Turbervilles Solicitors

Lower Road Unit 11. Witton House. 24-38
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
WD3 5LB

Since 2008

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Turbervilles Solicitors is a leading law firm in the South East of England with offices in Uxbridge, Chorleywood, Hillingdon, Slough and Maidenhead.

We combine specialist knowledge with excellent client care and value for money. Our offices in Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Berkshire, within easy reach of London, allow us to offer a wide range of legal services, but at significantly lower cost than London-based firms. A number of our solicitors are recognised as leaders in their respective fields. Many of our lawyers hold professional membership of, or are accredited to, specialist national associations, including: Solicitors for the Elderly; Resolution; the Law Society's Children Panel; the Employment Lawyers' Association; the Association of Lawyers for Children; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; the British Institute of Innkeepers; the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP); and the International Employment Lawyers' Association.

Services

Lawyer - Solicitor
Lawyer - Solicitor

Staff

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Andrew Cameron
Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1972. Having worked previously in the City of London, he joined Turbervilles in 2001 and became a Partner in 2005.

Andrew Dunkley
Andrew worked initially for National Westminster Bank, before moving on to work for First National Bank, where he qualified as a Legal Executive, becoming a Fellow of the Institute in 1999.

Celia Whittuck
Celia graduated from the University of Kent in 1999 before taking a year out and travelling around Australia.

Colin Findlay
IT Manager

David Smith
A graduate of London University, David became a Legal Advisor at the Uxbridge Magistrates Court in 1977 and qualified in 1981. He joined Turbervilles in 1984, and became a Partner in 1986.

Dominic Gamble-Kempe
Having graduated from the University of Manchester in 1996, Dominic joined Turbervilles as a paralegal in 1999. He accepted a training contract with the firm the following year, and qualified as a solicitor in 2002.

Jennifer Moore
Jennifer graduated from Northampton University in 2004 and then attended the Inns of Court School of Law, where she completed the Legal Practice Course.

Joanna Pyne
Joanna joined Turbervilles%u2019 Family Department as a Locum Solicitor in June 2009, assisting Kate Ryan in the Matrimonial and Finance Team.

John Clement
John qualified as a solicitor in 1993 after graduating from Southampton University. He joined Turbervilles in March 2000, and became a partner in 2001.

Julian Mullins
Julian moved from his native Ireland to study at the University of Glamorgan. On qualifying as a solicitor in 2002, he joined Turbervilles' Private Client department.

Kate Ryan
Kate joined Turbervilles' Family Department in 2007. She deals with all aspects of divorce and separation, including the financial issues consequent upon relationship breakdown.

Lisa Michaelson
After graduating in law from Leeds University, Lisa trained and qualified at Turbervilles from 1997 to 2001.

Lydia Jenkins
Lydia studied law at Southampton University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1984. She joined the Commercial Property Department at Turbervilles in 2006.

Mandeep Kalsi
Mandeep joined Turbervilles in September 2007 as a paralegal working in the Employment Department

Marc Jones
Marc joined Turbervilles as an employment partner in June 2004. He qualified as a barrister before transferring to become a solicitor in 1998.


Maria Endall
Originally from Norfolk, Maria joined Turbervilles as a paralegal in September 2003 and then became a trainee solicitor. She qualified as a solicitor in the Family Department on 1 November 2005.

Michelle Grant
Michelle joined Turbervilles in 2002 as an experienced Conveyancing Case Manager, and has recently been promoted to Assistant Conveyancer within the firm's busy Residential Conveyancing Department.

Norma Yeo
HR Manager

Peter Moynihan
Practice Manager

Rebecca Smith
Rebecca joined Turbervilles in June 2006 after graduating from the University of Surrey.

Robert Dixon
Robert has been a partner at Turbervilles since 1989. He qualified as a solicitor after graduating in law at Cambridge University.

Russell Hallam
After graduating in law from Sheffield University, Russell joined Turbervilles and became a partner in 1983. In 1997, he became the firm's Managing Partner.

