An award-winning conveyancing firm has made a key promotion at its Newport headquarters, with Gareth Evans stepping up to become a director at the company.

Gareth, who is from Caldicot, joined Convey Law in 2002 in a move from his background in commercial accounting to legal accounts.

He qualified as a legal cashier with the Institute of Legal Finance and Management in 2005 and progressed to accounts manager in 2009. From there he was made head of finance and administration at Convey Law in 2014.

Gareth’s role has been instrumental in the success of the business, one of the largest specialist legal conveyancing companies in the UK, with its legal team completing a record 5,000 transactions last year.

The company was recognised for its innovative approach and excellent levels of service when it was named Best Conveyancing Company in England and Wales at the 2014 Times and Sunday Times Estate Agency Awards.

The accounts team of seven that Gareth leads provide an in hose auditing service for the business, ensuring full regulatory compliance for all transductions.

Gareth said: “I have to make sure we are not only acting in the best interests of our clients but also ensure we always adhere to strict protocol and act with integrity and within regulatory guidelines.

“I am very proud of our exemplary audit record and I am keen to ensure we continue to maintain that level of best practice and transparency, as well as the excellent level of service we offer our clients. I’ll be working alongside the rest of the senior management team to ensure that happens in my new role as director.

“The firm has provided me with fantastic support and training throughout my career and in-house training for our staff is another area we will be continuing to develop. It’s a great place to work, where staff are rewarded for their hard work.”

Convey Law managing director Lloyd Davies said: “We are delighted to have appointed Gareth as a director of the business. His hard work, high standards and attention to detail play a huge part in our success. We have a real commitment to internal training and promotion and Gareth’s promotion is testament to that.”