I was the buyer of the property that this law firm were attempting to sell. The firm messed up the property\'s title deeds leaving out the garden that was attached to the property I was about to buy. This was only discovered after missives were exchanged. I was told that I had no choice but to buy the property and give Aikman Bell time to sort out the Deeds. It took months and I couldn\'t move in as planned. The Aikman Bell solicitor then thought that I had reneged from the deal even though there was no paperwork or email to suggest that I had. The firm misled their clients and put the property back on the market. A friend saw that it had been re-advertised and contacted me. Even after I had pointed it out to Aikman Bell and the sellers the property remained in the market for weeks and was only taken off a few days before I took possession. Incidentally the sellers too ran into trouble because Aikman Bell failed to do a thorough search on the property the sellers were buying. They moved out of their flat but couldn\'t move in to their new property because the local council had a restriction on the property. I am not sure of the details here as this was not a problem that affected me. But I wouldn\'t touch Aikman Bell or buy a property that they are attempting to sell with a barge pole. It has been a nightmare. Solicitors seem to ban together to help each other out. I felt that the Law was not on my side and my hands were tied, even though the solicitor was frankly incompetent. But I have approached the Law Society about my experience. Never ever exchange missives or sign a contract before your solicitor has checked the deeds and the paperwork. In fact if you can check it yourself! I failed to realise this and was subsequently trapped into a buying a property I really wanted to walk away from and could have spent the time looking for something else in a buyers market.