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Lennons Solicitors

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 4

Lennons Solicitors advises on a number of commercial litigation matters from small contractual disputes to high-value claims. This work often involves professional negligence, debt recovery and shareholder issues. Kumaran Sivathillainathan leads the practice with support from Andrew King who represents clients in property and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Kumaran Sivathillainathan

Other key lawyers:


‘Diverse, friendly, local, communitive and connected.’

‘Friendly and fast to respond.’

‘Andrew King is hard working, keen to produce a good result and friendly to work with.’

‘Well rounded team, able to give advice across the board taking into account employment and property law as well as commercial to ensure that the client gets the best outcome. Written work always excellent with well prepared statements and applications.’

‘Kumaran Sivathillainathan and Andrew King provide the back bone of the team. Andrew in particular is a stellar commercial litigator with an eye for a good deal or a moment of weakness on the other side. His negotiaton skills are second to none of those I have mediated with.’

Key clients

Mitchel Hopkinson

A Class Corporate Travel UK Ltd

T2 Fitness Training & Education Limited

Montway Limited

Work highlights

  • Defended a claim seeking to enforce indemnities under the Share Purchase Agreement from 2008.
  • Provided commercial litigation services to A Class Corporate Travel UK Ltd.
  • Acted for T2 Fitness Training & Education Ltd in a debt recovery against students that have failed to pay.  

Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 4

Lennons Solicitors takes on high-value cases with a particular emphasis on matters related to childhood. The team is led by Chesham-based director Andrew King, who works on inquests, brain injury matters and clinical negligence cases related to children.

Practice head(s):

Andrew King


‘Andrew King is very practical and down to earth. Imaginative and flexible in his approach. Works tirelessly on your behalf. Patient, knowledgeable and affable’

‘Andrew King has been superb when I have dealt with him, I feel like my case is in good hands.’

‘Andrew King was very direct and straight to the point with the legal advice he gave.’

‘The welcoming environment of the team and relaxed but professional approach of Andrew King at my first consultation soon reassured any of my concerns. I particularly appreciated the attention and understanding that I received when discussing my case.’

‘Lennons are a very established solicitors firm in my home town. Several family members and friends have also used Lennons in the past and have always had the highest praise and respect on how the client was dealt with.’

‘I am currently working with Andrew King, absolutely 110% the professional at all times. My legal case is very personal and emotional to me, Andrew and his team have embraced this with great professional conduct and for this I have the upmost respect.’

‘The team at Lennons Solicitors are a pleasure to deal with. They are particularly responsive, empathetic and sensitive to client needs. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with rival firms. Lennons are a firm I would have no hesitation recommending to others. Andrew King is particularly impressive and has a substantial social media presence, providing useful practice updates and commentary on relevant legal areas.’

‘Andrew King is a real star of the profession. He has an impressive ability to be across a huge amount of detail in complex cases, spanning various practice areas. He is passionate about getting the right result for his clients and has a really astute commercial sense. I consider the tactical nous of the firm to be a particular strength. They a wily operators and achieve consistently great outcomes.’

Work highlights

  • Represented the widow of a man was tragically killed whilst working in the course of his employment.

Real estate > Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 4

Lennons Solicitors provides a full range of commercial property work including landlord and tenant work, acquisitions, disposals of investment property, secured lending and development work. Serdar Mehmet heads the practice and focuses in residential-led development, finance matters, commercial landlord and tenant work. Jackie Craig is well-versed in share sales and secured lending transactions.

Practice head(s):

Serdar Mehmet

Other key lawyers:


‘Lennons Solicitors offer not just business and family legal advice, but they are the best legal practitioners over the last 30 years I have ever worked with. Lennons cover business as well as personal legal support. They are efficient, professional, client friendly and have excellent communication skills. Time and time again they have delivered projects on time, within budget, they always go the extra mile to ensure their clients best interests are protected. This has given me the confidence to work with them on my personal as well as business matters. I would highly recommend their services and having worked with many, many companies offering legal advice over the years, Lennons are certainly the best. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone, and indeed I have.’

‘Serdar Mehmet Senior Associate at Lennons has acted for us on a number of occasions, regarding the acquisiton and sale of commercial properties, he has drafted complicated leases, assigned leases and terminated leases on our behalf. They have worked with other solicitors and lawyers to ensure the projects we have instructed them on, have been delivered efficiently and on time. Serdar is always extremely professional, personable, passionate, diligent and his attention to detail is second to none, as well he has excellent communicating skills.’

