Our People

Our team ethic.

For us, unlike many other law firms, domestic conveyancing is not a side-line. We are dedicated to providing you with a specialist domestic conveyancing service. All of our staff who deal with conveyancing work (except where a property is sold through our probate and administration department) do so 100% of their time.

Our conveyancers work as part of a team either as supervisors or conveyancing paralegals. Each supervisor is either a specialist conveyancing solicitor or a senior conveyancer with many years’ experience. Our conveyancing paralegals range from individuals who have gained qualifications and experience elsewhere before joining us or who have shown to us that they are capable, hard-working and ambitious and have been trained and promoted in-house.

Conveyancing paralegals are supported by their supervisors. Each team is supported and supervised by the heads of conveyancing in each of our offices and all staff are supported and supervised by our directors. We know that it takes a team effort to deliver the service you want.

Because we are a specialist conveyancing firm all staff engaged with conveyancing work devote 100% of their time to this area.

Those members of staff working in our probate department devote 100% of their time to this area.

Farhat Mahmood Ahmed

Head of Commercial Property/Supervisor

Farhat qualified as a Solicitor in June 2006 and predominately deals with commercial and more complex property matters. He joined the firm in May 2014 from an established firm in Stratford, East London where he was a Partner. He has extensive experience in all property matters up to senior level dealing with and including buying and selling of residential and commercial properties, commercial and residential re-mortgage applications, transfer of equity, drafting leases, drafting commercial assignment documents including leases and licenses, auction transactions, lease extension matters along with more complex property matters.

Farhat strongly believes in delivering high standard of service for his clients at all times without compromise and aims to find solutions expeditiously whilst keeping the clients best interest in mind. It is because of this approach that Farhat continues to have repeated business from clients that he has acted for on numerous transactions over a number of years.

Farhat enjoys most sports especially football and is an avid Liverpool FC fan (YNWA). He also enjoys spending quality time with his young family.
E-mail Farhat: FAhmed@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Zineb Akhtar

Trainee Solicitor

Zineb has been part of the Cook Taylor Woodhouse Residential Team since May 2022. She specialises in Freehold and Leasehold Sales and Purchases as well as working on Unregistered Property matters and has vast knowledge in dealing with Probate Properties. Zineb graduated with a BA in Accounting and Business Law and went further to complete her GDL and LPC from London Metropolitan University in 2022. She has now started her Training Contract. In her spare time, Zineb runs a free online legal advice group and supports vulnerable people in the community, allowing other legal professionals to contribute their free time and advice. Zineb also enjoys time with family, cats,  cooking and baking

Ryan Burton-Smith

Conveyancing Paralegal

E-mail Ryan: rburton@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Katie Ingham

Conveyancing Paralegal

Having joined in 2006 as a junior member of staff, Katie progressed to a Completions Clerk and now deals with a variety of residential conveyancing transactions. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and baking cakes.
Email Katie: kingham@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Sally Jezard

Head of Conveyancing/Director/Supervisor

Having gained legal experience working in various areas of the country, Sally joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2006 and qualified as a solicitor that year. Sally has specialised in residential property law for approximately 20 years. Sally was made a Director of Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2014.
Email Sally: sjezard@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Anila Marsh

Conveyancing Paralegal

Anila joined the firm in 2007 as a legal secretary; she then progressed to a completions clerk and now deals with a variety of non-standard conveyancing transactions. In her spare time, Anila enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family and friends.
Email Anila: amarsh@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Helen Moore

Conveyancing Paralegal

Helen Moore has been with us since May 2010 and is based in our Affordable Housing Team. Prior to this, Helen worked at a small city firm dealing with Shared Ownership Residential transactions. Helen has 17 years Residential Conveyancing experience. Outside of work, Helen enjoys exercise which includes swimming. Helen also enjoys socialising and travel.
Email Helen: hmoore@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Rose Niranjanan

Conveyancing Solicitor

Rose has been a qualified solicitor since 2008 and has worked at Cook Taylor Woodhouse since 2013 dealing with residential conveyancing. She previously worked in a London city law firm specialising in civil litigation. In her spare time she enjoys reading, socialising and travelling.
Email Rose: rniranjanan@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Marieanne Oduntan

Conveyancing Paralegal

E-Mail Marieanne: moduntan@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Nimmi Pabla

