Property Team: Commercial, Residential and Rural

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    In addition to heading up our Property team Robert has developed expertise in specialist areas of property practice including residential conveyancing, lease extensions and freehold acquisitions on behalf of tenants, farming and agricultural property law, bank finance and secured lending, and commercial property.

    Robert also advises businesses on commercial leases, sales and purchases of going concerns, and new build development. He is also the firm’s senior responsible officer under its Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.

    His recent high profile cases include the acquisition of a 220 acre mixed residential and agricultural farm site for £6.75m and acting for a borrower taking a £5m loan against a residential portfolio of 44 properties.

    Robert qualified in 2007 and trained with the firm before joining the Property Department, where he worked his way up to become a partner in 2010 and subsequently head of department.

  • Expertise

    • Residential conveyancing
    • Commercial property
    • Farms and agricultural land
    • Title issues
    • Landlord and tenant
    • Business transactions

    What clients say

    “Please accept a sincere thank you for your exemplary professional service whilst undertaking the sale of our barn.” “Robert is a highly professional and personable lawyer. He has a very good ability to explain complex legal issues and communicates well throughout any legal engagement. I would highly recommend him.” “Robert acted for me during the purchase of my business. I have always found him and all his colleagues at Berry & Berry thoroughly professional and they have provided me with sound advice.” "Excellent service, Robert is very good - will use again."

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    Robert’s personal interests include landscape photography, travel, film and literature. He has an ambition to climb all 214 “Wainwrights” in the Lake District.

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    Melanie is a partner in our property team and is expert in all aspects of residential conveyancing including new-build properties (acting for both developers and purchasers), transfers of equity and in commercial property and landlord and tenant matters.

    Melanie has been a property lawyer for over 30 years, working initially for a central London firm, followed by two high profile law firms in Kent before joining the property team at Berry & Lamberts in October 2013.

  • Expertise

    • All Aspects of Residential Conveyancing
    • Transfers of Equity
    • New Build Properties, (acting for both developer and purchaser)
    • Commercial Property
    • Business Transactions
    • Landlord and Tenant

    What clients say

    "Thank you so much for all the work you did to ensure that we were able to get moved house last week. We know that you worked to a very tight timeline, and this really helped us out. I think things would be very different if we were attempting to move this week with the current measures with the Coronavirus. Thank you again." “I have never had such a wonderful service. Melanie listened to what I had to say and we were kept up to date.” ”My conveyancing had to be carried out unusually quickly and it was done effectively and efficiently.” “Quick, responsive, friendly, local.” “Thank you for the efforts you always make with such speed. I know we have been a bit demanding with the short notice we tend to give and yet you always deliver.” "You've been great throughout the journey. Thanks so much for your cooperation, professional approach and great management of this file. We are really grateful" "Thank you so much for your speedy  and efficient work, we will be recommending you to all our friends as we have had an excellent service from you" " Thank you for getting us to the finish  line with our first investment transaction. Your cooperation, professional guidance and great management  of the file was invaluable and greatly appreciated"    

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    Melanie enjoys reading, walking and cycling and has recently taken up the very challenging and increasingly popular form of exercise using kettle bells. Melanie lives locally with her husband and her three children.

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    Anna qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and spent the first half of her career working in a large city law firm where she dealt with all aspects of commercial real estate in particular advising both landlords and tenants on commercial leases.   During that time Anna developed a particular specialism telecoms law in relation to property and acted for a large well known telecoms operator on the acquisition of cell sites.  Anna is equally experienced in all aspects of residential conveyancing including freehold and leasehold sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity.  Anna brings together all the skill of a city lawyer with the friendly pragmatic and commercial approach of an experienced residential conveyancer.

     

  • Expertise

    Residential conveyancing
    Commercial property including telecoms leases
    Landlord and Tenant

    What clients say

      “Many thanks for your work on this sale. It has been a great help to have your support through the process.  Your reputation for speed is now firmly embedded…. “

    Other

    Outside of work, Anna is a keen runner and recently completed her first ever marathon.  Anna also enjoys cooking and baking – particularly using eggs from her own brood of chickens!

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    Kizzy Packer has been a member of the firm’s Property Team for over 20 years. Having worked and gained experience at all of the firm’s offices she was admitted as a Member of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2003 and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2005.

    She has extensive experience dealing with residential property matters including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity.

