Gepp Solicitors

01206 369889

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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December 17, 2018 20181217201501

Wills, Trusts and Probate


I was given advice and the matter was dealt with promptly.

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Verified I R Added 1 month ago Report to admin
December 07, 2018 20181207201502



Excellent service, no problems

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Verified Alison Added 1 month ago Report to admin
December 03, 2018 20181203201501

Residential Property / Conveyancing


As a first time buyer, more opportunity to discuss and exchange matters would have been nice.

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Verified Frank Added 1 month ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
November 28, 2018 20181128201504

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Consummate professionals delivering sound advice.

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Verified Christine Added 1 month ago Report to admin
November 27, 2018 20181127201504

Residential Property / Conveyancing


This was not done with my original legal representative which caused a great deal of stress and worry.

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November 24, 2018 20181124201506

Knowledgeable and reliable; a safe hand on the tiller.


GEPP will pilot your ship into the safe harbour.

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Verified Kerry Added 1 month ago Report to admin
November 21, 2018 20181121201504



Steven was very personable, friendly, approachable. Providing sound advice in a professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gepps.

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Verified Pearl Added 1 month ago Report to admin
November 21, 2018 20181121201504

Residential Property / Conveyancing


Excellent welcome brief by James of New Business, who was extremely assured and knowledgeable..

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Verified Stephen Added 1 month ago Report to admin
November 19, 2018 20181119201506

Wills, Trusts and Probate


A great deal of expertise in the area of my concern.

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Verified Linda Added 1 month ago Report to admin
November 17, 2018 20181117201506



Very professional attitude during emotional crisis. It helped me to be grounded! Very good service. Thank you.

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Solicitors who work at Gepp Solicitors

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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