Partner, Head of Residential Property
David has a wealth of experience in residential conveyancing having specialised in this area since qualifying in 1983.
He has a well deserved reputation for excellence and his clients repeatedly recommend him to their friends and relatives.
“Your services came recommended to me by a family member and I shall have no hesitation in doing so myself in the future. I shall also have no hesitation in using your services again should the need arise. I would say a big thank you to David Knapp and his team as our instruction was of an urgent nature and their efforts ensured that the purchase of our property was completed well within our required timescale” fed back one client.
Another said “A very professional service but also user friendly. Moving house can be traumatic but a good solicitor who knows exactly what to do at each step is vital. I was very lucky to have David Knapp for my house move”.
David joined Hart Brown as a trainee in 1981 and became a Partner in 1987.
He became Head of Hart Brown’s residential property department in 2004 and manages a large team of residential conveyancers spread across Hart Brown’s six offices.
Another client has provided feedback for David: “In October 2010 we confronted a major issue with our house sale. Our solicitor at the time was simply not up to the job. We were stressed, very unsure of where we stood or what to do next and desperately needed someone who knew what they were doing.
It was by recommendation we came to David Knapp. And we’re extremely glad we did. Put simply David’s been brilliant in every respect.
Not only did David sort out all the unpleasant issues (dealing with councils and tricky buyers) resulting in a successful house sale. It was the way he went about doing it. Unlike our previous solicitor David is a great communicator – clear, straight to the point and speaks in language we all understand – not legalese. He was a total professional, answering questions quickly, working with us to plan our strategy and simply getting the job done.
Most importantly we had the peace of mind knowing we had an astute fellow in our corner – who knew what he was doing every step of the way. It’s this peace of mind which really counts and I couldn’t recommend David strongly enough.”
Senior Solicitor, Residential Property
Francesca qualified in 1998 having completed her training at Fearon & Co Solicitors. She was a partner there for 15 years.
Francesca specialises in Residential Conveyancing and is based in Cranleigh.
Here are Francesca’s answers to a brief interview about her interests & achievements:
First single purchase?
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club!
Ford Fiesta 950
”The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” Lao Tzu
In her spare time she does ceroc dancing and was the National Ceroc Champion in 2015.
Legal Executive, Trusts & Estates
Isabel is a specialist in Wills, probate, trusts, estate administration and powers of attorney. Before joining Hart Brown, Isabel worked at another law firm for 10 years, qualifying as a Legal Executive in 2011, obtaining Fellowship in 2015. Isabel is also an Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
A friendly solicitor, Isabel can be found at our office in Cranleigh, an area she knows and loves.
Here are Isabel’s answers to a brief interview about her interests and achievements :
What’s your favourite meal?
What advice would you give to a trainee solicitor starting their career?
Keep at it now, it’s worth it in the end.
What’s your favourite film?
I have lots, but Shawshank Redemption rates highly!
Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates
A Partner based in Cranleigh, Louise is also Head of the Trusts and Estates team at Hart Brown and has extensive experience in a broad range of Private Client work.
Louise helps clients with all aspects of Private Client work and deals with the formation and administration of trusts, lifetime and post death planning and will drafting. She also works with other professional advisors to provide a complete package of advice.
Louise has considerable experience of applications for probate and estate administration often including complex issues and overseas assets. Additionally, she can help clients with Court of Protection matters including lasting powers of attorney and court applications for gifts.
“Louise Harrhy is highly experienced in probate applications and estate administration especially matters involving offshore assets. She is skilled in Court of Protection matters, including deputyships and lasting powers of attorney.” (Chambers UK 2016)
“Louise Harrhy is a really driven and committed lawyer. She advises clients on a wide range of areas, including the creation of wills, the establishment of trusts and the administration of estates. Her work also incudes Court of Protection matters.” (Chambers UK 2017)
Louise is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.