Our team ethic.
For us, unlike many other law firms, domestic conveyancing is not a side-line. We are dedicated to providing you with a specialist domestic conveyancing service. All of our staff who deal with conveyancing work (except where a property is sold through our probate and administration department) do so 100% of their time.
Our conveyancers work as part of a team either as supervisors or conveyancing executives. Each supervisor is either a specialist conveyancing solicitor or a senior conveyancer with many years experience. Our conveyancing executives range from individuals who have gained qualifications and experience elsewhere before joining us or who have shown to us that they are capable, hard-working and ambitious and have been trained and promoted in-house.
Conveyancing executives are supported by their supervisors. Each team is supported and supervised by the heads of conveyancing in each of our offices and all staff are supported and supervised by our directors. We know that it takes a team effort to deliver the service you want.
Before joining the firm in March 2015, Debbie gained a 2:1 in Biomedical science. Debbie decided to change careers and working in a solicitors firm sounded ideal. Debbie started out as a completions clerk, and unexpectantly went on maternity leave for 6 months. On her return back to work, in a short amount of time she progressed to a paralegal. In her spare time, which is not a lot these days as her beautiful daughter Isabelle keeps her fully occupied, Debbie enjoys watching animated films and spending time with friends and family.
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Gillian qualified as a solicitor in 1986, and specialised in working for housing associations. In 1990 she joined a firm in South London and was made the first female partner in the history of the firm. Gillian gained considerable experience in housing association work, acting for housing associations setting up the sales of new developments and drafting the leases and documentation. She was also involved in drafting the 2010 version of the Homes and Communities Agency model leases for use by housing associations. Gillian joined the firm in 2013 and now deals with primarily non-standard conveyancing, such as transfers of equity, housing association matters, new builds, sales of part of titles and assignments of contracts.
In her spare time Gillian enjoys running (slowly!) – She has run 57 marathons and after a break of a few years, hopes to start running marathons again later in the year; going to the theatre, opera and ballet, dining out and reading good literature, and last but not least running or walking with her energetic border collie Dennis!
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Private Client Paralegal
Leanne gained a 2:1 (Hons) in her Law Degree at Canterbury Christ Church University and since then has pursued a career in law. She joined the firm in May 2019 having already gained over 3 years’ experience as a Private Client Fee Earner at a local firm. She has experience dealing with Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and now assists with Probate and Deputyship files. In her spare time Leanne likes to spend time with her family and friends and enjoys reading a good paperback novel.
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Having joined in 2006 as a junior member of staff, Katie progressed to a Completions Clerk and now deals with a variety of residential conveyancing transactions. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and baking cakes.
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Head of Conveyancing/Director
Having gained legal experience working in various areas of the country, Sally joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2006 and qualified as a solicitor that year. Sally has specialised in residential property law for approximately 20 years. Sally was made a Director of Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2014.
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Anila joined the firm in 2007 as a legal secretary; she then progressed to a completions clerk and now deals with a variety of non-standard conveyancing transactions. In her spare time, Anila enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family and friends.
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Kirsty joined the firm in December 2015 as a legal secretary after looking for a new career. She quickly developed a love of conveyancing and was recently promoted to a paralegal handling her own case load. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and spending time with both of her daughters and partner.
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Helen Moore has been with us since May 2010 and is based in our Affordable Housing Team. Prior to this, Helen worked at a small city firm dealing with Shared Ownership Residential transactions. Helen has 17 years Residential Conveyancing experience. Outside of work, Helen enjoys exercise which includes swimming. Helen also enjoys socialising and travel.
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Rose has been a qualified solicitor since 2008 and has worked at Cook Taylor Woodhouse since 2013 dealing with residential conveyancing. She previously worked in a London city law firm specialising in civil litigation. In her spare time she enjoys reading, socialising and travelling.
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Nimmi has been working in Conveyancing since 1993 starting out as a secretary and eventually fulfilling her ambition of handling her own case load. Nimmi has a passion for conveyancing and loves every aspect of it. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves walking, socialising, travelling and taking time out for herself.
Email Nimmi: NPabla@ctwsolicitors.co.uk
Shaf has been a qualified solicitor since July 2015. He undertook his training in a London firm; before joining Cook Taylor Woodhouse in February 2016 to join the Residential Conveyancing Department. Outside of work, Shaf enjoys going to the gym and – though no longer playing as much as he would like – Shaf is a keen follower of football (being another London based Manchester United fan).
