Legal visit key for local network

John Wotton, vice president of the Law Society, meets the Key Network in Truro

One of Britain’s top lawyers has met a group of Cornish conveyancing solicitors to hear how they are changing the way house purchases and sales take place.

John Wotton, vice president of the Law Society, had a special meeting with committee members of Cornwall’s Key Network in Truro.

He heard how the county’s leading property solicitors are working together to ensure that, despite being in competition with each other, they can work closely together to ensure house sales are smoother and quicker, with less chance of failing because of legislative problems.

The Key Network also works towards forging closer links with Cornwall’s estate agents to ensure that every stage of the house buying process is streamlined and less likely to experience problems.

“It’s interesting to see this collaborative partnership that involves solicitors and estate agents working more closely together,” said Wotton.

“I think a more efficient and client-friendly process is the future of conveyancing and it’s the job of the profession to make that happen, particularly in a more competitive marketplace that’s already evolving and will continue to evolve as we are seeing more external investment in law firms.”