Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors

01727 837 161

We are a multi-service, innovative law firm based in Hertfordshire, known for delivering clients outstanding service and our award winning legal advice. We are proud of our past, progressive in our outlook and unrelenting in our dedication to growth through doing more for our people, our personal and business clients and our communities.

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Gareth Added 11 months ago 10 found this helpful Report to admin
April 24, 2018 20180424012611

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I would not recommend this law firm to anyone and would definitely not use them again. The solicitor engaged couldn't answer basic questions regarding the case and was generally unhelpful. Also, information that was provided to them was not passed on to the barrister and just wasted our time. We made a very wrong decision by choosing this company to look after something so precious.

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Solicitors who work at Debenhams Ottaway Solicitors

  • Susan Glenholme

    Susan is managing partner and head of our award-winning private client team and has over 18 years’ experience in private client work. Susan is recognised by Chambers and Partners UK legal directory as one of the leading private client lawyers in the region. Advising on all aspects of Wills, probate, tax planning and estate administration, she specialises in complex and high value estates and has a loyal following of high net worth clients in Hertfordshire and London. The combination of Susan’s outgoing personality, natural warmth and exceptional legal expertise means that she is always very much in demand.

  • Jonathan Foy

    Jonathan is a partner and has an outstanding reputation in commercial property and business sales. Recognised for his expertise in Chambers and Partners UK legal directory, Jonathan handles a wide variety of work in London and Hertfordshire, from multi-million pound acquisitions to big ticket leases for large corporate occupiers. With his business acumen and understanding of the local market, Jonathan is much sought after by a wide range of clients including owner-managed businesses, developers, investors, banks and landowners. They know he’ll get the job done – quickly and quietly.

  • Janet Harvey

    Janet is a senior lawyer in our private client team and has over 15 years’ experience in private client work. Janet advises on all aspects of Wills, probate, tax planning and estate administration, she specialises in complex and high value estates, many with cross border property and non property assets. Having worked for several years in oil and gas exploration and run her own business for 15 years, Janet has a practical and straightforward approach. Her background in commerce is particularly valuable when working with clients with significant business interests. Janet is known for having a friendly and approachable manner.

  • Rachel Hyndman

    Rachel is a senior lawyer in our award-winning private client team and has over 10 years’ experience in private client work. Rachel advises on all aspects of Wills, probate, tax planning and estate administration. She also specialises in care for the elderly which includes Court of Protection work and lasting powers of attorney. She has a loyal following of clients in the Hertfordshire and London areas. She is recognised for being an approachable and efficient lawyer who can support her clients’ needs.

  • Michael Kerrigan

    Michael is a lawyer in our employment team and has over 9 years’ experience in employment work. Michael has a diverse range of experience in advising both individual and commercial clients. His practical, supportive and commercial approach to advising clients has seen him build a considerable base of clients across Hertfordshire and North London. Michael handles a broad spectrum of work ranging from advice on policies and contracts to conducting complex litigation in the Employment Tribunal. Michael has developed a specialism in advising employers and employees through settlement agreement discussions, including delivering advice to employee groups within large scale redundancy programmes. Michael works closely with our corporate and dispute resolution lawyers to deliver comprehensive advice to commercial clients.

  • Louise Attrup

    Louise is the head of our employment team and has over 20 years’ experience in employment work, she is one of the region’s most dynamic and sought after employment lawyers. Recognised in Chambers and Partners UK legal directory, she advises on all aspects of employment law including disciplinary and redundancy issues, whistle-blowing, data theft and restrictive covenants. Louise also advises on business and shareholder disputes to include unfair prejudice claims involving minority shareholders. With clients ranging from owner-managed businesses and large corporates to individual directors and senior managers, Louise is strongly recommended for her clear, pragmatic advice and her ability to deliver commercial and cost effective solutions.

  • Ruth Boulton

    As well as being a partner and head of our highly successful commercial property team, Ruth is recognised by Chambers and Partners UK legal directory as a leading property lawyer in the region. With her City expertise and contacts, Ruth advises on everything from sales and acquisitions to secured lending and portfolio management and regularly handles complex, multi-million pound transactions. With clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to large corporates, banks, entrepreneurs and private individuals, she is recommended for her immense knowledge, her quick brain and her ability to remain unflappable when negotiating.

  • Amandeep Gangar

    Amandeep is a lawyer in our renowned private client team. He advises on all aspects of Wills, probate, tax planning, estate administration and lasting powers of attorney. Amandeep provides a friendly, professional approach and ensures that clients receive clear, concise advice.

  • Richard Gilbert

    Richard is a senior lawyer in our successful family team. Heading up our offering in the Radlett office, he is ideally placed to help clients living in both Hertfordshire and London. Richard advises on all aspects of divorce and separation, specialising in complex and high value financial settlements, often involving family businesses and assets held abroad. Always professional, he puts clients at ease with his ability to quickly get to the heart of a matter and explain clearly what the issues are and what strategies should be put in place. Throughout his involvement with his client, Richard will always have an eye on making sure they are best placed to move forward with their lives. Richard is a specialist collaborative lawyer.

