Judge Spotlight: Rob Hailstone
Judging awards ceremonies can often be a thankless task. But without the support of the people who spend hours toiling away reviewing the submissions, the awards simply would not happen.
On behalf of Today’s Conveyancer and Headline Sponsor Dye & Durham, we are incredibly grateful to all our judging panel who we are showcasing through this short series of articles in the run up to The British Conveyancing Awards 2022
If the 2021 ceremony was about recognising all those in the industry who have helped people move home during the most challenging year the conveyancing industry has perhaps ever seen, the focus for the 2022 ceremony is on where the industry is going.
Against a backdrop of a flatter market, increasing on and offline fraud risks, PII, the balance of flexible working and continued digitisation practitioners face new and evolving challenges.
So how do we set about judging an industry which is now looking ahead to what 2022 and beyond brings. It was a question we put to Rob Hailstone as they prepare to assess the submissions.
First of all, tell us who you are and what you do.
Rob Hailstone Founder and CEO of the Bold Legal Group.
Why did you choose to support The British Conveyancing Awards (again) in 2022?
After the last two tears, conveyancers need awarding like never before.
What do you think the biggest challenges and opportunities are for conveyancers in 2022 and beyond?
The slowing of the property market might be one of the biggest challenges. Opportunities will be to keep their fees up and demonstrate to their clients and work introducers how efficient and professional they are.
In your day to day role, what have you seen from law firms that has stood out for you in terms of innovation or adaptation in the “new normal?”
Efficiently working from home and coping well with high work volumes and working many many hours each week.
Why do you think firms should enter the British Conveyancing Awards?
Awards are a sign of excellence not only to clients and work suppliers but also to competitors.
Which of this years categories stand out for you and why?
Conveyancing Collaborators of the year (good collaboration makes the home moving process smoother)
Risk and compliance champion of the year (with the issues that Simplify have suffered, good risk and compliance is vital)
Today’s Conveyancer Industry Champion (we all need, at all times great champions and great leaders)
What are you looking for in the submissions and what differentiates a winning entry from the rest?
Well put together submissions that hit the nail on the head, highlighting individuality, being dynamic and, tenacious.
Thank you to Rob Hailstone for their support for The British Conveyancing Awards 2022.
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