About Us

Our main interest is in you, but you might want to know a little bit about us…

As a practice we put major emphasis on you, our client. Meeting your needs in an effective way, in a timely manner, at a sensible price and to your satisfaction is what matters most. Add that to our proven abilities and you have a formidable partner on your side.

We’ll even work in the way that suits you. We can visit you at home, at your office or in hospital. We can meet face-to-face, or stay in contact by phone, by email, mobile or text message.

Our extensive knowledge, skills and experience come from our qualified solicitors, trained paralegals, legal executives and experienced support staff. Our solicitors handle your work with support from others, creating a team to look after your individual needs. When you work with us your solicitor will be “your” solicitor, you’re not passed around. Of course, even our solicitors are allowed an occasional holiday and now and again they may fall ill. When that happens they’ll hand your work to a carefully selected colleague. They’ll be fully up-to-date with the work in hand and will be introduced to you so you know what’s happening, why, and who you’ll be dealing with.

Work with us and you can expect high quality legal work carried out with you and your best interests as our point of focus, with no fuss, nonsense or surprises.

Meet some of our team…

Daniel Gresswell

Daniel Gresswell

Partner – Head of Company and Commercial
Email: danielgresswell@allens-law.co.uk

After qualifying in a London law firm in 1990 Daniel was heavily involved in mergers and acquisitions. This firm foundation and experience led Daniel on to a number of significant positions heading up and developing a number of company departments. This experience took Daniel into the role of managing partner at Brockmans Solicitors before he took up the reins as managing partner here at Allens in 2009.

Nathan Ash

Nathan Ash

Partner – Head of Property
Email: nathanash@allens-law.co.uk

Nathan is a very experienced solicitor with an inimitable, can do, hands-on, solution focused approach. With particular experience and interest in licensing law Nathan even went so far as to obtain his own “personal licence”, to make sure he knew the topic inside out and understood first-hand what the whole process was like for a client. Nathan has a strong client-focussed approach and he brings this attentive attitude to his work in all areas of private and commercial property law.

John Stephens

John Stephens

Email: johnstephens@allens-law.co.uk

As a Residential Conveyancer, John brings extensive experience of freehold, leasehold and shared ownership titles to all legal aspects of buying, selling and re-mortgaging of residential properties. To that experience he adds local knowledge and working relationships with local and regional conveyancers, solicitors and estate agents. With a passion for professional integrity and client care John has no trouble getting up for work, “I’ve always found great satisfaction in acting for what must be, by now, thousands of happily moved families and I love it!”

Alan Berman

Alan Berman

With over forty years experience Alan, who was senior partner at Warner Goodman, works in residential and commercial conveyancing, working with properties ranging from private homes to major corporate buildings. Alan brings a wealth of valuable knowledge to the practice, with a particular penchant for land acquisition and development. Outside of work Alan enjoys interests in travel and keeping fit, particularly enjoying the intensity of the squash court.

Sue Jones

Susan Jones

Email: susanjones@allens-law.co.uk

Since first stepping into the legal arena in 1994 armed with distinctions from her studies Susan has worked on various aspects of law. Having found her niche, she has worked exclusively in the preparation of wills and dealing with probate for the last eleven years, building up an enviable range of skills and experience. As part of that work Susan has also developed a talent for dealing with the preparation of lasting powers of attorney and care for the elderly.

Lisa Ellis

Solicitor – Family Law Specialist
Email: lisaellis@allens-law.co.uk

resolution-member-web01Lisa qualified in 2006 and practised in Portsmouth for several years before working for Hart Brown – a large regional law firm in Surrey. Lisa joined Allens from Hart Brown in 2014 to head up their family department.

As a specialist in family law, Lisa deals with divorce and civil partnership proceedings, resolution of matrimonial finances, children’s matters such as contact and residence, co-habitation disputes, advice on living with your partner, co-habitation agreements and pre and post-nuptial agreements. Lisa’s clients find her approachable and that her friendly but firm attitude is invaluable at assisting them through some of the most difficult times in their life.

Janet Massey

Residential Conveyancer
Email: janetmassey@allens-law.co.uk

Janet joined Allens in 2014 and is based at their new Botley office. Janet has worked in residential conveyancing for over 35 years and is based and is delighted to be back on home ground serving the people of Botley and the surrounding areas of Hedge End and Bishop’s Waltham although she does have a large following from long standing clients further afield!

What Janet says

“From the outset my main goal is to establish what my clients’ needs and expectations are. From there, I can work closely with my clients’ to ensure that these needs and expectations are met unless as they sometimes are outside my control. The stress often associated with moving home, or indeed buying your first home, is often caused by lack of communication and I consider keeping my clients’ updated throughout the conveyancing transaction to be of paramount importance. Conveyancing is either something you love or hate and I love it as every transaction is different and so are the clients.”

Andrew Polson

Solicitor – Consultant
Conveyancing, Wills, Probate and Trusts
Email: andrew@polsonatlaw.com

Andrew qualified in London over 35 years ago. After a short time with a firm in Hampshire, he set up his own firm in Botley, Southampton which he ran for over 30 years. Andrew specialises in Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts and Probate. Andrew is very pleased to be joining forces with Allens so that the reputation that he created, can be continued.

Away from work Andrew is a keen sportsman and still plays cricket at Broadhalfpenny Down. He also enjoys watching rugby in general and particularly Wasps as well as the local club at Gosport, where friends are all important!