Testimonials

Our team strives to serve, ensuring we get to the heart of your matter as swiftly as possible. Don’t take our word for it, read what others have said about our team…

SUMMARY: Acted for a creditor in a liquidation whose claim in excess of £300k was challenged by another creditor in the liquidation.

"Having been passed from pillar to post, and having been failed miserably after receiving a shoddy service from a large national law firm, I was referred to Sanjeev. Straight away his approachability and transparency put me at ease. He moved at speed, paid attention to detail, kept me updated and provided realistic advice. Not only was he able to defend me from an unjust accusation, his persistence, defence of my best interests and in-depth legal knowledge allowed me peace of mind. He fought my corner and made sure to keep costs to a reasonable level. I WON my case! I can absolutely recommend Sanjeev without reservation." - REB

 

SUMMARY: Provided advice to a cafe in London on numerous matters such as business organisation, claims made against them which were successfully defended and employee issues.

"SP legal solutions have helped and given me legal advice on various litigation matters. Sanjeev Punj has been very efficient and thorough with the advice given. The clarity and confidence in Sanjeev, gives me assurance that I am getting the legal advice that I require. He always returns calls and emails which for me as a customer is important. He has a no “bull" approach". - RP

SUMMARY: Drafted a shareholder agreement for a business which was looking to expand as well as have provisions in place for succession planning.

"Sanjeev goes above and beyond the expected service levels. Nothing is too much trouble and he made absolutely sure that every party to the agreement understood every paragraph. He happily discussed any concerns that any of us had. The speed with which he carried out the work was amazing. Thank you." - KW

SUMMARY: Client was presented with a statutory demand for circa £70k. We were instructed on short notice to seek the withdrawal of the demand which we managed to do with one letter.

"We have used Sanjeev at SP legal on numerous occasions and for various different issues. He always has a very quick understanding, and is extremely thorough with everything he does. He always gives you the right amount of time to explain issues, and makes you feel at ease. My company, nor me personally would not use any other firm when it comes to legal disputes. We are very lucky to have met Sanjeev, and couldn't recommend him highly enough. Thank you for all your hard work and efforts!" - KD

SUMMARY: A major bank alleged our client had a secured loan which was repayable immediately. They were applying significant pressure on the client for repayment. After investigating the matter, we demonstrated to the bank that the loan was actually unsecured which resulted in (i) a favourable settlement, (ii) a refund of interest not chargeable by the bank and (iii) removal of a charge entered against the client’s property (proven to have been related to another loan) which the bank should have removed.

“Having been messed around repeatedly by litigation solicitors and getting nowhere, I was finally advised by my property solicitors to get in touch with SP Legal Solutions who from the start I found very helpful in every situation that arose. I ended up getting the result I wanted from the start and would highly recommend them to anyone and will happily provide them with a reference if required.” NF

SUMMARY: Act for a group of companies on a number of different cases ranging from defending a potential claim for damages in excess of £150k to disputes in respect of non-payment of annual licence fees due under a contract.

"Our group of companies has been using SP Legal for the last two years and during that time we have been extremely impressed with the speed, efficiency and flexible pricing structure of the firm. One of the most important aspects is that Sanjeev Punj takes time to understand each issue and find practical solutions on a cost effective basis in a personal and tailored way. As a multi-faceted business there are always issues which are different, but all of them you need to undertake a cost/benefit analysis for. Some cases don’t warrant much money spent on them, and some do. The flexible approach that Sanjeev offers is ideally suited to provide a business with that flexibility. Finally, there is no waiting around for Sanjeev. He understands when something is important and needs to be dealt with quickly, and is always on top of his brief with a solution or a way forward with any issue. I would highly recommend Sanjeev Punj and SP Legal to any respective individual or company that needs legal advice or assistance on a range of issues.” - DL

SUMMARY: Providing advice for a number of years to an individual and his companies on a number of different areas of law.

