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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Fiona offered friendly and professional support throughout my divorce. She explained the process in detail every step of the way, which was very reassuring. She was easy to get hold of, or if she was unavailable, promptly got back to me. Fiona understood my situation and made sure that me and my children got the best outcome. A very professional company. I would highly recommend them. Thank you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At a particularly difficult time in my life, being hurled into unexpected divorce proceedings, I found it reassuring to have the calm advice of Katy, who explained the process to me in a straightforward manner. It was a relief to be able to hand over the issue to Harbour Family Law, who throughout dealt with the matter in a swift and professional manner, but also with compassion and understanding, which for me was helpful. Katy dealt with the other Solicitors in the same positive manner, keeping a sensible dialogue between the parties, which made it easier when my wife and I reconciled, and the divorce proceedings were halted. I am grateful to Harbour Family law for their advice and handling of the situation.
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.
When life takes an unsuspected turn and you find yourself facing divorce proceedings, it is imperative that you have the right person on your side. Having Katy, from Harbour Family Law as my solicitor, to help navigate the way through some very stressful and tough days, was invaluable. Katy is a very personable, capable and highly efficient solicitor. She handled my case with compassion, understanding, and a strong, positive approach. I am extremely grateful to Katy and her team for delivering effective proceedings, which resulted in a successful outcome. Thank you.
Thank you Katy and your team for everything you’ve done for me over the past 18 months. Throughout the process I felt completely confident in your professional expertise and respected your thoughtful judgments and wise advice. As importantly, I found you extremely easy to work with; calm, personable and fair. Eighteen months is a long time, especially as I live abroad and we had to rely upon emails and the occasional Skype call across time zones. All perfectly smooth and seamless. Without a doubt, one of my better decisions!
I am very happy with the service provided by Katy Zikking and all the staff at Harbour Family Law. Very professional, considerate and supportive at all times, helping the process to run smoothly throughout. I would strongly recommend Katy and the team.
I cannot rate Harbour Family Law highly enough. Fiona has provided an excellent service, making a very difficult time easy. Fiona’s calm manner and attention to detail were just what I needed. If I get divorced again I will definitely be using Harbour Family Law and Fiona!
I used Katy Zikking at Harbour Family Law recently for help with a Separation Agreement and found her to be most helpful, understanding and professional – she is easy to talk to, non-judgemental and responds when and how she says she is going to. Katy made what is inevitably a difficult process as easy as possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
I found myself in a situation that I would never have chosen, and did not know who to turn to. I was recommended to speak to Katy. From the beginning of our professional relationship Katy was attentive, patient, extremely understanding, and to me was the definition of professional in all of our dealings over the next 18 months. The next year for me was a complete rollercoaster, both emotionally and financially, but Katy “held my hand” professionally the whole way through. As each chapter of the situation unfolded, Katy was never reactionary, but incredibly considered and controlled in her approach, and always found time to talk through the evolving situation of my divorce, and how we could move forward in a calm and controlled manner, which we definitely did. This allowed both parties to find a suitable and amicable agreement. Most importantly for me, this both permitted me some calm through the proceedings and most importantly for my 4 children, without the need to take them through the court process. My children were the most important people throughout my case. I cannot thank Katy and her team enough for their excellent and professional help and support throughout our time together.
I would thoroughly recommend Fiona to anyone looking for a solicitor to steer them through the divorce process. I wanted someone who not only knew the law, but could also give practical advice. Fiona ticked both boxes. I am now happily divorced.
Fiona has been professional and supportive in what was one of the most difficult periods of my life. She has given me sound professional advice at every point throughout my divorce. More importantly, she listened to my concerns with a kind ear. Fiona was empathetic from the first meeting and has advised me on what was best for me and my family. She is an excellent lawyer at a professional and personal level and I would highly recommend her.
I am immensely grateful to Katy Zikking and her team. She has guided me in a sensitive, gentle and warm way through the long and draining process of my divorce. I felt I could trust her completely. Not only was she a great, invaluable support, but also crucial, together with my barrister, in securing me a more than satisfactory outcome. Thank you so much Katy!
If you have tried your best to save your marriage and all has failed, get in touch with Harbour Family Law. Katy Zikking will navigate you through probably one of the most stressful periods of your life. Her and her team’s attention to detail is excellent. I cannot thank them enough. They saved my shirt, dignity and sanity.
Katy is both easy to talk to and an excellent listener, sensitive to the emotional ups and downs of a divorce and always providing very constructive advice and support. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katy to anyone who is using collaborative divorce.
The service Harbour Family Law provided was very professional and sympathetic to my situation, and the barrister they instructed to represent me at court performed exceptionally well.
My divorce was probably one of the saddest and most devastating periods of my life. There were times when I was not only angry with my ex-wife, but sometimes also with Katy, as the allegations which were made towards me were serious and emotionally charged. Thankfully none of what was said was taken personally by Katy. Katy and her team understood that this was just part of what happens when two people cannot separate amicably. Her main focus was to help me get the best for my children and me post-divorce. Katy also instructed an excellent barrister to resolve the finances. Now that my divorce is over, I feel I can contact Katy should I need any legal advice and receive the same excellent service that got me the results that surpassed my expectations.
