Haighs Law Firm have numerous clients who are delighted with the work that we have done for them, read below to see what some of them have to say about us…

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Retired Police Inspector – Northumbria Police

Ben, I wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart as I know you have invested in this not only professionally but also emotionally. Your professionalism, honest straight forward advice, belief in me and the full support you have given me is immeasurable, for that I am eternally grateful. You are a credit to your profession.

Sergeant – Police Scotland

Hi Ben,
Again a huge thank you for everything you have done. I can't tell you how relieved I was when the District Judge dismissed our case. Throughout the process you have been honest, professional and very approachable. I knew whatever guidance you provided had my best interests and was more than happy to follow your guidance. I really do mean it when I say I've appreciated everything you have done.

PC - Cumbria Constabulary

Thank you very much. I have had a very stressful 15 months but you made my path as smooth as possible. You are very professional and a pleasure to talk to and work with. I hope your firm goes from strength to strength and you remain as successful as you have been with me. My gratitude goes beyond bounds. You have given me my career and good name back and I appreciate that immensely.

Brad Jackson
Deputy Secretary / Treasurer
Conduct Lead (Dep)
Equality Lead
North Yorkshire Police Federation

As a Federation we have used Ben Haigh and Matthew Savage as legal representation for our members on many occasions covering a wide variety of subjects within the police conduct arena.

We have found their knowledge and approach when dealing with our members extremely professional. We do not “sugar coat” any situation our members find themselves in and it is refreshing to work with professionals who adopt the same approach. Ben and Matthew are realistic and do not shy away from difficult conversations with our members.

Their knowledge of police law and regulations is vast, they are also more than familiar with our internal processes and procedures throughout the conduct processes. We have used Ben and Matthew for PIP within our force area. We can always guarantee they will answer their phones day or night and be willing to travel anywhere within our force area.

Personally, I cannot fault the service we are provided by Haighs Law. They are all very quick to answer any email queries and any missed calls are always returned swiftly. This is a necessity when dealing with anxious members under investigation. We constantly receive positive feedback from our members who have been supported by them.

I would have no reservations in recommending the services of Haighs Law to any of my colleagues. At present they receive a high percentage of our incoming conduct / criminal cases, we have the upmost confidence in their knowledge, experience, service and abilities.

It is a pleasure to deal with such a professional and friendly law firm. I am always confident to appoint Haighs Law to represent the best interests of our members.

PC - Cumbria Police

Thank you for your support, advice and help in 2018.

DS - Cumbria Constabulary

Please pass my thanks to Mr Haigh for all his help and advice. I have felt very well supported throughout.

Former Police Inspector – Durham Constabulary

I cannot speak highly enough of Haighs Law and would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone. Their professionalism, knowledge, support and dedication got me through what was the most difficult period in my life. They represented me in an employment tribunal against my employer at a time I felt alone and unsupported. I know they went above and beyond “the call of duty” to support and represent me, in particular Helen who worked tirelessly both in and out of hours. Helen always updated me and explained the process so that I fully understood how things were progressing. She would even often make contact with me just to see how I was and provide reassurance to both my partner and I giving that personal touch (something that is not often experienced with legal representatives). Words cannot fully explain how grateful I am to both Helen and Ben and would urge anyone needing legal support to look no further than Haighs Law - thank you.

PC - Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC)

It’s been good to work alongside you …, it was clear to me what a good man you truly are.

PC – Durham Constabulary

Pass on my thanks to Matthew. He believed in me from the start and his professionalism was apparent throughout the investigation … I am pleased this has now ended for me and my family and thank you for your assistance.

Sergeant - North Yorkshire Police

Matthew… you have put so much hard work in over the last 18 months. You have gone above and beyond and I could not have done it without you. A huge thank you.

PC – Northumbria Police

May I thank you and your company for their excellent support and advice during the PIM.

Martin Plummer
Chairman / CAPLO
Cumbria Police Federation

To ensure my colleagues received the best, most appropriate and professional advice; they need a specialist solicitor who knows the legislation, relating to Police Regulations and associated criminal law, inside out.
I have now seen both Ben Haigh and Matthew Savage successfully represent colleagues during criminal interviews, at both Magistrates and Crown Court, Gross Misconduct hearings and Gross incompetence hearings. We instruct Ben and Matt to represent our Officers because it is the best advice we can give those Officers in their time of need.

DC - Northumbria Police

Just a massive thank you to all the team during the last two years. The allegation has had a huge effect on me and my family, mentally and physically.

I believe without the support shown by the team I probably would have quit the force earlier prior to the hearing. It is good to know that you have such a motivated and professional set up behind you.

Normally when dealing with legal teams throughout my career you often feel they do what is right for them and you feel like a spare part. The team had only one purpose me!

I have worked with a lot of skilled people during my career but it was a privilege to see the team in action. It’s been a long haul but we got the result I was after.

