Philip Kentish

J W Hughes & Co LLP

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First impression from a user who is not yet a client

February, 2024

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Philip contacted me straight away after my first initial enquiry. He made an appointment for me the following week. My meeting was very relaxed, with Philip going through absolutely everything with me. Very informative & precise, making sure I understood everything he was going through with me. Philip will now be representing me throughout my proceedings. Very glad I used vouched for to find him, he’s brilliant!!! .

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January, 2024

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Based in Gwynedd

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I had initially approached a well respected Solicitor in North Wales for advice regarding my need for a Financial Settlement as my husband had applied for a Divorce. Due to the highly complex nature of the high net worth of the Marital and Non Marital Assets involved in my case he advised me that in his opinion I needed the services of a Solicitor who is a lead expert in cases such as mine in order to achieve the fair outcome I desired. He referred me to Phil Kentish and reassured me that Phil had the in-depth expertise that my financial case required.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil called me whilst he was on a family holiday abroad the day after I had been referred to him. I was very frightened and in dire straits, my mental health was in tatters and I had been cut off financially from the joint bank account. I gave him an outline of my predicament and Phil calmly reassured me that I was going to be fine and not to worry and that I was to await a call from his personal Secretary Judy Sullivan, who would arrange our first meeting on his return. Judy promptly called and arranged the meeting and assured me that I was now in very safe hands and to trust the process. From that very first meeting, Phil's pragmatic and caring professional expertise guided and helped me through a very complicated and at times a very difficult process to navigate. His extensive knowledge of Financial Settlements, coupled with his long career and vast experience gave me confidence to continue with the case through to its successful conclusion. He has a very tight team behind him, Joe McGregor and Judy Sullivan, who were both well versed in my case and worked hard in assisting Phil throughout, in an incredibly supportive and caring way. Their combined knowledge of my case and exemplary work ethic as part of Phil's team ensured I was always kept fully informed as the case progressed. Phil always explained every stage of the proceedings to me carefully to ensure I knew exactly what was involved and we would discuss and agree as to how each stage would be managed going forward. Our aim throughout was for a fair outcome for both parties and that engaging the other side in negotiations was important to us. My Financial Settlement went through to a Final Hearing and I received outstanding care and support from Phil and the team for my wellbeing during a very stressful and difficult time. He sourced a highly professional and very experienced King's Counsel on my behalf to take us through the Final Hearing stage who seamlessly integrated into the team and worked with Phil to ensure a good outcome for me. From the outset, good, communicative working relationships were quickly established between myself, Phil and his team that built up my confidence, clarity and trust in him. It's so important that this happens and that is the foundation that helps most of all. Truth, integrity and justice are the qualities that a client needs from their Solicitor and I got all that from Phil and his team. He guided me through the fog and helped me to focus on the facts, make the right decisions and not cloud that with distractions that would add unnecessary costs to the case. I would say that I have received incredible support, help and guidance throughout from Phil and the team that kept me going and gave me the mental strength to stay strong when I wanted to give up and hide from the world. Phil has also helped me to gain confidence in myself as I go forward with an independent and financially secure future. Going forward, I will always continue to be a client of Phil's for any legal requirements in the future because I have absolute faith and trust in him and his team. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been referred to him and I would like to take the opportunity here to thank Phil, Joe, Judy and all at JW Hughes for all their care and support.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Our aim was always for a fair and financially secure settlement on both sides. My case was complex, difficult to navigate and besieged with seemingly insurmountable hurdles to cross throughout. It involved a multi million pound net worth consisting of properties, land ownership and a farming partnership. With all the valuations and facts taken into consideration, Phil had advised me of an anticipated likely fair outcome which we worked towards throughout the process. This figure was based on his vast experience in cases such as mine. Phil worked hard to ensure a very successful outcome was achieved, the actual settlement figure was in excess of the anticipated amount, whilst maintaining that fair outcome for both parties and it has now enabled me to move on and plan a very financially secure and independent future.

What could they have done better?

Phil and his team are professional, caring and very experienced and I found no areas that require any improvement.

