Ashfords nominated for ‘Best Conveyancer’ At 2012 Equity Release Awards

Law firm Ashfords LLP is pleased to announce its nomination in the ‘Best Conveyancer’ category at the 2012 Equity Release Awards , taking place on Tuesday, 27th November 2012 at Merchants Taylors’ Hall in London.

More than 300 key figures from the industry are expected to attend the event, which is being held in association with the publication Mortgage Solutions.

Also nominated for the award are Equilaw and Goldsmith Williams.

Equity release is many people’s only realistic chance of a comfortable retirement. With the fundamental changes to the mortgage market, it has also become a must have product for intermediaries who need to broaden their sales platforms. The combination of ongoing worries about adequate pension provision and a tightening of banking facilities have fuelled a rise in the popularity of Equity release.

As a founder member of the ‘Equity Release Solicitors Alliance’, Ashfords anticipated the growth in popularity of this product for many pensioners. The Private Client practice at Ashfords has seen an increasing demand from clients focussed on financial planning issues relating to their retirement planning.

Commenting on the nomination, Peter Barton, Partner and Head of the Equity Release practice at Ashfords, said: “Equity release is now a favoured choice for later years financial planning.

“We are delighted to have been nominated which is recognition of the professionalism, expertise and friendliness of the Equity Release Department at Ashfords, which unlike other law firms, offers a dedicated team who solely focus on Equity Release.”