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Family Defence Law Ltd

How Family Defence Law Ltd Compares

Value for money

This firm - 72%
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Excellent does not necessarily mean ‘cheap’. It means that clients thought that the level of service received was Excellent for what they paid.

This score has been calculated using up to the last 300 reviews left by clients of Family Defence Law Ltd on ReviewSolicitors.

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  • Value for money (a rating of 1-5)
  • How much were you initially quoted or how much did you expect to pay?
  • Approximately how much did you end up spending for the legal services provided (ignoring disbursements and court fees)
  • Did you think this was underpriced, overpriced or about right?
  • Overall experience

We use data science to amalgamate the answers to these questions and create a ‘ReviewSolicitors score’ out of 100. The above chart representation score is a simple percentage representation of the averaged score across those who have reviewed this law firm.

Underpriced 0%
Overpriced 60%
About Right 40%

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Would recommend to
friends and family

This firm - 59%
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ReviewSolicitors uses our community data to show you how many clients used Family Defence Law Ltd and have had a satisfactory experience where they have indicated that they would recommend the services of the law firm to their friends and family.

You can use this data to see how Family Defence Law Ltd performs against other law firms nationally. A score close to 100% indicates that this firm is highly valued by their clients.

As part of our review questionnaire we ask the question:

"Would you recommend this firm to somebody else?"

The reviewer can select either “Yes” or “No”.

The above score is a simple percentage representation of the total amount of clients who selected the “Yes” option:

Yes 59%
No 41%

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Satisfied with
outcome of matter

This firm - 59%
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ReviewSolicitors uses our community data to show you how many clients used Family Defence Law Ltd and were satisfied with the outcome of their matter. Being satisfied with the outcome of your matter is an important consideration to have in mind.

You can use this data to see how Family Defence Law Ltd compares to the national average of clients being satisfied with the outcome of their matter after instructing a solicitor.

As part of our review questionnaire we ask the question:

"Were you satisfied with the outcome of your case?"

The reviewer can select either “Yes” or “No”.

The above score is a simple percentage representation of the total amount of clients who selected the “Yes” option:

Yes 59%
No 41%

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Rankings by area of expertise

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Client Reviews

3.5/5

Reviews summary

  • Excellent

    7
  • Very Good

    0
  • Average

    0
  • Poor

    0
  • Awful

    4

Overall experience

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  • Communication
  • Initial Impressions
  • Approachability
  • Documentation Accuracy
  • Legal knowledge
Kayleigh

Kayleigh

February 04, 2022

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AVOID AVOID AVOID

Because I had just fled my abusive relationship, and I was scared for mine and my kid’s safety, I was desperate to get my papers sent to the court to apply for an emergency non-molestation. Unfortunately, the court didn’t grant me an emergency non-molestation order and I was distraught. After reviewing my statement in more detail, it was weak, and nothing was empathised about the crucial issues. They had literally copied and pasted what the domestic abuse service had written. Nothing more was added in it. I had no telephone consultation. All I got was one 2min phone call from Sanjay who asked me to sign my statement and that was it. So, it really seems like they took the legal aid and did as little work as possible for it. Sometimes, they didn’t answer the phone, and when I did get an answer, it was someone different every time, and no one seemed to have a clue about my case. Furthermore, the judge ordered for some tasks to be done within a 2-week deadline. After 2 weeks had passed and after several phone call and emails chasing this up, my solicitors did absolutely nothing that the judge ordered. I went to request my GP letter by myself because the solicitors wouldn’t do it. Then I asked my solicitors to pay for the letter using legal aid and my solicitors did nothing. Furthermore, my ex had snatched our 5 year-old from my house and kept her away for almost 4 weeks during which I had no contact with her, she missed school and I didn’t know where she was. I pleaded and pleaded with my solicitors to apply for legal aid ASAP to apply for an emergency prohibited steps order so I could get her back. After 4 weeks had passed and my solicitors still had not applied for legal aid to deal with my child arrangement order. They kept making up excuses about me not having enough evidence to get legal aid when everything they asked me to get for them, I did straight away. They said that my letter from the domestic abuse was not enough. Then said the letter from my IDVA was not enough. Furthermore, they said to me on the phone that I need to write my own statement to explain why I should have the kids with me to which I responded – “Is writing the statement not your job to do?”. After so much upset and distress, I switched solicitors and I have successfully transferred my legal aid from them. It really seems to me like their business model is to take on as many legal aid cases as possible, make as much money as possible for doing as little work as possible. I came to this solicitor in a family crisis and what have done (or more to the point – what they have not done) is INHUMANE.

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Lara

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Injunctions

Lara

January 06, 2022

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Outstanding service

I highly recommend this service, I was supported through what was an incredibly difficult time and received the utmost professional, supportive and understanding service each step of the way that ultimately made this process as comfortable as it could be. It was evident Roni had taken the the time to really listen to my needs, read previous history, understand the situation and relayed this well in court. This resulted in a very positive outcome which is in the best interest of my family and I safety. For this I am very grateful, thank you once again!

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Emma

Emma

November 30, 2021

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Brilliant thank you very much

Thank you to Roni and the team for all of your help and support over the period of this difficult time for me.

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Marnie

Marnie

November 11, 2021

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Five star rating

Thankyou for being so helpful and efficient. As someone new to the court process, which can feel very intimidating and confusing, it has been so helpful to have a friendly and approachable contact point.
Androniki Odysseos has been proactive in preparing me for hearings and helping me to understand anything I needed to query, for example safety measures put in place.
It was reassuring support throughout a difficult time.


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Emily

Emily

November 08, 2021

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Excellent Friendly Service

Thank you for being informative and supportive regarding a rather sensitive scenario providing the best outcome. Would highly recommend.

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Emily

Emily

November 08, 2021

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Excellent Friendly Service

Thank you for being informative and supportive regarding a rather sensitive scenario with the best outcome. Would highly recommend.

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Olivia

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Child contact

Olivia

September 23, 2021

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A very positive experience!

I have been in contact with Family Defence Law, specifically Sanjay Kohli, on-and-off for a few years now. Even after such a long period of time, nothing is ever been too much for Sanjay. He has, also, been more than happy to answer any questions I have, no matter how silly they seem. His communication skills are great. My questions have always been answered in a timely manner and any advice he has given me has been very professional but, also, friendly. Sanjay has always been able to explain things in a way that I understand and has always been happy to explain things more than once, should this have been necessary. Highly recommend - a great solicitor! Should I (or anybody else I know) need to seek legal advice in the future, I know who to contact/recommend 😊

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caya

caya

September 23, 2021

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Great solicitors

True good solicitors and supported me through a legal process when I had to fight.
My Solicitor is outstanding and made a difference.
Thank you.

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Amie

Amie

September 01, 2021

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Avoid BEWARE

Refused to transfer legal aid when fired as my representation and then ensues 5 months of gruelling mistakes with the simplest of tasks like follow a court order to file a bundle being too much for them. Failed to appear in court today I'm fuming!

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Nathan

Nathan

October 06, 2020

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When you call

Absolutely pathetic company you call and all you get it attitude and rudeness I’ll be surprised if their open much longer

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    • Domestic Abuse
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    • Family law
    • Financial Matters
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