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David Pett - Director/Solicitor

David Pett

David Pett is the Director and Senior Solicitor at MJP Conveyancing.

Prior to this, David studied Law in Nottingham and became a solicitor in 1982.

During his career, David has helped and met thousands of different and interesting people. He has 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.

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

Outside of work, David’s football interest lies with Manchester United and he has followed the team since the age of 8. Football is David’s passion and he has had the pleasure of working in the industry advising and assisting professional footballers as well as meeting famous managers and ex-players along the way. David also enjoys photography.

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Danielle Thomson -Personal Assistant to Director

Danielle Thomson

As David’s Personal Assistant, Danielle assists with general office management and the daily running of the business. Alongside HR matters, Accounting/Invoicing, Panel & Events management, Diary/Calendar management and various Compliance related issues.

Prior to this Danielle worked for RGC construction a manufacturing company assisting with Accounts, Health and Safety - including being responsible for the all training, and assisting with the general running of the office. Danielle also holds a Diploma in Business and Accounts, achieving Double Distinction.

Outside of work Danielle is passionate about art and has enjoyed it from a young age. Music is also something she couldn’t go a day without listening to.


Emily Chawawa -Compliance Officer

Emily Chawawa

Previously a Paralegal in the Sales Team, Emily Chawawa now assists the firm’s Director, David Pett with the day- to -day running of the business. This includes dealing with HR related matters, Compliance related issues, Accounts and Invoicing, Events Management, Panel Management and general business monitoring.

Prior to this, Emily graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first-class degree in Law with Business (LBB) which reflects her interests in legal studies and business management..

Outside of work, Emily’s interests include cookery, baking, basketball and interior design.

On maternity leave - Until further notice


Julie Elliott - Accounts Manager

Julie Elliott

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Natasha Franklin-Brown - Head of New Business

Julie Elliott

Natasha Franklin-Brown is the Team Leader of the New Business Team. She is responsible for generating leads for the business and assisting clients in the early stages of their conveyancing transaction. Natasha manages a team of 5 and uses her industry and conveyancing experience to provide her team with the support needed to get our clients transactions underway.

In addition, Natasha oversees the Business Development team, focusing on expanding MJP Conveyancing’s regional branding and relationships with third parties, working closely with brokers and financial advisors all over the country to ensure that the best level of service is provided to our clients.

Prior to this, Natasha has gained valuable experience within the Estate Agency industry which has given her a comprehensive understanding of the process of buying and selling property which helps to ensure that our clients transactions run as smooth as possible from the outset. In addition to this, Natasha is currently studying towards a Paralegal Qualification with the Conveyancing Association which will expand her legal knowledge even further.

Outside of work, Natasha competes in netball tournaments and volunteers for a local club.


Charlotte Cottam - Client Relations Manager

Charlotte Cottam

Charlotte Cottam started working for the Firm in 2016 as Personal Assistant to the Director which provided Charlotte with a great overview of the firm and our transparent approach to providing clients with the best possible service.

Prior to this, Charlotte graduated with a Degree (Honours) in Business and Public Relations from Liverpool John Moores University. With her background in Public Relations, Charlotte became the firms Client Relations Manager and focuses on making improvements to the client journey and tackling any issues that arise throughout the Conveyancing Process.

Charlotte also works within the New Business Team guiding clients through the instruction process of their conveyancing journey which enables her to have a more hands-on approach with our Clients.

Outside of work, Charlotte enjoys a good Netflix binge and yoga.


Martin Bartlam - Marketing Executive

Martin Bartlam

Martin works within the New Business team, he is the Marketing Executive responsible for developing and managing the B2B referral scheme, delivering marketing strategy including social media management.

Martin graduated with a degree (honours) in Business Management from The University Of Suffolk, and more recently has just completed a Masters in Strategic Marketing at Arden University. Before this Martin has worked within a Sales & Marketing environment writing, marketing strategy and focusing on driving sales in both the B2B & B2C market, in particular within the automotive industry.

Outside of work, Martin enjoys running and going to the gym.


Darren Pett - New Business Administrative Assistant

Darren Pett works within the New Business Team and has worked within the firm since 2010.

He is a New Business Assistant helping the New Business Team supporting clients through the initial stages of their transactions.

Darren also assists Natasha in generating leads and work for the business.