I have known Fiona for the last year, during which time she has handled my divorce and settlement processes. Fiona has been immensely supportive and offered succinct high quality advice in both the professional and personal arenas. She has conducted herself with sensitivity to the matters at hand and navigated a successful course through waters that were inevitably troubled. I cannot speak highly enough of her and would recommend her services to anyone.
I would very much like to thank Katy and her team for supporting and working with me through a very difficult time. Her professional, consistent and measured manner gave me a sense of security and focus during some emotional and fraught moments. Katy was always available by phone and email to answer any questions or queries however seemingly small. Her sensitive, human and calm approach were invaluable when negotiating and finalising a complicated financial agreement. The divorce process has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to face and I would wholeheartedly recommend Family Harbour Law to anyone in the same position. Thanks again Katy.
I wish to thank Katy and her team for handling my unique and highly emotive case with professionalism and care. When my ex-partner decided she wanted to move abroad with our children I had an initial meeting with Katy. I was left feeling comforted that with her help I had the best chance of reaching the happiest possible resolution for everyone. Throughout my case I always felt Katy was on-hand when I had questions and concerns and am very happy with her advice and expertise. I also feel she did a great job of safeguarding my rights as a parent. I would highly recommend Katy’s services to anyone.
Katy provided a first class, professional, intuitive and truly collaborative service. Katy is realistic, fair and gave me a very solid overview to the process of a collaborative divorce right from the word go. Katy is also a lovely woman and mother who is approachable at all times. During the journey there were stressful times, yet Katy always put the emphasis in the right area, keeping focus of the big picture and overall goals. I am truly thankful to her and the team at Harbour Family Law. My new life has begun and despite the nature of a divorce, I feel I’ve come through into a brighter world! Whilst remaining professional throughout the process Katy has a great sense of humour, which is helpful through the tough bits and showed great experience in her field and exuded empathy throughout the process. Their offices are comfortable and calming and you can park right outside! Thanks Katy, although hoping not to need you too soon!!
Divorce is never going to be an easy time, but choosing the right solicitor to represent you can certainly help the process. Harbour Family Law were extremely professional and delivered a constant stream of guidance and support throughout. The advice given was clear and consistent and I felt that matters were dealt with efficiently and sensitively. Above all, I had the utmost confidence in Katy and the rest of the team at Harbour Family Law; I found that helped enormously. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Harbour Family Law provided a professional, responsive and empathetic service during very difficult times. I will always be grateful for the support and advice Katy provided.
Our financial settlement is just going through the final stage of being completed and I am happy with the result. I wish to thank you for all your advice, expertise and the friendly but professional and efficient manner that you dealt with my case.
In 2014 my 13-year marriage had collapsed. After my initial meeting with Katy I left knowing that I had found the right specialist solicitor – a great relief and a feeling of security in an uncertain time. Throughout the emotional rollercoaster of the divorce Katy remained our rock of calmness, always available to speak and quick to respond to e-mails. Katy’s experience meant that my two young children’s needs were considered and explained most carefully for all involved. A complicated financial split was managed and negotiated extremely well and professionally by Katy. I would recommend Harbour Family Law to anyone. No other solicitors matched the professionalism from Katy and her team.
I am very grateful for the highly professional but down to earth manner in which Katy navigated my divorce, to obtain a fair financial settlement for me. Her knowledge, expertise and flexibility were invaluable throughout the different steps of the process and her availability and hard work were very reassuring at such a difficult and stressful time. Thank you Katy!
Katy’s professionalism, support and determination have seen me through the difficult years of my divorce and the aftermath. I am so pleased that I was advised to use her services. I hope I don’t have to use her experience again (!), however I would highly recommend Katy to anyone.
I would like to thank Katy for her professional support during a very personal time in my life. Katy’s sympathetic ear and understanding of my concerns gave me the confidence from our initial meeting, which helped me stay on the right path. Katy was tenacious throughout and her attention to detail aided the case in coming to a conclusion. Although Katy was faced with fierce opposition, her spirit and confidence in truth and justice gave me the strength to continue my case. Katy never gave up on me, or the case and helped me leave bitterness behind.
From the start of the collaborative process, Katy came across as a person who cared about the process. Katy always kept me informed and replied to emails and phone calls straight away. After nearly 25 years of marriage this was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Katy was always supportive and reassuring. At the end of the process I’m glad to say my ex-husband and I are on very good terms.
Katy has done a thoroughly professional legal job for me, but many solicitors could do that. As I’ve gone through my divorce, what stands out for me is her ability and willingness to include the human side; to give me room to be upset, irritated or occasionally angry! It’s been a difficult time for me personally, and it has helped enormously to have a solicitor who could allow room for that too. I would thoroughly recommend Katy.
I received my Decree Absolute through the post last week and just wanted to say a very big ‘thank you’ for all your help. You have provided an excellent service – fast, efficient and highly professional and I have felt supported through the whole process. This has been particularly important, considering my personal circumstances at the moment.