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Marvellous, thank you Deborah
I had reached the stage of Final Hearing to obtain a financial remedy following my divorce. I had represented myself at previous hearings since I had lost confidence in my solicitor during a legal battle that had spanned over 2 years. I had read up on advice offered via various websites as a 'litigant in person' and had written a Positions statement to be included in the Trial Bundle. My emotions and stress levels were at the max!
36 hours before the Hearing I contacted Deborah to discuss the case. I emailed her various background documentation, she amended my Position Statement and produced other crucial documents to add to the Bundle - opening statement, net effect schedule, cross examination questions and the bones of a closing statement - none of which I was aware I would need. She talked me through what would happen on the day, explained that I had to prove everything I was stating and what I could and could not raise in front of the Judge. All this at the 11th hour!
My ex-husband had a solicitor and a barrister. It was not necessary to present my case before the Judge on the day as we agreed a settlement prior to a full hearing which was put before the Judge for approval. Deborah was available on the telephone for support throughout this process. I was nervous but I merit the outcome on being mentally prepared and knowing my paperwork was in order and therefore I was able to negotiate confidently - this was all down to the support I received from Deborah.
I am very relieved it is all over and very grateful to Deborah for the support offered to ordinary people like me who represent themselves at court. I would recommend Deborah to anyone who wishes to represent themselves, she was marvellous.
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