Matthew Waite & Co is the trading name of Legal & Property Limited whose registered office address is Ariel House, Frogmore Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5AU Company Registration Number 06398017. 


Legal & Property Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA Number 471942.


© 2019 Matthew Waite & Co.


Our philosophy is to work in partnership with our clients to achieve the outcome they desire

Matthew Waite LLB (Hons)

Matthew graduated from Birmingham University in 1982 and after completing his Professional Finals at the College of Law, Chancery Lane, London, he was admitted as a Solicitor in 1986.


He has considerable experience as a solicitor in general practice and is a proven expert in family law, being a member of both the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Panel and an accredited member of Resolution, demonstrating his high level of knowledge, skill, experience and practice in this area of the law. Matthew also practices in the field of Wills and Probate.

Matthew has a reputation for providing clients with the highest standards of expertise and client care, in a straightforward and pre-emptive manner. He is calm, knowledgeable and persuasive. He acts for a wide range of clients, both private and corporate, large and small. His philosophy drives the firm in its pursuit of excellence, giving clients access to the best legal advice and representation.

Harry Alexander LLB (Hons)

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2006 and completing the LPC at Nottingham Law School, Harry was admitted as a Solicitor in 2010, when he joined the firm. He specialises in property matters, both residential and commercial, offering expert advice in a friendly, proactive and efficient way.


Harry is Head of our Property Department, and proud of our membership of The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme, proof that we follow best practice, meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service and are able to satisfy regulators, lenders and insurers. Acting for private clients, he handles a variety of legal work including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, remortgages, equity release, transfers of equity and lease extensions.

Harry also represents a wide range of commercial clients in a variety of matters including property sales and purchases, business sales, negotiation and grant of new leases, lease assignment and surrender.

Claire Waite BA (Hons) 
Practice Manager

Claire has been the firm’s Accounts and Practice Manager since its inception in 2003. Her role encompasses the general development and success of our practice, with particular responsibility for supervision of our client accounts, banking and human resources.

Emma Gardener

Emma is the firm’s legal cashier and book-keeper, responsible for the administration of our client ledgers and credit control.

Sandra Bailey
Legal Secretary

Sandra is Matthew’s secretary and personal assistant, having joined the firm in 2017. She has been a legal secretary for most of her working life and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. She works closely with Matthew in providing a friendly and responsive service to clients.

Audra Gilbert
Post Completion Assistant

Audra is a member of the secretarial team with special responsibility for post-completion matters in the firm’s conveyancing department, attending to Stamp Duty Land Tax payment and registrations at the Land Registry.

Claire Hall
Administration Assistant

Claire provides reception, secretarial and other support services, with special responsibility for digital archiving and for the firm's anti-money laundering identification procedures.