Meet The Team

Get to know the dedicated professionals behind the expert service we provide.

Our team is a diverse and experienced group of experts in property law, committed to delivering exceptional service. Learn about the individuals who make our firm thrive and discover how their expertise can benefit you in your property matters.

Tracy Harding

Managing Director

Tracy is the Managing Director of PM Property Lawyers. Tracy has 17 years management experience within the legal industry.

Tracy works closely with the senior management team to ensure we have the right systems, policies and procedures in place to deliver the best service we can to our clients.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys looking after her peacocks.

Richard Sawtell

Operations Director

Before joining PM Property Lawyers, Richard held senior positions L&G and Alliance & Leicester as well as working with global law firms to improve their processes.

Richard works with his team to develop better ways of working for ourselves and also our clients.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys amateur dramatics and has played roles in a number of productions.

Charlotte Surplice

Associate Director

Charlotte completed her MA Law and LPC at the University of Sheffield, joining PM in 2009. She has had roles such as Conveyancing Team Manager, Senior Legal Support Manager, before becoming Associate Director.

Charlotte oversees supervision, risk management, and the operational and technical performance of the business, ensuring timely legal advice and meeting client expectations.

Away from work, Charlotte loves a shopping spree, cooking, and going for walks with her French bulldog.

Reece Suter

Associate Director – Commercial Property Department

Reece is a Solicitor and Licensed Conveyancer, specialising in Commercial & Residential property having gained over 10 years experience. He completed his undergraduate at Sheffield Hallam University and his LPC at Sheffield University.

Primarily, Reece works with commercial clients in respect of the purchase and sale of businesses and commercial premises.

Outside of work, Reece is an food fanatic, embracing local food festivals.

Karen Castrignano

Senior Manager – New Business and Administration

Karen is a senior manager with 20 years of management experience and has been with us since 2016.

Karen is responsible for the new business and administration team. Her main focus is on driving new business and ensuring we deliver a high level of customer service.

Away from work, Karen enjoys spending time with her family.

Kay Liddle

Senior Property Lawyer

Kay is a Senior Property Lawyer and has been with us since 2015. She has more than 30 years of experience in conveyancing.

Kay is involved in organising our busy team and also working on cases.

Away from work, Kay enjoys socialising, swimming, sewing crafts and discovering new places.

Hannah Speller

Senior Property Lawyer

Hannah is a Senior Property Lawyer and has been a qualified solicitor for 18 months after several years as an assistant.

Hannah is involved in reviewing contract packs and leases, preparing reports to clients, answering enquiries on sales, preparing for completions.

Away from work, Hannah teaches yoga.

Andrew Rodbourne

Senior Property Lawyer

Andrew has over 12 years conveyancing experience starting as Legal Assistant before training to be a Conveyancer.

Andrew deals with all aspects of the transaction from dealing with the legal title, dealing with enquiries and liaising with all parties involved to the best of my abilities.

Outside of work, Andrew is active at his local church where he volunteers.

Amy Hobson

Senior Transfer of Equity Lawyer

Amy is a Senior Lawyer in our Transfer of Equity team. Amy joined PM Property Lawyers in 2018 and is currently studying doing a CLC apprenticeship to become a Licensed Conveyancer.

Amy deals with more complex Transfer of Equity and Re-Mortgage cases.

Outside of work, Amy enjoys badminton, yoga, cinema and socialising with friends.

Joanne Collins

Senior Property Lawyer

Joanne is a senior conveyancer and has over 35 years of experience in the legal profession working in various solicitors throughout South Yorkshire.

She is responsible for preparing sale contracts, reviewing purchase contracts, looking at lease provisions, escalating ground rents and service charges.

Outside of work, Joanne enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Laura Shaw

Senior Property Lawyer

Laura graduated in 2017 with a Law degree and also in 2029 from her Masters and LPC. Laura then qualified as a solicitor in February 2022.

Laura is responsible for various aspects within conveyancing, including, freehold, leasehold, new build, shared ownership and right to buy.

Outside of work, Laura enjoys socialising with friends and family.

Christopher Morris

Property Lawyer

Christopher joined us after graduating with an LLB- First in 2021 and he is hoping to complete his LPC in 2024.

