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Professional Membership Accreditations

Please find below a summary of the professional membership accreditations held by Zoe Tranter and Tranter Mills Solicitors.

As members of the Law Society Property Section, Tranter Mills Solicitors is able to follow the latest advice and best practice shared amongst this leading community of specialist residential, commercial, and landlord and tenant practitioner members. Knowledge is shared with insight from government and key market influencers, including Land Registry and the Council of Mortgage Lenders which gives members a competitive edge in day-to-day practice. Zoe Tranter is an active member of this Society, participating in networking events, webinars and sharing knowledge as a widely recognised, leading advisor upon high value contracts for property developments.

Zoe Tranter is also proud to be a member of the Law Society Women Lawyers Division whose key aims are to promote inclusion in the legal profession and celebrate the achievements of women solicitors. At all stages of their careers, women solicitors benefit from relevant news, expertise, experience as well as regulatory and management information contributing towards their professional development. The Law Society, in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) has recently launched the Women in Law pledge, committing law firms to targets around gender equality and diversity, which Tranter Mills Solicitors actively supports.

Zoe Tranter is proud to be Chair of the Birmingham Law Society Board of Directors, representing a long-standing commitment to Birmingham and the Midlands region.

Birmingham Law Society, founded in 1818, is the largest regional society of its kind, representing more than 5000 legal professionals across the city. They are dedicated to connecting, championing and supporting all members, including Tranter Mills Solicitors, through their core values of community, advocacy and excellence. As a firm, Tranter Mills Solicitors shares these values and demonstrates them each day in practice. For instance, Tranter Mills Solicitors support the Guide Dogs charity which provides extraordinary support to the blind and partially sighted community. Additionally, Zoe Tranter is an advocate for Birmingham, promoting the city as a central hub for commerce. Excellence is a value that Tranter Mills Solicitors has developed a reputation for, with Zoe Tranter being known for possessing a high level of technical expertise. Zoe has been a member of the society since 2021 and became Chair of the Birmingham Law Society Board of Directors in 2023.

For over 100 years, the mission of the Birmingham Civic Society has been to work together and make Birmingham a better place for everyone. Tranter Mills Solicitors stands by this mission and strongly supports this by being a long-standing Corporate member of the Society.

Originally founded in 1918, Birmingham Civic Society is a charitable, member-led organisation that has been centrally involved in many regeneration projects and developments across the city, often consulted on plans for new schemes. Today, their work spans five key themes of Citizenship, Heritage, Planning, Trees and Public Art. All of which are encouraged as key aspects of the future city plans by Tranter Mills Solicitors, who are proud to be Corporate members of the Society.

A vibrant, welcoming and inclusive community for aspirational women lawyers promoting a community of solicitors who are there to support each other in their careers.

The London based organisation is well-recognised by all the major government and regulatory bodies including the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, the Judicial Appointments’ Commission and The Law Society. Zoe Tranter is proud to be a member of the group, promoting and supporting women’s interests in the legal profession as well as providing a platform for members to share achievements, experiences and insights. Professional development is delivered through educational events, networking, social and mentoring opportunities which both Tranter Mills Solicitors and the association itself, both actively endorse. 

The Sole Practitioners Group is a leading stakeholder group representing sole practitioners in the UK, who make up one-third of all solicitor firms in the UK. Zoe Tranter holds an Executive Committee Member position with the group.

The mission of the group is to inspire, promote and lead in all aspects of sole practitioner life, providing professional and pastoral support, training and regulatory representation on behalf of all sole practitioner solicitors in England and Wales. Zoe Tranter established Tranter Mills 13 years ago as a ’boutique’ practice that focuses on exemplary client care and attention to detail and being part of a network of sole practitioners is so important to the development of the firm.

Zoe Tranter has recently been appointed as Chair to the Birmingham and West Midlands Sole Practitioner Group

What do my clients say?

“All of my instructions are derived from “word of mouth” referrals. I spend nothing on advertising. For example, a new job came in very recently, which came from a new client who was referred by an existing client. This really is the ultimate compliment as to my expertise” Zoe Tranter

Give something back – pro bono

“Where I can I try and take at least one matter on a pro bono or low fee basis for somebody who genuinely needs help where they could not ordinarily afford good legal advice. It is not financial gain that is a driving force, but more, a matter of some situations offending my sense of fair play, for which I feel compelled to step in and provide help to such individuals” Zoe Tranter

Values & Ethos
"I love what I do. I think that this is an essential ingredient in running a business. You work hard, it cannot be about financial gain alone. There has to be something more. I have a job that means I am mistress of my own destiny, that other people are reliant upon me, that challenges me but also invigorates me. The hours can be long, but it does not feel like that. I could do what I do all day, without noticing the time" Zoe Tranter
Values & Ethos
Ambition and a willingness to learn
"You must set goals and you must always have a contingency plan and conceive of every eventuality that you possibly can. You need to have a vision for your business. I had a strong vision for my company, with a strong message and now have a fantastic, ever growing client base that have wholeheartedly bought into that message over the last eleven years of trading. I am always looking to broaden my experience and I am not afraid of a challenge – it is how I have grown both personally and professionally. I have done this by securing larger clients and contracts and also by training more junior members of the team, thus strengthening my team building and management skills" Zoe Tranter
Values & Ethos
You must be disciplined and keep your vision and your goals in mind at all times. Set task lists, follow up on those telephone calls, do not leave your desk until the client has their contract. Work harder than your competitors, cultivate your contacts to their upmost in order to ensure that you are one step ahead.
Values & Ethos
"I am a very positive person, even through the darkest times in my life, I have always seen a purpose or a lesson in what I have been through. Life really is what you make it" Zoe Tranter
Values & Ethos
"My company uses state of the art IT and communication and document production systems, which means that my clients have a 24 hour service, only ever really provided by the larger, city centre based firms. This was the case from the beginning, and we are always looking for that next unique selling point" Zoe Tranter
Values & Ethos
"I am from a “non traditional” legal background and I am therefore passionate about giving others of a similar background, who may not have even considered a career in law, a chance" Zoe Tranter

A commitment to Birmingham and the Midlands

“I have spent most of my career in Birmingham and the Midlands over the last twenty years, and I have a special bond with the city and surrounding areas. For example, when at Bevan Ashford (now Bevan Brittan), I was part of the team that helped promote the firm in the city and raise their profile in the local business community. I have also worked with Hammonds (then Edge Ellison) one of the stalwart Birmingham firms of which Lord Digby Jones also hails. I am very passionate about promoting the city, one such example being making representations on social media as to the need to host more high profile commercial property / real estate sector events such as MIPIM, for example, in Birmingham”
Zoe Tranter