Honestly, without sounding like a rubbish novel, you have been an absolute beacon of light throughout a very tough time. Not only that, but the result of your work will have the single biggest, positive impact on so many of our lives. It goes beyond our household, but our whole family.
It's really wonderful to spend time with my daughter again after waiting so long. Every second is precious to me. Thanks for everything you've done for me.
I just wanted to send a little thank you email for all the work you have done for me. You got me what I wanted and that was to see my girls and now I've manged to share their birthdays and Christmas'. Also I've been able to have conversations with C about the kids and come to reasonable conclusions. Without you I wouldn't of been able to do this. Thank you. Well, its been pleasure to be your client and work along side you! Thank you for everything.
Julie is a most understanding, efficient & hard working Solicitor, ideally suited to personal injury claims
For over 3 years now my case has been with this firm, I first came to them with my probate which was dealt with very fast, I then stayed with the company for the sale of my late father's house, again was dealt with very fast, I then had my mother's daughter contest the probate and found myself in a very long and tedious court battle. Richard took my case and I really can not rate him highly enough, he was always straight up with me and very professional (even in the times when he knew I wouldn't like what he was going to tell me) I highly recommend this firm they go above and beyond. Polite and professional! Thank you all again
Thank you once again for all of your help and guidance during this process. You know I have not enjoyed the intrusion or the humiliation of the last five years, but I don’t think I could have had anyone better than you to get me to the end
Just to say thank you Geraldine for all that you did for us. You've been brilliant throughout the highs and lows
How can I thank you enough? I knew you were good but you really are amazing. Can I nominate you for Solicitor of Year?
Thank you for all your help with dealing with everything. You've been a star! I really appreciate it and have always found you to be professional, accessible and understanding in what has been a very difficult couple of years for me.
Once again I’d like to thank you for your excellent service and will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in the future
I just wanted to thank you Monika and thank you for your professional handling of my case. I will recommend your firm with 100% honesty to anybody. I have lots of respect for you and the work that you have put into my case.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all of your support and attention during this extremely protracted divorce and settlement. You were always so prompt in replying to all correspondence and dealing with anything that was requested of you. I'm so glad it was you who I picked to represent me.
I would like to state it has been nothing short of an absolute pleasure working with such a professional, diligent, patient, knowledgeable, person on my case. Despite having a short time frame to complete the negotiations, she worked up and above what I could ever have expected, and nothing appeared too much to bring my matter to its successful conclusion. Ms Williams took the time to explain any queries I had and pursued all information to ensure I obtained the required compensation for my injury. I can also state she was excellent at managing my expectations throughout the process, and keeping me informed. Due to Ms Williams, I can unequivocally state that I will return to Evans Derry for any future legal matters I require. Ms Williams has given me enormous confidence in your firm and the professionalism attached to it. I will also seek to recommend your services to anyone requiring legal assistance in the future as I can personally testify that you are a brilliant, competent, professional firm.
As always I can't thank you enough. I know our contact is strictly in a professional capacity, but feel I have a true friend fighting in my corner.
