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Here are some of the comments we have received from our wonderful clients. As a team we pride ourselves on providing exceptional client care, being understanding at a difficult time in people’s lives and patient in finding lasting and workable solutions.

"Thank you so much for such an informative meeting, and being so sensitive with ** about it. He was really stressed and anxious beforehand, but after talking with you he was so relieved and straightened his back quite a lot. You made him feel that he has rights and that he matters, and I really appreciated that more than words can express."

"Thank you very much for your time, kindness and professional help Charlotte. I have been extremely grateful for your support since first coming to see you. I would like to hope that I won't require your services again for matrimonial reasons but if I do, I will not hesitate to contact you."

"Your advice and help has been so invaluable to me. You really have helped so so much - thank you."

"Many thanks for your email, and everything you have done for us over the last three years. We will need your advice from time to time but we think we have learned an awful lot from you."

"Raj was superb throughout. Absolutely exceptional service thank you".

"It is very hard to put into words how grateful we are for your expert, professional yet empathetic support throughout this process. What could have been a much more stressful time, was in fact a calm and methodical process, where we knew exactly what to expect at each point along the way.  Your communications were always so thorough and prompt, we just felt in such safe hands, but also that we had plenty of input in terms of the direction we wanted proceedings to take".

"When I was looking for family lawyer, one of my friends recommends Alice Scambler to me. She is so kind and considerate, and tried to give me an economic way to sort out my issues. I really recommend Alice."

" I just wanted to say thank you for all your help over the past year, through a time where I would have been lost without your valuable guidance. You have been absolutely amazing throughout the dealings with my divorce case and you have dealt with all correspondence from the other side on a professional and calm manner, never allowing the situation to spiral out of control – for that I am grateful."

“Emilie is the antithesis of a destructively rapacious divorce lawyer - she allowed privately for the emotion of each moment, but ensured that every public step was fair, respectful, dignified and productive. Even in the worst moments of my divorce I slept well at night, safe in the knowledge that her advice was the best that money can buy and that she would secure the fairest possible settlement for me. I am profoundly grateful to have been guided by her and know that both emotionally and financially I could not have hoped for a better outcome.”

"Clearly many family law matters are (hopefully) a once in a lifetime event, in my case divorce and financial agreement, so it is unlikely a non lawyer will know where to start. At a time when emotions are all over the place Zoë provides clear simple guidance. She provides options and explains what they will mean to you. She is in no way pushy but she will give opinion when needed and I trust her advice wholeheartedly".

"Trisha fights firmly for her clients interests. She is a pragmatic practitioner who will always try to settle a case if at all possible". Trisha has built a reputation as a "committed and talented solicitor. She is supportive when needed, fearless when required and gets great results for her clients".

"I want to say what a great first impression he's made in the support that he's given me as well as the feedback firm-wide on the work that he's done".

"I was immediately at ease with Kim, I felt comfortable to talk about my situation.  She offered a compassionate space where I could discuss my fears. She was able to reframe my anxieties surrounding money and the end of my relationship as a normal and non-threatening process towards finding resolution between my ex-partner and myself. I feel she gave me confidence to see this as a manageable negotiation that places the welfare of our joint child at the centre of any future discussions".

"Hannah was quite simply terrific. I could not have asked for any more support, guidance and advice. She was prompt, efficient, extremely professional and courteous. I honestly feel extremely fortunate to have had Hannah appointed to me. Hannah’s warmth and personality made what was / is an extremely difficult process that much easier.".

"I was just in a panic when I spoke with Sophie but she handled things so well and took the stress away. It’s obviously just a very sensitive time and topic for me at the moment."

"Thank you so very much for everything you have done today. * is in a far better place now and already taking some positive action from the meeting despite the emotional roller coaster she is on."

Wife: " Thank you once again for making a difficult process so much the easier for all your skills, knowledge, patience and respectful manner. I have greatly appreciated this". Husband: "I’d like to echo C’s comments. You have definitely made this process much easier plus your compassion and understanding in regard to costs has meant a great deal to me personally. For that, I am very grateful".

"Hattie's personal commitment means she goes the extra mile for her clients every time. She has the rare gift of treating every case like it is her only case."

"My thanks to Charlotte for her input to the negotiations and her moral support during a horrible week for me. She really deserves a medal for her patience".

"It has been a pleasure working with you. Although there are no 'winners' in divorce, you have helped me to ensure that I don't lose one of the few assets I am confident that my ex-partner is not entitled to half of - my mind!".

"Louise has handled an extremely important case for me, having been involved a few years before in my matrimonial case. Louise was superb, took me through the whole process, amazingly professional, knew the law back to front, organised everything, she was extremely calm which in turn calmed me down. The difference between the "other side's" professionalism and paperwork compared to Louise's was phenomenal, she went above and beyond the call of duty and I would certainly recommend her to anyone who had to go through what I went through, first class all round".

