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why choose us?

Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is the Milton Keynes law firm with national coverage whose team of experienced and innovative lawyers deliver pragmatic and clear advice whilst being tenacious in achieving the best possible outcomes.

  • Clear & practical advice
    Law can be complicated, but our legal advice is never difficult to understand. We always ensure that we don’t baffle our clients with legal jargon or high-brow terminology – and we aim to provide clear and practical advice at every stage of our relationship
  • Client-Centred Solutions
    Our legal team has a full understanding of the challenges which businesses and individuals face - and we will always strive to find the best solution for our clients’ legal issues. By listening to what they need, we will develop and implement strategies to help them achieve their objective.

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  • Collaborative Approach
    In order to solve difficult challenges, and to keep the ball moving forward in the right direction, we are happy to collaborate with consultants, experts and counsel when needed – working as a team to ensure that our client’s needs are met at all times.
  • Cost Efficient
    Our extensive experience allows us to handle difficult and complex matters efficiently, and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver top quality legal advice in a cost effective manner. We fully understand that legal costs can be a huge concern - and ensure that our rates are clearly explained at the outset, so there are no hidden surprises.
  • Experts in our field
    We have a highly trained team of over 40 staff and partners, all of whom are experts in their field - and our experience is on par with the largest law firms in and around Milton Keynes. Every member of the team is passionate about ‘going the extra mile’, and we are regularly recognised in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 legal directories for the quality of advice and service that we provide. A number of our Partners have also been awarded the accolade of ‘Leader in their Field’.

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  • When experience matters
    We are straight talking, approachable and passionate when it comes to giving advice to all of our clients - from individuals and small businesses to large multi-national corporations, charities and public bodies. Through our wealth of experience and knowledge, we are able to provide clear advice and direction on all relevant legal issues - at all stages of the process, and to anyone in need of legal advice.

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  • International Reach
    We have delivered successful legal solutions in a variety of different areas and in a variety of different countries - ranging from property, international arbitration, construction, employment, corporate finance and many more.

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  • What our clients say
    We are very proud of the professional service we provide – and of the fact that our loyal clients come back time and again to ask for our advice. But don't take our word for it - here are just a few examples of what they have said about us:
    “Really responsive, they understood me and what I needed, and made it really simple for me.”
    “A very efficient and professional approach to work.”
    “I felt looked after, at a difficult time in my life.”
    “A very professional service - I felt like I was in safe hands.”

our team

Our team work hard to put clients at ease and offer a friendly, down-to-earth, service. We understand that being accessible, responsive and proactive in keeping our clients up to date is what’s really important to them.

Our Partners

  • Dagmara Kulczykowska Partner
    Private Client Services 01908 689341
    Dagmara is Head of the Department and has many years of experience in all aspects of private client work. Dagmara’s strengths are working with families on very sensitive and emotive matters, providing them with specialist legal advice. She ensures clients are supported but also advised clearly and comprehensively on the legal issue(s) at hand so that they can make an informed decision.

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  • Darren Millis Partner
    Commercial Property 01908 689319
    Darren has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with commercial property work.  Darren has concentrated in the last few years on the more complicated land acquisition and development work including:

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  • Guy Brooks Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689304
    Guy has more than 30 years’ experience in the legal profession and headed up the Commercial Litigation department of local firm Fennemores, before joining Geoffrey Leaver as joint head of the Dispute Resolution department in 2006. The Dispute Resolution department have been recognised by Legal 500 UK.

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  • Jim McGarrity Partner
    Private Client Services 01908 689331
    Jim has over 30 years' experience in the law and now specialises in will, probate, trust and inheritance disputes and court of protection cases.

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  • Ken Stangoe Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689307
    Ken is Head of the Department.  He has over 20 years' experience as a commercial litigator, with a heavy focus on property disputes, including forfeiture actions and applications for relief, right of way disputes, rent recovery for commercial landlords, trusts of land, dilapidations claims, boundary disputes, rent and service charge recovery and lease renewal applications.

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  • Mairead McErlean Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689333
    Over 14 years in practice Mairead has gained experience in a diverse range of disputed matters. She has particular expertise in insolvency matters, shareholder and partnership problems, breach of contract claims and building/property disputes. In addition Mairead deals with contentious and non-contentious enfranchisements.

