I am one of the co-authors of Sweet & Maxwell’s Registered Conveyancing. I also write about property and other legal topics for law firms, marketing agencies, and local newspapers and websites.
I am a non-practising lawyer and former solicitor.
Having qualified with a magic-circle City firm, I worked in their commercial property department before returning to my rural roots. After a spell in leafy Suffolk acting mainly for residential developers, housing associations, and on commercial leases, I worked in-house for a large insurance company and a niche practice in Henley-on-Thames.
Just before the Millennium, I changed track again. Working at HM Land Registry in their Head Office, then in Lincolns Inn Fields. It was, in many ways, my dream job. A real cross-section of people. Lots of gritty policy issues, thorny legal problems and drafting. And a five minute stroll from Covent Garden.
Then motherhood intervened. But in between watching CBeebies and school-runs, I somehow managed to fit in a LLM in Advanced Commercial Property Law with Northumbria University, gaining a distinction.
My current main interests are; the future of residential conveyancing, how lawyers use social media, affordable housing (whatever that means) and the private rented sector.