"Sam's hard work and expertise was instrumental in Family Law Partners and Brighton University being awarded the highest grade of outstanding by the KTP Grading Panel for its achievement in embedding knowledge engineering expertise to develop a rules based decision support system to underpin a novel model of family law provision".

"The help Sophie has given us all over the past year has been invaluable. We would certainly struggle to do our jobs without the support she gives us".

"Thank you for all of your help and support. It really is very impressive how quickly you turn everything around, and I am acutely aware that you are also doing a million other things too".

"One of the original Family Law Partners team members, Lucy's commitment to the team and our external brand is unshakeable".

"Mission-critical to our success is the outstanding support and expertise provided by Miriam and her team".

"You were simply amazing. I felt a huge relief calling you".

"You always advised me of the options that were available at any given time during the process and gave me the time needed, and required, to make my own decisions which, ultimately, would affect the rest of my life".

“From the moment we met I felt at ease and comfortable to talk about a very private problem”.

"When I first instructed Kate Elliott, instantly I had sense of relief as I knew my complex case was going to meticulously thought out. She worked tirelessly throughout my case with dedicated professionalism and honesty. She is attentive, warm and kind yet a strong advocate defending her client's rights and interest. I felt assured and my mind was put at ease throughout the case, as Kate would keep me informed on the progress and explain the reasons why certain actions would need to be taken. I am grateful and cannot thank Kate enough for all her support and dedication. She is an outstanding family lawyer and I highly commend her services to you".

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support and advice you have given me over this distressing time. I know its your job, but I felt that you were giving honest clear advice, listened to my ranting, and guided me in the right direction when I needed it most. I would not be in the position I am in now, without your guiding hand".

"Thank you so much Rachel for everything you did to help me. I would, without a shadow of a doubt, recommend Rachel Nichol as a family lawyer and a lovely kind person."

"Just a quick thank you to you all for helping this morning go way better than my expectations. I am very grateful to you all for the kindness and consideration shown".

"Where to start? I've just had the pleasure of having Polly represent me in the courts. I am totally clueless when it comes to all this legal stuff and procedures, however, Polly made it easy for me to understand and recommended appropriate actions to take and fulfilled those actions perfectly. She wasn't just someone behind a screen after my money, she was involved, engaged and compassionate, and I can't thank her enough for that. I don't think I could have asked for anyone better. Very professional, always quick to take action and reply to me. Got the job done and got the results I was after. Very professional, would definitely use again and would highly recommend to friends and family."

"Emily has been my lawyer through what has been a traumatic divorce for me. The whole process has been very stressful and the resulting anxiety was intense at times; but Emily's calm and empathetic approach has helped not let it overwhelm me. Emily always listens carefully and advises from a foundation of knowledge and integrity. I trust Emily's judgement and recommendations, appreciate her honesty and believe that she genuinely cares. I am very grateful to have the support of such a competent and compassionate lawyer by my side".

"Where to start? I've just had the pleasure of having Polly represent me in the courts. I am totally clueless when it comes to all this legal stuff and procedures, however polly made it easy for me to understand and recommended appropriate actions to take and fulfilled those actions perfectly. She wasn't just someone behind a screen after my money, she was involved, engaged and compassionate, and I can?t thank her enough for that. I don?t think I could have asked for anyone better. Very professional, always quick to take action and reply to me. Got the job done and got the results I was after. Very professional, would definitely use again and would highly recommend to friends and family".

"I used Family Law Partners for help with a Variation Order to an old Spousal Maintenance Agreement. I thought Rachel Nicholl was very professional, responsive and prompt with her advice. Thank you, as it is all sorted now".

"Thank you Kate Elliott for your honesty, perseverance and professionalism. It is appreciated beyond words".

"Kate Elliott is a dedicated, reliable and extremely competent lawyer who puts the client first. I am so happy with Kate's help and professionalism. I was thoroughly recommend her and her practice. Thank you Kate".

"Gemma has excellent knowledge in her field, along with a very personable nature. I felt that she has always given me the best possible advice and service and I completely trusted her judgement and ability. Gemma made sure I was aware of all my legal requirements, what would happen next, and answered all my questions quickly. This constant reassurance paved the way to ensure that a fair and amicable agreement was made with the knowledge that my dependants, assets and future income where safe and secure".

"Gemma helped me tremendously during a very difficult time in my life. She gave me assurance and peace of mind and very practical advice and guidance when and where I needed it. She was instrumental in me rebuilding my life after separation and divorce. She was clear, focused and determined to get me to a place of security and financial stability when I was at my most vulnerable and emotional. I would and have recommended Gemma to anyone who needs a strong helping hand in any legal matter. Thank you Gemma".

"You were a great springboard into positive co-parenting, lack of bitterness and a fair settlement. Thank you".

