Here at WBW we value every one of our team members. Each member of staff has their own stories, motivations and reasons why they enjoy working for WBW.

So we’ve decided to post a series of questions and answers with a staff member from one of our 6 offices.

Today we talk to Suzy Seaby, Conveyancer, in our Exeter Office.

What made you decide to go into law?
It was really quite by a happy accident.  I starting temping as a receptionist at a solicitors firm many years ago.  They then offered me a permanent position.  I found the work really interesting and worked my way up through the roles to my current position.

What’s special about the way WBW works?
WBW are completely client focused with a down to earth approach.   They completely understand a clients’ needs and will work with their clients to make certain that their objectives are met.

Why do you enjoy your particular field?
Each day is completely different and working in property no two transactions are ever the same.  I could be dealing with a Listed Building one day or a new build property the next.

What have been the most interesting developments in your industry during 2016/17?
The introduction of the government’s Help to Buy Scheme which includes Shared Ownership, Help to Buy and also the Help to Buy ISA which enables people to save towards their deposit. These schemes are a great way of helping first time buyers to get on the first rung of the property ladder.

What’s the biggest misconception people have about your profession?
The length of time that a sale and purchase can take. In some cases it is possible to turn around a transaction really quickly especially if there is no chain and there are cash buyers but generally most transactions can take between 6 to 12 weeks.

Surprise us…
Prior to temping at a solicitors I used to be a Traffic Warden with the Thames Valley Police.

Thanks Suzy, we couldn’t resist sharing a picture of your days as a Traffic Warden, what an interesting discovery!

Suzy is pictured in the middle