Our People

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 paralegals. Each supervisor is either a specialist conveyancing solicitor or a senior conveyancer with many years’ experience. Our conveyancing paralegals 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 paralegals 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.

Because we are a specialist conveyancing firm all staff engaged with conveyancing work devote 100% of their time to this area.

Those members of staff working in our probate department devote 100% of their time to this area.

Farhat Mahmood Ahmed

Head of Commercial Property (South)/Supervisor

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

Joseph Bright

Conveyancing Paralegal

Joe joined the firm in October 2019 after various work experience placements during his studies.  Joe graduated in Law from the University of Kent and has completed his LPC with Masters in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law.  Joe is a big sports fan, following Chelsea home and away as well as watching Formula 1 most Sundays.  Joe enjoys socialising with friends and watching films.  Email Joe: JBright@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Katie Ingham

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Katie: kingham@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Sally Jezard

Head of Conveyancing/Director/Supervisor

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.
Email Sally: sjezard@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Anila Marsh

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Anila: amarsh@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Michelle McNicholas

Conveyancing Paralegal

Michelle completed the CILEX Legal Secretarial Diploma in 2012 at North West Kent College and was a legal secretary for 6 years before becoming a paralegal. She joined CTW in February 2017 and was at a local firm for about three years as a legal secretary prior.

In her spare time she likes socialising with friends, going to music festivals, going to the gym and she has two cats.
E-mail Michelle: mmcnicholas@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Helen Moore

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Helen: hmoore@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Rose Niranjanan

Conveyancing Solicitor

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.
Email Rose: rniranjanan@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Nimmi Pabla

Private Client Paralegal

Nimmi has been working in Conveyancing since 1993 starting out as a secretary and eventually fulfilling her ambition of handling her own case load. In addition to the conveyancing work she has also recently started working in the Wills and Probate Department and enjoying the new challenges this department brings. 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

Nicola Riley

Conveyancing Solicitor

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.
E-mail Nicola: nwillis@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Loren Ringshall

Conveyancing Graduate Legal Executive/Supervisor

 Loren is a graduate Legal Executive qualified in multiple areas of Law.  She has 5 years residential conveyancing experience including some dealing with complex transactions.  Loren has been a Team Leader for 4 years and joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in February 2020 as part of her career progression and growth.  In her spare time Loren enjoys playing rugby and fitness, spending time with her family and personal development.  Email Loren: LRingshall@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Tom Sharp

Private Client Paralegal

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: tsharp@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Karen Shimmen

Head of Private Client/Supervisor

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.
Email Karen: kshimmen@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Neena Summan

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

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.
Email Neena: nsumman@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Ellis Thake

Conveyancer/Supervisor

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: ethake@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Laura Megan Tolley

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

Natalie Anderson

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor/Director

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.
E-mail Natalie: nanderson@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Ajesh Brar

Conveyancing Solicitor

Ajesh has been working at Cook Taylor Woodhouse since January 2020.  He qualified as a Solicitor in June 2019 having completed his Training Contract in an East London law firm which dealt with all aspects of conveyancing and family law matters.  Ajesh can deal with Freehold sales and purchases, remortgages and transfer of equity transactions.  Ajesh’s hobbies include watching football (Liverpool supporter) and keeping up to date with the changes in Law as much as possible.  Email Ajesh: Abrar@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Marie Brown

Conveyancing Paralegal

Marie joined the firm in 2018. On finishing college Marie started off working in a local law firm and has progressed through training to managing her own caseload, she mainly deals with freehold/leasehold sale and purchases. In her spare time she has a passion for floristry.
E-mail Marie: mbrown@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Danielle Capocci

Conveyancing Paralegal

Jenny Chan

Conveyancing Paralegal

Jenny graduated from University with a Business and Events Management degree in 2013 and shortly after began work at a local law firm as a Trainee Legal Secretary. After 5 years’ experience as a Legal Secretary, Jenny started at Cook Taylor Woodhouse in July 2019 progressing to a paralegal role. 

Jenny is keen to progress in her career and widen her knowledge in conveyancing. She enjoys travelling and attending wedding events and fairs with her cousin as she is a wedding planner. E-mail Jenny: jchan@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Brooke Cooper

Conveyacing Paralegal

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.
E-mail Brooke: bcooper@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Carla Figueira

Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement/Director/Supervisor

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: cfigueira@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Reuel Hackman

Conveyancing Paralegal

Reuel joined CTW in May 2019, as part of the Residential Conveyancing Department. He read Law at De Montfort University in Leicester and graduated with First Class Honours in 2018. Reuel is currently completing his LPC and Master’s degree in Legal Practice at the University of Law.

In his spare time, Reuel plays an active part in an educational foundation based in Ghana.  He also enjoys playing football, reading books and spending time with family and friends.
E-mail Reuel: rhackman@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Stephanie Hayes

Trainee Solicitor

Stephanie joined the firm in 2016 as a legal secretary. She studied Law at the University of Lincoln and went on to complete her LPC at BBP University London. Stephanie is undertaking her training to become a solicitor and is looking forward to qualifying.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys traveling, baking and going for walks in the countryside.

E-mail Stephanie: shayes@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Jess Howard

Conveyancing Paralegal

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: jhoward@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Rob Kidd

Head of Conveyancing/Director/Supervisor

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.
E-mail Rob: rkidd@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Annie Le

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

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.
Email Annie: ale@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Amy Leach

Conveyancing Paralegal

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: aleach@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Kirsty McMahon

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Kirsty: kmcmahon@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Kim Morris

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Kim: kmorris@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Joseph O'Hara

Conveyancing Paralegal

Joe graduated from St Mary’s University Twickenham in July 2018 with a 2:1 Law LL.B Degree and is now currently studying the LPC & LL.M Degree at the University of Law in order to achieve his ambition of becoming a qualified Solicitor. He joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in November 2019 in their specialised Leasehold Enfranchisement Department. Since then, Joe has expanded his knowledge in the niche area of Leasehold Enfranchisement, as well as developed his prior knowledge in Conveyancing obtained from 9 months experience from another High Street Firm, in order to enable him to represent clients on both their Lease Extension and Conveyancing Transactions.

