Meet the team
Who will work on your home move?
Every Brevis client is paired with both a solicitor and a personal account manager to work on their home move. Our distinctive approach means you get the benefit of their expertise: your solicitor works on the legal requirements while your account manager focuses on keeping your home move on track. Your team works for you from start to finish, keeping you informed throughout and, of course, can be contacted directly by phone or email.
Meet our team:
Gary Verschuur – Founder & Managing Director
Gary, alongside his son, Aiken, is co-founder of Brevis and our Managing Director. He oversees pretty much everything and his approach to conveyancing is reflected in the company’s name – Brevis, a Latin word meaning brief, concise, succinct. Gary’s long and varied career spanning four decades has included setting up several successful start-ups, as well as a one-year spell in Buenos Aires working for Correo Argentino (Argentina’s postal service). Gary’s law firm, FMC Law, has returned over £250 million in missold PPI to clients since 2016.
In his spare time he’s often got his head in a book, tolerates the gym, is a regular theatre-goer, and a season ticket holder at Arsenal football club.
Aiken Verschuur – Client Service Director & Founder
Aiken is joint co-founder of Brevis, alongside his dad, Gary. It was Aiken’s bright idea to shake up the world of conveyancing by bringing a new, client-focussed approach to the entire system. He’s worked in the legal industry since 2016 and has been pivotal in shaping how the company operates today.
When Aiken’s not supporting clients and helping run the company, he can be found on the rugby pitch, at the gym or “enthusiastically” playing the saxophone.
David Keighley – Director & Head of Residential Property
David is one of Brevis’ directors and head of our residential property department. A solicitor since 1982, he started working here in 2020. Over the last decade David has delivered hundreds of training sessions to solicitors and others working in conveyancing. He’s a specialist in shared ownership property law. He also writes for publications including an annual section for the industry’s flagship guide: the Law Society’s Conveyancing Handbook.
David is the head of conveyancing and the Senior Responsible Officer who supervises all conveyancing matters
After being asked (more than once) for Elton John’s autograph, we can confirm that David bears a resemblance to the flamboyant singer, although his dress sense is a bit more low-key.
Asad Rana – Director & Compliance Officer
Asad is one of Brevis’ directors and our compliance officer. A solicitor since 2005, he completed his LLB Honours degree at Queen Mary University of London and his Legal Practice Course at the London College of Law. Alongside supervision and compliance, Asad specialises in employment, civil litigation, debt recovery, charity law and commercial leases. Asad has represented both employers and employees in the Employment Tribunal, handling matters such as unfair dismissal, unlawful deduction of wages and discrimination. His employment work amounts to around 30% of his case load. Asad also represents businesses in pursuing debts for their business from letter before action stage to representation at Court. This reflects around 10% of his work-load.
Asad lives in Cambridge with his family. He enjoys badminton and circuit training but most of all he loves travelling to sunny climates.
Sophie Humfrey – Residential Conveyancer & Account Manager
Sophie joined Brevis as a newly qualified lawyer after securing a training contract in 2018 and qualifying in July 2021. She already has five years experience in handling home sales and purchases in a competitive London market. Sophie enjoys getting to know her clients personally, prioritising their timescales and providing the best service she can. She is highly organised and her clients know she’ll always handle their cases with great care and diligence.
In Sophie’s spare time she likes to play netball and watch movies. She’s also the proud owner of a playful Jack Russell-Daschund mix puppy, Pebbles (aka “P”) who she loves taking on long walks. She is hoping to set up a bring-your-dog-to-work day so P can join her in the office. Aiken’s not convinced, yet…
Aansa Hussain – Residential Conveyancer & Account Manager
Aansa’s string of legal qualifications include LLB, FCilex and LLM, amongst others. Since 2005 Aansa has worked in residential conveyancing for a number of large law firms and has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience. She has acted for both personal and corporate clients and is passionate about offering her clients a superb service. Aansa is really good at making her clients feel valued and supported throughout their journey with Brevis.
Aansa’s interests are varied, she loves interior design, nutrition, and walking in the countryside. We can confirm she has the healthiest lunches in the office!
Lauren Jarmain-Chew – Conveyancing Paralegal & Account Manager
Lauren has over 10 years’ conveyancing experience. After landing a role as a legal secretary she steadily worked her way up to a paralegal, continuously adding to her host of qualifications, whilst looking after clients and managing her own sale and purchase accounts. Lauren is a super allrounder, committed to providing a reliable service, not only to her clients but also to estate agents, solicitors and all other parties involved in a transaction. Lauren has recently completed her Cilex Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Conveyancing).
Lauren and her daughter both adore horses – most weekends are spent at equestrian events or helping her daughter look after her pony, Twinkle.
Nadeem Qureshi – Conveyancing Paralegal & Account Manager
We welcomed Nadeem onto the team in October 2021, and he’s been an eager and valued Account Manager ever since. Since gaining his law degree in 2018 he has worked solely within the residential property sector. From assisting first-time buyers at high street firms to working on high-value transactions in the city, Nadeem’s solid experience helps clients’ sales and purchases run smoothly.
Away from the office, Nadeem can often be found at Stratford watching West Ham United – he’s convinced their glory days are on the way back (as always)! He’s also a big fan of boxing and plays six-a-side football.
Chirag Thakrar – Residential Conveyancer & Account Manager
Chirag qualified as a solicitor in 2016, after 10 years working in property law and conveyancing. He brings tons of experience and knowledge to all his property dealings and he prides himself on nurturing really good relationships with his clients. He likes to make sure he’s available and responsive throughout every stage of his clients home move.
When he’s not at work, Chirag can be found in the kitchen cooking up a storm and obsessing over new dishes he’s dreamt up. He’s always keen for people to sample his creations – lucky us!