Sally Hills
Sally originally joined Turbervilles in 1993 as a junior secretary. She then left the firm in 1995 to work in London, but returned to Turbervilles in May 1997, as a paralegal in the Criminal/Licensing Department.

Sarju Kotecha
After leaving Kingston University in 1992, Sarju completed the Law Society transfer examinations and on qualifying in 1997 he moved to Norwich to join Steele & Co., where he developed his commercial litigation skills. He joined Turbervilles in 2001.

Sess Sigre
Sess was born in Cairo of French parents. He joined Woodbridge & Sons in Uxbridge, where he qualified as a solicitor.

Wendy Gutteridge
Wendy joined Turbervilles in 1997, initially as a legal secretary, before working her way up to become a qualified Solicitor.

Memberships

We have been awarded the Law Society's "Lexcel" quality mark, which is only obtained by firms which attain the highest standards.

Area of Business

Corporate/Commercial
Turbervilles Corporate/Commercial Department handles the full range of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs and buy-ins, joint venture agreements, corporate restructuring, corporate finance, funding and commercial credit, franchising, and all types of commercial agreements. A particular specialism is in the area of ppp (nhs Trusts) and Health Sector Law.

We give commercially focussed, pragmatic and dynamic advice to all our corporate clients, and provide innovative and effective solutions to all their legal issues. We achieve this through working very closely with our clients to ensure that we have a thorough understanding of their goals. We also make efficient use of technology to enhance the speed of all our services. One key benefit of this is that our clients do not need to turn to the large City firms for complicated transactions, as they can be confident that we have the resources to handle any issues that may arise.

Commercial Property
Turbervilles Commercial Property Department represents many blue-chip commercial organisations in their property work. The members of the Department have the collective experience and expertise to handle any type of transaction, whether a lease of a small corner shop or a multi-million pound commercial development, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Areas covered by the team include freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, commercial landlord and tenant, joint venture developments, funding and securitisation work, planning law, plot sales and development work, franchising agreements, PFI transactions and telecommunications leases. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with all our clients, which in turn enables us to understand their requirements and to provide them with the best service possible.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Turbervilles Commercial Litigation Department assists its clients in resolving all types of commercial disputes.

We always take a commercially minded approach towards resolving disputes, and are keen to recommend mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution where this may result in a quicker or more cost-effective outcome. We adopt a constructive and responsible approach and keep the level of work and costs proportionate to the size of the dispute.

If Court proceedings are necessary, however, our experienced team has the skills and resources to assist in bringing your dispute to a satisfactory conclusion. Members of the Department regularly undertake litigation in the High Court, County Court, the Court of Appeal and other specialist tribunals. Areas of expertise include business and partnership disputes, construction law, all types of property litigation, intellectual property, professional negligence actions, adjudication and arbitration, insolvency and debt recovery. The department also has a niche practice specialising in advising owners of residential mobile home parks.

Employment Law
Turbervilles Employment Department specialises in helping its employer clients to organise their internal systems to comply with new legislation and to minimise the risk of expensive mistakes by making sure they are ahead of the game.

We work closely and proactively with our clients to devise systems to help them avoid any pitfalls and to guard to against potential claims. We are highly experienced in preparing documents such as contracts of employment, directors service agreements, policies and procedures, and staff handbooks. We explain key principles, priorities and pitfalls in clear, straightforward terms. We make practical recommendations and give considered advice on best practice. Should the worst happen and you face a claim, you can be reassured that we are experts in defending employers in the employment tribunal.

We provide a prompt, efficient, practical and cost-effective legal service, which we aim to tailor individually to suit our clients%u2019 requirements. The Department also runs a regular programme of employment-related seminars and workshops.
Licensing

We undertake all types of licensing work, involving premises as diverse as pubs, nightclubs, sports clubs, private members clubs, restaurants and hotels, specialist off-licences, supermarkets (including branches of national chains), convenience stores, wholesale centres, cash and carry outlets, health clubs and duty free shops.

The Department's expertise includes areas as diverse as premises license applications, age-restricted sales, personal licence applications, review hearings, gaming and gambling applications, and explosives licences.