"I would like to thank you, Hazel, for your excellent work, professionalism, kindness, and understanding, especially on those occasions when I must have asked what could have been construed as pretty 'silly' questions! At a time when things were very stressful and anxious at the beginning of the divorce process, I always felt that however busy you were, I was always lent a sympathetic ear which was very much appreciated. I would highly recommend you in the future".

"A heartfelt thank you for everything you guys have put into this. I don't need to explain much more, I know you get it and the impact that this has been having on us. I know you have spent your days, evening and weekends on this and I am very grateful. I can't thank you enough for all your hours of support and advice"

"I just wanted to thank you for your support. I'm really glad I used FLP and your advice was excellent and straightforward. It was reassuring to feel I had you on my side".

"It finally feels like closure on all business around the sad circumstances of my divorce and I?m pleased to be moving on. Thank you again for your sympathetic and studious handling of my affairs".

"I got a good result so overall pleased with Gemma's work especially in the Prenup and now seeing it through to the end. So thank you - I am pleased to get the consent order approved".

"I just wanted to say thank you for your time and considerate manner when we had our meeting. It was, to be honest, one of the worst meetings of my life due to the circumstance, but your kind lovely self made it more bearable. You're in the right job".

"Now that my divorce is complete, I would like to say how pleased I have been with your work and support during the difficult process. I feel sad today, but am also looking forward to move ahead personally, and with more energy than I have found over the past year or so".  

"I am over the moon of the outcome. I have been always satisfied of your service. Though, we only met through Skype, you have always been clear and open with me when it comes to sharing your expertise in the field. I thank you for your patience".

"It really feels like the beginning of a new chapter in my life, and I am very grateful to you for your help in finding my way through the last one".

"Thanks again for helping me through this hideous process - you have made it a great deal easier than it would have been had I tried to manage it independently".

"Thank you for meeting with me. I was impressed with your professionalism, approach and warmth. I feel you are the right person to see me through this".

"Chris has been exceptionally professional and very helpful this last 10 days, cannot thank him enough".

"I just wanted to thank you again for all your help on this matter. We were both very pleased with the advice and service received. I do appreciate not just the efficient and skilful way you handled the matter, but also the sensitivity that you brought to bear".

"Thank you Lisa for all your help, advice and support through the long and (at times) painful journey of my divorce and its completion with the sale of the house. It was an experience and without your constant support, both professionally and emotionally, it would have been an even more difficult time, and for that I thank you immensely".

"It is not easy sometimes to put exact thoughts or sentiments into words, but more than words can describe I appreciate your care, your professionalism and the way you have represented me so perfectly throughout my case. It has been challenging times and I know that there is still so much to do, and I know that I will have to find a way to build the right environment for my children, and somehow to put my life back together, but regardless of what the future may bring I know I wouldn't have felt as strong and positive as I do now if it wasn't for your efforts and your kind support".

"Gemma was really excellent. I felt that she was supporting me, at the same time I did not feel as though she was doing this blindly, but was adding objective insights about what was appropriate or not".

"Just a quick thank you to you all for helping this morning go way better than my expectations. I am very grateful to you all for the kindness and consideration shown".

"Thanks again Sarah for helping in a very difficult situation. There were definitely times I despaired but after speaking with you I always felt better. My sons began to say 'Mom, talk to Sarah'".

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the support and advice you have given me over this distressing time. I know its your job, but I felt that you were giving honest clear advice, listened to my ranting, and guided me in the right direction when I needed it most. I would not be in the position I am in now, without your guiding hand".

"Dear Sarah. Many thanks for all your hard work last year. The divorce is in process now and we have reached a financial agreement, which would have been even extraordinarily difficult without your help in mediation. All very best wishes and thanks again".

"Thank you for your kindness and your guidance through this whole exhausting but collaborative process. Much better than court".

"I feel so blessed our paths crossed and that you are there guiding me through, and helping me to navigate this really bumpy patch in life".

"It was an enormous relief and now weight off my shoulders, to have reached a conclusion. Thanks to yourself, Robert, Karen and Seamus' brilliance in Court, you achieved a clean break and with that, I can now start to plan my future and move on without the worry or stress of being financially attached".

"Dear Alan, Chris and your team. Thank you for your professionalism and kindness throughout deeply challenging times".

"Thank you for helping me and giving me hope with this horribly overwhelming situation".

"I cannot thank you enough for your support over the last few years. It has been a prolonged and distressing process, but you kept me sane in the darkest periods, and I am very grateful for your no-nonsense but compassionate approach, which made it all a bit easier to cope with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Although I wouldn't wish the situation on my worst enemy, you help make it less traumatic".

"I am SO pleased to get your email this morning as I really feel you are able to grasp the implications of my situation. It's obvious that you are really on the case and I am literally weeping with relief!".

