- Thank you for all your help and advice. I would recommend you to anyone needing a good solicitor
- Professional and friendly service!
- Always most helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. Very pleasant and efficient
- Thank you very much for all of the work that you have done, delighted with the speed with which matters were concluded
Kevin is one of the Residential Conveyancing Partners and is in charge of our Medway office; he has over 20 years of experience within his area of law.
Kevin has a large caseload involving a wide variety of conveyancing transactions and is ably supported by his experienced secretarial team. Kevin also has expertise with Re-mortgages, Transfers of Equity, New-Build purchases, and Equity Release.
From a conveyancing point of view Kevin enjoys nothing more than getting his teeth into a complicated legal title. The purchase of an unregistered property in Kent nowadays is a rarity but this is exactly the sort of case that Kevin likes to deal with. Checking unregistered Title Deeds, establishing ownership, obtaining unusual searches, checking the historic paperwork for evidence of rights of way and such like do help make the job more rewarding. There is also a sense of satisfaction to be gained in seeing a new title created by the Land Registry following completion of an unregistered purchase.
What Kevin says:
“Having achieved A Levels and AS Levels at Maidstone Grammar School in Maths, French, Economics and English Literature, I joined Martin Tolhurst Solicitors at the ripe old age of 18 to begin my studies as a trainee Legal Executive. Over the following six or so years, I first became a Member of The Institute of Legal Executives and then a Fellow. With my Legal Executive qualifications under my belt I took a year out to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in Chelmsford, passing with distinction in several areas, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1999.
On a day to day basis, I monitor incoming post, work levels within the office, attend to my caseload and train conveyancers and support staff where relevant.
I ensure I keep abreast of all relevant developments in the law, with a particular emphasis on residential conveyancing. I am always looking to improve my knowledge base and am keen to utilise information received through both internal and external training sessions, Law Society news and updates. I visit other firms to discuss and share ideas both as to conveyancing matters and as to case management systems, IT and best practice in all areas.
With considerable experience in residential conveyancing, coupled with a drive to be proactive on each and every transaction, I ensure that my files are pushed through to exchange of contracts as soon as possible, often leaving the rest of the chain to play catch up while we prod and press the chain to exchange and in so doing, meet and exceed client expectations.
Away from the office I like to run and am a proud member of Istead and Ifield Harriers. I am constantly looking at achieving personal best times in a number of distances. My medal rack is starting to bow under the weight – if only the medals were for winning as opposed to finishing a race! Other than running, I am a keen river fisherman and try to steal away to Dorset when possible to stare at a float in the hope rather than expectation of a bite.”
If I were not a lawyer, I would be...
Spending quality time with my two children before they fledge and leave me to my running and fishing