Early Neutral Evaluation will provide you with an initial assessment of the merits of a case. An independent (usually legally qualified) person, who expresses an opinion on the merits of the issues would evaluate the case. This opinion is non-binding but provides an unbiased evaluation and guidance as to the likely outcome should the case be heard in court. The advantage of this is that if the parties agree with the evaluation then court proceedings may be avoided and both your time and costs are saved.

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Rachel Damianou
Rachel is an accredited member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, and joined the firm as a trainee in 1991. She initially worked within our Litigation Department where she gained considerable experience in dealing with contentious matters such as disputes over Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. As well as preparing the aforementioned, she deals with Estate Administration and Court of Protection orders.