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Nick Davenport


Nick qualified as a solicitor after a period in law enforcement in one of the rougher areas of South London. During his training, he was delighted to be awarded two “best in the country” prizes in his law examinations.

After working initially for a busy South London firm, he moved to the Lakes with his teacher wife and three young children. Nick has worked in Ambleside for more than 33 years, firstly being employed by another local firm and then subsequently setting up his own firm and then taking over the long-established Ambleside firm of Pattinson & Scott shortly afterwards.

He specialises in both residential and commercial property conveyancing and is especially experienced in the unusual titles prevalent in the Lake District. He also deals with the preparation of Wills for clients.

Outside of work and family, his passions include enjoying the fells, cookery, jazz, and tinkering with his ancient Citroens. He regards Ambleside and its surrounding areas as the finest place to live in the country and has never regretted settling here.


Jo Crowdy


Jo originally worked in a privatised energy company after leaving college with a National Diploma in Business Studies and then went on to study to become a Legal Executive. She was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2016.

She has worked in several legal firms locally and has been with Davenport & Scott since 2004. The majority of her work is focused on Probate, Wills, LPA, and Conveyancing.

She is married with two daughters and two dogs. Her other interests outside of work include attending fitness classes, crafting, reading, and listening to music.


Natalie Prickett

Local to Ambleside, Natalie joined the team in 2021 and is currently working towards becoming a qualified CLC Licenced Conveyancer. Prior to joining Davenport & Scott, Natalie worked as a Sales and Lettings Negotiator for Hackney and Leigh Estate Agents for 8 years. During this time, she gained considerable knowledge of Lake District property and the conveyancing process.

Away from the office, Natalie is a keen paddleboarder and wild swimmer and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also a Director and Secretary of the Ambleside Christmas Lights Committee.


Tom Davenport

Tom has been with the firm since 2011 and has a Politics Degree from Liverpool and a History Degree from Lancaster. Having passed his CLC Licenced Conveyancer examinations, Tom is now now finalising the CLC requirements to gain his first Certificate.

Tom enjoys movies and gaming, and has a mild live music addiction. He is also a Director and Chairman of the Ambleside Christmas Lights committee and volunteers for ‘Attitude is Everything’, a disability-led charity helping music and event venues to improve their facilities for deaf and disabled people.


Ethna Davenport

Practice Manager

Ethna has held various positions in the teaching profession including Head Teacher before coming to work for the firm as a Practice Manager some years ago.

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