We are truly grateful and cannot thank you enough. Many thanks for bringing this to a conclusion and I am sorry that it has taken so much effort. Please know that both myself and Sarah are extremely grateful for your amazing efforts on our behalf.

H T, Residential Conveyancing Client ,   // 2014

I always felt I was in reliable and professional hands which helped me enormously in what, for me, was a worrying and emotional time. We couldn't have done it without all your hard work (at times above and beyond the call of duty) coupled with your thoughtful care, advice and professionalism.

J M, Residential Conveyancing Client ,   // 2014

Many thanks for handling our purchase of 88 Gloucester Mews West. It was by far the most painless and efficient property purchase we have been involved in (and yes, we have been involved in a few!) We really appreciated how you kept us up to date regularly and the speed with which you moved things along. It was a pleasure to work with you.

Residential conveyancing client,   10/31/2012

Alan, thank you very much for all your help in this process. Your experience, knowledge and ability to get to the crux of the matter quickly have been invaluable.

Mr S S and Mrs S S ,   8/8/2012

I do appreciate the work involved and the many tedious details that you so thoroughly check. You made it a pleasure for me!


An extraordinarily effective litigator and the sort of person you'd want fighting your corner; a real champion of his clients cause, he combines legal acumen with the sort of commercial savviness and pragmatism that ensures a client gets the best possible outcome out of the worst possible situation.

Professor M W-G - Barrister (called 1990)

Hillary always has our business interests at heart and gets to the root of issues to achieve our goals.

D D - M H

The only lawyer that I trust.


I have worked with Walton for several years. In all this time he has consistently provided excellent advice (and counsel) in a wide range of areas - from company formation and structure to protection of IP, contract preparation and assisting in negotiations, and people related issues including a successful defence of a particularly challenging industrial tribunal. What marks him out is his ability to take a big picture/strategic view whilst considering detailed commercial and legal implications.

J M, Managing Director - G

We have used RHCS for several years now, for ad hoc corporate advice, for accounts and audit purposes, and for personal taxation advice. What stands out is that although we are a small company we have access to the same level of expertise that a large company might have. At the same time, the back office work is efficient and timely.


He secured a realistic settlement in a most complicated case arising from a poorly drafted will years after the mistake was discovered.

Beneficiary in a Will drafting dispute

His negotiating skill resulted in a super outcome.

Photographer Plaintiff in defamation action

He was at all times throughout sympathetic to and understanding of my worries and secured a fantastic result.

Seriously incapacitated personal injury claimant

We have been using Ruskin House for 8 years and have found them extremely efficient and as a result they make our busy lives easier to manage.

R and S

As financial advisers, we have had a working relationship with Hamilton Downing Quinn for over 10 years. We have used their expertise on many occasions for the establishment of specialist family trusts, for individuals who have physical or learning difficulties. In addition, we have also found their services relating to estate planning invaluable, specifically in regards to trusts to mitigate any potential or future inheritance tax liability.

A A, Director - L Limited

As an entrepreneur and former MD of a PLC, HDQ's West End location with an ever widening range of expertise and services is attractive and cost efficient. Philip and his Partners are easy to approach, their experience and professional confidence leads to solid, sensible advise. HDQ retains the caring ethic.


We are a large and diverse property group and have relied upon the wide range of their expertise for more than 20 years. They are always able to work to our often demanding schedule and provide great value and a professionalism that other firms would do well to match. We have worked with their Corporate, Conveyancing and Litigation departments and will continue to recommend them to others.

M N - Chairman, P Group of Companies

We have been associated with HDQ since our inception in 1997. We have used the services of HDQ and in particular Walton Eddlestone frequently. HDQ has always been our first port of call when we have needed advice we can rely on. I have always been impressed with their speedy response to queries and the professional yet friendly way they deal with all of our problems. I would not hesitate to recommend them and the fact that we still use their services after nearly 15 years says a lot.

J E - Principal, A C

Bellenden Public Relations Limited instructed Hamilton Downing Quinn over the complex issue of a merger between two companies one of which acted as a significant subcontractor of the other. They provided detailed answers to the issues we raised and demonstrated the patience and speed of work required to deliver a highly satisfactory conclusion from the new company which came out of the merger.

M G - Chief Executive

I have been a client of HDQ for over 15 years and have sold and acquired many businesses over the years, bought many homes and resolved many business issues through the various partners of HDQ. I have very much enjoyed the business, professional and personal relationship with the various partners in particular.

D C - Managing Director

Hilary and I, and indeed the buyer, are very pleased with the way that Alan handled our recent sale of woodland in Devon. He did it quickly and with the minimum of documentation and process. He is also a great pleasure to deal with on a personal level. We will use him again on any other transactions of this nature and will recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone who is thinking about a lawyer.


I have worked closely with Hamilton Downing Quinn for a number of years, on a variety of substantial commercial cases, principally on the instructions of its senior partner, Walton Eddlestone, who is a highly competent litigator and all-round practitioner. It is always a pleasure to receive instructions from the firm, in the knowledge that its professionalism will be matched by the friendliness of its members.


They are always able to work to our often demanding schedule and provide great value and a professionalism that other firms would do well to match.

Martin Nathan, Chairman, Peppercorn Group of Companies

I have the highest regard for the firm and its partners and staff, nearly all of whom I have come into contact with over the years. In my experience they can successfully cut through to the essential legal issues of the matter in hand and resolve them speedily and creatively.

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