I started working in the Law as a Legal Secretary when I left college at the age of 17. I worked in London, and worked in all Legal Departments of a Law Firm, and realised that I wished to pursue a career in Conveyancing. I worked as a Conveyancing Secretary for many years and I qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2005 and continued to work for the same Company as a Licensed Conveyancer, after that time. Unfortunately, in 2008 the company that I was working for was affected by the recession, as were many others, and there was not enough work for me. After a lot of soul searching and trying to get other work, with the support of my family, I decided to start my own business, which I am glad to say has continued to grow from that time.
Lena Martignetti-Clark (Licensed Conveyancer)
I joined Lorraine and the team in 2012. Prior to that I worked in social housing in a number of roles although predominantly specialising in the various Government’s homeownership schemes including shared ownership and right to buy. After completing my practical training, I qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2013.
I left School before my 16th Birthday and started a Pitman's Youth Training Scheme. My placement was in a local firm of Solicitors based in Gravesend who shortly after employed me as their Office Junior. I the progressed to a Legal Secretary and now a Personal Assistant. I have worked with Lorraine Homden for many years in different firms of Solicitors and I now work for Lorraine and have a great pleasure in being part of the team in helping the firm thrive.
After working as a surveyor’s assistant in 2013-14, an opportunity arose for me to join the family business. I started working for Homden Property Lawyers in 2014 as an Office Junior. Towards the end of 2014, I started training in accounts and have since become Accounts/Business Manager with a range of responsibilities within the company.
Peter Still (Consultant)
I first qualified as a Legal Executive in 1986 and I then qualified as a Solicitor in 1995. At the time I was working for a large NW Kent Firm of Solicitors and then shortly after qualifying I then worked for a larger Kent based Firm where I became as head of the Residential Conveyancing Department. Due to ill health I formally retired from the Partnership
Although Conveyancing is my main area of expertise, I was often involved with Commercial Property matters acting for a number of Property Developers and private clients with large property portfolios.
I am still a member of the Law Society and the Property Section of the Law Society.
I now carry out some consultancy work which I very much enjoy with Homdens assisting them with the more intricate and complicated transactions.
Kate has worked for the firm since April 2018. She lives in Maidstone with two children, one step daughter, four cats and one husband. In her spare time Kate serves on the local parish council and likes to bake and visit the theatre.
I joined the firm in April 2018, having worked previously in hospitality. I really enjoy working for such a small firm and the hours are a lot more manageable than being a pub manager!
In my free time I go to a lot of music events and enjoy countryside bike rides.