The Conveyancing Association (CA) is a not for profit trade association whose objectives are to improve the experience for the home moving public, to encourage greater collaborative working, to take a fresh and innovative approach, and to raise standards.
With “Tesco Law”, dabbling conveyancers causing chaos, angry lenders and a continuing recession there does appear to be a gap for a group to stand up and represent good quality conveyancing without being burdened by all the other issues legal representative bodies are facing.
The CA was launched in September and has welcomed a number of new members since. These include:
– Howes Percival LLP
– Breeze & Wyles Solicitors LLP
– O’Neill Patient Solicitors LLP
– Thomas Legal Group
– Russell & Russell
– Martin Tolhurst Solicitors
– Gordon Brown Associates
– Advantage Property Lawyers
Today’s Conveyancer hopes that the Conveyancing Association continues to grow its membership to give it the authority to talk on issues such as lender panels, professional indemnity insurance etc. All Conveyancers irrespective of regulator need a proactive association that is prepared to stand up against other interest groups for consumer rights alongside of those of the practitioners.
Many of the largest conveyancing operations are already on board and are represented in industry focused groups. Membership is varied in that there are international, national, regional and local firms spread across every region in the UK, including Optima Legal, My Home Move, Goldsmith Williams, Shoosmiths and Eversheds LLP amongst others.
Chris Tate, Partner at Howes Percival LLP, said:
“Our industry is facing a number of challenges as we go into 2011 so Howes Percival LLP want to ensure that we are a step ahead of developments to prevent them negatively impacting upon our business. To be a member of the CA is to be part of a network of serious firms who want shape the important changes to conveyancing over the coming months and we are delighted to be one of their newest recruits.”
Eddie Goldsmith, Chairman of CA, said:
“It’s great to have these companies on board and it’s encouraging to see a real commitment from firms of varying sizes to help shape our industry. The addition of these new members so quickly after our launch really demonstrates the need for an association like the CA to represent firms who are serious about conveyancing. We’re currently welcoming membership applications from interested parties and will shortly be confirming further significant additions to our membership.
“This additional support will help the CA to facilitate conversations over the coming months with lenders and third parties on behalf of experienced and reputable firms that put conveyancing at the heart of their business.”
Don’t you think you should consider joining? If you don’t we would love to hear from you why you hold this view.