Sarah Cookson is head of the Residential Conveyancing department at Switalskis Solicitors. She is based in Knaresborough but works with clients all over West Yorkshire.
Sarah Cookson has worked in conveyancing since 1999. She is a specialist in residential conveyancing which includes sales, purchases, transfers, remortgages and declaration of trusts. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2004 and obtained a Land Registry Diploma in Land Registration Law and Practice in 2008.
Sarah also specialises in acting on new build purchases dealing with the various equity sharing schemes that are available to assist buyers, and is experienced in acting on repossession purchases. Both these types of purchases require speed and efficiency.
Sarah has been the driving force behind the growth of our conveyancing team in recent years, leading the team to recognition by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – a quality mark that many mortgage lenders now require solicitors to have. She became a Partner of the firm in May 2014.
We asked Sarah:
Q: When did you join the Switalskis team?
A: I joined Switalskis in April 2012, having worked in Residential Conveyancing since 1999. My first job was in a Conveyancing department and I enjoyed it so much that I never looked back!
Q: Tell us about your role at Switalskis…
A: I am a Director of the firm and Head of the Conveyancing Department. I enjoy helping a wide range of clients; obtaining new work; and working with the firm’s dedicated Conveyancing team!
Q: What can clients expect from you?
A: An excellent quality service delivered with a smile. I offer straightforward Conveyancing advice, and I will always return calls/emails.
Q: What did you want to do when you were a child?
A: Believe it or not I wanted to be a solicitor. This is documented in an exercise book from middle school from when I was about 10!
Q: What are your ambitions?
A: I would like to see Switalskis become one of the leading providers of Conveyancing services in Yorkshire, and then England and Wales.