Legal Team


Ben Pett - Solicitor and Team Leader in the Purchase Team

Ben Pett

Ben Pett is the Team Leader of both our Purchase departments, previously Ben has also been Head of the Sales Team and the New Business Team giving him a wealth of experience over the years. Ben manages a team of 13 who cover a wide variety of purchase transactions, ranging from leasehold, newbuild, shared ownership and freehold.

Prior to this, Ben graduated with a degree in History from the University of Warwick. He then converted to a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the University of Law, Birmingham. Ben gained legal experience working at both firms in London and Birmingham, before joining MJP full-time. Ben officially qualified as a Solicitor September 2019.

Outside of work, Ben is a big Manchester United Fan, enjoys watching cricket, rugby and the NFL.


Thomas Keene - Solicitor

Thomas Keene

Tom works in our purchases legal team primarily focusing on reviewing clients contract papers and advising on complex legal issues that may arise. Due to Tom’s level of experience and wealth of knowledge he is also a Supervisor within the office and offers support and guidance to many junior members of staff and clients.

Tom qualified as a solicitor in 2016, having achieved a first-class law degree at University of Hertfordshire and Distinction in the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School.

Outside of work, Tom is an avid football fan and is a big Tottenham Hotspur supporter. He also plays cricket for his local club and enjoys a game of darts. He loves to travel the world and see new places.


Sophie Goodman - Solicitor

Sophie Goodman

Sophie Goodman is a Solicitor in our Purchase legal team who qualified in February 2020. She has gained experience in the Sales, Purchase, New Business and Exchange and Completions teams within the firm providing her with a well-rounded view of the Conveyancing process. Sophie’s experience enables her to work on more complex transactions such as shared ownership, leasehold and unregistered land.

Prior to this, Sophie studied at the University of South Wales and achieved a 2:1 Degree in Law (LL.B). During her university studies, Sophie volunteered at a Legal and Financial Advice Clinic and worked part time throughout her second and third year as a care assistant. Sophie has also worked as a Receptionist within a Law Firm.

Outside of work, Sophie enjoys cooking, going to the beach and playing Xbox, as well as planning her next holiday.


Josh Jones - Trainee Licensed Conveyancer

Josh Jones

Josh Jones works within the Purchase Team. He initially joined MJP as a Legal Administrator in our Sales Team which provided him with a wealth of experience and enabled him to progress within the Sales Team for several months. As a result of this, Josh made the decision in 2018 to begin training towards becoming a Licenced Conveyancer and as part of his development, has transferred in to the Purchase Team to widen his knowledge.

Prior to this, Josh studied for his A-Levels at Sixth Form.

Outside of work, Josh enjoys playing sport and socialising with friends.


Oliver Jones - Paralegal

Oliver Jones

Oliver works within our Purchase Legal Team. He is a paralegal and plays an important role in drafting contract packs, answering enquiries and dealing with redemption statements. Oliver also assists with clients day to day queries.

Alongside Oliver’s day to day duties he has chosen to undertake the LPC qualification outside of work with a view to become a Solicitor in the future.

Oliver graduated from the University of Lincoln after taking an interest in Law whilst studying it at A-Level, this lead to him wanting to pursue a career in Law.

Outside of work Oliver’s hobbies include powerlifting and MMA.


Ross Greenfield - Paralegal

Ross Ross Greenfield

Ross works within the Purchase team. He is a Paralegal assisting clients with multiple aspects of their transactions such as drafting documentation, alongside this Ross will undertake extensive file reviews on clients transactions prior to exchange of contracts to ensure that all matters have been resolved. Ross is currently studying towards his LPC qualification with the view to become a Solicitor.

Prior to this, Ross graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Hull.

Outside of work, Ross enjoys playing tennis and watching football.


Sophie Gent - Paralegal

Sophie Gent

Sophie works within the purchase team. She is a paralegal assisting clients with multiple aspects of their transactions such as drafting documentation and processing mortgage reports. Sophie is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with leasehold, new build, and remortgage transactions.

Prior to this Sophie graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Hertfordshire

Outside of work Sophie enjoys going to the gym and socialising with her friends.


Tia Mcaleese - Paralegal

Tia Mcaleese

Tia works within the Purchase team. She is a Paralegal and assists the clients with a variety of aspects throughout their transaction, including drafting, checking legal documentation and completing mortgage reports.