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Private Client Executive
Tom joined the firm on 9th January 2015 and deals with Wills and Probate. He has over 39 years’ experience in Private Client Banking. He started his career with Clydesdale Bank, as a boy from school; his roles included Branch Management of Staff of 70 for 7 years, regulated roles for Mortgages and Financial Advice. His qualifications were Chartered Banker, CeMap (Mortgage Advice and Practice) and CeFA (Financial Advice). He was a Private Banker with RBS, Coutts and Nat West Commercial Office, for 5 years and then a Financial Consultant with Lloyds for 1 year. Tom was also Director of a Share Nominee and Custody Company; a Trustee of the Bankers Benevolent Fund and also signed the Official Secrets Act.
Recently Tom stopped playing Hockey after 43 years, the last 20 as a Goal Keeper, due to right knee being a bit iffy. Tom plays Golf badly, which he admits is a terrible confession for a Scotsman. He also follows Formula 1, having been to 8 European Grand Prix’s. Tom also enjoys good food, wine and travel.
E-mail Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Private Client
Karen joined the firm in 2000 where she completed her training contract. She is highly experienced dealing with all aspects of Private Client Law including Wills, probate, powers of attorney and is a member of both the Law Society Probate section and Solicitors for the Elderly.
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Aicha is bilingual in English and French. After completing her Law Degree she worked as a paralegal for a local Solicitors firm and joined CTW in 2018 where she has been progressing with her legal career in residential conveyancing. In her spare time Aicha enjoys travelling abroad with her family and has a keen interest in discovering new places and meeting people of different cultures.
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Neena qualified as a solicitor in 1 July 2005. She joined the firm in January 2014 and heads a team dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing. In her spare time Neena enjoys socialising and going to the Theatre.
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Ellis joined in June 2012 and specialises in residential conveyancing of both freehold and leasehold properties. Ellis has worked in conveyancing since leaving school and is currently in the process of qualifying as a Licensed Conveyancer. In his spare time Ellis is kept busy by his wife and young daughter but he still manages to find enough time to watch, and occasionally visit, the Formula 1.
E-mail Ellis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalie read Law at London Guildhall University and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course shortly after. She qualified as a solicitor in June 2014 and has worked in residential conveyancing for many years. Natalie has been with CTW since September 2011 and is pleased to have started her career as a solicitor with the firm.
Outside of work, she enjoys socialising and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys watching films and going to the cinema. She also enjoys reading when she has the time.
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Natalie started her career within Residential Conveyancing as an Office Administrator for a local law firm in March 2015 and quickly progressed to a Legal Secretary for one of the firm’s Partners by November 2015. She studied her CILEx Legal Secretary Diploma in 2013 and is currently studying to become a Legal Executive. Natalie started working for Cook Taylor Woodhouse in August 2018 within the Residential Conveyancing department. She has a very bubbly and outgoing personality and enjoys learning new things. When Natalie is not at work she enjoys travelling, trying new things, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family.
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Brooke completed the CILEx Legal Secretarial course in 2014 and began her conveyancing career with CTW in 2016 as a float secretary; then in 2018 she started handling her own caseload. Brooke is very much an animal lover and when she is not in the gym, you will find her with friends and family. Brooke is looking to, in her spare time, study Criminology and Psychology at an open university.
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Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement/Director
Carla joined the firm in 2005 and specialises in Leasehold Enfranchisement. She has amassed considerable experience advising leaseholders seeking to exercise their right to extend their leases or acquire the freehold of their building. She also has particular expertise in obtaining the various Licences associated with leasehold properties and the granting of consent from landlords. In her spare time, Carla enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
Email Carla: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica undertook her CILEX Secretarial Qualification in 2000 and shortly after began work at a local firm as a Legal Secretary working for a sole practitioner. Jessica possesses 18 years conveyancing experience and started work at Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2013 as a Legal Secretary and progressing to a paralegal. She is keen to learn new aspects and progress in her career. In her spare time, she likes to cook, attend the gym, walk her dog and socialise with friends and family.
