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David Webb

David Webb

Position: Managing Director/Solicitor

Speciality: Commercial Property, Probate, Wills and Trusts

Telephone: 01202 437179

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David qualified in 1988 and 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.

Daniel Gardner

Daniel Gardner

Position: Director/Solicitor

Speciality: Commercial Property

Telephone: 01202 437189

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Daniel qualified in 2015 and 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.

Julie Pegg

Julie Pegg

Position: Director/Solicitor

Speciality: Wills, Probate & Trusts

Telephone: 01202 437186

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Julie has worked in law for over 20 years, the majority of them being spent in the local area. Julie qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and has joined our Wills and Probate team as a director.

Julie takes a proactive approach and encourages clients to consider the ‘bigger picture’ when helping draft their wills and powers of attorney. She advises and deals with the general management of financial affairs and specialises in the administration of estates and trusts. Julie prides herself on being approachable and strives to offer clients a personable service at sensitive times.

Away from the office, Julie enjoys cooking, training at the gym and exploring different beaches – the ones on our doorstep and further afield.

Caroline Cake

Caroline Cake

Position: Director/Solicitor

Speciality: Wills, Probate & Trusts

Telephone: 01202 437186

Contact: Caroline Cake

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Caroline qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and initially practiced Criminal law until deciding to move into private client in 2008.

Caroline joined as a director having spent ten years specialising in wills, powers of attorneys, obtaining grants of probate and administering estates.

Caroline enjoys private client as the role involves helping people to achieve their goals applying a practical proactive approach to sensitive situations.

Away from the office Caroline enjoys spending time with her family walking her dog exercising her horses and supporting AFC Bournemouth.

Lalitha Dodwell

Lalitha Dodwell

Position: Legal 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.

Kara Oran

Kara Oran

Position: Conveyancing Executive

Speciality: Residential Property

Telephone: 01202 437191

Contact: Kara Oran

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Kara studied Law at Reading University, graduating in 2013. After taking some time out of work to raise her two children Kara returned to work in 2015 as a Legal Assistant.

Kara joined Matthew and Matthew in February 2018, having developed experience at another local firm. Kara is working towards her CILEX qualification and is due to complete her studies this year.

In her spare time Kara enjoys spending time with her family, baking and reading.

Jane Cole

Jane Cole

Position: Chartered Legal Executive

Speciality: Residential Property

Telephone: 01202 431943

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Jane has over 20 years experience in Residential Conveyancing. Having moved from Cornwall to Southbourne in 2016 she initially worked with another local firm before joining Matthew & Matthew in September 2018. Jane is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and qualified in 2005 and has since become Chartered.

Jane deals with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing including sales, purchases and remortgages of freehold and leasehold property, Transfers of Equity, Shared Ownership property and Declarations of Trust. Jane also has experience in dealing with unregistered adverse possession cases enabling her to offer a broad spectrum of experience.

Away from the office Jane enjoys living by the sea. She has convertible classic cars, a jetski and boat and can be found most weekends either driving one of them or working on various property projects with her partner.

If you have any legal matter that requires assistance then please call us on 01202 431943 Alternatively, request a free callback at a time that suits you
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