First, just to reiterate my thanks and appreciation for your help and support in mediating the financial settlement between R and I. I confess that the whole financial settlement process was very painful (more painful than I think it needed to be) and it was a shame that agreement couldn’t be reached without mediation. That said, I think that you played an important role in supporting us to reach a settlement. I thought your personal style and approach quickly built trust and confidence and you handled matters sensitively and thoughtfully. Given how difficult divorce is and how sensitised the participants are – this is a skill that is especially important. I thought the way in which you established the context for the mediation in the first main mediation meeting was important and built my confidence in the process. More specifically, you explained that the advice given to clients by divorce lawyers can often focus on the best possible outcome for those clients, rather than a compromise position – inevitably clients entering mediation might benchmark their positions by reference to the advice they have received – but you were clear that the purpose of mediation is to seek to reach an agreement between the parties which was palatable to them, rather than representing their best possible outcome. In terms of the mediation meetings themselves, I thought your style and way of interacting with us gave us both trust and confidence and allowed both parties to explore the issues openly (see further in relation to zoom below). You were open to the involvement of financial advisers in the mediation, including by way of written supplementary information, and I felt that that helped move the debate forward. You recognised that when R reopened the settlement we had reached, two weeks after its agreement, that was a very challenging intervention and that if you had been able to, you would have reached out at least briefly to offer a short conversation over the relevant weekend. Whilst that was not possible, I appreciated the sentiment and the fact that you sent an email on a Saturday to acknowledge the above. All of our mediation meetings were conducted over zoom. From a personal point of view, and I think the same can be said for R, we found the “digital buffer“ presented by zoom allowed the parties to more freely express their feelings and concerns and avoided what might otherwise have been a very hostile physical interaction/environment (by comparison to conventional "in person" meetings). In addition, the way in which zoom software works means that only one person can speak at any one time and it is technically quite difficult to interrupt someone once they "have the microphone“. Whilst this can have the disadvantage that one party can “hog the microphone“, it does allow parties to express their views without interruption and accordingly improves listening. Finally, the fact that parties can participate from home is likely, in my view, to mean they are slightly more relaxed and therefore more able to engage constructively. For anyone, a divorce mediation in a strange office must be an intimidating experience. As we discussed, for zoom to work effectively, it is important that all parties have an adequate broadband connection – otherwise frustrations build when parties are unable to clearly express themselves or hear what is being said by other participants. Assuming the above is the case, though, I think it is an effective medium for this type of communication. I would be very pleased to recommend you in the future.
I would give your name Natalie to anyone who needs a good lawyer. Again, thank you for your help.
May I thank you again for all the support you have given me during this matter. Yesterday's chat was very much appreciated when at my lowest. Thank you.
I would like to thank you for all your hard work and for making this process a lot easier for me.
Can I just thank you for your persistence, time & effort from the very start. It was so reassuring to know you were in L's corner & gave me faith that someone understands, so thank you very much from both L & I.
That's fantastic news. Thank you so much for your handling of the case. I will have no hesitation in recommending you in the future.
Just want to email you to say many thanks to yourself (Monika Williams) and Julie for taking on my claim. You have always been very happy to help and always been informative which I very much appreciate. Thank you very much for all your help. If in the near future I need a solicitor I will not hesitate to come to yourselves.
Karen Beevers was my saviour! I couldn't have had a better solicitor. My ex didn't stand a chance - his disclosures at the meetings wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for her tenacious and no-nonsense state of mind.
I would like to thank Julie Bennett for the hard work she has carried out on my behalf.
I will be recommending Evans Derry Solicitors to friends, family and other people. I found the company friendly, professional and understanding in my situation. Karen Beevers was outstanding and gave me confidence my situation would resolve
We are very pleased in how the case went and how you explained everything. We will use you again and pass your details on.
Mum will be glad that it is all over but naturally, she doesn't know what we have all been doing behind the scenes and all your hard work. We are grateful for how you handled matters.
Carole was always pleasant but very professional. Although many problems from vendor, Carole was very informative and always on hand. Out of 10, we would give 11
I really can't thank you enough Karen. It was hard to believe that this situation would ever end, never mind ending with what is to me is a small fortune, which will make life for me and my son a lot easier.
I've been very satisfied with the service. I've got a bit more money to spend when I go to Italy on my holiday. Thank you very much for all your efforts.
I would like to thank Karen for her help and mostly, understanding during what was a very difficult time for me.
I would like to thank you for all your support and work. This would have been impossible with out your help. Thank you for everything.
A fabulous service provided by Carole. We were well looked after, kept up to date and everything went smoothly. Would definitely recommend to others.
Carole helped us every step of the way, was extremely helpful and made the process not as daunting as it could have been. Thank you.
I am very happy with what I believe to be the best possible outcome which is due to your hard work and selection of Counsel who I feel represented me very well so thank you.
Thank you SO much Karen for all your amazing help and support, I know that without you I wouldn’t be here living my dream - so it really is a genuine heartfelt thank you. In the nicest of ways Karen, I hope we never to get to speak again (ha ha ha - I know you will know what I mean there!) but rest assured I will recommend you to anyone I come across who needs a Family Lawyer, you have been truly awesome!