Private Client Paralegal

Nimmi has been working in Conveyancing since 1993 starting out as a secretary and eventually fulfilling her ambition of handling her own case load. In addition to the conveyancing work she has also recently started working in the Wills and Probate Department and enjoying the new challenges this department brings. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves walking, socialising, travelling and taking time out for herself.
Email Nimmi: NPabla@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Nicola Riley

Conveyancing Solicitor

Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 1998 specialising in Conveyancing. Having worked in London previously she decided to work closer to home. She joined the firm in January 2015 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing. Nicola has three children in school in the area and enjoys kick-boxing, netball and art.
E-mail Nicola: nwillis@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Loren Ringshall

Conveyancing Graduate Legal Executive/Supervisor

 Loren is a graduate Legal Executive qualified in multiple areas of Law.  She has 5 years residential conveyancing experience including some dealing with complex transactions.  Loren has been a Team Leader for 4 years and joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in February 2020 as part of her career progression and growth.  In her spare time Loren enjoys playing rugby and fitness, spending time with her family and personal development.  Email Loren: LRingshall@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Karen Shimmen

Head of Private Client/Supervisor

Karen joined the firm in 2000 where she completed her training contract. She is highly experienced dealing with all aspects of Private Client Law including Wills, probate, powers of attorney and is a member of both the Law Society Probate section and Solicitors for the Elderly.
Email Karen: kshimmen@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Olayemi Shyllon

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

Yemi qualified as a solicitor in January 2011 having gained experience in conveyancing, family law, private client, litigation, and immigration at a boutique practice based in Mayfair. Yemi specialises in residential conveyancing and commercial conveyancing.  He joined the firm in October 2021. Yemi serves in his church and supports The Arsenal.

E-mail Olayemi: oshyllon@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Neena Summan

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

Neena qualified as a solicitor in 1 July 2005. She joined the firm in January 2014 and heads a team dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing. In her spare time Neena enjoys socialising and going to the Theatre.
Email Neena: nsumman@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Laura Megan Tolley

Commercial and Residential Property Solicitor

Laura studied a Law degree at The University of Liverpool graduating with a 2:1. She started as a Paralegal in August 2013 with an established firm in Stratford working in the Conveyancing and Immigration Departments.

Laura joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in May 2014 as a Paralegal and was offered a Training Contract in August 2014. During her Training Contract, she had conduct of a heavy case load of Residential Freehold and Leasehold Conveyancing matters as well as Re-Mortgages and Right to Buys. She also assisted with Commercial Property matters as well as private Lease Extensions and more complex Residential Property work.

Since qualifying as a Solicitor in February 2016, Laura has had conduct of the firm’s Commercial Property work and deals with all Commercial Property matters such as Granting of Leases, Sales and Acquisitions of Freehold and Leasehold Commercial Property, Lease Extensions and Commercial Assignments including the Sale and Purchasing of Businesses and Goodwill. She continues to deal with more complex Residential Property work and Residential conveyancing in general for existing clients.

Laura enjoys holidays abroad and shopping and has a Season Ticket at Tottenham Hotspur FC where she attends all home games and as many away games as possible throughout the season.
E-mail Laura: LTolley@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Nazneen Ahmed

Trainee Solicitor

Nazneen is a first class honours law graduate and LPC qualified with over seven years' experience in residential conveyancing. She has experience in dealing with a range of transactions including freehold, leasehold, shared ownership, staircasing, lease extension, re-mortgage and transfer of equity transactions.

In her spare time, Nazneen enjoys travelling, staying fit and spending time with family and friends. E-mail Nazneen: NAhmed@ctwsolicitors.co.uk




Natalie Anderson

Head of Conveyancing /Solicitor/Supervisor/Director

Natalie read Law at London Guildhall University and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course shortly after. She qualified as a solicitor in June 2014 and has worked in residential conveyancing for many years. Natalie has been with CTW since September 2011 and is pleased to have started her career as a solicitor with the firm.

Outside of work, she enjoys socialising and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys watching films and going to the cinema. She also enjoys reading when she has the time.
E-mail Natalie: nanderson@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Nicole Anderson

Trainee Solicitor

E-mail Nicole: nicoleanderson@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Danielle Capocci

Conveyancing Paralegal

Jenny Chan

Conveyancing Paralegal

Jenny graduated from University with a Business and Events Management degree in 2013 and shortly after began work at a local law firm as a Trainee Legal Secretary. After 5 years’ experience as a Legal Secretary, Jenny started at Cook Taylor Woodhouse in July 2019 progressing to a paralegal role. 

