Alvin David

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

01372 750107 alvin.david@wellerslawgroup.com

Alvin is a highly capable solicitor who specialises in Probate, Trusts, Wills, Lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters. Having qualified in 2005, Alvin has over 17 years experience and prior to Wellers, has been a former partner and worked in firms across the Surrey area.

Alvin finished his Law Degree at the University of Utrect in the Netherlands where he spent the year studying International Law in a variety of subjects such as Human Rights, Crime, Space Law and Law of the Sea.


Joseph Reeves

Partner

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

020 7481 6383 email Joe

Joe is a civil and commercial litigator covering a wide range of practice areas including commercial and contract litigation, property disputes including landlord and tenant litigation, banking and corporate disputes, professional negligence and debt recovery.

Having qualified in 2010, Joe was previously a Partner in a West End Practice and most recently spent time working on a large scale regulatory matter in Dubai.

Joe’s experience includes:-

Property

  • Advising clients facing a possession claim brought by an institutional landlord in respect of premises in Holland Park, including negotiating settlement of the claim
  • Representing a landlord with an extensive London property portfolio in proceedings brought by a Local Authority under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Representing a landlord in a claim for interim rent under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Advising a commercial landlord in a £220,000 dilapidations claim against Kwikfit
  • Advising a commercial landlord in a possession claim over premises let under an expired licence
  • General advice and representation in relation to boundary and right of way disputes, forfeiture, rent recovery, dilapidations and service charge disputes

Contract and Commercial

  • Advising borrowers and personal guarantors in a dispute involving the construction of a private loan agreement, including advising on the enforceability of a penalty clause under the agreement
  • Advising a commercial landlord in a dispute with Npower, including advising on the construction and commencement of an energy supply agreement
  • Successfully securing summary judgment in respect of a contractual claim for a deposit following a buyer’s failure to complete
  • Advising on banking disputes including a set-aside application against HSBC in relation to non-enforceability of a personal guarantee
  • Successfully securing compensation for a commercial entity in a claim against RBS resulting from the mis-sale of an Interest Rate Hedging Product (SWAP)
  • General debt recovery on behalf of commercial clients including professional service providers and SMEs

Civil

  • Successfully acting for an executor and beneficiary in relation to a probate dispute concerning disclosure of estate information, including substantial recovery of costs
  • Advising a beneficiary in an inheritance dispute including successful mediation and settlement of the claim
  • Advising intended beneficiaries in a professional negligence claim against solicitors following failure to finalise a testator’s will
  • Advising a client in respect of a claim in professional negligence against solicitors, arising from complex trust litigation
  • Advising a restaurateur in a professional negligence claim against solicitors following failure to advise on the presence of a planning restriction on commercial premises in Victoria

University

  • Queen Mary University of London, LLB Law
  • College of Law, London Moorgate

Manveen Padda

Solicitor

Divorce

Employment and employee disputes

Family

020 7481 6393 Email Manveen

Manveen is an experienced Family Law solicitor who works in our London City office. Since qualifying in 2004 Manveen has practiced solely in Family Law. She is an accredited specialist in finance and children issues, having conducted many cases of considerable wealth, cross jurisdictional issues and complex financial and children arrangements.

Manveen has dealt with cases involving all levels of wealth (high, medium and low) often achieving favourable outcomes for her clients. This has involved dealing with assets involving either one property or a large property portfolio, pensions, international assets, companies and business assets.

Often these cases involve issues of non-disclosure, non-compliance and attempts to dissipate assets. Manveen will leave no stone unturned and as and when necessary she will advise on the appropriate remedies available to her clients to ensure the most positive outcome. Through her work in Family Law Manveen has filed applications for freezing orders concerning assets and accounts, obtained cost orders for chronic failures by the opponent and issued applications for enforcement remedies to implement orders.

Manveen also has experience of assisting clients with preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

In Children matters Manveen has represented parents in Children Arrangement Disputes including contact and residence as well as abduction, relocation and also enforcement remedies for failing to adhere to the terms of court orders with penalties to the opponent to undertake unpaid work.

