|Conveyancing Technician, Head of Training
|Swiitch (trading name of Shoosmiths LLP)
|Sarah Dwight Solicitors
|Birmingham & Solihull
|Lettings Regional Manager
|Andrews Property Group
|Bristol & Bath
|Head of Residential Conveyancing
|Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
|Partner & Solicitor in Residential Conveyancing
|Devon & Cornwall
|Head of Conveyancing
|Cartwright King Solicitors
|East Midlands & Leicester
|Keller Williams UK
|Glasgow & Edinburgh (Scotland)
|Lettings Business Manager
|Andrews Property Group
|Bell Lamb & Joynson
|Liverpool, Halton & Warrington
|Senior Associate Solicitor
|London (conveyancing & legal)
|Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire
|Chartered Legal Executive
|Taylor Rose MW
|Solent – Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth
|Conveyancing Direct Property Lawyers
|Business Development Manager
|Staffordshire & Shropshire
|Yorkshire & Humber
I began my career in the property industry in 2003, starting as a sales negotiator for a corporate agent in Northampton. I fell in love with the industry and worked across both corporate and independent estate agents across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire & Shropshire, in roles from negotiator, to valuer, to management. I found my true passion lay in the post sales process, and after being Sales Progression manager for an independent agent with five branches, I joined a MuveFirst Conveyancing as a Business Development Manager, working with estate agents & mortgage brokers. I was privileged enough to attend a Women in Residential Property event on mental health & wellbeing and the importance of it in the workplace, and it really hit a note within me that more needs to be done to allow this kind of support to reach more women locally to myself. I am incredibly excited and passionate about creating a safe forum for women to voice their feelings, concerns and ambitions in an arena where they will be heard and supported.
Nagma is a qualified solicitor and Head of Conveyancing with over 15 years of experience specialising in residential property. She is passionate about employee development, and in her leadership role has prioritised enhancing employee skills in order to extract the best out of team members to achieve their goals. Providing efficient ways of working has aways been at the heart of what she does. Nagma aims to achieve the right blend of listening skills and expression of ideas in a cohesive manner with a view to creating rapport and forging beneficial professional links where necessary.
Zara Liedl Carroll
Zara has worked in the property sector for over ten years. She currently deals with a broad range of Conveyancing transactions focussing on the London and Greater London area. She deals with a broad range of property transactions on behalf of individuals, commercial clients and management companies. Zara is also a passionate advocate for women’s rights and equality.
Samantha Ireland is the Regional Representative for the Cambridgeshire/Peterborough/Northamptonshire area. She is a Licensed Conveyancer and Head of Conveyancing in the Oundle Office at Vincent Sykes Solicitors.
Samantha has over 10 years’ experience in conveyancing and qualified in 2017, after studying remotely to become a Licensed Conveyancer.
Samantha believes that conveyancing shouldn’t be a ‘one-size fits all’ process, each client is different and therefore each transaction must be handled differently. Samantha is keen to collaborate with the industry as a whole, to see how we can improve client service and experiences when moving home.
Shannon Smith is a Lettings Business Manager for Andrews Property Group and has been in the property sector for 7 years. She is Level 3 Qualified in Property Practice & Advice and is passionate about helping landlords maximise their investments whilst providing a good quality home for prospective tenants.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1990, and throughout my career, I have been focussed on trying to make the house moving experience better for all those involved.
I established my own practice, dealing exclusively with residential conveyancing in April 2000 and have seen many changes in how conveyancing is done together with changes in the market. Even with all of these changes over the years, my core belief remains that solicitors are at the heart of the house moving process and have a crucial role in making sure that the public receive good advice at a stressful time. However, it is important for conveyancers to work with other professionals, including estate agents, surveyors, mortgage brokers and removal companies.
Many of those within the legal /house moving world are still male, and I have always thought that women perhaps have more empathy for those who are experiencing something stressful which touches on all parts of their lives – and it is women who tend to deal with house moves for a family, and still have all of the other day to day family things to deal with.
For the last twelve years, I have been a member of the Law Society Conveyancing and Land Law Committee, heading the Residential Property sub group. I have been involved in the redrafting of the Protocol Forms (Fittings and Contents form and Property Information Form) and led the group which drafted the new edition of the Protocol. I am the joint author of the CQS Tool Kit . I am an Editor of the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook. All of this means that I am aware of law and procedure within the conveyancing procedure and have access to the most up to date regulations and requirements.
