B P Collins LLP > Gerrards Cross, England > Firm Profile

B P Collins LLP
20 Station Road

Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

B P Collins LLP provides corporate and commercial advice to a range of clients including individuals, family-owned businesses, SMEs and listed companies. Based in Gerrard’s Cross, the team has expert knowledge in sectors such as renewable energy, food, pharmaceuticals and logistics.  Alex Zachary heads the practice with extensive knowledge of the waste management and recycling industries. David Smellie handles shareholders agreements and EMI schemes while Simon Deans specialises in the technology sector. Beth Miel advises on share sales and acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Alex Zachary

Other key lawyers:

David Smellie; Simon Deans; Beth Miel


‘B P Collins deliver exceptional service and deliver quick, clean and concise commercial advice.’

‘There is a wealth of knowledge within the team that we have been able to draw from. They have been able to address all our diverse requirements from IP, data protection, exclusivity and the sharing of propriety information.’

‘B P Collins reacted very quickly during the Covid-19 pandemic and was able to offer a seamless service throughout.’

‘You always feel as though you have their undivided attention, they take the time to understand what your requirements are and what you hope to gain from a project and will guide you to that end if possible to do so within their remit.’

‘Alex Zachary works with you to understand your needs and objectives and ensures that the advice provided is done so in easy to understand, non-jargon language.’

‘Advice was well researched, thoughtful and timely. Careful consideration for my specific circumstances were given. I was very happy with the service.’

‘Both Alex Zachary and Beth Miel were very knowledgeable and considerate. I highly recommend them.’

‘Partners see through the issues faced and provide concise and clear advice to clients to enable them to have a strong grasp of the situation and enable informed decisions to be made. The B P Collins team is led by Simon Deans who is a leading exponent in driving through this culture of positive advice.’

Key clients

Biffa Waste Management Limited

Clinimed Holdings Limited

Rotom Europe BV

Rico Logistics Limited

Summerleaze Limited

R H Amar & Co Limited

P B Donoghue

Utonomy Limited

White Light Limited

The Amtico Company Limited

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

The dispute resolution team at B P Collins LLP is best known for its work in the environment, waste management, technology and pharmaceutical industries. The practice frequently handles commercial contract disputes, regulatory work, director litigation, defamation cases and professional negligence matters. The firm has a high-profile client base which includes corporates such as Biffa, Continental Tyres, Kawasaki, Toshiba and NHBC. Commercial dispute expert Matthew Brandis heads the team while Craig Williams has broad expertise acting for corporates and private clients. Simon Carroll has experience in international arbitration and Phil Hind is well versed in real estate litigation. Rajiv Malhotra is also a rated practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Brandis

Other key lawyers:

Craig Williams; Simon Carroll; Phil Hind; Rajiv Malhotra


‘They’re an outstanding firm that deal with matters professionally and quickly while paying attention to detail all the while having the client’s best interest in mind.’

‘B P Collins has quality, depth and breadth. If you want a “City lawyer” service with the personal touch fully focused on a client’s needs, this is the firm for you.’

‘Clients who instruct the Dispute Resolution Team can rely on the solicitors they instruct and as a barrister it is always a joy to receive instructions from B P Collins because you know the case will be well prepared and the clients will have received commercial, practical and realistic advice.’

‘The Dispute Resolution Team also has the benefit of being able to draw on other specialist lawyers in other departments when the dispute requires it, which means that all of the client’s legal needs can be kept. From my observations, they are also very clear with clients about fees, so that the client knows how much expenditure they are incurring/can expect to incur.’

‘B P Collins backs up its service to clients with newsletters, client knowhow events etc so that the clients have the opportunity to obtain some additional knowledge. Two members of the dispute resolution team are also qualified mediators so B P Collins can also offer ADR options internally as well as externally.’

‘Craig Williams is very strategic. From the outset of a case he will set a clear and realistic strategy to achieve the clients’ ends whilst at the same time ensuring that the steps taken are beneficial and cost effective for the clients.’

