Rowberry Morris Thames Valley LLP

0118 958 5611

Rowberry Morris is a very well established firm of solicitors. From our offices in Reading, Staines, Tadley and Richmond we provide good value and friendly services to individuals and businesses.

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146 Customer Reviews

4.9/5

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Louise E Monger
Verified Louise E Monger Added 1 week ago Report to admin
May 11, 2019 20190511205214

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Helen Greenwood visited me in my home as I am housebound. She was very patient with me, explained matters simply and clearly and was easy to talk to.

Solicitor being reviewed: Helen Anne Greenwood

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Amoret Tanner
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May 11, 2019 20190511205214

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5

Friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Solicitor being reviewed: Helen Anne Greenwood

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Simon Leigh
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May 11, 2019 20190511205214

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5

Purchasing of a shared ownership property. Outstanding service. competitively priced, efficient, friendly and thoroughly professional.

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Kim
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March 08, 2019 20190308114215

other

5

We were very happy with the support and service we received from Liam and his team at Rowberry Morris. We were going through a very stressful time trying to evict a tenant who owed us a lot of money, but were happy with the eventual outcome of the legal process. We'd be happy to use Rowberry Morris again for other legal assistance.

Solicitor being reviewed: Liam John Connolly

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Bergin
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March 08, 2019 20190308114215

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5

Fantastic service, always helpful, professional, always answered the phone and was put through to appropriate person and always returned calls.

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Mrs K W Oinn
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March 08, 2019 20190308114205

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5

Extremely friendly and helpful staff, sympathetic when under extreme stress. Thank you.

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Rhiannon Hill And Robert Lean
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March 08, 2019 20190308114205

Commercial Property

5

Great friendly service, would recommend.

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Melissa
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March 08, 2019 20190308114204

Commercial Property

4

We recently brought a property and had Sharron Lewis representing us, she was very efficient and when we had queries she was quick at responding and made sure we understood what was going on. She made the whole process smooth for us! So thank you.

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John and Ann
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March 08, 2019 20190308114204

Wills Trust and Probate

5

We appreciated the professional yet friendly way Ms Wright dealt with our requirements.

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David
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March 08, 2019 20190308114200

Litigation / Dispute Resolution

5

A very professional team. Very friendly and approachable. Always got time for you in your hour of need and certainly recommend this legal team to anyone who needs a solicitor.

Solicitor being reviewed: Liam John Connolly

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Solicitors who work at Rowberry Morris Thames Valley LLP

  • Jasbinder Dail

    Jasbinder is a partner and head of the family department, based in our Reading office. Jasbinder deals solely in childcare law, which is work involving care proceedings, adoption and other highly sensitive cases in which Social Services are involved. She is dedicated to providing her clients with an expert level of care and represents both parents and children’s guardians in cases around the Thames Valley and beyond. Such is her expertise, that she is involved in cases throughout the country. Highly regarded in her area of law by clients, the local judiciary and other professionals, Jasbinder is capably assisted within the childcare department by Caroline Milton, who is a paralegal and training to be a chartered legal executive in her own right.

  • Anna Illingworth

    Having obtained a BA Hons History degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College of London University, completing her conversion course at Oxford Brookes and her LPC at Bristol University, Anna qualified as a solicitor in 1998. She joined Rowberry Morris in 2011 and became a partner in 2012. She is an employment law specialist and an ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) registered contentious trust and probate specialist. Employment With over 12 years' specialist experience, Anna advises employers and employees in relation to non-contentious matters that include recruitment, appraisals, sickness and absence management, flexible working, contracts of employment, restrictive covenants, staff handbooks and employment processes, and systems and reorganisations. Anna also advises employers and employees in relation to employment disputes in the employment tribunals and courts in relation to disputes that include restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal, age, , maternity and disability discrimination, breach of contract and wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing and redundancy.

