Partner, Head of Residential Property
David is Partner of the firm, head of residential property and a qualified solicitor.
David has worked at Hart Brown for 37 years, joining the firm in 1981. He graduated from the City of Birmingham Polytechnic in 1980, attended Guildford Law School in 1980 and qualified as a solicitor in 1984.
David’s specialism in residential property and progression throughout the firm has enabled him to build many long-lasting relationships with clients he has helped over the years and continues to do so. He has a great deal of legal and life experience and enjoys interaction with those known to him as well as newly introduced people.
Senior Solicitor, Residential Property
Francesca has a BA (Hons) degree from Staffordshire University and undertook the Post Graduate LPC course (with Commendation). Francesca qualified in 1998 having completed her training at Fearon & Co Solicitors where she specialised in Private Client work which included residential conveyancing . She was a partner at that firm for 15 years.
Francesca specialises in residential property acquisitions and disposals.
What does Francesca say about herself?
“I am approachable, directly contactable and I fully understand my clients’ needs and objectives. I always strive to meet client expectations, I do my utmost to achieve proposed timescales and above all, I try and make the conveyancing process as stress-free as possible for my clients.”
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, deputyship orders, 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, and 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 qualified as a private client lawyer in 2001 in London, having worked in the accountancy and trust administration field from 1986.
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 (STEP) and the Private Client Section of the Law Society. Louise is also on the specialist legal professionals list for MENCAP.