Conveyancing Staff

The people who will be looking after your case.

David Pontin
"A few years ago, it seemed to us that a lot of people who were moving house found the service being provided by many conveyancers wasn't suiting their needs. We asked lots of questions and listened to our clients to see if we could offer something better."
David joined RMNJ as a partner in 1986 and currently heads the Conveyancing department jointly with Gareth Brooks. After gaining a Law degree at Birmingham University, he qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and has 40 years residential Conveyancing experience. He is a supervisor of the department.

David Pontin LLB (Hons)

Solicitor & Partner

Head of Conveyancing Department
Head of Financial Management

Gareth Brooks
"We aim to provide a first-class personal Conveyancing service to all our clients at a fair price. A named conveyancer and their assistant will look after your case. The photos and biographical details of all our conveyancers and their assistants appear below."
Gareth Joined RMNJ in 2004 after completing his training contract specialising in residential conveyancing. He has a Law degree from Sheffield Hallam University and has over 16 years residential conveyancing experience. He is a partner and currently heads the conveyancing department jointly with David Pontin. He is a supervisor of the department.

Gareth Brooks LLB (Hons)

Solicitor & Partner

Head of Mgmt. Conveyancing Department

Emma Clayburn
"My team is here to provide support to our conveyancers with complex cases and where there are absences due to sickness or holidays, ensuring uninterrupted progress of your sale, purchase or remortgage."
Emma joined RMNJ in 2005 and completed her training contract at RMNJ qualifying as a solicitor in 2008. She is a partner and holds a degree in English Language and Literature from Liverpool University as well as her qualification as a solicitor. Emma is head of the RMNJ Conveyancing Support Team and Departmental Management Team and has over 16 years experience of residential conveyancing.

Emma Clayburn BA

Solicitor & Partner

Head of Support Team

Pam McKee

Pam McKee

Support Team

Pam joined RMNJ in 2011 and holds an Ilex certificate in Property Transactions. She has a wealth of experience in residential conveyancing.

Prior to joining RMNJ, Pam spent 25 years as a conveyancer with other local firms in our area.

Kirsty Lewis

Kirsty Lewis ACILEx

Support Team

Kirsty Joined RMNJ in 2016 and has over 8 years' experience of conveyancing. She holds an a CILEx qualification and also TQUK award in education and training.

Cheryl Clarke

Cheryl Clarke ACILEx

Support Team

Cheryl joined RMNJ in 2018 and has over 8 years experience of residential Conveyancing. She is currently studying for her CILex qualification.

Grainne Mulholland
"I aim to make moving home as relaxed and friendly as possible. We offer an individual service with a personal touch, keeping you regularly updated as your transaction progresses. We are never further than a phone call or email away, if you need to contact us."
Grainne joined RMNJ in 2016. She has a Law degree and qualified as a solicitor in 2016. She is a Residential Conveyancing specialist with 5 years experience and a member of the Departmental Management Team and is a Departmental Supervisor. Grainne completes several hundred conveyancing cases each year.

Grainne Mulholland LLB (Hons)

Solicitor and Partner

Louise Jones

Louise Jones BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Currently assisting Grainne Mulholland, Louise joined RMNJ in 2016. Louise holds a Law degree and is a trainee solicitor. She will qualify as a solicitor in July 2019.

Rebecca Carragher

Rebecca Carragher

Rebecca joined RMNJ in 2016 and is an assistant to Grainne Mulholland. She has 12 years experience of residential conveyancing. Rebecca is currently absent on Maternity Leave.

Sarah Carroll

Sarah Carroll LLB (Hons), LLM

Sarah is assisting Grainne Mulholland at present. She holds a masters degree in Law has passed the legal practice course and is waiting to start a training contract before qualifying as a solicitor.

Gemma Scholes

Gemma Scholes FILEX

Gemma joined RMNJ in 2019 from a local firm having qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2008.  Gemma has over 5 years’ experience in residential conveyancing and will assist Grainne Mulholland and will deal with several hundred conveyancing matters each year.

Sue Forsyth

Sue Forsyth

Conveyancing Specialist

Sue specialises in residential remortgages she joined us in 2013 and before that had accumulated 39 years experience of remortgaging with a number of prominent conveyancing firms in the North West of England. Sue completes several hundred cases of this type each year.

Samantha Kay

Samantha Kay

Remortgage Fee Earner

Samantha specialises in remortgages. With over 24 years experience with local firms, Samantha joined RMNJ in 2014. Samantha completes several hundred cases of this type each year

Adrienne Smith-Rogers

Adrienne Smith-Rogers

Adrienne specialises in remortgages. She joined RMNJ in 2018 and has over 29 years of remortgage experience. Adrienne completes several hundred cases of this type each year.

Victoria Flynn

Victoria Flynn ACILEx

Conveyancing Specialist

Victoria is a conveyancer who has specialised in residential sales and purchases she has 9 years experience as a specialist conveyancer including sales purchases and remortgages joining RMNJ in 2016. Victoria holds an HND in multimedia, ACILEx and is studying for her FCILEx qualification. Victoria completes several hundred cases of this type each year.

Vanessa Devoy

Vanessa Devoy ACILEx

Vanessa is assistant to Victoria Flynn. After joining RMNJ’s new Business department in 2015 Vanessa asked to be trained as a conveyancing assistant and has since passed her level 3 CILEx and is studying towards her FiLEx qualification.

