CEO / Registered Conveyancer
Josie is a Registered Conveyancer and the owner and director of Metro Conveyancing. Josie opened the doors of Metro Conveyancing in July 2010, the culmination of over 20 years’ experience working in the conveyancing industry. Prior to the opening of Metro Conveyancing, Josie started and managed the Conveyancing Department at Mellor Olsson Lawyers, building the department from scratch and developing Mellor Olsson’s standing in the property law sector. She joined Mellor Olsson from Lempriere Abbott McLeod, where she worked from 1997 to 2015. It was there that she developed her knowledge and experience in mortgage work, taking on more responsibility to lead a team of up to 10 staff, growing the department and maintaining a strong base of referrers.
At 22, Josie became one of the youngest conveyancers to graduate from TAFE when she completed her Certificate IV in Landbroking. She continues to further her professional development through ongoing training with the Australian Institute of Conveyancers. Josie is committed to providing her clients with the best service possible. Utilising her outstanding communication skills, she listens to clients’ needs and wishes while working closely with all stakeholders in a transaction to get the best outcome for her clients. Josie works hard to ensure Metro Conveyancing is an industry leader, able to quickly adapt to technological changes and developments in the industry. She is proud of Metro Conveyancing’s reputation as a successful modern business that promotes a flexible, supportive environment and mentoring and education opportunities for its team members.
Senior Registered Conveyancer - CPC
Vicki has developed a broad range of skills and expertise over 25 years in the property industry. Vicki prides herself on her ability to provide a dedicated quality service which ensures excellent outcomes for her clients, most of whom have become her repeat clients over the years. Vicki has previously worked in a boutique conveyancing firm and owned her own business for 10 years. Prior to this, she worked in commercial law firms including Cowell Clarke and Phillips Fox. Her career highlights have been many including completing large broad acre subdivisions, working on numerous commercial projects including sale and purchase of CBD buildings, hotels and numerous shopping centres. Vicki likes working at Metro Conveyancing as she enjoys working in a team environment which provides her with great support from the other staff members.
Mara has worked with Metro Conveyancing’s CEO Josie Lazarro for over 15 years, having previously worked together at law firms Lempriere Abbott McLeod and Mellor Olsson Lawyers. Over time, her work has evolved from basic administration and ordering searches to managing files and preparing Form 1s. She is currently undertaking an Advanced Diploma of Conveyancing. For Mara, being a part of the development of Metro Conveyancing from the beginning has been a career highlight. She enjoys Metro Conveyancing’s supportive and flexible team environment, and the fun she gets to have at work.
Susie joined the Metro Conveyancing team as a Conveyancer’s Assistant in November 2013. She comes to conveyancing from a long career in Government, working for some time in the Crown Solicitor’s Office. Susie earned an AICSA Certificate in Practical Skills in 2014. In her work as a Conveyancer’s Assistant, Susie demonstrates attention to detail, strong customer service and excellent administration and clerical skills.
Susie loves being part of the amazing team at Metro Conveyancing, enjoying the varied work and the busy aspects of the industry, and achieving Metro’s our ultimate goal: settlement for our clients.
Accounts Manager / Office Administrator
Emilia joined the Metro Conveyancing family in 2009, coming from a background in banking and IT, previously working in banking at Westpac and serving as a Business Analyst for EDS, Hewlett Packard. Emilia carries a Bachelor of Business (Economics/IT) from the University of South Australia in addition to a Diploma in Mortgage Lending. Emilia has excellent communication skills and experience in dealing with a range of different people (clients, suppliers, co-workers). Emilia enjoys her role in providing support services to the Metro team in organizing and maintaining office operations and procedures, human resources and management of accounts which leads to process efficiencies and team productivity.
Emilia finds Metro Conveyancing to be a dynamic and flexible environment that allows opportunities for growth personally and professionally. For Emilia, it’s a pleasure coming to work.
Administration / Conveyancing Assistant
Alanna serves as Metro Conveyancing’s Administration and Conveyancing Assistant. Alanna joined the team after five years in fashion and beauty retail, working in roles with a strong customer services focus. Alanna is excited to have been given the opportunity to try a new role in a new industry working with Metro Conveyancing. She is enjoying working in a small, female-led team. ;
A happy, organised and efficient person, Alanna is looking forward to greeting you when you next visit the Metro Conveyancing office.