     

  • Expertise

    • Residential Property including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases
    • Remortgages
    • Transfers of equity
    • Title issues
    • Tenancy Agreements
    •  Lease Extensions

    What clients say

    “Thank you for all your work, which was professional, efficient and courteous at all times.  You helped make an otherwise potentially trying experience quite enjoyable” “I would like to thank both Berry & Berry and especially yourself for the excellent service.  The effort given by you was second to none.  Many thanks for your help” “Nothing was too much trouble for you, I will have no hesitation in future to recommend you and your company.  A very big thank you” “Thank you and your staff for all you did to help us over a traumatic period of house selling and buying.  Your endless patience, expert guidance and always cheerful service were much needed to preserve our sanity during some trying times and the occasional crisis” “It’s very rare these days I get any sense of having received a good professional service so I feel I must praise the way you dealt with my matter and kept me informed even on matters that you could easily have assumed I already knew” "The service you provided was very good, particularly your knowledge of how things work in Kings Hill."

    Other

    Kizzy has two young children and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the gym and holidays in the sun!

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    Will qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and became a Partner in the firm in 2014. He specialises in both Residential and Commercial Property work and acts for a wide range of clients buying and selling properties in the local area and further afield. Will also acts for property developers on the acquisition of sites and then the subsequent plot sales, as well as for a number of businesses on Commercial Property matters.

    Will’s recent high profile cases include acting for a local authority on the acquisition of a freehold mixed use high street premises for in excess of £4m, acting for a tenant on a lease at Bluewater Shopping Centre and acting for a local property developer on the acquisition and refinancing of a town centre development site.

     

     

  • Expertise

    • Residential Property – sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties,  transfers of equity, remortgages
    • Commercial Property
    • Title issues

    What clients say

    “We just wanted to say thank you so much for assisting us with the sale of our property. We really appreciated the time you took to address any concerns that we had, and your speedy approach to the transaction. You did a great job.” “I was impressed with the care and attention provided in dealing with my house purchase. You were helpful and efficient at all times.” “It’s sometimes hard to find a solicitor who will be excellent through an entire process. Will and Berry & Lamberts were! I felt totally confident in your work through everything – so thank you very much!” “It was easy to make initial contact and Will was the most personable of the lawyers I contacted. He was happy to explain matters clearly and concisely and act efficiently and swiftly!” " Thank you for being brilliant throughout this process. You have far surpassed any other solicitor we have ever worked with in terms of your expertise, diligence, efficiency, thoroughness and demeanour." "I cannot recommend improvements. All the worry that usually surrounds the sale of a house was eliminated and everything was conducted smoothly. What more could we ask?" "Excellent all round service that I cannot fault." "Impressed with service- professional, hard working and readily available."

    Other

    Will supports West Ham United FC and has been a season ticket holder for many years. He also enjoys running, cycling and watching cricket. Will has taken part in several sporting events for charity including running the London and Edinburgh Marathons and cycling from London to Paris. Will also enjoys spending time with his family and is a life member of the National Trust.

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    Eleanor joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 2014 having graduated from Hull University with a 1st class honours degree in Law and with a distinction in her Diploma of Legal Practice from the University of Law, York. Following being admitted in 2016 Eleanor chose to specialise in property work.

    Eleanor deals with sales, purchase, leases, and lease extensions as well as commercial property work.   solicitor admitted October 2016

  • Expertise

    • Residential Property including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases
    • Remortgages
    • Transfers of equity
    • Lease Extensions

    What clients say

    “Thank you so much for all your help and support while we were buying and selling our houses. Compared to the last time we bought a house ( through another firm) you were so much more supportive and explained everything in such clear detail it made a huge difference. We have already recommended you to friends!” “Thank you for doing such a great job over the last few months and holding my hand through this very stressful situation!” “I have had a very longstanding relationship with Berry and Lamberts … I decided this year to sell the flat and had the good fortune to have Ms. Eleanor Lister to handle the legal side of the sale. Matters were not entirely straightforward since the prospective buyer raised some complicated issues to do with the lease. Ms. Lister provided exceptionally helpful advice and managed the negotiations with the buyer with remarkable skill and efficiency.” "The whole process was pretty much seamless and as a client I found your service excellent. I am pleased that ........ recommended you and I would urge him to pass more business to you in future if the opportunity arose." "We have always been cared for very well in the numerous dealings with Berry and Lambert." "... thank you very much for all your help over the last 6 months!  Your service was first class! " "Dealing with Miss Lister was easy, she did her job well but was warm and friendly too."

