"We have completed on a commercial let and my solicitor was Harry Farmer .
I couldn’t recommend him enough! ..."

"...my experience of working with Amanda was one of great reassurance..."

"...we have always received thorough advice and efficient service..."

"They gave me input that went above
and beyond the call of duty..."

What people are saying


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We have completed on a commercial let and my solicitor was Harry Farmer .
I couldn’t recommend him enough!
He gave me excellent advice during the process, completion was very smooth and quick and he is so nice to deal with.
Danika his secretary was very efficient and when you call the office the staff are always keen to assist.
Thanks so much Harry and the team I would definitely recommend you in the future.
Thank you

F Richards,
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We engaged Bradley and Jefferies Solicitors to handle the legal work for a business acquisition. We received a very professional, efficient and responsive service - Matthew and Penny are very easy to work with and I would highly recommend using them

J Snooks,
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I wanted to express our appreciation for the work you [Jeremy] have undertaken on our behalf. I am not one for leaving reviews, but having experienced the level of service we did, we believed it would be unjust not to review.

From the initial phone call, the commentary on the lease and now nearing completion, we have been filled with confidence by your abilities, professional approach and methodical eye for detail. 

Your work, knowledge and mannerisms far superseded anything I have previously experienced. The advice and consideration you gave our situation and lease document, in what was an unusually short period of time was extremely thorough. 

I will not only be using your services again in the future, but will also be recommending your services to those requiring such services.

Assad Showeb,
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Harry Farmer is an incredible person! Very professional and kind. He gave up his lunch break to assist us! We Highly recommend Bradley and Jefferies, as always, the management and the staff are a pleasure to work with!

On behalf of Mr Siddiqi, we thank you!

Mr Siddiqi,
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We recently instructed Harry Farmer of Bradley and Jefferies Commercial Solicitors, Derby, to assist with the signing of a commercial lease. We would highly recommend Harry, as his communication was clear and prompt. He takes time to explain legal language in an easy to understand way, as well as being friendly, professional and approachable. We would use Bradley and Jefferies, specifically Harry again in the future if required. Thank you.

Katie , Local physiotherapy company
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Highly recommend! Matthew and Penny were a pleasure to deal with. I needed some documents within a very tight timeframe and they were incredibly helpful and accommodating.

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Extremely professional with excellent communication. Also, importantly, very quick responses to questions & concerns raised & always available for advice

Sean Grayson ,
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Thanks to Harry Farmer for dealing our recent property purchase.  He really went the extra mile, keeping me informed at all stages of the process. There was an issue with the other solicitors on completion day and Harry dealt with this calmly and professionally getting us safely over the line.


David Walker , Commercial Property 2022
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Just wanted to say thank you to Harry Farmer for legal services provided in purchasing our property.  We recently instructed Harry Farmer of Bradley and Jefferies Commercial Solicitors, to assist with the purchase of a property and we would highly recommend Harry as his input, experience and communication was excellent. Thank you.

Anonymous Residential Purchase. , Commercial Property 2022
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Due to our normal solicitors being fully committed, in the run up to Christmas, we had to find new lawyers to make this deadline for the funding of a commercial property purchase in the South West.


Subsequent to a recommendation, we used Bradley and Jefferies of Derby who were more than satisfactory in the way they achieved our objective, in this limited time period, and the detailed documentation produced.


It’s not always easy working with new lawyers, for the first time, and ensuring that they produce the contracts in the manner that you require – but this was no problem.


Unfortunately, the solicitors on the other side were less than efficient on a number of occasions, but Chimdi and Harry picked up their mistakes every time through their due diligence.


I therefore would have no reservations, whatsoever, in recommending Bradley and Jefferies to any potential new client thinking of using them.



Anonymous , Commercial Property
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My family and I have conducted our business

dealings through Bradley and Jefferies. Thus, we

have always received the warmest welcome a

Solicitor firm can provide.


Harry Farmer is one of the most professional lawyer's

I have ever dealt with. His attention to detail

consistency, communication, and kindness is a rarity

these days.


Harry Farmer skips his breakfast/lunch to assist

clients, Amazing gentleman, he is! Thank you Harry!

And the lovely Melanie at the

reception, so welcoming, kind and caring! Absolute


Anonymous , Commercial Property 2022
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Hi Chimdinma, Hi Harry you both are a great team.

Thanks for your help and support  completing my legal documents with excellent customer support when I needed it most.

Wish you and your your firm Bradley and Jefferies Commercial Solicitors every success in the future. 

Anonymous , Commercial Property
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Just a quick note to thank you for the determined , dedicated and professional way you have handled the purchase of the units.

