Rowberry Morris Thames Valley

01784 457 655

Rowberry Morris is a very well established firm of solicitors. From our offices in Reading, Staines, Tadley and Richmond we provide good value and friendly services to individuals and businesses.

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132 Customer Reviews

4.9/5

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Ian Scott
Verified Ian Scott Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114215

other

5

Great service received all round and a very positive experience. Sharron and Zoe were very helpful and assisted us throughout the whole process. Would definitely recommend to friends/family and would use again

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Steven Cavill
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March 08, 2019 20190308114204

Wills Trust and Probate

5

Very satisfied with the service provided and not able to suggest anything that could improve on my experience. Thank you.

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Richard
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March 08, 2019 20190308114204

Employment

5

You can expect a professional and friendly service from the team at Rowberry Morris. We are very grateful for their helpful assistance in ensuring that we gave careful thought to the issues before making our wills and powers of attorney. Their professional advice in an employment matter was very also much appreciated.

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Peter
Verified Peter Added 2 weeks ago Report to admin
March 08, 2019 20190308114204

Wills Trust and Probate

5

Excellent service, very helpful especially Reception.

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Terence
Verified Terence Added 3 months ago Report to admin
December 20, 2018 20181220201502

Other

4

All was well until James Piniger came on the scene, three months for a cash request. When he left Karen Grimm came on the scene instant improvement , shame she left, her replacements seem to be doing well at the moment.

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Mary
Verified Mary Added 6 months ago Report to admin
September 09, 2018 20180909211502

Wills, Trusts and Probate

5

Very good that you have a satellite office in Richmond, to most clients instead of going all the way to Staines. Oliver Campbell was very informative.

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Rowberry Morris Thames Valley responded to this review on 10 October, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found our satellite office useful and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Mark
Mark Added 7 months ago 1 found this helpful Report to admin
August 07, 2018 20180807043355

Child and Family Law

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I had a serious case where a fact finding hearing would have been essential, Julie Gallimore advised for 3 years and did nothing. Now picking up the pieces with Seddons who are appalled at how bad this was handled by both courts and Social Services. Don't go anywhere near this company, this solicitor knew nothing.

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Rowberry Morris Thames Valley responded to this review on 20 August, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with your service and advise that, due to client confidentiality, we are unable to respond in detail on a public forum. We note your comment regarding the opinion of Seddons Solicitors, however, to our knowledge, Seddons have not requested the details of any of Rowberry Morris' files. We would, of course, welcome the opportunity to discuss your review and matter further so please do not hesitate to contact your solicitor, or any one of your previous contacts at the firm, at your earliest convenience. Kind regards Rowberry Morris

Toy
Verified Toy Added 8 months ago Report to admin
July 15, 2018 20180715211502

Will

5

A client since Rowberry Morris dealt with my divorce thirty years ago. I would not go anywhere else.

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Jill
Verified Jill Added 10 months ago Report to admin
May 25, 2018 20180525211501

Updating my Will

5

The whole process was made very easy and pleasant.

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Charles
Verified Charles Added 10 months ago Report to admin
May 18, 2018 20180518211502

Will and Power of Attorney

5

Mary Collyer is very helpful.

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Solicitors who work at Rowberry Morris Thames Valley

  • Peter Reynolds

    Peter is a partner specialising in family law. He is Head of the Family Department in Richmond and Staines. Dedicated to providing clear and concise advice in often sensitive situations, Peter’s focus is on helping individuals dealing with often difficult and complex divorce, issues with children and financial disputes; he has particular experience in dealing with high net value cases. Married or co-habiting couples and civil partners can be assisted by Peter, either to regulate any agreement between them when starting to live together, e.g. by drafting and advising upon co-habitation agreements and pre-nuptial agreements, or to resolve any problems in the event that their relationship fails. Like all of the firm’s family practitioners, Peter is a member of Resolution, which is an organisation whose ethos is, where possible, to resolve matters in a constructive, efficient and non-confrontational way. Peter also holds membership of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel. Peter is a trained and experienced collaborative lawyer and mediator, as he firmly holds the belief that, in the majority of cases, it is preferable for clients to have control over their lives by reaching a negotiated settlement. He is a member of Thameside Collaborative Lawyer and Mediators. Qualifying as a solicitor in March 1996, Peter has specialised exclusively in the field of family law. Having joined Rowberry Morris in May 2000, Peter became a partner and head of the family department in April 2002 and went on to open the firm’s award winning office in Richmond in 2010. Peter also runs the family team in Staines upon Thames - 15 Clarence Street, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 4SU. To make an appointment with Peter, please email him at peter.reynolds@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact his assistant Lorraine Barnes on 01784 457 655 or by email lorraine.barnes@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Nick Gething

