Business booms for T&E’s property team

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A record year is on the cards for the residential conveyancing team at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP , following a 53 per cent increase in volume of work since January.

The law firm has surpassed its own expectations for growth, thanks to improvements in the property market and the firm’s expanding local presence.

According to the latest Land Registry property transaction data, Taylor&Emmet is ranked 19th out of 4,291 conveyancing solicitors in England and Wales for purchases completed. This figure was bolstered by the busiest August the firm has seen in recent years.

John Outram, Taylor&Emmet’s head of residential conveyancing, said: “The number of cases we completed last month was double that handled in September 2011. Talk of an interest rate rise may cool the market down slightly, but similar scare stories surrounding the new mortgage rules had little impact and demand remains strong.

“We expect new instructions to remain high for the rest of the year and aim to carry the momentum we have built up into 2015.”

The conveyancing team’s success has been reinforced by ambitious plans for growth across all areas of the firm. In January, a merger was agreed with Bakewell stalwarts Cockertons, complementing Taylor&Emmet’s Dronfield office and extending its reach into Derbyshire.

John added: “We have a large, forward-thinking team with a broad set of skills, enabling us to handle all aspects of conveyancing work. Regardless of how busy we become, our focus has and always will be on the client.

“Taylor&Emmet’s success in this respect is highlighted by our most recent satisfaction survey, which found 99 per cent of respondents rate the quality of our service and the advice we provide as excellent or very good.”

For more information about Taylor&Emmet’s residential conveyancing services, call 0114 2184000, visit or follow the firm on Twitter, @tayloremmet.