We have used Dawson Hart for our business property purchases and sales for years and they never fail to deliver.
Expert personal attention to three generations of my family - excellent firm.
I have used Dawson Hart for over forty years. I live almost 100 miles away from their office, but still use them because all the staff are welcoming and efficient. I cannot rate them highly enough.
Delighted with the service offered.
Efficient, courteous resolution of a difficult matter.
Wonderful people, excellent service.
Phone always answered promptly by Reception staff who always quickly transferred call through to conveyancing team.'
Dawson Hart ‘has a recognised expertise in high-value financial cases representing professionals and business people from all sectors’. Practice head Mahie Abey ‘has an excellent grasp of the law, is very client focused and deals with complex situations with skill and a clear grasp of the issues'. Caroline Bourn’s collaborative law practice is highlighted together with her ‘grasp of details combined with a very approachable manner’. In addition to handling the financial issues arising from divorce and the breakdown of civil partnerships, the team also resolves Children Act issues and children residency matters.
Caroline Bourn is praised by sources for her “calm, clear and efficient” approach to family and matrimonial matters. She regularly handles complex financial remedy cases for high net worth clients as well as private children work. She is also an experienced collaborative lawyer.
The young ladies in the reception area were pleasant and cheerful, giving the impression of a well run, efficient workplace.
Department head Mahie Abey handles complex, high-value matrimonial finance cases. He is also well versed in handling private children matters. He receives high praise from clients, one of whom notes; “I have 100% faith that he has my best interests at heart and feel confident knowing he is fighting my corner.
It’s very reassuring to know that I have found a local firm of solicitors who I feel I can trust to use again whenever I have need of legal services. Your staff are all a pleasure to deal with and I have received excellent care and service throughout the proceedings.
Head of Residential Property
Gemma has worked at Dawson Hart since 2014 and was promoted to Director and Head of the Residential Property Team in 2018. Gemma has represented numerous clients from first time buyers to regular property investors and developers in relation to their sales and purchase, Transfers of equity (including those of the matrimonial home), re-mortgages, buy-to-let transactions, new build properties including plot sales, transfers of part, overage agreements and advising clients in relation to Lease Extensions.
Gemma maintains close relationships with local estate agents and mortgage brokers and takes a pro-active approach, so that clients are kept fully up-to-date and their transaction proceeds to a smooth and swift completion. Gemma is keen to work to the needs of her clients and is happy to communicate in the way preferred by her clients whether by email, telephone or in face to face meetings.
Outside of work Gemma enjoys spending time with her young family, as well as running including taking part in races in order to raise money for local charities.
- Residential sales and purchase
- Transfers of equity
- First registration of unregistered land
- Declaration of Trusts
- New build properties – including plot sales.
- Shared ownership properties.
- Matrimonial transfers
- Transfers of part
- Deeds of variation
- Lease extensions
- Buy to let transactions
- Overage agreements
Memberships and Appointments
- Admitted as a Solicitor in 2010
- Member of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme
What Gemma's clients say:
- “Gemma has been a massive help to us during this time. Always happy to help with any questions, no matter how small. The whole process was smooth and stress free knowing everything was being dealt with promptly.”
- “Completely satisfied. My questions were answered quickly and clearly. I find this sort of thing worrying and tend to get anxious. I was given reassurance all the time.”
- “Very efficient and available when needed. Very helpful, especially when calling into the office.”