Craig Batko

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

01372 750 102 Email Craig

Please be aware that Craig's name has recently been used on a fax phishing exercise, primarily targeting firms in the USA. If you have received a fax purporting to be from Craig, please ignore it. It is not from Wellers Law Group.

Craig qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and was a partner at his previous firm. He joined the litigation department at Wellers Hedleys at their Butler House offices in Great Bookham in September 2018.

Craig largely specialises in property related disputes and property litigation, particularly commercial and residential landlord and tenant disputes, business tenancy renewals and oppositions under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, dilapidation claims, possession claims, the acquisition and protection of rights over land such as prescriptive easements, other disputes relating to easements, the enforcement and discharge of freehold covenants, adverse possession, disputes over boundaries, trespass and nuisance. Craig appears in the County Court for possession claims and other chambers advocacy.

Craig’s other practice areas include trusts of land and co-ownership disputes under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, contractual disputes, consumer law, licensing, debt recovery, judgment enforcement proceedings and some insolvency work.

 

 


Luke Roberts

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

020 7481 6392 Email Luke

Luke is a Property solicitor based in our London City office.


Frances Webster

Solicitor

Parish Council services

01372 750 118 Email Frances

Frances is a solicitor in the Town and Parish Council department. Frances is based at the Butler House office in Great Bookham and also works remotely from Leicestershire providing a local contact for clients in the Midlands and further north.

Having worked professionally within the local council sector for over six years, Frances has a practical understanding of the legal issues encountered by Town, Parish and Community Councils and the unique regulatory environment in which they operate. In her previous role Frances managed the Advice and Training service for a County Association and she now continues to work closely with several County Associations and Town and Parish Councils across the country to provide specialist legal advice and training.

 

 


Asma Shamim

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.


Jonathan Tyler

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

01732 457575 Email Jonathan

Jonathan has vast 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

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

020 8290 3984 Email Ursula

Ursula is a property solicitor based in our Bromley office.


Aarti Gangaramani

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

020 7481 6386 Email Aarti

Aarti is a Private Client solicitor based out of the London office.

Having qualified in 2017, Aarti has developed a wealth of knowledge and specialises in the preparation of wills and succession planning, lasting powers of attorney, trusts and probate work including contentious probate.  Aarti also specialises in estate administration where there is a cross-border element, having previously successfully completed the re-sealing of a Malaysian Grant of Probate and a Dutch Grant of Probate.

In her spare time, Aarti is an ‘Access to Practice’ Mentor through BPP Law School, mentoring current law school students.  As well as this she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Sally Andrews

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

01732 446362 Email

Sally is a Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Probate department at Wellers Reece-Jones in Sevenoaks


Patricia Wollington

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

020 7481 6390 Email Patricia

Patricia is a Senior Dispute Resolution Solicitor practising commercial and civil litigation and based in our central London office. She qualified in 2002 and began her career in commercial litigation particularly focusing on debt recovery, insolvency and commercial disputes, including commercial contract disputes and negligence claims.

Patricia also worked for the Consumer’s Association, where she advised small businesses and consumers on a variety of legal matters including: residential landlord and tenant disputes; consumer transactions involving finance and supply contracts; building disputes; holiday disputes; negligence claims and neighbour disputes. During her career in private practice she has also advised on TOLATA claims and successfully obtained and enforced many possession claims including the removal of squatters. She also enjoys advising on contested probate matters and has recently worked on several cases seeking claims for account, breach of fiduciary duty and removal and replacement of trustees.

Patricia is an active listener and strives to build excellent client relationships by giving realistic and pragmatic advice and support to her clients. In her free time Patricia loves to go to the theatre, art exhibitions and to travel.


Susan Heads

Solicitor

Commercial Property

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Residential Conveyancing

020 8295 1989 Email Susan

Consultant - Commercial & Residential Property

Susan has over 40 years’ experience working in the legal profession, working initially for a large firm of Solicitors in Fleet Street, studying in her spare time to qualify as a Legal Executive. She qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and ran her own practice for 20 years before merging with Wellers in 2016. She has wide experience in all aspects of residential property law, and general commercial contract and property disputes, she strives to provide a personal service and to build relationships with clients, a lot of whom she has worked with for many years.   

In her spare time Susan enjoys cycling, walking and bell ringing, and is a Church of England Licenced Lay Minister.

 

 


Karron Foot

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

020 8290 7950 Email Karron

Karron is a solicitor with 18 years of experience dealing with a wide variety of civil litigation, commercial litigation, debt recovery and employment matters.

She deals with a broad range of property disputes, included residential landlord and tenant matters, commercial lease disputes, property ownership disputes and boundary disputes.  She also deals with a wide variety of contract disputes including building disputes.  Her employment work includes advising on numerous settlement agreements, dealing with unfair dismissal and discrimination claims and advising on restrictive covenants as well as drafting employment contracts and staff policies.  She also has plenty of experience in dealing with probate disputes and inheritance act claims, as well as various professional negligence claims.

Karron will always aim to take a pragmatic view and deal with matters in a cost effective manner, with the vast majority of her cases being settled without the stress and expense of a full trial.