Prior to this Tia graduated with a First Class Masters in Law from Northumbria University, Newcastle. During this time she also completed her LPC in which she achieved exemplary grades. Tia is ambitious and keen to start training to qualify as a Solicitor.

Outside of work, Tia enjoys travelling, trying new food and red wine.


Rand Hashim - Paralegal

Rand Hashim

Rand works within our purchase legal team as a Paralegal. Her daily roles include drafting contracts and transfer forms, reviewing mortgage reports and dealing with incoming client queries and telephone calls.

Prior to this Rand completed her undergraduate diploma in Law from DMU, and then went on to gain her 2:1 Masters in International Commercial Law from the UEA.

Outside of work Rand enjoys spending time with her nieces, partaking in mixed martial arts, the gym and travel.


Nelson Gombakomba - Paralegal

Nelson Gombakomba

Nelson is a paralegal in our purchase legal team. He assists in ensuring all legal documentation is satisfactory to allow for a smooth transaction for the client, alongside answering all client queries both online and over the phone .

Prior to this Nelson studied LLB Law at the University of East Anglia and graduated in 2015. His favourite module was Contract Law so Nelson feels like he’s found the perfect role with MJP Conveyancing. He also studied the LPC at BPP Cambridge. Previously, Nelson worked as a property manager for a local Estate Agency.

Nelson is a stand-up comedian outside of work and his hobby has seen him win a fair few prestigious competitions and he also performs in comedy clubs all over the country.


Sophie Phillips - Paralegal

Sophie Phillips

Sophie works within the Sales Team. She is a Paralegal assisting clients with multiple aspects of their transactions such as drafting contracts, requesting redemption statements, checking client details and dealing with enquiries.

Prior to this, Sophie graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of East Anglia and achieved a 2.1.

Outside of work, Sophie enjoys travelling, cooking and reading.


Nicole Hirst - Paralegal

Nicole Hirst

Nicole works within the Sales team. She is a Paralegal who deals with various parts of the property transaction such drafting contract papers, answering enquiries and requesting redemption statements.

Prior to this Nicole graduated from the University of East Anglia with a 1:1 degree in International Relations and Politics and then went on to acheieve a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law Moorgate. Currently Nicole is completing her LLM at BPP University Cambridge.

Outside of work Nicole enjoys cooking and sunny days at the beach.


Alex Ramsden - Paralegal

Alex Ramsden

Alex works within our sales legal team as a Paralegal. Her daily roles include dealing with enquiries, client and solicitor telephone calls and emails, alongside requesting client mortgage redemption statements from lenders.

Prior to this Alex worked at PM Property Lawyers in Sheffield, working her way up from admin assistant to a Conveyancing assistant.

Outside of work Alex enjoys spending time with her family and watching favourite football team Sheffield United, who she used to play for as a left back in the ladies team back in her youth.


Emma Soulby - Head of Exchange and Completions Team and Solicitor

Emma Soulby

Emma is the Head of our Exchange and Completions department who qualified as a solicitor in February 2020. She primarily deals with the exchange of contracts for all of our clients, alongside organising the departments workload and dealing with incoming enquiries from clients during a crucial part of their transaction.

Prior to MJP Emma graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Degree in Law (LL.B.).Emma has also volunteered in housing mediation and domestic abuse services and is interested in employment and medical law.

Outside of work, Emma’s passion is dance; something she has done since childhood. Emma was appointed President of the UEA Tap Dance Club and performed in the opening ceremony of the London Olympics 2012.


Jon Miles - Paralegal

Jon Miles

Jon is a Paralegal within our Exchange and Completions department. He deals with the exchange of contracts, file reviews, client enquiries and completion matters.

Prior to MJP Jon worked for another conveyancing firm gaining over 10 years of industry experience.

Outside of work Jon enjoys playing sport and socialising with his friends and family.


Jack McCarthy - Paralegal

Jack McCarthy

Jack McCarthy works within the Exchange and Completions Team. He is a Paralegal and Supervisor for the post completions side of the department. Jack provides guidance and expertise for his fellow colleagues with regards to registering property ownership with the Land Registry.