‘Chris Hatton is a hardworker who is willing to put in the hours for the client’s case if needed. Dedicated to the client’s cause whilst being realistic.’

‘A proactive approach to dispute resolution that promotes mediation and a real goal of finding solutions, unlike too many of their competitors who appear to have the elongation of the dispute as their prime goal.’

Key clients

Summerleaze Group

BIC UK Limited

Biffa Waste Services Limited

P B Donoghue Group

AMF Bowling Holdings Limited

The Original Bowling Company

TMD Technologies Limited

Toshiba Medical Systems Limited

UK Parking Control Limited

Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority S.A.

Kawasaki Motors UK

Employment > Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

B P Collins LLP is one of the leading employment practices in the region and specialises in restrictive covenants, executive exits and complex litigation. The team act for both employers and employees with sector knowledge in retail, leisure, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Alongside employment advice, the practice provides services in business immigration and HR assistance through a sub-brand, HR2Help. The team is experienced in transactional and contentious matters with many passing through the tribunal system and High Court. Jo Davis heads the team with expertise in complex TUPE transactions while Chris Brazier advises on high level executive exits. Kathryn Fielder is a rated practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Jo Davis

Other key lawyers:

Chris Brazier; Kathryn Fielder


‘Innovative new offices. Very high tech, they are reinventing the legal services experience. Their employment team is excellent and incredibly attentive to its clients.’

‘Partner, Chris Brazier, provides an excellent service to clients. Very talented, his first class knowledge of employment law and his commercial acumen raise him above his peers. Very pragmatic and quick to respond. Results driven, he really pulls out all the stops for his clients. I would highly recommend him. He is very ably assisted by the conscientious Greg Clark who is one to watch.’

‘The employment team is readily available and offers sound, pragmatic advice.’

‘I consider Jo Davis to be excellent. Jo has a firm grasp on the real-world practicalities of running a business and frames her guidance within the context of her client’s business operations. Importantly Jo makes herself available to her clients. Her dry wit is always very much appreciated!’

Kathryn Fielder has provided me with sound advice on employment matters and makes herself readily available.’

‘Jo Davis is simply outstanding. Nothing is too difficult or complex or her. She understands the law and understands tactics in litigation. She inspires confidence in clients.’

‘Our company have worked closely with B P Collins for several years on various areas of employment legislation. Their approach is to work closely with their clients and to understand the needs of their clients’ businesses, so that they can provide solutions-focused advice.’

‘Chris Brazier is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of employment law and has supported and guided me through some difficult areas of employment legislation. Chris takes the time to understand not only the nature of our business, but of equal importance the culture of our business, which enables him to provide us with the best possible legal advice and solutions that support our business. I always feel that Chris’ priority is to work closely with me to make sure that we achieve the best possible outcome for the business.’

Key clients

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi

Biffa Waste Services Limited

CPI TMD Technologies Limited

Ceva Animal Health Limited

The Amtico Company Limited

Bic UK Limited

Hawkins Brown Architecture Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Saqr Al Qasimi in the reported Court of Appeal dispute with his former PA, whom he discovered in 2014 had not paid tax on her earnings.

Private client > Family: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

The family team at B P Collins LLP is highly regarded for its expertise in complex cases with high-value assets, high incomes, overseas elements and complicated trust and tax structures. The team has expertise in all types of family issues both before marriage and upon its breakdown and is increasingly handling cases with an international element. Sue Andrews heads the practice and focuses on issues relating to overseas assets, trust arrangements and property portfolios. Sadie Glover deals with child abduction issues while Hannah Yellop is experienced in navigating complex pension matters.

Practice head(s):

Sue Andrews

Other key lawyers:


‘The team appears busy energetic and competent, and run cases efficiently and without unnecessary wastage of costs.’

‘Sue Andrews is a sensible and capable solicitor who gives appropriately forthright advice and fights her clients’ corners extremely hard. She can also see when a case needs to find a settlement for the clients sake and her approach is both sensitive and thoughtful.’

‘A really good quality team of lawyers providing high quality service outside of Central London to the wealthier clients in the Home Counties.’

