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Zoe Harding

Licensed Conveyancer

Zoe has been working within conveyancing team since 2004 and qualified as a Licenced Conveyancer in 2009.

Since taking on her own case load she has dealt with all aspects of conveyancing including sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties, new build and also shared ownership. She now specialises in shared ownership staircasing transactions, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, help to buy loans and declarations of trust.

Her workload is extremely varied and no two cases are alike. Zoe particularly enjoys transfer of equity cases as there are a number of elements to be dealt with, particularly where there are linked probate or matrimonial transactions taking place alongside the property transfer.’

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 were not 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.