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Battens Expands its Property Team with New Appointment

Battens has announced the appointment of conveyancer, Katie Hannigan, to its Property Team.

Katie, who came to Somerset from Lincolnshire after short stints working in the equine and superbike industry, officially entered Law seven years ago and has worked in conveyancing ever since.

“The race team brought me to Somerset originally and I completely fell in love with the area so decided to stay and focus on my career in law. 

“I work well under pressure and thrive in the fast-paced environment of conveyancing. I also really enjoy the history behind properties and the relationships that develop between solicitor and client. Moving house can be an extremely stressful time and many of my clients become like friends, so it’s always a great feeling to be able to tell them that contracts have been exchanged on their new home and they have a fixed date for getting their keys.”

Katie is working full time whilst studying for her CILEx (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) qualification,. She then hopes to become more involved in equestrian and agricultural property so she can combine her previous equine business management experience with property law. Katie is also looking forward to contributing to the achievements of the firm’s growing property team.

“Securing that final part of my qualification is incredibly important to me as, although I have plenty of experience, I am keen to finalise my qualification at Battens, become a Fellow of The Institute of Legal Executives, and to contribute towards the firm’s already extremely effective Property Team.”

Jill Cochrane, Head of Residential Property at Battens, said:
“We are very glad to welcome Katie on board; her enthusiasm and experience will add another layer to our growing Property Team and we look forward to developing her talent and experience even further.”

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