Christopher is responsible for both Sale and Purchase transactions, making sure good communication is kept throughout.

In his spare time, Christopher plays for a 7-a-side football team in Sheffield.

Donna Cutts

Property Lawyer

Donna is a Property Lawyer in our conveyancing department. Donna has an LLB in Criminology and Law (Hons).

Donna is involved in all the aspects of conveyancing, dealing with different files on a day to day basis.

Away from work, Donna loves all things motorbikes.

Elissa Parkin

Property Lawyer

Elissa is a Property Lawyer in our conveyancing department. Elissa started out as an Admin Apprentice in 2014 and she is now currently doing her CLC.

Elissa deals with enquiries, reports, and lenders, along with exchanging and completions.

Away from work, Elissa enjoys going to going to music festivals, skiing and spending time with her dog.

Jennifer Turton

Property Lawyer

Jennifer is a Property Lawyer in the conveyancing department. She has an Undergraduate degree in History, a Graduate Diploma in Law and an LPC and Masters in Legal Practice.

Jennifer deals with Sale and Purchase transactions and running these until legal completion.

Away from work, Jennifer loves to bake.

Joseph Wright

Property Lawyer

Joseph is a Property Lawyer in the conveyancing department. He has a BA Honours in History. Joseph has been with us for 5 years and spent the last 3 in conveyancing.

Joseph’s job involves handling Sale and Purchase from allocation to completion while also following regulatory procedures and representing clients best interests.

Away from work, Joseph plays guitar. He also likes to stays active.

Lisa Hardy

Property Lawyer

Lisa is a Property Lawyer and has been with us since 2017. She previously helped to run the physiotherapy department in a care home.

Lisa’s job involves amending and drafting contracts, requesting redemption statements, answering enquiries and dealing directly with customers.

Away from work, Lisa is a busy mum to four girls and she also plays the baritone in a brass band.

Megan Crowley

Property Lawyer

Megan is a Property Lawyer and has been with us since 2020. She has a First Class law graduate from the University of Chester and joined us straight from University.

Megan’s job involves amending and drafting contracts, requesting redemption statements, answering enquiries and dealing directly with customers.

Megan has a grade 5 in both Guitar and Piano.

Mollie Lancaster

Property Lawyer

Mollie is a Property Lawyer and has been working within a Law Practice since 2009, starting in Business Administration. Mollie has worked her way up and now runs her own team as well as doing her CLC.

Mollie currently deals with all types of sale properties and freehold purchasers.

Outside of work, Mollie enjoys socialising with friends and family, as well as going for walks.

Sophie O’Shea

Property Lawyer

Sophie started as a legal assistant in 2018 before progressing to a property lawyer, where she is now a team leader. Sophie is also currently studying her CILEx Law and Practice certificate.

Sophie deals with various aspects of the transaction, including, liaising with clients, solicitors, and estate agents, ensuring a swift transaction.

Outside of work, Sophie is a part time drummer where she plays in band, regularly at festivals.

Reed Vallance-Owen

Property Lawyer

Reed is one of our property lawyers. He is currently training to be a Licensed Conveyancer. He has spent 5 years working in Conveyancing Industry with 3 years at Property Search Group which undertook Conveyancing Searches.

Reed covers just sale and purchase transactions.

Outside of work, Reed enjoys snowboarding, football and the occasional round of golf.

Hayley Meadows

Remortgage Team Supervisor

Hayley is a Team Supervisor in our Remortgage team and has over 10 years in management.

Hayley supervises 4 Property Lawyers and 3 Legal Assistants in her team, and helps them achieve their targets.

Away from work, Hayley has 2 kittens to keep her busy. In her free time she enjoys swimming and is a member of RSPB.

Lucy Bulcroft

Trainee Remortgage Property Lawyer

Lucy is a Trainee Remortgage Property Lawyer. She joined after graduating with a 2:1 LLB degree in 2022 and she is currently doing her LPC and LLM part time.

Lucy is responsible for handling Re-Mortgage files up to completion.

Away from work, Lucy loves to shop, travel around and going out for meals.

