UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced a new Head of Conveyancing, partner Suman Dally, effective 1 May 2021.
Suman will be taking the reins of the £9.2m turnover practice from conveyancing partner David Parton, who has headed the market-leading practice since 1997 during which time he has also been an adviser to the Law Society and UK Mortgage Finance and been technical chair of the Conveyancing Association. The firm has also announced that David shall be heading-up the firm’s Personal Advisory division, taking over from partner Richard Follis who is to become the firm’s first General Counsel.
Suman boasts more than 25 years’ experience in residential conveyancing and has been at Shoosmiths almost 22 years. Teams under Suman’s leadership handle referrals from some of the UK’s largest estate agents, banking institutions, developers , mortgage lenders and the government legal department, dealing with all types of residential conveyancing matters including the sale and purchase of houses, flats, new build homes, part exchange, relocation, shared ownership, Help to Buy, unregistered land, transfers of equity, lease extensions, auction sales and re-mortgage work.
Suman commented: “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.
“The client experience, quality of advice and breadth of our expertise underpins who we are as a firm and as an offering, and I look forward to building upon this and growing our core work and our specialism in high net worth property.”
David added: “Suman has been instrumental in the success of our conveyancing offering over a sustained period, and I have total faith that under her leadership the department will grow from strength-to-strength. I wish her the very best in this role as we seek to continue to build upon our current client base and enhance our high net worth proposition.”
Last year, Shoosmiths dealt with more than 100 property transactions with values exceeding £1 million, and a further 9,500 private client completions. The practice is amongst the largest firms accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme and holds panel solicitor status to all UK mortgage lenders.