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David Pett - Director/Solicitor

David Pett

I studied in Nottingham and became a solicitor in 1982

I have during my career helped and met thousands of different and interesting people. I have worked in various different areas of the law, handling personal injury claims, advising on family and employment issues, acting for boxers and professional footballers, and more recently guiding sellers and buyers of property.

I am not a lawyer who only thinks about the law, I know there is much more involved in resolving legal problems and handling and guiding people through the formalities involved in buying and selling property. My pet hate is the illusion some solicitors give about how complicated it is to move home. I am not saying it is simple, but in the main it is straightforward and should therefore be an enjoyable experience.

My football interest lies with Manchester United and I have followed the team since the age of 8. Football is my passion and I have had the pleasure of working in the industry advising and assisting professional footballers meeting along the way famous managers and ex-players. I also enjoy photography.

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Charlotte Cottam - Client Relations & Compliance Manager

Charlotte Cottam

I graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Business and Public Relations and began working at MJP Conveyancing a year later.

In my role as Client Relations Manager I took the stance that if I didn't understand the legal jargon surrounding conveyancing, neither would our clients. I ensure the information we give our clients is easily understood if, like me, you do not have a Law degree. Buying and selling properties can be a daunting experience, but it doesn't have to be! At MJP we want our clients to feel confident in their decisions, and in managing compliance I ensure that both our staff and clients understand what is expected of them.

In my spare time I enjoy a trip or two down to my local pub and hunting for mid-century furniture around car boots and antique stores.

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Julie Elliott - Accounts Manager

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Anna McNeil - Business Development Manager

Anna McNeil

As a business development and marketing manager, I have worked for a range of professional offices in London before joining MJP. During my career, I have learnt the importance looking after your customer base and providing a great service.

As part of the MJP team, I was excited to join a forward-thinking practice which prides itself on providing an efficient, transparent service. As the Business Development Manager, I am the first point of contact for all business to business referral relationships, as well as managing the referral accounts and dealing with any queries to ensure we provide our clients with an exemplary service. In addition to this I coordinate the marketing, promotion, and expansion of the MJP brand.

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William Clayton - Business Development Advisor

William Clayton

I graduated from University College London with First Class Honours in History. Following that, I spent two years working as a teacher in Cambodia and Japan before moving back to my home city of Norwich to work for MJP Conveyancing.

My role at MJP is primarily to generate new clients, enhance and expand our existing business relationships and promote MJP's reputation locally and nationally.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading and writing, playing football, learning Spanish and travelling as much as possible.

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Ben Pett - Head of New Business

Ben Pett

I graduated from the University of Warwick having obtained a first class degree in History. I then converted to a law degree with the University of Law in Birmingham.

I have spent time gaining legal experience at firms in both London and Birmingham, before joining MJP full-time. I have since had exposure to dealing with property sales and purchases, becoming head of the Sales Team in 2016. I have recently switched my focus to business development and looking to help the firm grow in my new role as Head of New Business.

Outside of the office, my main interests are sporting. I am a big Manchester United fan, while I equally enjoy watching cricket, rugby and the NFL. I am member of the MJP five-a-side team, which (admittedly with mixed success) competes in a local league and against other firms.

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Darren Pett - New Business Advisor

Darren has worked at MJP Conveyancing since 2010 and works in the New Business Team handling quotes assisting the Head of his team in generating leads and work for the business.

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Matt Dugdale - Solicitor/ Head of Purchase Team

Matt Dugdale

I am a highly experienced and respected solicitor who qualified in 2006. I lead the MJP Conveyancing Purchase Transaction Team. Although from Norwich originally, I completed my training in London and was eventually made a partner in the same firm. I returned home to Norwich in 2013. Today my team and I provide a comprehensive and efficient service in respect of all types of purchase work.

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Michael Riches - Solicitor

Michael Riches

I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Law. I then attended BPP Law School Cambridge and completed the Legal Practice Course for which I obtained a full scholarship from the Law Society.

I have had experience in a number of legal environments, including volunteering for Victim Support Witness Service and being an Usher at Kings Lynn Magistrates Court.

I joined MJP in January 2014 as a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department and fully qualified as a solicitor in March 2017. During my free time I enjoy reading, going to the cinema and visiting friends.

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Edmund Ramsdale - Paralegal

Edmund Ramsdale

I graduated from King's College London with a Degree in History in 2002 and a Masters in Medieval History in 2003. I completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of East Anglia in 2008, followed by the Legal Practice Course at Anglia Ruskin University in 2009. I have worked in conveyancing, private client, claims management, accountancy and IT over the course of several years.

I am a keen member of the East Norfolk Operatic Society and can be found happily treading the boards at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich. I also have a passion for real ale and DIY, and have built my own garden pub "The Blackadder".

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Richard Strange - Solicitor

I graduated from the University of Lincoln with a LLB (Hons) Law Degree in 2013 and completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 2014. I joined MJP Conveyancing shortly afterwards in July 2014. I was admitted as a Solicitor after training at the firm in March 2017.

In my spare time I am a big music and film fan and enjoy spending time finding new bands to listen to. I am also an avid Norwich City fan having previously been a season ticket holder. I still try and go to games when I can.

