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What our clients say about Monan Gozzett Solicitors, our team and our bespoke service.

"I called Neal when the situation was desperate. That was undoubtedly the best call I have made in my life. Monan Gozzett did nothing less than give us our lives back... ...We could never have coped and got through things without having Maria and Ms Grey behind us. The absolute relief when the jury returned unanimous verdicts of not guilty on both counts is indescribable. The debt we owe them is incalculable. The value of what they gave us back is priceless. We could have had no idea how things would evolve from one false allegation. Without Maria and Ms Grey behind us, an innocent man could well have gone to prison." Click to read the full testimonial
"When I offered to write up a review of my experience of working with Maria Monan I readily agreed to do it. I then realised that it really wasn’t that simple, as no words can really describe what she has done for me, my partner, my family and my life! Her specialist field of legal representation in false accusations is without a doubt the best that there is to offer, by far. My case was dealt with the upmost detail and with the personal attention that was needed from time to time, especially when the stress of the case was at it highest. I owe my liberty and future to her."
"The client focused, empathetic and supportive service that we received from Neal Gozzett can only be be described as outstanding. When faced with uncertain and stressful times you can be rest assured that Neal provides expert knowledge, support and a beam of hope when your feeling the hopelessness and disastrous impact that false allegations have. Neal didn't just support us, guide us and give us hope, he saved our lives, our families and preserved our characters. I would recommend Neal to anyone who is facing false allegations against them, he won't steer you wrong."

"Our son was original represented by the local duty solicitor and was extremely negative about the potential outcome of case. The solicitor suggested a guilty plea. His words were "I'd sooner be prosecuting than defending this case".

Following my own research I contacted a firm in London, who redirected the case to their Sussex office and was recommended Neal Gozzett. He was the first and continuous point of contact; he was immediately empathetic and advised that the advice we had been given by the duty solicitor, was extremely poor. He was very easy to talk to and grasped the situation straight away and took positive action on the case.

We had several meetings locally and at Neal's offices and he was very positive and supportive. We felt confident and reassured by Neal's handling of our case due to his demeanour and advice.

I will certainly be recommending Neal to any friends/family or colleague with any legal queries."

"I would personally like to thank you for your advice and representation at court. Your strategic advocacy and professionalism I believe got me the best case scenario in court bearing in mind the seriousness of the charge, it was your due diligence and expertise that most impresses me and your ability to relate personally to my situation."
"Thank you for all of your work in this case, it was much appreciated and your advice to my family representation was excellent and most helpful."
"Once again, I thank you for your kindness, it has been of great comfort to me and I know my parents are extremely grateful."

"Neal we wanted to say thank you for such a splendid result in court last Tuesday. Having this hanging over our son for many months has in itself produced positive results in his life and then to walk away with a not guilty verdict is indeed, further proof that life is on the up!

Both my husband and I felt that your advocacy skills in the courtroom were first class displaying a superb balance between politeness and steely pursuit of the true facts. You have a demeanour and presence that inspires confidence.

We will be be recommending you."

"So here we are Maria, light finally at the end of this very long dark tunnel. I'm sat here shaking my head still trying to fathom out how all this could have happened, how a profession that is entrusted with the greatest responsibility of all, the education of the next generation, can treat such a valuable resource in her formative first year in such a shocking way!

The wounds will heal but I suspect a scar will remain for sometime.

Finally may I once gain thank you for your support throughout the process, a ridged force we all were able to cling onto!"

"Just wanted to say thank you for all your help and extra attention which delivered the best possible result. Your work after hours, instant support and sensitive handling of the case was all very much appreciated. The advice you gave us combined with your considered and experienced approach to his case made all the difference. We were so relieved that this didn't drag on into court or even result in a caution. Thank you so much for everything."

"Both my husband and I felt that your advocacy skills in the courtroom were first class displaying a superb balance between politeness and steely pursuit of the true facts. You have a demeanour and presence that inspires confidence.

We will be be recommending you."