"Dear Lisa, You have been a rock. We don't have a panic button in this house, we have a "Lisa" button - you are a soldier".  

"Many thanks for your email and for your efforts on our behalf at what has been a very difficult time. Your calm professionalism was very much appreciated and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you in the future".

"Robert, the support from you and your colleagues was fantastic".

"Dear Lisa. I just wanted to say thank you for yesterday. I know it is still early days, but I came away feeling much reassured that the process holds the possibility of delivering a mutually satisfactory outcome. I think that this owes much to the commitment, belief and skill that both you and Wendy bring as guardians and managers of the process. So, thank you".

"Alan. You are the most caring, sensible, wise and intelligent man I know. I consider having you worked on my case and for my family at times, one of the best decisions I've made in my life. Your team have always been consistent, happy and helpful. You and the team so deserve success".

"Dear Lisa. Thank you for yesterday and helping the process feel positive and less uncomfortable than I was expecting".

"Thank you so much for your help and advice, the whole experience has helped me and my family hugely, more than you could ever imagine".

"I would like to say a huge thank you for all the helpful advice and putting everything together at such short notice. It is reassuring that I know I have legal support. Once again, a massive 'thank you' for your service".

"Dear Sarah. Thank you so much for all your help and support with this over the last few months - months I hope to never have to repeat but months that were made all the easier with your wisdom, support and help. With many thanks and much gratitude".

"Sarah, many thanks indeed for your help and guidance during this period. Thank you for your kind words, I hope this concludes everything, but of course, should anything else crop up, I will indeed be in touch. I'm very grateful that you've assisted in making the process as straight forward as possible".

"Dear Sarah, thank you so much for the update and all your help and support. You've kept me grounded throughout and that, in itself, has been invaluable".  

"Chris, during what has been a pretty trying process for us, we have been very impressed with your approach, counsel and overall professionalism. Thanks again for all your help and support".  

"Sarah I do want to thank you. I was apprehensive about coming to see you and to be honest, the whole process! You calmed my fears and I now feel this is achievable, albeit step by step. Thank you for your help, it really is appreciated".

"Miriam is a wonderful young bright lady who interacts amazingly so well to put anyone so well at ease when spoken to. She is very caring and shows great empathy in listening and providing technical and legal support. I think she is great".

"I'm so excited that the truth is emerging, my God Alan, thank your for being so, so, so,'Dog with a bone ' person on my case. More to the point thank you for being more than... trusting, guiding, PATIENT, tolerant, funny, kept me from of hanging myself on occasions. At the end of the phone when needed with a legal issue/advise for all my family though out the years. I knew I was going into an area out of my total understanding. I put all my trust in you. You've never let me down, never! P.S. The whole team are included, I'm fully aware how you support each other".

"Thanks Lisa, very impressed with all you've done through this process. Thank you for everything".

"Lisa, I just want to say a quick thank you for all your help regarding my case. From the very beginning when I first came to discuss my situation with you, you were very open, kind and sensitive towards my situation, and made me feel totally relaxed and less nervous about discussing it with someone. You have always acted very quickly on any matters that needed attention. In my case, pointing us in the correct direction of mediation really helped to avoid costly court fees and luckily we did manage to sort our arrangements out in a more amicable way through mediation. I would thoroughly recommend you to any of my personal friends or indeed their colleagues if they needed to sort of family legal issues. Thank you".

"Chris, many thanks for all your help and I would definitely recommend you to others. Thank you once again".

"Having to go through a divorce at a young age and after a short marriage was a daunting experience to face. The Family Law Partners Team in particular Lisa Burton-Durham who was dealing with my case and Alan Larkin were all so friendly and approachable which helped me through the whole process. Lisa had a great way of communicating; she was very friendly which put me at ease immediately. Not only were they great legal representation, they would keep me fully informed, ensured I understood each step and were always available for support and advice during this difficult period. My divorce has now been finalised and assets dealt with and I could not be happier with their services, so as well saying a huge thank you in particular to Lisa Burton-Durham for helping me through each step I would also like to take this opportunity to strongly recommend their services to anyone that is going through something similar. It?s amazing how much difference it can make to the whole recovery process in a divorce to have the emotional support from the legal team, legal aspects clearly explained and support each step of the way".

"I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you and your team at Family Law Partners. Words cannot express my gratitude for your help navigating my divorce. I could not have managed without you. Thank you again for your patience and kindness during such a difficult time in my life".

"Thank you Lisa for your support, for your patience and for being strong when I was not. Perhaps all this will teach me to be stronger in life for myself. Thank you also for not being judgmental. Thank you for encouraging me to voice my fears. A big step forward. It is easy for me to be strong for others and not so easy for myself".

"Robert is a thoughtful, experienced and tactical lawyer who 'remains calm and sensible at the most distressing times while giving clear and understandable advice'."