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Associate Solicitor – Residential Conveyancing Department

Ben Smith

Ben joined the firm in 2018 and works in the firm’s Lymington office dealing with property sales and purchases.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • LLB, Swansea University, 1999
  • Legal Practice Course, Exeter University
  • Admitted as a solicitor, June 2014


Experience and Expertise

  • Advising and assisting with all aspects of buying and selling residential property, including the drafting of contracts, the raising and responding to enquiries, investigating title, and making relevant searches. Exchanging contracts, and attending to completion of the transaction
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the redemption of mortgages and, where appropriate, the granting of re-mortgages and further charges
  • Advising and assisting with the Help to Buy Scheme, including Forces Help to Buy
  • Advising and assisting with Shared Ownership
  • Advising and assisting with transfers of equity
  • Drafting leases, and advising as to deeds of variation and rectification
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the preparation of Declarations of Trust
  • Advising and assisting in relation to lease extensions
  • Advising as to adverse possession claims
  • Reconstructing titles
  • Advising, assisting, and preparing transfers of part where appropriate
  • Preparation of auction packs
  • New build conveyancing
  • Departmental Supervisor