When seeking a capable and knowledgeable family lawyer to handle my complex case, I was recommended Kulbir Rahi. Mrs Rahi was referred by a barrister who had worked with her and found her to be highly experienced and understanding.
From the off, Kulbir Rahi understood the urgency of my matter. She knew that I was coming to her already 2 years into legal proceedings, but got to grips with the complex history and had years of legal knowledge of family law to assist me. Kulbir took the weight off my shoulders, applied her in depth knowledge of family law to protect the children and me following an abusive marriage. It was a relief to find someone who had the confidence and care to deal with me and my case in a sensitive manner.
My case concluded successfully for the children and myself in 2020. I am deeply grateful for the legal advice and support of Kulbir Rahi. From my personal experience, I have seen the high calibre of staff recruited by K J Smith.
I sincerely feel that without you specifically [Chris Sutton], your solid advice & swift action, it is very likely that I would have lost my children… I feel comforted to know I have you on my team!
Excellent facilities and ambience. Meetings were comprehensive and clear – good communications. Progress was good despite Covid 19 causing disruption and delay. Overall a most satisfactory service and we would certainly return if we have any need in the future.
‘Chris [Sutton], you are a star and a hero to us. Thank you so much for your help with my son - I suggested he contact you and he has been so grateful and relieved; you took hold of the rudder, steadied the ship and steered him through the minefield of family law and the courts until, at last, he was able to see his daughter again after nine months of hell. Thank you for being such a different, human, lawyer’.
There are no words to describe how lovely you have been to us [Karen Harvey], you have been totally amazing and we can’t thank you enough!
Thank you for all your hard work, the times when you have spoken to us, your advice to us, your messages in the evening, your wise words... honestly the list goes on!!
We would advise anyone to go and see you if they’re struggling with anything they need legal representation with.
Divorce is never an easy position to be in and one which I never thought I would find myself. I saw a couple of Family Solicitors before Lauren Schriefer and left the meetings feeling that it was all about pushing for more and making myself and my ex fight.
I didn’t want this to be harder than it had to be for the sake of our children and mine and my exes relationship. I wanted to make sure I found the right one who would listen to what I wanted and to make one of the worst situations uncomplicated and easy to navigate.
From the first meeting Lauren was very clear, explained the legal system perfectly and even then I felt more at ease about the whole situation. Lauren listened to me, respected that I didn’t want to push needlessly as this would cause more stress and unrest. She kept me updated every step along the way and I can honestly say it was like she was there on my journey.
I never had to chase, I never had to worry, she knew exactly what had to be done and she got me through the finishing line. I would highly recommend Lauren and have done so already to a few friends.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you [Lauren Pilcher] for all your help and advice with my Divorce this year. I would not have gotten through this without your support.
There were a few hurdles along the way which I'm sure happens frequently. The help offered particularly during this time was second to none. You made sure I was kept informed of each process and you were always a friendly voice at the end of the phone no matter how many times I called. You certainly never failed to put my mind a rest.
Thank you so much.
Finally this has come to an end. This has been a very traumatic time for everyone involved and I am delighted it has ended. I would like to thank you both for your work on this. I will now open the champagne!!
During the most difficult time of my life Jennifer Lee, Faizah and Emma have offered advice, support and guidance when I have been unsure during child arrangements and divorce proceedings.
They have been knowledgeable and professional throughout and offered reassurance during an extremely difficult time. Without K J Smith I’m not sure what I would have done.
I thank them sincerely.
That’s an amazing update and puts my mind at ease, so thank you so much Eleanor for this email and for all your help throughout the process, I would have been lost without your guidance.
I am so grateful for all the support and guidance you [Eleanor Towsey] have given me during this process and for the compassion and understanding you have shown not only with divorce but also with the on-going health issues with my father. It was wonderful to see you on the news at the start of the month, I was with my new partner at the time and said that's my solicitor! I continue to recommend you to any friends who are in need of legal assistance regarding family law due to my experience with you.
Thanks again for your help [Lauren Pilcher]. You have been a pleasure to work with.
As you are aware the recent months have been challenging for me and I am very grateful for your calm, considered and thoughtful advice throughout. Whilst the end of the marriage is sad I feel a sense of peace now and I want to thank you [Kulbir Rahi] for helping me with that.
Thank you very much, Kulbir, for taking the time to discuss my situation today. The information supplied was very helpful and it was a pleasant conversation which will help me a great deal.
Throughout my dealings with Robyn I have found her to be approachable, friendly and professional. I like that I feel listened to and have confidence in the advice she gives me.