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October, 2023

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Based in Isle of Anglesey

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

After years of financial and emotional abuse, a friend recommended Phil when my now ex-husband was imprisoned for theft and arson of our family home. From our very first meeting, he was reassuring and confident he would be able to get me a fair settlement, even though my ex was in prison. His entire team was professional and approachable, and when my ex was released and tried to start taking control again, Phil knew when to take a tough, no nonsense stance.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He has ensured I have been able to make a new start and I am now secure in my own home, with no contact from my ex.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Nothing, his whole team were fantastic through the whole thing.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

March, 2023

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Phil is an amazing solicitor, felt at ease through out such a tough time.

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February, 2023

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

I found Phil to be super efficient. Always returned my calls on the same day. Gave excellent advice, support and understanding whilst going through a very difficult and stressful time.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Absolutely nothing. Could not fault any of the staff, as they were very friendly and efficient

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February, 2023

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Based in East Sussex

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed to provide a statutory declaration evidencing supporting evidence for my application to the Italian consulate for citizenship by descent.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

I contacted Philip following a recommendation from a family member. I had applied for Italian citizenship based on my great grandfather being born in Italy not long after the state of Italy came into existence. The consulate required additional supporting evidence as the spelling of my great grandfathers name was different to my anglicised spelling. Essentially they wanted me to show that the person I claimed was my great grandfather, actually was him. He was born nearly 150 years ago and came to the UK before there were any immigration controls and so there was no record of his arrival nor any other documents like a passport. Philip advised me to gather any information that I could from official sources like census', which is what I did. Philip then took this information and turned it into a chronological story line. He added extra information, to start justifying how the spelling of the surname changed e.g. my great grandfather was illiterate and so others spelt his name on the census', often transposing letters 'i' and 'e'. He made excellent links between all the facts and turned it into a statutory declaration. Eventually he sent me a copy and as soon as I read it, I was totally convinced of the arguments/justifications of how the spelling changed. I sent this document to the consulate expecting not to hear for many months, but I was blown away to receive an email from the consulate just one week later to say that my application had been successful and they recognised my right to Italian citizenship. This could only have happened due to the quality of the statutory declaration, it must have been so convincing that they approved it immediately. At all times Philip kept me updated, responding to any questions the same day, either with a phone call or email. It really was a fantastic and totally professional service.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I'm a dual citizen now, so definitely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing.

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December, 2022

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Based in Isle of Anglesey

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

When I first met Phil and the team I had been through two years of trying to keep my marriage afloat and been under a lot of strain whilst my husband continued to have an affair with his mistress. I felt ashamed and alone and didn’t want anyone knowing my predicament. I had become introverted and a total wreck not knowing how to face a single day once my ex departed the home as I had a business to run, andelderly mother to look after and both my sons had returned home same year after their own break ups as well as my own. We had been in a marriage for thirty eight years and in a relationship since both of us were sixteen at school. He was my life and soul mate and my life was in ruins.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Once I met Phil in the office in Llandudno he put me at ease and he promised that I would get through it with his help and support. Following my court case I can say that I have come through all the heart ache and all because of Phil Kentish’s kindness, professional support and advice during a very emotional and traumatic time in my life .I honestly thought that my life was over and that there was no point carrying on but he reassured me constantly that I would get through it and look back and smile and become a strong confident individual again as I used to be years ago when I worked as head of department in a secondary school and running my own food business . I can now say that I have gained my confidence back and am starting to enjoy my life once again . At times I couldn’t register or digest various legalities because of my high anxiety levels and my emotional disposition , but Phil would kindly repeat the facts and figures until I felt comfortable with the instructions. This was the knock effect that the whole scenario had caused me. Each time when I phoned him with a query and if he was busy then he would most certainly give me a ring back before nightfall. I could also get an appointment when required. Even after the court case he gave me a ring to check on me which was extremely thoughtful and generous. He most certainly goes that extra mile for his clients and is genuinely a truly kind hearted family man. He has a strong efficient team working in the office as well starting with Karen a delightful lady on the desk and she is also reassuring and pleasant, Judy his PR is helpful and superefficient and then you have Acton a trainee which is a character and always has a smile and is always helpful. They were all compassionate and reassuring to the very end. They really are the A team in my mind. I now know that whatever I shall face me in the future I have a strong legal team behind me. I will be recommending them to all my colleagues, friends and family if they ever require any legal support ! Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for? ... The outcome was most satisfactory considering what I was up against with my ex which was a nightmare to say the least !