    Other

    Eleanor spends her free time cooking for her friends and family, horse riding and enjoying walking around the countryside surrounding Tunbridge Wells.

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    Verity joined the firm in 2018 having spent the last 17 years working in the residential property sector as a legal secretary, conveyancing assistant and conveyancer.  She qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2015.

  • Expertise

    Residential Property including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, lease extensions and equity release mortgages.

    What clients say

    "I have now used Berry and Lamberts conveyancing twice and have found them to be professional and efficient. You get a dedicated conveyancer who is always at the end of the phone or email and able to explain and guide you through the process of buying or selling. The fact that we were in Lockdown , did not appear to slow down the process. It was always easy to contact Ms Donaldson who responded promptly.” “Having worked in the mortgage market for the last 28 years, I have dealt with many conveyancers from all over the country.  Verity provides an amazing service for her clients.  When you receive telephone calls from your clients thanking you for the introduction you know that she must be doing a great job.  Verity is always available when needed, deals with matters swiftly and efficiently, has a sound knowledge of property law and charges competitive fees.  I would highly recommend her services” – Glenn Fuller, Next Step Mortgages "We have today completed on our mortgage and we used Berry and Lamberts (Paddock Wood), our solicitor, Verity, was extremely helpful and the whole process has been stress free due to her due diligence and attention to detail! Would highly recommend your services." "Thank you so much for your efficient, professional help during what turned out to be quite a stressful transaction. You are a credit to the firm, and I hope to work with you again in the future."

    Other

    Verity enjoys travelling and has been to many great places including Hawaii, Australia, New Orleans and Chile.  When she isn’t out of the country she enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.  She also helps out at a local guide unit.

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    Jenny is an integral part of the Property team in our Sevenoaks office. She works with William Moore, Partner. Jenny has a broad range of property expertise and works efficiently with all parties to provide clear, effective communication and conveyancing within the fastest timeframe possible.

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    Charlotte joined the Property team in 2010 as a Paralegal after obtaining the Ilex Paralegal qualification. Charlotte assists three solicitors by dealing with all post exchange, completion and post completion matters in both residential and commercial transactions. She has a high level of expertise in relation to registrations with the Land Registry, is bilingual in English and French, and fluent in Spanish.

  • What clients say

    "I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your service in this matter. I cannot fault it."

    Other

    Charlotte enjoys walking, running and dancing ceroc, as well as travelling, reading and watching films.

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    • Heather works with our property team and is based in Paddock Wood. She works with solicitors dealing with residential conveyancing, commercial property and landlord and tenant.
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    She is a keen walker, enjoys reading and going to the theatre.

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    Denise joined the company in 2001 as Secretary in the Conveyancing team in Tonbridge where she worked for 12 years. In 2013 she became a member of the Conveyancing team in the Sevenoaks office. Denise supports the team in many aspects of conveyancing.

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    Denise enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

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    Gail is a Conveyancing Secretary in our Kings Hill office working with Kizzy Packer. She deals with the administration for residential property matters including freehold sales and purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity.

  • What clients say

    “Friendly, conscientious, sensitive, helpful and informative.”
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    Jackie is a Property Secretary within the residential team in Tunbridge Wells. She provides secretarial support to the solicitors and assists them with their day to day workload.

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    Louisa works in the Conveyancing team at our Paddock Wood Office. She deals with all areas of administration relating to the buying and selling of commercial and residential property.

  • What clients say

    “Helpful, friendly and hard working”.
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    Kerrie works in the property department providing  secretarial  support for the  solicitors. Dealing with residential and commercial sales and purchases. Also carries out reception duties, meeting and greeting clients.

  • Expertise

    Conveyancing.

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    I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I especially enjoy taking my daughter to the park. I dont get much spare time because I am a mum but when I do I like shopping, eating out  and anything girlie.

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    Chelsey has just joined our Sevenoaks Office as a Trainee Legal Secretary after passing her Level 2 & 3 CILEx Diploma as a Legal Secretary.

    She will be supporting William Moore in the residential and commercial property department.

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    I am very family orientated. I love spending days out with my family and friends visiting new places. I like going to the gym to keep fit and my mind healthy and I can also be very girlie and love pamper days.