Neil Sandy

Chief Executive Officer

International

Investment and Capital Raising

Investment Structuring and Capital Raising

020 7481 2422 Email Neil

Neil Sandy joined Wellers as CEO in 2016, having known the practice partners and been a client of the firm for a number of years.

Neil has an investment and banking background and worked in a number of senior positions with Barclays Wealth until 2006.  Neil built up and sold a well-known City-based asset manager to the independent founder of Best Invest in 2014.

Neil is also the CEO of Wellers Impact, an FCA authorised investment business that works with global charities and businesses to help them unlock their real estate and other assets.  This investment management business aims to deliver a fair return to investors and deliver a transformational social outcome, an investment class known as Impact Investing.  The investment team is currently delivering on a 16 storey commercial building project partnering with CMS Africa, an NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya and has over $1bn of projects available for development in its pipeline.

Neil is the Chair of Trustees for Five Talents UK, www.fivetalents.org.uk, the Church of England’s microfinance charity which regularly takes him to East Africa.  Neil is also a trustee of GivingWorks, www.givingworks.org.uk, a charity which supports businesses and individuals to be philanthropic and a director and trustee of Resco www.resco.co.uk, a social impact business based in Hounslow that helps the long-term unemployed access work experience and mentoring to help participants to re-build their confidence and in time, gain employment.


Jade Warr

Trainee Solicitor

Commercial Property

Parish Council services

01372 750100 Email

Jade is a trainee solicitor and is currently in her first seat in the Commercial Property department. Jade completed her undergraduate degree in 2020 achieving a first class with honours and completed her LPC and masters in 2021 at the University of Law in Guildford.


Roger Taylor

Consultant

Company & Commercial Law

Parish Council services

Residential Conveyancing

01483 284567 Email Roger

Roger is a Consultant with a great deal of knowledge and experience in advising Town, Parish and Community Councils.


Howard Ricklow

Director of Commercial Services

Business

Company & Commercial Law

Data Protection

020 7481 6396 Email

Howard Ricklow is a highly established Company and Commercial solicitor who has been working for 36 years in this sector. He handles a wide scope of matters in the Company and Commercial field, including:

  • Data protection
  • Intellectual property
  • IT
  • Media / entertainment
  • Luxury assets (yachts, private jets / corporate jets, art and antiques)

Howard is additionally a member of many legal societies, including the International Bar Association, Society for Computers and Law, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, European Air Law Association and Professional Advisers to the International Art Market.


Guy Ruddle

Investment Consultant

Investment and Capital Raising

Investment Structuring and Capital Raising

07775 973 054 Email Guy

Guy Ruddle is an investment structurer and analyst, and a Director of Wellers Impact which specialises in social impact investments.

Guy is a qualified accountant with more than twelve years of experience within the financial services sector. He trained with Deloitte in South Africa, Australia and Ireland. He then spent over six years at Man Group PLC in London managing their Structured Products Valuation Team followed by three years with Morgan Stanley in London helping to set up a Global Financial Resources Team within the Equities Division. He spent the last three years at Truestone Impact Investment Management Ltd where he was the Senior Investment Analyst, a member of the Investment Management Committee and assisted the CEO on the sale of the financial advisory part of the business.

Guy is also a Director of Wellers Impact, an FCA authorised investment business that works with global charities and businesses to help them unlock their real estate and other assets. This investment management business aims to deliver a fair return to investors and deliver a transformational social outcome, an investment class known as Impact Investing. The investment team is currently delivering on a 16 storey commercial building project partnering with CMS Africa, an NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya and has over $1bn of projects available for development in its pipeline.


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.


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

Sally is a highly qualified and Charity solicitor with over 30 years legal experience. Although she primary handles charity matters, her experience spans across charity, company and commercial and corporate and governance legal matters.

Sally’s career and previous employments include Howes Percival LLP, EMW Law, in-house experience at Argos plc (now Sainsbury Group) Santander, Jupiter Asset Management Limited, The Papworth Trust and The ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

Alongside her legal qualifications, Sally achieved a Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, Certificate in Charity Law and Governance (June 2021) and has a BSc in Economics.


Sara Adams

Legal Secretary

Commercial Property

Residential Conveyancing

020 8290 7986 Email Sara

Sara is a commercial and residential conveyancing secretary, assisting John McLarney in our Bromley office


Craig Batko

Senior 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.