Southwell is headed by Partner, Vili Chung.

Tallents’ Notary Public, Jackie Watts, is also based at our Southwell office. A Notary Public is an officer of the law who holds an internationally recognised public office. The duty and function of a Notary is to prepare, attest, authenticate, verify and certify deeds and other documents, for use anywhere in the world.

She is also the firm’s complex property matters specialist, dealing in matters such as development clawbacks and tricky registrations.

Jackie also offers advice and expertise on family law, Wills, trust and estate administration and probate.

Jackie Watts is a Notary Public and also a complex property law specialist at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell

Jackie Watts

Solicitor & Notary Public

Sarah Allen is a Partner and Head of the Wills, Trust and Probate department. She specialises in the preparation of Wills, inheritance tax advice and dealing with probate and estate administration.

Sarah also offers appointments at all three of our offices in Mansfield, Newark and Southwell.

Vili Chung is based at the Southwell office. Vili specialises in both residential and commercial property transactions.

Over the years, Vili has expanded her knowledge of the complex laws surrounding commercial property transactions to ensure she combines current legal experience with the ability to handle a full range of commercial property needs. Her portfolio of commercial transactions has included: the sale and purchase of businesses, acting for landlords and tenants on leases, the sale and purchase of development sites.

Vili has extensive experience in dealing with Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), repossessions and auction properties.

Additional Team Members

Emilia Chow is a trainee solicitor with Tallents Solicitors in Southwell

Emilia Chow

Trainee Solicitor
  • Dear Vili, I would like to thank you and your team for conducting the sale of the freehold. At all stages I found I had confidence in your prompt and proactive approach. I appreciated your extra effort informing me of the state of play on several occasions so that I could support through some stumbling blocks at our end. My sister made a good choice in suggesting you to our private shareholders to complete this work, and they too are pleased with how you conducted the process.

    Michael Fraser

    Southwell, May 2024

  • Vili, we just wanted to express our thanks both to yourself and Emilia for your assistance in the sale and purchase of our two properties. The whole process was very short despite the Christmas break and seemed fairly stress free. We have been in our new home over a week now and are very happy and felt at home immediately and are now looking forward to putting all our DIY skills into action.

    Mr & Mrs H

    Southwell, March 2024

  • I really appreciate Vili's assistance throughout the property sale process. Her expertise and professionalism have been invaluable, and I have full confidence in Tallent's Solicitor's ability to handle property sale case.

    Henry Li

    Southwell, January 2024

  • Good quality solicitors. Very helpful. Will keep them in mind for any future need.

    Jessica Yiu

    Southwell, February 2024

  • My family have used Tallents for many years and have always been pleased with the services we received. I can now add to this praise having used them over the last few months to sell/conveyance our property to new owners. They made it a "pain free operation".

    Glyn Moore

    Southwell, January 2024

  • Me and my partner are first time buyers and Vili came highly recommended from our friends and our mortgage advisor and I can see why! I couldn’t fault the service we received from Vili and her team. They answered any queries we had and dealt with the copious amounts of follow up questions from us. They talked us through the whole process and having such a helpful team took away a lot of the stresses of buying a house. Cannot recommend them enough!

    Rachael Allen

  • Jackie was very efficient and helpful, would definitely recommend.

    Sarah Robinson

    Southwell, July 2023

  • To all at Tallents, and in particular, thanks to Jackie and the fantastic Hedwig…thank you very much for the fantastic service you provided when we recently moved house. We've moved several times in the past and have never been so impressed with a conveyancing service. You made it a stress-free process – thank you!

    P&C W

    Southwell, May 2023

  • I am very satisfied with their professional services and efficiency. It is so easy to work with them on providing all sorts of document exchanges, advises and support. I would definitely recommend Tallents Solicitors to anyone who wants to buy a property.

    Alvin Chu

    Southwell, March 2023

  • Highly recommend Tallents Solicitors, Vili Chung and the team are reliable, quick respond and go through step by step with details. Thank you very much for helping me to buy the new house.

    Chris Wong

    Southwell, November 2022

  • Excellent service. Friendly and efficient. Highly recommended.

    Richard Fox

    Southwell, November 2022

  • No complaints. Communications weren’t too slow and questions answered promptly. In earlier than expected too!

    Peter North

    Newark, November 2022

  • I’ve had the pleasure to deal with Jackie, she is so caring and helpful plus extremely efficient. Highly recommended!!


    Southwell, September 2022

  • Excellent service received for writing my new will. Would definitely recommend.

    B T Jackson

    Southwell, September 2022

  • Both Mr. Whiting and Jean Smith were most helpful. If we needed legal advice we would use Tallents again.