  • Liam Connolly

    Liam works as a dedicated dispute resolution solicitor within our Reading office. He has considerable experience of practice in a wide range of matters including commercial litigation, civil litigation and employment law. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2009, Liam joined Rowberry Morris in December 2012. Experienced in acting for both companies and individuals in both complex matters with a high financial value and technical bias, and also straightforward contractual claims. Liam enjoys assisting both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential disputes. From time to time Liam devises and delivers training and events in these particular areas. In addition to these areas of practice, Liam is highly experienced in advising employers and employees on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. To make an appointment with Liam, please either e mail him liam.connolly@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact his assistant, Karen Todd on 0118 9516630 or by e mail to karen.todd@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Mary Collyer

    Mary deals with all aspects of private client work, including: preparing and updating wills, and advising on what happens if you do not have a will in place preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney the administration of an estate when a loved one dies Court of Protection work (when an individual is unable to manage their affairs) creating and administering lifetime trusts and will trusts Inheritance tax planning Mary is a fully qualified member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practictioners), an internationally recognised organisation of lawyers and other professionals who are particularly qualified to advise on wills, trusts, probate and related tax matters. Mary is also a dementia friend. Mary qualified as a solicitor in 2006, following the completion of her training contract with London firm, Collyer Bristow LLP. She worked for firms in Bath and Newbury before joining Rowberry Morris’ Reading in 2012. To make an appointment with Mary, please email her at mary.collyer@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact either of her assistants, Victoria Frankel or Sue Payne (Wednesday to Friday) on 0118 9516612 or by email to probate@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Emily Milsom

    Emily is a Solicitor with Rowberry Morris in the Child Care Department having completed her training contract with the firm. During her training, Emily was largely based in the Care department but also gained exposure in the Property and Probate departments. Emily represents and assists parents with matters where social services are involved, both at a pre-proceedings stage (before Court action) and if and when Court proceedings commence, attending both the County and Magistrates Courts to represent parents. Emily also works alongside Jasbinder Dail, Head of Family and Partner in the Reading office assisting with Guardian work. Emily completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree achieving a 2:1 and subsequently achieved a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course. Upon successful completion of her legal studies, Emily went onto to gain experience in both personal injury litigation and all aspects of family law, including disputes between parents on where a child should live, injunctive relief applications and divorce (including financial) matters. Emily is used to dealing with very delicate issues which at times are highly emotive. Emily takes an empathetic and friendly approach but provides sensible and practical advice to achieve the best outcome for clients during a time which can be very stressful. To make an appointment with Emily, please email her at Emily.milsom@rowberrymorris.co.uk

  • Pavandeep Saran

    Pavandeep was awarded a First Class Honours for her LLB (Hons) Law degree and a Distinction upon completion of her Legal Practice Course at BPP. Pavandeep joined Rowberry Morris in March 2016 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in January 2017. Prior to qualification, she gained extensive experience in various areas of law in particular Employment, Housing, Immigration, Personal Injury and Family Law. Pavandeep practices predominantly in Child Care Law working alongside Jasbinder Dail, Head of Family and Partner in the Reading office representing parents in matters involving social services both pre-proceedings and during care proceedings. Pavandeep also represents parents involved in residence and contact disputes relating to their children and individuals seeking protection by way of a Non Molestation Order. Pavandeep regularly attends both the County Court and Family Proceedings Court to undertake her own advocacy. She advises and represents vulnerable clients, especially clients who suffer from learning and mental health difficulties and that have been victims of domestic violence. She is able to deal sensitively with matters whilst also providing legal advice in a clear, concise and simple manner. She is a committed and dedicated individual who strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients. To make an appointment with Pavandeep, please email her at pavandeep.saran@rowberrymorris.co.uk

  • Sarah Moon

    Sarah is based in our Reading office and specialises in Family Law. Sarah has particular experience dealing with the financial implications of separation arising as a result of divorce. Sarah aims to provide clear, realistic advice at an early stage to maximise the chances of reaching agreement wherever possible however, if court proceedings are necessary, Sarah will provide advice and representation throughout. Sarah has been accredited by Resolution as a family specialist with particular expertise in financial relief and advocacy (financial relief). Sarah is also a member of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel. Sarah can also advise in circumstances where assets need to be protected for example by way of pre or post nuptial agreements or, in the case of unmarried couples, interests in property can be protected by way of a living together agreement. Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and has specialised exclusively in Family Law since this date. To make an appointment with Sarah, please either email her at Sarah.Moon@rowberrymorris.co.uk, or contact her on 0118 958 5611

