Legal Services

All legal services are provided by solicitors of England and Wales and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. You will find the Solicitors Regulation Authority rules at

Civil litigation

This department is headed by Russell Jinks who deals with all aspects of civil litigation and employment law including:-
  • Debt recovery
  • Commercial and contractual disputes including construction, company and partnership disputes
  • Contested wills, trusts and probate matters
  • Professional negligence
  • Property and landlord and tenant disputes
  • Employment to include, Compromise agreements, Redundancy, Unfair dismissal and Equality and Diversity
  • Alternative dispute resolution such as cost effective mediation

Commercial and Domestic Property
The property team is headed by Gareth Alty and covers all aspects of property transactions including:-
  • Commercial sales and purchases
  • Commercial leases
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Licensing (public houses, clubs and restaurants when ancillary to a commercial transaction)
  • Tenancy agreements

  • Domestic sales and purchases (leasehold and freehold)
  • Mortgages and re-mortgages
  • Retirement home sales and purchases
  • Equity release schemes
  • Shared ownership agreements
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Right to buy
  • Declarations of Trust

Jeremy Briars deals with company law including:
  • General Company and Corporate Work
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements

Family Law
This department is headed by Kerry Joels and deals with a wide range of Family Law issues including:-
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Financial Proceedings
  • Matrimonial disputes
  • Children Act proceedings (maintenance, residence and contact)
  • Cohabitation property disputes
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Civil Partnership disputes

Our family law solicitor, Kerry Joels is a members of Resolution.  Membership of Resolution commits family lawyers to resolving disputes in a constructive, fair and non confrontational way.

Probate Department
Mark Drasdo a solicitor in the probate department is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

The probate department is headed by Bernadette Summers and deals with all aspects of wills and probate matters to include:-

  • Wills and living wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Grant of probate
  • Administration of estates
  • Property sales relating to estate matters
  • Intestacy