Cooper Burnett expands residential property team

Tunbridge Wells based solicitors CooperBurnett has appointed two new members to their residential property department, associate Solicitors, Adrian Whichcord and Elizabeth Philp.

Adrian has joined from Batchelors in Bromley, where he worked for ten years dealing with a varied case load and is now covering all aspects of residential property work, from the first time buy to high value and complex transactions, while Elizabeth has worked in conveyancing for more than ten years in practice in West Sussex and has experience dealing with every aspect of residential conveyancing, including leasehold and freehold transactions, as well as re-mortgages, transfer of equity and lease extensions.

The residential property team at CooperBurnett already includes Jennifer Irving and is headed up by Jonathan Smithers, who was actively involved in developing the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), a best practice accreditation scheme from the Law Society.

He is currently Deputy Vice President of the Law Society — and is set to become President next year — and Chair of the Conveyancing and Land Law Committee.

Smithers said: “The marketplace is much busier now than it has been and we needed to increase our team.

“We were looking for team members who share the same high service ethos as we do here and in Adrian and Elizabeth we’ve found those people.”

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