With 20 years’ legal experience, 16 of which have been dealing with people purchasing property and moving home, Tracey Longdon is making a welcome return to Verisona Law to take the helm of the firm’s Residential Property department.
It was in 2003 when Tracey started work as a conveyancer for legal firm ‘Gray Purdue’ in Waterlooville, managing a varied caseload with matters which ranged from freeholds and leaseholds, to new build properties, shared ownership and re-mortgaging.
Five years later, after the firm merged with Havant firm ‘Dyer Burdett’ to create Verisona Law, Tracey continued to grow an enviable client base and build strong relationships with property agents as part of the newly combined Residential Property team.
‘When I first started out in the law, I had the perception that conveyancing was all about buildings, but you meet so many different people involved in all kinds of property purchase, that it is actually one of the most people-orientated areas of the legal profession,’ Tracey explains.
In 2013, Tracey made the move to gain experience in another firm, but is now reuniting with former colleagues at Verisona Law as Head of Residential Property and managing a team that handles property transactions across Portsmouth and its surrounds.
‘It feels great to be back and work with familiar faces,’ she says. ‘Part of me feels like I have never been away.’
‘My role is to ensure that Verisona Law maintains its productivity and standards of client service, while always looking for opportunities for efficiency and growth. I now feel I have the knowledge and experience to move the team forward and am already enjoying the challenge.’
A keen runner, skier and fitness enthusiast, Tracey can often be found horse riding, helping her daughter who is a Head Groom at a professional polo stables and also with her son Daniel who plays polo for the Surtees Royal Artillery Team.