The Simplify Group And My Home Move Join Forces
The UK’s two leading conveyancing groups – My Home Move and The Simplify Group – today announced that they are combining to create a conveyancing powerhouse which will be the standout market leader. The combined organisation, to be known as Simplify, will benefit from the complementary strengths of the two groups to build on the services they currently provide to their customers and partners.
Simplify, will consist of four regulated property law firms: Advantage Property Lawyers, DC Law, JS Law and Premier Property Lawyers; the leading conveyancing panel management and property specialist Move with Us and My Home Move (which between them processed or panelled 130,000 conveyancing completions in 2018) along with the QualitySolicitors brand and marketing network.
The My Home Move and Simplify Group businesses have grown strongly over the past three years, despite the challenging property market. The newly created Simplify will build on the significant technology investments in both businesses in recent years, enabling end customers, partner introducers and panel conveyancing firms across the group to benefit from enhanced levels of service and visibility of their property transactions.
The business plans a significant investment in service, technology, and further increasing scale over the coming years.
With effect from 15th March 2019, the new group will be led by David Grossman, current chief executive of The Simplify Group and will be headquartered at My Home Move’s Leicester campus where over 450 employees are located. In total, Simplify will have more than 1,500 employees based at eight UK sites and home-based locations across the UK. Doug Crawford, CEO of My Home Move will be leaving the organisation after the transaction completes.
David Grossman, CEO designate Simplify, said: “I am incredibly excited about the future of Simplify. By combining the best in service, technology and relationships from the two existing groups we will create a business that will shape the conveyancing market and make life easier for customers, introducers and partners. Together we can simplify conveyancing for hundreds of thousands of people each year.”
Doug Crawford, CEO My Home Move, said: “During the past six years My Home Move has built on strong foundations to develop a market-leading, multi-award-winning organisation that has continued to break industry records and revolutionise the customer experience of conveyancing. It gives me great pride to know that My Home Move is moving to the next stage of its evolution as part of Simplify and I wish the businesses every success.”