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Beckett Solicitors LLP

Croydon, London

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Beckett Solicitors LLP

Croydon, London

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Beckett Solicitors is a specialist family law firm. We know that the breakdown of your marriage, civil partnership or long term relationship is one of the most unhappy events you will ever have to face. At Beckett Solicitors we know that how you deal with that breakdown is crucial to your future happiness and we aim to make your divorce or the breakdown of your relationship as stress-free as possible.

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12 June 2019

I would give them zero stars if it was possible.

What can I say about Mrs Beckett? She's a greedy, selfish, self centred and absolutely doesn't care about you or your family.

When she looks at you, she sees $$$ and that's all she cares about - rest assured this is common practice among these types of solicitors.

More so about Mrs Beckett, she proudly claims to be a "Mediator and Arbitrator". This may be the case on paper, but at the end of the day, she is more interested in your time/money - so if she can prolong your case as much as possible and not mediate or arbitrate then you can bet your bottom dollar that she will not choose the latter.

Last but not least her puppy of an assistant, Ms Pratt (yes, that's her real name...) her emails are full of errors, typos and generally there is a lack of attention to detail and care. Truly unprofessional over phone and email.
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1 June 2018

My review of my experience with Beckett Solicitors was deleted - please explain why - Having paid over £26,000 + as the respondent I was extremely disappointed with the services I received from Beckett Solicitors (Nadia Beckett), plenty of errors I can highlight which I paid for. I highly recommend my barrister who won my case Francesca Dowse. All those going through a divorce consider direct access of a barrister - you will save time, plenty of money and the stress!!

Please do not delete this review as it will help others looking for a genuine solicitor/barrister.
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N
25 May 2018

Very friendly and supportive. Feeling safe with them.

D
25 May 2017

Friendly, knowledgeable and recommended.

A
8 August 2010

I have used the services of Beckett Solicitors on three occasions and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is considering instructing them. I initially retained Mrs Beckett's services when going through divorce proceedings. Her thorough knowledge of matrimonial law together with a refreshingly pragmatic overall approach ensured that I was able to reach a prompt and fair settlement with my ex wife. Since then she has provided me with effective guidance in two matters - firstly in negotiating the termination of a contract of employment and most recently in successfully resolving a contractual dispute. On each occasion I have received excellent professional advice and a personal attention to detail that was most appreciated. More...

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We are family mediation experts. If you want to avoid court proceedings and are looking for a way to resolve your family dispute without using solicitors or going to court, then family mediation may be just what you are looking for. Family mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a way of resolving disputes out of court with the help of a mediator. You and your partner meet together with the mediator for mediation sessions which generally last between 1-2 hours. How many sessions you need depends upon you and the nature of your dispute. Family mediation helps couples to reach agreements about their children and their finances. It can be used for one issue or many issues. The mediator’s role is to be independent and impartial. The mediator is not there to tell you what to do or give you legal advice or relationship counselling. The mediator acts as a guide, creating the environment which allows you to talk openly and honestly about your problems to try and reach an agreement. There are lots of different kinds of mediators but we think solicitor mediators are the best. As solicitors mediators we bring our legal knowledge and skills to family mediation and although we cannot give you legal advice we can help you to understand the relationship between mediation and the legal process. The negotiations which take place in family mediation are privileged and confidential. This means that they cannot be used against you in court proceedings. You are not bound by any agreement reached in mediation until you have taken legal advice on it and the agreement has been drawn up as a court order. You may be concerned about sitting in the same room as your former partner. This need not be a problem as family mediation can take place when the couple are sitting in separate rooms. Your solicitor can also attend the mediation with you although he or she would not be able to sit in on the negotiations. Rather your solicitor would be on hand to give advice as and when required particularly in relation to any offers made or agreements reached. Even if your solicitor does not attend the mediation it is always useful to have a solicitor so that you can take advice when necessary. If you reach an agreement in mediation the mediator draws up a document which is sent to your solicitor so that your solicitor can give you advice and if appropriate draw up a court order. If you can’t reach an agreement, you can still go to court. Remember, the negotiations which take place in mediation are confidential and cannot be used in any court proceedings. The cost of family mediation is shared equally between you and family mediation is usually quicker, less stressful and cheaper than going to court. Perhaps you feel that family mediation really isn’t going to work for you and you want to make an application to the court. You will still need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with a mediator to obtain a form FM1. You need this form to make most applications to the court in relation to your marriage or your children. We offer family mediation on all issues. Call Nadia Beckett today for more information. Nadia is a Resolution trained family mediator and follows Resolutions code of conduct in all family disputes.

