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 usually spending time with my family, shopping or trying out a new restaurant!

Amy Sellick

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Miranda Seaman

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My name is Miranda Seaman and I am a Consultant Solicitor here at Landons, specialising in all aspects of family law. I was  born in Leigh on Sea and studied Mathematics, Statistics and Economics at University College London before going on to complete the Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course in Birmingham, being  admitted as a solicitor in 1992.

After undertaking Articles  at a Lincoln’s Inn firm, I worked at various firms in London and Essex, including spending 15 years as Partner and then Senior Partner here at Landons ! I took a step back in 2015 to spend more time with my three young children, and during that period  worked part time at various local firms. I returned home to Landons in 2022, as a Consultant Solicitor.

I practice in all aspects of family law, including divorce, separation, cohabitation, finances and disputes relating to children. I am a Resolution Accredited Specialist and a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel.

Outside of work, music is my passion- I am a keen member of a London chamber choir, singing regularly in this country and abroad, and play the piano. I am also a part time Priest in the Church of England and an Diocesan Advisor on Vocations. This and my 3 children keep me very busy!

Ozlem Akyol

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My name is Ozlem Akyol and I am a Solicitor here at Landons in our Residential Property Department. I specialise in all aspects of residential property and can assist with the whole process of buying and selling freehold and leasehold properties.

I graduated from Brunel University with an Upper Second-Class Honours in LLB Law. I then went onto completing the Legal Practice Course and Master of Laws in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Law, Moorgate Campus.

I strive to ensure a smooth process for my clients through my client care work and take pride in achieving the best possible outcome for each and every one of my clients.

In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy travelling and spending quality time with my family & friends.

Samantha Harrington

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My name is Samantha Harrington and I am a Commercial Property Solicitor here at Landons.

I was admitted as a solicitor in 2011 after undertaking my training with a local authority, I have experienced working in-house for a bank dealing with their secured lending and working in private practice firms across Essex.  I have also acted for social housing organisations and developers, whom I have assisted with site assembly and with the sale of their new-build plots, shared ownership and shared equity matters.

I have dealt with Landlord and Tenant work, acquisitions and disposals of freehold properties, property refinancing and support for corporate transactions.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, young son and daughter, going on holidays, swimming, socialising with friends and family.

Joanna Maffei

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My name is Jo Maffei and I am a Solicitor here at Landons in our property team.

I was admitted as a solicitor over 20 years ago and was previously a partner at a large Essex firm. I joined Landons in January 2024.

I specialise in all aspects of residential property including but not limited to unregistered land, sales of part, transfers of equities, new builds, re-mortgages and voluntary lease extensions

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and  two  girls. I also love to travel and enjoy countryside walks with my cockapoo.

Amy Lusardi

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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.

Amyann Beeson

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My name is Amyann, and I am a paralegal here at Landons. I joined Landons in August of 2022 as a Legal Assistant in our Residential Property Department and was promoted to Paralegal in March 2023.

I have experience dealing with a range of Conveyancing matters and work closely with all the solicitors in the Residential Property Department, assisting generally on their caseloads in addition to having primary responsibility for a number of my own matters.

Away from the office, I am a keen gardener and enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

Andrew Worrell

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My name is Andrew Worrell and I am the Director of Accounts and Finance here at Landons.

I joined the firm in March 1985 and have, of course, seen many changes during my career.

I pride myself on being one part of a great team of colleagues striving to provide the best possible service to our clients.

Away from the office I enjoy keeping fit, good food and travel.

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!