I have spoken at many Law Society conferences and am a regular contributor to the Law Society Property Section Property in Practice magazine. I have been quoted in articles in The Times, The Financial Times, and other media . Finally, I sit on the Government Home Buying and Selling Group which is reviewing the way in which house buying is carried out. I lead the Education Group for the Home Buying and Selling Group which writes the How to Buy and How to Sell Guides. .
Vicki Redman is the Conveyancing Trainer for Swiitch, the conveyancing brand from Shoosmiths LLP, and has 25 years’ experience working in residential property. Vicki has worked for some of the UK’s biggest law firms and has experience in a range of conveyancing issues including newbuild, shared ownership, auction sales, right to buy, remortgage and much more. In her current role as Head of Training for Swiitch, Vicki is responsible for training and CPD of junior and experienced staff, as well as creating precedents, e-learning, and client guides and has recently been listed as a finalist for ‘ Conveyancing Support Team Member of the Year’ at the British Conveyancing Awards 2024.
Recently, Vicki has been doing lots of work on higher risk buildings and the Building Safety Act, including working directly with mortgage companies, Estate Agents and the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Outside of work Vicki is passionate about equality and diversity, and also the environment, net zero, and ESG.
Lesley is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 20 years of Conveyancing Experience specialising in the new homes and affordable housing sector. Working as a Consultant for Taylor Rose MW she remains a passionate advocate for providing clear and jargon free information to her clients to enable them to make fully informed choices. Collaborating with Developers and Housing Associations across the country to promote collaboration and consistency across her sector.
As a proud SEN mum Lesley is also an advocate for understanding of neurodivergence and its impact both in the housing sector and the wider business community.
As the Regional Representative for the Solent area Lesley wants to promote networking across the sector for women of all backgrounds and to enable her regional members to form a community to empower women in the sector and provide a platform for them to promote positive change in the industry.
I am a Solicitor with a speciality in Residential Conveyancing dealing with all types of Conveyancing transactions. I have a particular expertise in acting for Deputies.
I regularly write Articles and give training seminars to third parties.
I have supported the University of Plymouth’s Mentoring Scheme for over 8 years, being passionate about providing mentoring support to students.
Hannah House is a Regional Lettings Manager for Andrews Property Group, overseeing Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Having worked in the property industry since 2007, Hannah has earned a reputation as an industry expert in residential lettings and property management. Beyond her role in residential lettings, Hannah’s leadership style is dedicated to inspiring her team to achieve their upmost potential and fostering a collaborative and empowering work culture.
As a Regional Manager, Hannah has proven herself as a dynamic force, overseeing the seamless operations and strategic direction of the company’s regional ventures. Her role involves not only managing the day-to-day affairs but also envisioning and implementing innovative strategies to drive growth and elevate the groups standing in the competitive property market. She thrives on driving performance budgets and consistently strives to exceed set targets. Her commitment to excellence extends beyond the workplace, embodying a holistic approach to success. Hannah also supports in various community projects and initiatives aimed at creating positive social impact.
Outside the professional world, Hannah wears multiple hats as a mother, a wife, and a dedicated triathlete. Weekends find her immersed in a world of physical activity, whether it be running, cycling, swimming, or hiking in the forest. Hannah cherishes moments spent outdoors with friends and family, embodying a balanced and fulfilling life beyond the confines of the office.
Evelyn first entered the estate agency in 1992.
Since then she has had success with building a financial services business and a ladies gym.
Following a career break with a young family, Evelyn was drawn back to estate agency in 2016 working for an online business then setting up her own agency in 2018 with Keller Williams. She opened up her first market centre in January 2020 in her hometown of Glasgow. KW Scotland has grown rapidly under her leadership and her vision is create the optimum environment for agents to thrive and be profitable which in turn will provide clients with a much higher level of personal service when moving home. Her passion is helping others and will continue with that as she grows the team of agents throughout Scotland
Laura is a seasoned Conveyancer who has charted an impressive career from a humble beginning as a Legal Secretary to achieving the prestigious position of Partner at Bell Lamb & Joynson. Recognising her potential, Laura pursued her higher education while working, eventually obtaining her FCILEx qualification. In her role as Partner she plays a pivotal role in shaping the direction and success of the Conveyancing Department. She brings a wealth of experience and competence to the table, providing strategic guidance, mentorship and supervision to her colleagues. With unwavering determination, dedication and a passion for her Team, she has demonstrated remarkable leadership and expertise as Head of Department. Her story serves as an inspiration to aspiring legal professionals and underscores the limitless possibilities that can be achieved through tenacity and hard work.