‘Claire Filer is really good. She gives firm and reasonable advice and always litigates her cases exceptionally well.’

‘Sue Andrews has a great reputation within the industry and remains a force to be reckoned with.’

‘Ella Moxey is incredibly hard-working and details-focused.’

‘B P Collins are the premier firm in family law in Buckinghamshire. They have a highly expert team, headed by Sue Andrews and offer the full service at a very competitive level.’

‘The team at B P Collins are all committed to their clients and plainly dedicated in achieving the best outcome for them.’

Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 1

B P Collins LLP‘s wills, trusts and probate team is highly regarded for its experience in capital tax planning, the use of trusts both inter-vivos and in wills, Court of Protection applications and complex administrations. The office is based in Gerrards Cross, a hub for high-net-worth individuals who require estate planning and administration advice. Lucy Wood heads the team and has expertise in handling complex assets and estates. Sharon Heselton is experienced in contentious estate work and inheritance tax issues while Dominic Ibbs advises trustees and beneficiaries.

Practice head(s):

Lucy Wood

Other key lawyers:


‘Approachable, efficient and empathetic towards clients’ situations.’

‘We work with several different individuals and all make our lives easier. All are willing to help and are extremely efficient. I believe all at B P Collins are working for the right reasons which makes them incredibly easy to trust.’

‘Lucy Wood has been excellent in looking after our clients and ensuring their estate and trust planning needs are met. I find her approach to be very collaborative and she gets the job done for clients in an excellent way.’

‘The team know their stuff. They deliver their knowledge to clients in a way that non-legal people are able to understand. What we like most about the team is that they feel like colleagues working in partnership with us for the benefit of our clients.’

‘Knowledge, application of that knowledge and service is top quality. Feedback on what is happening and how matters are progressing keeps us connected to the client experience.’

‘All the team members I have met have been approachable and easy to talk to. Their costs are clear and reasonable. They are very knowledgeable with a good team covering most disciplines.’

‘Highly professional, but friendly at the same time, and prepared to help the client reach a practical commercial decision as well as explaining the legal situation. Always provide very timely and clear communications.’

Real estate > Environment and planning Tier 1

B P Collins LLP‘s environment and planning team handles a range of environmental work across sectors including corporate and commercial, regulation, and property, with expertise in both non-contentious advisory work and contentious litigation. The team support clients in site acquisition and management, logistics, regulatory compliance, and disputes including judicial reviews. Team head Alex Zachary is especially experienced in waste management and recycling, renewable energy, and corporate transactions. David Smellie is another key contact for clients in the waste sector. Craig Williams leads on contentious matters, while Alison Taylor handles high-value commercial lease transactions for both landlords and tenants in the environmental sector. Jonothan Moss is also a key contact, specialising in environmental breach litigation, where he has appeared before the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

Alex Zachary

Other key lawyers:

David Smellie; Craig Williams; Alison Taylor; Jonothan Moss


‘In every case we work on together it is nothing but the highest standard of instructions, communication and attention to detail. All members of the team are strictly professional but very approachable and thorough, they are an absolute pleasure to work with.’

‘Jonothan Moss is first class and goes above and beyond for his clients. His enthusiasm and attention to detail has always me, no stone is left unturned.’

‘They are very well integrated providing a tailored service of exactly what is needed without any overlap. I rate the firm as excellent.’

‘I have only worked in detail with Jonothan Moss; he has good vision to identify solutions to problems and is well focused with polite persistence to ensure that solutions are delivered. Jonothan has an excellent understanding of the various regulatory regimes and has plenty of experience and wisdom to resolve problems.’

‘The firm has a decades long track-record of environmental work covering waste-management and water regulation. They were in this market long before it became fashionable and have an outstanding depth of knowledge and commercial appreciation of the sector.’