Dealing with 3 Vendors, their VAT registered Pension Fund Trustees…and their Solicitors has presented a considerable mountain for you.  Happily you found ways to expedite the transaction.

Harry you are a credit to Bradley and Jefferies.

Thank you.

Anonymous, Commercial Client , Commercial Property 2022
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It was the first time I had had a tribunal hearing; I was pretty nervous as I had to give evidence but Harry made me feel at ease. He made sure everything was prepared in advance and with proper due diligence even though the other party had sent in their submissions only the night before. At the hearing, Harry paid great attention to detail and made sure he held the other party to account when they gave any incorrect information. His knowledge of case law was outstanding. I am very pleased with how the proceedings went. If you want someone that will fight your corner and leave no stone unturned in that quest, then Harry is someone I would highly recommend.

Anonymous , Employment Law
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This was the first time I have used Bradley & Jefferies and I would return to them without any  hesitation. 


Harry has been absolutely  outstanding.  He is extremely  friendly and approachable and he  always makes time to answer  any questions you may have  in a patient manner and very promptly.


 Harry and Chimdinma are incredibly thorough in their work and  pay attention to every detail. It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with Harry during the purchase of our property.


Thank you Harry for everything you have done. 

Anonymous , Commercial Property
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Harry has done a marvellous job and conducted himself impeccably since being handed the reins on our property sale by his predecessor Nathan.

He has set and maintained the standards that we would expect from an employee of Amanda and Matthew, proprietors of Bradley and Jefferies (for whom we have the highest regard – and that is some achievement) and proven to be a man of his word (which is a rarity these days).

Harry has done a great job from start to finish – for which we are very grateful

Ash, Director Inspiring Wealth Ltd (Commercial Property)
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Amanda is an experienced and accomplished lawyer with a pragmatic employment law approach, which is valuable in all commercial businesses.

I have welcomed her input and professional reassurance when dealing with both individual legal cases and larger strands of HR related work. She understands entirely the requirement to balance the needs of the business with the complex people issues and drives to achieve the same end game so that all parties are amicable in their conclusions.

I would highly recommend Amanda and her Team as I am confident that the legal service they provide would support your Company exceptionally well.

Anonymous, Anonymous (Employment Law)
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Thank you so much for your help and prompt replies Amanda, you are AMAZING. Not only I was impressed with your level of knowledge, but also with your in-depth advice and attention to detail on what I thought it was a just a couple of simple changes on a contract.

Marta Retenaga, Finance Manager Inventor-e Limited
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We have used Matthew Bradley and Bradley and Jefferies since the early days of establishing our business and have always found their advice to be responsive, commercial and good value. In particular, Matthew is very down to earth and friendly, so you never shy away from picking up the phone to ask for some quick advice - but this does not detract from his ability to grasp complex matters quickly, even under pressurised situation and to deliver sensible, pragmatic advice. 

Amanda Jefferies has assisted us in various employment matters and always delivers practical advice in a straight forward manner. We particularly value her "get off the fence" approach when advising us and her willingness to stand behind her advice gives us enormous confidence that we have a safe pair of hands on our side. 

We highly recommend them to anyone looking for specialist commercial and employment advice in the Midlands. 

Olly Ragg and Kate Linge, Director and In House Solicitor (respectively) TopCashback Limited
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It is with great relief and gratitude that I put these thanks on record for Emma Allen and Bradley & Jefferies. We are in a quite technical business and were faced with a difficult claim to defend against. Emma clarified the legal process for us and provided practical and effective advice at every step. Emma has a reassuring style that gave us confidence throughout the proceedings but she also has the all-important ‘human touch’ that some professionals unfortunately lack. Emma was more than fair with her billing and provided fantastic value overall. If any similar matters arise with myself or business associates, I will highly recommend the services of Bradley & Jefferies and Emma Allen in particular.

Anonymous, Director National search engine optimisation company
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Clean Slate instructed Bradley and Jefferies to provide legal services for our acquisition of another cleaning company.  At all times I was impressed with the timely responses from Matthew which helped the process run very smoothly, even during periods of involved negotiation and with third parties.  I was also pleased that the fee was in line with their estimate at the outset.  I have no hesitation in recommending them for acquisition work.

Mike Armitage, Director Clean Slate Limited
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We started working with Amanda Jefferies and Nicola Vernon at the end of last year when our company had urgent need of employment advice, particularly relating to redundancies.

We are not based in United Kingdom and it was really important to find a clear and high level professional advice.

Amanda and Nicola took the time to fully understand what we needed, and answered to all our emails in a very competent and timely manner, providing us clear guidance and instruction.

The deal was met accurately, and we were kept informed of the progress throughout.