‘Good technically at fair value. Good response times. Personable.’

‘Good personal communication and understanding of our needs.’

‘All Lennons staff are very personable and helpful.’

‘This is a very strong practice in dealing with property matters, both commercial and residential, in terms of conveyancing and advice generally.’

‘Serdar Mehmet heads up the property team and is a good all-rounder. What is particularly important here is strength in depth,which is what is rarely found elsewhere.’

Key clients

W E Black Finance Ltd

Kalpesh Patel

Durkin and Sons Retirement Fund

Trudy Pension Fund

Ridgepoint Homes Limited

Troy Homes Limited

W. J & M. Mash Limited

Howarth Homes Plc

Inland Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented W E Black Finance Ltd in the redemption of a £17M loan facility and dealing with a new £2M loan to the same borrower for funding another project.
  • Acted for Ridgepoint Homes Ltd in the acquisition of a significant residential development site for circa 200 units.
  • Acted on behalf of W E Black Ltd regarding the unconditional sale of a development site with planning permission for 45 residential dwellings to a registered provider.

Lennons Solicitors is a leading Buckinghamshire-based, full-service law firm, known for providing clear, commercially-minded advice and taking a personal approach to legal services.

The firm operates throughout the Chiltern and South Bucks districts of Buckinghamshire, with offices in Chesham, Amersham and Beaconsfield.

Specialities: The firm has established a reputation for providing clear, practical legal solutions and an unparalleled level of personal service for both corporate and individual clients. The personable, commercially-aware solicitors at Lennons go to great lengths to build and maintain a positive working relationship with their clients, fully-understanding their personal aspirations, commitments and values.

The firm has a proven track record of successful outcomes in both contentious and non-contentious cases, specialising in commercial and residential property, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, employment, family, personal injury and private client matters.

Work areas
Commercial property: The experienced commercial property team at Lennons is headed and supervised by Serdar Mehmet. With a long-standing reputation for excellence, the department enjoys enduring relationships with a number of high-profile clients.

The department excels in areas including:

  • Property development
  • Planning applications
  • Section 106 agreements
  • Leases
  • Conveyancing
  • Conditional contracts

Dispute resolution: The litigation team at Lennons Solicitors are recognised for their strong negotiating skills and commitment to their clients in both commercial and personal matters. Head of department, Andrew King, has worked on a number of notable cases which have received considerable press coverage and is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.

The department specialises in matters including:

  • Professional negligence
  • Director and  shareholder disputes
  • IP disputes
  • Defamation
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Contentious probate
  • Neighbour and boundary disputes

Residential property: The residential property team at Lennons consistently demonstrate their ability to progress cases in a timely and efficient fashion, whilst keeping clients informed and updated throughout.  The department has grown rapidly in recent years and continues to go from strength to strength.

Their areas of expertise include:

  • Conveyancing
  • Buy to let
  • Shared ownership
  • Transfer of equity
  • Re-mortgaging
  • Extending a lease

Employment: Clients of Lennons Solicitors consistently praise the swift actions and personal service of the Employment team, who have acted in a number of publicised and highly-cited cases. Lennons act for both employers and employees and are able to deal with matters in a sensitive, yet proactive manner that ensures a good result.

The department specialises in:

  • Unfair and wrongful dismissals
  • Settlement agreements
  • TUPE
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Discrimination
  • Employment contracts and policies

Corporate and commercial: The corporate and commercial department at Lennons Solicitors work closely with businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to larger SMEs and corporate clients. The team all demonstrate a commercial knowledge that allows them to fully understand the intricacies of clients’ businesses and offer advice that’s well suited to their specific situation.

The corporate and commercial team specialise in:

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Business set-ups
  • Shareholders, LLP and partnership agreements
  • Commercial contracts

Family law: With a breadth of experience and keen eye for detail, the family law department at Lennons have advised clients on complex cases, some of which span multiple countries and involved a number of foreign assets. The team never fail to grasp the complexities of a situation and take a refreshingly pragmatic approach to their work.

The family law team specialise in:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Dissolving civil partnerships
  • Finances
  • Children
  • Pre-nuptial agreements
  • Injuctions
  • Cohabitation

Personal injury and medical negligence: The talented personal injury and medical negligence team at Lennons Solicitors are guided by Andrew King, who is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers as a Senior Litigator and is the Secretary of their Transport Special Interest Group, which stimulates discussion and debate on road traffic accidents. The team are experienced in high-value cases and tirelessly provide smooth, client-focused services, with top-tier knowledge and regular updates.