Jenny is keen to progress in her career and widen her knowledge in conveyancing. She enjoys travelling and attending wedding events and fairs with her cousin as she is a wedding planner. E-mail Jenny: jchan@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Brooke Cooper

Conveyancing Paralegal

Brooke completed the CILEx Legal Secretarial course in 2014 and began her conveyancing career with CTW in 2016 as a float secretary; then in 2018 she started handling her own caseload. Brooke is very much an animal lover and when she is not in the gym, you will find her with friends and family. Brooke is looking to, in her spare time, study Criminology and Psychology at an open university.
E-mail Brooke: bcooper@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Caroline Davindrarajan

Trainee Solicitor

Caroline joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in May 2022. She graduated from Birmingham City University with Upper Second Class Degree in LLB Law . She has completed Master of Laws and Legal Practice Course with Commendation. Outside of work Caroline likes spending time with her friends, family, and her cat. She loves going out to eat and is an animal lover.

Carla Figueira

Head of Leasehold Enfranchisement/Director/Supervisor

Carla joined the firm in 2005 and specialises in Leasehold Enfranchisement. She has amassed considerable experience advising leaseholders seeking to exercise their right to extend their leases or acquire the freehold of their building. She also has particular expertise in obtaining the various Licences associated with leasehold properties and the granting of consent from landlords. In her spare time, Carla enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
Email Carla: cfigueira@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Reuel Hackman

Conveyancing Paralegal

Reuel joined CTW in May 2019, as part of the Residential Conveyancing Department. He read Law at De Montfort University in Leicester and graduated with First Class Honours in 2018. Reuel is currently completing his LPC and Master’s degree in Legal Practice at the University of Law.

In his spare time, Reuel plays an active part in an educational foundation based in Ghana.  He also enjoys playing football, reading books and spending time with family and friends.
E-mail Reuel: rhackman@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Stephanie Hayes


Stephanie joined the firm in 2016 as a legal secretary. She studied Law at the University of Lincoln and went on to complete her LPC at BBP University London.

In her spare time Stephanie enjoys traveling, baking and going for walks in the countryside.

E-mail Stephanie: shayes@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Rob Kidd


Rob has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing and has been with the firm since 2011 after working for many years in central London. This has included acting for first time buyers as well as repeat clients and property investors in both leasehold and freehold transactions. Rob has also, in the past spent some years as a foster carer looking after young children which he found immensely rewarding. Over the years Rob has enjoyed playing many sports, in particular rugby and cricket, and although he admits, his playing days are well and truly behind him, he is still very much involved in supporting both clubs.
E-mail Rob: rkidd@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Kirsty McMahon

Licensed Conveyancer

Kirsty joined the firm in December 2015 as a legal secretary after looking for a new career. She quickly developed a love of conveyancing and now handles her own case load. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and spending time with both of her daughters and partner.
Email Kirsty: kmcmahon@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Andrew Prater


Andrew has gained over thirty years of experience working in the conveyancing profession and throughout that time he has been employed within the north Kent area. Specialising in residential transactions, Andrew still gets a buzz from the satisfaction that the job generates. Outside of the office Andrew keeps active playing squash, football and visiting the gym as regularly as his time will allow. In addition, he clocks up the miles most weekends following Southampton Football Club home and away with his family.
E-mail Andrew: aprater@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Shafaet Qureshi

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

Shaf has been a qualified solicitor since July 2015. He undertook his training in a London firm; before joining Cook Taylor Woodhouse in February 2016 to join the Residential Conveyancing Department. Outside of work, Shaf enjoys going to the gym and – though no longer playing as much as he would like – Shaf is a keen follower of football (being another London based Manchester United fan).
Email Shaf: squreshi@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Satvir Ranu


Satvir is a Residential Conveyancer based at our Dartford Office, who possesses over 16 years of experience in property law. She is proficient in an array of Property transactions including domestic Freehold and Leasehold purchases and sales, Transfer of Properties and Re-mortgages. Satvir offers clients a dedicated, professional and efficient service ensuring that transactions are completed successfully.

What Satvir says:
“I qualified for my ‘ILEX Paralegal Diploma’ in 1998 and keep up to date with changes in property law with regular training provided by my previous employers and Cook Taylor Woodhouse.
I am fluent in Punjabi and English. I pride myself on the ability and passion to administer transactions smoothly and on time, where open communication is provided during the course of the transaction.

