Midlands Based Conveyancing Firm Expands and Recruits
A specialist Midland’s based conveyancing firm has expanded its empire by moving into new premises and recruiting more talent to its organisation.
Tamworth based, Aconveyancing has opened a meeting space in Shirley, Solihull which allows their experienced team to work directly with clients in the Solihull and West Midland’s areas.
While celebrating the company’s 2nd birthday, they announced the new office expansion and the recruitment of two new apprentices to join their conveyancing team. Apprentices, Harry Whitehead, and Elliott Pipes will be completing their Business Administrator (Level 3) Apprenticeship, working in association with Damar Training.
Aconveyancing, which was established in May 2017 by Natalie Moore, now offers services such as a new build department, specialists in Help To Buy, plot sales and purchases, shared ownership and shared equity transactions.
Natalie Moore, Aconveyancing Founder and Director said:
“After setting up the firm in 2017, we’ve gone from strength to strength. With a great team around me, we grew the business case files by 70% last year. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 2-year milestone than by expanding the office and team. We’re delighted to welcome Harry and Elliott and committed to supporting the best young talent in conveyancing.”
A report by Clayton Legal late last year found that the legal sector overall is increasing its demand for law professionals with cities outside of the capital growing their businesses in the legal sector.
It seems Aconveyancing is following the trend by keeping up with demand by looking for new ways to increase their talent pool even though there is a legal skills shortage.
More and more firms are opening offices and existing firms are expanding outside of London with cities like Birmingham enjoying a 67% increase in the demand for legal services.
Despite a legal skills shortage, it seems law firms are far more positive when it comes to employing skilled legal experts – with only 38% of respondents believing that legal skills were decreasing.
In spite of firms being optimistic, a Clayton Legal 2018 salary survey findings last year identified there was a shortage of conveyancers which could pose serious problems for conveyancing firms.
Lynn Sedgwick, Managing Director of Clayton Legal, commented on the legal skills shortage versus demand issue. She said:
“Demand for legal skills across the UK has risen sharply. Firms are busy, and they need talented individuals to increase their capacity and improve the efficiency of the firm…
“The one area where there is still some nervousness is around property. Conveyancers are in chronically short supply, and a lack of conveyancing talent is a trend across the whole country.”
As a conveyancer, do you think there is a skills shortage? Has it had an impact on your recruiting process?