"After being falsely accused of historic physical child abuse and neglect, I was totally overwhelmed by the situation and was in total shock. I received poor advice from the duty solicitor and it was clear that this was an area of law outside of his expertise and the expertise of local solicitors.

I didn’t know where to turn to and I immediately started thinking of the worst case scenario - going to prison for something that I hadn’t done! As soon as I arrived home I knew that it was imperative to get expert legal advice and after searching the Internet I found Maria…I was an emotional wreck but I immediately felt supported and I knew that I had made the right choice.

My case was extremely complicated with a lengthy background of harassment and family disputes, but this was not a problem for Maria who has so much experience in dealing with these types of cases that there wasn’t anything that she hadn’t heard before - making it easy for her to pick out the relevant evidence.

Maria …provided me with excellent legal representation and it was thanks to Maria’s superlative written representations to the CPS and the police, that the case was dropped prior to charge. Maria ensured that the CPS and the police treated me fairly and took notice of my case, presenting a great deal of evidence that the police didn’t have…

The investigating officer stated that Maria’s representations led to a number of further enquiries that unearthed evidence that the police didn’t have. I strongly believe that if I had put my trust in the legal system and sat back until the investigation was complete, I would currently be waiting for a court date, facing financial ruin with my name in the papers and my reputation in tatters.

I can’t thank Maria enough for what she has done for me and if you are reading this and are in a similar situation to me, stay strong and contact Maria as soon as you can. This has been the worst situation that I have ever been through but my life is now back to normal and I will be eternally grateful to Maria for her help."

"Mr Gozzett dealt with a very serious allegation to which I was falsely accused, I was remanded into custody and was struggling to see the light. Neal visited me weekly and gave me hope that the case was going to be resolved swiftly. Neal has always been punctual and very much on point within all areas he covered, every time I required his professional assistance. He is tenacious and assertive, he never lets a stone go unturned while he carried out his duty, within my case. I would not of trusted anyone else with this case.

His selection of team was always impeccable and suited each time I required his legal assistance.

I would highly recommend his service,I thank him for his help and without it, my life could of been very much different."

"Having found myself in trouble with the law, In a totally alien situation. I needed to find a solicitor. My first solicitor was completely incompetent, he also found an equally incompetent barrister. Both compounded my problem making it incredibly stressful for both my wife and myself. A friend recommended Neal. My wife rang Neal and straight away we knew we had contacted the right person. My wife came off the phone with clarity and confidence that we actually had someone on our side, who could deal with the situation . Neal was efficient in every way, dealing with every problem with ease . The barrister, Neal brought to us , was another great confident man, who , when we met gave great confidence to us. Consequently they won my case. I would strongly recommend Neal to anyone, as his strength , confidence and sheer professional ability shine through even from the first contact. Both Julie and myself wish you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year."

"Thank you for being so brilliant with our son. You spoke with him with regard to his intelligence and his vulnerabilities, being strong and tough when needed, so he could actually listen / hear you, at a time when he really needed it.

Your advice was excellent and the course of action obviously just right in the circumstances - impressive in every way."

