We are delighted to welcome back Groundsure as this year’s Headline Sponsor
Groundsure is a leading UK environmental and climate data authority. We give land and property professionals expert information on risks including land contamination, flooding and ground stability, as well as forward guidance on potential climate risks, to advise their clients in the transaction.
We provide high value, property-specific opinions and analysis of land use, turning complex environment and climate data into clear and simple insights. This enables our clients to make better informed land and property decisions and makes information more accessible for more positive outcomes for our climate-challenged society.
Groundsure have created a series of videos with some of this year’s finalists and judges. Hear what they have to say here.
Technology Enabler of the Year
Source of Funds. Sorted.
Armalytix is a data intelligence firm that allows clients to safely share Open Banking and other data to deliver financial insights to legal firms, helping you conduct faster and more effective Source of Funds and Wealth checks.
Armalytix gives you:
- Upfront financial fact finds
- Market-leading analysis
- Legal Eye endorsed questionnaires
- Income insights
- Risk insights for potential red flags
We give you the data, evidence and answers you need, effortlessly integrated into your workflows. Transform the complex, manual process of Source of Funds and Wealth checks into a simple, digital experience for you and your clients.
Conveyancing Support Team Member of the Year
As a trusted pair of hands, tmgroup make the complexities in the property transaction beautifully simple. Bringing together over 20 years’ experience as a leading provider of legal technology and data they provide more accurate, effective, and easy to use services supporting residential conveyancers and real estate professionals to make the day-to-day of conveyancing that little bit easier. From quoting and onboarding to property searches and post completion, their teams, tools and services help improve efficiency and productivity at every stage of the transaction.
‘One to Watch’ Conveyancer of the Year
InfoTrack are pioneers in digitising legal processes. They provide a powerful suite of solutions across client onboarding, identity verification, e-signature, and conveyancing services. Our services help to assure compliance, enhance your client experience, and improve productivity within law firms. We take on the burden of labour-intensive, demanding administrative tasks within a single, award-winning platform, empowering firms to focus on delivering an exceptional client experience with every transaction.
Outstanding Business Leader of the Year
Thirdfort protects life’s big transactions so businesses and their clients can move fearlessly. Thirdfort’s Client Compliance Platform combines KYC, AML and Source of Funds for beautifully secure verification. Now professionals working in law, property, and finance can onboard their clients in minutes, not weeks.
Powered by Open Banking and transaction specific data, Thirdfort rapidly informs professionals of any risks associated with verifying their individual and corporate clients.
Thirdfort is trusted by more than 1000 regulated businesses, law firms and estate agents to make their compliance a competitive advantage.
Conveyancing Firm of the Year – Midlands
Ochresoft’s ‘Intelliworks’ is award-winning, market-leading case management software, built by lawyers for lawyers, covering all aspects of compliance and risk management.
Ochresoft has the legal and regulatory expertise to ensure that our content-rich workflows always incorporate the latest legal content and best practice standards, delivered in real time. Intelliworks workflows are updated whenever there is a change in law or regulation.
Intelliworks supports hundreds of law firms and thousands of users across England and Wales, who use our Conveyancing workflows to increase their efficiency, productivity and compliance.
Legal Supplier of the Year
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.
Conveyancing Firm of the Year – South
As one of the UK’s largest providers of legal due diligence data for residential and commercial property transactions, SearchFlow has supported over 5,000,000 instructions with more than 26,000,000 searches to date.
SearchFlow brings confidence and certainty to law firms by delivering concrete due diligence, advanced technology, intelligent data, unparalleled market experience, serious financial investment, and access to exceptional people.
SearchFlow have been crowned Search Provider of the Year for four consecutive years, along with winning Bronze at the CX Awards 2023 for Best Learning and Development.
New Build Conveyancing Team of the Year
Move Reports are the UK’s largest Independent search company and UKs only New Homes search specialist!
Move Reports are pioneers of the regulated search industry, we supply conveyancing searches and property information for Solicitors, Conveyancers, Estate agents and property Developers with a difference!
Move Reports are simply more than a Search Company, we pride ourselves in partnering with our clients to create a bespoke offering for you to secure new instructions while protecting your compliance commitments, with over 20 years in the industry and both an Executive Member and Board Director of COPSO, the regulator and owner of the ‘Search Code’ (lender approved mark) an organization at the forefront of implementing the digital changes to the conveyancing industry.
