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Tara Aqeel and Jodie Allan

Two more recruits for Swindon conveyancer

Specialist law firm Hoffman Male has taken on two more staff members for its Swindon headquarters to help deal with a big upturn in business.

Tara Aqeel and Jodie Allan have joined the West Swindon-based firm as trainee conveyancers, working alongside partner Mary Hoffman. They are the second and third recent signings for the growing business, which also specialises in wills and probate.

In February, Rachael James took up a post as trainee conveyancer at Hoffman Male’s Bristol office.

Tara, 26, took a law degree at Birmingham University, followed by her Legal Practice Course at Bristol. Her position at Hoffman Male will enable her to train to become a licensed conveyancer.

“Before I went to university, I helped out in a conveyancing business and really enjoyed it,” said Tara. “What I enjoy about conveyancing is the interaction with clients and the fact that it’s so busy. Hoffman Male is ideal, because we’re a small but specialist team.”

Jodie, 27, joined Hoffman Male following eight years with another Swindon law firm, where she was a legal secretary, and will now train to become a licensed conveyancer.

She said: “I wanted more of a challenge and really enjoyed the conveyancing side of the firm I was with. I was attracted to Hoffman Male because it is a smaller firm and offers clients a really personal, specialist service.”

Jodie lives in West Swindon with her partner and two children. Tara lives in Nythe; she helps out at a youth club and has also volunteered with the Youth Offending Team in Swindon.

Mary said both women were a great asset to Hoffman Male. “Our business is expanding, and we needed to take on two additional trainee conveyancers to assist with the workload.

“I’m thrilled we now have Tara and Jodie, because they are incredibly enthusiastic, hard-working, and are already a hit with our clients.”

For more details about Hoffman Male, contact Mary Hoffman on 01793 538198, her partner Yvette Morcombe on 01454 202134 or visit