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

The service that we received from Mr Neeve was exemplary. Mr & Mrs Blyth

Chris went over and above his dealings with us by offering a home visit to make things easier. This was much appreciated. Mr & Mrs Withers

I was very happy with the personal service from Girlings. Mrs Gardner

Lovely people, easy to talk to. Mr & Mrs Woodgate

Top class on all matters. Mrs Deacon  

Staff were always polite and very helpful. I would certainly use Girlings again and would recommend you to friends and family.  

Very pleased with entire process. Dr and Mrs Piper

Thank you for your service, very helpful and caring.

Thank you for your efficiency and professionalism.  

Mr Neeve helped us through a very difficult time and was sympathetic and very helpful. As well as all the staff.   

Five Star Service

Great service – we could not fault it. Mr & Mrs Hunt

The service that I received was extremely satisfying you went beyond my expectations. Mr Prebble

Very professional in everything you do. 5 Star.

I have been a client of Girlings Herne Bay for many years and I can only say their service is brilliant and reliable. Girlings stand out from the rest. L Aghakian

Being a client for many years I can honestly say Chris Neeve has dealt with any of my legal matters or problems with the utmost efficiency and kindness. He and his staff are to be complimented on their excellent customer care. Mrs P Barrow

Exceptional Service. Mr and Mrs Tollerton

Thanks to Chris Neeve for the courteous and senstive way in which he guided our family through a stressful time. Mrs Fuller

I was very happy with both occasions I used your services and would not hesitate to use them again.

Extremely helpful at a very difficult time. Exceptional service.

Looking for a first class solicitors? Look no further, go to Girlings Solicitors in Herne Bay where you will receive a warm welcome from a legal representative. Fees are very reasonable. I have been with Girlings for many years and I would never change - they are the best.

Chris Neeve is very professional and helpful, a pleasure to deal with him.

This was during 'Lockdown', staff did very well in extremely difficult circumstances.

A good and safe service delivered in difficult times.

Both Chris Neeve and Suzette Mullins are lovely people, very helpful and nice. Mrs E Mangan

Private Client
Private Client

Chris, a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer, has a reputation for offering an exceptional personal service and providing his clients with clear, pragmatic, advice. He is based in our Ashford office.

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 our Herne Bay office. 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. In March 2021, Chris moved to our Ashford office with a remit to expand the Private Client practice there.

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 euphonium in a brass band.

Commitment Without Compromise