Gepp Solicitors

01245 493 939

Gepp Solicitors can trace its lineage back to 1768 when Edward Gepp, Attorney, set up his first office in one of the rooms of his house in Chelmsford High Street. Today the firm is a Full-Service Law Firm with over 100 staff which has a reputation for finding the right advice for their clients. Providing an excellent service is one of their goals and the team at Gepp Solicitors review their feedback in order to improve both the quality of service and legal advice they offer.

4.8/5 442 Customer Reviews 442
Recommended by
435 Verified Clients
like Mujibullah and Ricky

How Gepp Solicitors compares

Value for money






Excellent does not necessarily mean ‘cheap’. It means that clients thought that the level of service received was Excellent for what they paid.

This score has been calculated using up to the last 300 reviews left by clients of Gepp Solicitors on ReviewSolicitors

442 Customer Reviews


Overall experience

  • Value for money
  • Professionalism
  • Initial Impression
  • Approachability
  • Services
  • Knowledge

Reviews summary

  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Awful
Click to rate
Ricky Added 1 week ago Report to admin
February 07, 2019 20190207201802

Buying a property


Bakshi Dhanda was recommended, I would like to mention how fantastic and supportive Bakshi and her team have been, They made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process from start to finish, many thanks and will definitely recommend to use your team in the future

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Mujibullah Added 2 months ago Report to admin
December 06, 2018 20181206201501



The best service I have received. Start from the receptionist always asking me for a coffee then Shah in all process and in the end from the finance (Jacqulin). All are the best and I am sure Gepps and Son should be proud of themselves. God bless everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified David Added 2 months ago Report to admin
December 02, 2018 20181202201501

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Excellent service - fantastic staff - a pleasure to deal with - 100%.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Abbey Added 2 months ago Report to admin
December 01, 2018 20181201201502

Extremely Helpful


Very happy with the service we were provided. Shah was prompt and took the time to explain things to us in an easy way to help us with our first ever purchase. He had our interests at heart throughout and was extremely helpful. We will be recommending his services to any friends looking for a reliable solicitor for when purchasing a house. Thank you Shah.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Pauline Added 2 months ago Report to admin
November 25, 2018 20181125201504

Residential Property / Conveyancing


Completely satisfied, excellent service, would not hesitate to recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Gillian Added 2 months ago Report to admin
November 20, 2018 20181120201504

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Gepps and Mr Carter in particular, has always given myself and my late husband and family every possible assistance in whatever we have asked of him. My grateful thanks.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Abigail Added 3 months ago Report to admin
October 31, 2018 20181031201507

Residential Property / Conveyancing


Jodie and Charlotte did a fantastic job! They made the house buying process as stress free as possible.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Joe Added 3 months ago Report to admin
October 27, 2018 20181027211501

Residential Property / Conveyancing


Sterling service; friendly & informative staff - made the process of purchasing our first property a breeze.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Timothy Added 4 months ago Report to admin
October 09, 2018 20181009211501



Big thanks to Peter. Informative, helpful - first class, could not recommend highly enough.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Verified Lynne Added 4 months ago Report to admin
October 07, 2018 20181007211501

Residential Property / Conveyancing


Very happy with the service we received. The procedure went very smoothly.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Solicitors who work at Gepp Solicitors

  • Edward Worthy

    As Head of Gepp Solicitors Commercial Team, Edward draws on his considerable expertise when dealing with all aspects of commercial and agricultural matters. He advises on a wide range of rural issues including the development of farm land or reserving development value, tenancy succession, partnership agreements, footpaths and public access issues, farming subsidies, as well as general freehold and leasehold property work. Edward was admitted as a Solicitor in 1998 and spent several years working for an agricultural practice in Suffolk before joining Gepp Solicitors in 2005. He became a Partner in 2006. In recent years Edward has been heavily involved in advising on legal agreements relating to the widening of the M25 for the London 2012 Olympics. Edward is often called upon to advise on complex Land Registry matters, especially first registrations of large farms. His work regularly involves working closely with the firm's specialist tax team as well as the firm's regulatory team.