Email Jess: email@example.com
Head of Conveyancing/Director
Rob has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing and has been with the firm since 2011 after working for many years in central London. This has included acting for first time buyers as well as repeat clients and property investors in both leasehold and freehold transactions. Rob has also, in the past spent some years as a foster carer looking after young children which he found immensely rewarding. Over the years Rob has enjoyed playing many sports, in particular rugby and cricket, and although he admits, his playing days are well and truly behind him, he is still very much involved in supporting both clubs.
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Kim has been with the firm for nearly five years and has been working in conveyancing for over 10 years. She started as a legal secretary and studied at Westminster College for her ILEX legal secretarial certificate. She now handles a variety of residential conveyancing matters and has been doing so for 6 years. In her spare time Kim spends time with her son, reads and goes on city breaks.
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Ben is a qualified Solicitor specialising in conveyancing matters. He joined the firm in February 2016, having previously worked in another High Street firm. Ben specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing including Freehold, Leasehold and Re-mortgage transactions.
Ben is a huge sports fan and usually finds himself out on the golf course or at the Emirates stadium most weekends, watching the Arsenal play. Email Ben: BOKeeffe@ctwsolicitors.co.uk
When Xanthe left school she started out within the accounts department of another local firm of solicitors but always wanted to pursue a career in conveyancing. She managed to work her way up within that firm and then joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2004. She now has over 15 years of experience within residential conveyancing and enjoys the variety of challenges that the job and each day brings. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family usually involving football, either watching her son play, or following Southampton FC. She also enjoys going to the gym and reading.
Andrew has gained over thirty years of experience working in the conveyancing profession and throughout that time he has been employed within the north Kent area. Specialising in residential transactions, Andrew still gets a buzz from the satisfaction that the job generates. Outside of the office Andrew keeps active playing squash, football and visiting the gym as regularly as his time will allow. In addition, he clocks up the miles most weekends following Southampton Football Club home and away with his family.
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Satvir is a Residential Conveyancer based at our Dartford Office, who possesses over 16 years of experience in property law. She is proficient in an array of Property transactions including domestic Freehold and Leasehold purchases and sales, Transfer of Properties and Re-mortgages. Satvir offers clients a dedicated, professional and efficient service ensuring that transactions are completed successfully.
What Satvir says:
“I qualified for my ‘ILEX Paralegal Diploma’ in 1998 and keep up to date with changes in property law with regular training provided by my previous employers and Cook Taylor Woodhouse.
I am fluent in Punjabi and English. I pride myself on the ability and passion to administer transactions smoothly and on time, where open communication is provided during the course of the transaction.
In my spare time I am kept busy with my two sons and my family. I also enjoy cookery and keeping fit at the gym. I especially enjoy running and participated in the 13 mile ‘2016 – Shine Night Walk’ for Cancer Research.
If I were not a Conveyancer, I would be...
Working in the medical profession helping young disadvantaged people with illness and disabilities as it would be so satisfying to see a smile and make everybody feel special.”
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Arun has been with CTW since last November 2016 where he received his training to become a case handler at the Eltham office. Arun was then transferred to his local home town of Dartford to finish his training off. Arun started off as an assitant then worked his way up to becoming a few earner running a variety of cases from leasehold to freehold. He graduated several years ago at Kent University obtaining a Law Degree. He is very passionate about working in conveyancing learning something new everyday and given enough experience, he is looking to progress his career at CTW. Arun loves running, cycling and spending time with friends and family.
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Yvonne is an associate solicitor at Cook Taylor Woodhouse Dartford branch. She joined the firm in April 2013. She currently heads a small team focusing on residential leasehold and freehold acquisitions and sales. Yvonne is an avid supporter of Chelsea football club and enjoys Formula One motor racing.
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Leasehold Enfranchisement Fee Earner
Olivia joined CTW in 2018 and specialises in Leasehold Enfranchisement. She started out as a paralegal in 2014 and fulfilled her ambition of handling her own case load. She enjoys advising leaseholders that are seeking the right to extend their leases. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys spending time with her horse, boxing, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
E-mail Olivia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sinead started her career in conveyancing in a London firm in developer plot sales in 2013 and after having her first daughter moved to a local firm specialising in residential conveyancing. Sinead then joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in October 2018.
Sinead is experienced in an array of property transactions including domestic freehold and leasehold purchases and sales and transfer of properties. She has undertaken various training courses to keep up to date with the changing property laws. Sinead prides herself on the relationships she builds with clients and colleagues through her welcoming and friendly personality. She strives to make the conveyancing process as least stressful as possible for all involved.
