Carol is Secretary to Craig Batko in the litigation department at our main Surrey office.
Tegen is a Trainee Solicitor currently undertaking her first seat within the Private Client department under the supervision of Ingrid McCleave. Tegen started at Wellers Law Group in October 2021 as a Paralegal within the Litigation department but has since progressed to a Trainee Solicitor in November 2022 and will qualify in May 2023.
Tegen assists Ingrid with the day-to-day running of files, drafting Inheritance Tax Forms, Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney’s, Deeds of Variation and regularly attends Ingrid at client meetings. She is continuously learning in this seat and enjoys complex matters. She is focused on understanding the client’s wants and needs to be able to progress matters in a timely manner.
Tegen studied at The University of Brighton and graduated in 2017 achieving a 2:1 in Law with Criminology, she then started studying her LPC and Masters at the University of Law Guildford whilst working full time as a Paralegal. She graduated in 2020 with a High Commendation.
Heather is secretary to Senior Partner, Tony Summers at our Bromley office.
Kate was admitted as a solicitor in Canada in 2017 and has over four years’ experience advising charities and social sector clients on a wide range of legal matters including in relation to establishment and incorporation, governance practices, fundraising, mergers, restructures, regulation, and compliance.
Before joining Wellers, Kate worked as a lawyer in a top-tier charity practice in Sydney, Australia where she advised a number of household name charities on various aspects of their operations.
Kate is the co-author of the ‘Community Organisations’ chapter of The Law Handbook: Your practical Guide of the law in NSW (15th ed).
In her spare time Kate enjoys yoga, spinning classes and travelling.
Senior Solicitor - Commercial Property
Nina deals with all aspects of commercial property and investment property. This includes advice on identifying and acquiring both commercial and residential portfolios as well as locating and dealing with the legal aspects of high value residential property sale and purchase.
Nina works closely with clients to the following services:
- Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold commercial and residential premises and mixed use developments.
- Landlord and tenant issues.
- Portfolio management.
- Site assembly and development.
- Real estate finance.
Nina advises a wide variety of clients including the following:
- Property developers
- Investors, including overseas investors
- Hotels; restaurants and public houses
- High net worth individuals
Nina says – “It is immensely satisfying to work with a client to discuss their objectives and then get to work to ensure that these objectives are met.”
Marco is a Solicitor in the firm’s commercial real estate team and his practice areas include acquisitions, disposals, financing, development, asset management and corporate-related transactions. Marco is based in our London City office.
He advises on a wide range of property-related disputes including possession/forfeiture proceedings, service charge/rent disputes, dilapidation claims, breach of covenant actions and tenant insolvency matters.
His clients include multiple retailers, investment managers and private family offices whom he advises on all commercial and strategic legal aspects of their operations.
Marco has a diverse practice which also encompasses assisting his clients in the resolution of complex disputes in the fields of commercial litigation.
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.
As a lawyer with over 30 years’ experience gained in-house and in private practice, Kim has worked with a variety of clients on corporate and commercial matters including business sales and acquisitions, shareholders agreements, joint ventures, partnership agreements, employee share schemes, IT and other commercial contracts.
She has worked both as an “in-house” lawyer in a multinational corporate and as a lawyer in a private law firm. Kim is committed to giving practical, easy to understand, commercial advice to help her clients across a wide scope of company and commercial legal matters.
Roger is a Consultant with a great deal of knowledge and experience in advising Town, Parish and Community Councils.
Andreas is a highly competent Legal Consultant and Qualified Foreign Lawyer. He is qualified to handle matters across commercial litigation, international law and international arbitration. As Andreas is multilingual, speaking English, Greek, French and German, he can help a wide scope of clients with their litigation needs.
In terms of commercial litigation, Andreas has extensive experience dealing with matters such as directors’ liabilities, commercial contract disputes, insolvency proceedings and commercial debt.