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Residential conveyancing team

Property team

Here at Lester Aldridge (LA) we pride ourselves on the skill of our property team. We cover a wide range of property issues including buying and selling your home both freehold and leasehold, registered or unregistered land, transfers of equity, remortgaging, equity release mortgages, lease drafting and lease extensions, new build plot sales, commercial property sales and lease negotiations.

We are a Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme registered firm and have held this designation since 2013.  This provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility for firms with third parties such as regulators, lenders and insurers as well as residential homebuyers and sellers. It has created a trusted community which has helped year on year to deter fraud and continually improve standards across the residential conveyancing sector.

We are also a LEXCEL accredited firm which is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. We have held this designation since December 2007.

We operate a case management system which assists in the conveyancing transaction and we pride ourselves on being proactive in keeping our clients, estate agents and other interested parties updated as each transaction progresses.

As well as our own property team’s wealth of experience, the firm can offer clients a whole range of related legal services such as wills and probate, family matters and divorce, corporate business advice, tax advice, debt collection, litigation, crime and road traffic matters or employment issues.

The team members

Our team members, some qualified, some yet to qualify, have many years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of property transactions. We have set out below the names, practice area, qualifications and experience of our team so that you can easily identify who you would like to act for you in your particular transaction depending upon their experience and practice area.  If you are uncertain, please contact us and we will be happy to point you in the right direction. We reserve the right to distribute work according to the expertise of the team in relation to the complexity of your transaction and their workloads at the point of instructions.

You can view a team member’s full profile, or contact them directly, by clicking their link on the right. You can also download our ‘Property key terms definitions’ document which provides further detail of team member roles and qualifications.



Clare Baxter



Paralegal 3 years – currently non-qualified Residential conveyancing Support team Sarah Brown/Michelle Musker
Sarah Brown Associate/FCILEX 30 years residential property conveyancing experience inc 7 years post qualification Residential conveyancing Clare Baxter – paralegal Suki Samra
Shelley Cole Solicitor 2 1/2 years pre-qualification and

1 year post qualification”

Residential conveyancing/ commercial conveyancing Nicholas Barker – paralegal Michelle Musker
Julie Coleman FCILEX 30 years residential property conveyancing experience inc 19 years post qualification Residential conveyancing Michelle Aversa – paralegal Suki Samra
Martin Coward Partner Qualified 01/11/83 – 35 years post qualification experience Commercial property and residential conveyancing, agricultural land Support team N.A
Jon Deadman Conveyancer 12 years experience, currently non-qualified – training as a licensed conveyancer Residential conveyancing and plot sales Sophie Speirs-Stuckert – paralegal Michelle Musker/Suki Samra
Michelle Musker Director/FCILEX 10 years post qualification (15 in total) Residential conveyancing/ commercial conveyancing Support team N.A
Suki Samra Partner/Solicitor 20 years post qualification experience Commercial property Support team N.A
Anna Perry Solicitor 8 years’ experience inc 3 years post qualification experience Residential conveyancing, plot sales and estate set up Helin Yildirim – paralegal Michelle Musker/Suki Samra

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