  • Michael Callaghan

    Michael joined Gepp Solicitors in 2012 bringing with him an established and strong reputation as a highly experienced and effective adviser. Michael is a litigator specialising in property litigation cases. He has dealt with all aspects of property litigation including landlord and tenant disputes, renewals, rent reviews, dilapidation disputes, neighbour disputes, repair cases and tenant insolvency cases. Michael's work included a greater emphasis on how clients need to consider the effects of the economic downturn and now as the economy improves, clients are looking at opportunities with a fresh perspective. He also advises on contentious probate cases.

  • Neil Ashford

    Neil is a company commercial lawyer with some 35 years in the law. Neil read law at Cambridge University and initially practised in Cambridge before joining Gepp Solicitors in 1982. Neil became a partner of the firm in 1984. Specialisms Neil's practice is focused on corporate and commercial work. He thrives in a world of formations and sales, buy-outs and mergers. He acts for entrepreneurs and businesses, family farming companies and local developers. He also advises on partnership matters for GPs and other professional practices. Over the years, Neil has acquired a loyal client base with commercial clients and established farming families turning to him time and again for trusted advice. Neil's philosophy is simple: no two business are quite the same. Knowing and understanding them and the aims and aspirations of their owners is key to a successful relationship.

  • Lisa Carter

    Lisa Carter is Head of the Private Client Department and is dual-qualified as a Solicitor and Chartered Tax Adviser. She was recruited to meet the increasingly complex solutions that are required by the Firm’s private clients in seeking efficient legal strategies to shelter/protect their assets, whether inherited or built up from successful business activities. Lisa advises on all aspects of Private Client work, specialising in capital tax planning for wealthy individuals and families, succession planning for family businesses and capital tax and estate planning for individuals. This includes tax planning through businesses, business property relief, agricultural property relief, inheritance tax and capital gains tax.

  • Alexandra Dean

    Alex is a Partner and specialises in employment and company and commercial matters. She is also head of our Employment Team. Having trained at Gepp Solicitors, Alex qualified in 2000 and became a partner in 2007. Today she specialises in all aspects of employment law and employment litigation acting for both businesses and individuals. She also specialises in company and commercial matters including Partnerships, LLPs and Companies. Alex is a skilled negotiator. She draft documents for all employment, company and commercial matters, and given her background in litigation is well placed to identify areas that could become litigious.

  • Bakshi Dhanda

    Having worked for 10 years with a local firm in East London, Bakshi joined Gepp Solicitors in 2005. As possibly one of the hardest working conveyancing lawyers around, Bakshi has built a first class reputation with both returning clients and other property professionals. As a Partner and the head of Gepp Solicitors busy property department, Bakshi leads by example by delivering exceptional legal advice often exceeding client expectations. Attention to detail and a willingness to go that extra mile, Bakshi and her team deliver a constant high standard of client care.

  • Steven Payne

    Steven heads up the Family Law Team at Gepp Solicitors. His depth of expertise, coupled with a mature approach, ensures he achieves excellent outcomes for his clients and their families. Joining the firm in 1982, Steven qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and became a partner in 1988. He has specialised in family law for almost 30 years, giving him a considerable breadth and depth of experience in this area.

  • David Springett

    Having completed his training at Gepp Solicitors, David was admitted as a solicitor in 2006, becoming a Partner in our Commercial Team in 2011. Whilst David thrives on all types of commercial property transactions, he has a particular interest in development work. Over recent years David has become the solicitor of choice of many small to medium size developers. From the initial purchase of a single plot, to the more complex assembly of multiple titles, David is known to be a safe pair of hands. Working closely with professional land agents, David advises some of the regions most established farming families on all aspect of company commercial and rural property matters.

