"Happy law” is how Mark Gawor, senior partner and founder of Gawor And Co in Wapping calls what he and his team practise in east London.

“We only do property here – mainly residential but commercial too and we aim to make the buying and selling process as stress-free as possible,” he said.

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“People are happy when they buy and happy when they sell – that’s our aim.”

This year Gawor And Co will celebrate 20 years of business in Wapping

Mark said: “We have six solicitors here who manage the whole conveyancing process and we’ve been involved in virtually every major development along the river to Canary Wharf in the last 20 years.

“Partner Rebecca Bozier has been here since we arrived in Wapping and we have other team members have been here 17 years, 14 years and 10 years.

“We want it to be a happy experience for our staff too and I think that shows we’re getting it right.

“We have been here so long I’m seeing the sons and daughters of clients coming in, recommended by their parents – no grandchildren just yet though.

“The people coming here are younger but maybe that’s just because I am older.”

Mark has no intention of moving from the New Crane Wharf office and not only works in Wapping but has a property himself there too.

He said: “It has changed a lot in 20 years. It was much quieter when we came here, it’s still quiet but there are more new developments. There are a greater number of residential properties and more restaurants and bars. It’s become very trendy.

“Metropolitan Wharf is a combination of offices, showrooms and studios and it has really taken off in the last three or four years.

“It is filled with designers, architects and media companies. People have moved out to Wapping from Shoreditch because it’s such a lovely place to live and work, right on the river.

“You’re a mile from the City and two miles from Canary Wharf. You can get to Canary Wharf in around 10 minutes and Bond Street in half an hour.”

In addition, Gawor And Co is the principal sponsor for The Wharf Property Awards for the fourth year running.

He said: “We work with estate agents in Wapping, Canary Wharf and Greenwich on a daily basis, providing legal services for sales and purchases and this is our way of saying thank you.

“The awards mean a lot to the property community. They recognise those who have excelled in their field winning the praise of the judges, their peers and members of the public.”

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