Tanya is an experienced property Solicitor, based at our Penrith office. Her legal career began at a well-regarded Thames Valley firm, where she qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. She later became a Partner at the same firm, with responsibilities including management of a busy residential property Department. In 2004, motivated by a desire to spend more time enjoying an outdoor lifestyle, she moved to Cumbria, where she has occupied senior roles in firms both in the North and South of the County. Tanya joined GKM Solicitors in 2019 and is now a Director. She is responsible for our Property Law team.
Tanya is experienced in a wide range of property matters, including high value and more complex transactions, and those involving unregistered land or agriculteral elements. She acts in connection with the sale and purchase of building plots and larger development sites, and has also acted for large developers in the setting up and sale of estate plots, including leasehold developments.
In 2008, Tanya gained the Land Registry's Diploma in Legal Practice, one of only a small number of Solicitors in the Country to do so.
Outside of the office, Tanya is married with children and likes to be active in the outdoors, both home and abroad. For a number of years, she was a member of the Kirkby Stephen Mountain Rescue Team, including as a Committee member, and she still maintains links with the team. She has creative interests, enjoying sewing both clothing and soft furnishings.