In her spare time, Sinead has a young daughter who takes up her time at ballet lessons; she also enjoys spending time at social events and activities with friends and family.
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Zara started working for CTW in September 2018 in the Resident Conveyancing Department. She completed her Law Degree in 2016 at the University of Lincoln, graduating with a 2:1. Zara completed her LPC and Masters in Law and Business Management in 2018 at the University of Law Guildford. Her main hobby is reading fiction books and playing with her new French Bulldog puppy. Lastly, she has an interest for significant criminal trials.
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Senior Property Solicitor
Farhat qualified as a Solicitor in June 2006 and predominately deals with commercial and more complex property matters. He joined the firm in May 2014 from an established firm in Stratford, East London where he was a Partner. He has extensive experience in all property matters up to senior level dealing with and including buying and selling of residential and commercial properties, commercial and residential re-mortgage applications, transfer of equity, drafting leases, drafting commercial assignment documents including leases and licenses, auction transactions, lease extension matters along with more complex property matters.
Farhat strongly believes in delivering high standard of service for his clients at all times without compromise and aims to find solutions expeditiously whilst keeping the clients best interest in mind. It is because of this approach that Farhat continues to have repeated business from clients that he has acted for on numerous transactions over a number of years.
Farhat enjoys most sports especially football and is an avid Liverpool FC fan (YNWA). He also enjoys spending quality time with his young family.
E-mail Farhat: FAhmed@ctwsolicitors.co.uk
Annie qualified as a solicitor in December 2009 and gained experience in the area of family law and residential conveyancing and continued to specialise in these two areas. She joined the firm in June 2014 and deals with all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing. In her spare time, Annie enjoys spending time with her rather active daughter and socialising with her friends.
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Amy started her career within Residential Conveyancing as an Office Administrator, after completing the CILEX Legal Secretary Diploma in 2015, for a local law firm and quickly progressed to a Legal Secretary thereafter.
Amy has been with Cook Taylor Woodhouse since July 2017 within the Residential Conveyancing Department starting out as a Legal Secretary then progressing to a Post-Exchange Assistant in 2018. Amy now has her own caseload handing Re-Mortgages, Freehold and Leasehold Transactions. She has a very bubbly and outgoing personality and enjoys learning new things. Amy is looking to start her Law Degree in the near future. E-mail Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 1998 specialising in Conveyancing. Having worked in London previously she decided to work closer to home. She joined the firm in January 2015 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing. Nicola has three children in school in the area and enjoys kick-boxing, netball and art.
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After completing her extended business diploma, Rebecca joined the firm in November 2012 as a temp and was then offered a permanent position in January 2013 as a junior member of staff. Within a year she progressed to Post Exchange/Completions Clerk and after a short period of time was working for two fee earners. Rebecca now deals with a variety of residential conveyancing transactions. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and going to the gym as often as she can.
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Debora successfully concluded her degree in Legal Studies at Maia Institute of Higher Education in Portugal in the year 2009.
She undertook her training at an Enforcement Agents firm for a year; shortly after became a Legal Assistant in a small Solicitors firm and later fulfilled her ambition to work as a self-employed Solicitor in Portugal.
She and her partner decided to adventure themselves to move to London and change their lives and as she was so keen to continue to work in the legal field, she firstly qualified as a Legal Secretary by the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs to adapt her knowledge and experience to the English Law.
In November 2015 she joined the firm as a Legal Secretary and then gaining experience over time as Legal Assistant/Completions Clerk. Debora was then promoted to a paralegal handling her own case load in residential conveyancing.
In her spare time, Debora is passionate for her travels with her partner around the world and does a lot of arts and crafts too as a hobby.
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Chartered Legal Executive
Jade has worked within the legal sector since 2003 starting her legal career in large London firms. She began studying to become a Legal Executive and qualified from the University of London in 2009, becoming a Fellow in 2012.
Jade joined CTW in Sept 2017 having worked in the Bromley area since 2012. She has many years of experience in all aspects of conveyancing including buying and selling; freehold and leasehold properties, remortgages, Transfer of Equity, assignment of contracts prior to completion, Shared Ownership and Help to Buy.
In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit and taking every opportunity to spend time with her family outdoors and being active.
