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About the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation is awarded after rigorous examination and testing to confirm that the firm has a high level of knowledge, skill, experience and best practice in the area of residential property. Our lawyers undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, random audits and annual reviews to maintain our CQS status.

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Our Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accredited Lawyers

Michelle Ashby

Michelle Ashby

Michelle joined WGA in March 2016 as a Conveyancer at the Heacham office having gained over 10 years' experience. Michelle deals with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing matters and is working towards her final CILEx examination having already passed examinations in Conveyancing and Land Law.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends. Michelle is a member of the Wensum Chapter of BNI (a business networking group) and attends a breakfast meeting each Wednesday. In the past Michelle has jointly organised seven Annual Summer Balls in the town where she lives and raised over £10,000 for charity. She hopes to continue to raise money for charity in the future.

Email Michelle Ashby 

Telephone Michelle Ashby 01485 571366

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Lisa Austin

Lisa Austin

Lisa is a Solicitor in our Commercial Property department and is based in Kings Lynn. Lisa joined Ward Gethin Archer in August 2014 from a local housing association and completed her training in September 2014.

Lisa advises on all areas of commercial property including landlord and tenant matters, sale and purchase of land and the sale and purchase of businesses. Lisa also deals with the sale and purchase of residential property.

Email Lisa Austin 

Telephone Lisa Austin 01553 667215

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Lindsay Baker

Lindsay Baker

Lindsay is a Chartered Legal Executive based in our Watton office, and specialises in residential property matters.

She joined Ward Gethin Archer in September 2016, relocating to Norfolk from the Hertfordshire / Bedfordshire area where she worked for a law firm in St Albans in the residential property team.

Lindsay qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2014, running her own caseload since 2010.

Lindsay was born in Canada, and moved to England a few months later.

Away from the office, Lindsay enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Email Lindsay Baker 

Telephone Lindsay Baker 01953 880813

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Sue Bloomfield

Sue Bloomfield

Sue is a Paralegal at our Dereham office specialising in conveyancing matters. She joined Ward Gethin Archer in October 2014 after may years with the planning department of a Local Authority dealing with agreements between developers and the Local Authority.

She is currently studying with cILEX tutorial college, having recently passed her conveyancing and land law exams.

Sue enjoys family life in a small village with her husband, spending weekends working on their home, taking their dog out for walks and socialising with friends. She has also volunteered as an Appropriate Adult supporting vulnerable persons in custody, an activity she hopes to return to in the near future.

Email Sue Bloomfield 

Telephone Sue Bloomfield 01362 852909

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Laura Broughton

Laura Broughton

Laura is an agricultural property and commercial law solicitor at our Ely office, having joined the firm in April 2016. Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and has experience both in private practice and in-house.

Laura advises on a range of agricultural and commercial property matters, including sales and purchases of farming land, deeds of gift, farm business tenancies, commercial leases, licenses of agricultural land, overage, options, re-mortgages and the grant of covenants and easements. Laura also advises on commercial law matters, including shareholder agreements, share sales and sales of business assets.

In her spare time Laura enjoys travelling, studying art history, line dancing and long walks with her dog.

Email Laura Broughton 

Telephone Laura Broughton 01353 662203

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Amy Clark

Amy Clark

Amy joined Ward Gethin Archer in May 2016 as a Trainee Solicitor and is currently in the Commerical Property team in our Ely office.

Amy graduated with a Law degree in 2013 and completed her Legal Practice Course at BPP University Cambridge in April 2016.

Before relocating to King's Lynn, Amy worked as a Paralegal in Norwich for two years within the Civil Intervention & Asset Recovery and Insolvency Departments.

Amy previously volunteered with the Citizens Advice Bureau and is currently a member of the Law Society Junior Lawyers Division.

Email Amy Clark 

Telephone Amy Clark 01353 646101

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Chris Cosgrave

Chris Cosgrave

Chris is a solicitor at our Watton office.

Qualifying in 1995, Chris has specialised in residential conveyancing for over 15 years including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

Out of the office, Chris sings Tenor with two local choirs, the Mid Norfolk Singers and Close Harmony. He also tries to keep fit with a bit of running and enjoys driving and occasionally maintaining his 1972 Alfa Romeo.

