MEET THE TEAM


Meet the team at Hewitson & Harker


Vicky Woodhouse

Senior Partner/ Head of Property

Vicky is a Solicitor based at our Sheffield Office, and is a Director and the Head of our Property department. Vicky has over 18 years of experience in commercial property and also deals with high value and complex residential property matters. Vicky is well known in the property industry in South Yorkshire, having been the head of department at two previous firms in South Yorkshire. Vicky obtained a law degree at the University in Sheffield and did her legal practice course at the College of Law in York.

In her spare time, Vicky enjoys spending time with her family and travelling around the world… when she is able to.

Vicky has experience in the following areas:

  • Landlord & tenant - to include leases, assignments, renewals, and all aspects of landlord and tenant work
  • Development work - to including site acquisition and plot sales, option agreements / conditional contracts/overage
  • Acquisition and disposal of commercial property
  • Agricultural matters - to include sales and purchases of farms and farm land, business farm tenancies and leases
  • Secured lending-to include acting for lenders/funders and borrowers, third party guarantee advice and acting for charities obtaining charity funding
  • Franchising and business sales and purchases
  • Adverse possession, unregistered land and first registrations
  • Residential property matters to include lease extensions, deed of variations, transfers of equity, shared ownership, shared equity and help to buy, sales and purchases
Email: vickywoodhouse@hewitsonandharker.co.uk

Scott Mulligan

Partner

Scott heads up our newly opened Cheshire office and is our New Build Manager. Scott has a law degree from Leeds Beckett University. He is also a qualified Licensed Conveyancer with over 15 years of experience and specialises in residential and new build conveyancing. He has acted for private clients, property investors as well as both local and large national house builders. He is recommended by a number of mortgage brokers, estate agents and house builders to act for their clients due to his professional, friendly and efficient service. Scott has experience in the following areas of residential property: :

  • Residential Sales and Purchases including freehold and leasehold properties
  • Re-mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • New Build Purchases
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Shared ownership
  • Unregistered title matters
  • Voluntary Registration Applications

Scott is supervised by Vicky Woodhouse, Head of Property.

Email: scott@hewitsonandharker.co.uk

Georgina Fletcher

Partner

Georgina joined the firm originally as a Locum and loved the firm so much that she stayed and is now a Director. Georgina has over 24 years’ experience dealing with residential property matters.

As the firms HR Director, Georgina also deals with all staffing issues for the firm ensuring that our staff have a healthy work life balance. Georgina also deals with the management of the residential team ensuring that our client’s have the best possible experience during the course of their transaction.

In her spare time Georgina enjoys walking with friends and spending time with her grandchildren.

Georgina has experience in the following:

  • Residential Sales and Purchases
  • Re-mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • New Build Purchases
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Shared ownership
  • Unregistered title matters
  • Voluntary Registration Applications
  • Georgina is supervised by Vicky Woodhouse, Head of Property.

    Email:georgina@hewitsonandharker.co.uk


    Claire Strawford

    Director / Conveyancing Manager

    Claire joined the firm in May 2020 as a Director having spent 8 years at a local firm. Claire is also our Conveyancing Manager.

    Having 20 years’ experience in residential property, Claire is able to provide the best possible advice to our clients and deals with all varieties of property working including, sales, purchase, remortgages and complex residential transactions.

    As our conveyancing manager, it is Claire’s task to ensure that we meet all our regulatory obligations on a day-to-day basis and she supervisors the other members of our growing firm.

    Claire has experience in the following:

  • Residential Sales and Purchases
  • Re-mortgage Transfers
  • Right to Buy Transactions
  • New Build Purchases
  • Transfer of Equity
  • Shared ownership
  • Unregistered title matters
  • Voluntary Registration Applications
  • Claire is supervised by Vicky Woodhouse, Head of Property.

    Email: claire@hewitsonandharker.co.uk


    Brad Whiteley

    Director

    Brad is a Director based at our Sheffield office and has over 17 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial and residential property matter. Brad started his career as an office junior at Keeble Hawson (now Knights) in Sheffield before moving to Irwin Mitchell where he undertook part of his Charter Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX) training.

    Together with assisting the firm on complex property transactions, Brad assists the Managing Partner with the Risk and Compliance for the firm ensuring that we adhere to our statutory obligations as a firm and ensuring that clients have the best possible experience when instructing the firm.

    In his spare time Brad enjoys keeping fit and spending time with his family. If Brad could live anywhere in the world, it would be Las Vegas!

    Brad has experience in the following areas:

    • Landlord & tenant - to include leases, assignments, renewals, and all aspects of landlord and tenant work
    • Development work - to including site acquisition and plot sales, option agreements / conditional contracts/overage
    • Acquisition and disposal of commercial property
    • Agricultural matters - to include sales and purchases of farms and farm land, business farm tenancies and leases
    • Secured lending-to include acting for lenders/funders and borrowers, third party guarantee advice and acting for charities obtaining charity funding
    • Franchising and business sales and purchases
    • Adverse possession, unregistered land and first registrations
    • Residential property matters to include lease extensions, deed of variations, transfers of equity, shared ownership, shared equity and help to buy, sales and purchases

    Brad is supervised by Vicky Woodhouse, Head of Property

    Email: brad@hewitsonandharker.co.uk

    Hannah Barnes

    Conveyancing Executive

    Hannah is a Conveyancer and is based at our Cheshire office. She has a history degree from the University of Liverpool and is currently studying for a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) to aid the journey towards qualifying as a Solicitor. Hannah has over three years’ experience in residential property and has experience in handling a range of transactions from all over the country

    In her spare time Hannah enjoys walking and paddleboarding with friends, alongside spending time with her family.

    Typically, around 85% of Hannah’s time is spent dealing with the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold property, but she also deals with matters such:

    • lease extensions
    • purchase of freehold reversions
    • transfers of equity
    • re-mortgages
    • adverse possessions
    • right to buy transactions
    • unregistered land
    • trust deeds
    • the preparation of various deeds to rectify problems on existing deeds

    email: hannah@hewitsonandharker.co.uk



    Jodie Mason

    Conveyancing Executive

    Jodie is a Conveyancer who joined the team earlier this year. Jodie has developed her experience over the last 5 years by dealing with numerous types of residential property transactions for areas all over the country. Jodie intends to extend her knowledge further by becoming a Licenced Conveyancer in the near future

    When not working, Jodie enjoys dining out in Local restaurants and taking long country walks with her two Pekingese.

    Typically, around 85% of Jodie’s time is spent dealing with the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold property, but she also deals with matters such:

    • lease extensions
    • purchase of freehold reversion
    • transfer of equity
    • adverse possessions
    • right to buy transactions
    • unregistered land
    • trust deeds
    • the preparation of various deeds to rectify problems on existing deeds

    email: jodie@hewitsonandharker.co.uk



    Karen Morrison

    Office Manager and Head of Accounts

    Karen joined the firm in 2014 and is AAT qualified. She is the head of our busy accounts department and our Office Manager. Karen ensures that the firm runs as smoothly as possible and we adhere to all our professional and regulatory obligations.

    In her spare time she loves going for long walks in the Cumbrian countryside with her family and socialising with friends



    Peter Birtles

    Director/Consultant

    Peter joined Hewitson and Harker in 1970 when the firm was run by Geoffrey B Harker as a newly qualified Solicitor and eventually he took over the practice where he remains to this day. He is an active member of STEP. He loves passing on his 50 years wealth of knowledge to the trainees and now practices law within his consultant role. In his spare time he loves to write poetry.