Janet Milton

Managing Partner

Janet Milton

Managing Partner, Head of Commercial Property

t: 01823 288121

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Janet’s successful career encompasses a vast range of experience and expertise and it is one marked by innovation. She has seen the UK property market wax and wane and boom once more and she helped shape some of these events.

Head girl at Colne Valley High School and a keen hockey player, she began her legal career in local government. She acquired robust forensic and advocacy skills when representing her local authority in child care proceedings and in prosecutions under the Sunday Trading Act 1994.

After qualifying she became the in-house solicitor, for Vallens, a major regional electric goods retailer. She was then moved to the Bradford & Bingley Building Society as senior solicitor.

Later, she was appointed director of legal services for a US based financial services provider, The Mortgage Corporation. Her wide ranging commercial law practice included adapting TMC’s innovative centralised lending service for the highly regulated UK market.

Janet was head-hunted again by another American owned new entrant-disrupter to the UK financial services industry, to head the UK legal team at Stuart Title Insurance.

In 1998 Janet moved into private practice, incepting Solicitors Title, a niche commercial law firm based in Exeter, where she is the managing partner. In 2019 Solicitors Title took over the well respected county town law firm Broomhead & Saul, to offers its commercial clients a wide range of first rate private client services.

  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Title rectification
  • Property portfolios for pension schemes

Commercial property

  • Managing the property investment portfolio for the Bradford & Bingley Building Society.
  • Managing the relocation of Bradford & Bingley’s head office.

Intellectual property

  • Successfully defending an intellectual property law challenge to a trade mark devised by Vallens for a new range of branded electrical goods.
  • Successfully defending the Bradford & Bingley’s iconic bowler hat logo from infringement.

Financial Services & Consumer Protection

  • She was responsible for the regulatory compliance and validity of portfolios of innovative low start/low cost loans financed through The Mortgage Corporation in tranches of £100m each.
  • Developing title insurance for the residential property market.
  • Adapting for the UK market a cost effective alternative to traditional title research, backed by a new insurance product. This became the cornerstone of Stuart Title insurance’s UK market. I conferred a commercial advantage in a highly competitive price sensitive lending market.

Commercial litigation

  • Successfully pursuing a multi million pound raft of litigation, founded in negligence and fraud, against numerous law firms and surveyors who had been involved in the systematic undervaluation of assets.