  • Elizabeth Bradshaw

    Elizabeth has been successfully representing Gepp Solicitors clients since 2003. If you think your problem is unique Elizabeth will reassure you she has helped many clients in a similar position as yourself. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law and you are in need of someone who understands what you are going through, you will be pleased you asked Elizabeth for her help. Whether your case is a high profile matter, complex fraud/tax or it is your job that is on the line; Elizabeth ability and years of experience makes her the right defence lawyer for you. Farming and company director clients of our Rural Services and Commercial teams often call upon Elizabeth on complex issues ranging from regulatory matters, Health & Safety Executive (HSE) issues through to corporate manslaughter. Having Elizabeth as your Higher Rights of Audience advocate representing you in the High Court means you have instructed the best.

  • Peter Butterfield

    Peter was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 and practiced at a leading law firm in Birmingham. He moved south and joined Gepp Solicitors in 1998, becoming a partner in 2002. Peter specialises in Criminal Law and leads a large team of lawyers at the Chelmsford office of Gepp Solicitors. As an Advocate, He routinely represents a cross section of the community in both the Magistrates and Crown Courts and is also a duty solicitor. Peter routinely attends at the Police Station to represent clients arrested for all types of offences ranging from theft to . Peter has considerable expertise and interest in representing private clients charged with all areas of motor offences including driving with excess alcohol and speeding. Increasingly, Peter advises companies and other organisations in respect of regulatory matters including representation at court should the need arise.

  • Roger Brice

    Roger Brice brings over 30 years' experience of practise in the Criminal and Military Courts to bear on each and every case. Roger completed his training with Gepp Solicitors and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1978. He then practised in Oxford and Cambridge before returning to the Firm in 1981. ​ Roger heads up the Criminal and Military Law Departments and leads an experienced and specialist team of Solicitors and Higher Court Advocates. He is a Higher Court Advocate who regularly appears in the Crown Court and in the Courts Martial throughout the UK. He also acts for Clients in the Court of Appeal Criminal Division. In addition to dealing with Serious Organised Crime and major Courts Matial, he has a particular interest in road traffic matters, which is a complex and ever changing area of law and he frequently represents Clients throughout the Country. His straight forward, "no nonsense" approach to complex criminal matters has made Roger the choice of both the business owner and high net worth individual. Understanding and evaluation of each case and the ability to focus on attention to details, Roger is possibly the most experienced Advocate in the region.

  • Danny Carter

    Danny's sympathetic approach and technical expertise in setting up trusts, drafting Wills and dealing with the estate planning means his clients receive quality advice when they need it. Danny began his career in 1978, passing Legal Executive and Common Professional exams, and working in the field of probate. In 1988, he joined Gepp Solicitors as a Legal Executive, was admitted as a Solicitor in 1990, and made a Partner in 1991.

  • Sarah Overy

    Sarah joined Gepp Solicitors in 2014 and is a family solicitor with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of family law. As a qualified mediator Sarah sees couples together to help them resolve their disputes. This is often more cost effective and a more satisfactory way for clients to achieve results to their relationship issues. She also deals with divorce, separation, child disputes, cohabitation breakdown, pre-marital agreements and financial matters.

  • Tina Marwa

    Tina qualified as a solicitor in November 1997 spending her early years in law firms across East London. After a spell as President of the West Essex Law Society, Tina chose to specialise in property law, joining Gepp Solicitors busy residential conveyancing department in October 2009. Whilst Tina works tirelessly for her clients regardless of the size of the transaction she has a particular interest in higher value property matters. Becoming a client of Tina often comes about having been recommended by one or more of her many satisfied existing clients. She has become the natural choice by many property agents and brokers when recommending their client to Gepp Solicitors.

