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John Charcol to launch conveyancing service


John Charcol is launching a new conveyancing service called John Charcol Legal.

John Charcol Legal will launch to around 115 mortgage advisers in June.

The new arm gives brokers access to a panel of ten law firms through software designed by ULS Technology.

Intermediaries can compare the law firms’ service rating, price and location.

Any law firm whose service rating falls below a certain point will be kicked off the panel.

John Charcol sales director Peter Williams says: “John Charcol Legal will help us ensure that our clients receive best value and overall customer experience.”



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