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Buying and Selling Your Home

Buying or selling your home is one of the most important decisions you can make, but it can be stressful. Choosing the right conveyancing solicitor is vital. Our Conveyancers pride themselves on doing everything they can to ensure that once an offer has been accepted, the transaction is completed as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Our Conveyancers in Brighton all live locally and have worked in the area for many years. Many of the properties in Brighton and Hove are listed, or are in conservation areas, and we know the issues that would be of concern to any purchaser. We also have a high level of expertise when it comes to leasehold properties, and the technicalities involved with this type of property. As you’d expect, we also have an excellent working relationship with local estate agents and managing agents.

Beyond this, we also undertake a large proportion of our conveyancing work in London and other areas in the South East and have developed an extensive overview of regional issues.

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Conveyancing Solicitors in Brighton

Buying and Selling Your Home

We are very proud of the service that we are able to offer our clients. You will be given the name, direct telephone number and direct email address for the conveyancer who will act for you so that you can always speak or correspond with the same person who is completely familiar with your transaction.

If you have any specific deadlines for completion, please advise us of this at your earliest opportunity. We shall make every effort to meet these deadlines, but please note that the average freehold transaction takes around 6-8 weeks to complete and the average leasehold transaction around 8-12 weeks.

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We are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). This scheme provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. This gives us a level of credibility with regulators, lenders, insurers and consumers based on:

  • the integrity of our conveyancing staff
  • the firm’s adherence to good practice management standards
  • prudent and efficient conveyancing procedures through the scheme protocol
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Siobhan Cox

Partner & Head of Department, Property Department 

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Siobhan Cox

Partner & Head of Department, Property Department 

Areas of Specialism

Siobhan is the Head of the Residential Property Department. 

Siobhan has worked for Dean Wilson LLP for over 20 years and specialises in both Residential and Commercial property transactions. 

Siobhan has a vast amount of clients worldwide and has an excellent reputation with estate agents, mortgage brokers, surveyors and the like.

Recent Client Matters

  • Sale of London Residence worth in excess of £5m, 
  • Refinance of commercial and residential portfolio worth in excess of £20m
  • Purchase of block of residential units worth in excess of £50m

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor 
  • LLB Hons

Siobhan can be contacted by email: sac@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249205. 

Siobhan is assisted by Meghan McCabe, Paralegal within the Property Department. Meghan’s contact details are: Email: mm@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 249209. 

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Karl Willmott-Post

Partner & Head of Department, Residential Property Department 

Karl Post Dean Wilson

Karl Willmott-Post

Partner & Head of Department, Residential Property Department 

Areas of Specialism

Karl is the Head of Department of the Residential Property Department and manages the fee earners within the team as well as the paralegals/support staff. 

Karl has worked for Dean Wilson LLP for over 13 years and specialises in all aspects of Residential property transactions. 

Karl has an excellent reputation with estate agents, mortgage brokers, surveyors and the like and is sought after by property developers and local estate agents.  

Karl’s specialist areas are newbuild sales and purchases with or without help to buy involvement, although Karl does deal with residential and buy to let sales, purchases and re-mortgages on a day to day basis and has a wealth of knowledge in this respect. 

Qualifications, Membership 

  • LLB Hons

Karl can be contacted by email: ksp@deanwilson.co.uk or on his direct dial: 01273 249248. 

Karl is assisted by Lauren Gillman, Paralegal within the Property Department. Lauren’s contact details are: Email: lg@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 032321. 

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Annie Fitzpatrick

Associate, Residential Property Department 

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Annie Fitzpatrick

Associate, Residential Property Department 

Areas of Specialism

Annie has worked for Dean Wilson LLP for over 10 years and specialises in all aspects of Residential property transactions. 

Annie has an excellent reputation with local estate agents, mortgage brokers, surveyors and the like and has a large client base, built up over the years. 

Annie’s specialist areas are residential and buy to let sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as transfers of equity’s. 

Annie can be contacted by email: amf@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249243. 

Annie is assisted by Chloe Whitehead, Paralegal within the Property Department. Chloe’s contact details are: Email: cdw@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 249245. 

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James Fletcher

Associate Solicitor, Residential Property Department 

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James Fletcher

Associate Solicitor, Residential Property Department 

Areas of Specialism

James joined Dean Wilson LLP in February 2022, having worked in the Eastbourne area for approximately 10 years prior. James specialises in all aspects of Residential property transactions. 

