Big changes revealed at two leading national conveyancing firms

first_imgHome » News » Big changes revealed at two leading national conveyancing firms previous nextRegulation & LawBig changes revealed at two leading national conveyancing firmsBoth Shoosmiths and Taylor Rose have announced changes to their senior teams and businesses.Nigel Lewis8th February 202103,461 Views Two of the UK’s largest conveyancing firms have announced significant changes to their structure and senior teams.Shoosmiths, one of the largest players in the market processing some 10,000 sales a year, has promoted partner Suman Dally who takes over from David Parton as Head of Conveyancing from 1st May 2021.Parton is credited with growing the Shoosmiths conveyancing business including, in 2011, when it became the largest law firm accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme. He is to remain with the business as its Divisional Head.Dally (pictured) has been at Shoosmiths for 21 years prior to getting the to job.“I am thrilled to be assuming the position of Head of Conveyancing at Shoosmiths. David has done a brilliant job of making Shoosmiths’ conveyancing department the success that it is today,” she says.The other big changes are at leading firm McMillan Williams (MW) which was bought by Taylor Rose in May last year.Following the acquisition, both firms are to united under a single brand, Taylor Rose MW, although the new graphic for the renamed operation makes it clear MW is the junior partner.“I believe we are positioning ourselves on the edge of a market that is undergoing major structural change,” says its CEO Adrian Jaggard (pictured).“As a modern and commercially focussed firm we are committed to a strategy of mergers, acquisitions and partnering with consultants to accelerate growth.The pace of growth has been demanding at times, but it is market leading.”Taylor Rose MW solicitors Shoosmiths conveyancing February 8, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Coronavirus cases rising in Saudi Arabia, UAE after curfews lifted

first_imgSaudi Arabia’s coronavirus infections have passed 200,000 and neighboring United Arab Emirates 50,000, with the number of new cases climbing after the Arab world’s two largest economies fully lifted curfews last month.Restrictions had been in place in both countries since mid-March and their gradual lifting has allowed commercial businesses and public venues to reopen.Other Gulf countries have also moved to ease restrictions, although Kuwait has maintained a partial curfew and Qatar, Bahrain and Oman did not impose one at all. Saudi Arabia, which has the highest count among the six Gulf states, reported more than 4,100 cases on Friday and on Saturday to take its total to 205,929, with 1,858 deaths. The daily tally first rose above 4,000 in mid-June, but had dipped.The United Arab Emirates, where daily infection rates recently dropped to between 300 and 400 from a peak of some 900 in late May, registered more than 600 cases on Friday and over 700 on Saturday, taking its toll to 50,857, with 321 deaths.Dubai, the region’s business and tourism hub is due to reopen to foreign visitors on July 7, although this has not been implemented at a federal level in the UAE, which does not provide a breakdown of cases for each of its seven emirates.Qatar, which has the second highest regional infection rate, has seen its daily case numbers fall from a peak of more than 2,000 in late May to around 500 on Saturday, bringing it near to 100,000 cases in total.In Oman, the health minister warned on Thursday that there had been a disturbing surge in infections in the last six weeks and urged people to comply with health measures.Iran, the epicenter for the disease in the Middle East with a total infection count of 237,878 and 11,408 deaths as of Saturday, has imposed new curbs to halt the spread of the virus. Topics :last_img read more

UPDATE: Brown County SP open for some free day use activities and services only

first_imgNashville, IN—The park will reopen for some activities and services on Monday. This includes sight-seeing, fishing and picnicking. Abe Martin Lodge remains closed, and the pools, all modern restrooms, and drinking fountains will remain closed. Guests who visit must bring their own drinking water. Vault toilets are available in multiple locations in the park. Gates will be staffed, but no admission will be charged.The nature center and park office will be open, but restrooms in those buildings will be closed. Some hiking trails will be open, but mountain bike trails and horse trails will remain closed as crews continue to evaluate them for the impact of torrential rain and high winds.   Park staff continue to work closely with DNR’s Division of Engineering, consultants, and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to ensure that when the park fully reopens there is safe drinking water and water for all needed uses across the property.last_img read more

OJ Simpson predicts Jason Garrett to stay with Cowboys albeit in different capacity

