Comings & Goings

Joana Smith joins Harding Green

Joana Smith

Joana Smith has joined Harding Green, and will head up her business, serving Henley on Thames and surrounding villages.

With 12 years of experience in estate agency in the local area, Smith has developed a a  umber of contacts locally, which she hopes will prove an invaluable asset to her business.

Harding Green will provide Smith with back office, IT, marketing, compliance support to help the sales and letting business function correctly.


LSL appoints Paul Hardy to head up estate agency team

Paul Hardy has been appointed to head up the estate agency team at LSL Property Services following the retirement of executive director Helen Buck.

Paul Hardy

Hardy’s new role at the company will see him operate as managing director, with the appointment described as a “well deserved promotion” by Simon Embley, former LSL Chief Executive and Chairman and current Chief Executive of mortgage broker consolidator Pivotal Growth.

Hardy started at LSL with Your Move Estate Agents back in February 2008 where he was finance director. He later moved on to commercial director.


Conveyancing Foundation welcomes Rob and Lynne Hailstone as new ambassadors

The Conveyancing Foundation has announced the appointment of Rob Hailstone and Lynne Hailstone as its new charity ambassadors.

The role of an ambassador is to inspire, educate and promote the work of the Conveyancing Foundation within the wider property industry. The Hailstones will play a crucial role in increasing the reach of the Foundation and encouraging businesses to support their charity and wellbeing initiatives.

Rob Hailstone, a former residential conveyancing solicitor and the founder of The Bold Legal Group, said: “It is truly an honour to be part of a community that is dedicated to making a positive impact on people’s lives. With the fundraising total set to exceed £1m this year, I am eager to inspire more conveyancing firms and conveyancers to get involved and support this important cause.

“The Foundation’s fundraising concept is brilliant in its simplicity, and I am confident that, together, we can reach even greater heights. My goal is to help the Foundation surpass the £10m mark by the end of the decade, and I look forward to working with my fellow Ambassadors to achieve this ambitious target.”

Lynne Hailstone, director of The Bold Legal Group, commented: “I feel immensely proud and honoured to become a Foundation Ambassador for the Conveyancing Foundation, an organisation that is dedicated to the betterment of the conveyancing profession and the wider property industry. As someone who values mental health and wellbeing, I believe it is crucial that we prioritise these aspects in our profession.

“The Charity Lotto and Be Kind We Care initiatives are a fantastic way to raise funds for multiple charities while also promoting kindness and positivity. I am amazed by what the Foundation has achieved so far with their fundraising efforts, and I am excited to support and contribute to their continued efforts to make a difference in people’s lives.

“I look forward to working alongside the Conveyancing Foundation and fellow Ambassadors to help spread awareness, inspire others, and create positive change in the property industry.”

The Conveyancing Foundation is a registered charity established by Conveyancers to help Conveyancers, and others in the property industry, raise awareness and vital funds for their partner charities through the Charity Lotto, and promote kindness and good wellbeing through their Be Kind We Care initiative. The Conveyancing Foundation has helped raise almost £1,000,000 for local and national charities since 2010.

The role of an ambassador is voluntary, and it involves inspiring, educating and promoting the work of The Foundation within the wider property industry.


Rightmove announces directorate change

Rightmove has announced that independent non-executive director Amit Tiwari will be appointed to its Remuneration Committee with effect from 5 May 2023.



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