Joanne Darwin

Legal Assistant Team Leader

Joanne is the Team Leader for our legal assistants. Joanne progressed in house, becoming one of our first graduates from the PM Property Lawyer training scheme.

Joanne is involved in training the legal assistants in different areas of conveyancing.

Away from work, Joanne plays the Tenor Horn in a brass band.

Carissa Hall

Senior Legal Assistant

Carissa is a Senior Legal Assistant and has been a conveyancing assistant for almost 5 years.

Carissa deals with client questions and queries, chasing information to progress files and putting them through for completion.

Away from work, Carissa enjoys spending time with her family and her dog.

Jake Berriman

Senior Conveyancing Assistant

Jake is a Senior Conveyancing Assistant and helps on residential sale and purchase matters. Jake graduated in 2020 with an LLB Law Hons.

Jake assists with numerous aspects of the transaction, including, reviewing and drafting documentation.

Away from work, Jake loves everything nature and rugby.

Ben Mellors

Commercial Property Assistant

Ben is an assistant in our Commercial Property team. Ben joined our team after graduating with a Bachelor of Law in 2021 from the University of Winchester.

Ben assists his property lawyer on Sales and Purchase cases for commercial property.

In his spare time Ben supports Northampton Town and he tries to get to as many games as he can.

Haajirah Nawaz

Legal Assistant

Haajirah is a legal assistant for our Property Lawyers. She completed her LLB in 2021 and is currently completing her LPC.

Haajirah helps assist her Property Lawyer in both Sale and Purchase transactions.

In her spare time, Haajirah enjoys baking and sewing. She is also trying to learn a new language currently.

Isabella Broome

Legal Assistant

Isabella is a legal assistant for our Property Lawyers. She is recently an LLB Law Graduate and is embarking on her LPC LLM in 2024.

Isabella deals with numerous aspects of sale transactions including requesting redemption statements, drafting completion statements.

Away from work, Isabella is a keen off-road cyclist who competes up and down the country.

Jade Palmer

Legal Assistant

Jade is a legal assistant for our Property Lawyers. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Master of Laws in Legal Professional Practice in 2022.

Jade helps assist her Property Lawyer in both Sale and Purchase transactions, making sure good client care is kept throughout.

In her spare time, Jade enjoys Anime, gaming and days out with her family.

Azlena Din

Remortgage & Transfer Assistant

Azlena is a senior member of our New Business department. She has been with us since 2014 and has completed her Bachelor in Law.

Azlena is involved in all areas, including, Sales, Purchases and Re-Mortgages.

Outside work, Azlena enjoys watercolour painting, making candles and creating special gifts and hampers for her family and friends.

Jacob Loveless

Remortgage & Transfer Assistant

Jacob is a Re-Mortgage and Transfer assistant in the conveyancing department. Jacob achieved a law degree from Sheffield Hallam University in 2023

Jacob ensures files are kept up to date, drafting documents and communicating with clients.

Outside work, Jacob enjoys reading and also watching football.

Mollie Jones

Remortgage & Transfer Assistant

Mollie is a Re-Mortgage and Transfer assistant in the conveyancing department. Mollie has been with us since 2020 and became an assistant in 2022.

Mollie is responsible for drafting documents for cases and making sure all files are kept up-to-date.

Away from work, Mollie enjoys travelling, as well as reading and writing.

Annie Milner

Legal Assistant

Annie is a legal assistant for our Property Lawyers. She achieved her LLM in Legal Professional Practice in 2023.

Annie helps assist her property lawyer in both sale and purchase transactions.

Outside of work, Annie enjoys socialising with friends, and takes an interest in History

Sangiwe Mbele

Legal Assistant

Sangiwe is a legal assistant for our Property Lawyers. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2022 with a First Class Honours in Law with Criminology.

Sangiwe helps assist her property lawyer in both sale and purchase transactions.

Outside of work, Sangiwe enjoys going to the gym. She likes watching true crime documentaries and reading.

Courtney Walshaw

Legal Assistant

Courtney is a Legal Assistant in our  team. She graduated in 2022 with an LLB Honours in Law with Criminology from Sheffield Hallam University.

Courtney is involved in Sales and Purchases, and enjoys speaking with clients.

Away from work, Courtney enjoys socialising with her friends and going to the gym.