    Nick qualified as a solicitor after gaining experience in th engineering and commercial fields, having originally qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy and Materials Technology. He obtained his LLB (Hons) in law at the University of Hertfordshire in 1995 on a 2 year 'accelerated' course. He is an experienced property lawyer, focussing on Commercial Property as well as Company transactions and business transfers. His work ranges fom shop leases to large acquisitions and share sales and everything in between. Nick is also experience in residential property work, having dealt with the various aspects of sales, purchases, mortgages and leases since the 1990s. Nick is a borough councillor which helps him keep his finger ont he pulse of the local property market. To make an appointment with Nick, please email him at nick.gething@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Elizabeth Leicester

    Elizabeth is a Family Solicitor based at the Staines office. Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in 1997. She has worked in leading Legal 500 practices and has acquired expertise in all areas of family law. She specialised in financial issues arising from separation and issues relating to arrangements for children. She is a member of Resolution and likes to take a conciliatory and non-confrontational approach to cases, although will call on her considerable litigation experience if required. After a career break to raise her family, she joined Rowberry Morris in April 2017. Elizabeth works closely with Peter Reynolds, who heads the Family Department in Richmond and Staines, on a broad range of family law cases, providing an efficient and comprehensive service for clients. Elizabeth is a dedicated family law practitioner who provides an understanding yet pragmatic approach to dealing with difficult and complex situations. To make an appointment with Elizabeth, please email her at elizabeth.leicester@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact assistants Lorraine Barnes or Sarah Kubica on 01784 457655 or by email lorraine.barnes@rowberrymorris.co.uk or sarah.kubica@rowberrymorris.co.uk

  • Samantha Laker

    Samantha is a Chartered Legal Executive and specialises in all types of residential property work, specifically in freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, including buy to let, new build and auction property. She also is proficient when dealing with re-mortgages, transfers of equity and lease extensions. Samantha provides a high level of support, advice and assistance during the conveyancing process. Samantha joined Rowberry Morris in September 2014. To make an appointment with Samantha please email her at samantha.laker@rowberrymorris.co.uk or telephone on 01784 457655.

  • Oliver Campbell

    Oliver is based in our Staines office and specialises in Wills, estate planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney and administration of estates. Oliver has been in the legal profession since leaving the College of Law and completed his training contract with a firm in Woking. Oliver qualified as a Solicitor in 2017 before joining the Rowberry Morris Staines office in April 2018. Oliver is committed to providing a clear, friendly and efficient service to clients. Outside of work, Oliver enjoys walking his dog and watching the latest releases at the cinema. To make an appointment with Oliver, please either email him at Oliver.Campbell@rowberrymorris.co.uk, or contact either of his assistants, Carla Duckett or Melissa Titheridge on 01784 457655.

  • Roger Crouch

    Roger deals with all aspects of private client work for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds in a discreet, efficient and empathetic manner. His work includes the following: - Preparation of Wills Estate administration (probate) Creation and administration of Will and lifetime trusts Powers of attorney Tax and estate planning Court of Protection applications Advice to the elderly and their families Roger is a full member of the Society and Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), an internationally recognised organisation of lawyers and other professionals who are particularly qualified to advise on wills, trusts, probate and related tax matters. Roger is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national association of solicitors specialising in older client law and with the skills to advise vulnerable clients. Having qualified in 2002, Roger has specialised in private client law, primarily with firms in West London, since that date. Roger joined Rowberry Morris in September 2018.

