Switalskis promotes new build conveyancing specialist

Yorkshire-based law firm Switalskis Solicitors has promoted solicitor and head of new build, Richard Wisnia, to director.

Wisnia’s promotion is part of the firm’s ongoing strategy to support the development of staff and harness talent. He is now one of two directors in the conveyancing department and leads the new build conveyancing team.

Wisnia, who joined the conveyancing department at Switalskis in September 2014, has more than 16 years of experience working as a lawyer in Yorkshire.

He established the firm’s new build conveyancing department from scratch and has created a strong team and proposition for it within Switalskis.

The department now includes seven employees and continues to build on its strong relationships with major national and regional housebuilders and to enjoy a strong market share.

Sarah Cookson, head of conveyancing at Switalskis, said of the promotion: “Richard is an exceptional solicitor and has built a strong and successful team in this niche area of conveyancing. His promotion to director is an important step and gives the department additional strength in terms of strategic input, which will give us excellent traction in a challenging marketplace.”

Wisnia said: “I’m absolutely thrilled with the recognition and support shown to me by the firm during my time at Switalskis. The new build team now has an outstanding reputation in its field, and the focus will be on enhancing our market position further, which my new role will facilitate.”

“The purchase of a new property is a unique conveyancing experience, with much tighter time scales and corporate sellers. This process may not be familiar to purchasers, even those who already own their own homes. Ensuring that a buyer appoints a genuine expert in the field is the first step towards navigating this process with the backing of legal representation of the highest calibre.”

“Providing excellence in legal services is at the heart of everything we do at Switalskis, and the new build team will continue to demonstrate that ethos.”