David and Rebecca met more than 30 years ago when they were offered work experience at Gepp & Sons, then one of the larger law firms based in Chelmsford, Essex.
Rebecca left Gepp & Sons to take up a position at a firm in Romford, Essex, soon becoming Head of the Family Department there and a Partner.
David left Gepp & Sons to join a firm in Oxford, then Cole and Cole, now Morgan Bruce.
Seduced by the bright lights of London, David moved there in June 1998 to take up a job with Fisher Meredith, at which he became a partner in 2000.
Rebecca too gave in to the pull of London and in 2001 she moved to Healys as a Partner.
David set up Josiah-Lake Solicitors and, as luck would have it, in May 2008, he reconnected with Rebecca and a few cocktails later they had agreed to join forces.
Josiah-Lake Gardiner was established on 15 December 2008 and continues to grow from strength to strength.
Josiah-Lake Gardiner Solicitors is an ‘innovative and exciting practice with a personal touch’. The ‘attentive’ David Josiah-Lake is praised for his ‘sensible negotiating skills’ and Rebecca Gardiner for her ‘tenacious ability to argue her clients’ corner’. This firm is a ‘hidden gem’ that advises on the full range of family law matters.
It is often said that an organisation’s values are its guiding principles which apply across the organisation and underpin how its work is carried out.
That is no different for Josiah-Lake Gardiner in which its values are its basic beliefs about what really matters/what is really important for those that work there and those clients who are advised and assisted by its experienced team of family lawyers and it is that which guides how things are done and how things should be done.
We put the needs of the clients first. We will expertly guide you through the process involved in resolving your issue, acknowledging always that no two cases are the same, just as no two relationships are the same.
Our experienced team of solicitors will always endeavour to minimise the potential emotional distress of relationship breakdown on all members of the family, with particular emphasis on assisting clients to minimise, as much as it is possible to do, the emotional impact on any children of the family.
When George took on my case it was my third divorce, and I knew what I was doing and had separated out the emotion from the practicalities. Unfortunately, the other side (ex and her lawyer) were so unreasonable that I turned to George for help. He got me through an intensely stressful battle to achieve an equitable outcome and I owe him my sanity and prosperity. I can't recommend him highly enough.
From the initial consultation to the final resolution of my case, Rebecca's professionalism, expertise, and compassionate approach were truly remarkable. Throughout the entire process, Rebecca demonstrated an exceptional understanding of family law, providing me with expert guidance and advice tailored to my specific circumstances.
I couldn't have gone through my divorce case with any other solicitors. Rebecca and Ruth were very professional and absolutely helpful through it all. All through the process, I felt totally safe as a result of their efficiency and clear communication. Would definitely recommend Josiah-lake Gardiner Solicitors over and over again.
Rebecca was brilliant and made me feel at ease. She genuinely cares and made me feel calm, considering I was very anxious given I’m divorcing. I would thoroughly recommend Rebecca. She has a great sense of humour too!