During one of the most devastating experiences of my life, in fact the absolute worst, Ashmans Solicitors have supported me incredibly and without their support, I genuinely do not know where I would be. I was arrested on suspicion of murder and despite knowing my innocence, due to the severity of the case, legal advice was heavily suggested. This was when I came into contact with Fazaila Kauser (Faz) from Ashmans Solicitors.
Without going into too much detail of the murder case, I can only describe how supportive Faz was and in fact, still is. Having never been arrested for such a serious crime and having never thought that things like murders actually happen apart from what you read about and watch on television, it was a nightmare I’d never thought I’d face. Faz was supportive and honest throughout the entire situation.
Every interview, every phone call, every single bit of contact I had with her was amazing and clear. I was lost in my own mind and soul however she grounded me, reminding me of the serious situation but still taking into account the emotional trauma I was facing too. Not only was she there for me with the legal advice but also emotionally which I will be forever grateful for. I spent 3 nights in custody and the support was constant and the advice was precise and professional.
I was released under investigation but the support from Faz did not end there. The contact was keeping me going through my darkest of days and even when I needed to talk about how low I was feeling, Faz was understanding and also grounding, ensuring that I knew what the next steps could be regarding the murder case.
I was invited for a voluntary interview and although Faz could not be there in person, she arranged for her colleague, Peter Furness, to be there instead. The advice and support was consistent also. It proved that Ashmans have professional, experienced and intelligent solicitors that work for them.
Recently I have been cleared of all charges however the support has not stopped from Faz and I know that I have still got her support and advice when I need it especially in the upcoming months when the murder trial will take place.
The tragedy of the case has torn my heart into two pieces and the whole experience will haunt me forever however, the legal advice provided by Faz and also Peter, both from Ashmans Solicitors, is getting me through this ordeal. I am eternally grateful.