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TWM Solicitors LLP
South East

Commercial property: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 2

'Outstanding personal service' is a draw for clients to TWM Solicitors LLPAdrian Price oversees work on substantial acquisitions and disposals relating to residential and commercial development projects, commercial leases, landlord and tenant work and related financing. In the Epsom office, Anne Fowler has a focus on the leisure/golf clubs and health industries and managing partner Matthew Truelove  continues to act on a range of commercial developments.

Contentious trusts and probate Tier 2

TWM Solicitors LLP's contentious trusts and probate offering draws upon the strength of the firm's broader private client department, which includes chartered tax advisers. With the promotion of Candy Stockton to partner in February 2019, the firm now fields a two-partner team. Core areas of work include disputes over the interpretation of wills, will validity claims, the removal of executors and Inheritance Act claims. Guy Perkins, who leads the group, specialises in contentious probate and Court of Protection issues.

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 2

TWM Solicitors LLP  offers a range of expertise across the South East; Sarah Cornes, who is based in Wimbledon, undertakes financial settlement cases for high-net-worth individuals with businesses and overseas assets. Collaborative lawyer Demelza Patricio in Reigate deals with challenging children matters, cases involving drug and alcohol abuse, and also has expertise in dealing with sperm donor agreements. Mediator Caroline Keeley includes nuptial agreements and increasingly the break down of LGBT relationships in her experience.

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 2

TWM Solicitors LLP's private client team 'inspires confidence' and is cost effective in its handling of wealth protection, wills, the administration of trusts and estates and tax issues. Allison Crossman heads the group, which also acts as Attorney or Deputy for clients lacking mental capacity. Caroline Foulger is dual qualified; she is also a Chartered Tax Adviser and works with associate Madeleine Gooding on wealth preservation and tax planning including where cross-border assets, domicile and residency issues are involved.

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex Tier 3

The TWM Solicitors LLP team can undertake disputes in a wide range of areas including commercial property, insolvency and the financial sectors. David Hitchcock is highlighted for his broad expertise in both litigation and arbitration and Eileen Barry has wide-ranging experience of areas such as director, shareholder and partnership disputes and professional negligence; she assists clients ranginf from large corporates to SMEs and individuals. Simon Brew joined the team in 2019 from Fladgate LLP bringing with him decades of litigation experience.

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 3

TWM Solicitors LLP's clients are predominantly made up of ultra high-net-worth individuals and local and national family-owned or managed businesses. 'Excellent communicator' Jamie Berry heads the team and Peter Stevens has a noted roster of golf club and automotive clients. The team is especially active on M&A deals involving domestic businesses.

Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex Tier 3

TWM Solicitors LLP has been enlarged since Anthony Wilcox merged his practice Wilcox & Co with the firm in  September 2018. The practice handles corporate employment advice; large re-organisations, redundancies, relocations and TUPE transfers and Patrick Stewart  is especially skilled in  Employment Tribunal work involving unfair dismissals, discriminations, especially regarding disability and whistle blowing.

TWM Solicitors is among the largest legal practices in Surrey and is one of the South East’s leading law firms. It provides a full range of services to individuals, businesses and other organisations. The firm is the product of a significant merger in 2000, but proudly traces its origins back to the 1790s.

The firm: TWM Solicitors provides unrivalled coverage in Surrey, and central and south-west London. The hub office in Guildford houses the growing business law practice, while from all locations the firm enjoys a pre-eminent reputation in private client and family law.

Clients come from a variety of sectors, drawn to the firm because of its location and expertise. Businesses that have given consent to be named as clients include Chelsea Technologies Group, Crown Golf, FESPA, Handelsbanken, Lloyds, Miles Commercial, Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation, Shilton plc, Tindle Newspaper & Radio Group and TVR. Private clients are medium, high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Types of work undertaken: The firm enjoys a national reputation for family law. Clients, typically high-net-worth individuals, are drawn from all over the country, as well as from overseas. Services include divorce, separation, civil partnerships, cohabitation, prenuptial agreements and financial aspects such as maintenance, support for children, property transfers, lump sum orders and pension sharing. All types of injunction are handled, as well as Children Act proceedings, including contact, residence and removal. Particular expertise is provided in cross-border disputes. With fully trained mediators in place, the team is able to help separating couples who prefer to avoid the court route.

Further private client services include Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, probate, administration of estates, trust planning/creation and trust administration, as well as specialist taxation advice and matters such as capacity, guardianship etc.

Corporate services include acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, MBO/MBI, raising finance and reorganisations. Commercial services include advising on all types of trading contracts (including online), partnership agreements, intellectual property, IT, and standard terms and conditions. Taxation is also an area of specialisation, including corporation tax, SDLT and VAT. There is a growing practice advising French nationals and businesses intending to invest in the UK.

Commercial property expertise includes acquisitions and sales, preparation and negotiation of leases, property portfolio acquisitions, and licensing. Development and planning work includes site assembly, options agreements, finance agreements and plot sales. Residential property includes sales, purchases, remortgages, shared ownership and transfers of equity. Leasehold includes lease extensions, purchases of freehold, and leaseholders taking over management of their flats. Advice is provided to flat-owners, groups of tenants, residents’ associations and landlords. The Enfranchisement team enjoys an excellent reputation, extending in to London and beyond.

Dispute resolution services are provided by lawyers with specialist knowledge in areas including property, landlord and tenant, building contracts, commercial contract disputes, insolvency/bankruptcy and private client disputes. Wills, trusts and estate disputes are a particular strength, with the team head holding the ACTAPS qualification.

The Employment team advises both employers and employees on a wide range of work, from unfair dismissal and redundancy to discrimination, harassment, breach of contract and disciplinary hearings. In-house advocacy at employment tribunals is provided. Advice is given on drafting employment contracts, handbooks and work policies, as well as HR support and training.

TWM has a Debt Recovery team for recovery of commercial debts, with a proven record of high recovery rates of outstanding debts, at very competitive, often fixed, fees.

TWM is a growing firm and welcomes applications from candidates at all levels who are motivated to help continue to drive the business forward. In the first instance, please contact HR manager Kathy Betts (

Other offices: Cranleigh, Epsom, Leatherhead, London, Reigate, Wimbledon.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior partner Anne Fowler
Managing partner Matthew Truelove
Commercial property Adrian Price
Corporate and commercial Jamie Berry
Debt recovery Guy Perkins
Dispute resolution Guy Perkins
Elderly clients Adrienne Young
Employment Patrick Stewart
Enfranchisement David Stockley
Family law Sarah Cornes
IP/IT Peter Stevens
Lending Julian Sampson
Private client Allison Crossman
Property litigation Eileen Barry
Residential property Jonathan Potter
Tax Caroline Foulger
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jamie Berry  photo Jamie Berry
 Sue Crosby  photo Sue Crosby
 Caroline Foulger  photo Caroline Foulger
 Daniel Jenking  photo Daniel Jenking
 Guy Perkins  photo Guy Perkins
 David Powell  photo David Powell
 Adrian Price  photo Adrian Price
 Peter Stevens  photo Peter Stevens
 Laura Walkley  photo Laura Walkley
 Anthony Wilcox  photo Anthony Wilcox
Number of UK partners : 42
Number of other UK fee-earners : 56
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)