Here at John M Lewis & Co we have over 25 years experience in property law, conveyancing, will writing and probate cases. Based in Derby, we deal with clients from all over the Midlands, and have built our reputation on being honest, reliable and extremely efficient.

We pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge and the broad experience of our team of professional lawyers. Our proven ability to identify the exact requirements of our clients, enables us to work quickly and accurately to provide a tailor-made personal package.

Whether you are a first time buyer, or an established property dealer, our lawyers are able to offer you their unlimited professional advice and assistance whilst guiding you through the process step by step. We will break legal jargon down into simple, understandable language, and help you gain an in depth knowledge of your needs and what we can do to help.

We are proud to be recognised as being one of the best conveyancing firms in Derby and have recently achieved the Legal Eye Quality Standard.  We continue to develop and expand our services so that we can offer you everything you need, whether it’s conveyancing, powers of attorney, will writing or probate, we can help.

For more information contact us on 01332 292204.

 


 

Lisa WillsLisa Wills

Lisa succeeded to the role of senior partner after the retirement of John Lewis and has been with the firm for many years. The whole of her professional career has been spent dealing with properties in the local area.

Lisa also specialises in elderly client care including LPA’s and Will writing.

Contact Lisa on lisawills@johnmlewis.co.uk


Liz Knott

Liz has worked in the legal profession for many years. As well as being a Licensed Conveyancer she is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and has a wide range of experience in all kinds of conveyancing work. Liz is one of the Directors of the Company.

Liz specialises in dealing with property buying companies who require a fast service – often only two weeks from beginning a matter to completion.

Contact Liz on lizknott@johnmlewis.co.uk

 


Jo Simpson

Jo has worked in conveyancing for over 20 years firstly as a secretary and later studying with the Institute of Legal Executives, qualifying in 2010. Jo moved to Derby in 2007 and joined the firm in January 2018. She deals with all aspects of property transactions. Jo has a very good relationship with many local estate agents who like her friendly manner and excellent communication skill.

Contact Jo on josimpson@johnmlewis.co.uk

 

 


Julie Stewart

Julie joined us in September 2018, just one week before our move to the new offices. She has worked for nearly 35 years in residential conveyancing and has spent the last 15 years working in Derby City. She endeavours to provide a personal, efficient service presented in an understandable and practical manner. She is a Licensed Conveyancer having qualified some years ago whilst working at a solicitors’ practice in the City.

Contact Julie on juliestewart@johnmlewis.co.uk

 


Rachel Kirkley

Rachel is a Conveyancer and joined the firm in October 2014. She has worked in the legal profession for over 15 years, mainly in residential conveyancing. She previously studied with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives but having decided she wanted to specialise in property law is now studying with the Council of Licensed Conveyancers to become a Licensed Conveyancer.

Contact Rachel on rachelkirkley@johnmlewis.co.uk

 

 


Wendy Kinsey

Wendy has worked within the legal profession for over 30 years, primarily in Residential Conveyancing. She moved from the Manchester area and joined the firm in October 2016. In September 2015, she commenced the Licensed Conveyancers course, completing Level 4 in 2018, and is currently studying for her Level 6 examinations to qualify. She deals with all aspects of property transactions and always aims to provide an efficient and personal service.

Contact Wendy on wkinsey@johnmlewis.co.uk

 


Linda Hopkins

Linda has spent most of her working life in the legal profession. In the late 1990s she began studying part-time to become a Legal Executive whilst working and bringing up her family. She finally qualified in 2007 and is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She initially joined the team at John M Lewis & Co in 2001 and has many years’ experience dealing with all kinds of residential property work.

Linda specialises in auction sales and purchases and can often be seen at the local property auctions where she is happy to offer advice to clients.

Contact Linda on lindahopkins@johnmlewis.co.uk

 


Lucy Hodgkinson

Lucy started her career in the property industry in 2007, working for a number of high street estate agents. Lucy has vast experience with the sale, purchase and letting of all types of property. In 2015, Lucy decided a natural progression would be to gain further training in the conveyancing industry. After receiving on the job training whilst completing the Council of Licensed Conveyancers course in property law, she is now a qualified licensed conveyancer and deals with areas of property transactions such as freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, purchase of new build properties, shared ownership, remortgages and transfers of equity.

Contact Lucy on lucyhodgkinson@johnmlewis.co.uk

 


Kunal Parekh

Kunal has worked within the property industry for over 11 years starting off initially in residential estate agency, selling properties throughout Derby. He has been with John M Lewis & Co for over two and a half years, being the first port of contact for clients throughout this time, providing them with a friendly and efficient service.

Contact Kunal on kunalparekh@johnmlewis.co.uk