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.

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Mujibullah
Verified Mujibullah Added 5 days ago Report to admin
December 06, 2018 20181206201501

Proud

5

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.

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David
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December 02, 2018 20181202201501

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

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

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Abbey
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December 01, 2018 20181201201502

Extremely Helpful

5

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.

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Pauline
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November 25, 2018 20181125201504

Residential Property / Conveyancing

5

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

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Gillian
Verified Gillian Added 3 weeks ago Report to admin
November 20, 2018 20181120201504

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

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.

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Abigail
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October 31, 2018 20181031201507

Residential Property / Conveyancing

4

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

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Joe
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October 27, 2018 20181027211501

Residential Property / Conveyancing

5

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

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Timothy
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October 09, 2018 20181009211501

Satisfied

5

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

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Lynne
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October 07, 2018 20181007211501

Residential Property / Conveyancing

5

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

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Ruth
Verified Ruth Added 2 months ago Report to admin
October 03, 2018 20181003211502

Residential Property / Conveyancing

5

Charlotte Worley was always available and very conscientious in her work ethics. I would definitely use her again.

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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.

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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
  • Consumer Disputes
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Trusts
  • Gardening Leave
  • Exclusivity and lock-out agreements
  • Child contact
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Part Time Workers
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Buying at auction
  • Tax
  • Family Leave
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Lease Extensions
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Extending your Lease
  • Trusts
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Option agreements and conditional contracts
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • TUPE
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Media and Sports
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Professional Conduct
  • Assault
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Cohabitation and Unmarried Relationships
  • Family law
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Civil partnerships
  • Matrimonial finance
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Child Law
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Litigation Law
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Against The Council
  • Stress at Work
  • Housing disputes
  • Family Mediation
  • Property Disputes
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Redundancy
  • Education
  • Drink driving
  • Remortgaging
  • Criminal defence - All
  • Litigation - M&A and warranty disputes
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Travel rights
  • Children
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Collaborative Law
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Service Charge Recovery
  • Transfers of equity
  • Financial Matters
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Transfer of title
  • Injunctions
  • Criminal Damage
  • Right of First Refusal
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Litigation - Insurance disputes
  • Probate
  • Injunctions
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Fraud
  • Business Crime
  • Flexible Working
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Housing Associations
  • Pension and property advice
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Employment Contracts
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Separation
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Consumer Rights
  • Military
  • Housing Management
  • Litigation - Product liability claims
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Leasehold properties
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Social Services
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Regulatory Defence
  • Professional Discipline
  • Separation Agreement
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Wills
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Senior Executives
  • Repossessions
  • Planning
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Right to Manage
  • Drugs offences
  • Divorce After A Brain Or Other Serious Injury
  • Libel and Defamation
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Pension Law
  • Theft
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Out Of Court Divorce
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Farm partnerships and corporate structures
  • Purchase of development land
  • Competition law
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Development plot sales
  • Data Protection
  • Summary Judgment
  • Merchandising and sponsorship
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Farming disputes
  • Veterinary negligence
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Employment of farm workers
  • Share option schemes
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Commercial Law
  • Mediation
  • Asset Tracing
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Management buyouts
  • Unfair Loan Charges
  • Finance
  • Rights of way issues
  • Corporate Law
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Equestrian property
  • Credit Control
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Statutory Demands
  • Mis-sold Interest Rate Swap Agreements
  • Buying and selling a farm
  • Corporate finance
  • Tax
  • Partnership and LLP law
  • Charities
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Planning law
  • Setting up a business
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Franchising
  • Environmental policy law
  • Developer disputes
  • Agricultural land for sale or development
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Commercial Leases
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Commercial contracts for farming businesses
  • Health and Safety
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Employment - business
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Agency agreements

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