Amy is the firm’s Property Manager and manages our busy conveyancing department. Amy qualified as a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007 and has many years’ experience in the property sector.
Amy has a wide knowledge of residential conveyancing with experience in Transfers of Equity, Remortgage cases, Freehold and Leasehold property and Lease Extensions.
Amy prides herself on providing a high standard of customer care and has received praise from clients about her excellent communication skills; adapting her approach to suit her clients and their needs.
Outside of work Amy enjoys spending time with her little boy, reading and socialising with family and friends.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT AMY?
What made you want a career in law?
Studying law and becoming a lawyer was something I have always felt drawn to. I had a very keen interest in the law from a very young age and in my teenage years would always tell the Careers Advisors that I was determined to become either a lawyer or a teacher. I found when studying at GCSE level I excelled academically in literacy, grammar and history which gave me a great foundation to move on to study law.
What made you chose to study through CILEX?
After my GCSEs I was disappointed that my secondary school would not be teaching Law at A-Level and so I left school and went to college to study the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law (CILEX Part 1). I completed the course within a year and went on to study the Level 6 Professional Diploma in Law (CILEX Part 2).
CILEX was the perfect route to study as it enabled me to study part-time whilst I worked in a legal environment and gained practical experience. I cannot recommend studying through CILEX enough to anyone, particularly where you may feel you need to work alongside study. I graduated in Criminal Law, Probate, Land Law and Conveyancing and qualified as a Graduate Member of CILEX in 2007.
What interested you in property law?
Property Law was actually an area of law I had very little interest in before I began working in the area! Having an understanding of, and retaining information about, land law and property can be quite difficult if you do not have day to day practical experience in that field. Therefore, it wasn’t until I started working for a large conveyancing firm in 2005 that I really got to grips with the process and began to enjoy working in the property law environment. I was lucky enough to work for a firm that excelled at their employee training and, alongside studying through CILEX, this gave me a great foundation and wealth of knowledge of property law. As with anything as you get more experience and grow in confidence the work becomes a lot more enjoyable.
I’m naturally very organised person and I love structure. Property transactions are mainly very structured and, despite the complexities of some cases, the structure and the process side of property cases do not really change.
Since starting my career in property in 2005 I have worked in a couple of other legal fields; I spent two and a half years in a firm working in Personal Injury and Employment Law. Having gained experience in both contentious and non-contentious law I realised that I am far more comfortable in a non-contentious environment and I excel in areas such as Commercial Property, Property Litigation and Residential Conveyancing.
What are you most proud of?
Over my career I have worked in a property environment for over 15 years and I am particularly proud of the extensive skillset I now hold in relation to property matters, particularly the more complicated matters that arise. I am also proud of the position I have reached in my legal career and my ability to train others. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others and training peers.
I am also proud of the feedback I have received from clients. It is important to understand that our clients may not have the knowledge and experience we have in relation to their case and the process which has to be followed and may not understand the reasons behind our investigations. By taking the time to explain the process to them, I have found that our clients can concentrate on enjoying the end goal, despite frustrating factors which may extend their expected timescales!
I do like to focus on the client feedback we receive at MD Law and I am incredibly proud that the feedback we are receiving shows that our clients are able to enjoy the experience of selling and buying their property.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I am currently focusing on furthering my studies and am hoping to advance my qualification from a Graduate of CILEX to a Fellow. I am also hoping that, should the market allow, I will be able to extend our property department at MD Law.