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“Calm and sensitive” approach to family dispute

Caroline Cowley’s client ended up in a devastating situation after her husband suddenly died. What caused further angst was that her late husband’s daughter brought a claim for reasonable financial provision against his estate, under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

Thanks to Caroline’s calm yet robust approach, negotiations were initiated, and a settlement was reached.

The client said, “Caroline, I felt from our very first meeting, by zoom, you were invested and interested in helping me to resolve this sad and stressful situation I found myself in. Your explanations of a) The 1975 Inheritance Act and b) any other legal term needing to be explained was done well, with the legal ‘jargon ‘ terminology being translated into normal ‘every day person’ language.”

“You kept me informed and up to date as the case progressed and with getting to know me over time, knew how long to leave me to ‘simmer’ and think over the new information from the other solicitor before the response letters were drafted. I felt you were always available and easy to reach by phone, email or text and never rushed me for a response.”

“I felt supported by you throughout the whole process whilst being given invaluable advice in a calm and sensitive manner that was required given that not only was my life shattered and devastated by the loss of my husband of 20 years but potentially being taken to court by his daughter.”

“We were able to avoid further stress, financial expenditure and precious time on this matter by settling outside of court with a very satisfactory outcome for which I am very thankful for. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs your services.”

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