The Conveyancing Association’s former operations director, Lloyd Davies (pictured), has predicted property prices will continue to climb in the new year, while companies will do more to protect staff from burnout as the pandemic continues.

Davies, now managing director and founder of specialist residential conveyancers Convey Law, said that during the pandemic, the industry had suffered its most difficult time since the Second World War, with “five quarterly Christmas and SDLT deadlines, a massive backlog of work as well as the disruption to office working”.

Davies predicted that while 2022 may be “steadier”, the pandemic would “continue to have an impact… perhaps for severa...

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