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  • Navdip Gill Partner
    Personal Injury 01908 689338
    Navdip has been a Partner at Geoffrey Leaver for 10 years. He is based within the Personal Injury department. He has over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury litigation and has built up a strong network with spinal surgeons, neurologists and plastic surgeons. 

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  • Paula Stuart Partner
    Employment 01908 689345
    Paula has over 20 years’ experience practising employment law and provides clear and practical advice to all clients in all aspects of employment matters. Paula also delivers bespoke seminars to clients to meet their specific training needs. Recent courses include ‘The Essentials of Employment Law’ and ‘Best Practice when Managing Redundancies’

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  • Richard Millard Managing Partner
    Construction & Development 01908 689382
    Richard has over 20 years’ experience acting for clients in the construction industry,  providing pragmatic advice to developers, contractors, sub-contractors, design and construction professionals, housing associations, smaller builders and homeowners.

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  • Richard Willis Partner
    Commercial Property 01908 689315
    Richard specialises in Property Law, representing clients from small family businesses to large PLC’s’ He also acts for local Councils, Parish Councils, landowners, investors, developers, lenders, Housing Associations and Charities. 

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  • Sam Seaford Partner
    Personal Injury 01908 689349
    Sam has close to 10 years’ experience of handling all manner of personal injury claims including but not limited to employer’s liability, road traffic accidents and occupier’s liability claims.  Sam has extensive experience in claims against insurance companies, large scale employer’s and their representatives, Councils and the Police. 

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  • Stuart Snelson Partner
    Employment 01908 689318
    Stuart is Head of the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of employment and pensions law.   His partner led service provides practical and commercially focused advice to a wide range of local, national and international clients on the whole range of work related matters.

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  • Tim Roberts Senior Partner
    Company Commercial 01908 689356
    Tim Roberts is Head of the Department and the firm’s Senior Partner. He began his career as a solicitor in the City of London before moving to Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors Company Commercial department. He has over 30 years of experience in Company Commercial and specialises in all aspects of the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, including management buy-outs, corporate restructuring, banking and corporate finance.

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  • Trevor Coward Partner
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation 01908 689311
    Trevor specialises in the closely connected fields of commercial litigation, partner/director disputes, insolvency, property litigation, and professional negligence. His background is one of broad experience across a wide range of commercial litigation. He is a member of Legal Counsel International, an alliance of lawyers in 17 countries.

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  • Troy Warner Partner
    Company Commercial 01908 689313
    Troy is a partner in the Company Commercial team and specialises in the buying and selling of companies, corporate finance, distribution and franchise agreements, supply and manufacturing agreements, and intellectual property.

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Our Team

  • Amye Aris Solicitor
    Private Client Services 01908 689317
    Amye is part of the Private Client Services Team and advises on all aspects of Private Client work in a range of matters relating to the administration of estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications.  Amye also has residential property experience.

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  • Ann Summerling Chartered Legal Executive
    Personal Injury 01908 689368
    Ann is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in May 2006. She has extensive experience in handling all types of personal injury claims.

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  • Anne Maguire Consultant
    Personal Injury 01908 689365
    Anne is a Consultant to the Personal Injury Department. Anne is ranked as a leader in her field by Chamber and Partners Legal Directory. She has more than 30 years’ experience representing clients who have suffered serious brain or life-changing injuries, clinical negligence and fatal accidents.

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  • Danielle Austin Trainee Solicitor
    Company Commercial 01908 689399
    Danielle Austin is a Trainee Solicitor who has experience dealing with Company and Commercial matters as well as Dispute Resolution and Litigation matters.

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  • David Barton Consultant
    Commercial Property 01908 689395
    David Barton joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in 2014 along with his planning and property development team from Williams & Company in Ampthill. David is widely known for his expertise in helping farmers, landowners and property developers grow houses on their land.  David now assists the team as a Consultant.

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  • Emma Sidney Licensed Conveyancer
    Residential Property 01908 689351
    A graduate of Northampton University, Emma qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2005. She joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors three years later and deals with the lease, sale and purchase of commercial property and residential, as well as representing several national charity organisations.

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  • Georgina Page Paralegal
    Commercial Property 01908 689361
    Georgina joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in October 2014 from Williams & Company in Ampthill.  Georgina completed the Legal Practice Course at Sheffield University after graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a 2:1 in Law (LLB).

