Following the unexpected passing of his partner, our client Robert needed time to grieve before re-evaluating his plans and goals. The death of a loved one is always an emotional time; even more so when it’s unexpected.

It was important that we progressed at a pace that Robert was comfortable with, affording him time to come to terms with the loss of a loved one.

It was inappropriate to begin discussing any financial planning immediately. Instead, our initial focus was on helping Robert with any practical and admin issues that he felt capable of dealing with.

This meant being proactive only where necessity required it; for example, helping with issues that had a pressing urgency. Initially, we provided support during the probate process. This reduced the administrative burden weighing on Robert and, in turn, eased the stress he was feeling.

Understandably, the traumatic event Robert experienced had given him a whole new perspective. As previous plans and goals were evaluated, a greater focus was placed on both his employment and lifestyle choices. Only once Robert was able to reimagine his sense of identity, from that of a couple to that of an individual, was he able to begin the process of planning for the future with purpose.

For Robert and for us, this has been an ongoing process. The timescale is years, not months. Slowly, we have rebuilt his financial plan, making changes where appropriate to reflect his new aspirations. This new strategy has enabled him to achieve positive outcomes, for himself and his immediate family; both in terms of his finances, and how his time is spent.

What our clients say

This company has provided me with expert financial advice and support. Without them, I wouldn't enjoy the happy retirement I am now experiencing. I may also say that the whole process has been - dare I say it – fun!

Mandy, Cannes

A client since 2005

We have been extremely satisfied with the advice we have received from Higgins Fairbairn and would thoroughly recommend them.

Steve, Ascot

A client since 2006

A very sound business who knows what they are talking about and deliver advice succinctly with knowledge.

Dr A., Pinner

A client since 2003

Higgins Fairbairn really takes the time to understand our financial goals, put together a clear strategy while anticipating future requirements and reliably look after the whole process. All this in a knowledgeable and friendly manner.

Nikki, High Wycombe

A client since 2012

Gp has been very helpful in reviewing our finances and making great recommendations on investments and other financial matters. I would not hesitate to recommend him.

Mrs D, St Albans

A client since 2015

Higgins Fairbairn have been providing a quality service to me for many years. In all those years, I’ve never felt or needed to look elsewhere.

Robert, Stourbridge

A client since 2006

We have been with Higgins Fairbairn for over 30 years, during which our lives and circumstances have required professional financial advice which took account of our particular needs and wishes. This was always provided in a friendly, supportive and empathetic manner, which we have much appreciated and come to depend on. It has been a great benefit to have a company like Higgins Fairbairn, who are accessible and reliable, to look after many vital aspects of our affairs.

Mrs and Mrs F, London

Clients since 2006

My wife had very complicated pension arrangements which were sorted out with doggedness, patience and skill.

Arthur, London

A client since 2007

Decisions about retiring early were made easier after consultation with Mr Mantini. He answered all questions in a straightforward manner and inspired confidence in his knowledge of options available to me.

Ms A, London

A client since 2015

As a retired person, I appreciate the advice Higgins Fairbairn give me which fills me with confidence for the future and leaves me relaxed about my financial affairs.

Mr P, Barnet

A client since 2007

Higgins Fairbairn offers a personal and informed service to its clients in an environment of confidentiality and tailoring to the needs of the individual. Staff know their brief and execute it well.

Jane, London

A client since 2010

We have always found that Gp and his team have given us an excellent service and have gone to great lengths to understand our personal circumstances and needs.

Mr O, London

A client since 2008

Over the last 25 years, the Higgins Fairbairn team have always been there for me. They are outstanding in their knowledge and helpfulness.

Sue, London

A client since 2005