Our Clients

Yvonne Farley

I have been highly impressed by the handling of my case by Ilknur Koc at London Legal International.

This was quite a complicated matter which Ilknur has dealt with both competently and professionally and she has kept me informed at all stages.  For the amount of work involved, I feel the fees charged were very reasonable.   I was also reassured by the high standard of English spoken by Ilknur and her colleagues.

I am glad I put my case in the hands of London Legal International and would have no hesitation in recommending their services to prospective clients.

Humberside Police Economic Crime Unit

London Legal International has recently been involved in a protracted and difficult fraud investigation carried out by Humberside Police. London Legal International, and particularly senior partner Burcu Holmgren, has provided support such as interpreting foreign documents and carrying out overseas enquiries to ascertain the validity of certain documents. This invaluable support to the investigation was carried out on a pro bono basis and this has resulted in the successful prosecution of Hayley Brown for 13 offences of fraud and forgery following a 4 weeks trial at Leeds Crown Court. To review the story in press click here.

Daniel Jones

I instructed London Legal International in relation to a far from straight forward property dispute in Turkey.  The team from the firm guided me expertly through the process and proved their worth with a result that was one hundred percent successful.  Of particular note was Ms Burcu Orhan Holmgren whose advice proved to be absolutely spot on.  She is highly diligent, authoritative and has a second to none understanding of Turkish Law, Courts and the Legal System.  Being a barrister myself, I suspect that I was not the easiest of clients, though all of the staff at the firm who assisted in my case were helpful, pleasant and kept me well informed.  In short, I cannot recommend Ms. Orhan Holmgren and her firm too highly.

Munro Arnold

I am a British citizen living in Thailand.
I invested in Turkey in 2 different projects with 2 developers, both fell through for different reasons and I have been trying to recover my funds last few years. I have a lawyer based in Turkey and after having many difficulties communicating with her, I decided to get a second advice and contacted London Legal International. They booked me for a complimentary phone call with Mrs Orhan. Please may I say a big thank you to you Burcu, for the time and advice that you so kindly spared me in our telephone call. Although it was not to little avail, but at the very least in the case of X { developer name removed} , this allows me closure and it’s time for me to move on and try to forget about this very sad episode. But more productive was the confidence and hope that you have allowed me to feel towards the settlement in my case with Y {developer name removed}. Also to dispel any misgivings that I may have felt towards my lawyer or the Turkish legal system.  Thank you. I felt much better after our talk and I think that the way you were in your honesty and sincerity is another huge testimony to those I have already read on the internet. Many, many thanks Burcu &Selver.

Gary Waters

I have been very happy with the conveyancing services from Turkish Legal.

When we first started to think about buying property overseas in Turkey it was very daunting.  We worried about loosing money and were scared because of all the horror stories you hear about buying overseas.
After a lot of research, I felt confident about your company, I must say everything I read about your company was good and you lived up to your reputation in my case.  I had read how the company helped people who were having buying problems, and I also saw your company had been on TV about buying overseas .

So I made my mind up and decided to use Turkish legal. It was the best decision I have ever made and after coming over to your office to meet you, I walked away feeling confident.
From start to finish it has been a breeze.  I didn’t have to go Turkey to sort anything out, it has all been sorted out through the power of Attorney including dealing the military clearance.  The people I was buying from had to make four trips in total to Turkey which must have cost them a lot of money, not to mention stress, dealing with Turkish offices when you can’t read Turkish documents.
We came up against legal issues which had to be resolved before we could proceed with the buying process, without Selma’s advice we probably would have discontinued with the purchase.
The fee you charged I thought was very reasonable and also the constant contact via e mail  kept me informed about progress.  Also I would say if you were buying a house in the UK you would use a solicitor so why buy overseas without using a solicitor I would recommend your company to any one buying overseas, for peace of mind, when you need to get it right.