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Thomas Barnes - Paralegal

I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a LLB (Hons) Law Degree. I have worked in the Sales, Purchase and New Business teams at MJP Conveyancing and have a thorough understanding of the process throughout. I am hoping to progress towards completing my LPC and securing a training contract in the near future.

I volunteered for CORAM Children's Legal Centre for 6 months and have been heavily involved with Pro Bono Projects throughout my university career, I was also Head of the Partnership Against Crime Task Force Project as part of UEA Street Law during my final year.

In my spare time, I enjoy road cycling and can often be found at the local races at weekends.

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Nazneen Ahmed - Paralegal

I graduated with a First-Class Honours Law Degree from Anglia Ruskin University in 2014 and completed the Legal Practise Course at BPP Law School Cambridge in 2016.

I have worked in conveyancing since 2014 and have an extensive knowledge of the entire conveyancing process.

In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy playing sports and reading. I am also a henna artist specialising in bridal henna.

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Esther Coyte-Broomfield - Paralegal

I graduated in 2015 with a degree in Law from the University of East Anglia and also spent a year studying French Law at Université Montesquieu in Bordeaux. In 2017 I completed my Masters in International Trade Law at UEA and graduated with distinction. I joined MJP in November 2017.

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Jennifer Batten - Trainee Legal Executive

I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BSc in Environmental Geography and International Development in 2012. I subsequently gained a distinction in the Legal Secretaries Diploma and am currently studying for the Graduate Diploma in Law. I joined MJP Conveyancing in April 2015, having worked previously in conveyancing at another firm.

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Eleanor de Giberne Sieveking - Paralegal

Emma Soulby - Head of Sale Team

Emma Soulby

I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Law prior to joining MJP Conveyancing. Since then I have worked in the Sales Team, gaining experience in a wide range of transactions including leasehold, shared ownership and unregistered land.

I have previously volunteered in housing mediation and domestic abuse services but I am also interested in employment and medical law.

Outside of work, my passion is dance. This is something I have done since a childhood but I have also been lucky enough to be President of the UEA Tap Dance Club and a performer in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 2012.

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Graham Unwin - Paralegal

I studied Law at the University of Warwick, before joining the MJP Conveyancing Team as a Paralegal working in the Sale/Purchase Transactions Team. Outside of work I enjoy swimming, cycling, travelling and good food.

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Monica Gula - Trainee Legal Executive

I have over two years of legal experience in personal injury and medical negligence. I am currently qualifying in conveyancing as a Legal Executive while undertaking a Law Degree. I work in the Sales Team and also have experience in the Purchase Team and plan on acquiring more experience in all of the departments to gain a thorough understanding of the conveyancing process. My academic background consists of a Master's Degree in International Relation (First) and a Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in International Relations and Psychology.

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Louise Pugh - Paralegal

Helen Dickerson - Head of Exchange and Completions Department

Helen Dickerson

As head of the Exchange, Completions and Post Completion Team I am responsible for overseeing between 2000 and 2500 completions each year. Having worked in conveyancing for over ten years, I have gainedextensive experience in all areas of residential conveyancing.

In my role I manage a team of five, while also being an important part of the management team which over sees the organisation and development of the business.

Most of my spare time is taken up by renovating my property, and I also enjoy relaxing at home and travel.

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Rebekah Manfield - Paralegal

I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Philosophy during which I found an interest in law from a mini-pupillage with Doughty Street Chambers, witnessing the infamous 'phone hacking trial' and spending time with barristers who headed the Hillsborough inquiry. I currently study the Graduate Diploma in Employment Law at the UEA, due to finish this year. I am looking to complete the GDL and LPC, specialising as an employment law solicitor and in the future aim to set up a free legal advice clinic.

I joined MJP Conveyancing in March as a Paralegal in the purchase team. Prior to this I worked for five years in advocacy and homelessness services for offenders, young people, sex workers and those with addiction issues. I have a keen interest in human rights and volunteer overseas with the refugee crisis when possible. In my spare time I love festivals, travelling and climbing.

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Sophie Goodman - Paralegal

During my time studying at the University of South Wales in 2015, I volunteered for a Legal and Financial Advice Clinic and worked part time throughout my second and third year as a care assistant. After graduating with a 2:1 degree in Law I worked at a local Solicitors as a receptionist before joining MJP Conveyancing as a paralegal in the Exchange and Completions department.

I recently moved to our New Business department where I assist clients in the very early stages of their transaction, before the legal work begins. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, going to the beach and playing Xbox, as well as planning my next holiday.

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Georgia Mahon - Paralegal

I joined MJP in May 2017, after previously working for Capsticks solicitors in London and Jones Lang Lasalle, a property management company based in Norwich. Prior to this I graduated with a degree in Media & culture / film in 2013.

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*MJP Conveyancing LTD is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA No. 590889

MJP Conveyancing Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales Registered No: 8026741 VAT Number: 157917571. A full list of the directors is available upon request. We use the word 'Partner' to refer to a Director of the Limited Company, or any employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualification. Equality and Diversity Policy Equality and Diversity Policy Statement for Clients * - In calculating this we measure the average time it takes to reach the stage of exchange ( not the date you actually move in which is known as the completion date) from the date we receive the contract from the sellers solicitors or from when we send the contract to the buyers solicitors. This period can be longer when delays arise which are not within our control. We cannot guarantee that we can achieve this average turnaround time in all transactions. This turnaround time does not apply to leasehold and leasehold and new build transactions.