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Here are a few of our testimonials from satisfied clients:

“Prior to instructing Annette Woodall I had been represented by two different lawyers, both Partners at a large, national law firm in Birmingham. My experience of these lawyers was one of inefficiency resulting in an overwhelming feeling that I was not receiving the appropriate level of service for the high fees I was being charged.

Annette took my case on when I was absolutely desperate. I had run out of money having already spent over £15,000 in legal fees and I now qualified for legal aid. My previous lawyer refused to represent me now I could no longer afford their fees (despite their firm taking legal aid cases) and I had a court hearing looming in a matter of days. My case was very complex, all assets were overseas, my ex-husband did not comply with court orders and I faced a huge challenge in enforcing the court orders due to the fact my ex-husband lived overseas. Every lawyer I contacted refused to represent me on legal aid due to the complexity of my case.

Annette was different. She agreed to take my case at the eleventh hour just before the hearing and continued to represent me for over three years. My case has been lengthy, frustrating and complicated, Annette has always made me feel in safe hands due to her vast experience and calm, efficient manner. I particularly appreciate her honest and pragmatic approach and have always felt she has acted in my best interests, mindful of costs which so often can spiral out of control. Despite my legal aid status, she always made me feel like I was an important client and has dealt with matters in a professional, timely manner. She has worked tirelessly to help achieve the best outcome for me. She persuaded a wonderful barrister to represent me at hearings and I felt incredibly lucky to have such excellent representation.

My case centred around ancillary relief and achieving a financial settlement. My ex-husband’s refusal to provide honest financial disclosure and the complexity and overseas location of our marital assets proved extremely challenging. My case involved numerous requests for financial disclosure, penal notice applications for enforcing court orders, section 37 injunctions to protect assets, a committal to prison hearing, two FDR hearings and finally resulted in a contested two-day Final Hearing. There has since been further enforcement action resulting in a suspended committal to prison order, a variation application and another two-day Final Hearing. Throughout, Annette’s advice has been invaluable and she has gone way out of her way to help me at every stage. I cannot recommend Annette highly enough, she is a one-off and I consider myself extremely privileged to have been represented and supported by her, during undoubtedly one of the most difficult and stressful periods of my life.” – L.A. Gloucester

I was first attracted to Brendan Fleming by their philosophy of non-confrontation in divorce and a conciliatory approach as described on their website – and goodness knows divorce is a stressful process – so I found this rather appealing.

Annette Woodall represented me and I cannot praise her highly enough. She epitomises the Company’s values and I found her to be both rigorous and hardworking in helping achieve a workable and realistic outcome. She was always the consummate professional, exploring all angles and making sure nothing was overlooked and never baulked at going that extra mile.

Annette also showed great compassion and humour that helped me retain my sanity in the divorce process. I would not hesitate to recommend Annette as a highly skilled, personable and professional divorce advocate. – P.B. Dudley

“I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you Salvia, for all of your efforts. You were very understanding, empathetic and non-judgmental regarding my situation and handled the case very well. I would definitely recommend Brendan Fleming Solicitors to anyone looking to be represented by a high-quality professional service.” – N.K. West Mids

Annette Woodall proved to be invaluable in my recent family disputes she was experienced , dedicated and understanding , I felt even though she was under pressure from the other side , Annette kept her cool and pressed ahead in a professional and reliable way

I would highly recommend Annette’s services to anybody who has had the unfortunate twist of fate and who find themselves needing representation in the Family courts , I can not praise her enough and remain eternally grateful that I was represented by somebody who gets the job done. – C.M. Solihull

I was recommended to Annette at Brendan Fleming by a colleague as I was seeking an expert in legal divorce proceedings. Annette and her team provided an excellent service throughout the process. They were always responsive and pro-active but most importantly sensitive to my requirements and very practical and objective in their guidance and support. I would certainly recommend Annette and her firm to anybody seeking a professional and yet personal service. – S.R. Worcs

Annette was brilliant, she talked through everything. She said that obviously divorces are very daunting and scary but Annette always talks things through and makes sure that I understood what was happening and has always been amazing throughout the process. I always felt fully updated and loved the fact that anything which didn’t make sense to me or which I didn’t understand was explained. – D.B. Birmingham

Annette has helped me in my divorce over a period of one year. She is really professional and I am very confident in her. She is very straightforward in her explanations, always making things clear, even though it is a very complicated divorce. I am given the best advice at all times and I am really happy with her service. – L.F. Dorridge

“I was very pleased with the service I received from both Annette and Brian. They were both efficient and were good at putting me at ease. Brendan was also very efficient and pleasant in his manner.” – R. Birmingham

I am very pleased with the service. I have no complaints. I am very happy with Annette. – R.C. Birmingham

I feel confident that I will be able to get the result that I want with Jennifer as my solicitor. The case is going well and I am always kept up to date with what’s going on. The advice given is fine. – M.G. Birmingham

“I was recommended to Annette by a family friend who had previously worked alongside her and highly regards her and her work. From the first meeting, I felt extremely comfortable dealing with Annette and appointed her immediately. Her no nonsense, matter of fact and down to earth approach was refreshing as was her wealth of experience. I had previously met a couple of other solicitors to enquire about handling my divorce, but none of them made me feel as at ease as Annette did. Her no nonsense approach was extremely reassuring particularly when I had to deal some demands my ex-husband made after mediation had taken place and the financial arrangement signed. She was able to advise me and reassure me – it was great to have someone who was ‘on my side’.” – JW Solihull

“I went to Brendan Fleming on the recommendation of a friend and I wasn’t disappointed in my choice.

I met with Annette Woodall and she talked me through all the costs of what a divorce could be which can be a little intimidating at first.

Then I left it too her and she done all the work necessary to complete my divorce whilst managing to keep the cost down too less than £900!

You hear a lot of stories about high solicitors charges but Annette got me a great result while avoiding to break the bank!” – N.B. Solihull