Winners of 2015 Property Forum Awards announced

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1 May 2015

Smithers: high-calibre entries

Smithers: high-calibre entries

The winners of this year’s inaugural Property Forum Awards have been announced. Designed to applaud achievements from across the residential and commercial conveyancing sectors, the awards, sponsored by SearchFlow, were presented to winners at London’s Cumberland hotel.

The winners were as follows:

Best for Customer Service

Downs Solicitors LLP

Best for Innovation

Best for Promotional Marketing
Morrisons Solicitors

Commercial Conveyancing Firm of the Year
Else Solicitors

Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year (50 employees or fewer)
Mullis & Peake LLP

Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year (51 employees or more)
Boys & Maughan Solicitors

Market Influencer
Mark Montgomery, Customer Strategy and Marketing Director, myhomemove

The winners were carefully selected by a panel of impartial expert judges, comprising Jonathan Smithers (Vice-President of the Law Society), Mark Witherspoon (Zoopla Property Group), Sheila Kumar (Chief Executive, Council for Licensed Covneyancers), Rhonda Treacy-Hales (Head of Business Development, Legal Eye) and Rob Hailstone (Founder, Bold Legal Group).

Trophies were presented at a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by Rory Bremner.

“I’d like to congratulate all the winners of our first Property Forum Awards,” said SearchFlow Managing Director John Pickford. “The conveyancing market is currently going through a phase of significant change. We know there are more opportunities to adapt technologies to improve the industry. And we also know that consumers need a better understanding of the conveyancing process.

“The evening’s winners have demonstrated industry-leading activity, promoting themselves as stand-out innovators in the market, helping to drive this change. It was an opportunity to applaud our winners and all those shortlisted. I’m delighted the evening was such a huge success.”

Jonathan Smithers added: “The high calibre of the entries to the Property Forum Awards is a testament to the quality and commitment of solicitors and conveyancers working within the property industry. Choosing the winners was incredibly difficult, and I would like to commend all those who were nominated.”

Winners of the Property Forum Awards, in association with Legal Futures, were awarded with trophies and marketing pack, including certificates, logo and e-mail signature.

This year’s judges also recognised commended and highly commended entrants. They were as follows:

Best for Innovation
Convey Law – highly commended

Best for Promotional Marketing
Convey Law – highly commended

Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year (50 employees or fewer)
Coffin Mew LLP – highly commended
Downs Solicitors LLP – highly commended

Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year (51 employees or more)
Foot Anstey – commended
Ramsdens Solicitors LLP – commended

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