  • Neil Henson

    Neil is our senior partner based mainly in our Tadley office, and is a specialist property and commercial lawyer. He has dealt with property work throughout his career and has extensive experience of commercial, property and business matters including property development, business acquisitions/sales, leases, options, overage and property investment. Neil has also specialised in the more complex aspects of residential conveyancing. He is an advocate of “plain English” language and communication. Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and joined Rowberry Morris from a central London practice in 1981. He has been a partner since 1983. Neil is also the firm’s financial partner and “COFA” (Compliance Officer Finance and Administration). To make an appointment with Neil, please either e-mail him nhenson@rmtadley.co.uk or contact his assistant, Annette Terroni on 0118 9823776 or by e-mail aterroni@rmtadley.co.uk

  • Julie Gallimore

    Julie is a partner based in our Tadley office and is a highly experienced family law specialist. Julie is dedicated to providing clients with friendly, but effective and realistic advice with regards to all aspects of family law. Her primary aim is to provide understandable and practical advice and information at, what can be, a very difficult and emotional time in peoples’ lives. Julie’s specialities include matters relating to divorce and resolving financial issues which arise as a result, civil partnership cases, the negotiation and preparation of legal documents including pre-nuptial, separation and cohabitation agreements and any disputes concerning children. Julie is a member of ‘Resolution’, an organisation whose members believe in a constructive, non-confrontational and efficient approach to family law matters. She is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in financial disputes concerning substantial assets and/or pensions and is also a member of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel. Julie is therefore highly experienced in all financial aspects of separation and divorce, especially those involving very substantial and/or complicated assets, businesses, partnerships and companies.Julie has been recommended in the Legal 500 for several years. Julie holds the firm belief that it is almost always the case that a negotiated resolution to a problem is better for all members of a family, particularly where there are children involved. Consequently, she is a qualified mediator in relation to all aspects of family law and a respected collaborative lawyer. She is a member of the Berkshire West Collaborative Family Law Group and the North Hants Collaborative pod . Julie qualified as a solicitor in 1996 (having previously been a chartered legal executive since 1990) and joined Rowberry Morris in 2000. Julie’s law career spans in excess of 30 years and she has specialised in the field of family law for over 25 years. As a reflection of Julie’s commitment to families in general, she was also a trustee of Relate Berkshire for over 15 years when she retired from her post as Vice Chair. (www.relateberkshire.org) Julie also undertakes free advice clinics at Tadley’s local Citizens Advice Bureau. To make an appointment with Julie, please email her julie.gallimore@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Eileen Hylton on 0118 9823778 or by email to eileen.hylton@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Helen Greenwood

    Helen is based in our Tadley office and is head of the firm's Private Client Department. As a Chartered Legal Executive and Member of the Society or Trust and Estate Practitioners (also known as STEP)), Helen has many years' experience of handling a wide range of private client matters, often in difficult and sensitive situations. Drawing on her considerable expertise in advising clients on will drafting, trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications, administration of estates and matters concerning future planning, Helen is committed to delivering a high level of service to all her clients. Helen has worked within the legal profession since leaving school. She obtained her Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in December 1998 and joined Rowberry Morris in January 2001, originally as a fee earner in the Family department. Helen transferred to the firm’s Private Client department and continued her training, attaining her STEP accreditation in July 2010. This qualification means that Helen is classed as being among the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates. Helen is a Dementia Friend and also a member of the Law Society’s Private Client section. Outside of work, Helen enjoys walking, and her weekly Zumba class. To make an appointment with Helen, please e-mail her at helen.greenwood@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Brenda Wyatt on 0118 9823779 or by e-mail bwyatt@rmtadley.co.uk.

  • Alex Webb

    Alex qualified as a solicitor in 1998. After a career break to raise her family, she joined Rowberry morris in 2016 and is based in our Tadley office. Alex acts for a wide range of clients advising on private client matters, including wills, administration of estates, powers of attorney an Court of Protection issues, tax planning and trust administration. She can help guide you through what can be a difficult time, and provide clear practical advice. Alex is a member of the Law Society Probate section. In her spare time, Alex acts as a trustee of a local charity. To make an appointment with Alex, please email her on alex.webb@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact her assistant, Brenda Wyatt on 0118 9823779 or by email brenda.wyatt@rowberrymorris.co.uk

  • Nicola Diack

    After a career break to raise her family Nicola joined the Private Client Department of Rowberry Morris in June 2018. Nicola graduated with a law degree in 1996 and then went to the College of Law in Guildford to complete the Legal Practice Course. She spent several years working in large law firms in Auckland and London as a paralegal before qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. Nicola specialises in Wills and Probate work, Inheritance Tax and estate planning. She enjoys building long term relationships with clients; offering considered advice and solutions.

