Laura Maden
SOLICITOR DIRECTOR

I head up the firms Agricultural Department but also work within the Commercial Property element of the firm and I am based within our Street office.

Having come from a farming background, I feel this assists me when acting for landowners and farmers alike. I deal with a number of varied agricultural matters including simple transactions such as the sale or purchase of small pony paddocks or strips of land, as well as the transfer and auction of rural property, agricultural re-finance transactions and transfers of full working farms.

I also work for a number of local businesses, big and small, and deal with commercial high street transactions including property sales and purchases along with Landlord and Tenant work. I also enjoy acting for parties selling or purchasing small businesses as transfers of going concerns, including hair salons, licensed premises, cafes and shops. The depth of information which needs to be reviewed in these matters always makes them involved and exciting and no two matters are ever remotely similar!

Building a rapport with clients is paramount and I do what I can to ensure that clients feel they are regularly updated and aware of the next steps required throughout a transaction. Understanding a client’s needs and timeframes is key to 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 then spent a few years working for law firms in London before regaining my senses and returning to Somerset in 2010 where I began my training contract with Chubb Bulleid. I qualified as a solicitor in 2012, before being made a Director in 2016.

Away from the office my two children keep me on my toes, and if I have any energy left, I love walking, reading and attempting to cook.

 

Desert Island Choices.

Favourite Drink:              Aperol Spritz every time.

 

Favourite Film:                  The original Die Hard film or Dirty Dancing. I can never choose but 80’s films are always the best. These two are so different but both absolute gems!

 

Favourite Place:                Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. I have only been once and I’m desperate to go back. Failing that, any beach in the sun will do.

 

Favourite Book:                I would love to suggest I have read the classics but the reality is I love a trashy murder mystery. ‘The Girl on the Train’ or something similar will get my vote.

 

Favourite Band:                My music taste is all over the place but you can’t beat a bit of Aerosmith.