Naomi Augustine-Walker

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

Tax and Trust Advice

020 3831 2669 Email

Naomi is a Private Client Solicitor based out of the London Office who graduated in 2010 and completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in London in 2012.

Having qualified in 2016, Naomi has developed a wealth of knowledge and specialises in:

Naomi is a Full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), an international organisation helping families to plan for their future and she is also a qualified Attorney at Law in New York.

In her spare time, Naomi enjoys cooking and baking and spending time with her family and friends.


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

Gary Nelson

Consultant

Solicitor

Business

Commercial Property

020 7481 6399 Email

Gary is an experienced commercial property lawyer and consultant who can cover all aspects of commercial investment and development work, overage and development agreements, commercial lease transactions for landlords and tenants (including office, retail, restaurants and industrial estates), telecommunications and secured lending.

He also acts for a wide range of non-property businesses which include franchisees, hoteliers and a cinema proprietor as well as for charities and individuals, on their property needs.

Alongside his commercial expertise, Gary acts on residential property transactions for investors and owner occupiers. Having qualified in 1998, Gary has handled many hundreds of residential matters during his career. He acts for developers on the acquisition of development sites, related finance and the disposal of the finished product.

Gary advises on:

  • Asset management
  • Corporate Occupiers
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Conveyancing
  • Commercial leases
  • De-enveloping
  • Exclusivity agreements
  • Financing
  • Grant of new leases for developers
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • Lease variations
  • Licences for alterations
  • Property Investment
  • Refinancing
  • Transfer of equity

Manveen Padda

Solicitor

Divorce

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).


Priyanka Kumar

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

01732 457575 mailto:priyanka.kumar@wellerslawgroup.com

Priyanka Kumar is a skilled Litigation Solicitor at Wellers, specialising in the practice area of Litigation & Dispute Resolution. She holds an LLB (Hons) in Law and an LPC with a Masters in Legal Practice, showcasing her commitment to excellence in the legal field. With a background of being newly qualified, Priyanka brings fresh insights to her role and is supervised by Jonathan Tyler in the Sevenoaks office.

Prior to joining Wellers, Priyanka gained invaluable experience at a leading city firm where she represented social and private tenants, as well as leaseholders in disrepair actions against Local Authorities and Housing Associations. Her specific areas of expertise lie in Landlord and Tenant Litigation and Property Disputes.


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!

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.


Luke Roberts

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

020 7481 6392 Email Luke

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


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.


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..."