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

What could they have done better?

Absolutely Nothing ! Phil Kentish is my hero ! A true gent and a Star !

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October, 2022

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Help to navigate a divorce and tricky financial settlement involving properties and pensions.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil and his team gave me solid advice from day one of contact - advice which proved correct come the conclusion of matters. He steadily guided me through a very difficult time and completed all legal paperwork punctually ahead of a final court hearing.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. All I was looking for was the fairest outcome for my family. Phil helped us work towards a fair settlement and was transparent and honest throughout proceedings, providing realistic advice and detailed analysis of our specific situation.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. I was 100% satisfied with the service he provided.

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September, 2022

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I was looking for a solicitor to help me through a difficult divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip was easy to talk to and put my mind at ease. He was very efficient in supporting me through the divorce process and reaching a financial settlement with my ex-husband.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I was pleased with the outcome and I’m very grateful to Philip for all his help.

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July, 2022

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Required assistance with a financial split following a divorce

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He's guided me through a difficult process by providing assistance and guidance at each stage. Clear communication and explanation of the process has assisted in a stress free experience.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, all items have been address in a very short timescale.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. I was very happy with the service provided and would recommend Philip to others.

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June, 2022

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

My ex wife and children were advised to leave the family home, I was accused of domestic abuse, physical abuse and rape and also hurting my son.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

After a phone call with Phil, I knew it would get it sorted but the case was really complex and took 9months

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Outcome was there was no case to answer from the police and social services walked away. I now have shared care of my children and my ex wife was proven to be a liar but the courts could not directly say that. The only thing is my ex wife will never be held accountable for what she has done.

What could they have done better?

Phil Kentish did everything he could have done and was great from start to finish.

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June, 2022

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Based in Manchester

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

my marriage of 20+ years came to an end and I needed someone to represent me during my divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

After just one phone call with Phil I knew that he was the right person to represent me through my divorce, he was very calm and easy to talk too. He is extremely knowledgeable and very clear on all the advice he gave to me. From start to finish he made the whole process feel less stressful and looking back I am very grateful how smooth it all went.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I wanted a fair settlement and basically I just wanted what I was entitled to. Phil was excellent and looked after me and made sure my settlement was what I deserved which has enabled me to start my life over again and to look forward to my future.

What could they have done better?

The service I received from Phil Kentish was perfect from start to finish.

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June, 2022

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce / Financial Advise

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil has always been very understanding, helpful, reassuring and efficient over the years. He is very easy to talk to and has always given me clear excellent advise. Nothing is ever too much trouble. If ever he was unable to take my call, he would always return my call before the end of the day. I highly recommend Phil Kentish and his team.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

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March, 2022

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Based in Denbighshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

My ex wife was being evasive

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip has gained me a very good settlement over a 3 year tiresome dispute with my ex wife

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Beyond my expectation

What could they have done better?

Could not have done better

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February, 2022

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

My divorce was unexpected and distressing and exacerbated by having to co-parent a young child through an acrimonious period. There was the additional problem of occupancy and ownership of the matrimonial home.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil has been like a Guardian Angel. He managed to keep me calm throughout protracted negotiations and focused on what was a priority, putting my child's needs at the forefront of everything. He consistently acted with integrity, showing fairness to both sides whilst keeping my interests uppermost. He was speedy and efficient throughout and kept pushing to make progress, keeping me informed all the way on where we were up to.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome achieved was beyond what I could have hoped for. I managed to secure my family home and co-parenting is now on an amicable level.

What could they have done better?

I could ask for nothing more from Phil and his Team. The entire Team showed understanding and compassion with every contact.

