SHERWOOD WHEATLEY                                                        Tel: 020 8546 0144

Solicitors                                         

 

 48 High Street  

Kingston upon Thames  

Surrey KT1 1HW

 

DX: 31517

Fax: 020 8549 0783

Email: Info@sherwoodwheatley.co.uk

 

                

 

 Buying and Selling Property

 Divorce and Family Law

 Probate And Trusts

 Wills/Lasting Power of Attorney

 Commercial Property

 Employment Law

 Litigation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

DAVID S HAWKINS (Partner)

David qualified as a solicitor in 1983.  He has a wealth of experience in a variety of disciplines including:

         Family Law in particular divorce, financial remedies and issues involving children including their permanent removal to live abroad.  David is a Resolution Accredited Family Law Specialist

Claims between unmarried couples

Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975

Commercial disputes including cross border trade/arbitration agreements

All aspects of Civil Litigation

Employment Law

Leasehold enfranchisement proceedings

David is the Senior Partner at Sherwood Wheatley.  He has a practical down to earth philosophy to resolve issues in his clients’ best interests

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NOTABLE CASES

                D v D and Others and The I Trust [2011] EWHC 3062 (FAM) and [2011] FLR 29

(Financial dispute in divorce proceedings : variation of post nuptial settlement against husband and BVI companies controlled by Jersey Trust)

B v B [2008] EWCA Civ 543 (with Rachael Hough, qv)

(Financial dispute in divorce proceedings : relevance of contributions and inherited wealth)

W v S

(Obtaining Court’s permission to remove children from the UK permanently)

H v El-A and 8 Others

(Successful claim by adult female pursuant to Inheritance Act after 45 years separation from her father)  

S v B and B

(Successful claim by minor against biological father pursuant to Inheritance Act)

            S v G Limited

(Claim by Indian Corporation for damages, application of arbitration clause, security for costs)

H v H

            (Court of Protection, interaction with Court’s matrimonial jurisdiction)

            R v D

            (Acquittal of distinguished academic on historic charges)

            R v P

(Acquittal by Court of Appeal of person convicted of murder – advising contrary to most prominent criminal law QC of the time, described by Judge as “bold and tenacious”).

 

RICHARD ANDREWS (Partner)

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1984.  He has extensive experience in residential and commercial conveyancing including:

            Freehold and leasehold sales and purchases including high value transactions

            Mortgages and re-mortgages.

            Lease extensions of collective enfranchisement

            Declarations of Trust and other aspects of joint ownership

            Business Lease renewals, rent reviews and all other landlord and tenant matters

            Acquisitions and disposals of office, industrial premises, shops and other commercial properties

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RACHAEL HOUGH (Partner)

Rachael qualified as a solicitor in 1993.  She specialises in family law and Wills.  She is also a member of Resolution and committed to the Resolution Code of Practice always attempting to find compromise and agreement in a non-confrontational way where possible.  She helps with:

Divorce proceedings

Financial matters following divorce

Matters relating to children including any disputes about where children live or how much time they spend with each parent

Applications to remove children permanently to live in other countries

Cohabitation disputes where people are not married

Separation Agreements.  These are helpful where husband and wives may not feel ready to divorce or may not have immediate grounds to do so.  They help to set out arrangements for finances and children

Domestic Violence Orders protecting either party or the children of the family including Emergency Orders.  These Orders also extend to protection to other members of the family including parents who can apply for protection from their adult children where there is violence in the household

Pre-Nuptial Agreements/Cohabitation Agreements

Change of Name Deeds

Powers of Attorney

Wills

Administration of Estates

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ALIX DORRINGTON-WARD (Senior Solicitor)

Alix qualified as a solicitor in 1979.  She advises on:

           General private client work 

Wills

Administration of estates

Powers of attorney

Provides elderly clients with helpful advice on future tax planning.

Freehold and leasehold sales and purchases.

            Mortgages and re-mortgages.

            Lease extensions of collective enfranchisement

            Declarations of Trust and other aspects of joint ownership

            Business Lease renewals, rent reviews and all other landlord and tenant matters

            Acquisitions and disposals of office, industrial premises, shops and other commercial properties

Contact Alix