Tara Jones, Trainee Solicitor at Frettens, provides her top tips for students looking to apply for legal placements and describes her own experience as a placement student.
Clare has been Head of Frettens’ busy and highly-regarded Conveyancing Team since 2016. As a partner, she also takes a lead role in the firm’s IT strategy. Her experience is recognised in the Legal 500, the independent guide to law firms in the UK.
Clare trained at Frettens and qualified as a Commercial Property Solicitor in 2005. In 2016 Clare became a Partner and took over as Head of the Residential Property team.
Her expertise spans all types of property work. She has vast experience working with property developers, assisting them in acquisitions and plot sales, which is also invaluable when acting for a buyer of a new build home. She also deals with complex properties or situations and advises on multiple dwellings relief.
Clare tends to spend a little less time ‘at the coal face’ these days but still really enjoys communicating with clients and gets a buzz from her job every day.
She is also passionate about IT and how it can be utilised to improve clients’ experience, an important factor in the recent success of Frettens’ Residential Property Team.
- Advising in the purchase of a multi-million pound home and the application of multiple dwellings relief to mitigate Stamp Duty Land Tax.
- Purchase of a beach hut.
- Purchases at auction.
- Advising management company on Estate rent charge.
Clare enjoys living in the New Forest with her family, and can often be found walking, cycling or running in some of the lovely areas of the Forest.
Good Food is another favourite pastime and eating out is one of Clare's much loved treats!
Mr & Mrs Weal - Conveyancing
Communication was first class throughout. Very responsive and kept me updated all the way through.
Clare Hallet has acted for us on previous transactions and I could not be happier.
Ms Ramsay and Ms Allen
Clare and her team are superb, quick and clear communication and happy to discuss progress.
Mr James & Ms Brockway
Clare worked over and beyond to support us with a speedy exchange and completion. We often received replies to emails and calls outside of office hours to help push our purchase through. During lockdown certain tasks were still completed to help things along where possible such as reports etc. Would 100% recommend!
Clare Hallett's attention was first rate - could not have asked for better!