In addition to the above Manveen will deal with other wider areas of family Law such as cohabitation disputes, Separation and Appeals to a higher court. Manveen has a reported case from the Court of Appeal on cohabitation (Slater v Condappa [2012] EWCA Civ 1506).


Jonathan Tyler

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

01732 457575 Email Jonathan

Jonathan is Head of Litigation for our Sevenoaks office and has a vast amount of experience of commercial litigation, particularly involving property. He acts for commercial landlords and tenants, businesses and individuals. He also has considerable expertise and experience in professional negligence work with focus again on the property industry.

He has been involved in group action litigation and large property damage cases with particular expertise in flooding claims.
He marries a client-focused and pragmatic approach with a real understanding of when to litigate. He is always ready take a robust approach at the right time but also recognises that sometimes alternative dispute resolution can be more appropriate.

Having been a partner for nearly 20 years at a London West End Legal 500 firm, he brings a wealth of litigation experience to Wellers Reece-Jones. He values his clients and their loyalty, takes time to understand their needs and makes no assumptions about their objectives. He recognises the importance of practical and commercial advice and providing cost-effective solutions to dispute resolution.


Ursula Puch

Head of Department

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

020 8290 3984 Email Ursula

Ursula is a senior conveyancing solicitor who heads up the property team in our Bromley office.

Ursula qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and joined Wellers Law Group in 2019. Having 25 years of Conveyancing experience Ursula previously worked with another well established firm in Kent where she led the Residential Property Department for a number of years and was a partner for 8 years. She is a past President for Bromley and District Law Society.

  • Sales and Purchases of Freehold and Leasehold Land
  • Acquiring the Freehold of your Leasehold Property
  • Lease Extensions
  • Mortgages and Re-mortgages
  • Transfers of Equity
  • Equity Releases
  • Pre-Auction advice
  • Auction Sales and Purchases

Areas of specialism

Ursula enjoys being a spectator of most sports particularly, rugby and cricket and enjoys playing netball and cycling.

 

 


Testimonial

"Ursula Puch was my solicitor for purchasing a property. She was brilliant, very understanding with my personal situation, she gave me advice that helped me through out the buying process. She was very personable, and a joy to work with. I feel very lucky to have found Wellers solicitors to help me, the whole team there are brilliant and I couldn’t recommend them enough."

"Excellent, personal and highly professional I would highly recommend Ursula Puch. She has always been available throughout the purchase and sale of my property. She is both professional and tenacious: supportive at all times combined with sensible and pragmatic advise. I would strongly recommend Ursula to anyone needing conveyancing support -and will be using her for all my future needs."

"With all that was happening throughout the pandemic we managed to conclude with satisfaction between both parties, and Ursula should be complimented for steering us through a very difficult path. I will be using Ursula moving forward on other projects."

"...thanking you so much I can't believe how quick you've got this through..."

Paul Gillitt

Solicitor

Commercial Property

Parish Council services

Residential Conveyancing

020 3727 5529 Email Paul

Paul is a Solicitor in the firm’s commercial real estate team and specialises in transactional areas such as purchases, sales, refinancing and commercial leases. He deals with a diverse range of property transactions covering an assortment of property types and values. Paul can also assist in acting for developers in site acquisitions, disposals, portfolio management and financing.

Paul has experience working with clients across an extensive range of sectors including healthcare, retail, industrial, manufacturing, hospitality, local authority and residential. He has an open, communicative and diligent approach and strives to work closely with his clients to achieve the best possible result.

Graduating in Law from the University of York, Paul undertook his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford.


Diane Flowers

Solicitor

Divorce

Family

020 8290 7955 Email Diane

Diane is an accomplished and experienced family law solicitor, based in our Bromley office and able to help clients across London and the South East.