"Thank you for all your help over the past 18 months and it goes without saying I am delighted with the outcome."
"Thank you for all of your help and extra attention which delivered the best possible result for our son. Your work after hours, instant support and sensitive handling of the case with our son was all very much appreciated. The advice you gave us, combined with your considered and experienced approach to his case made all the difference. We were so relieved that this didn’t drag on into court - or even result in a conviction! Thank you so much for everything."
"My partner’s ex-wife had been telling members of our small community that he had abused his children. Being falsely accused is a painful experience for the whole family. As soon as we contacted Neal, he was in regular contact with us: we knew that he was just a phone call away. Neal is easy to talk with, respectful and supportive. He was also sympathetic to our financial constraints and worked with us to find a solution. Since contacting Neal, the police have spoken with my partner's ex-wife, informally warning her".
"With a potentially career ending charge against me, I needed a solicitor who I could trust. Neal was recommended to me through local contacts and despite the 100 mile distance, after our first conversation I knew that I had a person firmly at my side. I immediately experienced Neal as being highly professional, focused and driven to get the outcome I so very much needed. Neal's hardwork, and going over and above what I ever expected secured a dismissal of charges at court and I only regret that I hadn't had Neal's number when initially arrested and retained in custody over-night . I can't thank Neal enough for all his hardwork. Not only have I avoided a criminal record but I have also retained my career, thank-you!"
"Neal's firm have been an unstoppable force of results! I had huge stress surrounding a drink driving offence, where two previous solicitors had been completely lack lustre. I approached Neals firm after hearing from a family friend that they, "went above and beyond the call of duty!". They did not disappoint. Due to complications in my private life matters were dealt with both professionally and impeccably and there is now no other law firm I would trust."
"I found Maria to be very personable and she immediately put me at ease during a daunting time. The case was complex, but Maria understood the whole situation with ease. Maria's involvement from the outset was vital and her representation was robust and extremely knowledgeable. Ultimately, Maria's involvement secured an NFA at the police interview stage, leading to the relief that the right decision was made quickly."
"It has been a pleasure to do business with Neal. While representing me he gave me regular updates both by phone and email. His non stuffy, no nonsense approach has been most effective. He got the job done within time and is refunding money I still had on account. I recommend Neal and Monan Gozzett wholeheartedly."
"We contacted Neal following a claim of sexual harassment made against our son at school - he was friendly, approachable and very willing to help, and his advice proved very helpful in allowing us to speak with the school in an informed manner.

His help at a difficult time made things a great deal easier."
"I would like to share my experience with Neal Gozzett. It is the first time that I have needed a lawyer for false accusations, therefore I was scared of not making the right decision, but I have to say Neal certainly was one of the best. Neal has been a fantastic support throughout all matters and I found him very professional. He has always done what he says will do and there was never a need to chase him up on anything. Thanks to Neal our end result was great as he managed to get the case dismissed without having to go to court. A huge relief thanks to Neal. I would highly recommend Neal. An amazing lawyer who gets amazing results."
"We would like to thank Neal for all of his support and hard work during the difficult time that we went through as a family, over an allegation made against our 15 year old son of sexual assault. Neal got the case NFA'd before any possible court action, which was a massive relief to us all. It was great to know that Neal supported us as a family every step of the way throughout this difficult time, and the advice he gave through many telephone conversations and face to face meeting was very reliable and professional. We will always be eternally grateful for his support and would definitely recommend Neal and his team. Thank you."
"Dear Neal, I want to say big thank you! I am so grateful and happy for all your help. The situation made me feel extremely upset but from the first time talking to you, I found myself feeling more positive and confident and had no doubt you could help me. I appreciate all your time working on my case and achieving the best outcome. Thank you so much!"
"Hi Neal, I would like to take this opportunity for me to thank you for your help. Having received a phone call completely out of the blue from a detective on a Friday afternoon and being informed of a sexual allegation against myself, regarding my own daughter, my whole world was turned upside down! I was informed to attend a voluntary interview at the police station on Monday morning. Everyone I spoke to advised me to seek professional legal assistance.

I called numerous emergency solicitors in the vain hope of having some support for first thing on Monday morning! Neal phoned me at 10.30pm on Friday night!!! From that moment onwards, his ability to calm my nerves and transform a monstrous negative situation, into a real world scenario was second to none. His proactive approach kept me focused! His empathy and professionalism kept me sane. Without a doubt, I am truly grateful. Neal was by my side the whole time, at the end of the phone whenever I called. I could not of wished for anymore support. Not guilty. No further action. Case closed. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to you and your team."
“Maria’s immediate response to my initial email sent in the early hours with a phone call at 9.00 am that morning started the process of my defence with dynamic lines of action.

Every meeting or phone call, was always full of professionalism and understanding for the issues I was facing.

My choice of Magistrate or Crown Court were meticulously explained and the implications given for each. Mellissa was also the perfect reassuring anchor, always keeping me informed, enabling me to keep myself grounded. Even when the first trial date was postponed, Neal’s attitude was always positive and continued to raise my spirits.