Email Chris Cosgrave 

Telephone Chris Cosgrave 01953 880800

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Louise Day

Louise Day

Louise is a Solicitor in the Residential Property team and is based in our King's Lynn office. Louise joined Ward Gethin Archer in March 2017 from a local firm of Solicitors where she completed her Training Contract. Louise qualified as a Solicitor in June 2016.

Louise handles sales, purchases and all related issues for both freehold and leasehold properties. She also deals with mortgages, transfers of equity, voluntary registrations and all related property issues.

Email Louise Day 

Telephone Louise Day 01553 667240

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Julie Dear

Julie Dear

Julie is a Chartered Legal Executive in our Heacham office and specialises in residential property matters. She joined the company in October 2017.

Julie joined the legal profession in 1982 and was admitted as a fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1990.

She has worked in a wide-range of roles in the property sector, from tackling repossession sales and re-mortgages for a leading high street lender, to working with a high-end developer dealing with high value, high specification plot sales.

She has worked in a law firm environment for the last 15 years, initially in Cambridgeshire, before moving to Norfolk in 2016.

Julie appreciates that moving house is a stressful time for anybody, emphasised by her own house move in 2016.

Her broad experience means that she knows the pitfalls, and can help smooth things through.

As well as dealing with houses in her working life Julie's interests include building dolls houses. She also spends time gardening and walking her Beagles in the countryside.

Email Julie Dear 

Telephone Julie Dear 01485 579203

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Georgina Devlin

Georgina Devlin

Georgina is a Commercial Property solicitor in our Ely Office having joined Ward Gethin Archer in August 2017. Georgina qualified as a solicitor in September 2014 and specialised in utility deeds, transfers and leases at her previous firm. Georgina advises on a range of commercial Property matters, including sale and purchase of commercial property, commercial leases and the grant of covenants and easements.

Georgina is personable and has an eye for detail.

Outside of work Georgina likes to keep fit and travel both in the UK and abroad.

Email Georgina Devlin 

Telephone Georgina Devlin 01353 646103

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Lauren Dilworth

Lauren Dilworth

Lauren has been with the firm since 2010 and completed her training contract with Ward Gethin Archer. She is now a solicitor in the Residential Property Team, based in our King's Lynn office. Lauren handles sales, purchases and all related issues for both freehold and leasehold properties. She also deals with mortgages, transfers of equity, voluntary registrations, and all related property issues.

Email Lauren Dilworth 

Telephone Lauren Dilworth 01553 667223

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Cameron Green

Cameron Green

Cameron is a solicitor and Director of the firm and is based in our King's Lynn office. Cameron qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and specialises in all areas of commercial property including landlord and tenant matters, sale and purchase of land and the sale and purchase of businesses. As well as being able to advise on general commercial matters, Cameron also deals with sales and purchases of residential property.

Outside of work Cameron is a Governor of Sandringham and West Newton Primary School and plays cricket for Sandringham Cricket Club, having previously represented both Cambridgeshire and Norfolk at county level. Cameron is also a keen follower of Norwich City Football Club.

Email Cameron Green 

Telephone Cameron Green 01553 667245

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Jenna Green

Jenna Green

Jenna joined WGA in May 2014 as a legal secretary, and has recently taken up a new position as a trainee legal executive in the property team.

Jenna is enthusiastic and focused, committed to delivering a first-class service.

Outside work, Jenna enjoys travel, photography, and seeing friends and family.

Email Jenna Green 

Telephone Jenna Green 01553 667217

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Kirsty Haines

Kirsty Haines

Kirsty is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in our Property team, based in Chatteris.

Her work includes sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold land and all related issues, together with matters relating to mortgages and transfers of equity.

Kirsty joined Ward Gethin Archer in January 2016.

Outside work Kirsty is an avid reader and enjoys running.

Email Kirsty Haines 

Telephone Kirsty Haines 01354 692607

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Anna Hall

Anna Hall

Anna is a solicitor in the Residential Property team and is based in our King's Lynn office. Anna qualified in 2005 and joined the firm in 2010. She has a wide range of experience dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing for a variety of different clients including landlords and corporate clients. She has acted on the purchase and sale of freehold and leasehold properties; lease extensions; auction sales and purchases. Anna also advises clients on shared ownership and equity release.

