Testimonials

Marvellous, thank you Deborah

Mrs C, Financial Final Hearing, Hartlepool

 

I had reached the stage of Final Hearing to obtain a financial remedy following my divorce.  I had represented myself at previous hearings since I had lost confidence in my solicitor during a legal battle that had spanned over 2 years.  I had read up on advice offered via various websites as a 'litigant in person' and had written a Positions statement to be included in the Trial Bundle.  My emotions and stress levels were at the max!
 
36 hours before the Hearing I contacted Deborah to discuss the case.  I emailed her various background documentation, she amended my Position Statement and produced other crucial documents to add to the Bundle - opening statement, net effect schedule, cross examination questions and the bones of a closing statement - none of which I was aware I would need.  She talked me through what would happen on the day, explained that I had to prove everything I was stating and what I could and could not raise in front of the Judge.  All this at the 11th hour! 
 
My ex-husband had a solicitor and a barrister. It was not necessary to present my case before the Judge on the day as we agreed a settlement prior to a full hearing which was put before the Judge for approval.  Deborah was available on the telephone for support throughout this process.  I was nervous but I merit the outcome on being mentally prepared and knowing my paperwork was in order and therefore I was able to negotiate confidently - this was all down to the support I received from Deborah.
 
I am very relieved it is all over and very grateful to Deborah for the support offered to ordinary people like me who represent themselves at court.  I would recommend Deborah to anyone who wishes to represent themselves, she was marvellous.
 
Thanks Deborah

 

 

Outstanding, thank you Jo

Mr K, Children Proceedings, Wiltshire

 

I am writing to thank you for the outstanding work, guidance and support you gave me whilst acting as my Mckenzie Friend.  Words really cannot give my appreciation justice.  You carefully managed my expectations throughout and signposted me to useful information during often difficult and stressful times.  The process was extremely daunting at first but you took the time to explain any questions I had and gave me the confidence to put forward my case in the best way possible.  

 

I owe the outcome of my case to your friendliness, dedication and perseverence which you showed throughout the months leading up to my hearing.  One again please accept my thanks and sincere appreciation.  

 


 
 

 
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Disclaimer
 
Family Court Friend is NOT a legal advice service.  It is a support and guidance service.  

 

Although  Deborah Nelson is a qualified Solicitor she does  not hold a practising Certificate to be able to advise you as to the merits of your case.  We are providing a service to you as a McKenzie Friends/Legal Assistants and therefore will not be responsible for any adverse decisions made in your case resulting from documents we have helped you prepare and guidance given to you prior to or during court proceedings.  We will not be responsible for any decisions made by you, the court or the other party's solicitor. or applications, 

 

If you require advice about the merits of your case or application or what to say in your statements you should consult a Practising Solicitor who is regulated by the Solicitor's Regulation Authority or a Direct Access Barrister.