Pearson shortlisted in prestigious property awards.

Date published: 18 October 2021

The property team at Oldham law firm Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers have been shortlisted for two awards in the LEAP Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2021.

The team is in contention for 'Conveyancing Firm of the Year – North of England', and the 'Resilience Award'.

Head of Residential Property, Victoria Marshall says it was an incredible feat:  "This is amazing and I am so proud of the team, it’s great to be recognised like this.  LEAP had a record number of entries this year and so to just be shortlisted is such an achievement.

"We’ve become the go-to firm to get things done, our clients love us and regularly tell us. Giving us 5 stars on Trustpilot, sending us champagne, flowers and chocolates every week when they complete  – that, we think, speaks for itself.  

"Lockdown hit everyone hard but we developed our team, took time out to learn new things, managed our minds and wellness and then worked seven days a week in the months that followed to meet most stamp duty deadlines and get people the property they deserve." she added.

The Resilience Award is a brand new category this year, which recognises the best response to the COVID pandemic. It celebrates companies who demonstrate "resourcefulness, tenacity and operational agility." Victoria says it was entirely a team effort.

“Everyone has needed resilience during the past 18 months.  Our high streets are all that little bit different now, commercial properties have become residential, we all want more from our homes and garden, and outside space is at a premium.  

"Residential property took a huge initial hit as the pandemic unfolded, but some teams, as in the case of the Pearson team, have come through stronger, fitter, leaner and ready for the post pandemic challenge

During 2020, Pearson took on several new staff, adapted to working from home and have plans to open up two new offices to extend their legal and financial offerings.  

"What we learnt from the pandemic as a local law firm is that clients work with people they like and trust – we knew that already but it was firmly cemented.  

"We all became that little bit more local and community minded when we were taking our daily walks and so we are opening local offices and meeting and greeting clients as the marketplace and networking opens up.”

The winners will be announced a special dinner in Liverpool at the end of November.

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