Asma Shamim

Partner

Solicitor

Commercial Property

Parish Council services

01372 750103 Email Asma

Asma is a solicitor in the Commercial Property team specialising in transactional property work.

Asma advises investors, developers, business occupiers, Parish Councils and individuals on a variety of commercial property transactions including acquisitions, disposals, negotiation of business leases and portfolio management. Asma is both proactive and pragmatic in her approach, achieving creative solutions and outstanding results for her clients.

Asma graduated in Law from City University in London and studied the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford.

Asma previously had over 10 years’ experience at City law firm, Carter Lemon Camerons LLP working in the Commercial Property team.

In her free time Asma enjoys travel abroad, reading and spending time with her family.


Paul Martin

Partner

Business

Charity

Chinese Investment

International

Legal services for Chinese clients

020 7481 6381 Email Paul

Partner - Commercial & Charity Law

Paul is Head of the firm’s Charity Department. He joined the firm in 1978 and has specialised in Charity Law for over 30 years.

Paul travels widely and has a client base of both national and international not-for-profit organisations. He has had considerable experience in representing various overseas foundations in their activities in the UK, as well as UK charities in their work in Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, Australia, USA and the Middle East.

Paul’s specialisation is designing and implementing innovative enabling structures for not-for-profits and charities.

Paul is the Author of Faith, Hope & Charity, the A to Z of governing a charitable organisation (see link to video below). He is a director of two international charities.

Paul’s favourite client is a rather well-known purple dinosaur who, Paul says, tended to sing his instructions rather than send e-mails!

In his free time he has renovated a French farmhouse and enjoys gardening – but only if he can eat the resulting produce!

Faith, Hope & Charity, the A to Z of governing a charitable organisation


Testimonial

"Paul Martin has been the external legal advisor to The Langley Park School for Boys Academy Trust during the school's £35 million redevelopment project. During this period his advice has been on diverse issues including property law, development contracts, negotiations for easements and rights-of-way, Charity formation and administration in joint venture and management agreements. In addition, Paul's colleagues at Wellers have advised on litigation and employment issues.

We have been impressed with the excellent and personal service that has come from the firm, and have been pleased to have their complete service at our disposal during this exciting yet demanding time of change for the school."

- The Langley Park School fopr Boys Academy Trust

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.

Nina Rajani

Partner

Senior Solicitor

Commercial Property

Residential Conveyancing

020 7481 6387 Email Nina

Senior Solicitor - Commercial Property

Nina deals with all aspects of commercial property and investment property. This includes advice on identifying and acquiring both commercial and residential portfolios as well as locating and dealing with the legal aspects of high value residential property sale and purchase.

Nina works closely with clients to the following services:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold commercial and residential premises and mixed use developments.
  • Landlord and tenant issues.
  • Portfolio management.
  • Site assembly and development.
  • Real estate finance.

Nina advises a wide variety of clients including the following:

  • Property developers
  • Investors, including overseas investors
  • Retailers
  • Hotels; restaurants and public houses
  • High net worth individuals

Nina says – “It is immensely satisfying to work with a client to discuss their objectives and then get to work to ensure that these objectives are met.”


Chiamaka Okeke

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

01732 441342 Email Chiamaka

Chiamaka is a property solicitor working for the residential property team in Sevenoaks.


Sarah Reece-Jones

Partner

Senior Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

01732 446365 Email Sarah

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.


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

Marco J. Dellapina

Solicitor

Commercial Property

020 7481 6394 Email Marco

Marco is a Solicitor in the firm’s commercial real estate team and his practice areas include acquisitions, disposals, financing, development, asset management and corporate-related transactions. Marco is based in our London City office.

He advises on a wide range of property-related disputes including possession/forfeiture proceedings, service charge/rent disputes, dilapidation claims, breach of covenant actions and tenant insolvency matters.

His clients include multiple retailers, investment managers and private family offices whom he advises on all commercial and strategic legal aspects of their operations.

Marco has a diverse practice which also encompasses assisting his clients in the resolution of complex disputes in the fields of commercial litigation.


Jeanette Awadzi

Partner

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

020 8295 1989 Email Jeanette

Jeanette is a Partner at Wellers Law Group and has over 15 years’ experience working as a solicitor in residential conveyancing. She deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing transactions for a wide range of clients in relation to buying and selling of freehold and leasehold properties, re-mortgages, pre-auction advice, transfers of equity, right to buy and help to buy transactions. Jeanette specialises in helping first-time buyers through the Bank of Mum and Dad.

Prior to joining Wellers, Jeanette practiced at a firm of solicitors in Greenwich as a trainee solicitor and qualified in 2008. She was then employed by a larger firm in South East London, specialising in all aspects of residential conveyancing and working with various offices around the UK. Jeanette joined the conveyancing department at Wellers in July 2019.

Jeanette has acted on a wide range of matters and property types in Chislehurst and nearby areas. She believes in providing a high quality personal service, building relationships with clients and taking the time to understand their needs. She endeavours to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Jeanette oversees the firm’s Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation and is Head of Residential Property services and manages the Chislehurst office and the Bank of Mum and Dad team, focused on first-time buyers.

In her spare time, Jeanette enjoys swimming and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 


Testimonial

“Many thanks for handling our conveyancing recently. You made what could have been an extremely stressful time bearable. From our first meeting to completion we felt confident and happy”

“We really appreciate all your hard work & support. You made the whole ordeal bearable. We are truly grateful for everything you have done us”

"At times it was stressful, so thanks also for 'holding my hand'...As a family we have used Wellers a few times and we have found everyone professional, efficient and user friendly. Thanks again for your help, it was much appreciated - keep up the good work - the very good work."

Outstanding Service cannot say how impressed I am with Jeanette, who helped us through a painful long move process! Her attention to detail and thoroughness was impeccable! No stone left unturned! She dealt with everything so professionally and kept us up to date the whole way through. I would highly recommend Jeanette to anyone and she will now be our life long conveyancing solicitor! We are so grateful for her support!

Kim Whitaker

Solicitor

Company & Commercial Law

020 7481 6395 Email

As a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience gained in-house and in private practice, Kim has worked with a variety of clients on corporate and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, shareholders agreements, joint ventures, partnership agreements, employee share schemes, IT and other commercial contracts.

She has worked both as an “in-house” lawyer in a multinational corporate and as a lawyer in a private law firm. Kim is committed to giving practical, easy to understand, commercial advice to help her clients across a wide scope of company and commercial legal matters.