Hi Simon

I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for your professional representation and clarity over the conclusion to the court case today where upon Mark acted and mitigated excellently.

I was extremely grateful for the service from reception to solicitor and honestly, in all my time involved with criminal courts, your service was fantastic.

Thanks ever so much.

‘The team at JSP Solicitors is an extremely experienced one and clients benefit significantly from that wealth of knowledge. The set up means that JSP spreads that experience across the team and two of their most experienced solicitors are also Crown Court advocates. They have been established for a very long time and, quite rightly, have a very loyal following.’

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"JSP are an excellent firm from top to bottom, with excellent support staff."

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‘The best general crime firm in Essex in my opinion. Hard working, able and dedicated to their clients. Much of their business is repeat business because the service they get is so good. There is always someone at court to assist. They prepare their cases well and from an early stage.’

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‘Enormous strength in depth. Fine lawyers as well as great at client care. The client really does come first. Supremely professional yet user friendly.’

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Hi Ian
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all of your team. I’m sure I could not have been easy to manage at times, I am just so relieved that it is all over and I can carry on working. I am truly so grateful for your support and belief in me. Heartfelt thanks.


You are the best Solicitor! It really means a lot that you had my back from start to finish. You never failed to put your energy and hard work into me. Not only did you get me out of prison, but you have been supportive and had nothing but patience with me. You never gave up on having hope in me changing for the better. You have done this again and again. I have been with your firm for years now and I would never go elsewhere. Words really cannot express how grateful I am for all you have done for me. I will always hold true respect for you and for JSP.

Thank you for everything.

‘Simon Samuels is a legend among Essex solicitors and clients. Ian Clift is highly professional as well as empathetic.’

Legal 500

"The team's representation is dedicated and thorough - they definitely go above and beyond the call of duty."

Chambers UK

‘Every member of the team is enthusiastic and committed to their client’s case. They have an excellent relationship with the client who seems to trust them 100%. No stone is left unturned in the preparation of the case. An absolute go to firm.’

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Thanks again for all your help Ciara, you've been amazing.

Hi Ian,

I would like to say a big thankyou to you and Fatimah for all your help and support, and to the Barrister. Hopefully you won’t hear from me again but I just want to say that you’re a great solicitor and a good listener, I couldn’t have done this without your support and everyone who helped put everything together.

‘The standard of solicitors throughout the firm is uniformly very high. They are extremely professional and efficient while still being approachable and client friendly.’

Legal 500

"They would be my go-to firm in Essex - they prepare a brief like no one else and everyone from the directors to the associates really care about the clients."

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Hello Ian,

I just wanted to thank you for all you have done on my behalf, it was very much appreciated.

Both you and the barrister have been excellent throughout and I thank you both.

Hi Carly

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the help you gave me. It’s been such a weight off my mind. You have no idea the toll this has taken on me over the last few months. I owe you a debt of gratitude.

‘This is a very experienced team which all work together. They have a mixture of experience, which means that the right solicitor can be appointed to the right cases.’

Legal 500


(A) has asked me to email you so we can both convey how truly grateful we are to you, Kevin and Ian.

It has been by far, the hardest 18 months and it would’ve been a thousand times worse if it hadn’t been for all your kindness and support (and Kevin making us laugh). We will never be able to thank you all enough.


Thank you so much for all you and all the staff at JSP did for me throughout my ordeal. Your advice and professionalism was of an extremely high standard throughout and nothing was too much trouble for you or any of your colleagues. Issues and concerns were always dealt with rapidly and efficiently by all staff at JSP and I was always impressed by every member of the firm I came into contact with whether that be by phone or face to face. The firm's very high reputation within the Judicial system is another massive advantage for your clients.

‘The firm are completely professional. They go the extra mile with every client.’

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Hi Ian

I hope you are well, I want to start off with a very big thank you! To you, your team! I am beyond relieved to be able to get on with my life and continue living the way I now am.

‘The firm’s case preparation, essential for any substantial case, is meticulous from the off, and they provide a thorough, dynamic and scrupulous service from first to last.’

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Hi Simon,
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks on behalf of my family and I for your help in dealing with this unpleasant matter. Today couldn't have gone any better so many many thanks to you and your team.

I can't thank JSP enough for my experience with them. Absolutely exceptional service and the best legal representation. They handled all matters professionally and clearly.

I am extremely pleased with the service provided by JSP and Carly Pharoah and in particular my outstanding representation by my Barrister. I was so pleased and impressed by her professionalism and the amazing job she has done throughout my case I was extremely worried about my trial she went above and beyond to put me at ease the support and professionalism was outstanding I would highly recommend her. I honestly can't thank her enough how much she helped me. She was friendly, knowledgeable, caring and helpful I am eternally grateful for her service

Thank you so much


I just want to thank you and your team for the support and advice you gave me regarding my case. Had I not of taken your advice I would now have a criminal record, so thank you so much.

