Ambition … 

What an incredible first year in business! We can hardly catch our breath, it’s flown past so quickly. 

Pickford Solicitors started as a niche commercial law firm with a healthcare specialism. We understood that these sectors are highly regulated and in need of legal support from solicitors with a high degree of specialist knowledge. Our Corporate and Commercial Department led by Jas Singh, assisted by Nisha Bharadwa and Naresh Gill, not only understood this, but stood up, stepped in and assisted dozens of owner managed businesses… 

Cue the applause…

The team completed over 40 transactions with an aggregate value of more than £50 million. Our average transaction value was an amazing £1.25 million. A large percentage of these deals were made up of nurseries, pharmacies, domiciliary care agencies, care homes and dental practices. WOW! 

The 6 months ramp up…

We knew from the beginning we would acquire, or develop other services such as Residential Conveyancing, Family Law and Wills and Probate and with the financial investment from our shareholders, Pillbox Capital, we were able to start our journey into the world of residential conveyancing…

Anthony Lea joined us in September, to lead the development of the department and get us over some tough hurdles. In January this year we jumped our first as we received the Conveyancing Quality Scheme Accreditation. Tony soon tackled the second hurdle as he made his way through bank panel applications! 

In March, Tony was joined by Amdad Hussain in readiness for the conveyancing enquiries to overflow our inboxes…   

Throughout March and April, Tony, alongside Sinead, the business manager, actively marketed through our website and social media and developed relationships with Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers and Accountants.

The phones rang, the emails flooded in, our conveyancing system exploded and by June we had reached an impressive 42 active conveyancing files. GO TEAM! 

We don’t do things by halves… EVER

We understand the importance of achieving quality standards within the business. Best practice and customer service are two of our brand values, so it was a huge milestone for us when we achieved (with a clean sweep) the Law Society’s leading accreditation, Lexcel. What an Achievement! 

Champagne…. 

We celebrated our first 12-month milestone, with personalised cupcakes, pizza and prosecco and were joined by many local businesses who have worked with us over the last 12 months. We thank each and everyone one of them for their contribution to our success. No matter how big or small it may have been!

Growth and Expansion

We have flown into our second year, leaving nothing behind. The directors, management team and staff are still as dedicated and motivated as they were in the first year and this is the main reason for our continued success.  

For the corporate team to continue at full speed ahead, they require an ambitious corporate solicitor to join their ranks. This person will work alongside Jas Singh with existing transactions and to assist the development of our Transaction Manager Naresh Gill, as he works towards his training contract. 

Our second year will also see our corporate and commercial team expand, as we welcome the full arrival of Barry Guest, our non-executive director. Barry has a wealth of managerial experience as well as being a commercial property expert. 

Our search for another experienced commercial property solicitor will continue, their role will be to assist with an existing workload and help market and develop the commercial property department in its own right.    

The residential conveyancing team seek an experienced secretary to join our fast-growing department. This person will assist Tony and Amdad with administrative duties, which will assist the department’s continued growth and track record of providing exceptional customer service. 

NEW DEPARTMENT: This year the business excitedly expands its private client services, as it welcomes a senior family solicitor. She will lead the development of the department and work alongside Sinead, to market effectively and appropriately to those needing assistance with Separation, Divorce and Child Arrangements.

Thanks for hanging in there with us and watch this space…

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