Email Anna Hall 

Telephone Anna Hall 01553 667214

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Philip Hasler

Philip Hasler

Based in our Ely Office Philip has recently joined our Residential Property Team.

His work includes sales and purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, right to buy and lease extensions.

Philip has been a solicitor for over 25 years. He has extensive knowledge of Property Law and worked for many years in London dealing with high value residential property transactions as well as specialising in leasehold enfranchisement.

Outside of work Philip has a keen interest in foreign travel and learning foreign languages. Closer to home he is also an avid theatre and cinema goer.

Email Philip Hasler 

Telephone Philip Hasler 01353 646106

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Peter Haynes

Peter Haynes

Peter is part of the property team based at King's Lynn and has many years' experience dealing with both commercial and residential property but now undertakes predominantly residential work for commercial clients including developers as well as for private clients.

Peter has previously been Chairman of his local Crime Prevention Panel and Business Forum and is currently involved in his local community in a number of local Charity initiatives. In his leisure time Peter enjoys walking, especially in his beloved Yorkshire Dales.

Email Peter Haynes 

Telephone Peter Haynes 01553 667216

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Danelle Herring

Danelle Herring

Danelle joined Ward Gethin Archer in March 2015 and is a trainee legal executive in the Residential Property team in our Chatteris office.

She deals with sales, purchases and all related issues for both freehold and leasehold properties.

Enthusiastic, energetic and determined to deliver a high-class service, Danelle puts client service at the heart of her approach.

In her spare time Danelle enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys being active including swimming, trampolining and going for walks in the countryside with her two dogs.

Email Danelle Herring 

Telephone Danelle Herring 01354 691818

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn Hughes

Carolyn is a Chartered Legal Executive and primarily works as a residential conveyancer in our Ely office. Carolyn was originally taken on as a secretary to John Thorogood in 1989, before she qualified as a Legal Executive, being admitted in June 2002.

Carolyn's work involves mainly dealing with matrimonial transfers, re-mortgages, and residential sales and purchases.

Email Carolyn Hughes 

Telephone Carolyn Hughes 01353 646102

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Anna Kennerley

Anna Kennerley

Anna is a Trainee Legal Executive in our King's Lynn office and specialises in residential property matters. Anna qualified as an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in August 2013 and is currently studying to become a Graduate Member. Anna joined Ward Gethin Archer in November 2015. Anna is also an accredited police station representative and is qualified to provide advice to those detained at the police station.

Anna enjoys the outdoors and outside of work can often be found riding, competing or caring for her horses, or walking her dogs.

Email Anna Kennerley 

Telephone Anna Kennerley 01553 660033

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Adrian Long

Adrian Long

Adrian is a Director in the Property Team in our Chatteris office.

Adrian joined the firm in 1986 and qualified as a Legal Executive in 1993. He has lived in and around Ely all his life, and is well known and highly regarded in the local property market.

Adrian has built up an extensive client base of local builders and residential clients, dealing with sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold properties.

Adrian enjoys playing and watching most sports, particularly skiing, and is approaching the time of life where gardening and reading hold increasing appeal.

Email Adrian Long 

Telephone Adrian Long 01354 691814

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Charlotte Merrett

Charlotte Merrett

Charlotte is a Trainee Legal Executive in our Dereham office and specialises in residential property matters.

Charlotte joined Ward Gethin Archer in May 2014 as a Legal Secretary, commencing her legal qualification in May 2016.

Charlotte's interests outside of work include socialising with friends and family, travelling to new places and swimming.

Email Charlotte Merrett 

Telephone Charlotte Merrett 01760 721992

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Jo Sanger

Jo Sanger

Jo is a Conveyancer in the Residential Property team and is based in our Ely office. She joined Ward Gethin Archer in November 2016.

Jo handles sales, purchases and all related issues for both freehold and leasehold properties. She also deals with mortgages, transfers of equity, voluntary registrations and all related property issues.

