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Finding the right conveyancing solicitors

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

What is a conveyancing solicitor?

A conveyancing solicitor is a lawyer who specialises in the legal process of buying and selling properties.

In a house sale, the buyer and seller will each usually be represented by their own conveyancing solicitor who will protect their interests and ensure they are treated fairly.

How to choose a conveyancing solicitor

It important to take great care over choosing a conveyancing solicitor given the large amounts of money involved and the great inconvenience that a delay in completing a move can bring.

While some people find house transactions extremely stressful, however, a good conveyancing solicitor will be able to ease much of the strain by avoiding any unnecessary hold-ups and by anticipating and addressing potential problems.

How to find a conveyancing solicitor

It is best to have a number of options so you could start by carrying out an online search to find the details of several potential candidates.

The task of narrowing your search down to the right conveyancing solicitor for you need not be too onerous – providing you know what you’re looking for.

To make the process as smooth as possible you should be seeking a number of qualities. These include:

Transparency over pricing

Some options may appear attractive due to their low price. It is advisable to be cautious, however, as such conveyancing businesses often end up charging you much more than you envisaged due to various extra fees that are added to your final bill.


Housing sales or purchases are the largest financial transactions many people experience and, even in the modern world, it can be reassuring to know that you can call in at a local firm for a personal meeting.


One of the best ways of finding a conveyancing solicitor is also one of the most traditional – word of mouth. If you have a friend or relation who has recently had a house move, ask them if they would recommend the conveyancing solicitor that they used.

Alternately, you can check potential candidates online to see if there are any reviews of their service or look at their websites to see if they are part of any quality assurance schemes. Wilson Browne, for example, is proud to belong to Lexcel and QCS (Quality Conveyancing Scheme). 

Wider legal expertise

While some conveyancing firms specialise solely in conveyancing there are times when it is of benefit to have a solicitor with a greater degree of legal experience and expertise. A house move, for example, may prompt you to draw up a will or update an existing one and it would simplify matters if your conveyancing solicitor was also able to arrange this.

Lender Exchange

Choosing a conveyancing solicitor that is a member of Lender Exchange can help smooth the process and speed up your house move. The scheme allows lenders to pass information in a quick, efficient and secure way.

How to appoint a conveyancing solicitor

Having done your research and identified your preferred candidate you may wish to hold a preliminary meeting with them prior to appointing them as your conveyancing solicitor.

Given the large sums of money involved in the conveyancing process it is important that you feel at ease with your solicitor and an initial chat with them could give you a sense of whether they are the right choice for you.

How can Wilson Browne help with the conveyancing process?

Wilson Browne’s team of conveyancing solicitors has a wealth of experience when it comes to helping people buy and sell property.

We have a successful track record of making the conveyancing process as stress-free as possible while our membership of Lexcel, QCS and Lender Exchange provides further assurance of our commitment to the highest standards.

Working with confidentiality, integrity and professionalism at all times we are renowned for our excellent customer service and will provide regular updates on developments.

With our wide range of legal expertise, we can dovetail other requirements you may have (including wills and cohabitation agreements) seamlessly into the process.

Wilson Browne has offices in Corby, Higham Ferrers and Rushden, Kettering, Leicester, Northampton and Wellingborough and so can offer you a friendly face-to-face meeting at a convenient location.

Our first no-obligation chat is free and we will always be upfront about future costs.

For more information on how Wilson Browne’s expert conveyancing team can help you, please call 0800 088 6004 or complete our online contact form.


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Yasmin Ross-Harris


Yasmin Ross-Harris

Chartered Legal Executive, FCILEx

Yasmin is a Chartered Legal Executive and Deputy Team Leader in the Residential Conveyancing Team based at our Northampton office.