All I can say is thanks to everyone one at Haighs

PC – Northumbria Police

Dear Ben,
It was just to say thank you very much. It's an immense relief to be rid of the matter.I am more than aware of the complete professionalism displayed by yourself throughout this matter.Due to your guidance and advice I have achieved the result I hoped for.Thank you for helping me in the most difficult period of my service

Michael Kelliher
JBB Vice Chairman, CAPLO
Northumbria Police Federation

Haighs always go above and beyond when representing officers from Northumbria Police. They take service to a whole new level.

Andy Jackson
Durham Police Federation

We have utilised the services of both Ben and Matthew over the last several years for Post Incident Procedures, criminal and police misconduct matters. They have never failed to provide a fantastic service to our members and ourselves.
It is clear that Ben and Matthew care passionately about what they do and can always be relied upon at any time day or night to assist in any way they can. They have also demonstrated their comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies of police misconduct on a number of occasions to the benefit of our members.
As a result, they are our go to solicitors and I would highly recommend.

PC - Northumbria Police

Dear Ben,
I wanted to take a couple of minutes and write to tell you of my appreciation of your exceptional work on my previous Criminal and Disciplinary matters. From the first meeting, I knew that I was in safe hands. Even though the allegation was tricky in parts, it soon became clear that you understood the concept of modern Policing and its idiosyncrasies, in a way that I have never seen in anyone who hasn’t walked the beat. I will never be able to thank you enough for all that you have done.

Retired PC - Humberside Police

A big thank you for your care and hard work.

Retired Police Inspector - Durham Constabulary

Helen Cleary, a Director at Haighs Law was recommended to myself to assist me with a sensitive employment matter. From the outset and an initial introductory meeting with Helen, she put me at ease right from the start. Helen fully explained the process, highlighting all aspects of the case including the challenges that lay ahead. Helen's professionalism and commitment to her clients is second to none. Her tenacity and attention to detail left me in no doubt to Helen's own ability in ensuring she put her clients first. From day one, I felt comfortable in placing my complete trust in Helen and Haighs Law and this proved to be the right decision. After many months of hard work by Helen, the numerous updates, meetings and telephone calls, providing me with advice, guidance and support we achieved the right outcome. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen and Haighs Law to any individual seeking a truly professional and committed quality service for any employment related matter.

PC - Northumbria Police

Thank you for all your help, advice and guidance throughout.

PC - Durham Constabulary

Post Incident Procedure
Your assistance on the night was excellent. It was highly professional and put my mind at ease from the off. Thank you again. Best wishes.

Sgt - Northumbria Police

I just want to say thank you again for all your help throughout this time. I'm so relieved it's all over but without your help and support it would have been more difficult. Thanks again.

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It has been a very hard time for all the family, but your support has been so appreciated to make the best out of a bad situation.

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Victoria Fleming
Altoria Development

Haighs Law Firm are exceptional in their field. Helen and her team are approachable, forward thinking and thorough in the advice and services they provide.
They are professional experts and incredibly effective. I would strongly recommend Haighs Law Firm

Malcolm Douglas

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Helen on a number of occasions over the last few years. Not only is she professional and knowledgeable but takes time to explain complex legal issues simply and concisely. She would be my go to person for legal advice and I would highly recommend her for both personal and professional legal services.

George Rowan Director
RSI Ceilings

I have worked with Helen for well over a decade and have never been short of delighted with her professionalism. She has looked after both my business and personal matters across three generations of my family and I trust her implicitly.
I would not hesitate to recommend Haighs Law to anyone who appreciates the value in building strong relationships with their advisors.

Ian Douglas

I have known Helen professionally for a number of years now. Each time I have been in need of professional advice and/or services she has given outstanding assistance, with a level of service that could not have been greater. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and associates.

Dr Shatrughan Singh

Helen Cleary has been my trusted legal advisor for many years. She is proactive and professional in every task that she undertakes for me and her continued commitment towards me and my family is unrivalled. Helen sets the bar as an excellent communicator and always keeps me informed of developments. I can’t speak too highly of her.

RCN Member - North East

Ben, Just a short note to thank you, for all your advice and kindness. I was totally reassured by your professionalism and extensive knowledge.

Ms K Wardle, Radiographer, QE Hospital

Thank you Helen for helping me and Jack move on and into our new beautiful home. We will be forever grateful.

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Dan McCormack - Washington
Employment Client 2020

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the way you have dealt with everything for me. I spoke to a few solicitors and you were by far the most personable and reassuring to deal with so that is much appreciated.

Kirsty Gregson

Helen has supported me with the most professional advice, after myself and my ex-partner parted ways. Whenever I felt at a loss I could rely on Helen to leave no stone unturned. From start to finish I knew I could put my trust in her, and this showed when we achieved the outcome I wanted. I will always recommend Helen and her colleagues in the future.