Gepp Solicitors have been serving the people of Chelmsford for nearly 250 years, with our firm having been founded in the city in 1768. This gives us unrivalled local connections and knowledge, but we are also a very forward thinking law firm. We are quick to embrace the latest technology so we can continue to deliver an efficient, modern service for our clients.
Gepp Solicitors in Chelmsford offer a full range of legal services for individuals and businesses, while our nearby office in Colchester provides specialist legal support in the areas of criminal law and military law.
Speak to one of our expert solicitors in Chelmsford today by calling 01245 493939 or using the contact form on the right hand side of the page for a swift response.
Our legal services in Chelmsford
Gepp Solicitors in Chelmsford provide a comprehensive legal service for individuals and businesses, covering a wide range of common and more unusual legal issues.
Legal issues involving your family can often be highly emotionally charged, requiring a sensitive but practical approach to resolve. Our expert family law solicitors in Chelmsford can help quickly and effectively resolve a wide range of family law issues, including:
- Divorce and separation
- Children’s law issues
- Pre-nuptial agreements
- Financial settlements
- Co-habitation agreements
- Civil partnerships
Our Rural Services department has a long tradition of working with farmers, landowners, investors and other clients involved in farming and agriculture. Our agricultural solicitors offer a wide range of services, including:
- Buying and selling farms and farm land
- Developing farm land
- Taxation of farming assets
- Land registration
- Agricultural grants and subsidies
- Farm tenancies
- Public right of way claims
- Regulatory offences
Our commercial law solicitors in Chelmsford work with businesses across the UK. We can make sure you are working within the law, anticipate potential legal issues and resolve any problems that do arise quickly and efficiently, while taking into account your commercial interests.
We regularly help businesses with:
- Buying and selling businesses
- Advice on companies, LLPs and partnerships
- Management buyouts
- Terms and conditions of business
Our commercial property solicitors offer clear, practical solutions for landlords, developers and anyone else with an interest in commercial property. We work closely with other professionals including accountants, surveyors and planning advisors to ensure you can meet your objectives.
Our work includes:
- Commercial landlord & tenant advice
- Buying and selling commercial property
- Buying and selling development sites
- Residential estate management advice
- Service rights negotiation
- Dealing with compulsory purchase orders
When it comes to criminal law, having an experienced solicitor on your side makes all the difference. Our Criminal Law Solicitors in Chelmsford regularly advise and represent clients in everything from the simplest to the most complex criminal cases.
We can support and guide you from when charges are first brought, including attending and advising police station interviews, all the way through to trial and beyond. By seeking our advice early, you can often significantly reduce the penalties you facing if choosing to plead guilty, or give yourself the strongest possible defence where pleading not guilty.
Some of the offences we regularly deal with include:
- Motoring Offences.
- Crown Court Advocacy.
- Youth Court matters.
- Benefit Fraud.
- RSPCA prosecutions.
- Drug-related crime.
We also regularly assist other firms of solicitors without their own criminal departments, as well as many professional organisations.
We work for a wide range of employers, helping them to comply with all the relevant employment legislation, creating robust employment documentation to minimise the potential for problems and working to quickly resolve any issues that do arise.
Our employment solicitors regularly help clients with:
- Employment documentation, including contracts, disciplinary and grievance procedures and equal opportunities policies
- Strategic advice on issues such as redundancy, TUPE transfers, maternity and paternity policies
- Employment tribunals and court proceedings
- High Court actions
We have a long history of supporting both active and retired Military Service Personnel with their unique legal needs. We understand the unique set of rules governing members of the Armed Forces and how best to protect your interests.
You can instruct our military solicitors by direct appointment or via the Armed Forces Criminal Legal Aid Authority.
Our specialist Military solicitors in Chelmsford can assist you with:
- Attending and advising you during interviews with Special Investigation Branches or the Single Service Police (RN Police, RMP and RAF Police) both in the UK and abroad.
- Representing you during court martial proceedings.
- Advice on Employment and Family Law, Litigation, Wills and Probate, and lasting powers of attorney.
- Moving home – including buying and selling property with discounted conveyanicing fees for Blue Light Card holders.
Wills & Probate
Around two-thirds of UK adults do not have a Will. This can mean your wishes may not be honoured when you die and could leave your loved ones with a potentially complex probate process to sort out.
Our Wills and probate solicitors in work with clients to create legally sound Wills that ensure their estates are divided according to their wishes after their death. We also support clients dealing with probate and estate administration, taking the stress and confusion out of the process.
We can help you with:
- Writing and updating your Will
- Acting as an Executor or Administrator
- Dealing with intestacy (where a loved one has failed to leave a Will)
- Contentious probate (where you need to challenge or respond to a challenge to a Will)
Our Dispute Resolution team has over 50 years of collective experience in delivering high-quality work in all matters relating to litigation services and alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and negotiation.
- debt recovery
- insolvency and bankruptcy
- landlord and tenant disputes
- professional negligence claims
- property disputes
We offer a Notary Public service for individuals and business' in and around Essex. We are able to authenticate your documents for use overseas, confirming their authenticity and ensuring that they are compliant with the requirements in the relevant jurisdiction.
Why choose Gepp Solicitors in Chelmsford?
Gepp Solicitors in Chelmsford include specialists in a wide range of fields, giving us both depth and breadth or legal expertise. We are accredited by the Law Society with their Lexcel quality mark for practice management and by their Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
Thanks to our long history in Chelmsford, we have a strong network of local contacts. This means we can often resolve any legal issues requiring the involvement of third parties quickly because we have established relationships with the relevant people and organisations.
How to find our new law offices in Chelmsford
Our new Chelmsford office is located at No.5 Springfield Lyons Approach, just a short distance from J19 off the A12. Situated between the Sainsburys and B&Q roundabouts, the Springfield Lyons Business Park is a refreshingly modern and accessible working environment; ideally suited to our visiting business and private clients alike.
Travelling by car – If arriving via the A12, exit at junction 19, Boreham intersection and head towards Chelmsford via the Colchester Road (A130). With Sainsburys on your right continue over the roundabout taking the first exit (Colchester Road). At the next roundabout take the first exit into Springfield Lyons Approach. No.5 is the second building on the left-hand side. To access our carpark, take the first turning on the left then first right.
If travelling from Chelmsford proceed from the Army and Navy roundabout Colchester bound on the Chelmer Road (A138). Stay on this road over the River Chelmer, continuing over the first roundabout, across the set of traffic lights and then second roundabout. Take the left filter towards Springfield Road (B1137). At the ALDI roundabout take the third exit and stay in the right lane. Proceed under the bridge, taking the first exit at the roundabout into Colchester Road. At the next roundabout take the third exit into Springfield Lyon approach where our offices will be found as the second building on the left.
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Local resources in Chelmsford
The following resources can be a good place to start for people living in Chelmsford when looking for basic information on a range of legal issues.
Chelmsford Citizens Advice Bureau provides free advice covering a range of everyday issues for people living in Chelmsford and the surrounding area.
The government’s court and tribunal finder has details for Chelmsford County and Family Court, which can be useful for a number of legal matters, including as the place where Family Proceedings paperwork should be sent to.