Mr MG – Bristol – October 2017
David Barney helped me in a complicated case in which my former marital home in France was placed under a Mesher order by a UK court. When the Mesher order came to term, it was far from clear how the house should be sold and I assumed – erroneously as it turned out – that I needed a French avocat to supervise the process. After months of fruitless meetings with the avocat including lengthy periods in his waiting room and several missed appointments on his part, I was making absolutely no progress. In frustration, I turned to David, who grasped my situation just minutes into our first conversation.
He informed me that the French avocat was taking me down completely the wrong legal route, which would have left all parties considerably worse off. He helped me draft a new UK court order to sell the house, which adhered to the original order and allowed me to achieve all the objectives that the French avocat had told me were unrealistic. David was always available and a constant support in an extremely stressful situation. Indeed, in multiple discussions involving other avocats, UK solicitors, immobiliers, experts and Notaires, he was the only professional I felt was really on my side. I believe David’s involvement shortened a painful and anxiety-ridden process by about six months and led to a better outcome for everyone.
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