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Zoe Harding

Licensed Conveyancer

Zoe deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing, particularly Transfers of Equity, Re-Mortgages and Affordable Housing, including shared ownership (staircasing) and re-sales. 

What Zoe says:

“I started my career with a small law firm in Folkestone before moving to Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in 2005 as a legal secretary. I have always been interested in a career in the legal sector as it affects all areas of life. I wanted to progress  so attended evening classes at the International School of Law in London and qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2009 having passed my final exams with distinction. 

I chose a career in conveyancing because I enjoy that it is fast paced and very client facing. Since qualifying as a Licensed Conveyancer I have undertaken all aspects of residential conveyancing and became the firm’s specialist in affordable housing.

I deal predominantly with shared ownership plots on large scale developments, in addition to sales/purchases of existing shared ownership properties. I have dealt with all of the main housing associations, therefore can confidently guide my clients through the minefield that is affordable housing.  

I took a year out in 2015/16 to welcome my daughter into the world and have now returned to the office on a part time basis. Since returning, my case load now consists of specialist transactions that are not necessarily time sensitive but that require a more specialised approach. 

Outside of the office I am kept busy by my young daughter. I enjoy travelling and spending time with family and friends.”

If I wasn’t a lawyer I would be...

A story board editor. I studied Media & Film Studies for my GCSE’s and I was fascinated by story boards for movie trailers and animated films in particular. I really enjoyed being able to bring a story life in a few short stills. My dream job would be to work as a story board editor for Pixar.