Our Team

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Get to know your Harvey Associates team below.

Graham Harvey

– Email: graham@harveyassociates.co.uk
– Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/graham-harvey-24585720
– Tel: 020 3745 5549 / 07701 085032

Graham is a solicitor and the founder and Managing Director of Harvey Associates. He grew up in South West Surrey before studying Politics at the University of Sheffield. Following graduation he worked for a couple of years as an English Teacher in Seoul Korea before returning to undertake legal studies at the College of Law. He trained at a firm in Richmond- upon-Thames, and since qualifying in 2007, he has attained the STEP qualification in 2012 and worked exclusively in the private client field for some leading practices.

At Harvey Associates Graham is ultimately responsible for the running of the firm and managing key client and business relationships. Graham advises across all core areas of our practice and he particularly enjoys coming up with practical solutions to complicated estate planning situations. Clients value his expertise and down-to-earth approach. Outside of work Graham plays tennis and squash at his local club in Purley and spends most of his time with his wife and young daughter. He is still trying to improve his Korean language skills.

Krupa Pankhania

– Email: krupa@harveyassociates.co.uk
– Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krupa-p-917539138/
– Tel: 020 3745 5549

Krupa is a qualified lawyer (Chartered Legal Executive) who joined our firm in November 2017 having studied Law at Brunel University and undertaking her Legal Practice Course at University of Law. Krupa is developing her own caseload whilst at the same time continuing to provide invaluable support to the senior fee earners in the areas of wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and probate. Krupa is supplementing her practical experience with technical knowledge as she progresses through the STEP exams which she intends to complete this year. In her spare time when she is not studying, Krupa enjoys running, baking, and spending quality time with the family.

Vanessa Cresswell

– Email: vanessa@harveyassociates.co.uk
– Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessa-cresswell-62b30785
– Tel: 020 3745 5549 / 07920 025381

Vanessa is a Consultant at Harvey Associates and holds a Masters in Law from King’s College London. Vanessa qualified in 2005, is a full member of STEP (having completed her exams in 2011) and has a wealth of experience in handling the administration of estates and advising on wills and private client work in general. Vanessa has a keen eye for detail and her strong organisational skills and technical ability has been a great asset to our clients since she joined Harvey Associates in January 2018. Vanessa has been expanding her areas of practice to also include trust advice and Court of Protection.

Christopher Lawn

– Email: chris@harveyassociates.co.uk
– Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-lawn-08636930
– Tel: 020 3745 5549 / 07843 679239

Christopher Lawn is a Consultant at Harvey Associates and holds a masters degree and a law degree from New Zealand where he originally qualified as a barrister and solicitor before becoming admitted as an English solicitor in 2003. Chris has extensive experience having worked in leading Legal 500 firms, he is also a full member of STEP, a fully accredited member of Solicitors for The Elderly, he also holds the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management, and he also holds the Association of Contentious Trust and Estate Specialists (ACTAPS) Diploma.

Chris is adept at handling a broad range of matters including advising on wills, administration of estates including international estates, advising claimants and respondents in probate and trust litigation, formation of trusts for asset protection and for vulnerable beneficiaries as well as business trusts including insurance backed cross-option agreements, applications to the Court of Protection, and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Outside of work Chris has interests in speech and drama, skiing, West Coast Swing dancing, rugby, football, and running.