“Sanjeev has been my trusted legal adviser for many years now, both in personal and business matters. I very much appreciate his honest, polite and direct approach and his ability to bring clarity in difficult situations. Sanjeev is able to explain the most technical legal matters in simple words to ensure understanding. He is a determined, strategic individual with vast experience and knowledge in both litigation and commercial matters. Sanjeev is great in managing your expectations and goes above and beyond of what is required to ensure that you get the best possible outcome in a situation. He always brings a personal touch to every matter. I will definitely be using Sanjeev's services again and would recommend him to anyone who is in need of legal advice.” - KB

SUMMARY: Assisted the client with personal guarantees given to creditors relating to debts of a company which went into liquidation. Two creditors had issued court proceedings and both claims were settled.

"Sanjeev was referred to me as I was facing an application for summary judgment the following week for a debt I had personally guaranteed but disputed. Within the first day of instruction, he managed to convince the other side to withdraw their application and settle the claim for a sum we were happy with. He then settled another claim for me again coming from a personal guarantee and again for a sum I was happy with. Form my experience as Sanjeev is so easy to talk to. He made the process a lot less stressful. He would take on board my perspective and always gave me the best advice to move forward.”­ - KB

SUMMARY: Advising a UK company who operates in China on the terms of a licensing agreement between the parties in time sensitive conditions.

“We needed to revise an existing licence agreement between us with a Chinese company who we are in the process of finalising a joint venture with. Sanjeev came recommended by a mutual acquaintance who Sanjeev had previously acted for. He came very highly recommended. Sanjeev’s grasp of a complex and nuanced situation was impressive. He would listen to your thoughts and tailor his advice to arrive quickly at a pragmatic and workable solution which I found equally impressive. He vastly exceeded my expectations and would not hesitate to use him again or recommend him.” – AA

SUMMARY: Acted for an individual who loaned another individual £80,000. The borrower then sought to deny a loan and argue it was an investment in his business. Complex matter listed for a 3 day trial but settled.

"Dear Sanjeev, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your professionalism in dealing with my case. I appreciate that this was a particularly complex and emotive case and your approach and skills navigated us to a successful outcome." - JC

SUMMARY: Represented a client who had proceedings brought against them for a difficult claim involving numerous allegations such as land contamination, breach of duty of care and negligence

"I instructed Sanjeev on a complex claim regarding pollution on land that I bought and leased out. Throughout the litigation Sanjeev provided exemplary advice and a positive attitude. I was always able to speak to Sanjeev when I needed to and he always gave me clear advice and put me at ease. Sanjeev successfully concluded the matter with an excellent outcome. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Sanjeev to others in the future." - BL

SUMMARY: Acted on client's behalf in a matter in the Commercial Court in London against a foreign company in settling the case for an agreeable amount. Also acted for same client in obtaining significant compensation in a separate action against the foreign company's subsidiary as well as helping the client in negotiations with their landlord

"SP Legal provided us with clear, relevant and honest advise throughout our complex legal case with an overseas company. We are extremely happy with both the outcome and the service SP Legal provided during the process. Sanjeev in particular is both friendly and very professional and spoke in terms everybody could understand. We would have no hesitation in using SP Legal again. In fact we have already engaged their services for two other commercial matters." - CD & AB

SUMMARY: Client has been accused of being involved in a sophisticated fraud which has defrauded a company of over £100k

"Well, where can I start when describing Sanjeev’s knowledge passion and professionalism? I had a massive problem with a client that was a very complex and expensive matter (more than £100k), but Sanjeev made me feel very comfortable and at ease with everything that he spoke to me about. His knowledge of the law is second to none. He has gone over and beyond with what he put in to my case and for the price he charged me, the service he gave was absolutely fantastic. You certainly get your money's worth with Sanjeev. He goes into real detail and depth for your case to make sure you have the best possible chance to come out the other side with a positive outcome. I will gladly recommend Sanjeev to anybody that needs a lawyer as he is very friendly, understanding and more importantly professional. I can’t thank Sanjeev enough and highly recommend him and his company." - CL