Key clients

The Biffa Group

Summerleaze Group (including Summerleaze Limited and Andigestion Limited

Ice Energy Technologies

i2O Water Limited

2K Polymer Systems Limited

Employment > Immigration Tier 2

B P Collins LLP‘s business immigration group is well regarded for its ability to provide its clients with a full commercial service, with notable experience in the architecture, manufacturing, finance and pharmaceuticals sectors. The team also advises on personal immigration, where it advises high-net-worth individuals and families on right to remain and citizenship applications. Practice head Chris Brazier also leads the cross-practice Brexit team, providing comprehensive advice on all aspects of EU-UK trade and immigration. Kathryn Fielder is well known for her in-depth sponsorship management experience, and solicitor Greg Clark is also recommended, especially for his work with private clients. All named lawyers are based in Gerrards Cross.

Practice head(s):

Chris Brazier

Other key lawyers:


‘A very professional, polite & understanding partnership.’

‘Personable & flexible whilst always remaining prompt & punctual.’

‘B P Collins is a great mix between a City and a high street firm and occupies a unique place in the market due to the expectation that members of the team practice in both employment and immigration. This makes them well placed to represent both individuals and employers alike in matters where immigration and employment law overlap.’

‘Chris Brazier has a calm and measured manner which inspires confidence in clients and colleagues. Greg Clark is able to put nervous clients at ease whilst keeping on top of complex factual details and technical legal points, meaning he is well-liked by both lay clients and colleagues.’

Key clients

Vestel BV Holland

Ceva Animal Health Limited/ Ceva Sante

The Amtico Company Limited

MBS Lighting Limited

TranScrip Limited

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 2

B P Collins LLP handles a broad range of disputes relating to contentious probate, administration of estates, validity of documents, breach of trust claims, and the Inheritance Act, representing an array of high-net-worth individuals. The Thames Valley practice is led by Craig Williams, ‘a formidable negotiator equally at ease with lay clients, mediators and opponents‘. He works alongside dispute resolution head Matthew Brandis, who is ‘always calm whatever arises in his cases and has a real ability to put his clients at ease.’

Practice head(s):

Craig Williams

Other key lawyers:


‘B P Collins is the standout firms in the area for this work. They have real strength in depth across the team and are instructed both for both claimants and defendants in both contested probate, trusts and Inheritance Act matters. The contentious team is supported by the strength in depth in the non-contentious team.’

‘Craig Williams is the star of the show. A formidable negotiator equally at ease with lay clients, mediators and opponents. If a matter cannot settle he is an equally formidable litigator always seeking the best outcome for his clients without ever losing sight of what is proportionate and realistic in the litigation. I must also mention Matthew Brandis – always calm whatever arises in his cases and with a real ability to put his clients at ease – however emotive the litigation becomes.’

‘The team deal with a broad range of disputes including contentious probate, administration of estates, validity of documents, breach of trust claims, and the Inheritance Act. Most of their clients are generally high-net-worth individuals.’

‘Craig Williams is simply brilliant, transparent and very responsive. Matthew Brandis is very experienced and knowledgeable.’

‘Superb attention to detail, practical advice to the clients, and utterly caring support for them.’

‘Craig Williams is an exceptional solicitor. Incredibly thoughtful and perceptive, and always thinking two steps ahead of the current point in any litigation or potential claim.’

‘The team have exceptional contentious trust and estate knowledge. They are also commercial and pragmatic in their advice and solutions.’

‘The people within the practice have always been well informed and pleasant to deal with. Billing is straight forward and easy to understand.’

Real estate > Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 2

B P Collins LLP‘s real estate practice in Gerrard’s Cross acts for a number of property investors and deals with acquisitions, re-gears, financing, lettings and sales. The firm has expertise in the mining and minerals sector, advising on extraction leases for companies and is similarly experienced in the leisure and retail industry. Alison Taylor leads the practice and handles complex portfolio management, commercial lease transactions and sales. Maria Mowberry focuses on real estate finance work while Martina Razaq leads the residential property team.

Practice head(s):

Alison Taylor

Other key lawyers:

Maria Mowberry; Martina Razaq


‘Communication and professionalism. The team are exceptional at keeping us informed of progress and are proactive at addressing issues that arise. A key strength is the diverse skill set that the in-house team have and the ability to resource to meet the demand.’