  • Peter Reynolds

    Peter is a partner specialising in family law. He is Head of the Family Department in Richmond and Staines. Dedicated to providing clear and concise advice in often sensitive situations, Peter’s focus is on helping individuals dealing with often difficult and complex divorce, issues with children and financial disputes; he has particular experience in dealing with high net value cases. Married or co-habiting couples and civil partners can be assisted by Peter, either to regulate any agreement between them when starting to live together, e.g. by drafting and advising upon co-habitation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements, or to resolve any problems in the event that their relationship fails. Like all of the firm’s family practitioners, Peter is a member of Resolution, which is an organisation whose ethos is, where possible, to resolve matters in a constructive, efficient and non-confrontational way. Peter also holds membership of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel. Peter is a trained and experienced collaborative lawyer and mediator, as he firmly holds the belief that, in the majority of cases, it is preferable for clients to have control over their lives by reaching a negotiated settlement. He is a member of Thameside Collaborative Lawyer and Mediators. Qualifying as a solicitor in March 1996, Peter has specialised exclusively in the field of family law. Having joined Rowberry Morris in May 2000, Peter became a partner and head of the family department in April 2002 and went on to open the firm’s award winning office in Richmond in 2010. Peter also runs the family team in Staines upon Thames - 15 Clarence Street, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 4SU. To make an appointment with Peter, please email him at peter.reynolds@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact his assistant Lorraine Barnes on 01784 457 655 or by email lorraine.barnes@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Nick Gething

    Nick qualified as a solicitor after gaining experience in th engineering and commercial fields, having originally qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy and Materials Technology. He obtained his LLB (Hons) in law at the University of Hertfordshire in 1995 on a 2 year 'accelerated' course. He is an experienced property lawyer, focussing on Commercial Property as well as Company transactions and business transfers. His work ranges fom shop leases to large acquisitions and share sales and everything in between. Nick is also experience in residential property work, having dealt with the various aspects of sales, purchases, mortgages and leases since the 1990s. Nick is a borough councillor which helps him keep his finger ont he pulse of the local property market. To make an appointment with Nick, please email him at nick.gething@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Elizabeth Leicester

    Elizabeth is a Family Solicitor based at the Staines office. Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in 1997. She has worked in leading Legal 500 practices and has acquired expertise in all areas of family law. She specialised in financial issues arising from separation and issues relating to arrangements for children. She is a member of Resolution and likes to take a conciliatory and non-confrontational approach to cases, although will call on her considerable litigation experience if required. After a career break to raise her family, she joined Rowberry Morris in April 2017. Elizabeth works closely with Peter Reynolds, who heads the Family Department in Richmond and Staines, on a broad range of family law cases, providing an efficient and comprehensive service for clients. Elizabeth is a dedicated family law practitioner who provides an understanding yet pragmatic approach to dealing with difficult and complex situations. To make an appointment with Elizabeth, please email her at elizabeth.leicester@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact assistants Lorraine Barnes or Sarah Kubica on 01784 457655 or by email lorraine.barnes@rowberrymorris.co.uk or sarah.kubica@rowberrymorris.co.uk

  • Samantha Laker

    Samantha is a Chartered Legal Executive and specialises in all types of residential property work, specifically in freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, including buy to let, new build and auction property. She also is proficient when dealing with re-mortgages, transfers of equity and lease extensions. Samantha provides a high level of support, advice and assistance during the conveyancing process. Samantha joined Rowberry Morris in September 2014. To make an appointment with Samantha please email her at samantha.laker@rowberrymorris.co.uk or telephone on 01784 457655.

  • Oliver Campbell

    Oliver is based in our Staines office and specialises in Wills, estate planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney and administration of estates. Oliver has been in the legal profession since leaving the College of Law and completed his training contract with a firm in Woking. Oliver qualified as a Solicitor in 2017 before joining the Rowberry Morris Staines office in April 2018. Oliver is committed to providing a clear, friendly and efficient service to clients. Outside of work, Oliver enjoys walking his dog and watching the latest releases at the cinema. To make an appointment with Oliver, please either email him at Oliver.Campbell@rowberrymorris.co.uk, or contact either of his assistants, Carla Duckett or Melissa Titheridge on 01784 457655.

