Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution020 8464 4242 Email Rosalind
Rosalind is a Senior Litigation Solicitor who qualified in 1989 and who is based at our Bromley Office.
Rosalind spent the first 10 years of her legal career at the “Magic Circle” City firm Allen & Overy where she was a solicitor in their Litigation Department dealing with large financial and contractual disputes. Following a year at another City firm, Baker & McKenzie, Rosalind decided to move out of the City to a more local firm where she would be advising individuals and small & medium-sized businesses and where her advice would make a real difference.
Rosalind spent the next 18 years at Dodd Lewis (formerly James & Charles Dodd) where she became a Partner and ran the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. She is now an expert in most areas of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, including Employment law and disputes and residential and commercial tenancies, helping clients with all their various problems and prides herself on bringing clients her City experience at a local price.
She will always consider all ways to avoid a dispute where possible but will then be a tough and tenacious litigator for her clients. In 2017, Rosalind joined Wellers and it is confirmation of her rapport with clients that so many of them also decided to follow her to Wellers.
Rosalind has built up an impressive CV in all aspects of Contentious Probate disputes and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”). She works closely with her colleagues in the Private Client department to bring her clients a seamless service of advice and assistance at what is often a sad and difficult time, whether helping resist challenges to the Will or rules of Intestacy or bringing those same challenges.
Here are just a few typical examples of where Rosalind has been able to help clients in difficult situations:
- Barnes –v- Phillips  EWCA Civ 1056 – Acting for a client in a case pursuant to ToLATA 1996 where the Court of Appeal upheld the lower Judge’s decision that the client’s beneficial interest in the property had been increased from 50% to 85% after Mr Barnes had moved out
- Acting for a client who lost her business and also her home when another firm of solicitors failed to protect her right to a new commercial tenancy and obtaining significant compensation for her.
- Acting for a client whose father had been illiterate and proving that the Will he signed cannot have been valid and ensuring that she was paid her rightful share of his estate.
- Acting for a minor child and his mother who had been effectively left out of his father’s Will and ensuring that at Trial he received a significant share of his late father’s estate.
- Acting for a client whose father had been unduly influenced to “give” his only property to the client’s sister, successfully overturning that “gift” and resolving the division of the father’s estate after his death without the need for a Court trial.
- Acting for a client claiming that his mother had promised to leave him half her estate if he carried out various work and successfully resolving his claim after his mother disinherited him.
- Acting for the widow of a deceased who had essentially been written out of his Will and successfully obtaining half his estate for her at Trial.
Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution01732 457575 Email Tegen
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.
Residential Conveyancing020 7481 6387 Email Nina
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.”
Ana-Maria is a Company and Commercial solicitor working at our London City office.
Ana-Maria: qualified in 2019 and has specialised in corporate and commercial matters. She has experience in helping clients with the acquisition and the sale of corporate entities; as well as dealing with corporate governance matters. On the commercial aspect, Ana-Maria has experience in drafting a wide range of contracts and agreements, including manufacturing agreements, personal guarantees and general commercial terms of business.
In her spare time Ana-Maria is part of her local church and spends her time either at the gym or Latin dancing. She also enjoys learning new languages and cooking for her friends and family.
Chief Executive Officer
Investment and Capital Raising
Investment Structuring and Capital Raising020 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.
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.
Company & Commercial Law
Parish Council services
Residential Conveyancing01483 284567 Email Roger
Roger is a Consultant with a great deal of knowledge and experience in advising Town, Parish and Community Councils.
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.