Tunbridge Wells

Peter Jelly - Solicitor

Peter Jelly

Peter's expertise is Wills, Trusts & Probate and he handles all the legal aspects of bereavement and the administration of estates on behalf of his clients.

Peter's considerable experience enables him to determine the most appropriate, effective and stress-free approach to handling his client's affairs. Peter also ensures that clients receive the necessary support, help and guidance throughout.

If required, Peter is happy to make home visits enabling him to advise clients on sensitive and personal issues within their own familiar surroundings.

Tel: 01892 526442
Fax: 01892 510486
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Anita Bates - Tax Manager

Anita Bates

Anita is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians and offers our clients a comprehensive range of tax and accounting services to include preparation of Self Assessment Tax Returns, Inheritance Tax forms and Capital Gains Tax calculations. She can help you plan and manage your tax affairs to help minimise all your tax liabilities.

Anita is also responsible for the general administration of a number of trusts, assisting with the administration of estates, dealing with executors, trustees and beneficiaries. She can offer assistance with finalising lifetime tax affairs, preparation of trust and estate tax returns and accounts.

Anita has built up a considerable portfolio of personal clients and trust matters, advising on a variety of aspects from benefit claims and tax credits to complex personal and trust tax issues.

If required, Anita is happy to visit clients in their own home wherever possible.

Tel: 01892 526442
Fax: 01892 510486
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Stephen Wilmot

Stephen started his career as an outdoor clerk for a firm of solicitors in Lewisham. He did an external law degree at University of London and then did part of his Articles in East Grinstead sitting his Law Society Finals in 1991/92. Stephen returned to the solicitors in Lewisham to complete his Articles and was admitted as a Solicitor in September 1993. Over the last 15-20 years Stephen has been involved in Matrimonial/Family work, Personal Injury and Employment, he then dropped Employment and has done the two remaining areas up to now and is on the Law Society Panels for both.

Stephen joined Keene Marsland in September 2015, primarily to do Family/Matrimonial work including divorce, finance, children issues and (for non-married couples) property disputes (under The Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996).

Stephen lived in Tunbridge Wells for many years and now lives in East Sussex.  His interests are rugby, cricket and football in that order!

Tel: 01892 526442
Fax: 01892 510486
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Andrea Houston

Andrea qualified as a Solicitor in 2002. She has always been based at law firms in Kent and joined Keene Marsland earlier this year. Andrea deals with a large range of Private Client matters including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection, estate administration, Trusts and estate planning.

She is also a member of The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP). She has a wealth of experience in dealing with complex matters in a sensitive and timely manner.

Tel: 01892 526442

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Hilary Palmer

Hilary joined the firm in April 2019 as a Solicitor in the Commercial Property department. Hilary has been practicing as a commercial property lawyer for 32 years, mostly in London and is now enjoying working in her home town of Tunbridge Wells.

She has significant experience across a variety of transaction types, including

  • Leases for all types of commercial property
  • Freehold sales and purchases
  • 1954 Act lease renewals
  • Wayleaves and easements
  • Mixed use properties
  • Re-financing
  • Licenses and variations regarding leases
  • Rights of way issues

Hilary acts for a broad range of clients including financial institutions, public sector clients, property investment companies, developers, owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals advising them on a broad range of both commercial and residential property transactions.

Tel: 01892 526442

Simon Bacchus

Simon Bacchus

Simon qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 and deals exclusively with residential property. He joined Parfitt Cresswell in May 2017 as Head of Property Services. Simon helps clients buy and sell all types of properties ranging from one-bedroom flats to executive family homes and landed estates. He has a broad client base and frequently acts for private individuals, companies, charities, trusts and executors. Simon also has experience of preparing small to medium sized housing developments for onward sale. He is known for his wealth of knowledge, calm manner and meticulous eye for detail as well as being a keen advocate of e-conveyancing and the use of conveyancing case management systems.

Tel: 01892 526442
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