David Kearsley

Solicitor & Joint
Managing Director

T: 01483 521 597

E: David.Kearsley@dpmlegal.co.uk

David qualified as a solicitor June 2006 and has obtained a wealth of property experience over the past decade having handled commercial and residential transactions, located throughout the country, and is familiar with all kinds of property transaction.
In particular, David is experienced in dealing with commercial property acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant work (acting for both landlords and tenants) and secured lending work. David is familiar with how commercial property “works” across a broad range of sectors including offices, retail, leisure and industrial. He has handled transactions including leases of high value headquarters premises in the City, the purchase of pubs, taking leases of restaurant premises for a national chain, managing the letting of retail space within large shopping centres and the sale of multi-let office buildings as ongoing investments. David has also acted for several large banks carrying out secured lending.
David enjoys really getting to know the people involved in the businesses he acts for and forming lasting relationships with them.

Charlotte Avens

Senior Solicitor

T: 01483 521 597

E: Charlotte.Avens@dpmlegal.co.uk

Charlotte has been a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since April 2013, qualified as a solicitor in November 2015 and has worked in the property industry since 2006.
She has experience in both commercial and residential property and is proficient in dealing with acquisitions, disposals and remortgages throughout England and Wales.
Charlotte  specialises in high value real estate and particular examples of some of the work Charlotte has dealt with include, purchases, transfers of part, deeds of easement, bridging finance, transfers of equity and commercial property acquisitions.
Charlotte is extremley approachable and adept at finding commercially sensible solutions to challenging transactions. Charlotte knows that whether you are buying your first home or a property for your business that the decisions you make can be difficult and clients often comment on her efficiency and ability to explain complex legal issues clearly.

Edward Pennington


T: 01483 521 597

E: Edward.Pennington@dpmlegal.co.uk

Edward qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and since then has specialised in Wills, Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Tax and Non-contentious Court of Protection work. He joined DPM Legal in April 2021 from a large Guildford firm where he was head of department for the previous 8 years. Before that he also practiced in Farnham and Ash.

Edward has often been praised by clients for his caring and conscientious approach and is flattered to be at a stage in his career where he is now advising the children (and sometimes grandchildren) of previous clients.

Edward is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), which is seen as the premier professional body for Wills and Estates practitioners and also of Solicitors for the Elderly. 

Outside of work Edward enjoys cricket, gardening, history and the writings of PG Wodehouse.

Isobel Wooffitt


T: 01483 521 597

E: Isobel.Wooffitt@dpmlegal.co.uk

Isobel joined DPM Legal in December 2019 in the Commercial Property department. Prior to this she trained and worked in Essex after completing her law degree at the University of Hertfordshire and LPC at De Montfort University. She qualified as a solicitor in June 2019.

Isobel deals with a variety of commercial property transactions to include property sales and acquisitions and acting for landlords and tenants on commercial leases.

Isobel regularly acts on behalf of pension schemes and enjoys finding practical solutions for clients.

Outside of work Isobel enjoys travelling, going to the gym and spending time with her friends and family.

Sarah Watts

Chartered Legal Executive

T: 01483 521 597

E: Sarah.Watts@dpmlegal.co.uk

Sarah has practiced exclusively in the field of Family Law for well over 10 years. Her caseload ranges from dealing with all aspects of separation and divorce and includes cases with limited assets to high net worth cases in excess of £5 million. She has experience with pensions, particularly public service pensions and Armed Forces Schemes, having worked in military towns for long periods. 

Sarah also deals with couples who are not married and are separating and also pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements.
Sarah has a leaning towards children work and helping couples resolve disputes about when each party should see their children and where those children should live.   She has considerable experience in dealing with complex children cases including removal from jurisdiction and change of residence cases.

Sarah works in a constructive and sympathetic manner to achieve a positive outcome for clients wherever possible and is a member of Resolution.   She undertakes much of her own advocacy in local Courts in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire believing that such continuity for clients can be important and reassuring.


Sarah Gardner

Chartered Legal Executive

T: 01483 521 597

E: Sarah.Gardner@dpmlegal.co.uk

Sarah joined DPM Legal in 2018 after a three year sabbatical travelling and voluntary work with horses. Prior to this, Sarah has gained 15 years property experience in London, Surrey and Hampshire firms and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2012.
Sarah’s main experience lies in high value residential real estate and has acted for developers, investors and individuals over the years, in most types of residential transaction.
Outside of work, Sarah’s interests are horse riding and holidays!

Tracy Donovan

Legal Secretary

T: 01483 521 597

E: Tracy.Donovan@dpmlegal.co.uk

Tracy joined DPM Legal in 2019.  Tracy has gained 23 years of legal experience in London and Surrey working in property and family departments.

Outside of work, Tracy’s interests are fitness classes, spending time with her family and borrowing a dog!

Lauren Richardson-Kellam

Legal Secretary

T: 01483 521 597

E: Lauren.Richardson-Kellam@dpmlegal.co.uk

Lauren has worked as a legal secretary for more than 10 years. Her experience is mainly in Family Law but she also has experience with Property and Private Client departments. Lauren has worked in firms in the Midlands and around Surrey.

Outside of work Lauren spends the majority of her time with friends and family, and travelling to the Midlands to see extended family.

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