Meet the Conveyancing Expert Team


Visitors to the office have commented that the team seems more like a family with each team member always happy to step in and help a colleague.

If you are an exceptional Solicitor who practices in Residential or commercial property or in private client work and want a place to settle with a really good team — then we are always interested in hearing from you.

At Conveyancing Expert, all team members have the following attributes:

  • A can do attitude
  • The ability to go above and beyond
  • A genuine fondness of helping clients achieve their objectives
  • Real skills in their chosen area
  • Great customer service skills

Gavin Wall
Gavin Wall

Director, Licenced Conveyancer

Gavin Wall

Gavin is one of the Directors of Conveyancing Expert Limited and is a Licenced Conveyancer. Gavin is the principal lawyer in the office though he retains a full working caseload in addition to his management responsibilities. His specialist area is commercial property though he also works on complex residential transactions and priority files. Gavin has taken a file from initial paperwork to completion in one day — please ask about this service by speaking to Laura Wilson.

Gavin also uses his private client background when writing Wills or when acting on a probate matter.

In his personal time, Gavin spends time with his family (a demanding wife, a demanding daughter and a son who is easy to please). Gavin is also a keen DIY'er and likes to train in Karate at the Ippon Karate Academy.

Laura Wilson
Laura Wilson

Director, Lawyer

Laura Wilson

Laura is a director of Conveyancing Expert and an experienced lawyer. Laura heads up the Your Move Team, customer care and business development for the firm and her principal role is ensuring that our many customers are given the service they have come to expect. Laura is always available to discuss new projects or concepts and is well regarded for her knowledge of the field, coupled with a down to earth attitude and a genuine friendly approach.

In her personal time, Laura rides a motorcycle and enjoys socialising. Laura is also a keen cyclist and attends the gym on a regular basis.

Darren Rich
Darren Rich

Licenced Conveyancer

Darren Rich

Darren is a very well regarded Licensed Conveyancer. Darren has been listed in Chambers twice (Chambers is the directory of the best lawyers in the world). Darren is the firms quality standards manager and is also responsible for all staff training. Darren host's training sessions to improve the standard of knowledge in residential conveyancing.

Darren is exceptionally qualified in acting for housing associations and is an authority in this area.

In his personal time, Darren enjoys supporting Manchester City Football club and spending time with his two children.

Alida Holtzhausen
Alida Holtzhausen

Conveyancer

Alida Holtzhausen

We are pleased to welcome Alida Holtzhausen back to Conveyancing Expert. Alida worked with us in the past before taking some time out to travel and experience other law firms. Alida is a very experienced conveyancer with many years spent assisting clients with all aspects of property work from sales, remortgages and complex purchases.

Alida initially trained in South Africa in a variety of legal areas and is known for her efficiency and friendly approach.

In her spare time, Alida enjoys going to the gym and travelling with her husband.

Amanda Edwards
Amanda Edwards

Licenced Conveyancer

Amanda Edwards

Amanda is a Licensed Conveyancer working within the Commercial Property team. Amanda has been commended for her friendly and professional approach and clients benefit from her thorough approach and knowledge.

In her free time Amanda enjoys baking and the office comprises of guinea pigs for her dessert offerings.

Shams Addow
Shams Addow

Licenced Conveyancer

Shams Addow

Shams is a licensed conveyancer and the second fee-earner working on the Your Move team. Shams has an excellent rapport with clients and obtains great feedback. She is responsible for preparing and issuing contract packs, dealing with enquiries and looking after our valued clients purchases.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her extended family and socialising with friends. She is also an avid Chelsea supporter. Shams is looking for a husband.

Val McBride
Val McBride

Legal Secretary

Val McBride

Val is a paralegal and works with Shams. Val has a huge wealth of knowledge of conveyancing and looking after clients. Val is responsible for many aspects of the conveyancing transaction and is always able to give important updates to clients and agents.

In her personal time, Val's passion is her grandsons who she loves spending time with; she also has a troupe of small dogs (one of which did quite well at Krufts).

Laura Donoghue
Laura Donoghue

Legal Executive

Laura Donoghue

Laura is an experienced legal executive and a senior fee earner on the Your Move team. She is a firm favourite with clients, many of whom write in to commend her efforts. Laura is very well organised and manages to keep clients informed and updated on progress whist moving the files along.

Laura enjoys spending time with friends and family and is the firms social butterfly. Laura is working towards obtaining her certificate in Licenced Conveyancing.

Hannah Sherlock
Hannah Sherlock

Legal Executive

Hannah Sherlock

Hannah works alongside Laura Donoghue and is well known in the offices for her friendly approach and helpful approach. Hannah came from a city firm and has progressed exceptionally well – with full responsibility for sale files and many other tasks in the office.

In her free time she is a member of a scouts group and loves nothing more than a weekend camping. Dib dib dib.

Carla Wall
Carla Wall

Legal Executive

Carla Wall

Carla has joined the Conveyancing Expert Team as an apprentice to work her way up to become a Licenced Conveyancer. She finished her apprenticeship with flying colours and she now supports the Your Move team and issues contract packs, deals with clients and has a million other jobs.

In her spare time Carla likes to read, spend time with family, go for walks and watch films.

Debbie Goodman
Debbie Goodman

Customer Service Executive

Debbie Goodman

Debbie is a customer service executive and works alongside Laura Wilson in setting up new clients and helping them with initial questions about their matter.

Debbie has long experience in working in estate agents and understands the transactions and how to help smooth over the process of buying or selling houses.

In her spare time, Debbie spends time with her grand-daughter and enjoys socialising with friends.

Tina Marginson
Tina Marginson

Office Manager

Tina Marginson

Tina is the first port of call for Your Move clients. She speaks to them in her broad Bolton accent and wins them over with her friendly approach and efficient manner. Tina also is the office psychiatrist and we all go to Tina to tell her our problems.

In her personal time, Tina is a keen frequenter of public houses and enjoys spicy food. Tina is 'the glue' that binds the office together and often offers words of wisdom and practical advice to other members of the team.

Kelly Ainsley
Kelly Ainsley

Accounts Manager

Kelly Ainsley

Kelly is the office accounts manager and is exceptionally skilled in dealing with the complexities of the Solicitors Account Rules.

Kelly has been dubbed "the fishwife" in the office because of her piercing shriek that is of such a high pitch that dogs in Alaska pick up their ears when she is at full volume.

Dae Kim
Dae Kim

Website Manager

Dae Kim

Dae is our website manager and monitors and maintains our presence online. Dae is an authority on website design and is always developing new features on the websites that he manages on behalf of the firm. If you would like to link in to one of our websites, please email Dae directly.

In his personal time, Dae enjoys photography, reading, spending time with family and watching films.

Willow Wall
Willow Wall

Office Mascot

Willow Wall

Willow is the newest member of the Conveyancing Expert team. She has no experience of conveyancing but does rip up documents that we don't want (sometimes ones we do want).

In her free time, she likes to eat small treats, wag her tail and stick her cold nose on the teams ankles, making them jump.

Willow is not going to qualify as a licensed conveyancer.

Jake Wilson
Jake Wilson

Office Guard

Jake Wilson

Jake is our handsome Office Security Guard.

He does have some slight jealousy issues with the newest member of the team, Willow Wall. However, he is very intelligent and has quickly learnt that she is not to be used as a toothpick and she must be left alone and protected in the same way as the rest of the team.

When Jake isn't guarding the office in his spare time he enjoys long walks and loves to learn new tricks. Despite his tough appearance, please do not worry about attending our office as he is very friendly and well socialised with other people, children and animals.