  • Michael Henry

    Michael is a senior associate solicitor in the dispute resolution team and leads the firm’s contested trust and probate practice. He is known for his attention to detail and for being very approachable. With many years experience, he is adept at taking people through this complex and very difficult area of law, whilst remaining positive and realistic. Michael is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and regularly receives referrals from other firms in this specialist practice area.

  • Nigel Drake

    Nigel is the head of our residential team and has over 26 years’ experience in residential property work. Nigel specialises in high value property sales and purchases, operating in Hertfordshire as well as central and north London. Acting for private individuals, developers and investors, he is passionate that clients receive excellent legal advice and service and is responsible for the firm’s accreditation under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. As an accredited full member of Solicitors for the Elderly, Nigel also acts for elderly clients, helping them with property related matters as they approach later life.

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We are a multi-service, innovative law firm based in Hertfordshire, known for delivering clients outstanding service and our award winning legal advice. We are proud of our past, progressive in our outlook and unrelenting in our dedication to growth through doing more for our people, our personal and business clients and our communities.


Legal Services
  • Child Relocation After Divorce
  • Buying at auction
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
  • Employment Law
  • No Win No Fee
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Employment Contracts
  • HMRC Tax Investigations and Disputes
  • Accidents In Public Places
  • Trusts
  • Adoption, Surrogacy, Care and Special Guardianship
  • Terrorism Abroad
  • Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • Family Leave
  • Family law
  • Horse Riding Injury
  • Disputed Probate
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Housing disputes
  • Accident At Work
  • Asbestos Compensation
  • Housing Associations
  • New home purchases and sales
  • Children's Serious Injury
  • Car Accident
  • Dog Bite
  • Accident Abroad
  • Housing Management
  • Deeds of Gifts
  • Against The Council
  • Litigation - Breach of contract
  • Probate
  • Welfare Issues After Serious Injury
  • Part Time Workers
  • Children's Accident
  • Separation
  • Maternity and Paternity
  • Employee Team Moves
  • Flexible Working
  • Benefits Available To Asbestos Victims
  • Declarations of trusts
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • Fatal Asbestos
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Pleural Plaques (Scotland)
  • Disputed Trusts
  • Serious Injury
  • Disputed Wills
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Property Disputes
  • Chronic Pain
  • Redundancy
  • Restrictive Covenants, Easements and Wayleaves
  • Remortgaging
  • Tinnitus
  • Cycling Accident
  • Unfair Dismissal Claims
  • Gym Injury Compensation
  • Car Passenger
  • Mesothelioma Compensation
  • Accidents At Sea And Cruise Injury
  • Renting and Tenancy Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Media and Sports
  • Asbestosis
  • Professional Discipline
  • Industrial Disease Compensation
  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Skiing Injury
  • Agency Staff / Temp Workers
  • Stress at Work
  • Education
  • Pay Issue
  • Defective Work Equipment
  • Sports Injury
  • Discrimination at Work
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Equal Pay Disputes
  • Motorbike Accident
  • Asbestos Lung Cancer
  • Unmarried Couples' Rights
  • Matrimonial transfers
  • Holiday Sickness and Illness Compensation
  • Holiday Pay Issues
  • Amputation
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Separation Agreement
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Deeds of easements, variation, deeds of rectifications
  • Back Injury At Work
  • Pension Law
  • Litigation - Trust and pension issues
  • TUPE
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Road Traffic Accident Abroad
  • Property Holding Structures
  • Possession and repossession proceedings
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Leasehold properties
  • Lease Extensions
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Constructive/Unfair Dismissal
  • Purchase and Sale
  • Fatal Accident
  • Manual Handling
  • Extending your Lease
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Wills
  • Head and Brain Injury
  • Bus and Coach Accident
  • Gardening Leave
  • Head Injury At Work
  • Tax Advisory Services
  • Parental responsibility, paternity disputes, surrogacy
  • Fall From Height
  • Tax
  • Repossessions
  • Tribunal Claims
  • Motor Insurance Policy
  • Workplace Slip and Trip
  • UK Employment Laws
  • Broken Bone Or Fracture
  • Child Arrangements Following Divorce
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Spinal Injury Compensation
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • Trusts
  • Debt and Bankruptcy
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Supermarket Accident
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Freehold Enfranchisement
  • Harassment/Bullying at Work
  • Asset protection and tax mitigation
  • Holiday Accidents and Illness
  • Whiplash
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Senior Executives
  • Investment and buy to let properties
  • Burns, Scars and Lacerations At Work
  • Family Mediation
  • Commercial Contracts and Agreements
  • Commercial Leases
  • Domain Names
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment purchases and Buy to Let
  • Purchase and Sale Of Commercial Property
  • Commercial Law
  • Finance
  • Trade Marks and Designs
  • Environmental policy law
  • Developer disputes
  • Advertising and Marketing Compliance
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Confidential Information, Know-How and Trade Secrets
  • Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy
  • Copyright
  • Sales or purchases of shops, factories, warehouses, offices and licensed premises
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Rights of way issues
  • Licensing
  • Commercial Litigation Matters
  • Charities
  • Purchase of development land
  • Development plot sales
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Setting up a business
  • Banking
  • Personality and Image Rights
  • GDPR
  • Dealing with intellectual property infringements
  • Computer and IT Law
  • Mediation
  • Commercial mortgages
  • Design rights and product designs
  • Debt Recovery
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Health and Safety

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