Godwin Okolocha

Remortgage Legal Assistant

Godwin is a legal assistant in our remortgage team after graduating in 2022 from the University of Sheffield.

In Godwin’s role, he assists Luke with performing a smooth and efficient transition for clients.

Outside of work, Godwin enjoys being outside and experiencing different wildlife. He also enjoys doing yoga.

Megan Otter

Legal Assistant

Megan graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2022 with a First-Class Law Degree.

Megan assists Joseph Wright in property transactions as well as the wider conveyancing department.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys dancing and has been doing so since 2003, and she still has weekly lessons.

Daniella Stokes

Assistant to PMPL Managing Director and Operations Director

Daniella has over 5 years experience as an assistant.

Daniella assists the managing director and operations director with booking meeting and calls along with preparing documents.

Away from work, Daniella enjoys shopping and days out.

Daniel Blackburn

New Business Supervisor

Daniel has worked in an administrative role for 2 years, and as a manager for 1 year.

Daniel is responsible for managing the New Business Team and ensuring everything runs smoothly. Daniel assists the team with any queries, providing feedback and training the team on aspects of their role.

Away from work, Daniel enjoys the piano, reading and playing board games.

Jessica Heraghty

Admin Assistant

Jessica is an assistant in our admin team. She graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Sociology and Criminology in 2023

Jessica is involved in collecting IDs, armalytix and also completing due diligence checks.

Away from work, Jessica enjoys listening to live music.

Ryan Meadowcroft

Post Completion Team Leader

Ryan is a team leader in the Post Completion team. Ryan has an LLB Law and an LLM in International Sports Law in Practice.

Ryan job involves, dealing with Stamp duty returns, submitting Registrations to HM Land Registry and other general post completion work.

Away from work, Ryan watches Rotherham United, and enjoys live music and golf.

Olivia Thawley

Post Completion Executive

Olivia is a Technical Executive in our Post Completion team. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield in 2021.

Olivia covers the technical aspects of Post Completion, such as dealing with title restrictions and applications.

Outside work, Olivia is part of a band that played on the BBC Introducing Stage at Tramlines in 2021.

Hannah Thompson

Post Completion Executive

Hannah is part of our Post Completion Team. She has obtained a Level 2 Diploma in Air Cabin Crew and a BTEC level 3 in Aviation Operations.

Hannah deals with Purchases, Re-Mortgages and also Transfer of Equity. She makes sure that transactions are submitted on time for the client.

In her spare time, she likes spending time with her dog and she is currently training to earn her private pilots licence.

Paul Keeble

Technical Team Leader

Paul joins the Technical Team with over 40 years in conveyancing: including case handling, technical title checks, managing teams and mentoring of legal staff.

Paul is responsible for supporting the technical team on a day to day basis.

Paul is a father of two and a grandfather of three. In his spare time Paul enjoys following his football team, Liverpool FC.

Gregory Nettleship

Technical Supervisor

Greg is part of the conveyancing Technical team. He has over 39 years of experience in residential property, qualifying as a solicitor in 1984.

Greg is responsible for giving technical support to legal, post-completion and admin teams including sign-offs.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys, spending time with his family, going to church, music and walking.

Lisa Bramham

Technical Team Executive

Lisa is part of our Technical Team. Joining PM Property Lawyers with 20 years experience in Conveyancing.

Lisa deals with case handling and technical work.

Outside of work, Lisa has a young son and a dog named Mabel, both keep her extremely busy. But she is also a season ticket holder at Bradford FC and spends most of her holidays on the East Coast of the country in her holiday home.

Corey Sargent

Trainee Sales Executive

Corey has operated in customer service for the past 12 months, prior to which he graduated with a BA Hons in international business management.

Corey is involved in the new business team where he deals with quotes and contacting clients about starting their property journey.

Outside of work, Corey enjoys all kinds of sports as well as drawing.

Ria McQuaide

Technical Team Executive

Ria is a Solicitor with 10 years conveyancing experience.

As part of her role Ria undertakes case handling and assisting trainees in more technical tasks.

Outside of work Ria is an avid horse enthusiast and enjoys nothing more than riding her own horse in the UK countryside.


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