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Palmer takes leading role at Conveyancing Direct

03 February 2011

Conveyancing Direct Property Lawyers (CDPL), part of the Connells Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Palmer as Managing Director

Andrew has been promoted from his last role as Operations Director of CDPL and replaces former Managing Director Stephen Ambler who has retired after six years at the helm.

As Operations Director, Andrew was instrumental in delivering operational and process improvements across CDPL to maximise revenue opportunities.

CDPL is the only volume conveyancing firm that is owned by a financial institution*. Over the past six years, it has developed a proposition which provides high levels of service to a number of corporate partners including estate agents.

“I am delighted to accept the position of Managing Director for CDPL and thrilled to be taking the business forward in 2011,” says Andrew. “The conveyancing market is set to change in 2011 as more estate agents seek to either benefit from volume conveyancing or enhance the existing services they offer. Our online conveyancing portal for agents allows them to offer customers an effective and transparent service and I am very excited about the opportunities this will bring.”

Connells Chief Executive David Livesey also commented on Andrew’s appointment: “I would like to thank Stephen Ambler for his contribution to the Connells Group, and congratulations to Andrew on his new role” says David. “CDPL has a unique proposition for agents, offering automated and flexible solutions to help them sell conveyancing more effectively.”

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Further information
For further information, please contact the press office on 01525 215419 or email Julia Brook, Group PR Manager: or Christine Webb, Group PR Executive:

Notes to editors

* CDPL is part of the Connells Group which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Skipton Building Society

About Conveyancing Direct Property Lawyers:
Part of the Connells Group, Conveyancing Direct has been providing legal services in the residential property market since 1992. Its expert lawyers seek to facilitate property sales and purchases through a professional service which aims to be as transparent and brief as possible. Conveyancing Direct’s service exploits the latest innovations in electronic communications. The firm is strongly committed to speeding up the conveyancing process through investment in technology and an extensive, customer-focused staff training programme. In 2010, it became the first company ever to send an electronic mortgage through HM Land Registry’s ‘Business Gateway’. Its service portfolio also includes Redstone Wills which was the catalyst for Connells own wills proposition. For more information please visit

About the Connells Group:
Founded in 1936 and comprising of 464 branches nationwide, the industry-leading Connells Group is the second largest and most profitable UK estate agency network. In addition to operating under the Connells brand, the Group trades under other well-known local names including Allen & Harris, Bagshaws Residential, Barnard Marcus, Brown & Merry, Fox & Sons, Jones & Chapman, Manners & Harrison, Roger Platt, Shipways, Swetenhams, William H Brown, Sharman Quinney and Pattison Lane. As well as residential property sales and lettings, the Group has a comprehensive range of B2C and B2B services including new homes, mortgage services, conveyancing, EPCs, surveying, corporate lettings, asset management, land & planning, LPA receivers, auctions and relocations. The Connells Group is consistently named Best Large Estate Agency at the Estate Agency of the Year awards, winning the top prize for four of the past six years. It is also highly acclaimed in the New Homes category, winning Gold five times in the last six years, and in the Financial Services category for which it currently holds the Gold prize. For more information, please visit

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