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Jessica Bonfield

Trainee Solicitor

Jessica is currently based in our Ashford branch working within our Conveyancing Department.

What Jessica says:

I joined Martin Tolhurst in February 2023 as a Legal Secretary within the residential conveyancing department, supporting our fantastic Associate Tom Bexhell with sale and purchase matters.

Throughout this time I have learned that I really enjoy the fast-paced nature of the conveyancing world. Buying or selling a home is often the most high-pressure, stressful time for clients and I love being able to make the process more relaxing by thoroughly explaining each step and being on hand to explain any dreaded legal terminology confronting clients.

I achieved an LLB Law Degree with a Russell Group University (The University of Southampton) and went on to complete the LPC LLM with The University of Law. I currently work in the residential conveyancing department, handling my own files and at times supporting other solicitors.

In my own time I am a voracious reader, having reached my goal of reading 52 books this year. I also really enjoy cooking and baking, spending time with any animals and have recently developed a penchant for strength training at the gym!

If I were not a trainee solicitor I would be…

I would probably have taken the completely different route of becoming a neurosurgeon. I undertook a year of BSC Psychology at university before deciding to become a lawyer and I absolutely loved studying behavioural neuroscience and biopsychology.

If I were stranded on a desert island and could take three pieces of music or books with me, they would be…

An incredibly tough question… Music wise I would take any of The 1975’s albums. Books I would have to go with anything by Margaret Atwood, F. Scott Fitzgerald and perhaps a good thriller by Harriet Tyce or BP Walter.