In court, counsel held the jury’s attention and everyone else in court, with strategic arguments being so well presented. With touches of irony, crucial points made perfectly, especially when questioning the witnesses and in counsel’s closing speech made a simple understandable narrative for the jury.

You phoned me immediately once the unanimous ‘not guilty’ verdict had been returned to share my relief and always went above and beyond with your concern for my welfare, especially when dealing with family allegations.

Once again my sincere thanks to you all and all the very best for a continuing successful practice."
“The fraudulent allegation made against my husband, caused such shock and consequent repercussions that it has been very difficult to think clearly and plan logically. We were very grateful indeed to Stephanie for her sympathetic and helpful response. We are extremely grateful for the reassurance and encouragement provided by Stephanie. It was so good to feel that someone understood my husband’s situation and was 'on his side'. It is such an isolating and humiliating experience to be the victim of such an allegation.”
"I am beyond happy with my experience with Neal and his team. They were all incredible and the result I received was beyond what I could of expected. I was truly overwhelmed by the outcome and the sheer will power and talent that Neal and his team seem to radiate. Neal went above and beyond normal expectations and managed to dig up every relevant case to use in the proceedings. He was truly amazing, he made me feel at ease and explained every part of the process so well I didn’t once feel under prepared or on my own. It was a pleasure to have someone like him looking out for my best interest. I would recommend his company to anyone dealing with an impossible task as he will find a way! Many thanks to Neal and every member of his team."
"Monan Gozzett Solicitors successfully helped me through an upsetting and stressful time, but with Maria’s professionalism and expertise enabled us to calmly get through what was a very unsettling period.

Maria’s acumen and sensitivity supported by the team, helped us through a time of dreadful and unbelievable accusations. This has recently come to its finale with us achieving an apology and substantial compensation. We are grateful, not only for the success of the case, but for the way in which Maria & The Monan Gozzett team handled everything."
"I was falsely accused of a serious allegation by a family member. I was unsure what to do or who to call. I managed to find Neal’s details across the internet. After speaking with him it was obvious he was very experienced dealing with these types of cases.

Neal found flaws in the allegation and started work on these immediately. The case was prolonged over a 12month period due to staff absences within the Police force.

Neal continued to put pressure on the Police to make sure this case was resolved ASAP. He made it clear his intention was to have this case dropped and not for it to progress to the CPS as it would cost me a lot more money and time.

Neal had the case dropped, allowing me to move forward in my life.

He’s courteous, professional, experienced and straight to the point. You pay for what you get and I’m truly grateful I chose Neal to represent me."
"A false allegation of harassment by an ex-partner left me feeling worried and completely out of my depth, in understanding the legal system and where to turn. A search on Google introduced me to Neal Gozzett of Monan Gozzett solicitors. Neal immediately reassured me with his knowledge and also confidence on how to proceed and taking control of the situation by taking immediate action. Nothing was ever sugar coated, but I felt I had someone on my side who was fighting with me to ensure the outcome was favourable, which in the end it was due to his excellent advice and action he took. I would thoroughly recommend Neal Gozzett if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of being subject to a false allegation, his skills and support throughout the process were excellent."
"Asif - I would like to thank you most sincerely for your perseverance with me. You have an excellent manner with people - clear concise patient and confident without being in any way overbearing. You've given me more help than I ever expected to receive. Trying to sort this mess out on my own has been difficult but in that short time on the phone you've made a huge difference to my take on the situation"
"Finding myself arrested and falsely accused of assault came as a complete shock. The duty solicitor available to represent me at the police station that night did nothing to allay my very real fears that this matter might drag on into a Court case, and if the Police would prosecute such an allegation perhaps the Court might convict on it too? This was probably one of the most stressful periods of my life as the repercussions of a conviction would have devastating consequences on my career, livelihood and family.

I was fortunate to find Monan Gozzett in my search for a specialist in this field and from my first contact with them I felt tremendously reassured by their calm professionalism. It was a source of great relief to know that they had the expertise and experience to deal with just this sort of situation.