SUMMARY: Worked alongside this professional in a very complex case which resulted in a successful striking out of the oppositions' case

“Sanjeev is a hard-working, diligent and practical lawyer. He gives straightforward and pragmatic advice. He is prepared to go the extra mile for his clients and constantly re-evaluates his position leaving no stone unturned to obtain a favourable result. While he is personable and warm he is not afraid to fight his client's corner. He is a natural and shrewd litigator with an excellent knowledge of the Civil Procedure Rules and how they can best assist his client's cases. I would not hesitate to recommend him to personal and professional contacts alike.” - JP

SUMMARY: Successfully managed to get a claim dismissed against a customer who attempted to renege on a settlement and secure more money over and above what was agreed

"As a small business, we have found the legal advice and support invaluable that we had from SP Legal. Recently, we have needed to go to court due to an individual attempting to claim against our business. Sanjeev was able to guide us through the court procedure. Sanjeev’s trusted advice was invaluable giving us great confidence in his abilities as a highly regarded solicitor. We subsequently won with costs. We definitely would recommend SP Legal; they are extremely well versed with the technicalities of dealing with the English court system. We can’t praise Sanjeev enough for giving us his time and expertise. Thank you, Sanjeev." - NM & AW

SUMMARY: Work on a number of matters with this referrer and their clients such as dealing with litigious matters on behalf of a pension fund who own a large commercial property portfolio to drafting shareholder agreements between members of a company

“Sanjeev is an outstanding solicitor. He is knowledgeable, helpful, proactive and makes me, as well as clients I refer to him, feel totally at ease when talking through complex legal points. He is very helpful in using his expertise to make smart recommendations, whilst also deploying common sense and a sense of humour as the situation requires. He consistently goes above and beyond what you might expect from a solicitor. I felt well informed at each stage of the process and my clients have said the same thing about Sanjeev. I cannot recommend Sanjeev enough and often do to clients of mine on a regular basis.” – RC

SUMMARY: Drafting a shareholder's agreement to govern the relationship between its members which included provision for dealing with disposal of key assets such as high value land

“Sanjeev had previously assisted our family business with the successful winding up and removal of a difficult commercial tenant from our premises. We have a number of business interests and wished to restructure our business to enable us to be in as good as position as possible when conducting any future deals. Sanjeev not only provided close legal counsel regarding strategy and decision making, he was also able to prepare all the documentation necessary to support our changes. Personally, I am a great fan of his approach which looks at the long-term aspirations of the client. This helps develops trust and inclusion into our business.” – IS

SUMMARY: Boundary dispute with a national supermarket and obtaining compensation against a national energy supplier following trespass and damage to the client's property

“Sanjeev has dealt with a number of difficult and sensitive legal issues for me. In the handling of the matters, I find him to be very professional and always responds to my calls and emails. He has, and continues to handle my affairs for me well. I am happy with the service I have received to the point where I would recommend him without hesitation. His offering is enhanced as he has the ability to call on specialists when needed (which he did on one of my matters). He also helps conclude matters at a sensible cost while providing a high level of service throughout.” – RK

SUMMARY: Acting in a partnership dispute which involved allegations of harassment, threats of injunctions and pre-action disclosure

“Sanjeev was brilliant from the word go. I have had a bad experience with solicitors before, so when I was introduced to Sanjeev, I was initially wary as to whether or not he could deliver what I was looking for. Sanjeev from the outset made it his goal to get to know me as his client and also what I was looking for. Explaining my situation to him, he quickly recognised what both of us needed to do. Throughout communication he has been professional, punctual, understanding and a very strong backbone for my company. I called him often during unsociable hours and he would always answer. His attention and dedication to my case was 100%. This gave me more faith in his judgment. What I also like about Sanjeev is his advice will be based on what is best for the client, not just in terms of the case, but financially too. He is not after making a quick buck, but focusses on quality, which is what you ultimately need in cases, big or small.” – HM

SUMMARY: Provide advice and assistance to a practitioner who has a number of clients facing plenty of different high pressure issues

"Sanj is an excellent practitioner who I gladly refer to for advice as a firm and also on difficult client matters. He has been invaluable in cases where other legal professionals have disappointed my clients and he has picked up the case and resolved the issues for them. He thinks outside the box when others frankly can't even find it.” - DW

SUMMARY: Individual was being pursued for a debt from a national supplier that had been disputed for over two years but the client's representations were being dismissed by the supplier.

