Thank you all for your help, support and guidance during this time. You have all been exceptional and a delight to deal with. You are swift to react, professional and “know your onions” when it comes to the legal intricacies.
"Katy is pure excellence, an absolute professional in her field. From start to finish she was reliable, extremely knowledgeable and delivered first class advice and support throughout very trying times. Her guidance is second to none. I trusted her implicitly with her recommendations, which I always followed without hesitation. I listened to her advice, as I trusted Katy unreservedly. Katy is unflappable and extremely determined to give her clients the best possible outcome. Always available during times of crises, always reassuring throughout times of doubt, coupled with the ability to remain calm, with a caring nature. Absolutely excellent. Thanks so much"
Katy has really helped me understand and navigate my legal position as resident parent and rewrite my narrative to take back control. Katy is professional, compassionate, controlled & to the point.
''When you're dealing with emotionally driven matters that involve your children, all you want is to get the best advice that's easy to understand and gets the best outcome for everyone. Nicky came highly recommended to me for a reason - she is friendly, approachable, and 100% knows her stuff. Nicky put my mind at ease and I cannot thank her enough for that.''
"I was so glad I chose Katy to act for me at such a difficult time. From the start, right through to conclusion, Katy was kind, supportive, informative and professional. Any queries or concerns I had were always promptly dealt with and I felt fully supported by Katy and her team. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend."
"I cannot recommend Nicky enough, she is very professional and exceptionally organised. She is consistently aware of the needs of the case and the client. She makes it look easy. Also she is a lovely person. She has an ability to empathise and understand the client as a human, and was able to achieve understanding and trust swiftly with me. Nicky was great at making herself clearly understood. My case was very emotionally challenging and she was able to handle my emotions with grace and ease, but without false promise. Nicky showed genuine kindness and integrity, and where appropriate was able to steer me in the right direction effectively, guiding me through an upsetting process well. Nicky never once dropped the ball. She is so organised, motivated and aware. I cannot imagine a better family solicitor"
"Katy provided an efficient, professional excellent service with sound legal advice and achieved a resolution which specifically met my individual needs. Her communication skills are outstanding and she provided genuine care and support throughout the process. I would highly recommend Katy for marital or partnership issues"
''I have been working with Katy on a very intense and subtle case over a period of a year, involving my son who is binational. Katy is an incredible solicitor, very organised, with attention to detail and who put my son’s best interests and well-being first at all times. This is to be valued highly, and is certainly valued by the family Court. Clients who work with Katy will have to trust her and listen to her. I have done so even at times when it was difficult to hear what Katy was telling me, and ultimately we reached a very good outcome. One aspect of working with Katy, which I particularly benefited from, was the communication. Katy always did things when she said she was going to do them, and always answered promptly to my queries, ultimately leaving me with the feeling of being accompanied and well advised all the way through this journey. Another important point is that behind Katy there is a very professional and lovely team, and ultimately a Harbour Family Law “machine” working very well and very efficiently. Had I taken the decision to work with another solicitors firm, or had I not listened to Katy’s sound advice, we probably would not have reached the outcome we did.''
''I could not fault the advice and support I received from Harbour Family Law. A difficult period of time in my life was definitely made easier for me. I would rate this company as nothing less than outstanding.''
''After ending the disappointing services of a previous law firm, who were acting for me with my divorce and financial settlement, I was recommended to Harbour family Law. I made an appointment with Fiona Greener; this was the best decision I made. After having my first meeting with Fiona, I came away feeling I was not alone. Fiona was superb, her experience, calm reassuring approach and professionalism shone through. The court hearing was something I was dreading but Fiona was so well prepared, and I was so grateful to Fiona for her choice of barrister. They were the dream team at the hearing and the day concluded with a very successful result for me. I cannot thank Fiona enough and all the team at Harbour Family Law.''
''Katy acted for me in the Collaborative process. We had tried mediation with another solicitor and taken three long, tedious meetings to come to an outline of the ‘marital pot’. It was clear that the mediator was not the right person to help us with resolving the split of the financial assets, so we changed to Collaborative practice. I met with Katy twice before the meeting, she was with me throughout the day and followed up the conclusions from the discussion. Katy was very much the right person to have with me in the meeting. She is quick to assimilate information and assess the situation. She gave clear, logical advice and briefed me on the process. I went into the meeting feeling well-supported. During the discussions, she was flexible, kept the conversation moving and made practical suggestions on how to address impasses. The conversation was always calm and constructive. At the end of the day we came to an agreement that was better than I could have imagined, plus both my husband and me felt OK with it. A large part of that is due to Katy’s composed guidance and application of her intelligence and creativity in finding solutions. Her support has been vital in giving us a way forward in finishing the marriage – one that we can both see the logic of, and so can justify. I have already recommended her services to friends and will continue to do so!''
''Katy Zikking and Harbour Family Law were extremely professional in their approach. Divorces are, I suspect, difficult and emotional times for all involved. Above just being a law firm dealing with the legal aspects of my divorce, I felt supported and guided. I found their advice invaluable, but also I found their approach to be warm and sympathetic – making that trying time much more bearable, and as smooth as could have been expected.''
''I would just like to say thank you to Katy and all at Harbour Family Law. I obviously did my research to find Harbour Family Law. Katy and her staff exceed expectation. My divorce was handled very professionally and the collaborative process is certainly to be recommended. I believe my ex-wife and myself avoided acrimony and recriminations and have remained friends. After 30 years I am so pleased that this is the case. I have seen so many friends going through adversarial divorces, I am so glad I avoided this. I cannot recommend Harbour Family Law highly enough. Thanks again.''