We are family mediation experts. If you want to avoid court proceedings and are looking for a way to resolve your family dispute without using solicitors or going to court, then family mediation may be just what you are looking for. Family mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a way of resolving disputes out of court with the help of a mediator. You and your partner meet together with the mediator for mediation sessions which generally last between 1-2 hours. How many sessions you need depends upon you and the nature of your dispute. Family mediation helps couples to reach agreements about their children and their finances. It can be used for one issue or many issues. The mediator’s role is to be independent and impartial. The mediator is not there to tell you what to do or give you legal advice or relationship counselling. The mediator acts as a guide, creating the environment which allows you to talk openly and honestly about your problems to try and reach an agreement. There are lots of different kinds of mediators but we think solicitor mediators are the best. As solicitors mediators we bring our legal knowledge and skills to family mediation and although we cannot give you legal advice we can help you to understand the relationship between mediation and the legal process. The negotiations which take place in family mediation are privileged and confidential. This means that they cannot be used against you in court proceedings. You are not bound by any agreement reached in mediation until you have taken legal advice on it and the agreement has been drawn up as a court order. You may be concerned about sitting in the same room as your former partner. This need not be a problem as family mediation can take place when the couple are sitting in separate rooms. Your solicitor can also attend the mediation with you although he or she would not be able to sit in on the negotiations. Rather your solicitor would be on hand to give advice as and when required particularly in relation to any offers made or agreements reached. Even if your solicitor does not attend the mediation it is always useful to have a solicitor so that you can take advice when necessary. If you reach an agreement in mediation the mediator draws up a document which is sent to your solicitor so that your solicitor can give you advice and if appropriate draw up a court order. If you can’t reach an agreement, you can still go to court. Remember, the negotiations which take place in mediation are confidential and cannot be used in any court proceedings. The cost of family mediation is shared equally between you and family mediation is usually quicker, less stressful and cheaper than going to court. Perhaps you feel that family mediation really isn’t going to work for you and you want to make an application to the court. You will still need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with a mediator to obtain a form FM1. You need this form to make most applications to the court in relation to your marriage or your children. We offer family mediation on all issues. Call Nadia Beckett today for more information. Nadia is a Resolution trained family mediator and follows Resolutions code of conduct in all family disputes.