Outside of work Jack is currently studying towards his LPC qualification with the view to gaining a training contract and becoming a solicitor.

Prior to this, Jack graduated with a Degree in Law (LL.B.) at the University of Lincoln and has gained invaluable experience at the Lincoln Law Clinic where he provided free legal advice to members of the public.

Outside of work, Jack is a regular gym goer and enjoys literature and travel


Jack Lee - Paralegal

Jack Lee

Jack works within our Exchange and Completions Team. He is a Paralegal and plays an important role in assisting with preparing files for exchange of contracts, as wells as dealing with post completion matters. Jack is always on hand to help clients with their queries and telephone calls.

Outside of work Jack is currently studying for his LPC qualification with the view to gaining a training contract and becoming a solicitor.

Prior to this, Jack graduated with a Degree in Law with Criminology (LL.B.) from the University of East London and then spent some time travelling in the United States.


Jacob Clarke - Paralegal

Jacob Clarke

Jacob Clarke works within the Exchange & Completions Team. He is a Paralegal assisting clients with multiple aspects in the completion of their transactions.

This includes, preparation and review of files for completion, submission of Stamp Duty applications and liaising with solicitors and other third parties to aid in their queries.

Prior to this, Jacob graduated with a 2:1 in Law (LL.B.) from the University of Reading in 2016.

Outside of work, Jacob is an avid rugby player representing Norwich Union 1st XV.


Gemma MacRae - Paralegal

Gemma MacRae

Gemma works within the Exchange & Completions team. She is a Paralegal assisting clients with multiple aspects of their transactions, predominantly in the run up to exchange of contracts and completion.

This includes the review, preparation and exchanging of contracts, submission of Stamp Duty Land Tax returns, and liaising with solicitors and other third parties to progress conveyancing matters.

Prior to this, Gemma graduated with a Foundation Degree in Business Management (Merit) from the University of East Anglia.

Outside of work, Gemma enjoys going to the gym, travelling and spending time with family.


Sashka Borgenvik - Paralegal

Sashka Borgenvik

Sashka works within our Exchange and Completions department, and often can also be found helping our the Sales legal team. She assists with arranging completions, client account balances, solicitors enquiries, drafting contract papers and requesting redemption statements from lenders.

Prior to MJP Sashka finished East Norfolk Sixth Form College, where she studied public services, criminology and law.

Outside of work Sashka enjoys eating out, socialising and going on spontaneous trips.


Alex McGowan - Post Completions Assistant

Alex McGowan

Alex works within the Exchange and Completions team. He is a Post Completions Assistant who assists with registering applications with Land registry, deals with post completion registrations, admin and keeps clients informed on their title documents.

Prior to this, Alex graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2015 with a 2:1 in Politics. Following graduation Alex worked for four years as a building manager for the Diocese of Norwich and spent six months training as a Constituency Caseworker in the office of Rt Hon Sir Norman Lamb MP.

Outside of work Alex enjoys cooking, literature, film and exploring Heritage sites in the Norfolk countryside.


Jatinder Bains - Post Completions Assistant

Jatinder Bains

Jatinder works within the Exchange and Completions team. She is a Post Completions Assistant who assists with registering applications with Land Registry, deals with post completions registrations and admin and keeps clients informed on their title documents

Prior to this, Jatinder graduated from the University of East Anglia with a 2:1 in Law. Following this she spent a couple of months volunteering at her Local Citizens Advice Bureau in Lowestoft.

Outside of work Jatinder enjoys travelling and reading.


Jamie-Leigh Dyball - Post Completions Assistant

Jamie-Leigh Dyball

Jamie-Leigh works within the Exchange and Completions team. She is a Post Completions Assistant who assists with registering applications with Land registry, deals with post completion registrations, admin and keeps clients informed on their title documents.

Prior to this, Jamie-Leigh studied Law at sixth form and then went on to study Law at Anglia Ruskin University with her graduation scheduled for October 2019.

Outside of work Jamie-Leigh enjoys travelling and hiking volcanoes, alongside cooking and spending time with her family.

On maternity leave - Until further notice


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69 - 75 Thorpe Road,
Norwich, NR1 1UA
Phone: 01603 877066 or 01603 877067
FAX: 01603 230125
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*MJP Conveyancing LTD is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA No. 590889 http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/content.page.

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.