Providing legal services to the people and businesses of Brentwood since 1850

Who We Are

Jessie Stewart

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My name is Jessie and I am a Solicitor and Director here at Landons Solicitors. I consider myself extremely fortunate every day to have trained as a Solicitor here at Landons and to now be an owner of the company I love. I care about each client that comes through our doors and I invest my time in ensuring my clients are looked after and advised according to their individual needs.

I am Head of the Private Client team here at Landons and I have worked in this department since 2016 gaining a considerable amount of experience advising my clients in relation to Estate Administration, Wills, Estate and Tax Planning, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Having grown up in Brentwood, I graduated from the University of Leicester in LLB Law before coming back to the South where I met my husband, attended the University of Law, London and completed my Legal Practice Course.

Professionally, I work on a vast range of matters and my recent work includes but is not limited to:

– Acting for Executors on complex high net estates, including estates comprising foreign assets;

– Preparing Wills that included a Trust in order to provide financial protection for a disabled or vulnerable beneficiary;
– Advising on and preparing Deeds of Variation in order to assist with tax planning;

– Advising on and preparing Inheritance Tax Forms for large Estates where the Nil Rate Band and Residence Nil Rate Band were transferable and ensuring that the Estate made use of all allowances available;

– Preparing Wills and giving Inheritance Tax advice in order to reduce any potential Capital Gains Tax and subsequently Inheritance Tax which may have been payable in an Estate

Whilst most of my work is within the Private Client department, I also look after an increasing number of Conveyancing matters (especially since the Conveyancing boom!) and I have a personal interest in intellectual property within the fashion sector – this is my excuse to incorporate shoes and clothes into law!

I am extremely happy in my work and I very much enjoy my weekdays surrounded by everybody here in our office in Brentwood. I love nothing more than spending my time with my husband, our gorgeous little girl and our toddler son who all together light up my life every day. Together we love holidays and we spend our weekends with our family and friends in our garden – often having barbecues (even in the winter), being outdoors and visiting zoos across the country!

Coral Choppy-Mason

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My name is Coral Choppy-Mason and I am a Solicitor and Director here at Landons in our property team. I am an Owner of Landons and I pride our company on the client care that we provide to all that come into contact with us during our day to day.

I was admitted as a solicitor in 2009 and I worked in the City for 6 years post qualification before joining a firm of solicitors in Southend.  I then joined Landons in April 2016 and became head of our Conveyancing department.

I specialise in all aspects of commercial and residential property and can assist with residential property possession claims on behalf of landlords.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, young son and daughter and I also enjoy salsa dancing, reading and going to the theatre.

Aneesah Ahmed

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My name is Aneesah and I am a Solicitor and Director here at Landons. I have experience in many areas of law but my preferred area of work is Private Client and Mental Health Law.

Private Client Law involves the following: advising on and writing Wills, applying for Probate and administering Estates, preparing Lasting Power of Attorney Deeds and Estate and Tax Planning. I also have a special interest in Court of Protection Law; in particular preparing applications for Deputyship Orders.

A concern of mine is that many people are unaware of the steps they can take to prepare themselves and their families to manage their personal affairs if they were unable to do so for themselves due to ill health or loss of mental capacity. There is so much that can be done to ease the process and we are here to help. For this reason, I am now an Alzheimer’s Research UK specialist solicitor.

I thoroughly enjoy assisting my clients to plan for later life. It brings me great joy to know that my clients have peace of mind once their affairs are professionally organised. Above all, I enjoy meeting with my clients and delivering an excellent service.

Outside of work I enjoy cooking, exploring and taking care of my twins!

Alisha Francis-Webb

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My name is Alisha and I am a Solicitor here at Landons. I joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in March 2020 and feel extremely lucky to have completed the last leg of my training at Landons after completing the first 15 months of my training at another local firm in Essex.

I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford with an Upper Second-Class Honours in LLB Law and a NALP Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice before completing the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

I am currently part of the Family Law Team here at Landons having developed particular expertise in advising on marital agreements, divorce, finances and child matters. I am also a member of Resolution, a national organisation of professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes as amicably and cost-effectively as possible.

I thoroughly enjoy working with clients to ensure the best possible long-term outcome is achieved. It is a personal goal of mine to make sure that my clients always leave a meeting with a positive outlook and a smile.

Whilst most of my work is in the Family Law department, I also enjoy working within the Private Client department, assisting clients with later life planning.

Outside of the office, I am normally either shopping or trying out a new restaurant however; pandemic life has meant I am usually curled up on the sofa, binging the latest Netflix series!

Amy Anthony

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My name is Amy and I am a Conveyancing Executive here at Landons with over 17 years experience in residential, new build and commercial property transactions and I have a wealth of experience within the profession.

I joined Landons in April 2021 and I work in our Residential Property Department.

My extensive knowledge of the sector means I am fully appraised of the demands of property transactions and how they need to be conducted.  I am able to work in a uniquely client-focused way to meet the demands of my chosen specialism.

I have a great deal of knowledge in respect of Government assisted schemes such as Help to Buy Equity Loans, Help to Buy ISAs, Lifetime ISAs and Forces Help to Buy.

I have a proven track record in being able to meet strict timescales and I understand that purchasing a property can be quite an anxious time for clients but being fully appraised of how matters are needed to be handled, I am able to put clients at ease to enable a smooth transaction for all parties.

In my spare time I enjoy swimming, going to the gym and baking.

William Cook

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My name is William and I joined Landons as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2021. I attended school in Brentwood, and then graduated from Oxford Brookes University with First Class Honours in LLB Law. I further completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate, in which I was fortunate enough to obtain a distinction.

I am currently working as part of the Litigation team here at Landons and am able to assist with dispute resolution matters, encompassing particular expertise in settlement negotiations, the defence and issuing of Court claims and property and land disputes.

I am passionate about providing both a pro-active and client friendly service. I strive to ensure that my clients feel reassured, and most importantly, heard, during the course of their interaction here with us at Landons.

Outside of the office, I am a keen squash player and often spend my weekends hiding behind the sofa watching my beloved Arsenal.

Andrew Worrell

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Andrew Worrell is the Accounts and Office Manager. He has been with the firm for over 30 years and is in charge of much of the day-to-day administration. In his spare time he enjoys good food, running and travelling.

David Gillett

David Gillett is a non-practising Consultant.  Until his retirement in October 2019, David practiced as a Solicitor in Brentwood for over 30 years. He joined Landons in 2008 upon the merger of his practice as a sole practitioner under the name of Barnes Gillett with Landons. David specialises in property, company and commercial law, Wills and probate and estate and Inheritance Tax planning. His pastimes are walking, travelling, gardening, theatre and the arts and David is married with two grown up sons and grandchildren. Even in his retirement, David is a very much loved and integral part of Landons and is always popping into the office for a coffee when he continues to try and teach us all he knows!