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

June, 2021

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Excellent advice on the legal system

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June, 2021

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Based in Outside UK

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

It is hard to talk about personal circumstances on a public website. What I will say, though, is that I was emotionally broken at the point where I was introduced to Phil. The breakdown of my marriage happened suddenly and was a shock to me.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He was understanding, reassuring, approachable and efficient. It was important to me that I felt that I was dealing with someone who appreciated how I was feeling. Ultimately, I knew that Phil was looking out for my interests at all times through a very challenging process.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I could not have asked more of the service I received.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. It was not just Phil whose professional service was excellent. Everyone I dealt with at the Llandudno office was similarly efficient, approachable and kind.

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June, 2021

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Based in Worcestershire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

To commence divorce proceedings.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Mr Kentish steered me expertly through my divorce. I felt reassured throughout by his experience, technical knowledge and comprehensive advice. He worked quickly and efficiently and I was so impressed with his ability to prioritise what mattered most and achieve a settlement that not only is a very good one for me personally, but is one which has facilitated a positive co-parenting arrangement going forward.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely. I could not be happier with the settlement achieved.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, as far as I am concerned. Mr Kentish and the entire team were approachable, friendly and professional to deal with and I felt throughout that I was in very safe hands. What could have been a really stressful and difficult experience was far less so with the advice of Mr Kentish and I would not hesitate to recommend him.

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May, 2021

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Based in Gwynedd

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

The break-up of my marriage

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

From the start he was friendly and approachable, and made a very difficult and trying process as painless as possible.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome was achieved as described and within the time frame indicated by Mr Kentish

What could they have done better?

Mr Kentish, his colleagues and the administrative staff at J.W.Hughes & Co, all worked together to provide an effective and courteous service

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May, 2021

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Clear advice and opportunity provided to client to discuss options. Process enabled the determination of the most appropriate course to pursue. Robust investigation of all matters resulted with a fair, open and transparent outcome to all parties.

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May, 2021

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Based in West Midlands

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Obtaining a financial settlement following a divorce

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Mr Kentish and his team were phenomenal. I am so grateful to the person who recommended him. Mr Kentish was the third solicitor I had instructed as my case was complex. Mr Kentish was the consummate professional. He was easy to talk to and provided sound and sensible advice. He managed to calm me down when I felt things were not looking good. He kept me very well informed as to both the process and procedure we would have to go through. He was very thorough with his research and advice, consistently going the extra mile. I feel that this case would not have been concluded as quickly or satisfactorily if I had had a different solicitor. I found his team were always very friendly and went out of their way to help and address any queries I had. I can't thank them enough. Definitely third time lucky.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Most definitely

What could they have done better?

To be absolutely honest. They provided and excellent and professional service. There was nothing they could have improved on.

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March, 2021

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

To start divorce proceedings.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Mr Kentish and his team at JW Hughes and Co always go above and beyond. Mr Kentish has been my solicitor for the last year while I have been going through my divorce. A week after I started divorce proceedings, we went into lock down. All the while Mr Kentish remained very professional and kept in contact with me every step of the way. A year later my divorce is all done and I cannot thank Mr Kentish enough for all that he has done for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I listened and followed the advice of Mr Kentish all the way through, divorce is stressful but Mr Kentish always eased my worries and answered any questions I had.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, I couldn't fault a thing.

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February, 2021

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Based in Gwynedd

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Relocating.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Mr. Kentish and his team have always gone that extra mile, even after the court order had been drawn, the advice and support continued. It is so easy to talk to every member of staff. One of the best words to describe Mr. Kentish is fair. Although it was very difficult to understand and learn that I only had a 50% chance of returning home with my children- it was realistic and a preparation should the outcome of my case not go in my favour.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

The outcome of the case came in our favour, it was a huge burden off my shoulders.

What could they have done better?

I am always so grateful for the phone call I received recommending Mr. Kentish as a solicitor. Even though I have been in a very difficult and unfortunate position, I have been very fortunate with the people I have met on the journey. My story today, without Mr. Kentish could have been very different.