The quality of our service is enhanced by our involvement with the British Institute of Innkeeping ("BII"). The BII is the professional body for the licensed trade, with over 17,500 members nationally. Members of the team are Affiliate Members of the BII, and actively encourage their clients to receive professional recognition by becoming members of the BII. We are also pleased to be able to offer the National Certificate for Licensed Practitioners ("NCLP") to those employed in the licensed trade.

Family Law
When a marriage or relationship breaks down, it is important for both partners to be realistic. This is often difficult when people are often emotionally distressed. At such times, they need strong, specialist guidance. The emotional and financial benefits of a harmonious divorce cannot be overstated. This is especially important if children are involved.

Our Family Department staff recognise this, and explain clients' rights and entitlements in an honest, open and understanding manner at what is inevitably a difficult time. We encourage our clients to achieve a realistic settlement which takes all these rights into account, while ensuring that our clients' best interests are always protected.

Turbervilles is also highly regarded in the area of field of law relating to children, and has a dedicated Children Team. Members of its staff have accreditations from a number of nationally recognised bodies such as The Law Society's Children Panel and The Association of Lawyers for Children. Specialist areas covered include residence/contact, adoption, and care proceedings.

Probate, Wills & Trusts
We recognise that making a Will or estate planning is not something that many people like to think about. However, a properly drafted Will and an effective, tax-efficient plan to minimise inheritance tax on death will inevitably ease the pain of bereavement and make life much easier for those left behind.
Turbervilles offers comprehensive in-house expertise, with a friendly service which is aimed at achieving the client's desired results quickly and efficiently. Our solicitors are happy to see clients either at our offices or, where necessary, at their homes, in hospital, or in nursing or residential homes.

We specialise in helping with the problems of the elderly and those coming up to retirement, and we will advise on the administration of estates, prepare powers of attorney and carry out work in the Court of Protection. We can also give advice on inheritance tax, estate planning and asset protection.

Residential Property
Turbervilles' Residential Property Team is uniquely placed to offer a genuine "one-stop" option to its clients, offering a level and quality of service which is hard to match. The members of our conveyancing team have many years of experience between them, and we take pride that we not only give practical and helpful advice at a competitive price, but also endeavour to help absorb the worry and stress that buying or selling a house inevitably creates.
We also have an in-house Estate Agency, and we have close links to a firm of Independent Financial Advisors, who are able to offer mortgage advice.

Estate Agency
Turbervilles opened its first Estate Agency branch in Uxbridge in 2000. Since then we have opened 2 further offices in Hillingdon, and our dedicated, professional, staff have been helping clients to buy, sell and rent property thoughout the local area and beyond. Because we are privately owned, we can be truly independent. We cherish this independence because it motivates us to care about everything that we do. It inspires us to stay ahead of the game and to keep us where we want to be - out in front.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our service, which we believe is second to none. We aim to provide total satisfaction and peace of mind to all our clients, and to make sure they are looked after as efficiently as possible. We always seek, and act on, feedback from our clients to improve this service still further.

Employment Law
We have a clear understanding of employment problems because we act for both employers and employees. Some law firms act only for employers, which often leads to missing potential claims or not having the sufficient know-how to deal with them. We see both sides of an issue and are in a better position to offer practical solutions.
We have extensive experience in the employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Our team members cover a wide range of issues, such as sex, age and disability discrimination, unfair dismissal, breach of contract and whistleblowing. We are also able to offer advice on other employee related issues, such as restrictive covenants, confidentiality and compromise agreements.

Crime
We hope you don't fall foul of the law, but if you do, our specialist advisors can help you. Our team of experienced solicitors and support staff provide a high quality and confidential service, and can help with all types of criminal cases from driving offences and other road traffic matters, to the more serious criminal charges including fraud, dishonesty and white-collar crime. We pride ourselves on the quality of service provided to our clients through what can be very stressful times.

Fees

Charge out rates are available on request.

We only provide legal aid services via the family department.