We are family mediation experts. If you want to avoid court proceedings and are looking for a way to resolve your family dispute without using solicitors or going to court, then family mediation may be just what you are looking for. Family mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a way of resolving disputes out of court with the help of a mediator. You and your partner meet together with the mediator for mediation sessions which generally last between 1-2 hours. How many sessions you need depends upon you and the nature of your dispute. Family mediation helps couples to reach agreements about their children and their finances. It can be used for one issue or many issues. The mediator’s role is to be independent and impartial. The mediator is not there to tell you what to do or give you legal advice or relationship counselling. The mediator acts as a guide, creating the environment which allows you to talk openly and honestly about your problems to try and reach an agreement. There are lots of different kinds of mediators but we think solicitor mediators are the best. As solicitors mediators we bring our legal knowledge and skills to family mediation and although we cannot give you legal advice we can help you to understand the relationship between mediation and the legal process. The negotiations which take place in family mediation are privileged and confidential. This means that they cannot be used against you in court proceedings. You are not bound by any agreement reached in mediation until you have taken legal advice on it and the agreement has been drawn up as a court order. You may be concerned about sitting in the same room as your former partner. This need not be a problem as family mediation can take place when the couple are sitting in separate rooms. Your solicitor can also attend the mediation with you although he or she would not be able to sit in on the negotiations. Rather your solicitor would be on hand to give advice as and when required particularly in relation to any offers made or agreements reached. Even if your solicitor does not attend the mediation it is always useful to have a solicitor so that you can take advice when necessary. If you reach an agreement in mediation the mediator draws up a document which is sent to your solicitor so that your solicitor can give you advice and if appropriate draw up a court order. If you can’t reach an agreement, you can still go to court. Remember, the negotiations which take place in mediation are confidential and cannot be used in any court proceedings. The cost of family mediation is shared equally between you and family mediation is usually quicker, less stressful and cheaper than going to court. Perhaps you feel that family mediation really isn’t going to work for you and you want to make an application to the court. You will still need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with a mediator to obtain a form FM1. You need this form to make most applications to the court in relation to your marriage or your children. We offer family mediation on all issues. Call Nadia Beckett today for more information. Nadia is a Resolution trained family mediator and follows Resolutions code of conduct in all family disputes.

We are family mediation experts. If you want to avoid court proceedings and are looking for a way to resolve your family dispute without using solicitors or going to court, then family mediation may be just what you are looking for. Family mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a way of resolving disputes out of court with the help of a mediator. You and your partner meet together with the mediator for mediation sessions which generally last between 1-2 hours. How many sessions you need depends upon you and the nature of your dispute. Family mediation helps couples to reach agreements about their children and their finances. It can be used for one issue or many issues. The mediator’s role is to be independent and impartial. The mediator is not there to tell you what to do or give you legal advice or relationship counselling. The mediator acts as a guide, creating the environment which allows you to talk openly and honestly about your problems to try and reach an agreement. There are lots of different kinds of mediators but we think solicitor mediators are the best. As solicitors mediators we bring our legal knowledge and skills to family mediation and although we cannot give you legal advice we can help you to understand the relationship between mediation and the legal process. The negotiations which take place in family mediation are privileged and confidential. This means that they cannot be used against you in court proceedings. You are not bound by any agreement reached in mediation until you have taken legal advice on it and the agreement has been drawn up as a court order. You may be concerned about sitting in the same room as your former partner. This need not be a problem as family mediation can take place when the couple are sitting in separate rooms. Your solicitor can also attend the mediation with you although he or she would not be able to sit in on the negotiations. Rather your solicitor would be on hand to give advice as and when required particularly in relation to any offers made or agreements reached. Even if your solicitor does not attend the mediation it is always useful to have a solicitor so that you can take advice when necessary. If you reach an agreement in mediation the mediator draws up a document which is sent to your solicitor so that your solicitor can give you advice and if appropriate draw up a court order. If you can’t reach an agreement, you can still go to court. Remember, the negotiations which take place in mediation are confidential and cannot be used in any court proceedings. The cost of family mediation is shared equally between you and family mediation is usually quicker, less stressful and cheaper than going to court. Perhaps you feel that family mediation really isn’t going to work for you and you want to make an application to the court. You will still need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with a mediator to obtain a form FM1. You need this form to make most applications to the court in relation to your marriage or your children. We offer family mediation on all issues. Call Nadia Beckett today for more information. Nadia is a Resolution trained family mediator and follows Resolutions code of conduct in all family disputes.

