Blacks scoop major prize at Yorkshire Legal Awards

Leeds-based Blacks Solicitors, comprised of broker-focused conveyancer Blacks Connect and the recently launched Blacks Affinity conveyancing quotation system, have claimed a major prize at the Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Blacks beat off stiff competition to pick up the ‘Residential Property Award’ with David Gilman, Partner in charge of Blacks Connect, collecting the prize at the recent ceremony held at the New Dock Hall in Leeds.

Blacks were singled out for its commitment to residential conveyancing, the processes it uses and the quality of its service. In particular the success of the Blacks Connect proposition was highlighted which was developed exclusively for use by brokers.

Blacks have furthered this commitment to the broker conveyancing market recently with the launch of its new proposition, Blacks Affinity. Blacks Affinity is a conveyancing quotation system which is instantly available to users of the IRESS Trigold Prospector mortgage sourcing system, and allows the adviser to secure a referral fee for their work.

David Gilman, partner in charge of Blacks Connect, said: "It’s obviously very pleasing to be recognised for the quality of your proposition and the service you provide, especially when it’s in your own backyard. To pick up the ‘Residential Property Award’ is testament to the hard work of everyone at Blacks — were it not for their dedication and commitment we would certainly not be in the position we are today.

"Blacks’ conveyancing operation continues to go from strength to strength, particularly our broker-focused business. This is why we continue to look at ways to help brokers offer conveyancing advice, whilst making it as simple and easy to deliver as possible. It is this reasoning that brought about the recent launch of Blacks Affinity into IRESS Trigold Prospector – it requires no further keying in of information by users in order to secure a quote, which can be secured with a click of a button.

"We will continue to develop our offering to brokers and seek to support their businesses over the months and years ahead, and we certainly aim to be in the Awards’ frame again at the same time next year."

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