Testimonials – Brian Barr

What Our Clients Say...

I would like to thank Alex Cohen and his team for bringing my personal injury case to a satisfactory conclusion recently. I contacted Brian Barr Solicitors almost 2 years after my accident following a total dissatisfaction with my previous solicitor. This immediately put Alex under a great deal of pressure to get the case accessed and prepared to court within weeks, which was achieved by the skin of our teeth. 3.5 years later and it’s all over, but the important thing to note here is that without the understanding of the complexity of chronic pain syndrome and fibromyalgia in this complicated case, it would have fallen away a long time ago, without Alex’s expertise, his meticulous attention to detail, along with the overall quality and professionalism of all involved.  The medical experts that Brian Barr have used on my case have been incredible and they truly understand the mechanics of the complaint. The barrister on my case was Marcus Grant and again was also very calming and explained all the potential hurdles along the way.

Alex and his team have got time for you, you actually forget that they are your acting solicitor, a friendship has been built up, and when you are getting worried or dragged down on so many occasions Katie helped me get through the sticky patches with her empathy with the effects of pain (she gets it) many thanks Katie you’re a gem!

If you are anywhere in the UK and you are looking for a quality solicitor firm which specialises in Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia, look no further than Brian Barr Solicitors – believe me you’re in safe hands.

Graham Lynes

I hope you’re well and safe Steven. The past 1,838 days have been a pleasure to get to know you and work with yourself, Sophie and Brian Barr Solicitors. Not only do I feel I made the right choice in choosing Brian Barr, I couldn’t be happier having yourself and Fiona as my counsel. This was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to go through as it was never my intention for the first year to seek litigation, but you made the process as smooth, reassuring and simple as possible. Myself and my wife are truly grateful for everything you’ve done for us.


Mr C

Highly recommend this firm for their expertise in fibromyalgia. I am eternally grateful for all the hard work and care taken in supporting me during one of the most challenging periods of my life. Thank you.

Kate McTigue

I would absolutely recommend Brian Barr Solicitors. They looked after me after the previous solicitor’s would not listen as my health was taking a rapid turn downward because of fibromyalgia issues. Brian Barr’s diligence meant I had a suitable conclusion for the nature of my car accident.

Debi Richens

Steven, I want to say how very much grateful I am to you, and Mr Brian Barr, and all staff at Brian Barr solicitors, and everyone who has helped me find justice, without you all I don’t know where I would be, you are all truly amazing people because you care about others, keep doing what you are doing because it means the world to have a team of people who care, thank you all so very much, and for keeping me going throughout all of this. Thank you Steven so very, much.

Ursula Upson

Alex Cohen and his team were nothing but amazing. They fully explained everything I needed to know throughout my entire case (which was just over 5 years!) with a great deal of compassion and care. I would have no hesitation in recommending Brian Barr solicitors if a member of my family or friend ever needed it.


I can’t thank you enough. You have all been so nice and kind, really lovely to have worked with you. God bless you all.


I am really happy that I was recommended to your firm. I have had a very good experience for someone who is very anxious and this was my first time dealing with something like this. Phillip Cohen has been wonderful and got the result I had been waiting for.

Hannah Dunkley

Very impressed with Phillip and service he gave me, Sonya was also fantastic. Thank you for the help and support you have given me throughout this case.


It has been a pleasure being supported by Phillip for the four years of my pursuit of justice. I have a lot of respect for Phillip, not only his knowledge and skills but as a person of impeccable manners.
I admire his professionalism, honesty and the high standard of quality service he provided whilst handling the case. He never made it feel it is too much trouble when getting in touch, which I really appreciated particularly whilst going through these very difficult times.
You have secured an amazing result for me and have my eternal gratitude, thank you Phillip.


I am very pleased and satisfied with Brian Barr Solicitors, more so Phillip. They provide a superb honest and professional service. I feel very fortunate to having found Brian Barr Solicitors as they gave me the best advice and always had my best interest in mind.
Thank you Phillip for all your help, support and guidance and for helping me recover the damages. This wouldn’t have been possible without you and Marcus (barrister). I really appreciate it.


I found Phillip and Sonya both very approachable, friendly and professional. Your firm and those I dealt with had a great understanding of fibromyalgia. Their expertise was apparent from the start. I am so pleased that I changed solicitors and found Phillip who knows exactly what he is talking about. I trusted Brian Barr Solicitors and am very pleased with the outcome and pleased that I put my trust in them and their choice of counsel.


Phillip is like a machine and worked so hard to get the right result. We are so thankful to him and his staff. Thank you once again!


I moved to Brian Barr Solicitors after changing from another solicitors firm. Phillip Cohen who dealt with my case is a very outstanding man, a solicitor whose concern is for your best outcome not their bottom line (a refreshing and welcome change).
If you want the best outcome for your claim, use the best. A big thank you again to Phillip.


Excellent service. I was given detailed explanations at every stage and all my queries were answered. Thank you very much indeed for your excellent service.


I was really happy that I found Brian Barr Solicitors. My solicitor, Phillip Cohen, was an absolute gem from start to finish. If I had anything I wanted explaining or any worry, Phillip always talked it through with me. When I went for the final settlement meeting both he and Fiona Ashworth (barrister) put me at ease and talked me through it step by step. I cannot thank them enough. So once again thank you Phillip Cohen and Brian Barr Solicitors. I really would recommend you to anyone who needs a competent firm of solicitors.