About This Branch


Gepp Solicitors can trace its lineage back to 1768 when Edward Gepp, Attorney, set up his first office in one of the rooms of his house in Chelmsford High Street. Today the firm is a Full-Service Law Firm with over 100 staff which has a reputation for finding the right advice for their clients. Providing an excellent service is one of their goals and the team at Gepp Solicitors review their feedback in order to improve both the quality of service and legal advice they offer. The Firm is organised into several different departments; Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Military Law, Family Law, Private Client (dealing with Wills, Probate and Trusts as well as tax, estate and succession planning), Commercial and Residential Property and Rural Services (Agriculture Law). With its main office in Chelmsford and a smaller office in Colchester, the firm is well placed to offer its services to clients across the County of Essex. Serving business and private clients, Gepp Solicitors pride themselves on offering a traditional personal service. Very few businesses reach their 250th birthday. They have, and they believe the reason for their longevity is that their blend of the highest levels of service, professionalism and legal advice has won the trust of the County after faithfully serving it for generations.

Legal Services
  • Totting Up Driving Ban
  • Drunk in charge
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Family Mediation
  • Convicted in absence
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Drugs offences
  • Military
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Consumer Rights
  • Family law
  • Assault
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • New Driver Provisions
  • Appeal driving conviction
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Collaborative Law
  • Pension and property advice
  • Gardening Leave
  • Civil partnerships
  • Engineers
  • Early return of driving licence
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Failing to notify DVLA
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Injunctions
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Travel rights
  • Separation Agreement
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Professional Conduct
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Goods vehicles - tachograph offences
  • Transfers of equity
  • Disqualification removal
  • Buying at auction
  • Careless driving
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Housing Management
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Death By Careless Driving
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Restoration of licence
  • Repossessions
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Tax
  • Signs and signal offences
  • Recognition of disqualification
  • Professional Negligence law
  • Business Crime
  • Criminal Damage
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Child Law
  • Housing disputes
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Stress at Work
  • Taxi offences
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Financial advisors
  • Road rage incidents
  • Mobile phone offences
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Trusts
  • Libel and Defamation
  • Architects
  • Part Time Workers
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Financial Matters
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Senior Executives
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Dangerous driving
  • Social Services
  • Employment Contracts
  • Failure to provide a blood sample
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Probate
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Media and Sports
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Pension Law
  • Taxi offences - licensing investigations
  • Dangerous vehicle conditions
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Purchase and Sale
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Surveyors
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Redundancy
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Wills
  • Family Leave
  • Death by dangerous driving
  • Driving Without Due Care
  • Trusts
  • Exceptional Hardship
  • Property Disputes
  • Lease Extensions
  • Insurance brokers
  • Driving without insurance
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Failure to furnish identification
  • Child contact
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Leasehold properties
  • Children
  • Goods vehicles - operators licence
  • Professional Negligence
  • Drink driving
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Extending your Lease
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Notice of intended prosecution
  • Housing Associations
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Driving Whilst Unfit
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • IT professionals
  • Driving without a licence
  • Right to Manage
  • Theft
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Valuers
  • Separation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Barristers
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Discretionary disqualification
  • Failure to provide a specimen
  • Taxi offences - points and disqualification
  • Taxi offences - illegally plying for hire
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Remortgaging
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Speeding offences
  • Transfer of title
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Fraud
  • Flexible Working
  • Accountants
  • Stopping and reporting
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Professional trustees
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • TUPE
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Litigation Law
  • Special Reasons
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Drug driving
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Serious injury by dangerous driving
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Professional Discipline
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Tax consultants
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Planning
  • Injunctions
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Planning law
  • Environmental policy law
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Setting up a business
  • Equestrian property
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Agency agreements
  • Asset Tracing
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Commercial Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Employment - business
  • Credit Control
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Corporate finance
  • Summary Judgment
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Farming disputes
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Commercial Leases
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Purchase of development land
  • Developer disputes
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Finance
  • Development plot sales
  • Management buyouts
  • Tax
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Data Protection
  • Corporate Law
  • Statutory Demands
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Franchising
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Share option schemes
  • Competition law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Rights of way issues

Opening times
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 0900 - 1715
  • 0900 - 1715
  • 0900 - 1715
  • 0900 - 1715
  • 0900 - 1715
  • 0000 - 0000
  • 0000 - 0000