"You have all the attributes I had hoped for: a steady, guiding hand under what were very stressful circumstances… backed up by both depth and breadth of knowledge, seasoned experience, professionalism, empathy and responsiveness. Your help was instrumental in allowing me to consider pros and cons and was essential to reaching a cost-effective solution appropriate to my circumstances. Your guidance was key to helping me to help myself to find the best route to resolution."
"The case had potential to be very costly, however she worked with me to keep the cost down and suggested options with impartiality such as seeking other representation outside of her practice. In the end we worked slowly reaching a much fairer settlement that I initially thought possible. I would happily recommend her without any reservation."
"Not only did she deliver the results I so desperately needed for myself and my children, she was also a tremendous support during the legal process. Alex presented a patient, calm and supportive demeanour throughout our engagement. She continually provided an unwavering focus on the big picture, never getting diverted by my ex-husband’s lawyer’s potentially costly distraction and prolongation tactics. I instructed her to represent me in court and during litigation she was pugnacious, firm and focused to the extent necessary to help me get what I needed. Alex made my whole life changing experience so much more bearable and I had complete confidence in her abilities to see it through successfully right to the end. I can never thank you enough Alex!"
"She has an incisive mind and gives sound unemotional advice at a time that is inevitably emotionally charged. I also felt listened to but never patronized and she was able to lay out options in a clear concise way, leaving me to make decisions confidently. All of this was conducted in a thoroughly professional way, but there was always room for some humour at the right moment!"
"The process oscillates between full speed and dead stop, so it’s important to have a supportive and interested solicitor that can respond appropriately to these unpredictable stops and starts. Alexandra Lewis has never failed to be fast and to the point and always recommends balanced options rather than just offering a legal perspective."
"You provided essential guidance help me see the wood through the trees and been genuinely concerned to keep my costs down and always been conscious of this."
"Your advice was always compassionate, robust and extremely logical. You have my deepest gratitude for where I am now."
"Not only does she seem to be completely on the ball from a legal point of view, but she brings a very human and humane perspective to her work. As a qualified psychologist myself, I would say she has excellent insight into people and their relationships which really eases the very painful processes involved in family breakdown. Alexandra has also been incredibly supportive, warm and wise, always going the extra mile, and never making me feel like just a cog in an impersonal system. Finally she is also able to be realistic, frank and direct when needed, again in a most helpful and sensitive way."
"We wanted the process to be as painless, amicable and fair as possible - and you undoubtedly enabled us to achieve that.
I took your most excellent advice and followed it to the letter and would urge anyone reading this testimonial to do the same."
"It just feels like an incredible weight has been lifted from me."
"No one cares to speak to an unwilling listener."
"Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way"
Daniele Vase, Italian Diplomat
"What is the point of wars and warships and glittering statues if the men who build them are not happy."
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret"
"Before you can harvest you've got to plough, sow, water and weed"
"It is not what lawyers tell me that I may do; but what humanity, reason and justice tell me I might do."
"You enable real communication, and what I very much hope to be long term understanding of each other's perspective after several weeks of real stress and misunderstanding. X has texted me to say that he would like to try and make an agreement me with me which is fantastic news, and I hope we can begin now to build from the work we started with you."
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries."
"Negative events don't have to be responded to negatively."
"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next."
"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength."
"Often, the best way to win is to forget to keep score."
Mariane Espinosa Murphy
"My joy was boundless. I had learnt the true practice of law I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men's hearts I realised that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder."
"Discourage litigation, persuade neighbours to compromise whenever you can, Point out how the nominal winner is often the real loser in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of becoming a good person."
"The truth remains hidden from one who is in the bondage of hate and desire."
"The best General is the one who never fights."