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    I need a recommendation please. First time buyer in London.... so many options, however there are many firms and solicitors that aren't taking on any new clients.

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    Where are you located in London?

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      #3
      Why are n't they taking on new clients? That sounds odd?

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        #4
        Further to my earlier response , there is a potential problem in just picking a firm to act for you, lenders have specific requirements on who is elibible and invariable have a panel of approved solicitors , if the firm selected isn’t on the panel then they would have to apply for appointment which under the current problems associated with Covid19 could prove time consuming and ultimately delay the processing of an application.

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          #5
          They don't like sole practitioners. The mass market firms work like sausage machines, with a different team attending to each stage of the work and that isn't very satisfactory either. The ideal firm to go to is a smallish partnership of ten or so partners. Don't choose based on price because cheap can be dear where it comes to legal advice.

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            #6
            Flyingfreehold makes a constructive comment , Lenders who offer “ free conveyancing” often use such types of conveyancing firms and it is rare that one can speak with the same person, this leads to delays and frustrationson everyone’s part.

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