- 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
Victoria has 17 years of conveyancing experience under her belt. She joined the firm in July 2011 and has been in her current role for 8 years.
In that time she has dealt with a variety of sale and purchase work including freehold, leasehold, shared ownership, listed buildings, new build and right to buy transactions. She has helped buyers with Help to Buy scheme work including Help to Buy ISAs
What Victoria says:
On leaving school I went to South Kent College to attend a Secretarial Course. As part of the course, I was sent on two weeks work experience at a local Law firm in Ashford which specialised in Conveyancing. I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks experience; it really peaked my interest and so I was delighted when the firm offered me a job as an office junior to begin once I had completed my college course.
I was lucky to rise up and progress within the firm, and left after two years to start at another local firm as a Matrimonial Secretary. I realised not long after starting there that my true passion was Conveyancing and was eager to get back to it as quickly as possible. Luckily an opening came in the form of ‘Personal Assistant to a Senior Partner’ soon after within an Ashford based Law firm who again specialised primarily in Conveyancing.
After around 4 years I applied to study during the evenings with ILEX and passed my Certificate in Property Transactions with a Credit in 2010. Following completion of my course I was offered the role of ‘Conveyancing Executive’ and started my own case load. After around one year, I then started at Martin Tolhurst Solicitors as a Conveyancer.
I like to build a good relationship with my clients during what is an extremely stressful time, in the hope that this will alleviate some of the pressure from them.
Having purchased my own home, I can relate to my clients, from the client perspective. I understand first hand the type of emotions that come with purchasing your own home, from stress to the excitement and the rewarding feeling when you receive your keys.
Away from the office, I like to socialise with friends and family, eating out, attending the theatre and retail therapy.
If I were not a lawyer, I would be...
A professional tourist, I love going on holiday, especially to sunny destinations.