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The Law Firm Services Conveyancing Awards and Conference 2013 Celebrates Best of UK Conveyancing Talent

Yesterday saw the successful staging of the BCL Legal sponsored 2013 LFS Conveyancing Awards and Conference which took place at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The conference – now in its fifth year – brought together the cream of the UK’s conveyancing sector and focussed on how law firms interact with their clients. It also looked at ways of winning and keeping clients for the longer term, as well as the kinds of strategies firms can employ to keep ahead of new entrants coming into the legal services marketplace.

Attendees enjoyed keynote speeches from several high profile names; Justin Urquhart-Stewart from Seven Investment Management, Peter Rodd who is a Law Society Council member & Chair of the Property Section, Nick Larkins from Lloyds Banking Group and Anna Bradley from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

The day conference was then followed by a sit down dinner and the awards ceremony. The full list of award winners is as follows:

Regional – North West
1st Place – Stephensons
2nd Place – Pannone
3rd Place – Russell & Russell

Regional – North East
1st Place – Advantage Property Lawyers
2nd Place – Chadwick Lawrence
3rd Place – QCAS (a division of Shulmans)

Regional – Wales and West Midlands
1st Place – Davisons
2nd Place – Go Convey
3rd Place – Watkins & Gunn

Regional – East Midlands
1st Place – Timms
2nd Place – Hilliers HRW
3rd Place – Fidler & Pepper

Regional – South and South West
1st Place – Trethowans
2nd Place – Coffin Mew
3rd Place – Brethertons

Regional – London and South East
1st Place – Boys & Maughan
2nd Place – Colemans CTTS
3rd Place – Blaser Mills

Direct Conveyancer
1st Place – My Home Move
2nd Place – Pannone
3rd Place – QCAS (a division of Shulmans)

Young Conveyancer
1st Place – Lindsey Firth, Ramsdens
2nd Place – Christopher Dale, Gardner Leader
3rd Place – Emma Alsop, Lanyon Bowdler

Website and Marketing
1st Place – Lanyon Bowdler
2nd Place – Setfords
3rd Place – Sanders

Social Media
1st Place – Walker Smith Way
2nd Place – Ramsdens
3rd Place – Lanyon Bowdler

Estate Agent Conveyancer of the Year
1st Place – Thomas Legal Group
2nd Place – Gaby Hardwicke
3rd Place – Trethowans

Overall Conveyancing Firm of the Year
1st Place – My Home Move
2nd Place – Advantage Property Lawyers
3rd Place – Stephensons

Azara Roger, consultant at BCL Legal, commented; “The conference and awards were both fantastic and were a great combination of learning, sharing ideas and celebrating the talent working in the UK right now. We were delighted to be one of the sponsors and the whole BCL Legal team would like to congratulate all the winners. The competition was tough and really reflected just how strong and dynamic the conveyancing sector is right now.”

Pictures from the event can be viewed in our Gallery http://www.bcllegal.com/the-brief/lfs-conveyancing-awards-2013

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