Luke is a Property solicitor based in our London City office.
Ingrid is Head of Private Client services at Wellers, bringing with her extensive experience and knowledge of taxation and trust law.
After completing her LLB (Hons) in Business Law at Guildhall University where she studied company law, taxation and related subjects, Ingrid studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in 1995, specialising in European Competition Law and International Trade.
Ingrid’s first position was at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Edinburgh where she worked as a corporate tax senior in the Corporate Tax and Life Insurance Tax Department of the Financial Services Division as a tax advisor for large banks and insurance companies. This involved working as part of a team of three looking at tax planning strategies for multi-national insurance companies, leading often to international corporate restructuring for tax purposes. Ingrid was initially recruited to prepare a report to be disclosed during a tax investigation by the Revenue involving the tax treatment under the pre anti avoidance legislation of a box option, which was the underlying investment for the insurance companies guaranteed income bond.
Ingrid was then asked to join Arthur Andersen (the 4th largest accountancy firm worldwide at the time) where she managed the tax compliance for a portfolio of clients which included a number of investment companies and a Japanese bank with branches in England.
During her period at Arthur Andersen she co-wrote the Tax Guide to Europe, an internal publication that was sent to Andersen’s clients. This involved writing a chapter on each European country, summarising the corporate tax, income tax, indirect tax and capital taxes of each country.
Ingrid then transferred to Treasury within Andersen’s (due to her prior experience of derivative instruments) where she worked as part of a team designing derivative products which banks and insurance companies used as the underlying investments for the products they sold their clients.
Ingrid then moved to Numerica (the 15th largest UK accountancy firm at the time) as a Tax Manager focusing on owner managed businesses. There she was Head of Corporate Tax Planning and Stamp Duty. She also continued working in International Tax drafting reports for overseas clients with business interest in the UK. This involved proactive tax planning on behalf of the individual and the company, often involving international relocation and restructuring.
In 2004 Ingrid converted to become a solicitor and has worked predominantly in law firms after a short spell lecturing Law at Brighton University. During her career as a solicitor Ingrid has worked as a Senior Associate and Head of Tax and Private Client in a Legal 500 firm in Central London.
Ingrid regularly lectures on Trust and Taxation and Business Succession courses for the Society of Will Writers and The Association of Accountants as well as to a number of group of financial advisers.
Ingrid initially studied piano and composition at Trinity College of Music in London and then went on to teach piano and woodwind at Eastbourne College and until recently, whilst living in Edinburgh, Ingrid gave regular piano recitals at the Edinburgh Society for Musicians.
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.
Zöe is a senior Family Law solicitor based in the Sevenoaks office.
She has a Wealth of experience in all areas of family law to include divorce and separation, financial matters relating to relationship breakdown (including high net worth matters), disputes between cohabitees (encompassing Trusts of Land claims), and private children matters. She also has experience drafting and advising on pre-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements, as well as drafting financial agreements. Prior to joining Wellers in October 2018, Zöe ran her own practice in Surrey for 12 years.
Outside of work, Zöe is a keen fencer.
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.
Alice is a commercial and civil litigator with over 12 years’ experience in the City of London. She has a broad practice which includes commercial litigation, insolvency, fraud and church and charity disputes.
