What our clients say about Monan Gozzett Solicitors, our team and our bespoke service.
"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."
The initial shock and distress that this caused me is indescribable. I could not believe that this was happening to me. The matter was further complicated because I do not reside in England or even in Europe.
After a day or so I had recovered sufficiently to search for help. I therefore headed to the search engines to find an expert and found Maria Monan and your firm. I read about Maria’s experience and her qualifications. This impressed me very much.
I instructed Maria and over a short period of time, considering the mammoth task, she had identified the police officer in the case and the exact nature of the false allegations.
Your team under Maria’s guidance successfully persuaded the police to send some disclosure of their case so that my defence could be organised.
It duly was and representations were sent to the officer in the case, this resulted in the removal of an "Interpol all ports arrest warrant" by the police and my voluntary return to England for an interview being agreed with the officer. This avoided me being arrested at the airport and taken in custody to the police station and all of the distress that that would have caused me.
I attended an interview at a police station with Maria and my wife to support me. I was obviously apprehensive but Maria guided me and although the interview was lengthy it seemed to go very quickly when I used Maria’s step by step approach.
After the interview I returned home and within three weeks I was advised by Maria that The police had officially informed her that 'No Further Action' would be taken against me. I am overjoyed and relieved to say the least.
I can only say how grateful I am to Maria and her team.
To anyone reading this who finds themselves in a similar position to me, I would say that Maria is an outstanding solicitor and one who can be trusted to give her all for her clients, she is a dedicated professional who has an extremely high success record. I’m sure that using a general solicitor and not a specialist would have resulted in a totally different situation. I dread to imagine what could have happened.
I’m very happy to have had all this stress removed from me and I can now return to a normal family life again."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
His help at a difficult time made things a great deal easier."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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.