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February, 2021

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Based in Denbighshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Ysgariad.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Roedd yn gyfnod hynod o bryderus i mi gyda phoen meddwl am lawer o bethau, plant, busnes, a’r ochr ariannol. Mae’r gefnogaeth ddi – ddiwedd yn amhrisadwy. Roedd rhywun yn falch fod y plant yn cael blaenoriaeth drwy gydol y broses.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Cyn bob apwyntiad roedd pwysa’r byd ar fy ysgwydda’, wedi bob apwyntiad roeddwn yn teimlo’n well a theimlo baich wedi dod oddi ar fy ’sgwydda’. Mae Mr Kentish a’i dîm wastad yn mynd gam ymhellach – hyd yn oed ar ôl i’r ‘court order’ fod yn ei le, mae’r cyngor yn parhau gyda arweiniad ar y ffordd orau o symud ymlaen.

What could they have done better?

Dw i wastad yn meddwl pa mor ddiolchgar ydw i am yr alwad ffôn yn awgrymu Mr Kentish fel cyfreithiwr – o fod mewn sefyllfa anlwcus a thrist, dw i wedi bod yn lwcus iawn o’r bobl dw i wedi cyfarfod ar hyd fy nhaith. Heb Mr Kentish gallai fy stori heddiw fod yn un tra gwahanol.

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November, 2020

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed assistance to get my leave to remain, I attended one of the company's drop in advice clinics, it was there I first met Philip Kentish

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Although he doesn't specialise in immigration, Philip listened to me and was very understanding of my situation, he has helped me get the help I needed, all the way through from that 1st appointment he has been very supportive and always there whenever we have needed, I don't think I would have got to the place I am today without him, we are very thankful to him, no matter how busy he is, he always has time for us, we feel he has become more than just our solicitor, but a friend too, we would highly recommend Philip Kentish

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes!! With Philips help I have received my leave to remain, I could not have done it without him

What could they have done better?

Nothing at all, I am extremely happy with the work

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November, 2020

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Accept new situation and make appropriate decisions fir the best of the children abd myself . Very competent , realistic , easy to communicate, approachable , efficient

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In deed ! I wouldn’t have done it with such a good outcome without him.

What could they have done better?

Nothing. After talking to friends,colleagues ,etc I was very fortunate to have Phillip helping me out at the most vulnerable abs difficult time if my life with decisions that were life changing.

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November, 2020

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil helped me in a very difficult acrimonious divorce that involved the separation of property and business partnership

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, considering the starting point and the complete stubbornness, lack of compromise and communication of the other party, I am very happy with the outcome.

What could they have done better?

Can't think of anything

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November, 2020

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Based in Flintshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I was getting divorced and did not at all like, or feel comfortable with, the first solicitor I consulted. A friend who is also a solicitor recommended Phil.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil got back to me as soon as I contacted. He listened to me, understood my situation and gave me really good advice. He didn't arrange unnecessary meetings or call me for nothing but he kept my case moving along, knew exactly what was needed and ensured it was done without any fuss. Meetings were friendly but not overlong and I felt confident and looked-after. He told me when I was wrong, but also acted on some of my instructions even when he didn't completely agree with me. When I was very upset and stressed Phil listened and sorted things out, as well as helping me to feel better. He was always calm, friendly and approachable.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I am now divorced and I got a fairly reasonable financial settlement.

What could they have done better?

I would have liked a worst-case scenario regarding costs at the start. My ex dragged his heels on lots of things which racked up the bills. Apart from that - nothing different. He was great.

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October, 2020

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Based in Cheshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

A nightmare ex!

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He went through everything thoroughly and gave me sound advice, he wasn't focused on fees but on doing what was right for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes

First impression from a user who is not yet a client

October, 2020

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Always very pleasant and friendly. Easy to talk to, will always use Philip in the future.

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August, 2020

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Got in contact with me within a few hours and set an appointment up within days. Excellent service so far

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July, 2017

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Very pleasant Confident Concise upon action Will use him now

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April, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

By being a good listener, very understanding of my needs. Discussed all my options and explained them clearly. Always at the end of the phone or rang back as soon as available as I always had lots of questions, always made me feel at ease and nothing to worry about. Handled my divorce very quickly and efficiently.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very pleased with outcome. Couldn't fault Phil at all. Service received was excellent.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. Phil Kentish was recommended to me, having him as my solicitor made the whole process of the divorce easier. I recommend Phil Kentish to anyone I know, needing help or advice

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March, 2016

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Based in Oxfordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Death of a Parent, with no Will left behind.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip was a great help to me and my Brother at a very difficult time for us. Took care of the whole process from start to finish and took away a lot of the stress of the legal side of it all.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. The Estate was rounded up and distributed equally and efficiently.

