is still always available to us when we need him. His breadth of knowledge and wide experience is invaluable.


Vinay Relan

Managing Director & Executive Chairman, Foam Techniques Ltd

Sara Lawson

Sara has acted for us for many years now and we have always been delighted with her calm and organised approach to all our matters. She is amicable and sympathetic, and we always feel confident that she works hard to get the best results for us. Sara has a particular skill for stepping back and seeing the whole picture, and usually has a practical and innovative suggestion or two to help us with even the trickiest situations.


David Twigden

Bewick Homes Ltd

Claire Beard


Outstanding personal and professional service. Fantastic empathy in dealing with the elderly. Huge thank you.



Helen Carville

GSM (Billabong International) is a global company which operates in both retail B2C and wholesale B2C channels in a competitive and fast moving environment of youth fashion. From new store leases to contractual partner agreements having a strong reliable legal representative is essential for success.

In the UK where we have a £20m plus subsidiary business we have had legal representation from Max Engel since 2006 and the service we have received has always been first class.  The speed and efficiency that matters are dealt with has always been above expectation.

We were delighted when Helen Carville became Managing Partner following in the footsteps of Richard Engel.  Helen is our main contact for all lease and property matters and is extremely competent and insightful to work with.

Her advice and counselling are always of a high standard and we have been happy with resolutions to many challenges.  Since becoming managing partner we have seen no drop in standards and applaud Helen for looking to move the business forward in the changing work environment.

Stuart Roberts

European Retail Director, Billabong

Lee Humphries



Lee made the whole process work extremely well and was very responsive whenever we called with a query. We found Lee very approachable and easy to deal with. Very good service.

Mr Sturgess

Sara Lawson

I feel it is appropriate to bring to your attention the excellent service given to me by Sara Lawson dealing with the assignment of the lease of my shop by my tenants. Determination from Sara brought success in this matter and a most satisfactory outcome.

M Maunder

Helen Carville

I first contacted Helen Carville of Max Engel over 15 years ago, when I found out my previous firm of solicitors had disbanded and I was in urgent need of a very good, professional and thorough legal representative to complete a commercial property transaction, within an extremely tight deadline and was recommended to contact Helen by my accountants. After pulling out all the stops and achieving a superb result, I continued to contact Helen over other matters, both on a commercial and personal basis, and although I have not always liked the reality of the initial advice provided, I can honestly say that Helen has a very sensible, commercial and pragmatic approach and I would not hesitate to recommend Helen and Max Engel as an excellent firm of solicitors.


Syed Ziaullah

Chairman, County Couriers Ltd, T/A Action Express

Richard Engel

Richard has been my solicitor for over 40 years. He has seen me through the purchase and sale of a business, numerous house sales and when they have arisen, the common family issues.

I have always looked upon him as my family solicitor as he has given help and advice appropriate to the needs at the time.  The service he has offered me has taken the stress out of what could be stressful situations as I have confidence in him and his judgement.

My son has recently made his Will with Richard, so the family solicitor relationship continues to the next generation!

Jenny Hirst MBE

Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA ID: 389678). Max Engel is the trading name of Max Engel & Co LLP a limited liability partnership (Members: H L Carville and S G Lawson; Consultant: R E Engel) registered in England, registered number: OC 305962. Registered office: 8 Hazelwood Road, Northampton NN1 1lP. VAT Number: 119 4485 55.

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