    Jim Shone

    Southwell, August 2022

  • Great service. Would recommend

    Merlin Sheldrake

    Southwell, July 2022

  • I would also like to thank you for getting these documents drawn up so quickly so that we could sign them before we all left town on Friday, that made the process go so much faster! I would also like to commend Mr. Whiting for making this such a simple process for us and for being so understanding and caring in his dealings with us all, especially our mother.


    Southwell, June 2022

  • Me and my partner have recently bought our first home and chose Tallents as our solicitors. We requested Vili as our solicitor because she was recommended to us by other professionals. The whole process took about 3 months, as expected. However, everything was carried out thoroughly so we couldn't be happier with the outcome. The whole team is very friendly and polite, and happily answered any questions we had. Would definitely recommend!

    Katie Randall

    Southwell, June 2022

  • We just wanted to say thank you for all you did for us regarding the purchase. You made it all very simple and straightforward, which is very helpful with all the stress that goes with these transactions.

    Steven, John & Norman

    Southwell, June 2022

  • Dear Alistair, I would like to say thank you for all your hard work in helping me purchase my property. You were extremely helpful and made it very easy for me. I hope to be using your services again soon.


    Southwell, March 2022

  • Dear Alistair, we just wanted to say thank you for your time, patience & professional input once again.

    A & S G

    Southwell, February 2022

  • Alistair, thank you very much indeed for your services, professionalism and of course, patience.

    Mr G. J. Davies

    Southwell, February 2022

  • Excellent service. Alistair was always on hand if I needed to speak to him and responded quickly to emails and queries.

    Susan Carter

    Southwell, January 2022

  • Jackie, many thanks for your help with the sale in the midst of such a busy time for you, your calmness and good humour was much appreciated.

    Jennifer Jones

    Southwell, October 2021

  • Many thanks Alistair for all your work on our behalf in progressing the sale to a successful conclusion before the end of September. A first class service, and a big thanks to everyone at Tallents for their hard work, care and attention.

    Mick Rennison and Sara Parmenter

    Southwell, September 2021

  • Excellent communication, very helpful when you need them.

    Ganesh Subramanian

    May 2021

  • Thank you Alistair and all the team at Tallents. Your service has been a 'shining light' amongst this chaotic sale. Thank you again to you personally, and to everyone in the office.


    Southwell, December 2020

  • Spot on service, Jackie is amazing and so helpful. Used these solicitors for probate, buying and selling and wills. Not a bad word to say. Reasonably priced and will answer any question you may have. Would highly recommend.

    Lynn Whitten

    Southwell, October 2020

  • We are grateful for the quality service and advice from Alistair; he worked independently and acted professionally; he replied to queries in a timely manner. He is reliable and an experienced solicitor who will be highly recommended.


    Southwell, May 2020

  • Gemma was lovely. Explained everything I needed to know. Very knowledgeable and helpful.


    Southwell, May 2020

  • Thank you very much for your kind clarification Alistair, you are a star!  It puts minds at ease.


    Southwell, January 2020

  • All I can say is a very big 'thank you' to you, Hedwig, Lynda and others for the hard work involved in finally dragging us across the finishing line after a couple of false starts and trip-ups along the way. We're very happy with the service we've received from you throughout – the speed and tenacity with which you all work is exemplary. Although we now live away from Southwell, I will certainly get back in touch when we need any further legal work, as with current technology the distances involved are much less of an issue than in years gone by. Once again, many thanks, and best wishes.

    Mr & Mrs G

    Southwell, July 2018

  • Many thanks for such a smooth process in selling our old property and buying our new home. You came highly recommended and now we know why. Now we're 'locals' we might see you around!

    V&B O

    Southwell, May 2018

  • Wonderful, thank you! And thanks for your help and your efficiency throughout the whole process. It has made things much less stressful to feel it's all being well taken care of, as we've heard such negative stories about other solicitors from friends and family. We will certainly be happy to recommend you and use you again should we need to!


    Southwell, September 2017

  • We are grateful to you for your kind assistance. It was not an easy sale but you helped enormously.


    Southwell, May 2017

  • We'd like to express our sincere thanks for dealing with the conveyance for us and acting with such speed.

    Mr & Mrs A

    Southwell, May 2017

  • Just to thank you for all you have done to help me sell the house, especially in the last week or two. I am most grateful.


    Southwell, May 2017

  • Jackie has given outstanding service and has worked tirelessly and relentlessly for the completion of the sale.

    Mr & Mrs C

    Southwell, May 2017

  • Thank you for all your help in our purchase, for your good advice, readiness to help and availability.

    Mr & Mrs H

    Southwell, May 2017

  • Many thanks for your excellent handling of our sale and purchase.

    Mr & Mrs N

    Southwell, May 2017

  • I am so glad we moved to Tallents from another firm of solicitors.


    Southwell, May 2017

  • You were most understanding with the difficulties in getting people organised.


    Southwell, May 2017

  • Thank you so much for your help and patience in concluding the very drawn out matter!


    Southwell, May 2017