Paralegal, Residential Property
Bethany is a paralegal, assisting the residential property department in Woking. She graduated in 2017, initially working in new build residential property and then moved to Hart Brown supporting the team in Woking in a wide range of residential property work.
Bethany graduated from Southampton University in 2016 and completed her Law conversion course in 2017 at the University of Law. Currently, Bethany is studying at weekends with a view to completing the Legal Practice Course to further her career.
Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates
Claire is a senior solicitor and deals with wills, estate planning and inheritance tax planning, powers of attorney, court of protection work, estate administration and trust work.
Claire has specialised in Wills, Trusts and Estates for more than 11 years, having qualified as a legal executive in 2007 and then further qualified as a solicitor in 2014.
Claire enjoys, and has gained a good reputation for her work with elderly clients. She is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and a ‘Dementia Friend’.
Chartered Legal Executive, Residential Property
Corinne qualified as a Fellow of CILEx in 2005 and joined Hart Brown in 2014 as a Chartered Legal Executive in our residential property team. She specialises in freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, transfers of equity and re-mortgages.
Corinne also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Management and Marketing.
Corinne often receives excellent feedback from her clients:-
‘Thank you so much for your patience and support through challenging times. We did it!’
‘Many thanks for all your help during our two house moves. You have been a pleasure to work with and have made the moves a lot easier by the help and attention you have given us. Thanks so much.’
Here are Corinne’s answers to a brief interview about her interests:-
What is your favourite meal?
Vietnamese – eaten in Vietnam!
What is your favourite travel destination?
I absolutely love travelling so this is a tough question, but if I had to make a choice, I would probably have to say my home country of Canada.
Yoga, photography and tennis.
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.
Solicitor, Residential Property
Nicole studied Law at the University of Reading before working as a paralegal in a busy conveyancing department whilst completing the LPC on a part-time study basis at the College of Law, Guildford. She completed her training contract with a Hampshire based firm and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales on 17 February 2014. Nicole then worked briefly in family law before choosing to specialise in residential property.
She specialises in the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold properties, Transfers of Equity and re-mortgages.
Here are Nicole’s answers to a brief interview about her interests:
What’s your favourite travel destination?
I have been lucky enough to visit a number of different countries over the years, but I recently spent some time in Lake Como, Italy and fell in love with the place. I am hoping to explore more of Italy in the years to come.
What are your outside interests?
I recently took part in the London Triathlon (super sprint) and hope to take part in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon next year. I also enjoy baking.
What would you have done if you had not become a lawyer?
I undertook some social policy work for my local citizens advice bureau prior to starting my legal career and would have probably have tried to work for a charity in some form or another.