What could they have done better?

I honestly cannot fault the service I was given, in any way, shape, or form. I would recommend Philip to anybody!

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March, 2016

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Based in Cheshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed to change my will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He listened to my wishes, gave excellent, clear advice without using lots of technical jargon and resolved the matter promptly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I am very happy with the fast, efficient service.

What could they have done better?

There is nothing that could have been done better.

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March, 2016

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Based in Denbighshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

my partener lorraine mickleburogh advised me that phil kentish was the best solicitor around made arrangments for an appointment was so friendly and he took me on as a client ina divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

he got the divorce through within 9 to 12 months saving me thousands excellent solicitor.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes got all the help i needed.

What could they have done better?

everything went to plan thankyou

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

My husband passed away and Phil dealt with everything very professionally.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil helped me with my finances and making a will he was most helpful he listened to me and gave me his advice I have recommended Phil to my friends.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes definatly I could not of done it without Phils expertise and guidance.

What could they have done better?

Nothing u highly recommend Phil and will use him again in the future if the need should arise

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March, 2016

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Based in Gwynedd

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

It became clear that my ex was not going to engage in the divorce process without a solicitor involved.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil was patient and understanding from the beginning and throughout the entire process, which, in my case, ran for over 14 months! Phil is not what you might expect from a solicitor in so much as he is very easy to talk to and has a great sense of humour which I think it so important considering how stressful divorce generally is!.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

In the most part yes, though it's fair to say that no one wins in divorce. Though the outcome was not completely what I had hoped for, given the personalities involved I don't think anyone could have got a better result than Phil did. His knowledge in this area as well as his valuable local knowledge combined means I can now move on with my life.

What could they have done better?

More a comment on the whole legal system than directly aimed at Phil but I do wish the system would embrace the digital age. Reams and reams of paperwork that could so easily be converted to digital and save trees and the environment not to mention the costs!

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Advice and subsequent divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Honest down to earth advice, told me what I would expect in reality.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

We all would like more, on reflection of the process I believe the outcome is fair for all parties.

What could they have done better?

Nothing, Phil was open honest, I couldn't ask for more.

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March, 2016

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Based in Outside UK

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I live in France and needed to make a will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip explained that it was possible to make a will in France that would be subject to British law. He arranged for this to be done quickly and efficiently.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Absolutely nothing

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Messy Divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Helped me through an acrimonious divorce, with compassion, understanding, efficiency and best of all humour.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Not entirely, but not for lack of trying on Phil''s part. His effort on my behalf has been outstanding.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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March, 2016

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Based in Cheshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Clear practical advice and no nonsense approach to resolving matters.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Phil's approach was exemplary from start to finish.

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March, 2016

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Based in Gwynedd

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Firstly for help in my divorce case, then selling a residential property and finally drawing up a new will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip communicates very effectively, has a friendly "bedside manner" and has always sought the best outcome for me, his client. Plenty of advice along the way, keeping me informed of any new developments. To say he works efficiently is an understatement, with prompt replies to events or my enquiries.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

A very positive outcome, Philip is worth his weight in gold.

What could they have done better?

All staff are extremely friendly and helpful, I cannot see any way of improving the service I received.

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil, was at all times professional, but above all,he was extremely kind, during a very emotional time. Importantly I could always get an appointment when required. His PA Judy couldn't have been more helpful,efficient and compassionate. ( didn't want to put 'kind' twice!) He's very fortunate!.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

... The outcome was as expected.

What could they have done better?

N/A

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

DIVORCE.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

he helped me from the begining right through to the end. He explained everything clearly and if i wasnt sure at anytime he would support me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes got the outcome i needed could not of done it without philip kentish. Deffinely a positive outcome and has sorted what i needed him to do for me to get on with the rest of my life much appreciated for his hard work and support.

