Client Experiences

Our Clients. Their Stories.

Testimonials

Hear from our past and current clients.

Without doubt, going through the Family Court system is one of the most gruelling and invasive things you can ever have the misfortune to experience.  It is completely soul-less.

Over 3-4 years, I changed my legal representation three times, feeling unheard and buried in their constant invoices for services that lacked any real care and attention.

When Maria Loukas, then working for another firm, was assigned my case just 10 days before trial, completely unknown to me and foreign to my dealings with that firm over the prior 18 months, I was livid.

Within minutes Maria did what nobody else had ever come close to doing in the previous years – she apologised, she recognised, and she verbalised my case – the facts, the dates, the names, the issues, and the pain.

She learnt quickly how I expressed myself, how I interpreted my surroundings and the language to use to bring the best out in me.  She is humane, sharp, warm, intelligent and savvy.  She was prepared, and ready.

She is diligent, caring and concerned. She is realistic, cautiously optimistic, and in every way – chic.  From her carefully crafted office that makes you feel like you are chatting to an old friend in a relaxed tea lounge, to the ‘in it together’ go-the-extra-mile attitude, Maria is in a league of her own.

I don’t hesitate to refer Maria Loukas to anyone going through this process, particularly if you want your heart and soul intact at the end of it.

Lawyers can’t learn what Maria offers, it’s instinctive and distinctive.  Hand on heart – Maria Loukas, I salute you!  (How many can say that about their lawyers?)

-Brad

 

We really appreciated both Maria and Grace’s advice and support – they were amazing.

We really valued and needed their advice and guidance through the entire process.

-John

 

I am not sure if I have expressed this but I am incredibly grateful to have your support through what is a challenging time in my life. I know for you it is just a job but for me what you are doing is so much more and you are going so much further than you need to, I will be forever grateful.

-Mark

 

Good morning Becca, I just wanted to send you a quick email on this special day and tell you what an incredible young woman I think you are. You should be very proud of your achievements.

I think the most important gift that sets both you and Maria apart from many others is the compassion and care you show in your work. From a client’s perspective, I never felt that I was “a case”, I felt that my story was being heard and that you truly had my best interest and wellbeing at heart.

I actually enjoyed catching up with my “legal team” as bizarre as that may sound…Don’t ever lose that quality. I’ll be thinking of you today 🙂

-Dawn

 

I was referred to Maria Loukas by my psychotherapist, who had previously worked with Maria. I had other legal representation at the time, however as my case became increasingly complicated and trial loomed, I knew I was in the wrong hands.

The moment I spoke to Maria, that all changed. Maria listened to me, and for the first time in the process I felt heard as a person. I felt like someone really cared. I knew I was in the hands of an expert, who inspired real confidence.

The process of preparing for trial, and trial itself, was gruelling and stressful. Maria guided me through each step of the way in bite sized pieces. Maria has a remarkable manner in dealing with her clients – I felt like we were in it together, and that Maria was as invested in the outcome as I was. When I was overwhelmed at the what if’s, Maria always put it in perspective with her unique blend of compassion, tenacity and legal expertise.

I trusted Maria entirely through the process, and knew whatever the outcome of trial, that I could not have been better represented. In the end we were successful and the court delivered the outcome that we worked so hard for.

I cannot thank Maria enough, and I would recommend her without hesitation.

-Sarah

 

The whole process of divorce is not a favourable one, no matter who is the party leaving the marriage.

Maria was not only professional and understanding but compassionate as well. Never once did she only look at the situation one sided but in an objective way.

The outcome was brilliant, her advice and amazing support as well as honesty were outstanding.

I have already recommended Maria to several people that alone is testament to her and her capabilities.

-Garrod