Rosalind Webster

Partner

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Employment

Employment Disputes

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

020 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 [2015] 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.

Paul Gillitt

Trainee Solicitor

Company & Commercial Law

020 3727 5529 Email Paul

Paul is a Trainee Solicitor working within the Company and Commercial team at our in London. Paul assists in the management of his team’s work and enjoys helping clients to achieve the best possible outcome. He studied Law at the University of York and enjoys sport and travelling.


Heather Thomas

Support Staff

Company & Commercial Law

020 8290 7981 Email Heather

Heather is secretary to Senior Partner, Tony Summers at our Bromley office.


Holly Davis

Support Staff

Commercial Property

Residential Conveyancing

01372 750100 Email Holly

Holly is a paralegal in the residential and commercial property department, working within our Bookham High Street office.

Holly is a Graduate of CILEx, specialising in Contract Law, Company & Partnership Law and Criminal Law & Litigation. Her goal is to achieve Fellowship and become a Chartered Legal Executive and has experience in conveyancing, corporate law and litigation.

In her free time Holly enjoys running, travelling, learning Spanish and spending time with her family and friends. She also participates in hiking and running events to challenge herself and to raise money for different charities.


Nina Rajani

Partner

Commercial Property

Residential Conveyancing

020 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
  • Retailers
  • 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.”


Alex Riley

Solicitor

Commercial Property

Parish Council services

Residential Conveyancing

01372 750115 Email Alex

Alex qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has worked in the property sector since qualification, gaining a wide experience of dealing with both commercial and residential property transactions. He specialises in landlord and tenant matters, with a particular expertise in lease extensions and collective freehold purchases. Alex is part of our Town, Parish and Community Council team, providing support on property matters.

Outside of the office Alex is keen guitarist, enjoys cooking and gardening, together with long walks with the dog, running and playing tennis.


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.


Nina Francis

Solicitor

Employment

020 3831 2664 Email Nina

Nina specialises in employment law. She qualified in 2007 and advises clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters

Nina advises clients in a variety of sectors. She primarily advises individuals in non-contentious matters (for example advising on Executive Service Agreements and Settlement Agreements including in connection with high level negotiated exits) and a number of contentious matters (for example contractual disputes, unfair dismissals, TUPE matters, and discrimination claims).

 

She also assists SME clients with day-to-day HR queries, dealing with business-wide projects such as restructuring, redundancies and advising on contractual issues such as bonus arrangements and restrictive covenants. She also regularly advises on settlement negotiations.


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.


Tegen Whitford

Paralegal

Corporate Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Personal Litigation & Dispute Resolution

01732 457575 Email Tegen

Tegen is a Paralegal assisting Jonathan Tyler in the Litigation department at our Sevenoaks office, she provides support for clients, including drafting and completing documentation, arranging and diarising court dates.  Tegen studied full time at The University of Brighton and graduated in 2017 achieving 2:1 in Law with Criminology, shortly after she started her LPC part time at The University of Law Guildford, combining study with working full time as a Paralegal and graduated in 2020 with a High Commendation.  Her background is in Personal Injury, as a whole, but she also ran my own case load for MIB and CICA claims.  Tegen’s last role was a Training Solicitor within multiple areas of law including various litigation matters.

Tegen enjoys meeting and speaking with clients and being able to work within the litigation team to achieve successful outcomes for them.