Meet The Team
Recently returning to a Conveyancing role I completed my LPC at De Montfort University in 2002 following my Law Degree.
Having previously worked in a large busy Conveyancing department in Northampton for over 13 years I worked from an Assistant up to Fee Earner level during that time. I have extensive experience of freehold, leasehold, shared ownership schemes, right to buy and new build transactions.
Moving can be extremely stressful and our role is to make the process as smooth as possible. Cutting through the legal complexities and offering clear, concise advice and a high level of service whilst being empathic to our clients’ needs and timeframes.
Outside of the office the pandemic has made me really appreciate the Northamptonshire Countryside and I now regularly go for walks around where I live. I have also taken part in the 10,000 steps a day challenge for Cancer research.
I am a Solicitor and I joined Clarity from Shoosmiths in March 2022. I graduated from De Montfort University in 2008 with a Law Degree and completed my Training Contract and became a qualified Solicitor in 2016.
I bring a wealth of experience having worked in the Residential Property sector for over 8 years. In that time, I am proud to have helped a lot of clients move home and know exactly how it feels having moved twice myself. My own experiences remind me to treat my clients the way I would want to be treated if I was in their shoes. My job is to help my clients navigate the buying and selling process from a legal point of view through their entire journey from the point we are instructed, up to completion.
I deal with all kinds of freehold and leasehold purchases and sales. My aim is to make the legal process as simple and smooth as possible for my clients and I achieve this by understanding their needs and doing everything I can to meet those needs in a professional and timely manner whilst also liaising with Agents, lenders and other parties on their behalf. I enjoy what I do and it feels great when you hear a happy client say thank you after their matter completes.
I am currently the Vice President of the Northamptonshire Law Society, having been a council member since 2016. The society exists to represent all lawyers and to provide a platform for all people working in the legal sector in the Northamptonshire area.
I am happily married and enjoy walking my dog in my spare time as well as following various sports on weekends including my boyhood club Arsenal FC.
Amy Smith ACILEx
I graduated with a Law Degree from Northampton University in 2014 and prior to joining Clarity, worked as a Fee Earner within a busy Conveyancing department in Northamptonshire. Currently I am studying to complete my CILEx Graduate Fast-Diploma, whilst working full-time here as Assistant Manager.
Having recently purchased my own property I fully understand how important it is to be kept up to date with the transaction from start to finish.
Away from the office I enjoy spending time with friends and family and trying to keep fit! Having recently completed a half marathon in March 2019 I am patiently waiting on a place for the London Marathon in 2020.
I started working in conveyancing when I finished school in 2015 as Legal Apprentice in a busy Northamptonshire law firm. After completing my CILEx Diploma in Property Law and gaining several years’ experience, I took a break to do some travelling.
Since July 2018 I have spent my time travelling around Europe and Asia as well as living in Australia but am now enjoying being back in the familiar streets of Northampton. I love spending time with my friends and finding new places to go out to eat and drink.
I have graduated from the University of Northampton with my Bachelor of Laws in 2020. I am currently undertaking my Legal Practice Course and Masters of Law whilst working full-time at Clarity as a Junior Paralegal. I have had previous experience working within a busy sector of a large commercial law firm and due to my interest in conveyancing I decided to undertake this role. I have also had pro bono experiences whilst at university such as being a team leader for a Streetlaw project whereby we (a group of LPC students) provided presentations to the wider public i.e. to primary schools, secondary schools, prisons and homeless shelters about relevant law regarding social media and the law, cyberbullying, unfair dismissal, knife crime and consumer law. The main idea of this was to simplify the law to the wider public, which also resonates very highly with my own and Clarity’s main aim; being able to provide clear and concise legal advice. I do hope to eventually attain my main career goal and gain a training contract in order to train as a solicitor.
In terms of myself, a bit more personally – I absolutely love spending time with my family and am very family orientated – as there is nothing as wonderful as being with your loved ones. I also enjoy going out to places with my family and friends such as new places to eat (self-declared foodie) and enjoy nature through going for country park walks.
I studied Business Management and Marketing at the University of Lemnos Greece in 2012, followed by my studies as an Aesthetic in IEK KSINI at Thessaloniki Greece in 2014. I worked as a collection agent and administrator in a busy Northamptonshire law firm, where I fully understood the importance of communication and keeping up to date through a transaction from start to finish.
On my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, enjoying outdoors activities and travelling when I can, finding new places to visit and I am also a detective movie and book lover.
Director & Solicitor
Originally from Wales, Joanne moved to Bristol to study for her Degree and then moved to the Milton Keynes area where she qualified as a Solicitor in 2004.
Having spent over 13 years working within residential conveyancing in and around the Northampton and Milton Keynes area, Joanne believes in offering a thoughtful and dedicated approach to all her clients and strives to make every residential move as smooth and painless as possible.
Outside work Joanne enjoys running, swimming and competing against her two sons at tennis.
Louise has worked within the property market since 2002.
Her areas of expertise are freehold and leasehold sales, purchases and re-mortgages, Shared Ownership Schemes and redemption of Help to Buy loans.
Louise is committed to delivering a high level of client service with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Outside the office Louise enjoys socialising with family and friends over a bottle of Prosecco (or two).
I graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013 and have been working in residential conveyancing for 9 years. I have since completed my CILEx Diploma in conveyancing and I am currently working towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive.
I strive to ensure clients are provided with a clear understanding of the transaction taking away the legal jargon that can come with it.
When I am out of the office I spend the time looking after my family and I enjoy a good ITV crime drama.
New Business Manager
Having joined Clarity in 2020 after spending 5 years working for an Estate Agency in Milton Keynes, I have the experience that comes with knowing exactly what a client needs in order to have a stress free transaction from start to finish. I strive to ensure all our clients are given the highest quality of service and feel comfortable knowing that we will get the job done. Outside of work I enjoy time with my friends and family. Spending time out on a walk with my dog Stanley, or in a pub garden enjoying the sun.
Paralegal – Post Completion
I hold a LLB (Hons) Degree with Management Studies from the University of Buckingham.
An addition to this I have successfully undertaken the Cilex Level 6 Diploma course in Conveyancing
and Civil Litigation.
For the past four years, I have worked in Residential Conveyancing, mostly in Post Completions, tying up the loose threads.
Outside of work, I love to explore and experiment with various cuisines. I also do youth work.
I moved to Milton Keynes in 2021 after buying my first home. Prior to joining Clarity, I was working as a Conveyancing Paralegal for a firm based in Central London. I possess over two years of industrial experience.
I hold three degrees ; a Law (LLB) degree from University of London, a Masters in History and a Postgraduate diploma
in Law from from BPP Law College.
Working in residential Conveyancing has been such a rewarding experience for me thus far because it feels like you are actually making a difference in people’s lives and buying a property without a doubt is exciting.
Aside from Conveyancing, I enjoy quiet weekends at home, listening to some music through the speakers in my room and watching true crime documentaries.
I am currently studying my Law degree at Northampton University, with the intention of becoming a conveyancing solicitor.
Residential conveyancing is a rewarding sector and dealing with clients purchasing or selling can be a stressful time and I take pride in assisting in these transactions.
Being able to provide clients with the utmost pleasant experience is a goal we achieve here at Clarity Milton Keynes.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking!
I started working in conveyancing when I finished school in 2004, where I progressed from office junior to managing my own files. After taking a break to have my children, I am now back part-time and work as a paralegal. Selling or buying a property can be a very stressful time and I always take time, with all of our clients to guide them through the process from start to finish.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and watching a good boxset or movie.
For more on our Residential Conveyancing Services please get in touch.