James’ specialist areas are newbuild sales and purchases with or without help to buy involvement, as well as residential and buy to let sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity’s. 

James also provides Independent Legal Advice on Guarantees and Indemnities, where required. 

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor
  • LLB Hons

James can be contacted by email: jf@deanwilson.co.uk or on his direct dial: 01273 032341

James is assisted by Charlotte Hazeldine, Paralegal within the Property Department. Charlotte’s contact details are: Email: cbh@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 032330. 

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Leon Mumford

Associate Solicitor, Residential Property Department

Leon Mumford Dean Wilson

Leon Mumford

Associate Solicitor, Residential Property Department

Areas of Specialism

Leon joined Dean Wilson LLP in January 2022, having worked in Uckfield for approximately 7 years prior. Leon specialises in all aspects of Residential property transactions. 

Leon’s specialist areas are residential and buy to let sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity’s. Leon does also have experience in dealing with commercial property transactions to include the sale and purchase of businesses, although has predominantly practiced within residential conveyancing areas of law. 

Leon also provides Independent Legal Advice on Guarantees and Indemnities, where required. 

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Solicitor
  • LLB Hons

Leon can be contacted by email: lpm@deanwilson.co.uk or on his direct dial: 01273 032338.

Leon is assisted by Danielle Bean, Paralegal within the Property Department. Danielle’s contact details are: Email: djb@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 249208.  

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Mulberry Dimery

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Property Department 

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Mulberry Dimery

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Property Department 

Areas of Specialism

Mulberry joined Dean Wilson LLP in January 2022, having worked in Uckfield with Leon Mumford for approximately 5 years prior. Mulberry specialises in all aspects of Residential property transactions. 

Mulberry’s specialist areas are residential sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as transfers of equity’s. 

Qualifications, Membership 

  • Chartered Legal Executive (CILEX) 

Mulberry can be contacted by email: md@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 032339. 

Mulberry is assisted by Danielle Bean and Jacop Pratley, Paralegals within the Property Department. Danielle’s contact details are: Email: djb@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 249208. Jacob’s contact details are: Email: jap@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 032336.  

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Helena Boultwood

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Property Department 

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Helena Boultwood

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Property Department 

Areas of Specialism

Helena joined Dean Wilson LLP in June 2022, having worked previously in Bristol and Cardiff. 

Helena’s specialist areas are residential sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as transfers of equity’s. 

Helena can be contacted by email: hb@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 032333 

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Lucy Connolly

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Property Department 

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Lucy Connolly

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Property Department 

Areas of Specialism

Lucy has worked for Dean Wilson LLP for over 7years and specialises in all aspects of Residential property transactions. 

Lucy’s specialist areas are residential sales, purchases and re-mortgages as well as transfers of equity’s. 

Lucy can be contacted by email: lac@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249272. 

Lucy is assisted by Jacob Pratley, Paralegal within the Property Department. Jacob’s contact details are: Email: jap@deanwilson.co.uk Direct Dial: 01273 032336.  

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Jacob Pratley

Paralegal, Residential Conveyancing

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Jacob Pratley

Paralegal, Residential Conveyancing

Areas of Specialism

Jake has been working in Conveyancing for 4+ years and assists the Residential Conveyancing department at Dean Wilson in a wide range transaction including Sales, Purchases, Remortgages, Auctions and Transfers of Equity. 

Jake graduated from the University of the West of England with 2.1 honours (LLB Hons) degree. Jake is aspiring to obtain his CQS qualifications to develop within the department and become a licenced conveyancer. 

Recent Client Matters

Jake has been beginning to run files from start to end with senior overview and direction. This has included Sales, Purchases and Transfers of Equity cases. 

Qualifications

2:1 Degree (LLB Hons) from University of the West of England

Jake can be contacted by email: JAP@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 032336.  

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Lauren Gillman

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

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Lauren Gillman

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

Areas of Specialism

Lauren is an experienced Paralegal working for Partner, Karl Willmott-Post in the Property Department. She assists on all aspects of conveyancing transactions, specialising in; sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity. Before changing careers, Lauren was a Project Manager in the Financial Investment industry, which gave her transferable skills to bring to her role at Dean Wilson.

Lauren is currently close to completing her legal studies with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives to progress in her career to become a Chartered Legal Executive.