‘Broad range of expertise with solid local roots and knowledge.’

‘The key commercial property team members are commercial pragmatic and client friendly.’

‘They are a close knit team who have worked extremely well together for a long time. They have City backgrounds and punch above their weight. Also great to see so many women partners and senior lawyers.’

‘Alison Taylor heads the team and is an excellent commercial lawyer. She is also a great manager and motivator of her close knit team.’

‘Dealing with the same lawyer year on year and thus a very low staff turnover. That same individual providing accurate and quality advice but also well supported by senior partners of the firm.’

‘Always efficient, quick to respond, flexible and personal.’

‘They are a solid law practice that give good legal advice which is also commercial. They provide a prompt service and are always willing to help. They are my go to firm to recommend if a client ever asks because I can trust them to do a good job.’

Key clients


The Original Bowling Company

AMF Bowling

Hollywood Bowl

Biffa Group

Welford Investments Limited

Rico Logistics Limited

Summerleaze Limited

Mobile Mini, Inc

Lacoste UK Limited

Wycombe District Council

CliniMed Holdings Limited

Welland Medical Limited

Bijou Living Limited

Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud Tier 4

B P Collins LLP's team, which is led from Gerrard's Cross by principal lawyer Jonothan Moss, is described as 'excellent and a true credit to the firm'. Key characteristics of the practice include its solicitor-advocacy service, which means it can handle cases in-house, and its expertise in road traffic law, environmental and regulatory matters. Recent cases of note have concerned sexual assault, controlling and coercive behaviour and driving offences. Matthew Brandis leads the overall dispute resolution group, while senior associate James Constable is a highly regarded member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Jonothan Moss

Other key lawyers:


‘James Constable is an excellent solicitor with legal acumen and great interpersonal skills.’

‘I have always been impressed by James Constable’s hard work, exceptional client care and fantastic grasp of criminal law practice and procedure. James is attentive and understanding with new clients and his calm and collected approach reassures them from the outset and no doubt makes the case easier for all involved.’

‘The criminal team at BP Collins are excellent and a true credit to the firm.’

‘Jonathan Moss is an excellent criminal lawyer. He has an excellent knowledge of the law but also understands how to explain it to clients with little, or no, background knowledge. He is approachable, helpful and hard-working.’

‘James Constable is great to work with. He’s always on top of the evidence, and immediately finds a way through it for his client. I find his approach very approachable and understated, yet highly effective. Always polite, helpful and ready to assist.’

‘A fantastic firm with an outstanding reputation.’

‘James Constable provides an excellent service to clients. He’s hard-working and provides clients with accurate and robust advice.’

‘Jonothan Moss is first class and goes above and beyond for his clients. His enthusiasm and attention to detail means no stone is left unturned.’

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 4

Led by Phil Hind, who was promoted to partner in May 2021, B P Collins LLP‘s property disputes department provides the full spectrum of support to a varied client list of high-net-worth individuals and businesses. Hind’s experience covers rights of way issues, restrictive covenants, dilapidations, break clauses, and residential landlord and tenant disputes. He is supported by associates Elliot Brookes and Manjot Dhillon.

Practice head(s):

Phil Hind

Other key lawyers:


‘Outstanding property litigation team led by Phil Hind.’

‘Phil Hind – covers a range of property litigation from the straightforward to the obscure, technical and challenging – all with his characteristic calm. An incisive lawyer with a talent for litigation and getting the best outcome for his clients.’

‘I feel that clients who are represented by B P Collins get properly ‘looked after’. Most law firms provide excellent legal advice, but I have a sense that B P Collins really care.’

‘Manjot Dhillon is a truly first-rate solicitor. She provides excellent legal advice to her clients, sometimes in very difficult circumstances, and has a superb manner. It is a delight to be instructed on matters where Manjot has been involved.’

‘Phil Hinds has a wide-ranging portfolio of clients and the ability to achieve commercial outcomes based upon imaginative application of the law.’