What could they have done better?

I dont think there was anything he could of done better for me. Everything was done in a perfect way thankyou :-)

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March, 2016

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Based in Buckinghamshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Solicitor to handle divorce matters - contact with my son and financial settlement.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Very clear and honest with his advice setting out the range of possible outcomes.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, I achieved a financial clean break from my now ex-wife and good contact with my son.

What could they have done better?

None - Philip could not have done any better, I would recommend him to friends and family. Whilst based in Llandudno he will travel the UK.

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March, 2016

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Based in Denbighshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

1) Divorce and Financial Settlement 2) Parental Order 3) living arrangements for the children.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Mr Kentish is extremelley approachable and easy to talk to and I have been a client if his for nearly 20 years. He is an absolute expert on family and children issues and very supportive during Court attendances and an excellent advocate during the proceedings. However, his main quality over other solicitors is his efficiency and acts immediately following our consultation. Action will be taken on that day, differentiating him from his competitors and a letter or email will be received the same day outlining the actions that he has taken.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Every time.

What could they have done better?

I am critical by nature but cannot think of any way that Mr Kentish's service as a Solicitor could be improved

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March, 2016

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Based in West Midlands

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

To make a Will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Advice and professional help with wording and execution of service.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. 100%.

What could they have done better?

There can be no improvement upon the service given. I have dealt with Solicitors in the past and found them all helpful, but mostly slow. In this case everything moved swiftly and painlessly.

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March, 2016

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Based in Worcestershire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed a Divorce Solicitot.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He listened to me and took me through everything one step at a time, without blinding me with jargon or stressing me out. He was kind and made sure that my settlement was fair.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely and every time I have asked him to represent me. I recommended him to friends too.

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed a solicitor to manage divorce proceedings and Phil was highly recommended.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil was very reassuring and advised me along the way. He made a very difficult and long drawn out process easier and communicated regularly. He always returned any calls promptly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, the outcome for me was very satisfactory. He made sure that I got all that I was entitled to.

What could they have done better?

There was nothing that could be improved on and I would recommend Phil to anyone needing advice.

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March, 2016

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Based in Cheshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Very Clear Guidance.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed to make a will at short notice prior to going into hospital for major surgery. I also needed my mother to make a will at the age of 89! Phi then was an executor of my mother's will with me, and sorted out the Probate and other matters on her death at 91.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He provided sound advice, and sorted out my will quickly. He also was thoughtful and kind in his dealings with my mother, and similarly with myself, on my mother's death, in sorting out her affairs.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes. Everything has been handled quickly and efficiently, and with regard to personal circumstances.

What could they have done better?

I don't think so - Phil and his team give all you could wish for from a family solicitor.

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March, 2016

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Based in Flintshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

To make a new will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Friendly, easy to understand advice. I had to change the appointment in the last minute. He was very accommodating. High quality professional service.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Absolutely.

What could they have done better?

Nothing really. Keep it up

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March, 2016

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Based in Isle of Anglesey

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce and making my will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

His advice and understanding helped through an extremely difficult time . He always returned calls and was a huge support whilst explains things fully.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

I can honestly say Philip could not have done more to help I would recommend him and certainly use him in a legal matter

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Phil has helped me several times - with changing my name, buying a property, writing my will, and with probate and power of attorney for a relative.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil made everything easy. He is a great listener, explains every step of the way and moves quickly.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Every time! That's why I have always gone back to him and always will do.

What could they have done better?

Nothing! I was very happy with the service and would highly recommend him!

