Kerry Underwood, Senior Partner at Underwoods Solicitors, celebrated his 60th birthday this year and with any big birthday come big plans.

While many of you will be preparing for Christmas Kerry will be braving the cold weather and getting his walking boots on.

For those of you who know Kerry well will be aware of his passion for exploring the world. He has been to many interesting places over the years and embarked on many challenges. Perhaps one of his most challenging explorations to come will be his trek through the Sahara Desert.

Next March he will be trekking with 49 other people, in support of the Lord’s Taverners charity for disadvantaged and disabled young people and the EY Foundation which raises funds to help young people find alternative routes into work and education.

This challenge involves a seven day expedition across the dunes, plateaus and salt flats of the Moroccan Sahara and Kerry will need to brave the scorching temperatures, blistering feet and sandstorms!

If you would like to show your support and help him raise as much money as possible, a link to his My Donate page can be found here.

Shine Night Walk

Congratulations to Anna Patsalides, one of our solicitors, who has raised £280 to date by completing Shine Night Walk half marathon on Saturday 24th September in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Shine Night Walk is a full or half marathon night walk through London which has helped raise over £4 million with over 15,000 walkers taking part in the fight against cancer.

Anna completed the walk at around 2:30am with tired legs and a heavy heart.

Anna chose to support this event as Cancer Research UK is a charity close to Anna's heart. Like many people she has had family members fight this awful disease.

Help us to keep fighting cancer and please show your support by donating to Anna's JustGiving page


Underwoods Solicitors have been appointed Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors and Kerry Underwood has been appointed to the Board.

Kerry said:-

"I am delighted that Underwoods Solicitors are Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors and I am honoured to be selected to be on the Board. All of us at Underwoods Solicitors look forward to doing our best to promote this great town of Hemel Hempstead and to attract more business to the town."

Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead said:-

"Ten years after the Buncefield Depot fire, the council and local business community launched the Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors scheme to promote the town's continued recovery and encourage more businesses to invest locally, Kerry Underwood and Underwoods Solicitors have given an enormous amount of support to the town and I am delighted that Kerry has joined the board of Hemel Hempstead Business Ambassadors. He knows as well as anyone that our town has a huge amount to offer and is a great place to do business."


Sports Direct have been failing to pay their staff the minimum wage and will now have to pay back-pay for four years in some cases. This is predicted to cost the firm £1 million and some staff will get over £1,000. For the BBC news story see here.

If you have any employment issues please telephone Kerry Underwood on 01442 430900 or email


Kerry Underwood has a keen interest in the introduction of driverless cars.

The United Kingdom is ahead of the rest of the world in this field and the Department of Transport has issued a Consultation Paper on this subject.

If you have any legal issues or any general questions about driverless cars then please ring Kerry on 01442 430 900 or email