This means that you can continue with the conveyancing process knowing that Move Reports are behind you every step of the way and were here to support all of your needs. Our business ethos is “if you don’t get the instructions, we don’t get the searches” Simple…
Today’s Conveyancer Industry Champion
Taylor Rose MW is a top 60 independent law firm with over 1,500 experts operating Nationwide. We operate one of the largest legal consultancy networks in England and Wales.
Our Innovative hybrid business model combines a traditional office operation with our market- leading consultancy programme.
We build trusted relationships with people and organisations to successfully overcome hurdles and challenges in life and in business.
Our professionals will put you at the heart of our business. From the everyday to the most complex issue, we will provide you with clear, concise advice, always putting your best interests first.
Conveyancing Firm of the Year – National
Landmark Information provide access to a comprehensive range of flexible and evolving property services – all delivered with a dedicated, personal approach, to give you the greatest support in all your property and land due diligence, and in line with the Law Society and SRA requirements. We provide environmental and location-based risk information to help conveyancers meet regulatory requirements and ensure that transactions progress successfully.
Products, Services & Markets
- Legal and Due Diligence Reports – Supporting all residential and commercial transactions
- ESG Management – Fulfil critical due diligence processes with our powerful ESG management tools – profile, evaluate and prioritise ESG risks for listed and unlisted companies from across the globe.
- Sustainability Training Services – Our new sustainability training services are here to help you understand the wider context of climate change and designed to give you the skills required to implement the transition to a lower carbon economy and to provide advice to your clients on climate-related issues.
Conveyancing Firm of the Year – North
OneSearch are the largest local search data company in the UK.
Data Quality is our key strength and distinguishes us from councils and other personal search suppliers.
We have solutions for:
- When turnaround times are causing issues with transactions
- Helping ensure due diligence by reducing risk and stopping scams
- Checking sources of funds
- Ensuring law firms are up to date with changes to the Lenders’ Handbook
- Alerting law firms when a property they have acted upon in the last 6 years re-appears on the market
We’re unique: We have been collecting and storing data since 1992, and hold an extensive and regularly updated cloud-based database of available CON29 data on properties in England and Wales.
We’re thorough: We triple quality check all our data: during collection, at point of entry to our database, and again when used in searches.
We’re experienced, knowledgeable and friendly: From straightforward queries to all-encompassing account management, we are devoted to providing certainty, trust, and an excellent service. All of our clients benefit from having a dedicated Regional Manager, and access to our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team.
Customer Service Champions
PracticeEvolve is a forward-thinking provider of legal practice management software. Driven by the need to support innovative law firms in working more efficiently, productively, and progressively, our mission is to deliver advanced, evolving, and reliable accounts, case, and matter management software. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction, our solutions are not only supported by excellent service but are also continuously improved to enhance the capabilities within the software, ensuring seamless collaboration with your firm.
Supporting the Industry
Metro Bank is proud to be a sponsor for the 2024 British Conveyancing Awards. The Bank’s dedicated team serves the needs of law firms across the UK through day-to-day transactional banking, lending products and providing exceptional credit interest rates for client money.
“The community bank offers retail, business, commercial and private banking services, and prides itself on giving customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose, and supporting the customers and communities it serves. Whether that’s through its network of 76 stores; on the phone through its UK-based contact centres; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app, Metro Bank offers customers real choice
Best Place to Work
Perfect Portal is an award-winning digital onboarding and client-centric solution for law firms. Since our inception in 2014, we always put the solicitor at the heart of everything we do. We offer market-leading technology that is continuously evolving to ensure law firms remain one step ahead of their competitors.
Perfect Portal has actively facilitated the transition of law firms into a more technologically advanced era. By leveraging Perfect Portal’s integrated system your firm will capture, manage, and convert leads efficiently, creating a seamless transition from initial contact to a fully branded onboarding process, which therefore empowers your law firm to focus on what you do best – practising law.
Ultimately, the client experience lies at the heart of Perfect Portal’s mission. Our solutions have not only improved the efficiency of legal processes but have also added tangible value to the client journey. From initial lead generation to the resolution of legal matters, our solutions have paved the way for a more seamless and client-centric experience. Increased transparency, streamlined communication, and efficient client onboarding have collectively contributed to heightened client satisfaction, establishing Perfect Portal as a key player in shaping the future of the legal sector.
Law Innovator of the Year
Dye & Durham is a global leader in legal technology. The company’s three categories of integrated solutions – practice management, data insights and due diligence, and client onboarding – give solicitors the essential tools they need to run their firms, from client acquisition to case management and legal accounting, and everything in between. Trusted by thousands of legal practitioners across the United Kingdom and globally, Dye & Durham helps law firms achieve more growth with less effort.
