Colin qualified as a solicitor in 1998. He specialises predominantly in family law, litigation / dispute resolution, wills, probate and settlement agreements and has notable cases reported in the Court of Appeal and High Court.
His litigation work also includes contentious probate disputes with one of his cases having been reported in the Wills & Trusts Law Reports (WTLR) and being referenced in two Law Society Legal Handbooks for Inheritance Act Claims and Contentious Probate.
Colin also has experience representing celebrities, other lawyers (including barristers) and high net worth clients including a client who appeared in The Times Richest 100 list. He was also asked to be a guest speaker at the 2020 International PCLawyer Global Online Summit alongside other industry leading experts across the world.
Colin is a very experienced solicitor and acts for clients internationally as well as in the local courts and tribunals throughout the country.
As stated above, he has also represented clients in the Royal Courts of Justice both in the Court of Appeal and High Court, in the High Court District Registries, the Employment Appeals Tribunal, and as part of High Profile Group Litigation.
His cases have included :
- notable cases that have had impact upon the law generally;
- high value divorce settlements;
- high value employment settlement agreements;
- multi million pound litigation;
- international freezing injunction (value c. £20 million in the Chancery Division);
- complex domicile issues;
- cases involving human rights;
- whistle blowing.
Before setting up Freeman Jones Solicitors, Colin was a Partner and Head of the Civil Department at a firm of solicitors in Liverpool.
In addition to being a lawyer, Colin has also achieved qualifications in business, leadership and management (Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)).
Colin Freeman is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.
My partner and I have recently entered a civil partnership and we wanted the additional security of a pre-civil partnership agreement. This document was being overseen by another local family law firm (commissioned by my partner). Due to significant delays, errors, and poor communication by my partner's law firm, I was unable to organise my own independent legal advice until two weeks prior to our ceremony. This was an incredibly stressful and anxious time for me but thankfully I was supported by Colin Freeman, Freeman Jones Solicitors. Throughout the initial telephone consultation and subsequent face-to-face meeting, I felt that Colin understood the requirements of the documentation and the time pressures required for the task. Colin was honest and transparent in his discussions, which helped to manage my anxieties and expectations. I felt that I was receiving professional and expert advice and Colin was able to answer my queries when I got lost in the legal terminology. This was very reassuring to me. However, it was his actions in redrafting and presenting an agreement that I was happy with, in the short time frame which meant that he worked on his day off, that impressed me the most. I felt valued as a client and would want to be supported by Colin in any future legal matters.
Freeman Jones was recommended to us when we were looking to draft a Will. Colin was extremely helpful, and professional and made the process very straightforward. Would definitely recommend them.
Excellent service communicating with pension company and sorting my finances on divorce. Recommended and would certainly use it again.
The service you provided was excellent. It provided me with the explanation I needed to complete my will. It was delivered in a plain understandable and professional manner. Thank you.
I met Colin in 2011 and instructed Freeman Jones to work with me in 2013 over a variety of circumstances, including business and family matters. Colin is fantastic and I cannot recommend him enough. He is direct, and straight to the point and his first port of call is asking you the outcome you want from the situation at hand, always thinking of you. He explains things so they are easily understood and looks after everything to get the results you want. Colin is approachable and easy to talk to, even in the most difficult situations, and has often gone above and beyond. Trust is one of the biggest elements in life and business and Colin has my trust. I have recommended him to many and would keep doing so because of his client-centric approach and communication style. I would highly recommend Colin and Freeman Jones to work with.
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