CONVEYANCING DEPARTMENT

Richard Battrick

Richard attended Guilford Law School in 1981/1982 and then carried out his articles in Dolmans Solicitors of Cardiff qualifying as a Solicitor in 1984
 
In June 1986 Richard set up a practice known as Cassam and Battrick which practised under this name until the firm merged with Spicketts in January 2006. He is the Managing/Senior Partner of this practice however his background is predominantly property based.
 
 

Ryan Greenhough

LLB Hons 2.1 degree from Nottingham Trent University and articles in Cardiff in general Practice but specialising in commercial property. I joined Cassam and Battrick in 1997 and was made a partner in 2003.
 
I specialise in all aspects of commercial and residential property and property dispute resolution. I manage the practices busy property department and run the Albany Road office.

John Allison

John joined the firm (pre- merger) of Cassam & Battrick shortly after he qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 and was made Partner in 1999. John left the Firm in 2001 to widen his experience and contact base. After 14 years building and managing a volume residential conveyancing department servicing all areas of England and Wales, John returned in April 2015 and his wealth of experience and qualifications makes the Firms already well renowned property departments one of the most respected in the Country.

John became a partner of the practice in January 2016.

Elsa –Marie Escorcio

Elsa is an Associate Legal Executive who has experience working in her chosen field of conveyancing and deals with all areas of residential conveyancing including leasehold properties, new build transactions, re-mortgages, right to buy schemes and transfer of equity cases and in the preparation of Wills.

Sharon Fitzpatrick

Sharon is currently undergoing training as a Licensed Conveyancer. She started her career with Howells Solicitors in 1980 as a Secretary and progressed to a Conveyancer.
 
She joined Spicketts Battrick in 2005 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing including leasehold, new build, remortgages, right to buy schemes and transfer of equity cases. She also deals with preparation of Wills and Power of Attorney’s.

Rachel Hughes-Lewis

Rachel is a very experienced Chartered Legal Executive (F.Cilex) who started her legal career as a secretary some 25 years ago, and now has many years experience in her chosen field of conveyancing, dealing with all areas of residential conveyancing, including re-mortgages, leasehold transactions, equity release and transfers of equity.

Sarah Farrell

Sarah studied Law at the Leeds University and graduated in 2004. She undertook the Legal Practice Course in Cardiff University before undertaking her Training Contract and qualifying as a solicitor in 2008.

She joined Spicketts Battrick in 2013 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing including leasehold transactions, new build, re-mortgages, and transfer of equity cases.

Karen Moses

Karen trained in the legal department of Rhymney Valley District Council in the early 1980’s and has 30 years experience covering all aspects of residential conveyancing.

Carys Davies

Carys qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2011 before joining the Practice in 2013. She has over ten years experience working in the legal sector.

Her work includes all types of residential conveyancing such as new build conveyancing, sales/purchases of Freehold/Leasehold transactions, acquisitions of Freehold reversions and transfers of equity.

Carys also handles deeds of gifts and re-mortgages in addition to dealing with Wills, Probate and Court of Protection matters.

 

 

 

Marie Lewis

Marie started her legal career as a secretary 25 years ago and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2005.

Marie joined Spicketts Battrick in April 2016

Marie's work consists of all aspects of residential conveyancing including new builds, Help to Buy Schemes, re-mortgages, leaseholds and purchase of freehold reversions.

 

 

Joanne Wall

Joanne has over ten years experience and qualified as a solicitor in 2007 having undertaken her training contract in a high street firm in Barry predominantly specialising residential conveyancing.  Shortly after qualification Joanne joined an in house legal team team where she developed new skills and progressed her career as Probate Team Manager specialising in probate administration and probate sales conveyancing.

Joanne returned to roots and back to private practice and joined Spicketts Battrick in 2015, where she specialises in all types of residential conveyancing in addition to dealing with Wills and Probate.

 

Kirsty McMullen

Kirsty completed the Bar Vocational Course at Cardiff University in 2008 and went on to work primarily in civil litigation before cross qualifying as a solicitor in 2013. She then spent the following two years with a Cardiff firm of solicitors dealing with a varied caseload before joining Spicketts Battrick in 2015. 

