We have a long record of working at the highest level and have gathered a wide experience and welcome appreciation along the way. We are particularly proud of the testimonials from our clients and contacts. 

Robert HughesDirector

Rob Hughes is a man with whom I have worked on cases where he has instructed me over the course of the last 18 years. I can unhesitatingly recommend him as a solicitor who is thoughtful, careful, commercially minded, thorough and always impeccably prepared, as well as being a truly decent human being. Rob and I have had any number of successful outcomes over the years, including in the House of Lords. Long may this continue!

Andrew Tabachnik QC, Counsel, 39 Essex Chambers, London


Group reconstructions, partitions, mergers, corporate acquisitions and sales can for shareholders be the most daunting time of their corporate life. Pulled away from their comfort zone of running their own business they find themselves in a new world occupied by lawyers, accountants and financiers surrounded by bundles of apparently unintelligible documents. In that lonely arena they need help from someone who not only understands the important issues but who also brings a fresh incisive understanding of what the client wants and who makes the journey less traumatic. Rob Hughes is one of the few corporate lawyers with those skills augmented by a genuine desire to help clients mitigate real risk without getting bogged down in the semantics of hypothetical problems.

Dave Adams, Tax Partner,
Newby Castleman, Chartered Accountants, Leicester


I have been a Client of M&S Solicitors since 2004 and have dealt with Rob Hughes, a Partner, for most of that time. I have found M&S, and in particular, Rob Hughes, to be totally professional, reliable and at all times attentive. Rob has given me excellent legal advice on a number of issues over a long period of time and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

- David Atkinson, Interactive Space Ltd, London

Vanessa Whittington – Solicitor

As a lawyer Vanessa brings formidable intelligence, acumen and judgment to the legal and factual issues at hand. She then applies her limitless capacity for hard work together with her unremitting determination, to secure the best possible outcome for her clients. As a person she carries this out with care, elegance, good humour, common sense and an innate appreciation of the importance of keeping her clients informed. All this at extremely reasonable rates. If you are looking for a tough litigation solicitor to helm your position expertly, I could not commend Vanessa to you more strongly. Perfect.

- John McLinden QC, Field Court Chambers, Gray's Inn, London


Vanessa brings to the table a wealth of legal experience and knowledge to any issue she is involved in. Her dogged determination and judgement coupled with a good sense of humour always ensures the best result possible for her client. I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a litigation solicitor. Vanessa acted in a professional negligence claim against our former solicitors. Vanessa was highly professional, extremely competent and explored our claim in directions we could not have contemplated. Our confidence in Vanessa was well founded as she attained a favourable financial settlement on our behalf before trial. We continue to value her advice and would without hesitation recommend her and M & S Solicitors to anyone requiring legal assistance. We feel that we have formed the basis of a long lasting business relationship with a solicitor and firm we can depend on!

- Confidential Client

Philip Shelcott – solicitor

Since enlisting the help of Philip and the staff at M&S solicitors over 10 years ago, we have been consistently impressed and amazed at their professionalism and expertise.

We are grateful especially to Philip for his thorough work ethic and outstanding communication regardless of us being based in Australia. It provides a great peace of mind knowing that Philip and his team are servicing our requirements. Our thanks cannot be expressed enough.

- Robert & Monica Birkle, Farmers,
Leicestershire and now Western Australia

Stella Yeomans – Consultant

Stella is the best solicitor I have ever worked with. She is honest, accurate and very knowledgeable. Always flexible, she provides options to every situation and has the patience to explain every detail in language I understand. She has supported us enormously over the years even before I joined the company. I would and do recommend Stella to everyone and anyone I meet.

-  Confidential client


Stella is a conscientious, tenacious and talented advocate on behalf of employers and employees, providing cost-effective legal services to businesses and individuals.

The most efficient and cost-effective service we've had for dealing with employment issues.

- Confidential client


It's good to be treated with respect, dignity and professionalism, so thanks again Stella.

- Confidential client