Meet Our Residential Property Team - Walker Foster Solicitors Meet Our Residential Property Team - Walker Foster Solicitors

Meet Our Residential Property Team

Our Residential Property team have vast experience and an excellent local understanding of the property in their specific office locations.

Handling property sales and purchases are a daily occurrence at Walker Foster; our team have seen it all and handled it all.

No matter the property or challenges you face, we are with you every step of the journey.

Meet your local experts:

David Barton – Senior Solicitor, Conveyancing (Skipton)

David has been a long-standing member of our residential conveyancing department, having joined us back in 2007. David is respected in the business community and is well known for dealing with all types of residential property. He also acts for a number of property developers and investors in relation to acquisitions and disposals.

What our clients say about David:

“Keeping in mind that we are in the middle of a pandemic with covid, the offices dealt well with all the extra services that are needed. Mr Barton was very helpful, pleasant and kept us informed through all since August.”

 Rizzwana Bashir – Conveyancing Solicitor (Silsden & Skipton)

Rizzwana has developed strong relationships within the local community and surrounding towns, especially with estate agents, mortgage brokers, and other legal professionals. She understands the need to work together to achieve the best results for her clients.

What our clients say about Rizzwana:

“Rizzwana was perfect, and we felt that she was looking after us and making sure we were not getting stressed. Keep up the excellent work, Rizzwana.”


Fraser Bell – Licensed Conveyancer (Settle)

Fraser is one of the newest members of our team, having joined the Settle office this year. He is very experienced in handling conveyancing transactions, including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, new build property, transfers of equity, shared ownership leases, right to buy, remortgages, unregistered land and land transfers.




Ian Haynes – Director & Head of Residential Property (Ilkley)

Ian is proficient in all types of conveyancing, including even the most complicated transactions relating to leasehold, shared ownership and new build. Many clients come back time and time again due to Ian’s relationships with his clients.

What our clients say about Ian:

“I would not hesitate in recommending Ian. Both Ian and Adele were great. Easy to deal with, accessible, prompt and courteous. It was a frustrating sell at times, but I was always kept informed and knew Ian was doing all he could to push the sale through. I’m actually going to miss my little catch-ups with Ian now we’ve moved.”

Liz Hird – Conveyancing Executive (Ilkley)

Liz has over 17 years of experience working in residential property. Her ultimate aim is to make sure that every client’s house move is as stress-free as possible. Liz prides herself on maintaining close contact with her clients throughout their transactions with her proactive, professional and friendly approach.

What our clients say about Liz:

“Liz was excellent all the way through. Calm and assured, particularly considering the delays and complications of our move. We would definitely consider using her/Walker Foster again.”


Bryony Leech – Conveyancing Executive (Barnoldswick)

Bryony is experienced in all types of residential property work, including repossessions and auctions, leasehold, shared ownership and equity release. She prides herself on going above and beyond for her clients, and her favourite part of the job is helping first-time buyers get the keys to their first home.

What our clients say about Bryony:

“Based on my experience with Walker Foster Solicitors. I would highly recommend their friendly, helpful, professional manner in which they carried out the sale of our mum’s property and would not hesitate to use them again.”


Mariette Marren – Conveyancing Solicitor (Silsden)

Mariette manages a varied caseload of conveyancing transactions, including freehold, leasehold, new builds, transfers of equity and remortgages. She has a good knowledge of the local area, which is beneficial to the speed at which the transaction proceeds and the accuracy of work that is carried out.

What our clients say about Mariette:

“Thank you for all your help in progressing the house sale. It has been dealt with in a really prompt, friendly and straightforward manner, and I would not hesitate to recommend Walker Foster.”


Sue Roberts – Conveyancing Executive (Skipton)

Sue is very knowledgeable with over 30 years of experience. She has developed important and beneficial links with the town’s Estate Agents and IFA’s to expanded her client base and connections to Cross Hills and Skipton. Her attention to detail ensures she always provides a first-class service to her clients.

What our clients say about Sue:

“Sue was a great help and brought to our attention any issues as soon as possible, so we were able to unblock them as quickly as possible. Sue did a great job for us with a difficult client & solicitor!”


Simone Robinson – Conveyancing Solicitor

Simone has over 23 years of conveyancing experience and knowledge of the market in and around Ilkley. She works for both Private Clients, Lenders, Builders, Housing Associations, Investors and Estate Agency Panels. It is Simone’s down to earth approach and commitment to helping her clients ensure the sale or purchase of their property is as seamless as possible, as to why she has long-standing relationships with her clients.

What our clients say about Simone:

“From my instruction, I found Simone to be both personable and knowledgeable. She always demonstrated a high level of professionalism in handling our conveyancing and all aspects of our sale and purchase. I would have no hesitation in recommending her and the team and Walker Faster to friends and family.”

Stuart Rowland – Director (Silsden)

Stuart has been with Walker Foster since 1982. He specialises in residential conveyancing, including property sales, purchases, remortgages and property transfers. Stuart is exceptionally well connected and respected in Silsden and across much of the Aire Valley, with established relationships with many local estate agents, financial advisors and other local businesses.

What our clients say about Stuart:

“Stuart is always very professional and approachable and makes you feel at ease. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stuart. A reliable and trustworthy firm.”

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This article must not be construed as legal advice. All cases are different on their facts and you should consult with us directly on your case.