Thanks to this year’s sponsors
& Best New Training Initiative
Lawyer Checker is a risk management specialist committed to offering the best protection to the legal sector. As market leaders we provide consultative and proven due diligence solutions to law firms with our services integrated into many legal everyday processes.
Our products include
- Account & Entity Screen: conveyancers can check other firm’s bank details against a unique, real time database ensuring the safe transmission of funds.
- Cyber Essentials(+) accreditor: our IT experts can assess weaknesses in a firm’s systems with our vulnerability scans, penetration and phishing tests.
- Thirdfort ID Checker: a mobile app that can digitally confirm a client’s identity.
For more information please visit: www.lawyerchecker.co.uk
Simplify provide market-leading conveyancing and property services that help clients to move home and property specialists, like estate agents, housebuilders and probate firms, to grow their business.
We incorporate six of the largest UK conveyancers; Advantage Property Lawyers, Cook Taylor Woodhouse, DC Law, GB Law, Premier Property Lawyers and JS Law. My Home Move and Move With Us provide introducer services to estate agents, financial intermediaries, lenders, housebuilders and probate service providers.
For more information please visit: www.simplify.co.uk
Technology Team of the Year
CTS is the only provider of cloud and managed IT services purely dedicated to the UK & Irish legal sector. Our clients include BTO Solicitors, Seddons Solicitors, Stone King, Taylor Rose TTKW and Langleys Solicitors. Productivity, profitability and flexibility are transformed when a firm makes the most of its IT potential. For over ten years, our teams have had just one focus – delivering managed cloud and IT solutions to law firms. This means you won’t have to explain the way you work, we understand your applications and the specialised compliance requirements of this highly regulated sector.
For more information please visit www.cts.co.uk
New Business Champion of the Year
Legal Bricks offer a simple way to meet the needs of todays conveyancer. Our platform allows you to quote, instruct and manage your conveyancing matters, at the same time as providing all of the required searches, documents and insurances, needed to progress your case from start to finish.
Accompanied with this, our partners have free use of our bespoke client onboarding platform. This reduces transaction times by as much as 30% through our E-signature service, Electronic document production, Biometric Face Scanning solution and Instant Source of Funds verification. Talk with our team and we will be happy to arrange a demonstration.
For more information please visit www.legalbricks.co.uk
Risk and Compliance Champion of the Year
Thirdfort are security specialists that are changing the way lawyers verify client identity. We work with over 500 UK law firms including Mishcon de Reya, Pennington Manches and DAC Beachcroft to provide frictionless ID and AML checks. We make life easier for both client and lawyer by combining best in class technology and dedicated support, tailored for legal. As remote ID verification specialists, we use best in class document scanning, facial biometrics and liveness detection technology, so our clients can rest assured their client is who they say they are. As of May 2021, we’ll be taking this one step further and incorporating NFC chip reading into our newest Standard ID Check, making us fully compliant with HM Land Registry’s recently announced Digital ID Standard. We allow firms to take a risk-based approach to AML by carrying out PEPs and Sanctions screenings, as well as Address Verification using our partners Experian and Comply Advantage. Thirdfort are also industry leaders in Automated Source of funds verification – we use Open Banking to retrieve digital bank statements and combine these with an in-app source of funds questionnaire for clients and giftors, so conveyancers can be sure they have the full picture.
As pioneers in the Electronic ID Verification space, at Thirdfort we pride ourselves on setting the standard for legal security, keeping clients happy and businesses risk-free.
For more information please visit www.thirdfort.com
Innovation of the Year
Terrafirma is a leading provider of ground risk assessment for property and land transactions, delivering over 10,000 reports monthly to the conveyancing sector. We are passionate about improving the understanding of the ground, and the complex ways it interacts with the built environment. Our geologists, soil scientists and mining engineers clearly communicate ground risks through our pioneering reports, expert advice and innovative ground risk models. Terrafirma help organisations access accurate and understandable information on ground hazards so they can make informed decisions, without needing to be ground risk specialists themselves.
For more information please visit: www.terrafirmaidc.co.uk
Young Practitioner of the Year
We are a leading UK authority on environmental risks including land contamination, flooding, ground stability and mining. We provide high value, property-specific opinions, and analysis of land use based on the leading datasets that it collects and curates. We help a range of individuals and businesses make fully informed property transaction decisions including: Conveyancers, Property Lawyers, Property Support Lawyers, Financial institutions/Building societies/Lenders, Homebuyers. Turning data into practical, actionable insight we are moving searches forward with data and expert analysis provided in a specialist array of vital search reports.
For more information please visit www.groundsure.com
Mental Health and Wellbeing Conveyancing Firm of the Year
inCase are an “award-winning” mobile applications and software management company specialising in solutions for legal professionals. We are a business dedicated to making continuous improvements within the legal industry using the latest pioneering technology. inCase is the first mobile application dedicated to help law firms improving communication with clients.
