This month sees the launch of the Property Forum Awards, an awards scheme specifically for conveyancers and lawyers. The Property Forum Awards, hosted by SearchFlow, are designed to applaud key achievements and talent within the conveyancing industry. Winners will be those law firms that set definitive benchmarks for excellence.
The awards, in association with Legal Futures, are free for all to enter and entry is open now. Categories include:
Conveyancing Firm of the Year
This will be awarded to the firm which shows it has the edge over its competitors, across areas including legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, client care and service excellence, employee development and compliance, contribution to the industry and Corporate Social Responsibility.
There are four awards in this category:
- Commercial Conveyancing Firm of the Year – 50 or fewer employees
- Commercial Conveyancing Firm of the Year – 51 or more employees
- Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year – 50 or fewer employees
- Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year – 51 or more employees
Best Customer Service
This award has been created to recognise firms’ efforts to promote customer care, contributing to the firms’ success. Law firms which strive to make their clients’ lives easier by delivering first-class service that is proactive, approachable and efficient should enter this category.
Best for Promotional Marketing
This category celebrates law firms’ marketing excellence; demonstrated by a successful marketing campaign, involving use of digital and traditional marketing with quantifiable results.
Best for Innovation
Firms which have devised innovative, ground-breaking initiatives to improve conveyancing services will be considered for this award. Innovation is defined as ‘something newly introduced, a novel practice or method’ and it’s key that the product, service or transformation is unique in the marketplace and has added value.
Market Influencer Award
This award is for a person or organisation which has changed the market for the better, either by setting new standards, educating the industry or generally improving the market. Firms and candidates can nominate themselves or others for this accolade.
Entries will be judged by an independent panel of experts, from across business and legal industries, to ensure the judging process is fair, robust and credible. The names of those on the panel will be announced at a later date.
The winners will be revealed at the invitation-only Property Forum Awards, a glittering ceremony hosted by Rory Bremner, on 23rd April 2015 at the Cumberland Hotel, London. Firms shortlisted for the awards will be invited free of charge.
“The Property Forum Awards have been designed not only to honour law firms that show innovation, influence and service excellence in conveyancing, but to commend those that have adapted their business practices around the changing consumer,” said SearchFlow’s Managing Director, John Pickford. “No matter what industry you’re in, the way consumers shop and gather information has changed drastically in recent years. The ‘internet-savvy generation’ expects a swift response and these awards are dedicated to firms that demonstrate a willingness to change their practices, based on customers’ needs.”