A small, but highly experienced Hampshire law firm, specialising in conveyancing

We are a small dedicated team of solicitors who excel in dealing with property related matters. Our experience, which has been gained over many years working within the legal profession throughout the country and in London, helps us to offer our clients an exceptional and personal service.

Being a smaller firm we can offer our clients individual attention without getting distracted by the systems and procedures that some of the larger firms have to deal with and our lawyers are some of the best in their profession, so you will be assured of excellent advice and guidance throughout.

Whether you are buying your first flat or house in and around Hampshire or in London, downsizing or moving to the country, we can help you. We also handle the buying and selling of commercial properties, new build developments long and short term leasing, Farm Business Tenancies & Agricultural holdings, equestrian property, farms and estates. Many of our clients come back time after time and most of our new clients come by personal recommendation.

Our Services

  • Buying & selling residential & commercial property
  • First London flat
  • Move to the country
  • Downsizing

Our Services

  • Leases- long and short term
  • New build and Developments
  • Options and promotion agreements
  • Farms and estates

Our Services

  • Farm Business Tenancies
  • Agricultural holdings
  • Wayleaves pipelines and easements
  • Equestrian property
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney

Our Team

Gillian Rowe

Gillian Rowe


Gillian is the principal of McPhersons. She has practised in the City of London, Lincolns Inn Fields and Winchester before taking over McPhersons in 2003.

Gillian deals with residential and commercial conveyancing, including leases and tenancies, and is well known as a specialist in rural property, farms and estates. She is happy working with longstanding farmers and with newcomers to country living. She deals with farm business tenancies, entitlements and utilities easements.

For the individual she also assists with Wills and Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Gillian has excellent contacts with Land and Estate Agents and Accountants and other professionals, locally and further afield.

Clients say: ‘Thank you for keeping us calm’

Phone – 01794 389002

Assistant: Sarah Thistlewhite – 01794 741905

Carolyn Carden

Carolyn Carden


Carolyn has practised in  the City of London and Winchester and joined McPhersons in 2018. She handles residential and commercial conveyancing and is one of the most experienced and sought after property lawyers in the region. She specialises in high value and complex transactions, but also enjoys helping younger people with their first step on the property ladder.

She combines years of experience with enthusiasm for new challenges.

Carolyn has an excellent network of contacts  and a long list of satisfied clients.

Describe Carolyn in a sentence: ‘She is on the ball and the solicitor you want on your side’

Phone – 01794 389006

Assistant: Anita Mulligan – 01794 741906

Chris Nichols

Chris Nichols


Chris has recently joined McPhersons, and is the consummate professional whose knowledge and experience in commercial and residential property law is legendary. He has practised in London, Chichester, Salisury and Winchester, and has an impressive following of repeat clients. He deals with the most complex options, developments and overage agreements, but is also a reassuring presence for the less experienced client.

Chris is a registered Notary Public and is able to provide the full range of Notarial services.

Everyone says: ‘What a fantastic addition to your team’

Phone – 01794 741907

Assistant: Verena Beck – 01794 741908

Michele White

Michele White


Michele has 20+ years of experience of conveying property of all sorts in Hampshire Wiltshire and beyond. She has forged excellent relationships with Estate Agents and other fellow professionals who confidently refer clients to her, knowing that she will always be friendly, efficient and proactive.

Michele is always happy to take on a challenge with complex or problematic transactions, but she is equally pleased to deal with nice straightforward sales and purchases, where her aim is to get clients where they want to be, within their desired time-scale and with a calm and measured approach.

Outside the office Michele is a professional artist, painting wildlife in oils from her own photographs www.michelewhite.art

Estate Agents say: ‘ Brilliant that Michele has joined you – we love working with her

Phone 07983922256


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Office Hours

Monday to Friday – 9am until 5:30pm

Let us know if you need to speak to us outside of these hours.


The New Long Barn
5 Meon Hill Farm
Salisbury Hill
Hampshire SO20 6HS

McPhersons Solicitors

The New Long Barn
5 Meon Hill Farm
Roman Road
SO20 6HA


Leave Stockbridge on the A30 towards Salisbury, passing Test Valley School on the left. 15 seconds after the end of the dual carriageway there is a lone tree in the hedge on the right, and the entrance to Meon Hill Farm is on the left. Follow the drive and bear right into the yard. Go ahead as far as you can and then turn left. We are the last barn on the left.

Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority  SRA Number: 390060