About KJL Solicitors
KJL Solicitors was established in 2008 and has quickly become a reputable and widely recommended practice.
The practice quickly expanded into larger commercial premises on the East side of Norwich.
The team at KJL Solicitors are highly skilled City trained lawyers with years of business and corporate experience behind them.
Our team are friendly, strategic whilst at all time remaining cost efficient. For your business, for your family and for you.
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Solicitor and CEDR accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
Kerry Joan-Law is a litigator, mediator,(CEDR accredited), business and employment specialist. A member of the Law Society, Civil Mediation Council, a Member of the Employment Lawyers Association. She often delivers specialist seminars to businesses on updates in the law and has written regular articles for the Oil Gas and Shipping industry. She has handled multi-litigant disputes up to £2.6 million, but has also taken on more valuable single litigant disputes in excess of £12.5 million. Kerry has represented numerous blue chip and large corporate clients throughout her practising life and undertakes a variety of commercial business sales and purchases of business.
Kerry also oversees the running of the conveyancing department which she has built up over the last 10 years and litigates on complex property disputes.
Employment background - 1996 -2001 business owner East Anglia Costing Services, law cost draftsman and supreme court taxing participant on behalf of law firms. Kerry then completed her LPC course and went to Wortley Redmayne & Kershaw in 2002 Chelmsford and commenced her trainee solicitors contract in litigation,employment, High Court injunctions and Commercial Property. From Chelmsford she returned to London in 2004 to work for Gowen & Stevens Solicitors in Litigation and Employment. In late 2006 Kerry then moved to Norfolk following her family's relocation and worked for Fosters as Deputy Head of Litigation and Employment. In October 2008 Kerry then aspired to set up her own firm which she has successfully run in excess of 10 years.
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives FCILEX
Jenny is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives having qualified 8 years ago prior to working and studying for 5 years before qualification. She is a highly experienced residential property lawyer undertaking both freehold and leasehold sales, purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of part and inter-family transfers.
Jenny is also able to provide advice in relation to adverse possession claims, first registrations and title queries. She currently has a case load of mixed general conveyancing work but is also dealing with high value singular transactions in excess of £2.65 million.
Jenny heads up the conveyancing department.
In her spare time, she enjoys socialising, running and both organising and participating in fundraising events for St Helena's Hospice, a charity in her home town of Colchester.
Employment background - Jenny started her legal career in Ipswich at Bates Wells & Braithwaite as a Trainee Legal Executive in December 2004. In January 2007, Jenny joined the firm now known as Gotelee in the market town of Hadleigh where she stayed until 2012. Jenny qualified as a Legal Executive in June 2010 and in 2012 she returned to Ipswich to practice at Hayward Moon Property Lawyers before making the jump to Norfolk in August 2013 taking up employment with Mills & Reeve. In January 2015 Jenny moved to Clapham and Collinge and finally in October 2018 Jenny moved to KJL Solicitors to Head up the Conveyancing Team.
Elizabeth Lawson qualified as a Solicitor in Norfolk dealing with Private client work (wills and probate), conveyancing and matrimonial law. Elizabeth returned from an Oxfordshire practice to join the team at KJL Solicitors preferring to be closer to her roots and she has stayed. Elizabeth is experienced in all types of residential conveyancing including development and agricultural law. Elizabeth undertakes seminars delivering invaluable advice in relation to tax and inheritance planning and successfully manages the Private Client Department.
Employment background - Elizabeth started out following obtaining her law degree and LPC course as a paralegal working for Howes Percival. In 2010 she undertook her training contract with Hood, Vores & Allwood in matrimonial, conveyancing and private client work. In 2010 Elizabeth transferred to Oxford to work in the private client department of Lightfoots LLP and finally in February 2012 Elizabeth joined KJL Solicitors to undertake conveyancing and private client work. Elizabeth will head up the private client department upon her return to work from absence in 2019.
Administrator and Receptionist
Rachael Harvey supports the office administration and assists on reception.
Rachael commenced employment with KJL Solicitors as a business administration apprentice. Already 6 months through the apprenticeship Rachael will qualify in 2019 with a level 3 business administration City and Guilds. On successful completion of this, Rachael will continue a further apprenticeship undertaking the Council of Licensed Conveyancers qualification "CLC" to qualify as a probate practitioner and a licensed property conveyancer.
Angela is the practice manager, she has 40 years experience in the legal sector and deals with client care, recruitment, buying services and overseeing back office administration.