Acorn Family Law – Successful launch

Our launch party on Friday 26th July 2013 was a great success.  There was a good turn out from several solicitors, barristers and their clerks, mediators, Julia Upton (Chief Executive of MK Community Foundation), CAB staff, family members and even the odd client!

Leo spoke about the many members of her family who were (and are) also solicitors including her grandfather and father who ran a practice in Bletchley for 60 years until the late 80s.  Her sister Esther Marchant also attended who is a Private Client Solicitor with Healds.   Siobhan spoke about her background, having come from Aylesbury and worked for a leading law firm there.  Also about our time with CAB and how we grew the Family Law Unit, and the amount of help and support they have given us to set up practice in Acorn House.  She spoke of our aims and objectives as a firm specially to provide clients who no longer qualify for legal aid with a quality and cost-effective service.

We then had a video from Ben Thomas one of the Managers from CAB who spoke of our success with the Family Law Unit.  He was particularly pleased that we had been able to set up our own practice, and that we are in a good position to continue supporting their clients as we are located just down the corridor!

Mary Banham-Hall, from Focus Mediation, then gave an illuminating talk about the difficulties many family practitioners are facing in the current climate.  Specifically that rather than the legal aid cuts encouraging more clients to use mediation, it has had the opposite effect of increasing the number of court applications!  She also felt that the message was not getting to the public that legal aid is still available for family mediation, and encouraged family law professionals to work in a more combined approach.

"I was very happy with the service. I found Leo Marchant very helpful and willing to do her best to help me see my daughter."

Mr B, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes.

"Friendly, empathetic advice."

Ms G, Great Linford.

‘Siobhan is an amazing lawyer and always provided excellent service. She made a daunting process a very easy one for me, always keeping touch’

Mrs I Bletchley

‘I was impressed with the whole service I received.  Listened to patiently and advised well’

Mrs E, Middleton, Milton Keynes

‘Very helpful with quick, knowledgeable advice and responses’

Mr P, Milton Keynes

‘Extremely supportive and helpful from start to finish. Very professional, excellent value for money, with no hidden costs’

Mr N, Bedford

‘Very understanding and helpful. Would recommend you’

Mr I, Downs Barn, Milton Keynes

‘I found your advice, patience and understanding of my situation very helpful.  I was kept informed every step of the way’

Mrs B, East Sussex

‘Huge support and knowledge. Highly recommended’

Ms Y, Aylesbury

‘Great service. Very approachable. Siobhan explained everything clearly and achieved the desired outcome’

Mr L, Hull

‘I walked out of marriage after 56 years which was a big step. I met Siobhan who guided me through the difficulties with professionalism and caring, sound advice and put my mind at rest’

Mr H, Deanshanger, Milton Keynes

‘Siobhan kept me calm when things were very stressful. She was easy to talk to and kept me well informed’

Ms C, Newport Pagnell

‘Invaluable advice’

Mrs SR,  Newport Pagnell

‘It was a pleasure to deal with you, Siobhan.  I will certainly recommend your services’

Mr J, Walnut Tree,  Milton Keynes

‘A smoothly run firm, very experienced, very efficient. Will look after their clients from beginning to end’

Mrs I, Bletchley

‘A huge thank you for the incredible representation you offered me, Siobhan.   I have nothing but praise for your service and the outcome was better than I could have ever expected’

Ms M Shenley, Brook End, Milton Keynes

"I recently used Acorn Family Law to help me through my divorce. From first consultation to completion they were excellent. Always sensitive to my situation, explaining any legal jargon in a way I understood and offering me sound advice on how I should proceed at each step. They also answered any queries I had in a timely manner. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone going through the same situation as I had to."

Mr S, South Bucks

"I have used other solicitors and can say Acorn definitely delivers results. I was very satisfied with your service, always kept in touch and let me know about the best choices that were available."

Mrs A, Rushden, Northants.

"An excellent, cost effective service that I would recommend to others."

Ms B, Downhead Park.

"I found Leo to be very approachable and understanding at what was a very difficult time for me. She listened to me and offered sensible recommendations taking into account mine and my children's needs… I was particularly happy with the good value of the service and felt that costs were kept transparent throughout."

Mrs K, Monkston.

"Expert advice on preparing court papers and statements. Very cost effective use of a limited budget. Outstanding legal representation - thank you!"

Mr Q, Bletchley, Milton Keynes.