Testimonials

It has been incredible to work with Peggy Ray of Goodman Ray.

Her attention to detail is extraordinary. I have felt truly supported in what has been a difficult situation and because of her commitment, I have hope that our family situation can be resolved. A successful outcome for our family is everything to me and I know it is for Peggy too. I’m so grateful. I would recommended anyone to work with Goodman Ray, they are an amazing team.

‐ Mr G, Client of Peggy Ray

Trudi Featherstone maintains a strong reputation as a litigator and mediator who handles children matters. She represents clients in a range of matters including cohabitation and jurisdictional disputes. Her experience also covers high-value financial remedy and Schedule 1 proceedings.

‐ Trudi Featherstone in Chambers and Partners, 2023

Jemma Dally is a no-nonsense force to be reckoned with. Jemma was unflappable and sensitive, but firm throughout. She is always completely on top of the case, and totally dedicated. She makes each client feel like they are her only one.

‐ Jemma Dally in the Legal 500, 2024

Kevin Skinner is highly experienced with litigation – so can be relied on to take decisions about how to run a case including all the practicalities involved with appeals and applications. His knowledge of the law and judgments of the merits is also so sure that it is a pleasure to work with him. This is not a statement I would offer for many of my instructing solicitors.

‐ Kevin Skinner in Chambers and Partners, 2023

Thomas Brownrigg is a stand out family lawyer for finance and children disputes.

Very good with cohabitation and modern family cases. Technically brilliant with a fine attention to detail. Tremendous lateral thinker. Extremely good at negotiation. Always popular with clients.

‐ Thomas Brownrigg in the Legal 500, 2023

Emma Sherrington is extremely experienced and able. She can, and does, turn her hand to the whole range of children work, achieving outstanding outcomes for a variety of clients. Very highly recommended.

‐ Emma Sherrington in the Legal 500, 2024

Having read your letter I would like to thank you for doing your duties emphatically and supporting me though this difficult time by your professionalism. At a time where I was being judged and condemned by various people you fought my corner I believed at the very least reflected my views and side of the story.

‐ Client of Rachel Browne

Catriona Allan is exceptionally knowledgeable in all aspects of Child Law. She always goes the extra mile for clients in ensuring they have every opportunity to achieve a favourable outcome. She leaves no stone unturned in preparation of cases and prepares very persuasive pleadings, statements and other documents.

‐ Catriona Allan in the Legal 500, 2023

Goodman Ray is probably the best firm for international children cases in the current market. Janet Broadley is an outstanding children lawyer. Her knowledge of the law is exceptional. Her level of dedication to her clients’ cases is second to none. She is hugely tenacious and also a great person to work with. She has enormous experience of representing children and rightly lauded as probably the best solicitor specialising in this highly sensitive area.

‐ Janet Broadley in The Legal 500, 2023

The way that she works with, and for, her clients has undoubtedly made a difference to the outcome for them as she inspires confidence in her advice which encourages them to follow it to their benefit and they have all expressed to me that they are incredibly grateful to Novlet for the support she has given to them with good reason.

‐ Barrister Testimonial for Novlet Levy

Goodman Ray manage to combine expert legal knowledge with a really human approach to cases which clients appreciate so much.

‐ Legal 500 – 2024

Catriona Allan is exceptionally knowledgeable in child law.

‐ Catriona Allan in the Legal 500, 2023

Peggy Ray has a powerful and acute intellect, and grapples imaginatively, with maturity of judgment, and (where appropriate) forcefully with difficult and challenging cases. She is a legendary class act. Janet Broadley is a very well-established specialist in international cases, and in particular in Hague Convention child abduction, with experience of very high-level work including in the UKSC and the CJEU. Her legal knowledge and tactical skill are overlaid by an open, sensitive approach ideally suits her to the representation of older children, and she is one of the few ‘go-to’ practitioners who excel at this role.

‐ Client of Peggy Ray

There is no case or situation that Peggy Ray hasn’t been in. She is a brilliant lawyer who is always calm in the most difficult circumstances.

