The Josiah-Lake Gardiner Story
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’. Consultant Margaret Kelly is ‘thoughtful and knowledgeable always listening to find a way through the difficulties and mindful of the children’s best interests’. 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.
At Josiah-Lake Gardiner, we put the needs of the clients first. We will expertly guide you through the process involved in resolving your issue (whether through the courts or by way of the available non-court-based resolution options), 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.
Our aim is to always achieve the very best for each client.