‘Great client base, very hard-working and well-organised team who work together cohesively.’

‘Phil Hind is an excellent lawyer and head of department. You can trust his advice. Manjot Dhillon and Elliott Brookes are also very accomplished lawyers who have a keen eye for detail and take pride in their work, and finding the correct answer to knotty problems.’

B P Collins LLP is a consistently successful law firm dedicated to delivering robust legal solutions for both commercial and private clients though all stages of their business or personal life. The firm operates in  London, Gerrards Cross and Thame.

The firm: The firm specialises in tailored, innovative and effective legal advice for all clients, ranging from business start-ups to multinationals, and successful entrepreneurs to retired professionals. For over 50 years, the firm has developed an enviable reputation for competence and excellence. It has a solid track record of winning cases, solving clients’ problems, managing risk, safeguarding and growing wealth, and providing peace of mind. B P Collins continues to hold the Law Society’s Practice Management Standard (Lexcel) and other Law Society quality schemes.

Types of work undertaken
Corporate: the team works with investors, business owners and UK branches of international businesses, amongst others.  They are renowned for flexibility and responsiveness and greatly value communication with clients to ensure they can help them achieve their desired outcomes.

Commercial: This team of experts work in partnership with clients to protect them and limit their liability. Their knowledge and experience enables them to guide clients through challenges and ensure consistency and quality of service and brand. They often act as a second opinion to in-house teams to ensure legal budgets go further and help clients prevent costly and negative situations.

Employment: this established and dedicated team is well known for tackling difficult and sensitive issues. They manage a diverse case load, acting for employers and senior employees. The size of the practice allows for individual specialisms in its core areas of corporate support, employment rights and benefits, contracts, executive terminations, business immigration, discrimination and dismissal claims, protection of confidentiality and business transfers. The team regularly challenges existing case law.

Dispute resolution: the firm’s sizable, and growing, litigation team includes several experts in their respective fields and qualified mediators. Its continuing growth and diversity ensure that the team’s solid track record of winning cases before courts of all levels is maintained. The team offers rapid, clear and practical advice on all commercial contract disputes, construction, partnership and shareholder disputes, IP and IT disputes, factoring and trade finance, fraud and insolvency to large and successful businesses across the UK. Its highly successful property litigation team enables the firm to handle landlord and tenant disputes for many clients, a specialist construction disputes expert supports the firm’s property clients and a growing criminal disputes team deal with professional discipline, regulatory investigations, business crime and fraud as well as services relating to driving offenses, illegal encampments and mental health.

Commercial and residential property: the team boasts recognised field leaders with longstanding experience in commercial and residential development, the waste and gravel industries, the retail sector and creative industries. They offer expert advice regarding secured lending, sales and leasebacks, joint ventures, development agreements, commercial acquisitions residential investment and trust-related work. The team also advises on the challenging impact of environmental law on property ownership and transactions. Support is provided to the corporate practice in undertaking acquisitions, refinancing and disposals, and the team provides residential property services to individuals with significant assets.

Family: this skilled and respected team contains a breadth of experience that attracts a variety of high-profile family and divorce cases. They advise high-net-worth clients on their divorce or separation, foreign assets, pensions and pre-nuptial agreements. Where children are involved, the team help with decisions about their care and the financial arrangements for them. They are committed to a constructive approach to resolving family matters and provide measured legal support.

Private client: legal directories continue to regard the team as one of the best in the Thames Valley. It provides a dedicated trust administration service and legal services specifically for not-for-profit organisations and issues affecting the elderly, an area that traditional practices rarely cover. The team has recognised strength in estate planning and administrations and trusts, including offshore trusts. It increasingly handles international tax and domicile issues for a diverse range of wealthy clients.

