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“I would not hesitate to recommend her”

I was referred to Cath during the divorce process after initially having a disappointing experience with another lawyer. I had felt unsupported and confused about exactly how to proceed. After my first conversation with Cath, that all changed. She is upbeat, direct and able to communicate the complexities of the law in simple terms. Divorce is a very distressing experience but Cath was very focused throughout, engendering my trust and confidence during some anxious times. I had faith in Cath’s ability to keep the process firmly on track, even when the other side dragged their heels, and would not hesitate to recommend her.

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“she accomplished the impossible within two months”

I went to Cath Karlin for help in dealing with what was effectively an un-variable separation agreement with a punitive unvariable payment clause in relation to aliment. The original agreement did not provide for any change in aliment in the event of a change of my personal financial circumstances. 

In a very short space of time Cath was able to get me out of the un-variable agreement, with a new agreement in place that I could afford to meet. On one view she accomplished the impossible within two months.

She also kept me right when I was under pressure from my ex and also from one of my children-and made me hold the line in the face of emotional blackmail. She entirely understood what I was facing and had obviously seen this many times before. She was a strong negotiator on my behalf.

Over the years I have referred friends and colleagues to Cath to help them resolve their family law difficulties and I have no hesitation in recommending her to deal with these very difficult issues. Cath is entirely personable and indeed once responded to a very upset email from me sent at 6:30 PM on a Friday evening by telephoning me from Dubai at 9:30 the same evening. Truly above and beyond the call of duty. She knows which is doing and she will look after you to the best of her ability.

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“You put me on the right course…”

Cath, I just wanted to speak with you personally to thank you for all the effort with my divorce. I am smiling as I type as I can’t help but think back to the times when I was impatient, a tad unreasonable and usually “freaking out” about matters though somehow you managed to calm me down!
I firmly believe you put me on the right course.

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“I really appreciate all your efforts…”

Hi Cath. Thank you for all your help with this. I really appreciate all your efforts getting me through this the last few years. It’s been a nightmare, and whilst I’m sure there will be more issues, hopefully now we have this, things can settle down.

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“I am extremely grateful…”

I am already sincerely very grateful for all the skilful advice and diligent representation from Cath Karlin on behalf of my child… Cath has done an excellent job, and is clearly motivated to help and protect him, for which I am extremely grateful.

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“I appreciate what you have done for me…”

Thank you so much Cath. I so appreciate what you have done for me. You have made a really traumatic experience much more bearable and you achieved a settlement beyond my wildest expectations to boot!

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” It’s like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders……”

Cath, I have been meaning to call you to say thanks for all your work on my separation, it’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders now that has been completed- so thank you very much for all your help….. I have to say that you have been very nice and easy to deal with throughout the whole process of separation and divorce. Thanks again, if I need anything dealing with in the future I won’t hesitate to call.

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“You have given our family a real lifeline….”

Cath, just a quick note to thank you for doing such a terrific mediaton. Whilst there will undoubtably be set backs in the future I think you have given our family a real lifeline here that I am hopeful will make a real difference to all of our lives. You can pat yourself on the back and sleep with a satisfied smile on your face tonight!

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” We couldn’t have asked for a better legal team…”

Thank you Cath for all your hard work, good sense and great support over the past year- you and counsel have done a great job all round and I will be eternally grateful to you both for making the process as non bruising for me as possible. We couldn’t have asked for a better legal team.

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“Thank you very much for all your hard work, patience and perseverance…”

Cath, thank you very much for all your hard work, patience and perseverance with my client yesterday. I am pretty sure that he does not fully understand what he put you through yesterday and how much you had his best interests at heart, but on his behalf I wanted to say thank you for everything. I am sure that in the future, after he has had a chance to emotionally heal and reflect, he will realise just how well you and counsel looked after his interests and the advice you and counsel gave him, and if he doesn’t I will be telling him for as long as I look after his financial affairs”

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“A safe pair of hands in financial provision matters….”

“ Tenacious team head Cath Karlin provides straightforward advice and attracts praise for her “substantial experience in public law cases” She is a  safe pair of hands in financial provision matters. She acted for a client in a child abduction case and handled a number of surrogacy petitions” – Legal 500.

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“Sharp  and on the ball…”

Cath. Thanks for all your time and help on this. You made the process a whole lot easier than I thought it could be. Thank you for being so understanding, open, but also being sharp and on the ball.

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“very focused and superby well organised…”

Recognised for her collaborative work, with interviewees singling her out for being  “very focused, superbly well organised and very persuasive.” Other sources highlight the fact that “ she manages to guide the client along to get to the resolution when cases are challenging” She is well versed in complex children’s cases and cross – border financial provision matters” – Chambers & Partners