Driffield woman Gemma Foster has joined the town’s office of Williamsons Solicitors following an upturn in the region’s property market.
Ms Foster, who originates from the town, will advise on residential conveyancing and commercial property matters, including acquisitions and leases.
She has been employed with Williamsons for six years in Hull, initially as a trainee and then as a solicitor. She says she is already impressed with how business in Driffield is progressing.
“Being back home in Driffield is great. I already know many of my clients directly or know them through their children, relatives and friends,” said Ms Foster who works alongside Anthony Atkin, head of property.
“It also helps to know the area when buying and selling property and we can cover Driffield, the surrounding villages and out to Beverley and Bridlington.
“It’s been very busy in the office since I joined as the property market has picked up, especially since Easter.”
Ms Foster commenced her training contract with Williamsons in 2008, initially working in the family department, before moving to the firm’s commercial property department.
Bill Waddington, a director at Williamsons Solicitors, said: “Gemma has been a great asset to our Hull office but she is ideally suited to working in the property department in Driffield.
“She knows the town and its people well and she joins the office at a time when there is a marked growth in both the resdential and commercial property markets.
“I think Gemma’s progress demonstrates that Williamsons’ policy of training and retaining talent brings very good results. She has become highly skilled and is also very well qualified.”
Ms Foster graduated with a law degree from Lancaster University in 2005 followed by a Legal Practice Certificate from the College of Law, York, in 2006.