I head up the firms Agricultural Department and work from our Wells office.
Having come from a farming background I feel this assists me when acting for landowners and farmers alike. Within my role, I deal with varied agricultural matters including simple transactions such as the sale or purchase of small pony paddocks, as well as transfers of large parcels of rural land, working farms and refinance transactions.
I have now worked with Chubb Bulleid for over ten years and have built a great rapport with the local agents so often deal with local auction matters. This includes the review of auction packs prior to the sale and acting for successful bidders, as well as preparing auction packs for properties due to go under the hammer.
I also love being involved in the transfer of farmland to the next generation. This often includes the gifts or transfers of land from parents to children. Or, occasionally helping parties piece together the jigsaw of unregistered title deeds which have been passed to them. Being involved in that process is always a privilege.
Communication with my clients is key and I endeavor to regularly update parties throughout the transaction and highlight the next steps. Understanding a client’s needs and timeframes is essential in making sure that the matter runs as smoothly as possible.
I graduated from the University of Reading before completing my legal education with the College of Law, Guildford. I spent a few years in London before the pull of the countryside became too much and I returned to my roots. I joined Chubb Bulleid in 2010 and qualified as a solicitor in 2012 before becoming a Director of the firm in 2016.
Away from the office my two children keep me on my toes. If I have any energy left I attempt to run some evenings and weekends and then reward myself with good food and drink!
Desert Island choices:
Favorite drink – Aperol spritz every time.
Favorite film – Dirty Dancing or Die Hard. I can’t decide between them as they are both absolute gems but 80’s films are always the best.
Favorite band – My music taste is all over the place. But I love Lana Del Ray, Bastille and a bit of Aerosmith.
Favorite Place – Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. This place fascinates me and I am desperate to go back.
Favorite book – I would love to suggest I have read the classics but I just love a trashy murder mystery. The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, Where the Crawdads Sing, or something similar would get my vote.