Senior partner Simon Deans
Business immigration Chris Brazier
Corporate and commercial Simon Deans
Corporate and commercial Alex Zachary
Dispute resolution Matthew Brandis
Employment Jo Davis
Environment Alex Zachary
Family Sue Andrews
Notary David Wilkinson
Private client disputes Craig Williams
Technology and IP Alex Zachary
Private client Lucy Wood
Residential property Martina Razaq
Commercial property Alison Taylor
Commercial property Maria Mowberry
Corporate and commercial David Smellie
Business immigration Kathryn Fielder
Dispute resolution Craig Williams
Property litigation Phil Hind
Private client Sharon Heselton
Private client disputes Matthew Brandis
Corporate and commercial Beth Miel
Private client Dominic Ibbs
Dispute Resolution Rajiv Malhotra
Construction disputes Steven Smith
Criminal disputes Jonothan Moss
Criminal disputes James Constable
Dispute resolution Simon Carroll
Property litigation Elliott Brookes
Residential property Matthew Crockford
Commercial and residential property Emily Halley
Private client Naadim Shamji
Residential property Charlotte Mason
Sue Andrews photoMrs Sue AndrewsPartner and Practice Group Leader.
Matthew Brandis photo Matthew BrandisPartner and Practice Group Leader
Chris Brazier photoMr Chris BrazierPartner
Simon Carroll photoMr Simon CarrollPartner
James Constable photo James ConstableSenior Associate
Jo Davis photo Jo DavisPartner and Employment Practice Group Leader.
Simon Deans photo Simon DeansSenior Partner
Kathryn Fielder photoMs Kathryn FielderPartner
Chris Hardy photo Chris HardyChris stepped down as Partner at the end of his senior partner…
Sharon Heselton photo Sharon HeseltonSenior Associate(non solicitor) and Probate Specialist
Phil Hind photoMr Phil HindPartner
Dominic Ibbs photo Dominic IbbsSenior Associate.
Rajiv Malhotra photo Rajiv MalhotraSenior Associate.
Beth Miel photo Beth MielSenior Associate
Jonothan Moss photoMr Jonothan MossPrinciple lawyer
Maria Mowberry photoMs Maria MowberryPartner.
Gillian Price photoMs Gillian PricePrincipal lawyer
Martina Razaq photoMrs Martina RazaqPartner. 
David Smellie photo David SmelliePartner
Alison Taylor photo Alison TaylorPartner and Practice Group Leader.  
Craig Williams photo Craig WilliamsPartner
Lucy Wood photoMs Lucy WoodPartner and Practice Group Leader
Alex Zachary photo Alex ZacharyPartner and Practice Group Lead
Number of UK partners : 17
Number of other UK fee-earners : 50
Law Society
Solicitors Regulation Authority

B P Collins is committed to promoting a fair working environment in which all are treated equally regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, disability or age.

We value diversity and actively promote these principles by seeking to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly with dignity and respect, recognising and encouraging individual contribution within the organisation and aiming to ensure that our staff achieve their full potential.

All employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria and we endeavour not to discriminate in the areas of recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, training, access to benefits and services, discipline or dismissal.

We regularly review our recruitment procedures to maximise applications from all areas of society and to ensure equal opportunities at all stages.

It is also our policy that all employees should be allowed to work in an environment free from harassment, bullying or unsolicited or unwelcome comments or overtures on discriminatory grounds.

We recognise the need for staff to balance their career and domestic responsibilities and support flexible working requests wherever possible.

Our diversity facts:


Female: 60% Male: 36% Prefer not to say: 4%


16-24: 10% 25-34: 43% 35-44: 15%

45-54: 15% 55-64: 10% 65+: 3% Prefer not to say: 4%


Indian: 8% Pakistani: 1% White Asian: 1% Other Mixed/Ethnic: 3% British/English/Northern Irish/Scottish: 71% Irish: 3% Other White: 6% Prefer not to say: 7%

Disability (according to the definition of the Equality Act)

Yes: 7% No: 86%

Client name: Helen Webster

“Matthew was brilliant from the outset, very responsive and quick to respond to emails or concerns even late into the evening and at weekends! Very professional and honest and I always felt as if Matthew had my best interests at heart. I worked with Matthew for approximately 10 months due to the length of time it took to resolve my matter and the quality and standard of service throughout was faultless.”