Our People

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Brendan Dean (Partner)

Brendan is the firm’s Managing partner and is also one of the founders of the firm. In 2000 Brendan and some former colleagues set up Ashworths as one of the few specialist property firms in the area. The firm has now expanded to become one of the best known and respected property niche practices in South West London and Surrey.

Brendan started working in Wimbledon in 1995 and qualified in 1997 specialising in commercial property, with particular emphasis on development acquisition. His work includes secured lending, landlord and tenant and also licensing. As well as being responsible for the firm’s forward thinking IT policy, Brendan is also responsible for accreditation compliance including Ashworths’ Lexcel and CQS awards.

Diana Greenham (Partner)

Diana is a Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing. She has many years experience dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing including but not limited to: freehold and leasehold sale and purchases, transfer of equity and remortgages. Diana’s clients range from first time buyers, who may need a little hand holding, to seasoned investors in the buy-to-let market.

James Simmonds (Partner)

James joined the firm in May 2010 and now works in the Commercial Property department as a Partner. He qualified in 2008 having trained in a practice in Hertfordshire specialising in property, private client and related general commercial matters.

James originally studied History at the University of Manchester and then went on to complete his post graduate studies in Law in London. James undertakes a wide range of commercial transactions including acquisitions and disposals, development work and landlord and tenant work.

020 8417 8005

Grace Wood

Grace joined the firm in May 2019 and works in the Commercial Property department as an Assistant Solicitor.  She qualified as a solicitor in 2018 at a City of London firm.  Grace spent a period at a large regional firm handling development work for a number of national house-builders.

Grace undertakes a wide range of  development work, Landlord and Tenant transactions and some residential conveyancing.   Her clients appreciate a practical and hands-on approach that guides them through their transactions.

Areej Regeb
020 8417 8002

Areej Regeb

Areej joined the firm in November 2023 as a Senior Property Lawyer. Having worked for a number of City firms she has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing. She is passionate about her work, prides herself on always providing outstanding client care and her “can do” approach.

020 8417 8001

Hoshvan Sadiq

Hoshvan joined the firm in March 2024 as an Assistant Solicitor after completing his recognised period of training. Hoshvan has hands on experience in both residential and commercial property transactions.


Dhansak joined the firm in September 2016.

He is our in-house therapist and counsellor, and we use him to sniff out trouble.