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Kerry Butcher

Residential Conveyancer

Kerry is based in our Ashford office and started in conveyancing in 1996 and has been doing Share ownership since 2015.

She has worked as a residential conveyancing fee earner for almost 2 years. In that time she has dealt with a variety of sale and purchase work including freehold, leasehold, shared ownership, new build and right to buy transactions. She has helped buyers with Help to Buy scheme work including Help to Buy ISAs.

What Kerry says:

“I first joined the legal profession in 1999 as a receptionist/secretary for the Partner who dealt with both residential and commercial conveyancing, as well as will drafting. Initially I found the legal terminology a little daunting but loved the challenge and gradually got to grips with it and continued to develop my knowledge. My perseverance and hard work paid off, as I was later then encouraged to become a Conveyancer myself, with my own caseload specialising in freehold property.

I took a break from my career when I had my children, however later joined a firm in the Thanet area where I continued to proceed with my career in residential property law, it was at this stage that I began my studies to become a licensed conveyancer with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC). I was with the firm for around 2 years, before moving to a firm in Canterbury to deal with shared ownership transactions. This role was a fantastic position for me to really expand my knowledge in property law, especially leasehold conveyancing.

I am pleased to have now joined the friendly and professional Property Law team at Martin Tolhurst Solicitors. From a client perspective, I understand that property transactions can seem confusing, especially for those who have not had too much experience of buying and selling property and I enjoy helping to guide my clients through what is one of the most stressful times in their life.

Outside of work when I am not chauffeuring my two children to their numerous social activities,I like to spend quality family time with them. I do of course have to compete with the Xbox! On the few occasions that I win the battle, we enjoy going to the cinema, bowling, eating out and having lovely long walks with our Labrador."

If I were not a lawyer, I would be...

A psychologist, human beings are fascinating, rarely do we find two the same I would love to have a better understanding of why we do what we do.

If I were stranded on a desert island and could take 3 pieces of music with me, they would be…

My music would have to be varied maybe a bit of rock, a bit of pop and must include some Ed Sheeran because everyone needs some Ed in their life.