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Client Interview – Helping Audrey who faced being evicted

Posted on Thursday, 25th August 2016 by



When Audrey’s long term partner passed away without a Will, she was left facing eviction from her home and accused of trespassing.  Here, she explains how Family Law Solicitor Lori Harley helped her when no-one else seemed able to:

Q: What did you need a solicitor for?

A: The situation I found myself in was that for 30 years I had been living in a house with my partner of 45 years, but faced accusations of trespassing by his family, after he passed away without a Will.  In the first instance I went to the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, who sent me to a law centre, who then sent me to a solicitor in Peckham.  I was told that because I wasn’t married to my partner that I had no chance of getting any money from the house.  I went to several others who also said that they couldn’t help, before two friends recommended Lori at Edward Hands & Lewis.

Q: What specifically did Lori do for you?

A: Lori gave me hope.  She told me that I had some rights.  I depended on my partner for my home, so I was entitled to something as a dependent, which is how I have received a settlement.  She’s been amazing.  She really listened and was really reassuring.  She gave me confidence that I could get something when I felt like I was in a completely hopeless position.  If Lori hadn’t been able to help me I would have been evicted and living in sheltered accommodation by now.

Q: If you would recommend Lori to others, what would you say?

A: She’s been fantastic, anything I needed clarifying or explaining she was happy to do.  She’s very kind and very helpful.  In fact, I have already recommended Lori and the other ladies in the office, who were all very accommodating – I can’t commend them highly enough.

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If you would like to speak to Lori you can contact her via email: lori.harley@ehlsolicitors.co.uk or phone: 0208 852 0052

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