“My business was being chased by a national supplier for a figure that I was adamant my business did not owe. After spending two years trying to sort it out myself and getting nowhere, I found out about SP Legal Solutions and decided to engage their services. Within two letters, they reached a settlement for a third of the amount claimed. I found SP Legal Solutions very calming and very professional. The result was better than I ever could have thought.” – AA

SUMMARY: Client was owed a significant amount of money by a large company who after presentation of the winding up petition paid our client in full

"Sanjeev, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your recent help, advice and support in our dispute over payment with a much larger company. As a small business, cash flow is extremely important and when faced with a non-paying customer we were daunted with the prospect of trying to pursue them for money owed. Thankfully, SP Legal Solutions had been highly recommended to us and I could see why. In our initial phone calls you immediately calmed us down and explained the process in simple terms avoiding the legal jargon that is often used. Throughout the process not only have you acted professionally at all times but have given us sound advice and support to which I am delighted to say SP Legal Solutions resolved our dispute and we received the full amount outstanding without the need to attend court. The skills involved in negotiating on our behalf were second to none. We will be using SP legal Solutions in the future to review our Terms and to help avoid this situation again. We would highly recommend SP Legal Solutions when in need of resolving any commercial dispute." – DW

SUMMARY: Acted for a director of a company which had gone into administration and who had been wrongfully pursued by its invoice factoring company and the liquidator for sums not owed to either of them

“We came to Sanjeev for help in respect of a dispute that had been ongoing for a couple of years regarding a previous company I owned. Sanjeev acted quickly and efficiently when considering the numerous historical documents and setting out my position to the other side. He took a brilliant approach explaining his reasoning to me throughout the whole process, keeping mine and my family’s mind at rest. I have had much further progress with SP Legal. Although the case is still ongoing, I feel that with Sanjeev’s work ethic, he will represent us well. He is fantastic at keeping in touch and sticks to deadlines.” – AD

SUMMARY: Client was being aggressively pursued for a debt putting a significant amount of pressure on its ability to trade

"I was referred to Sanjeev as my company was in a spot of bother. A regular and well known corporate supplier decided (after we moved the main bulk of our orders to another supplier), to call in our debt and revoke our credit terms (contrary to what we agreed). This resulted in a large amount to clear in a very short space of time, coupled with a threat of a winding up order if we didn't comply! A real nasty and disproportionate action considering we had always paid our suppliers. After speaking to Sanjeev, he immediately stepped into action. He wrote an email to the creditor's solicitor within 10 minutes of our call, and calmed the situation down straight away. This slowed them from taking any action. He carefully went through the whole case and looked through all of the communications and immediately settled the case that same afternoon with an affordable payment plan for us! I wish I had spoken to Sanjeev sooner, as he may have averted all the stress and heart ache in the first place. I'm definitely keeping hold of his number, and will gladly recommend him to anyone facing any legal disputes in the future. Thanks Sanjeev." - KS

SUMMARY: Assisted in the purchase of business assets

“Sanjeev was recommended to me in assisting with the purchase of assets from one business to another. During my dealings with Sanjeev, I found him to be very professional with a positive and engaging attitude. As a client he put me at ease. He was very responsive and dealt with any queries I had swiftly and thoroughly. His experience and knowledge was clear to see throughout the transaction. I would highly recommend him.” – TM

SUMMARY: Represented an elderly mother in a two day trial against proceedings brought against her by her daughter for repossession

"Sanjeev, we would like to say to you how grateful we are that we had you as our solicitor. You have worked so hard on this case and you have always calmed us down when the stress of it all was getting too much.  You always had time to talk things through with us to make us understand everything and we couldn't have got through it without with you. We can't explain how much we appreciate it and it's been lovely working with you we couldn't have had a better solicitor." - JF