  • Roger Crouch

    Roger deals with all aspects of private client work for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds in a discreet, efficient and empathetic manner. His work includes the following: - Preparation of Wills Estate administration (probate) Creation and administration of Will and lifetime trusts Powers of attorney Tax and estate planning Court of Protection applications Advice to the elderly and their families Roger is a full member of the Society and Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), an internationally recognised organisation of lawyers and other professionals who are particularly qualified to advise on wills, trusts, probate and related tax matters. Roger is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national association of solicitors specialising in older client law and with the skills to advise vulnerable clients. Having qualified in 2002, Roger has specialised in private client law, primarily with firms in West London, since that date. Roger joined Rowberry Morris in September 2018.

  • Neil Henson

    Neil is our senior partner based mainly in our Tadley office, and is a specialist property and commercial lawyer. He has dealt with property work throughout his career and has extensive experience of commercial, property and business matters including property development, business acquisitions/sales, leases, options, overage and property investment. Neil has also specialised in the more complex aspects of residential conveyancing. He is an advocate of “plain English” language and communication. Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and joined Rowberry Morris from a central London practice in 1981. He has been a partner since 1983. Neil is also the firm’s financial partner and “COFA” (Compliance Officer Finance and Administration). To make an appointment with Neil, please either e-mail him nhenson@rmtadley.co.uk or contact his assistant, Annette Terroni on 0118 9823776 or by e-mail aterroni@rmtadley.co.uk

  • Julie Gallimore

    Julie is a partner based in our Tadley office and is a highly experienced family law specialist. Julie is dedicated to providing clients with friendly, but effective and realistic advice with regards to all aspects of family law. Her primary aim is to provide understandable and practical advice and information at, what can be, a very difficult and emotional time in peoples’ lives. Julie’s specialities include matters relating to divorce and resolving financial issues which arise as a result, civil partnership cases, the negotiation and preparation of legal documents including pre-nuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements and any disputes concerning children. Julie is a member of ‘Resolution’, an organisation whose members believe in a constructive, non-confrontational and efficient approach to family law matters. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in financial disputes concerning substantial assets and/or pensions and is also a member of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel. Julie is therefore highly experienced in all financial aspects of separation and divorce, especially those involving very substantial and/or complicated assets, businesses, partnerships and companies.Julie has been recommended in the Legal 500 for several years. Julie holds the firm belief that it is almost always the case that a negotiated resolution to a problem is better for all members of a family, particularly where there are children involved. Consequently, she is a qualified mediator in relation to all aspects of family law and a respected collaborative lawyer. She is a member of the Berkshire West Collaborative Family Law Group and the North Hants Collaborative pod . Julie qualified as a solicitor in 1996 (having previously been a chartered legal executive since 1990) and joined Rowberry Morris in 2000. Julie’s law career spans in excess of 30 years and she has specialised in the field of family law for over 25 years. As a reflection of Julie’s commitment to families in general, she was also a trustee of Relate Berkshire for over 15 years when she retired from her post as Vice Chair. (www.relateberkshire.org) Julie also undertakes free advice clinics at Tadley’s local Citizens Advice Bureau. To make an appointment with Julie, please email her julie.gallimore@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Eileen Hylton on 0118 9823778 or by email to eileen.hylton@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

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The firm’s lawyers provide a personal service tailored to clients’ particular needs, delivered with a high degree of professionalism at reasonable cost. Over time four of the firm’s partners have been made local judges in the Thames Valley area. Rowberry Morris believes in building long-lasting relationships and showing loyalty to clients. Its partners and solicitors have considerable expertise and experience in their areas of specialism and many are members of expert panels.


Legal Services
  • TUPE
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Litigation Law
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Transfers of equity
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Family law
  • Stress at Work
  • Divorce
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Disputed Probate
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Buying at auction
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Employment Contracts
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Extending your Lease
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Housing Associations
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Wills
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Social Services
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Redundancy
  • Leasehold properties
  • Property Disputes
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Gardening Leave
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Lease Extensions
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Remortgaging
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Employment Law
  • Transfer of title
  • Probate
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Legal aid
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Child Law
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Separation
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Trusts
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Commercial Leases
  • Development plot sales
  • Finance
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Environmental policy law
  • Developer disputes
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Rights of way issues
  • Purchase of development land
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let

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