Who we are

Roger Wilkinson : Partner, Commercial and Mixed Use Property

Roger Wilkinson

Partner, Commercial and Mixed Use Property
rw@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319106
Roger is the Senior Partner at Woodfords and has been in property and commercial practice for over 35 years. He advises on complex transactions for residential, commercial and mixed use properties and development sites, and provides support to colleagues on strategic and professional conduct issues.
Rajan Berry : Managing Partner

Rajan Berry

Managing Partner
rb@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319105
Rajan joined Woodfords in 1997 and has been the Managing Partner since 2003. He is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the firm.
Richard Hemingway : Partner, Property, Landlord and Tenant, Leasehold Enfranchisement and Licensing

Richard Hemingway

Partner, Property, Landlord and Tenant, Leasehold Enfranchisement and Licensing
rh@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319104
Richard is the head of the Woodfords property department. His expertise in this area is extensive, encompassing residential and commercial transactions of all types, including: property sales and purchases and assignments; grant of new leases; lease extensions; licences for alterations or other consents required under freehold or leasehold property; development-site acquisition and finance; and Help to Buy sales and purchases.
Shelley Burt : Head of Conveyancing

Shelley Burt

Head of Conveyancing
sb@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319108
Shelley has been with Woodfords for more than 30 years. She is our conveyancing manager with responsibility for all aspects of the residential property process.
Alistair Wells : Partner, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Employment Law

Alistair Wells

Partner, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Employment Law
aw@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319101
Alistair is the head of the dispute resolution department of the firm and is experienced in handling a range of disputes for both companies and private individuals in the Court of Appeal, High Court, County Court, Employment Tribunal and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Claire Larnder : Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Claire Larnder

Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
cl@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 0203 141 9087
Claire has over 18 years’ experience in dispute resolution. As a partner in our litigation and dispute resolution department, she assists clients on a broad range of contentious matters, including commercial contract disputes, partnership and company disputes and financial services disputes. Claire also acts for property management companies and claims involving property and building contracts.
Madeleine Bailey : Solicitor, Commercial Property

Madeleine Bailey

Solicitor, Commercial Property
mrb@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 0207 7319100
Madeleine’s main focus is on commercial property and landlord and tenant work, acting for either landlord or tenant and specialising in all aspects of portfolio management, lease renewals, acquisitions, financing and disposals of leasehold and freehold property and changes of use.
Jane Ootam : Solicitor, Head of Probate

Jane Ootam

Solicitor, Head of Probate
jo@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319102
Jane is head of our probate department and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Jane trained with a leading Chancery Lane Practice and worked for Ashurst in the City as a private practice solicitor before joining Woodfords in 2014.
Holly Berner : Solicitor, Head of Family

Holly Berner

Solicitor, Head of Family
hb@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319103
With over seven years’ experience in family law, Holly heads up the Woodfords family team, advising and representing clients in all aspects of private family law, including: divorce and financial arrangements on separation for married and unmarried couples; pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements; children matters; and cohabitation agreements.
Tharwat Alsanawi : Partner, Head of Immigration

Tharwat Alsanawi

Partner, Head of Immigration
ta@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02031419088
An immigration solicitor with nearly 15 years’ experience, Tharwat joined Woodfords in 2013 and became a partner in 2018. She established our immigration department, covering both corporate and private immigration. Tharwat also undertakes family work and advises her clients on property matters.
James O’Connor : Solicitor, Property

James O’Connor

Solicitor, Property
joc@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319107
As a solicitor in our property department, James acts for both individuals and corporate clients on a broad range of non-contentious property matters, both residential and commercial. These include property acquisitions and disposals, financing, and landlord and tenant matters.
Kealy Reardon : Solicitor, Residential Property and Private Client

Kealy Reardon

Solicitor, Residential Property and Private Client
kr@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02031419070
As a solicitor in our residential property department, Kealy acts for a wide range of clients from private individuals to corporate entities, handling transactions that include the acquisition and sale of freehold and leasehold property, remortgaging, voluntary lease extensions and transfers of equity.
Marina Boggi : Solicitor, Head of French Property, Residential Property

Marina Boggi

Solicitor, Head of French Property, Residential Property
mb@Woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02031419075
Marina is a dual qualified solicitor who practised as an avocat au Barreau de Paris before moving to London in 2011. She joined the Woodfords property team in 2015 and has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of residential property, including freehold and leasehold transactions, mortgages, equity transfers, lease extensions and the collective purchase of a freehold (enfranchisement).
Amelia Montgomery : Solicitor, Family Department

Amelia Montgomery

Solicitor, Family Department
am@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02031419073
Amelia joined Woodfords in October 2019. She specialises in all aspects of family and children law, with particular expertise in financial remedy proceedings. She also has a background in product liability litigation, group action lawsuits and both international and criminal law.
Jeremy Liu : Legal Executive, Immigration

Jeremy Liu

Legal Executive, Immigration
jl@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02031419074
Jeremy is a Graduate Trainee Legal Executive with extensive experience acting on personal and business immigration applications on behalf of individual and commercial clients. He has been working in the immigration field since 2014, and joined Woodfords in 2015.
Jaysal Patel : Solicitor, Property

Jaysal Patel

Solicitor, Property
jp@Woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02077319109
Jaysal is a solicitor in the Woodfords property department, advising on a wide range of matters relating to both commercial and residential property, as well as the securitisation of property.
Robin Lawrence : Solicitor, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Employment Law

Robin Lawrence

Solicitor, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law, Employment Law
rl@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02031419072
Robin works as a solicitor in the dispute resolution department of Woodfords, handling disputes for both companies and private individuals in the County Court, Employment Tribunal and First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Sheila Rowland : Solicitor

Sheila Rowland

Solicitor
sr@woodfords.co.uk
Tel: 02077310750
Direct: 02001419072
Sheila qualified as a solicitor in 1976 before setting up her own practice (Mackworth Rowland) based in Kensington & Chelsea and Fulham. She is an experienced private client solicitor specialising in estate administration, wills and inheritance tax planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyships with the Court of Protection and also has considerable expertise in residential property matters.