Sian Stephens

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Data Protection

Parish Council services

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

01372 750100 / 020 7481 2422 Email Sian

Solicitor, Litigation/Shipping

Sian qualified as a solicitor in January 2009 in the UK and is also an Australian lawyer qualified in New South Wales. Sian worked in Sydney in 2014 and gained international legal experience working on high value international disputes.

She has a broad practice which includes:

Commercial/company litigation, shipping, insurance, finance, tax, real estate, debt, contract, professional negligence, contested probate and construction law.

Experience includes:-

  • Acting for trustees of a trust fund worth 30 million pounds in contentious trust litigation in the Royal Courts of Justice, advantageous settlement obtained.
  • Acting for clients in respect of a 6 million pound banking litigation case in the Royal Courts of Justice concerning a multi-currency mortgage and a trust fund, advantageous settlement obtained.
  • Successfully obtaining freezing injunctions in the Royal Courts of Justice.
  • Acting for clients in respect of conducting commercial arbitration proceedings in respect of company litigation/shareholder disputes/shipping litigation matters.
  • Acting for an international company with regard to a fraud case worth 500 thousand dollars.
  • Working on a Class Action company litigation case with a value of 113 billion dollars.
  • Working on cross-border international cases involving UK/USA and Australian law.
  • Working in competition law/finance law on a case regarding a multi- jurisdictional dispute concerning 8 major international banks.
  • Acting for international companies, multi-millionaire landlords, managing agents, property developers and hotels. Advising CEOs, Chief Executives and Finance Directors together with Managing Directors of large and SME companies.

University:-

  • University of Sydney
  • Inns of Court School of Law
  • University of Sussex LLB Law, LLM, International Commercial Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea.

Sarah Reece-Jones

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

01732 446365 Email Sarah

John McLarney

Solicitor

Commercial Property

Parish Council services

Residential Conveyancing

020 8464 4242 Email John

John is a highly experienced property solicitor at our Bromley office.

John McLarney joined Wellers Law Group in Bromley as a Consultant in July 2017 having previously ran his own practice in Blackheath since the late 1990s. He specialises in residential and commercial property and in particular leases of industrial units and commercial property including offices and shops.   John also has some experience in Local Government Law.

Outside of law, John enjoys gardening, walking, music and travelling.


Koysor Miah

Solicitor

Commercial Property

Residential Conveyancing

020 8290 3984 Email Koysor

Koysor is a senior solicitor in our residential and commercial property department in our Bromley office.

Koysor undertook his Law degree at the University of Westminster and then completed his Legal Practice Course at the London College of Law Bloomsbury. Koysor was admitted on to the role of solicitors in June 2010.

He undertakes all aspects of freehold and leasehold purchases and sales including high value complex transactions. He also undertakes lease extensions both formal under the Act and informal, collective enfranchisement, remortgages, transfer of equity, auction sales and purchases, BTL and developer investments, right to buy and new build transactions.

Koysor also acts for clients in the sale of small to medium sized businesses and undertakes all aspects of commercial lease drafting, lease renewals, assigning leases, rent deposits, rent reviews, lease determination/surrender, lease breaches/forfeiture and premises alterations amongst other things.

Koysor also has an extensive background in dispute resolution, civil and commercial litigation and landlord and tenant law.

In his spare time Koysor is an avid football fan and tries to play regularly. He also enjoys travelling and cooking.


Quang Huynh

Solicitor

Divorce

Family

020 8290 7992 Email Quang

Quang is an experienced solicitor in our Family Law Department. He undertakes all areas of work in family law, which includes divorce and civil partnership dissolution, financial and property disputes, all children matters and domestic violence injunctions.

Quang’s experiences have enabled him to develop his skills as an efficient and thorough solicitor, which he combines with a friendly and approachable style.

He is a Resolution Accredited Specialist and sits on Resolution’s Standards Committee, having contributed to Resolution’s Good Practice Guides and Guidance Notes. Quang is committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes and follows Resolution’s Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems.

Outside of work, Quang enjoys travelling, going to the gym and cooking.


Joseph Reeves

Solicitor

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Data Protection

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

Solicitor, Family Law

Keith is a Senior Family Law Solicitor with experience of all areas of Family Law including divorce, matrimonial finance (including high net worth divorce cases), disputes between unmarried couples, children matters and cases involving Domestic Abuse as well as advising on and preparing pre and post-nuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
He has many years’ experience in Family law having previously been responsible for developing the Family department of a niche firm in North London.

Whilst there Keith also had overall responsibility for the first group of claims within the blacklisting litigation in the High Court which “The Lawyer” deemed one of the Top 20 cases of 2016. Keith’s firm was one of the lead solicitors and as such managed along with three other firms the claims of over 800 construction workers against Sir Robert McAlpine and a number of other construction companies. This case settled with claimants receiving almost £25 million compensation.

Wanting to stay committed to his chosen field of Family Law and wishing to work closer to home, Keith joined Wellers in October 2016.


Louise Pearce

Solicitor

Divorce

Family

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

01372 750117 email Louise

As a member of Resolution Louise takes a constructive approach to assisting her clients in bringing their marriage or relationship to a legal conclusion. She encourages an amicable approach to resolving disputes, recommending alternative ways of dealing with a matter such as mediation, collaborative law or arbitration, whist drawing on her significant litigation experience where necessary.

Throughout her career Louise has undertaken all aspects of Family Law including divorce, resolving the financial aspects arising from divorce, to include complex and significant assets as well as advising cohabiting couples on relationship breakdown regarding the ownership of property as well as financial provision for any children of the family. She also advises on pre and post marriage agreements and separation agreements for a variety of clients.

In terms of Louise’s private children work this includes: child arrangement orders, specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders. She has experience of complex children cases to include issues of harm, children with complex needs and where there are allegations of domestic violence. She is also experienced in cases involving removal from the jurisdiction as well as cases of internal relocation.

On qualification Louise undertook private client work, including Wills, administration of estates and Powers of Attorney and in recent years has continued to conduct this work alongside and in conjunction with her family work. Combining these two legal disciplines means that Louise can bring clients a more complete service.

Louise prides herself on supporting her client’s through their legal journey which has resulted in recommendations and referrals from her clients and contacts.


Alice Lithgow (Anderson)

Solicitor

Charity

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

020 7481 6396 Email

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.

Professional Associations:-

  • 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 [2012], Commercial Litigation Journal, September/October 2012

Richard Cunningham

Head of Surrey Operations

Solicitor

Commercial Property

Residential Conveyancing

01372 750100 email Richard

Richard leads our Wellers Hedleys team across our three Surrey offices. He has over ten years’ experience specialising in all aspects of property law including:

  • Sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold land
  • Development
  • Option agreements
  • Secured lending
  • Residential and commercial leases
  • Lease extensions
  • Enfranchisement
  • Transfers of equity
  • Equity release
  • Shared Ownership
  • Declarations of trust

Richard has acted for private individuals (both domestic and foreign-based), high profile sport and entertainment professionals and property developers as well as managing the property portfolios of a number of his commercial clients.

Prior to joining Wellers, Richard headed up two award-winning legal teams and has been instrumental in their ongoing growth and continuing success.

Having qualified in London, Richard is based in Surrey and has a detailed knowledge of the local area which adds useful context to his advice. He is known for his personable and pragmatic approach to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients quickly and efficiently.


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