Chris Wyatt, Baldwin Wyatt Solicitors

Thank you for your work throughout this protracted matter. The way you came back to us so quickly on any query we had was most impressive. As you know our knowledge of the Turkish legal system and banking procedure has been very limited but with your help and assurances to calm the waters the matter was far less stressful. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to any of my colleagues or contacts in the future.
Regards

Tim & Trudi Powell

We went to London Legal International as we needed help with some affairs in Turkey. We found that there were not many firms in London and were really pleased to find such a knowledgeable and friendly firm – a pleasure to deal with and a fantastic help to our family – I would definitely recommend them.

Lewis Davy

The service that your company have provided for myself and family have been outstanding, It has been a very difficult time for us after the sudden passing of our father and all the staff at London Legal International have been extremely helpful, understanding and efficient.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for all your hard work.

Andrew Wood and Phil Cox

i’m delighted to say that we have both received nothing short of an excellent service from LLI from the start of the process of buying our property in Altinkum until the delivery of our Tapu. We was pleasantly greeted when we visited your offices by all the staff at LLI and was made to feel very welcome during our initial consultation. LLI took complete control of everything which made the buying process stress free and this was demonstrated by the constant communication from LLI at each stage of the process. We will not hesitate to use LLI in future for any legal matters concerning our current investments in Turkey and any future investments that may be of interest to us both.

Fiona McArthur

With reference to the Court Case, I have no hesitation in recommending London Legal International. During the course of recent Court Hearings, I have found London Legal to be a thoroughly competent, helpful and knowledgeable firm of lawyers qualified in and conversant with the intricacies and aspects of Turkish Law.
I have been given clear and comprehensive advice throughout from London Legal, particularly from Mrs Burcu Orhan, and latterly from Ms Selver Simsek.
I have been updated regularly throughout and have found the company to be courteous, prompt and helpful in all correspondence and are consistently happy to help.
I am now delighted with the successful conclusion of the Case and I am extremely grateful to Mrs Orhan and her excellent team of staff both in London and her lawyers locally in Turkey who have helped me with the successful resolution to what has been a most traumatic and difficult problem.

Thank you again Mrs Orhan and your excellent staff.

David Royle

After finding our dream Turkish property we needed a Turkish English speaking lawyer based in the UK for ease of communication. Speaking to people who have previously purchased in Turkey no body was forthcoming with recommendations so we had to find one ourselves. Having searched the internet the only law firm that stood out from the rest was London Legal International. Their web site was superior to all the others, so we called them and explained what we required. Within thirty minutes we had a call back from a lady called Burcu who explained every detail we needed to know including costs and time scales, we instructed them immediately. Shortly after we was contacted by Ms Selver Simsek. Selver introduced herself and told us she would be working on our behalf for the conveyance. The whole experience was very reassuring and we felt very happy with their service. The excellent service carried on throughout the conveyance with a friendly professional attitude and we was informed of every single step along the way via email and personal phone calls. We cannot speak highly enough of Selver and the team at London Legal International. We would have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone and indeed already have done. Wish we had the same experience with local solicitors. London Legal International The A Touch Of Turkish Delight.     

Saied Badat and Azizun Nessa

 

With regards to our recent visit to Antalya and completing TAPU. We would like to take this opportunity to thank London Legal International and mainly Selver for all her efforts over the last few months.

I write to you to particularly provide some compliments on Selver. Selver has absolutely been amazing to work with while we have been in the UK and in Turkey. She is a huge asset to your team and I hope that she is recognised for the excellent work he does for London Legal.

She is extremely professional, courteous, helpful, friendly and for us it was such a comfort to have someone like her on our side. She was always there for us at the end of the phone. Also, personally dealing with all our questions and putting our minds at rest.

The whole buying process was explained clearly and thoroughly and we did not have any worries when we had questions or needed help with anything. We feel that it is important for people from the UK to feel safe when they are taking such a big step overseas, and Selver does this in a fantastic manner, making us feel safe and secure during the whole buying process. A true asset to your firm.