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 3rd January, 2020 14:24 IST WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Jason Garrett Set To Be Fired As Dallas Cowboys Head Coach: ReportOJ Simpson, however, noted one particular problem with the Dallas Cowboys. He has accused Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones of interfering unnecessarily.  Simpson believes Jones should stay out of the locker room and let the head coach; whosoever it is, make all the decisions.Also Read | OJ Simpson Waxes Lyrical About Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | Jason Garrett Reportedly Bid Farewell To Cowboys Players After Missing Out On PlayoffsNFL: OJ Simpson speaks out on Jason Garrett situationA former Buffalo Bills running back, OJ Simpson took to Twitter to make some valuable predictions for the upcoming Cowboys season. According to ‘The Juice’, Dallas Cowboys would surely move on from Jason Garrett as their head coach ahead of the next season but they will retain him in a different front-office capacity. Simpson expressed his admiration for Garrett’s loyalty towards the Cowboys, stating that he expects the team to move him upstairs (in a different role). Garrett has been associated with the Cowboys since 2007.Also Read | Jason Garrett Trends On Twitter After Browns Dismiss Freddie Kitchens COMMENT FOLLOW US Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020 14:24 IST OJ Simpson Predicts Jason Garrett To Stay With Cowboys Albeit In Different Capacity Reports suggest Dallas Cowboys could part ways with head coach Jason Garrett soon. NFL Hall of Famer OJ Simpson comments on Garrett and the next Cowboys coach. The 72-year-old made another key statement, predicting that Urban Meyers could possibly be the next head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. A former Ohio State head coach, Meyers has enjoyed a distinguished coaching career in college football. Simpson believes he could be the perfect man to lead the Cowboys. According to OJ Simpson, Meyers would command the respect by the Cowboys locker room, which consists of superstars and Pro Bowl winners.  Jason Garrett’s tenure as the head coach of Dallas Cowboys may soon be over. Latest reports suggest that the Cowboys officials have decided to part ways with the 53-year-old ahead of the new season. National Football League (NFL) Hall of Famer OJ Simpson has come forward to make some bold predictions about Garrett’s future and the right candidate to succeed Garrett at the Cowboys. Written Bylast_img read more

Informal Group Looks to Preserve Rumson Estate

first_imgBy John BurtonThe Rohallion Estate in Rumson is for sale and neighbors fear the property could be bought and subdivided for development.RUMSON — A group of area residents are hoping they can muster enough support to preserve a borough property that they believe has historical significance.The group, who met for the first time on Thursday, July 26, has begun hashing out ideas to save the Rohallion Estate, 45 Bellevue Ave., a sprawling 5-acre property with numerous large specimen trees and an expansive multistory home nestled in the center.The 10 members of the group walked through the palatial home and grounds. “Rumson starts losing its estates, it starts losing its validity,” fears Bob Baxter, a North Rohallion Drive resident and a member of the group.“I grew up here,” around the estate, said Nick McCabe, another area resident. “And I can’t tell you how beautiful it was.”McCabe’s parents bought their property, about 3 acres on North Rohallion, in the 1950s from the then-owners of estate.The fear for some is that the 5-acre tract will eventually be purchased and subdivided for development, possibly putting at risk the home, designed by the iconic late 19th and early 20th century architect Stanford White, who was responsible for the original Madison Square Garden.“We’re looking at a little piece of our heritage disappearing,” Baxter said.The Rohallion Estate on Bellevue Avenue in Rumson.The group is only in its infancy, but participants are discussing the possibility of raising the money needed to purchase the property, or if the property can be purchased by local or Monmouth County government to use for something appropriate. “You could do so much that wouldn’t be invasive,” McCabe said.“You could look at it as a park,” Baxter suggested.Another possibility would be to find a private buyer to consider using the location for a business that would work in the existing residential neighborhood, such as a bed-and-breakfast or even a catering facility.Edward Dean Adams commissioned White to design a country home in 1887, with the architect using a Normandy chateaux as his model, according to a history written by Derrill W. Hart.Khaled Mostafa is the current owner, according to borough tax rolls. It has been on the market for the last couple of years, said Pauline Poyner, with Coldwell Banker real estate agency.Borough tax records indicate it is assessed for $3,250,000, and the real estate listing puts the selling price at about $4.5 million, down from the original price of just under $5 million.Mayor John Ekdahl said borough officials “actually gave some thought to (purchasing) it before we built the new municipal building,” on East River Road a few years ago.The estate sits on a sprawling 5-acre property with numerous large specimen trees.However, when officials looked at the building, they found it would have been difficult – if not outright impossible – to reconfigure it for the borough’s uses and meet current requirements. “The layout just wasn’t appropriate to an office setting,” said Ekdahl.“At the end of the day I would love to see some public elegant use,” McCabe said.But the trick, observed, Jamie Wark, a Linden Lane resident who is part of the group, is “to figure out ways to make it financially feasible.”Group members said their next task will be to put together a plan to present to interested parties to begin the conversation about saving the location.Baxter was not deterred by the challenge.“We’re going to save it,” he said. “And, more than save it, we’re going to reinvent it into something that we all can be proud of.”The location, which is zoned for residential use that needs a minimum 1.5 acres for development, is adjacent to Rumson Country Day School, a private school.Any future subdivision of the property could prove problematic, Ekdahl speculated, given the location’s wealth of “some magnificent trees,” and the borough’s tree protection ordinance.The mayor shared group members’ appreciation of the site. “It was probably the most magnificent property in Rumson for years, or decades,” he said.last_img read more