Diane qualified as a solicitor in January 2010 and she has 11 years’ experience in all aspects of family law including Private Law Children Act matters, cases involving domestic abuse, the separation process, divorce, financial and property disputes.

As a member of Resolution, Diane is committed to her work in family law and in particular the constructive resolution of family disputes. Her experiences have enabled her to develop her skills as a solicitor which she combines with a friendly and approachable style.


Levina Khanna

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

01372 750100 Email Levina

Levina is a Private Client solicitor working from our Butler House office

Levina qualified as a Solicitor in November 2018 and specialises in advising on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorneys and administering estates. Levina also has experience working in contested probate cases.

Levina is very friendly and approachable. She likes to partner up with charities to raise money for a good cause. She supports charities like Cancer Research UK and Amnesty International UK. For Cancer Research UK, she has helped raise £2.4 million through writing free Wills for individuals who left charitable legacies in their Wills.

Outside of work, Levina likes to travel and spends time with her family and her dog.


Nina Francis

Solicitor

Employment

020 3831 2664 Email Nina

Nina specialises in employment law. She qualified in 2007 and advises clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters

Nina advises clients in a variety of sectors. She primarily advises individuals in non-contentious matters (for example advising on Executive Service Agreements and Settlement Agreements including in connection with high level negotiated exits) and a number of contentious matters (for example contractual disputes, unfair dismissals, TUPE matters, and discrimination claims).

 

She also assists SME clients with day-to-day HR queries, dealing with business-wide projects such as restructuring, redundancies and advising on contractual issues such as bonus arrangements and restrictive covenants. She also regularly advises on settlement negotiations.


Testimonial

I'd like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to you for your assistance in resolving the matter in my favour. Your calm, professional yet determined approach assured me that I had the best person and firm representing me, with the right experience to ensure I left with the best package possible. Wish you all the best for the future and will certainly recommend you to friends and family.

Nina was recommended to me by a friend who suggested I needed a “good lawyer” based on the inefficient exit process from my previous employer.
From the outset nothing was too much trouble and put me at ease in what was a challenging time. Nina was both pragmatic and professional and was able to fully negotiate my release from my contract, providing me with reputational protection in the market place and also ensure that there was clarity on both sides as to the restrictive covenants in place. The negotiation of these was done expediently and provided me clear guidance on how I could engage moving forward with new opportunities and gave me the confidence that my career had not been damaged by my former employer.

Tegen Knight

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

01732 457575 Email Tegen

Tegen is a Trainee Solicitor currently undertaking her first seat within the Private Client department under the supervision of Ingrid McCleave. Tegen started at Wellers Law Group in October 2021 as a Paralegal within the Litigation department but has since progressed to a Trainee Solicitor in November 2022 and will qualify in May 2023.

Tegen assists Ingrid with the day-to-day running of files, drafting Inheritance Tax Forms, Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney’s, Deeds of Variation and regularly attends Ingrid at client meetings. She is continuously learning in this seat and enjoys complex matters. She is focused on understanding the client’s wants and needs to be able to progress matters in a timely manner.

Tegen studied at The University of Brighton and graduated in 2017 achieving a 2:1 in Law with Criminology, she then started studying her LPC and Masters at the University of Law Guildford whilst working full time as a Paralegal. She graduated in 2020 with a High Commendation.


Daniela Koceva

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

Wellers Wealth Tax and Law

0208 290 7979 Email Daniela


Daniela is a private client solicitor within our Bromley office where she acts for clients in relation to various matters including the preparation of Wills and Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, lifetime succession and estate planning and the administration of estates. She acts for a range of clients including individuals, families and other organisations and is an associate member of the Solicitors for the Elderly.

Daniela graduated from the Open University in 2016 with a first class law degree, and from The University of Law in 2018 after completing the Legal Practice Course with Distinction and fully qualified as a solicitor in September 2020.

Daniela enjoys travel, good food, spending time with her family in the UK, and visiting family abroad. She is multilingual, able to speak Macedonian, Serbian and Bulgarian.