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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.

"Dear Cara. I really wanted to write to you to say thank you again. I know I’ve said it on the phone but felt compelled to write; the compassion, professionalism, patience and guidance you’ve given us over the last few days has been outstanding. I know when I called I was distressed but you calmed me immediately, listened and were the first person that understood the plight and anguish we were going through. I have absolutely no doubt my daughter got her son back so quickly with the information you gave us. You will never know how much your words gave me the strength to push through and persist to get the right outcome. Thank you really doesn’t cover enough the strength you gave us but please accept my upmost gratitude. You are the best! Kind regards" Ms M Holmes Family Law Client
"Thank you for everything. I couldn’t of got through the past year without you! Thanks again it was great to meet you." J 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
"To all staff at Holmes Family Law, thank you for all your help and advice. You helped me through the most difficult time of my life and you gave me hope. Thanks once again" E Holmes Family Law Client
"Just wanted to thank you and Laura not sure I would be where I am right now without you two so a huge THANKYOU for everything. You were professional throughout and supportive at a time when I thought I was falling apart. Keep doing what you do because it's something really special!" JD 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
"Helen, Just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support, patience and understanding. I well believe it was the strength and way you worded your letters that helped us reach an agreement, from bottom of my heart thankyou...I can finally breathe again" Ms G S 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

"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

"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 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

"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

"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

"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