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March, 2016

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Based in Surrey

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed a solicitor to handle my divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip dealt with my divorce in 2013. Throughout the process he was in touch regularly via email and phone to keep me updated with progress and to offer advice. He dealt well with my (now ex) wife and her solicitor both of whom were difficult.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Philip was instrumental in achieving my preferred outcome from the process - a clean break - without having to resort to court proceedings. This has given me closure from the relationship and allowed me to view the future with confidence. In particular that my pension is safe from claims from my ex wife. Philip has continued to provide me with ad hoc advice about the maintenance payments I need to make to my ex for my 2 children. This is very much appreciated. Thank you Philip.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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March, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed to identify a suitable solicitor to handle the difficult and taxing case.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip knew exactly what I needed and understood everything I needed him to very quickly. Philip was considerate, attentive and made sure I understood everything every step of the way.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, thanks to Philip Kentish.

What could they have done better?

Philip was spot on and it would be hard to see where he could improve as he does such a tremendous job

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February, 2016

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Based in Cleveland

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Builder incorrectly built over the building line whilst putting an extension on our property.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

His firm was able to deal with all the legal ramifications of the dispute between myself and my neighbour and also myself and the builder.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes - the matter was fully resolved.

What could they have done better?

N/A

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He explained the procedures clearly all the way through the process of my divorce and financial settlement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

I was very happy with the result so cannot suggest any improvements.

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Phil handled my divorce and a series of child custody issues.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

I am not sure how I would of got through the last few years without Phil - he's been fantastic. My ex was giving me the run around and trying to stop me taking my child out of the country to visit my relatives. I was at my wit's end, what's more my money had run out. Phil was calm and professional but totally supportive and always there when I needed him.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Very much better. Yes, I had the courts permission to take my child abroad to visit family.

What could they have done better?

I can't fault him on any of my cases. Phil was fantastic and a great help throughout.

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February, 2016

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Based in Hertfordshire

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed advice on divorce, particularly access rights to my son.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He negotiated generous access and also a sensible and fair financial settlement.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

100%.

What could they have done better?

Nothing whatsoever

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

First used Phil to work through my divorce. More recently to make a will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Very approachable, knowledgeable and thorough.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Happy with services provided

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce, proceedings.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Excellent communications and a direct approach to solving issues with the divorce, Highly technical mind, A pleasure to speak to.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Philip achieved what was best for me with regards to my surcamstances,.

What could they have done better?

Done it for free

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil helped me through a divorce. He was very clear with advice and I found him very easy to talk with. Phil is very approachable and efficient.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes very pleased with the outcome.

What could they have done better?

I personally think he was 100% in advising me and helping me through my divorce.

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Divorce. Phil came recommended.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Phil realised that I was getting a bad deal out of the financial settlement. He took me through the deal piece by piece and sought a much fairer deal for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

I had a better outcome than I had hoped for.

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February, 2016

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Based in Outside UK

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I wanted a divorce from my husband.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

He organised my divorce quickly and efficiently with a good outcome for me.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes.

What could they have done better?

Nothing

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I was advised to find a solicitor by a medical consultant for help with a probable Industrial disease.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip Kentish worked tirelessly for me in a very long, drawn-out case and was always available for any of my queries. He certainly understood my needs and explained everything so that I understood everything that was happening.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

My case did not end as we had hoped due to historical evidence relating to my medical problem caused when I worked for a large pharmaceutical company.

What could they have done better?

Due to the circumstances, my solicitor could not have done anything more. It wasn't the outcome that we had hoped for after all the hard work that Mr Kentish had done for me.

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

Breakdown of marriage.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Philip kentish helped me through the whole divorce process, he gave excellent clear advice, he was very friendly and easy to talk to and worked very fast and efficiently .

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes ,the outcome was very satisfactory.

What could they have done better?

The whole divorce process was dealt with very quickly and mr kentish was very approachable, supportive and extremely helpful we were very very pleased with everything.

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I required a Solicitor regarding children matters/contact.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Friendly, approachable matter and very knowledgeable. Gave excellent advice and service.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

yes.

What could they have done better?

Very professional. I would recommend my solicitor.

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February, 2016

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Based in Conwy

What were the circumstances that caused you to initially look for a legal adviser?

I needed a Solicitor with regard to contact arrangements for my children. Also to prepare a Will.

How has Philip Kentish helped you?

Very professional and extremely helpful. Excellent advice and very thorough throughout the process.

Have you seen the outcome you were hoping for?

Yes, better than I expected.

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February, 2016

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