About Us

We’re more than just legal experts. We’re trusted advisers who take the time to really understand your issues.

I had some issues involving my property and my ex. The time lapsed also created problems. Emily was VERY helpful , knowledgeable and professional. I am sure if this had not been the case , the outcome would not have been so positive. I also needed advice along the way and all staff, Laywers etc were helpful and professional and kept me informed each step of the way. I will need their services in the future and I have ever confidence in them and the service I will receive.

23/02/2021 Nathalie Palmer

At your side 

For over 150 years, our clients have relied on us to help with their most important legal issues. In that time, we’ve built relationships with people and businesses in Harpenden, Luton, Milton Keynes and beyond.

We know that every client comes to us with a unique challenge. So we don’t follow rigid processes or fixed formulas.

Instead, our hand-picked team of experts take the time to listen, understand, and then solve your issue in straightforward, practical ways.

Expert. Trustworthy. Approachable.

We’re proud to have built a firm that’s open, approachable and friendly.

Because we believe that’s the best way to help our clients, across a range of legal services – including commercial, family, property, and wills and probate law.

But we’re more than just legal experts. We’re trusted advisers, here whenever our clients need us. 

"The extraordinary longevity and success of the firm is because we know how to combine traditional courtesy and values with 21st century practices and we understand the changing face of legal requirements. We have been around a long time but we are still modern in the way we operate." 
Peter Kelly - Joint Managing Partner

Our History

In January 1867 Queen Victoria was less than half way through her 63 year reign. In the UK, the streets were full of horses.  Gentlemen wore frock coats and wing collars whilst ladies sported voluminous skirts supported by hoops, petticoats, and or crinolines. There were no cars, no aeroplanes; no telephones and no computers. But what, you may ask, has this to do with business today?

Well, in Luton, a gentleman by the name of Walter Neve opened a solicitor’s office. Our firm, now called Neves Solicitors LLP, has offices in Milton Keynes, Luton and Harpenden, making us 150 years old.

However, it is not just the firm that is long established. At least one local family, the Cathcarts is able to proudly describe Neves as their ‘family solicitors’ for the past three generations. The Cathcarts have used Neves for both private and commercial property work on numerous occasions over the years. As Mrs Theresa Cathcart recalls; “Members of my family have used Neves for three generations. Their charm, politeness and efficiency combined with expertise in the latest aspects of law have meant that choosing Neves to conduct our legal business is our first and simplest choice.”

 

 

Neves Solicitors was established in 1867

Charlene Shillingford and her team (especially Jackie) was excellent on our recent house move. Professional and friendly and always very responsive to any questions I may have had. I would recommend Charlene to anyone who are buying or selling a property especially shared ownership

16/10/2020
Haqib Iqbal
Partner - Commercial and Residential Property
Jane Joseph
Partner - Residential and Commercial Property
Peter Kelly
Joint Managing Partner and Head of Disputes
Stewart Matthews
Joint Managing Partner & Head of Company Commercial
Beth Woodward
Partner and Head of Divorce and Family Law
Katy Williams
Senior Associate - Commercial Property
Ian Simpson
Consultant and Head of Agriculture and Notary Public
Trevor Kidd
Partner - Residential Property
Kelly Loft
Senior Associate - Residential Property
Charlene Shillingford
Chartered Legal Executive - Conveyancing
Nina Gurra
Senior Associate - Private Client
Dawn Goldie
Senior Conveyancing Executive
Mandy Cowen
Solicitor - Residential and Commercial Property
Maxine Braham
Senior Associate and Head of Private Client Luton
Haneef Khan
Conveyancing Executive
Iain MacAskill
Solicitor - Divorce and Family Law
Chris England
Chartered Legal Executive - Private Client
Emily Pope
Solicitor - Divorce and Family Law
Chris Robinson
Consultant - Company Commercial
Heidi Fleming
Senior Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Kim Sayer
Solicitor - Company Commercial
Fiona Hewitt
Senior Associate and Head of Employment and Commercial Disputes
Jennifer Garner
Solicitor - Private Client
Mark Stevens
Senior Associate - Private Client
Charlotte Clements
Dispute Resolution Executive