Major expansion in the pipeline to meet conveyancing and re-mortgage demand

Nick Hale

ONP Solicitors says it is growing its Leeds operation to meet a rising demand for its conveyancing and re-mortgage services.

The Stockport-based firm opened its Leeds base as a satellite office in May last year but has grown organically to accommodate a team of over 30 case managers at the start of 2023.

Now, the company wants to accelerate this growth, increasing demand for its conveyancing service that should result in an office where over 100 conveyancers are based.  

The expansion will be led by Craig Underwood, chief operating officer and Mark Tosetti, group partnership director, both veterans of the conveyancing market, and both well acquainted with Leeds’ legal landscape having joined from Optima Legal at the end of 2022.

The firm’s CEO, Nick Hale, said: “Our goal is to continue our growth in a sustainable and manageable way, putting people at the heart of our business. 

“Under the leadership of Craig and Mark, we aim to continue to train and develop an experienced team in the conveyancing industry that can provide the best possible customer outcomes.

“We will continue to innovate and use cutting-edge technology to benefit both customers and our partners.

“Our goal is to develop a culture where everyone in the business is focused on the customer experience – from instruction to completion.”

Craig Underwood

The company’s Leeds office currently has 34 colleagues who specialise in the re-mortgaging market.

However, within the expansion strategy, ONP plans to hire experienced sale and purchase colleagues to complement the existing team and give the firm a hybrid skillset in the region.

In parallel, it is seeking people new to the sector, looking to train and develop talent for the future in Leeds and other existing locations.

Craig Underwood added: “Our expansion in Leeds comes with a commitment to provide the best possible service to our clients. 

“With a strong focus on people, technology, and a transformative attitude, ONP is poised to become one of the leading providers of conveyancing services in the UK.”

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