Chris Neeve


What My Clients Have Said

Very satisfied with everything so thank you so much. Mrs E Langworthy

Your service is always excellent - second to none. Mrs P M Barrow

Mr Neeve made me feel very relaxed and it was a pleasure to be in his company.  Thank you so much.

It was nice to have the opportunity to meet you and we found your kindness and professionalism very helpful.  Mr and Mrs Bradley

All contact and Mr Neeve's efficiency and reassurance were first class.  Mrs A Carter

Mr Neeve could not have been more helpful, was friendly and charming.  Mr & Mrs Grooms

The service I have received over the years has been exceptional.

Wonderful manner in dealing with a sensitive subject. Mrs Catling

I was very happy with your help, advice and support and would not hesitate using your company in the future.

Everyone on the team always went that extra mile and showed such kindness and thoughtfulness throughout this lengthy, difficult time.  Mrs Bishop

I found Mr Neeve extremely helpful, professional and easy to talk to. He explained clearly any question I asked him.

Mr Neeve was such a help and a very nice man Mrs A Forrest 

I would like to thank Mr Neeve for being very helpful and kind. Mrs Fisher

Private Client
Private Client

Chris is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer. He has a reputation for offering an exceptional personal service, making his clients feel comfortable by providing clear, pragmatic, advice that they can easily understand.

Brought up in Canterbury, Chris attended local schools and went on to graduate from Canterbury Christ Church University, with a BA Honours Degree in English Literature and History. He started his legal career in another Canterbury based firm of Solicitors where he was employed for twenty years in the Canterbury and Dover offices. During this time he was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

To develop his career further he accepted a position at Girlings in 2003 joining the Private Client Department in the busy Herne Bay office where he is still based today. In 2010 Chris was delighted to advance his career by accepting an invitation to be the firm’s first non-Solicitor partner. Nationally he was one of the first Legal Executives to achieve this status.

Private Client Elderly & Vulnerable Clients 

My Specialisms

Chris undertakes and advises on all forms of Private Client work:

  • Simple and complex Wills,
  • The preparation of Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy and other Court of Protection applications 
  • Applications for Probate and Letters of Administration and the administration of estates.  
  • Advice on Trusts and Inheritance Tax.

He has developed expertise in managing the financial affairs of the elderly.

Chris is often appointed as Executor and acts as a Deputy under Court of Protection Orders as well as being an Attorney under Lasting Powers of Attorney. He has developed particular expertise in managing the financial affairs of the elderly. His experience has led to invitations to speak at a number of local events on various aspects of his work.

Away from the office Chris is involved in charity work with the Salvation Army in the centre of Canterbury. He is also a keen amateur musician and plays the cornet in a brass band as well as conducts a choir.

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