Meet Minal

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Today I went for coffee with Minal Shah of Spearing Waite who I found to be outgoing and very personable. Having had no real direct contact with a solicitor before working in the property industry, I had imagined that they were all old, grey and very boring!

I am happy to report that my presumptions were wrong. Solicitors are real people, just like you and me. Both myself and Minal are 20 somethings working in a very mature industry, both ambitious and driven women and are both highly committed to doing the job right. August 1st 2017 will be three years to the day that Minal qualified; she openly states that she loves her job and revels in a challenge. She and her fiancé are currently preparing for their wedding next year and will then be on the lookout (with a little help from me, hopefully!) for their first home.

I wanted to get to know a little more about Minal and the company she is a part of, so decided to interview her for our blog.

What is your Job Title? Residential Property Solicitor

What does that mean? To undertake all aspects of residential property legal matters including: acting on freehold, leaseholds, new build purchases, sales, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, transfers of part, matrimonial transfers, probate sales/transfersand undertakings, help to buy  and ISA matters. This also includes matters of shared ownership, right to buy acquisitions and acting on stair- casing purchases.

Does Spearing Waite have an ethos? Professional, Personable & Passionate 

What would you say is the best part of your job? Reporting to clients and feeling the satisfaction of my clients upon completion.

Describe yourself in three words; Bubbly, trustworthy and Helpful.

We are currently holding a #houseyourself competition on social media. If you were a property what would your property description be?

A charming countryside cottage surrounded by stunning roses, peonies and lavender overlooking acres of land.

What is your favourite ice cream flavour? Stracciatella also Known as chocolate chip (but tastes much better)

You are on our First Moves departments panel of solicitors, If you were not in the industry what would you want to know being a first time buyer before buying?

  • If the property has had any works carried out with/without planning/building regulation consents (to avoid any delays)
  • Details of the restrictive covenants affecting the use of the property (for example not being able to extend/alter the property). 
  • Time scales in which the purchase can exchange and complete
  • If the property is a leasehold flat, I would want to know the service charge, ground rent and any restrictions/covenants imposed in the lease? (for example not being able to let the property)

And finally, give us a list of your recommended favourite places in Leicestershire?


Walks : Bradgate Park

Nightlife : 45 West

Pizza : San Carlos

Coffee : The Cake Club

Dessert : Gelato Village


Having already worked alongside Minal on a few conveyancing matters and now met her in the flesh and seen just how committed she is, I am very excited to grow our working relationship.


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