Emma Lamb

Emma Lamb BSc (Hons)

Conveyancing Specialist

With 13 years experience of sales and purchases Emma also holds a degree in Biology and Psychology before turning to conveyancing after completing her degree. Emma Joined RMNJ in 2011 and presently concludes several hundred conveyancing cases each year.

Christine Christian

Christine Christian

Christine is an assistant to Emma Lamb and joined RMNJ in 2013. She has over 24 years experience of residential conveyancing.

Claire Gustafson

Claire Gustafson

Claire joined RMNJ in 2018 from one of the areas leading conveyancing firms. Dealing with sales and purchases, Claire has over 20 years experience as a Conveyancer. Claire completes several hundred cases of this type each year.

Rachael McAdam

Rachael McAdam LLB (Hons)

Rachael joined RMNJ in 2016 directly after obtaining a Law degree from the University of Central Lancashire and currently assists Claire Gustafson.

William Griffiths

William Griffiths ACILEx

Conveyancing Specialist

William joined RMNJ in 2014. He holds an A. CILex qualification in law. He has 12 years conveyancing experience and completes several hundred sales and purchases each year.

Ben Davies

Ben Davies

Ben joined RMNJ in 2018 after 4 years experience in residential conveyancing with a local firm. He is an assistant to William Griffiths.

Patricia Lawless

Patricia Lawless

Patricia has over 10 years conveyancing experience, most of it with RMNJ. She has a level 3 CILEx qualification and currently works as assistant to William Griffiths.

Stephen White

Stephen White ACILEx

Legal Executive

Conveyancing Specialist

Stephen joined RMNJ in 2006 and holds an A.CILEx qualification. He has a total of 16 years residential conveyancing experience. He completes several hundred cases per year. Stephen also assists in the development of our case management system and procedures and is a member of the Departmental Management Team.

Bethany Swales

Bethany Swales LLB (Hons), GCILEx 

Bethany holds a degree in Law and a CILEx qualification. Joining RMNJ in 2016 Bethany is currently assisting Stephen White.

Cheryl McCall

Cheryl McCall

Conveyancing Specialist

Cheryl joined RMNJ in 2011 with a wealth of experience in local firms having started as an office junior some 30 years ago. Cheryl specialises in residential sales and purchases and completes several hundred cases each year.

Debby McCrudden

Debby McCrudden

Debbie joined RMNJ in 2015 and had 17 years experience as a conveyancing assistant before that in various firms in the local area. Currently Debbie is assistant to Cheryl McCall.

Katerina Anderson

Katerina Anderson BA (Hons)

Conveyancing Specialist

Katerina has a degree in legal studies from London Metropolitan University and is a conveyancer specialising in sales and purchases. She joined RMNJ in 2013 and has 13 years experience of residential conveyancing. Katerina completes several hundred conveyancing cases each year.

Dayna Kennedy

Dayna Kennedy ACILEx

Dayna joined us from school in 2011 in our New Business department. She is now a legal assistant to Katerina Anderson and has recently achieved CILEx Level 3. She is now working towards her CILEx Fellowship qualification.

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Conveyancing Specialist

Jennifer joined RMNJ in 2013 and has over 12 years experience of residential conveyancing. She completed several hundred sales and purchases each year.

Elsa Sheeran

Elsa Sheeran

Elsa joined our New business team in 2016 and now assists Jennifer Thompson. Elsa plans to obtain a CILEx qualification next year.

David Meyer

David Meyer

David Joined RMNJ in 2017 He has a CILEx qualification and is continuing with his studies. With over 6 years of residential conveyancing experience David specialises in freehold and leasehold transactions and expects to undertake several hundred cases each year.

Catherine Mills

Catherine Mills

Catherine started in a local solicitor's office as an apprentice and progressed from there in the conveyancing department. Assistant to David Meyer, Catherine joined us in 2016 after 7 years experience.

Hannah Dowry

Hannah Dowry LLB (Hons)

Solicitor

Hannah has Law degree form the University of Salford and undertook her training contract with RMNJ and qualified as a solicitor in 2017. Hanna joined RMNJ in 2013 and has a total of 7 years experience of residential conveyancing and completes several hundred cases each year. Hannah is currently on maternity leave.

Sarah Reay

Sarah Reay LLB (Hons)

Sarah joined RMNJ in 2019 and has a law degree from Sheffield University, qualifying as a solicitor with another local firm in 2016. Sarah has specialised in residential conveyancing for two and a half years and deals with all types of freehold and leasehold transactions.  Sarah will handle several hundred transactions of this type each year.

Leigh Irlam

Leigh Irlam LLB (Hons), LLM

Leigh joined us in 2017 and is assistant to Hannah Dowry. She has a Law degree from Coventry University and a Master's degree in Law from Chester University. Leigh plans to qualify as a solicitor in due course and over 3 years experience as a legal assistant specialising in residential conveyancing.

Heidi Cosgrove
"My New Business Team will be the first point of contact on your conveyancing journey. We will answer all your initial questions about our service and open your case, before allocating it to your conveyancer."
Heidi joined RMNJ immediately after leaving University in 2011 joining our New Business Department as an assistant before being promoted to her present role and New Business manager in 2014.

Heidi Cosgrove BA (Hons)

Head of New Business

Jessica McCall

Jessica McCall

New Business Team

Taylor Moreton

Taylor Moreton

New Business Team

Beth Thomson

Beth Thomson

New Business Team

Roisin Gordon

Roisin Gordon

New Business Team

Marie Kleinhorn

Marie Kleinhorn

New Business Team