SUMMARY: Dealt with a threat a client received from a large international company in respect of alleged breach of their trademark

“I had met Sanjeev previously and was very impressed with his display of legal knowledge and experience. So I asked if he could help with a trademark issue. Sanjeev did, and his advice was invaluable. He immediately put my mind to rest and was able to advise me in a pragmatic and sensible manner. He managed to negotiate favourable terms, and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. – JP

SUMMARY: Providing advice and guidance in respect of a complex repossession claim

I was provided with Sanjeev’s details via a barrister. So it was by complete happenstance that I got in touch with him.  From my experience, most solicitors provide a great impression about what they can do prior to obtaining their fees, and later, once they obtain their fees, don’t always provide the service they suggested they could. With my recent case, I needed to decide on how best to proceed and consider several factors such as costs and my own time I could dedicate to the case. Sanjeev has been very considerate and provided me with help and assistance. What I found most helpful about Sanjeev was his willingness to answer all my queries, often out of hours. He is a truly dedicated, genuine and definitely a solicitor who I trust and wish the best for. God bless and thank you.” - WA

SUMMARY: Work together on a number of occasions on a variety of cases which involve anything from a two day trial in proceedings between mother and daughter, to obtaining a freezing order against previous fraudulent advisers and securing large refunds from client lenders

"I have been instructed by Sanjeev on several occasions. He is meticulous and goes the extra mile for clients. He has taken up matters at very short notice and gets to grips with the issues very quickly. He is always personable and highly trusted by clients. He is also a very good instructing solicitor, which makes working with him a real pleasure. I highly recommend Sanjeev and have recommended him on several occasions to people involved in commercial or property disputes." - IM

SUMMARY: Negotiated the transfer of shares from an outgoing director and shareholder without the need for costly litigation following an acrimonious departure

"Having used SP Legal I have found them to be completely professional, helpful and an incredibly cost effective legal solution for our business. Utilising SP Legal has saved our company thousands of pounds and would wholeheartedly recommend then to other businesses." - GD

SUMMARY: Acting for commercial land owners in respect of a number of issues surrounding their tenant who was not paying the rent as well as causing a number of other difficulties with the land which resulted in the local authority's environmental department intervening. Successfully arranged the winding up of the company along with their successful removal from site and a resolution in respect of the environmental concerns raised by the local authority

"We have used the services of Sanjeev Punj before in successfully obtaining an appeal on a previous case. Recently we instructed him in respect of dealing with a difficult commercial tenant. We would not hesitate to use him again. Not only did he resolve the issue, he endeavours to make you feel at ease and explains in layman's language the strategy he intends to take. He would constantly keep us informed as the case progressed. Any queries we had were attended to promptly. Sanjeev is as an efficient professional and caring person who considered our concerns as if they were his own. We have no hesitation in recommending him and no hesitation in writing this testimonial." - Mr & Mrs. S

SUMMARY: Acted on behalf of a former MP whose campaign was being affected by an opposition candidate who was knowingly spreading untruths about the client within his campaign literature

"Sanjeev was very helpful and hugely professional in the case he assisted me with. He showed great knowledge in more than one area of the law and gave expert advice that made sense to a layman! He is also very straightforward and gives you his honest, best legal advice whether or not it is what you want to hear, which is crucial. He is also a good lateral thinker and suggested potential solutions which in the end got the result I was looking for. I would certainly recommend his services." - GM (former MP)

SUMMARY: Assisted in drafting and preparing terms and conditions for the client's online booking system along with agreements between the client and their contractors