Thank you Phillip for his excellent advice and support throughout the claim process. I am delighted with the outcome.


I am extremely pleased with Brian Barr Solicitors’ efficient and friendly service.


My best regards for your kindness to my family and you are a credit to the legal practice for taking on this case.


Thank you Nicky, for making a stressful time as easy as it could be! Eternally grateful for your support.   


I swapped solicitors due to dissatisfaction with my previous solicitor. I have found all the staff at Brian Barr very friendly and professional. A huge thanks to Phillip, Sonya and Fiona (barrister) for all your hard work on my case.


When Alex first agreed to take on my case, he was very honest right from the start as there were mitigating circumstances. With his honesty, professionalism and integrity, he gave me hope that an outcome could be reached, in which we did.
Alex Cohen is a fantastic solicitor; every query, every phone call and through all the times of stress, it was always Alex who put my mind at rest. I cannot thank him enough for his support and dedication on my case. I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future. In a strange way, I will miss our conversations.
Thank you, Alex!


Could not speak highly enough of Alex Cohen; he has been incredibly supportive, understanding and patient with me through my very long case. He always advised me on everything based on my best interest, was so productive, helpful and was a genuine, pleasant and friendly man. He was so sympathetic to my circumstances and did all he could to make the whole process as stress-free as possible. He really understood fibromyalgia and was fantastic at soliciting advice, which showed in my settlement result. I am forever grateful to Alex Cohen, Brian Barr and the whole team. Thank you so much.

Hannah Johnson, Lincolnshire

Dear Phillip, I am writing to thank you most sincerely for the remarkable result you achieved on my personal injury claim for Fibromyalgia. I came across Brian Barr Solicitors through an internet search and initially approached them with a mixture of cynicism and trepidation. During our very first telephone conversation, I gained an initial impression of your kindness, authenticity and utter professionalism, which has been confirmed a hundredfold since that time. I have specifically appreciated the extent to which you have kept me informed, responding promptly to all my correspondence. I also congratulate you on the remarkable team of experts you were able to assemble to support and progress my claim. In particular, I did not expect a top flight London Barrister in my corner. I feel so fortunate to have been represented by yourself. Your expertise in the area of chronic pain has achieved an outcome far surpassing my hopes. Thank you once again for your assistance and support. I remain awed by your performance at the JSM.

KC, Cheshire

I was always updated with how my case was progressing. I would like to say thank you to Stephen for all of his help with my case; his knowledge, guidance and understanding of my CRPS provided great comfort for me and helped to ease my mind every step of the way during my claim. I would not hesitate to recommend Brian Barr Solicitors to anyone.

AR, Stockport

Throughout my case, Alex from Brian Barr was always nice and patient with me, taking the time to explain things to me and listen to what I had to say. He did everything he could to achieve the best settlement possible and was always happy to talk via email. If he couldn’t take my call straight away, he would always do his best to call me back the same day.

Lucy Goddard, Norfolk

We would like to thank Alex from Brian Barr for his support over the last three years; he took the time to better understand our claim, something that well-known competitors failed to do, and was willing to help us in the face of a well-funded intimidating defendant. Alex’s hard work, combined with that of his high quality team, proved undoubtedly fundamental in helping us secure a settlement, which has allowed us to move on with our lives. Finally, it was a pleasure to work with someone a thoughtful, honest, and thoroughly decent as Alex – we really can’t speak highly enough of him as a person.

NW, East Sussex

Brian Barr offer very friendly and efficient service. They kept us well informed throughout and had very reasonable fees for such a specialised service, enabling us to achieve results much quicker than anticipated.

Cynthia Wiltshire, Somerset

Philip and the Brian Barr team have been helpful and friendly throughout. They have responded to all communications from myself and have replied swiftly, with every step fully explained.

Melita Sheppard, Southampton

With my sincerest gratitude. Thank you for obtaining a final settlement, which will help me towards hopefully a better future. You have been supportive of us throughout and we wish you all the best in your future. You have not only been kind and honest, but also a good friend to us along the way. I am grateful that you have managed the case and dedicated much time and effort to reaching a conclusion at what felt like the right time. You have been part of a few that have really understood my difficulties and we have appreciated your patience, especially through the incredibly challenging times throughout the litigation. Thank you for representing me.

James Edwards, Gloucester

Dear Brian, Thank you all so very much for representing me. You are one amazing firm of solicitors who I will definitely recommend.

Chris Harrison, Teeside

Good morning Brian, First of all I would like to thank you so much for all your constant support and help that you have given me over these last few years. You are truly one of the nicest people that I have ever had the privilege of meeting. I am so glad that it has all finished although, to be honest with you, I will miss being in contact with you and your lovely staff at Brian Barr. After leaving you yesterday, feeling better than I have in years, I popped into the travel agent and found a lovely holiday. Have a lovely day and once again THANK YOU.
Kind regards

Debbie, Manchester

Hi Lyndsey, I just want to thank Fiona, the team at Brian Barr and especially yourself for all the help and support with the claim. You have guided us through the process compassionately and have always been exceptionally understanding of my needs and condition. I hope you can appreciate how highly we regard all of this, and please accept our eternal gratitude.

Hannah Chalkly

I cannot thank you enough, you have made this difficult journey in my life much smoother and easier for me. I will happily recommend Brian Barr Solicitors and certainly you in person, to anyone. I dread to think how I would have ended up if I had not seen Brian’s ad in the Fibro magazine.

David Johnson, Aylesbury