I graduated from the University of Exeter in LL.B. Law (First Class Honours) before attaining an LL.M. in Law (specialising in German Civil Law and European Union Law) from University of Saarland, Germany. I qualified as a solicitor in 2018, having achieved distinction in the Legal Practice Course. I then went on to train at an Ipswich law firm, gaining experience in Commercial Property, Private Client, Dispute Resolution and Company/Commercial matters.
Before joining Gotelee, I worked for a reputable law firm in Bury St Edmunds assisting senior colleagues on a variety of property and corporate matters, including company restructures, franchise agreements, shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, residential development and property finance. I am currently assisting Martin Whitworth, who is a senior partner in the Commercial Property Team. I represent a variety of clients including private landlords, tenants, developers, company directors, pension scheme administrators to name a few. My diverse caseload includes sales and acquisitions of freehold or leasehold land, development land; grant of new leases, lease renewals and assignments and dealing with and advising on property finance.
I am extremely passionate about my work and clients, constantly striving to assist them in accomplishing their commercial objectives, delivering pragmatic solutions and easy-to-understand legal advice. I always ensure that all players in the transaction are fully informed and are regularly updated to facilitate a smooth progression of the matter.
As a former martial arts enthusiast and competitive judoka, outside of office I enjoy swimming, cycling, exercising in the gym and skiing. I am also a keen traveller and explorer, having previously spent time in Malta, Sydney and Vancouver working as an English (as a foreign) language teacher. He is also fluent in German and Slovak.
"Approachable, very efficient, always willing to take my calls and update me."
"I would like to say thank you for your help, support and guidance over the last two and a half years. Obviously should I need further assistance in the future I shall not hesitate to call you guys."
"The ease that we could access and speak to Pat Smith - Thank you"
"We were very pleased to have Jade as our solicitor, the service was excellent and we felt kept in the loop which minimised stress"
"Jade made the process of buying our first home quick, easy and took the stress out of a new chapter of our lives"
"I don't think this house sale would have pulled together without Jo's determination and expertise. Excellent!"
"“ This is the second time we have used Tracey for the conveyancing to buy our new home. She is always completely approachable, she has helped us along the way with advice and useful tips that has helped lessen the stress. We have complete confidence in her and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends and family”. - Peter Dawes, Cater Dawes Financial Planning "
"We found Rachel Dawson outstanding, polite, professional and caring."
"Jade Shelton was absolutely fantastic!! Professional and proactive at all times."
"This is by far the go-to firm for any issues. You are made to feel valued from the outset and they are so confident in what they do. Wouldn't recommend any other. Thank you Hugh and Max."
- Ros Jones