Property Conveyancing

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Residential Property Conveyancing

Buying oR selling a property?

If you are looking to buy or sell a home it can be a daunting prospect, fraught with uncertainty and stress. This is when you need to turn to Somerset conveyancing solicitors AmicusLaw, specialists in legal services for buying and selling private properties and with local offices in Bridgwater, Minehead, Taunton and Yeovil. Your personal conveyancing lawyer will take you step by step through every important point in the conveyancing process.

The right advice from your experienced local lawyer, when buying or selling a home, is vital to ensure that no stone is left unturned. Protecting one of your largest investments is why it is so important that you seek the right legal advice. Get in touch for an efficient, smooth conveyancing service with a personal touch.

Meet some of our Conveyancing Lawyers

Claire Lovett

Partner, Head of Property, Commercial Property

Claire qualified as a solicitor in 1999 with a large regional law firm and initially specialised in commercial property. She has since gained experience in all types of property work and has led teams in both high volume conveyancing firms and traditional high street practices. More recently Claire has worked with major construction projects and managed large property portfolios as Head of Corporate Property for Somerset County Council and now leads the Property Department for AmicusLaw covering both residential and commercial property.

Claire’s pragmatic and friendly approach is valued by both clients and colleagues.

Call Claire on 01278 664060
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Nicci Arnold – Conveyancing Family Law and Private Client Assistant

Nicci Arnold

Conveyancing, Family Law and Private Client Assistant

Nicci joined the firm in February 2018 to assist in the Minehead Office. She assists with residential conveyancing, family law and private client work.
Outside of work Nicci enjoys spending time with her husband. Nicci is a pirate enthusiast and regularly attends pirate festivals and events, and is an avid Southampton FC supporter.

Call Nicci on 01643 701888
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David Chapman – Solicitor

David Chapman


David studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge, which gave him the opportunity to visit Iceland and to appear on University Challenge. He switched to law after graduation and trained in London. His subsequent career has included 10 years in Salisbury. He moved to Minehead in 2014 and joined AmicusLaw in 2018. David undertakes both conveyancing and criminal law. His criminal work has included court-martial appearances in the UK and Germany. David's interests include the church and he enjoys the Exmoor countryside.

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Peter Watkins

Peter Watkin

Property Lawyer & Chartered Legal Executive

Peter is a property lawyer and Chartered Legal Executive and CILEX Conveyancing Practitioner. Peter has practised in Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Bristol acting for private clients and small developers both locally and throughout the country. A specialist in buying and selling houses and flats Peter has a particular interest in and extensive experience of new builds and leasehold developments.

Peter has lived in Wellington for more than 50 years and can often be found walking his dog Maisie in the beautiful Blackdown Hills or Vale of Taunton Deane.

Peter is a keen motorcyclist and a member of a number of local motorcycle clubs and is currently planning his third motorcycling trip to the USA.

Call Peter on 01823 462512
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Barbara White

Barbara White

Residential Conveyancing Lawyer

Barbara is a residential property conveyancer who has practised in Yeovil and the surrounding areas for many years. She is well respected by the local estate agents and is renowned for providing a first class service to ensure property transactions go as smoothly as they can. Barbara can provide comprehensive quotes and talk you through the process at the outset to give you peace of mind.

Barbara has for many years now trained, shown and judged many horse shows and events up and down the country.

Call Barbara on 01935 426047
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Louise Arnold – Conveyancing Paralegal

Louise Arnold

Conveyancing Paralegal

Louise joined the firm in May 2019 to assist in the Yeovil office dealing with Residential Conveyancing. Louise has been working in residential conveyancing since 2011 and before that worked in the finance industry.
Louise enjoys gardening, listening to all varieties of music, spending time with her grandchildren, reading books and taking walks around the countryside.

Call Louise on 01935 426047
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Georgia Cavill

CILEx Conveyancing Practitioner

Georgia has been working in Residential Conveyancing for several years and has experience in dealing with Sales, Purchases, Auctions Sales, New Builds, Help to Buy, Transfers of Equity and Re-Mortgages. She has a good working relationship with the local Estate Agents. She is a proactive and organised individual which helps to ensure that transactions run as smoothly as possible.

When Georgia is not out enjoying a walk in the Somerset Countryside with her Cocker Spaniel, she enjoys spending time with her family and baking.

Call Georgia on 01278 664060
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Hilary Coxshall – Conveyancing Assistant

Hilary Coxshall

Conveyancing Assistant

Hilary joined the firm in October 2016, based in the Bridgwater Office. During her time at AmicusLaw, she has been a pivotal member of the Residential Conveyancing team, and has an abundance of experience and knowledge in this area.
Outside of work, Hilary enjoys taking walks in the countryside, spectating rugby and tennis and is an avid crime fiction reader.

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Sophie Holloway – Trainee Paralegal

Sophie Holloway

Trainee Paralegal

Sophie joined the firm in August 2017 in the Business Support team, assisting with business administration and accounts. Sophie has since undertaken CILEX level 3 and is now a Trainee Paralegal with the firm. Sophie continues with her administrative duties for the firm and for the Conveyancing Department, as well as assisting in a Paralegal capacity for the Family Department. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys painting, reading and spending time with her family.

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Julie Huxley – Conveyancing Assistant

Julie Huxley

Conveyancing Assistant

Having moved to the UK from Canada in 1996, Julie completed her final years of school before heading off to Exeter College and completing a college course in Administration and Secretarial Procedures. Julie started her legal career in 2003 as a Conveyancing Assistant at Ashfords Solicitors before joining AmicusLaw in October 2019. Due to Julie’s vast experience she is able to undertake all aspects of Residential Conveyancing.
Julie lives in Exeter with her husband and two young boys and are all huge supporters of Liverpool FC. Outside of work, her hobbies include walking, swimming and taking her young boys to football games (when, of course, they are not enjoying family days out adventuring!).

Call Julie on 01392 964930
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Nicole Lush – Conveyancing Assistant

Nicole Lush

Conveyancing Assistant

Nicole joined the firm in 2017 and is based in our Martock Office assisting with Residential Conveyancing. Nicole brings enthusiasm to everything she does and continues to develop her skills.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her family.

Call Nicole on 01935 822572
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Judith Mills

Judith Mills

Senior Conveyancer

As a senior conveyancer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Judith has experience in dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing. Judith's professional and efficient manner has meant that many clients return to her and refer her to others. She has also established a good working relationship with many of the local agents and other advisers.

As a keen artist and member of a local art group she has exhibited her work locally.

Call Judith on 01278 664060
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Meet Joanna Shortland

Moving house is said to be one of the top 5 most stressful life events according to Google. It comes as no surprise therefore that homeowners look for the right conveyancer to assist them in their house move.

I have been in law for 13 years and have seen the market fall and rise numerous times, including its particular drop in 2006/2007 during the recession. The impact that it had for those with high mortgages but no equity in their homes was extremely worrying.

The market is fortunately brighter now and seems stable and buoyant currently. It is wonderful to see many first time buyers achieve their dream of owning their own home thanks to the Government’s help with Stamp Duty relief and other Help to Buy schemes that are available on new build properties.

I am driven to providing a smooth house move by providing advice and support throughout. I have a genuine patience and empathy to those who find the process overwhelming or stressful. I believe in the theory of ‘no question asked is too big or too small’!

If you would like to talk about a possible house move, I would be delighted to hear from you.  Pick up the phone and give me a call on 01935 426047 or email me at I’ll gladly answer your questions.

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