"SP Legal Solutions came highly recommended to me, and I could see why. I was impressed with the care and attention taken to absorb and consider the detail of my situation. From this baseline, the work progressed in an ordered, but timely manner. At each stage I was presented with information to review, so that by the end of the process I felt I had been fully involved.  Sanjeev completed 2 related pieces of work for me - and I now proceed onwards in my business feeling immensely reassured that my online booking system, and contracts with my tutors are fully compliant with the relevant legislation. Sanjeev is pleasant, helpful and efficient - and I would unhesitatingly recommend him. It helped me enormously that he quoted a fair price and honoured this, despite my job entailing rather more work than had originally been anticipated!" - DR

CASE SUMMARY: Instructed by a large entertainment company in Birmingham to assist in the restructure of its business which required obtaining two successful injunctions restraining HMRC from advertising a winding up petition

"We worked with Sanjeev on a high value litigation matter, which had in it several turns before reaching a favourable conclusion. Each turn required Sanjeev to prepare an intense amount of information at 24 hours' notice. We were never let down by Sanjeev, who was not only pragmatic throughout, he also never made any suggestion that we would not achieve our goal. As with any litigation there is a high level of emotion and things can be very stressful. But Sanjeev acted as would your family doctor, not only because you cannot read his writing (!), but he would give the necessary reassurance, support and confidence that you require when the going gets tough." - NO

SUMMARY: Working on two complex and high value VAT cases before the Birmingham tax tribunal lasting 10 days and 8 days respectively

I have worked with Sanjeev on a number of matters including most recently a highly complex VAT litigation case involving alleged carousel fraud and disallowance of input VAT. As well as Sanjeev being a very likeable and personable individual, I find his approach on litigation to be highly positive, pragmatic and professional, and would therefore recommend his services.- CW

SUMMARY: Acting for a company in a 6 day High Court claim in Manchester against an individual who operated a fraudulent tax avoidance scheme and then sought to avoid liability behind a limited company

We worked with Sanjeev Punj who undertook litigation on behalf of my Company to retrieve money owing to my business in 2013. I was always impressed by Sanjeev’s honesty, professionalism, work ethic and integrity in getting the job completed, often working very unsociable hours to achieve our objective. We were successful in the High Court. I would very much recommend Sanjeev Punj to people and businesses who need help in the litigation process.- CH

SUMMARY: Acting for an individual who was unfortunately caught up in a well publicised tax mitigation scheme (covered by the BBC and The Times) following advice from his accountants

"Sanjeev Punj was a major find for me. In a world of so-called 'star lawyers' he shone through immediately. He provides a cutting edge and takes a no-nonsense approach. He's an honest and decisive character. I am confident he will rise rapidly within the legal profession." - GF

SUMMARY: Advise on numerous disputes for this client ranging from disputes with a hotel franchise, judicial review of a local council and resolving issues with commercial suppliers

"I have dealt with Sanjeev for a number of years on property related matters including injunctions, litigation over property disputes and planning enforcement. Sanjeev has excellent legal knowledge. Most importantly, he applies a sound commercial sense to matters, keeping a client’s financial and business interests key to his strategy. He also works impressively under time constraints, reacting quickly to urgent requirements and is easily accessible throughout the day." - HB

SUMMARY: Acting for an international company with over 20,000 employees in a large dispute in the Birmingham Mercantile Court against a water company who had overcharged in excess of £200k over a period of 10 years

"My experience of Sanjeev is that he is an enthusiastic, experienced, resourceful and reliable litigation solicitor who not only has expert knowledge of and mastery in navigating the procedural rules, but also excels in negotiation and strategy planning and has a strong sense of commitment to the case he is litigating." - JD

SUMMARY: Acting for a homeowner in a dispute with a builder/project manager who was overseeing a renovation project of the client's entire property but had misappropriated the client's money

"If you work with Sanjeev Punj, then you will work a solicitor who follows through on promises and is focussed on getting the results you want. Personally I have found Sanjeev friendly, efficient and flexible as well as being at the top of his game. For a young man he has incredible skills with people, which gives you real confidence when he deals with a matter. I would recommend Sanjeev Punj, as he is a professional who cares and delivers exceptional service. As I train solicitors with soft skills on how to get more clients, this testimonial I believe has more relevance." - BDS