Newport-based legal practice Convey Law has won a top award at the inaugural British Conveyancing Awards in recognition of its innovative training.

The firm, which has offices on Stow Hill, scooped the Best New Training Initiative award, making it the only Welsh winner at the virtual ceremony hosted by BBC News presenter Samira Ahmed.

Convey Law won the award for its industry-leading conveyancing apprenticeship programme and training courses. The category recognised legal practices who rose to the challenge of adapting their training to meet the needs of the last year such as the impact of Covid-19, the switch to remote working and the additional workload caused by the Stamp Duty holiday.

The BC Awards 2021 were set up by Today’s Conveyancer to shine a light on individuals, teams and companies who have gone above and beyond to support buyers and sellers during one of the most challenging years the conveyancing industry has ever seen.

Managing director of Convey Law Lloyd Davies said: “It has been an unprecedented year for the property and conveyancing industry.

"I am delighted that our innovative apprentice programme and training courses have been recognised as the best in the industry. Our unrivalled, dedicated Conveyancing Training Pathway has allowed us to recruit and train new conveyancers into highly effective professionals within a six-to-12-month timeline.

“Our Training Academy has allowed us to grow exponentially this year with an additional 40 new employees joining the team, the majority of which are trainee conveyancer apprentices, with a great future ahead of them at Convey Law. We are continuing to recruit around five trainees a month and we are on target to grow the company to around 200 employees by next year.”

Convey Law was also shortlisted for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award in recognition of its work in looking after its staff throughout the last 12 months of the pandemic.