Kirsty now deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing.

Sinyee Tam

Sinyee studied at University of South Wales completing a law degree and the legal practice course.

Sinyee qualified as a solicitor in April 2016 having trained with a local firm of solicitors and joined Spicketts Battrick February 2016 specialising in residential conveyancing.

Natalie Raker

Natalie RakerNatalie graduated from Swansea University in 2011 with a 2:1 Law Degree and has recently competed the Legal Practice Course. She started her legal career as an assistant in the conveyancing department of Runnettt and Co 4 years ago and has previously worked at Howells Solicitors in Swansea.

Michelle Bebb

Michelle BebbMichelle is a qualified Chartered Legal Executive (F.Cilex).  Having started her legal career as a secretary in the Criminal and conveyancing department 22 years ago, she was admitted as a Fellow of CILEX in September 2006.

Michelle's chosen field is conveyancing and she has experience in all areas of residential conveyancing, including right to buy, re-mortgages, leasehold transactions and transfers of equity.

Vicki Jones

Vicki JonesVicki is a Chartered Legal Executive.

For over 20 years she has worked in the South Wales area for private and corporate clients on a local and nationwide basis.

Vicki specialises in residential conveyancing with experience in all areas including sales and purchases, plot sales, shared equity and shared ownership, right to buy, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

Jason Strange

Jason StrangeJason is currently undergoing training as a Licensed Conveyancer.  He started his career in 2008 within another firm of solicitors and has now progressed to handling his own case load.

Jason joined Spicketts Battrick in 2013 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing.

 

 

 

 

Natasha Daczkowski

Natasha originally started as a legal secretary, but rapildy progessed by completed in house training to become a conveyancer with a local firm of residential conveyancers and started her own case load.

Natasha has over 24 years worth of experience covering estate agency, lettings, property management and conveyancing.

Natasha started at Spicketts Battrick in April 2016.

 

Charlotte Evans

Charlotte studied at Swansea University completing a law degree followed by the Legal Practice Course. She joined Spicketts Battrick Law Practice in November 2013 as part of the residential conveyancing department and has over 5 years of experience in this area.

Charlotte qualified as a Solicitor in July 2017. Charlotte is a fluent welsh speaker.

 

Phillipa Williams

Phillippa started as a legal assistant in 2002 and gained experience in all areas of residential conveyancing including sales, purchases, remortgages, freehold and leasehold transactions, shared ownership and help to buy. She became a conveyancer after completing in house training with a local firm and started handling her own case load.

Phillippa joined Spicketts Battrick in January 2017.

Kathryn Willdig

Kathryn started as a receptionist/legal secretary for a small private firm during 2002.  After finding an interest in conveyancing, Kathryn undertook the CLC course at college during the evenings, whilst continuing to gain practical experience at a large national conveyancing firm.  Kathryn qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2008. 
 
Since qualifying, Kathryn has gained experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing, including sale and purchase of Freehold/Leasehold property, unregistered property, new build transactions, re-mortgage, transfer of equity and redemption of Help to Buy Charges. 
 
Kathryn joined Spicketts Battrick in April 2018.

 