We are family mediation experts. If you want to avoid court proceedings and are looking for a way to resolve your family dispute without using solicitors or going to court, then family mediation may be just what you are looking for. Family mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It is a way of resolving disputes out of court with the help of a mediator. You and your partner meet together with the mediator for mediation sessions which generally last between 1-2 hours. How many sessions you need depends upon you and the nature of your dispute. Family mediation helps couples to reach agreements about their children and their finances. It can be used for one issue or many issues. The mediator’s role is to be independent and impartial. The mediator is not there to tell you what to do or give you legal advice or relationship counselling. The mediator acts as a guide, creating the environment which allows you to talk openly and honestly about your problems to try and reach an agreement. There are lots of different kinds of mediators but we think solicitor mediators are the best. As solicitors mediators we bring our legal knowledge and skills to family mediation and although we cannot give you legal advice we can help you to understand the relationship between mediation and the legal process. The negotiations which take place in family mediation are privileged and confidential. This means that they cannot be used against you in court proceedings. You are not bound by any agreement reached in mediation until you have taken legal advice on it and the agreement has been drawn up as a court order. You may be concerned about sitting in the same room as your former partner. This need not be a problem as family mediation can take place when the couple are sitting in separate rooms. Your solicitor can also attend the mediation with you although he or she would not be able to sit in on the negotiations. Rather your solicitor would be on hand to give advice as and when required particularly in relation to any offers made or agreements reached. Even if your solicitor does not attend the mediation it is always useful to have a solicitor so that you can take advice when necessary. If you reach an agreement in mediation the mediator draws up a document which is sent to your solicitor so that your solicitor can give you advice and if appropriate draw up a court order. If you can’t reach an agreement, you can still go to court. Remember, the negotiations which take place in mediation are confidential and cannot be used in any court proceedings. The cost of family mediation is shared equally between you and family mediation is usually quicker, less stressful and cheaper than going to court. Perhaps you feel that family mediation really isn’t going to work for you and you want to make an application to the court. You will still need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) with a mediator to obtain a form FM1. You need this form to make most applications to the court in relation to your marriage or your children. We offer family mediation on all issues. Call Nadia Beckett today for more information. Nadia is a Resolution trained family mediator and follows Resolutions code of conduct in all family disputes. Beckett Solicitors offers family law arbitration and Nadia Beckett is one of a small number of qualified family law arbitrators in England trained by Resolution. As a solicitor with 20 years experience of family law Nadia has the skills, knowledge and expertise to arbitrate your financial dispute. Nadia is a member of Resolution together with the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators http://ifla.org.uk/ and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators http://www.ciarb.org Family Law arbitration is very new to England and Wales. It is still growing but sadly many solicitors and mediators are still unfamiliar with it and if truth be told, a bit suspicious of it! Don’t let this put you off. Arbitration is a fantastic way of resolving legal disputes out of court. It enables you to resolve all types of financial disputes more quickly, cheaply and in a more flexible and less formal setting than a court room. With the court service becoming increasingly slow and ineffective arbitration is an alternative you shouldn’t ignore. How does it work? Couples agree to use an arbitrator who makes a decision that is legally binding. They do not have to be legally represented (although as in most cases it is better if you are represented by a solicitor) and the arbitrator will guide them through the process. Arbitrators are a bit like private judges. They deal with the case in a very similar way but have much more flexibility. With the help of the arbitrator couples can decide for themselves what the issues are and what they want the arbitrator to decide. The arbitrator hears all the evidence and any comments or observations that the couple wish to make. This could be done at a hearing (similar to a court hearing) or in writing. The arbitrator then reaches a decision using family law principles, in the same way that a judge would. The arbitrator’s decision is sent to the couple in the form of an arbitration award. The arbitration award is then used by the couple’s legal advisers to prepare a court order. The award becomes binding when it is turned into a court order. What happens if one person decides that they do not like the arbitrator’s decision? Unless there is something very wrong with the arbitrator’s decision the court will uphold it and the couple will be bound by the arbitrator’s award. Arbitration works well with mediation too. If you are using mediation you may find that you have agreed almost everything but are stuck and can’t agree on a single issue such as how to share a pension. Instead of going to court and therefore wasting all the time and money that you have spent on mediation you can choose an arbitrator to decide this issue for you. Arbitration works for all financial disputes no matter how big or small and you can use your solicitor or mediator throughout. Unfortunately, arbitration is not available for disputes concerning children. Call us to discuss arbitration and how it can help you.