Firm Profile > Lennons Solicitors > Chesham, England

Lennons Solicitors
CHESS CHAMBERS
2 BROADWAY COURT
CHESHAM
HP5 1EG
England

Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant Tier 3

The Chesham-based team at Lennons Solicitors has developed a well-established reputation in the local market for personal injury and clinical negligence work, and it also increasingly attracts mandates from across the UK. Led by director Andrew King, the group excels in a number of key areas, including inquests, brain injury matters and clinical negligence cases related to children. It has a notable strength in securing favourable settlements for clients.

Practice head(s):

Andrew King

Testimonials

From local recommendations, it was made very clear to me that Lennons are very highly respected in this area and I am so pleased that I heeded that advice. Andrew King is my solicitor and it became clear to me very early on that he is a first-class lawyer and at the top of his game.’

Andrew King has been an innovator in the use of legal technology since the lockdown began. A pragmatic and resourceful litigator, he has a nose for a good case and is not afraid to back it when he finds it.

Our partner is well versed, knowledgeable and clearly experienced. We like their combative and can-do nature, coupled with a human touch.’

The team is very professional and always on hand to answer all questions. They are very professional in the way they handle things and always give updates on the case without you having to chase them up. What makes them unique is their client care. They pay attention to detail on individual cases and ensure that clients’ views are heard.’

Superb and very knowledgeable from start to finish and kept me up to date on every step.’

Personable, professional, committed to getting the best result for a case.’

Andrew King is excellent. He has diverse specialties but is first rate in everything he does. He is very good with clients, fighting hard for the best positive result. He is easy to work with and has an excellent reputation locally and more widely.

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 4

With three offices across Buckinghamshire, Lennons Solicitors acts on commercial litigation covering a range of matters such as contracts, professional negligence, shareholder and director disputes, as well as high-value claims for enforcement of indemnity clauses in share purchase agreements. Director and practice leader Andrew King specialises in intellectual property, contract disputes and property litigation.

Practice head(s):

Andrew King

Testimonials

‘The team at Lennons worked continuously to seek solutions to remedy the dispute. I was most impressed by their attention to detail and ability to seek advice from counsel at short notice.’

‘Andrew King was professional, articulate but most importantly personable and delivered us a fantastic result on our case.’

‘Andrew King is a really great communicator, getting the client’s perspective over and looking for practical results.’

Commercial property: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx Tier 4

Based in Chesham, Lennons Solicitors handles a broad range of commercial property work including landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals of investment properties, secured lending issues and development work. Managing director Andy Coyle advises on complex acquisitions and sub-sales of development sites, as well as investment work. Senior associate Serdar Mehmet joined from IBB Law in December 2020, and solicitor Da-Hae Kwon is recommended by clients.

Practice head(s):

Andy Coyle

Other key lawyers:

Serdar Mehmet; Da-Hae Kwon

Testimonials

‘Excellent team, in-depth knowledge of their chosen specialities and very approachable.’ 

‘Andy Coyle offers clear, prompt advice, making the legal process a great deal smoother and efficient.’

‘Lennons are widely regarded as one of the top commercial property firms in the Chilterns. A particular characteristic is the strength and depth of their team.’ 

‘We first worked with Andy Coyle and we were very satisfied, then we worked with Da-Hae Kwon and after four years, we want to continue working together. She is meticulous, helpful, very polite, very kind and with a professionalism that makes us really like working with her.’ 

‘This practice is unique as the team looks at various different property conveyances and any problems that arise, they always come up with a suitable answer. The team are good communicators and will avoid unnecessary expensive legal expenditure on the clients behalf.’ 

‘Andy Coyle has exceptional technical knowledge and the ability to deal with complex issues quickly and in a straight forward manner.’ 

‘The team facilitate our business to operate in the way it does. Without them, I doubt we would be the business we are.’ 

‘Co-ordination between the various members of the team is very good, and all parts of the team are aware of the situation on the ground and therefore are able to act with speed and accuracy.’ 

Key clients

Howarth Homes PLC

Ridgepoint Homes

W.E. Black Limited

Hawridge Properties Limited

New Homes Estates Limited

Lioncrest Homes Limited

Harringtons Property

Troy Homes Limited

Carrington Residential

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
Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director | Head of Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury & Medical Negligence Andrew King andrew.king@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Compliance Director Jenny Russell jenny.russell@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Director | Head of Family Law Gavin Henshaw gavin.henshaw@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Residential Property Mike Wragg mike.wragg@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Employment Law Tamara Barbeary tamara.barbeary@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Wills, Probate & Life Planning Camilla Haggith-Khonje camilla.haggith-khonje@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Head of Commercial Property Serdar Mehmet serdar.mehmet@lennonssolicitors.co.uk
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tamara Barbeary  photo Tamara Barbeary Head of Employment Law | Solicitor
 Camilla Haggith-Khonje  photo Camilla Haggith-Khonje Head of Wills, Probate & Life-Planning | Associate Solicitor
 Gavin Henshaw  photo Gavin Henshaw Director | Solicitor
 Andrew King photo Andrew King Managing Director | Head of Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury & Medical…
 Serdar Mehmet photo Serdar Mehmet Head of Commercial Property
 Jenny Russell  photo Jenny Russell Director | Solicitor
 Mike Wragg  photo Mike Wragg Head of Residential Property | Solicitor
Staff (total) : 40-50
Directors : 4
Solicitors : 10-20
English
Korean
Punjabi
Urdu
Farsi
Nepalese
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
Resolution

At Lennons Solicitors, we value and encourage individuality. We share knowledge, ideas, good practice and life experiences, both professionally and socially. By holding these values close to the heart of the firm, we’ve been able to build a team who come from a plethora of different backgrounds, with each and every member of staff bringing something unique to the table.

By nurturing a team who each have their own experiences, viewpoints and stories to tell, we’re often able to relate to our clients in ways that other law firms simply cannot. We go to great lengths to be the most down-to-earth, approachable lawyers you could possibly hope to meet. A solicitor should be so much more than someone who simply spouts legal jargon; it’s a real skill to be able to deliver dependable legal advice in a way that clients from all backgrounds and walks of life can relate to.

As a result of our outlook on diversity, our staff come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many of our talented solicitors can speak foreign languages in addition to English. This means that you’ll often hear clients conversing with us in languages such as Korean, Romanian, Punjabi or Urdu. We’re very proud to be able to offer legal advice to a diverse array of clients – both individuals and businesses – some of whom travel from across the country to speak with us.

Whilst our commitment to diversity is engrained in the values of the firm, we have also adopted a formal equality and diversity policy, as we are bound to by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are an equal opportunities employer and all the staff at Lennons are committed to avoiding discrimination based on any “protected characteristics”, as outlined in the Equality Act 2010. This applies to our conduct in each and every element of our business, from internal procedures, to dealing with our clients, to speaking with applicants who wish to join Lennons. This includes making any necessary adjustments to accommodate disabled or vulnerable clients, so that they feel at ease. All of our team are aware of this policy and receive training to ensure that it is universally understood and applied.

To track diversity in the firm, we encourage all of our team to complete our annual diversity questionnaire, the results of which we publish on our website. Whilst completion of the questionnaire is not mandatory, the majority of our staff completed the most recent (2019) edition. This allows us to monitor the diversity of our team and report our findings to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

At Lennons, we’re very proud to have such a diverse range of talented staff, who each offer something different to the firm. It’s the combined talents of our team that drive us forward and allow us to be one of Buckinghamshire’s leading law firms.


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%.


CLIENT: Nigel
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.