Dye & Durham’s new Unity® Global Platform is a next-generation solution that introduces an array of new applications and features—all accessible in a single, user-friendly platform. Think of Unity® Global Platform as your single destination for everything you need to run a thriving legal practice, including:
- Practice & case management including legal accounting and billing
- Client Onboarding with full KYC/AML, Source of Funds, and integrated TA6 property information forms
- Due diligence searches
- Conveyancing workflow & data
- Automated forms, document creation & management
- Calendaring, task management, and time tracking
- And more
Residential Conveyancing Team of the Year
For more than a decade, PEXA has been a pioneering leader in digital property transactions, transforming Australia’s $10 trillion housing market. Facilitating secure, efficient home settlements for over 20,000 families each week, PEXA’s innovative platform and services are trusted for nearly 90% of all property transactions in Australia.
Now, they’ve introduced their world first technology and financial settlement model to the UK, starting with England and Wales. In collaboration with the Bank of England, they offer a resilient and secure solution for housing transactions, enhancing operational efficiency and transparency for lenders and law firms. Starting with the launch of remortgages in September 2022, and now expanding to a sale and purchase solution in 2024, PEXA is setting a new standard for the UK’s property industry.
There’s a notable void of data in conveyancing and TwentyConvey exists to fill this gap. We deliver impactful industry intelligence with our eye-opening platform Market Insights. It informs law firms of their competitive position and that of their key competitors. Law firms can monitor performance and market share to inform future strategy. TwentyConvey also solves another perennial problem; that of client retention. We find that oftentimes only 30% of former clients will reinstruct the same conveyancer when they move again. Our tool Convey Alerts notifies the conveyancer when their former clients have newly instructed their home, so they can proactively re-engage them with their services. This helps to foster life-long client-conveyancer relationships. TwentyConvey is a collaboration between TwentyCi and Pitsford Consulting. Our data is based on one of the largest homemover databases in the UK, tracking 99.6% of all residential property listings.
Conveyancing Collaborators of the Year
The property transaction process can be opaque, time-consuming, and stressful. Coadjute is an open
ecosystem of purpose-built solutions for the property market designed to change all that.
Built to speed up transactions, reduce fall-throughs, and improve the transparency of the process, the ecosystem consists of tailored workspaces for estate agents, conveyancers, brokers, buyers and sellers.
These solutions are connected by the Coadjute blockchain network, a bank-grade form of the technology used by financial institutions the world over. By intelligently connecting all the pieces of the property puzzle together, everyone involved benefits from greater transparency, a reduced risk of fraud and a faster process than ever before.
Business Development Champion of the Year
reallymoving.com: Enhance Your UK Home Moving Business
At reallymoving.com, we specialise in forming impactful partnerships to bolster growth in the UK home moving sector. As a premier comparison site, we connect solicitors, surveyors, and removals companies with a wide, engaged audience. Our platform not only increases partner visibility but also offers ample business opportunities.
We pride ourselves on presenting clear, competitive pricing, putting our partners at the heart of consumer choices and boosting their credibility. Our efficient approach helps businesses reach clients seeking their services, while we handle lead generation and online presence enhancement.
Our platform ensures the delivery of precise, relevant, and accessible service information from our partners, aiding customers in making informed decisions. This level of transparency fosters trust and reliability, benefitting our partners’ reputation.
Joining reallymoving.com means tapping into our deep market insight and digital know-how, giving
businesses a strategic edge in a competitive market. We are dedicated to nurturing strong partnerships that drive mutual growth in the UK home moving industry.
Consultant Solicitor of the Year
Compare My Move is a leading UK lead generator, producing over 6,000 high-quality leads for our panel of conveyancers a month. Our business model gives you control over your leads so you can reach new clients, grow your business and see an impressive return on investment.
Here’s how we champion your business:
– Ongoing support with Partner Support Team
– Cutting-edge app for iOS and Android
– Choose up to 4 lead types to earn big
– Get more for your money with no commission
– No bidding war as we don’t quote your clients
Start-Up Service Provider of the Year
Streamline property transactions with Stewart Title Limited, your go-to specialists for title indemnity insurance.
Our online platform, stewartsolution.com, fast tracks your policy orders for residential, commercial and mixed-use premises with indemnity cover up to £20M, available in 3 easy steps. If you’re facing more complex challenges our industry-leading Underwriting Team can provide expert assistance in tailoring indemnity solutions for your property transactions.
With over 30 years’ experience, Stewart Title is also proud to partner with and empower law firms and property professionals with free expert-led webinars and in-house training, tailored or generic, for your residential and commercial practices.