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06 August 2019

Charles Russell Speechlys advises the shareholders of Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers on investment by Livingbridge

Charles Russell Speechlys has advised the shareholders of Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers, a progressive property law firm specialising in residential conveyancing, on a major investment from Livingbridge. Livingbridge is a mid-market private equity firm that invests in fast-growing companies.

Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers, founded in 2000 by Ashley and Susan King, is one of the fastest growing conveyancing companies in the UK. It is the first property law firm to integrate Alexa, using voice recognition to allow customers to request quotes, monitor transaction progress and ask questions about the process.

Ashley King, founder and CEO of Simply Conveyancing, commented: “David, Laura and the CRS team were great to work with. They were professional and diligent in their approach and provided clear and straightforward advice at all stages of the transaction.”

Corporate Partner David Coates at Charles Russell Speechlys, commented: “We were delighted to work with Ashley, Susan and the Simply Conveyancing team on this deal, providing strategic and commercial advice to the shareholders ensuring a successful outcome for all parties. We look forward to seeing the company go from strength to strength, with this investment fuelling and enhancing its market-leading technology.“

The Charles Russell Speechlys team, led by Corporate Partner David Coates also comprised Corporate Associate Laura Melody and Corporate Trainee Solicitor Svetlana Kisyova with support from members of the tax, real estate, commercial and employment teams.

FRP provided corporate finance advice to the sellers.