Rupert Chichester


Solicitor and Partner, Boulter & Company

I have been a solicitor for 31 years and I am currently a partner with Boulter & Company, a niche practice located in Crouch End, a vibrant district of North London. The firm mainly deals with property related legal work  particularly residential and commercial conveyancing as well as extensions of leases and freehold purchases by lessees of flats. I primarily handle civil litigation and dispute resolution work at the firm including landlord and tenant possession claims, contractual disputes, property disputes, professional negligence claims and other types of litigation as well as some areas of employment law.

I have a long standing connection to South East London and have lived in the area for over 20 years. Prior to joining Boulter & Company I worked as a solicitor for 18 years with Grant Saw Solicitors LLP in Greenwich during which period I regularly attended Chamber networking events as part of the firm’s promotional and marketing activities and met many people with businesses in the local area. For several years I have been a member of Independents Business Breakfast Club that meets weekly in Blackheath.

Outside work I am one of the trustees of the Seafarers’ Hospital Society, a national maritime charity, which was founded in the early 19th century to provide medical facilities for sailors in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars. It provides various forms of assistance to merchant seafarers and those involved in fishing including financial and medical help as well as a telephone advice line. It’s administrative offices are in Greenwich. I am also one of the trustees of an alms house charity based in Eltham which provides homes for elderly people on a charitable basis.

As a partner in legal practices I have had various management, administrative and supervisory roles over the years. I have also had experience of management and decision making as a trustee or director on the boards of in several charitable and voluntary organisations. As a Chamber Board member I would be able to draw on my experience, knowledge and skills in terms of management and decision making as well as my background and knowledge as a lawyer which I believe would be of use to the Board.