Cardiff, United Kingdom, February 22, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Experienced Chartered Legal Executive Sharon Thomas and solicitor Elise Stark have joined Howells Solicitors’ growing ranks as house sale completions continue to rise. The firm has also offered four training contracts to existing staff members who will be assisting in the conveyancing teams and Howells have also built strong relationships with the University of South Wales and recruited five graduates who recently completed the University’s Legal Practice Course.
After a couple of years of stagnation, the South Wales market is starting to move. Mark Hobbs, managing partner of the law firm said, “At the beginning of 2013 the housing market remained a little fragile but there can be little doubt that by the end of the year it turned out to be a lot better than many in our sector expected.
“It’s already been a brisk start to the year and the signs are all positive that this will continue in 2014. The Welsh property market won’t grow as quickly as it has in the London and the South East but it is moving again which is good news.”
He also added, “Should the recent launch of the Help To Buy scheme in Wales have the same impact as the similar scheme across the border, it will have a positive effect on the market. It is still early days but listening to clients and Estate Agents it has been well received.”
Sharon Thomas will be based in the law firms’ Cardiff head office and Elise Stark in the Caerphilly office. Both will be continuing to develop the already strong client base with local and national estate agents, the national house builders and private buyers.
Sharon said of her appointment and the opportunities it presents, “I was very pleased to be offered the position. The company was recognised at the end of last as being one of the best conveyancing firms in the UK. Their long term development plans are exciting and will provide me with an opportunity to utilise my professional skills and expertise to help Howells achieve their objectives.”
Howells Solicitors are expanding to an already formidable team as they were recently presented with the Bronze Award in the Best Large Conveyancer category of the Estate Agency of the Year. Managing partner Mark Hobbs and Business Development Manager Tristan Lewis received the award from TV presenter Penny Smith UK at the Estate Agents equivalent of the Oscar’s hosted at The Lancaster Hotel in London.