In my spare time I am kept busy with my two sons and my family. I also enjoy cookery and keeping fit at the gym.  I especially enjoy running and participated in the 13 mile ‘2016 – Shine Night Walk’ for Cancer Research.

If I were not a Conveyancer, I would be...
Working in the medical profession helping young disadvantaged people with illness and disabilities as it would be so satisfying to see a smile and make everybody feel special.”
E-mail Satvir: sranu@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Yvonne Reindorf

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

Yvonne is an associate solicitor at Cook Taylor Woodhouse Dartford branch. She joined the firm in April 2013. She currently heads a small team focusing on residential leasehold and freehold acquisitions and sales. Yvonne is an avid supporter of Chelsea football club and enjoys Formula One motor racing.
E-mail Yvonne: yreindorf@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Elizabeth Royle

Conveyancing Solicitor

Elizabeth joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2021 after working as a Housing Law Advisor in a Legal Aid clinic. She graduated from the University of Westminster achieving a first class law degree. Since then has completed her LPC with Masters. Outside of work she volunteers for her Local Council and  spent the lockdown providing support to vulnerable people.

Elizabeth is a keen traveller and in her spare time is learning French as well as the piano.

E-mail Elizabeth: eroyle@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Abby Smith

Trainee Solicitor

Abby has been with Cook Taylor Woodhouse since July 2021. She has a first class law degree followed by a masters in law and LPC qualification. She runs her own caseload of freehold and leasehold properties. Out of work she enjoys weightlifting, trying new restaurants and watching documentaries.

Email Abby: asmith@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Ellis Thake


Ellis joined in June 2012 and specialises in residential conveyancing of both freehold and leasehold property. Prior to CTW Ellis worked for 5 years at a reputable regional firm gaining experience in various roles. He enjoys the variety and challenges that conveyancing can offer and aims at delivering the best possible service to his clients.

In his spare time Ellis is kept busy by his 2 children and can be seen making the most of his English Heritage and National Trust memberships. Ellis also enjoys travelling to new cities and countries and spending time with family and friends

E-mail Ellis: ethake@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Sinead Troy

Conveyancing Paralegal

Sinead started her career in conveyancing in a London firm in developer plot sales in 2013 and after having her first daughter moved to a local firm specialising in residential conveyancing. Sinead then joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in October 2018.

Sinead is experienced in an array of property transactions including domestic freehold and leasehold purchases and sales and transfer of properties. She has undertaken various training courses to keep up to date with the changing property laws. Sinead prides herself on the relationships she builds with clients and colleagues through her welcoming and friendly personality. She strives to make the conveyancing process as least stressful as possible for all involved.

In her spare time, Sinead has a young daughter who takes up her time at ballet lessons; she also enjoys spending time at social events and activities with friends and family.
E-mail Sinead: stroy@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Lois Watts

Conveyancing Paralegal

Lois began working at Cook Taylor Woodhouse in February 2020 after 5 years working as an Estate Agent in the local area and now has her own caseload of residential conveyancing transactions.   She completed her Law Degree at the University of Westminster and is now looking to study for her Masters in Law and LPC in the new future.  In her spare time, Lois likes to go to the gym as often as possible, spend time with friends and family and eat out at nice restaurants. Email Lois: LWatts@ctwsolicitors.co.uk


Lucy White

Lease Extensions Executive

Lucy joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2019 after a successful 6 years in property sales. She specialises in Leasehold Enfranchisement, advising Leaseholders that are seeking the right to extend their Leases. Lucy joined the firm as a Legal Secretary and within a few months, began handling her own caseload. She has always had an interest in Law and decided to fulfil her ambition to pursue a career in the industry. She enjoys the variety of challenges that her role and each day brings and is keen to learn new aspects and progress in her career. Lucy has a positive outlook, a drive for success and is very determined to assist her clients every step of the way. In her spare time, she likes to travel to new destinations, spend time with her friends and family, as well as heading out to the countryside for dog walks.
Email Lucy: lwhite@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Zara Wilkins