Email Jade: JThomson@ctwsolicitors.co.uk
Commercial and Residential Property Solicitor
Laura studied a Law degree at The University of Liverpool graduating with a 2:1. She started as a Paralegal in August 2013 with an established firm in Stratford working in the Conveyancing and Immigration Departments.
Laura joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in May 2014 as a Paralegal and was offered a Training Contract in August 2014. During her Training Contract, she had conduct of a heavy case load of Residential Freehold and Leasehold Conveyancing matters as well as Re-Mortgages and Right to Buys. She also assisted with Commercial Property matters as well as private Lease Extensions and more complex Residential Property work.
Since qualifying as a Solicitor in February 2016, Laura has had conduct of the firm’s Commercial Property work and deals with all Commercial Property matters such as Granting of Leases, Sales and Acquisitions of Freehold and Leasehold Commercial Property, Lease Extensions and Commercial Assignments including the Sale and Purchasing of Businesses and Goodwill. She continues to deal with more complex Residential Property work and Residential conveyancing in general for existing clients.
Laura enjoys holidays abroad and shopping and has a Season Ticket at Tottenham Hotspur FC where she attends all home games and as many away games as possible throughout the season.
E-mail Laura: LTolley@ctwsolicitors.co.uk
Head of Conveyancing/Director
Debra is a proactive conveyancing solicitor who identifies and deals with the issues, instead of reacting only to problems. Debra studied Law at University College London and completed the Legal Practice Course in Store Street London with a distinction.
Debra started her legal career in the Law Centre in Deptford. In 1999 Debra began her career in Property Law in earnest by joining Rudd Jepson solicitors, where she rose to partnership. In 2003 Debra set up her own property practice, many of her London clients followed which proved very successful. Having joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse on 1st May 2014 as Head of Conveyancing in the new Maidstone office, Debra is able to continue the proactive personalised service appreciated by her clients under the umbrella of the larger practice.
Debra's true love is dogs and her garden and you will on occasion hear her dogs in the background, although mostly they just sleep the day away on their beds in her office.
E-mail Debra: firstname.lastname@example.org
Max started her Conveyancing career in 1996 as a legal Secretary, working her way up to Personal Assistant to the Senior Partner and then progressing to a Conveyancing Executive with Cook Taylor Woodhouse Solicitors dealing with both residential and commercial transactions. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, holidays abroad and eating out.
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Senior Property Solicitor
Peter qualified as a solicitor in the 1980s and spent much of his career practicing in the Medway area before joining Cook Taylor Woodhouse at Dartford in 2017. Peter deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and specialises in new build purchases.
Email Peter: PLowe@ctwsolicitors.co.uk
Tina McIntyre joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in August 2006, as a conveyancer and specialises in domestic freehold and leasehold conveyancing transactions. Tina has been in the conveyancing business for 16 years. Outside of the office Tina is kept very busy by her two girls. Tina particularly enjoys film nights with her family and loves eating pizza.
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Having joined the firm in 2015 as receptionist, Megan then progressed to a secretary/assistant and now deals with residential conveyancing transactions. Megan is currently studying her law degree part time with the Open University. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping and travelling to visit new places.
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After studying the legal secretarial course for two years at College, Stacey started her career as a Legal Secretary which she undertook for six years. She joined CTW in January 2016 where she was given the opportunity to progress her career and have her own caseload in conveyancing transactions. In her spare time she likes shopping, spending time with friends and family and attends a Zumba class once a week.
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Meg joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in November 2014. Having studied a legal secretarial course at MidKent college for 2 years, she worked as a secretary for 4 years before progressing to a fee earner role. Meg enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, attending music events and city breaks with her boyfriend.
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Manmeet recently joined the Residential Conveyancing team at CTW. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2009, and has a background in property matters as well as Wills and Probate and Matrimonial matters. Known as “Manni”; in his spare time he enjoys watching Tottenham Hotspurs, films, reading and socialising with family and friends.
Email Manmeet: MSingh@ctwsolicitors.co.uk
Having joined the firm in 2015 as a junior member of staff, Lavona then progressed to a secretary for Debra Brindle – Head of Conveyancing, who assisted in her progress and knowledge in residential conveyancing. She was then given the opportunity to progress her career and have her own caseload in residential conveyancing transactions. In her spare time, Lavona likes to spend time with her friends and family, travel and eat out.
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