‐ Peggy Ray in Chambers and Partners 2023

She doesn’t bat an eyelid at a case; she can manage all the issues that arise because she has seen it all before. Emma is very bright, able and good with clients.

‐ Client of Emma Sherrington

Emma Sherrington and Ann Thompson are practitioners who also operate effectively at the highest level in children’s cases, including those with an international aspect, and I have worked in cases in which their effectiveness was well-demonstrated.

‐ Ann Thompson in the Legal 500, 2023

Emma is a creative thinker who is focused on how to get to a solution quickly and effectively.

‐ Emma Sherrington in the Legal 500, 2024

Thank you also to you. You have made a very difficult & heart wrenching process so much more bearable than it could have been. Your patience with my ramblings has been admirable & how you managed to extract anything sensible is impressive!

‐ Client of Rachel Browne

Emma Sherrington – tenacious advocate for her clients;  she is a pleasure to work with; always brings new ideas and is a creative lawyer.

‐ Emma Sherrington in the Legal 500, 2022

Any client can be 100% sure that Kevin is on their side – his commitment really goes beyond the call of duty.

‐ Kevin Skinner in Chambers and Partners

She’s very bright, she’s very astute and she really fights for her clients.

‐ Emma Sherrington in Chambers and Partners, 2018

Emma is very tenacious, extremely hard-working and committed to her cases.

‐ Client of Emma Sherrington

Thomas Brownrigg is a standout family lawyer for finance and children disputes. Very good with cohabitation and modern family cases. Technically brilliant with a fine attention to detail. Tremendous lateral thinker. Extremely good at negotiation. Always popular with clients.

‐ Tom Brownrigg in the Legal 500, 2023

Jemma Dally is a market leader in surrogacy and modern families work. She is enormously creative and always looking to push forward her clients’ cases.

‐ Jemma Dally in the Legal 500, 2024

Thank you also to you. You have made a very difficult and heart wrenching so much more bearable than it could have been. Your patience with my ramblings has been admirable and how you managed to extract anything sensible is impressive!

‐ Client of Rachel Browne

She is an outstanding solicitor. Her professionalism and efficiency promotes results, and her experience and mind create relief.

‐ Client of Sheeja Sukumaran

He ensures his communication is excellent throughout and he retains a view of the big picture while also considering the detail.

‐ Tom Brownrigg in Chambers and Partners, 2023

Peggy Ray is a titan in this field – when she says things people listen.”

‐ Peggy Ray in Chambers and Partners, 2024

Goodman Ray is undoubtedly a leader in its field and, in my experience, provides an excellent service for clients in the most complex and challenging cases.

‐ Chambers & Partners 2020

Janet is excellent – she knows tactically how to run a case, has great intuition and is a real fighter.

‐ Janet Broadley in the Legal 500, 2024

I think your commitment to victims of domestic abuse is inspiring and all your clients are lucky to have someone like you fighting in their corner.

‐ Client of Sheeja Sukumaran

She is so impressive and has a whole range of knowledge.

‐ Hannah Perry, 2023

Clear and straightforward advice, she is incredibly empathetic and supportive.

‐ Peggy Ray in Chambers and Partners, 2020

Even if she has to present a difficult position, she does it expertly and brings people along with her. She is very good at case planning and strategy.

‐ Client of Peggy Ray

My children and I want to thank you for what you did for us. I could never managed to sort it without you. Thank you again for everything.

‐ Client of Jennifer Crossthwaite

Novlet is very committed to ensuring the best representation for her clients. She understands the nuances of the case, the law and likely outcomes but never loses sight of the impact on her client of the proceedings they are caught up in.

‐ Barrister Testimonial for Novlet Levy

He’s kind, patient and clever and has all the qualities that you would want in someone representing you at the hardest time of your life. He’s incredibly supportive of his clients

‐ Kevin Skinner in Chambers and Partners, 2020

She really fights her client’s corner and is able to gain the confidence of the most difficult and vulnerable of clients.

‐ Emma Sherrington in Chambers and Partners 2023

Was recommended to the mediation practice and found the approach to be professional and understanding.

‐ Legal 500 – 2024