Simply Conveyancing and Orbital Witness join forces, announcing AI partnership

Simply Conveyancing has  announced a partnership Orbital Witness.

The collaboration will see Orbital Residential – a product created by Orbital Witness which it says is designed to streamline the leasehold reporting process using AI technology – adopted across Simply’s teams of property lawyers and title checkers. The partnership will in turn support Simply’s lawyers in their effort to provide “a best in class home buying experience to thousands of their customers up and down the country” say the firm.

The announcement follows a successful proof of concept phase during which title checkers at the conveyancing giant trialled Orbital Residential to assess the usability, speed and accuracy of the property specific technology. During the trial period, Simply experienced a material reduction in average time spent per title check, which allowed the conveyancing firm to free up substantial capacity for title checking and improve the quality assurance of title checking and reporting.

Benefits of Orbital Residential for conveyancing firms include more effective early identification (and therefore handling) of complex cases, improved decision-making and greater opportunity for standardised reporting. Ranked by the Land Registry as amongst the top 1% of conveyancing companies by
volume, the AI collaboration will enable Simply to unlock significant efficiencies across their residential conveyancing process. Chief Operating Officer of Simply Conveyancing, Sue Bence said:

“At Simply, we are committed to harnessing the transformative potential that artificial intelligence can bring to our business: our adoption of Orbital Witness is validation of that commitment. I am delighted that Simply is now the largest domestic conveyancing firm in the UK using this technology.

Feedback from our team during the trial has been outstanding: the ‘second pair of eyes’ Orbital Residential will provide supports our drive to ensure the highest levels of
service quality across all areas of our business and the significant time savings have been enthusiastically received by our colleagues.

We are hugely excited by the results we have seen so far. Not just meeting but exceeding customer expectations is key to our mission at Simply of delivering exceptional conveyancing services. Our partnership with Orbital Witness promises game-changing improvements for us in the upcoming years, which will in turn support and further fuel our ambitious growth plans.”

Co-founder and CSO of Orbital Witness, Edmond Boulle said:

“We’re proud to support Simply Conveyancing to deliver a best in class customer experience for thousands of homebuyers across the UK, with the aid of cutting-edge AI technology. With a market leader such as Simply coming on board, we are excited to see a change in the way artificial intelligence is adopted by conveyancing-at-scale firms, and look forward to supporting others looking to take advantage of this technology for their clients and lawyers alike.”

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