Their contribution was invaluable for a smooth solution of these proceedings.

Cecilia Deponti, 3Dconnexion SAM
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We were extremely satisfied with the services of Bradley and Jefferies and, in particular, Jeremy Copestake. Jeremy assisted us through a legal minefield with compassion and expertise and altogether got us to a better place.

David Johnson, Y-Bond LLP
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We engaged the services of Emma Allen from Bradley and Jefferies.  Emma gained a detailed understanding of our situation and guided us through to settlement by Mediation. Emma was always thoroughly professional, whilst having a good grasp of the relevant legal advice.  Emma was able to provide a calming influence whilst maintaining a clear line of sight on achieving a resolution. I would have no hesitation in recommending Emma or indeed other members of the Bradley and Jefferies team to represent your interests with the high level of integrity and professionalism that you would expect from a leading legal practice. 

Neale Lewis, Director Neale Lewis Associates Limited
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We find it very refreshing that you will provide a fixed price promise on non contentious work, over the years I have had numerous issues with solicitors over ‘flexible’ pricing and time charging and as a businessman much prefer to be able to budget an agreed figure and know exactly where I stand — in the same way that when we give a quote to a customer within our own business, we have to stand by it. Why should solicitors be different?

Beyond all of the above, I find the no nonsense commercial approach that Matthew and Amanda instill in the philosophy of the firm spot on.

Paul Hopkinson, Finance Director CD Group of Companies
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It is often difficult being a small business and the thought of large legal bills can be very daunting….Bradley and Jefferies had our best interest at heart, completely understood our position and I would like to thank them for all their help and advice.

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I was very impressed with the efficiency I received from Nicola Vernon and Bradley and Jefferies' property department.

I have sold a small business and all responses were dealt with quickly and professionally.

I would recommend Bradley and Jefferies without question.

Lance and Karen Read, Taste Buds (Derby) Limited
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I have to commend Bradley & Jefferies Commercial Solicitors and in particular Matthew Bradley who has supported our company brilliantly. Matthew took the time to understand our business and guided me through our issues in language and terminology that I could understand. I can’t praise the team at Bradley & Jefferies highly enough for their help, support and patience and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to others

Jamie Selby, Managing Director Square Peg Square Hole Recruitment Limited
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I first had occasion to be in contact with Amanda Jefferies of Bradley & Jefferies, Solicitors in August last year when my company Adelphi Precision Ltd, had urgent need of employment advice, particularly relating to redundancies.

The initial approach was made by our accountants, but within a few hours it was suggested we communicate with Amanda direct.

After an introductory phone conversation I met Amanda with only 12 hours notice and the ensuing meeting, though personally for me very difficult, was handled by Amanda in a most professional, sensitive, but very business like manner and I came away reassured and with a firm plan in which Amanda’s offer to come to our factory premises early the following week was taken up. She then gave high level advice to me personally as M.D., then with my management team, and finally with all my workforce collectively, as well as where neccessary, answering individual employees and allaying their specific worries/questions.

In short, my experience of working with Amanda was one of great reassurance; confidence and the knowledge of working with a very well informed, extremely proficient proffessional but, and I cannot emphasise enough, also being guided by a person who clearly has a high level of emphathy in very stressfull matters such as those involved when taking the first steps in closing my family engineering business.

Amanda Jefferies was everything we needed, and her competence and guidance, together with very speedy, almost instant availability, made her contribution invaluable through a very difficult process. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

GA Farmer, Managing Director Adelphi Precision Ltd
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Bradley and Jefferies recently assisted us in negotiating a new lease for our business. We were extremely satisfied with the efficiency, speed and professionalism with which the transaction took place. We were kept up-to-date throughout the process and were very happy with the outcome.

We would not hesitate to recommend and Bradley and Jefferies' services again.

George Simnett, Director G. E. Simnett & Family Funeral Directors Limited
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Amanda’s depth of knowledge of employment law and down to earth commercial and responsive approach has always been excellent and of great assistance to our business on numerous occasions.

David Roberts, Company Secretary G. F. Tomlinson Group
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When I needed employment and indeed business advice with regard to my own personal circumstances, Amanda Jefferies was recommended to me by a Senior Partner of a large Legal practice.

I received from Amanda, a very efficient, personable and cost effective service. All my emails and telephone calls were responded to in a very timely manner indeed, many out of hours too. The information, guidance and instructions I received were always to the point, clear and concise.

I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Bradley and Jefferies to anyone looking for personable, high quality and good value advice that doesn’t come with the often unexpected heavy price tags attached from some legal practices!

