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David Webb

David Webb

Position: Managing Director/Solicitor

Speciality: Commercial Property, Probate, Wills and Trusts

Telephone: 01202 437179

Contact: David Webb

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David oversees the commercial property department and also heads the wills, trusts and probate department. David is a member of STEP – The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners which is a reflection of the knowledge and experience that he has in this area. David also acts for some big developers in the Bournemouth area dealing with a number of high worth transactions. Dealing with private client matters David is hands on and deals with his clients directly, an approach which has proved successful and popular with clients. As managing director David also deals with the day to day management of the firm.

David has worked locally for the majority of his working life as a solicitor and joined the Matthew and Matthew team in March 2003, becoming a partner later that year.

In his spare time David is an avid follower of Rugby and enjoys keeping fit and attending networking events.

Emma King

Position: Director/Chartered Legal Executive

Speciality: Residential Property

Telephone: 01202 437195

Contact: Emma King

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Emma started working in conveyancing straight from school and studied on the job, qualifying as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2004 and becoming Chartered in 2012.

Emma has joined us as a director, having spent nearly 11 years with another local firm, becoming extremely popular with agents, brokers and clients alike.

Emma has a no nonsense approach, working efficiently with everyone involved in the transaction and has an excellent reputation for getting the job done.
Outside of work Emma is keen road cyclist and mountain biker who generally enjoys being outdoors, as well spending time with her friends and family. Emma is also an AFC Bournemouth fan, having links with the club and which has recently led to her being on the committee of the Stephen Purches Testimonial Year 2013.

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams

Position: Director/Solicitor

Speciality: Commercial property and development

Telephone: 01202 437189

Contact: Stephanie Adams

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Stephanie is based at the firm’s Southbourne office and specialises in commercial property matters acting for both landlords and tenants advising on all types of commercial leases. She also acts for business owners in the sales and purchases of commercial premises and businesses. Stephanie also acts for several local builders in development matters and transactions involving lending and secured borrowing.

Stephanie is commercially focused and by instructing her she will ensure the transaction is carried out methodically and professionally. By instructing her you know your transaction will be in safe hands.

Stephanie studied for her law degree at Cardiff University before completing her postgraduate degree at Bournemouth University. She then trained and qualified at a local firm before joining the commercial department of Matthew & Matthew in July 2012.

In her spare time Stephanie is captain of a local Bournemouth netball team and enjoys going to the gym. She also enjoys socialising with friends and family and attending local networking events.

Helen Phillips

Helen Phillips

Position: Chartered Legal Executive

Speciality: Residential property

Telephone: 01202 437192

Contact: Helen Phillips

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Helen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and joined the firm in 2013 after working locally with another firm for over 12 years. Helen has extensive experience in residential conveyancing together with good organisational skills and an approachable manner which both her clients and colleagues in the industry appreciate.

Outside of work, Helen enjoys walks at the beach with her husband, children and their two dogs. She is an avid reader and loves to travel.

Daniel Gardner

Daniel Gardner

Position: Director/Solicitor

Speciality: Commercial Property

Telephone: 01202 437189

Contact: Daniel Gardner

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Daniel is based at the firm’s Southbourne office and specialises in a wide range of commercial property matters. He acts for Landlords and Tenants on all types of commercial leases, as well as for business owners in the sale and purchase of commercial premises, including any associated businesses. Daniel also acts for several local developers on the sale and purchase of a range of development sites.

Daniel also specialises in residential leasehold work, in particular lease extensions and enfranchisement matters. He can advise you of the most practical and efficient way of extending your lease, and has experience of linking lease extensions to sales and purchases of residential property.

Daniel studied at Bournemouth University before training at a well respected local firm. He moved to Matthew & Matthew upon qualification in July 2015 and works in the firm’s commercial department.

In his spare time Daniel is a keen football fan and player, and enjoys following the highs and (more frequent) lows of Yeovil Town FC. He also plays the electric guitar, and enjoys watching live music. Daniel was formerly a prominent member of the Junior Lawyers Division of the local law society, and regularly attends local networking events.

Lalitha Dodwell

Lalitha Dodwell

Position: Conveyancing Executive

Speciality: Residential Property

Telephone: 01202 437190

Contact: Lalitha Dodwell


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Lalitha studied her law degree at the University of Sussex, then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. She gained experience as a paralegal and legal assistant at various law firms, both in London and locally. After working in conveyancing at another local firm for nearly three years, Lalitha joined the Residential Property department at Matthew & Matthew in April 2015.

In her spare time, Lalitha is a keen singer and musician who performs regularly at local venues and is soon to release her first single. She also enjoys reading, drawing and swimming.

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson

Position: Conveyancing Executive

Speciality: Residential Property

Telephone: 01202 437178

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Katie studied her law degree at Bournemouth University and graduated in summer 2014. She gained experience as a paralegal at a local firm for three years before joining the residential property department at Matthew & Matthew in November 2015.

In her spare time Katie likes to spend time with her husband and two huskies, going for long walks at the beach or forest, and spending time with her friends and family.

Bahar Bulbul

Bahar Bulbul

Position: Conveyancing Executive

Speciality: Residential Property

Telephone: 01202 437195

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Bahar graduated from the Bournemouth University with a LLB degree in Law in 2014 and then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the same university achieving a Distinction. After working in conveyancing at another respected local firm, Bahar joined Matthew & Matthew in May 2017.

In her spare time, Bahar likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys travelling and going to the gym.

Magdalena Lipinska

Magdalena Lipinska

Position: Assistant Solicitor

Speciality: Probate, Wills & Trusts

Telephone: 01202 437186

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Magdalena is a Solicitor in the firm’s Probate, Wills & Trusts Department. She deals with Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney, Deputyships and Estate Administration.

Magdalena studied law at the Open University then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the BPP University in London. She trained at a respected local firm and upon qualification in 2017 joined Matthew & Matthew.

In her spare time, Magdalena acts as a Communication Secretary and National Representative for the Bournemouth & District Junior Lawyers Division. Magdalena also enjoys spending time with her dog, socialising and reading.

Gary Nevill

Gary Nevill

Position: Practice Manager

Speciality: Practice Manager

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Gary is the Practice Manager and ensures that the firm always runs smoothly. He is also head of the accounts department, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in January 1978. He trained locally before joining Price Waterhouse, following which he ran his own practice for nearly 15 years. The knowledge and experience that Gary possesses means that the accounts department deals with all matters efficiently and quickly.

Gary joined the team in June 2004.

In his spare time Gary enjoys socialising, long walks and travelling.

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