I studied law at the University of the West of England and undertook my Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University. I qualified as a solicitor in March 2014. I joined Porter Dodson in July 2019 as an associate, having worked for another local firm for over seven years.

    I act for private individuals and for companies, who wish to buy, sell or remortgage property. I enjoy working with first time buyers as they make the exciting first step onto the property ladder, whether that be using one of the options available to them, such as shared ownership or help to buy schemes.

    I pride myself on being friendly and approachable. I like to build a rapport with my clients, as getting to know them and their circumstances is a useful part of the job. Being able to listen to their requirements, build trust and learning the reasons why they may be moving is a great tool when negotiating moving dates. I like to take a practical and positive approach to work.

    I am an avid rugby fan and enjoy supporting the Exeter Chiefs. I also enjoy long walks in the countryside with family and two spaniels.

    Testimonials

    Thank you to all involved with the sale of my flat. I couldn't give you one negative thing to say. Everything was perfect. I have used Porter Dodson for other work in the past and I will definitely be using you for future work.

    Residential property client

    Patient, practical, professional guidance throughout.

    Residential property client

    "Zara and the team always work with speed and tenacity - 10 out of 10!"

    Mr G R A Bannister

    "I wanted to keep the house sale with Porter Dodson as Ian Sankey was acting for my aunt's (deceased) estate.  The outline of costs was very clear and the booklet provided on buying and selling houses was useful."

    Mr T Morgan
    • Great instant answers to calls and queries;
    • Proactive;
    • Well priced for the speed and quality of service;
    • "On it"!

    I couldn't be happier. I did this transaction on behalf of my elderly mother in a time of stress/COVID post the death of my father.  It was a blessing you were all so efficient.

    Anonymous

    " We received a professional and efficent service which ensured a successful house sale convenacing process.  The Porter Dodson team provided sound advice where required and overall value for money legal work.  We would not hestiate to recommend the Firm."

    Mr & Mrs A J H Burbridge

    "Very happy with the service provided by Porter Dodson. More than anything we feel we can trust their knowledge, advice and professionalism and feel confident they are acting in our best interests.  Accessibility is key and that is good, so is the total clarity given to costs.  Well done to Porter Dodson, will certainly recommend you to others."

    Mr & Mrs J F H Smith

    "Although the majority of the time we were all dealing with the contraints imposed by COVID19, Zara and her team were always available either via phone, email or an impromptu meeting to exchange documents in the car park! Well done for coping so well.  Always polite and willing to help.  Thank you for making a difficult situation easy."

    Ms A Gould

    Purchased a house during the global pandemic.  We much preferred email correspondance and telephone consultation and were extremely pleased with our service.  We were happy to pay a little extra for Porter Dodson for the ease of use and seamless service.

    ADJ Mackinnon & KV Blackmore

    Excellent and fast service.  Very professional.

    Caterina Elsworth

    First Class Service.  Zara and the team did a great job under very difficult circumstances.

    Jennifer Vickers

    Everyone that I met at Porter Dodson was friendly, kind and helpful. I felt as if nothing was too much trouble. I was kept up to date and was pleasantly surprised at the bill!  My friend has recently had experience dealing with another firm of solicitors and did not have such a good outcome. I will certainly recommend you. Thank you.

    PRs of B J Harper

    Having been recommended to go to Porter Dodson, I can now see why and your practice would be my 'go to' solicitor of choice in the future. I was very impressed by Zara and was only sad that I couldn't use her for my purchase as the company were acting for the vendor. Obviously great minds think alike!

    Anon

    As expected - amazing, professional and efficient service by Zara.

    N & A R Green

    We have been delighted with Zara over the sale of my mother's cottage in Seavington. She is always prompt replying to my queries and would have completed weeks ago if it wasn't for the "useless" (to put it mildly) solicitors on the other side. She was very speedy with the sale in August of my partner's house in Bower Hinton, hence my engaging her. Definitely money well spent!

    Anon

    A very professional and friends service. We were kept informed throughout the process which was very reassuring. We will certainly use your services in the future. You managed to maintain communications through a pandemic - very impressive, thank you!

    Anon

    After a very difficult year I received excellent service, phone calls were returned and professional advice given. Very good value for money.

    Att for R M Macer

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