Outside of work, Joe is heavily involved in the world of Athletics. If he’s not Competing, he is Coaching, Officiating or Team Managing. He has been running for the past 10 years and has won many National Junior Titles as well as representing England in that time. Joe continues to balance his Legal Career & Studies alongside training 6 times per week.
Email Joe: JOHara@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Michael Oduwole

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

Michael qualified as a solicitor in December 2012 having gained experience in the areas of Family law, Children law, Wills and Probate, Housing Law and Conveyancing. Post qualifying Michael continued to specialise in property law and dealing with all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing. He joined the firm in August 2020 and continues to deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his active son and daughter, gym, socialising with his friends and reading.

E-mail Michael: moduwole@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

 

 

Ben O’Keeffe

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

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

Andrew Prater

Conveyancer/Supervisor

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.
E-mail Andrew: aprater@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Shafaet Qureshi

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

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).
Email Shaf: squreshi@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Satvir Ranu

Conveyancer/Supervisor

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.”
E-mail Satvir: sranu@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Arun Rehal

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Arun: arun@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Yvonne Reindorf

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

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.
E-mail Yvonne: yreindorf@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Rebecca Riva

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Rebecca: rriva@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Jade Thomson

Conveyancing Legal Executive/Supervisor

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

Sinead Troy

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
E-mail Sinead: stroy@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Lois Watts

Conveyancing Paralegal

Lois began working at Cook Taylor Woodhouse in February 2020 after 5 years working as an Estate Agent in the local area and now has her own caseload of residential conveyancing transactions.   She completed her Law Degree at the University of Westminster and is now looking to study for her Masters in Law and LPC in the new future.  In her spare time, Lois likes to go to the gym as often as possible, spend time with friends and family and eat out at nice restaurants. Email Lois: LWatts@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

 

Lucy White

Lease Extensions Paralegal

Lucy joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2019 after a successful 6 years in property sales. She specialises in Leasehold Enfranchisement, advising Leaseholders that are seeking the right to extend their Leases. Lucy joined the firm as a Legal Secretary and within a few months, began handling her own caseload. She has always had an interest in Law and decided to fulfil her ambition to pursue a career in the industry. She enjoys the variety of challenges that her role and each day brings and is keen to learn new aspects and progress in her career. Lucy has a positive outlook, a drive for success and is very determined to assist her clients every step of the way. In her spare time, she likes to travel to new destinations, spend time with her friends and family, as well as heading out to the countryside for dog walks.
Email Lucy: lwhite@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Zara Wilkins

Conveyancing Solicitor

Zara started working for CTW in September 2018 in the Residential Conveyancing Department. She completed her Law Degree in 2016 at the University of Lincoln, and then completed her LPC and Masters in Law and Business Management in 2018 at the University of Law Guildford. Zara has recently completed her training contract and is excited to be a Qualified Solicitor. Her main hobby is reading fiction books and playing with her French Bulldog puppy. Lastly, she has an interest for significant criminal trials. Email Zara: zwilkins@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Gillian Calliste

Head of Conveyancing, Director/Solicitor/Supervisor

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!
Email Gillian: gcalliste@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Kacy Cole

Conveyancing Paralegal

Kacy joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in June 2019.  She started out as a legal secretary and progressed to a Paralegal in November 2019.  In her spare time Kacy goes to the gym and enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and friends.  Email Kacy: KCole@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Natalie Collins

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
E-mail Natalie: ncollins@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Max Folley

Conveyancing Paralegal

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.
Email Max: mfolley@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Peter Lowe

Senior Conveyancing 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

Conveyancer

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.
E-mail Tina: tmcintyre@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Xanthe Prater

Conveyancer/Supervisor

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.
Email Xanthe:XPrater@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Manmeet Singh

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor/Director

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

Jennifer Boynton

Commercial Property solicitor

Jennifer qualified as a solicitor in September 2016 and specialises in commercial property work , dealing with a variety of matters. She advises clients in relation to sales and acquisitions of freehold properties, leasehold property matters including the grant, sale and purchase of leases, and lease extensions and renewals, as well as acting in connection with the giving and obtaining of consents for alterations, lease assignments and subletting.

Previous work includes buying and selling pubs, B&Bs, shops and licensed premises, and large portfolio re-finance and sale transactions.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys live music (playing and watching), baking and spending time with family & friends. She also volunteers with Girlguiding UK and is a trustee for Community Music Whickham and Swalwell. E-mail Jennifer: jboynton@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

John Morgan

Head of Commercial Property Team (North)/Supervisor

John qualified as a solicitor in September 2005 and is a commercial property lawyer, experienced in and able to deal with all aspects of investment in, financing, management, letting and disposal of commercial property. John also regularly works on the acquisition and disposal of development sites for landowners and residential and commercial developers.

John has worked in the North East of England throughout his career, spending 12 years with a national commercial firm based in Newcastle before joining a regional firm as a partner and head of their commercial team. John now leads the firm’s commercial property team in the North.

Away from work John juggles time with his family with roles as captain of a Boys Brigade company in Gateshead, and as part of the leadership team at his local church. When time permits he enjoys cycling (badly) and hill walking (slowly). He is also a rugby fan, following Newcastle Falcons and the Welsh team. E-mail John: jmorgan@ctwsolicitors.co.uk