Shoosmiths Manchester marks year of growth with nine hires

The Manchester office of leading national law firm, Shoosmiths has reported strong growth for its conveyancing team against challenging market conditions.

Just 15 months after launching, with the appointment of partner, Lisa Gibbs, the Manchester conveyancing team has grown to incorporate nine specialists.

The team has developed a busy pipeline of instructions since being established and further appointments to the team are now planned, with ambitions to double the current headcount, in response to increasing client demand.

Advising private individuals across England and Wales, the Manchester-based conveyancing team has dealt with a wide range of transactions from first time home buying through to multi-million pound purchases.

The team, part of Shoosmiths' market-leading national conveyancing practice, offers a highly professional conveyancing service designed to make the process of buying or selling personal property as efficient and stress-free as possible.

Partner, Lisa Gibbs who leads the Shoosmiths Manchester conveyancing team said, "It has been an excellent first year for our conveyancing department. At a time when the conveyancing market is generally subdued with a shrinking in conveyancing volumes, our team continues to see a growth in instructions. Thanks to our focus on delivering exceptional client service, we have a steady stream of referrals from new clients and advise a number of repeat clients.

"Our ambition is to grow the conveyancing team further in the near future, to enable us to service a wide range of referrals from private individuals, brokers and estate agents in the North West."

Head of the Manchester office Vaqas Farooq commented, "This is fantastic news for the conveyancing team and the office. Our national conveyancing team based in the Midlands is exceptionally strong and I am delighted that Lisa and her team have joined us to develop this even further in Manchester."

Shoosmiths remains the largest firm of conveyancing solicitors accredited under the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Its conveyancing service is consistently commended in national consumer service awards


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