For more information please visit www.in-case.co.uk
Best use of Marketing
The Society of Licensed Conveyancers (SLC) was established in February 1988 to act as the professional body to represent the interests of Licensed Conveyancers in England and Wales.
It exists to serve the interests of its members working constructively with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) as well as other stakeholders such as Government Departments, industry representative bodies, consumer organisations and the media; national, local and trade. and is governed by an elected board of Directors.
In 2013, the SLC decided to open up its membership to Solicitors and Legal Executives who can join as Associates.
For more information please visit www.conveyancers.org.uk
Conveyancing Practitioner of the Year
Property Conveyancing Consultancy (“PCC”) is a leading and dedicated service provider to the conveyancing industry. PCC offers a fully UK based client-surgery and a complete outsourced post-completion solution for any sized conveyancing firm and/or department.
Since 2017, PCC has been offering their popular ‘post-completion’ service, which entails submitting applications to HMLR right through to sending Title Information Documents to clients. This service has proven to reduce avoidable requisition rates significantly and successfully eliminates lender chase letters.
PCC also offers conveyancing firms/ departments their specialist 12-hour, 7 days a week client-surgery to ensure your clients always receive the comfort they need outside of traditional working hours.
As property lawyers themselves PCC have fine-tuned their skillset in ways that organically and uniquely benefit your firm.
For more information please visit www.propertyconveyancingconsultancy.co.uk
Conveyancing Customer Service Champion Award
Minerva is a powerful digital client onboarding solution . Our aim is to connect lawyers with their clients faster.
We help lawyers deliver brilliant customer service through an easy to navigate platform that provides a complete solution in digital client onboarding for both fee earners and clients alike.
With Minerva you can:
- Provide a fully branded quote and client experience
- Manage these quotes through effective tracking
- Digital ID and facial recognition – remotely and digitally confirm a client’s identity.
- Have clients complete intuitive online Law Society forms across any practice area
- Integrate with your case management system allowing for full firm management of your matters.
- Integrate online payments
For more information please visit www.minervaportal.com
ntitle is an UK based onshore outsourcing company providing a fully online, secure, fast and compliant title investigation service for the Conveyancing Industry across the UK.
We deliver comprehensive title reports and enquiries within 48 hours with no minimum or maximum instruction commitment. Our flexible service allows Conveyancers to manage their workload and resources effectively without the need to recruit.
We are enabling Conveyancers across the UK to reduce transaction timelines and put the focus instead on exceptional client service delivery.
In a world where everything is easily accessible and through the click of a button, we have designed a service doing just that. ntitle is here to help you with your title investigation challenges.
For more information, please visit www.ntitlesolutions.com
‘Risen to the Challenge’ Legal Secretary
We are trusted by legal practices throughout England and Wales. Our 27 independently run local businesses, provide hundreds of thousands of property searches and reports every year, to solicitors and conveyancing professionals.
We have recently launched a number of innovative online products, allowing us to deliver a complete end-to-end service to our clients.
X-Press is proud to hold ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ accreditation which demonstrates your data is safe with us. We have also been awarded the first ‘Gold Standard’ partnership with FormEvo and SDLT.co.uk, displaying our commitment to delivering secure transfer of data helping speed up the property transaction process.
For more information, please visit https://xpresslegal.co.uk/
Outstanding Business Leader of the Year
poweredbypie provides solutions for conducting property searches in addition to developing technical solutions tailored to the needs of the conveyancing industry. Our IT systems process over 3 million individual transactions each year.
Our goal is to be the number one supplier of technology to the property market but we look at things differently. By understanding how our customers work, we unlock the power of technology to help clients streamline processes, track progress and deliver best results by managing everything in one place. Our mantra is ‘clever thinking, simple solutions’ designed to help clients move forward in-line with a changing world.
For more information, please visit www.poweredbypie.co.uk
Best use of Social Media
Content marketing is an invaluable tool when it comes to growing your legal business. If the content you produce is engaging and informative, you will be viewed as a credible and authoritative source within your area of expertise. It also plays a key role in driving genuine trust and quality leads.
However, writing good quality and engaging content can be rather time consuming. One of the main challenges we hear is that firms are just too busy in their day to day roles, to invest time in focusing on writing content for their business, especially when this time can be better spent with a client.
As the publishers of 3 legal journals providing daily news, industry insight and best practice, Practical Vision/Today’s Media are well placed to understand how to communicate with and on behalf of the legal sector.
Editor Assist provides a range of content options from pre-written articles, through to bespoke blogs and longer form whitepapers. Our content packs provide consistent and topical articles on a monthly basis, enabling your firm to stand out in a busy market. Our subscription options are flexible and we can help you plan scheduled content for the whole year.
For more information, please contact Lindsay Gibson on [email protected]