Promotions & New Lawyers

Jo Melvin and Katherine Millman promoted to Associates of the Firm

South West law firm, Howard and Over Solicitors, have promoted two of their lawyers, Jo Melvin and Katherine Millman to become associates of the firm.

Jo joined the firm in 2007 and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.  She has worked in residential conveyancing for 30 years with half of that experience being post qualification.  She aided in the expansion of the residential conveyancing department in the Ivybridge office and now heads it up, as well as being head of the New Homes Team for all three of the firm’s offices.  Jo has a wealth of experience in all aspects of residential property including residential sales and purchases (all values), freehold and leasehold property, new builds, shared ownership, help to buy, leases, transfers of land, transfer of equity and remortgages, matrimonial transfers, easements and auction sales and purchases.  She has lived and worked in and around the South Hams area for the last 31 years and so has a huge local knowledge.

Katherine joined the firm in 2012 as a recently qualified Solicitor and has since expanded the private client department in the Ivybridge office to become head of Private Client over all of the firms’ offices.  Katherine specialises in all aspects of private client work including Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate matters.  Since joining Howard and Over, Katherine has become a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and has also been awarded their Older Client Care in Practice Award.

The move will see Jo and Katherine play a more senior role in shaping the vision and continuing the growth of Howard and Over Solicitors.

Jo said: “As we grow our services, staff numbers and client base, we are continuing to ensure that we provide a friendly and efficient service to our clients which is the reputation that has allowed us to be able to develop the firm in the first place.”

Paul Mossop, senior partner at Howard and Over Solicitors said: “Katherine and Jo have played a key part in helping the firm expand and the partners are delighted to welcome them as associates of the firm.  We are also very excited by the new additions to the team and look forward to a promising future together”.

Expansion at Ivybridge

The firm has now introduced Rebecca Ellerbeck, a Solicitor specialising in family issues to the Ivybridge office, as well as Nicola Ritchie, a trainee Solicitor who is currently working alongside Jo in the Ivybridge property department.

Jan Millar, managing partner of Howard and Over said: “I am delighted to welcome Rebecca and Nicola to the firm.  As a high street firm it is important that we continue to offer a high level of service for family work as well as conveyancing services and Rebecca and Nicola will add expertise and enthusiasm to our already successful team.”

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