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24/7 Helpline - 365 Days

Testimonials

We are proud to receive recommendations from our clients and from other professionals who place their trust in our ability to do the job well. Here are a few of their kind words about us.

"You will never know how much everything you have done for us means. The last year has been the worst year I have faced so far. Thank you for giving us our life back, I would never have done it without you! I appreciate your very hard work and support you have shown me. Thank you for your patience, advice and everything in-between. You are an inspiration. I am now rebuilding my life and it was a pleasure to have met you, lots of love." J, A, & M Holmes Family Law Client
"Thanks you all once again for all kindness and professional help this past couple of years." C.H Holmes Family Law Client
"I would like to thank you for dealing with my mother’s estate which consisted of quite a sense of tenseness by certain parties. You brought everyone together in the end. Thanks for keeping us all calm and getting everything done, yours sincerely." N Holmes Family Law Client
"I would like to take this opportunity, now that I have had the time to process, just what you have given to my daughter and grandson. The work and support that you gave to my daughter has been life changing for us as a family and as a mother and grandmother I feel blessed that you were able to achieve peace of mind and a sense of emotional well-being for C and E that they both so richly deserve. I appreciate your high level of professionalism was a key factor in outcomes achieved and you walked with honour, character and integrity throughout. Thank You" KT Holmes Family Law Client
"I could write a thousand words to tell you what you mean to me but that wouldn’t be enough. I can never show you how much your support and kindness has meant. I wouldn’t be the person I am now had it not been for you. Huge thanks and much love." L.M Holmes Family Law Client
“Thank you so much for helping us over these past 9 months.  Honestly, we have never been happier and watching our son tonight is amazing even though he hasn’t a clue what has happened.  The job you do is definitely the most important in the world, it means so much to everyone” Mr G Holmes Family Law Client
"You've been an absolute star through this process and you've made this difficult journey much easier now this has been settled. You made me feel so at ease, extremely safe/protected whilst I had to deal with (my former partner) and I was well represented. I am forever grateful for you taking your time with this case and helping me to protect not only my little girl but my whole family too. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you Cara." Miss L Holmes Family Law Client
"To Cara, thank you so much for everything. For all your advice, kindness and understanding throughout the most difficult time. I could not have done it without your support. I am grateful to you and everyone at Holmes Family Law and feel so lucky I had people who really had myself and my sons best interests at heart. I honestly could never thank you all enough." Miss H Holmes Family Law Client

"From the very first call to Lily on reception, it became extremely clear to me that this is a highly authentic family focussed and genuinely caring company of experienced family law solicitors and staff.

Lily and her colleagues on reception are the cornerstone of this company making you feel very much at ease immediately upon arrival. Lily was keen to share with me briefly her own personal experiences of family and divorce law matters also, which made me feel a lot better about finding myself in my current unfortunate position.

I was then introduced to Rebecca Savage, who was immediately welcoming and understanding of my particular situation and soon routed out the 3 main areas of focus required. As a police officer, I was extremely impressed with the level of genuine fairness and integrity shown not just to myself personally but also amicably towards my wife who is, unfortunately, divorcing me.

This paid dividends as I soon returned for more legal and matrimonial advice such was my confidence in Rebecca. In my profession, I deal with a lot of solicitors and law firms but never have I ever come across people so genuine and caring as Rebecca, Lily and this company.

I would not hesitate to highly recommend this company to friends, relatives and colleagues who I am aware several have used. As police officers, we are highly critical of the law industry but I have to say I find this company and the people at the heart of it absolutely priceless. They are nothing other than a delight to deal with."

Nick Lawrance Holmes Family Law Client

"I just wanted to formally thank you for putting my family back together! As you know, I used to attend Families Need Fathers meetings and it was there that someone recommended you personally. It was the best piece of advice I’ve ever had. From the outset, you demonstrated your commitment and dedication to my case and as we both know, it’s been a challenging journey!

I had many different solicitors prior to working with you and you are without a doubt the very best. Your insight and perception, ability to know when ‘less is more’ and absolute grip on all things relating to my case, have quite literally left me in awe of your capabilities as a solicitor – so much so that I then recommended you to my colleague, who is now working with your firm.

You always make yourself available outside of normal working hours, which is always appreciated and you’ve never charged any more than absolutely necessary. I’d also like to compliment your staff, they are a credit to you and always a pleasure to speak with on the phone.

I know I’ve been rather fraught at times but as you know, my case has been a nightmare in so many ways. You exercised great patience and for that I am grateful!

I’m sure our paths with cross again and there will be odds and ends relating to the divorce anyway. But please feel free to post my feedback wherever is appropriate. I only ask that you either make up a name or make it anonymous for obvious reasons! Thanks once again."

Anonymous Holmes Family Law Client

"I have been a loyal client of Helen Holmes from Holmes Family Law for 10 years now. Never have I had the privilege of being supported by such a true professional who has such passion dedication and determination for her clients. Her conduct is exemplary as are the whole team at Holmes Family Law. I highly recommend the amazing set of professionals who are a true credit to their profession."

Lisa Finlay Holmes Family Law Client

"I was very impressed with Sarah Gray, everything was made very clear and she never minded answering any questions. Sarah was responsible, capable and helpful"

Caroline Edden Holmes Family Law Client

"I would like to express my sincere thanks to Holmes Family Law for all their hard work throughout a difficult and challenging case. I have experienced nothing but professionalism and sheer support throughout. Every member of the team has been valuable.

Many thanks to Rebecca Savage who went way beyond in answering emails out of hours etc, it says a lot about the individual and the company in my eyes. Keep up the excellent work and standards you are all amazing."

Karen Stewart Holmes Family Law Client

"The team at Holmes Family Law are amazing, they go above and beyond what is expected from a legal team. They offer not just legal advice but a great deal of emotional support. They have given me my life back, some self-respect and the chance for my family and I to have a happy future.

It was the best decision I ever made picking up the phone a year ago and feel very lucky that Helen was on the other end. Helen is very assertive in court and makes sure your voice is heard. I think she would make a fantastic barrister.

Cara Smith's statement writing is fantastic she has such an ability to put your life on a piece of paper still capturing the emotion but in a concise way. Her determination to get all the disclosure from Northumbria Police was amazing. There was no stopping Cara she just kept going back and back to them, even right up until a few days before the court case. They eventually found one of the incidents we had been asking them to search for. This obviously was essential to prove my case. Again, her emotional support and referral to women’s aid has made a huge difference to me.

Laura was a great support at court and the choice of barrister was perfect.

I got what I wanted at court and it’s all thanks to Helen and her team. I would highly recommend Holmes Family Law to anyone going through family matters."

Leeanne Thompson Holmes Family Law Client

"On behalf of myself and my wife, we would like to thank you for the first class work by Sarah Gray re-writing our Wills.  We are really happy and would recommend your firm should friends or family require your services"

Mr and Mrs Proudfoot Holmes Family Law Client

Coronavirus Help & Advice

Our offices remain closed to the public, however, we are continuing to provide a full service to all our clients, both longstanding and new. During this difficult time, our team will continue to work remotely and our phone lines remain open. We are endeavouring to answer all of your calls as quickly as possible.
We've put together a list of frequently asked questions as well as some helpful guidance to support you during this difficult time.