''After a year of heartache I felt there was only one option open – to consult a solicitor. I was put at ease straight away by Ros. She fully understood the situation. A sensitive letter was sent to the family member, beautifully written. Without Ros, who was kind and compassionate, I could not have coped with this situation on my own.''
''I approached Harbour Family Law after having received a disappointing service from another Law firm. My case was handled by Katy Zikking, who provided advice that demonstrated a deep understanding of the law surrounding my situation. Her professionalism enabled me to achieve a resolution that I had previously thought was going to cost me a lot more time and money than it has. During briefings Katy quickly assimilates information and gives excellent advice based on that information and her legal knowledge. Whilst being very approachable and friendly to me, Katy showed that she was more than capable of defending me in the face of bullying tactics from her opponent in my case. I would have no hesitation recommending her.''
''I can highly recommend Katy Zikking at Harbour Family Law. The service I received throughout the process was excellent. Where incredibly acrimonious meditation had failed, Katy was able to recover the situation to give me the best possible outcome. Throughout the whole process Katy was professional, knowledgeable, reassuring and most importantly completely committed in supporting me to get the best possible outcome. She was guided by a strong sense of fairness and gave me the confidence to stand firm in a very difficult process. This has enabled me to retain financial security for my family. My queries were always responded to promptly and efficiently. I never want to go through this process again, but if I did, I would not hesitate to use Harbour Family Law.''
''After almost 40 years of marriage, much of it not always very happy, I still did not relish the idea of divorce. I hung on for grim life thinking it would all be too difficult with businesses and complicated pension schemes to unravel and divide. I was recommended through a business acquaintance to have a chat with Katy Zikking at Harbour Family Law. From the very first meeting I knew that I would be in safe hands and she could navigate me through this terrible time in my life. She has such great empathy, really listens and totally engages with you. Also, Katy has a wicked sense of humour that really helped, especially when we had our court hearings and I was so nervous. I was so grateful for Katy’s excellent choice of barrister to act for me. It was not a straightforward case as there was a lot of deceit and many twists and turns from the other side, but with their combined negotiating skills I came out of it with a very good settlement. It really has been one hell of a journey and I will be eternally grateful to Katy and her team, all of whom are excellent and true professionals. At the end of this two year experience I feel more empowered and stronger than I have ever been in my life. Divorce is never easy, but Harbour Family Law hold your hand the whole way through. Money well spent! Thank you Katy and team.''
''My divorce has been the most difficult and traumatic time in my life. However, if there is a guiding light, it is Katy. She was able to manage my emotional state, as well as professionally providing the relevant knowledge in order the get the best possible outcome for me. I would certainly recommend her services.''
‘’My wife and I were keen to make sure that we remained close friends as we went through our divorce. Having Kate and the team’s support has most definitely helped that happen. Kate’s guidance, both in person and on the phone has been invaluable. Ongoing advice has been clear, concise, accessible and best of all wrapped in empathy and understanding. At such a tricky time, having things taken care of so well has been a massive relief. Thank you.’’
‘’Many thanks Katy your professionalism and the way you dealt with me personally throughout the divorce process. The combination of your compassion and sage advice was always spot on.’’
''Fiona was very precise, thorough and supportive, explaining everything in a clear way during a stressful time. Recommended.''
I would highly recommend Harbour Family Law. I found Ros to be, as my sons would say, ‘Super ‘On It’’! Very thorough and responsive. The whole process, from when we first met, took 5 months. I didn’t have to worry about anything – everything was simplified, and as a busy professional this was the service I really needed. I felt that I was considered and what was best for me. I thank Ros for taking up my case and turning what was a mess into a very positive outcome. I really do thank you for your time. I am so happy that everything is now behind me.
I am very pleased that I had you, Ros, and your team at my side through my difficult divorce. You gave me confidence to face a complex situation, which was compounded by the other persons demands. Not only did you address the issues with professionalism, you also had the understanding to ensure an equitable outcome. You took the stress away from me and dealt sympathetically with the other party. For this I thank you and your team from the depth of my heart.
''Hannah has an amazing way of putting things into context. Hannah’s advice and support has been invaluable to me through a really tough time. She really was a constant source of reassurance throughout my whole divorce process, thank you.''
‘’Having come through an extremely difficult time and also being represented by another firm for over 12 months, I never thought I would see the end of a torrid period. Moving to Harbour Family Law and being represented by Katy was categorically a “breath of fresh air” and changed everything in a positive way. Katy was extremely sympathetic, trustworthy and professional. I cannot recommend Katy and her firm enough. I was at a point of no return and moving to Harbour Family Law literally changed everything……thank you Katy.’’
When you are dealing with emotionally driven matters that involve your children, all you want is to get the best advice that is easy to understand and gets the best outcome for everyone. Nicky came highly recommended to me for a reason - she is friendly, approachable, and 100% knows her stuff. Nicky put my mind at ease and I cannot thank her enough for that
''Ros acted with compassion and sound advice as I navigated my way through my divorce. My ex-husband and I were keen to keep things as amicable as possible whilst completing the divorce as swiftly as we could. We achieved this through the advice and support of Ros who understood our situation and acted in the best way to achieve this. Our divorce concluded within 5 months and to this day my ex-husband and I remain good friends. I am very grateful to Ros for easing the way through a very difficult time.''
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