PRIMA magazine – Jan issue 2014

Siobhan has been featured in the January 2014 issue of Prima Magazine (see photo)!  Here is what she said about it:

“Through CILEX, I was invited to be the subject of one of their ‘Inspiring Lives’ articles.  The aim was to encourage others that things such as age or family commitments should not stand in your way, and that you can achieve whatever you want if you put your mind to it.  It was also to promote the benefits of becoming a lawyer through CILEX, as they offer a flexible and affordable way to qualify.

The article explained that in the past I had held back from ‘having a go’ but when working for a firm of solicitors, I was offered a chance to change that by qualifying as a CILEX lawyer.  I started my studies in September 2006, but a few months into the first term,  I found out I was pregnant!  I carried on though, undaunted.  After five years, which involved hours of study, revision and 10 exams, I qualified in October 2011.  During this time, I continued to work and look after my son.  It wasn’t always easy, but I was committed to becoming a lawyer and I didn’t once consider stopping and just being a ‘mum’!  The article went on to say that another new opportunity beckoned in 2013, when  I was able to go into partnership and open Acorn Family Law with my partner Leo.  Here again I took the ‘chance’ to be a part of running a business, with all the challenges that that entails. 

It was a great experience and hopefully it gets the message across that you never know what you can do if you don’t try!   Having put in so much effort and determination to get where I am today, my clients can be assured that I will apply the same level of commitment to their case and that I will use all my skill and experience to their benefit.”

"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.