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Chris Neeve


Wills, Tax & Estate Administration

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 Wills, Tax & Estates 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 Wills, Tax & Estates practice there.

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.

Wills, Tax & Estate Administration


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

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Louise Wilson

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Rachel Mock

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Dee Delo

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Joanne Beale

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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.
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
Staff were always polite and very helpful. I would certainly use Girlings again and would recommend you to friends and family.
The service that I received was extremely satisfying you went beyond my expectations.
Mr Prebble
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.
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 Barrow
Extremely helpful at a very difficult time. Exceptional service.
Thanks to Chris Neeve for the courteous and sensitive way in which he guided our family through a stressful time.
Mrs Fuller
A good and safe service delivered in difficult times.
Both Chris Neeve and Suzette Mullins are lovely people, very helpful and nice.
E Mangan
I was impressed with the warmth of the people that I came into contact with throughout my dealings with Girlings Solicitors, very impressed also with the general cleanliness of the building throughout.