Top 100 firms reveals plans to double in size

The newly appointed Managing Partner of Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway has boldly announced plans for the firm to double in size over the next ten years. The Newcastle headquartered firm recently announced Steven Petrie as its new Managing Partner following in the footsteps of Martin Hulls who had led the firm for six […]

Osprey Approach invests in team and training services to elevate customer experience -and make running a law firm easier

Osprey Approach, which provides an all-in-one legal accounting, practice, and case management software solution to high-street and multi-branch law firms, is underlining its commitment to the delivery of excellent customer service through investment in its client success team, as well as through the development of the customer experience for its law firm clients.   With […]

NAVRO Compliance Selected for Geovation Accelerator Programme, Pioneering Proptech Innovation

NAVRO Compliance is thrilled to announce it’s coveted spot in the highly anticipated Accelerator Programme at Geovation, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey. Geovation’s prestigious platform promises to propel NAVRO’s innovative Proptech solutions to new heights, showcasing the company’s commitment to driving forward-thinking solutions in the property technology sector. Geovation, renowned for its […]

On the move – latest hires

South-west firm Watkins Solicitors has appointed Sophia Ramzan as Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing. Ramzan has previously held roles as Conveyancing Training Director and Senior Property Lawyer at a large firm in Newport and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FCILEx) and a Licensed Conveyancer. On Ramzan’s appointment Beverley Watkins, […]

New Group Sales Director for Convey Law

Newport-based conveyancing practice Convey Law have announced the appointment of Richard Pickles as its new Group Sales Director. The appointment follows the company’s success at last week’s British Conveyancing Awards, at which Convey Law were recognised as Highly Commended in the “Conveyancing Firm of the Year- National” category. Pickles joins having been National Sales Director at […]

Pre-contract enquiry management tool launched

A pre-contract enquiry management tool, designed to “reduce the amount of time spent on administration by identifying and extracting enquiries and structuring responses at the press of a button” has been formally launched.  Enquiry Manager is a standalone enquiry management system which uses technology to identify enquiries in unstructured text, such as email, and formalise […]

New service aims to stop payment fraud

A new service will aim to stop payment fraud by verifying the name of a bank account owner with the name of the intended payee. While confirmation of payee is largely default for consumer banking, Cashroom, who have implemented the service within their client portal, say it is a first in legal services.  Confirmation of […]

OnTheMarket sale “a pledge to do something truly transformational in the sector”

A challenger property portal to Rightmove and Zoopla has been sold to American data and tech firm CoStar. OnTheMarket was launched in 2013 and from the outset it was owned and funded as a mutual with the ambition to challenge Rightmove and Zoopla and become nationally recognised online property portal for consumers. Talks had been […]

£1m investment in new office for Northern firm

A fast-growing Northern full service law firm is to invest £1m in relocating to new offices as it plans to create a “state-of-the-art environment” for its lawyers.  Burnetts Solicitors LLP, which has offices in Newcastle, Carlisle and Cockermouth, is relocating the Newcastle office from its current location on Dean Street to 1 Citygate. The move […]

Armalytix Legal Year in Review 2023

Against a tide of regulation, Conveyancing remains very much the highest risk area and this was evidenced by the fact that a failure to carry out Source of Funds checks continued to remain the second most common reason for an AML report to be received by the SRA. According to the regulator in their most recent report, understanding the source […]

Senior hires at Steele Raymond

The appointment of a trio of senior hires has been hailed as a “milestone” for regional law firm Steele Raymond. The appointments of Tim Higham and Jane Lynch in their residential property and private client teams respectively has been complemented by Rachel Hadfield as Marketing Manager.     Tim Higham joins the partnership from Trethowans and […]

Windsor-based firm expands with acquisition

Windsor-based Charles Coleman has acquired acquires local firm Seakens Solicitors and expanded it’s operations into Virginia Water. The combined business will operate under the Charles Coleman LLP Solicitors name with the Virginia Water office being re-branded.  Commenting on the acquisition, Charles Coleman LLP Solicitor’s Managing Partner Nathan Kapoor, said “The development of our Windsor and […]

Muve Conveyancers double lead volume with Compare My Move

Offering upgrades to ‘Fast’ conveyancing services and a 24/7 online portal, Muve is paving the way for home buyers and sellers. Building a relationship with Compare My Move’s Partner Support Team and utilising our conversion tools has allowed Muve Conveyancers to double their conveyancing lead volume in 2023. When asked why Compare My Move stood […]

Cyber incident affects c.80 conveyancing firms

A cyber incident, which was first reported on Wednesday 22nd November, has brought many conveyancing firms, and transactions, to a standstill. Legal sector specialist infrastructure service provider CTS confirmed last week it had been the victim of a “cyber incident” and was working to restore systems “as soon as possible.“ Despite initial reports suggesting up […]

1/2 day law firm leadership symposium

Two legal sector experts are coming together to challenge law firm leaders and partners to answer the “fundamental question” of “What is leadership in a law firm and what role should Partners play in it?” “Partner, Leader?” is a half day symposium hosted by Simon McCrum and Simon Tupman with the aim of coaching law […]

Simplifying the complex world of drainage and water searches

DWSN is developing a series of technical insight videos to support conveyancing professionals and their clients in understanding the complex content of the CON29DW Residential and CON29DW Commercial. The CON29DW products are an essential part of the conveyancing process and provide key information regarding water and sewerage services or assets for prospective property owners, protecting […]