The personal injury and medical negligence team specialise in:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Pedestrian and cyclist accidents
  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Medical negligence

Wills, probate and life planning: The experienced wills, probate and life planning team at Lennons provide a personal and conscientious service to a wide range of private clients, some of whom are business owners or high-net-worth individuals. Clients often praise the department for their personable demeanor and approachability.

The wills, probate and life planning team specialise in:

  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Powers of attorney for business owners
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Deputyship
Managing Director | Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Andrew Kingandrew.king@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Director | Head of Family Law Gavin Henshawgavin.henshaw@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Residential Property Mike Wraggmike.wragg@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Employment Law Tamara Barbearytamara.barbeary@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Wills, Probate & Life Planning Camilla Haggith-Khonjecamilla.haggith-khonje@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Commercial Property Serdar Mehmetserdar.mehmet@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Dispute Resolution Kumaran Sivathillainathankumaran.Sivathillainathan@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Tamara Barbeary photo Tamara BarbearyHead of Employment Law | Solicitor
Gavin Henshaw photo Gavin HenshawDirector | Solicitor
Andrew King photo Andrew KingManaging Director | Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence
Kumaran Sivathillainathan photo Kumaran SivathillainathanHead of Dispute Resolution
Staff (total) : 50-100
Directors : 3
Solicitors : 20-30
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)

CLIENT: Alexander Dressler
TESTIMONIAL: I have been a client of Lennons Solicitors, Chess Chambers, for over a year. My solicitor, Gavin Henshaw, has done an amazing job during this time. I have been trying to get a divorce for more than 20 years — without luck. The efforts have spanned four countries — the United States, Hungary, Guatemala and the UK — and half-a-dozen lawyers and solicitors. Due to a combination of my ex-wife’s stalling tactics and legal representation not up to the job of handling an international divorce case, I thought I would never get divorced — until Gavin took on the case. Gavin was quick to grasp the difficulties in the case, looked for solutions, and followed through with determination and excellent knowledge of the law. When he needed additional advice, he was quick to get it. He always let me know where matters stood. As a result, I am now divorced and all outstanding financial issues have been resolved.

CLIENT: Alison Chauhan
TESTIMONIAL: Lennons Solicitors were highly recommended by 2 lots of friends and Lennons lived up to our expectations when selling a house in York via probate and some very technical aspects linked to Land Registry – we live in Bucks – and the whole process was very efficient and economic under Ros Nolan who proved to be a very safe pair of hands. We were fully kept in the picture throughout the process with an outcome we were looking for. We will appoint Lennons for legal services in the future and would recommend Lennons to others as well.

CLIENT: Kieran Byrne
TESTIMONIAL: I had the pleasure of dealing with Rezaul from Lennons in a couple of recent transactions, both residential and commercial. I found him to be extremely professional and knowledgeable. He was also tenacious in protecting my interests. Altogether my experience of using Lennons was excellent, I will use them again and recommend them to friends.

CLIENT: Deborah Porter
TESTIMONIAL: Andrew King from Lennons Solicitors is excellent. Andrew explains everything in a way you can understand & not in solicitor speak like some solicitors do. I had another solicitor who was working on a very sensitive case for myself & my ex-husband after our son was tragically killed in a road traffic accident. I needed help to understand the letters I was receiving from this solicitor, so I got in contact with Andrew King for a second opinion. Andrew was very understanding and helpful handling my sensitive case and helped me out tremendously. The way Andrew explained things made it easier for me to understand the letters. Andrew is a very good solicitor, who I would recommend 100%.

TESTIMONIAL: I have used Lennons many times for property transactions and bridging loans. This time Rezaul kindly helped with what proved to be a very difficult bridging loan to push through. Rezaul was extremely diligent, professional and extremely tenacious when faced with unresponsive and disorganised solicitors from the other side. He stayed calm and professional and always kept me updated although I know he was losing his mind with how hard it was to get anywhere with the other side’s solicitors. Thank you so much Rezaul. I highly recommend Rezaul and Lennons to anyone.

CLIENT: Anonymous (Employment)
TESTIMONIAL: Lennons provided me with practical, no-nonsense advice that made me aware of the positives and negatives of all possible courses of action. Tamara was an outstanding adviser – she was very responsive, even over the Christmas period when the office was shut.