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  • Jen Balashi Trainee Solicitor
    Commercial Property 01908 689328
    Jen is a Trainee Solicitor in the Commercial Property Department and deals with commercial leases for both landlord and tenant as well as land acquisitions and disposals. Jen also assists the Partners with planning and development work.

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  • Jenny MacDonald Paralegal
    Private Client Services 01908 689317
    Jenny is a Paralegal in the Private Client Services Department supporting Dagmara Kulczykowska in a range of matters relating to the administration of estates, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship application.

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  • Kerry Gibbs Litigation Executive
    Personal Injury 01908 692769
    Kerry has worked in the legal industry for over 20 years, in various roles acting on behalf of claimants and defendants.  The majority of her experience has been gained in Personal Injury, where she worked her way up to client account manager for a large corporation before specialising in claimant based work.

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  • Lisa Slade-Carter Marketing Executive
    Marketing 01908 689326
    Lisa Slade-Carter is the Marketing Executive at Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors supporting the marketing function for the firm. She has over 18 years of marketing experience gained in the UK and Internationally developing brands and marketing communications.

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  • Lucy Eaton HR & Office Manager
    HR 01908 689344
    Lucy has over 18 years’ experience working in Human Resources and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.  Lucy has worked for the firm since 2015 and is responsible for all aspects of HR and office facilities.

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  • Oliver Kent Trainee Solicitor
    Private Client Services 01908 689302
    Oliver joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors in August 2015 as a Paralegal and was promoted to a Trainee Solicitor in May 2017. He holds a degree in Law and has recently completed a Master of Laws too. He will be admitted as a Solicitor on 1 May 2019. Oliver has experience of working with various departments but is now based within the Private Client Services department.

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  • Sakshi Gupta Solicitor
    Commercial Property 01908 689380
    Sakshi is a Solicitor in the Commercial Property team. She works closely with the partners in the team. Sakshi has experience working with individuals, builders, investors and financial institutions.

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  • Sharon Greenwood-Mercer Finance Manager
    Finance 01908 689301
    Sharon has worked for Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors LLP for over 12 years starting off as a legal cashier and progressing through to Finance Manager in 2016.  Previously Sharon had worked for many years handling the management accounts for a variety of firms within the manufacturing industry, and is a member of the ILFM. 

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  • Tracy Redmond Conveyancing Specialist
    Residential Property 01908 689371
    Tracy is a highly experienced Conveyancing Executive and has extensive knowledge of all types of Conveyancing specialising in residential Freehold and Leasehold Transactions, including Sales and Purchase and Re-Mortgages.

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what we do

We are straight talking, approachable and passionate when it comes to giving advice to all of our clients – from individuals and small businesses to large multi-national corporations, charities and public bodies. We believe in building long lasting relationships based on trust and respect – and we are proud of the fact that a large proportion of our work comes from our existing client base.

about us

Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is the Milton Keynes law firm with national coverage whose team of experienced and innovative lawyers deliver pragmatic and clear advice whilst being tenacious in achieving the best possible outcomes for their clients.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    At Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors we believe that being a successful business is about more than just delivering a high quality service to our customers. We strongly believe that our firm has both a social and economic responsibility to the wider local community, our staff and the environment we operate in.

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  • Our Promise
    Law can be complicated, but our legal advice is never difficult to understand.  We aim to provide the service you expect from a professional law firm by building lasting relationships, understanding your needs and focusing on what you want to achieve. Our solicitors will not baffle you with the legal jargon or high-brow terminology.  Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors will provide solutions to your legal issues.  That's what matters.

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  • Our Heritage
    The firm was founded by Mr Geoffrey Leaver in 1965, at around the same time as Milton Keynes was formed. He embraced the vision for this New City, and the ‘can do’ attitude that has been fundamental to the success of Milton Keynes  and Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors. His contribution to the city was recognised at the 2017 Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards, when he was acknowledged as a pioneer of Milton Keynes.

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  • Sector & Services
    Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors is a law firm based in Milton Keynes that provides a professional, responsive and affordable service to those in need of legal advice, whether you are an individual, small businesses or large multi-national corporation, our team of experts will handle your matter.

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contact us

Finding us is easy. Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors’ office is located at 251 Upper Third Street, Bouverie Square, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK9 1DR. Sat Nav should bring you straight to our door. We offer clients free parking – simply park your car to the side of the road going down to the barrier and call into reception for a swipe card to lift our barrier – or, alternatively, there are pay and display meters located on Silbury or Midsummer Boulevard.

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