From the first meeting, Robyn exerted warmth and understanding. Her kindness, clarity of explanation and patient understanding of my emotional state encouraged me to ask her to represent me in my divorce proceedings. As the process has progressed, she has always listened to my concerns and intuition regarding my husband's plans.
This meant she was able to take measures to protect me and bring about some action to the proceedings. Indeed, our decision has proved the right one as, otherwise, I would be in an even more difficult position and further away from any conclusion.
She has been vigilant in her updates and recognised when I needed a phone call rather than an email, to reassure, explain and offer a pastoral care. I trust her implicitly and would recommend her to anyone requiring a family law solicitor
I believe Kulbir to be a highly skilled solicitor who always acts in an extremely professional manner. I had full confidence in Mrs Kulbir Rahi’s representations... thank you kindly.
Robyn Karimaghaee took over my case part-way through court proceedings. Robyn is absolutely incredible on all levels and she got up to speed with my case very quickly. Robyn is emotionally committed, down-to-earth and professional and has fought my case with integrity and supported me with compassion at every step. Robyn has been extremely thorough, and I have every faith in her ability and passion to see my case through to the happy ending we are working towards.
When Covid-19 started I was very worried that I would need to pause my divorce but Eleanor [Towsey] reassured me that we could continue moving forward. Eleanor not only gave me legal advice but also links to websites for domestic abuse and also went a step further by providing me with her personal number if I needed to call her at any point
I really am not quite sure how I stumbled upon your firm, but I am so glad I did, as I was really able to understand you [Kulbir Rahi] and gather information to help me to make the right decision for me moving forward. I look for the positive in life and yesterday was so helpful and thank you.
I came to Kulbir Rahi upon recommendation in March 2019, to help me and my children in a complicated family case. I needed a compassionate yet experienced solicitor to advocate for me and finally let the courts hear the voices of myself and my children regarding contact. Kulbir was that advocate. She represented me for over a year, always professional and fully committed to achieving a positive outcome, with the children's best interests always at heart. When Kulbir Rahi moved to legal firm K J Smith in September 2019 I stayed with her due to her integrity, and strong moral compass. K J Smith offered a supportive service, and clearly attract a high calibre of solicitors.
Kulbir Rahi brought clarity and direction to what had, before her involvement, become an onerous and unwieldy situation. She was able to grasp the nuances of our case with alacrity, and quickly outlined the salient points and actions necessary for me to move forward with assurance. Mrs Rahi has great legal knowledge and a professional but kind manner. Meeting with her made all the difference to me when the going had gotten very tough and I am grateful.
Chris Sutton is a first-class family lawyer, who I would recommend without hesitation to anyone who needs assistance and guidance, especially if that involves opposing an extremely difficult and unreasonable ex-partner over disputes concerning the children. His quiet, unassuming exterior should not be under-estimated... He regularly went over and above the call of duty and was always there to offer support, sound advice and counselling. [We] owe him a huge debt of gratitude for achieving a very satisfactory outcome.
K J Smith Solicitors came highly recommended to me by a friend. I booked a free initial consultation and was introduced to Lauren Schriefer. She took the time to go through each step of my matter with me and the options I could take. Throughout my time working with Lauren and the team I have always felt supported. Any questions I had were answered quickly and in detail. I felt that, with their help, my matter was dealt with smoothly and compassionately. I couldn’t recommend K J Smith Solicitors enough.
I have felt supported and empowered to make decisions and life changes that I felt unable to do alone without the guidance and legal advice from you [Edward Morton & Avril Trickey]. You have made a very stressful time much easier for me and my children and I am very grateful.
Thank you so much for everything [Robyn Karimaghaee]. Obviously we will speak again, but just wanted to thank you for all the hard work and being there every step of the way.
Hi Michael [Swan], I just wanted to write to you and thank you for your advice today. I was very impressed with how well you explained the process and the implications - thank you.
I would like to thank you [Emma Sanders]. Your caring, compassionate, yet still very professional manner has been of great comfort to me. Your ability to make a very personal, difficult journey bearable is to be commended. I have tears in my eyes trying to think of the right words to express how grateful I am to you….thank you, thank you, thank you.
I am very happy with the level of service, professionalism and helpfulness from the staff members that dealt with my case
K J Smith Solicitors were the only solicitors (out of four) that gave me any optimism when first approached. This was a very welcome relief after having received a very bleak outlook from the other companies… thank you again [Karen Harvey] for your warmth and kindness
I came to K J Smith Solicitors for advice and legal support relating to financial proceedings. Matthew Thom was fantastic. He was incredibly knowledgeable and very understanding… I would 100% use his legal services again.
