First, just to reiterate my thanks and appreciation for your help and support in mediating the financial settlement between X 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. 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. All of our mediation meetings were conducted over zoom. From a personal point of view, and I think the same can be said for X, 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. I would be very pleased to recommend you in the future.
Ayesha Akbar was very good at explaining what was needed and she was considerate.
Just wanted to say thank you for today. I really do appreciate everything you do for me. It was so nice to have a bit of good news for a change. Thanks again Natalie you were fab
Thank you so much for making this process very easy and comfortable. As we have had very good service, we have already recommended the solicitor to a couple of close family and friends.
I can't recommend Karen enough. She was very patient and kind to me considering my situation. Despite delay due to COVID, I'm more than satisfied Karen did everything in her power to progress my divorce. Lack of response from the other solicitor didn't prevent Karen from keeping me well informed.
It is a weird feeling that something that has consumed so much of my life for the last 6 years is finally over but I am extremely grateful to you personally for your support, help and professional guidance through this difficult process. Thank you Karen. I will certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who may need your help in the future.
Charlotte was brilliant. Very up front and was always there to explain everything thoroughly. 10/10
I believe that is everything, thank you again for everything you have done, I would have been lost without you, mentally and physically!
Just to say, a huge thank you for your help on this Karen. You’ve given me sound and helpful advice throughout and I’m so grateful to you
Thank you for the update and lovely to meet you. Thank you also for helping me feel a lot more secure and supported
Excellent news thank you. Amazing before Xmas to get that part of my life sorted. Thank you so much for everything you've done, I really appreciate it
I would like to recommend Rachel Taylor who acted for me in the sale of my house in Atherstone and then purchase my new place in Cornwall. I had lots of problems with the house sale falling through but she took everything in her stride and had such a calming affect on me! She is very professional, easy to talk to and explained everything in great detail. She even emailed me over the weekend. Big thank you to Rachel!
Many thanks to Karen for sorting this out and I'm very pleased that it is now completed. I struggled to find someone to take the case on so it was fantastic that Karen has been able to help. Very much appreciated
I must commend you for your help and understanding. It's a pleasure working with your company and would not hesitate to refer anyone to you.
I can’t thank you enough honestly from the bottom of my heart. I couldn’t of done it without you
After the last minute upheaval from my ex we still managed to win the case in our favour. I am forever grateful to you and Rachel for standing by me
Thanks so much Matthew. We really appreciate your hard work getting us into our home
Your professionalism and support are outstanding and I just want to say a very heartfelt thank you.
Thank you so much for all your help in the mediation sessions which enabled us to come to a conclusion. Without your help we would of probably ended up going to Court which is something I didn’t want to do.
Many thanks again for all you’re help throughout. It’s been massively appreciated and we can’t thank you enough!
It has been a pleasure to work with you, you have been a great support and put me at ease (when I have needed it!). I have learnt a huge amount that I can take forwards in life, but I can honestly say I never want to go through this again!
Where to start? I just wanted to begin by saying a huge THANK YOU to Karen Beevers at Evans Derry Solicitors. It's been a long, hard road the past 12-months but with the professionalism of Karen I can finally say that I achieved what I set out to achieve. I was reassured throughout the entire process with amazing insight, knowledge and experience. I would highly recommend this solicitors. Karen was always there to help and responded quickly to my enquires. She knows what she is doing! I will remember this solicitors for the rest of my life. Without their help I would not be where I am today. Money well spent. You can 100% feel that Karen genuinely cares for her clients. Thank You.
I just wanted to formally express my gratitude and appreciation for the effort that Carole has put in on our behalf to secure the purchase of our new property. Without her tenacity and professionalism I am sure the deal would have collapsed due to the poor conduct of our sellers legal team. Carole is a real asset to your organisation.
Thank you for all your help and if I need any legal services / advice again I will be only too pleased to use your services
I'd like to say a very big thank you to Natalie. You put me at ease from day one, I felt I could trust you implicitly & you were extremely helpful throughout what was for me, a very emotional & difficult time. You also achieved an excellent result for me.
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.
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!