Now we at the end we are so happy with our home in Antalya and could not have done this without Selvers help. We will not hesitate to recommend London Legal and Selver to our friends and family, should they wish to take the same journey.

Ian-Sarah Mayer

By using London Legal International I saved money and time rather than travelling to Turkey.By using LLI,  they could speak to me in my language and deal with solicitors in Turkey in their language eliminating confusion. It made sense!

Stephen Gary Barnes

I cannot thank you enough for the way you dealt with all of my concerns in my divorce case. Never have I previously been treated in such a kind and considerate manner. The way in which you helped me through all of my problems was just like talking it through with a best friend. You helped put my mind at ease and took all the stress away.

I am so happy I found this company.

Julie Jones

London Legal have been a great help to us, making everything we needed straight forward and easy. Not only were they extremely helpful, but they gave us great confidence in knowing our business was being dealt with promptly and professionally.

Jim Lockhart

London Legal International were recommended to us by one of the larger property magazines when we required a UK based Turkish solicitor to take an action against a large Turkish builder and possibly a legal practice in Turkey. Whilst we have just passed the preliminary stages of the case, following their refreshing and professional manner, we are confident that our case will be negotiated in such a way as to achieve the best possible result. From experience we would always recommend a UK based Turkish legal practice to carry out due diligence and conveyancing on any property being bought in Turkey. Do otherwise at your peril. You have been warned!

Frank Firth

My business with your company was dealt with in a thorough and professional manner at very reasonable cost by friendly staff. I feel I must mention Selver Simsek who dealt with my business in a very pleasant manner throughout and I would have no hesitation in recommending London Legal International to anybody who seeks legal guidance.

Barrie Taylor Director – Aegean Coast Realty Limited

Having used several solicitors actually in Turkey I had one bad experience after another, of all which cost me a fortune, with no real certainty of what they were doing and certainly no encouragement that what they were doing was right. They all spoke perfect English and they all made the right noises but it still ended up in a costly mess.

My wife got taken ill and I had to move quickly and effectively to secure the sale of my Turkish Limited company and its assets, so obviously I needed someone I could rely on and who could deal with matters on both sides of the world. To this end I called the Turkish Embassy for advice, who in turn led me to London Legal International.

I must have done something good in my life to have found this company and only I wish I found them 2 years previous when I started my business in Turkey. I would have saved a lot of worry and a small fortune in taxes and fees.

London Legal International dealt with all my outstanding personal, legal and company issues quickly, effectively and efficiently at a fraction of the cost I had been quoted in Turkey. They were accessible at all times, even in the early evenings, made time to speak to me and generally looked after my every need with a calm and gentle manner that seems to be missing these days in professional standards.

My God what a relief it was for me to have the burden of worry taken off my back so that I could give my mind over to my wife’s needs. I would love to express the gratitude of both myself and my wife not only all the work you did for us (in particular Burcu Orhan) but also for the way you did it.

Diane Harding

Thank you to the team at London Legal International. From first instruction through to the completion of the sale of our property in Turkey they kept us fully informed. Very professional. I am grateful for their services as it saved me time away from my family, a return plane ticket to Turkey, as well as the stress and worry of trying to complete the sale on my own. I would recommend them to anyone selling or buying a property in Turkey.

Neville Haywood

I am writing to formally thank you and your teams both in London and Turkey for the most excellent service that you have given in the resolution of  my late brother’s Turkish will.
I cannot praise enough the speed and coordination between London and Izmir in satisfying all the legal requirements and full completion in less than 4 months.
I am particularly grateful to you for not only explaining the processes required and the costs which would be incurred so clearly but also for the communication with me at each stage.
This has been a brilliant example of business and project management, understanding the client’s needs and most effective communication skills.
I wish you great success and would certainly recommend London Legal International.
Kind Regards and thank you again