The Annual Round Up 2023

Now 2023 has come to a close it is time for reflection on another impressive year for Grey-Smith Legal. Still in its infancy, 2023 has seen Grey-Smith Legal make huge strides in the UK conveyancing market.

In September 2022, Grey-Smith Legal completed the acquisition of Cochrane’s Law Firm, increasing its workforce from 11 to 27.  Jim Cochrane, Founder and Director of Cochrane’s, said: “Our two firms are similar in size and make-up, so it made sense to come together to create a larger firm, able to provide a comprehensive legal service to local communities as well as further afield”.  Grey-Smith Legal now has three offices across the North-East, namely Skelton, Spennymoor, and Billingham.

Furthermore, it was an impressive year for award wins; Grey-Smith Legal won Property Residential Team of the Year at the Northern Law Awards held on the 22nd of June 2023. Grey-Smith Legal were also crowned winners at the global Business Awards, taking home the ‘Most Efficient Residential & Commercial Conveyancing Company North East England’, together with winning at the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards in the category of Property Law UK. This is a tremendous achievement for the firm and is an absolute testament to Grey-Smith’s tenacity, dedication and quality of customer service.

Grey-Smith Legal continues to build its five-star reputation. Its exceptional client service has it ranked 1st in the local area and increased by 113 places nationally. Additionally, its hard work and customer focus can be validated by its five-star reviews on the Solicitor Review Panel. A fantastic achievement for the firm and a true demonstration of Grey-Smith Legal’s diligence and professionalism.

Looking forward to 2024, Grey-Smith Legal is expecting to see revenue in the next financial year increase and will continue to grow its colleague base across the next 12 months. 

Grey-Smith Legal is thrilled to announce a promising start to 2024 with the appointment of three new legal directors: Ellie Bellas, Kayleigh Rayner and Victoria Fidgeon. With their invaluable assets, these exciting new appointments offer fantastic progression for all three and will further support the growth and success of Grey-Smith Legal.

To close the chapter on 2023, Jo Grey, Legal Director of Grey-Smith Legal, says: “We would like to wish all our clients, staff, referrers and suppliers a prosperous 2024. We have had a fantastic year at Grey-Smith Legal and we could not have done this without the support of all staff involved, so a huge thank you to our team.  We will continue to grow in 2024 and we are excited as to what the future holds for us.”

Grey-Smith Legal is part of The SDDE Professional Services, a portfolio of businesses based in the North East.Get in touch with the Grey-Smith Legal team on or by calling 01287 653990.

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