Our Accreditations and Memberships

Law Society Accreditations

We are recognised by the Law Society for our expertise in the following specialist areas.

Criminal Litigation

The Criminal Litigation Accreditation recognises our skills in offering advice and representation across all areas of criminal law, such as what to do when you have been charged with an offence, or when you’ve been wrongfully arrested.

Family Mediation

Our family solicitors are accredited experts in family mediation, a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution used to help families settle issues without going to court.

Mediation can assist with the resolution of all family issues including divorce settlements, arrangements involving children, and financial disputes.


The Lexcel Accreditation recognises our excellent client care and high-quality legal practice management. Whatever services you require from us, you can trust that the advice and service you receive will be clear, professional, and helpful.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme shows that we are trusted legal experts in all matters of selling and buying property.

By meeting the Law Society’s standard for this Accreditation, you can be assured that our conveyancing services are consistent and reliable.

Alternative Dispute Resolution accreditations and memberships


A number of our team are members of Resolution, a network of lawyers and legal professionals dedicated to promoting non-confrontational approaches to family issues.

Our Resolution members include:

  • Steven Payne

Resolution accredited experts

Steven Payne is accredited by Resolution for his expertise in private law children matters and cohabitation disputes.

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Michael Callaghan is a qualified mediator with CEDR, a charity committed to improving methods of dispute resolution.

Professional memberships

Below are some of the professional memberships held by members of our team.

Association of Higher Courts Advocates (Criminal)

The following members of our team are permitted to appear in the higher courts in criminal matters:

Chartered Institute of Taxation

Lisa Carter and Marc Dorsett are qualified under the Chartered Institute of Taxation signifying their expertise in tax matters.

Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)

Marc Dorsett and Raine Cozens are qualified under the Association of Taxation Technicians signifying their expertise in tax matters.

Agricultural Law Association

The following members of our team are members of the Agricultural Law Association, an organisation for professionals with expertise in the law of the countryside:

Property Litigation Association

Michael Callaghan is a member of the Property Litigation Association, demonstrating his expertise in property litigation cases such as landlord and tenant disputes, dilapidation disputes, and rent reviews.

Employment Lawyers Association

Alexandra Dean is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, signifying her expertise across all areas of employment law for businesses and individuals.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

The following members of our team are members of STEP, a network of internationally recognised specialists in family inheritance and succession planning.

Forces Law Network

We are a proud member of Forces Law, a network of solicitors’ firms dedicated to offering support and legal advice to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Gepp Solicitors also has the accreditation of the ISO9001 standard.

Contact our solicitors in Chelmsford and Colchester, Essex

Get in touch with our solicitors in Chelmsford and Colchester by calling 01245 493939 or by completing our enquiry form.