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2015: The shape of things to come?

Mark Riddick reflects on an eventful year in the conveyancing industry

2 June 2016

I have to admit that I struggle to recall a dull moment in the conveyancing market in 2015, with a lot of its momentum and plotlines continuing to unfold in what has been a bustling first quarter of 2016. We've seen the reversal
in certain patterns established during the recession, and yet we're still feeling the slump's aftershocks nearly a decade on as it continues
to rearrange the industry's topography.

I know, I know, the recession was a long time ago. But in order to give you context, I'm afraid
I need to start at the beginning, and I refer to
the recession as the beginning here because it's one of those game-changing, critical moments that split the industry's history into a before and
an after.

Firm consolidation

The consolidation of conveyancing firms - a legacy of the recession - continued i...

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