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
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
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 law offices in Chelmsford
Our Chelmsford office is located on New London Road in the city centre, a short walk from the High Chelmer Shopping Centre.
Travelling by car – There are various nearby car parks, with the High Chelmer Multi Storey car park being one of the most popular. To reach us, simply exit the car park and turn right into Market Road, then right again into Cornhill. Take a left at the end of Cornhill, into Bellmead and follow this until you reach New London Street. Turn right into New London Street and cross the river. You will see the path to our office along the south side of the river clearly marked.
Travelling by train – Exit Chelmsford train station and turn left into Duke Street. Walk to the end of Duke Street and continue into Tindal Street. Follow Tindal Street until it joins New London Road, then continue along New London Road until you cross the river. The footpath to our offices is then clearly marked on the right.
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.