Case highlights include:-
- Acting for representatives of a consortium of over 150 shareholders with regard to the recovery of losses in relation to a PLC in administration
- Advising a financial services company on insurance coverage issues in relation to claims made in respect of unregulated collective investment schemes
- Settling a claim referred to arbitration in Sri Lanka
- Acting in Part 8 charity proceedings in the High Court Chancery Division involving committal proceedings against a number of Defendants
- Obtaining an injunction on behalf of a church to prevent access to the premises and advising a church in a dispute with its network
- Representing a Defendant in a 16 week trial in the Commercial Court in a claim brought by 500 Claimants against the providers of investment schemes for (amongst other matters) dishonest assistance and breach of trust
- Representing a Claimant in relation to a multi-million pound fraud involving the alleged dumping of waste materials
- Obtaining a freezing order against an employee who had allegedly misappropriated monies from the company’s bank account
- Advising a Russian client seeking advice after his bankruptcy had been discharged on the effect of a freezing order obtained prior to the bankruptcy
- Obtaining a judgment for damages in a high profile claim brought pursuant to the Protection from Harassment Act
- Acting for a high profile client in bringing a claim against the police for wrongful arrest
- Securing a settlement for a director defending a claim brought for misfeasance pursuant to s212 Insolvency Act 1986 and numerous other insolvency cases
- Representing a New Zealand client at a Privy Council hearing concerning Maori land rig•hts
- Acting for Claimants in a class action against the UK government in one of the first cases brought under the Human Rights Act.
- London Solicitors Litigation Association
- Lawyers Christian Fellowship
Press and publications
- “Making recoveries in bankruptcy situations” – Business Money, March 2010
- “Nearly free speech” – an article looking at lessons to be learned on privilege following the judgment in Mayer –v- Hoar , Commercial Litigation Journal, September/October 2012
I found Alice Anderson to be diligent, thorough and compassionate in all our dealings with her. She's a diamond.
Christine is a senior solicitor in the Residential Property Team based in our Bookham High Street office.
Since qualifying in 2009 Christine has developed a pragmatic and helpful approach to all aspects of residential property transactions including, freehold and leasehold purchases, formal and informal lease extensions, re-mortgages, equity release, transfers of equity, shared ownerships and Help to Buy. Christine prides herself on her ability to work proactively to ensure she achieves practical solutions for her clients quickly and efficiently.
Sally is a Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Probate department at Wellers Reece-Jones in Sevenoaks
Craig qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and was a partner at his previous firm.
Craig 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.
Parmjit qualified as a solicitor in 2003 after completing his studies at University College, London and Queen Mary College, London. He joined Wellers Law Group in 2015.
Parmjit has wide ranging experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer especially in the technology and healthcare fields. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions transactions, management buy-outs, venture capital/private equity transactions, joint ventures and collaboration agreements.
He is also widely experienced in dealing with day to day commercial issues faced by companies, such as trade mark and brand protection, advising on terms of business and Companies Act compliance matters. He acts for a range of business clients including individuals, partnerships, start ups and SMEs that operate in a number of business sectors.
Sale of assets of ophthalmology business
Parmjit Bhogal has advised me on the sale of my company goodwill. This sale occurred post liquidation and with the backdrop of the Corona virus epidemic. Even in such circumstances, Parmjit provided a wonderful service with acute advice on various aspects of the sale. He was always available to discuss developments, explained the legal aspects in easily understood terms and he completed the agreement promptly. I can highly recommend his services.
Dr Fiona O, London
Sale of dental practice
Parmjit advised me on the sale of my dental practice.
The process was very convoluted and can test the patience of even the Dalai Lama. However, throughout the entire process I was always impressed with Parmjit’s professionalism.
He worked tirelessly to keep matters on track and has an incredible ability to notice small details.
He was available at a convenient time for me; especially around my clinics which allowed for detailed discussions to take place over the phone and face to face when needed.
He interacted speedily with all the other parties involved and would regularly keep me appraised of developments. He gave me sound advice when needed including going against the grain if it was in my interests.
In summary, I don’t think there is another lawyer I would chose if I had to do the process again and can whole heartedly recommend Parmjit to help with all matters related to Dental Practice Sales.”
Dr Max R, London
Sale of property holding company
We were looking for a company solicitor to handle our company sale and out of 3 tenders, Wellers came out in the middle on price, and we chose them for their central London position.
From the start of the sale, Parmjit Bhogal handled the sale for us and did an excellent job. The buyers were quite tricky from time to time, but he handled them expertly and managed to bring the deal to a successful conclusion.
Bravo Parmjit and thank you for your unstinting guidance and help.
Mr Chris B, London