About Us

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

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The service provided by Beth Woodward has been exceptional, very professional and thorough, yet empathetic and understanding. Her services in respect to Family Law matters has been invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend her services.
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Emily Pope took over my Divorce case, when my solicitor left the practice I was with and quickly got up to speed on the position and where we needed to go with things. I was extremely impressed with her professionalism and response times. And a lovely, empathetic person as well.
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From start to finish the level of service I received not only professional but also supportive and responsive service. Beth Woodward was always professional, was ready to answer any questions and give a balanced view of the facts. I would highly recommend Neves for family law cases.
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Neves LLP in Milton Keynes, in particular Beth Woodward has been spectacular. Her professionalism, expertise and competence ensured that she secured the divorce settlement I wanted and on my terms. Latterly also re-negotiated the terms concerning the family home. Would recommend her to all in need of serious expertise in matters of Family Law.
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Happy with service provided. Received appropriate advice when requested and the response to my emails was speedy and helpful. Thank you for the service

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

What I want to say is how grateful I am for all your work, time and patience. I never thought I
would be able to write this from my home, with a clean break divorce and a re-mortgage that I
can afford.
At times, especially when my husband was digging in his heels for weeks on end, I feared where the
process was going to end up; but your judgement and care throughout is what has seen me
through to this point. Thank you so much for everything. It means a lot to me.

12/11/2019
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
Haqib Iqbal
Partner - Commercial and Residential Property
Jane Joseph
Partner - Residential and Commercial Property
Katy Williams
Senior Associate - Commercial Property
Trevor Kidd
Partner - Residential Property
Charlene Shillingford
Associate - Residential Property and 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
Chartered Legal Executive
Iain MacAskill
Solicitor - Divorce and Family Law
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
Mark Stevens
Senior Associate - Private Client
Fiona Hewitt
Senior Associate and Head of Employment and Commercial Disputes
Jennifer Garner
Solicitor - Private Client
Charlotte Clements
Dispute Resolution Executive
Mathew Lutkin
Senior Associate - Commercial Property
Lucy Madley
Associate - Residential Property and Conveyancing
Kerry Shanley
Senior Conveyancing Executive
Josie Birnie
Associate - Private Client