Gepp & Sons Solicitors LLP

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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Lisa Added 1 week ago Report to admin
April 10, 2019 20190410123835

Lisa Day


Absolutely first class! Bakshi & her team are very professional, knowledgable, efficient and very approachable. I would highly recommend.

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Nicola Diamond
Verified Nicola Diamond Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
April 05, 2019 20190405150803

Residential Conveyancing


Excellent service, very happy with our experience with Gepp Solicitors. Bakshi and Ruth were super efficient and extremely professional. Would highly recommend.

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Verified ANDY BURNE Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
April 05, 2019 20190405150803

Litigation / Dispute Resolution



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Keith Burrell
Verified Keith Burrell Added 1 month ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114214

Wills Trust and Probate


What great service and so professional, would highly recommend Gepp's to all.

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Verified Anne Added 1 month ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114214



I cannot praise Gepps Solicitors enough, Filomena in particular. A calm but firm approach giving a balanced and honest view of the situation. The professionalism and expertise I received was second to none. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gepps Solicitors, who in my opinion are outstanding.

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Ricky Added 2 months 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

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Verified Mujibullah Added 4 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.

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Verified David Added 4 months ago Report to admin
December 02, 2018 20181202201501

Wills, Trusts and Probate


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

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Verified Abbey Added 4 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.

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Verified Pauline Added 4 months ago Report to admin
November 25, 2018 20181125201504

Residential Property / Conveyancing


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

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Solicitors who work at Gepp & Sons Solicitors LLP

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

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