Conveyancing Solicitor/Supervisor

Zara started working for CTW in September 2018 in the Residential Conveyancing Department. She completed her Law Degree in 2016 at the University of Lincoln, and then completed her LPC and Masters in Law and Business Management in 2018 at the University of Law Guildford. Zara has recently completed her training contract and is excited to be a Qualified Solicitor. Her main hobby is reading fiction books and playing with her French Bulldog puppy. Lastly, she has an interest for significant criminal trials. Email Zara: zwilkins@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Gillian Calliste

Head of Conveyancing, Director/Solicitor/Supervisor

Gillian qualified as a solicitor in 1986, and specialised in working for housing associations. In 1990 she joined a firm in South London and was made the first female partner in the history of the firm. Gillian gained considerable experience in housing association work, acting for housing associations setting up the sales of new developments and drafting the leases and documentation. She was also involved in drafting the 2010 version of the Homes and Communities Agency model leases for use by housing associations. Gillian joined the firm in 2013 and now deals with primarily non-standard conveyancing, such as transfers of equity, housing association matters, new builds, sales of part of titles and assignments of contracts.

In her spare time Gillian enjoys running (slowly!) – She has run 57 marathons and after a break of a few years, hopes to start running marathons again later in the year; going to the theatre, opera and ballet, dining out and reading good literature.
Email Gillian: gcalliste@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Kacy Cole


Kacy joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in June 2019.  She started out as a legal secretary and progressed to a Paralegal in November 2019.  In her spare time Kacy goes to the gym and enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and friends.  Email Kacy: KCole@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Peter Lowe

Senior Conveyancing Solicitor

Peter qualified as a solicitor in the 1980s and spent much of his career practicing in the Medway area before joining Cook Taylor Woodhouse at Dartford in 2017. Peter deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and specialises in new build purchases.
Email Peter: PLowe@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Tina McIntyre


Tina McIntyre joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in August 2006, as a conveyancer and specialises in domestic freehold and leasehold conveyancing transactions. Tina has been in the conveyancing business for 16 years. Outside of the office Tina is kept very busy by her two girls. Tina particularly enjoys film nights with her family and loves eating pizza.
E-mail Tina: tmcintyre@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Xanthe Prater


When Xanthe left school she started out within the accounts department of another local firm of solicitors but always wanted to pursue a career in conveyancing. She managed to work her way up within that firm and then joined Cook Taylor Woodhouse in 2004. She now has over 15 years of experience within residential conveyancing and enjoys the variety of challenges that the job and each day brings. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family usually involving football, either watching her son play, or following Southampton FC. She also enjoys going to the gym and reading.
Email Xanthe:XPrater@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Natalie Sage

Conveyancing Paralegal

Natalie started her career within Residential Conveyancing as an Office Administrator for a local law firm in March 2015 and quickly progressed to a Legal Secretary for one of the firm’s Partners by November 2015. She studied her CILEx Legal Secretary Diploma in 2013 and is currently studying to become a Legal Executive. Natalie started working for Cook Taylor Woodhouse in August 2018 within the Residential Conveyancing department. She has a very bubbly and outgoing personality and enjoys learning new things. When Natalie is not at work she enjoys travelling, trying new things, keeping fit and socialising with friends and family.
E-mail Natalie: ncollins@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Sadie Smith

Conveyancing Paralegal

Sadie started her career in 2021 as a Case officer for New Build Shared Ownership for a Law Firm in Canterbury. Since joining CTW in October 2022 as a Paralegal in the Residential Conveyancing Department, she now deals with Freehold and Leasehold Transactions. Sadie is looking at starting her Law Degree in the near future.

Sadie describes herself as an outgoing individual and loves to socialise with her friends. She also enjoys going to the gym regularly and traveling with her partner. Sadie is always keen to learn new things and better herself everyday.

E-mail Sadie: ssmith@ctwsolicitors.co.uk


Charlie Sullivan

Conveyancing Paralegal

E-mail Charlie: csullivan@ctwsolicitors.co.uk

Lavinia Thompson

Conveyancing Solicitor

Lavinia has been with Cook Taylor Woodhouse since November 2020 and qualified as a solicitor in January 2023. Her original degree was in Philosophy, and she followed it with an MA in Philosophy and Religion, both at Heythrop College, University of London. This led to her doing an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from Kings College London. Lavinia built on the interest she had in Law by studying for the GDL and the LPC/LLM at the University of Law. 

In her spare time Lavinia enjoys reading and watching Sci-Fi and Fantasy, playing board games, and painting board game miniatures. E-mail Lavinia: lthompson@ctwsolicitors.co.uk