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JB Leitch Celebrates Legal 500 Success for 2022

JB Leitch is pleased to report that we have retained Tier 3 status in the new Legal 500 rankings for property litigation for the second consecutive year.

Acknowledged as the world’s largest independent legal referral guide, the rankings for 2022 are based on a broad series of criteria, including strong technical ability available for the most complex and innovative work, client recommendation and results.

Legal Director Phil Parkinson has also been awarded Rising Star status for the third time and Associate Katie Edwards has been notably recognised as a Key Lawyer.

This position reaffirms JB Leitch’s standing as a leading provider of specialist expertise in the area of property management and leasehold law, alongside some of the largest regional and national firms. We are also pleased to note that the listing has been further bolstered by client testimonials recognising the firm as “a northern powerhouse….providing value for money and incredible expertise”.

Director Jonathan Leitch adds: “This is fantastic news for the firm and for the entire team. What also make this particularly significant is that the ranking and client comments reflect the dedication, clear guidance and continuity of service we have all worked hard to provide during a particularly difficult period of uncertainty and disruption in the wake of the pandemic”. 

JB Leitch Celebrates Legal 500 Success for 2022

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JB Leitch Real Estate Introduce Remote ID Verification for Businesses…

Further to the successful introduction of online identity verification for individuals making property transfers, JB Leitch Real Estate has now extended the service to provide valuable support to property businesses, such as conveyancers, by completing ID5 forms to verify companies.

Land Registry ID5 forms are used in conjunction with ID2 forms to verify the proof of identity of Corporate Bodies, usually where the corporate body is involved in a Land Registry related property transaction. The process provides the proof of identity of the individual representing the corporate entity and also their legal authority to lawfully represent the corporate entity.

Head of Real Estate Rob Denman explains further: “the process largely mirrors the process established for ID1 verification for individuals, involving part completion of the ID2 & ID5 forms developed for business representatives such as Directors or Company Secretaries. We undertake full diligence checks prior to the call and the documents are completed by our team during the scheduled verification session”.

The ability to undertake this process online has already proven to be practical, safe and convenient during the coronavirus crisis, and for businesses handling increasing - and urgent - volumes of property transactions, this service offers a cost effective and timely solution.

For more information contact Rob directly:

Visit the remote ID service page for further detail here:

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