Dear Ian,

I would like to thank you and your team at JSP for looking after me through both Trials which I found to be most stressful.

Thank you all very much.

Simon, Carly and team

We cannot express our thanks enough on how much work and time you all put into the case.

Thanks for your fantastic service in our time of need

This is a true gem of a firm. The best and most honest way I might outline my experiences with JSP, is from the outset everything I was told would come to pass, did so, down to the tiniest detail. Equally importantly, along the way, stress-relieving support was always on offer. I would highly recommend them, and would happily be contacted by anyone to provide a detailed testimonial.

‘Simon Samuels has a wonderful manner with clients which puts them very much at ease. He is able to distil quickly and effectively the important issues in a case, and to explain them clearly and simply.’

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Amie, you did an excellent job representing me.

Ian and Samantha,

I just wanted to reach out and thank you both very much for your help and support in relation to Dad’s situation.

My Dad, my sisters and I are extremely grateful for the patience you have shown us throughout this process. The guidance you have provided has helped us all through a very difficult and stressful period.

We are delighted to put all of this behind us and again, could not be more grateful to you both.

Carly Denniss - the real star of the team. Quick legal mind. Bottomless enthusiasm. In a recent case where a man with mental health difficulties killed a child and ran over several others she demonstrated calm under intense media exposure. She got on with the legal work. She adapted client conferences to Covid restrictions superbly. She is the definition of "can do"

Legal 500

I would recommend this company to anyone. They are very understanding and very helpful. I was so lucky to have Ian Clift I can’t thank him enough.

Just a quick note to say thank you for your assistance in our case.
The barrister you arranged was excellent and I'm quite sure was there because of your relationship with him and I'm grateful for any favours you had to draw on for him to represent us.
It panned out as you suspected, the prosecutor on the day was far more pragmatic and a deal was struck which was not ideal but I took the advice on board that you offered.

Thanks again.

I would just like to thank JSP, yourself and the barrister for handling my case. I had every confidence in you and I'm truly grateful for getting me a Not Guilty.

‘Ian Clift is a dedicated and canny lawyer. He is tactically astute and gets the big decisions right, from arrest and interview, right the way throughout the life of a case.’

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Thank you so much for your time and effort that you put into my case. I really appreciate what you and George did. Thank you so much from bottom of my heart and for believing me. Without this team I would never have got this outcome.

Thank you

Mr Clift,
I am writing to express my gratitude for your kind and considerate counsel in my case.
I am truly appreciative for the outcome you were able to achieve for me, which allows me a second chance for which I am extremely grateful.


Just want to say thank you so much for taking on my case and thank you for all your hard work. I can finally move on with my life.

"I need a lawyer for my case I have heard you are the best around"


I just wanted to send you a quick note to express my upmost gratitude and appreciation for all your support, council and guidance these past few difficult months and of course defending me today.

Whilst in the nicest possible way I hope no one I know will ever have cause for your services, please know you would come with my highest of recommendations and glowing references.

My family and I will be eternally thankful for everything you have done for us. They are my absolute World and even the thought of a day without them feels unimaginable.

I hope that in these strangest of times you are able to continue to help those who need and deserve your support.

Please pass my sincere thanks on to all in your Firm who have helped with my case. I promise to ensure I make the most of this second chance you have occasioned me.


I hope you are well. I just want to say thank you very much for working so hard on my case. I know you do this for a living but you truly put your all into your job and I am sure there are many others who do not. I am very grateful and feel very lucky that you were recommended to us and I will always sing your praises.

Thank you again from us all.


Can we thank you for all the help, advice, support and kindness you gave my daughter, myself and family this week.

The manner and speed in which you dealt with everything and the way you kept me informed was of the very highest standards.

Once again a huge thank you to you all.

Simon and Zoe

Thank you Simon for personally working with me through every aspect of this case. You said you would and you did, thank you.

I see how the advice from both you and my Barrister was the best advice, for how to progress my situation. I am grateful for your expert advice when I had to make that choice.

To have had the 2 of you, with Zoe on the team too, I can see I was with a top team who truly had my best interest at heart.

Best wishes to you all and thank you for helping me survive this and now have hope once again.

I just wanted to thank you for your help and advice, my head was spinning at the time and I didn’t really know what was going on, you was a star and I’d have been lost without your professional help and advice.
Thanks again.


I want to say thank you from both us both. Please also extend thanks to the barristers. You did a fantastic job and I know we owe our liberty to all of you. Our neighbours we care for have asked us to pass on their thanks as they would have been devastated had we received custodial sentences.


Just want to say thank you very much for the fantastic outcome today.

The barrister was fantastic just like you said he would be.

I would like to say thank you to you all, for all you advice and guidance with my court case and for the professional and honest service I received - it will not be forgotten. I would not hesitate to recommend and use your services again.


