My Home Move and The Simplify Group to merge into ‘conveyancing powerhouse’
Conveyancing groups My Home Move and The Simplify Group are set to merge into ‘Simplify’.
The group will consist of four regulated property law firms: Advantage Property Lawyers, DC Law, JS Law and Premier Property Lawyers; the conveyancing panel management firm Move with Us and My Home Move; along with the QualitySolicitors brand and marketing network.
Simplify pledged to be a ‘conveyancing powerhouse which will be the standout market leader’, as the group processed or panelled 130,000 conveyancing completions in 2018.
With effect from 15 March 2019, the group will be led by David Grossman, current chief executive of The Simplify Group.
Doug Crawford, chief executive of My Home Move, will leave the organisation after the transaction completes.
Crawford said: “During the past six years My Home Move has built on strong foundations to develop a market-leading, multi-award-winning organisation that has continued to break industry records and revolutionise the customer experience of conveyancing.
“It gives me great pride to know that My Home Move is moving to the next stage of its evolution as part of Simplify and I wish the businesses every success.”
It will be headquartered at My Home Move’s Leicester campus where over 450 employees are located.
Simplify will have more than 1,500 employees based at eight UK sites and home-based locations across the UK.
Grossman said: “I am incredibly excited about the future of Simplify. By combining the best in service, technology and relationships from the two existing groups we will create a business that will shape the conveyancing market and make life easier for customers, introducers and partners.
“Together we can simplify conveyancing for hundreds of thousands of people each year.”