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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Brilliant, had a tight deadline and Simon Porter literally bent over backwards to accommodate even though he had other deadlines to meet. Will definitely use again and from my experience of Solicitors so far these guys by far have been the brightest and best. Thank you so much.
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Neves acted for us on the contractual collection of a debt owed to us by a very large corporate. They acted with speed and expertise to produce an excellent result all the time maintaining excellent communications. Very impressive
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I was referred by a client of mine to use Neves and specifically Beth Woodward for my divorce. Beth is about as calm and professional as you are ever going to meet. She allayed fears that I had and was very quick to give me a clear path. Beths approach gave me total faith in her and the process that she knows inside out. She is enormously talented and also very adaptive. I think what I valued most was the empathetic approach and quickly understood how I wanted/needed to be spoken to so the information would be retained. My now ex wife was told not to settle unless the figures were between 80-95%. She used 4 different law firms and a barrister and ended up with a huge outlay in fees. My fees were slightly under that predicted by Beth and my ex and I settle on a percentage under 60%. Beth is the consummate professional who over delivers at a little under her projected costs. I could not be happier. Thank you so much to Beth, Jayne and the rest of the team.
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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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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." 
Stewart Matthews - 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.”

About Us

Communication and explanation was superb even after the lockdown when Charlene and Jackie were working from home. Even your telephonist was always positive, professional and helpful during these challenging times. Massive thanks.

21/05/2020 Martin Burt
Peter Kelly
Consultant and Head of Disputes
Stewart Matthews
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
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 and Commercial Property
Mark Stevens
Senior Associate - Private Client
Fiona Hewitt
Senior Associate and Head of Employment and Commercial Disputes
Charlotte Clements
Dispute Resolution Executive
Lucy Madley
Associate - Residential Property and Conveyancing
Kerry Shanley
Senior Conveyancing Executive
Josie Birnie
Associate - Private Client
Simon Porter
Senior Associate - Company Commercial
Amy Kirchin
Trainee Solicitor
Tina Shah
Associate - Divorce and Family Law
Jessica Williams
Paralegal - Company Commercial
Eleanor Parkinson
Paralegal - Dispute Resolution and Employment