Maria understood the situation and made strong representations to the Police to enable my voice to be heard. Her strategy prevented any Court action and ultimately led to a swift and efficient conclusion to the matter. I could not have been in safer hands and I would not hesitate to recommend Monan Gozzett to anyone in a similar situation."
"Sometimes the slightest things alter the pathway of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives swivelled, changing direction on the strength of a false allegation.

This was to be this direction my partner and I experienced far back in May 2018, when evil and chance made haste in inflicting torment and uncertainty into our once normal and tranquil existence, by an individual act of false witness against myself.

By the grace of god my partner found Neal Gozzett, and his firm, (as one suitable in our home town was absent) he alone has restored our positive foresight of the future after 13 months, with his empathy, diligence, appropriate humour and ultimately the skill and command he has in dealing with this horrendous voyage of anguish, being accused of historical sexual abuse, Neal Gozzett was at our side all the way, with emotional and practical support. He, with the aid of his PA both with the knowledge in dealing directly with this kind of malicious circumstance, enabled him to legally question, analyse and reproach the actions during the investigations, leading to us now taking further advice from Neal Gozzett moving forward.

His attention to detail, aptitude and powerful stance has proven him to be a legal force, when representing a client, gaining mutual trust between he and them, so that they form a professional understanding of each other. Now we have finally come to a bright horizon in our journey, it is time to rebuild for better and stronger, with eyes wider, proven innocence and that good overpowers evil. With the aid of Neal Gozzett and his firm, our future and lives have been saved."
Allegations were made against me. I then contacted and met with Neal Gozzett of Monan Gozzett solicitors. In the initial meeting I summarised the matter in full with Neal, he then provided comprehensive advice on the matter putting my mind at rest. Based on the meeting I then decided to engage Neal to progress the matter on my behalf. Neal initiated the process by contacting the officer in charge and submitting a set of structured questions, also advising the OIC that Monan Gozzett will be submitting representations on my behalf.

This action is so key at this point in order to stand a chance of an early NFA decision. A couple of weeks later Neal received a phone call from the officer in charge, stating that no further action will be taken, matter closed. Neal then contacted me and delivered the good news, I was so pleased, I can’t thank Neal and his team enough. I would like to emphasise the regular updates I received from Neal throughout the whole process. He phoned me, WhatsApp’d me, and accepted my phone calls early evening. Generally, you will not be able to speak with a solicitor after 4:30/5:00 pm. Yet at gone 6pm on some evenings Neal was quite happy to discuss matters with me. Neal, thank you sir, I’m over the moon. I would highly recommend Neal Gozzett of Monan Gozzett solicitors if you are facing a false allegation of any kind.
"Asif Chaudhery is a amazing solicitor . I was recommended to Asif by a appointed criminal barrister that was dealing with a very complex case of mine , he was engaging and very professional from the initial meeting we had . I was very impressed with not only his professional knowledge but his actual passion to help me achieve my goal in the case . He is extremely personable and a genuine nice person which is added to his exceptional professional skills as a lawyer , it’s quite difficult to find such a personality in the law industry. I am pleased to say that Asif and I have built a solid professional relationship , he has been advising me on other company matters , I am sure he will continue to be our appointed company lawyer going forward
"My mother had recently been involved in a road traffic accident and had been ‘represented’ by a company with very poor customer service. On a recommendation I contacted Asif Chaudhery at MG for a second opinion on how her case was being handled. A short call with Asif convinced us that there were solicitors out there that really could provide insightful and attentive customer service after all. Without hesitation we instructed the initial company to transfer the case to Asif. The subsequent support we received from Asif was second to none, making himself available to us throughout our engagement and responding to correspondence quickly and personally. Asif is clearly an expert in his field, a champion of customer service and an exemplar to his industry. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending his services."
“Asif helped us deal with a very distressing matter with patience, understanding, professionalism and courtesy. He is a great communicator, so we knew exactly where we stood. He also got things done for us when he said he would. He gave us excellent customer service and would have no hesitation in recommending him in the future”