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.

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Wendy Hunt
Verified Wendy Hunt Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114214

Residential Conveyancing


Fantastic end to end service as usual ! Kept informed at every stage and all completed seamlessly.

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Ken Larkins
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March 08, 2019 20190308114214



We have used Gepp & Co on two seperate issues one on share sale, and one on employment both the solicitors we used were professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly approachable. We will use their services in the future as and when we have a requirement.

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Verified Karl Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114214

Residential Conveyancing


Top Job! Thank you.

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Verified Diana Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114214

Residential Conveyancing


Our purchase took about 5 months to complete and Gepp solicitors made the process much easier to deal with. Staff are always available to answer queries on the phone or via email and kept us updated with the progress. Cannot fault the team in any way, simply amazing and very professional.

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Terence and Susan Moore
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March 08, 2019 20190308114156

Wills Trust and Probate


Very memorable and friendly experience, relaxed but professional attitude of staff at all times. Was very evident and welcome.

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Neal Robertson
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March 08, 2019 20190308114156

Residential Conveyancing


Offer a face to face meeting at start of conveyancing process. As first time buyers a quick chat about how the whole process works would have been very well received.

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Paul Stevens
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March 08, 2019 20190308114154

Wills Trust and Probate


I received a very polite and professional response and the matter dealt with very efficiently.

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Verified Raymond Added 1 month ago Report to admin
February 13, 2019 20190213190146

Wills, Trusts and Probate


I have instructed Gepps for the past 12 years. I have had complete confidence during all the business dealings . Very professional as expected.

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Verified Brian Added 1 month ago Report to admin
February 13, 2019 20190213190146

Wills, Trusts and Probate


Everything was explained in clear straight forward English making it easy to reach and make a decision.

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Jass Added 2 months ago Report to admin
January 18, 2019 20190118074725



Bakshi and her team were fab in helping us with the purchase of a property. They were always available to talk to and they took the time to answer any queries we had. Excellent communication and professional service.

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

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