OUR TEAM
  • "Thanks for all the work you have done for us with the house purchase, we have been very impressed with your service, especially the speed of which it all went through. Many thanks."
    A.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Kathryn has been a massive support to work worth, a lady that clearly has her clients at heart and wants to work together to get things achieved. For me Kathryn is a member of Spicketts Battrick that truly stands out. "
    C.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all your help selling my flat. You kept me calm and helped so much!"
    Mrs M (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you very much for your assistance in the purchase of our first home. We have valued your guidance, support & professionalism. We would recommend you without hesitation."
    Mr and Mrs N (Conveyancing)
  • "Excellent friendly,professional and compassionate service. Many many thanks to Marie and Suzanne for always being at the end of the telephone and always prepared to take my calls and answer any questions I had- of which there were many! They were supportive, kind and genuinely interested in helping me. "
    D.M (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help and hard work completing my purchase."
    M.B (Conveyancing)
  • "We would like to thank you for all your help and support, we still cant believe were on the property ladder. You have been so easy to communicate with Marie. Thank you."
    S & N (Conveyancing)
  • "Tracey, thank you for your superb counsel and guidance over the last year. I am indebted to you and shall always be grateful to you for the end result with my son."
    Ms S (Matrimonial)
  • "Very please with the whole process from start to finish."
    R.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Very efficient operation, staff had good attitude and showed kindness and understanding in difficult personal circumstances."
    M.M (Conveyancing)
  • "Phillippa, many thanks for all your help and expertise and for making our purchase as smooth as possible. I will definitely use your services and recommend again."
    Ms J (Conveyancing)
  • "It was all efficient, if I emailed Katie she would ring back asap - Special thanks to her for being patient with me and keeping me informed."
    M.K (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for dealing with the lease extension on the above property. It really has been very stress-free from our point of view so we would definitely use your practice again."
    D.D (Conveyancing)
  • "My wife and I were very satisfied with the level of service and assistance we received from your firm. We appreciated your support and prompt attention throughout the transaction. "
    R.P (Conveyancing)
  • "Tracey, thank you for all your hard word and advice throughout the past few months. The situation is now restored and I am now free to move on with my life."
    J.J (Matrimonial)
  • "Thank you very much for making our first home purchase a very easy and smooth process."
    T.G (Conveyancing)
  • "Vicki and all at Spicketts Battrick have been wonderful. Very helpful and professional throughout. Thank You!"
    A.H (Conveyancing)
  • "On behalf of my family I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication to my late sister's affairs. Your sympathy and understanding at this difficult time made things a lot easier to bear. Thank you so much. "
    Mrs C (Probate)
  • "I have found all staff at Spicketts Battrick with whom I have dealt with to be unfailingly helpful and positive. It has been gratifying to find such cheerful and reliable staff, as well as great professionalism."
    K.W (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks for your help with the sale. The service you provided was excellent and the process was smooth."
    R.A (Conveyancing)
  • "Rachel, thank you so much for all you've done for us. You've gone over and above the call of duty. We are so grateful."
    E & C (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you all so much for your persistence and sheer hard work towards our house move. Albeit a challenging process, your encouragement, professionalism and commitment to us as clients made the experience all the easier. "
    J & J (Conveyancing)
  • "Sinyee & Samantha were always helpful when contacting them."
    S & F (Conveyancing)
  • "Excellent responses from both Rebecca and Jason both in timeliness, efficiency and manner."
    J.C. (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for making a stressful time much more stress free. Our new home is beautiful."
    T & B (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for making the sale of my mum's flat so painless and stress free. My phone calls and e-mails were always responded to promptly and clearly."
    M.H (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help along the way, as we are first time buyers we have appreciated your guidance and support for all our questions. We are glad to be at the end now and you and your team have been very helpful getting us here!"
    J & N (Conveyancing)
  • "John is always prompt to respond, exact in what needs to be done and also very professional in his approach. One of the best panel lawyers that I’ve used in a very long time. "
    P.T (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you to Catrin for all her help with forms etc. and her kindness and understanding."
    Mrs J (Probate)
  • "Absolutely first class professional and timely services again from Joanne and Catherine. Thank you both very much."
    P.H (Conveyancing)
  • "Very happy with services, will definitely recommend you around. Vicki was very quick answering my emails. Matthew was also very helpful in the final stages of my house sale."
    A.N (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help with the sale of our property."
    C, G & J (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help with buying our flat and the speed you completed this for us."
    K.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all you have done for me since last November. I am looking forward to starting my new life, your support has been amazing!"
    S.L (Matrimonial)
