Family Law – Divorce Matter – Ellis Hass & Co acted for a husband who was involved in a long marriage, during which time both husband and wife helped to develop the family business, so that after 20 years the value of the business was in excess of £2 million.
The wife left to commence a relationship with another man and Ellis Hass & Co were instructed to file for divorce.
Following careful consideration of the matrimonial assets with the aid of expert forensic accountants and following mediation the parties agreed to a split which was agreeable to both, and allowed both to move on with their lives.
“At the time that I instructed Ellis Hass I didn’t know which way to turn. My solicitor was calm and understanding and worked hard to ensure that even though emotions were high, we never lost sight of the need to resolve matters as amicably as possible, and that my interests were looked after allowing me to get on with my life. I am grateful for all the hard work and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors.”
Family Law – Children Matter Ellis Hass & Co acted for a father of 2 children, aged 12 and 15 following the breakdown of his marriage. We were instructed in an emergency situation as the older child did not want to return to live with his mother as she had started to live with her new partner and he had brought his 2 children to live in the former matrimonial home (which had become somewhat cramped). The mother made an application to the court which we defended and as the child was able to articulate his wishes to the Court Welfare Services Officer an appropriate order was made allowing the older child to reside with his father and stay with his mother when he wanted to do so.
“I instructed Ellis Hass & Co following a recommendation from a friend. My Solicitor was able to represent my interests by standing up to my former wife’s application and helping me to make sure that the court listened to my son’s wishes.
Her patience and tenacity to see the case through even in most difficult of circumstances helped me to get the right result allowing my son to live with me, for which I am eternally grateful.”
Personal Injury Law – Anita was severely injured when she was knocked down by a ‘hit and run’ driver in the middle of the night after completing her night shift at work. She sustained life threatening injuries and was in hospital for several weeks. Whilst the insurers of the vehicle accepted liability for the accident, Ellis Hass helped her to receive the right level of medical attention and care, including physiotherapy and care during her recuperation. Ellis Hass & Co organised medical examinations with the right experts and after a struggle Anita received a six figure compensation settlement.
“I instructed Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors following a recommendation from a friend. After the accident I was badly injured and didn’t know what to do as I couldn’t work and I had a young child. I instructed Ian Hass and he made sure that I received the medical help and support I needed to get better. He also made sure that the insurance company paid the right amount of compensation so that I could manage without worrying about the bills. I would like to pass on my thanks to Ian Hass for all his hard work and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ellis Hass & Co Solicitors.”
Settlement Agreements (Employment Law) – Jason required assistance with a Settlement Agreement when leaving his former job in Ireland as he was returning to the UK to take up a Senior position at a large PLC. He was keen for the matter to be dealt with by Solicitors in a professional and sympathetic fashion by a Senior Solicitor with many years experience so that he could leave his former employment on the best terms, maintaining his former good relationship with the management of his former company whilst ensuring that the amount of the Settlement was appropriate for his level of seniority and length of service.
“When I was leaving my company because of a redundancy situation, I wanted to leave on good terms to cement the great experience and friendships I had built up over the years. I instructed Jane Ellis to help me negotiate my Settlement Agreement with my former employers. Jane made sure that the Agreement was fair and reasonable, and I left my job feeling like I had the best deal which could have been achieved. I found Ellis Hass to be highly commercial, discrete and thorough, easy to contact and highly practical I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Employment Law for businesses – P J Rhodes are a Vehicle Repair specialist company with a high level of expertise and are approved by insurers and manufacturers alike because their repair methods are second to none. Ellis Hass & Co provide legal advice and assistance on a wide variety of employment law issues as part of our Fixed Fee Employment Law Scheme and notably we have reviewed their policies and procedures and contracts of employment as well as providing unlimited telephone access to our Employment Law Partner within the scheme.
“We had previously used an alternative supplier of employment support but encountered problems with responsiveness, continuity of advice and cost. We now instruct Ellis Hass & Co. under its monthly fixed price package and are very impressed by the quality and speed of the service offered. A member of the team has been to meet with us at our premises and reviewed our existing policies and procedures. We are pleased they are keen to understand how we work and to develop a close working relationship. We now instruct Ellis Hass & Co. under its monthly fixed price package and are very impressed by the quality and speed of the service. They understand how we work and we’ve developed a close working relationship.”