Wayne Rawson, Director Steel Connexions Limited
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I dealt with Matthew on a commercial dispute which was resolved very well and he gave me time and input that went above and beyond the call of duty... and I found them to be a really reassuring and above all professional group of people who really will help you to resolve your situation.

Chris Bampton, Partner Isoblue Digital Limited
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Bradley and Jefferies Solicitors recently helped to sell our bar in Derby. Throughout the transaction, I was kept up to date as to the progress of my matter. Any issues that arose during the transaction were dealt with quickly and efficiently.

I will certainly be recommending B & J’s services to my contacts, and will ensure to seek their assistance for any future legal needs.

Russell Hodson, Director RJH Construction Limited
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Bradley and Jefferies Solicitors assisted us in the leasing of our new office at Jessop House, Outram’s Wharf.

Their services were recommended to us and we have been delighted with the service from Jeremy and the rest of the Bradley and Jefferies team. They ensured that our timescales and requirements in respect of the deal were met accurately, and we were kept informed of the progress throughout.

We will be happy to use Bradley and Jefferies going forward.

Lawrence Claxton, General Manager BEMO Project Engineering UK Limited
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Bradley and Jefferies have been our preferred legal advisor for many years, in which time we have engaged their services on numerous occasions on everything from commercial matters to, most recently, property work.

Throughout our involvement with Bradley and Jefferies, we have always received thorough advice and efficient service. Those in the team with whom we have dealt have always been approachable and professional.

We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Bradley and Jefferies in the future.

C. Claypole, Director Aerodyn Limited
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Having been recommended Bradley and Jefferies, we were very happy with their services. They are down to earth, pragmatics people. Communication was easy, and they met our commercial legal requirements in a timely manner.

Barney Byfield, Managing Director Davpack
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When I needed advice regarding contracts for a new business, Nicola Vernon at Bradley and Jefferies was recommended by my accountant. I received a very professional and personal service. Nicola took the time to fully understand what I needed and I asked her to write the contracts for me. We emailed regularly ensuring that the wording was suited to the purpose and covered all aspects of my business needs. I would certainly use them in the first instance should I need further legal services, I cannot recommend the service highly enough. 

Sallyann Robinson, Care Compliance Associates Limited
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As a company we have been using Bradley and Jefferies for a year and a half.

Emma Allen has always been my primary point of contact and I cannot fault her professionalism and dedication to any task I ask of her.

I would be happy to recommend both Bradley and Jefferies as a firm and Emma Allen as an individual.

Their work is second to none, and I anticipate that we will be using Emma for years to come.

Steve Tomlinson, Operations Manager EnergySave Central Limited
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We instructed Bradley and Jefferies on the sale of a commercial unit in Derby.  Throughout the transaction, they communicated regularly with us, dealing with any issues in a timely manner.

We were delighted with how our transaction was handled by the Bradley and Jefferies staff.

We are looking forward to dealing with them in the future. 

A. Nightingale and S. Skominas , Partners t/a Simax Properties
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I wanted to write a brief testimonial in respect of the legal services provided to me by Bradley and Jefferies.

Jeremy Copestake worked with us to ensure that the matter was dealt with from start to finish within our timescale of 48 hours, without any compromise in respect of his due diligence and protection of our position.

I look forward to working with Jeremy in the future.

Mark Carter, Director Carters Consumables Limited
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Support Into Work has been reliant on sound advice of Amanda Jefferies and Matthew Bradley since its inception as a partnership in 1995.

When Support Into Work was later incorporated we were advised on the process by Matthew who has also dealt with all property issues for us. He also helped us set up a charity with a specific purpose many years ago. He is approachable, friendly and always totally professional in his style and actions.

Similarly, we had advice from Amanda on all matters around staff contracts when we began to employ others. Since that time she has been most helpful on issues of employment law when difficulties have arisen. Her advice is always clearly and cogently expressed and we have every confidence in her. She has also worked with us on presenting seminars on disability issues that could affect local companies. Furthermore, as a training company we see many people who have lost their jobs or believe they have been unfairly treated in employment. We have such confidence in both the advice they will receive and in the careful way in which they will be dealt with that we have no hesitation in referring them directly to Amanda for help.

When they set up their own practice, Bradley and Jefferies, it was natural that we would ‘seek them out’ since they were not then in a position to promote themselves to us. That has proved to be a very sound decision on our part. It is already clear that they have a very healthy and growing legal practice which is now well established on the Derby scene. They have adopted a sensible approach to pricing which persuades us that they understand the critical matter of costs for small businesses in particular

In professional terms my wife (and co-director) and I rate them very highly but also enjoy their company when opportunity arises. It has been good to see two such excellent young people do so well.

Mr and Mrs Elwell, Directors Support Into Work