Qualifications

  • CILEX Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice
  • CILEX Level 6 Student
  • Mental Health First Aider

Lauren can be contacted by email: lg@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 032321. 

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Fatima Y Hussain

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

Fatima Y Hussain Dean Wilson

Fatima Y Hussain

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

Fatima is a paralegal in the Dean Wilson Residential Conveyancing Department. Fatima assists our Partner, Siobhan Cox with all of her Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property matters.

Fatima is responsible for taking on delegated task, responding to new enquires and carrying out all required administrative duties.

Before joining Dean Wilson Fatima worked for HMCTS. Her primary role was as Clerk to the Circuit and District Judges. 

Fatima has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Sussex and hopes to be completing a Master’s degree in the near future. Away from work and studies, Fatima enjoys traveling and badminton.

Qualifications

  • LLB Hons – University of Sussex

Fatima can be contacted by email: FYH@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249209

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Chloe Whitehead

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

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Chloe Whitehead

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

Areas of Specialism

Chloe has worked for Dean Wilson LLP for 6 years, 4 of the years in Residential Conveyancing. She helps with all the administrative tasks in the team and strives to help assist clients and other parties wherever possible.

Chloe has assisted Annie Fitzpatrick and the team with transactions such as sales, purchases, Transfers and re-mortgages making sure all of the administrative tasks are up to date. 

Chloe can be contacted by email: cdw@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249245.

Chloe is the assistant to Annie Fitzpatrick who is an Associate within the Residential Conveyancing team.  

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Danielle Bean

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

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Danielle Bean

Paralegal, Residential Property Department

Areas of Specialism 

Danielle joined the Residential Conveyancing team as a paralegal in 2022. Danielle assists Leon Mumford and Mulberry Dimery in a wide range of transactions including Sales, Purchases, Remortgages, Transfers and Auctions as well as handling the initial onboarding for clients. 

Danielle graduated from Kingston University with a 2:1 Law Degree and aspires to complete the SQE and become a solicitor. 

Qualifications 

2:1 LLB Hons from Kingston University 

Danielle assists Leon Mumford and Mulberry Dimery. Danielle can be contacted by email: djb@deanwilson.co.uk or on her direct dial: 01273 249208 

Buying and Selling Your Home

Our Conveyancing solicitors in Brighton deal with all aspects of buying and selling your home:

Our Conveyancers will check the title of the property, including the Land Registry Title Plan, to ensure it can be legally sold, draw up the contracts of sale, research and advise whether there are any restrictions on the use of the property, handle the deposit and final payment for the property and register the new ownership of the property with the Land Registry.

We will not only deal with relevant paperwork in connection with buying or selling a house, but will also provide informed advice as to how the sale or purchase of the property is progressing and will flag up potential problems or pitfalls.

Our remortgage specialist Conveyancers take care of the necessary legal work on behalf of owners wanting to remortgage their property. Our Conveyancers take care of redeeming the mortgage and will confirm that the terms of the new mortgage are met. We are on the panel for all major lenders and if we are not on the panel for your lender, we will make an application to be placed on their panel so that we can accept your instruction.

Property owners may wish to change the legal ownership/status (transfer equity) of their property for a number of reasons. Whatever the reason for the transfer, what may appear to be a simple arrangement can be quite complex and legal advice should be sought. Our Conveyancers can take care of all of the legal work including the preparation of the transfer deed, notifying any parties with an interest in the property such as mortgage lenders (who must give formal consent to the transfer), assess whether stamp duty is payable and deal with the registration of the transfer at the Land Registry.

Under the right to buy scheme, you are able to buy your home at a price lower than the full market value due to the length of time you have spent living at the property as a tenant. Once you have instructed our Conveyancers, we will ask for the paperwork from the council and review this. Our Conveyancer will then report to you on the property. The council will guarantee the title and therefore there are not many enquiries that would need to be raised. Our experienced team will provide you with a quick and cost effective transition in becoming a property owner.

Over the years I have been involved in the conveyancing of a number of properties and sad to say I have, more often than not, been profoundly disappointed with the speed, quality and efficiency of the solicitors I have employed. What a joy it was therefore when I chose Annie Fitzpatrick to help in the purchase of a property in Hove – a purchase that had to be completed in a short time frame and one with some unexpected complications – Annie has been superb, super fast, very efficient and thorough and a great pleasure to interact with – she is a great asset to your practice.

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