  • "Many thanks for helping me in getting my daughter back, I cannot tell you how grateful I am."
    S.B (Matrimonial)
  • "Many thanks for mediating the transaction from start to finish. It has been a long wait and at times painful but we got there in the end. Please extend my thanks to John for his huge contribution. "
    F.N (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all your help, advice and support for both my parents during the court case. You don't know how happy you've made a little boy. We couldn't have done it without your help."
    D.R (Matrimonial)
  • "We were delighted with your services, efficiency and politeness. Thank you very much!"
    D.K (Conveyancing)
  • "We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your support on our house purchase. Our family cannot thank you enough and we are so glad you were in our corner throughout this process. "
    R.D.T (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you very much for your efficiency, conscientiousness and support throughout this process!"
    J.L (Conveyancing)
  • "Lisa was excellent throughout the whole process, always returning calls and answering emails very promptly. Very professional and also friendly and put us at ease."
    S.Y (Conveyancing)
  • "Lisa Lake was absolutely superb. Unbelievably good service and care. Thank you!!"
    B (Conveyancing)
  • "The service I received from Marie, Yvonne and Suzanne was second to none. Excellent, clear and very professional from start to finish. Selling and buying property tends to be quite stessful but they were so helpful and clear I felt secure that my transaction was in safe hands."
    G.C (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you Vicky, Matthew and Sarah for your calmness during my conveyancing. I always felt that you were listening to my queries and dealt with them in a professional and courteous manner. Thank you "
    S.L (Conveyancing)
  • "John, many thanks for all of your help with our purchase. You have made it an easy process and the communication and support exemplar, it is very much appreciated. A big thank you from us both."
    C.H (Conveyancing)
  • "Very helpful and always available to answer questions, very reassuring."
    C.M (Conveyancing)
  • "I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to you for all your expert advice and support throughout the divorce and financial settlement processing. I would have been completely lost and a nervous wreck right now if it were not for your valuable legal expertise and advice."
    Ms S (Matrimonial)
  • "Brilliant lawyer, would recommend, always there when needed something and very supportive and friendly"
    L.M (Conveyancing)
  • "We were very impressed by the entire service given by Kelsey, Kate ad Lisa. They were all very professional and helpful."
    U.K (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help with the sale and purchase of our houses, please also extend our thanks to Sarah and Matthew. Words cannot really express how grateful we are for you and the team, always being on hand to take queries and being professional throughout. "
    A.N (Conveyancing)
  • "I have previously been using a different company who I have had many issues with and I came across hoping for a difference. I can safely say that your team exceeds my expectations on all counts, their communication and the speed in which they do things is very good in my opinion."
    A.F (Conveyancing)
  • "Very friendly and helpful team, email replies were very prompt. Very grateful for Lisa's work and Katie's. Will definitely use them again."
    B & W (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help and co-operation in completing all the required documentation. Again, thank you and I do really appreicate all what you have done to make it happen. "
    A.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you very much for a great, stress free, service!"
    PJS (Conveyancing)
  • "When I met you back in March I was lost and a little broken. I left court yesterday with a feeling of illation and was genuinely overwhelmed and blown away by your kindness, professionalism, personal touch and support."
    T.M (Matrimonial)
  • "Issues were dealt with very effectively and they understood my anxieties around the process very well."
    J.C. (Conveyancing)
  • "Property was sold in the shortest time and despite probate not being in place the legal team dealt with the matter in a professional manner and achieved a exceptional swift outcome ensuring our buyer was not lost. The process was painless thanks to the efforts of Vicky Jones and the SB Probate team. 1st Class Service! "
    K.C (Conveyancing)
  • "Thanks for a smooth and hassle free process!"
    R.S (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks for all of your help, we have and would recommend you."
    M.D (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for helping us in the completion of selling our house. We are grateful that it was a quick sale and appreciate all your hard work. Wish you all the best and thanks again!"
    Miss K (Conveyancing)
  • "I would like to express my gratitude to you for the way in which you so professionally dealt with my conveyancing."
    K.L (Conveyancing)
  • "Rhunedd & Sharon, thank you so much for all your hard work on my sale & purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to use you again in future and also to recommend you to friends and family."
    S.N (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for your excellent help and attention to detail while selling and purchasing my properties. It was very much appreciated. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone."
    G.G (Conveyancing)
  • "Professional and exceedingly helpful. Made it a pleasant experience."
    J.J (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all your help through this difficult time. You were both professional and understanding. I couldn't have fulfilled my role as executor without your help and support. "
    Miss A (Probate)
  • "Rachel, thank you so much for everything, you have been a star!"
    M.H (Conveyancing)
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