Chris Sutton was focused and effective whilst being incredibly understanding. He provided me with invaluable advice throughout.
The whole process from start to finish was very well explained and our meetings and tele-cons made everything very clear. Sam [Archer] was very approachable, no questions or concerns were too small or insignificant. I would definitely recommended KJS.
Extremely professional and compassionate at the same time while going through a difficult process. Consistently gave sound legal advice and guidance
I am very appreciative of all the help and advice I was given by Matthew [Thom]
I know without a shadow of a doubt that [Chris Sutton’s] expertise and knowledge will mean once more that my voice will be heard… words cannot express my gratitude to you. I know that if any of my friends find themselves in a difficult family situation you will be the solicitor I recommend
Sam (Archer) assisted me through my divorce proceedings. She was very professional, thorough and listened to what I wanted. She made potentially a difficult situation seamlessly efficient and hassle free. I would definitely use Sam again.
Needless to say I am thrilled and relieved. Monika was really supportive and so helpful, please thank her for me.
Kerry was very proactive in sorting things out – thank you!
Thank you for dealing efficiently with our requirements.
Sam made a personal effort to get everything sorted out.
I have found Kerry Smith and her team, compassionate understanding and focussed on achieving the best possible outcome for myself and my child. Dealing with a bitter custody dispute is never easy and I felt as if I have a trusted confidant helping and guiding me through what can be a very stressful situation. We have always discussed the options and possible outcomes and always decided on the best course of action focussing on the needs and feelings of my son. As a single father I would have no issues personally recommending KJ Smith to any mum or dad wanting the best for their child.
I found that on every phone call, everyone was helpful.
I am very grateful to everyone at K J Smith for their hard work and good natured support during a challenging time.
My time scale was very short to respond to a Non Molestation Order and their assistance was 1st Class.
Very helpful, friendly and well explained. Would definitely recommended your services to anyone else.
Everything was completed in a timely manner and all staff were pleasant and helpful. Everything was explained clearly and costs were discussed in detail so there were no surprises.
Thank you for your useful and clear advice during a difficult and sensitive time.
It was a very difficult decision to have to make but due to the loss of my husband, I had to put my children first. Your staff were kind, understanding and guided me through a difficult time.
We were very pleased with the level of service we had.
Very friendly and professional service.
I had discussions with several other solicitors before talking with K J Smith. From the outset, K J Smith gave me by far the most confident and positive feeling. I was not disappointed.
Thank you very much (Chris Sutton) for your help on getting me to the end of my divorce. I was thankful you got me back on track and kept me focused on the job in hand. Thank you also for your support at court, such a daunting time.
Dear Samantha (Archer), I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks for your assistance in my matter. The process was understood throughout due to your clarity and patience and your over-and-above help was invaluable during what was an overwhelmingly distressing time. To Kerry (Smith), thank you for your calm expertise in getting me through this with your wonderful team.
Very good service with a friendly and professional approach.
I am very grateful for the time taken with me so I fully understood each stage, it made a difficult situation go as smoothly as possible.
Efficient and professional service with good communication throughout the whole process
You [K J Smith Solicitors Private Client team] were very patient throughout the whole process. We took a long time to respond and check the details at various stages…. but you remained friendly and polite.
I have all the confidence that Samantha [Archer] will act in my best interests. I have had consultations with other law firms before and I am so glad that I chose Samantha to act for me as otherwise the outcome would have been different! Thank you!
Excellent service, very professional. Chris [Sutton] was kind, empathetic, very knowledgeable and he explained each step comprehensively in challenging circumstances.
Very helpful, prompt and good communication. Good, professional service.
All the team at K J Smith in Henley were very professional, friendly and helpful. My Solicitor, Samantha Archer, was understanding, calm and approachable. She was very knowledgeable, professional and thorough, providing me with outstanding advice and support through the most stressful time of my life. Thanks so much for your advice, patience and compassion during my lengthy divorce. I will not hesitate in recommending you in the future
5 Stars for service provided, 5 Stars for friendly staff, 5 Stars for clean and tidy offices and waiting area
Appreciated face to face appointments being available at short notice. Really lovely offices! Friendly and knowledgeable solicitor dealing with our matter.
Excellent service, highly recommended.
K J Smith were excellent throughout my case from the first phone call to the end. They were always friendly, helpful and professional. I would recommend them to anyone
K J Smith Solicitors were very friendly and I felt they had my best interests in mind – I had a lot of confidence in the advice they provided me with. I would use them again and strongly recommend their services
The staff were all very friendly during a difficult time for me. My divorce was not always pleasant but the advice and support I received helped me to buy my ex-partner out of my home and ensure my children and I were stable and happy. Thank you to all the Basingstoke team who helped me through this time.