I just wanted to drop you a quick email to thank you and your team for all the hard work you put into the case. We were pleased with the outcome as anything is better then a prison sentence.

Everything was dealt with so professionally and quickly. The Barrister you instructed was absolutely fantastic and really helped us and come up with some great points.

I hope we don’t but if we ever find ourselves or if anyone we know finds themselves in trouble again in the future you’ll be the first person we recommend.

Miss Pharoah,

Thank you for all you did in my defence, it paved the way for me to draw a line underneath everything and has allowed me to start a new life.

I am writing to say a very big thank you to your company. I have been very impressed with the service you have given me and was elated with the outcome. The professional and honest service I received will not be forgotten. I would not hesitate to recommend and use your services again.

Please pass my thanks to Mr. Samuels, the Solicitor who attended the police station and the Barrister who represented me.


I would like to thank you for representing my son throughout the whole process and your patience and understanding with him was greatly appreciated, I was obviously very happy with the "not guilty" and he cried. Once again thank you Sam and if you could also pass on my thanks to the barrister, he was fabulous!!

I would like to say thank you for your professionalism you exercised in my moment of sadness. It's over now and I didn't go to Prison. All the best to you and your team. Regards to Ian for doing a very good job. Well done.

I would just like to thank Mark Jerman for all the help he has given me and I am very pleased with the outcome.
Many thanks.


Thank you so much for your support, help and advice over the past 12 months which resulted in a successful outcome. Without you I am sure it would have ended differently.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for representing me yesterday and getting the best possible outcome from a very bad situation, it was very much appreciated.


Many thanks for the excellent services provided by the team.

I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your work with my case. I really appreciate it. Please also tell Bethany that I'm grateful for her professional help.

I am so impressed with how much you guys have put into my court cases. I am so grateful for how the outcome that has been achieved that I am finding it hard to put into words. If I may say - Amazing Work! Fantastic.

Please let Simon know that I am speechless at how he works and he made my case structured for a successful future, depending obviously on my actions now.

I just wanted to say THANKS SO MUCH !!!!

Service was first class. I would certainly recommend JSP and I believe their service, expertise and help cannot be bettered. My divorce solicitor suggested I contact JSP because I was not getting a good service from the Duty Solicitor. It was easy to make contact. Ian Clift gave first class advice, help and support. I cannot thank him enough for achieving a successful outcome.

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Thank you so much for all your help. You were right by the way, the barrister was mustard!

Carly Pharoah,

Thank you for all your help in securing the correct verdict on the day. I greatly appreciate your dedication to my case, going well beyond your brief helping me to present my side of the story to good effect. Your dedication to the job went well beyond the line of your normal duties, deciding to give up your own free time to see the case to its final conclusion.

I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me, with this matter. Thank you. Thank you. Thank You. You preserved my good name and integrity by winning this prosecution on the day, well done.

Amie Harris,
Wanted to thank you for yesterday, you smashed it and we got a very unexpected outcome!

Carly Pharoah
Couldn't of asked for better representation today with Carly Pharoah she was so kind and does her job better than so many having so much empathy, and grace as she listens , in the court room she pulled through for me with ease. I honestly couldn't recommend Carly at JSP enough to anyone needing representation, I could go on all day about Carly and this firm , but I will leave it here to say thank you so much for being of excellence and helping me today

Amie Harris
I am so appreciative of everything you did to prepare me and ensure I was properly represented on Friday. It has been very tough, and Friday was especially challenging. The advice you have given me and the work you have put in has made the experience more manageable for my family and I though. Thank you again and all the best for the future.

Elisha Turner
I just wanted to say thank you, I really appreciate everything you have done over the last god knows how many years. As you can appreciate it has been stressful and I am over the moon.

Amie Harris,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you have done for me and helping me keep my freedom as I could very well have been in prison this whole time, I am really really grateful for that!

Carly Denniss/Ian Clift,
I just wanted to thank you again. This has been such an incredibly emotional and stressful time, even though I knew that I’d done nothing wrong. Your support was tremendous, as was Ian’s and I will be forever grateful.

Jodi Spence/Simon Samuels
Thank you! An absolutely outstanding service from start to finish from all your staff, especially Jodi Spence and Simon Samuels. Thank you guys I’ll definitely recommend you to others and hopefully I won’t need you again myself. All the best!!

Carly Pharaoh
Carly was so professional, down to earth and told me exactly what I needed to do including when I needed to be standing and sitting in court due to never having to deal with it before. I could never be happier with any service at all, I wish I could give appreciate more then just this feedback.

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Ian Clift was extremely helpful, professional and friendly at all times throughout the process. I felt certain my case was in competent hands. Our first meeting was very reassuring and any queries were dealt with promptly. The case was handled most effectively and I was very happy with the outcome.

Client Survey - April 2024

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