I am a dispute resolution solicitor specialising in commercial and residential property disputes and in contentious probate disputes.
Commercial Property disputes
Contested lease renewals, dilapidations, breaches of covenant, non-payment of rent and enforcement actions.
Residential Property Disputes
Landlord and tenant matters, possessory title, proprietary estoppel, equitable interests, boundaries, easements and rights by prescription
Acting for beneficiaries, excluded and disappointed beneficiaries and executors in the following areas:-
Disputes over Wills
Challenges to the validity of a will
Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Families and Dependants) Act 1975
I qualified in 1994 and have worked in Dispute Resolution in East Anglia since qualifying.
I have been an Associate Member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitors since 2015.
My clients range from commercial property development companies to clients with one premise.
I also act for individuals/families who may be in dispute over a Will.
What my clients say:
“Rachel is immensely practical and wherever appropriate, encourages and advises clients to look to a settlement instead of issuing Court proceedings. Should proceedings be necessary, Rachel’s capable and reassuring manner, combined with her experience and thorough knowledge of rules and procedure, will steer clients through what is inevitably a stressful time”.
I am Chair of the Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce and have been a committee member for 8 years.
In my free time, I taxi my two teenagers around and I like to be active, enjoying walking, cycling and canoeing.
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones
"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"
"I have used Tracey Laflin at Gotelee on a number of occasions and in my opinion, she is simply the most efficient conveyancing solicitor I have ever worked with. From the outset, she took the time to understand my specific business requirements and to date, she has exceeded all of my expectations."
- Dale Fiddy - Portobello Developments Ltd
"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."
"Domini was very fast and efficient in carrying out her work for me - she was also very good at explaining things to me"
"I don't think this house sale would have pulled together without Jo's determination and expertise. Excellent!"
"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."