Leading Portsmouth legal firm, Verisona Law, has strengthened its Commercial Property & Development Team with the appointment of solicitor, Amy Stamp.
Growing up in the village of Clanfield, Amy Stamp first studied law for A-level at South Downs College where she achieved top grades for her introduction into criminal and contract law.
‘My father works in the police, so maybe that had an influence on my choice, but I soon found it fascinating and knew this was a subject I wanted to pursue,’ she recalls.
Amy went on to study a degree in Law & Business at the University of Portsmouth Business School, becoming an active member of its Law Society, and proceeded to achieve distinction for an advanced property elective she took during her LPC course at Guildford College of Law.
‘It was at this point that I knew property law was for me,’ she says. ‘I preferred process-driven transactions, enjoyed getting stuck into long legal documents to figure out their implications, and found I was easily picking up the technical aspects and language of the property industry.’
After she completed her academic education in 2012, Amy won a training contract at Southampton law firm, Lamport Bassitt. She gained her first experience of working in commercial and residential property and was offered a job as soon as she became a qualified solicitor in July 2015, but after a year she started to miss home.
‘All my friends and family were in Portsmouth, and, having lived there during university, I really wanted to move back to Southsea,’ Amy explains. ‘I braved the commute for a few months, but then contacted a recruitment consultant who immediately put me forward for Verisona Law.’
‘Of course I knew Verisona Law, and my family had used the firm, but when I heard they were looking to expand their Commercial Property & Property Development department, it felt like everything fell into place. I could not have wished for a better opportunity, so I was delighted when I got the job.’
Now Amy works with eight other members of the rapidly expanding team from the firm’s Waterlooville offices. ‘The work is really interesting, the clients are great to work with and Portsmouth and its surrounds thrive on property development, there is ever increasing opportunity as our reputation grows. I feel very fortunate to be part of it.’