I had so much to sort out and was full of fear and trepidation. Meeting Jennifer Murray was the first step. She advised me the whole way. It was hard going sometimes but the end result was empowering and a great achievement. Without Jennifer I’m sure my life wouldn’t be as happy as it is now. Thank you.
I always found my solicitor (Samantha Archer) and all other staff very helpful and approachable. This was very important to me especially at this difficult time in my life.
We commissioned KJ Smith to act for my daughter through her divorce and found them to be a superb practice. Samantha Archer acted directly for her, she was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, with a very kind and understanding nature that helped no end through what was a stressful time. We have recently instructed the practice again in a Lasting Power of Attorney matter and are confident it will be dealt with in the same helpful and efficient manner
Very quick and professional service. All sorted on time with good explanation
Chris Sutton dealing with the case was incredible. It is not just about winning or losing, it’s about the huge level of pressure removed from my shoulders, knowing that someone you can trust is dealing with everything. Could not be more thankful to him.
A very professional firm. Extremely happy with Karen O’Hara, who dealt with queries and matters with a fast and efficient approach.
I was made to feel comfortable and the people I met very quickly inspired confidence that they would act in my interests whilst keeping costs to a minimum. I've been very impressed.
Professional and friendly, whilst being down to earth, easy to deal with and effective
The professionalism, advice and support of Kerry and Karen was outstanding. Shortly after engaging with K J Smith, my worry and anxiety was replaced with the comforting feeling of knowing that my case was most certainly in the best possible hands.
Very professional service, I much appreciated the independent advice.
Considering the complications created by my (now) ex - wife in not responding initially to correspondence, the whole matter was handled superbly by the Windsor team with a minimum of delay. Many Thanks!
I was immediately put at ease by the lovely, friendly staff at the Basingstoke office. You were always at the other end of the phone and happy to explain legal jargon. I was guided through the whole divorce process with compassion. it couldn't have gone more smoothly and I will be recommending you without hesitation. Thank you so much.
I felt thay my opinion and needs were at the forefront of the team's minds.
Overall I found staff very approachable and easy to understand. A much quicker service and communication than any previous solicitor experience I have ever had.
I received an excellent service at all times, sensitively handled appropriate to my situation and very much appreciated.
Hi Sam, just wanted to say a very big thank you for everything you've done you really have been fantastic ! Please pass on my thanks to Kerry and everyone who's assisted with any luck you won't hear from me again fingers crossed ! Thanks again.
Thank you Samantha so much - so happy and so grateful for all your help and support - I really have appreciated your advice and patience over such a long period of time - many, many thanks again.
I want to say a huge thank you to you for all your help (and putting up with me blubbering in your office!), you made what has been an incredibly difficult time that much easier. I will not hesitate in recommending you to people.
your staff were extremely friendly and efficient
A personal and professional service which made a stressful time so much easier to deal with. A huge thank you to all the staff at KJ Smith for all the patience, support, work and time involved during my lengthy divorce and I wish you all the very best for the future.
Friendly and professional at all times set within a nice environment.
I would just to thank you all for making this difficult situation easy for me! I wish you all the best in the future! And I hope I won’t need another divorce lawyer in the future but if I do it will be your firm!!
My case was handled very efficiently and all the staff were warm and friendly. I had no doubt that they would handle my case with the upmost confidentiality and arrive at an outstanding conclusion.
All your services were very good
Your service was very efficient and friendly and made me feel very relaxed
KJ Smith Solicitors handled matters in a very considerate and professional way. I felt they genuinely cared about me as a person, not just a client. They are a small team, and communication between them is excellent, whenever I called the person on the end of the phone knew who I was and what was happening in my case. …..something you wouldn’t get with a big firm.
It was a delight to be taken care of with full respect by someone who understood the delicacy of the situation. I was nervous but with K J Smith staff I was made calm and all was resolved perfectly.
All very painless and professional given the circumstances.
Excellent, friendly, professional service. Would definitely use you again
All my dealings with K J Smith have been positive. You offer a relaxed and friendly yet highly professional service.
Excellent, friendly and very professional service, thank you
The firm were marvellous from start to finish. I can’t thank you all enough for your care and support.
Thank you so much for all your help and advice. I am now in a much better place. Best wishes.
Grateful for all your help
You were all extremely patient with me as I took a very long time to reach any conclusion. Thank you! Would definitely recommend.
Thank you for all your support and kindness.
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