Kind words from divorce professionals I work with
- Louise Barretto, Partner at Bishop and Sewell
I have worked with Rhiannon Ford on numerous matters for many years now. She is an important source of support to many of my clients who are struggling through a difficult time. Rhiannon previously practised as a family solicitor and as such she understands the process and the additional support that a lot of people going through divorce and separation will need, that is not traditionally provided by their family solicitor. She is approachable, empathetic, very much respected by my clients and a pleasure to work with.
Rhiannon has assisted many of my clients with practical tips and in doing so has made my work a lot easier and my clients know that they have an excellent team on their side to tackle difficult scenarios. Although Rhiannon is not currently practising, she has a wealth of knowledge on practice and procedure and she has been an invaluable member of the team in the cases that we have worked on together.
Partner at Bishop and Sewell
- Karen Barham, Consultant Moore Barlow solicitors – Mediator & Parenting Coordinator
“Rhiannon provides a first rate service; clients are in very safe, sensitive and capable hands. Her skill set complements that provided by lawyers and mediators. She is brilliant to work with and is genuinely interested in her clients’ well-being and journeys as they navigate the divorce and separation process. We recommend her services at every opportunity to do so”
Consultant Moore Barlow solicitors – Mediator & Parenting Coordinator
- Hannah Field, Partner, Russell-Cooke Solicitors, Kingston Upon Thames
I have worked with Rhiannon on a number of cases. The support she provides to clients is invaluable. She provides a fantastic service which a number of clients have commented have made the whole experience of marriage breakdown more bearable. Her patient, calm and approachable manner means that people instantly warm to her and feel comfortable and supported in what can be incredibly difficult situations.
Partner, Russell-Cooke Solicitors, Kingston Upon Thames
- Mandy Spring, Moore Barlow LLP
“I have worked with Rhiannon with a number of my clients over the last few years. Clients often find the divorce and separation process daunting and may need additional support outside the realm of legal advice. Rhiannon provides invaluable emotional and practical support to my clients which allows me to focus on the legal issues and advice. Her background in family law is clearly beneficial as she is fully aware of the process and, as a consequence, clients who have had the benefit of Rhiannon’s assistance and support are often better prepared for the legal journey ahead. She provides a kind and empathetic approach and I would not hesitate in recommending clients to her.”
Moore Barlow LLP
- Nichola Gray, Barrister, 1 Hare Court, London
“I worked with Rhiannon in contested financial remedy proceedings which involved substantial assets and some difficult legal issues. Divorce is a time of emotional turmoil and financial uncertainty with which most clients struggle to cope. Rhiannon guided my client through this difficult process and made my job of advising and representing the client at court much easier than it would otherwise have been. She combined sympathy and support with an extensive knowledge of the applicable legal principles. She was an invaluable member of the team without whom my client would not have been able to endure the journey which ultimately led to a successful outcome. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to other clients.”
Barrister, 1 Hare Court, London
- Charlotte Adler, Partner, Adler Family Law, Kingston Upon Thames
“I have worked alongside Rhiannon on several matters and she is exceptional in the support that she gives to her clients and to me as their acting solicitor. Rhiannon adopts a very sensitive approach in the support that she provides. Coupled with her insight into family law her assistance to her clients is invaluable. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
Partner, Adler Family Law, Kingston Upon Thames
- Amanda Phillips-Wylds, Herrington Carmichael
“I have known Rhiannon for almost a year now and during that time I have seen a number of clients who have used or continue to use her services. I can honestly say there is a world of difference in taking instructions from a client who has had the benefit of Rhiannon’s advice and assistance to a client who has not. I have found that Rhiannon’s clients are far more able to provide a concise and relevant account of their present position and articulate their instructions clearly and confidently. Rhiannon has certainly helped to make my job easier and it is a pleasure to work with her.”
- Louise Pearce, Wellers Law Group
“I have worked with Rhiannon on a number of cases at different stages of the process: divorce, finances and with unmarried couples too. I have always found Rhiannon to be incredibly helpful in all aspects. She is able to get clients’ to focus on the issues, help them prepare for meetings and assist them with forms. She is also able to support them through the process and deal with some of the emotions that come with relationship breakdown. This makes my relationship with the client much more cost effective and efficient too. Rhiannon works hand in hand with solicitors and always makes it clear that she doesn’t replace the need for legal advice, she is therefore great at getting clients to seek advice when they need it and supporting them through that advice. That said, her past experience as a solicitor, is a great foundation for what she does and also means she is a great support in the process in terms of equally managing expectations and moving matters forward. “
Wellers Law Group
- Graham Coy, Partner, Stowe Family Law, London
“Divorce and Separation are two of the most stressful experiences anyone can ever face. While Family Lawyers are well aware of this, there are still times when Clients need the additional support of a Divorce Coach to help them through the process and to help them put everything into perspective. This can be a vitally important role and one which Rhiannon undertakes exceeding well and I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Partner, wilsons solicitors llp, london
- Rachel Lemon, Keystone Law
“I have worked with Rhiannon on a number of cases and she is a valuable addition to the solicitor client team. I am always aware that clients may find their separation, divorce or indeed any issues relating to their family incredibly stressful and that can be overwhelming for them. Rhiannon and I have worked well together to achieve a structure that allows clients to progress through the legal process with greater confidence and feeling supported on all levels. I would not hesitate to recommend Rhiannon.”
- Veronica Gilmour, Partner, Pennington Manches, Guildford
“I have worked with Rhiannon on a number of matters over the past three years. I have found her help invaluable and we have been able to work very effectively together which has been hugely positive and a great help to our mutual clients. There are many tasks that Rhiannon can help with and day to day support that she is able to give to clients that would simply be too costly for me to provide. I have always found Rhiannon to be professional in her approach. She has a lovely manner with clients, counsel and with me!”
Partner, Pennington Manches, Guildford
- Lee Henderson, Associate, Pennington Manches, Guildford
Whilst I will always do my upmost to ensure that my client is supported, Rhiannon offers something that a solicitor can’t: the ability to focus entirely on what a client is feeling – what they are most worried about – even if that is not directly related to the legal process. Often this will be managing the day to day realities of separation; the many non-legal issues that arise such as how to tell friends and family, how to deal with moving home and so on. The holistic advice she offers also helps her to understand a client’s concerns about the legal process and what it entails. I have seen her effectively translate what a client found it difficult to present during a meeting because they were struggling so much with the thought that they were actually divorcing. This is immensely helpful as it enables me to focus my advice in the right way thus saving the client time and money. That she can help complete forms is a further boon and another benefit to clients both in terms of legal fees and the practical side of separation.
I can have complete confidence that my client is being well looked after by Rhiannon and would have no hesitation in recommending her services.
Associate, Pennington Manches, Guildford
- Robert Hines, Managing Associate, Mischon de Reya, London
“I have worked closely with Rhiannon over a number of months, and her support and guidance has been invaluable, both in terms of empowering the client and assisting me and the client with the process. She is kind and sensitive in her approach and she works extremely closely with the client to support them through what is undoubtedly an extremely challenging time. She provides practical support, such as assisting clients with collating information required for the court process or in resolving other practical matters which arise as a consequence of any separation, but more importantly, she supports the client emotionally, helping provide them with the strength they need to get through the process. I have no hesitation in recommending her professional services.”
Managing Associate, Mischon de Reya, London