Email Jo Sanger 

Telephone Jo Sanger 01353 646126

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Andrew Skuse

Andrew Skuse

Andrew is a Solicitor and Director within the Property Department responsible for our Watton, Swaffham and Dereham Property teams and works from our Dereham Office.

Andrew commenced his career in law in the year 2000 and has since developed a proven track record within residential conveyancing, including, sales, purchases, leasehold & freehold, new builds, shared ownership, right to buy, share equity, re-mortgage and buy-to-let properties for investors as well as experience with commercial property transactions.

Andrew is often praised for his "helpful, fast and efficient service", making clients feel "at ease", being "reliably available" and his working relationship with other professionals.

Email Andrew Skuse 

Telephone Andrew Skuse 01362 692182

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

John Thorogood

John Thorogood

John is a Director working in our Ely office and is a specialist in commercial, agricultural and residential property transactions. John qualified as a solicitor in 1982 and joined the firm in 1985.

His work encompasses sales and purchases of agricultural land, including farm sales and purchases, the sale and purchase of development sites; legal development of commercial industrial estates and the preparation of options, pre-emption and joint venture agreements. John also deals with partnership formation and franchise agreements as well as business start-ups.

John is a member of the Solicitors Benevolent Association and the Law Society Property section. He was a board member of Kings Forest Housing Association, and is currently Chairman of the Eric Drummond Mercer Trust, a charitable trust dealing with people with learning disabilities. John is a former Round Tabler and now a member of the Ely 41 Club (the ex-Round Tablers organisation). He is a member of Ely XT Limited, a charitable organisation responsible for organising the annual firework display in Cherry Hill Park, Ely. John was also the former Registrar to the Dean and Chapter of Ely Cathedral and was a former Governor of Soham Village College from 1996-2007, being Chair of the Governing Body from 1998-2007.

He is a keen cyclist and walker, having taken part in the National Three Peaks Challenge and having successfully trekked to Everest Base Camp.

Email John Thorogood 

Telephone John Thorogood 01353 646111

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Natasha Tickle

Natasha Tickle

Natasha has been with the firm since 2003 and is an Chartered Legal Executive specialising in residential conveyancing, working in our King's Lynn office. She handles sales and purchases of both freehold and leasehold properties, as well as mortgages, transfers of equity, voluntary registrations, and all related issues.

Email Natasha Tickle 

Telephone Natasha Tickle 01553 667239

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Jill Wheeler

Jill Wheeler

Jill is a Chartered Legal Executive in our Conveyancing team, based in our Swaffham office having worked in the legal environment within the Norfolk area for the last 11 years.

Jill appreciates that buying or selling a property can be a very stressful time and where possible, with her calming approach and excellent negotiation skills, will ensure a smooth and trouble free transaction for everyone.

Jill believes that building a strong relationship with her clients is key to a successful resolution of a conveyancing transaction.

One of her many strengths is looking after her clients personally, ensuring all their needs are met, providing a high quality bespoke service.

In her spare time Jill enjoys badminton, cycling, walking, cooking and was once on Ready Steady Cook!

Email Jill Wheeler 

Telephone Jill Wheeler 01760 727019

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Claire Williamson

Claire Williamson

Claire joined WGA in June 2016 in our Dereham Office as a Residential Conveyancing Solicitor.

Claire qualified in 2012, originally specialising in Criminal Litigation but found her vocation with residential conveyancing in 2013, specialising in all areas of Residential Conveyancing including buying and selling both freehold and leasehold properties, transfers of equity and re-mortgages.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys many outdoor activities from running and cycling to walking in the Lake District but also enjoys quality time with family and friends.

Email Claire Williamson 

Telephone Claire Williamson 01362 692182

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality

Simon Wilson

Simon Wilson

Simon is a Director in the firm. He joined the firm in 2006 to lead the expansion of the Commercial Property team in King's Lynn. He has experience in all aspects of commercial property including landlord and tenant, site acquisition and disposal, and land development. Simon's client base includes a wide range of owner-managed businesses, property developers, entrepreneurs within the leisure industry, and established larger organisations. He also provides general commercial advice, and assistance with licensing.

Email Simon Wilson 

Telephone Simon Wilson 01553 667243

Accreditations & Professional Memberships:

The Law Society Accredited: Conveyancing Quality