  • Jasbinder Dail

    Jasbinder is a partner and head of the family department, based in our Reading office. Jasbinder deals solely in childcare law, which is work involving care proceedings, adoption and other highly sensitive cases in which Social Services are involved. She is dedicated to providing her clients with an expert level of care and represents both parents and children’s guardians in cases around the Thames Valley and beyond. Such is her expertise, that she is involved in cases throughout the country. Highly regarded in her area of law by clients, the local judiciary and other professionals, Jasbinder is capably assisted within the childcare department by Caroline Milton, who is a paralegal and training to be a chartered legal executive in her own right.

  • Anna Illingworth

    Having obtained a BA Hons History degree at Royal Holloway and Bedford New College of London University, completing her conversion course at Oxford Brookes and her LPC at Bristol University, Anna qualified as a solicitor in 1998. She joined Rowberry Morris in 2011 and became a partner in 2012. She is an employment law specialist and an ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) registered contentious trust and probate specialist. Employment With over 12 years' specialist experience, Anna advises employers and employees in relation to non-contentious matters that include recruitment, appraisals, sickness and absence management, flexible working, contracts of employment, restrictive covenants, staff handbooks and employment processes, and systems and reorganisations. Anna also advises employers and employees in relation to employment disputes in the employment tribunals and courts in relation to disputes that include restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal, age, , maternity and disability discrimination, breach of contract and wrongful dismissal, whistleblowing and redundancy.

  • Liam Connolly

    Liam works as a dedicated dispute resolution solicitor within our Reading office. He has considerable experience of practice in a wide range of matters including commercial litigation, civil litigation and employment law. Having qualified as a solicitor in 2009, Liam joined Rowberry Morris in December 2012. Experienced in acting for both companies and individuals in both complex matters with a high financial value and technical bias, and also straightforward contractual claims. Liam enjoys assisting both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential disputes. From time to time Liam devises and delivers training and events in these particular areas. In addition to these areas of practice, Liam is highly experienced in advising employers and employees on a range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. To make an appointment with Liam, please either e mail him liam.connolly@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact his assistant, Karen Todd on 0118 9516630 or by e mail to karen.todd@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

  • Mary Collyer

    Mary deals with all aspects of private client work, including: preparing and updating wills, and advising on what happens if you do not have a will in place preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney the administration of an estate when a loved one dies Court of Protection work (when an individual is unable to manage their affairs) creating and administering lifetime trusts and will trusts Inheritance tax planning Mary is a fully qualified member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practictioners), an internationally recognised organisation of lawyers and other professionals who are particularly qualified to advise on wills, trusts, probate and related tax matters. Mary is also a dementia friend. Mary qualified as a solicitor in 2006, following the completion of her training contract with London firm, Collyer Bristow LLP. She worked for firms in Bath and Newbury before joining Rowberry Morris’ Reading in 2012. To make an appointment with Mary, please email her at mary.collyer@rowberrymorris.co.uk or contact either of her assistants, Victoria Frankel or Sue Payne (Wednesday to Friday) on 0118 9516612 or by email to probate@rowberrymorris.co.uk.

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The firm’s lawyers provide a personal service tailored to clients’ particular needs, delivered with a high degree of professionalism at reasonable cost. Over time four of the firm’s partners have been made local judges in the Thames Valley area. Rowberry Morris believes in building long-lasting relationships and showing loyalty to clients. Its partners and solicitors have considerable expertise and experience in their areas of specialism and many are members of expert panels.


Legal Services
  • Redundancy
  • Tenant Eviction
  • Dilapidation Claims
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Stress at Work
  • Family law
  • Matrimonial finance
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Buying at auction
  • Unpaid Rent, Service or Ground Charges
  • Neighbour Disputes
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Gardening Leave
  • Child Law
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Litigation Law
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Cohabitation agreements and disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Housing Associations
  • Probate
  • Tenancy Breaches, Injunctions and Forfeiture Claims
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Transfer of title
  • Separation
  • Remortgaging
  • Trusts
  • TUPE
  • Legal aid
  • Evicting Squatters and Trespassers
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Right of Way and Rights to Light
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Wills
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Litigation - Property litigation claims
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Disputed Probate
  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Leasehold properties
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Employment Contracts
  • Social Services
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Transfers of parts of land
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Extending your Lease
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Lease Extensions
  • Divorce
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Transfers of equity
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Employment Law
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Children Act proceedings
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Developer disputes
  • Rights of way issues
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Development plot sales
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Commercial Leases
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Environmental policy law
  • Finance
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Purchase of development land

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